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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 27

                Wednesday, 27 August 2008


                      R Stevie Moore
                  RE: Used album madness
                    Re: funeral songs
             XTC name-checked by Rainn Wilson
                     XTC on the Radio
                    Bushman President
 "No Thugs in Our House" is the MySpace song of the week


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Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:59:36 -0400
From: "" <>
Subject: R Stevie Moore
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I just ran into the Chalkhills website. I have long been a big fan of
XTC. My current love/obsession is with R. Stevie Moore.

OK, maybe you know this . . .

R. Stevie Moore did a song called "Dates" a long, long time ago.
Dave Gregory later was asked by R. Stevie Moore to collaborate with him.
Gregory picked the obscure and very poorly recorded "Dates" and re-did
it with himself on guitar and back-up vocals.

It's a WONDERFUL cut that can be found on R Stevie Moore's "Love
Compartment" and later on the compilation "Nevertheless Optimistic."
You can also hear it on one of those youtube-y services if you search
"dates r stevie moore gregory."

Also very interesting . . . on R. Stevie Moore's excellent new album
A.W.O.L., Gregory discusses his view of and experiences with R. Stevie
Moore. Really fascinating.

I think Conscientious Objector is one of R. Stevie Moore's best
recordings. As with all his releases, there's a fair amount of
throwaway material. However . . . .

"Divorce Court," "Schwann's Catalog," "I Go Into Your Mind", "Big
Mistake," "Name Tag the Entertainer," "Article," "The Bite/Behaving
Like a Jew," "Everything," "Me So Horny," "Gabe R" are all worth
listening to over and over and over. I have done that. The CD is a
bargain for what you get.

Guerin Wilkinson in Ann Arbor, MI


Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 11:46:01 -0400
From: "" <>
Subject: RE: Used album madness
Message-ID: <>

Ben Gott wrote:

>>I just visited Mystic Disc, the used vinyl store in Mystic, CT (where
>>I am vacationing).

Was there hamburger all over the highway?

J. D.


Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:29:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: funeral songs
Message-ID: <>

Atleast I'm staying in character being a wet towel.
People are too often weepy funerals.
Funerals are probably more for the living than the dead.
How many people at our funeral will actually have our tastes in music?
Live gentle music is best.
Less offensive in a desperate hour.

Now the party after certainly loosens things up a bit. Some people
think of the party after is still "the funeral", whatever.
Either way, I say: if you want people to hear all this music, then
give it to them now while your still alive.
Your death CD-R.

Another Steve


Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:07:02 -0400
From: Krys Olsiewicz <>
Subject: XTC name-checked by Rainn Wilson
Message-ID: <BLU111-W201E51363DF8AB9C89586BDF690@phx.gbl>

Rainn Wilson of "The Office"  (American style) has name-checked XTC in an

(snipped) Wilson was not well-versed in metal. "I really, thankfully, slept
through the mid- '80s," he said on the phone from Chicago. "At that point
I'd gotten into the Clash and Elvis Costello and REM and XTC. But since
coming back to it, I realized [heavy metal bands] made rock more accessible,
fun and just a rockin' great time. We could use a little more of that today.
I think rock musicians tend to take themselves a little too seriously."


Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 06:38:05 EDT
Subject: XTC on the Radio
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Boston - USA - 15 May 1989
__Acoustic Radio  Tour Broadcasts__

It's two great "Acoustic Show "from 1989 in excellent  sound.

WBCN-FM Boston

1.Scarecrow people
2.Senses working  overtime
4.Love on a farmboys wages
5.King for a day
6.Mayor of simpleton
7.Great fire
8.Dear god
9.Big day

WFNX-FM Boston

10.Scarecrow people
11.Senses working  overtime
13.Love on a farmboy's wages
14.Blue beret
15.One of the millions
16.Pink thing/Garden of earthly delights
17.Mayor of simpleton
18.King for a day

You can find this at Dime a Dozen


Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 14:46:42 +0200
From: Don Device <>
Subject: Bushman President
Message-ID: <>


I was listening yet again to the wonderful Safari Sessions (hard to
believe they were all recorded so far apart in time, they truly seem
of a piece to me) when I was struck again by the title 'Bushman

A coincidence, doubtless, but it led me to wonder, 'What other XTC
lyrics seem to fortell the future (or even speak obliquely,
inadvertantly of the past)?
  Of your personal lives?

I'm going to take a look, and I think it might be fun to see some of
your findings....



Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 17:21:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "No Thugs in Our House" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "No Thugs in Our House."

If you want to know why Andy now has a "grudging respect for
wallpaper," or whose father the judge who "knows exactly what the job
of judging's all about" is, check out the XTCfans blog site at

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy.



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