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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 5, Number 90

                 Monday, 15 February 1999

Today's Topics:

                       I Like WBOR!
                        Re: Ages?
                         Fan Fare
                      feminine form
         "Beatle Bums, Andy Light," by E.L. Owens
                    You and the Clouds
           breaking free from beltway airwaves
                  Fuzzy Warbles question
             Dave Gregory in a band called H
           What's going to be on Fuzzy Warbles?
                      Re: XTC Videos
                    Unusual Production
            Re: I'd Like That Greenman Better
                       Re: Mr. Show
                  Mommyheads and Gatton
                     video thank you
                      Fun and Games
               Finding Los Lobos on the web
Phallic vs Yonic (and the return of the tapdancing walrus)
            Lucky me, UCE, and feathers, see?
               We As Trains Are Agreed ...
              History of R&R - DuranDuran???
                  Wes (Wilson) Is Back!
                  VH1's coverage of XTC
                      LA appearance?
                        The word.

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Message-Id: <36C5DD0B.9D2A4725@bowdoin.edu>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 15:14:14 -0500
From: Ben Gott/Loquacious Music <bgott@bowdoin.edu>
Organization: http://listen.to/loquacious
Subject: I Like WBOR!

Sisters and brothers of the 'Hill,

I am overwhelmingly pleased to announce that "I'd Like That" has received
what I believe to be it's first airing in Maine.  The song was played on
WBOR 91.1 FM (Brunswick) on Saturday the 13th, at about 2:45 PM.

What, you might ask, did Brunswick do to be so blessed?  Nothing, actually
-- it's just that I know the DJs, and they agreed to play it for me.
However, they didn't just play it...they gave a history of XTC's recent
recording woes, the address of the TVT Records website and the release date
of the album, and the ultimatum: "Give us a call if you want to hear it
again, because we'll be glad to play it again!"  They would've said more,
but that was as much as I would scribble on the back of the "CMJ New Music"
sampler.  (Now we get to see what happens when the WBOR big-wigs review the
playlist!)

Will this make Southern Maine pick up the album?  We certainly hope so.

Doing my part,
-Ben (with thanks to "Katie and Laurie's Rummage Sale")

P.S.  After "I'd Like That" -- and with no prodding from me whatsoever --
they played "Sandra's Having Her Brain Out," by the Soft Boys.  What a
great show!

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Message-ID: <fu9igCALP1w2IwIM@coopefamily.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 22:03:55 +0000
From: KT <Katy@coopefamily.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Ages?

In article <36C1B85F.7453@bhip.infi.net>, Brian <mattone@bhip.infi.net>
writes
>Tschalkgerz!
>
>>What's the usual age for an XCT fan then? I'm 13 and have yet to find
>someone my age to like (let alone have heard of) the band...<
>
>You're a fan? And you can only get as good as "X-C-T"?

yeh gimme a break, I was very tired when I wrote that. anyway I'll have
to do eh?

>However, the 13-years-old is impressive - maybe there's hope for the
>youth of this planet, yet...

doubt it...My dad played XTC at me contantly on those horribly long car
journey until I got hooked...like I said, not even any of the teachers I
know have heard of XTC, any student I mention them to generally use the
reply 'Who??'
It'll take more than one 13 yearold to convert the planet's youth...
but that won't stop me having a really good try!

--
KT Coope - pathetic manga artist and an even worse speller...

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Message-Id: <199902132241.XAA03187@mail.knoware.nl>
From: "Mark Strijbos" <mmello@knoware.nl>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 23:52:08 +0000
Subject: Fan Fare

Dear Chalkers,

Dane Pereslete wondered :

> I can't deny that I fully intend to skip a day's
> work to PURCHASE AND LISTEN TO A CD.
>
> Does this qualify me for examination by a psychiatrist?

No, i'd say you're 100% sane.
The rest of the world probably thinks you are stark raving mad but
hey, what do they know?

As a matter of fact i've planned a whole holiday to coincide with
AV1's release. Now _that_ is insane :)

yours in xtc,

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

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Message-Id: <199902132248.RAA17887@lima.epix.net>
From: "Michael Davies" <miser17@epix.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 17:47:25 -0500
Subject: feminine form

>Would any of you linguistically talented ones care to suggest a word which
>is the feminine form of "phallic"?  For such word would certainly describe
>the AV artwork!

that would be "yonic".  with a short "o" sound.  i learned that this
year.

Michael davies
miser17@epix.net

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Message-ID: <19990213235835.484.qmail@hotmail.com>
From: "Bob Crain" <bobcrain@hotmail.com>
Subject: "Beatle Bums, Andy Light," by E.L. Owens
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 15:58:35 PST

Knights (of all gender) of Karmic Shine-age,

Agree with the stud-boy who recently posted, asking for TVT/Cooking
Vinyl/Idea/whoever to please give us a schedule of XTC personal
appearances!  What, are they afraid too many people will show up if you
let us know beforehand (saying this knowing full well that reps of TVT,
Cooking Vinyl, and Idea are on this list, so call me buckethead)?

I am enjoying the slams against ELO...did you all know that Parthenon
Huxley (P. Hux), purveyor of fine pop, has joined ELO Part II?  And does
anyone care?  I can't get it out of my head...

Regarding the new XTC album songs, I am thinking that the only overtly
Beatlesqe arrangement is on "I Can't Own Her" in the chorus.

-Bob Crain

"As long as the body is warm and the bowels move regularly no problem
can be other than minor and temporary". - Heinlein

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From: "STEVE PERLEY" <steveandlauren@grolen.com>
Subject: You and the Clouds
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 23:16:19 -0500
Message-ID: <01be57d0$c5c097e0$396140d8@steveandlauren.grolen.com>

Hey-
Does anybody know what happened to "You and the Clouds Will Still Be
Beautiful"?  I thought that that one had made the cut.  AV2 perhaps?  Got
any insight on this one, Mitch?
Ten more days...ten more days...
Steve

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Message-ID: <000101be57fb$c765d4e0$7ffc7ad1@MRIS.mris.com>
From: "George Hedrick" <ghedrick@erols.com>
Subject: breaking free from beltway airwaves
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 01:24:08 -0800

greetings chalkers:          in 5-88, Nicole wrote:

>For those in DC area...I've been writing to Allan Scott...(requesting  >XTC
airplay on 'HFS)...                                         ....NOT
LIKELY....

on our way to the Baltimore stop of the International Motorcycle Show
on Saturday 2/13, 2:30 PM,  broke free of the clutches of DC radio, and for
the 1st time in what seems like more than 7 years, heard  XTC on commercial
radio (WRNR 103.1, but only if you're NE of the infernal beltway)......"I'd
Like That"... what a treat!!  We had  previewed our new tune from download
thanks to Mr. Relph's tip, but it was quite a rush to have it out there for
_all_ to hear.

back to lurkton
gh

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From: fheaney@erols.com
Message-Id: <199902141110.GAA03559@smtp2.erols.com>
Subject: Fuzzy Warbles question
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 06:07:40 -0500

Does anyone have any educated guesses as to which demos might appear on
this -- for instance, is it possible that the long-unavailable "Jules
Verne" and "Golden Guts" tapes will be included on it?  (If that were the
case, I might finally be able to forgive myself one of my longstanding,
gnawing-at-my-stomach, what-an-idiot-I-was life incidents -- the day I saw
"Jules Verne's Sketchbook" in a record store on my way to the airport and
didn't pick it up, thinking I'd pick it up when I got back to town, not
knowing that it wasn't a regular release).

-- Francis Heaney

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 14:20:08 +0100 (MET)
From: Martin van Rappard <rappard@dds.nl>
Subject: Dave Gregory in a band called H
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.90.990214141857.18880C-100000@fatima.dds.nl>

Dear folx,

Did an ubl search on XTC, and came up with the following interesting link:
http://www.prognosis.com/itchy/h/

Sincerely,

Martin

http://members.xoom.com/rappard
rappard@iname.com

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 15:04:31 +0100 (MET)
From: Martin van Rappard <rappard@dds.nl>
Subject: What's going to be on Fuzzy Warbles?
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.90.990214150110.18880H-100000@fatima.dds.nl>

Dear Chalkies,

Well, the subject heading says it all, really. Is this project still in
its embryonal stages, or is there already a vague outline on what's going
to end up on it?

Nine more days to AV1.....

Sincerely,

Martin

http://members.xoom.com/rappard
rappard@iname.com

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Message-Id: <199902141408.JAA15394@mx03.erols.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 09:08:15 -0500
Subject: Re: XTC Videos
From: "Eddie O'Hare" <EddieO@PrivatePilot.com>

>In late 1995 i did a trade with a fella in England for two three hour
>video tapes chock full of XTC Goodies.  Due to a lack of good character
>judgement on my part, these tapes fell out of my possession and i'm
>obviously never going to see them again.
>
>Anyway, would this English fella I traded with back in 1995 still be
>on this list and interested in doing me another set?

I recently received two tapes (Nos 5&6) from Ian Stewart.

The quality of the material on the tapes varies, but for those of us who
haven't seen the stuff before, it was a treasure trove. His prices are a bit
high, but he delivers what he promises.

I'm not a schill for him, just a satisfied customer. I'll certainly buy
other tapes from him.

Check out his page at:
http://www.netwalk.com/~stewart/xtcvideo.htm

Regards,
Eddie

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From: CCooli9575@aol.com
Message-ID: <f4e8286a.36c6dd3c@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 09:27:08 EST
Subject: Unusual Production

>Some unusual production ideas have resulted in some really great
>albums. A lot of people don't realize that there are NO symbols at all
>on Peter Gabriel's third solo album until it's pointed out to them, and
>what a great idea that was. Apparently, they were physically removed
>from the drumset by Mr. Gabriel during the recording, and the drummers
>told to just do without. Mad genious.

  As a matter of fact, the drummer on the entire album was none other than
the dreaded Phil Collins. PUHAHAHAHAHA! Speaking of the Finn Bros. album, I
remember someone a few digests back saying how much he hated the album.
Well, he's certainly entitled, and I can understand it, it certainly sounds
disjointed, but I'd say it's an example of weird production ideas taken to
the extreme. It's one of the few albums I've heard that sounded completely
"fucked"(I'm sorry, but I can't think of a better worked to use; where I
grew up(Quebec)"fucked" or "fucke" en francais means broken)where everybody
knew exactly what they were doing and nobody was under the influence of any
controlled substances. For that alone it's quite an achievement. I wouldn't
say it's a masterpiece, but I'm glad it exists. I'd put XTC's Mummer in the
same category, for example, though I'm not sure Steve Nye completely
understood what Andy and co. had in mind. Otherwise for crazed genius
without chemicals, there's David Thomas/Pere Ubu, Captain Beefheart(though
I hear he was quite the drinker, I don't think his music was in any way
influenced by alcohol), Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, James Kolchalka, maybe a
few others if I thought hard. Todd Rundgren doesn't count; I consider him a
genius as a songwriter of gorgeous three minute pop songs; as an electronic
musician he was unlistenable IMO. His experiments have marred otherwise
brilliant albums(A Wizard/A True Star)and ruined entire albums(Healing).

Chris

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Message-Id: <199902141718.JAA22616@toucan.prod.itd.earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 09:19:07 -0800
Subject: Re: I'd Like That Greenman Better
From: "Russ Reynolds" <rcreation@earthlink.net>

From: "Neal H. Buck" <nealhbuck@erols.com>
>
>I also don't think "Greenman" should be counted
>out for length. Maybe on top 40 radio where anything over 3 min. is
>edited down to fit, but 5 min. isn't unheard of anymore.

you'd think...but nowadays nearly all commercial music stations, regardless
of format, have that same mentality.

First off, I believe Greenman is over six minutes.  And though a six minute
Smashing Pumpkins song might gain consideration six minutes is considered a
long time to be playing "unfamiliar" music when your livelihood depends on
holding listeners...especially by a relatively "unfamiliar" band these days,
and especially when that band that has more years behind them than they do
in front of them.  It's the unfortunate truth.

As good as this album is I really hear very little that is going to impress
anyone other than core XTC fans.  But "I'd Like That" is quick enough and
catchy enough to maybe hook a few programmers.  If that were to do as well
as, say "Peter Pumpkinhead" did, well then I'd say you've got a very good
chance of Greenman as a second track.  But I wouldn't count on it without a
video.

On a nearly unrelated note, I was rummaging through some stuff this morning
and I found my long lost Andy Demos cassette!  Now, finally, I can
compare...and get an idea of what AV2 will offer.

-russ

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Message-ID: <36C70ACE.6C5C322A@erols.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 12:41:34 -0500
From: Robert Cosentino <robertlc@erols.com>
Organization: Pink Palace Productions
Subject: Re: Mr. Show

>>BY THE WAY: ANY MR. SHOW FANS OUT THERE?

Yes! Teradeloo!
Mr. Show is all that and a side order of fries! I have a Mr. Show chat
room on EFnet #mrshow if anyone would like to reminisce episodes....

Rob

Bring back Jack Black!!!

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Message-Id: <199902141741.MAA14784@iconmail.bellatlantic.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 12:41:52 -0500
Subject: Mommyheads and Gatton
From: "Irvine" <jirvine@bellatlantic.net>

Mike Myers said, "John, I don't get your drift.  Danny Gatton was one of my
favorite guitarists; he became despondent over his inability to support his
family (because of a terrible record deal; sound familiar?) and committed
suicide a few years ago.  ...  He clearly was an artist whose talent was
many times bigger than his financial success.  So I guess I can't connect
your statement to my memories of Danny......."

The Mommyheads too, after many brilliant recordss on independent labels,
were signed to a label, made one CD which watered down their talent, was not
promoted, and dropped without a trace.  I can imagine the frustration of
being a critic's and fan's darling and making not a penny from a "Big
Contract".  I hope that Adam can soldier on with his art, a-la XTC, or Robyn
Hitchcock who survived A&M, rather than give up.  I am also a huge Danny
Gatton fan and was shattered by his suicide.  Let's hope this new
MP3-internet-direct-access-to-the-artist's-work thing will somehow loosen
the majors' grip on the industry, and allow artists to connect more directly
and perhaps more profitably with their fans.

John Irvine

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 13:36:38 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <v03007805b2ec80bfa176@[209.86.140.219]>
From: Mitch Friedman <mitchf@mindspring.com>
Subject: video thank you

Hi Hillers,

I'm very glad to hear that I got a thank you on AV1! What an honor! Please
be aware that I told Andy that our esteemed ringleader John Relph should be
thanked prominently for all he's done and continues to do for the band and
for it's fans. I guess he forgot. Oh well, I thank him!

About XTC making plans for videos . . . the reasons why they are not going
to make one are 1) they don't like making videos and 2) a video costs about
$75,000 to do. Wouldn't you rather the band spend the money on the next
album? I kinda wished they had made a video because I'm an AVID editor
(nonlinear video and audio editing system) for my profession and Andy
said that I could edit the next one they did (record company willing). I guess
I'll have to wait a bit longer or a lot longer.

Mitch

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Message-Id: <v03102804b2ecb99c26ed@[165.227.110.102]>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 10:36:30 -0700
From: Richard Pedretti-Allen <richard@tactics.com>
Subject: Fun and Games

Spot the typo on Apple Venus and win valuable prizes!

Send your answer to: richard@tactics.com

Don't delay!  Do it today!

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Message-ID: <19990214193157.22496.rocketmail@send104.yahoomail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 11:31:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: Finding Los Lobos on the web

Yes, it's true that Los Lobos don't seem to have a big web presence.
Try this site-it's the best source for LL info I've seen on the web.

http://www.mindspring.com/~krazyfish/loslobos/index.htm

And another plug while I'm on this topic:
Los Lobos are arguably the best American band currently working. Most
of the band play multiple instruments, they can shift effortlessly
between rock, country, blues, Cuban, Tex-Mex and various other musics,
and blend them together well, too, andthey are AWESOME live.  Their
album KIKO is easily one of the best rock albums of the decade, and
earned a place on over 100 critic's best of lists in 1992. They are
consistantly acclaimed critically, yet seem to have only a cult
following. Any fan of intelligent, well-written and played rock music
needs to hear this band. Try KIKO or COLOSSAL HEAD. If you like Latino
music, try the beautiful LOS SUPER SEVEN album. I just love that one.

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Message-ID: <19990214210628.20930.rocketmail@web307.yahoomail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 13:06:28 -0800 (PST)
From: Iain Murray <twentiethcenturyfrog@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: Phallic vs Yonic (and the return of the tapdancing walrus)

Yonic, phallic, sapphic, vaginal....what the hell's wrong with simply
"bushy"? Or even "mmm...incapacitating"?  :)

Anyway, I thought I'd throw in my two cents on the ELO vs XTC thread.
ELO is to XTC as :

1. Kenny G is to John Coltrane
2. Ricky Ponting is to Mike Tyson (probably an Australian-only
reference - sorry...)
3. Dave Letterman is to Larry Sanders
4. A Datsun 200B is to a Rolls Royce
5. Mariah Carey is to Stephen Hawking

My Mariah Carey quote of the decade so far (and this is 100% genuine)
: "Whenever I see those starving children in Africa on the television,
I feel like crying. I mean, I'd love to be that skinny, but not with
all those flies and death and stuff".
==
Iain

============================================================
"Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not
truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music. Music is
the best." - Frank Zappa
============================================================

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 16:15:01 -0500
From: Dave Rutherford <drutherf@techmail.gdc.com>
Subject: Lucky me, UCE, and feathers, see?
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.00.9902141547220.3853-100000@esun1006>

Hi all,

AV1 is fantastic! This has got to be one of the top 10 albums
by anyone, ever. It's not "Pet Sounds" but it is currently enjoying
much more air time in my environs than the latter, which says
something. Have I got a great girl, or what? :-)

Jefferson Ogata opined:

> Well, I'm faced with a really nasty dilemma. I just got spammed by
> TVT Records. I *never* do business with anyone who engages in UCE or
> residential telemarketing. But TVT is the supplier for XTC in the
> U.S. [...]
>
> I am *never* again going to buy a single recording from TVT. I'm
> trying to figure out how to cancel my musicblvd.com order. What a
> f*cking disappointment to find out that TVT is spam scum. Now I have
> to pay extra shipping and wait longer to get the disc, and I don't
> get the pleasure of supporting the lads in the U.S..
>
> Principles can be a real drag sometimes.

True. But I wonder if they are properly applied in this case.
Did you order "Transistor Blast" directly from TVT, as I did?

I can't swear to it, but I seem to remember filling out a form
which included an email address and a check box such as "Do you
want to receive emails on upcoming XTC news?" If there were
such as box, I'm sure to have checked it; and sure enough I
also received the TVT announcement.

So; it was commercial, but was it unsolicited? Only if there
wasn't such a box, or you didn't order direct from TVT, or if
you did but unselected the box. I hope that what is afoot here
is a misunderstanding, rather than TVT being evil spammers.

And if you did unselect the box... I do remember there were
problems with the submission (secure vs. unsecure) and maybe
your choice made it into their database incorrectly. Perhaps
you're the victim of a simple error rather than unscrupulousness.

I hope your characterization of TVT has a benign explanation.
Perhaps you could shed some light? Or perhaps TVT will comment.

And John Voorhees noted:

> Apparently the "yonic" (or whatever) imagery of the album cover doesn't
> sit too well with some webpage designer over at cookingvinyl.com.  The
> page that includes the preview samples now has the infamous peacock
> feather... INVERTED.  Turned on it's head so it looks a lot more like...
> a peacock feather.  Harumph say I.

Looks like amazon.com was also being, erm, cautious. They've
chosen to rotate the design 90 degrees. Harumph indeed.

"Say a sunflower I became, I'd be growing in your brain"... does
this remind anyone else who used to play AD&D of Yellow Musk Zombies?
I'm having trouble deciding whether it's "brain" or "rain" anyway;
sounds like "brain" the first time and "rain" thereafter. Opinions?

Looking forward to the NYC appearance details,
   Dave

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:21:08 -0500
From: Steve Pitts <Steve_Pitts@compuserve.com>
Subject: We As Trains Are Agreed ...
Message-ID: <199902141721_MC2-6A6B-EFA6@compuserve.com>

Chalkfolks,

In 5-85 Dane Pereslete wrote:

> Who's your source for the AV1 cover artwork, Mr. Strijbos? Are we of
Chalkhills being duped? ;-) <

FWIW the review in Uncut (the UK mag with a track from AV1 on their cover
CD) has a photo of the album cover, which is definitely a peacock feather.
I haven't seen the version on Mark's web site though

DavidOh typed, in the style of e.e.cummings:

> i always wanted to hear "dear god" done up as a punk rock song <

Sounds like a bit of reach to me. I suspect that much of the irony of the
song would get lost in the translation

> think green day, the exploited or [insert seminal 1976 punk band name
here] <

Never have understood why Green Day are bracketed as a 'punk' band, and IMO
they certainly bear little comparison with the best that 1976/77 had to
offer. I can't claim to have heard all their stuff, but what I have heard
sounds like fairly average 'heavy metal' to my uneducated ears (even if
this is all pop <G>)

Duncan Kimball ranted:

> Any other decision would have been moronic <

How so?? I have no intention of flagellating myself with the lack, but I
decided that three quid for a single track that I could wait two weeks and
obtain at a much better price per track just didn't make sense (in relation
to my mortgage, need to feed my wife and children, etc. - before I get
'Mollyfied' <g>). A strange choice, perhaps in your eyes, but moronic??

John Hammond at TVT confirmed:

> APPLE VENUS Vol. 1 will be in stores in the US and Canada on 2/23/99 <

Do we have any confirmation that this is also the UK release date?? Cooking
Vinyl care to comment??

Katy asked:

> What's the usual age for an XCT fan then? <

(Who they?? <G>) One would have to guess that the 'usual age' would be
those that were in their late teens/early twenties back in the late
70s/early 80s, so say mid thirties. However, I am sure that there are
plenty of fans who are much younger, others who are older, and I can't
imagine that it matters much. The closest I know to your age is my eight
year old son, who is already very keen on numerous XTC tracks, with a
special fondness for 'Peter Pumpkinhead' and 'Smartest Monkeys'

Michael Harvey wrote:

> Hmmmmm, I would tend to say "Sapphic". Anybody agree? <

Definitely not. How about vulval, vulviform or even vulvar (which is close
enough to vulgar to cause some consternation)?? (I see later suggestions
for 'yonic', but I think that that is a stretch, because only the noun form
- yoni - of a Hindu word is really 'valid' English, and the -ic ending is
applying English forms to a non-English word (not that that doesn't happen,
obviously). No doubt I'll get clobbered by any English majors out there,
but what da heck)

In 5-86 David Hathaway wrote:

> it only just occured to me that Washaway was NOT supposed to be on The
Big Express... <

Hmmm, well that depends on how you look at it. I'm sure that 'Washaway' was
on my original cassette version of 'The Big Express', which I bought at the
time the album came out (I had no record deck at the time, so resorted to
buying cassette instead of vinyl versions). So the concept of 'bonus
tracks' is a fairly loose one

also, someone stated:

> A lot of people don't realize that there are NO symbols at all on Peter
Gabriel's third solo album <

That's funny 'cos my copy has a dozen letters on the front cover, and
dozens more on the back, let alone those on the record itself, not to
mention 'sound clinic' etched in the runout grooves <gd&r>

Cheers, Steve

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Message-Id: <199902142259.RAA22630@mail.bna.bellsouth.net>
From: "RoadKill" <csberry@mail.bna.bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:05:00 +0000
Subject: History of R&R - DuranDuran???

Rich Bunnel wrote:
>   15 years old here.
<snip>
> considering my out-of-place Duran Duran fixation,

Raise your hands if you thought 15 years ago that there would be
remembered enough that a 15 year old in 1999 that had a DuranDuran
fixation.  I still listen to mine old tapes, but to see someone come
along in the years since "Rio" and "View to a Kill" to pick them up
as a favorite band causes a slight chuckle.

Cory

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From: WWi8064839@aol.com
Message-ID: <194cb1f8.36c759f7@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 18:19:19 EST
Subject: Wes (Wilson) Is Back!

I'm back! (well...la-de-freakin' da! :-)) If anyone wants to send me e-mail,
I'm at

WWi8064839@aol.com

Not sure what I missed, but I'd only been back to this list for a day and
already it's benefitted me: I picked up the CMJ New Music magazine with
"I'd Like That." THANKS to the person who posted the info about that
magazine/disc combo. There actually are a few other tunes on that CD that I
really like.  But, I'm saving my immediate $ for several items:

- Apple Venus, Vol. 1 - I'm getting my copy via www.sirencd.com; I put in
an advance order seveal weeks ago. For those who want the VINYL, they list
it as being available.  I've order from them in the past and have always
been satisfied with promptness and delivery.

Gee, Mark Strijbos, well done! You got your copy - congratulations. Siren
sez it's due for release 2/23/99, but oddly enough they called me last week
(I wasn't home to take the message), to confirm my cust. no. and other
info. All of which led me to think they'd have copies in, perhaps, BEFORE
the 23rd. I hope!

RE: "I Like That" - I like it...it could be a B-side to "The Meeting
Place."  Andy's "pastoral" phase.

I'm also saving money for the new Jason Falkner CD, also due out the
23rd. A few weeks ago I got the "Holiday/"Down at the Lake" 7-inch; sounds
pretty good.

Back to XTC: The first time I heard the studio "I'd Like That" was on 92.5,
The River, in Boston, MA, about two weeks ago. I knew immediately what it
was.  When it finished, the DJ said "New music from XTC...finally, hearing
some new music from these guys, they have an album coming out on the 23rd
of February, and I'm sure a lot of folks will be looking forward to that."

Later!

Wes

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Message-Id: <199902142347.SAA16859@mail.bna.bellsouth.net>
From: "RoadKill" <csberry@mail.bna.bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:52:37 +0000
Subject: VH1's coverage of XTC

I was killing some time and thought I'd finally visit the VH1 site.
A little giggle slipped out when I saw this:

***************

New XTC Track Exclusive on the Web

APPLE VENUS, Volume 1, the first new album from legendary British
band XTC in over 7 years, will be available in stores everywhere on
Feb. 23rd. But fans of the band won't have to wait that long to hear
it. The band has released their first single, "I'd Like That," on
Liquid Audio at their website, http://www.tvtrecords.com/xtc.

AOL members can also get an exclusive page featuring XTC at Keyword: VH1.

*****************

Ahh.  It feels weird to see as many XTC mentions all over the place.
I think I can get used to it.

Cory

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Message-Id: <199902150048.QAA28611@zoon.lafn.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 16:51:22 -0800
From: bg769@lafn.ORG (Ian Dahlberg)
Subject: LA appearance?

Hey ho,

Does anyone know when Andy will be comin' 'round to the LA area on his
little promo tour? I guess a general schedule could do us all some good!

Ian

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Message-ID: <01BE587E.E3F79610@robert>
From: Robert Wood <wobbit@bigfoot.com>
Subject: The word.
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 23:21:40 -0000

Karl said...

>> >John Voorhees: The original Space Ghost was a **cheesy cartoon
>by Hanna-Barbera**.

Whoa, isn't that the definition of redundant right there? <<

The succinct way of putting it is to say, "Whoa, isn't that a tautology?"

But anyone who comes up with Scooby Doo; you gotta tip your hat to them!

Can someone over t'other side of the pond tell me what on *earth* "Space
Ghost" is please?

Ta.

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