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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 18, Number 11

                   Sunday, 20 May 2012


                  Never seen this before
   i just read michael's post about seeing the band...
                  Just a little reminder
              Play yourself a Colin concert
            an opportunity to support Pugwash
          Just saw this in my local Sainsbury's
                    I visited a client
     A few songs from this concert have been released
                another pearl from youtube
                      The Brit List


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God knows this is yuk.


Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 08:10:08 -0700
From: "John Morrish" <>
Subject: Never seen this before
Message-ID: <>

Never seen this before. Some slightly odd opinions from the
self-styled Dean of American Rock Critics:

Robert Christgau: CG: XTC

Go for 2 [Virgin International, 1979] Last time they were calling it
white music, this time they've released a dub version, and what can
you call that except au courant? Or here's another one. It's Andy
Partridge who puts the pop in their art-pop, right?


Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 10:16:55 -0700
From: "Ged English" <>
Subject: i just read michael's post about seeing the band...
Message-ID: <>

i just read michael's post about seeing the band in NYC in 1981, reminded me
i was fortunate enough to see them 3 times in liverpool, one of which was on
the night after john lennon was murdered, an excellent gig and they played a
tribute to lennon at the end, i think it was rain, the beatles song (but, to
be honest, im a bit hazy about that). always a great live band! anybody got
any touring memories to share?


Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 17:56:59 -0700
From: "Todd Bernhardt" <>
Subject: Just a little reminder
Message-ID: <>

Just a little reminder to everyone that Andy's girlfriend Erica has a
website up that features songs from her upcoming album, "Sunlit Night"
(which will feature her version of Andy's "I Unbecome.")  Sign up
there to get access to a free download, as well as early glimpses of
news about the album.
Erica Wexler website


Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 16:42:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Play yourself a Colin concert
Message-ID: <>

I saw the name Michelle Brown Reyes Smith -- she who wrote in to fault
Colin for his apparent retirement from music -- and for a moment I
thought it was "Michelle Brown Eyes Smith." That's a song waiting to
be written, and I don't mean merely setting it to the tune of Van
Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl."

Do all of you have XTC's entire oeuvre, save certain oddments like
*Explode Together*, in your iTunes library? (Yes, yes, CDs are better
than mp3s and vinyl might be better still, but set that issue aside
for now.) And have you conscientiously entered the composer's name for
every song in said library? Then click on "Composer" and play all of
Colin's songs in a row.

Then argue he's not entitled to retire.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider


Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 05:23:39 -0700
From: "Peter Fitzpatrick" <>
Subject: an opportunity to support Pugwash
Message-ID: <>

Here is an opportunity to support XTC fans and collaborators Pugwash.
Please vote for them and they could be added to the BBC Radio 6Music
playlist. While you're at it... have a listen to their music it's
superb.  Voting is easy: one click.  (Though I suspect teh Chalkhills
folk already know this...)

BBC - 6 Music - Steve Lamacq - Rebel Playlist


Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 11:49:28 -0700
From: "Dean Skilton" <>
Subject: Just saw this in my local Sainsbury's
Message-ID: <>

Just saw this in my local Sainsbury's:
Disc2, Track 19

Various Artists - Brits In The 80s CD - Sainsburys Entertainment


Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 15:02:50 -0700
From: "Giovanni Giusti" <>
Subject: I visited a client
Message-ID: <>

earlier this month I visited a client all the way in Taiwan. It was a social
rather than a business visit, so we started chatting about music. Guess what
band he quoted among his favourites? He earned a special discount.


Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 16:21:41 -0700
From: "J.D. Mack" <>
Subject: A few songs from this concert have been released
Message-ID: <>

A few songs from this concert have been released as b-sides, but
here's the entire 1979 Australian broadcast!
XTC live in Australia 1979

Beatown/Meccanik Dancing/Making Plans for Nigel/The Rhythm/Roads
Girdle the Globe/Science Friction/Life Begins at the Hop/This is
Pop?/Battery Brides/Crosswires/Outside World/I'm Bugged/Crowded
Room/Radios in Motion/Are you Receiving me/Set Myself on Fire


Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 13:41:46 -0700
From: "Ivan Carboni" <>
Subject: another pearl from youtube
Message-ID: <>

another pearl from youtube...

XTC - Peel Session 1977
The complete session recorded by XTC on 20 June 1977 for the John Peel
show and broadcast on the 24th of that month.


Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 00:56:53 -0700
From: "Rob Hill" <>
Subject: The Brit List
Message-ID: <>

Mayor of Simpleton: "It's not unlike seeing the perfect souffle
being delivered on the back of a million fighting ants."

The Brit List: Five Great XTC Songs Every Household Should Own | Anglophenia


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