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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 6, Number 120

                  Wednesday, 17 May 2000

Topics:

                  Re: TVT on a Macintosh
                      Re: The Nails
            Let's Stop This Before It Starts!
                          Terry
 Parents..Kate&Tori..Drake&Belle&Sebastian...plus STUFF.
        What the hell's he *building* in there...?
                       Re: The List
                       The Rezillos
                   51..,52..,53..,etc.
                   Forgotten 80's Bands
   Radom Thoughts about TVT, Beefheart and an XTC Video
            Comsat Angels vs Capitalist Devils
            XTC and the Soundtrack for my life
                      Burn Baby Burn
                       Yawnography
                      Some ramblings

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 17:36:52 -0400
From: "Brian" <mattone@bhip.infi.net>
Subject: Re: TVT on a Macintosh
Message-ID: <009b01bfbf7e$dec992c0$eee49cd1@Brian>

Tschalkgerz!

Mark N. types:

>I agree with John Relph. I own a PowerMac G3 and I feel sorry for you
Windows based platform users. In college I used a PC. When it came
time to get my own computer I asked my engineer friends for
suggestions and they suggested I get a Mac. It is more user-friendly
and doesn't crash........as often. TVT has never crashed my system. In
fact, I seldom crash.

I'm not saying I don't have trouble with my Mac, but I can only
imagine the troubles I would have with a PC.<

Don't feel sory for me.
I was a Mac guy... switched to PC... haven't had a lick o' trouble.
And I can shop anywhere and buy ANYTHING.
People's troubles with PC's can be chalked up to OE, as far as I can tell.

-Brian Matthews
Yes, XTC are a really, really good band.

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 17:45:41 -0400
From: Jeff Eason <eason@mountaintimes.com>
Subject: Re: The Nails
Message-ID: <3.0.6.32.20000516174541.007b9bd0@mountaintimes.com>

Hullo.

Speaking of great 80s bands that disappeared...
Does anybody remeber The Nails? They had a song called "88 Lines About 44
Women" that was a minor college radio hit. The singer had a very Lou
Reedesque delivery. I think they were perhaps the only New Wave band to
surface from the Sunshine State of Florida. I don't personally count Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers as being anything but pop. Anyways, the song
"88 Lines About 44 Women" was lifted with new words for a car ad on
televsision recently which amused me to no end because the original lyrics
were quite raunchy and because someone besides myself actually still
remembers it and appreciates it enough to bastardize it for the auto
industry!
The Nails actually had a couple of good albums with the songs "Janine" and
"Things You Left Behind" being among the standout cuts.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Here in Western North Carolina we have exactly one good radio station, WNCW
from Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. They have played two of
the Wasp Star cuts lately, one of them being "I'm the Man Who Murdered
Love". The electricity of this song makes it hard to wait for the official
release date of the whole album.
It will no doubt replace my favorite new album: Neko Case & Her Boyfriends'
"Furnace Room Lullaby". Neko sounds like a cross between Patsy Cline and
Chrissy Hynde. Good stuff.
Later, gators
Mr. E in NC.

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 14:36:54 -0700
From: Randy Posynick <randy.posynick@isiresearchsoft.com>
Subject: Let's Stop This Before It Starts!
Message-ID: <v0422080db547600704c2@[157.22.229.100]>

Mark Newberg said:

"I agree with John Relph. I own a PowerMac G3 and I feel sorry for you
Windows based platform users."

Uh-oh! Careful Mark! I can see it coming.

Please please please please please people: let's not start a long,
boring, offensive, and unproductive Mac vs. Win (vs. Linux vs. Unix
vs. TRS-80...) thread! Like all other religious and political
debates, you won't change anyone's mind.

Before you fire off a reply to Mark's post, let me assure you that
the platform you use is great and everyone else's sucks. And yet we
all agree with you...

(And we don't need a list of all of your computers either...)

RP

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 07:17:44 +0900
From: "John Boudreau" <aso1@mocha.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject: Terry
Message-ID: <006401bfbf85$3dc15820$d678aad2@johnboud>

all ,

just got an email from EI EI Owen ( Ian Gregory ) . he said terry chambers
is now in swindon visiting his father who is not too well . let's all pray
that he pulls through .

sushiman

p.s.   got japanese ltd. ed. wasp star last evening - the 16th .

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:43:44 EDT
From: "Seth Frisby" <vagueyear@hotmail.com>
Subject: Parents..Kate&Tori..Drake&Belle&Sebastian...plus STUFF.
Message-ID: <20000516224344.62345.qmail@hotmail.com>

Hello Hello Hello,

  While we're on the parental reaction thread i'll make a few comments.
First off my parents seem to appreciate that I like different music than my
little brother, which is almost nothing but Death Metal (though I convinced
him King Crimson were cool because they too could be heavy)..with XTC my dad
has seemed the most perplexed saying "who do these guys sound like?". One of
the people he nominated was Todd Rundgren, at which I just nodded, thankful
he actually picked someone cool. He also thought the ending to Easter
Theatre sounded like something YES would do. I guess the ending vocal
"Doo-Doos etc" reminded him of vintage YES (he's a true man of Vinyl.)

         Someone mentioned Kate Bush and her whereabouts. It seems both her
and Peter Gabriel have become anti-workaholics spending more time doing
strange "art" projects than music. Though both are supposedly gathering
material for albums (Peter's been working a long time so I would'nt be
surprised if its a double)..The rumor is that Kate is secretly (maybe!)
working on a new album. Or maybe your right about Tori Amos and her evil
elves kidnapping Kate. I've noticed that most hard-core Tori fans don't like
to be told how similar Kate and Tori are. Some even claim they don't hear
the similarity (creepy!)..Tori also claims she didn't hear Kate until later
in her career(although before her first album)..

        On a similar note Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian claims that
Nick Drake is not a true inspiration because he only heard Nick about two
years ago! I have a friend who dislike B&S for this claim..although Belle &
Sebastian could be telling the truth; with them possibly crafting their
sound from Nick's contemporary cosmic folkie Donovan. This they don't deny
(that I know of)..It could be similar to Andy claiming that not all their
inspiration comes from the Beatles but also from the Kinks and
others(disproving lazy critics!)

      Had a great XTC moment at 2:00 in the morning. I was driving when
ITMWML came on..! and not only that but someone was spoon feeding me
Ben&Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice cream! No I didn't dream this..It
Happened! It was also the third XTC song I heard on the radio that Day! I
requested ITMWMl earlier in the day (they eventually consented to play
it)...let's all make sure this song gets requested often! I also heard  My
Bird Performs, which I actually hear every once in a while..That's it for
me...back to the gutter..Sploosh!

Seth

P.s. Has anyone noticed that if you erase one letter from the Incredible
String Band they become the Incredible STING band? I think some people would
be upset about this..though of course not Sting!

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:31:06 EDT
From: Hbsherwood@aol.com
Subject: What the hell's he *building* in there...?
Message-ID: <63.5ac0ed0.2653262a@aol.com>

>  From: RN van Vliet <rnv@mac.com>
>  Subject: How bright are the fires of thought

> That's at least partly why I cannot "get" techno. It's all the
>  color of Pacman or Missile Command as viewed on a cheap monitor. Gaudy,
>  flickering, and slightly out of focus. Not to mention it's the
>  soundtrack to every migraine I've ever had.

In the Hall of Terror that lurks in back of my brain, the honors for
"migraine soundtrack" falls to the hellish Christmas carol "Ring Out the
Bells," which gnaws at my medulla oblongata like a slavering wolverine until
I want to chase my children around with an axe, yelling, "Heeeeere's Johnny!"

(Or maybe it's just Christmas in general that does that....)

I know what you mean: Techno holds no fascination for me either, and my
dislike makes me feel like a 1954 Rotarian watching Elvis on TV and railing
against jungle music. Is it so terribly *unhip* to feel contempt for such
apparently lazy music? Am I to be drum-machined out of the Corps of the Cool
for thinking that a *chord change* every once in a while might liven things
up? I suppose it had to happen, Old Farthood catches up with everybody and
he's coming for YOU next...

> Can we agree
>  that the songs on "White Music" are more sparkling and crisp than those
>  on "Black Sea"? BS seems heavier than WM, no?

The All-Music Guide (http://allmusic.com -- fast becoming *the* go-to
educational tool for music of all sorts) has a fascinating approach to the
problem of characterizing music without using value judgments like "better"
or "worse" -- an approach we all could learn from, us with our "my group's
great, yours sucks" arguments... Through the technique of collaborative
filtering, they ask visitors to fill out a small, eight-question radio-button
list, asking you to rate artists using pairs of non-judgmental
characteristics like "warm" versus "cold"; "energizing" versus "soothing";
"simple" versus "elaborate." This information is then codified in a database
that places the artist on a continuum of similar artists: If You Like these
Guys, You'll Also Like...

Tried it on XTC and the results are quite uncanny.... Odd thing: The better
known the group, the better the filtering results. Of course this follows:
the greater the statistical sampling, the more accurate the data.

------

     Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water
     is water! And east is east and west is west and if you
     take cranberries and stew them like apple-sauce they
     taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now,
     uh... Now you tell me what you know.
                                                        --Groucho Marx

[More from Rob van Vliet:]

> These are metaphors.
>  Sparkling, crisp, heavy. To some extent, we all use metaphor at one
>  point or other to come to terms with our surroundings.

Yes, indeed, and of course the metaphor is really the very foundation of all
art--direct comparison of one thing to another being the very cornerstone of
poetry, literature, sculpture, painting, Love is a rose, but you better not
pick it, Love is like oxygen you get too much you get too high...

BUT....

The Taoists tell us, the metaphor is also the chief cause of delusional
thought: that in assigning a name to an object (thus creating a
verbal/written sound/shape that serves as a kind of metaphor for the
object--this lump of matter in my hand has no useful  identity until I *name*
it a ham sandwich) we *forbid* that object from being some *other* thing that
it might just as profitably be....

> (Actually, there
>  are some extremists who would maintain that all language is metaphor: by
>  saying that the tree is tall, you are equating two different things: the
>  tree and "tallness." Is the sky *actually* blue? Or do we just say it
>  is to make conversation?)

....All declarative sentences form the logical statement "A equals B" --
"Billy is a mountain." What's missing from this construction is the notion
that Billy may be hundreds or thousands of things *other* than a mountain, he
may also be a father, a lover, a drunk, an awesome snowboarder. By using that
pesky little verb "to be" we *force* things to be what we declare them to be,
and nothing else. How about if we had recast "Billy is a mountain" to "Billy
has all the characteristics of a mountain," thus removing that "A equals B"
construction: Doesn't that free Billy from the artificial strictures of
mountainhood?

The E-Prime movement--the "extremists" Rob alludes to--advocates the removal
of the verb "to be" from the language. They're not nuts, they're not
Esperanto cultists or one-worlders, they're theoretical linguists who have a
truly valid point about the nature of logic and language.

I'd recommend two articles if you're interested: Robert Anton Wilson's
"Toward Understanding E-Prime"
(http://members.icanect.net/~zardoz/eprime.htm) which contains the following
Laudable Words to Live By: "You don't need to take drugs to hallucinate;
improper language can fill your world with phantoms and spooks of many
kinds." Another, more expansive and rather more involved article is "To Be or
Not to Be: E-Prime as a Tool for Critical Thinking" by D. David Bourland,
Jr., found at http://www.generalsemantics.org/Articles/TOBECRIT.HTM

-----

> From: "Wes Hanks" <wes@iolvegas.com>
> Subject: what if they gave a chat and no one showed up?

> Harrison, an even better full page ad for Nashville Pussy.

*Big* fan of the Nashville Pussy. *Major* advocate of the Nashville Pussy.
Like it even better than the Memphis Muff, the Harriman Hairpie, the
Soddy-Daisy Snatch, the Knoxville Nookie, and even (it pains me to say it)
the Clarksville Clam. It's the capital, you know.

-----

People who write for a living have to write shit that other people tell them
to. Amateur Hour is much more fun.

Harrison "Besides, Relph keeps me on exclusive retainer" Sherwood

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 16:42:57 -0700
From: "Ray Michno" <rmichno@my-Deja.com>
Subject: Re: The List
Message-ID: <KGLPGMCEJLFLNAAA@my-deja.com>
Organization: My Deja Email (http://www.my-deja.com:80)

I obviously haven't seen the show yet, but I think my worst fears
were realized. They stuck him with a group of people who probably
had no idea who he was and probably missed 99% of the jokes he was
telling. I wish they put him on with at least ONE semi-hip adult,
possibly somebody else who has been in the music biz as long as
him.

BTW, I'm actually a fan of "That 70's Show" (I think it's often
funny and sometimes sweet), but I'm really not surprised that
the actors were clueless. I think these days it is very rare to
find anybody in their teens - 20's who doesn't listen to crap.

And yes, I know that we have several people in that age range on
this list, but they are truly in the minority.

-Ray-

>> From: Kerry Chicoine <kchicoine@mailorder.com>
>>
>> This weekend I attended the taping of VH1's 'The List' featuring
>> our own Andy P.  Of course, the so-called 'show' is a complete
>> waste of airtime and means absolutely nothing, but our Andy made a
>> great panelist! Damn funny and cute, too.

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 16:56:43 -0700
From: "Ray Michno" <rmichno@my-Deja.com>
Subject: The Rezillos
Message-ID: <FFJIGDFLJHGLNAAA@my-deja.com>
Organization: My Deja Email (http://www.my-deja.com:80)

Molly:

The Rezillos were great! They were later called the Revillos,
but their first album "Can't Stand the Rezillos" is probably
their best. Two of my favorite songs from it are "Flying Saucer
Attack" and "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight".

I had it on casette, so I'm not sure if was ever released on CD.

-Ray-

(two posts in one day....the coffee must be kicking in)

>> From: Molly Fanton <mfanton99@yahoo.com>
>>
>> I've been having a brainstorm while thinking about the
>> "lost" bands.  I have this collection called Teenage
>> Kicks and Starry Eyes (UK Pop Vol. 1 and 2), and the
>> latter one has two great groups that I haven't heardabout much.
>> The first one is Revellios (sp?). I believe they're
>> from Scotland, and they had a song called, "Where's
>> the Boy For Me?".  Then they changed their name to the
>> Rezellios (sp), or was it the other way around.

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 22:50:57 CDT
From: "vee tube" <veetube@hotmail.com>
Subject: 51..,52..,53..,etc.
Message-ID: <20000517035057.34173.qmail@hotmail.com>

   'S' came over last weekend and,well,no matter how much
abuse I gave him, he kept begging for more. WHHell! It
got to the point where if I was going to retain my finhood,
I had to put an end to this so, I shall never speak of 'S'
                      again.

   May I change the subject?

  I had to work late today because I slagged off this morning
and downed some of those MP3s from Vortron's MP3.com place.
Add to that, the fact I was modifying some of our product;

            http://www.lightwavesys.com

   so it would run flat to DC so the kids at Cal.Tech could
look for gravity waves! Wha? DAMN STRAIGHT! Check it out!

            http://www.ligo.caltech.edu

   So I'm working on this stuff and you know what happens?
I start humming 'Church' over, and over, and over,...
And I've had this damn thing for 6 weeks now!

   Hey! the day before that, I was "on my knees but dancing!"

                    !---:)

P.S. 54..,55... OOPS! time to play WS 56! times!

                   SHRIMP!AHOY!

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 22:19:26 -0600
From: Phil Corless <philco@micron.net>
Subject: Forgotten 80's Bands
Message-ID: <3.0.5.32.20000516221926.00a44d40@pophost.micron.net>

The music has not aged well over the years, but I did enjoy it
at the time....

Roman Holliday
JoBoxers
Big Bam Boo
Big Daddy
The Bluebells
Black

Anyone else remember these bands?

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 22:04:24 -0700
From: "Radiosinmotion" <radiosinmotion@earthlink.net>
Subject: Radom Thoughts about TVT, Beefheart and an XTC Video
Message-ID: <000901bfbfbd$5eeedda0$0200a8c0@digitalpc>

TVT Records = Bad promoters <PERIOD>

I am in no position to judge, or am I?  I am a consumer, they are promoting
a group for me to consume, and I don't think they are getting the fucking
message across.  XTC needs to either move the hell off that label or they
need to start doing better promotions!

We could have all been told about those appearances.  I emailed TVT directly
and they did not tell me anything.  We would have of course helped spread
the word, but TVT seems to have no concern for the fans who will be spending
and promoting the most.  Another thing, I heard from a radio station and a
magazine who both are pretty popular and TVT did not return their emails
regarding XTC being interviewed.  Not good business in my opinion!  I don't
mean to be so hard on them, I am sure they have tons of things to do.  BUT,
they could have at least taken a small amount of time to let the list know
where and when XTC would be on radio/TV.

Willie The Pimp:
Damn that song is a good one.  I have no idea what the hell Beefheart was
saying, but nonetheless, its a damn good song.  I have NOTHING from
Beefheart (what's will all the talking about him on this list anyway?).  Not
sure why I have not bought nothing.  I have only the stuff he did with Zappa
but plan on picking up something soon.  I just bought a pretty expensive
Digital Video Camera so I am not ready to spend any more money right now.

Speaking of Videos, I will be making a video for "You & The Clouds..." using
footage of my daughter (8 months and she already loves XTC... Well, really
she loves any stimuli presented, but nonetheless, she can distinguish XTC
from other music I listen to)  Does anyone know where I could send it so it
would get to our boys in Swindon?  I am only making this for me, but I
figured, if its good enough, it would be nice to hear what Andy & Collin
have to say about it.  Its not going to be anything too elaborate, but it
will be fun watching any video to XTC music for me; especially when its my
daughter in the video!

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 23:12:46 PDT
From: "Duncan Kimball" <dunks58@hotmail.com>
Subject: Comsat Angels vs Capitalist Devils
Message-ID: <20000517061246.89744.qmail@hotmail.com>

How lovely to see mention of Comsat Angels. "Independence Day" is one of my
favourite singles of the 80s.

re: Ed K and Jeff Smelser's comments on Comsat Angels. Again I'm relying on
memory, your Honour, but ... the defendant, Mr J.G. Ballard, is innocent of
all charges, methinks. It was actually COMSAT Corporation who took exception
to the band's use of "its" brand name and leaned on the group and their
record company to change it. (I have a vague recollection of reading this in
OMNI(?), of all places.) The Comsat Angels of course took their name from
Ballard's book, but I think they had his approval.

I do recall an ironic remark by the columnist, who noted ruefully that while
COMSAT was evidently happy to throw its corporate weight, around menacing
innocent pop bands and protecting "its" trademark, it was notably
unforthcoming in one crucial area of its own business practices. To wit:

"In 1945 Arthur C.Clarke published the tecnical paper "Extra-terrestrial
Relays", laying down the principles of the satellite communication with
satellites in geostationary orbits - a speculation realized 25 years later.
His invention has brought him numerous honors, such as the 1982 Marconi
International Fellowship, a gold medal of the Franklin Institute, the Vikram
Sarabhai Professorship of the Physical Research L aboratory, Ahmedabad, the
Lindbergh Award and a Fellowship of King's College, London. Today, the
geostationary orbit at 42,000 kilometers is named The Clarke Orbit by the
International Astronomical Union."
<http://www.lsi.usp.br/~rbianchi/clarke/ACC.Biography.html>

I think Clarke himself has mused about the colossal fortune the idea would
be worth if COMSAT and others saw fit to recognise his ownership of this
intellectal property and pay him his rightful royalties.

Blinding you with science
Dunks

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 00:05:36 PDT
From: "Gary White" <garwhite@hotmail.com>
Subject: XTC and the Soundtrack for my life
Message-ID: <20000517070536.62208.qmail@hotmail.com>

In 6/119 Jennifer L. Geese wrote:

"If your life had a soundtrack, what XTC songs would be on it?"

I had  much fun with this one Jennifer.

I was first turned on to XTC via English Settlement in 1981 - the year I
lost my virginity AND graduated from High School (late bloomer!!!), while
all my classmates were stuck in this horrific musical rut of
Boston/Styx/Chris De Burg. Vivid memory of doing the horizontal mambo on the
bathroom floor with a certain Laura W. and praying my parents wouldn't come
home from work early and walk in on us - all the while - Melt the Guns is
blaring in the background. (Probably shoulda married that girl!)

Moved into my first 1 room apartment in 1983 to the sounds of Mummer.

Began working extensively as a musician in a popular local "classic rock"
cover band around the time of O&L and we would periodically drop Mayor of
Simpleton into the middle of a set - much to the dismay and confusion of our
loyal followers.

Toured northern Ontario with an original R&B/Roots/Alternative band called
Monkeywalk (they later changed their name to Driving Blind - anyone out
there ever heard of them?). Spent the better part of two weeks curled up in
a ball in the back of dilapidated van, blissfully soaking in my brand new
cassette copy of Nonsuch under headphones.

Finally learned to drive (at 35!!!) last winter, and AVI kept me awake on
many late night long drives homes from gigs. I would also play it
occasionally in the car in the morning while driving my 2 1/2 year old to
preschool (if she wanted a break from Sharon, Lois and Bram) and SHE loved
it. Her favorites - by request - were "The Water Song" "The Sunflower Song"
and "Climy Bored" (You'll figure it out.) Does this kid have taste or what.

And last but not least, we bought our first home this month, and spent two
weeks renovating and painting. I managed to download from Napster and for 14
days I drove the contractors crazy blasting Wasp Star from sun up to sun
down.

thanks for drudging up all those wonderful memories, Jen!

Now starring in My Own Life Story...

Gary

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 16:02:16 +1200
From: "Simon Curtiss" <s_curtiss@clear.net.nz>
Subject: Burn Baby Burn
Message-ID: <01a301bfbfc1$494c6540$2d64a8c0@emigre>

Someone said:
>Now it looks as if someone needs to start a thread about albums you
>can only listen to one track on but you've inexplicably kept!

But this is what CD burners are for!!!!!!!!!!   Copy track(s), Burn CD, flog
shite album, Simple!

Unhappily I haven't had the time to work out how to use Spin Doctor yet to
get rid of those old vinyl One Track Treasures(TM).

cheers

Simon

P.S. Hi Jon - still alive, buried in CD's trying out track listing's, Visit
to PO more imminent than ever before (no really!)

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 11:49:17 +0100
From: Lawson Dominic <LawsonD@parliament.uk>
Subject: Yawnography
Message-ID: <4782AD6ADDBDD2119B570008C75DD5C1BD4DB9@mgmtm02.parliament.uk>

Tom drones on...

>>Soft Rock?  Simon & Bleedin' Garfunkel?  NOW who's being the snob??????

I like Simon & Garfunkel. I don't like interminable lists. Sigh.

>>Alright.  You want short, O Master of Brevity, you got it.  Don't worry,
it won't hurt a bit.

I wasn't suggesting you should write another list. Never mind.

>>Jeez, when will these guys give it a rest?

When you pay attention.

>>Simon (better writer than metal will ever get, even if he is a
soft rock   wuss, and not even English!  snort!)

Two mistakes. One, that's yet another opinion. I won't get annoyed because
you disagree with me. Two, retaliating by imitating me only works if you're
sufficiently witty to pull it off. As it is, you're just pulling it off.

What a tiresome fellow.

>>He claimed this "magic" would enable them to conceive - after which they
had to hoof it post-haste across the valley and do the wild thing while
lying on top of the Giant's doodle.
Only in England.

Yeah, I wish my Dad would give it a rest sometimes, I really do...

>>Anyway, it is 4:20 here so it is time to stop, take a break...

4:20 eh? Roll one for me, tiger....

And speaking of long lost bands (which I wasn't), does anyone else remember
a horribly obscure British band called The Bionic Spoffle?

>>I personally think that Andy & Colin should start a Monkees tribute album
(either that or Black Sabbath--that would be interesting).

Damn right it would...and despite what Ol' Pa Kingston would tell you, Black
Sabbath had/have some splendid pop tunes in amongst the references to Satan
and so on...many a great melody to be enjoyed, and plenty of scope for
cunning, popped-up interpretations..."Spiral Architect" in the style of
Scott Walker, "Changes" in the style of The Mothers Of Invention, "Sweet
Leaf" with a bossa nova beat a la "The Affiliated"......damn it, why not mix
Sabbath and The Monkees! "I'm A Believer" meets "War Pigs" ("and then I saw
her face, just like witches at black masses").."Randy Scouse Git" meets
"Fairies Wear Boots"..."For Pete's Sake" meets "Symptom Of The
Universe"....fan-farking-tastic!!!
They could call it Black Macaque!

Too much coffee. Sorry.

Salut!

Dom.

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 05:01:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Molly Fanton <mfanton99@yahoo.com>
Subject: Some ramblings
Message-ID: <20000517120135.27615.qmail@web1301.mail.yahoo.com>

bob wrote:
<<As an iMac and iBook user, I agree with both of
you. Apple is the XTC of the
computer world.>>

Yes, you're right.  I'm using my parents' Mac G4, and
I think it's a heck of a lot better than my old
clunker of a Compaq Persario.  If I could I would get
a Mac, but there's a heck of a lot more software
that's PC compatible.  Except I think that some
programs you can use for both Mac and PC.  I have a
Virtual Springfield program and you can use a PC or
PowerMac.

Dom, Dom, Dom, Dom, you never surprise me.  Why do you
care about if Simon & Garfunkel are soft rock?  Why do
you have to label music?  Music is music in my
opinion.  And I LOVE Simon & Garfunkel.  *gasp*
*sarcastic mode on* Oh, I shouldn't like them, because
Dom said we shouldn't. *sarcastic mode off*  And btw,
I think these "Listen In It's Entirity (sp)" lists,
and who cares if they're long.  Sometimes people get
carried away.

Okay XTC-content, hmm the XTC soundtrack of my life.
That's hard.  I will have to think about this one.  I
know I'd have Dear God in it, because of the bad luck
I've had lately (braking my ankle).  Sometimes I think
God is punishing me for something.  Everytime when my
life is starting to go well, something bad happens to
me.

Molly

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