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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 6, Number 255

                  Sunday, 27 August 2000


                     Washed-up One-up
               Re: Stupidly Happy on Radio
                    We have a winner!
               Concert Memories Moley Style
             Jules Verne/Nonsvch (demo) MP3s!
                  Message from E.I.E.I.
                    Quebec linguistics
                      The Guess Who
                       steve Taylor
                 Thank you Robert Fripp!
                      hello again...
                         Re: Sig
 The Concert I Wish I Went To, But Didn't (No XTC Conent)
               Start Spreadin' the News...
                       XTC sighting
                      re: Kate Bush
                   re: XTC for Dummies


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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 14:45:16 -0400
From: MinerWerks <>
Subject: Washed-up One-up
Message-ID: <a04310100b5cc6e1d1a91@[]>

Seth Frisby warns:

>      Note to everybody no matter who you see advertised stay
>clear of county fair concerts. It's a sure fire way of saying your band is
>washed up but you still need to eat, at least at our fair.

Okay, then explain exactly how desperate this sounds:

I'm driving by a sign that says "SNOWFEST 2000 [This is in Florida,
BTW] featuring MOLLY HATCHET." And there's this stage set up in a
parking lot between the Burger King and the Hollywood Video...

I am not making this up.

= Derek =


Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 14:44:43 EDT
Subject: Re: Stupidly Happy on Radio
Message-ID: <>

In #6-253 "L" Wrote:

 >>Stupidly Happy heard as single on WRNR 103.1 FM Annapolis - Baltimore.
 Did you hear it too, Kate and Joe?<<

"I did!" says Annamarie, of Annapolis. "I came home from a long day at
the office, kicked off my shoes, kissed all the doggies, then realized
that Stupidly Happy was playing *somewhere in my house!* Now, unless
the canine kids had their *own* copy (those sly dogs), the song was ON
THE RADIO! Be still my heart! Of course, we all danced around the
house like the silly children we are."

Smooches to the pooches at WRN 103.1 FM,


Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:57:11 -0500
From: chris vreeland <>
Subject: We have a winner!
Message-ID: <>

Okay, a week late, but the Craig Memorial Misheard Lyrics Contest has
been resolved thusly:

Barbara Peterson correctly identified 10 out of 11- the only person who
even came close, and soon she'll be enjoying her very own copy of
Giraffe performing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway live from Progfest
'94! (Good choice, Barb!). Yes, I decided to tip this in favor of a Zep
aficionado because, seriously, Robert Plant is such a wellspring of
gibberish. Hats off to Roy Harper.
The answers: (like you care)

1.The owl is a boot, has the devil put a sack on me
        Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody.  I seriously thought that's what he
said for at least ten years.

2.Jupiter and Saturn, overrun your lantern, and to tie you.
        Pink Floyd, Astronomy Dominie.  I still have no idea of what's
being said here. When my band recorded this in the late 80's, this is
how I sang it.

3.As if I'd never noticed the way she brushed her hair beneath the
            Paul Simon, Graceland. Hey, it was a thread.

4.Hey whoopie cat
            Led Zeppelin, Misty Mountain Hop. It's amazing how many
people actually think this is what is said. Kind of a
mass-hallucination. WHY would a police man ask me "Hey whoopie cat to
all get in line?" Why?

5.When I whispered "inner ear" I lost another friend
            Led Zeppelin, Good Times, Bad Times (didn't really think he
said this- just thought it was a funny "double entendre")

6.Some people cry, and some people die from a weekend away from love
            Led Zeppelin, Heartbreaker. I was nine when I first heard
this. Wasn't a good Plant-interpreter, yet.

7.One Daddy woman, never bargained for you
            Led Zeppelin, Dazed and Confused. See above.

8.Clean them rocks
            Ian Hunter, Cleveland Rocks. Squint, it works.

9.Don't you know, we'll impale you up on time's pike
            xTc, We're All Light.  So I was lazy about getting the
lyrics out. Made sense at the time.

10.I've got the big stick if you'll excite its head
            XtC, Wheel and the Napalm.  Okay, didn't YOU think that's
what he said the first time you heard it too?

11.If I can call you Kitty, Then Kitty when you call me, You can call
            Paul Simon, You Can Call Me Al. Like, duh. Hey, it was a
thread. (plus, it's better this way)

Well, I had fun,
Chris "feeling just a bit Pictish" Vreeland

Oh, and can someone PLEASE introduce Sting to Islam, so he can denounce
western culture and music, and just GO AWAY?!?


Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 18:57:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jon Rosenberger <>
Subject: Concert Memories Moley Style
Message-ID: <>

Greetings all,

I have really enjoyed these posts. I am suprised at how homogenized
many of your choices are though. Fraid I spent more time on the fringes
then most of you. OR My memory is better. ;) I'll admit I broke out my
scrapbook of concert tickets for this post.

Here goes....

Missed concerts: The only concert I truly wish I had gone to and didn't
was Nirvana. They played the stell drum you will hear about later and I
just hated the place. I figured they would be back. They were, but it
was arenas and I passed again. Then it was too late. <Shrug>

Other than that I would have liked to see The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite
and Havana 3AM. I never had the chance though so I can't kick myself
for those. Taht other band fits in here too, you know the one...

The only currently touring act I would pay big money to see is the "H"
band. Mark and Debbie you guys are lucky sods! ANy one else catch them
at Dingwalls this month? I want details!!!!!

First Concert - Frank Zappa - Royal Oak Music Theatre Fall of 1984 -
The Them or US tour. I had just turned 16 and was liberated with wheels
of my own for the first time. Spectacular concert. I was only familiar
with a few of his Lps at the time and some of the stuff they did on
stage truly blew my young mind. This night marked the end of my normal
life and I became truly possesed by the other music.

Truly Memorable Shows:

Dinosaur Jr. in 1991 at St. Andrews Hall and then Again in 94 at The
Much larger State Theatre.  These Boys Rock! Period. They have mellowed
a bit now that Lou is gone but Mascis will trade licks with anybody and
his flights into ALT-Rock guitar netherworls were really amazing.

U2: Joshua Tree Tour, The Pontiac Silverdome, we slept out in the
parking lot for tics before they went on sale and I became a ticket
scalper for the only time. Show ended up buying me a new stereo though.
I was in the third row right in front of the Edge. And I don't care
what anybody thinks of old Bonehead the other three gents in this band
know how to play tunes. It was really incredible to have 77,000+ fans
behind me for once and it was a great show! And yes Bono did "rescue" a
fan during the show. ;P He will be big in Vegas some day with that act.

Husker Du: Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Mi. 1988 or so.
WOW! Power from the first chord and they did nothing but accelerate all
night. I was crushed up against the stage and probably lost 5 pounds in
sweat that night. It blew my mind when Norton and Hart switched from
Bass to Drums and vice-versa mid set. After that the crowd went berserk
and they needed two roadies to hold the stacks up so they wouldn't fall
into the crowd. All three of them were incredibly tight with their
playing. I couldn't hear shit for a week afterwards. ;P

Within a month of the Husker show I saw The Dead Milkmen at the same
place and experienced a proper mosh pit for the first time. My first
time stage diving too. You had to move fast too cause the band would
hit you with their instuments if you were on stage for more than a
second or two. The start of years of waking up with a ton of bruises.
God it is fun though. ;) I pity anyone who has never had 300 people
pass them overhead and deposit them on the stage. It is a rush like no
other. Pure Adrenaline!

That winter we lived I lived up in Ann Arbor basically. Squatting on
people floors and going to shows. I saw Red Hot Chili's, Replacements,
Eek A Mouse, Burning Spear, First Light and 24-7 Spys all at incredibly
small venues there. This has practically ruined concerts for me today.
I hate arena's but what can you do? <shrug>

Seen the Most Times: Bob Mould, after the Husker Show I became a
bonafide Mould junkie. I saw him 4 or 5 times over the next three
I saw him solo\acoustic back at the Nectarine where I squirmed my way
to the front in time to give him a high-five as he exited after the
encore. I saw him solo at the local dive; The Blind Pig which packs
about 100 people into a room 80 x 40 with the stage at the narrow end.
Stage being a joke as it is really just a 12" high platform. We ended
up sitting on the stage most of the night while Bob jammed away. Saw
him at St. Andrews and the Nectarine with the full band in tow.

Favorite Venue: St Andrews Hall: Detroit Mich.
A huge place that used to be used for Scottish clan festivals. Totally
Punk now and wild. About 100 feet wide and 300 deep with a massive u
shaped balcony. People would jump off the balconies on a regular basis
and body surf across the mosh pit. (I drew the line here, they were
nuts!) Here I saw Fear, Germs, Bad Brains, Skatenigs, Afghan Wigs (With
Martha Reeves from the Vandellas, of all people making a cameo) Buffalo
Tom with Bettie Seveert, & Soul Asylum. Among many nameless faceless
other bands who failed to make it.

The only other place in town that comes close is the Phoenix Center
Ampitheatre in Downtown Pontiac Mi. A Bizarre concept! Phoenix is a 7
level parking garage. Instead of car parking on the roof they threw
down some dirt and planted grass and trees. In the middle is a concrete
bandshell that has a large paved area in front of it. It has an
enclosed sound desk area further back so it has the best sound of any
outdoor venue I have ever been to since the sound guys can actually
hear themselves think. the killer thing is that the place only holds
about 2,000 people so it is very intimate yet not hot. This is a major
plus in the mosh pit.

It is a great place to see a show if you ever get the chance. Here I
saw Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, and Fugazi as well as countless other
local less well-known acts.

Loudest Show: Ministry and Swervedriver at the Michigan State
Fairgrounds. Show was held inside the building they have the cattle
auctions in. Steel roof! Like being in a tin-can with a pack of
firecrackers. Wow what a racket. Impressive though musically, one of
the only times I have ever moved back from the front. I saw Smashing
Pumpkins here later and they were much quieter and better.

Worst Show: Keith Richards and the Expensive wino's 1993. I won tickets
on a radio contest thing. I have always tried to avoid traditional rock
concert types of things and this is why. Keith is a great player but he
should have hung it up long before this show.

Worst Weather and what am the @$@$(@$($ was I thinking?:

I was nearly 23 when I saw INXS with Ziggy Marley @ the Pine Knob Music
Theatre north of Detroit. There was a girl a bit younger than me and
well er.....I kind of liked INXS but honestly they weren't that good.
She on the other hand well ah.....Anyway Ziggy & the Melody Makers
opened and they rocked. I have a great memory of half way through their
set the rain starting to fall hard and tons of very young teenagers and
their parents (and everyone else I was with) dove under their blankets
to escape the rain. Myself and maybe 5 other lone soles on the hill
just kept on skanking to the tunes and got drenched silly. It was a
great experience though, until INXS came on. Then I just wanted to
leave. So did she, she left me right after that show. From the sounds
of it I got off easy though, some of you have had some really bad
shows. I ahve also never been to a show that was cancelled for
technical reasns and have been amazed at some of your stories in that
area. I honestly didn't know shows got cut short.

Best Show: Buffalo Tom, St Andrews Hall October 31, 1993
Yep Halloween and the biggest freak-show in town. I have never in my
life before or since felt as alive as I did that night in that hall. I
swear everyone there knew every word to every song and it became one
huge family. The band lauched into Velvet Roof and all 3,000 or so fans
just started poging up and down like a huge pile of mexican jumping
beans, even the fans in the balcony, I thought for sure it was coming
Tom played on forever, doing like three encores and playing old stuff
they could hardly remember like Sunflower Suit and Impossible. Concerts
were all down hill from here. God what a night.

Favorite Concert moment. Loolapalooza 1993. Milan International

An incredible day with the Undertones, Tool, Arrested Development and
others on the stages. Tool was actually second stage and the mosh pit
was over a pile of sand. Insane action. Anyway, Alice in Chains closed
the show and we headed for the front. We gave the mosh pit the best we
had for 30 minutes and then just couldn't handle it anymore, the day
was too long and too hot. We exited the mosh pit area and headed back
to find our friends in the rear where they had stayed. This is the
moment. In the pit I had taken a gash to my arm and was bleeding fairly
profusly and had had my shirt torn up pretty good too. I had my head
totally shaved bald at the time and looked pretty menacing I suppose in
my ripped jeans and boots.
As we exited the pit the crowd split for us like moses at the red sea.
It was a bizarre thrill as we walked to the back,people stopped
watching the band and stared at us like we were hell's minions or
something and got way the hell out of our way. They totally feared us,
it was a real trip. Mind you at the time I weighed only 125 pounds wet
and was only 5'8" tall so I was hardly an imposing figure I suspect it
was that these people were much more used to Bruce Hornsby concerts
than Alt-rock shows but still it was nice to feel bigger than I
actually am for once. It didn't last the next show I went to nobody
cared who I was. :~D

These days I am much more sedate I am afraid, I have gotten out to see
Joe Jackson, Brian Setzer Orchestra (twice same tour WOW!) Seal, Pat
Methaney and Robert Cray in the last few years but now that I am
married it just isn't the same. frankly the wife always wants to go
with me and she is just lost at concerts. She never pays any attention
to the band and insists on talking through the whole thing as if I
could hear myself, let alone her. I tried to explain it to her once but
it didn't work out very well and after sleeping on the couch for a week
I figured maybe I hadn't phrased it quite right. What's a guy to do?
Somebody pass me the TV guide will ya?

Thanks all for reading my novel, I hope it kept you interested.
I hadn't intended to post that long but stuff just sort of flowed out.
I hope you are all enjoying the shows out there and one last thing...

FREEBIRD!!!!! Ow! I burned my finger on this lighter.

The Mole Chillin at the Ministry


Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 19:04:50 CDT
From: "vee tube" <>
Subject: Jules Verne/Nonsvch (demo) MP3s!
Message-ID: <>

                    Hi Kids!

      (If you've never used my idrives please see,
    Chalkhills Vol.6 #205 RE: Warbles that are fuzzy)


    A note about sound quality: I've done my best to
  make the 'Fuzzy Warbles' collection an enjoyable
  listening experience however, J.V. presents many
  a  paradox. Chalkhills says the Xtatic CD sounds
  "Bad to awful". I've heard from 2 'hillers who say,
  "the fan club cassette sounds very good"

    What was my source? (what do you call a dear with
  no penis?) NO F'N IDEAR! (try it with a Texan accent,
  trust me,it works!) So, I EQ'd the sh*t outa the CDR
  I traded for and, I think it sounds much better.

    If anyone has a 'real' cassette they can burn to CDR,
  please down a couple of my MP3s. If you can burn me a
  better copy, please contact me (off post) I'm sure I have
  some stuff we can trade for.


     If you've never heard this stuff, have fun! I do!


P.S. Next up: Fuzzy#? (a collection of
       out of print B-sides)



Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 11:11:42 +0900
From: "John Boudreau" <>
Subject: Message from E.I.E.I.
Message-ID: <009201c00f0b$1f9e5160$6b5791d2@oemcomputer>

Konnichiwa ,

Someone on the lust - oops - i mean list - was wondering if The Dukes might
ever get together for another album . I asked
Mr. Drummerman E.I.E.I.
 about the possibility ( expecting the answer NO )
 and here is his answer :

>>Re the Dukes making another record - highly unlikely but 2 >>members
probably happy to do one.

Well , I guess we all know WHO the two members are !

In case all you drummer boys out there are interested ,
 on both Dukes albums Ian used an early 60's Ludwig kit that he had found
all dusty , dirty and in need of repair in some old barn somewhere . He
fixed it up and re-covered it in black plastic wrap
( because Dave Mattacks played such a set in the early 70's )
 . He used the ubiquitous ( in the 60's ) Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14 snare drum



Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 09:08:07 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Quebec linguistics
Message-ID: <l03130305b5cd7e84bf6d@[]>

>"Oh quel cul, t'as" would be "Nice arse!" (Or of course "ass" for you
>across-the-pond peeps.) The literal translation would be "Oh, what arse you
>have", but of course we wouldn't say it like that, that's the art of
>translation sometimes - putting into a coloquialism.
>Actually I *think* the French would actually say "quel cul *que* tu as" -
>but I'm willing to be corrected on that. Any "grenouilles" on the list ;-)
>(Asked "le rosbif!")
>Robert Du Bois <g>

  The first would probably be the more usual and coloquial in Quebec,
though either way you'd still get your face slapped by the doll-faced
Quebecois babe in question who stands up for herself very well, thank you
very much, 'stsie.(the Quebecois women rival Hispanic and Irish women for
toughness and forthrightness-must be the common Catholic tradition or

Christopher R. Coolidge

Homepage at


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 08:48:39 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Thunk
Message-ID: <l03130303b5cd7af1e8a3@[]>

>(ELP, "Still....You Turn Me On")
>p.s. While we're at it, I'd like to enter the above in the Most Moronic Song
>Titles Ever contest.

  Off the top of my head, I'd go with "Thunk" by the Jefferson Airplane.

Christopher R. Coolidge

Homepage at


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 08:59:06 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: The Guess Who
Message-ID: <l03130304b5cd7c2e331b@[]>

> One of the most embarrassing ones was the Guess Who a few summers ago
>at a county fair. Note to everybody no matter who you see advertised stay
>clear of county fair concerts. It's a sure fire way of saying your band is
>washed up but you still need to eat, at least at our fair. It wouldn't have
>been so bad except for the fact that the band had this horrifying habit of
>trying to make the audience sing along. Imagine hordes of elderly people
>singing along to the end of share the land and you will understand. The band
>wasn't that bad just extraordinarily corny.

  Was it the most well-known lineup with Burton Cummings, or just another
knockoff thrown together by bassist Jim Kale to help him come up with his
alimony payments? If the former, it's a sad day that talent like Cummings
is reduced to playing country fairs, if the latter, it's to be expected.(as
a semi-serious fan of The Guess Who, I consider Jim Kale the most
expendable, least talented, and least likeable member of the band; I
wouldn't miss him if the rest of the original lineup were to reform without
him. I think their mid-70's period bass player Bill Wallace is a better
bass player, collaborator and human being)

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


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 09:19:32 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: steve Taylor
Message-ID: <l03130306b5cd80d84ba8@[]>

>Did the debacle that occurred during AV1 between Chris Difford and Xtc damage
>their relationship? If not I'd love to see a "Supergroup" emerge with Glenn
>Tilbrook as a vocalist (with the quality of the first Traveling Wilburys
>album NOT the Little Village album). Any Phil Keaggy fans here? Kind of
>interesting artist as he is at the opposite extreme of Andy. Keaggy's a born
>again Christian and that quality informs all of his work. Still, he has the
>pop sensibility not to let it interfere. I'd love to see him work with
>Andy---imagine the sparks!

  I'd rather see Andy work with Steve Taylor, who's more challenging
musically though as Christian as Phil Keaggy(he's recorded for Christian
labels throughout his career, with the exception of his oneoff album with
the Christian rock supergroup Chagall Guevera, which rocked like a motha
and toned down the overtly Christian message with still intelligent lyrics
and inventive arrangements. Imagine a more rocking and Christian Kevin
Gilbert and you're in the ballpark. There are times when his goody
two-shoes born-again sensibility grates on me, especially on his earlier
80's material, but I highly recommend his early 90's album Squint, which
appears to be a concept album of some sort, though I haven't figured out
the concept yet.

Christopher R. Coolidge

Homepage at
A Great law protects me from the government.
The Bill of rights has 10 GREAT laws.


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 12:18:43 -0500
From: Ned <nedrise@MNSi.Net>
Subject: Thank you Robert Fripp!
Message-ID: <>

Hi folks

One more entry in the bad lyrics thread -sorry, no rhyme:

"I've been hitting the town, and it didn't hit back."
                      -Paul McCartney - My Brave Face

I think the song is aptly titled.  He'd need to have a brave
face to go out in public after writing that.

Now listening to Wasp Star for the first time in 3 weeks.  My but
In Another Life has an exquisite bridge.  I wonder though, why Colin
uses synth horns there.  The real thing is so much better.  I think
that way about War Dance as well. Maybe it was a monetary consideration.

On the subject of ELO, I really love some of their early stuff. Eldorado
is good, in that pseudo-gothic style they had for a while.  I like Face
the Music a fair bit too.  Anybody remember what that backwards message
on 'Fire On High' is?  Jeff Lynne certainly showed himself to be
a versatile songwriter.  He could pump out tunes in all kinds of styles.
Especially ballads, which seemed to become more and more prominent,
unfortunately.  I have to say that I've never been an admirer of Bev Bevans'
drumming. Does the word PLODDING have any relevance here?

I enjoyed Jon Rosenberger's views on how the net is changing the
record industry.  It's come along a bit late, perhaps, for XTC.  As
John suggests, maybe our Seven Year Winter would not have been so
long if they'd had an alternative to the tight-wads at Virgin.

>To really get a grip on the concept, you need to realize that in 1998
the only city in the World that was close to 20 MILLION residents was
the New York Metro region. LA was second with 15 Million.>

Sorry for nitpicking Jon, but I just got back from Mexico City. It is
now closing in on 30 million people. I've heard that Sau Paulo, Brazil
is around the same number.  I'm sure they both had NYC and LA
beat in '98.

Great concerts:

Bruce Springsteen  -Cobo Arena, Detroit, 1978.  Wow, what a
    showman.  4 hours long and never a dull moment.

Peter Gabriel  -Security Tour, 1982, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor.
    Yeah, opening the show with the band walking out of the
     audience all playing drums and launching into Rhythm of the
     Heat was electrifying.

King Crimson  -Discipline Tour, 1981. Nitros Bar, Detroit.
     Amazing to see four master players in such a small venue.
     We were about 10 feet from the stage.  One extremely
     grateful guy kept yelling, "Thank you Robert Fripp! Thank
     you for coming!"

Jane Siberry - Once in Waterloo, Ontario and twice in Detroit.
      She is probably the most amazing performer I've ever seen.
      It's hard to take your eyes away from her when she performs.
      Just mesmerizing.  If you get a chance, go see her.

"What Was I Thinking?" - Violent Femmes  1983ish, University
  of Windsor  -We left after about a half hour.  That stripped down
  rockabilly thing just wasn't my bag.

Finally, my thanks to Gary McBride and Stuart McKinlay for
identifying the mystery song for me.  It turned out to be "The Pop
Place"  by Trash Can Sinatras.  Thanks Mc's!

And that's the way it was.  Mike


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 13:39:57 -0400
From: "Daniel Phipps" <>
Subject: hello again...
Message-ID: <001701c00f84$a7609bc0$df8c04d8@pavilion>

hi all...

i'm back again, even though most probably didn't realize i'd taken a
break from this list for a bit.  can't stand staying away for too long
though, 'cos xtc friends are the best friends in the world, bay-bay!!

is everyone still waiting for warbles that are fuzzy??

peace through music --


/dan & ginger phipps <>

"right here in this moment is right where
 i'm meant to be..."  (edwin mccain)


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 15:14:20 EDT
Subject: Re: Sig
Message-ID: <>

John Relph  writes:

<< Please keep your "signature" to four lines of text or fewer.  Or else. >>

Or else what you'll send the dogs or bees, or dogs with bees in their mouths
so they can sting you.  (Ithat's sort of close to what Homer Simpson said
once on a Simpsons ep)

Molly, just trying to be funny


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 15:24:04 EDT
Subject: The Concert I Wish I Went To, But Didn't (No XTC Conent)
Message-ID: <>

The concert I wish I could have gone to, but couldn't was Talk Talk at
Hammersmith-Odeon.  I know a couple of people who went, and they said they
were awesome.  I've even seen some pictures from the show.  The only part of
the concert I've seen was for the video of "Give It Up" off the Natural
History Video.  I have their Live: 1986 Hammersmith concert, and I'd just die
to go back in time and see them.  :)  Oh I wish Talk Talk would just get back
together for one show.  OMG, that would be so awesome.

FAVE NON-XTC SONG: "It's Getting Late in the Evening" - Talk Talk
FAVE XTC SONG: "Playground"



Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 15:18:25 -0500
From: "Joe Funk" <>
Subject: Start Spreadin' the News...
Message-ID: <006e01c00f9a$cb14eba0$7721fea9@user>

..I'm leavin' today..

This post is actually directed at any NYC-area chalkers..
I will be in NY (Long Island) for the next 2 weeks, and maybe
longer.  If any of you NYC chalkers have any time over Labor
Day weekend, maybe we could get together in the city and
talk some XTC/ check out some music/ whatever!

Please contact me off-list at:

Joe "Ol' Hazel Eyes" Funk
Two Sheds Website:


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 15:18:06 -0400
From: "Brian" <>
Subject: XTC sighting
Message-ID: <002701c00f92$5de36780$2b0affd1@Brian>


XTC is getting airplay around here.

Star 95.7 in Tampa, Florida is where, and on my way out to a caricaturing
gig on the beach last night (Fridat the 25th) the late afternoon DJ (Kristy
Knight) was broadcasting live from some Buccaneers bash and came back from a
commercial break bragging about playing the new stuff, and broke into

Yeah, buddy!

And this is the second time I've heard them do it... who knows when it's
happened that I haven't heard.

-Brian Matthews


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 15:58:31 -0500
From: "Jan C. Harris" <>
Subject: re: Kate Bush
Message-ID: <05d601c00fa1$e06a7b80$c2a6f5d0@janstrigem>

Molly wrote:  <<<<Kate Bush (I hope she releases more stuff soon,
waiting for about eight years for her next release)>>>>>

Tyler adds:  <<<<Me too-she is so great! I discovered her on a
spring day when a friend popped Hounds of Love in to
his car's tape deck during a 1 1/2 hour ride. That
album sill reminds me of sunny Spring days.>>>>

I was with y'all on this one until the Red Shoes.

Here's hoping she's done with screech.



Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 17:14:56 -0500
From: "Jan C. Harris" <>
Subject: re: XTC for Dummies
Message-ID: <060001c00fac$0847f920$c2a6f5d0@janstrigem>

Tom K asks:  <<<To all:  what would be on your introductory

OK - I just made such a tape.  New boyfriend.  He *needs* to hear
some XTC so he knows where I am.  He had seen XTC live, and owned
some early vinyl.  But hasn't heard anything that *I* have!
Factor in the Loving - I skipped some of my fave tracks in favor
of lovey-dovey songs, and here's what he ended up with:

O&L (my current XTC fave, with WS holding at #2):  Garden of
Eartly, Mayor of Simpleton, Poor Skeleton, Scarecrow People,
Merely A Man, Miniature Sun
ES:  (O it was hard not to put on Senses Working Overtime!)
Skylarking:  Summer's Cauldron, Grass, Ballet for a Rainy Day,
Season's Cycle, Another Satellite, Sacrificial Bonfire (and this
was hard to trim, since the songs meld together like a suite)
Nonsvch:  My Bird Performs, Humble Daisy (incredible vocals!)
Holly Up, Omnibus, That Wave, Then She Appeared, Wrapped in Grey
(this was a DIFFICULT album to trim, since it was at my #1 XTC
spot for awhile!)
AVI:  I'd Like That (he indicated that he didn't find AVI
accessible.  Ooooohhhh, I groaned)
WS:  ARGH I ran out of tape!  all he got was Stupidly Happy.

But I plan on getting him My Brown guitar, We're all Light, You
and the Clouds....

He's listening to it today; we'll see if he comes 'round.



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