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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 34

                 Friday, 26 December 2008

Topics:

            Colin's Making Plans for Music...
                  Dave remembers "Nigel"
                     personal jukebox
          Andy and Dave together on a new album!
              RE: XTC on The Onion A/V CLub
                  New Reissues? Again?!

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Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 20:58:03 -0800
From: Wayne Klein <wtdk123@msn.com>
Subject: Colin's Making Plans for Music...
Message-ID: <BAY126-W6FB8C09462D651D8D2A3AF9FA0@phx.gbl>

It was good to hear from Colin again. Interesting that Virgin is going to
reissue the albums "English Settlement", "Skylarking" and "Oranges & Lemons"
(three of their bestselling albums) with additional material. Sounds like
they might all be finishing up demos to include although I'm not really sure
WHY they are being reissue only 7 years after the last batch.

Hopefully the mastering will be better--less compressed.

Sounds like music has gradually rentered his life.

Back to lurking mode.

Wayne

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Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 18:27:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <beat_town@yahoo.com>
Subject: Dave remembers "Nigel"
Message-ID: <36867.95286.qm@web32006.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hi:

Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (http://www.myspace.com/xtcfans),
Dave Gregory looks back on the recording of "Making Plans for Nigel."
Find out who played what, and why Dave says the band still has "much
to thank Nigel for" by heading over to the XTCfans blog site at
http://blog.myspace.com/xtcfans.

We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs this helping hand...

-Todd

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:17:50 -0600
From: James Lowe <jamielowe@msn.com>
Subject: personal jukebox
Message-ID: <BLU144-W33C1265213930605FB3A23BEF50@phx.gbl>

Dear Chalkholders: I have been listening to XTC a lot lately.  I brought my
considerable XTC collection to work and loaded it into i-Tunes along with
all of the Fuzzy Warbles too.   It is all mixed in on shuffle play with
classical, Super Furry Animals, World Party, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan and Nick
Drake.  There is a little over 1200 songs and it's just the kind of stuff
that can play in the background and offer a most pleasurable musical
environment.  Only occasionally do I have to hit the pause or forward
button.    I like it when music takes you someplace good whether it be a
memory of a person, time or place.   XTC has always done that for me in
spades as do these other artists as well.   Except maybe Nick Drake who is
late to my listening party.  I have never found myself jonesing to hear
anything by him but he makes fairly good easy listening.   And speaking of
easy listening don't forget to pop your copy of The XTC BBC Radio 1 Live in
Concert disc into your personal jukebox on 12/20.  It was recorded a mere 28
years ago and it still rocks.
http://chalkhills.org/reelbyreal/a_BBCLive.html Don't forget XTC bumper
stickers make great presents! http://xtcstickers.jamielowe.net/

Seasons Greetings!Jamie Lowe

Clock in My Head, Clock on the Wall, the two of them don't agree at all...

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:12:35 -0500
From: Mitch Friedman <mitchf@mindspring.com>
Subject: Andy and Dave together on a new album!
Message-ID: <146C8ECE-7CBF-4301-8B0B-FB0DF5EC2E35@mindspring.com>

. . . Sorry, not an XTC album. It's my very own new album called GAME
SHOW TEETH.

Three years in the making, now with REAL drums!

Andy plays some very tasty acoustic guitar soloing lines on the track
called "Little Masterpiece." Dave amazes again with all sorts of
guitars, bass, and "yak" guitar on a track called "The Man That
Talked Too Much."

If you liked my kid's album PURPLE BURT you'll probably like this one
too, though it's not a kid's album. More like something for immature
adults.

It's almost rock -- stand back to avoid the noise and the glare
coming off my insincere smile.

It also features our very own Todd Bernhardt on drums, Jim Smart on
guitars and keyboards, home recording legend R. Stevie Moore, and pop
genius Andrea Perry, amongst others.

You can listen to the whole thing here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/meechmusic

And if you are so kind, you can purchase it in three different ways:

http://cdbaby.com/mitchfriedman4
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-
xclick&hosted_button_id=1182580
http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000024680
(mp3s only)

Enjoy!

Mitch

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Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 23:51:17 +0000
From: <homefrontradio@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: XTC on The Onion A/V CLub
Message-ID: <COL107-W619558D2864A5A19BD64EED0F00@phx.gbl>

"when I listen to XTC, I often hear contempt dripping from every line"

And 'the Onion' should know!

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Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 23:02:27 -0700
From: Thomas Vest <tvtwo@hotmail.com>
Subject: New Reissues? Again?!
Message-ID: <BAY109-W1173458CA040066D2BFB53A1EE0@phx.gbl>

hello chalkpeople

tooling around on foxytunes and ended up at wikipedia tonight as i was
listening to our favorite band and noticed this little tidbit listed in the
"break-up" section:

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In 2009 remastered re-issues of several XTC albums are planned.
Included will be re-worked previously unreleased tracks with
contributions by Moulding.
* -------------------------------------------------------------------------

okay, i guess this was mention by colin in the TR radio interview, but i did
not listen to it and have not noticed a mention of new reissues on list...

so, what gives?

thom

ps>  oh, happy holidays everyone.

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