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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 6, Number 60

                   Sunday, 2 April 2000

Topics:

                  CHALKHILLS OVERFLOW!!!
                   Kinking In For Barry
                  ok, so it's books now
           HCU episode 5: Storefront Hitchcock
       Introduction to a series of Posts from Herne
    HCU episode #6: Exile on Main Street w/bonus Rant
                    Re: Autumn Almanac
                       Hubba Bubba
                  Exile on Robson Street
                     Food For Thought
                    My new W. I. M. P.
               PORN, PHIL, & OVER THE HILL
                          Exiled
           Stone Temple Pilots big XTC fans???
                     all i'll say...
                 austrailian xtc release
                Soul coughing/Ricky Martin

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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 16:45:25 -0800
From: "Diamond" <arnos@nantucket.net>
Subject: CHALKHILLS OVERFLOW!!!
Message-ID: <200004012147.QAA01775@nantucket.net>

Wow, there haven't been this many Chalkhills in a row for while. We've been
gettin' two a day recently! I geuss all we need to liven chalkhills up is a
new XTC release.

So, the only CD store on the Isle of Nantucket has been closed for almost a
month. )I went into music withdrawl... I got adicted to that new-CD
smell... I promise, I'll never sniff liner notes again... *sniff* ...damn,
I have no willpower...) anyway... it reopened this week, and I just went in
with a list of CDs about three pages long. Here's what I got my grubby
little hands on:

The Eels - Daisys of the Galaxy
    The first I ever heard of this album, or this band, was from our Ocean
Freind (Or should I say... our Sea Anome... Ha!) Vee Tube. Since then,
everywhere I've turned, someone's been singing it's praises. And rightfully
so... picked it up, and new it was gonna be good... I've only listened to
it once so far, but it's awesome. Really, really great music. My favorite
track so far is Flyswater, although the single is really good too (What a
good idea to make the single a bonus track... that way, the artist is just
makind a cohesive "album" AND the record company gets it's single.)

Belle and Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
    This is the collection of the first three eps. Someone just mentioned
it recently. I happened to place my eyes on it, and didn't take them off
until I put it in my CD player... nice stuff... still don't have Sinister,
though... that'll come next...

I've saved the best purchase for last. It was the LAST thing I was
expecting to find in my little independently-owned record shop, and I
probably would've missed it, except that the place has recently been
rearanged, and I thought I was looking in the Jazz section... it turned out
that the last few letters of the Rock section are where the Jazz section
used to be, so I accidentally glanced in the XTC section... now, I wasn't
expecting anything new in there for at least another couple of months, but,
I was mistaken. Now don't get excited, it wasn't wasp star. It was...

A School Guide to XTC
    Wow, I was NOT expecting this Italian import to be just sitting there
in the XTC section... and for 17.99, at that. Obviously, I didn't buy it
for the music... I have the Demos 4 collection, and Star Park wasn't
exactly the best band to come out of swindon... not that they don't have a
certain charm to them... but it was realyl the 90 page history that made me
purchase it.  That, and the fact that I figured this XTC purchase would
satisfy me until about the end of may... :)

albums I was looking for, but couldn't find there:
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year
The Pulsars - The Pulsars
Any Trouble - Where are all the nice girls?
Magnetic Feilds - 69 love songs
The Flaming Lips - Clouds taste Metallic

I'll have to pick those up some other time...

Kevin Diamond

P.S. Buy my album! Please! Go here:

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: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 03:35:39 -0400
From: mitch friedman <mitchf@mindspring.com>
Subject: Kinking In For Barry
Message-ID: <v03007800b50ca834a96c@[165.121.76.216]>

Yo,

Two things . . .

Yes Andy and Colin love those great Kinks singles but I know for a
fact that Andy's favorite Kinks album is "The Great Lost Kinks Album"
(from '73-ish).

The reason why "Standing In For Joe" was originally vetoed for the
Apple Venus double album idea way back in '97 is because Dave thought
it borrowed far too heavily from the chord progression of Steely Dan's
"Barrytown".

Over and out,
Mitch

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 00:22:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: ok, so it's books now
Message-ID: <20000402082202.3622.qmail@web2104.mail.yahoo.com>

Come on, I already know you have great musical taste,
what about books.

Well, at the moment I'm picking my way through the
following:

The Hunter Grachus and other writing on Art and
Literature by Guy Davenport (he's a remarkable
essayist-very readable, always a delight)

Color Codes by _____ Harvey (I forget his first
name)-about color symbolism in art, music,
archetecture, literature, etc.

Mental Hygeine by Ken Smith-this one's about those
weird social guidance films that they showed in
American schools  in the 50's and '60's. It's really
hysterical and an easy read. (By the way, does anyone
know where I can get ahold of films like this on VHS?)

Just finished re-reading Elephant Bangs Train, a short
story collection by William Kotzwinkle (read his Dr.
Rat, it's truly AMAZING).

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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 03:08:26 -0700
From: Herne <herne@earthlink.net>
Subject: HCU episode 5: Storefront Hitchcock
Message-ID: <38E71C19.E25A72EA@earthlink.net>

And now the first episode of Herne Catches Up...#5(out of order...as
threatened)

Sometime last year there was some discussion round here regarding
whether Storefront Hitchcock would ever see the light of day.  MGM
Studios, having inherited it from Orion Pictures which they had recently
acquired, had scheduled a release for it but kept pushing it back and
back until they just decided not to bother.

The film made the odd festival appearence but that was it.  Word from my
sources at the studio was that it wasn't even going to be on video
because nobody knew who Hitchcock was.  An underattended Home Video
Dept. screening yielded only further predictions that it wouldn't be
coming out in the near future.   But lo and behold...it has been
released on DVD.

Was it a change of heart?  Did a Hitchcock fan join the video
department?  Or it was fear of pissing off Jonathan Demme?  And why dvd
only?   Who knows?  At least it has been released.  Fegmaniacs rejoice.
This is probably old news to those in the know...but just in case.

Next episode...Exile on Main Street

Cheers,

KL aka Herne

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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 01:54:14 -0800
From: Herne <herne@earthlink.net>
Subject: Introduction to a series of Posts from Herne
Message-ID: <38E718C6.388DFBE7@earthlink.net>

Hey there Chalkhill folks,

Ken aka Herne here returning or trying to return from the wilderness
that one dwells in when one spends way too much time in one's own
head...or in other words spends too much time on ebay.  Heaven help me
I'm sort of living off of it right now.  I swear if I ever find the AV2
promo, I won't sell it there...or will I????!!!!!

Anyway...I haven't posted since...forever ago.  I've been gathering the
strength to post my best of the 90's...so what if it's April!!!  I have
s**tloads of stuff to talk about but in order to avoid having the
longest post in the history of the world, I'm going to divide it up into
episodes.  Sort of like a mid-season replacement tv show.  I'll call it
"Herne Catches Up" or "HCU" for short.  In Hollywood 13 is the magic
number for a series commitment so that'll do.  First a handy episode
guide:

1.)    Best of the 90's
2.)    Best of 1999
3.)    Freaks and Geeks and XTC and Macy Gray...the connection revealed
4.)    Kinks and the Village Green
5.)    Storefront Hitchcock
6.)    Exile on Main Street
7.)    Voyage to the Bottom of Beefheart
8.)    In Search of the Wasp Star Promo
9.)    Ebay Hell
10.)  Apple Venus Vol. #1: One Year Later
11.)   In My CD Player
12.)    Collins, Mann, TVT
13.)    High Fidelity

Stay tuned to this digest... and be advised that the episodes may not
appear in order but will appear over the next few days.  This is not
unlike real tv in which episodes are often broadcast out of production
order.  Boy I bet you're all glad you have me to tell you this stuff.  I
know way too much useless information about show business.  I'd continue
from here and talk about syndication of the series and the advantages of
cash vs, barter terms but after the 4th rum and coke, it's just too tall
an order.  So anyway...

Stay tuned...

KL aka Herne

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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 05:16:53 -0700
From: Herne <herne@earthlink.net>
Subject: HCU episode #6: Exile on Main Street w/bonus Rant
Message-ID: <38E73A34.9F128AB@earthlink.net>

What follows is perhaps the biggest flame bait I have ever written.  If
you don't care about the particulars of the EXILE/Stones stuff,  cut to
the Bonus Rant in the second half of the post becuase it deals with the
real issue...

About a year ago or at least some time ago or whatever...the Los Angeles
Times conducted a poll of the best albums of the century or the
millenium or some s**t like that.  When the results were posted, members
of the Costello-L List,which has many LA members I gather, commented on
the list.   The usual stuff, you know..."Why isn't this Elvis album on
it?" etc.

Then came this comment(paraphrased here)..."the list contains the usual
musical spinach like the Velvet Underground and Nico and the Rolling
Stones's Exile on Main Street."  And then the bloodbath began!!!  People
exploded with rage and indignation about how anyone could dismiss the
Velvet Underground and more importantly...Exile on Main Street.  I think
I may have chimed in at some point.  I don't remember.  Now Exile has
found it's way into the threads of OUR HOUSE so here goes...

I have always liked the Rolling Stones...since 8th grade when I got Hot
Rocks(Vol. #1).  But to me the Stones have always been a great singles
band.  They have a million great songs it seems but albums...well I only
have two.  I own Let it Bleed and Exile on Main Street.  For everything
else I have the great Box Set of the London Years and then a greatest
hits that covers the 70's thru early 80's hits.  I only got Let It Bleed
because I needed Monkey Man.

As for Exile...I found it used last year.  Having heard all the praise,
I was intrigued.  After all, I was so into so many Stones songs.
Usually when I read about them I was reading about the songs and not so
much albums in particular.  But here was an album with maybe only one
hit that was considered a great all around work.  One that even helped
inspire one of the great 90's albums...Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville.  I
felt a serious listen was in order.  It was placed in the changer
alongside other 1999 cd stalwarts to be named in a later post.

And the result...it's overrated.  I'm sorry it just isn't that great as
an "album" to me.  There are good songs but none that really stand out
enough that I find myself singing them or even remembering their names
enough to quote in this post.  It remained in the changer for probably
close to three months.  It interested me. I did like it... just not that
much I guess.  I fail to see why it is considered their masterpiece.
Maybe it's because they've suffered from the perception that I have of
them...that they're a great rock and roll band...but a singles band.

I think the Rolling Stones have bought into the hype themselves as
well.  I paid my highest ticket price ever to see them at the Arrowhead
Pond in Anaheim last February.  I got a seat on the edge of the floor on
the side opposite the stage.  When they appeared, it was surreal.  I had
seen them on tv my whole life but here they were FOR REAL.  It was hard
to get into at first.  And their rendition of Jumping Jack Flash was a
little too sloppy for me.  Eventually they kicked into gear...and to my
shock walked across a runway to a small stage at the opposite end of the
arena...25 feet away from where I stood...and played about 8 songs
including a blistering "Sympathy For the Devil."  It was like seeing
them in a club!  I almost forgot that I had paid $175...almost...well I
was flush with severence pay back then.

When the evening was over I emerged a little more deaf...and surprised
that not only did they blow off Satisfaction...but they played four
songs from Exile on Main Street including "Shine A Light" "Tumbling
Dice" and "Sweet Virginia"(I think).  Have to scour the net for a
setlist.

So anyway...I'm a Stones fan.  I paid a colossal amount to see them in
an arena setting.  I've been listening and rocking out to their stuff
for going on 22 years...but you know EXILE just ain't that great.  I
appreciate it intellectually but not emotionally like Jumping Jack
Flash, or 19th Nervous Breakdown or Under Cover of the Night even.  I
think the "spinach" reference from Costello-L is appropriate in a way.
There are a lot of albums and/or bands in cool music circles that one
feels obliged to like whether they want to or not for fear of being
banished.  Velvet Underground is another example.  I haven't heard
enough to have a definite opinion on their entire ouvre but I've heard
more than enough to wonder why they're such a big deal in rock history.

And now...the Bonus Rant...

Oh fuck it....my list of sacred cows that I don't care about or find
overrated.  Keep in mind that a change of heart can always occur...and
that it's the middle of the night and sheets are to the wind.

1.) Patti Smith---she allegedly screwed Mick Jagger, her near OD
inspired "Wild Horses".  She wrote Dancing Barefoot but...so?

2.)Big Star...their unexpected reunion a few years back was met with the
kind of  praise we  usually reserve strictly for obscure XTC demos.  SAT
answer:  Critic Fave is to Big Star as Chalkhill denizen is to Down A
Peg.  I know it's abstract but it's 2:51 am so what do you want?

3.)Pearl Jam---Seems like a no brainer given that they're "popular" but
still...what do the critics
    see that I do not?  Great musicians but...I don't know.

4.)Jim Morrison as poet...Look I like Doors and everything but, and
pardon the misquote... "Petition the Lord with Prayer!!!  I will not
Petition the Lord With Prayerrrr!!!!"

 I say Pants!

5.)Velvet Underground---see above

6.)Husker Du---can't really explain why.  Just all sounds like sludge to
me.

7.)The Replacements---People whose taste I admire are/have been fans.  I
remain unmoved.

8.)The Greatful Dead---if you're not high...why?

9.)Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd,  Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac and Peter
Gabriel era Genesis.

I suspect that I will come to like many of those listed above.  Some I'm
already starting to explore or re-appraise.  But why do I feel that I
HAVE to take the time?

Okay here's the big question...which given the way we all talk and think
in this venue...and given the threads we've had here, may sound like the
dumbest question in the world.  The kind of question that Molly would
have asked in the past and been scorched for.  Maybe deservedly...who
knows...but here goes.  I'm making the great leap....

If they're so brilliant...why haven't I ever heard them on the radio?

There I said it.  And in a weird way I meant it.  Though perhaps I
should specify "college" or "art radio".

Why are we, the supposedly enlightened music fans, who openly disdain
mainstream radio and the record industry in general, feel compelled to
insist that certain albums are mandatory...particularly 1960's-1970's
era albums.  Why do I feel that although I am in the internet company of
so many people with interesting  and varied tastes, people who have
their own opinions and who don't give a f*** about what others
think...still feel embarrassed or even ashamed that they don't like
EXILE ON MAIN STREET or some other "musical spinach."

I'm not talking about the individual, or the small group of
individuals'( like us here at Chalkhills) passionate love of an obscure
group, album or song.  I'm speaking of this strange force in critic's
circles and in  the underground that says there are certain things you
must like...or else.   Is this the weird way that the record industry
controls us?   They can't get us with their mainstream stuff but they'll
be damned if we shun their obscurities.

I don't know if there's an answer my abstract query.  I'm not really
even asking for one.
Though I would like to hear what other people's musical "spinach" is.
Stuff you feel obliged to like but can't seem to and why.  I would be
interested to hear more on this subject from my fellow Chalkhillians.

Next episode...Everything I just wrote is a lie!...The Kinks "Village
Green Preservation Society" is one of the greatest albums EVER and that
you must buy it NOW or you will be DOOMED!!!

Tilting at windmills,

KL aka Herne

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Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 21:14:33 -0500
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <cauldron@together.net>
Subject: Re: Autumn Almanac
Message-ID: <l03130301b50b0a7961b4@[209.91.3.143]>

>Will claimed (on The Kins Are The Village Green Preservation Society):
>
> >By the way, the remastered version of Village Green has "Days" and
> >"Autumn Almanac," which within the last two years Andy said was "the
> >greatest song ever," but I've never heard it because it was only a
> >single!
>
>Look out Will, and others! "Days" is on the remastered VGPS, but
>"Autumn Almanac" IS NOT! At least not on my specimen. The excellent
>reference site www.allmusic.com doesn't list it on VGPS either.
>
>/Johan

  You'll find it on the remastered Something Else, along with other goodies
such as "Wonderboy" and Dave's "Lincoln County."

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: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 08:28:44 PDT
From: "Ralph Simpson DeMarco" <sawpit@hotmail.com>
Subject: Hubba Bubba
Message-ID: <20000402152845.14301.qmail@hotmail.com>

Chalkers:

XTC Content: None

Tyler Hewitt posted:
<<I want Hubba Bubba.  Why did they take this gum off the market anyway?  If
anyone has a clue, please tell me because I am dying without my Hubba Bubba
gum!
-------------------
Is Hubba Bubba that gum with the liquid center? In High School we used to
call it 'cum gum'. There was an urban legend about that gum, that it was
made from spider eggs!>>

Actually Tyler, I have the Hubba Bubba answers. Way back circa 1978 when I
was a kid, my friend's father worked for Life Savers in the product
development dept. One summer day, this kid came up to my cousin other kids
with a paper bag full of this gum called Hubba Bubba (which was not on the
market yet). His dad wanted us kids to try it and tell him what we thought
about it. Remember, back then all gum was hard until you chewed it. Hubba
Bubba was the first soft out of the pack gum ever made that I'm aware of.
Since it came out, there have been lots of imitators until it became the
standard bubble-gum format. Now, once in a while, a powdered sugar blotch
could be seen in the gum and this is where the spider eggs in Hubba Bubba
rumour started. The bursting gum was called Chewels.

Hope that clears things up. I know it was keeping you up at night.

Chow

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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 13:18:59 +0000
From: Scott Barnard <gforsche@videotron.ca>
Subject: Exile on Robson Street
Message-ID: <"001001bf9ca6$04b777a0$736ac818"@oemcomputer.videotron.ca>

In #6-58 Ed Kedzierski states that his main intention in slagging "Exile"
was to solicit opinions on other overrated sacred cows.
Okay, I'll bite. Please note that I in fact own and occasionally enjoy the
albums in question.

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico. If as many people who claim to have bought
this in the Sixties actually had, it would have outsold Abbey Road, Bridge
Over Troubled Water and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida combined.

2. What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye. Damned if I know, Marv.

3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison. Interminable hippy meandering somehow ends
up being considered the Finnegan's Wake of Rock.

4. Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis. The Glowering One was infinitely better
when he had 'Trane and the Rhythm Section to kick his ass. This and
Gilberto/Getz are the worst things to ever happen to Jazz.

5. ....No, on second thought I'd better not. I would surely be barred from
the list and stripped of my pure-pop credentials. This is one sacred cow who
will live to moo another day.

While not a Vancouverite, Ed, I am a fellow countryman. I humbly suggest
that all us Canucks convene in the Centre of the Universe (for all you
non-hosers that would be Toronto) to conduct an city-wide search for the
M.I.A. David Oh.

May as well......

Imperial Bedroom - E.C.
Treasure - Cocteau Twins
Sarah Vaughn and Clifford Brown
Drums & Wires - XTC
Duke Bluebeard's Castle - Bartok
Parklife - Blur
The Yes Album - Yes
Cosi Fan Tutte - Mozart
Modern Art - Art Farmer
Symphony #2 "London"  - Vaughn Williams

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 19:27:44 +0200
From: "Mark Strijbos" <mmello@knoware.nl>
Subject: Food For Thought
Message-ID: <20000402172400.DB18BA6CEA@mail.knoware.nl>

Dear Chalkers,

> If Andy had  left XTC in 1982, and Terry Chambers had taken over the
> singing with a solo career in the pipeline,
now there's a thought!
A very unusual and hightly unlikely thought but worse things have
happened at sea and to Genesis

> would any of us be here???
i would!
I'm sure that with our man Terry at the helm we would've had some
decent tunes and none of that arty-partsy stuff like Mummer or
Sylarking.

yours in xtc,

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

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 11:09:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Molly Fanton <mfanton99@yahoo.com>
Subject: My new W. I. M. P.
Message-ID: <20000402180951.8113.qmail@web1306.mail.yahoo.com>

Well, what I have in my player now(s) now:

CD-ROM: Oranges & Lemons - XTC

3-Disc Player: Revolver - The Beatels, Secret of Association - Paul
Young, and Fields & Waves - .O.Rang

Boom Box - Anthology (Disc 1) - The Monkees

This is the last W.I.M.P. listing I'm going to do.

Molly

Molly's Pages
http://www.angelfire.com/mn/mollyfa99/index.html

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 14:56:49 EDT
From: WESnLES@aol.com
Subject: PORN, PHIL, & OVER THE HILL
Message-ID: <ee.33c0bff.2618f1f1@aol.com>

Michael Versaci's Wide World Of Porn:

Actually I was asked to star in this film, but I'm under contract with Vivid
and am currently working on my own feature film called "Edward Penis-hands
II."  I may make a cameo in "Lawrence of a Labia" which is slated to appear
on the video shelves later this year, so keep an eye out for me.  By the way,
wesLONG is not just a stage name.

SEE ME, TOUCH ME, PHIL COLLINS ME (no, please don't)

Uhhhh, I kinda hate Phil Collins.  While the Tarzan tune and the movie were
cool, they didn't come close to the Sara McLachlan tune/Toy Story II combo.
Sara's song is just SO perfect, it really tugs at the heart.  I realized
about half way through Toy Story II that my mouth was hanging open in
amazement.  I seriously believe that it should have been nominated for best
picture.

John Keel blurted:
I don't know which tracks Dave Gregory played on (WASP STAR av2) because this
in an advance promo

(altogether now) NONE!

Olivia Tremor Control:

Somebody tell me about this band.  I've heard them mentioned several times
over the last few days.  All I know is that they are an Athens GA band & that
the REM boys dig their shit. (hope they wear gloves)

Tyler Hewitt spake thusly:
To Hell with Exile on Main St. EVERYTHING the Stones have ever done is
overrated.

Hmmm, a bit extreme, but guess what?  I'M WITH YA BABY!  I can't stand the
Stones.  They rank quite high on my "HOW THE HELL ARE THEY THIS POPULAR"
list, falling just short of the high water mark set by the Grapefruit Dead.

XTCrap:
http://members.tripod.com/~The_Last_Balloon/index.html

wesLONG

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 15:53:17 EDT
From: Telehead@aol.com
Subject: Exiled
Message-ID: <96.2fbb091.2618ff2d@aol.com>

In a message dated 4/1/00 11:39:54 PM, <owner-chalkhills@chalkhills.org>
writes:

<< THe RollingStones are proof that there
should be a mandetory retirement age for rock stars.
At least those who are stuck in perpetual adolescence. >>

   By that reasoning, then a 46 year old who collects toy soldiers and
still occassionally writes songs about his penis should hang it up.
  I might agree that the Stones are overrated, but I HATE this crap about
older rock musicians. I am nearly 48 now, and have been listening to ,
playing and writing rock music for 38 years of that time. I am not some
fossil that hates anything released after 1972; in fact most of what I
listen to comes from recommendations such as what many of you have included
in your CD player lists.
  I believe that as artists age they grow more interesting. Such is the case
with XTC; the hurt behind a song like "Your Dictionary" can only come from
somebody who suffered the trauma of a long term relationship coming to an
hostile end. The youthful rants of "This Is Pop" have given way to thoughful
meditations like "Harvest Festival"; there is absolutely nothing wrong with
this.
  Personally, I am very interested in what the writers in , oh let's say
Fountains of Wayne, will be coming up with while I scoot around the ol'
folks home with my jet powered walker. And so you know, I will STILL be
writing, playing my guitar too damn loud, and quite possibly playing
"Exile" to annoy my neighbors ....Most likely "Rip This Joint" which is in
fact the Stones finest moment.

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 18:17:03 EDT
From: DougMash@aol.com
Subject: Stone Temple Pilots big XTC fans???
Message-ID: <57.3d0b5b4.261920df@aol.com>

I heard a song on the radio & my heart jumped for a second, thinking it was
the lead single from Wasp Star...then I realized it's not our boys, but who
the heck is it??? Announcer comes on & says it's the new STONE TEMPLE
PILOTS(!) single "Sour Girl."   Never thought STP ever could sound remotely
like XTC, but it's full of XTC-esque choruses, production, even
tamborines...give it a listen yourself & tell me I'm not nuts!!!

Here's the link to CDNow's area for the new STP CD:

http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=145584032/pagename=/share/soundclip.html/itemdescriptionid=798735/disc=1/track=05/source=RAM/ra.ram

Listen before they go bankrupt!
Doug M.

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Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 15:19:41 -0700
From: ziglain@cruzio.com (becki digregorio)
Subject: all i'll say...
Message-ID: <200004022313.QAA03622@mail.cruzio.com>

greetings folks,

in a recent 'hills post, john keel gave a lengthy and detailed review of
his advanced copy of the new album, using words like "oh. my. god.," and
"every single track on the album is great."

um...

was this one of those "april fools day" things??

-- becki

"my mind is a bad neighborhood that i try not to go into alone."
-- anne lamott

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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 20:21:24 EDT
From: "garret harkawik" <funktaisia@hotmail.com>
Subject: austrailian xtc release
Message-ID: <20000403002124.87192.qmail@hotmail.com>

>"Wasp Star - Apple Venus Volume 2" will be released in Australia and >New
>Zealand on May 22.

AHHHHHHHHHH! Thats one whole day before it's released in the USA...I think.
Curse australia and it's early release dates!!!!!!!

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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 20:32:16 EDT
From: "garret harkawik" <funktaisia@hotmail.com>
Subject: Soul coughing/Ricky Martin
Message-ID: <20000403003216.11445.qmail@hotmail.com>

>Thing # 1:  In retrospect, it makes perfect sense that Soul Coughing
>broke up as a band.  It happened just after they covered Ricky >Martin's
>"Shake Your Bon-Bon."

Well, technically they didn't cover it, they just mixed it with their song
"Super Bon Bon".

By the way, has anyone been to the website www.timmybighands.com? it's
hilarious, and the best part is that it is made by the people who used to
make the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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