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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 4, Number 123

                 Thursday, 6 August 1998

Today's Topics:

                        astrology
                       Re : Dragon
                          Dragon
                   XTC Listening Party
                   Salvage the ice caps
                      CDs at Espirit
             Earth is just a Swindon in space
                        boxed set
               XTCish music vs. Air Supply
                    A shameless plug!
                 miscellaneous ramblings
                       XTC Live cd
                          boots
                  Re: Other TVT artists
                      Re: Remasters
                 Avengers sndtk. reviews
                     XTC review page
                     The Wrong Dragon
                    Delay in XTC Book
           Blegvad, Talk Talk, and XTC...Whee!
           "Black gold" at a local record fair
        Censor Asleep at the Wheel (gotta luv it)
           Back from NYC...thanks for the info
                 Internet radio stations
              Peter Blegvad in Boston...WOW!

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Date: 4 Aug 98 23:09:22 -0500
Subject: astrology
From: "David vanWert" <mcknife@xsite.net>
Message-Id: <B1ED4527-57795@206.126.235.46>

On Tue, Aug 4, 1998 9:16 PM,  btm@ns1.mindmagic.com wrote:
> Isn't refusing to date a Leo or hire a Virgo as bad as refusing to date a
Catholic or hire a
>black person?

Absolutely! Thomas Pynchon castigates signists thoroughly in _Vineland_.
But remember not all astrologists are guilty of signism. Your
generalization reeks of cheapnewagefixism.

David vanWert    <mcknife@xsite.net>     http://www.xsite.net/~mcknife

"I hate quotations."  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1849

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From: Iain_Murray@hr-m.b-m.defence.gov.au
Message-Id: <4A256657.001B9C1E.00@ncc-notes.hr-m.b-m.defence.gov.au>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 15:08:44 +1000
Subject: Re : Dragon

In response to Chris' posting in #4-121, I can safely say, at the very
least, that Terry Chambers wasn't Dragon's *original* drummer. Dragon
started recording in about 1975/76 after coming to Australia from New
Zealand. They had a bunch of Top Ten FM radio-friendly hits between 1976
and 1979, but by the time their music reached Austin (about 1983, according
to Chris), the group had become a duo - founding brothers Marc (lead vocals
and guitar) and Todd (pretty much everything else) Hunter. At this stage, I
think the drumming duties were taken by a drum machine for the most part,
with the occasional session drummer sitting in. It's possible that Terry
was one of these session men, but I find it a wee bit hard to believe.

As a slightly depressing aside, Marc Hunter died of throat cancer last
month - he was 44.

Iain

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Date: 5 Aug 98 15:31:10 AST
From: PCulnane@dca.gov.au
Subject: Dragon
Message-ID: <0000kakkwauq.0000jjhlndtz@dca.gov.au>

Chris Vreeland asked in Chalkhills #121 about Dragon.  Here's a brief
precis (p'raps the likes of kiwi James Dignan could correct me any
inaccuracies):
*Formed in New Zealand circa 1975, were a heavy/prog style band on the
Vertigo label; released two albums in this vein
*Migrated to Australia circa 1977 and had a string of smash hit singles,
including at least three number ones - in a more pop-rock style.  Were a
popular staple on Australian pop TV show "Countdown"
*Terry Chambers joined the band around 1983 and participated in one album,
"Body and the Beat" as well as numerous singles from the album. A very
sartorial-looking Terry is to be spotted in the accompanying promo videos
of these singles.  He toured extensively with the band during his tenure
*I believe (though I'm not certain) that Terry left to spend more time with
his young family in Newcastle, New South Wales
*Dragon went on to record quite a few more albums after Terry left,
including the follow-up to "B&theB", "Dreams of Ordinary Men" which was
produced by one Todd Rundgren and released under the moniker Hunter in the
US - a fine album it is too.
*The band has been dogged by tragedy since its early days. Their first two
drummers and their founding keyboardist each died of drug-related causes,
while late last month their erstwhile singer, Marc hunter, succumbed to
throat cancer after a year-long battle with the disease.

I possess a pretty hefty collection of Dragon releases, including all of
those on which Terry played.  Also, high-quality videos, both promo and
live, in hi-fi PAL format.  Anyone who's interested in copies of this stuff
is welcome to email me privately.

Finally, if you want to hear a selection of Chambers tracks, track down the
excellent compilation CD, "Snake Eyes On The Paradise", released on the
Australian Raven label.

Hope this helps.  Vale Marc Hunter 1953-1998.

~p@ul-of-oz

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From: MFa2707621@aol.com
Message-ID: <5fb92b3a.35c7f133@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 01:44:18 EDT
Subject: XTC Listening Party

Chalkers,

Well, I just wanted to say that I'm taking over the AOL XTC Listening Party
form StarlingV.  The next one will be on Tuesday, August 11, at 10pm EST.
We will be doing White Music.  This is the last XTC album I have, well I
have BBC 1 Live : 1980 and Waxworks.  I'm not sure if they count as actual
albums.  I would like to continue after next week, but I don't have Go2.  So
if anybody has any suggestions please e-mail at MFa2707621@aol.com.  Also,
for more details on the listening party go to my web page at
http://members.tripod.com/~MollyFa/index.html.  I hope to see you there.

Molly

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Message-ID: <01BDC00B.83A45480.martucci@verio.com>
From: Dean Martucci <martucci@verio.com>
Subject: Salvage the ice caps
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 00:53:44 -0700

Simon writes:

> ...we discussed whether, in fact, the Dukes music should actually be
> classed as Sixties music, regardless of composition date, as it was such a
> high-quality forgery....

This made me wonder: has anyone in XTC ever made mention of Klaatu?  If I
play the Dukes now, I'm much more inclined to pull out Magenta Lane than
anything of an earlier, more monaural, time.

>From Steve Stearns:

> In the last digest, the inestimable Harrison Sherwood posed a challenge
> to name the pop art piece with the likenesses of both Marilyn Monroe and
> Diana Dors. . .

But is anyone (other than me) studying the artwork on Vertical Man for
'further' clues?
I know this is more of an  r.m.b. sort of challenge, but that
group....well, never mind.....

Still, must have XTC content.....how about this:

When producing TV news bits about our melting ice caps, they could do a
nifty 'before and after' segment by showing a frozen tundra shot with "I
Sit In The Snow" playing in the background; followed by a roaring Niagara
Falls and  "The Day They Pulled The North Pole Down."

> From: Marshall Joseph Armintor <mojo@owlnet.rice.edu>

>  XTC and GBV might have fans in
> common, but there's not a great deal of similarity between them,
> except a knack for great hooks and criminal commercial neglect.

Full agreement on your final thought, but play "I Am Produced" and try
saying it'snotxtcit'snotxtcit'snotxtc.
Still, a great, original, band.  Marsh, is Rockefeller's still open for biz
(best to reply off-list)?

Daddy's little sunshine boy,
--------
Dean Martucci
San Mateo, CA  USA
martucci@verio.com

Lie down and be counted, what are we standing for? N. Innes

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Message-ID: <B9B4268C8F87D11195DC0000F840FABE0203C5BD@DUB-MSG-02>
From: Peter Fitzpatrick <peterfit@MICROSOFT.com>
Subject: CDs at Espirit
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 11:19:24 +0100

</begin public service announcement>

For all you trainspotters out there :
XTC Dear God (UK 7-trk CD inc Homo Safari Series, jewel p/s CDEP3)	UK
20.00 / $ 32.00
XTC Making Plans For Nigel (UK 7" in fold-out poster sleeve VS282)	UK
6.00 / $ 10.00
available from Espirit mail order

ESPRIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED   Esprit House
 Railway Sidings    Meopham
 Kent    DA13 0YS    England
 E:Mail to sales@eil.com
 Tel (UK +44) (01474) 815010
 Fax (UK +44) (01474) 815030
 http://eil.com/

 And also :

 ESPRIT RECORDS
 1122 East Pike Street #811
 Seattle, WA 98122-3934  USA
 Fax  (206) 323-1182

</end public service announcement>
Peter

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From: receptio@ferndown.tt.slb.com
Message-Id: <v04011700b1ee0a234acb@[134.32.48.168]>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 13:51:21 +0000
Subject: Earth is just a Swindon in space

Amongst the front page news items in The Times (Wednesday 5th August 1998)
was the following headline, which would make a great XTC song title, or
even an album title!:

Earth is just a Swindon in space (by Nigel Hawkes, Science Editor)

There is absolutely nothing special about our corner of the Universe,
astronomers have discovered. It is average in every particular.

This deflating conclusion, based on images taken by the Hubble Space
Telescope, finally lays to rest the belief that human beings have a special
place in the cosmos. A team led by Dr Simon Goodwin of the University of
Sussex says that where we live is the cosmological equivalent of Swindon.
It is normal; it is mediocre; it is dull, dull, dull.

The ancients believed that the earth lay at the centre of the Universe,
with the Sun orbiting around it - a misapprehension corrected by Copernicus
and Galileo. Today astronomers believe in the "principle of terrestrial
mediocrity", for which Dr Goodwin and colleagues have found new and
persuasive evidence.

The last traces of pre-Copernican cosmology lingered on in the feeling that
even if the Earth, Sun, and solar system were unremarkable, at least they
formed part of an unusual galaxy, much larger than those surrounding it. It
was hard to prove, since it is not easy to work out how big the Milky Way
is, or how far away the neighbouring galaxies are. And if you do not know
how far away they are, you cannot estimate their size.

Dr Goodwin's team has now made such a calculation, tracking the pulsations
of stars that are known to emit light of a certain brightness, which means,
they report in the journal Observatory, that they can calculate the
distances, and hence the sizes, of 17 galaxies, chosen because they are the
same spiral shape as the Milky Way.

The average size of these galaxies is 92,000 light years across. And the
Milky Way is believed to be
87,000 light years across, which puts it squarely in the middle.

"We live in an average galaxy in all respects," admits Dr Martin Hendry of
the University of Glasgow, a co-author. Other astronomers think it may be
premature to relegate the Milky Way.  Dr Sidney van den Bergh of the
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia, says that
dust obscures our view of the other side of the Milky Way, which may be 30
per cent greater than we think.

On the other hand, it could be 30 per cent smaller, which would make it
even less remarkable. The only consolation is that if life has evolved in
such an unexcitingly typical galaxy as the Milky Way, it has probably
evolved in plenty of other dull places, too. One day we may meet such
people and exchange photographs of the local Arndale Centre.

Stephen Varga

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Message-ID: <19980805140258.12891.rocketmail@send1e.yahoomail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 07:02:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeff Langr <jlangr@yahoo.com>
Subject: boxed set

Thanks Mitch F. for the XTC update and the info
on the BBC box set.

The box set seems to me to take advantage of
dedicated fans who will buy anything XTC.
I suspect most die-hard fans already have
Drums & Wireless and the 1980 BBC disc, so
essentially they would be buying four discs to get
two (plus a pretty box and hopefully a decent
booklet).  As far as non-dedicated fans, they're
not going to touch this.  Single live CDs are not
the sort of things most people buy unless they are
really into the artist -- let alone a 4-CD live box.

I hope this is either a very discounted box set,
or the "new" material is available somehow
separately.

Jeff

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Message-ID: <211D4A0926D2D011859E0060972D88485813F5@CORJCMAIL>
From: "Miller, Ed" <emiller@rjconsult.com>
Subject: XTCish music vs. Air Supply
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 09:54:00 -0600

Hi, everyone...

Ken Herbst posted the following challenge in the last edition....

>First, let me say that I trust the musical recommendations of
Chalkhillians much more than, say, fans of Air Supply. And since I
trust your opinions, I'd like to hear about the other terrific music in
your lives that (perhaps) may have some connection with the spirit,
quirkiness, etc. of XTC.<

Well, here are my two cents and I'll take it one further....

****Music I'm listening to that's kind of like XtC****

The Sugarplastic - XTC raised on Long Island
Yazbek - Of course...  Partner w/ Partridge.
Barenaked Ladies - Unlikely topics for songs tie them to Andy's style.

****Music I'm listening to that has no connection to XtC whatsoever****

Nancy Griffith - The queen of Texas folk via Dublin
Shawn Colvin - Good songs backed with some of my favorite studio guys
Lyle Lovett - Weird song topics again but too Texan to be like XTC.
Great band

****Music I would like if I were a big fan of Air Supply****

Michael Bolton - the ultimate in cheese
Kenny Gee - His golf commercials are more tolerable than his music
Garth Brooks - Country watered down for the masses...

Okay, that's it.  I'll stop now.  Any other takers?

BTW.... I'm hearing Dear God on the local Denver radio stations a lot
lately.

Regards,

Ed

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Message-ID: <01BDC098.3D59CFE0@e1c6p39.scotland.net>
From: Robert Wood <wobbit@bigfoot.com>
Subject: A shameless plug!
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 17:36:48 +0100

OK, I'm going to jump on the muso band wagon that sweeps Chalkhills! <G>

The band I am in, (English Summer) has just released its debut album. You
can find out all about it and us and download snippets of songs from...

www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/pageant

Yeah, it's a crap URL, we're looking into the idea of setting up
englishsummer.co.uk or whatever...

Some of you may well like it! <g> It's on national release in the UK, but
sadly not yet in the States. (We're hoping! But we need to find a way to get
people to hear it over there!)

Enjoy!

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From: mmyers@notes.cc.bellcore.com
Message-ID: <85256657.00592EC9.00@notes951.cc.bellcore.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 12:49:53 -0400
Subject: miscellaneous ramblings

Chalksters and Chalkettes;

-  I couldn't the Dukes CD, "Chips from the Chocolate Fireball" in Dublin,
but I did find it this weekend in Soho in New York City at  the  Rocks in
Our Heads CD store.  It was only $11.99 and they seemed to have a ready
supply.  I've been looking for this for a while.  Which leads me to an
unanswered question:

Yes, I know that Dave Gregory quit XTC, but has he also quit the Dukes?
:-)    No word on that now, is there?

-  I finally bought a Shriekback CD (for $4 used), "Big Night Music" and I
found it to be modestly enjoyable;  not sure I'll become a fan.   Question:
there are female backgound singers, and one of them is named Sara Partridge
(if I remember correctly);  any relation to Andy, or does Barry just like
being in bands with people named Partridge??

-  Somebody recently mentioned Robert Pollard and asked about his music.
He is the major domo behind the quite wonderful Guided By Voices who has
now gone solo after basically breaking up GBV.  I love their stuff but it
is not for everyone, mostly because it is too quirky, recorded in extreme
lo-fidelity, and many of the songs seem to move along then come to an
abrupt halt.  However, buried under these layers is great power-pop that
sometimes reminds of the Small Faces, sometimes the Who among other
noticeable influences.   My favorite CD is GBV's "Bee Thousand".  I find it
ironic in a way to buy a CD by this crew because there is zero in the way
of sonic improvement offered by CD technology when measured against their
recording "technique" (which usually sounds, as a recent poster noted "like
it was recorded on My First Sony").

-  Someone else mentioned Cotton Mather's CD called Kon Tiki.  Buy it!
It's very good and you'll discover something new with each listening.  And,
speaking of buying unknown releases:

-  You can find many great "power-pop" releases by virtually unknown bands
at a website called Not Lame Records, found at http://www.notlame.com
I have nothing to do with this company except that I am a happy customer.
The descriptions found for each release sometimes are a bit too
over-the-top, but their hearts are in the right place, and it is a
dictribution channel for a lot of product that would be far more difficult
to find if they didn't exist.

-  I found the Nicky Holland CD "Sense and Sensuality" also for $4 used,
and I have played the 2 songs that Andy co-wrote (Paperchase, and New York
Inside My Head) over and over;  again, great stuff.  I believe that Andy
wrote all or almost all of both of these, since I now have 2 Nicky Holland
CD's and her writing style is very unlike these 2 songs.

That's all for now, folks!

Mike

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Message-Id: <199808051938.VAA13369@mail.knoware.nl>
From: "Mark Strijbos" <mmello@knoware.nl>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 21:40:21 +0000
Subject: XTC Live cd

Dear Chalkers,

i've finally managed to get my CD-writer going so i've been
terribly busy transferring my XTC boots to cd.
The best one so far is a FM quality recording of the excellent 1982
Amsterdam Paradiso concert. I've made a batch of them, if you are
interested in a copy please email me privately. ( trade offers
preferred )

yours in xtc,

Mark Strijbos at The Little Lighthouse
 http://www.knoware.nl/users/mmello/
     or http://come.to/xtc

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Message-Id: <199808052028.VAA28253@mailhost.dircon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 21:33:36 +0000
Subject: boots
From: "Todd A. Baxter" <todd@dircon.co.uk>

Anyone know where in  and around London would be a good place to find XTC
boots should one want to find them? I have a very hard time finding any.

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Message-ID: <19980805215809.12778.rocketmail@send1c.yahoomail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 14:58:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Veronica Kyle <veronicakr@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Other TVT artists

Spookey Ruben was mentioned as another TVT artist. He is the very
example I give people when they ask why I hold a grudge against TVT.
Sure there were a few magazine ads and MTV played a video a couple
(and I do mean a couple) of times and his song "Wendy McDonald" is the
only song I know of that has been featured TWICE on CMJ monthly
magazine sampler C D's, but beyond that, TVT did absolutely nothing to
help promote him. When he failed to sell enough records to meet their
quota, they stopped caring. Well, maybe if they had done their JOB by
making sure all the record stores had copies, he might have sold a few
records, but as it was I NEVER saw it in ANY store. I had to
mail-order it from Tower Records. Even my local record stores had
trouble ordering it from TVT. They kept delaying the release date. A
musical wonder like Spookey doesn't deserve such poor treatment, and
neither do XTC. I hope they get treated a lot better! I think many of
you will agree that they will live to regret it if they mess with Andy
& Collin! I hope TVT appreciates the privilege of having XTC on their
label.

Veronica

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Message-Id: <199808052325.BAA00793@mail.knoware.nl>
From: "Mark Strijbos" <mmello@knoware.nl>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 01:27:26 +0000
Subject: Re: Remasters

Dear Chalkers,

Brent had an excellent idea:

> A suggestion about _English Settlement_:  Could it be possible for
> Idea to re-issue the album, re-mastered?
> A great idea (another bad pun - sorry!) for the packaging side of
> things would be to enclose it in a textured Digi-pak (a la the
> original LP cover), with conceptual artwork on the label.

Ah yes, that would be great. But things being as they are between XTC
and EMI/Virgin i don't think we will see this happen for a long time.
A shame really because they early XTC cd conversions are lacking in
every aspect (sound, artwork, liner notes)and we deserve proper
re-issues.

But maybe, if we're very lucky, we will see a re-mastered E.S. on
the MoFi label; just like Skylarking and Oranges & Lemons.
Both these 'gold discs' are excellent examples of how an XTC cd could
and should sound!

yours in xtc,

Mark Strijbos at The Little Lighthouse
 http://www.knoware.nl/users/mmello/
     or http://come.to/xtc

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From: STakesh@aol.com
Message-ID: <7820a9aa.35c8fece@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 20:54:36 EDT
Subject: Avengers sndtk. reviews

Chalkies!

Here's exerpts from a couple of reviews of the soundtrack to "The Avengers":
first, Wall of Sound's review (which scored it an 8 out of 10) at
http://www.wallofsound.com/reviews/stories/3687_35.html:

It's spy-movie music for the next generationa batch of coolly detached pop
with techno underpinnings and occasional retro nods....The rest of The
Avengerssome songs from the movie, some "inspired" by itaims for the dance
floor (Utah Saints' "Technowledgy," Merz's tribal "Many Weathers Apart") as
well as the ears, with modern rockers like Dishwalla ("Truth Serum") and the
Verve Pipe ("Blow You Away") flaunting tuneful melodies and catchy
choruses....Nicely diverse within its stylistic parameters, The Avengers
tracks from start to finish like a well-managed case that might even sustain
the inevitable sequel. Gary Graff

The next snippet is from the Rocktropolis site (which gave it a 6 out of 10),
at http://www2.rocktropolis.com/main/allstar/reviews.asp?artid=4317:

...Unfortunately, two of the most curious tracks on paper are also two of the
most disappointing: Sinead O'Connor's collaboration with Chicago's Ashtar
Command, "Summer's End," is pretty yet unsatisfyingly fluffy; and the
songwriting collaboration between XTC's Andy Partridge and The Verve Pipe's
Brian Vander Ark, "Blow You Away," as performed by Vander Ark's band, sadly
does nothing of the sort.   -- John Bitzer

Hey, don't blame me; I'm only snipping...

Anybody actually hear "Blow You Away" yet?  Email me privately, if you prefer.

Stephanie Takeshita

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Message-ID: <35C90C56.3A4D@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 18:52:22 -0700
From: Rich/MetalMan <cbunnell@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: XTC review page

Hey all, I just thought I'd point out that I've just posted
an XTC review page, covering all of the main albums except the
first two and the Dukes albums. It's at
http://members.xoom.com/taoster/xtc.htm if anyone wants to check
out the reviews and possibly add their thoughts on the albums.
And yes, for those who have been to Mark Prindle's Record Review
Site, the review style is exactly the same as the reviews on his
page -- even the images.
  Thanks!

* ----------------------------------------------
Rich Bunnell or "Metal Man," whichever sounds more insane
http://members.xoom.com/taoster/
* ----------------------------------------------

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From: Iain_Murray@hr-m.b-m.defence.gov.au
Message-Id: <4A256658.000A790D.00@ncc-notes.hr-m.b-m.defence.gov.au>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 11:56:36 +1000
Subject: The Wrong Dragon

Oops! Someone beat me to the Dragon punch, and had their information
correct (which, it turns out, I didn't). I had no idea Terry Chambers
actually *was* the drummer for Dragon - was he a fully-fledged member of
the band, or (as I originally thought might be the case) was he a session
drummer hired just for the one album?

My apologies for my erroneous posting. It won't happen again....I swear.
:  )

Iain

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Message-ID: <35C9242B.2DB6@heraldonline.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 22:34:04 -0500
From: BPeschel@heraldonline.com (Bill Peschel)
Organization: The Herald
Subject: Delay in XTC Book

To Jennifer, who's depressed that the XTC book won't be coming out until
Sept. 1.

It could be worse, luv, the book was timed to come out the same time as
their next album. They could have held the title until then.

Let's hope it comes out before the millenium bug shuts down all the
computers that handle CD shipping.

Cheers,

-- Bill Peschel
Book page editor, Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald

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Message-ID: <35C91CE8.B69@bellatlantic.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 23:03:05 -0400
From: Charles Clark <crainr@bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Blegvad, Talk Talk, and XTC...Whee!

Comments on recent postings...

	Molly:  Yeah, Talk Talk is broken up, but Mark has a new solo
	album out...

	David:  If ya like Peter B., what about the new Slapp Happy
	album, "Ca Va"?  My good friend says it sounds like they
	picked up just where they left off in the seventies, which
	means good news to all us fans!  I have to get it soon.

XTC Content...

	I would venture to guess that TVT is a more attractive proposition
	than Cooking Vinyl to Andy and Colin in the States in that CV
	doesn't seem to aggresively market the stuff they distribute, but
	TVT does...  Here's hoping TVT has a nice big advertising budget for
	XTC and has some dedicated record pushers to get them on the radio.

Just About Me...

	I'm off AOL, so I am taking email at bobcrain@hotmail.com until I
	settle into a new, nice, warm ISP situation.  For those who are
	interested but haven't checked out my website carrying a "low-fi"
	RealAudio version of my contribution to CC98, check out
	http://members.aol.com/CeilingCat while it is still up...it's be
	rehosted later when I settle into that said warm new ISP place.

Thanks for your indulgence as always,

Bob Crain
bobcrain@hotmail.com

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Message-ID: <19980806060345.17349.qmail@hotmail.com>
From: "Brent John Palmer" <brent_palmer@hotmail.com>
Subject: "Black gold" at a local record fair
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 23:03:45 PDT

Just last week, there was a record fair in my area.  I went there,
eagerly searching for a (preferably vinyl) copy of _Mummer_.
Eventually, I found _just_ what I'd been after: an LP copy of this
album!  For a mere $A7.00, too.  And it was in very good condition (even
though my "lo-fi" system delivers the sounds to me as a barrage of
mid-range)!  By the way, I do agree that the "bonus" tracks on the CD
edition ruin the experience a bit.  So yeah, I'll be sticking to my
unadulterated LP of it, and drowning here in Mummer's cauldron quite a
few times!

Brent

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Message-ID: <35C956A3.8637C103@sirius.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 00:09:23 -0700
From: Eric Rosen <elr@sirius.com>
Subject: Censor Asleep at the Wheel (gotta luv it)

>From: Ralph DeMarco <r.demarco@elsevier.com>
>Subject: Sounds like XTC
>"...a cross between Sly Stone and XTC's Andy Partridge."
>Such was the blurb given to The Negro Problem - a group
>which recently performed at the Intel Music Festival in New
>York City. I didn't get to see them unfortunately. Has anyone
>heard of them? They sound interesting, No?

Certainly wish I could say I have.  What a far out name!  You say Intel
sponsored it?  Wow, are we getting past political correctness in the
name of something even more elusive, like...  hip??!! ;)

Too much.  Yeah, like what does this group sound like (I almost typed,
"like what do these 'guys' sound like?" [oops, guess I just did!] but
that would have been mighty presumptuous of me now, wouldn't it?)?

BTW, where in NYC is the festival held?

--Eric

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Message-ID: <35C96263.23F38045@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 00:59:31 -0700
From: KenL <herne@earthlink.net>
Subject: Back from NYC...thanks for the info

Greetings music fans...

Just returned from New York the other day.  Thanks to everyone who
e-mailed me with the names of various record stores to check out.  It
turns out that I remembered or was familiar with almost all of the ones
people mentioned but it was good to be reminded.  I found lots of
interesting trinkets Costello/XTC/TMBG related which I will discuss on
those specific lists. Hopefully on a future trip I can meet some of you
fellow list dwellers from the Big Apple...if I can ever escape L.A.
again..

KL

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From: "Damian Foulger" <damian@ceolasers.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 08:20:04 -0500
Subject: Internet radio stations
Message-Id: <19980806081416.538d761f.in@ceo.ceolasers.com>

Being the largest group to music-smart people I put this non-XTC
question that is burning in my mind to you all.  Please reply to me
personally.

How do royalties work for a radio station that broadcast on the
internet with a potential audience of 6 billion people?  I need to know!

XTC question.  It's great, if one is unsure whether to buy an album
or not, to be able to listen to it.  Will XTC have any kind of net-
broadcasting?  Real Audio somewhere?  Do any of the wonderful
authors of XTCites ( I just made that up! - okay I know that it shows!
) have room and band width for that sort of thing?  What about the
TVT web site?  Just wondering if XTC are really aware that this is a
great and relatively inexpensive form of advertising.

Damian

* --------------------------------------------------
Dr. Damian Foulger
Cutting Edge Optronics, Inc.
20 Point West Boulevard, St. Charles, MO 63301
Tel. (314) 916-5599 #323, Fax. (314) 916-4994

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From: wwilson@star.zko.dec.com
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 09:49:49 -0400
Message-Id: <98080609494969@star.zko.dec.com>
Subject: Peter Blegvad in Boston...WOW!

I live near Boston and am thrilled that Peter Blegvad is slated to
play in the area. I'm wondering what venue he'll be booked into? Feel
free to send me more info. on any exact Boston dates and locations,
if you have any. This is a must see!

I love The Left Banke! What a shame that radio stations play their hit,
"Don't Walk Away, Renee" and leave it at that. I have heard at least
one other song of theirs and it was very good (and it wasn't "Pretty
Ballerina"), so they have at least three good songs. "Renee's" just
been overplayed. Fuggin' radio stations, eh?

I second the Jam remastered series recommendation on "All Mod Cons" and
"Start!" The best haircuts, the sharpest clothes, this is the modern
world, baby!

By the way, Brian Jonestown Massacre (a TVT artist) is playing an
acoustic show at Newbury Comics in Hahvad Square in Cambridge, MA
Saturday ay 4:00 PM. I probably will check it out, if I can get anywhere
near it. Life is very different, when you're in a crowd. Ah, the weekend's
coming. So I can't hang around and be foolish, must do something constructive
with the weekend!

The last issue of 'hills was the best I've read in ages. Lots of positive
news coming out and it's encouraging to find that people on this list
have great musical tastes - well, after all they like eks-tee-cee.

"What does not kilt me, makes me stronger." - MacNietzsche

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