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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 6, Number 49

                  Monday, 27 March 2000

Today's Topics:

                         Yes Jill
                     What a rude man!
                    XTC/Residents idea
          Thud! Mr. Gumby wants WASP STAR now!!
                 "What's in my CD player"
           Re: Is there any good music out now?
             What's in the CD machine thingy
                       in rotation
                 Jon's True Meaning of WS
              New Albums and Recommendations
      [Insert Sneaky Insider Colin-Song Quote Here]
                    Flamed By Dom!?!?
               What i've been listening to
                 Re: XTC & the Residents
                 What's in MY CD player?
               Re: tuning the open strings
     Kinks recommendations and what I'm listening to
                  Eartrax and Residents

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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 20:13:52 -0500
From: mitch friedman <mitchf@mindspring.com>
Subject: Yes Jill
Message-ID: <v03007806b500711a9fb5@[165.121.64.39]>

>So, Mitch, when you say, "Yup, it's amazing!",
>are you really saying that you've got a pre-release disc
>in your grubby little paws and you've listened to the thing
>about 27 times already?

Yup . . . but only 23 times.

>And when you say. "I will say no more", are you really telling
>us "Nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah?"

What I'm really telling you is that it is fun, loose, rocking, catchy as hell
and instantly likeable in a way that no other XTC album before has been.

>You great-big tease...

At your service,
Mitch

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:43:02 -0000
From: Lawson Dominic <LawsonD@parliament.uk>
Subject: What a rude man!
Message-ID: <4782AD6ADDBDD2119B570008C75DD5C1BD4AF3@mgmtm02.parliament.uk>

>>Stupidly Fucking Happy,
Your Great Nephew
Wesley

Now come on Wes, there's no need for all that swearing. There could be
children reading this you know....shocking behaviour. Almost ill, some would
say.

I don't know why (or maybe I do and it just helps the sentence to begin that
way) but I'm more excited about Wasp Star/AV2 than I was about AV1, even
though the wait has been, by XTC standards, incredibly brief. It may be
because we're going to get some quality guitar action this time, and it's no
secret that the bulk of my listening habits revolve around the old
six-string squealer....mind you, I'm not expecting "XTC play the hits of
Manowar", although it's quite an appealing idea..... but in reality I
suspect my excitement is due to the fact that XTC are my principal pop
pleasure, once again, these days and what with the whiff of spring in the
air.....ah, it's going to be a great year. Again. Give me a few chilled
beers, a novelty Silk Cut and a chiming Rickenbacker....marvellous. Crank it
up and let the neighbours enjoy it too, that's what I say, even if they are
a bunch of stinking students.

...and just for the, cough, record....here's me current favourites.

Spratleys Japs - Pony (another perfect spring/summer album...like Skylarking
through the eyes of Syd Barrett)
Steel Prophet - Messiah (don't ask)
Can - Tago Mago / Future Days
The Berzerker - The Berzerker (again, don't ask)
The Eleven Pictures - Superficial To The Core (quality Swedish pop!)
Rakim - The Master
King Crimson - Live Mexico City 1996 (shit hot bootleg - thanks Bill!)
Kevin Gilbert - Toy Matinee (just shit hot - thanks Mike!)

>>I'm sure Tigersmilk (?) is great, too.

It serpently is (it's "Tigermilk" by the way)...mainly because it has "The
State I Am In" on it, which is probably the best B&S song ever. Honest.

>>If you get bored enough to do an idiot's search for Andy Partridge's
email address (really, I was only bored and feeling like being
ridiculous) you'll find some nice addresses for Andy Partridge, the
White Master.

Oh yeah, I think I've had the same revelation myself. Some disgusting white
supremacist maggot...ah well, what can you do? Hopefully he'll plummet onto
something pointy. This sort of thing happens a lot - I share my name with a
horrendous, right-wing journalist and chess buff. It wouldn't normally be a
problem, but given where I work there are certain drawbacks. No, I'm not
related. No, my father isn't called Nigel. No, I don't write books about
chess. No, you're not funny. Yes, I am going to stab you with this biro. And
rest.

And incidentally, why are people still debating the new album's title? I
fail to see the ambiguity causing all the palaver. It's a Mayan thing, get
over it. Jeeeeeezus!!!!

Salut!

Dom.

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 13:31:35 -0600
From: jhackney@facstaff.wisc.edu (John M. Hackney)
Subject: XTC/Residents idea
Message-ID: <v02110100b5011c9271fd@[144.92.181.112]>

Hello,

        I just now read the posting my The Colonel and think that he has a
lot of valid points for everyone to consider, the whole concept is pretty
fascinating.

        I'm not giving any sort of firm counter-argument here, but the
thought occurred to me that one detail in the Residents' behaviour might
argue against them including members of XTC.  About 8 years ago The
Residents' gave a show in Madison, WI, and although I did not attend, I had
several friends who did.  They participated in a "wine and cheese" type of
reception before the show, in the lobby of the Barrymore Theater where they
performed, in which they supposedly were mingling among the attendees out
of disguise.  The whole point was that you could attend, mingle around
everyone, and see if you could sense who was a genuine member of the band.
I seem to recall that this was standard practice before all of their shows
on this particular tour.  Despite our group-laments about XTC's obscurity,
I can't imagine that they could attend a function like this without being
recognized and blowing the whole project sky-high.

        On the other hand, this wine-and-cheese thing could be a phony
put-on to counter arguments of who the real members are, just as I'm doing
here-----

John

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 14:17:58 -0600
From: "Joe Funk" <twosheds@mindspring.com>
Subject: Thud! Mr. Gumby wants WASP STAR now!!
Message-ID: <002c01bf95ce$230e3b00$7721fea9@jomama68>

Chalkerz,

To all you Kevin Gilbert fans whom might be interested: I purchased a copy
of "Thud" with a 4 song bonus CD, featuring 'Kasmir', from amazon.com for
$13.99.... And it arrived in less than a week!! Pretty good deal!  To any of
you chalkers that have yet to hear KG ( and to those who have! ), I highly
recommend this recording.

XTC content:

When I read Mitch's comment, "yup, it's amazing!", I got chills up and down
my spine imagining what finishing touches the lads put on all the tracks on
WASP STAR!!!  Since I have heard all the demo's, except for a copla' of
Colin's songs, I kinda' know what to expect...  Or do I?!!!
Anyway, the anticipation is killing me!!   MY BRAIN HURTS!!

By the way, these are what have been making the rounds in my CD player:

Thud! - Kevin Gilbert
2 Against Nature - SD
Salad Days - Adrian Belew
The Bull w/ the Golden Guts - AP
I've hit my head on the cupboard - M.J. Gumby
The Lamb Live - Genesis Archives
A Musical Offering - J.S. Bach
A Taste for Passion - Jean-luc Ponty
Two Sheds ( my own 3 song demo - I had to throw this one in.. it is in my
player )
In a Glass House - Gentle Giant

Cheers!

Joe 'I've got a piece of brain lodged in my head' Funk
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
"Ah, now then, did you write this symphony....in the shed?""

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 12:58:54 -0800
From: "Victor Rocha" <wstsidela@mediaone.net>
Subject: "What's in my CD player"
Message-ID: <016f01bf95d3$c3c0e520$ea548218@we.mediaone.net>

here's "What's in my CD player" list:

Steely Dan, Two Against Nature
XTC, AV1
XTC, Nonsuch
XTC, Oranges and Lemons
XTC, English Settlement
Grant Lee Buffalo, Jubilee
Ozomatli, Ozomatli
Elliot Smith, XOXO
Guster, Lost and Gone Forever
Stone Temple Pilots, No 4
Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile disc 2
Tom Waits, Beautiful Maladies
Wilco, Summer Teeth

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 00 15:45:44 -0000
From: Max <maxindu@javanet.com>
Subject: Re: Is there any good music out now?
Message-ID: <200003242039.PAA24455@mail1.javanet.com>

(beware - shameless self-promotion ahead):

For you Boston-area Chalkies, please come out to the Lizard Lounge in
Cambridge for some great pop tomorrow night (Sat, 4/8). On the bill will
be the great Circus Guy from NYC, The Crowd Scene from D.C., and Boston's
own lovely Jules Verdone. Topping off the night will be my band, the
Maggies.

Good music for now people.

Max

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 12:40:33 PST
From: "Edward Sizzorhends" <skylar_king@hotmail.com>
Subject: What's in the CD machine thingy
Message-ID: <20000324204034.45766.qmail@hotmail.com>

Dear Chalk-steaders,

Here's what's in the changer:
(and note when I say Albums - I don't mean vinyl - I mean it as a collection
of recordings presented as a whole)

1. Ben Folds Five - Unauthorized Biography of Rheinhold Messner - This is
definitely their best piece of work. I tell you, I loves me those albums
that are very coherent and use reoccuring sounds and themes more than a like
an album that just sounds like a whole bunch of singles put together. This
has a great flow and beautiful songs.

2. Frank Black and The Catholics - Anyone who has written this man off as
not being up to his Pixie days has got a rock in his/her head. And it ain't
the ROCK that this man puts out. This is balls to the wall- straight to
two-track - no overdubs - you wish you could be as cool as us - ROCK. Black
Francis is Dead - Long Live Frank Black.

3. AVI - (see last post)

4. The Pretenders - Kid -Isle of View - Creep SINGLE - I want to marry her
and bear her children (although I am male and it's physically impossible and
I am already married and she doesn't even know I exist and so on and so
forth) If you have never heard her sing that wonderful radiohead song - I
suggest you do.

and Finally -

5. Lou Reed - Transformer - You know, EVERYONE has heard "Walk On The Wild
Side" but how many have heard this whole album?  I hadn't heard it until the
last couple of weks after I had seen an excellent biography video on Lou
Reed. This is really a beautiful and amazing album. "Such a Perfect Day"
can, if caught at the right time, make this little boy weep.

In all honesty, I had been going through a "not very interested at the
moment with XTC" phase. THANK GOD it's over.

I mean, I JUST heard "Peter Pumpkinhead" (of all things) on the radio and it
was fookin great! I hope WASP STAR Kicks like that one does.

BRING ON WASP STAR.

Cheers,
The Skylar King

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 15:15:24 EST
From: Jeff Rosedale <rosedale@columbia.edu>
Subject: in rotation
Message-ID: <CMM.0.90.4.953928924.rosedale@merhaba>

currently listening and re-listening to

Grays	Ro Sham Bo
Grays live concert available at http://www.ashman.com/grays/
(yow! crank it and hold on to your hair follicles)

more calmly taking in

Robyn Hitchcock  A Star for Bram
Stan Ridgway  Anatomy
Graham Parker  Last Rock&Roll Tour
Neil Finn  Try whistling this
Aimee Mann  Magnolia soundtrack
Madness  John Peel sessions
Viva Saturn  Brightside

Will be listening soon to

more Falkner & Jellyfish
Tim Finn   Say it is so
more Martin Newell

would like to be listening to

Danny Elfman or Thomas Dolby singing again
CD soundtrack from The Prisoner TV series
new Dave Gregory stuff
Paul Revere and the Raiders singing "Corvair Baby"

eagerly awaiting

Joe Jackson live Summer in the City (5/2000)
Joe Jackson Night&Day 2 (2001?)

totally ignoring

any and all Elvis Costello and Burt Bachrach collaborations

All for now

		--Jeff

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 16:19:46 -0500
From: "Kate Burda" <burdakat@pilot.msu.edu>
Subject: Jon's True Meaning of WS
Message-ID: <002401bf95d6$aec5c5c0$79250a23@user.msu.edu>

Jon- haven't laughed that hard at a posting in a LOOONG time!  Even got the
Annie/Ovaltine joke (although it's Little Orphan Annie, not Little Annie
Oakley).  Did you lock yourself in the bathroom while decoding it?  :-)  I'm
on the edge of my seat waiting for the true meaning for AV1!

Kate

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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 20:57:27 -0800
From: "Digitalmaster" <digitalmaster@earthlink.net>
Subject: New Albums and Recommendations
Message-ID: <003801bf954d$774cb740$0200a8c0@digitalpc>

Thanks for all the help regarding new albums.  I am going to try and get my
hands on some online coupons so I can get a bunch of new stuff.  I have been
listening to a lot of Howard Jones and Kim Wilde lately, not sure why.  Oh,
I am ordering eels, thanks to a recomendation, but you know, I just found
out for the first time (not so smart huh?), that E (I have some of his stuff
from the 80's) is in the eels!  I loved E!

Here are some new albums I got or will be getting I want to recommend to you
guys and gals:

1. Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Van Beethoven is Dead, Long Live Camper Van
Beethoven. (Great album, more of a collection of them either playing live or
having some fun in the studio, but still, its nice to hear something new for
these guys.)

2. Devo: Anthology: Pioneers Who Got Scalped.  Come on, this is a classice.
All the hits, most of the rare stuff, its a must!  Psss (gotta wait till May
though! :(

3. Robyn Hitchcock: A Star For Bram (I dont need to say what has already
been said.  This album is great.  Also, anyone who is into tradding, I
recorded a live show and have over 2 hours of RH live.

4. Frank Zappa: Son Of Cheap Thrills (So, they thought he was anti gay, anti
semmetic, sexist, and foul, but really, he's one of the greatest thinking
musicisians I have ever heard).

5. XTC (Do I really need to say anything?)

6. Lard: 70's Rock Must Die (I know this don't fit in well, but this is by
far one of the best things to come from Jello Biafra of DK or AJ from
Ministry)

7. Telletubbies: Dance with the Telletubbies (Ok, its a video and does not
fit in.  BUT, my daughter loves it, so I have no choice but to watch it
every single day!

8. Untouchables: Ghetto Soul (You gotta remember "Free Yourself"  This is
one of the most inspiring groups of the 80's.)

9.  Cracker: Garage D' Or (If you like Camper, you must like Cracker.  Its
much more than Lowery, because the instrumentals are just as good.  I dont
like when Hickman sings though!)

10.  John Linnell: State Songs (Sounds like the old days of TMBG.  Got this
based on a recomendation and am very pleased with it)

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 17:46:32 EST
From: Hbsherwood@aol.com
Subject: [Insert Sneaky Insider Colin-Song Quote Here]
Message-ID: <d2.1d3082b.260d4a48@aol.com>

Well, it's a wonderful Chalkhills indeed that sees the return of not one but
two Favorite Daughters, the effervescent Brookes McKenzie and the evanescent
Cheryl! Long Chime No Ski, gals! Welcome Back! Take off your feet, kick up
your coats and stay a while!

But careful where you point that Napster, Brookes. It is not all Up Against
the Wall and Information Wants to Be Free:

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2000/03/24/napster_artists/index.html

-----

Truss me, Colonel, the Residents are not XTC. I know you're just goofing
around, not really serious, but some people might take you at your word.
Believe me, you don't know this crowd as well as I do. (Somebody mentioned a
French Trombone a minute ago: Can you people NEVER LET SOMETHING DIE?!?!?!)

I saw the Residents at the 9:30 Club a couple of years ago with our dear
Chalkie friends Stephanie Takeshita and Bob Crain. The Rez were touring to
support that Wormwood record The Colonel mentions. I'm sorry, I used to think
the Residents were the absolute bee's knees, the Apotheosis of Cool, the
_dernier cri_ of artistic incomprehensibility, guys so rarefiedly hip that
even *they* didn't understand themselves. Meet the Residents, Eskimo,
Commercial Album--all very heady stuff. This Wormwood show changed my mind.

The music was turgid and dull, the presentation plodding, and the central
premise--that the Bible contains (sensation!) examples of human and divine
frailty, cowardice and avarice--spectacularly missed the point of the Bible
while remaining simultaneously fundamentally juvenile. God ordered Abraham to
sacrifice a son...so...Bang goes monotheism? And running through the whole
presentation was the unmistakable odor of self-congratulatory sanctimony that
one normally associates with the worst proponents of the Christian Right. I
was quite underwhelmed and rather irritated. Normally I'm not at all kindly
inclined toward the Judaeo-Christian worldview, but this show was a clear
reminder of how awful and preachy and humorless and boring the Opposite Camp
can be when it sets its mind to it.

Compare that with the nearly contemporary Apple Venus Volume 1, where
religious imagery from a hugely disparate set of sources--including the
Christian--is used to inform a collection of songs that are optimistic,
life-affirming, and full of love and veneration for the Earth and humanity.
Do you really want to suggest they both came from the same minds? (And how
did you come to the conclusion that "Your Dictionary" was about "the
hypocrisy of organized religion"? I don't hear that in there. Perhaps you'd
like to expand on that...?)

>Well, I could ramble on a lot longer about what is
>probably a silly topic to begin with, but I won't. I
>realize that the above could all be amazing
>coincidences, or a case of one band influencing the
>other, but please do give me your thoughts.

Yes, it is a silly topic. The coincidences aren't amazing (in several cases
they aren't even coincidences in even a loose definition of the word), and I
can't think of two bands less likely to be each other in disguise than the
Residents and XTC. Not even if that's exactly what they WANT you to think.

-----

Hey: I heard Mick Taylor left the Stones.

-----

Confidential to B*ck* D*gr*g*r**, J*hn R*lph, and R*ch*rd P*dr*tt*-*ll*n: In
Vino Veritas, I suppose. But at least I had my clothes on this time. Can't
vouch for you.

Harrison "I'll take your fat feet if you'll take my habits" Sherwood

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 17:25:03 CST
From: "vee tube" <veetube@hotmail.com>
Subject: Flamed By Dom!?!?
Message-ID: <20000324232503.20442.qmail@hotmail.com>

        Looks like I've hit the BIG TIME!

              I'M NOT WORTHY!

               Wank? Moi?

                 }---:)

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 18:10:24 EST
From: "garret harkawik" <funktaisia@hotmail.com>
Subject: What i've been listening to
Message-ID: <20000324231024.52886.qmail@hotmail.com>

>>What are all you freaks listenin' to?

Here's what i've been listing to lately:

Los Lobos: Collosal Head
Citizen King: Mobile Estatses
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
Morphine: The Night
XTC: AVv1(I still listen to it regularly after owning it for more than a
year. This is really the only album I own that I can say this about)
The Sugarhill Gang vs Grandmaster Flash
Los Lobos: This Time
Phish: Billy Breathes
Treat Her Right: The Anthology
Firewater: The Ponzi Scheme
Soul Coughing: i've been listing to all of their albums ever since they
broke up

Garret Harkawik

PS-once again I ask does anyone know any good online stores that sell XTC
Vinyls?

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 19:38:20 EST
From: DougMash@aol.com
Subject: Re: XTC & the Residents
Message-ID: <69.2bac27d.260d647c@aol.com>

I actually SAW the Residents without their disguises!!!  It was 1984 & I was
picking up tickets for a show at New York's "old" Ritz on 11th St.  Can't
remember if I was getting tickets for Fine Young Cannibals or Big Audio
Dynamite or some other spin off of a band I liked previously, but I walked
upstairs when I heard a band doing soundcheck.  I watched for about 3 minutes
before one of the roadies noticed me lurking & screamed for me to leave!!!  I
didn't even know who they were immediately, but the big eyeballs sitting on
the stage gave them away.  In short, none of them were Andy, Colin, Dave or
Terry, I know that for sure.   As far as Les Claypool, it could have been,
but I didn't know who he was in 1984, so there was no way I'd recognize him.
Too bad I didn't have a camera!!!

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 17:53:55 -0800
From: "Diamond" <arnos@nantucket.net>
Subject: What's in MY CD player?
Message-ID: <200003242255.RAA07313@nantucket.net>

Will spake to me:

>Kevin Diamond, remember how we both discovered Blur about five or six
>months ago? Behold the mightiness of the Kinks, they're in the game,
>and in some ways helped invent it -- Ray Davies is one serious
>talent. And Dave Davies is an incredibly underrated guitar player --
>reminds me of DG. And Mick Avory on drums, serious rhythm
>capabilities.

Oh, I'm WAY ahead of you, Will. I've been into the kinks for longer then
I've been into XTC. Great, Great stuff. Personally, though, I'd recomend you
pick up Preservation, Acts 1 and 2. I like infanitly more then Muswell
Hillbillies (I don't know why, but I can't stand that album) I own
everything from Face to Face to A Soap Opera, as well as a best-of of their
early years, and a collection of  Kinkdom and Kinks-Sized called Kinks-Sized
Kinkdom. It's just one of those "two albums on one disc" deals. Great stuff.
You should pick up more of thier early stuff, too. I am in love with the
tone they got out of thier guitar on thier early stuff.

So, what's been playing in my CD player recently? Glad you asked...

Everything by XTC... not all the way through, mind you. I've been making a
CD-R for a internet friend I have who owns and loves Oranges and Lemons, AV
1, and The Big Express and, sadly, is at a loss for means to buy anything
else by them for a while. (she's broke.) So I made her a 74 minute
collection of some of my favorite tracks.

Trigger Goldberg - Vdeo Mankind: Interpratarions... this guy can't be found
in stores, he's stricktly an MP3.com artist, but his D.A.M (Dital Audio
Music) CD Video Mankind: Interpretations is incredible. I recomend you all
buy it.

The Folk Implossion - Dare To Be Surprised... the above mentioned artist,
Trigger Goldberg, recomended this to me, saying that it would "grow on you
like a fungus" Holy Crap, he was right. It's almost scary. This music seeps
into your brain, and won't let go. This guy has great taste, and has
recomended a bunch of other artists which I have ended up loving, like The
Apples In Stereo, and...

Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7 time... this group is on David
Byrne's Luaka Bop records, and they're a funky combo of funk, indian music
(Sitar, etc.), and pop.

Elvis Costello - Armed Forces and This Years Model. I don't think I need to
say anything about these two. Just simply terrific.

Charlie Mingus - Mingus Ah Um ... great jazz stuff here. Brilliant.

I would also like to add my thanks to the people who enjoyed my last post,
about asking the girl out and listening to "Was a Yes." The date is tomorow
(saturday) night, and I could be happier. This girl is great... she's smart,
funny... sigh... I'm sorry I have to go and listen to "Then She Appeared"

Wow, that's a great song. You see, the thing I want to show here is that,
one of the reasons I love XTC's music so profusly is because it's so
truthful and honest, and it's so easy to relate it to your life. It's like
Andy and Colin are taking the lyrics right out of your mouth. Yet, they have
an ability to show you, also, something that, perhaps, you missed the first
time you looked at a situation. Bravo, Andy and Colin. I can't wait 'til you
blow me away with Wasp Star! I'm ready...

Kevin Diamond
-French Electric

listen to my music, at:
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/79/the_french_electric_all-st.html
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/84/bass-cleff.html
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/85/starving_artists.html
--
"The universe does not have laws, it has habits, and habits can be broken."
            -Tom Robbins

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 22:07:37 EST
From: Telehead@aol.com
Subject: Re: tuning the open strings
Message-ID: <4a.32e4d7d.260d8779@aol.com>

In a message dated 3/24/00 11:29:32 AM, <owner-chalkhills@chalkhills.org>
writes:

<< Any geetarists out there
struggling with stuff like the Meeting Place,
Sacrificial Bonfire, Love On a Farmboy's Wages etc.
try tuning the open strings to an open E or G chord
then play an open E chord or fret all the strings on
the same fret (one finger across them all) or
alternatively play single note melody lines on the G
string whilst letting the other strings drone on open
(unfretted) and hey presto!  >>

Hello!
  I wondered about that for a long time, and worked out parts of "Farmboy's
Wages" in open E, but when I chatted with Dave Gregory at the O&L signing
party at Tower Records in Hollywood, he said it was a standard tuning; the
phrase he used was "Partridge chords from Venus". The guy was so cool ...
loved talking shop.

See youse,
Warren

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 16:14:26 -0500
From: Jim Clark <clarkj@clpgh.org>
Subject: Kinks recommendations and what I'm listening to
Message-ID: <009E7934.7CD9EA40.51@clpgh.org>

Hello there all - firt-time poster here.

As a long-time Kinks fan, here are some of my recommendations...

Give the People What They Want - this is my favorite Kinks CD. Released in
1981, I think it's an incredible CD. It's got some great hard rockers
(like the title track) on it in addition to some catchy tunes (Better
Things). I highly recommend this one.

Lola vs. etc., etc... - I can never remember this full title. Anyhow,
aside from Lola and Apeman, there are some other gems on there, like the
Dave Davies penned tunes 'Strangers' and 'Rats.'

State of Confusion - Released not too long after Give the People...,this
is a pretty good disc (though, IMO, not as good as GTPWTW). It includes
Come Dancing, Don't Forget To Dance, State of Confusion and Bernadette.

As for what I'm listening to these days...

Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
Radiohead - The Bends
XTC - Apple Venus v. 1
Tom Petty - Echo
Marillion - Afraid of Sunlight

Finally, for those that don't know, Porcupine Tree will be releasing a new
CD in mid-May. This CD features Dave Gregory contributing string
arrangements to three songs.

Take care all and have a good weekend,
Jim

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Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 11:15:27 +0900
From: "John Boudreau" <aso1@mocha.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject: Eartrax and Residents
Message-ID: <000701bf9607$22274680$765791d2@johnboud>

>> What are all you freaks listenin' to?

Morphine - The Night
Durutti Column - Time Was Gigantic ( When We Were Kids )
Sun Ra - Fate In a Pleasant Mood
Medeski , Martin and Wood - Combustication
Weekend - La Variete
Brian Eno - Apollo
Small Faces - Ogden's Nutgone Flake
Giles , Giles and Fripp - The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles , Giles and Fripp

How's that for an eclectic mix , ey ?

>Namely, the theory is that members of XTC are also
>members of The Residents.

Now that you mention it , when I saw The Residents live in Shibuya , Tokyo
in 1985 , I recall hearing someone standing directly in back of me in  the
line to get in say that he had met Andy Partridge on the street earlier in
the day and had gotten his autograph ! What was he doing in Tokyo ? Hmmmmmmm
?

Sushiman

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