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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 32

               Wednesday, 19 November 2008


                     lyric for a day
     "The Last Balloon" the MySpace song of the week
                    Millions for Nokia
            Dave Gregory in new Mellotron book


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Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 17:35:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve <>
Subject: lyric for a day
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ain't democracy wonderful? you can't wait to vote for president kill instead


-another steve


Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 17:10:50 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "The Last Balloon" the MySpace song of the week
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Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "The Last Balloon."

If you want to know how Nonsuch narrowly avoided being "a concept
album without really being one," and why the flugelhorn solo was
recorded at 2:00 a.m., check out the XTCfans blog site at

The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon from fear
The last balloon is leaving, form that line right here...



Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:08:30 +0100 (CET)
From: Gary Nicholson <>
Subject: Millions for Nokia
Message-ID: <13171771.1186041226484510111.JavaMail.www@wwinf3716>

Cheeky little XTC reference for one of Drums and Wires' less
celebrated songs. Bet they don't get any royalties for it though....

Also, can I just thank all Chalkhillers who have bought my spoof
punk/new wave CD 'The Best of Sniffing and Cursing'. The XTC one is
Track 5, 'Ellis Island' by The Nebular Nobsticks which contains all
the silly lyrical references like 'Don't let your drummer near the
chip shop' etc..

Be good.

Gary Nicholson


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:50:11 +0000
From: Toby Howard <>
Subject: Dave Gregory in new Mellotron book
Message-ID: <>

I hope this isn't old news, but there's a great 20-page
interview with Gregsy in the book

The book has interviews with 24 lovers of the mighty Tron,
including John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald
and Tony Banks. You can see a full list of interviewees on
the Amazon link above.



Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester


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