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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 9, Number 18

                 Wednesday, 23 April 2003


                the dreaded "T" word ....
                       Re: OGWT DVD
                        Re: Mates
                      White Stripes
                       dr calculus
                   Hot Hot Hot (Heat)!
                  The Lord of the Peeps
                Re: Urgh! A Music War VHS
                    Green men and more
                   FREE SHIRTS AND HATS
                      Chambers Music
Is that an egg under your tail or are you just unhappy to see me?


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Then I suddenly remembered what I left at home.


Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 22:49:01 -0400
From: "Bill Packard" <>
Subject: the dreaded "T" word ....
Message-ID: <000e01c2fe42$93ade920$8c00a8c0@howboutnow>

long time lurker here ....
dare i ask?  will the band(??) ever tour again?


Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 10:11:41 +0100
From: "Richard Hall" <>
Subject: Re: OGWT DVD
Message-ID: <000f01c2fe78$08b119b0$709127d9@Den>

If anyone's desperate for this-

OGWT (whistle test) DVD

>I tried buying the DVD just now and BBC states they can't ship outside
>of the European Union due to publishing rights. Alas... (probably a
>great item to sell from your cyber-garage to us folks in the the USA).

Give me a shout & I'll get a copy & ship it to you at cost - contact me off
list at -


Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 10:37:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: John Relph <>
Subject: Re: Mates
Message-ID: <>

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:01 wrote:
>Just curious as to why Colin's Mates didn't make the cut for Cupboards. It
>would have seemed a natural (then again, it was for Virgin). Perhaps he was
>saving it for Fuzzy Warbles (until he withdrew ).

Speaking of "Mates", could somebody transcribe the lyrics so that I
can put them up on Chalkhills?  I don't have a copy of the tune,
otherwise I'd do it myself!

	-- John


Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 15:41:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Wes Long <>
Subject: White Stripes
Message-ID: <>

Sorry to interrupt the XTC chat...

The new White Stripes album - Elephant - is amazing.

Buy it now.



Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 11:58:58 +0100
From: "Chris Browning" <>
Subject: dr calculus
Message-ID: <00b801c2ff51$337a92a0$>

someone wrote:

> I was in my local record store last week and noticed that the
> soundtrack to "She's Having a Baby" is back in print.  It appears
> that two or three songs are ommitted from the re-release according
> to a review that I saw on the Amazon website: Everything But the
> Girl's "Apron Strings" and Carmel's "It's All in the Game," and
> something by Dr. Calculus (sorry, not familiar with this).

dr calculus is stephen "tintin" duffy of the lilac time and - accordingly -
collaborator with mr partridge!




Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 13:46:43 -0700
From: "Thomas Vest" <>
Subject: Hot Hot Hot (Heat)!
Message-ID: <>

Hello Chalkdom

I just got turned on to a new band that I think a lot of you might
like.  Imagine some of the stylings of our Swindon lads with a Robert
Smithish lead singer.  Check out Hot Hot Heat's Make Up the Breakdown
Cd.  You can listen to samples on their webpage at

Not sure if anyone has brought these guys up before but they sound great!




Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 10:29:15 -0500
From: William Loring <bloring@TIRERACK.COM>
Subject: The Lord of the Peeps
Message-ID: <>

Here's a humorous little diversion, with only tenuous XTC content:

The XTC connection comes in when Frodo and company reach the Prancing

I kept thinking "these people have too much time on their hands!", but at
the same time, I couldn't tear myself away...

...bill loring


Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 20:57:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: Urgh! A Music War VHS
Message-ID: <>

You must be young as Urgh is a classic. I have it on DVD and its got
to be one of the greatest videos. Boingo, Devo, Magazine, XTC, Spizz,
The Police, Dead Kennedy's and so many more great bands... yeah, its a
classic alright...


Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 14:54:31 +0100
From: "Philip Lawes" <>
Subject: Green men and more
Message-ID: <>

Overseas readers struggling to get a handle on the 'Englishness' of recent
Partridge and Moulding lyrical output can do a lot worse than taking a trip
to - an online resource associated
with the Common Ground ( charity.

Highlights include the Green Man Path
(, Easter events and
rituals (, a calendar of
traditions and events (,
and the 'coming soon' White Horse Path
( which currently points
at photos of some of the more interesting hill figures.

Well worth a visit as the increased urbanisation of the British mean that a
lot of this stuff is disappearing, probably never to return - an eventuality
being vigorously resisted by Common Ground.  In my book all this cultural
diversity is what makes life really worthwhile and XTC songs are amongst the
things that spring directly from it.

Why not let everyone know your favourite event or tradition?  I myself am
heading down to Devon this weekend and may find it difficult to resist
'Hunting of the Earl of Rone' at Combe Martin - From the Site: "a revived
hobby horse procession, preceded by a chase through the woods in pursuit of
the 'Earl', who when caught is carried facing backwards on a donkey to the
beach and dumped into the sea. It is said that the Earl was an Irish refugee
who arrived claiming to be the Earl of Tyrone. Banned in 1837 and revived in
1978."  And still going strong.



Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 11:10:29 -0600
From: Phil Corless <>
Message-ID: <>

Hey, I've got some extra XTC shirts and hats to give away.

Send me an email at and I'll pick a couple people at random.

Put FREE XTC in the subject line, and include your shirt size.

- Phil


Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 16:28:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Chambers Music
Message-ID: <>


The piece I wrote oh-so-long-ago on Terry Chambers and his rockin' son, Kai,
for Modern Drummer magazine -- hoping to take advantage of the momentum
created by "Coat of Many Cupboards"! Hawhaw!! -- has finally appeared in the
June issue of the magazine (yes, even though it's now April ... it's a
magazine thing, don't ask), on page 24. Look for it at a music retailer near

You can get an overview of the current issue here -- -- but it looks like they
haven't made the Terry article available online.

In any case, if you want to see the full-sized, industrial-strength version,
go to (where else?) Chalkhills, where you can read it and weep at:

My thanks go out again to Paul Culnane for getting me in touch with two of
my favorite drummers.

And now, I'm gonna buy me one-a them APE t-shirts with the money I got paid
for the article. They look right spiffy.



Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 11:58:20 -0700
From: "WAYNE KLEIN" <>
Subject: Is that an egg under your tail or are you just unhappy to see me?
Message-ID: <>

>>I was in my local record store last week and noticed that the soundtrack
to "She's Having a Baby" is back in print.  It appears that two or three
songs are ommitted from the re-release according to a review that I saw on
the Amazon website: Everything But the Girl's "Apron Strings" and Carmel's
"It's All in the Game," and something by Dr. Calculus (sorry, not familiar
with this).<<

Just curious if Thomas or anyone else knows why the soundtrack version of
SHAB is so different from the Rag and Bone Buffet version. I know I
exchanged my version of the soundtrack way back when once Rag & Bone came
out only to find it wasn't the same version!

Andy's "fav" band is back with a new album. It doesn't sound like prechewed
food, either. Actually Fleetwood Mac's Say You Will is a solid return to
form. It's essentially a Buckingham-Nicks album with the rhythm section for
FM along for the ride. It's ironic that Andy has grown to appreciate the
Beach Boys since Buckingham has always considered them one of his roots. You
can hear Brian Wilson's influence cropping up here and there even on the
latest album. I do miss Christine McVie. I was a fan of Peter Green's FM and
she was the only creative force in the last couple of line ups still linked
to that past (although she didn't write any material while Green was leading
the band with Jeremey Spencer and Danny Kirwan, she frequently played piano
and organ on their albums before shifting into the role of a band member and

I wouldn't recommend the 2 disc set with the live tracks unless you're a
hardcore Mac fan. It's not worth the additional expense.

Someone had mentioned Soundtrack of Our Lives a couple of postings back
(probably waaayyy back but I haven't been able to pay attention in a while).
Just curious as to the Green Man's take on the band as I see a lot in common
between XTC and STOOL. I hadn't heard much about them until Behind The Music
was released domestically at the end of 2001 but have since picked up their
other albums (and the import version of BTM with 5 killer tracks on a bonus
EP that didn't make the final album)and continue to enjoy their music. It
seems that they've met with marked indifference in the states (except for
college radio) despite Universal Music's attempt to break the band by
pricing their debut at 7.99 to 9.99 for the chain stores. A pity as these
guys deserve much, much better.

Any word on the final line up for Fuzzy Warbles Volumes 3 & 4? I liked the
previous two discs enough to consider picking up 3 & 4 provided they have a
good load of previously unreleased/bootlegged music (outside of the demos of
previously released songs. I like them but have had enough of that lately).

Finally a top 10 list for what's been interesting to listen to in my car
lately (not that anyone else cares but I'd be curious as to what others are
checking out).
1. Fanny - For The First Time in a Long Time
2. Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
3. Roxy Music - Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1979
4. Soundtrack of Our Lives - Behind The Music (Import edition)
5. Gin Blossoms - Dusted
6. George Harrison - Brainwashed
7. King Crimson - The Power to Believe
8. Badfinger - Ass
9. Andy - Fuzzy Warbles Volume 1
10 The Pretenders - Loose Screw


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