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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 5, Number 179

                  Monday, 19 April 1999

Today's Topics:

                    Whacky Band Names
                      Re: favourites
                    Just don't get it
                     THE Anniversary
                        band names
         2nd least interesting chalkhills thread
                what's a turnpike anyway?
                       Insectheaded
                     Re: Air Surprise
                 Re: I Love It In A Motor
                     Re: Alan Parsons
             Re: "No Thugs" lyrics confusion
                Fuck 'em all, this is art
                     Guinness Fleadh
         Hogshead of Real Fire? Block That Kick!
                          Stuff
              "Then he pulled me liver out!"
                      An opinion...
                    Hold me, my daddy
             Knight of Shining Bruce Cockburn
                            NO
                 Re: Virgin Poster Child
                    Re: all die slowly
                         Two Sons
                       Re: K-I-L-L

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <9f2cfeb4.244a5e20@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 17:58:56 EDT
Subject: Whacky Band Names

>How about whacky band names?(real bands only)
>The Prehistoric Cave Strokers(Windsor)
>The Electric Love Muffins(Detroit)

>Mike

Open The Door You Prick(80's hardcore band, Orange County, CA)
He's Dead Jim(Montreal)
The Chocolate Bunnies From Hell(Winnipeg)
Vent De Mont Scharr(Montreal; for those who don't speak French, it could
mean Wind Of Mount Scharr or Selling My Car)
Beatrice(Amherst, MA; they used to introduce themselves by saying, "We're
Beatrice." Anyone who didn't watch any American TV commercials in the 80's
will be totally clueless about its significance, and it's a bit complicated
to explain. Some other time, maybe)
Vomit And The Zits(Montreal)
Cerebral Paisley(Northampton, MA)

Chris

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Message-ID: <E27PJOAoUPG3Iw+C@coopefamily.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:55:04 +0100
From: KT <Katy@coopefamily.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: favourites

In article <01BE85D3.A056F680.monkman@coastnet.com>, Martin & Jamie
Monkman <monkman@coastnet.com> writes
>I took the liberty of revising the list.
>
>1a. Favourite XTC song: oooh..dunno. mayby extrovert, but I really
don't have a fave.

>1b. Least favourite XTC song: human alchemy

>2a. Worst thing any Beatle ever did:  I'm too young to know n.n

>2b. Moot question: ummm..what does Moot mean?

>3. Song I like, and feel vaguely guilty about it: 'baby one more time'
by britteny spheres..(please don't hit me for that n.n) and 'yule man'
by the Bobs

>4. Song I like, but don't feel one bit guilty about liking: Kama-killer
by robbie wiliams, and 'joining a fan club' by jellyfish. and just about
any song from nonsuch, apple venus, big express, skylarking, oranges and
lemons and english setlement

>5. Song I like that might never otherwise be mentioned on Chalkhills
(other
>than #4): on her magesty's secret sevice, the propelerheads version

>6. The greatest anti-war song of all time: ...dunno

>7. Why Andrew Lloyd Webber's talents as a melodist are over-rated: he
rips-off really good tunes that you just can't place yet really like.
oh, and he pays people to say nice things.

>8. What is power pop: no idea

>9. Goofiest song written by an otherwise serious songwriter: hmmm...the
ballad of Tom Jones by whoever in space wrote it?

>10. Favorite classical composer: gershwin..is that how you spell it?
--
KT Coope

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Message-Id: <v0300780fb33eef3a0a2c@[209.242.84.55]>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:11:58 -0500
From: John Yuelkenbeck <jy@tomrussell.com>
Subject: Just don't get it

On the "overrated" thread, I never did understand the popularity of these
acts:

Madonna
Steely Dan
Grateful Dead
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Bob Seger

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From: OMBEAN1@aol.com
Message-ID: <3864712a.244aa0bf@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 22:43:11 EDT
Subject: THE Anniversary

Hill Raisers,
 APRIL  17, 1981!!!!!!!!!!   18 years ago today. THE LAST SHOW EVER IN
PHILLY! 
 And I was there!  Listen to  "THE FAB FOUR IN PHILLY".  Aaaah,such sweet
memories.
   DONT listen to Jefferson Ogata!! Fiona Apples version of "Across the
Universe " is vile dreck. Her vocals are all over the place. A complete
destruction of one of the Beatles best. Ear candy? Ear crack!!
   You have been warned.   Roger

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From: jsteich@mindspring.com
Message-ID: <001001be897b$01e4b0e0$36c1f7a5@funtosplamisham>
Subject: band names
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 05:08:20 -0400

sorry to post this, but i cant resist.
someone mentioned something about band names... andy partridge (ahh, the
coveted xtc reference)... penchant... etc.
so here goes mine.
my band, even in its relativly dormant state, refuses to be named the name i
want.
which is:

    URINE CHARGE

i think its an excellent name.  its even better when spoken aloud.  reminds
one of american telivision in the 1980's.

jesse

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From: jsteich@mindspring.com
Message-ID: <002001be897c$36174fc0$36c1f7a5@funtosplamisham>
Subject: 2nd least interesting chalkhills thread
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 05:16:58 -0400

>2nd least interesting chalkhills thread (beatles v. beach boys being
>first): the one about songs where the voice fades into an instument.

everyone remember laurie anderson's "oh superman"?
in the end the keyboards (a choral thing if i remember right) fade into a
sax!  woo-hoo!  but whoever wrote this is right.  its is pretty dull.  that
he wrote it as a post script only seems to waste less space.
PAGE DOWN.

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From: "john gray" <jt.gray@btinternet.com>
Subject: what's a turnpike anyway?
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:21:00 +0100
Message-Id: <E10YsVc-0004is-00@carbon>

> Who the hell gets nostalgic about the "turnpike from Stockbridge to
Boston"?  The Mass Pike *sucks*, James!  C'mon!

Oh no, you just destroyed an image of my youth! I'm English
and don't have the foggiest idea what the turnpike is/does/looks like, but
the sound of its name conjures up images of all sorts of Americana.
You're telling me its the equivalent of our motorway roundabouts?
You have no idea how depressing that is.
Next you'll be telling me Kerouac always travelled first class!

JG

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Message-ID: <002b01be89ad$7971c800$f2c0b3d1@oemcomputer>
From: "Aaron Pastula" <apastula@earthlink.net>
Subject: Insectheaded
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 08:09:36 -0700

>>"insect-headed worker wife" refers to the curlers in her hair, in case we
didn't get that one).<<

I always thought it was just her "insect" mentality, that she's a "worker"
wife; just another mindless drone in a colony of stay-at-home spouses who
doesn't think about anything beyond her menial daily duties.  Perhaps it's a
bit of a double entendre, but the idea of curlers never occurred to me,
personally.

Just a thought.

AP

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <297cc9b.244a5e0f@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 17:58:39 EDT
Subject: Re: Air Surprise

>>Oh, and Air Supply (didnt pay for that one. went for
>>free to laugh, but it was WAY beyond laughter-really
>>pathetic).
>
>Ohhhh yessss!  Or as Leonard Pinth-Garnell would have said, "There there
>now that wasn't so good, was it?"  To think, "Lost in Love" was their
>*best* song!

  I never thought I, of all people, would come to Air Supply's defense, but
I happen to be married to the world's #1 Air Supply fan; she literally has
ALL their albums, and thanks to her I've heard all their albums at least
once.(Yes, they're still putting out an album every couple of years. Their
serious fans are as loyal as XTC's)That may sound like slow torture to
almost all of you, and if someone had told me I was going to marry an Air
Supply fan ten years ago I would have changed my name to Abdullah and moved
to Libya.  But here I am married to one, and to my great surprise they've
become a lot more listeneable in their old age. A couple of summers ago I
heard they were playing somewhere in New Hampshire about three hours drive
from us, and I surprised her with tickets. Though they're still not my cup
of tea(and incidentally, America opened for them. Gee, I hope none of you
have had dinner yet...), they put on a surprisingly good show, a much more
stripped down band than I expected(I was expecting a big gloppy Vegas
wedding cake of sound to hold my ears to), just a young Liberace-looking
guy on grand piano, a skinny little bass player with hair down to his butt,
a drummer who doubled on occasional keyboard sequences, the
band'ssongwriter Graham Russell on twelve-string guitar(he's the guy with
the lower more breathy voice on "Lost In Love"), and of course Russell
Hitchcock, getting very gray-haired and his voice not quite as big as it
used to be, which actually worked in his favor.  The performance was more
reminiscent of the Trevor Rabin-era Yes, or the later Moody Blues stuff,
neither of which I'm a fan of, but far more preferable than the Air Supply
I thought I knew. They previewed several new songs from their upcoming
album(which I got Sue as soon as it came out), two of which especially were
a lot more meaty than I ever expected from them. "We The People" reminds me
more of Midnight Oil gone commercial than anything else. I never thought
Air Supply would get political, though it definitely isn't as in-your-face
as Midnight Oil. Then "Mother Says," which also made the upcoming album, is
frankly one of the saddest songs I've ever had, it sounds like an outtake
from John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album, only it's even more unsettling
hearing the voices that did "Lost In Love" singing it.  It's from the point
of view of a five year old boy whose mother has just died and he's trying
his best to come to terms with mommy not being there anymore.  They did a
really good job of trying to get inside a five year old's mind. I still
don't like Russell Hitchcock's voice, but that's one hell of a song,
folks. John Lennon would be impressed.

  I'm very surprised I'm going on this long about Air Supply. I'm still not
a fan, but I choose to pick on others to dump on, such as Jewel, who is
more talented than she seems, but she somehow had gotten led astray into
thinking she's a great poet. She's not. She was a pretty good rootsy
folksinger with a hell of a voice who let somebody pretty her up and smooth
out her rough edges. I saw her open for John Hiatt a few years ago, she'd
just released the first version of Pieces Of You(with very rootsy
production by former Neil YOung sideman Ben Keith), and she was downright
awesome. One of the best opening acts I've seen. I was all set to rush out
and get her album, and I'm glad I didn't, because as soon as "Who Will Save
YOur Soul" became a hit they rushed her back into the studio and
re-recorded the album. Then the next two hits came out and I went "What's
THIS crap?" This wasn't who I saw onstage.  Then Spirit was more of the
same, but worse. The female one-woman Air Supply.  I'd like to give her a
good swift kick for listening to the wrong advice, and take her into
Lo-Tech Studios with a local alternative band and bang out the angry
alterna-folk-punk album I know she has in her.

  As for Celine Dion, I have no use for her music, but I hear she's a very
nice and kind-hearted woman, so I wish no slow death on her, just to retire
on the money she's made, make lots of babies and record the occasional
children's album or something. Leave us adults alone! Same thing goes for
Shania Twain.

Chris

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <58fdce27.244a5e06@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 17:58:30 EDT
Subject: Re: I Love It In A Motor

>sounded a bit like Cheap Trick, er, no, Big Star, er, no, The Motors....at
>the end of the 70s....or possibly.....new wave? Nope, it's totally
>different......er, or not...........AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!").

>Thanks to anyone - especially Tyler - who took the time to explain (and I
>do understand really - I've even heard of Bram Tchaikovsky!). How about
>"Crazy Horse wannabe's" as a quicker explanation? That would certainly save
>time (and any further references to The Knack - I could, and probably will,
>weep buckets....) and makes a bit more sense, once the myriad descriptions
>of this elusive genre are neatly condensed....

  Actually, Bram Tchaikovsky was the guitarist on the first two Motors
albums, he even had a hit single in the States in '79 with his "Girl Of My
Dreams," a luxury The Motors never enjoyed. I'd say Crazy Horse wannabes
applies more to the spate of country/roots rock bands that come out of the
woodwork every now and then, represented recently by such bands as The
Bottle Rockets, Wilco, Son Volt, etc. Power pop is any band that sounds
like it was influenced by the British Invasion of the 60's, though not so
much the bluesy sound of The Rolling Stones or The Animals.

  As for The Knack, I thought their third album Round Trip actually had
some interesting songs. It's like they were trying to say "We're sorry,
please forgive us." Didn't work though, commercially. And it does give me
the creeps that Doug Fieger is the brother of Jack Kevorkian's lawyer.

Chris

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <3c75e381.244a5e15@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 17:58:45 EDT
Subject: Re: Alan Parsons

>I can say that without "Abbey Road", there would have been no "Dark Side Of
>The Moon".

Without Alan Parsons, neither of them would have existed as such; he
engineered them both.

Chris

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Message-ID: <3719D619.5939@bhip.infi.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 12:55:34 +0000
From: Brian <mattone@bhip.infi.net>
Subject: Re: "No Thugs" lyrics confusion

Tschalkgerz!

>Exhibit A-- SNIP
Exhibit B-- SNIP
Exhbit C-- SNIP
I rest my case.
Jason K.<

Thank you, Jason!

I rest my case, also.

Feels great to be (seemingly officially) right.

Though I'd bet some of the Tschalkgies out there are still going to
grumble... ;-)

--
 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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Message-Id: <s719ee7e.088@chemonics.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 14:36:04 -0400
From: Todd Bernhardt <tbernhardt@chemonics.com>
Subject: Fuck 'em all, this is art

Oy:

Brian said:
>Todd attempts to correct me here<

No, actually, I wasn't trying to correct you there, so I'll correct
you here by stating my point a little more explicitly: Open your mind
a bit. Don't be so fucking dogmatic (or pedantic). Either
intepretation -- yours or Curtiss' -- is valid. Art consists of what
each individual viewer/listener/participant/whatever brings to it, and
ambiguity is one of Andy's favorite tools. Even if he wasn't being
ambiguous, even if Andy rather than Virgin was behind the cover art of
the single and this PROVES his intent, the important thing about the
song for Curtiss (or any other listener) is how Curtiss (or any other
listener) hears and interprets it.

IMO.

--Todd

"It doesn't matter."
         --Kevin Gilbert

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Message-Id: <371A36BC.62CC221B@tmbg.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:47:20 -0400
From: Ben Gott/Loquacious Music <gott@tmbg.org>
Organization: http://listen.to/loquacious
Subject: Guinness Fleadh

Are there any other Chalkhillians who are planning on attending the
Guinness Fleadh festival-thingy in NYC on 26 June?  Featured performers
include Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Moxy Fruvous, Richard Thompson,
Hootie (hooray!), and many more.  For more information, just click:

http://www.guinnessfleadh.com/newyork.htm

If you are going (Tim K.? Mitch? Eddie St. Martin?), I'm 90% sure that I'll
be there, as well.  Look for a tall, gangly, blond kid with glasses and a
green "Chalkhills" t-shirt.

Also, to the young lady who wanted to marry me for my CD collection: I plan
to buy the new Tom Waits when it is released, and I'm working on his back
catalog.  Then we'll talk, OK?

-Ben

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Message-Id: <v03007801b34011222ea3@[209.242.85.7]>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 17:59:58 -0500
From: John Yuelkenbeck <jy@tomrussell.com>
Subject: Hogshead of Real Fire? Block That Kick!

WORST BEATLES' SONG:
Sorry, but I can groove on "Revolution 9."
I do cringe, however, every time I hear "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite"

WORST ALBUM COVER:
Peter Case "Six-Pack of Love" (not one of his better musical efforts, either)

GREATEST CONCERT EVER:
(This doesn't count any of the 40-odd Dylan shows which are on a playing
field all their own.)
Tymon Dogg in London at the White Horse
Runner up: T-Bone Burnett "Proof Through The Night" tour

"YOU KNUCKLEHEAD" CONCERT:
I had my mom convinced to take me to the Beatles for my 5th birthday, but
decided I was too tired, but I can't kick myself too much for what I did at
age almost-five, so I'm going with:
Rolling Stones "Exile on Main St." tour--my sister even offered me free
tickets, and I turned her down

UTTERLY CRAP BAND I NEVER LIKED:
Rush

WORST CONCERT EVER:
R.E.M. "Murmur" tour--way too loud

FAVORITE (NOT BEST) ROCK FILM:
Renaldo and Clara (full-length version)

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Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 19:30:16 -0400
Subject: Stuff
Message-ID: <19990418.193146.-245995.2.skybar80@juno.com>
From: Ken A! <skybar80@juno.com>

Heyas,

I guess I shall join in all this here wackiness, before it's too late...

Least favourite moment on AV1 : "I Can't Own Her"

Least favourite XTC song : See above

Worst Beatles song :  I can't answer yet, for I have not heard every
Beatles album yet (in their entirety anyway)

Song that should have been strangled at birth : Anything by a Boy Band,
Girl Band, or any band currently being played on MTV in the past five
years (except Radiohead)

Musician you'd like to kick hard : Any "Diva" (Man, that term has been
thrown around too much lately. Anyone with a loud, obnoxious voice who
happens to be female seems to pass for "Diva" status nowadays.)

Whackiest title for a song : "Rock Anthem for the Retarded Teenage
Hipster Population"  by Smile

Most unpleasant musical experience : When I was in a high school play,
the cast had to help those silly stage crew kids paint the set, and for
those 2 hours, we had to tolerate a whole sublime album over and over
again. Ohh..the horror.

--Tacky Ken--

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From: "Michael Versaci" <stormymonday@sprintmail.com>
Subject: "Then he pulled me liver out!"
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 19:51:05 -0400
Message-ID: <000001be89f6$53ddd680$6ca21e26@laptop-mversaci.mtwconsulting.com>

Folxtc,

John "Dinsdale" quoted me and pointed out:

>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?

I'm not sure.  My memory may have failed me.  After all, I'm older than even
that wise old sage, (and illustrious knave) Todd Bernhardt. I think that
John Lennon told this story a few times, most notably in the Playboy
interviews of 1980.  He may have been confused in retrospect, or, they may
have asked for it before the filming actually started.  Anyway, he claimed
on more than one occasion that he wrote it in ten minutes because "they"
needed another song...

I know that he was confused when they asked him about "Eight Days A Week."
He responded that it was the original title for "Help" film.

OK trainspotters, what was that title that John was referring to?

Michael Versaci

PS to Nicole:

The Stones are cool.  Keith is the man.  Check out the "Hail Hail Rock &
Roll" movie where he shows Chuck Berry how to play "Carol!"

and, PPS to Jonathan, who said:

>The Beatles playing Roll over Beethoven on Meet ... is excruciatingly
awful.

What kind of Beatle fan are you anyway?  You say more negative things about
them than I say about ELO!  "Roll Over Beethoven" rocks!  "With/Meet The
Beatles" is flawless.  Flaw Less.

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Message-ID: <371A9DA3.102F@schoollink.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 20:06:11 -0700
From: Dan Phipps <phipps@schoollink.net>
Organization: CIC
Subject: An opinion...

Hey all who worship at the Altar of Andy! --

Just think...if AV2 is half as good as the
amazing AV1, we are all indeed in for a big
treat later this year!!!!!  :-)

Peace --

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
/Dan Phipps <phipps@schoollink.net>

"I would have made this instrumental,
 but the words got in the way."
(Andy Partridge)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Message-ID: <19990419002751.31006.qmail@hotmail.com>
From: "Duncan Kimball" <dunks58@hotmail.com>
Subject: Hold me, my daddy
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 17:27:50 PDT

Hello Chalkids

>> 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

Good on you John! I've always enjoyed seeing parents taking their kids to
gigs - should be more of it! We saw David Byrne a few years back and there
were two dads in their mid-40s - obviously old Talking Heads fans - sitting
next to us, with their two young teenage sons; the kids seemed to be as
much into DB as the dads were, and they all enjoyed the show hugely.

Now, I'm proud to say, *I* am one of those dads - although I started
perhaps a little earlier than some.  I took my son Lucas to see Ben Folds
Five last year (he was then 3 y.o - turned 4 in October) . Why? Well, he
has been totally obsessed by the band since he was 2 years old - knows both
records and all the videos off by heart. Once the initial shock of being at
a large venue with lots of people and noise wore off, he really got into it
and he enjoyed it. (and yes - he was wearing earlplugs!) And to his delight
they played all his favourite songs that night, so by halfway thru the show
he was up and dancing in the aisle.

He has very good taste for one so young. He likes a lot of what we listen
to, and especially loves Ben Folds Five, Devo and Beck. We listen to a
*lot* of music, and he soaks it all up like a sponge; a recent fave was
that Emenem single "My Name Is ...". He won't admit to liking Apple Venus
(when asked) but it's been getting a bit of a hiding chez moi, and I did
hear him humming "Greenman" to himself recently; also heard my daughter
singing "I'd Like That" to herself some weeks ago- she's 2, and loves the
whole album, especialy Colin's songs.

Dunks

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Message-Id: <199904190135.UAA15693@access.mbnet.mb.ca>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 20:35:01 -0500
Subject: Knight of Shining Bruce Cockburn
From: "McCausland_Ian" <talk@ian.mb.ca>

> 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.

Funny that part conjures up some happy memories for me! The sound of the
gituar remind me of Bruce Cockburn. He did a solo set last year here at the
Winnipeg Folk Festival with a gituar that sounded so similar!...

For those who don't know Bruce Cockburn he is Canadian singer/songwriter ,
been around for what? 30 years?... Huge in folk circles but his music is
actually much more diverese than that, really good stuff! Very socially
aware in some songs (If I Had a Rocket Launcher, Waiting for a Miracle, for
example) and others just great tunes (Coldest Night of the Year,Wondering
Where the Lions Are, Lovers in a Dangerous Time,etc)

I'm not a huge fan of his but I dusted off the Best of I have and have
rediscovered him. All from that sound in Knights...!

Oh by the way anyone on their way to Western Canada this July should really
check out the Folk Fest. We get performers of all types from all over the
world!

http://www.wpgfolkfest.mb.ca/

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Message-ID: <19990419024255.2426.rocketmail@send205.yahoomail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 19:42:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: NO

RE:

I was wondering if anyone would like to start a Rolling Stones
vs. Beatles war?

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

But I'll probably join in on it anyways...

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Message-ID: <371A243B.48315A3B@cnr.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 14:28:12 -0400
From: "Sarah Starr" <sstarr@cnr.edu>
Subject: Re: Virgin Poster Child

>     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?

heh heh.....thanks for the welcome.....I am very new to XTC....I have
the Big Express and Apple Venus Vol. 1....Apple Venus gets played
everyday like four times....if it were a vinyl record it wouldn't have
any grooves left by now :)

I am strange and hope to bring you my strangeness on a daily basis :)

sarah faye
evil tmbg and ec fan
waiting for AV2

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Message-ID: <371A3E3F.A969AFC4@mnsi.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 16:19:34 -0400
From: Michael Stone <nedrise@MNSi.Net>
Subject: Re: all die slowly

Funk Poppas and Mommas

Dorothy Spirito confessed:
>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`ve loved the song Disney Girls(the Art Garfunkel version) for years,
and always thought it would be a nice suicide song.  It`s such a
pleasant fantasy.  I could imagine drifting off to its melodious
strains as the blood seeps from my wrists, mixing with the warm bath
water .......

             "Reality, it's not for me and it makes me laugh.
              But fantasy world and Disney Girls, I'm comin' back"

Mike

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Message-Id: <199904190317.XAA18733@lima.epix.net>
From: "Michael Davies" <miser17@epix.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 23:15:39 -0500
Subject: Two Sons

> >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.

Where do you get *two* sons from?

And what is a "cushion-floor"?

Michael davies
miser17@epix.net

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Message-ID: <371A94FB.C7E0F076@bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 22:29:15 -0400
From: Les Canney <marvmar@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: K-I-L-L

Greeting Fellow Chalkies!This is the first times I've ever posted to
something like this, so be kind (spelled K - I - N - D).  I've been
enjoying some of the threads herein - although the Beatles/Beach Boys
one is a bit belabored.  Some comments:

Insect-headed - I think it means "no brain", like pin-head.

I've always thought "Waspies" were women's underwear - I don't know
why, though.

I think "No Thugs" is pretty clear - the Dad and Judge are the same
person, the "boy in blue" doing the pounding is a police officer.I was
introduced to XTC, and Kate Bush, via Peter Gabriel's third album.  I
purchased "Drums and Wires", "Black Sea" (with Green Paper covered
sleeve) and "English Settlement" (two record set) on vinyl.  I
remember playing ES over and over and over (annoying the hell our of
my roomies).  I think of XTC as everything the Beatles would have
been, had they continued to record.  Although I think Andy can write
beautiful songs (C&C, "I can't own her", etc...) but I really like his
harder edged music (ROO, "Generals and Majors", etc...).

Favorite bands:
XTC (of course)
Talk Talk
The Vapors
Peter Gabriel
Kate Bush
King Crimson (Thrak!)

EEEUUUUURRGH!, or THE MOST AWFUL ALBUM COVER IN HISTORY

The Emerson Lake and Palmer live thing with the big ELP foldout
letters - stupid

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

I dunno, maybe Klaatu

MOST BLUSH-MAKING PERSONAL MUSCIAL CONFESSIONS:

I like "Afternoon Delight" by the Starland Vocal Band.

GREATEST CONCERT EVER:

Peter Gabriel - "Us" or The Who, "Who Are You"

WORST CONCERT EVER:

Genesis aka "The Phil Collins Show" sometime in the 80's

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

Talking Heads on the tour that became "Stop Making Sense" or The
Vapors, touring with their second album

FAVORITE (NOT BEST) ROCK FILM:

Stop Making Sense

WORST ROCK FILM

That Led Zeppelin thing...

PERFORMERS MOST DESERVING OF A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH:

Most of the "Divas" - Mariah Houston Titanic

Thanks for being there you all!  It's nice to know great music has a
home in this World!

Les

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