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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 26

                  Friday, 15 August 2008


                    re: funeral songs
                   Double Post/Download
                     Re: XTC Torrent
                   Used Album Madness!
"You're the Wish You Are I Had" is the MySpace song of the week
           Making Plans for Great Fire Burning
            More (Former) Chalkies in the News


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Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 03:16:34 +0000
From: "Duncan" <>
Subject: re: funeral songs
Message-ID: <>

Hey Chalkies!

re: the funeral songs thread -- I'm always nominating songs for my funeral.

The XTC content will be "Towers of London", played as loudly as possible. My
current list also includes Spectrum's "I'll Be Gone" (Aussie 70s classic),
some Zappa -- probably either "Zoot Allures" or "Sofa" and as the coffin
goes down, I've given orders that I'm to be played out with The Tubes' "What
Do You Want From Life".



Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 05:32:19 +0200
From: Don Device <>
Subject: Double Post/Download
Message-ID: <>


Sorry for the double post last time. I thought the first email had
simply disappeared into the ether, alas...

Good news is, I was able to get the concert downloaded, thanks to the
help of Rich MacDonald, and it was worth the effort!

You do have to sign up to do so, and it will tell you it's full, but
they clear the decks every ten minutes, or so they say. I was able to
sign up after a mere 579 tries!

Worth it though! Quite a few concerts of our boys and other talked-
about acts on this list...



Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 18:16:30 +1000
From: "Brad" <>
Subject: Re: XTC Torrent
Message-ID: <000701c8f79c$bb9d82c0$0500a8c0@D5MQNT1S>

Hi everybody
I'm a lurking digester.  Can Somebody tell me what the 1980 concert that was
mentioned below is?  And where it was torrented?
Thanks for any help

> From: Don Device <>
> Well, I know some folks around here were frustrated when I posted the
> link to the post where someone said XTC would be getting back together
> without having managed to get through to the verification.
> Yes, It wasn't true.
> And perhaps I am today paying the price in my frustration at having
> repeatedly tried to download the 1980 XTC concert touted here on
> Chalkhills.
> Here's hoping it's legal and still available somewhere....
> Throw a guy a line, will you?


Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 16:30:41 -0400
From: Benjamin Gott <>
Subject: Used Album Madness!
Message-ID: <>


I just visited Mystic Disc, the used vinyl store in Mystic, CT (where
I am vacationing).  $100 later, I walked out with the following
albums, all M/M:

Wonderland b/w Jump 7"
Great Fire b/w Gold 7" (I got three copies, actually, all with the
original plastic sleeve; anyone want one?)
Love on a Farmboy's Wages b/w In Loving Memory of a Name, Toys, Desert
Island double 7"
All You Pretty Girls b/w Washaway 12"
This World Over b/w Blue Overall 12"
The Meeting Place b/w The Man Who Sailed... 12"
The Loving b/w Cynical Days, The World is Full... 12"
Wake Up b/w Take This Town/Mantis on Parole and Nigel/Sgt. Rock/Senses

Can you believe it?



Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 17:24:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Re:sponse
Message-ID: <>


Mike "Stormy Monday" Versaci pointed out that:
> Todd has already been thus honored by another artist.

As I said on MySpace, because of this, my life is now complete ... thus
rendering the need for a name-check song by Mr. P irrelevant. As for Simon's
kind suggestion that I drum on any such song, I've already told Andy that,
if he ever tours again, I'd cut his balls off if he uses a drummer besides
me. So I'm covered there, too.

He's so scared, he's told me he'll never tour again.


Who breaks the thread, the one who pulls, the one who holds on?
 -James Richardson, poet, professor (b. 1950)


Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 22:25:26 -0400
From: Christopher Coolidge <>
Subject: Zevons
Message-ID: <>

Ben wrote:

> Gangbusters!
> You should all buy Jordan Zevon's album, "Insides Out," right now.
> Like, don't delay.  It's kind of like if Jellyfish and Owsley moved to
> Massachusetts and got married and had a child, that child would be
> Jordan Zevon and he would make this album.

And if you're ever in Barre, VT, his sister Ariel owns a restaurant
there. It's a free-thinking kind of place that tries to use local
produce whenever possible, her mom lives in Barre too, she actually
moved there with the kids when she and Warren split up. She and
Warren actually met for the first time in Waitsfield, VT, where
Warren was playing in a cover band that had an extended residency in
a club up there, she was in the audience, they got talking after the
show, the rest is history.

My Internet Radio Station, Guerilla Music


Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:27:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "You're the Wish You Are I Had" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "You're the Wish You Are I Had."

If you want to know why this song reminds Andy of "Fixing a Hole," or
how Zippy Zither has "earned his corn," check out the XTCfans blog
site at

Little did I know that on a rainy day
All the little wishes I had put away
Would bring you...



Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 23:11:02 +0100
From: Mark Fisher <>
Subject: Making Plans for Great Fire Burning
Message-ID: <>



Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:25:25 -0400
From: Benjamin Gott <>
Subject: More (Former) Chalkies in the News
Message-ID: <>


My sixth graders are all abuzz (on e-mail, of course; it's still
summer vacation) over the new Jonas Brothers album, which was produced
(and recorded) by former Chalkhillian John "Strawberry" Fields.  (As
you might remember, John also produced the Mandy Moore album on which
she covered "Senses Working Overtime" and much of Glen Phillips's
"Winter Pays For Summer.")

How long until we hear the Jonas Brothers covering "The Mayor(s) of



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