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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 9, Number 19

                   Thursday, 1 May 2003


               We play XTC on our station!
               kids say the darndest things
                       Touring Test
                   Interview With Andy
                      Roxy Atlantics
        Cut & Pasted totally without permission...
            GPS drawing of the Uffington Horse


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Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 09:18:01 -0400
From: Julian Cook <>
Subject: We play XTC on our station!
Message-ID: <MLPL97V1Z5QHFXWID04MKFCROC0LK.3ea7e409@jcook-d1-0036>
Organization: WebTicker News

Re: Hot hot heat and others...

We play them on our station at 97X!
BAM! - The future of Rock and Roll.
You can hear our broadband stream at
(If you've seen Rainman you've heard that tagline
a million times).

We also, of course, play XTC quite a bit.

My own experience with XTC is this:
I used to be a metal fan and then I started listening to
97X and heard "Dear God" and after that World Party
and the Psych Furs and the Cure...and it continued..
(back when "alternative rock" actually meant that)

Well after that the metal went out the door and I went on
a rampage to buy all things XTC.

Now here it is 15 years later, I got a little stake in that station,
and we aren't Clear Channel owned (still family run) and
we can get away with playing "Science Friction" whenever we

Sometimes it's good to be small....
Julian Cook
A disciple of Saint Andrew


Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 06:33:33 -0700
From: "Steve Sims" <>
Subject: kids say the darndest things
Message-ID: <>

 I have been reading the digest for years without participating very
much.  I think this may be my 3rd or 4th post.  That said, something
happened yesterday that I believe you can all appreciate.

The background...  I live near Seattle, Washington.  I have a daughter
in 7th grade.  In 4th, 7th, and 10th grades our public school students
must take a standardized test called the WASL (Washington Assessment of
Student Learning).  In the near future, passing the 10th grade test will
become a requirement for graduating from high school.

 The foreground...  My daughter took the 1st part of the test yesterday.
Last night at dinner I asked her how it went.  "Okay".  (the typical
teen/pre-teen response).  I wanted more info, however.  So I asked what
the subject of the test was.  "Writing". ( don't you just love the
one-word answers?!?).  I finally dragged out of her that the assignment
was to write a letter to her teacher about a person she would like to
meet, nicely organized with all of the whys and wherefores thought out.
OK.  Now we're getting somewhere.  Who did you write about?  "Andy".
Andy who?  "Andy from XTC".  Whoa, says I in my best Keanu voice.  She
explained to me how she would like to meet and talk to him because she
enjoys the music but knows nothing about him.  Plus, she said, she knows
how much the music has meant to me over the years.  It would be an
understatement to say that I was a little choked up at that moment.
Being the big macho guy that I am,  I successfully hid my feelings and
listened on.  Later, I let her know how much this meant to me.  She
could have chosen Avril Lavigne, but selected Andy Partridge instead.
Of course, the credit has to go the the parents (ha).



Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 11:40:06 -0500
From: "eriC draveS" <>
Subject: Touring Test
Message-ID: <002101c30a80$2eafca30$2f6156d1@XLZOOM>

>dare i ask?  will the band(??) ever tour again?



Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 15:43:15 -0400
From: "Molly, the New Wave Queen" <>
Subject: Interview With Andy
Message-ID: <000401c30a99$c2dddda0$693a4b43@thenewwavequeen>

I'm part of this online group called, 80sxchange, and they've been doing
interviews with 80s celebrities.  I was wondering if anybody knew if Andy
(or any of the former members of XTC) would like to be interviewed for this
forum.  The members would send me the questions and then I'd give Andy (or
whomever) the questions to answer.  I'm not sure if this would work, but
it's not going to hurt asking.  :)  If anybody knows if I can please e-mail
me offlist at .  Thanks.

XTC Song of the Moment:  "Summer's Cauldron"
Non-XTC Song of the Moment:  "Up" - Shania Twain


Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:39:22 -0700
From: Benjamin Gott <>
Subject: Roxy Atlantics
Message-ID: <>


Could someone (or someones) e-mail me, off list, about Roxy Music?  I'd
like to get some ideas about where to start with their catalog.

Speaking of Roxy Music, I work with a lady whose brother was in a
Boston-based band called The Atlantics (this was in the late
1970's/early 1980's).  Anyway, The Atlantics opened for Roxy Music in
the early 1980's.  Isn't that fun?  (Her brother's other band, a
synthpop group called Ball and Pivot, opened for 'Til Tuesday, Cyndi
Lauper, and INXS, which is almost, but not quite, as fun.)

Speaking of INXS, another band whose used letters to form its name was



Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 06:51:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kzincat <>
Subject: Cut & Pasted totally without permission...
Message-ID: <>

Forwarded from From Yahoo XTCWeeds trade list:

   Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 14:48:35 -0000
   From: "Darryl W. Bullock" <>
Subject: Warbles out in June

Hi everyone,

Thought that you might like to know that FW 3&4 will
not be out until June at the earliest.

How do I know? Well, Andy just told me so!

I bumped into him and son Harry less than half an hour
ago in Walcot Street, Bath - just a few yards away from
where the lads recorded The Big Express.

After shaking my hand, vaguely remembering me from when
we had previously met (ahh!) and introducing Harry he
told me that the hold- up was down to the Japanese, but
that they would be available before the end of June. He
also said that he was really proud of the new Peter
Blegvad collaboration and he feels that we should all
enjoy that. He's very excited about the Milk and Honey
Band release too.

I asked him if he was revisiting past glories: `No, not
really. I came here to try and buy a chair but its
changed so much since we were here.'

AP: `We're going to buy something for Harry to wear'

DW: `Clothes are always a good idea'

AP: `I was thinking more along the lines of flippers up
to here' (pointing to the sleeve of his t-shirt).

He's looking great, I think he's lost a few pounds and
was wearing a white t-shirt and NO HAT!!! Andy's also
grown a stubbly (and quite thin) beard which he
referred to as `his Loudon Wainwright look' before
congratulating me on my rather fetching goatee and
signing an autograph.

I love him...


Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 12:13:36 -0400
From: Michael Bonner <>
Subject: GPS drawing of the Uffington Horse
Message-ID: <>

Sorry if this has been mentioned previously, but there is a GPS (global
positioning system) rendering of the White Horse and a nearby castle at . Lots of other cool
projects there, too - I especially like the Biggest If In The World.


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