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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #15-20

         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 15, Number 20

               Saturday, 12 September 2009


                XTC promo for sale on ebay
                        XTC Vinyl
              Urgh! Watch out for Warners...
      Buying Beatles on 090909? Talk about it here!
               XTC seen in hilarious video
                   Artwork - XTC weeds


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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:15:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Myers <>
Subject: XTC promo for sale on ebay
Message-ID: <>

hi everyone

wow these digests don't out too often anymore... it saddens me that there is
so little news about our boys....  anyway....

I have a nice Skylarking promo up for sale on ebay if you're interested...



Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 12:11:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: "mr. Morris" <>
Subject: XTC Vinyl
Message-ID: <>

Hi, I put all of my rare XTC vinyl on e-bay, many hard to find items,
going for 5 days, if you could let your readers know. Not your typical
collection, lots of rarirtes.

Thanks, Steve Morris


Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:13:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Happy Puppy Records <>
Subject: Urgh! Watch out for Warners...
Message-ID: <>

Thanks for the posting on this - but I would warn people to read reviews (if
you can find any) about this title before you buy.

Warner Archives has had a lot of problems with their product, and it's
pressed on a DVD-R, not a real DVD and they have major compression problems

Check out the home theater forum for more:

> Subject: Urgh! A Music War on dvd
> Message-ID: <>
> I just found this online:
> Warner Archives, the dvd on demand service that reissues
> old movies,
> will be releasing Urgh! A Music War.  Don't know the
> date, but
> hopefully soon.
> My blog:


Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 23:23:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Buying Beatles on 090909? Talk about it here!
Message-ID: <>

Are some of us planning to buy one or more remastered Beatles albums
when they hit the street on 090909?

Word on the wire has it the improvement is stunning -- you can hear
Ringo's fag ash hitting the studio floor! you can hear Yoko's body
hair growing! -- but I want to read some reviews first, and I'd rather
get the good word from Chalkfolk than from anyone else. So, if your
first spin on Sept. 9 transports you to Abbey Road Studios and plants
you onto an engineer's stool at the left hand of George Martin, please
talk about it here.

If Andy himself writes such a review in the *Swindon Chipwrapper*,
would someone post the link?

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider


Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 13:02:40 -0400
From: Joe Hartley <>
Subject: XTC seen in hilarious video
Message-ID: <>

"Australian filmmaker John Safran is so fed up with mormons ringing his
doorbell early in the morning that he flies to Salt Lake City Utah and
tries to convert Mormons to atheism. Needless to say, the locals were
not pleased."

at 4:10 into the video: "May I offer you a reading from 1980's concept
band XTC?" and there's a brief shot of Andy and Colin.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant -
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa


Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 12:23:19 +0100
From: John Gray <>
Subject: Artwork - XTC weeds
Message-ID: <>

I am making copies of the XTC weed CDs for a friend, and no longer
have some of the artwork.  Does anyone know where I might find artwork
for XTCW02, XTCW04, and XTCW06? I thought it was on the weeds
webpages, but couldn't locate any.


John Gray


Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 07:22:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Matt Hiner <>
Subject: URGH!
Message-ID: <>

Tyler pointed out that:

"I just found this online:,31885/

Warner Archives, the dvd on demand service that reissues old movies,
will be releasing Urgh! A Music War.  Don't know the date, but
hopefully soon."

The official DVD-R release of URGH! came out several weeks ago.  I ordered a
copy at the beginning of August and received it about two weeks later (I
assume they are pressing copies as they are ordered).

If you are hoping for a spruced up version of the movie, you might want to
take a pass.  The copy they are selling is from one of the better prints,
but it is not remastered in anyway.  There are no bonuses, and the sceen
selection doesn't take you from band to band, but automatically drops you in
10 minute intervals.  It also claims to be letterboxed, but it didn't appear
that way on my screen.  The sound quality is decent, and the picture looks a
lot better than my ancient VHS copy.

But if you want a copy, you should probably order it soon.  Apparently they
didn't notify any of the artists about this, so it will only be a matter of
time until a few lawyers contact Warner and this movie falls out of print
again.  There was an interesting interview with Jim Skafish about this at
the URGH Yahoo site:

"Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
That I got no cerebellum
Gonna get my PhD
I'm a teenage lobotomy"


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