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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 17, Number 11

               Wednesday, 14 December 2011


               BACKPORCH XtcMAS PARTY 2011
                   re: one hit wonders?
                Yes, Andy SOLO CD, please!
                 Harry's YouTube Channel
                  Dave Gregory Sighting
           Just found this in a box in my loft


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Countdown to Christmas party time.


Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 09:47:00 -0800
From: "Jeff Eby" <>
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Anyone who wants to come is welcome. Mainly "held" at the BP Forum but
possibly some chatter will be going on at the BP facebook page as


Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 18:58:57 -0800 (PST)
From: PMFPS <>
Subject: re: one hit wonders?
Message-ID: <>

Hello (y')all .... and Southern salutations to you from the state of North

In Chalkhills 17-10 (just received today as a matter of fact), the
inquisitive Jack D sent the following missive ~

> Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 08:43:17 -0800 (PST)
> From: Jack D <>
> Subject: one hit wonders?
> Message-ID: <>

> Good Morning Chalkids...

> Sort of in the one hit wonder topic thread,  I often ponder XTC's lack of
> mass appeal and I ask myself  "Who are the world's greatest bands you've
> never heard of ? "...Here's three of mine, will you please share yours?
> 1) Crack the Sky  2) NRBQ   3) Deaf School

Jackie, Jackie, Jackie!!  Believe it or not, there are indeed some of us -
especially here in the South - who not only have heard of the mighty NRBQ,
but have also shown an undying dedication towards them (not unlike the same
dedication to The Swindon Three/Four) for many many moons!  Terry Adams and
Co. are the epitome of the term "the BEST rock and roll club band" out
there.  I'm not ashamed at all to proclaim that I absolutely LOVE them!  And
to know that Terry is now carrying on the 'Q name with his new band members
(formerly and collectively known as The Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet)
only makes me smile that much more.  Their latest release - "Keep This Love
Goin'" - is a must-have for any lingering 'Q fans out there and I can't
really day enough good things about it without sounding corny about it.
(Have I already reached that point?  Who knows?  Who cares?!)  The music
still speaks for itself, folks ... and if NRBQ ever do show up in
 a venue near you, pleeeeeeeeeeeease do yourselves and favor and GO SEE
THEM!!!  With fans like Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, and so many others out
there, it's gotta mean something, right?  THE 'Q ROCKS - plain and simple.

Thanks, Jack, for bringing their name to the XTC table.  It's wonderful to
know that there are others out there who've also heard of a band that still
matters in this world.

As far as your question is concerned though, I'd like to add my three
answers here:

1.  Iron And Wine
2.  Liquid Mind
3. The General Store

Any takers on these three names?  I'll be waiting ....

Laterness ~


"Only God can judge me."


Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:14:58 -0600
From: David Hughes <>
Subject: Yes, Andy SOLO CD, please!
Message-ID: <>

Subject says it all...yes, please, Andy, record and release a solo CD with
songs written, played, and sung by you!

Dave Hughes
Producer of Nebraska Concerts
Associate Producer of Friday Live
Host/Producer of Early in the Evening
NET Radio, Nebraska's NPR Station


Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:03:59 -0500
From: Andrew Notarian <>
Subject: Harry's YouTube Channel
Message-ID: <>

"Harry is more famous than his dad!"

I see a lot of Andy's irreverent quick wit in Harry's cartoons, as
well as his musical ability.  My wife has grown tired of my constant
references to "Hitler's Singing Vagina" already.

Some of what Andy has said recently leads me to believe he's done
releasing his own new material.  He said something to the effect of
it's a game for young people and old people just tend to embarrass
themselves.  I somewhat agree, but Elvis Costello has put out some of
his strongest material in 20 years recently.  I would gladly trade in
10 Mighty Like a Roses for just 1 Secret, Profane and Sugarcane.
Two Digests in a month!  Let's go for 3!

Andrew Notarian


Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 23:03:32 -0500
From: Bill Caughlan <>
Subject: Dave Gregory Sighting
Message-ID: <>

Hello Fellow and Fellowette Chalksters,

My prog rock fan of a brother-in-law sent me this link.

Dave Gregory in concert in Swindon Town with the Tin Spirits.  Does anyone
out there know of these Tim Spirits??


Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 05:43:12 -0800
From: "Dean Skilton" <>
Subject: Just found this in a box in my loft
Message-ID: <>

Just found this in a box in my loft. It's from Biz, a colour
supplement to The Mail On Sunday, August 30th, 1987.


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