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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 6, Number 252

                 Thursday, 24 August 2000

Topics:

God Save the Holly Limerick T-shirt (not nec. in that order)
         Another Interminably Boring Concert List
                    Cute 'n' cuddly...
                        boo-hoo!!
                 The Last Concert Post...
                    Traffic Light Rock
             All sorts of stuff for Diamond.
                   Buddyhead Must DIE!!
             Re: Concert Musings / Verne Note
                     Re: The Ramones
                        Re: Jello
                Standing in for Steely Dan
                   Fav live recordings
                       concert list
                    Re: Agony & X T C
                     George Harrison

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 13:11:27 -0400
From: "Todd Bernhardt" <todd.bernhardt@enterworks.com>
Subject: God Save the Holly Limerick T-shirt (not nec. in that order)
Message-ID: <39A405BF.7496841F@enterworks.com>
Organization: Enterworks, Inc.

Hi:

>From "The Other" Sherwood
>      To Flicky and George (no comparison!)
>      Add Ford, William, Sherwood: A garrison!
>      Or maybe a supergroup:
>      Harrison, Harrison
>      Harrison, Harrison, Harrison

to which I reply:

There once was a writer named Flicky
Who found conflicts of interest quite tricky
Whilst writing 'bout Holly
She fantasized, "Golly,
I'd fancy her dad for a quickie!"

Rory Wilsher said:
> Or how about "SHUT YOUR
> WRETCHED PIE TRAP YOU RIDICULOUS PRICK!!!" (Can we get
> t-shirts with this on? Please please please!)

Jesus, YES. I'll buy one the second it comes out. Before that, even.
When can we expect these, Mr. Corless?

Then he stood up for live Queen. As someone who saw them twice, I've got
to back him up, with the caveat that the studio band and the live band
were two different creatures. If you expected the studio band to show up
at a live show, you'd be disappointed. If you showed up unburdened with
such expecations, they were a ton of fun.

Dracon asked:
> Hey, she's 15? Cool! I'm 16, when can Andy hook us up?
> :-)

Disgusting boy! Put that back in your trousers RIGHT NOW. Anyway, here's
what Andy had to say about Her Holliness when last we spoke:

>I'm thinking about the tattooed line across the middle of the stomach,
with a "Nobody below this line" written there -- you could attach a list of
names there, as well: "None of these people below this line."<

So, not a chance, Pally.

-Todd

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 10:33:34 -0700
From: "Dane Pereslete" <peresd@tcwgroup.com>
Subject: Another Interminably Boring Concert List
Message-ID: <s9a3a89c.045@acacia.tcwgroup.com>

First concert:

U.K. (Bruford era) and Al Di Meola at the Santa Monica Civic
Auditorium 1979.  My first exposure to "wacky tabacky".

Most memorable concerts, off the top of my head:

Any of the many Count Basie appearances at the Carnation Pavilion
at Disneyland. A great, secret venue that nobody ever thinks about.
You could almost reach out and touch him. Horn section blowin' in
your face. Yep, that close.

Wall of Voodoo (Sammystown tour) at the now-defunct and notorious
Golden Bear.

Stan Ridway (Big Heat Tour).

Any of the various Smithereens gigs - endless encores!

Pat Metheny Group - Offramp tour at the Greek Theater.  A perfect
summer evening setting...

Robben Ford and Victor Feldman at the Icehouse.

Best concert line-up:

The Cure with Pixies & Love and Rockets at Dodger Stadium.  Love all
three bands. Kids were raining down food, etc. from the upper tiers down
onto the people below...

Surprisingly good:

Thompson Twins with Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark.  TT was
taping audience footage for their "Revolution" video that night.

Larry Carlton and Yellowjackets at the Universal Amphitheater.  Decided
to go on a whim and scored standby second-row seats at the box office.

The Fents and Allan Holdsworth at Cal Poly Pomona. Lousy P.A. system,
though.

Best "festival" concerts:

Playboy Jazz Fests - 1985/1986.  Incredible. The amazing line-ups of
artists, all in the same day: Ray Charles, Tito Puente, Count Basie, Sarah
Vaughn, Carla Bley, Jaco Pastorius, Mel Torme, David Sanborn, Weather
Report, etc. Great to see some of these artists before they died. Sad to see
Jaco Pastorius, though.  He had obviously scored some shit before his
appearance, and he was flying so high that he had absolutely no body
control.  He just kept repeating the same loud feedback over and over,
and one look through binoculars revealed that he had clearly relieved
himself in his jeans as well.  He was boo'ed off the stage about three
tracks into his set.  Sadly, he OD' d within a year of that performance...
The festival talent line-up has declined in recent years as well IMO.

Most fun concerts:

The Blues Brothers at the Universal Amphitheatre -1981
that's right - Belushi et. al.  Many of the same musicians too - Marini,
Murphy, Dunn, Malone, Rubin.

Monty Python at the Hollywod Bowl (no that's  not a typo - Hollywod!)
1982. Still have the program from this one, you gotta see it to believe it!

Devo at Peppers Nightclub - great to see the spud boys having fun in
a small, intimate venue.

Any of The Cramps gigs - how does a human swallow a mic? just wait
and see...

Two PDQ Bach/Peter Schickele public humiliations.

The Roto-Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band at the Icehouse.  Hilarious.
They were possessed by the good spirit of ol' Spike Jones that night.

Roped into going, or "what was I thinking?":

Manhattan Transfer with Spyro Gyra. Interminably looooong...

Michael Bolton with Kenny G. (hangs head in shame).

Chuck Mangione. (I was young, yeah, that's it...)

Bad craziness:

Tears for Fears at the Palladium.  Lots of teens getting ill from their first
alcohol experience...

Depeche Mode (Music for the Masses tour). Absolute crap sound at
the Forum in Inglewood.

Most recent:

Pat Metheny Trio at UCLA Royce Hall.  What can I say?  Brilliant.

That is all,

-Dane
2--------------------------------------
"Stay on this side of the bridge as long as you can. There aren't many
$2 million a year jobs where they pay you to play a game, pay you to
stay in shape, and then ask you if there's anything else you need."
-Orel Hershiser

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 13:53:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dorothy Spirito <spiritod@techmail.gdc.com>
Subject: Cute 'n' cuddly...
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.00.10008231346130.22278-100000@esun2028>

Todd, after remarking on the misrepresentation of Colin's name as "Kevin",
mused about whether that was one of those language translations, like
Pierre = Peter.

Actually, Colin is Gaelic for "puppy".  (Oh, some translate it "whelp" or
"young wolf", but that's still *puppy*.)

Having met Colin in person, I can affirm that, IMO, he's still
cute-'n'-cuddly-looking. <g>

Whimsically,
--Dorothy.

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 11:19:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: boo-hoo!!
Message-ID: <20000823181949.21784.qmail@web2103.mail.yahoo.com>

In #6-242 Kevin Diamond wondered:

> what are some of the saddest songs you've ever
heard. Songs that are so
powerful, they can actually make you cry? <

'Sweet Old World' by Lucinda Williams. That one's
meant to be a tearjerker, and it works!
I have a friend who thinks that maybe 'Sweet Old
World' was written for Nick Drake, because Lucinda
covers 'Which Will' on the same album.

By the way, Emmylou Harris does a great version of
'Sweet Old World' on her album Wrecking Ball. Wrecking
Ball is a breathtaking, beautiful, bittersweet album
full of songs that can make you cry. Highest recommendation!

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 12:14:22 -0600
From: KirK.Gill@equifax.com
Subject: The Last Concert Post...
Message-ID: <85256944.00644B13.00@noteswetc15.fin.equifax.com>

A few more concert memories, and then I swear I'll stop: Saw Jeff Beck,
and a band opening for him called The Kings. They were a new-wavish
outfit, with gold lame' outfits and beeping keyboards. Needless to say,
the crowd, waiting to see a true guitar god, was not amused. At one point
towards the end of their abbreviated set, the stage lights went dark and
the all of the spotlights panned the crowd. A cliche lighting effect. As
one, the 17,000-odd people spontaneously flipped the bird towards the
band, the spots illuminating their upraised fingers.........Probably the
most thorough rejection I've ever personally witnessed.

Also, had a backstage pass to see the Dead towards the latter part of
their career. Watched as each member of the band was delivered to the
venue in their own separate limousine. It was weird watching Jerry Garcia
get out of his limo carrying a briefcase, walking to the dressing room
without even acknowledging the fans. Understandable, on his part, but
weird nonetheless.

Saw Yes in the round at a local arena. Had 4th row seats, and at one point
got up to stand at the edge of the stage to ogle Steve Howe during his
epic solo bit. I was the only member of the stuperous audience to actually
stand up, and when I looked into Steve Howe's eyes, I saw real panic
there. There was about 5 feet of space separating us, no bouncers in
sight, and I had the feeling that he read the GuitarGodAdulation in my
eyes as something more like ObsessiveStalkingFanInsanity. Disconcerting,
for both of us.

Saw Black Sabbath, Boston and Heart at a general admission show when I was
in 8th grade. I think it was Ozzy's last tour before leaving the band to
go solo.  Boston and Heart had just released their first albums. Whoever
was running the show thought that a good way to deal with the crush of
people waiting to get in and snag a good seat was to only open a couple of
doors at first, and the resulting rush of people actually picked me up off
the ground and carried me towards the entrance. A few unfortunates went
down under the crush. No-one died, but bones were broken, people were
screaming, and it was scary, like watching the airplane you're on going
down. And on a personal note, the chips in a bag I was holding were turned
to powder. Ate 'em anyway.

And a last one. Got ticket number one in a lottery to determine line
placings to buy Pink Floyd tix. Thus, my tickets were in Row 1. Not where
you want to be at a Floyd show. When the fire pots went off at the
concert, it effectively singed my eyebrows into oblivion. I looked like
Ziggy Stardust for a month. Well, at least eyebrow-wise.

Never got to see XTC live. In fact, I've never even seen video footage of
them.  I'm sure they're really real people, though. I've been assured of
that. And I DID get to see that childhood pic of Andy holding the
maypole.....................

k

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 20:28:29 GMT
From: "Ralph Simpson DeMarco" <sawpit@hotmail.com>
Subject: Traffic Light Rock
Message-ID: <LAW-F166kWHZqYW8BYX00000071@hotmail.com>

Dear Affiliated Members:

Wow. I have never seen so much going on here at Chalkhills Digest. I first
discovered this site back in 1997, and let me tell you, the number of posts
has tripled (especially since last year's AV1). I have  trouble keeping up
with them.

OK...anyone who lists XTC as a concert they attended, I hate you.

I was too stupid to know about XTC back at the turn of the 70-80s. All I
remember is reading the cover of Go2 back in 1979 at the local Korvettes
record department. Since I didn't buy it, you could say the cover art did
not convince me (though I was intrigued). Back then it was hard to convice
me to buy anything other than the Beatles. I thought I was hip because I was
one of the first kids in my school to know what New Wave was all about...but
XTC did not get much play on the alernative radio that I remember. I did
hear alot of U2, REM, Talking Heads, etc. on college radio before any
mainstream rock station would touch them.

Concerts?
First: KISS, 1978 -MSG NY. (Dad's blunder. He thought I liked them??!!)

Two Best: 1)The Who, 1982 -Shea Stadium. (This was supposed to be the final
tour! I should have been.)
2) Ray Davies, 1998 -Westbury Music Fair. (What a great show! Intimate and
often very funny. I hope some of you got to see him. Oh, and read X-Ray!)

Worst: Bob Dylan/Greatful Dead, 1987 -Giant's Stadium NJ. (The sound was so
bad, I felt like leaving half-way through).

What was I thinking?: The Who, 1989 -Giant's Stadum NJ. (The Who with a
guest second guitarist? A horn section with a glass wall in front of it to
protect Pete's ears. Several solo acoustic sets by Townsend were hard to
hear and so-called fans were yelling boo!, instead of something like Magic
Bus, they did 'Barefootin' as one of the encores!)

...................thank you ........

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 15:25:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: Radios In Motion <radiosinmotion@iwon.com>
Subject: All sorts of stuff for Diamond.
Message-ID: <382735569.967058737839.JavaMail.root@web192-iw>

Fair enough.  I am sorry for calling you an idiot or anything else for that
matter.  If you look at your post though, you had a bad tone which just
frustrated me.  I am not as angry as I seemed, I am not angry at all for
that matter.  Its hard to tell emotions over the internet.  Anyway, I am
truly sorry and I hope we can clear all this up.  Let me close with this
final message about samples and rap.

Tupac once made a statement about race which can apply to a lot of things.
He went on to say that black people in the ghetto are scared of all the
things white people in the suburbs are scared of.  A white person could see
a crack dealer on the street and would of course feel threatened.  Tupac
went on to say that blacks (in the ghetto) are scared of all the same
things, but that crack dealer probably lives next door (ok, I am not great
with quotes, but this is basically what he said!) So the point he was making
is that people sometimes assume that they are the only ones who feel a
certain way and they don't take into account the people of that community as
well. Get me?  I didn't think so!

Just as you hate when people just take loops of songs and consider it music
(which in many cases however, is a good thing for the original artist
because they regain exposure and make a percentage off the music <I just
like seeing both sides of it>) most rap artists feel the same way as you!
Most rap artists complain about other rap artists with no talent who just
loop other peoples music.  The biggest complaint you will hear from the rap
community about rap is the same complaint you have!  Most rap artists do not
use samples as you describe.  As I said before, only a small percentage of
artists sample like that and they are not respected in the Hip-Hop community
just as they are not respected by you.

The same goes for violent, misogynistic gangsta-type lyrics.  Just as many
of you complain about that kind of stuff, most rap artists complain about
the same thing!  There is a big movement in rap to stop that stuff which is
only a very small percentage of rap music anyway (Oh, to give both sides of
this as well, many artists who do gangsta rap admit they are not gangsters
and say that just as Arnold or Bruce do action films and play a part, they
are doing the same thing.  They are playing a part and are making money from
that, which in reality is no worse than watching Arnold gun down a bunch of
people in a film.)  As I said, I don't agree with it, I just like seeing
both sides of everything.

So, please don't go around making such broad statements about a whole genres
of music.  I have tried to stop doing that about country and metal and hope
we can all learn from each other.  Actually, as I said, I have always hated
metal, but then again, there are tons of people who love it which means
something has to be good about it.  Maybe I hated the people more than the
music and it just clouded my judgement.  If I hated Metal for that, or even
Rap for the same reason that that would be ignorent (believe me, I hate the
fools who try to act tough with their size 60" pants, etc.  That is not just
a rap thing, that is a young people thing).  The same thing goes for all
types of music I guess.  I mean, there has got to be something good with
Blink 82 or Brittany Spears, right?  Well... (In Samantha's voice from
Bewitched)

Oh, just because I thought it was funny I wanted to mention that on Wyclef's
new album he has Kenny Rogers doing the hook from "The Gambler" with a
Hip-Hop twist.  I just couldn't believe it when I heard it.

*------------------------------------*
One last time I wanted to mention to everyone that I am making a 2CD
compilation of rap songs just to give you a more broad perspective of rap
music.  My collection is somewhat limited but It will be a good set of
songs.  All I am asking for in return is either a trade or paying my costs
(or whatever amount you feel is fair).  My main goal is to expose a few of
you to Rap so you will see that there is some good stuff out there.

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 07:19:18 +1000
From: "Clifford Smith" <dracon@worldreform.net>
Subject: Buddyhead Must DIE!!
Message-ID: <000a01c00d47$cd427e60$290ffea9@dracon>

Read the following quote:
 -----------------------------------------------
remember those dumb irish guys who had that song that was something like "I
would walk a thousand miles and I would walk a thousand more la la la
whatever whatever"? this album kind of sounds like those guys, but maybe a
little worse. I think the lyric "im stupidly happy" kind of sums it up best.
maybe it would be better if the line was just "im stupid."
--nate cavalieri
 ----------------------------------------------
http://www.buddyhead.com/ - Hack this site!!!! Kill Nate Cavalieri!!!!!!!!!!

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 14:20:39 -0700
From: Keith Clark <clarkkj@telusplanet.net>
Subject: Re: Concert Musings / Verne Note
Message-ID: <39A2EEA7.1D60@telusplanet.net>

> Concerts. Let's see........

First concert:  Images in Vogue (1983)
- Canadian synth-pop outfit; damn good show made all that more exciting
given that I was 15 years old and used fake ID (had my first draft beer
too)!

Best Concert(s):  Tubes/Peter Gabriel/Bowie (198?)
- outdoor concert in Edmonton; Gabriel blew Bowie off the stage

Runner(s) Up:  Howard Jones (1985) / Jules Shear (1999)
- first concert (to this day) where the music and performing artists did
not detract from one another (Bowie's spider tour anyone?)
- intimate 150 seat theatre with amazing acoustics; my wife actually
liked his voice that day (just not his haircut)!

Most times seen in concert: Holly Cole Trio (8 times; I think she's
stalking me)
- 4 shows in Calgary / 1 show in Montreal, Las Vegas, New York and
Vancouver

Exceeded minimal expectations:  Jann Arden (1999)
- never could get into her music until seeing her live. My wife's best
friend cancelled at the last minute so I got dragged along; her voice
left the hairs on the back of my neck standing up and we sat in the
first balcony!

Most Disappointing:  Skinny Puppy (1988?)
- the lead singer's self-hanging routine stopped the show after only 25
minutes (he passed out and was dragged from the stage);

Missed Opportunity:  Ultravox (1984) / The Church (1998) / Duffy (1999)
- still have the unused tickets to the first two; the promoter pulled
out (Ultravox), a new job kept me from a 23 hour road trip (The Church)
and while on a business trip to Ontario I saw Duffy's concert listing
the morning after.

'It's About Damn Time' Concert:  Stan Ridgway (2000)
- 23 hour return drive to see Stan and worth every kilometre; chatted to
him for 15-20 minutes after the show and discovered he's not as
off-the-wall as you think

Wish I'd been there concert:  any 70's Buzzcocks gig (post-Devoto)
- since the XTC response is a no-brainer, seeing Shelley and company in
their heyday would've been great.

What Was I Thinking Concert:  Supertramp (1985)
- valid excuse number 3 (I was 17 and went with two 23 year old babes
from my first job)

Many more good ones (Shriekback, early Gary Numan, early REM, very early
Duran Duran, Jeb Loy Nichols, Motorhead, Teenage Head) than bad (Flock
of Seagulls, The Fixx, INXS, AC/DC, Severed Heads).

Cheers, eh
Keith

P.S. From Chalkhills Number 220 (I'm a little behind)

> There is someone else who should be thanked for this production. I
> wanted to publicly thank Keith Clark, who helped me keep the cost of
> materials down by offering to print those booklets on a laserjet...

Thanks for the mention Derek; other than opening up the files you sent
me, the only work I had to do was figure out why the print jobs kept
crashing our Fiery RIP (I just bought beers for one of our support
guys). Very nicely produced CD!

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 21:41:42 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <cauldron@together.net>
Subject: Re: The Ramones
Message-ID: <l03130303b5c8e90d12e5@[208.13.202.94]>

>Some post-1978 Concerts:
>
>Ramones, whom I saw many times. A lot of fun, until Joey
>tried to get political. The WORST band I ever saw was a support group for
>the Ramones in Hartford, CT, whose name escapes me, but the guitarist was
>named Miki (or Niki) Zone. Clad in leather, looking like a bad Village
>people audition, these guys were beyond bad and offensive. At one point the
>lead singer, who was introducing a song about "f***ing on a subway train",
>mooned the audience with the filthiest backside I had ever seen outside of
>farm animals. It was the only time in my life I ever wanted to throw
>anything at a musical act, but I chose not to.

  That would be The Fast, a band from NYC that's considered by many to be
the worst local band to rise out of the first wave of new wave bands. They
were contemporaries of Blondie, Television, The Ramones, and the others of
the period most of us know and love. Presumably they stayed together as
long as they did(well into the 80's I hear)because they were drinking
buddies with the better local bands and got free rides as opening acts on
that basis. As far as I know they didn't get as far as releasing any
albums, though various songs of theirs can be found on compilations through
the years of their existence. I haven't heard a note of them myself.

Christopher R. Coolidge

Homepage at
http://homepages.together.net/~cauldron/homepage.html

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 21:51:42 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <cauldron@together.net>
Subject: Re: Jello
Message-ID: <l03130304b5c8eaa171fb@[208.13.202.94]>

>The Dead Kennedys, Rusty Nail West, Sunderland, MA, 1980- Wow, were they
>fun! Lots of great playing, great riifing on the crowd by Jello Biafra,
>e.g., taking some poor young lady in torn Tshirt and safety pins out of the
>audience and commenting to the audience " Wow- so this is "New Wave"-
>everybody better get on the bandwagon, and start looking like Miss Safety
>Pin of 1980 here!" Somebody then called out, "Hey Jello- yer gettin' fat!" "
>Biafra shot back, "That's because I like jelly doughnuts, more than I like
>YOU!" :^)

  I think I was at that show, unless there was a later one. I thought it
was in '81. That's when I was there, anyway. It was one of the worst shows
I've seen, nobody was on controlled substances(on stage anyway), but the
band was dog tired, going through the motions(I heard later their manager
scheduled two regional shows that night, and in order to honor both
contracts they played the early show(I believe it was in Worcester)then
drove to Western MA to hit the stage at the by now restless and angry Rusty
Nail at about 11:30.) So maybe that wasn't the same show; they played
mostly thrash from Nazi Punks Fuck Off and played only for about an hour.
Nothing I recognised(I had passing familiarity with Fresh Fruit For Rotting
Vegetables at the time), except I dimly recall "Too Drunk To Fuck" tacked
on as an encore.
  Anyway, glad you caught them on an on night if it was a different show.
If it was the same one, glad you had a good time. I sure didn't.

Christopher R. Coolidge

"A Great law protects me from the government. The Bill of rights has
10 GREAT laws.  A Good law protects me from you.  Laws against murder,
theft, assault and the like are good laws.  A Poor law attempts to
protect me from myself."  - Unknown

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:04:00 -0400
From: "Lee Lovingood" <leelovingood@earthlink.com>
Subject: Standing in for Steely Dan
Message-ID: <001901c00d56$6d936a60$d975b23f@8urfc>

Hello Chalkies!
For those of you who have been on this list for some time, you may remember
me. If not, you can always search the archives and peruse some of my rants
from many years ago. (Not that it would make you a better person to do so. I
hope some of you veteran Chalkies are still on the list).Anyway, my
comment/question is this....
Has any one else here noticed the similarities between "Standing In For Joe"
and Steely Dan's "Barrytown"? Not only that, but there are guitar licks
interspersed throughout 'Wasp Star' which are very reminiscent of Jeff
'Skunk' Baxters licks with the aforementioned rock and roll Gods? Any
comments?
Man, it is good to be back amongst you beautiful people!!

"...but it's the wonders I perform, pulling rabbits outta hats, when
sometimes i'd prefer somebody to wear them".

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:24:09 EDT
From: WTDK@aol.com
Subject: Fav live recordings
Message-ID: <db.8c2a70a.26d5b719@aol.com>

> Anyone read the Senate testimony by Roger McGuinn?  Over 30 years as a
>  professional musician, with a number of hit records under his belt, he's
>  never seen a dime (other than advances) from the record companies despite
>  the number of records he's sold.  In contrast, he's made thousands from
>  some folk recordings he did that can be downloaded from MP3.com.

Pretty sad but true of most artists. The only ones that really make any sort
of money are those with staggering sales figures. They know the record
company can't claim that they didn't make any money. Still, they are probably
pulling down less than they otherwise could.

On another thread---
Anyone have any fav live albums?
My list--
The Beatles - Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Ragged but fun.
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live
At least he's honest about the overdubs.
The Police - Live
The first disc is great the second so-so. Despite the naysayers here these
guys were great before they discovered they were great.  I'd love to hear
Stewart Copeland on the next Xtc album.
Wings - Wings Over America
A sentimental fav from my teen years
Xtc - Drums & Wireless
I actually like the BBC show better but the selection of songs is greater
here. Still, I guess I could have both (particularly if I listed the
Transistor Blast boxed set)
Talking Heads- The Name of this band is Talking Heads
Worlds better than Stop Making Sense. Although I did like the video of SMS.
Costello & Nieve
Made better because I was at one of the shows
Van Morrison - A Night in SF (I believe that's it)
Again, same as above.
The Byrds-Live at the Filmore
Great show and the band didn't feel they had anything to prove.

Wayne

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:9:34 -0500
From: "William Sherlock" <bdsherlock@earthlink.net>
Subject: concert list
Message-ID: <412000842409340@earthlink.net>

Sushiman sayeth:

1989 WHO ? More likely that was Keith MOONING the concert .

Being one who chose to ignore all of the pre-tour publicity about how Pete,
Roger, and John were only doing it for the money, and who paid $35 for a
lawn (sic, after three days of rain and Deadheads) seat at a venue that
could not have been more remote (Alpine Valley Music Theater), I have to
agree with our correspondent from the Far East. Unbelievably bad show
follow by a harrowing ride home through the thickest fog I have ever seen
in my life.

Another bad, overpriced show: U2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Nothing but
recreating the Joshua Tree album note for note. I could have stayed home
and listened to the record for free!!

Great concert: Squeeze, Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti tour

Most surprising: the Eurythmics. Got the tickets for a date and was blown
away by Dave and Annie. Went and saw them again because they were so good.

Best concert: Joe Jackson, Big World tour. A consummate showman who really
knows how to put an unruly audience in its place ("I'm here to play music
and if you don't like it then fuck off to the bar!")

Most inexplicable: INXS, the tour where they played I Love You Tonight,
forget the album. Even at age 25 I felt like a grandpa at that show. I
think the median age must have been about 16.

Why am I here?: Die Kreuzen. Went at the recommendation of my best man.
They were simply awful and were heckled mercilessly. Saw them again at
another smaller venue (should have taken the hint) thinking that the first
show was just an off night. I think the same hecklers were at that show.

First concert: David Gilmour solo tour ( he said muffled through his hand).
It was interesting to see all of the old guys who saw Floyd in concert
pre-Dark Side of the Moon days. The only time ever at a rock concert that I
saw a tweed jacket.

That's all, Bill Sherlock

"I should be in bed, I need my 11 hours. I'm a real sleep addict. I started
off just napping. Then I got into the harder stuff...siestas. Before I knew
what was happening I was a sleep junkie."    Andy Partridge, Melody Maker,
8-18-79

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:48:40 -0400
From: Sylvan <psiogen@mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Agony & X T C
Message-ID: <39A462D8.D2FE6C15@mindspring.com>
Organization: psiogen@mindspring.com

<snip film summary>

> The film plays out with a tear jerking High School Reunion, Andrews playing
> in a wheelchair and Chambers freshly returned from Australia (with
> dangling-cork hat and mud stains from the digging) where XTC once more play
> their songs and we see them once again as the lithe, clean-living young guys
> who stole our hearts 2 hours ago.
>
> Freeze frame on a slow motion group high five.

Don't forget the hit soundtrack by N Sync and LL Cool J!

Sylvan

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:13:30 -0700
From: "Kurt Heinen" <kurtisj@gte.net>
Subject: George Harrison
Message-ID: <00e101c00d70$e64d55a0$092c1d3f@GTEkurtisj>

Can you imagine the Beatles with, say Jimmy Page or Jeff Beck? How about
Jimi or Stevie Ray? Maybe Robin Trower or Martin Barre? The " Beatles" as we
know and love them would not have existed. George was an integral part of a
combination that was much more than the sum of it's separate parts. I think
synergy is the appropriate word. We were all very lucky to have them.
Kurtisj

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