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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 17, Number 1

                  Sunday, 2 January 2011


              XTC Tribute gigs- Fossil Fools
 Andy Partridge Appearing On Tim Smith (Cardiacs) Tribute
     Miles Zuniga of Fastball fame does Collideascope
                    A Familiar Tune...
       The Headlights cover Making Plans for Nigel
                      Only On Vinyl
             XTC Live in Holland 1980 videos
                       fan spotted
                   Sealed XTC longboxes
            RE: Is the Uffington Horse a dog?
               XTC News from South America
                      Shameless Plug
              Knights in shining karma cover
                         Me too!
                  30 years ago 12/22/80


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Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 22:06:04 +0000
From: Edward Percival <>
Subject: XTC Tribute gigs- Fossil Fools
Message-ID: <>

Dear all.
For those that haven't heard, Fossil Fools is the latest XTC tribute
band here in the UK.
We're four gigs old and thought some of you might be interested in
notice of upcoming gigs.

26th Feb at Riff's Bar Swindon, where we'll be giving Black Sea a second
complete performance.
26th March at the Dublin Castle, Camden
9th July at the Vic, Swindon

For more info, please visit our website and sign up for emails.




Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:54:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dane Bramage <>
Subject: Andy Partridge Appearing On Tim Smith (Cardiacs) Tribute
Message-ID: <>

After quickly scanning the news and list archives, I didn't seem to find any
mention of this, and it would be a shame for people to miss the opportunity
to purchase a fine disc of music by two artists who are personal favorites
of mine (Andy, and the compositions of Tim Smith from Cardiacs).  All
proceeds from sales will go toward the rehabilitation of Tim Smith from the
debilitating stroke he suffered in 2008.

In a nutshell, Andy performed on the Sea Nymphs tribute track "Lillywhite's
Party" with Robert White (of Milk and Honey Band fame).  Artists of note
performing tracks are Oceansize, Max Tundra, North Sea Radio Orchestra, The
Scaramanga Six, and Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree), among others.

see for details.

Pre-ordering the album also garners you an additional disc of extra tribute
tracks by other great artists such as the phenomenal "victorian punk" band

Just passing this along.




Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:57:53 -0500
From: James Campbell <>
Subject: Miles Zuniga of Fastball fame does Collideascope
Message-ID: <SNT129-W4281413F601646DB8B59E5CE320@phx.gbl>

Hey all,

Its been a long time since I posted here....wanted to point out a video
just posted on youtube. Miles Zuniga is the long-time guitarist of
Austin, TX power pop band Fastball. They had big hits in the late 90s
with The Way and Out of My Head.

Fastball released a record last year, and now Miles is working on a
solo album. He recently held an online fundraiser for the project
via (which is a great idea for bands and other groups
to raise cash safely and securely...check it out). In exchange for
demos, a signed record and other fun goodies, we gladly shared a few
bucks to help fund the record.

Now, the XTC of those extra goodies he offered was to
cover a song of our choice and post his performance on youtube.

We chose Collideascope off of Psonic Psunspot, and he's done a bang
up job of it!

If you dig what you hear/see, I hope you'll leave Miles a comment.
Its not easy recreating the Fab Three, but this is a really spot on
cover for a one-off...also, I encourage you folks to check Miles out
via the link on youtube to "theseghostshavebones"...lots more good
tunes where this came from.

enjoy/all the best, jc


Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 02:24:12 -0000
From: "Andy & Sue Boswell" <>
Subject: A Familiar Tune...
Message-ID: <4F30BB45E88E49E593E20EE03FE8681D@AndyandSuePC>

Thought you may like this ...

This is from BBC1's Wallace and Grommits World of Inventions (around 12 days
ago) Spootted a familiar tune at around 7.54 minutes in.

All the best

Andy Boswell


Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 07:44:28 -0500
From: "Stacy Carson" <>
Subject: The Headlights cover Making Plans for Nigel
Message-ID: <E2FBE03C76894061BDEDEDC1B4974AF1@Himby>,47699/?utm_medium=promobar&utm_campaign=recirculation

Pretty cool!

Stacy Carson


Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 20:50:54 -0500
From: Kevin wollenweber <>
Subject: Only On Vinyl
Message-ID: <>

Well, I just read of the impending reissue and expansion of SKYLARKING, and
I'm excited, but for one little glitch-it's apparently only coming to us on
vinyl.  Okay, I get the rebellion.  There are other artists who have done
this in the past, like Van Morrison's classic ASTRAL WEEKS only seeing a
spiffy vinyl release and no CD digitization, but that's a shame because
there are a lot of people who would like to just go out and buy the
expansion on CD.  Is there any chance that SKYLARKING will indeed see a CD
release?  I would ask the same of the other promised titles, but the
"promise" was originally just a word out there with nothing coming directly
from Apehouse Recordings or Andy Partridge.



Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 21:33:11 -0500
From: "J. D. Mack" <>
Subject: XTC Live in Holland 1980 videos
Message-ID: <>

Am I the last guy to notice these?

J. D.


Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 17:19:32 +0000
From: Mark Fisher <>
Subject: fan spotted
Message-ID: <>

Just spotted XTC fan Darryl Bullock on TV show Come Dine With me, with a
framed cover of Drums and Wires on his dining room wall.

Well done that man.


Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:55:49 -0800
From: Benjamin Lukoff <>
Subject: Sealed XTC longboxes
Message-ID: <>

Mummer, Drums and Wires, and Go2. Is there a market for these at all? Anyone
reading collect these?


Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 04:52:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Schreyers <>
Subject: RE: Is the Uffington Horse a dog?
Message-ID: <>

Tyler Hewitt says:
> A retired vet thinks so:

I say: Obviously, if it is a dog, it is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi! None of this
"at full elongation" for a wolfhound or greyhound; the long length and short
legs make it obviously a corgi (of which we have two)!



Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:39:15 -0300 (CLST)
Subject: XTC News from South America
Message-ID: <>

On december 2th. Primus visited Argentina on tour, they had a
press conference with Terra Argentina and answered the next question:
"....the last two "covers" cd`s recorded by Primus you had XTC songs, ?Are
you huge fans of this band? they answered : XTC are great champions but
not as good as The Dukes Of Stratosphere...."

Greetings from South America
Ricardo Juarez.


Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:41:04 -0500
From: "Tom" <>
Subject: Shameless Plug
Message-ID: <>

Dear Old Chalkfriends,

A month from now, when this digest comes out, please take a moment to
check out my new album called Looking Glass. It's a collection of
reflective songs and instrumentals written over the years that I've always
meant to put into proper recordings. Doesn't really sound like XTC that
much, but you might be interested anyway. Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks so much,

CD Baby:
My Website:


Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:04:44 +0100 (CET)
From: Francesco Gentile <>
Subject: Knights in shining karma cover
Message-ID: <5057472.1292425484428.JavaMail.root@ps2>

"Melody Makers", an album by Pierrejean GAUCHER Trio, includes a cover
of "Knights in shining karma"




Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 15:31:10 -0800
From: Pastula Aaron <>
Subject: Me too!
Message-ID: <COL110-W56700077E5A01EE379496DA2180@phx.gbl>

Steve Cameron said of Powers,
"I didn't even know this existed until a couple of days ago - and nowit
appears to be sold out."
Yeah, I went to order it and...damn.  Download only.  Andy, are you going to
make more?  Maybe based on pre-orders?
On that note...does anyone know if there is going to be a digital download
of the new Skylarking release?  I plan to buy the new LP set, but I really
have nothing to play it on.  I love the *idea* of vinyl, but I'm definitely
an iPod kid now...


Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:40:51 -0600
From: "Jamie Lowe" <>
Subject: 30 years ago 12/22/80
Message-ID: <SNT124-DS12FBC7D024AF3BDF4ECEC8BE1A0@phx.gbl>

Dear Chalkholders,

I hope you got your copy out today of  and gave it spin, I did.
It is hard to believe that it was recorded 30 years ago 12/22/1980.  The
good news is that it still satisfies the need for some rocking XTC.    I
sure could use something new from the lads these days.  Maybe Andy can
scratch his fuzzy warbles and find something new.

If anyone is interested I have three discontinued slightly used XTC shirts
for sale cheap Two T-shirts and a Nonsvch Polo in XXL.   They are way to big
for me these days.

And before I sign off in case you missed this sad news; Captain Beefheart
has died.  Andy is listed as one of the many artists influenced by the late
Captain in this obit.

Happy Holidays,

Jamie Lowe

"Money can't buy happiness, but with it you can buy a big enough yacht to
sail right to it." Johhny Depp


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