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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 6, Number 200

                   Friday, 21 July 2000

Topics:

                     XTC intoxication
                    Alien Island disks
                       alien sounds
                  Listening while drunk
               Your Brain is Not the Boss!
                      CaptBeanheart
            The Stuff Just Pours Out (Part 1)
                    Alien strip search
            Talkin' 'bout my G-G-G-eneration..
                      New XTC album!
                         MC Andy
                  Re: ITMWML soundalikes
Fossil Fuels & Andy & Todd R. & Cardinals, these are a few of my favorite th
                   Service With A Smile
               Aliens don't check your bags
                    opposites attract
        re: Sloan, plus my idea for a good website
                    more salmagundie:
                         Luna Pop

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 14:02:31 +0200
From: Volker Dieling <volker.dieling@mail.uni-oldenburg.de>
Subject: XTC intoxication
Message-ID: <3976EA57.439131@mail.uni-oldenburg.de>
Organization: Universitaet Oldenburg

Hi all,

been reading all that stuff about intoxicated XTC albums,
now, when I'm drunk, I'm usually around with pals who are nice folks,
really, but lack one essential thing:
They're not into XTC.
So, as drinking alone is boring, I smoke weed instead. The best XTC
album for that are English Settlement, as it unites both calm english
countryside with harder, let's say urban, stuff; and the Dub
Experiments, as it has the strangest atmosphere.
Depends on what you do while you're stoned, really, for example, playing
Playstation games requires Black Sea or the Live album.
Especially when playing football games like FIFA 98 ( I know it's old,
but cool), The Greatest Living Englishman by Newell & Partridge is a
classic. You know, Alan Shearer scoring for England, that's a great
living Englishman...
Bye all.

--
"All there is can be summarized in three words: erit, est, fuit." -
Aramis

Lemoncurry residing in the Lemon Lounge at
www.g***temporarily closed for renovation***each/9259

Send your love letters to lemoncurry23@yahoo.com
Save the Mudokons !

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 12:27:50 -0500
From: chris vreeland <vreecave@realtime.com>
Subject: Alien Island disks
Message-ID: <397735EF.A7F4756B@realtime.com>

>From my favorite Mummer bridge:
        Don't rescue me,
        this is my home sweet home.....A.P.

Friends of The Hill,
    Finally getting caught up after a few crazy post-vacation weeks at
work...

Alien disks? I worked over this one during a brief spell of insomnia
last night, sorry if I missed some of them already being listed:

1. Aliens Ate My Buick,  Thomas Dolby
2. Surfing with the Alien,  Joe Satriani
3. Dark side of the Moon,  Pink Floyd
4. Phenomenon,  UFO  (best alien-related cover art of all time)
5.  Alien Love Child,  except they don't have an album out, and knowing
Eric Johnson, they won't for another five years. Good band name, though.

But seriously, my real Desert Island disks (today) would be:

1. The Shaming of the True,  Kevin Gilbert
2. Kind of Blue,  Miles Davis
3. Hard Day's Night, The Beatles
4. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin
5. English Settlement,  xTc

Worst song in the history of foreverness, I have to go with Starship's
We Built This City.
Some of the 60's and 70's bubblegum stuff (while still bad) like Billy
Don't be a Hero is at least goofy in a dumb kind of way that's nearly
fun (only not) but I think Starship expected to be taken seriously.  In
reality, it's a three-fer. Worst band, song, and video, all rolled into
one.
    Overheard in hell:
    "That's not hoopla! Omigod we're knee deep in....." Says Grace Slick

    "Alright everybody, back on your heads" answers Satan.

Chris "Uh, sir, I think you've got your 'phenomenon' scrambled" Vreeland

P.S. Tom, They're in everybody's eggs.

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 18:40:57 +0100
From: "chris browning" <chris@boodle.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject: alien sounds
Message-ID: <000201bff276$1dd4a0c0$7062883e@pbncomputer>

only five? nagdabbit - well here goes...

1. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
2. XTC - White Music
3. Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
4. The Boo Radley's - Giant Steps
5. The Clean - Unknown Country

aye aye

crispy

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:31:15 -0500
From: chris vreeland <vreecave@realtime.com>
Subject: Listening while drunk
Message-ID: <397744C5.1A9C4B8F@realtime.com>

Oh, and while I'm at it...

Best xtc albums to listen to drunk are all the ones up to, and including
Nonesuch.
Best xtc album to sober up to, Apple Venus Vol. 1
Best xtc album to listen to after a couple years of sobriety,  Wasp Star

(trust me, I know.)

Actually, if you're really, really hammered, it's gotta be Black Sea. I
was a maudlin drunk, so Travels in Nihilon worked especially well.

And if you're having a problem with aliens, I suggest you lull 'em to
sleep with some Enya or Yanni (Yawny?). I still don't understand how
that "New Age" dreck is supposed to relax you... It usually gets me
uptight as hell. I run around flailing my arms and yelling "Change the
fucking chord, already!" Waiter! Bring me a bucket!

Remember, if you DO spot an alien, drop beneath the seat of your plane,
and avoid eye contact. If no eyes, avoid ALL contact!

Chris " I would have made this instrumental, but it's a damn e-mail
list!" Vreeland

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 12:16:56 -0700
From: Ed Kedzierski <ed.kedzierski@blvdmedia.com>
Subject: Your Brain is Not the Boss!
Message-ID: <08B5DDC2BABCD311BFC6005004A884B013B765@mgcservices.com>

In 6-196, Joe Funk referred to my favourite Firesign Theatre album,
"Everything You Know is Wrong!", which is not only damn funny, but
exemplifies what I love about this underappreciated comedy team. Not since
the Goons has anyone really taken advantage of the freedoms afforded by
audio-only comedy (nobody could rival the Goons themselves, but these guys
seem to be the only ones to even begin to grasp the possibilites...).
This album also motivated one of my life's longest and hardest "gotta find
this record" odysseys; my beautiful original copy was crunched in a move,
and it took me something like eight years to find another (pre e-Bay, it was
actually found for me by my then-girlfriend in one of the coolest Christmas
present surprises of my adult life). Some comedy historians have very
unfairly branded them as "Stoner Humour", but they're quite a bit more than
that; any "drugginess" in their stuff is more of the surreal/twisted logic
variety than the "whoa, I'm so wasted; look at my laugh attacks and case of
the munchies!" humour that one thinks of when that tag is used. I've always
been more of a British comedy fan, but FT are probably my favourite American
comedy team.

"Honey, they're in EVERYBODY'S eggs!"
Ed K.

PS: Remember, don't try syrup when you're attempting to smuggle those
over-the-limit CDs on board: it won't stop 'em!

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:35:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dorothy Spirito <spiritod@techmail.gdc.com>
Subject: CaptBeanheart
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.00.10007201533280.10398-100000@esun2028>

The aforementioned newbie scribed:
> Aerosmith hairpeace jaggernot
> carly smarmy moose
> marshall lawyer paternity todd
> chowder party?

oooo-kay!
'Fess up; you're Vee Tube's love-child, ain't'cha?

--Dorothy.

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:59:45 EDT
From: Hbsherwood@aol.com
Subject: The Stuff Just Pours Out (Part 1)
Message-ID: <a7.5d6e35c.26a8b431@aol.com>

>From: Fenboy7282@aol.com
>Subject: musings

>Firstly, did anyone read the wasp star review in Chalkhills where Andy
>is quoted as saying that he doesnt listen to anyone else's music
>anymore. Dont know if it is true but if it is then im afraid it's the most
>arrogant, ignorant and pompous thing to say. What do you others think?

As one who has also mostly outgrown the juvenile impulse to have others
perceive me as encyclopedically knowledgable about every witless and
clangorous flavor-of-the-month being fobbed off on us by the Forces of
Malignity, I deem it a self-confident, centered, and above all adult thing to
say, and I applaud him for it.

I'm pretty sure he didn't mean he'd stopped listening to *all* music; he just
doesn't feel the need to be obsessively up-to-date--he long ago (like, 1980)
stopped playing that particular game and has since pursued his own muse,
which leads him (we know from other interviews) into Twenties jazz and
Renaissance music, to name just two recent examples.

Isn't this eclecticism really at the core of why we like his music so much?

Harrison "It's 1472 again, and we are piggy in the middle!'" Sherwood

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:37:15 -0700
From: "Hiatt, Randy" <Randy.Hiatt@fsbti.com>
Subject: Alien strip search
Message-ID: <F34536084B78D311AF53009027B0D7EAE3DA51@FSBEX01>

I couldn't narrow it down to 5 CD's
unless they are self created Greatest Hits CD's
which would look something like...

Gentile Giant
Pat Metheny
Hendrix
Bjork
Xtc

I would sneak in a few in my underwear too...

Dead Can Dance
Thinking Plague
Peter Gabriel
Tony Levin
Kate Bush
Genesis
Yes

I would not be lazer blasted by them because they would like them too.

Randy (are you happy to see me or is that a 800 watt power amp in your
pocket) Hiatt

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:25:09 -0500
From: "Joe Funk" <twosheds@mindspring.com>
Subject: Talkin' 'bout my G-G-G-eneration..
Message-ID: <00c101bff288$9aa76940$7721fea9@user>

Greetings, Chalklings!!!

Thought I should stir things up with you youngsters (not necessarily
YOU young XTC fans), and your predilection for Hip-Hop and
instant mashed music...

I was fortunate enough to be brought up in a household where the
3 B's were prevalent: Bach, Brubeck, Beatles.  Due to this fact,
I was partial to the Progressive movement of the early '70s, i.e:
King Crimson, Genesis, ELP, Yes, Gentle Giant, et al.....  On
reflection I have to admit this was a fantastic era for any youngster
whether they were musically inclined or not.  This music was full of
imagery and mystery!  These acts were not in the least intimidated
by the recording industry, and their unique-ness was not
compromised.

Needless to say, towards the end of the decade, this was no longer
the case.  The movement had become so self- involved and
pretentious, that many people (including myself) revolted, and
the Punk Revolution began.  It was during this period that I became
an XTC fan.  They had the edge, but there was something different....
The lyrics were insightful and artsy, and the music had this peculiar
quirkiness to it. And what is amazing to me is how XTC continued
to morph..  They never got tied down to particular genre or style.
Many folk categorize them as Pop.  Short for popular... Maybe
because some of Andy & Colleen's influences were mainstream...
Or  that it is the closest category to slot them into...
I don't think they belong there....
Whatever the case, it brings me to my (FINALLY) point.

"I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the
twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse."
-- Bing Crosby

Well said, Bing! ....

We started off with Ragtime,.. Big Band,... Jazz Combos, ...R&B,
...Rock, ..Funk, ..Teeny bop, .. now, Rap!!  Rap!!  To quote a
friend of mine: "It (Rap) creates no new music, just recycles old, we
need to recycle paper, glass and plastic, not music.  What's next?
Samples of other rapper sample based songs? "   Pretty soon, the
need for musicians in Pop music will no longer be necessary........
Why use musicians when you can slap together a conglomeration of
samples that's only use is for the backdrop of some video featuring
half-naked ladies and some egotistical idiot screaming about
shooting some fuckin' cops!!
......the state of affairs of Pop Music today.....   is FUCKIN'
SCARY!!!!!

I know every out-going generation is intimidated by the new..  I
am speaking from the point of view of a Genesis Freak from the
70s (we were pretty harmless), who refuses to be one of the
numbed-down, instant mashed, gene-sampled masses!!!

UUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!

Thank God for XTC!!!!
(Don't tell Andy I said that!!!)

Joe "I think it's time for that Brain Salad Surgery" Funk

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:50:42 -0500
From: "Damian Wise (Foulger)" <damian@imclaser.com>
Subject: New XTC album!
Message-ID: <39771FD2.31735.11AF7AA@localhost>

Okay I got all you attention, but what I want to know is when the
new album is due out?  We had whiffs of Wasp Star two years
ago.  Does that fact that I've not heard any whiffs of the latest
effort mean that we might have to wait and wait and wait?  What
are XTC up to and when can we expect some new gems?

If anyone has any idea please let on...

Dames tWd

P.s. Nick Drake is King (sod Elvis!)

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 14:38:32 -0600
From: "Joseph Easter" <easter2000@earthlink.net>
Subject: MC Andy
Message-ID: <001a01bff28a$78ffc560$5b730a3f@default>

hallo luv,

Has anyone noticed the little rap that Andy performs at the end of We're All
Light? I think it's pretty catchy and would like to offer up this
situation...

Andy and Col leave Swindon and that wretched little island (what is it
called again?) and move to Sunny LA, California. They hang out with Flea
from RHCP who will be a type of Virgil for their descent into the valley.
They will lunch and take meetings with the who's who of lalaland and
eventually will record XtC's "Mac Daddy" album, sampling from the Beatles,
Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Creme, Chicago and often, from themselves. It will
be a smash hit record and will peak at #3 on the Billboard Charts. Soon
thereafter, Humpty Hump will join the band and they will rename themselves:

Butt Gravy.

The first video from Mac Daddy will be "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" and will feature
MC Andy and Grandmaster Colin M. wearing purple ziggy stardust wigs and
lipsyncing while air guitaring on a stage in front of noone. There will be
pyrotechnics and a cameo from David Lee Roth.

Sound imposible? Maybe only because XtC is a good band. I don't make this
stuff up, gang. There are precedents.

Now, I've got a question. Is it wrong of me to listen to XtC about 86.7
percent of the time? I listen to other things, like NPR and Depeche Mode and
the Beastie Boys, but mostly I listen to XtC. It's like, why bother with
anything else? This is the zenith, the paramount, the apogee...

Am I limiting myself or am I simply existing within a perfection where I am
content to exist within and without? With such a diverse catalogue (and
seemingly neverending) I don't have alot of need to explore. I feel that
there is still continents to be discovered inside of what I've already heard
and would like to know these artists intimately (like Casey Kasem). What do
you say?

In need of a spanking,

Joseph "You grab the ankles and I'll grab the wrists..."  Easter

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 14:27:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: Alex Stein <arctic_moose@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: ITMWML soundalikes
Message-ID: <20000720212705.17439.qmail@web2005.mail.yahoo.com>

The ending always reminds me of "Dear Madame Barnum" too.

Alex

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 21:00:15 GMT
From: "Dave O'Connell" <jumpthecup@hotmail.com>
Subject: Fossil Fuels & Andy & Todd R. & Cardinals, these are a few of my
Message-ID: <F21sxVY60mJWEsBk31T000089cf@hotmail.com>

favorite things
Hi!  It's time for recent thread wrap-up:

Andy not listening to new music anymore:  Well, it hasn't affected his
musical output.  XTC's last two records have broken a lot of new ground for
the band.  Actually, Andy's ignorance probably works in his favor because it
eliminates any chance of XTC hopping on a musical bandwagon to boost lagging
sales (like so many other artists their age  feel compelled to do.)

"Fossil Fuel":  Of course, along with the improved sound, you do have to put
up with tape dropouts, like the one at the end of "Towers of London."  The
end result is still better than a "remaster" like Squeeze's "Excess
Moderation", which is plagued by all sorts of tape glitches.  EM sounds like
that bit on Todd Rundgren's "Intro" (from Something/Anything?) where he
challenges listeners to find the various errors on any given record, like
bad editing or mangled source tape, and then offers up aural examples of
each glitch.

Speaking of Todd, his new CD doesn't suck or anything, it's just spotty.  As
a marriage of music and CD-ROM imagery, I thought "The Individualist" (his
most recent album of all-new songs, released in '95) was a a brilliant piece
of work.  (The songs don't work too well by themselves, however.)

Styx:  Unfortunately, they still are recording.  They released an album in
June of '99 entitled, "Brave New World."

New CDs to recommend:  To the person who was asking for new CD
recommendations, I'd have to offer up Cardinal's "Congraduations" and "Ora
Et Labora".  Lyrically, the group has a lot in common with XTC, subject
matter-wise (they did a whole album, "Congraduations", on one of Andy's pet
subjects, school)  and in terms of being articulate.  Musically, they're in
a similar pop-rock vein, alternating between sunny and rather downcast
melodies, with the same emphasis on vocal harmonies that XTC has always
displayed.  I have a page for them up at

<http://www.geocities.com/jumpthecup/cardinal.html>

that links to their mp3.com site, so if you want, you can get a taste of
them that way.

-Dave O'Connell

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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 00:28:25 +0200
From: "Mark Strijbos" <mmello@knoware.nl>
Subject: Service With A Smile
Message-ID: <20000720222409.27A70A6CF1@mail.knoware.nl>

Dear Chalkers,

The ever-charming Molly said:

>  I'll be working as Room Service Cashier, which means if any of you
> go to the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, NY and call for room service
> you might get me.
now _that_ would certainly get you a big tip from me :)

Strong stomach? surf to this URL:

	  http://www.feist.com/~dgregory/

Now who claimed that God doesn't have a sense of humor?

PS: the usual monthly updates are already up on Guitargonauts of
course but this month we also present a letter from beyond the
grave. Honestly, we received a letter and several exclusive pictures
from the late E.I.E.I. Owen, erstwhile drummer of that legendary
group The Dukes Of Stratosphear !

Go to the Archives section of the site and follow the link
Surf to www.guitargonauts.com for the "high tech" version or to
www.guitargonauts.com/lo/ for the standard HTML pages*

* as in without any Java, Javascript, CSS, DHTML, plugins or
Windoze required... _any_ browser will do just fine

yours in xtc,

Mark S. @ the Little Lighthouse  www.come.to/xtc

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:55:42 -0700
From: "Hiatt, Randy" <Randy.Hiatt@fsbti.com>
Subject: Aliens don't check your bags
Message-ID: <F34536084B78D311AF53009027B0D7EAE3DA55@FSBEX01>

Coming up with a list of 5 CD's for my abduction experience was impossible.

I have now packed a bag with these hidden under my cloths, waiting by the
door... just in case.

[A]

Alcoholocaust
Alcoholics Unanimous

[B]
Biff Hitler and the Violent Mood Swings
The Band Formerly Known As Sausage
Band Over
Band That Shot Liberty Valence
Barbara's Bush
Breakfast in Beruit
Bulimia Banquet

[C]
Cap'n Crunch and the Cereal Killers
Carnage Asada
Cindy Brady's Lisp

[D]
The Dancing French Liberals of 1848
The Dead Sea Squirrels
The Dick Clarks
Drunks With Guns

[E]
e. coli
Electric Prostates
Elvis Hitler

[F]
Fields of Shit
'57 Lesbian
The 4-Skins
The French are from Hell

[G]
Gefilte Joe and the Fish
Gonoreagan

[H]
Hell Camino
Herpes Cineplex
HIV and the Positives
Honest Bob and the Factory to Dealer Incentives

[ I ]
Inhale Mary

[ J ]
Janitors Against Apartheid
Jehovah's Waitresses
Jehovah's Witness Protection Program
Jesus Christ Super Fly
Jesus Chrysler Supercar
JFKFC

[K]
Kathleen Turner Overdrive
Kerrigan's Knees

[L]
Lack of Afro
Lawn Piranhas
Lesbian Ninjas
Louder Than God

[M]
Mao Tse Helen
Mary Kay and the Cosmetics
Max Roach and the Holders
Minnie Pearl's Jam
My Dog Has Hitler's Brain

[N]
Nervous Christians and the Lions
Norman Bates and the Shower Heads
Not Drowning, Waving

[P]
Pabst Smear
Penis DeMilo
Pepto Dismal
Phenobarbidols
Phlegm Fatale
Poultry in Motion
The Pro-Midget Mafia

[Q]
Quasimodo and the Eunuchs

[R]
Raging Pimps of Doom
Reluctant Stereotypes
Results of Inbreeding
Retarded Elf

[S]
Sandy Duncan's Eye
Septic Death
Shirley Temple of Doom
Shirley Temple Pilots
Simulated Orgasms [Simulerte Orgasmer]
Skeptic Tank
Smegma & the Nuns
Smorgasborgnine
Solosex
The Sound of Munich
The Sphinctones
Stiff Richards
Swingin' Johnsons

[T]
Testostertones
They Tried To Frame OJ
To Live and Shave in LA

[U]
Uncle Dickie's Shameless Quickies

[V]
The Velcro Pygmies

[W]
The Well Hungarians
Willie Nelson Mandela

[Y]
Yoko Homo

[Z]
Zombies Under Stress

Randy (sorry if I left your favorites out) Hiatt

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 18:30:06 CDT
From: "Megan Heller" <hellerm@hotmail.com>
Subject: opposites attract
Message-ID: <20000720233007.66494.qmail@hotmail.com>

fenboy posted musings--
>Thirdly, bands I cant stand.....dum de dum
>
>Beck - So he fuses oh so many different styles and influences.. Not much
>fucking good if you cant write tunes.
>
>Belle and Sebastian - 'Satchel music'. So twee, smug and wet it's
>unbelievable.  The above mentioned Lilac Time carry it off with soul and
>humour. B&S are simply annoying.
[...]
>2. Am I the only one who doesnt 'get' Nick zzzzzzzz Drake?
[...]
>5. Who else hates Richard E Grant?

I quote this post just because this is one of those "interesting thing about
this list" things-- you are, in some ways, my taste opposite.  I think Beck
is one of the most talented musicians around today, I love Belle and
Sebastian, I adore Nick Drake, and Richard E Grant is one of my favorite
actors.  I'm not criticizing, honestly (to each his own and all)-- it just
amused me.

I *do* agree, however, that Pearl Jam's "Ten" was a good album (although I
haven't really been fond of anything since), and I despise Oasis.

m.
(still bored... my employment agency still hasn't called...)

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 17:11:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: travis schulz <xtcisadarngoodband@yahoo.com>
Subject: re: Sloan, plus my idea for a good website
Message-ID: <20000721001124.29123.qmail@web1101.mail.yahoo.com>

Hi all you XTC fans.  I just bought a Sloan cd titled
"Navy Blue" from Ebay- any thoughts on how this one
ranks among their albums?  Allmusic.com ranked it
pretty high.  Feel free to email me privately on this.
 Also, I'm still grieving over the loss of the Little
Express and I was pondering the idea of a Little
Express website that featured every page of the mag
through it's history.  Wouldn't that be neato?  And
finally, please go to VH1.com and vote for XTC as the
best new wave band on THE LIST coming up on Monday
July 24th.   Thanks,   Travis

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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 01:44:20 +0000
From: Jayne Myrone <myrone@tesco.net>
Subject: more salmagundie:
Message-ID: <3977AAE5.3AF9CA17@tesco.net>

cos it's still a good word & John doesn't have to come up with something

wonderful & strange.

To everyone who put my mind at rest about King Trigger - thanks a lot.
Now all I have to do is track down the vinyl second hand.
(Deep sigh of nostalgia for the smell of a new vinyl album.)

Debora - I'm a little bemused -
This is one of our 'sultry evening
barbecue' selections.. (the perfect companion to brown sugar baby-back
ribs and a bottle of Beck's.. mmmm)
You eat babies?  Does they taste like pork or chicken?

Compilations of Britney Spears, Boyzone, Starland Vocal Band, Night
Ranger, Vanilla Ice.  Five bad CDs off Earth forever.  The kindly
aliens already have the good stuff.

MJC
Greater love has no person when he/she lays down his 5 CDs for the rest
of us.
Give this person a medal.

Bands that were great & went bad -
have to agree with Tom Kingston & everyone else who said REM.  I love
Monster - it took some time but finally it all made some kind of sense.
Adventures in Hi-fi I can live with, but Up - after a month of trying
to listen to it I gave in & sold it.
I remember reading somewhere that REM were splitting up at the start of
the millennium - 5 months & counting guys.

Wes - I hope you won't try a creme spinach burrito again.
Actually it sounds pretty vile - I can only ask "why?" or was it one of
those it seemed a good idea at the time kind of thing?
Time & Tide was there because John (Keel) reminded me how good it is, &
I've been playing it a lot recently
I also have a soft spot for Frenzy but in the end Time & Tide is, for
me, the best Enz album.
Verb Bag is even better - now all I have to do is live the life of
someone who writes an autobiography.  Um.

Handy tip if you ever get Vida Loca stuck in your head.
I unfortunately got it stuck on loop after going in a shop where they
were playing it.  LOUD. My solution is try adding the word 'tapioca' into the
lyrics (the bit about 'her skin') and that seems to get rid of it.

Robert - congratulations on being married & thanks for the offer.
Living in Scotland is a bit of a cricket free zone, although our team
made it to the world cup but were thrashed by everyone they played.
(Bit like the footie.)
Still England are doing better, which isn't much help to a supporter of
New Zealand.

Woodface - what can you say except it's a bloody fine album.

Xtc content:
about Nonsuch.  I have a confession to make.
I originally bought it on the back of seeing The Disappointed video and
having listened to it for some time decided that I DIDN'T like it, so I
sold it.
Cue the calendar with all the dates peeling off & flying away.  In my
sticky mitts is a copy of Fossil Fuel.  I play it & play it &V you get
the picture.  So I went out and bought a second hand copy and now it's
the CD I would grab if the house was on fire.  I think that getting
older, wiser (?) more grey hairs whatever meant that I was 'ready' for
Nonsuch.

Marcus -
how could I leave out David Sylvian?  Secrets of the Beehive would be my
choice - why can't we have 10 CDs? - as I saw Sylvian on tour just after
it was released. It was more like a classical music concert than a gig,
but still wonderful.

Worse band?
Ton Kingston's list included my nomination - Paper Lace.
Guaranteed to send me screaming for the sick bucket (sorry Wes).

Way sometime back in the Seventies I was staying with relatives in the
Manchester area.  There was a night club that had various 'popular'
bands playing there.  Paper Lace were due to arrive the next day I
think but the club burned down.  (It wasn't me, but draw your own
conclusions).  The reason why I remember this is I was woken up in the
middle of the night & taken along to see the place burn down.
Aye times waz 'ard then - we 'ad to make our own entertainment.

Is there any one else in Scotland?  Or am I the lone XTC fan here?

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 21:29:30 -0400
From: Mark Newberg <mhnewberg@home.com>
Subject: Luna Pop
Message-ID: <3977A771.60F6EA81@home.com>

Dear Persons of the Royal Order of Chalkhills,

I just came back from Europe where I took a cruise leaving from
Venice, Italy and through the Greek Isles. While watching a music
channel on the ship I saw a Italian video by a band called Luna
Pop. The song was pretty good and I would be interested in learning
more about them and maybe buying a CD of theirs.

The video I saw had the members of the band appearing out of thin air
and running through a movie theater. At the end of the video the lead
singer fades into the smoke his girlfriend has blown into his face.

Has anyone ever heard of them? Any information would be greatly
appreciated.

Sorry about the absence of any XTC comments, but because I just
mentioned XTC my query should be accepted. (I hope)

Still,
        Mark N.
--
'Eighty percent of life is showing up.' - Woody Allen

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