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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 2, Number 103
                  The Seven Year Issue

                  Friday, 19 April 1996

Today's Topics:

              remember the video tape tree?
                     Misheard lyrics
       "It's Black, It's White...yeah yeah yeah..."
               Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-102
              Hondas, bands, Yazbek, lyrics
              re: diverse faves...top this!
     Some thoughts, a peach, and whaaa?--an XTC RPG?!
                      To whomever...
                 If I had only known.....
                      the demos CDs
           Trade "Live and More" for Andy Demos
                     Drums & Wireless
                My Video for "Everything"
                   Wires and wherefores
                      lurker no more
              The Laughing Man / Tape Offer
                    In Search of Soul
              Re: diverse faves...top this!
                      blah,blah,blah
                       Smart music
                     Son of New Wave
            Be Brought Up In The Lap Of Luxury
                      The Verve Pipe
                          Stuff
                      Off The Record
                    Vermont is white?
                   dichotomy offerings

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From: GLANCASTER@mecn.mass.edu
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 14:55:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: remember the video tape tree?
Message-id: <01I3NHCBNI7M9ES9VM@mecn.mass.edu>

Remember the video tape tree from last fall?  I know that Erik
posted the list a while back explaining the delay(s) - but it has
been 6 months now.  Not to annoy anybody, but have folks been
receiving tapes lately, or at all??

I guess we're all so starving for new XTC material that we've
been searching for other bands to snack on.  I've found
Boo Radleys and Pulp out there, who are not XTC-like in sound,
but more in scope, imagination, influence, etc.  And, of course,
the long-awaited issue of Pink Floyd's "Relics" on CD helps!
At first, I thought discussion of other bands was a bit off
the scope, but now I really get into it!  Beats "Dear God"
arguments, IMHO! ;)

Finally.... anybody know a source yet for the Demos 8 disc?
Midnight Records, maybe??

Thanx and a tip of my hat!

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From: 7IHd <ee92pmh@brunel.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <3079.9604171925@molnir.brunel.ac.uk>
Subject: Misheard lyrics
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 20:25:47 +0100 (BST)

OK, completely non-XTC but I'm listening to this now so I thought I'd
post it.

On Radiohead's "The Bends", by far the best song is track six[*], which on
the sleeve is mistitled "(Nice Dream)". But really, surely what Thom is
actually singing is "Nice String"???

Well that's what it sounds like to me anyway. :-)

[*] opinion will change when I reach track eight.

Phil
  _
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 |  | )||   http://http2.brunel.ac.uk:8080/~ee92pmh/
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From: Aaron Pastula <apastula@pepperdine.edu>
Message-Id: <199604171927.AA15723@pepvax.pepperdine.edu>
Subject: "It's Black, It's White...yeah yeah yeah..."
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 96 12:27:36 PDT

I *LOVE* Political Correctness!

I'm waiting for Jesse Jackson to post to Chalkhills and tell us to get
our act straight.  Better yet, he'll probably try to persuade Mr. Relph
to put a neat-o ribbon on the web page.

Aaron.

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 13:17:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: alizarine <jemiah@teleport.com>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-102
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.92.960417131410.1908A-100000@zoe.teleport.com>

Disparate albums?... Hah... you are so quick with fear you tiny fools (to
quote Dr. F.N. Furter)
I have in my backpack currently --
The Greatest Hits of Earth Wind and Fire, volume 1
XTC - Big Express
Bowie -- Ziggy, Pin-ups, Lodger, Man who sold the world, Station to
Station, Heroes, Low
Eno - All 4 rock albums
Bauhaus - Mask
Complete Robert Johnson, volume 3

Top that. =)

	Alizarine, Anointed Sister of the Unchristian Order of
	St. Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno

jemiah@teleport.com			http://www.teleport.com/~jemiah
Oblique Strategy of the day:
"you can make only one dot at a time"

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From: Ben Gott <BENG@hotchkiss.pvt.k12.ct.us>
Subject: Hondas, bands, Yazbek, lyrics
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 96 16:22:00 edt
Message-ID: <31755205@pentium3.hotchkiss.pvt.k12.ct.us>

I think I hurt the speakers in the Honda. I played XTC too loud, and they
probably bulged on the outside in quite a comic fashion.

I like a lot of bands. I don't like a lot of bands. I'm a closet
Janet Jackson fan (pre-"janet.") Yay for me. I'd love to hear Barry
White do an XTC song.

If you can't find David Yazbek's CD in your store, order it on CDnow
(http://cdnow.com) I don't work for them, I've just spent most of my
allowance there. It's fun - you should try it soon. I had a contest with my
friend to see who could buy the most Mike Oldfield CDs the fastest. He won,
and I think the NBA's using my checkbook right about now...

I've chatted with Captain Scott about my favorite misheards. "I feel
like I'm walking around a telephone pole." "Sometimes I hear love
sigh." All of the words in "Leisure." And there are so much more!

Bbbbben

"Too little much too late." (Yazbek)

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Message-Id: <199604172024.NAA28579@sgi.sgi.com>
From: Ross MacKay <ross@drumz.grdl.noaa.gov>
Subject: re: diverse faves...top this!
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 16:24:37 -0400 (EDT)

er, uh... my last CD store purchase included
   Incredible String Band, Parliament, Zappa
well on second thought perhaps that represents a logical progression.

- ross, a Chalkhillian with deep DeadHead roots.

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 15:28:51 -0500 (CDT)
From: "LaShawn M. Taylor" <shonniet@interaccess.com>
Subject: Some thoughts, a peach, and whaaa?--an XTC RPG?!
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.91.960417150524.24522A-100000@flowbee.interaccess.com>

This little blackbird is not even going to insert her $.02 into this
black/white music discussion because she finds it *wayyyyy* too amusing
when people discuss her "cultural roots".  (Consequently, she also feels
guilty that in most of her CD collection, "white music" outnumbers the
"black music" and now she must scramble to her sister's place to steal
her TLC and Jodeci CDs.)

And now for something completely different.  I was cruising the Web the
other day where I found a homepage for--get this--an XTC MUD!  Yes, it's
actually named XTC Abermud.  From the little I read, it's supposed to be
a roleplaying game where you fight monsters and go on quests and stuff.
I tried to play it but something was wrong with my server.  I'm going to
try again later on, but if anyone's interested, the address is
xtc.inetu.com 6969 or 205.147.201.3 6969.  Wouldn't it be cool if one of
the quests involved rescuing a certain simple mayor from the clutches of
a Geffen griffin...?

I think the bootleg donations is cool.  I'll be willing my measly pittance.

In the misheard lyrics category, my mind always translates Colin's Ten
Feet Tall "from strength to strength" to "from stranger to stranger".
Hey, it makes more sense to me, okay?

And finally, I read Roger Ebert's review of "James and the Giant Peach"
the other day.  I loved the way he summed up the music for it, at the
very end of the review...

"Oh yeah.  There was some songs too..."

LaShawn M. Taylor
shonniet@flowbee.interaccess.com

* --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Go tell your stale friends	|To not to try to push our bodies any faster
Go tell false prophets and	|'Cause we're dancing with disaster
drug traffickers. . .		|And the first will be the last
				|It's nearly Africa!    	-xtc
========================================================================

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From: mtross@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 15:47:37 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: To whomever...
Message-ID: <Pine.A32.3.91.960417154404.137899A-100000@red.weeg.uiowa.edu>

...I also own Miles and Ministry discs, not to mention (while we're on
the 13th letter of the alphabet) Madonna, Moby, Moby Grape, Morrison
(Van), Metal Machine Music...more!

Also, I like not only so-called "black" and "white" music but also
red-haired space aliens, particularly Ziggy Stardust.

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Message-ID: <n1382365658.94431@students.mcad.edu>
Date: 17 Apr 1996 16:00:19 U
From: "Cecile Bellamy" <cecile_bellamy@students.mcad.edu>
Subject: If I had only known.....

From: Cecile Bellamy

    That there was going to be an interesting e-discussion on race in the
music industry, I would have written a lot sooner! I think a good place to
start when an individual feels concerned even ashamed when such an issue is
brought up is to simply look into the history of twentieth century music in
the U.S. and in their own countries. It is a well known fact that the
attempts to thwart the early years of rock n' roll (the pappy of pop) were
mostly based from the fact that conservative types didn't want their
youngun's listening to anyone but Pat Boone(I had seen some footage of him
singing Tootie Frutie...ooooo SCARY!). Then on the other hand, even thought
the Beatles had intense popularity from the sixties and into the
seventies,some new bands in the U.K. started to have strong influences of
Jamacian Ska and African rythms(I think even Andy could attest to doing
some of this himself).
    Being a woman of color from diverse backgrounds, I wouldn't make an
issue of whether or not any one individual listened to other artists from
different cultures or not. A major issue in the African-American
community(as far as music and artists) has been the way MTV has omitted
artists in the past. It's more of what MTV and some radio stations do, not
so much everyday people.Like TV, when you transmit hours of entertainment
and information out to millions of people, it's best to let others know how
vast the world is and how everyone takes part in it. The music I have
stocked up on has varied from Kate Bush to the Disposable Heroes of
Hiphoprisy.
All I can say to those concerned is to simply explore what is out there.
Mr. Partridge has set a very good example of this by listening to music
>from  not only other cultures but from other eras.

  I want to end off by saying that I'm glad that people take issues like
these  under consideration. I've always felt that the fact that people even
think about others is enough, that's all I ask.

Keep up the good work!

Cecile

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 17:18:31 -0400
Message-Id: <v01510102ad9ad6b20b11@[128.122.161.36]>
From: vanvalnc@is2.nyu.edu (Chris Van Valen)
Subject: the demos CDs

Hey, 'sticks!

Now that I've completed my search for Drums & Wireless, I have some money
to burn from my tax check. Can someone please e-mail me with info about the
7 (or is it 8?) volumes of XTC demos. Also some info about quality would be
greatly appreciated.

If you have an unpleasant nature and dislike people
this is no obstacle to work.
                                --J.G. Bennett

Catch "Forever Knight" on the Sci-Fi Channel at 8PM and midnight, EDT.
                                --Lucien LaCroix

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From: ERIC DAY <ERICDAY@diamondmm.com>
Subject: Trade "Live and More" for Andy Demos
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 96 16:51:00 PDT
Message-ID: <31758302@mailgate.diamondmm.com>

I have an original Japanese copy of "Live and More" available for trade.
 It has all the original packaging, including the lyric sheet and the
obi.  I've only played it once, and the vinyl is immaculate.  I'm
primarily interested in trading for Andy's home demos - especially cool
would be a cassette copy of "The Bull with the Golden Guts."   Please
email me if you are interested.

p.s. Could someone please let me know if I'm over/undervaluing this
record?

 - Eric Day

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 19:39:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ted Harms <tmharms@library.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Drums & Wireless
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.91.960416182252.3170A-100000@library.uwaterloo.ca>

So I'm wondering what's the orgin of the Drums and Wireless tracks.  I know
they're from the John Peel Radio show but I'm wondering if the tracks are
performed live and on the air or if they're pre-recorded and then just
played back on the same programme as John Peel interviews Andy, Dave, or
Colin.

Regardless, I'm a little disappointed that they recorded those tracks
almost identically to the versions on the albums.  (The exception being
the tracks with Barry Andrews playing - he seemed to willing to toy
around with the songs a little bit.)  Maybe XTC's absence from live
playing has made them a little timid when it comes to reproducing their
songs.  (It would've been a little more rewarding for the listener if
they would've mixed things up a  bit - a reggae version of 'No Thugs',
perhaps).

On the other hand, though, it is nice to see a band that can reproduce
'live' what it does in the studio...

Ted Harms                            Library, Univ. of Waterloo
tmharms@library.uwaterloo.ca                 519.888.4567 x3761
Dets finns loegn, foerbannad loegn, oeh sas fins det statistik.

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Message-Id: <199604180041.TAA21896@kenlaw>
From: "Joel Flaxman" <joel@kenlaw.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 96 19:40:19
Subject: My Video for "Everything"

I finnaly got around to doing my video here it is:
	6 Men dressed in Army Uniforms are seated around a round
table.  We see their nametages: General Partridge, General
Moulding, General Gregory, Major Andy, Major Colin, and Major
Dave (hey man -- equality).  They are writing up some plans.  One
of them puts the plans into an envelope and hands it to a man who is
bending over.  He stands straight up with the envelope and we see
that he is ten feet tall.  He walks out of the door into a crowded room
with flying radios (they're in motion), a scissors man, and a picture
of Picasso's Guernica.  He glances at the envelope.  It says "For
Nigel."  The man brings the envelope to a doctor who is measuring
the beating of a mermaids heart.  As the man gives the Doctor the
envelope his patient smiles.  The doctor runs away with the
envelope to another room.  He's quickly reads it and then starts his
own letter: "Dear God,"  As he gets to the second line his writing
turns to scribbles as he falls asleep.  The camera pans out for a few
seconds then pans in as the door opens and another military man
("Sergaent Rock") comes in and shouts something, we can only see
his lips move, but he obviously says "Wake Up."  The Doctor
Jump[s].  The get up and walk out the door together.  They walk
outside and the camera pans out to the sky.  We see stop frame
footage of the clouds move as the song ends.

-Joel
(P.S. I know this wasn't originally my idea really)

################################################
"Success is being a quote." - Andy Partridge

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Date: 18 APR 96 10:20:12 EST
From: PCulnane@dca.gov.au
Subject: Wires and wherefores
Message-ID: <0000fhfpbddh.0000isksgosa@dca.gov.au>

Way back in issue #98, Michael Wicks [mwicks@gol.com] kindly provided us
with his impressions of "Drums And Wires"; and most entertaining it was too.
I noticed a tiny detail which started to set my heart pulsing-pulsing...

Michael mentions the liner notes, including the Jethro Tull and George
Chambers references. Is the brass section on "That Is The Way" also credited
to something like "Herb Alpert & the Marijuana Brass"?

I think what we have here is that the Japan issue of D&W seems to include
some or all of the foldout insert that was included with original UK Virgin
D&W vinyl issues.  This insert had a large colour photo of the band in
Townhouse studios - Andy lying on the floor, facing us, with the others
grouped standing behind him.  It also had lyrics to every song XTC song
released to this point, including the D&W songs, even "Chain of Command" &
"Limelight" (freebie single of the time). Finally, of course, there were the
usual credits, production & recording details about D&W.

Is this true Michael?  Can you supply Chalkhills with more details on the
Japanese D&W booklet? I'm sure many of us would like to own a CD of this
album which improves on the shoddy packaging of the UK CD version (wrong
tracklisting, no booklet, no lyrix, etc).  Also, what's the full
tracklisting of the version you've got?

It would sure make my day if you were to confirm this "fantasy" for me!

"We are rocking in a similar motion"  <xTc>

Paul from Oz

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From: MereBrian@aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 22:15:41 -0400
Message-ID: <960417221540_377607485@emout07.mail.aol.com>
Subject: lurker no more

OK, the subject's a tribute to The Proclaimers...

Having read and enjoyed this mailing list long enough without a
contribution, here goes...

1) I've seen plenty of "favorite" XTC songs or "song of the day" and as one
of the graybeards here (1st XTC: 1981), I really enjoy going back to listen
to things I haven't heard in far too long.  Anyhow, a vote for "Battery
Brides" as most underrated XTC song.  Go back and give it a listen.

2) There's much talk here about the battle against Virgin and AP's backlog
of material.  Well, I've always been intrigued by the idea of Andy doing a
musical!  Obviously, part of his brilliance is the melding of the music and
the fantastically clever lyrics.  If he had the desire to stick to a theme
over several songs, I think he could write an amazing musical.  I don't know
that it would go down well with the Andrew Lloyd Webber lot, but we Popsters
can go to the West End, too, you know.  Anyhow, just a thought...

3) Thanks to jh3 for his MIDI renditions of the Homo Safari songs (reachable
from the Chalkhills web site).  They've been great fun.  BTW, any
Chalkhillians heard of a find band called RJ8?

SJL
MereBrian@aol.com

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Message-Id: <v02140b00ad9b5fd6a0bc@[206.138.225.77]>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 22:39:49 -0500
From: schiavo@airmail.net (Della & Steve Schiavo)
Subject: The Laughing Man / Tape Offer

Hello -

If you can't find "The Laughing Man" try CDNow.  They have the domestic
version on sale and with postage it comes to just about what you would pay
in any of the major retailers.  Address: http://cdnow.com/

My XTC trade list offer is still good.  Don't let the "trade" part put you
off.  (Martin & Joerg: I can't get to you - send me your e-mail and postal
addresses)

Best to all -

Steve

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 22:52:15 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <199604180352.WAA08481@sky.net>
From: Scott Taylor <staylor@sky.net>
Subject: In Search of Soul

>I had a friend once (she moved away and married) who liked some of the
>music I liked, but never failed to criticize -- sometimes playfully,
>sometimes less so -- its lack of "soul". I asked her to define "soul."  She
>laughed, so I guess it was kind of like asking her to define "God."  She
>just pointed out that anyone who would prefer the Ordinaires' version of
>"Kashmir" to Led Zeppelin's was clueless in regards to soul.

Conversely, those who worship the "soulful" original for its own sake over
the refreshing upstart's take are arguably clueless to some of the finer
points, as well.  Give me humor and irony and skewed, alternate viewpoints
over soul any day.  Something like, hmmm, XTC?

ST
staylor@sky.net

+-----------------------------+
|       Scott M. Taylor       |
|       staylor@sky.net       |
| http://www.sky.net/~staylor |
+-----------------------------+

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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 09:53:56 GMT
Message-Id: <199604180953.JAA05350@samos.statusiq.co.uk>
From: "D.Lawrence" <darren@statusiq.co.uk>
Subject: Re: diverse faves...top this!

OK. 2 of my FAVE artists (I'm not talking casual, I'm talking fan-boy
sadness) are The Residents and Kylie Minogue. And yes, it's the music that
I'm interested in not the looks (those Eyeball heads are kinds sexy though)

The whole idea of liking one type of music is soooooo 80's.

DL

PS- My other faves are Todd Rundgren, EBN, XTC ('course), BNL, Ben Folds
Five, The Tubes, NWA (Just 'straight outta' and Ice Cube/Dre solo stuff),
Prince/O(+>, Eternal, Frank Zappa. By faves I mean I have ALL the released
records/CD's.

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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 09:20:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Thomas Long <tlong@unixg.ubc.ca>
Subject: blah,blah,blah
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960418090917.7739A-100000@netinfo.ubc.ca>

..."David Byrne's a jerk"... "I like black people, really"... isn't this
list usually congratulating itself on how intelligent it is?! C'mon
people, get a grip... actually, I blame it all on xTc themselves for not
releasing any NEW product in years... they've reduced us all to jibbering
idiots... thomas

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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 10:13:09 -0700
From: Miles or Gigi Coleman <coleman@cougarnet.byu.edu>
Subject: Smart music
Message-id: <31767825.342F@cougarnet.byu.edu>

I wrote:

>This, I think, is an excellent statement.  Personally, when I listen to XTC
>I am *into* whatever album I happen to be playing.  I am actively listening
>to the riffs, the cool hooks, the lyrics or whatever.  Background music?
>Not really.  Also, refering to the depth, I found that a friend of mine who
>is an English major and into literature and all made a perfect candidate
>for a XTC convert.  I knew the clever lyrics would appeal to him and
>hopefully he would be swayed by the great musical talent of the boys.
>SMART Music!

Well, It looks like I spoke too soon.  I called my so-called perfect XTC
candidate and he said in a I-swear-he-was-quoting-from-a-review voice, "At
times the words were thoughtful, but I felt the music lacked energy."  Ouch!
Perhaps it was my fault for giving him the more mellow _Skykarking_ &
_Oranges and Lemons_.  However, I am more inclined to believe that culture
and intelligence and English majors have nothing to do with musical tastes!
Oh, well.  Someday I'll be able to share XTC with someone who'll appreciate
it as much as I.  (My wife says she doubts that very much!)

Miles Coleman
http://www.byu.edu/~coleman

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From: Martin_Monkman@fincc04.fin.gov.bc.ca
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 12:17:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Son of New Wave
Message-id: <9603188298.AA829855048@FINSMTP1.FIN.GOV.BC.CA>

  The Canadian music video channel MuchMusic ran an in-house
  production called "Son Of New Wave" on Tuesday.  The intent of the
  hour-long feature was to compare the latest Pop bands (Blur, Pulp,
  et al.) with the New Wave predecessors.  XTC figured into the
  programme in three places:

  1.  A clever segue -- Blur was shown (in the video) singing "boys
  who love girls who love boys who love girls who love" (quick cut to
  the "At The Hop" video) "BOY AND GIRLS".

  2.  In an interview Robin Wilson of The Gin Blossoms admitted he had
  been in a new wave cover band.  The artists/songs he identified as
  being part of their repertoire were The Jam, Elvis Costello,
  "Turning Japanese" (The Vapours), "My Sharona" (The Knack), and
  "Senses Working Overtime" (a fragment of the video was shown).

  3.  (The best part)  A short MuchMusic interview segment with a
  rather young Colin Moulding.
  Here's my transcription: (short clip from the "Nigel" video)
     Q:  "Making Plans For Nigel" -- what was it about?
     Colin: It could have been John or Miles or [cut to shot of Andy
     cleaning his glasses; bad editing makes it impossible to see who
     says "Barry", although I think it's Andy -- remember, this was
     after Andrews was no longer part of XTC] or anybody.  It could
     have been any name you care to choose, as long as it's English.
     Because in England at the moment there's something very naughty
     going on.
     Q: What's that?
     Colin:  Well, there's parents sort of saying "We'd like you to be
     so-and-so-and-so in a certain sort of job."  See what I mean?
     But they personally would not like to see themselves in that job.

  It was a rather entertaining programme; keep your eyes on your tv
  listings for a re-broadcast.

  Martin

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From: ZITTEL@aol.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 17:14:44 -0400
Message-ID: <960418171444_378029756@emout07.mail.aol.com>
Subject: Be Brought Up In The Lap Of Luxury

Here is the track listing for the new XTC bootleg CD called Demos 8- Be
Brought Up In The Lap Up Luxury (EX-009):

Looking For Footprints
Do The Dwarf
Gold
Melt The Guns
Spare A Penny
Blue Overall
Monkeys In Humanskin Suits
Cheap Perfume
Raising A Family In A House Full Of Mice
Now We All Dead
Me And The Wind
Bags Of Fun With Buster
Us Being Us
Susan Revolving
Nicely Nicely Jane

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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 16:28:13 -0700
From: Miles or Gigi Coleman <coleman@cougarnet.byu.edu>
Subject: The Verve Pipe
Message-id: <3176D00D.1953@cougarnet.byu.edu>

The following appeared in the March 29, 1996 _Entertainment Weekly_:

Re: The Verve Pipe, Villians(RCA)

"One could call this debut's merging of power chords and soul-baring
wordplay an earnest attempt to bridge the indie-alt/classic rock
divide--classic grunge, if you will.  Or more succinctly, Pearl Jam Lite.
Perhaps the work of the poor man's Live.  Or maybe it's just a bloated,
cringe inducing bore.  Rating: D --Mike Flaherty"

Ouch!

Any comments?  Anyone heard the album?

Miles Coleman
http://www.byu.edu/~coleman

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Date: 18 Apr 96 20:05:18 EDT
From: DaveKGold <70673.317@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Stuff
Message-ID: <960419000518_70673.317_FHP63-1@CompuServe.COM>

Hello Fellow Chalkhillians!

I haven't written in a while, so I'm logging in here to express a few mostly
worthless opinions...

I finally got a hold of Twomey's book and polished it off pretty quickly.  I
noticed some definite similarities between XTC's youth and the Beatles'.
Otherwise, it seems like the band has been a pretty frustrating experience
for the boys.  Going back to a previous topic, I wouldn't blame them if they
did pack it in due to all the hassles, but I would certainly not want them
to end their collective effort.

I also got a hold of Andy's Thru the Hill album and I thought that it could
dkdfe adsfie .....ZZZzzZZZzz....  Oh sorry, I just fell asleep again while
listening to it.  Sorry Andy, but it's definetly not going to stay in my
listening collection.

I also got a copy of Testimonial Dinner, which is an interesting diversion.
However, after listening to this CD, I just felt more like hearing the
originals.  I don't think any of the covers are as good as the real thing.

Not having the slightest idea who the Dukes were prior to reading Twomey's
book , I have since been trying to get a hold of Chips... but the best I can
seem to do is Psonic, which Blockbuster has on hold for me and I will pick
up shortly.  Anybody know where Chips or 25 O'Clock can be found in the Los
Angeles area?

That's all for now folks...

Dave G.

(You only get out what you put in...  :-)   )

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From: ZITTEL@aol.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 20:15:18 -0400
Message-ID: <960418201517_517056778@emout10.mail.aol.com>
Subject: Off The Record

I recently came across a promo radio show LP featuring XTC that I have not
seen mentioned in the Chalkhills or Wonderland discographies. The album is
called "Off The Record" and it was aired the weeks of May 15 and May 22,
1989. It is hosted by Mary Turner and includes four interview segments with
XTC. Also interviewed on the show were Bonnie Raitt, The Replacements, Elvis
Costello, Julian Lennon, and Cruel Story Of Youth. You might be able to find
this LP through Goldmine dealers that specialize in radio shows.

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Message-Id: <v01530509ad9d01624635@[139.80.100.142]>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 15:38:18 +0700
From: james.dignan@stonebow.otago.ac.nz (James Dignan)
Subject: Vermont is white?

>Also, I want to apologize to (whoever) for my mocking, meant-in-jest
>commentary on the white/black thing that was taken at face value(not that
>Rick Astley isn't swanky!).

yeah, I think we all went overboard a bit...

>btw, I have only driven through Vermont, it just seemed like a white
>enough state.

hmmm... musta gone there in winter... ;)

James

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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 00:08:37 -0700
From: becki diGregorio <ziglain@cruzio.com>
Subject: dichotomy offerings
Message-ID: <9604190007.aa23332@bbs.cruzio.com>

<From: Da GrooveMeister <pete_srd@mindspring.com>
<Subject: diverse faves...top this!

<I betcha I'm the only one on the Chalkhills list that owns recordings by both
<Miles Davis and Ministry. Anyone care to top that?

ok, pete, let me give it a shot.  looking through my collection, might i offer
a similar dichotomy response??  owning recordings by...

sepultura and barbara streisand??
nusrat fateh ali khan and the B-52's??
jefferson airplane and tom jones??

egads, scary that...

i'm all for offering the lads some sort of compensation for the boots that
circulate, as well as copies of andy's new songs (how these come into
people's hands i never know).  if someone could set up a way for xtc fans
to get some bread to them (and it was on the up and up), i'm sure there
would be quite a few of us who would offer.  seems only fair.  i bet
someone like mark fisher (are you out there mark??) might be a good
candidate, as he is in contact w/ andy from time to time.  any other
suggestions??

--becki

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