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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #15-13

         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 15, Number 13

                   Sunday, 31 May 2009


While we're all waiting, here's a place to park your ears..
           Becki's beer-for-tunes barter system
               Which XTC video for my blog?
           Chalkhills Uffington Horse t-shirts.
                 Smells Like Tin Spirits
                      nonsuch poster


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Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 10:00:23 -0700
Subject: While we're all waiting, here's a place to park your ears..
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Activity has obviously slowed down to a crawl in these newsletters.
Let's hope that the tomorrow's to come will
give us some new and wondrous reasons to obsess on all things
Partridge, Moulding and the extended family.

Since all eyes that scan the various verbal meanderings here share a
certain musical perspective, let me just throw out a suggestion, if I
may... The Vancouver group Mother Mother has an amazingly varied and
satisfying CD out since last fall called 'O My Heart.' Its hooks and
harmonies have grabbed on tightly and the enjoyment refuses to
diminish with repeated plays.
I don't think you'll be disappointed.


Got demos? -
"Vagueness is just as annoying as that other thing!"


Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 20:31:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Becki's beer-for-tunes barter system
Message-ID: <>

Becki DiGregorio (so sue me; I like a nice capitalized initial) offers
a desperate and lame whitewash of her "lost years," opening for the
Plasmatics, when she appeared on stage in full KISS makeup and bit the
heads off chickens ...

"i believe those rumors started when i was in attendance at the
'rent a musician day' benefit held recently in the bay area.  the
dress was casual-formal (you know: tuxes and converse) and someone
brought their pet chicken in full 'kiss' decor.  i bent over to pet
its little scary head, and lo! a flash from a nearby reporter, some
quick alteration in 'photoshop' and voila! -- you can imagine the

I don't buy it, but it would explain why the makeup was Peter Criss's
design. A chicken would be too stupid to know the difference.

That "nearby reporter" was just pretending to be a newsman. Becki must
not know that real journalists don't wear "PRESS" cards in the bands
of their fedoras. I think it was Mitch Friedman. I mean, have you
checked out the Fangorn Forest of game show host hair he's sporting on
the cover of his new album? PhotoShop, baby.

Becki, thank you for the good cheer, and for the invention of a
beer-for-tunes barter system that will keep us buzzed and grooving
after our Yankee greenbacks get inflated into so many Weimar
Deutschmarks. I'm all for it. For a barrel of Anchor Steam, will you
perform a 25-minute version of "Susan Revolving" with a taiko drum

If I can (preferably figuratively) dig up a woman to accompany me so I
don't look like a stalker or Stage Door Andy,* I will catch one of
your concerts -- and whaal Ah maaht nawt be wun o' them Bay Ahrea
so-fiss-ti-kits, Ah DO unnerstan' "Free Bird" is NAWT in yore
reper-twar, so Ah will nawt holler fer it.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider

P.S.: Not the Duke of Pswindon (there's your XTC reference,
Relph-san!), just a male Stage Door Annie.


Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 20:27:08 -0800
From: Steven Reule <>
Subject: Which XTC video for my blog?
Message-ID: <>

Hi, fellow fans. I haven't posted here in quite a while and, John, if
this is not appropriate then delete it and tell me so. Otherwise I'm
asking you all your opinion. On my personal blog, I started a
tradition about 15 weeks ago where every Tuesday I post an item with a
link to a YouTube music video. I cleverly call it Terrific Tunes For

Well, every week for the past 15 I've wanted to use an XTC video,
naturally. I've watched various XTC videos on YouTube but I want a
video that will be cool for me and other huge fans, and will also
possibly draw in casual fans and maybe even people who have never
heard of XTC. I wrestled with, should I use an early, new wavey, one,
or a later popish one, or a live one, but if so then what? It nearly
drove me nuts. In fact, it may have.

So, if anyone wants to give me their opinion, please post your video
selection link on here and if possible why it would be perfect for
people in all those categories I mentioned above. Oh, and (important)
it has to be on YouTube and has to allow embedding.

If you want to check out my other Terrific Tunes For Tuesday or the
rest of my blog,, drop by and visit and even
leave a comment or three if you want. Thanks in advance for that!

What YouTube video is the right one? Anyone?



Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 17:51:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: An_Strat_Dubh <>
Subject: Chalkhills Uffington Horse t-shirts.
Message-ID: <>

I bought one of the Uffington Horse t-shirts ages ago.
Wondering if you still make and sell them? Be cool to replace my older



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- "Unknown Caller" by: U2


Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 00:09:51 -0400
From: Ben Gott <>
Subject: Smells Like Tin Spirits
Message-ID: <>

Hi, everyone!

According to the Internet, Dave Gregory is in a new band, "The Tin

Here they are performing "Mayor of Simpleton" a few weeks ago:



Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 20:02:59 -0500
From: "m fisher" <>
Subject: nonsuch poster
Message-ID: <953ACFE52D144751925CD5A6F975A91D@DELL>

love your web site
i worked for virgin usa in 1980-
still have a few giant xtc promo posters for nonsuch
they are so big-usps will not ship to many countries-but if you have any
interest-or know of other collectors-please contact me
cheers malcolm


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