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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 15, Number 14

                   Sunday, 14 June 2009


     "Outside World" is the MySpace song of the week
                  Minor kind-of-XTC news
             re: Which XTC video for my blog?
Chalkhills > free, legal download of "Dear God" by Tricky
Having to sell some XTC goodies on Ebay right now......sigh
        Still sealed LPs from early 1980's on eBay
                    Re: XTC Convention


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Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 09:16:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "Outside World" is the MySpace song of the week
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Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Outside World."

If you want to know why the song is "the last gasp of '77 XTC," or
what Andy misses about playing live, check out the XTCfans blog site

Just make a little space for me
I'm coming in...



Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:17:53 -0700
From: Matt Keeley <>
Subject: Minor kind-of-XTC news
Message-ID: <>

In case you're interested anyway -- though it IS minimal XTC content
-- I just did an interview with Harry Partridge:

He's the  guy who created the Saturday Morning Watchmen cartoon that'd
been making the rounds:

(and if you haven't guessed, he's THAT Harry Partridge, i.e. Andy's
son.  But there's only one real XTC-related question in there, so...)

Figured it couldn't hurt -- it might be interesting to Chalkhillians,
or maybe not!


Rev. Syung Myung Me |
"If you hate supermarket music, then start making supermarket music"
-- The Residents


Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 01:10:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve <>
Subject: re: Which XTC video for my blog?
Message-ID: <>

Steven Reule wrote:
>... 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? ...

Beating of Hearts is my favorite XTC video

Senses Working Overtime from Look Look is a good representation of the
band at peak form but I couldn't find that one on Youtube

Are You Receiving Me? is entertaining and early

This Is Pop is classic as their first video
I love the references:
the clips of the band playing are set like Led Zeppelin's first video
(of course: punkified)
the sliced meat singles reference the Beatles butcher moment
and there are the beans of the Who
...and what better in the theme of consumerism and product:
Mickey Mouse! Yay! I love it.
These really need to be released blu-ray with full compressionless
sound so we can turn them up loud.

I asked a young person to tranfer my PALS version of LookLook recently
so I could watch it on my home VCR (not PALS) and when he gave the
video back to me he said, "those guys are badass."

Thanks for suggesting we share, great idea!


Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 06:17:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: PMFPS <>
Subject: why?
Message-ID: <>

hello yet again ...

just received the vol. 15 / no. 13 issue of chalkhills over the net here
(thanks j.r.) and was simply wondering about something ...

why haven't the postings that i've been sending to chalkhills since i
re-subscribed been included in any of the recent editions being forwarded to
me and others??  i know for a fact that i've received at least 3 issues
since i willingly returned to the fold, and so far i haven't seen anything
of mine that was submitted.  (mr. relph, if you please ...?)

i just wanted everyone who's still here to know that a longtime xtc fan from
north carolina continues to be obsessed with these swindonians' talent
(r.i.p.) and am also very interested in connecting with a community of other
xtc fans.

... just my two-cents' worth, mind you.

so, in the (closing) words of one mr. partridge then, thanks for the


"To see a world in a grain of sand and a Heaven in a wild flower,
 Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."
William Blake


Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 23:00:42 -0500
From: Donald Leibold <>
Subject: Chalkhills > free, legal download of "Dear God" by Tricky
Message-ID: <>

Hi John,

I thought your readers would like to know that a 2009 performance of
Tricky's cover of XTC's "Dear God" (originally available on the 2003
album, 'Vulnerable') is available for free download here >

To download music from Daytrotter, one does need to create an account
(which is quick and easy).

dOn LeibOld

P.S. 'Oranges & Lemons' fans might want to know about the "miniature
sun" that scientists in California are working on >

"Lasers to Create 'Miniature Sun' in Hunt for Clean Energy",2933,509397,00.html


Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 08:15:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Having to sell some XTC goodies on Ebay right now......sigh
Message-ID: <>

Hi everyone,

My first time posting......long time subscriber. I have had some rough
financial times of late so I have been forced to sell some of my XTC
collection on Ebay. I have some great deals going right now so if anybody is
interested, please feel free to capitalize on my to speak.
I will be posting some more on Ebay soon. Be sure to check out the long out
of print XTC Chalkhills and Children book I have up for bidding!!




Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:58:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Myers <>
Subject: Still sealed LPs from early 1980's on eBay
Message-ID: <>

Hi everyone

Still haven't found a new job yet, still selling stuff on eBay  :)

I have a Still Sealed copy of the double LP Waxworks/Beeswax that I guess
dates from 1982 or 83.....  off it goes on auction, it's probably rare to
find a copy that would give you virgin vinyl (pardon the pun lol)



Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:11:16 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: XTC Convention
Message-ID: <>

I'm now looking at an XTC 20th anniversary Music and Friends Convention
early 2010 Venue TBC in Manchester, UK.

I have the archive material and now looking for a suitable venue.

I'm looking at making it a special event worthy of the group and fellow

I feel well equipped to stage the event having the experience of organising
the original set between 89 - 93.

As content I have down to include archive XTC interviews, a live recording
of XTC from Andy's shed plus all the rare music videos! ALSO 'live music'
and an XTC DISCO through to the early hours!  ALL THIS PLUS a celebration of
Ape House!

Anyone interested please contact me at:

Much thanks and here's to 2010.

Paul Wilde


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