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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 15, Number 9

                 Thursday, 16 April 2009


               lost job, turning to eBay :)
                      AP on the BBC
Re: Mark Bignell: subscribe to chalkhills/ posting for XTC radio specials Ap
         Re: Tributosaurus becomes XTC -- again!
                AP talking all things Duke
                    New Andy interview
   "Frivolous Tonight" is the MySpace song of the week
       XTC on VH1's 100 One Hit Wonders of the 80's
       "25 O'Clock" is the MySpace song of the week


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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:57:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Myers <>
Subject: lost job, turning to eBay :)
Message-ID: <>

Hi folks;

I lost my job recently and one thing I'm doing is combing through my
possessions to see what I can do without, and then going on eBay to list
them.  I have listed a lot of vinyl that I think might be of interest, but
here is one starting point if you want to look;  I have a couple of
XTC-related lots:

Thanks and have a great day!



Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:34:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jamie Crampton <>
Subject: AP on the BBC
Message-ID: <>

Just seen a note on the BBC website that Mr P will be on the Radcliffe &
Maconie show on BBC Radio 2 Monday 6th April between 8 & 10 PM, not sure
what he'll be doing/plugging but no doubt will be enlightening.  For those
outside the UK I'm not sure whether you can get it "live" via the Net, never
tried to be honest...



Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 08:26:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark Bignell <>
Subject: Re: Mark Bignell: subscribe to chalkhills/ posting for XTC radio
Message-ID: <>

specials April 23 & 30
There's so many XTC pages on facebook, twitter, myspace, as well as
apehouse, the official xtc site, that I forgot to forward this to

The XTC specials are April 23 & 30th.
I for some reason thought they were earlier this moth and apologize
for the late notice.

Mark Bignell

Radio Bandcouver   Thursdays, 2:30-4pm, 102.7 FM CFRO

Online / Podcast:


Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:10:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerry Kaelin <>
Subject: Re: Tributosaurus becomes XTC -- again!
Message-ID: <>

Wonderful show, even if an almost exact reprise of the 3/7/08 show.  (With
addition of "Hop," "Umbrellas" in a differnt place and "Senses" concluding
song.  Track list below.)

Expansive Park West about 3/4 full, with balcony closed.  Their website
says, "Park West can hold up to 900 people for receptions and can
comfortably seat groups of 100 to 700."  I'd say a good 500 people.  At one
point the main commentator, organist/vocalist, I thnk Chris Neville, asked
the crowd who had never been to a Tributosauros concert before, and good
hundred people raised hands.  Chris promised next year's concert in the
"Signature Series" would be all new XTC tracklist; he then quipped that
there's plenty of material to keep adding each year and "eventually this
concert will be nine hours long."  To the delight of the crowd.

I walked around before the concert began and noted that the crowd was mostly
middle-aged white men, 75% with dates, wives, and some couple dozen families
and kids.

The set-up, on stage, included 11 guitars in stands, two percussion sets
and, noted at the end of the concert in thanks to the mixer, nine live mics.

Most songs engaged 9-11 musicians on stage.  The largest number was 14
musicians, with the strings and a delightful little Julia Morrison on "Dear

The least number of musicians on stage were also the most hard-driving:
three guitars, drummer and two extra back-up vocals to provide for the
layered back-ups, mostly from "Black Sea" and "English Settlement."
"Burning with Optimism's Flames" with Jeff Freling (from The Rock Squad) was
phenomenal, as was Dag Juhin again (from Poi Dog Pondering) doing "No
Thugs."  My wife noted that the live, layered vocals on "Nearly Africa"
seemed a greater accomplishment of timing and texture than the
multi-tracking on the record.  The earlier songs all had a small group up
and dancing, with most heads bopping in the enthusiastic audience.  The
later, more complicated prduction values were served well by the large

I can't wait for next year....and I'm a transplanted Cubs fan.

Track List:  Tributosauros Becomes XTC, April 11, 2009
Making Plans for Nigel
Dear God
Earn Enough for Us
Statue of Liberty
Generals & Majors
Burning with Optimism's Flames
Poor Skeleton Steps Out
10,000 Umbrellas
Life Begins at the Hop
Prince of Orange
Science Friction
When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
One of the Millions
It's Nearly Africa
Mayor of Simpleton
No Thugs in Our House
Peter Pumpkinhead
Senses Working Overtime

 Jerry Kaelin
Chicago, IL


Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 07:58:23 +0100
From: "White House Hotel, Charmouth" <>
Subject: AP talking all things Duke
Message-ID: <79FAD5883F4E4E2CAE797A2E966E73BF@IanPC>

Hi chalkhills folk

fab site regular visitor etc.A great way to waste most of a day

Heard AP talking all things Duke on the very wonderful Maconies Freakzone
BBC6Music show

can be heard here

for the further delectation of all




Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:44:12 +0100
From: "Daniel Garrett" <>
Subject: New Andy interview
Message-ID: <>

I interviewed Andy this afternoon, you can find the audio here -

It's a biggie.

Daniel Garrett
Broadcast Journalist


Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:38:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "Frivolous Tonight" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Frivolous Tonight."

If you want to know how the song manages to relate to both Black
Sabbath and Rodgers & Hammerstein, or which kind of bass he wishes
someone would give him, check out the XTCfans blog site at

Nothing makes us more content
To let us wallow in a bit of nonsense...



Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:05:30 -0700
From: Michael Ong <>
Subject: XTC on VH1's 100 One Hit Wonders of the 80's
Message-ID: <>

#62: Dear God.

I was really shocked to see that they were even included.  There must
be an XTC fan on the inside who put them on the list, since it is hard
to fathom what mainstream music top 10 list Dear God actually made,
although I guess it was Billboard's #1 video in 1987 that must have
qualified them.

Back to major lurk mode.


Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 06:20:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "25 O'Clock" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site, special guest Sir John Johns
discusses "25 O'Clock," the song of the week.

If you want to know where the Dukes first appear (it might be earlier
than you think), or what connection the Dukes have to Mott the Hoople,
check out the XTCfans blog site at

25 o'clock, that's when you're going to be mine
25 o'clock, we'll be together 'til the end of time...



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