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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #14-8

          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 8

                   Sunday, 9 March 2008


PdP's DAG JUHLIN and DAN LEALI join XTC for one night only gig!
      Fresh exciting music is sitting on your shelf
                  monkey on my back....
       XTC Tribute Show in Chicago Friday March 7th
                   Flexipop, and a gig!
                 More ho hum than ho ho.
          Dave on Rundgren Radio Sunday, 9 March


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Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 23:09:34 -0000
From: "Dag Juhlin" <>
Subject: PdP's DAG JUHLIN and DAN LEALI join XTC for one night only gig!
Message-ID: <>

Actually, that should read "PdP's DAG JUHLIN and DAN LEALI join XTC
Tribute Project for one night only gig!"

My sorry!

Please read and absorb this announcement from the Tributosaurus news


A British Invasion at Martyr's!


What's a 3-letter word for British, melodic, hyperactive pop music of
the 80's and 90's?  That's right, it's XTC! If you know them, you love
them - and if you don't, you should. XTC is simply one of the most
creative and interesting bands of the post-new wave scene.  Intricate
arrangements, quirky but infectious melodies, incredible guitar work,
and thoughtful lyrics - these guys had it all. And they stopped
touring in 1982, so you won't see anything this close to the real
thing anywhere else! We'll have some surprises in store, including an
appearance by the Tributosaurus Strings!

And if that wasn't enough, XTC is Dan Leali's 40th Birthday pick, so
come on out and buy the old man a beer or 10!
You don't want to miss it!

Tributosaurus Becomes XTC
Friday, March 7th - 9:30pm
Admission : $15
At Martyr's - 3855 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Tickets available online at

Special Guests for this show include :

Steve Frisbie (Frisbie)
David Blamires (Pat Methreny Group)
Colby Beserra (The Party Faithful)
Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering)
Jeff Frehling (The Rock Squad)
Kalyan Pathak (Farheed Haque)
Ingrid Graudins (Jonatha Brooke)
And the Tributosaurus Strings featuring:
Chuck Bontrager
Dominic Johnson
Regina Leslie
Erica Lessie

You can always find more info at

And come be our friend or read a blog or something at


Well... see you there, friends!

Hope you are well,
Dag Juhlin


Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 21:53:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Fresh exciting music is sitting on your shelf
Message-ID: <>

A few months ago, one of our brethren (forgot the
name, sorry) fretted that all the music in his
sizeable collection sounded stale, and asked the rest
of us what he should do. The 'Hill, even in its
current state of snooze, did a good job of
recommending fresh new soundmongers.

I have another idea. Have you downloaded iTunes and
imported all your CDs? If not, do it now; it's free,
and I'll wait.

Good! All right, now turn your speakers on and click
on "Party Shuffle." I'll guarantee you'll hear the
most amazing mix of encouraging, affirming,
challenging, ballsy, get-up-and-dancey sounds. It's
your own collection -- it's all the stuff you never
played and forgot you had.

If you're like me, from the late '80s to early in the
'00s, you got bored with the radio, sidled over to
your CD shelf, tilted your head to starboard, and
didn't find anything you wanted to listen to. Some
artists (Joe Cocker?) you just don't want to listen to
for 45 minutes or a full hour. But heard a song at a
time, selected at random by the deejay of impeccable
taste who resides in your computer, your collection,
pardon the cliche, rocks!

Granted, some albums should be listened to from
beginning to end, and there are a few famous
song-pairs which should never be sundered (e.g.,
"Summer's Cauldron"/"Grass"), but in general, hearing
one track at a time, especially when you don't know
what's coming and it catches you by surprise, and
doubly especially when you'd forgotten you owned it,
is a great pleasure.

This will vary depending on where you live, but your
local public library could be an excellent resource
for fattening your iTunes collection. Within the past
month, I've checked out Brian Eno's *Ambient 1: Music
For Airports*, Jack Johnson's *Sing-A-Longs And
Lullabies For The Film Curious George*, the Ramones'
*Rocket To Russia*, and some old Elton John I'd
finally decided sounded really good -- for example,
the original Mick Ronson guitar-driven version of
"Madman Across The Water" tacked on to, not the album
by that name, but *Tumbleweed Connection*.

Tucson's library system allows me to browse the
collection and select and reserve CDs on-line, choose
the branch at which I want to pick them up, and
receive email notification when a disc is ready. You
might want to find out what music and services are
available at your local library. Hey, you're paying
for it ...

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider

P.S.: Does anyone know where the extended version of
Todd Rundgren's "Bang The Drum All Day" might be
found? All I can find is the radio-friendly edit. (If
I were to ask for it to be emailed to me as an mp3
file, would my benefactor and I get in trouble with
Bearsville?) When I finally get my hands on it, by
fair means or foul, it will swell my hoard of all-time
favorite songs to 241, of which ten are by XTC, the
Dukes, or Andy solo.


Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:18:53 +0000 (GMT)
From: nigel turner <>
Subject: monkey on my back....
Message-ID: <>

I just wrote a long response about the Arctic Monkey thing but I just
deleted it because I honestly don't care enough about them to worry
too much. Stephen, you're a good bloke I respect your view and I
accept your point about being 15 (which I am farrrr from being). We
will have this discussion in 5 years and everyone will say 'Arctic
who?'.....I never thought I would hit a raw nerve by discussing the
Brits, I wish I hadn't watched it now. Can we get back to talking
about proper music. I agree about the Joe Jackson thing by the way,
it's rather good and a surprise after he said that he didn't want
anything to do with pop music anymore. Andy seems to be talking to a
lot of people at the moment, has he said anything about a solo LP ? he
must have boat loads of songs ready to go. Has anyone seen Mr

Love and peace to everybody



Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 23:30:35 +0000
From: Matt Tiegler <>
Subject: XTC Tribute Show in Chicago Friday March 7th
Message-ID: <BAY142-W17C4636EA782DE3F89BD3AB110@phx.gbl>


Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 08:07:21 -0600
From: Chris Vreeland <>
Subject: Flexipop, and a gig!
Message-ID: <>

Pfolks, (the "p" is silent)

I have the Flexi-Single (managed to bend it un-taping it from the
magazine, rendering it unplayable at the last 30 seconds -- arrggh)
bought new with the magazine, and mine certainly didn't come with a
cover. It was just sort of stickied down. That cover is somewhat
likely to be the result of some "desktop publishing."

Okay, now that I've contributed to Chalkhills, let me get down to the
right proper business of self-aggrandizement.

The Dukes of Simpleton are playing our Semi-Annual gig this month
(you'd think booking would be easier considering the great turnouts
we've had, but hey, that's Austin for ya) at Hanover's in
Pflugerville. (the "P" is silent) (just NE of Austin proper) Their
website is here: and a link to the
official poster, as designed by me (more of that nifty self-
aggrandizement) is here:

We'll be playing an assortment of crowd-verified hits, as well as two
new ones, so if you've seen us before, it's not quite the same old
show. All I'll mention is that we've let this thing go to our heads,
and attempted the impossible, which is why 9 months later, we've only
got two new songs to show for the effort -- you'll just have to come
see for yourselves.


On Feb 29, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Le Gran Fromage wrote:
> Duncan Watson just sent in a photo of a pic sleeve for the Looking For
> Footprints single:
> So.  What do you think?  Is it legit?  Or is it an after-market mod?
> The world needs to know.


Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:58:48 +0000
From: pop boy <>
Subject: More ho hum than ho ho.
Message-ID: <BAY127-W79573E16A2A4427FB6C75AA120@phx.gbl>

Heard Andy's interview on Todd Rundgren radio and it was an informative
listen. However, unlike many people on here,
I just don't get the 'amazing sense of humour' thing that many attach to
him. Yes, it was informative and yes obviously
Andy is an intelligent person, but the endless rubbish puns, sexual
innuendo's and weak play on words just remind me of an embarressing uncle
trying to hard to impress. Sorry to sound grumpy but I prefer it when he's
serious to when he's trying to be funny.


Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 05:32:50 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Dave on Rundgren Radio Sunday, 9 March
Message-ID: <>


Following Andy's very successful appearance on the show (it's
currently the #1 show from more than 3,600 featured on Blog Talk
Radio), musician extraordinaire Dave Gregory will appear on ( on Sunday 9 March at
6 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT.

More details at, but keep in mind
that, because of the potential for confusion due to various
unsynchronized shifts to Daylight Savings Times this weekend -- no
doubt part of a plot by some cabal out there -- host Doug advises
that, because the site automatically adjusts to your time zone and
tells you the time of the show, "the best thing to do is to tell
people to check the site first thing when they wake up Sunday morning
and see what it says."

If you miss the live interview, don't worry -- Doug will post the
interview as a podcast after the fact.



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