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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 8, Number 47

                  Friday, 16 August 2002


                Re: Guitargonauts updates
                   Flaming Lips/ Nines
               Can't we all just get along?
                        Look Look!
                      Only Moulding
                        AP A to Z
           Re: Clarifications & Congratulations
         Andy Partridge A to Z (b is for bootleg)
                  Andy Partridge A to Z
     For Auction: Japanese editions & other stuff...


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Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 18:29:44 +0100
From: "Simon Clarke" <>
Subject: Re: Guitargonauts updates
Message-ID: <000101c2415c$aed53440$7c7ba8c0@simon>

> From:
> You also might like to know about a string of H Band live
> gigs featuring Dr. Gregory throughout the UK & Holland:
> Tuesday September 10th - CARDIFF Jumpin' Jacks
> Wednesday September 11th - SHEFFIELD University
> Friday September 13th - AMSTERDAM Paradiso
> Saturday September 14th - HELLENDOORN (HOLLAND) Bluescafi
> Sunday September 15th - LONDON Dingwall's

Can I also add to this in case it hasn't already been mentioned that a h
band live album from the Agust 2001 gigs is now available from  It features Mr G
throughout and includes a cracking version of 'The Loving'.




Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 15:28:15 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Flaming Lips/ Nines
Message-ID: <>

Just picked up the new Flaming Lips and I have to say it is GREAT. Not
quite as cohesive as Soft Bulletin. But damned good. "Fight Test" is a
song that should have been on Bulletin. I can't get that tune out of
my head. I actually love the synths and drum programming.(mind you i
LOVED the "Bonham" style drums on Bulletin.) "Do you Realize" is very
Lennonesque with that dreamy vocal effect Wayne seems to fancy of
late. Just a wonderful treat for the ears. I highly recommend it to
lovers of modern psychedelic music.

Also finally picked up the Nines Wonderworld of Colourful album thanks
to Chalkhills members directing me to cdbaby. Also tracked down the
Japanese version of Properties of Sound. The bonus tracks especially
"Doesn't Matter Anyway" rocks!! Very Macca/Beatles circa 1970. Just an
awesome song. God knows why they didn't put it on the U.S
release. Totally worth the money.

Thanks again for the help tracking down the albums.


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:56:11 +1000
From: "Iain Murray" <>
Subject: Can't we all just get along?
Message-ID: <>

Emerging from Lurkerville, 'cause this post grabbed my attention:

>From: "Paul Culnane" <>
>Subject: Seems we don't talk much anymore?
>An open letter to Dunks


>IMO, you're using quite the inappropriate forum to voice your views.  The
>XTC mailing list, while being well-moderated and allowing a wide range of
>viewpoints on all manner of topics, really shouldn't be the place to talk
>about American politics bullshit and all the rest that you seem to revel in

Fair point, but is this mailing list a forum for having a bitch about people
who piss you off?

>Why do you have to be such a supreme arsehole *all* the time???

Whether or not this is a fair question is beside the point. I don't pretend
to know how the hell you two ended up at this stage, but I sincerely hope
you can sort things out.....talking about it off-list might be a good start.

Love youse guys heaps.



Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 21:45:57 -0700
From: "Jonny Pop" <>
Subject: Look Look!
Message-ID: <003f01c241bb$26cfd640$0f525d3f@johnjulie>

Hi all,

I was extremely happy today to find a mint condition VHS of "Look Look" at
the Amoeba Records store here in L.A. for a whopping $15.95!  I almost
always go look for it in the event that it's there, and today it paid off.

Does anyone know if the boys will get any cash out of the Virgin DVD
re-release, if and when it happens?  If they're not, I'm willing to
investigate burning the video to DVD to trade the living shit out of with
everyone so Virgin gets stiffed, here in the states at least.

Also, a late theory on the U.S. sales of "AV1" & "Wasp Star".  My thinking
is that after the 7 year hiatus, it would have been much more commerically
minded to release the electric "Wasp Star" first, to get fans old & new
ramped & revved & rabid.  Don't get me wrong, I love "AV1" and the true fans
were there to welcome it with open arms, but hearing electric guitar and a
beat you can dance to is a sure way to get folks to really notice you, so
maybe they hurt themselves a bit in the interest of art for art's sake.  Of
course, that's just an observation, so take it for what it's worth and the
point is obviously moot.

Other than that, I'm still excited about being in London the same night that
the XTC tribute band is making their debut and truly hoping I can drag my
fiance' out for the show.  Luckily, one of her best friends from here in the
L.A. lives in London now, so if nothing else, maybe I can have them run off
on their own and I'll go by myself.

OH! Before I forget, I saw a CD today at Amoeba in the used XTC section that
I'd never seen before.  It appeared to be some sort of cover collection by
an author or something - who's name I've completely forgotten now, of
course - and the song it listed by XTC was "Rocket".  The lyrics were all
supposedly written by this guy who looked old on the photo on back.  With
that minimal set of clues, can anyone fill me in and should I go back and
get it (if someone on this list here in town doesn't go before I do)?

Any chance Becki will play down L.A. way so I can buy the CD in person?




Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:26:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: (Marston Moor)
Subject: Only Moulding
Message-ID: <>

Fantastic new CD-R compilation we made over the weekend! [to be
Our Col'.  Especially enjoyable on Random Play!  Burn your own, yo.

# # # ~ Only Moulding v.1 ~ # # #

01 Dance Band
02 X Wires
03 Do What You Do
04 Set Myself On Fire
05 Heatwave
06 Buzzcity Talking
07 Crowded Room
08 The Rhythm
09 I Am The Audience
10 Instant Tunes
11 Looking For Footprints
12 Life Begins At The Hop
13 Making Plans for Nigel
14 Ten Feet Tall
15 Day In/Day Out
16 That Is The Way
17 Limelight
18 Cheap Perfume
19 Generals and Majors
20 Smokeless Zone
21 Love At First Sight
22 Too Many Cooks In the Kitchen
23 I Need Protection
24 Officer Blue
25 Blame The Weather

We love you Red Curtain.

Bass strings wobbling in slow-mo,
R. Stevie Moore
Krystyna Olsiewicz
Bloomfield NJ


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 07:41:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jackson <>
Subject: AP A to Z
Message-ID: <>


Further to my post about the 4 set 100 Andy P. cd set:

Sorry, I'm in no position to make run-offs for you.

I noticed a 2nd one offered last week got snatched up right quickly
and there's no third one being offered at this time.

Here's the info from the one I bought if you want to do your own

Regards, Jack

ANDY PARTRIDGE: FROM A TO Z - 4 CD Set! XTC    1750193285
Jul-17 18:44:46 $65.00 1 --


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 09:07:01 -0400
From: "Brian" <>
Subject: Re: Clarifications & Congratulations
Message-ID: <005501c242ca$50e977a0$ae04f343@brian>


Todd B. says:

> In the context of Janis Ian's overall efforts, P2P music-file sharing
> increases album sales.

I can imagine why this would happen.
I don't know about everyone here, but I'd like to hear more of any given new
album than what I can be spoonfed off the radio, laughable as that is.
MP3s allow me to do that if I so desire. I'm not a music-swap junkie,
thankfully. I just want to hear some more of the album before I go out and
buy it.

Unless you are disgustingly rabid file hog who's only goal in life is to
fill 50G hard drives with mp3 after mp3 of anything and everything, you're
likely to be someone who wants to buy CDs (and maybe you like to do both,
which clears up this whole issue). CDs are the shit, pardon my French. They
have the music as it was intended for you to hear, and they have the cover
art and album liner notes... all the good stuff. This-is-their-value, and
the reason why people will still buy CDs. It's the package! A hard drive
filled to the brim with files is not 'the package.'

-Brian Matthews


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 10:46:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Wes Long <>
Subject: Andy Partridge A to Z (b is for bootleg)
Message-ID: <>

Why the hell would anyone pay $70 for this bootleg
when all these songs and more will soon be available
on the Fuzzy Warbles releases?  With the current
trends in CD pricing, the multi-disc Warbles series
will most likely run about $9.98 per disc, if not
less.  You do the math.  Plus - and it's a big one -
some of your money will actually go to the folks who
created the music.



Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:01:32 +0100
From: "Darryl W. Bullock" <>
Subject: Andy Partridge A to Z
Message-ID: <005801c243d5$d43f2bc0$19a2fea9@Bullock>

In the last Chalkhills update, Jackson wrote about the Andy Partridge A to Z
bootleg set. Ebay know this is a boot, because a second set was withdrawn by
them shortly after it was posted there - which was a real pisser as I was
bidding on it!

However, looking at the track listing that Jackson mentioned I'm quite glad
that I didn't waste my money as it seems to be little more than the Japanese
Extatic boots and a handful of released tracks - there's nothing that he
mentioned that has not been out before, that's for certain.

I hear that Andy and Colin, via Idea are very carefully watching Ebay and
other auction sites and have managed to have several boots and other illegal
items withdrawn. Several people who have been trading on Ebay for years have
had their accounts suspended in recent months so this would seem to be the
case here.

Shame, because until Idea get around to issuing Fuzzy Warbles this is the
only way that many of us rabid fools (the same rabid fools who will go out
and buy the 'official' product anyway) have of accessing this material.

C'mon guys, do you really think that a handful of people selling bootlegs is
going to cripple you financially? I'm also informed that Andy was concerned
that I was selling boots myself through my (now defunct) This Is Pop site.
This is not true, and I believe that he now knows that. Maybe it's time to
remind him that the copy of the Acoustic Oranges and Lemons vinyl set that
he owns was given to him by me!

I understand totally that Andy and Colin have the right to protect their
material and also the right to market the same in any way in which they see
fit - but they will never be able to take on the bootleggers single
handedly, and most of the people who deal in XTC bootlegs are hardly in it
for the money - almost all of the new titles that have appeared over the
last few years have been put out in limited runs by fans for trading
purposes only.

Ease up, boys and get some new material out. Maybe that way we wouldn't be
desperately buying up anything that we can lay our grubby little hands on!



Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:41:29 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: For Auction: Japanese editions & other stuff...
Message-ID: <>

...including the Italian School Guide and an English Settlement T-shirt:




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