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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 5, Number 178

                  Sunday, 18 April 1999

Today's Topics:

                    Welcome Sarah Faye
            The finish was lost in Chalk-land
                    Embarassing? Not!
                        Re: Opera
                     Re: Embarassing
                         Live Pop
                  Apple Venus vinyl ...
                     ageism strikes!
    RE: Translations, embarrassments, misheard lyrics
                         Gangway!
                       Tell Me How?
                 Let us entertain you...
                        Flatulence
          Frank's Pepper and X Tool Collections
            Being Frivolous in the Green Man!
           more on "Storefront Hitchcock" movie
                I vote for Graham's father
                       Re: No thugs
                    Okay it's my turn
                    Zenyatta Mondatta
                 Oh goody more questions
                 Meeting Robyn Hitchcock
                       XTC Martini
     time to find something else to prattle on about
             artists that hould be kicked...

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Message-ID: <19990416124624.8922.rocketmail@send205.yahoomail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 05:46:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jon Rosenberger <wile1coyote@yahoo.com>
Subject: Welcome Sarah Faye

Sarah signed off thusly in Chalk 176

"sarah faye
virgin poster"

So Sarah how long have you been a Virgin?
Does it hurt when they hang you on the wall?
Or
Are you conveying that we can only read your posts if we are virgin's?
Or Maybe
That you are the official poster for "Virgin" (If so I would keep a low
profile as that label is a big, smelly pile of very fresh cow
excrement)
Or maybe
That you are representing all of the Virgin's out there, but are not a
Virgin yourself. This would be similar to Molly defending people who
don't like swearing, while swearing like a mother-fucking truckdriver
herself. Give em hell Molly!!!!
Or Maybe
that you plan on bringing new insightful things to this newsgroup like
a virgin is new and special. We could use this as both Brian Wilson and
Paul McCartney love virgins and this news group is totally about their
skills.

Just pulling your leg Sarah.

Thanks for taking the time to post and welcome to the internets
strangest family. I hope your stay here is a nice one.

The Mole

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From: Chauncy14@aol.com
Message-ID: <1a580a2c.24489156@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 09:12:54 EDT
Subject: The finish was lost in Chalk-land

Friends and *Fruit Nuts,*

My post on *Hermeneutics* had received a *chopping* as it were from
Mr. Mando.

Here was to be the ending....

and I declared, <<my house a "Greenman"-free zone for the week>> when <<-Steve
  (who can't listen to "Fruit Nut" ever since the misheard-lyric thread
  produced "spraying my butt")>> said <>

The end.

Have a greeeeeeeeeat! Weekend all.

John

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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:51:38 -0400
From: Dorothy Spirito <spiritod@techmail.gdc.com>
Subject: Embarassing? Not!
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.00.9904111539590.821-100000@esun2028>

Dan Wiecek included the song mentioned next in his confession of
embarrassing pleasures, to which I comment:  You've probably all surmised
by now that I'm an irredeemable romantic, but I really *like* Reminiscing
by the Little River Band, and I don't even have the decency to be the
least bit embarrassed about it!  What a sweet song!

As for Barry Manilow, how blood-poundingly sexy I find "Could It Be
Magic", volume cranked wa-a-a-ay loud.

It is proven yet again that one man's trash is another's treasure:
"Lady in Red" is yet another song I really *like* -- but that may be due
to what I'm wearing and doing, while it's playing.   ; )

Michael Davies:  I *still* have my original copy of Rupert Holmes' album.
I like the song "Lunch Hour" ('As long as I can see you I know I will
never go hungry').

I also own every album Klaatu recorded.  Long Live Politzania!  In fact,
I'm listening to MagentaLane right now.  The title song is *very* silly.

Wait!  I've thought of one!  Al Stewart's The Year of the Cat.  The cover
art was waaaay cool, though.

All this talk about "Seasons in the Sun" has made me remember that it was
one of the songs I played when I was feeling suicidal as a teenager.
Christopher Cross' "Think of Laura" was another.  In my 20's, I moved on
to Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes the Flood", and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably
Numb".  I haven't any suicide songs today, not because I no longer feel
suicidal -- I do -- but because I no longer indulge in self-pity.  I can
ride out the brain chemistry imbalances, and do it with a sense of humor.
Fastball's "The Way" cranked waaaaay loud.

A friend of mine does a comedy act with her sister and two brothers in
which they parody a radio commercial for "Amazing Grace" -- set to the
tunes of a wide variety of recognizable songs.  One of them is "Gillgan's
Island".  "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".  "Stairway to Heaven".
Too funny!

Also waiting for AV2.  And Fuzzy Warbles.

--Dorothy.
(In my car deck:  Going For the One, YES.)

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <192429c0.24486962@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 06:22:26 EDT
Subject: Re: Opera

>p.s. As for ALW, he produces music for unmusical petit bourgeois
>philistines who like to consider themselves cultured.
>
>Signed the Crazed Seekers of the pinched salt. (i.e.me and me mate Tim)

  I quite enjoyed Cats myself when it came to Montreal when I was living up
there in the late 80's, and my childhood church choir compadre Steve Foster
was even playing the role of Alonzo, as it happened(which I didn't know in
advance). Very little to do with Webber, though, and more to do with the
bulk of its libretto, taken directly from TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of
Practical Cats(a must-read for cat lovers everywhere!). Come to think of
it, I should have said before Tim Rice, his frequent collaborator(Jesus
Christ Superstar, Evita)should be kicked real hard, especially for being
responsible for the only two pieces of Elton John's copious portfolio I
will not allow in my house, The Lion King and Aida. In the latter case, I
was never real crazy about grand opera to begin with(my Dad, who I used to
call Major Winchester, loves it), so if somebody else did it I could have
at least ignored it, but now that I'm forever going to associate Shania
Twain with grand opera...Oh, the horror...the horror...

  As for Webber, he's the modern equivalent of Antonio Salieri, and I'll
leave it at that. A musical lightweight.

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <92e75ed4.24486967@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 06:22:31 EDT
Subject: Re: Embarassing

>ALBUM I'M MOST EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT I BOUGHT:
>
>- Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music
>
>(Well at least I wasn't the only one ...was I?)

  No, my brother brought it too. I listened to his copy once and lasted
through half of one side. My brother, my college bud Nina(who turned me
onto XTC too), and Lester Bangs are the only people I know of who've
listened to all four sides beginning to end voluntarily. Supposedly there
moments of musical satire and quotes from other pieces of music mixed in
with the noise, but I wasn't patient enough to listen for them. I did enjoy
The Stooges' much shorter but similar "LA Blues," though.

Chris

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From: Cgeorge971@aol.com
Message-ID: <c58dbd14.2448ab52@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:03:46 EDT
Subject: Live Pop

Greetings fellow XTC fanatics,

I'd like to recommend 2 great live Pop albums I've recently listened to:

Sloan- 4 Nights at the Palais Royale
Psychodots- Official bootleg

Both of these are 2 cd sets in front of rabid, raving fans. And I've also
been made aware of a few other good/great Pop albums:

Dodgy- Homegrown
Dodgy- Free Peace Sweet
Cast- Mother Nature calls
Cast- All change

TTFN,

CG

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From: Robert.D'Aprile@metagroup.com
Message-ID: <85256755.0056DE6A.00@metagroup.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:50:54 -0400
Subject: Apple Venus vinyl ...

Just in case anyone is interested ... a vinyl copy of AV1 can be had from a
record store in Port Chester, NY ...

send an e-mail to Jeff ... kingLP@aol.com ... he said the price is: $25
including shipping ...

gatefold sleeve ... but alas, no lyrics ... good luck ...

Bob D.
robertd730@usa.net

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From: "john gray" <jt.gray@btinternet.com>
Subject: ageism strikes!
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 16:55:55 +0100
Message-Id: <E10YAxQ-0002HT-00@neodymium>

Sarah Starr cruelly recounted:
>
> MOST BLUSH-MAKING PERSONAL MUSICAL CONFESSIONS:
>
> I have attended a rock concert with my father.

Oh, Sarah! Was this really an embarrassment for you? I took my
son (then 15) to his first rock gig - Terrorvision, at a local club.
The band were great, we had a great night, and it will always be
a special milestone for me. I would be devastated if I thought that
he looked back on it with embarrassment.
Please tell me (and your father) that you were joking.

John Gray

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Message-ID: <9D916278299FD111A7E100805FA7C2BA060C8417@cheetah.uits.iupui.edu>
From: "Bennett, Kristen L." <klbennet@iupui.edu>
Subject: RE: Translations, embarrassments, misheard lyrics
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:13:26 -0500

Philip Lawes wrote:
>Sorry Kristen, reading it again I posted before thinking and it sounds a
>bit snidey, so I apologise.  But you're probably imagining the right
>thing...

No problem!  I'll just have to remember to be more careful when choosing
which slang terms to use when posting to Chalkhills.  I don't want to
unnecessarily offend any of you Brits <G>.  Like, you might offend some
of us Yanks if you said something like this--

>And in the office where I work you have to go outside if you have to take
a suck on a fag.

HAR!  Far from being offended, I laughed out loud when I read this.  But
mind you, in some of the more rural areas of the States, you'd be
endangering your life to utter such a thing in public.

>MOST BLUSH-MAKING PERSONAL MUSCIAL CONFESSIONS:
I own a 45 single of the theme from "Greatest American Hero."  Yuck.

Sarah Faye wrote,
>I had never heard Dark Side of the Moon until last month.

Well, Sarah, ummmm....don't feel bad, I have to admit that I'm not quite
sure I've ever heard it!   I've certainly been to my share of parties where
the hosts played Pink Floyd incessantly, but I couldn't tell you what album
or song.  I liked some of this music, too, but have never purchased it.  I
suffer from the dreaded "record store duhs."  You know, the disease that
causes you to think constantly about music you must purchase UNTIL you
actually enter a record store.  Then, you wander around aimlessly, and can't
for the life of you remember what music you like.

Finally, XTC content:  Misheard Lyrics

From JATA:
Supposedly, the lyrics are, "there may be no golden fleece but human riches
I'll release." But no matter what I KNOW, what I hear is, "the human
wretches are released."  It sort of works within the context of the song,
too-- as if the manimals had been released from the island of Circe.  But
if that's not what AP intended, then I'll just have to train myself to hear
it correctly!  D'oh!

Ciao all,
Kristen Bennett

"Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench; I love her ten times more than
e'er I did: O, how I long for a chat with her."  Shakespeare

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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 09:20:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Misty Shock <mccrtny@u.washington.edu>
Subject: Gangway!
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.10.9904160915140.29721-100000@saul3.u.washington.edu>

Okay, so I'm stealing this idea from Jason Brown, but I thought it was
such a good one that it deserved to be voiced.  Wouldn't "Gangway!
Electric Guitar Coming Through" be a great opener for AV2?  I'm not even
sure what time period this demo is from (Skylarking, possibly), and it may
be a bit obvious considering the nature of the album, but I think it's a
really cool song.  Plus, any chance of "It Didn't Hurt A Bit" resurfacing?
Really excited for AV2, and I think that it'll be better than AV1 even!

About to go buy Elvis Costello tickets in 30 mins!

Vive les garcons de la plage!!!!

Misty Shock
mccrtny@u.washington.edu

"No round of drinks can extinguish this feeling of love and engulfing
bliss."						--Andy Partridge

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From: DinsdaleP@aol.com
Message-ID: <2072fff3.2448ca66@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 13:16:22 EDT
Subject: Tell Me How?

Michael Versaci wrote:

>>During the filming of "A Hard Day's Night", the suits decided that they
needed another song.  John left the room with his guitar, and 10 minutes
later returned with "Tell Me Why".<<

Only problem with this story (which I've never heard before) is that "Tell
Me Why" was recorded February 27, 1964 and filming on "A Hard Day's Night"
didn't even begin until March 2.

Maybe you're thinking of the film's title track, which was reportedly
written "on demand" overnight (not in 10 minutes) and recorded in April?

- John

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Message-ID: <19990416185734.22727.rocketmail@attach1.rocketmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:57:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: nross <phoenixyellowrose@rocketmail.com>
Subject: Let us entertain you...

To appease the relevance police (I know, stolen from Todd...
what can I say, it fits):

I think the Beatles - Beach Boys thread needs to be altered a bit.
Having never really found either bands all THAT earth-shattering,
I was wondering if anyone would like to start a Rolling Stones
vs. Beatles war? I take side with the Stones... they've always
seemed more aggressive, more rough, less (ohdeargod) produced.
Any takers?

Chris... this is relevant to the list because of the long-running
thread about Beatles vs. Beach Boys... if you needed an explanation.

cheers, Nicole

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Message-ID: <003d01be883d$e43c6b20$9fe7abc3@vucqprlj>
From: "David Seddon" <D.Seddon@btinternet.com>
Subject: Flatulence
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 20:17:23 +0100

Just caught TOTP.  Meatloaf has done himself proud.  That has to be his
most histrionic, flatulent and tuneless ditty yet.  Didn't catch its name.
Was it Catch the Wind?

Oh hell, whilst I'm on, why not more embarrassingly likeable stuff.  I don't
own these but enjoy hearing them!:

That bass player in Chic was pretty good
The keyboards in Nightbirds by Shakatak
Don't You touch me baby 'cos I'm shaking too much
The Frog Chorus (I've got that one!)
Hooray it's a holi-holiday and Rasputin (don't like much of their other
stuff)
I can see clearly now
Nien und Niensich Luftbalons (the German was far better and not so twee)
Some of the Eagles stuff
Every man must have a dream and their other hit which I forget right now
(Liverpool Express)
James Bond Themes (well...some of them)
Just One More Night (Yellow Dog)
Wunderbar (Ten Pole Tudor)
Hurry Up Harry

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From: "Bill Curran" <bcurran@stelco.ca>
Subject: Frank's Pepper and X Tool Collections
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 16:52:00 -0400
Message-ID: <008a01be884a$f953d1d0$c50014ac@anodic.stelco.ca>

C'hillers,
Sure would like to comment on this Pepper thing, Harry's son. Frank came to
me in a dream and said, "don't fool with yourself, My Pepper is "We're Only
In It For The Money" and the album cover proves it." Ask Suzy Creamcheese,
or Ronny, or Kenny or Ruth Underwood.

And if you've never been on an object oriented language course, then you've
never really laughed hard. I mean really hard. These folks have a space of
their own in this ol' universe. I'm thoroughly instantiated, my methods are
madness, and if I was polymorphic, (?ous) then I'd have my own Saturday
morning cartoon show, now wouldn't I? X Tool Collection, written in 100%
pure Java, X Open windows for eunuchs !

By the way, my 3 (almost 4, dad !) year old daughter makes me play "I'd Like
That" and "Greenman" over and over, while my 8 year old son holds out for
"Easter Theatre" and "Greenman".

Bill Curran
Harvest Festival is Best Of All

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From: kburda@sial.com
Message-Id: <86256755.0074AD9A.00@notesgw.sial.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 16:14:30 -0500
Subject: Being Frivolous in the Green Man!

For those of you who watch 'Are You Being Served' on your local PBS
stations, pay close attention the next time the episode titled "The Erotic
Dreams of Mrs. Slocombe" airs.  During the first few minutes Mrs. Slocombe
speaks with her assistant, Miss Brahms.  Mrs. Slocome describes the
'frivolous' drinking adventures that she and her friend/drinking partner
Mrs. Axelbee get into at the Green Man pub!

Does a Green Man pub exist in London?  Or did one exist during the late
70's-early 80's?  The eposide ran in 1981 (I believe) and plots centered
around employee's (mis)adventures in a fictious London department store.

Kate

P.S. The erotic dreams that Mrs. Slocome had were about a co-worker, not
the Green Man.  ;-)

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Message-ID: <900822C71730D2118D8C00805F65765C5745AC@EINSTEIN>
From: Jill Oleson <oleson@moneystar.com>
Subject: more on "Storefront Hitchcock" movie
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 21:50:39 -0500

Regarding my note about the movie "Storefront Hitchcock,"
fellow Austinite Steve Fish said:

>I'm from Austin and I haven't seen it yet.  Now I've something
>to do tonite!  Thanks for the tip.

NOTE:  "Storefront Hitchcock" had it's world debut at the
Paramount Theatre during the SxSW conference over a year ago.
It only played ONE NIGHT and as far as I know, no one has seen
it since.  I'd like to know what happened.  Robyn and Jonathan
Demme, the film's director, each spoke before the movie started
--very, very cool.  Glad we decided to go see it that night!

Don't know how you can see it now--not till it is set for general
release either in the theatres or on video.  I'd sure like to know
what happened and why there's been such a long delay in
making it available to the public.

The good news is that the soundtrack is available on CD
(and possibly other formats).  Check it out--it's wonderful.

For information on the SxSW conference, see:
http://www.sxsw.com/

Jill Oleson
Austin, Texas

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Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19990416041018.0068b99c@mcn.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 04:10:18 -0700
From: Jason Kirkman__Carol Kawase <jkirk@mcn.org>
Subject: I vote for Graham's father

Hi, everybody--

No Thugs In Our House is one of my top five favorite XTC songs, so the
thread about it got my attention.  I agree the lyrics are ambiguous, but I
think Graham's father is the judge.  The UK 45 with the wonderful theatre
picture sleeve (Virgin VS490) provides a wealth of evidence.

Exhibit A--the "cast of characters" insert has images of Graham's father
and the judge.  They appear to be the same person.  They have the same
moustache, and it's a brown moustache.  Someone thought Graham's
grandfather could be the judge, but he might more likely have a gray
moustache.  Unless Graham's parents are quite young, which they don't
appear to be in these pictures.

(By the way, the insect headed worker wife has, well, she has the head of
an insect.)

Exhibit B--the label on the 45 shows the waspies, which appear to be two
shirts and a pair of jeans, hanging on a line in a very large, nicely
landscaped yard.  Over the fence is the house next door, which appears to
be a pretty nice spread.  Not a working class scene at all.  Certainly
looks like the kind of neighborhood in which a judge would live.

Exhibit C--there's always Neville Farmer's book, if you want to know what
Andy thinks.  Or what Neville says he thinks, anyway.  Still a little
ambiguous, maybe:  "When the police come 'round to arrest him, his parents
can't believe it of their little angel, though, as the father is a high
court judge, he will make sure he fixes the boy's release."

I rest my case.

Jason K.

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Message-ID: <3717CD1E.8CC@bhip.infi.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 23:52:47 +0000
From: Brian <mattone@bhip.infi.net>
Subject: Re: No thugs

Tschalkgerz!

Todd attempts to correct me here:

>Brian, have _you_ listened to or read the lyrics? They're ambiguous, and
Curtiss' take on them is completely valid. For example, because the first
verse talks about "the husband" and the last verse talks about "dad," you
could logically make the argument that they're different people. And if
you're going to buy-in to the view that this little family is living in
lower-middle-class clinging-to-respectability squalor, then it's perfectly
likely that our waspie-hanging friend's dad is the judge, stepping in to
yank grandson's ass out of the fire while wondering why his daughter didn't
do better in her search for a husband.

Or it could be Graham's dad who's the judge.<

OK, let's analyze the lyrics, and we'll use those posted on the
Chalkhills site:

>The insect-headed worker-wife will hang her waspies on the line
The husband burns his paper, sucks his pipe while studying their
cushion-floor
His viscous poly-paste breath comes out, their wall-paper world is
shattered by his shout
A boy in blue is busy banging out a headache on the kitchen
door.
All the while Graham slept on
Dreaming of a world where he could do just what he wanted to<

So far the scene is set up quite clearly: A family - Dad, Mom, and two
sons.

>No thugs in our house
Are there dear?
We made that clear
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy.<

Mom commenting, looking to the Dad ("dear") for back up to her
statement.

>The young policeman who just can't grow a moustache will open
up his book
And spoil their breakfast with reports of Asians who have been so badly
kicked
Is this your son's wallet I've got here?
He must have dropped it after too much beer!
Oh, officer, we can't believe our little angel is the one you've
picked.<

"We" and "our" meaning wife & husband/Mom & Dad.

>They never read those pamphlets in his bottom drawer
They never read that tattoo on his arm.
They thought that was just a boys club badge he wore
They never thought he'd do folks any harm.<

"They" meaning wife & husband/Mom & Dad.

>The insect-headed worker wife will hang her waspies on the line
She's singing something stale and simple now this business has  fizzled out
Her little tune is such a happy song
Her son is innocent, he can't do wrong,
'Cos dads a judge and knows exactly what the job of judging's all
about.<

OK, here's where the confusion probably comes in... why, at this point
in the song (near the end), is a new character (a supposed grandfather)
introduced, when it is so much simpler and much more likely that the
judge being referred to is Graham's father, the wife's husband?

Nope. That don't get it. No reason for it. Unnecessary complication.
You said it yourself:

>Or it could be Graham's dad who's the judge.<

Bingo!

--
 BRIAN THOMAS MATTHEWS
* Digital & traditional illustration/animation
* Caricaturist-for-hire
* RENDERMAN ~ One-Man Band Ordinaire
SAPRINGER CENTRAL ~ http://www.angelfire.com/fl/sapringer

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From: mollyfa@juno.com
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 03:01:12 -0400
Subject: Okay it's my turn
Message-ID: <19990417.030112.3158.0.MollyFa@juno.com>

Okay, Chalkers it's my turn.  I've been avoiding this way too long so
here I go.

Least favourite part of Apple Venus1:
The beginning to Knights in Shining Karma, I always think I'm listening
to a Pink Floyd song when I here the beginning of this song.  But it gets
better.

Least Fave XTC song:
Hmm, this is hard because there aren't that many XTC songs I hate.  I
guess Fly On the Wall from English Settlement.

Artist most people seem to think is pretty naff, but you actually quite
enjoy:
Mariah Carey

Worst Beatles song:
Revolution #9

Songs that should have been strangled at birth:
Any song by Backstreet Boys or In Synch, maybe if I were a teenage girl I
would like them, but not now, "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion, I used
to like this song, but I don't like it anymore, but I like other Celine
songs, don't hurt me.

Musician you'd like to kick hard:
Does it have to be a musician?  I was going to say Mariah Carey.  She
bugs the heck out of me.

Wackiest Title for a song:
"Dead Puppies" - Ogden Edsile

Most Unpleasant Musical Experience: Starlight Express (I know it's Andrew
Lloyd Weber, but I can't stand the music to this)

Most ridiculous song I like: I've got a few, but I'll just name three,
"Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" - Tom Lehrer, "The Homecoming Queen's Got
a Gun" = Julie Brown and "Take Off" - Bob and Doug McKenzie with Geddy
Lee of Rush) I love all these songs.  Man, I've listened to too much Dr.
Demento in my youth.  :)

So those are my choices, and I just want to say why I like Andrew Lloyd
Weber's music because some of his musicals, especially Evita and Jesus
Christ Superstar helped me get through my accident.  Just like XTC did.
So I'll defend most of his musicals.

Molly

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Message-ID: <371833CE.597E@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 00:10:06 -0700
From: Rich Bunnell <cbunnell@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Zenyatta Mondatta

>EEEUUUUURRGH!,  or THE MOST AWFUL ALBUM COVER IN HISTORY
>
>zenyatta mondatta.  besides being stupid, its ugly.

By the Police, I assume (who else has an album with that title?)--what's
so bad (or stupid, for that matter) about that cover? It's just the
members of the Police in a blue triangle against a color background. Not
an amazing cover by any means, but there've almost certainly been worse
album covers, like, say...any Phil Collins album cover (not like there's
much of a difference between any of them, it's always just his face),
but let's not bring him up again.

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Rich Bunnell or "Taoster Man"--No, it's not a typo
http://members.xoom.com/taoster/
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From: mollyfa@juno.com
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 03:21:17 -0400
Subject: Oh goody more questions
Message-ID: <19990417.032118.3158.1.MollyFa@juno.com>

I should have waited until I read the whole digest before answering the
questions.  But here are more answers, so bare with me.  =o)

EEEUUUUURRGH!,  or THE MOST AWFUL ALBUM COVER IN HISTORY

Ridiculous - Squeeze, that is one of the worst covers for an album I've
seen

ALBUM I'M MOST EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT I BOUGHT:

Touch Me - Samantha Fox, at that time I liked her

MOST BLUSH-MAKING PERSONAL MUSCIAL CONFESSIONS:

I have Out of the Blue and Electric Youth by Debbie (or now Deborah)
Gibson.  I have to admit it, I like her music.

GREATEST CONCERT EVER:

Well, it's a toss up between The Who at Rich Stadium in 1989, which was
my very first concert or Squeeze last year at Lafayette Square here in
Buffalo.  They were both great shows.

WORST CONCERT EVER:

Blues Traveler's at Alfred University at Alfred, NY.  This was way before
they got popular.

"YOU KNUCKLEHEAD!" - CLASSIC CONCERTS I COULD HAVE GONE TO, BUT DIDN'T:

Another toss up between The Who (again) and Fleetwood Mac.  They both
played at Marine Midland Arena here in Buffalo.

FAVORITE (NOT BEST) ROCK FILM:

Well, it would have to be either Tommy, Pink Floyd: The Wall or Xanadu.

WORST ROCK FILM

Quadrophenia

PERFORMERS MOST DESERVING OF A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH:

Mariah Carey
Puff Daddy
Whitney Houston
Leann Rimes

FIVE MOST OVERRATED ACTS IN HISTORY:

Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston
In Sync

UTTERLY CRAP BAND I'M PROUD TO SAY I NEVER LIKED:

Any boy group (Backstreet Boys, In Sync, Hanson).  I did *gulp* like New
Kids on the Block (what was I thinking?).

Okay, to the person who doesn't like art groups like Yes and Genesis.  I
disagree.  I really like these groups.  I prefer to listen to those
groups then some of the stuff that's out today.  Hey give me some Lamb
Lies Down on Broadway any day.

Molly

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Message-ID: <37183E3F.8AC5C283@xpress.es>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 09:54:39 +0200
From: Imanol Ugarte <ix8494@xpress.es>
Subject: Meeting Robyn Hitchcock

Hi all,

I'm a lucky man, I've had the beautiful chance to see Robyn Hitchcock !
Here, in this remote corner of North Spain, just ten miles from home !  I
adore this guy folks,just a singer with his acoustic and electric guitars
with an audience of thirty people, what a shame! ....but this man is unique
!

Nowadays along with XTC (and ...) he's doubtless my favourite musician .
He's got his very particular world, but he do SINGS and PLAYS guitar
exceptionally good.

There are very few cases where pop/rock *stars* have grown and matured so
well without losing their capacities to transmit emotions and,of course,
being still amazing : XTC and RH are perfect examples to me.

Just curious: Have you compared the beginning of Easter Theatre with the
guitar intro of "Purple Haze" by Hendrix (covered by Partridge long ago) ?

Imanol

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Message-ID: <19990417140801.18415.rocketmail@send205.yahoomail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 07:08:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Veronica Kyle Robertson <veronicakr@yahoo.com>
Subject: XTC Martini

  We all now know about the XTC beverage, the XTC
model bicycle, the XTC shade of MAC nailpolish, but
now there's another thing to add to the list of things
named XTC: The XTC Martini! Last night, I went to
McCoy's in Kansas City, where for nearly $6, I sipped
this awful concoction. It shouldn't even be called a
Martini just because it's served in the appropriate
glass with a lemon peel twist.  It's an overly sweet
mess of vodka, pineapple juice and a coconut-flavored
liquour. Nasty. It's a lovely shade of teal, though.
It should be served in a pineapple cup with a little
umbrella and straw at a tacky tourist trap bar in
Hawaii. I was tempted to ask the waitress, "Who
created this vile, overpriced drink?", but I'm sure
she wouldn't know. This is just a warning for the rest
of you. If you see the XTC Martini listed on the drink
menu, remember, I already suffered for you so you
don't have to.

Veronica

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Message-ID: <19990414053314.14285.rocketmail@send205.yahoomail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 22:33:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: time to find something else to prattle on about

Its about time to drop the beach boys/beatles thread. Ive never seen so
much space and time wasted on sonething so unimportant and by this time
redundant.  My scroll down button is geting a great workout from all
this, I can assure you!

Sorry to bitch, but just when I think its finally over, we get hit with
another post about all this, and I never gave a shit in the first
place. Love the Beatles, but there's already 16 gazillion books
available that describe in detail every time Ringo wiped his ass and
George burped. Read one of those  for all your Beatles details. as for
the Beach Boys, I've never caught the bug. Loved Brian Wilson's
appearance in the documentary Theremin-an Electronic Oddesey (hunt this
down & rent it, it's a really interesting film), but that's about it.

ok, I'm done complaining.

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Message-ID: <yWcCxXA2kPG3Iw7Q@coopefamily.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 22:12:22 +0100
From: KT <Katy@coopefamily.demon.co.uk>
Subject: artists that hould be kicked...

In article <199904151545.IAA03485@mando.engr.sgi.com>, owner-
<chalkhills@chalkhills.org> writes
>>> I sent in my list of personal musical likes/dislikes, but forgot to
>mention who I would most like to kick:
>There are so many good choices, but I think I would settle for any of the
>members of Hanson.
>
>Now this I find a bit weird. Yes, teenybopper music is utterly vile and in
>most cases entirely bereft of creative significance or value. However, it's
>NOT BLOODY AIMED AT US!!!!! Unless there are far more fourteen year old
>girls on the list, I would be surprised if record companies are falling over
>themselves to prise your last few pennies from your pockets in order to buy
>a fucking B*witched record. You're not supposed to understand, YOU'RE TOO
>OLD!!!!!!

*ahem* I'm fourteen, a girl and I can't stand it either. teenybopper
crap is insulting even to fourteen yearolds. hell, it's insulting to
TWELVE YEAROLDS!
people on MY 'people I'd like to kick really hard' include
 B*witched
 Billie (actually, a sleadgehammmer is more what I'd have in mind for HER)
   and
 the vengaboys

all of whom are aimed at my agegroup...
 just coz I'm an 'orrible teeanager dosen't mean I have no taste!
    otherwise, why would I be here?
--
KT Coope

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