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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 17, Number 5

                 Wednesday, 15 June 2011


  Please have a look at my new music blog,
        XTC tie in:The Nines new album, Polarities
         "Road to Oranges and Lemons" Puppet Show
          XTC featured recently on


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Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 10:27:23 -0700
From: David Gershman <>
Subject: Please have a look at my new music blog,
Message-ID: <>

Hi all,

It's been ages since I've posted anything here, but I keep right on
readin' along all these years later -- I think I've been on the list
something like 18 years(!!). Thanks John Relph for maintaining it for so
long! (Shout out to my old pals Wes, Cheryl, Naoyuki, and many more...)

Anyway, I recently started doing what I now realize I should have been
doing a long time ago: writing a music blog! It's called "Reselect"
( and highlights a great song (from any artist
or genre I feel like) each day for a little discussion, along with
embedded video/audio. It's just a couple of weeks old, but anything you
can do to help me get the word out would be very appreciated,
particularly if you happen to like what I'm doing with it!

So please, please, please: comment, "Like" it on Facebook, Tweet it,
share it via one of the included social networking icons on the posts,
etc., etc.

Thanks, and most of all, I hope you find it worth coming back to each
day. And no, I haven't featured XTC yet, but you can be sure that I will
very soon!

Facebook page:
Twitter page:!/reselectdotcom

Burning with optimism's flames but keeping the books well out of it,

Dave Gershman


Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:52:32 -0400
From: david henwood <>
Subject: XTC tie in:The Nines new album, Polarities
Message-ID: <BLU155-w514360B2E8FD360E7E135DC17C0@phx.gbl>

The Nines have always been a favourite of XTC fans, and the main guy Steve
Eggers has worked with Andy P, so I thought this would be of interest.
The Nines have a new album of unreleased material spanning 15 years and 4
albums and multiple labels called Polarities. Their mailing list just sent
out a promo video for a song called "It's all too late" from the album which
is very British 1960s/David Hemmings and Xtcish or perhaps McCartney...
Their album, Polarities, is out on iTunes and Amazon


Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 21:27:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: MisterHippity <>
Subject: "Road to Oranges and Lemons" Puppet Show
Message-ID: <>

I know this is probably old news to many of you, but I just stumbled
across this promotional video for the first time, called "The Road to
Oranges and Lemons":

It's a puppet show that was made by Andy, Colin and Dave in 1989 to
promote Oranges and Lemons ... and it is HILARIOUS. If you haven't
seen it yet, I heartily recommend it.

-- Ned Frey


Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:57:44 -0500
From: Richard <>
Subject: Archeology
Message-ID: <>

So, I'm working with this guy who is into all kinds of cool progressive
music and a lot of good rock.  I ask him is he has any XTC in his
collection.  He proudly details how impressed he is with Andy
Partridge's writing and proclaims that he has _everything_ they've done.

heh-heh... unlikely.

He has a pretty thorough collection of the major releases but there was
no hint of Jules Verne, Bull Guts, Testimonial Buffet, Rag and Bone
Dinner, Powers (lunch!), the King For A Day tribute, Monstrance, Through
The Hill, and Fuzzy Warbles!

Needless to say, I blew his mind.  I gave him three mp3 CDs that will
take him months to explore!

In an odd way, I envy him.



Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:35:28 -0700
From: David Gershman <>
Subject: XTC featured recently on
Message-ID: <>

Howdy Chalksters,

Just wanted to follow up my last post about my new music blog, <>, to say that I followed through on my
threat and featured an XTC song as the song of the day:

Enjoy, and I hope you like the blog enough to consider sharing it on
whatever social sites you happen to frequent and spreading the word
around a bit...



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