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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 3, Number 133

                 Wednesday, 25 June 1997

Today's Topics:

              The Greatest Living Englishman
                  Who is "Madam Barnum"?
                       Upsy Daisey
                          12345
                          Hanson
                 Looking for "25 O'clock"
                   Back in the frey...
                    as promised . . .
              Missing Bassist and the Loving
                Andy Partridge Interview!
                       Andy Speaks!
          NONCT:Felt & Cherry Red Records (fwd)
               *** Melbourne, Australia ***
         Andy Partridge Interview in 'The Onion'
                  Upsy Daisy in my hands
                      I Want My XTC
          Thought this might be interesting....
              GH collections and home demos
                  Shhhhhhh! Is it safe?
                Recent sightings (London)
     Hmm... I wish I wish I hadn't killed that fish.
                     Nine Inch Nails
               Oh dear God, Adam's back...
               Lurking.....other interests
                        Take Away
                 Re: 13th Floor Elevators
                   the Atlanta party!!

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From: Matt_Kaden/CAM/Lotus@lotus.com
Message-Id: <852564B9.00800663.00@mta2.lotus.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 16:48:17 -0400
Subject: The Greatest Living Englishman

Just a quick question. I have not seen any posts about Martin Newell's
record with Andy. What can you tell me about it?

cheers
Matt

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 00:50:55 +0900
Message-Id: <199706171550.AAA76820@skyhawk.asahi-net.or.jp>
From: Tetsuya Shimizu <uk9t-smz@asahi-net.or.jp>
Subject: Who is "Madam Barnum"?

Japanese magazine "The Dig" featured 12 pages of XTC article on last
month's issue. (Ms. Nishimatu introduced it on 3-107)
I got it last week.

In the "Nonsuch" review , the writer Shigemasa Fujimoto mentioned that
"Madam Barnum" might be AP's ex-wife Marianne.
Until now I have been regarded she as their former record company. . . .

Tetsuya Shimizu / uk9t-smz@asahi-net.or.jp

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 11:21:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "J. Brown" <ringostr@u.washington.edu>
Subject: Upsy Daisey
Message-ID: <Pine.A41.3.95b.970617111732.65136F-100000@dante05.u.washington.edu>

Wow! it sounds great and i love the Cover (sorry Josh).  The picture of
the boys is great.  Andy looks great as ever, Colin looks like my dad
(seriously),  and Dave looks extremely cool.  I can't wait to hear how
AMANDA reacts to this :)  It woul;d be the best packaging so far this year
if it wasn't for the new David Byrne album that also came out today (it is
a fanastic listen as well).

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%  ringostr@u.washington.edu   %%     Fuck Off, You Twat!             %
%  History & Canadian Studies  %%  		    -Paul McCartney   %
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From: Matt_Kaden/CAM/Lotus@lotus.com
Message-Id: <852564B9.006FF8E3.00@mta2.lotus.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 16:48:17 -0400
Subject: 12345

I'm getting angry reading some of these posts. I guess this just happens.
1) SMILE is a puzzle that you have to put together. I did; it was the most
intense rush I've experienced making a tape. Any           non-believers
want to send me a goddamn 100 minute tape, I'll save you the time and
effort.
2) The Beach Boys do not play a note on Pet Sounds or SMILE. No, they
weren't a good band, but shut up already. It doesn't matter if Brian was
"saddled with a band that wasn't really up to converting his brilliant
ideas into the kind of final recordings they deserved", because Phil
Spector's musicians play on Pet Sounds and other musicians played on SMILE.
3) Those two records have nothing in common with surf music or surf
anything.
4) vacuous and bubble gum? Okay, so you haven't heard SMILE. Why are you
jabbering then?
5) You can't digress like that. Mike Love's a twit, but you are as well for
even mentioning that fact (which seems more like the first post, which
started all this SMILE talk, rather than something you'd add now). Oh Mike
Love's a twit. Thank you for straightening that out. End of discussion.

I don't know. You can paint any picture of yourself you want.

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 22:05:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Jennifer L. Geese" <jlg@tardis.svsu.edu>
Subject: Hanson
Message-Id: <Pine.OSF.3.91.970617220053.10291E-100000@tardis.svsu.edu>

Dave wrote:

> Amanda, in one of her last gasps, asked:
> >Am I the only one who wished that the Spice Girls and Hanson would
> >drop off the face of the Earth?
>
> Probably not, but you know, I have to admit, however guiltily, that every
> time I hear "MmmBop," that song just won't get out of my head.

I saw the video for MmmBop the other day.  I am now firmly convinced that
the Hanson brothers are actually the Hanson SISTERS!  This could be good
- they won't have to worry about what to do when their voices change!

Just had to add that.  :)

Jen
"Dear God, hope you got the letter."

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Message-Id: <n1345490804.975@ncldq04.cloud.nt.com>
Date: 18 Jun 1997 10:59:15 +0000
From: "Justin Radford" <Justin.Radford.cnt42887@nt.com>
Subject: Looking for "25 O'clock"

Does anyone in the UK know where I can get a copy of "25 O'clock". I did see
the CD "chips from the chocolate fireball" but didn't buy it at the time. No
luck since then!

Justin

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Message-Id: <199706181934.MAA17492@f45.hotmail.com>
From: "Ben Gott" <xtcfan@hotmail.com>
Subject: Back in the frey...
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 12:34:37 PDT

Chalkhillians-

Just checkin' the digests, and I wanted to un-unsubscribe and add my
appreciation for Chalkhills' Children '96. I am honored to be on an
album with such a fine group of contributors. (I'm going to add a
personal "Hooray!" to Eric Day, for his incredible "It's Nearly
Africa.") I hope that the '97 version is as exciting. It's been great to
finally hear all of you.

Take care. Talk to everyone in the fall!

Ben

* ---------------------------------------
Ben Gott
http://www.wp.com/58596

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Message-ID: <31510B652669CF11BA1D00805F38219E026C4F83@DUB-04-MSG>
From: Peter Fitzpatrick <peterfit@MICROSOFT.com>
Subject: as promised . . .
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 12:54:06 -0700

Hi,
I promised to scan and upload the pictures I took at Andy's house back
in March.
I have also scanned the CD covers he autographed.

They're now on the web.
So you might like to check them out on my homepage :

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/beatle/

go to the main course and sample the dinner (don't worry that'll make
sense when you get there)

(the site is pretty awful, I just chucked out the entire content that's
been stagnating there for a while...
so to save you navigating your way through it you can take some
shortcuts to the two pages)

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/beatle/andypics.htm
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/beatle/cdcovers.htm

-Peter

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Message-Id: <199706182035.NAA25483@access.tucson.org>
From: "J. D. SMX" <jsmelser@access.tucson.org>
Organization: Access Tucson
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 14:03:23 -0700
Subject: Missing Bassist and the Loving

Hello Chalkhirophites:

I've loved the Bassists thread and thought I'd add ONE to the list.

Leigh Gorman was the Bass Player for Bow Wow Wow and though they may
have been considered a teenybop group by some, the talent of the 3
musicians that made up that group can't be denied.  Unfortunately,
Matthew Ashman (a way cool guitar player) is dead now and who knows
where the drummer is, but if you listen to their records strictly for
the music made by this three-pointed neucleus, you can't be
dissappointed.

Of course Mick Karn has always been on my, "best list," and I even
got to see the late Charles Mingus once in Ann Arbor, MI (1978ish).

When I first aquired Oranges and Lemons, The Loving didn't really
jump out at me like lots of the other songs.  It wasn't until I woke
up one morning with it running through my head that I realized what a
masterpiece it is.  Now, more often than not, it's the first song I
play off the CD.

L8r,  SMX

J. D. SMX
Engineering Services Manager
Access Tucson
jsmelser@access.tucson.org

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 18:58:24 -0500
Message-Id: <v02110100afcddb8f5947@[144.92.181.47]>
From: jhackney@facstaff.wisc.edu (John M. Hackney)
Subject: Andy Partridge Interview!

Chalkhillians,

        Yesterday the local Madison weekly "The Onion" published a great
interview by Keith Phipps of Andy Partridge.  A.P. discusses XTC's
impending record deal, his views on "Upsy Daisy", his enlarged prostate,
his temporary bout with deafness (has this been discussed on our list?),
his favorite XTC songs, his views on the future of XTC----all sorts of
things.  There is a picture of the group, with Dave Gregory sporting what
appears to be a goatee---I'm not sure if this is current or not---he looks
like Butch Vig!  The great part about this is that The Onion has published
the interview in full on the net, so everyone go to "www.theonion.com" to
read it.  Click on the highlighted "XTC Interview" in the column to the
left of the home-page screen.

John

John M. Hackney
Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin-Madison
430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706

(608) 233-5685 Home
(608) 262-0657 Lab
(608) 262-7509 FAX

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Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19970618193743.0069a7b0@mailbag.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 19:37:43 -0500
From: Ed Treleven <firefly@mailbag.com>
Subject: Andy Speaks!

Fellow Chalkhillians:

Check out the new issue of The Onion online, specifically this URL:

http://www.theonion.com/avclub3121/avfeature3121.html

There you'll find an extremely funny interview with Andy...enjoy.

Ed

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 22:10:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: FA ken clinger <clinger@duq2.cc.duq.edu>
Subject: NONCT:Felt & Cherry Red Records (fwd)
Message-Id: <Pine.OSF.3.95q.970618220818.9287B-100000@duq2.cc.duq.edu>

I'm forwarding this from the Cocteau Twins list, since it mentions Andy...

(the "Liz" referred to is Liz Fraser, the vocalist for the Twins.)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 19:54:48 -0500
From: John and Brian <briank@dct.com>
To: Multiple recipients of <ctlist@mail.firstcomm.com>
Subject: NONCT:Felt & Cherry Red Records

For those interested, I just ran across a beauty of a compilation CD. It's
called "Ambition--The History Of Cherry Red Records Volumes 1 & 2". 47
songs, 2CD's, and a whole cargo full of bands from early to late 1980's.
Some of the bands on this gem are:
Felt ("Primitive Painters"), Ben Watt with Robert Wyatt, Marine Girls,
Tracey Thorn, Everything But The Girl, Eyeless In Gaza, Matt Johnson, The
Runaways, Dead Kennedy's, Andy Partridge, The Monochrome Set, Quentin Crisp
and many others.

A bargain at a mere $20.00! The catalog number on this is CD BRED 140.
I bought it not only for the vast amount of music, but for the first time I
will have "Primitive Painters" on CD. For those not knowing about this
song, Liz does the backing vocals.

Hope this helps anyone searching for this great song, but cannot find
anything on CD by Felt.

Enjoy and have a good night.

JohninGB

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From: nihilon@crisscross.com
Message-Id: <v03007803afcf6982d49f@[202.217.215.154]>
Subject: *** Melbourne, Australia ***
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 22:46:29 +0800

Hi All,

Steve from Tokyo will be Steve in Melbourne for two glorious weeks from the
27th of June.  Yep, I'm heading home for a break.  And since I'm meeting at
least one other Chalkie while I'm there, how about having a meeting we can
all get too.  I'd love some Vic Bitter.

So those in Melbourne who are interested in getting together one night
soon, e-mail me soon, and we'll co-ordinate something - much like the Tokyo
bash!

Regards,

Steve (MGV)

* ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Could we have everything louder then everything else.
                                (Deep Purple)
* ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Message-Id: <199706191522.KAA24532@mailgw01.execpc.com>
Subject: Andy Partridge Interview in 'The Onion'
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 97 10:24:03 -0500
From: Constantine Pappas <pappas@execpc.com>

Hi gang,

I haven't posted in a while, probably since about October or so, basically
because I got a little fed up with what I saw was a lot of stupid
arguments and completely unnecessary flame wars.  It looks like things
have calmed down, and it seems that everyone is eager for real XTC news.
There is an interview with Andy Partridge in this week's Onion newspaper
(published out of Madison, Wisconsin) that you can read at:
www.theonion.com.  Nothing really new here, but it's still a fun read
(some of his descriptions are rather graphic, btw).
I was thinking of reposting in its entirety to you folks but decided a) i
really feel bad about reposting something like this that is copyrighted,
esp since you all should be able to go read it yourselves and b) (more
importantly) the Onion simply rocks and you should all read for a laf
anyhow. :)

See you in the funny papers,
Constantine

/----------------------------------------------------------------------\
|  Constantine Pappas  ...........................  pappas@execpc.com  |
\----------------------------------------------------------------------/
|   ...a heart without love is a song with no words    ---Andy         |
|     ...and a tune to which no one is listening           Partridge   |
\----------------------------------------------------------------------/

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Message-ID: <64ECD82F01291300@ametsoc.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 97 10:29:00 -0500
From: dgershmn <dgershmn@ametsoc.org>
Organization: AMS
Subject: Upsy Daisy in my hands

Hallooo Count Chalk-ulas,

 I picked up a copy of "Upsy Daisy Assortment" yesterday, despite the fact
that I really didn't need it. I just figured that the boys must be making
SOME money off it, so I'd help out and contribute, as well as showing record
companies that people do care about them.
 And I'm listening to it now...sounds great, nice selection of songs of
course, but what did you expect? Anyway, I actually really do like the
packaging, despite some misgivings from a few of you on the wisdom of
putting a cute lamb on the cover of the album. As it turns out, in an
interview with Andy at The Onion (www.theonion.com), it was his idea to do
it, envisioning it as an assortment of chocolates with the sort of tacky
design some chocolate boxes are known for. In fact, it's a pretty attractive
cover design (nice fonts!) -- a cute little itsy-bitsy lamb is frolicking in
a flowery field, leaping into the air with what might just be a small daisy
in its mouth, a bee flying nearby, while in the distance we see a quaint
rural town on the edge of a lake with mountains in the distance and a
steamboat on the water. The back cover is the same, minus the lamb, with the
song listing in its place. In the upper-right corner on the front, a
photo-realistic ribbon is tied in a bow, overlapping onto the back
upper-right corner, gift-wrapping the "assortment." In the clear plastic
left edge of the CD case, where a matchstick could be found on "Fossil
Fuel," there's a long-stemmed daisy.
  Inside, we find that the CD itself is decorated with chocolates,
continuing the metaphor, and inside the booklet (it's only a 2-page spread
inside, no extra pages) there's a wallpaper-like design on the left and the
covers of all albums from "D&W" onward on the right, with the songs on "Upsy
Daisy" that come from each listed below their covers. On the back of the
booklet is a recent photo of Andy, Colin, and Dave (sporting a beard-type
thing that makes him look a bit like a slimmed-down version of Lemmy from
Motorhead). Andy's holding a guitar, and Dave has his strapped on, with the
cord running right to the viewer, looking like it was plugged into the
camera taking the photo.
 All in all, it looks pretty nice. As with "Fossil Fuel," it would have been
really nice if there had been SOME sort of liner notes about the band and
the purpose of this CD. There must be some notable person who'd be happy to
have said a few good things about them.
 Well, that's it for the description...just thought that those of you who
haven't seen it yet or who may have trouble finding it might be interested.

Assortedly yours,

Dave Gershman

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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 15:37:19 -0500 (CDT)
From: James Dupuy <dupuy@nol.net>
Subject: I Want My XTC
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.970619153045.1862A-100000@grassy.nol.net>

Hello Chalkhill People,

	Does it sound like Andy Partridge is mimicking Sting on This World
Over? (Big Express).

Will you tell them about that far off and mythical land
About their leader with the famous face?
Will you tell them that the reason nothing ever grows
In the garden anymore
Because he wanted to win the craziest race
That's this world over

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Message-Id: <04D0D33A9A08C038*/c=US/admd=mci/prmd=marshmc/o=email/ou=ccARD/s=Moll/g=Christopher/@MHS>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 16:11:40 -0500
From: Christopher Moll <Christopher.Moll@MARSHMC.COM>
Subject: Thought this might be interesting....

          Hello Fellow Chalkhillians...

          Just got back from the Matthew Sweet concert in
          Fort Lauderdale, Florida and I have some news that
          will be of interest to all fellow Chalkhill
          readers. First off...the concert was pretty good.
          I like Matthew Sweet but I think I would like to
          like him more. What I mean by that is that with
          his albums, there are 4 or 5 tracks that are real
          great "POP" songs with "Sweet" harmonies (No Pun
          Intended!) but  the rest of the songs are fillers.
          With more quality control he could probably
          produce a classic "POP" album from start to
          finish... but whatever...he still writes pretty
          good stuff. Anyhow...the reason that I'm posting
          this is I was hanging out talking to Matthew and
          his backing band afterwards. Really cool guys! Now
          the keyboardist and drummer are from another band.
          That band is Velvet Crush. They have recorded with
          many other bands. They have also recorded with
          Stephen "Tin-Tin" Duffy. (They reason why I'm
          speaking in short sentences is that it builds for
          dramatic effect!) Now Stephen's new album,
          forthcoming shortly, was recording mostly with
          Velvet Crush as a backing band, Stephen Street
          (Smiths and Blur producer, excellent colourful
          producer in his own right) producing most of the
          tracks and our own........Andy Partridge producing
          the rest, which I think amounted to 3 tracks. Not
          only that but he also contributed guitar, keyboard
          and vocal work. All of this came from Velvet
          Crush's drummer, Ric Menck, who by the way, is a
          virtual "POP" encyclopedia. He described Andy as
          being cool and laid back but extremely quirky at
          the same time. He said that as far as producing
          the material Andy had an excellent "POP" ear and
          was able to really wind people up in the studio to
          get their best performances. It's funny how this
          all ties together because Ric Menck has very close
          connections with Blur and played drums on the
          single that Alex, (Blur bass player) Stephen
          Duffy, and he worked on together. And as we all
          know Andy worked on the aborted album tracks for
          Blur's "Modern Life is Rubbish".

          So there you have it...

          Talk to you later...

          Christopher Moll

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From: Cgeorge971@aol.com
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 08:31:37 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <970620083136_72638419@emout16.mail.aol.com>
Subject: GH collections and home demos

Greetings fellow Chalkhillians,

Two points before I re-lurk:

1)  What is the purpose of releasing both Fossil Fuels and Upsy Daisy?  I
know they're on different labels, but I don't get the reasoning behind their
release.  Most XTC fans I know are not casual fans:  they own at least the
whole released catalogue.  I myself bought the entire catalogue twice, in
different formats before moving on to JVS, BGG and other various live
selections and home demos, and I refuse to buy these same songs again for
sonic differences my ears probably cannot hear.  Was the purpose more than
just offering Greatest Hits to unknowing would-be fans? Or was it to assess
what kind of interest is out there for new XTC material?  Because if it were
the latter, and it didn't sell well, that would not be good for those of us
who have waited patiently for a new release for so long.  What thinkest thou?

2)  Again I implore any kind souls to help me obtain any Home Demos after
Skylarking.  That's where my collection leaves off.  I have a list of items
for trade that I would love to share with any interested individuals.

Yours seeking XTC,

Georgie

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From: Richard.PedrettiAllen@octel.com
Message-Id: <c=US%a=_%p=Octel%l=EX-CAMPUS1-970620171626Z-22758@ex-campus1.corp.octel.com>
Subject: Shhhhhhh! Is it safe?
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 10:16:26 -0700

Is she gone?

Here are a sampling of the reviews I received for my lyric rewrite
"Goodbye Amandasaurus" but I must say that she stated her case very well
in her rewrite "Merely Amanda."  I was very amused with her lyrics.  Too
bad she wasn't with mine.   Someday she will learn to laugh at herself
and that will provide her with a lifetime of entertainment.

"I'm a few C'hills behind, but thanks muchly for the 'Goodbye
Amandasaurus' poem!!  Far and away the best thing that's been put in
C'hills for ages..."

"'Goodbye Amandasaurous' was fantastic. Look forward to the next
Chalkhills, which will contain a song about *you* (entitled, 'Humble
Richard.')"

"Your lyrics were great!, very clever and amusing-------"

"Very well done.  Entertaining stuff."

"The lyrics are brilliant!  And just the sort of thing to start a bloody
flame war the likes of which we will never see again....  Oh well. "

So maybe I will do it on CC97...

Cheers, Richard

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Message-ID: <KDMEKXAjdGrzEwtm@emdac.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 00:44:35 +0100
From: Phil Hetherington <phil@emdac.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Recent sightings (London)

Dear Chalks,

Recently seen in London, the following. Follow these up yourself,
don't ask me, I don't have time (sorry):

Virgin Megastore - corner of Oxford St. & Tottenham Court Road:

  XTC - Fossil Fuel (ltd. edition version with embossed cover)
    Thought this was worth noting; I'm surprised this version is
    still in stock there. Only one copy though.

Music & Video Exchange - Notting Hill Gate (this is not one of
  the two shops down the side street whose name escapes me, nor
  is it the bargain shop on NHG, nor is it the classical music
  one, but the one inbetween those two. From the tube station,
  turn right out of the ticket gates, then up the right hand
  side steps (past the toilets). Walk along for about a minute
  - it's opposite the Midland bank).

  Sighted 21.6.97:

  Under 'Rock & Pop XYZ' - loads of stuff, mainly albums but
  including the '5 Senses' EP if anyones interested, for #2.50.
  Also a German(?) copy of Drums & Wires on LP, Virgin 200 917-320.

  Under 'Indie Various' - a copy of '1967 Through The Looking
  Glass' (that's the one with Colin's Hermits on it).

Hopefully useful to someone. I hate to advertise these crappy
shops, but still...

If this message wasn't interesting or relevant to you, please
don't read it. :-)
--
Phil Hetherington

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Message-Id: <199706231557.IAA20742@mail.eskimo.com>
From: "Matt Keeley" <mrme@eskimo.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 08:57:10 +0000
Subject: Hmm... I wish I wish I hadn't killed that fish.

Sorry about that, couldn't think of a better Subject line, so, when
in doubt, go with the simpsons!

> From: Ted Harms <tmharms@library.uwaterloo.ca>
>  V2, the successor label to Richard Branson's Virgin Records, is
>  forging an eclectic roster including P.M. Dawn, Olivia Tremor
>  Control, and XTC....Under the terms of Virgin's sale to EMI,
NO!  Aggh!  <insert something decidedly _not_ Handel's Messiah nor
"Burning in Optimism's Flames"... maybe something from the dub
experiments... nahh.. that's too good for this piece of news.>  I'm
happy that they found a new label, but did it have to be a Virgin
subsidiary??  I hope this is just some copywriter's fantasy...

> From: Kelly Nickel <nickel@SEDSystems.ca>
> question right? Wrong. He said "NO, I just liked the
> shirt".
Well, hopefully he was just engaging in a session of "Snappy Answers"
a la Mad Magazine... or he was just a git....8)

Matt
     -=>Matt Keeley  mrme@eskimo.com<=-
Living Through | Visit my home page
Another        | http://www.eskimo.com/~mrme
Cuba -- XTC    | I used to be temporarily insane!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now I'm just stupid! -- Brak
(ICQ UIN: 1455267, Name: MrMe)
Yeah.

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Message-Id: <199706230921.SAA15405@inetnif.niftyserve.or.jp>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 18:18:00 +0900
From: <PXD07057@niftyserve.or.jp>
Subject: Nine Inch Nails

>As for my original contribution - has anybody noticed the similarity
>between the fossil on the cover of _Fossil Fuels_ and what's been on a
>Nine Inch Nails cover (can't remember the recording)?  Maybe the band is
>trying to go after the hip industrial crowd?  *snicker*

The ammonite? on the cover of Fossil Fuel is more or less identical to the
ammonite? depicated on the CD (not the cover) of NIN's The Downward Spiral.

Daisuke Nakai
<PXD07057@niftyserve.or.jp>

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Message-Id: <199706230836.BAA03771@mailgate32>
Subject: Oh dear God, Adam's back...
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 97 03:36:21 -0600
From: "Adam J. Ostermann" <aostermann@sprintmail.com>

..yes, all you longtime Chalkhillians can swear obscenities at the monitor,
for Adam that punk from Madison is back on the mailing list.

No real news to report, except regurgiatated stuff that probably has been
mentioned here before: the latest edition of Madison's own weekly satirical
paper/coupon book THE ONION features an interview with our own Mssr.
Partridge.  Those of you who don't ahve access to this marvel of modern
journalism can check out the interview at the Onion's website
(www.theonion.com last time I checked....) If you DO want a printed copy,
e-mail me and I'll scoop up a whole ton and do some mailing. Or something.

Other WI XTCphiles John and Dean and I had a marvellous Sunday afternoon a
few weeks back shooting shit about XTC and other things that made our toes
all tingly. I just want to thnak them here and brownnose a little more
before we travail to Blur Tuesday in Beertown (Milwaukee, WI)

I just heard from a reliable source that EMI records is no more. Dunno if
Andy and co. were looking there as a potential future home, but if so, they
can cross it off their list. Another reliable source (AHEM) said Mercury was
at one time interested. Might not be a bad idea; a few years back no one
would spit on them, but it appears that within the past year or so, they've
been signing 'name' acts left and right (INXS, the Ocean Blue, Morrissey)
and etting newer groups in the spotlight (the Cardigans, Hanson) All the
labels I think would be a good match for them - Bar/None, Restless, Slash
etc. probably can't afford them, esp. if XTC go forward with their double
album.

BTW, being the prolific writer Andy is, he would appreciate Mark Eitzel's
workload. Eitzel, as many of the indie-informed here at Chalkhills knows,
was once the lead singer of the brilliant American Music Club. Anyhow, check
this out: in addition to his new Warner Bros. release ^West^, a
collaboarative effort with some Peter Buck guy who's in some other band,
Eitzel will have a another solo out on Matador (cheekily titled ^I'm Caught
in a Trap I'm Can Back Out Because I Love You Too Much Baby^) this fall.  If
that's not enough, he scored a soundtrack to a small indie film called ^No
Easy Way^. And that doesn't count the LP he did with former AMC member Bruce
Kapahn called ^I Lost My Humor^ which is currently in limbo. Oh yeah, and he
and Bruce did some helping out on the new Cool For August LP.  (Er, obXTC
reference: on Mark's Warner Bros. solo debut, last year's 60 Watt Silver
Lining, features horn work by one Mark Isham, who of course did the
"heavenly honking" on ^Oranges and Lemons.^)

Anywho, that's about it for me. Thanks again for letting me bore you
senseless AGAIN.

Adam Ostermann
currently listening to:
Failure/Fantastic Planet (Slash)

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Message-Id: <n1345062987.43582@ncldq04.cloud.nt.com>
Date: 23 Jun 1997 09:45:53 +0000
From: "Justin Radford" <Justin.Radford.cnt42887@nt.com>
Subject: Lurking.....other interests

Chalkhills,
I just received my first copy of the digest..so much for keeping posts short
eh? Well i'm still trying to locate a copy of "25 o'clock". Any luck?
I was interested in Kelly Nickels post about other bands XTC fans
like......why not try "Super Furry Animals" and "Gorkys Zygotic Mynci" both
cool british pop bands who's songs have a little 'Dukes' about them try
"Herman loves Pauline" by SFA and "Diamond Dew" by Gorkys.....enjoy

Justin

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Message-ID: <33AE5A79.10C0D672@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 07:14:01 -0400
From: Brent Bonet <bbonet@mindspring.com>
Subject: Take Away

Wow!  I haven't seen that for years.  Another tragedy of having my
collection stolen.  I remember a vacation in northern Michigan with a
bunch of friends and everyone doing a tribal type dance to that
record.  I think Pigbag was the rage back then too.  Also good for
jumping around tribally.

Brent Bonet
Atlanta

Jonathan Christensen <jon9091@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>
> Does anybody else have an LP called "Mr. Partridge 'Take Away'"???
> Just curious.

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Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 07:40:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <ccoolidg@zoo.uvm.edu>
Subject: Re: 13th Floor Elevators
Message-ID: <Pine.A32.3.91.970623073201.68136C@gnu.uvm.edu>

>How about Roky Erikson, whose "All That May Do My Rhyme" record was
released in 1995. I think there was a fifteen year or so gap between that
and his previous solo recording.

For those who don't know Roky, he was the leader of the 60s Texas
psychedelic band 13th Floor Elevators. I really enjoyed "All That May Do My
Rhyme" and would recommend it.

  I didn't know he was back in action. Last I heard he was in jail for
mail fraud. Apparently some twisted fan sent him a package of suspicious
nature which he made the mistake of accepting. The man's an insane
genius, roughly what you'd get if you crossed Syd Barrett with John
Fogerty in Texas. I didn't know about the recent album; the last one I
know of was in '88 or '89. The one I have is from 86 or 87(Don't Slander
Me; one of his better ones). There's also a very good tribute album from
a few years back, featuring ZZ Top, REM, T-Bone Burnett, Thin White Rope,
The Butthole Surfers(of course!), and many others. One of the few tribute
albums that actually works! I also have a very scratchy old cassette of a
live album by his old band the Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Makes his solo
stuff seem tame by comparison.

Christopher R. Coolidge
Eleventh Hour Cauldron Publications

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From: "kimberly lynn martin" <KMAR0971@Mercury.GC.PeachNet.EDU>
Organization: Gainesville College, Univ Sys of GA
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 14:20:59 EST5EDT
Subject: the Atlanta party!!
Message-Id: <9F0B90438F@Mercury.GC.PeachNet.EDU>

greetings fellow Chalkhillians...
Well, 2 days ago we finally got to have the chalkhills gathering in
Atlanta, it was as much fun as I was expecting and probably a little
more fun than that!  I was battling the flu on that day, so I felt
just a LITTLE bit under the weather, therefore, I can't quite
remember EVERYONE'S name that was there (ah yeah the beer and
all the medicine I had taken probably didn't help much either), but
everyone was really nice and seemed to get along quite well for
basically a bunch of strangers.  It was a total XTC-overload for all 5
senses, well, sight and hearing in particular, considering we got to
listen to all sorts of rare tracks, demos, and my particular favorite,
we got to watch the "LOOK LOOK" video twice!!  Thanks to my wonderful
friend Doug I now can watch these 10 times a day if I want (thanks
again Doug!).  Ah, and of course, the HIGHLIGHT of the evening, the
WONDERFUL band ORANGE HAT played a few of their original psychedelic
pop songs and a few excellent covers of some XTC songs ("mayor...,"
"peter pumpkin...," "blue beret," and "helicopter"--this was
GREAT!!!).  sorry if I forgot one, gotta excuse me....those guys were
just a lot of fun to watch (I was trying to keep my jaw from gaping
most of the time, but that's ANOTHER story!  [i's such a stoopit gurl
sometimes...])
    All in all, it was a blast.  I hope we can do it again real soon!
 --Kim

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