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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 5, Number 294

                 Monday, 25 October 1999

Today's Topics:

                     Transcriptions?
                     Boingo & things
                      XTC presents!!
                      Xmas and stuff
              Dates and irate lyrical greats
           Tranistor Blast, Homespun, and demos
                    Parent/Child songs
                        Delurking
                     Homespun Safari
             Mattocks, music gear, and lemons
                 Magnolia Brewing Company
       Oh My, look at the Strangly Glowing Ticket!
                   Some of the Millions
                        Christmas
      Wooden Tops and Wooden Foot Chalkhills members
                          lyrics
                 Christmas Songs and ...
                   Some random remarks
                 Embroidered cock feather
              Re: musicans i'd like to meet
                       Prefab Pout
                       XTC rarities

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Message-Id: <v04011701b435a2247971@[130.132.244.115]>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 00:17:22 -0500
From: David Carson Berry <david.berry@yale.edu>
Subject: Transcriptions?

Hello, XTC enthusiasts,

I am not a regular reader/participant of this list-serve, so perhaps I'm
asking a question that you receive all too frequently, but I wonder if
there is any source of published transcriptions (or even arrangements) of
XTC songs?  I would settle for simple lead sheets, but of course something
that more accurately and precisely reflects the recordings would be great.
I've never even found an XTC songbook among those often badly-arranged
piano/vocal scores that one finds in music shops.  Is any of their music
available in printed/notated form?

Barring that, does anyone have a handy list of the chord changes to some of
the songs on "Apple Venus"?

Thanks for your help,
David Carson Berry

P.S.  I recently racked up another XTC convert: for a friend's birthday I
gave him CDs of AV1 and Skylarking; he now sits at home each day, listening
to "Easter Theatre" over and over again.

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From: OMBEAN1@aol.com
Message-ID: <0.7968d28a.25414462@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 00:38:58 EDT
Subject: Boingo & things

Chillers,
  A quick story. In 1988 , I saw Oingo Boingo when they opened for Squeeze
at the Spectrum in Philly. I happened to be wearing a Drums & Wires
T-shirt. I tried moving towards the front , to no avail until 3 guys
screamed "Nice shirt " and literally picked me up and put me in the front
row ( Im 6' 3", 185). I saw the entire Boingo show from 5 ft away.They
FUCKIN' ROCKED! The Seagrams 7 helped a bit. Their roadie was a knockout,
to boot. She blew me off,though. In case you 've never seen it ,their
"Little Girls" video is one for the books. A classic.
  Christopher Coolidge mentioned "Autumn Almanac" by the Kinks as a cover
tune. I believe Colin used that song as inspiration for "Frivolous Tonight".
  Anyone who listens to Howard Stern knows of a completely tasteless X-Mas
song done in the early 80's by the late ,great Tiny Tim. About Santa
getting ill & not showing up that year. Quite humorous.
 Hey Karl, Youre a good man..... Wheres my bonus points?
  The ramble is over.  Roger

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From: "Mike Livingston" <Captn@mediaone.net>
Subject: XTC presents!!
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 03:22:24 -0400
Message-ID: <000101bf1c5e$2fee1960$42a5da18@ne.mediaone.net>

Greeting Chalkies
I've informed my band that this years b-day and holiday gifts will ALL be
XTC related!!  God only knows you gotta teach 'em somehow!!!

 - Mike Livingston
http://www.mikelivingston.com
http://www.trebclef.com
http://www.vincecharles.com

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Message-ID: <000e01bf1c6e$9543ebe0$29a0a8c0@sigta>
From: "Chris Clarke" <bonyking@sniffout.com>
Subject: Xmas and stuff
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 10:18:03 +0100

Xmas song - 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' - excellent version by
Billy MacKenzie, (I think!). If it is Billy MacKenzie, it's also kind of
poignant considering later events. Available on tha CD 'Cool Christmas',
along with a lot of others featured in this list so far and an excellent
song by Stina Nordenstam that I forget the title of.

Recommendation - for those looking for non-XTC material to buy, you won't
go far wrong with 'The Fragile', the new album from Nine Inch Nails (no,
really, don't run away). It's a major advancement on 'The Downward Spiral'
and features some brilliant instrumental tracks.

Dom writes:

>Oh yeah, Up The Hammers! Now that's football.......

As I believe Steaua Bucharest discovered last night. You wouldn't suffer
this sort of disappointment if you had the good sense to support a team of
persistent underacheivers such as the Seagulls

XTC content : Um..... Oh yeah, I managed to get a copy of 'Fossil Fuel' for
#8.99 in the HMV sale in Brighton. Bargain!

Who are Limp Bizkit?

chris2

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From: fheaney@erols.com
Message-ID: <002301bf1c87$8d8aa6a0$bfdf7ad1@default>
Subject: Dates and irate lyrical greats
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:18:17 -0400

> How about this for a new thread? Who's the oldest
> Chalkhiller? I hereby submit my birth date as April 1,
> 1944 (yeah, yeah, April Fool, I've heard it....). Any
> advances?

I'm not the oldest, but I was also born on April 1 (1970).  I look on it as
a badge of honor.

Hearing all those reports of crankiness in the ranks of They Might Be Giants
saddens me, but it also makes me relieved I never worked up the nerve to
say, "Hey, John, have a good show tonight!" the two times I've seen
Flansburgh walking or getting in a cab to go to concerts at Irving Plaza,
NY.  But I'm still enjoying John Linnell's new "State Songs" release.  (And
they'd still go on my 5-favorite-lyricists list, along with XTC [I can count
them as a unit, right?], Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello, and, um...one other
person, depending on the mood I'm in that day.)

-- Francis

"I guess this is our prime, like they tell us all the time.  Were you
expecting some other kind?"
   -- Aimee Mann

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Message-ID: <C1D2BBBA6310D2118B5500805FA7AF3F01DFDB91@xch-mes-04.msc.az.boeing.com>
From: "Johnson, Tom" <Thomas.Johnson@ARZ.Boeing.com>
Subject: Tranistor Blast, Homespun, and demos
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 06:18:12 -0700

I'm new to the list, so forgive me for butting in:

> >I have not bought the Transistor Box set yet, thats next.  What
> >did everyone think of that?  Is it worth the money?

Yeah, I think it is.  I bought it not even knowing most of the early music,
but have since grown to really enjoy it all.  I still find the line-up on
the first two discs questionable (why not in chronoligical order, to both
maintain continuity and to keep the sound-quality even?  I find it
distracting because tracks recorded late in their career sound dozens of
times better are plopped down next to tracks recorded with lower quality.
They're all good sounding, but they do fluctuate.  Maybe I'm just picky.)

> Subject: re: "Homespun" -- to own or not to own...

Well, think of it this way.  You went to the trouble to get a hold of the
demos, right?  Why not give the band a little money for professional quality
versions of them?  I'm not saying that it's okay for a band to release
*anything* and expect die-hard to pay for it because they've got bootlegs,
etc.  What I'm saying is, if the demos were so important that you went to
the trouble of tracking down a trader or, worse, *paying* a bootlegger for
them, then how is spending $15 for Homespun a bad choice?  You get great
liner notes to accompany a nice package, too.  :-)

And as for whether Homespun is "confusing" people, I say, yes, it is.  I
went out the day Homespun was supposed to be released, and found only the
Japanese version.  I passed on it, but I took it to the guy at the counter
and asked if he'd gotten the US version yet.  He said, "Yeah, that's been
out for a long time."  Of course, I had to spend a few minutes explaining
that it wasn't AV1, but was a Japanese version of Homespun, "which is a
collection of demos for AV1."  This seemed to thoroughly confuse him.  He
looked it up, and there were none ordered.  So, yes, TVT is right, this
release is confusing the *casual* listener, not the die-hard fans.

Anyway, if any of you out there would like to help out a relative newbie,
I'd love to get copies of the other demos (on CDR.)  I have a list of my
unusual collection of bootlegs available for trade at
<http://members.home.com/signals2000>.   I'd love to get some of this
unusual stuff I keep hearing about!

Tom

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From: unna@worldmailer.com
Date: 22 Oct 1999 06:37:18 -0700
Message-ID: <19991022133718.9785.cpmta@c008.sfo.cp.net>
Subject: Parent/Child songs

I, too, have no kids! And, I, too, notice the parent/child theme in some
xtc songs. In fact, when I listened to Then She Appeared I got the mental
picture of one of those underwater births! I thought it odd that I would
get this imagery since I don't really feel any clocks ticking. I mean, I
don't usually sit around and envision childbirth! Thanks, Melissa, for
bringing it up. And thanks, Janis, for including TSA in your list. I was
about to conduct some heavy introspection to see if I had hidden desires to
procreate! Now I can honestly say "Whew! That was close!"

Clinging to minimal accountability,

Laura

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From: Tomgriffin100276@aol.com
Message-ID: <0.26600fd7.2541c3e1@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:42:57 EDT
Subject: Delurking

Just thought I'd stick my nose in where it doesn't belong:

1) Melissa (I think that was the name) wrote:

"I want songs that will mean something to them with their new perspective as
parents. Something they can listen to late at night when they're up with
Mr. and Ms. Fussy-Pants, and possibly that the little ones themselves will
groove to when they're big enough to groove. I want songs that have to do
with children and childhood and parenting and the parent-child relationship
and growing up. Any more suggestions?"

Well, it's a bit off-the-course, but how about "Happy Families"?

2)  Every other post around here mentions Ann Arbor.  I'm beginning to wonder
if that city has the highest per-capita total of XTC fans.  (Along with the
highest per-capita totals of bookstores, cafes and soccer fields)

3) Finally, and sorry to prolong the "football" listings (but my parts 1 and
2 WERE about XTC), but I must reply to Mud Shark.  I cannot agree with you
less re: Glasgow Rangers.  I know that this is largely ancient history, but
for years they discriminated against Catholic players.  That is why Celtic
was able to so-thoroughly dominate the league back when.  So, I must put my
support in for now-second-place Glasgow Celtic.  But, to each his own.

Sorry for the "football" everyone!

-Tom

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Message-Id: <v03102801b4363e264f9f@[165.227.110.102]>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 10:14:37 -0700
From: Richard Pedretti-Allen <richard@tactics.com>
Subject: Homespun Safari

Daiblo stated: I'm guessing that the Homespun thing is a rumor.  I just
don't believe they would do that.  AV1 has been out for a while and I don't
think its confusing people at all.

It's not likely to confuse a hardcore fan but the concern is about the
interested but less avid fan.

One aspect is that the uninformed consumer may buy Homespun AND Apple
Venus, Volume 1 without reading the package information and be disappointed
with the seeming redundancy.  Conversely, one might buy Homespun INSTEAD of
AVv1, hurting AVv1 sales and getting what is considered to be less than the
optimum presentation of that particular music.  Yeah, yeah, yeah... Caveat
Emptor and all that but there is little justification in frustrating a
consumer when Homespun is truly a "fan" thing and much less of a general
consumer product.

Additionally, there is the business side of things that the public doesn't
typically see or realize...

If a record retailer or distributor is prompted to take some stock of Apple
Venus Volume 2 and, without a real understanding of what Homespun actually
IS, orders AVv2 stock based on Homespun's market volume (and other data
indicating that it received zero radio play, zero advertising, etc.), the
initial volume of AVv2 will be VERY low.  EVERY artist and record label
LOVES to be able to trumpet figures about initial volume shipped.  It can
really hurt their sales momentum when the volume is low... radio program
directors take less notice and devote less airtime, record companies can't
rationalize allocating advertising money, promoters are less interested in
appearances (touring, radio station visits, talk shows, signings), et
cetera.  There is a very real concern about hurting sales before the
release has even left the gate.

With Homspun being primarily a "fan" thing, it makes very good sense to
only offer it through a catalog or website.  With those media vehicles they
have the capability to explain what the product actually is.

It is not simply a "rumor."  It is being considered but, true, it may not
happen.  While we may not like the action, it should help to have a little
understanding of why it would be done.

Cheers,
Richard Pedretti-Allen

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Message-ID: <3810A183.5940@ksbe.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 07:40:26 -1000
From: "Jim Smart" <jismart@ksbe.edu>
Organization: ksbe
Subject: Mattocks, music gear, and lemons

Did anyone notice that our own Dave Mattocks appears on the drums on
Paul McCartney's new album? Well, on a couple of the songs. The rest of
the songs have the drummer from Deep Purple.

I've enjoyed the lists about people's music equipment. If you don't like
'em, just page down, don't bitch!

My list (you'll notice I'm terrible at remembering brand and model
names):

-1965 Hofner violin shaped bass, like Sir Paul's
-a red electric guitar by Hamer...it's a strat copy
-a black electric guitar (can't remember what kind) with Floyd Rose
tremolo (avoid this at all costs)
-a nice acoustic guitar signed by Ray Davies "To Jim -Ray Davies"
-a crappy acoustic guitar that I'd smash on the stage if I ever had the
chance....right now my son gets to play it
-speaking of my son, he lets me use his ukulele on some recordings
-two Costco guitars, one nylon string, one steel. Nice Yamaha guitars
that play well but won't win any "oh wow" awards
-A Washburn acoustic that I keep in California (I live in Hawaii)
-Boss GT 3 guitar effects board. This is SO cool.
-Roland XP 50 keyboard that is awesome
-Midiverb
-a delay
-a bunch of other effects
-a bunch of microphones and preamps, some of them quite pricey
-and, best of all, the Akai DPS 12, which allows me to put all the
instruments to use. This is the tool that enabled me to play a few
things on Mitch Friedman's "The Importance of Sauce" album. It will also
enable me to contribute a song to the upcoming Orien and Lemonaid
tribute album made by us Chalkadores.

Jim

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Message-Id: <v03102803b4365130ca4a@[165.227.110.102]>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 10:44:23 -0700
From: Richard Pedretti-Allen <richard@tactics.com>
Subject: Magnolia Brewing Company

After a recording session in San Francisco, I went to the Magnolia Brewing
Company on Haight Street for lunch.  Great beer!  ...oh yeah, and I ate
lunch too.

They have a Swindon Golden Bitter on the handpump and I was lucky enough to
be able to talk to the brewer.  He recently returned from England and had
visited the Archer Brewery in Swindon.  His Swindon Golden Bitter was his
attempt at recreating Archers Golden Bitter (but I would guess it has a bit
more hops than Archers).

I felt that Chalkhills should know that there is no XTC connection with
Magnolia's Swindon Golden Bitter and if you need a reason to go there, it
will have to be purely for love of beer.

Richard Pedretti-Allen, reporting for the Worldwide Chalkhills News Service.

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Message-Id: <199910222001.QAA15875@nantucket.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 15:55:51 -0400
Subject: Oh My, look at the Strangly Glowing Ticket!
From: "Diamond" <arnos@nantucket.net>

Wouldn't Strangely Glowing Ticket be a good band name? Anyway...

>Brown <mb2@deltanet.com> thought--
>>Subject: VH1 onslaught

>and then Dan Phipps <phipps@schoollink.net> followed with--
>>Subject: re: XTC on VH1's "Behind The Music"...

>I thought this was funny, since I was just thinking of proposing the same
>thing the other night-- specifially when "Thin Lizzy: Behind the Music"
>came on.

And I just propossed the same thing a few chalhills before after seeing the
Sting Hour-and-a-half behind the music. Are we psycho? I think so.

At any rate, I've sent MY e-mail, have you? Please Do!!!

Also, no fair doing a new covers album without me. Whenever you guys do R+B,
your tribute to Rag and Bone Buffet, Let me do Extrovert.

ALSO- I just got the new Squeeze CD, Domino. (New in the states, anyway)
I'm not to sure about it. Kind of so-so so far. That's the problem when It
comes to Squeeze, they really are not very consistant. I'd rather be
listening to East Side Story. I think the last REALLY good album the y did
was "frank" The only bad songs were the last few, which made it is to skip,
cause you could just stop it when the bad songs started.

ALSO!!! my favorite lyricists (in no order)

-Andy Partridge
-Colin Moulding
-John Linnell
-John Flansburgh
-David Byrne (Especially FEELINGS)
-Joe Jackson (Especially "Night and Day" and "Heaven and Hell")
-Chris Tilbrooke
-Mark Mothersburgh (I also love the music he does for the Nickelodeon show
RUGRATS)
-Gerry Castle
-Elvis Costello (Especially "Armed Forces")
-John Lennon
-Paul McCartney
-Ray Davies
-Brian Eno
-The Residents (I don't know thier names... NO ONE DOES!)

    Anyone have any recomendations for someone who like these musicians?
Please submit them. thanks

One last thing, anyone heard about Joe Jackson's new album, "Symphoney No
1"? Is it just Classical? Any Words? I really love how he combines Classical
and Pop.

Signing Off,
Kevin Diamond
Slaughtered, gutted, and heartbroken

P.S. anyone out there right and record orriginal music and want to make a
compilation of XTC fans? I think it might be interesting, to see.

_____________________________________
"No one in the world ever get's what they want, and that is beautiful.
Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful"
           -John Linnell/They Might Be Giants

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Message-Id: <v03007800b4369b2c2679@[137.186.208.19]>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 19:09:35 -0400
From: Erich Walther <enrico@fox.nstn.ca>
Subject: Some of the Millions

Howdy all!

The O&L project sounds like a winner, given the line up, you rascals you ;-)

As for a title, may I float "Some of the Millions - A fan's Tribute to XTC"
You can explain the 'concept' of doing O&L on the back or inside or
somesuch, but the cover art should give it away (that 'groovy' thing
baby!); perhaps a psychodelic Uffington horse.

Equipment (sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)

5 broken turntables
4 old receivers
3 8 track tapes
2 reel to reels
And an 8 track recording machine

Oh yeah, some guitars and stuff.

Does anyone out there know where to get 8 tracks?

Anyone interested at all in Captain Beefheart or perhaps the opportunity of
listening to the original Ella Guru and anyone else for that matter should
RUN out and buy 'The Dust Blows Forward', a 2-CD package that sums up all
mutations of the Magic band. My only 'beef' with it is that there's only
one track with him blowing his horn (as close as it gets to a french
trombone)  - lots of harp though.

Back to work,

Erich in Ottawa

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Message-ID: <000a01bf1d07$38a9ec60$d261868b@GaryHooper>
From: "Gary Hooper" <hooperg@bigpond.com>
Subject: Christmas
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 13:30:03 +1000

Just to prolong the Xmas song thread ad nauseam :

Here's one only Australian subscribers would know (and even then it's
unlikely):
"The Bombs Dropped On Xmas" : The Reels ( 5 Great Gift Ideas EP - 1980 )

I always thought that in the early days The Reels were heavily influenced by
XTC ( great, got relevant content in! )

 - Gary.

"The past sure is tense" - Captain Beefheart.

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Message-ID: <382707131.940650886267.JavaMail.root@web20.pub01>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 23:54:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Satanas Diablo <thedevil@minister.com>
Subject: Wooden Tops and Wooden Foot Chalkhills members

Unfortunately, they broke up.  They have a total of 4 albums and some
imports.  They are a great group and after the grunge thing of 91, all
groups like them disappeared.  Now, everyone wants to sound like Beck or Mr.
Veder of Pearl Jam (though I like both groups, just the copy cats I don't
like!)

Anyone ever hear Felt?  Genius!  He is kind of like Robyn Hitchcock with a
touch of Beck's quirkiness and some 60's acousticisms.

People love talking about me.  Grow up and let me talk about music!  All
you keep doing is dwealing on stuff I said a long time ago!  Some of you
just wont fu%&!N@ quit!  Get over it and move on.  I made that comment in
reference to a comment made by Andy Partridge of the group XTC.  I thought
the fans of all people would get it, but I guess not.  He explained, as I
said before, in Their Book "Song Stories" availible in your local book
stores that someone threatened to blow up a radio station in Florida here
in the US if they played the XTC song, Dear God.  I would consider that a
little screwed up!  So, making a funny little joke in reference to the
book, I asked no one to threaten to kill me!  I mean, my friend joined and
shortly after was called a nigger so what the hell am I supposed to think!
Also, as stated by John, I have already proven my and Malcolms Identy with
pics and spoke with John personally, so let it rest and take some prozak or
something!

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Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19991023024219.00701650@mail.interlog.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 02:42:19 -0400
From: David Oh <davidoh@interlog.com>
Subject: lyrics

all the noise about lyricists has been interesting reading and, as usual, i
agree with some and disagree with others. however, i'm not about to start
a(nother) debate over who's right or who's wrong, but to point out a
discrepancy. am i right when i say that no one has mentioned frank zappa as
a great lyricist?

frank wrote some of the most interesting and poignant lyrics ever written
in the rock format, and i'm not (just) talking about his
scatological/sexual themes, but about his social commentary.

just listen to "dumb all over", "the meek shall inherit nothing", "heavenly
bank account", "trouble every day", "hungry freaks, daddy", "we're turning
again", etc, etc. there's always a mixture of sarcasm, cynicism, humour,
pathos, poignancy and/or absurdity in all of his lyrics.

the closest, i believe, that anyone gets to his depth as a writer - for the
layers of meaning and the mixture of humour and poignancy - is the one
called partridge.

oh, and i just love "dinah-moe hum" and "titties and beer", too!

other faves:

john lennon
peter townshend
neil young
peter gabriel

most over-rated:

jim morrison

there are probably others i should mention, for both lists, but i've
probably stirred up enough dust as it is, so...

peace: live in it or rest in it

davidoh

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Message-ID: <027701bf1d48$64642a00$785791d2@johnboud>
From: "John Boudreau" <aso1@mocha.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject: Christmas Songs and ...
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 19:21:27 +0900

Check out " The Junky's Christmas " ( 15:54 ) by William Burroughs ( with
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy ) on the album " Spare Ass Annie and
Other Tales " .

Thanks to Chris Browning for his kind words of support .

Favorite lyricists include :

Andy
Ray Davies
Robyn Hitchcock
Ian Curtis
Morrissey ( Smiths era )
Jonathan Richman
Robert Smith

To  John Relph - I love XTC too much to leave  .

John in Japan

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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 16:47:17 +0200 (MET DST)
From: familie van Rappard <rappard@dds.nl>
Subject: Some random remarks
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.90.991023163434.8018O-100000@fatima.dds.nl>

Beste Krijtjers,

Normally I don't post, but digest 5-292 had some interesting things:

Max wrote:

> Please visit http://www.themaggies.com/ and download some of our mp3s. We
> thank you for your support!

But since he's one of the band members, you might doubt his impartiality
- let me assure that it's indeed a great band. Keywords: Dambuilders,
Mommyheads, and some "quirky" English band I can't quite remember the name
off. (Thanks for the tape, Max, I'll get around to buying the CD soon, I
promise!)

John in Japan wrote:

> ; but when his buddy Satanas mocks what he percieves to be Christians
> those who threaten to bomb radio stations and kill people whose name is
> Satanas ) ; Dorothy's voice and mine stand alone in outrage .

So you're saying you condone those bombings?:) And by the way, any
metaphysical belief deserves to be mocked, whether it is New Age,
astrology, Christianity, or Dom's unwavering devotion to ever more
obscure metal genres and bands.

> Sorry all for bringing this up again ;  I just had to get it off my chest .

Fair enough.

And finally the ever astute Megan Heller wrote:

> (I like Philip Glass, but I never really thought of Glass mixing with
> British pop.)

Neither would I, until I bought Aphex Twin's "51/13 - The Singles
Collection" - one of the tracks is a Philip Glass orchestration of AT's
"ICCT Hedral". But I'll admit that describing Aphex Twin as "British Pop"
is a bit of a stretch.

And on that trainspotting note,

Martin

PS Mark, your three CD-Rs arrived - thanks a lot! (Your server bounced my
emails a couple of times.)

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Message-ID: <01BF1D84.E68AAE00.wes@iolvegas.com>
From: Wes Hanks <wes@iolvegas.com>
Subject: Embroidered cock feather
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 18:31:59 -0700

Dear Colin & Andy,

Thank you for the early Christmas gift, it was much enjoyed by all.

Peace,
Wes Hanks

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Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19991024003931.00702984@mail.interlog.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 00:39:31 -0400
From: David Oh <davidoh@interlog.com>
Subject: Re: musicans i'd like to meet

>From: nross <PhoenixYellowRose@rocketmail.com>
>Question: Who would be on your top five list of Musicians you'd want to
>meet, and why... NOT Inluding like, the whole group... Like fer sure no
>way... but really, Like If you wanted to meet XTC, each member would need
>their own >spot and their own explanation.  Like, I need to spew, gag me
>with a spoon fer sure no way.  -With respect, Nicole "Obviously,a huge
>friggin football fan (American)" Ross

like, ok. like, totally, fer sure, fer sure!

ok, that's enough of that...

well, since jimi hendrix, john lennon and frank zappa are dead, and seeing
as i have met andy partridge and all of the red hot chili peppers (both
meetings happened this year (1999) in toronto, approximately 1 mile and 5
months apart, btw) my list has been parred down somewhat, but there are a
few musicians left i'd like to meet. they are:

peter townshend - because "tommy" had such a profound effect on me in my
formative years, just as "live at leeds", "who's next" and "quadrophenia"
also did over the following years.

peter gabriel - because a lot of his music makes me feel very emotional and
it gives me chill-bumps when i hear it, such as "san jacinto",
"wallflower", "in your eyes" and many others.

brian eno - because he's a genius, pure and simple. i'd like to ask him
about certain productions he has worked on, both on his own albums and on
other people's albums.

david gilmour - because he's my favourite guitar player. i'd like to know
the technical aspects about the equipment he used on certain songs, how he
got those sounds.

keef riffhard - well, because he's keef. also because he should've been
dead 20 times over and can rock 'n' roll better than any kid 1/4th his age!

anybody else care to follow this thread?

>-With respect, Nicole "Obviously, a huge friggin football fan (American)"
Ross

with respect, david "obviously, couldn't care any less about frickin'
football (american)" oh :-)

 peace & xtc,

 davidoh

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Message-Id: <199910241512.LAA13663@nantucket.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 11:07:06 -0400
Subject: Prefab Pout
From: "Diamond" <arnos@nantucket.net>

I got three Prefab Sprout CD's Today! I couldn't believe it!! They were
right there, in the used section. I had never heard them before, but knew a
lot of people here liked them. At any rate, they're awsome. I got Swoon, Two
Wheels Good, and a four song Picture Disc EP called Cars and Girls. They are
awsome. Thanks to everyone who said to buy them. They sound like a mix of
XTC, Squeeze, TMBG, Thomas Dolby, joe jackson, and his voice sounds like
Frank Zappa every now and then. The lyrics are so quirky. Well, anyone who
hasen't bought something by these guys, please do.

That's all,

Kevin Diamond.
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"No one in the world ever get's what they want, and that is beautiful.
Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful"
           -John Linnell/They Might Be Giants

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Message-ID: <3813306B.F7FEC596@which.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 17:14:36 +0100
From: B Blanchard <b.blanchard@which.net>
Subject: XTC rarities

What's WRONG WITH PEOPLE!!

A few weeks ago I had the mixed emotional painpleasure of having to
inform the House that I had come across some XTC rarities in a second
hand shop in London.

Well I am having to further report that last week I was back in the
aforementioned Reckless Records Berwick Street London W1 branch, and
there are STILL a LOT of XTC old rarities for sale but THIS time - and I
nearly had to sit down on my helmet - THIS TIME there was a copy of
HOMESPUN for sale.  And this is a second hand store!!!!

What the blinking flip is going on???

Get down there and spend money!

BELINDA BLANCHARD

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