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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 33

                 Sunday, 7 December 2008


                XTC on The Onion A/V CLub
  Everything Will Be Alright recorded for charity single
   Colin discusses "Making Plans for Nigel" at MySpace
                      Nokia adverts
                Upcoming Dave Gregory gig
              XTC All You Pretty Girls cover
              Colin Moulding to do interview
        "Millions" is the MySpace song of the week


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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:39:26 +0100
From: don device <>
Subject: XTC on The Onion A/V CLub
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There's a review of XTC's career on The ONion AV/Club's excellent
feature 'POPLESS' where head critic Noel Murray has been going without
listening to any new music for a year in order to eliminate some of
the discs, etc that he has accumulated in 10 (+?) years of reviewing...

He's always a good read, and his take on XTC is flattering,
frustrating and not uncritical.

Give it a read:




Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:44:13 -0000
From: "Chris Lawrenson" <>
Subject: Everything Will Be Alright recorded for charity single
Message-ID: <DBE6353513DC4488875FD5C77B92CC35@Chris>

My name's Chris Lawrenson - was browsing through YouTube and I noiced that
The Redway school - a school for children with severe and profound and
multiple learning difficulties in Milton Keynes - has recorded a version of
Everything Will Be Alright to raise money from the sale of the CD to raise
funds for thei  new MiLE sensory room and hydrotherapy pool. Andy has given
his thumbs up to the project.

Is it something for the newspage? The link is at

Keep up the good work, XTC news is few and far between but I've been a
Chalkhills visitor for ten years now, so thank you!

All the best,


Chris Lawrenson
PR Consultant


Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 18:07:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Colin discusses "Making Plans for Nigel" at MySpace
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Making Plans for Nigel."

Yeah, Andy has talked before about this song
(, but this time Colin reveals all. If you
want to know how Colin thinks it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes
to write a song, or why he worried about "Nigel" being a single, check
out the XTCfans blog site at

We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed...



Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:33:56 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Nokia adverts
Message-ID: <>

Those in the UK may have seen the Nokia magazine and billboard adverts for
their music download service. They have taken the titles of songs (and their
respective artists) to make a sentence about how good their service is (it's
hard to explain!)

Anyway, at the station this morning I was greeted by two humungous billboard
posters with the words "Millions" by XTC on them. It's made my day. (Not
least as the song above it was "Download" by the equally fantastic Super
Furry Animals...)

I'm easily pleased. I might buy a Nokia phone!



Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:36:52 +0000
From: Jefferson Ogata <>
Subject: Upcoming Dave Gregory gig
Message-ID: <>


Dave Gregory will be joining the Hi-Fidels for a benefit gig at The Vic
bar in Victoria Rd., Swindon on 2008-12-11 (next Thursday). Slightly
more info at

Wish I could go! :^)


Jefferson Ogata : Internetworker, Antibozo


Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:49:31 +0000
From: Jim Moray <>
Subject: XTC All You Pretty Girls cover
Message-ID: <>

I just wanted to let you know for the Chalkhills that 'All You Pretty
Girls', (via my cover of the song that you mentioned in July) has been
nominated for "Best Original Song' at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards. It
happens on February the 2nd in London and will be broadcast on Radio2 on
Weds the 4th.

We've been asked to play the song at the ceremony too, and I've heard
that Andy has accepted the invitation and will be there at the event,
which all makes me very nervous but is still pretty amazing.

There's details about the awards and the nomination here - .

Thanks a lot.

Jim Moray


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 13:01:35 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
From: Rundgren Radio <>
Subject: Colin Moulding to do interview
Message-ID: <>

You might remember the Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory interviews on
Rundgren Radio? Well, you may find this hard to believe but ...


December 7th, 2008 at 2pm ET. Just like before with Andy and Dave, listeners
are welcome to call in and ask questions!


Andy Partridge

Dave Gregory

Anything you can do to help spread the word to XTC fans would be greatly



Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 18:20:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "Millions" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Millions."

If you want to know how Andy was "obsessed with this fantasy idea of
China," or how they were able to bend finger cymbals in the studio,
check out the XTCfans blog site at

We felt the air from your hands all clapping time
In time, I'm sure your time is not so far away...



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