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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 19, Number 2

                  Saturday, 2 March 2013


              Re: Ray Davies approves of XTC
                     mermaids drawed!
      this is pop? vs communication breakdown videos
           Nudy Bronque , a new Wiltshire band
         100 floors above me in the Tower of Song


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Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:32:56 -0500
From: Mitch Friedman <>
Subject: Re: Ray Davies approves of XTC
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It may very well be the first official press acknowledgment of Ray's
XTC approval. But very few people know about the fact that Dave
Gregory auditioned to be Ray's guitarist just a handful of years ago,
and in doing so he had to submit some of his previous work. Dave
made a compilation of lots of things he had played on, the majority
of which was XTC songs. When Dave actually met Ray at Konk Studios
and played several songs with him solo acoustically (including his
own desire to accompany Ray on "All My Friends Were There" for Ray's first
time performing the song since it was recorded in '68,) they also hung
out and chatted quite a bit, which included a discussion of the material
Dave had submitted. Ray commented to Dave that "Earn Enough For Us"
was great and should have been a single.


> Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:51:06 +0100
> From: Tor Lier <>
> Subject: Ray Davies approves of XTC
> Can't recall this being posted before, but it's possible I may just have
> missed it:
> A Ray Davies interview from July in which he calls XTC a "Good band!"
> Is this the first known instance of the group being acknowledged by one of
> Andy's stated songwriting heroes?
> With best New Year's wishes to you and to Chalkhills,
> Tor


Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:31:09 -0800 (PST)
From: LeA <>
Subject: mermaids drawed!
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More ilustrations: now, Mermaid (s) Smiled




Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:51:53 -0800
From: Steve <>
Subject: this is pop? vs communication breakdown videos
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The "This is Pop?" video is such an awesome promo introduction to XTC.
It has a number of fun nods to prior pop icons. ie Beatles/butcher, The
Who/cans o' beans, but one that surprised me delightfully i caught while
watching the extras on the Led Zeppelin dvd that came out 2003. You can
argue the strength of this observation: doesn't Led Zeppelin's 1969
promo of "Communication Breakdown" have a camera angle/white studio
similarity to "This is Pop?" Both videos would be 1st promos for their
respective bands.


Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:53:45 -0800
From: "Egidio Sabbadini" <>
Subject: Nudy Bronque , a new Wiltshire band
Message-ID: <>

Egidio Sabbadini posted in Chalkhills

Nudy Bronque , a new Wiltshire band

This track has been mixed and mastered by Colin Moulding near Swindon
(Wootton Bassett -Wiltshire)

 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band meets XTC!

Nudybronque - Allsorts (2013)

Nudybronque proudly present their new music video for 2013,
"Allsorts". "Allsorts is the sort of song that reminds you that indie
can be clever and interesting..."


Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:09:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: 100 floors above me in the Tower of Song
Message-ID: <>

Happy news in Digest 19-1 from Sister Becki DiGregorio -- no offense,
but I believe that capital letters, when used sparingly and
appropriately, are good -- who announced that her long-awaited third
album, which she intends to credit to the pseudonymicabobble "Liquid
Scene," is mostly written and shall soon, I hope, be waxed, pressed,
spanked on the bottom, and delivered to me, everyone reading these
words, and hundreds of thousands of other former phony hippies in
Sears ponchos.

Becki may not be a celebrity exactly, but she's 100 floors above me in
the Tower of Song, so I think of her as such, and therefore, when I
caught a show of hers in 2009, I tried to adhere to the rules of How
To Behave When You Meet a Famous Person, especially: Do Not Bore the
Celeb, for example, by posing a question he or she has heard hundreds
of times already. So I did NOT ask Becki, "When's the next album
coming out, huh, huh?"

Suggestions of the inappropriate, unfeasible, or otherwise annoying
variety are also verboten, so it would be wrong of me to inquire
whether a duet with the psychedelia-loving Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
is in the offing.

Did I type that out loud?

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider


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