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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 9, Number 35

                   Monday, 7 July 2003

Topics:

                  tin huey in cleveland
                Re: Irresponsibles Brother
                     New CD releases
                     Ketchup Sandwich
                Justice is blind and deaf
                     Die Blasphemers
                   Re: Let's Activate!
                   Re: In Decline Again
                   email address change
                     Re: Doll by Doll
              Andy Partridge Recommends....
                   Re: Let's Activate!
        "...Must be the Death of Rock 'n' Roll!?"
                     XTC in Alabama?
                 XTC Stuff for Sale/Trade
                 Re: Chalkhills Digested
                    new cds and stuff
    Didn't Hurt a Bit - Colin Moulding interview Link
              New Link to Moulding Interview
                          Rooney
                      RE: Not on CD
          A Music Recommendation from Al Grazby
RE: PUGWASH (was Fwd: Re: XTC invocation) [jason faulkner interest]

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Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 23:21:09 -0400
From: Matt Hiner <hiner1@uakron.edu>
Subject: tin huey in cleveland
Message-ID: <3EFD09A5.8070205@uakron.edu>

Delurking for a few seconds with some news.  Christopher Coolidge wrote:
>
>You can find the Tin Huey album at Collector's Choice, a mailorder/online
>oldies rerelease company. They've rereleased some pretty interesting stuff
>at varying prices but sometimes quite reasonable. The downside is it seems

I can't speak about the Tin Huey remix, but I can tell you that Tin
Huey, the Pink Holes, and the Pagans are playing a show at the Rock Hall
in Cleveland on Aug. 9.  It is billed as "Ohio's Punk Roots," or
something along those lines.  I saw Marky Ramone there last night - I
still can't understand how they could have built a Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame and NOT put in some kind of small auditorium.  Bands play in the
foyer - not great accustics, no room to dance, and moving escalators
just off to the side.  And two giant neon stars above the stage that
proudly state "MOBY" and "GWEN."  I believe they are names of the
electricians who wired the hall.....

Speaking of Ohio punk - if you can, catch Rocket from the Tombs on their
current brief tour, and check out the new album by the Rubber City
Rebels.  Northeast Ohio is finally getting its due!  All we need now is
a Devo/Cramps/Pere Ubu national tour.

And I've been waiting patiently for Wall of Voodoo's "Dark Continent" to
be released on CD for about 20 years.  I'm a very patient person.

--
Matt Hiner, Associate Lecturer of History
University of Akron | Cleveland State University | Lakeland Community College

"Progress is a comfortable disease."

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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 10:51:35 -0400
From: "res00u0b@gte.net" <d.elks@gte.net>
Subject: Re: Irresponsibles Brother
Message-ID: <001201c33d84$c65480b0$9200a8c0@lab1>

 kevin a. hiscock wrote.....
> Saw the Irresponsibles open for Ade a few years ago.  General consensus
> was they were great, and sounded a bit like some guys from Swindon . . .

I must say that I saw the Irresponsibles open for Adrian as well and
bought the CD on the spot. Could not get it out of my car CD player
for almost a year.  Drove my wife nuts.

Saw another band "Joe, Marc's Brother" at the Cats Cradle in Chapel
Hill and bought both CDs at the show.

Dempsey

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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 23:10:42 -0400
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <cauldron@together.net>
Subject: New CD releases
Message-ID: <BB23D0F2.9760%cauldron@together.net>

on Phil Corless <phil@pkmeco.com> wrote:
>
> Beloved LPs not currently available as new CDs....
>
> Let's Active - Big Plans for Everybody

  Lets Active's entire catalog was just rereleased on CD this month by
Collector's Choice. Rank and File's catalog was just rereleased on CD by
Rhino Handmade.(the ad's on the back cover of the new No Depression) Don't
know about the rest though.

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 10:50:41 -0700
From: Kyla May <kyla17@earthlink.net>
Subject: Ketchup Sandwich
Message-ID: <3EFF26F0.A40C4FC4@earthlink.net>

Hello all,

No, I haven't been lurking, I just haven't been keeping up. And won't
get up to speed with this post, but I'll give it a try.

Good Ghu, I will actually have to give the Mandy Moore album a listen,
because, besides the XTC song, I'm *quite* the Evan Dando and Dan
Wilson fan, dammit. If they're involved, there must be sumfing music-y
going on.

Adrian Ransome, 'ow 'orrible, that eye logo next to the Uffington
Horse. I say we tar and chalk the blaggards! Now, the Chalk Hills,
they are, hills of chalk, yes? Or am I assuming here?

"The Who (even if, now that Pete is on the Child Protection register
we might have to avoid 'Im A Boy')" - I believe my Pete has been
cleared on this, though I realize his name will always be
besmirched. I knew he was in for it when he (silly ass!) wrote in his
blog he had been researching child porn on-line. But lay off him
anyway, 'kay?

How interesting to read about Bruce Thomas, Elvis C. and 'The Big
Wheel'. Now there's a book I'm going to have to check out, literally.

And John Relph wrote, "I've been playing the Banana Splits Theme as a
mandolin tune (in the style of traditional fiddle tunes).  I
completely stumped a friend with my variations until I played the
basic tune.  Then I got a laugh."  Wasn't the Banana Splits theme also
co-opted for the Reggae song 'Buffalo Soldiers'?

I have a compilation CD I adore, called 'Saturday Morning'. Cartoon
theme songs interpreted by rock/pop bands. I only wish they'd make
another two or three of 'em!  You haven't lived until you've heard the
Ramones doing Spider-Man or The Reverend Horton Heat doing the Johnny
Quest theme, segueing into 'Stop That Pigeon!'

And no, I'm not ashamed at all -- er, should I be?
Kyla

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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:06:00 -0700
From: "WAYNE KLEIN" <wtdk12@msn.com>
Subject: Justice is blind and deaf
Message-ID: <BAY3-DAV22WocwAQq12000217c2@hotmail.com>

jonhd's theory on music.

To continue the theorising (bands on decline), these folks have 18 years
or so of life to communicate, by the time they get the first record
deal. They communicate it perfectly adequately in the first 1-3 albums.
Nothing left to say after that - except the stuff you and I already
know. Not just lyrics - licks, riffs, chops, changes, too. There's
*very* few with enduring talent - and they're unlikely to be the ones
shifting shitloads of product. I prefer to get me pakamak on (a bit
ancient, you see), and hang-about record stores sniffing-out the new
talent. Or read Mixmag, Jockey Slut, NME (recently broke a 30+ year
habit with the latter). Incidentally, I do believe Partridge is one of
the exceptions - a real artist - with Moulding the Muse.
</IMHO>

Well, I don't know about that. Usually bands have a wealth of material to
draw on for their first couple of albums. I think that the brutal
recording-tour-recording-tour cycle and pressure to deliver from record
companies has more to do with the decline of a number of really good
artists.

Different bands reach their peak at different times. A lot peak early and a
few catch their second wind but no longer have an audience that cares enough
to listen. Then again, some just produce crap their whole career and have
massive hits. Justice is not only blind but deaf as well.

Of course Sting would believe that any band should call it quits after 5
albums since that's what The Police did. Is their last their best? I dunno.
The uninspired re-recording of Don't Stand So Close To Me seems to indicate
that the well had run dry for the band.

Oh and Jon I do have Andy & Harold's fine album. It's quite different and
taken on its own terms quite beautiful as well.

>From da9ve stovall

The real criminal gap in the Zevon catalog is the stonking live
_Stand in the Fire_.  I have a mint vinyl copy, and as soon as
time and inclination conspire, yadda yadda, . . .

One of my favs by Warren. If I'm not mistaken it did have a brief CD release
in the United States around the time that Bad Luck appeared on CD.I'm pretty
sure it had a release in Japan as well (but everything gets released there.)

Other comments from da9ve>George Harrison - 33 1/3

I'd been hearing rumors of a comprehensive reissue/remaster series
as long as three or so years ago.  This'n'll come 'round again.
 (It's also one of my favorite George records - and one of his
most underrated, just an all'round nice pop/rock album.)

One I'd like to see on CD: _Concerts for the People of Kampuchea_.
 Macca, Townshend, Robert Plant, Rockpile, Pretenders (when JHScott
was still around), and a fair load of others; last LP side is
imho one of McCartney's better little one-offs.

I picked up a CD copy of 33 1/3 in a cut out bin a couple of years ago on
CD. I agree it is a very good album by George although it doesn't match his
best work. Still Crackerbox Palace has a charm missing from much of his
later solo work.

Random thought - Dave Gregory did a nice faithful cover of Love Comes To
Everyone (from George Harrison).

I've been waiting for Kampuchea for ages as a long time Pretenders,
Costello, Rockpile & McCartney fan. It would definitely be on my wish list
although I'd love to see the full sets by each artist released vs. the
original 2 lp set but beggars can't be choosers (but they can still choose
the appropriate moment to beg).

Thanks to everyone for letting me know about Adrian Belew's Twang Bar King.
I haven't been to Adrian's site in some time. It's good that it's finally
available. His cover of I'm Down makes the whole thing worth it!

Dom's brutally honest response to one possible topic.

>>Let's start a new topic. Anyone hate the Beatles? :)

>No, but apparently Paul McCartney thinks you suck.

Macca would never say that. Well ,ok,  maybe if he were possessed by Dom.
Now Ringo, he's a different story.

Wayne

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:13:23 -0500
From: "vee tube" <veetube@hotmail.com>
Subject: Die Blasphemers
Message-ID: <BAY8-F6888ZuWkUkqbn00009345@hotmail.com>

It seams some of you can't handle 'Garden' in all of it's 'Earthly
Delights' as regards the remasters!

I only hope DEATH finds you before I do!

Die, blasphemers, die!!!!!!

}---:)

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 23:22:59 EDT
From: Poisongold@aol.com
Subject: Re: Let's Activate!
Message-ID: <30.42654c82.2c310713@aol.com>

In a message dated 6/27/03 10:34:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Lippitt, Andy"
<ALippitt@twtr.com> writes:
>
> Collector's Choice http://www.oldies.com/ <http://www.oldies.com/>  has just
> made it available (with bonus tracks, no less). They have also re-issued the
> final Let's Active album, "Every Dog Has Its Day."  I ordered my copies just
> the other day.

You sure?  I just visited oldies.com and couldn't find anything by Let's
Active.  I'd love to have new CDs of those albums.

MJC

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 18:06:00 +1000
From: "Crawford, Jeff" <crawfordj@mng.newsltd.com.au>
Subject: Re: In Decline Again
Message-ID: <17B04C523C3ED31195410000F8753548017D512E@mngxchange.mng.newsltd.com.au>

Hey Jon,
I have no problems at all with your Humble Opinion (re bands in decline) -
reasonable, articulate, mostly spot on. I certainly can't argue with the
logic. As Elvis Costello once said, you've got 20 years to write your first
album and six months to write your second. But for most genuine artists
worth following - whether it's a Partridge or a Dylan - this is a life-long
journey. Having recently read "Shakey", it's interesting to note that Neil
Young knew he'd be making music until he dropped way back when he was about
18. He knew it wasn't a six-month fad. I just don't believe a songwriter is
his/her twenties is necessarily better than an older, wiser songwriter in
his/her forties or fifties, even though it's hard to beat the energy and
freshness of youth and, I'll admit, my CD collection is weighted towards
artists in their mid-twenties prime.
But I also suspect that this is more of a reflection on older, cynical,
world-weary listeners than it is on the artistic worth of artists who are
keen to keep creating.
Why bother forming a gtr/bs/drums/kbd band? For the pure joy of music. For
the pure joy of playing, creating, interacting with other musicians. Why
else would Andy and Colin bother getting out of bed and tuning their guitars
in the morning? And personally, I couldn't give a stuff about what kids are
listening to, that's their business.
And I also get tired of bands constantly chasing their tails trying to
reinvent themselves. I saw The Go-Betweens (great Aussie band of the '80s,
reformed a few years ago) the other night - acoustic guitar, electric
guitar, bass, drums, two voices, great songs. Minimalist, no frills, and
absolutely uplifting. Why bother? That's why.
cheers Chalkies,
Jeff C

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 09:55:16 -0700
From: "Richard" <rjpa1@comcast.net>
Subject: email address change
Message-ID: <001001c33f37$012a33c0$03081fac@verisity.com>

Just a note to let everyone in my world know about the change of email
addresses.

As of 30jun03, my email address will be changing.
Please update your address book to read "rjpa1@comcast.net"

You can still use richard@tactics.com as well.

For those of you that communicate with Valerie (or would like to), her email
host has changed the same way.

Cheers,
Richard Pedretti-Allen

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Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 12:58:47 +0100
From: Andrew Swainson <cactus@netmatters.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Doll by Doll
Message-ID: <BB273606.99%cactus@netmatters.co.uk>

When I was working with Jackie Leven on his solo albums a few years ago,
there was a lot of talk about Cooking Vinyl releasing the Doll By Doll
albums on CD... but then nothing happened! I haven't worked with Jackie for
quite a while so I guess I'm out of the loop! CV did release one pre-Doll
Leven CD which was Control 1971 - which may be of interest.

Andrew

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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 11:10:45 EDT
From: Hbsherwood@aol.com
Subject: Andy Partridge Recommends....
Message-ID: <185.1d5f327c.2c32fe75@aol.com>

....Mojo's June Issue, freebie CD, "Instant Garage." Partridge has
been immersing self in snotty garage snarl in research for recent
Dukes one-off project ["Open A Can (Of Human Beans)"]. I picked up a
copy last night at my local purveytorium (Sir Nigel
Spankworthy-Puffington's House o' Hyper-Expensive British Import Rock
Rags) and it's the bee's knees, the cat's sleepwear, the echidna's
arf, the badger's scat. The Electric Prunes' "I Had Too Much to Dream
Last Night" is worth the effort alone: Hearing it reinforces just how
magnificent a forgery "25 O'Clock" is. Also been listening to the
Nuggets II collection; surprisingly, P. says he hadn't heard quite a
few of the cuts in that set.

...."British Beat: Then, Now and Rare, 1960-1969", by Terry Rawlings,
Omnibus Press, ISBN: 0711990948. There are three copies left at
Amazon.com (used to be four, ahem). Off you go.

....Cutting each other some slack.

Harrison "insert DobbsHead here" Sherwood

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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 17:40:51 -0400
From: "Groove Disques" <info@groovedisques.com>
Subject: Re: Let's Activate!
Message-ID: <002a01c34019$71ce4750$fcb02e44@yourzpvq75jcr6>

A Let's Active tribute album just came out. I'm awaiting my copy!

Jim
www.groovedisques.com

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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 14:11:02 -0400
From: KEVIN.WOLLENWEBER@jpmorgan.com
Subject: "...Must be the Death of Rock 'n' Roll!?"
Message-ID: <OF46377975.2D638B6A-ON85256D57.005FF571@chase.com>

Folks:

I, too, like this thread about music no longer available or needing intense
scrutiny and upgrading by those at the record labels who spend their days
waiting for that next American Idol to take the focus away from what is
genuinely more important.  To this list I would add a very rare album by
one Nicky Hopkins called THE TIN MAN WAS A DREAMER.  I'd heard that it was
around as an import, but what about a proper release *ALL* over the world?
I don't suppose that there are unreleased tracks from these sessions, but
the amount of great musicianship on this album amounts to the greatest
super group since Blind Faith!!!

And it pains me to note that all or most World Party albums are no longer
available.  I truly thought that the voice of Carl Wollinger would be
around much, much longer.  GOODBYE JUMBO is such a fine album, as were the
albums EGYPTOLOGY and DUMMING UP, the final album released on import only.

And your talk about those first two Tubes albums makes me, too, wish that
these would all be made available with any bonuses that can be found, even
if they were bits and pieces of the Tubes in performance, from the tours
around each album.  I had never owned the first three albums in any format,
but I would rectify that fault if a re-release campaign were being
implemented, full throttle!!!  Yet, I have to disagree with those who site
their third album as the last bit of spark from these guys.  I rather liked
REMOTE CONTROL, the first Tubes album to be produced by the wizard,
himself, Todd Rundgren.  The twisted sense of humor is still there, from
the front cover depicting band members on a "HOLLYWOOD SQUARES" panel to
the final track, as the character in the song commits suicide possibly by
throwing himself into the backside of his TV.  Okay, maybe we've heard this
sort of TV overload parody many times before, but I don't think this album
is entirely without its dark and twisted "fun"  moments.  Having never seen
this group in performance, I don't know whether the group had totally
abandoned the theatrics of their earliest albums, but I could imagine some
great stage settings and performances given for this album that could have
rivaled what I'd heard about Devo years later.  Yet, their follow-up,
seemingly set amid the backdrop of the corporate world felt like just that,
rather bland.  It took Todd Rundgren, once again, to squeeze a few minor
moments out of the band one more time on their last album, LOVE BOMB, no
doubt yet another name for the male organ instead of that specific "balm"
that should be dropped on an increasingly violent and unfeeling world.  The
suite of songs, opening with "Night People" reminds us slightly of this
group's golden age as it sifts through the urban world that never sleeps.
This suite does introduce us to a song that later appeared on Todd's album,
NEARLY HUMAN; so it seems as if Todd was co-writing music for this band.
Last I heard the voice of Fee Waybill was on a commercial for some sort of
product that, to this day, remains insignificant and  something I'd never
think of utilizing in my everyday life, and hearing that familiar voice
therein bothered me.  With all the outlets out there for power pop--Not
Lame, Collector's Choice, Rykodisc--I don't know why the Tubes catalogue
still goes without upgrading!!!  Perhaps a mass letter-writing campaign to
the record company in question that still owns the rights to their music is
in order?

Yet, even though Todd is not finished yet, there is always Jason Falkner
who reminds me of a hint of the "Heavy Metal Kid" in his prime.  I'd heard
that Mr. Falkner is working on a new album!  Yes!!!  That is all the good
news I need to hear!!!  Fee Waybill, please wake up before it is too
late!!!

I also understand that some of you folks are also pre-ordering FUZZY
WARBLES 3 and 4?  Oooh, cool; I'll get right on it, but I'll still await
word as to the actual dates of release of these two gems in the crown!  I'm
in this for the long run, and no amount of what would be considered bad and
wasteful instrumentals will turn me away!

And yes, I do own a copy of that Partridge/Budd album.  Utterly inspired!

K

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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 21:13:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: K D <hentoe_xtc@yahoo.com>
Subject: XTC in Alabama?
Message-ID: <20030703041316.93231.qmail@web13803.mail.yahoo.com>

Hi. Crazy question here. There wouldn't happen to be
any XTC fans in Mobile, AL, would there? I will be
there for a few weeks this summer (visiting the
family), and I was just wondering...

Also, has anyone yet made the "We're All Light" bumper
sticker? I want one.

And when will there be an XTC gathering in Los
Angeles?

Kate (the Baltimore one, currently living in CA)

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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 22:00:29 -0700
From: "dr. beat" <greg@drbeat.com>
Subject: XTC Stuff for Sale/Trade
Message-ID: <313200-220037435029329@drbeat.com>

Hi Folks,

I was going to put the following up on eBay, but thought I'd see if
anyone here is interested. Happy to sell or trade or whatever, just
cleaning a little house and don't want to just throw this stuff out.

1. Cassette collection of demos, outtakes and rarities
A set of seven cassettes with demos, etc. from O&L, Nonsuch,
Skylarking, D&W, Apple Venus, etc., etc.

2. Dear Madam Barnum Promotional CD Single
Promotional CD single of "Dear Madam Barnum" sent to radio stations
(I assume) with the release of Nonsuch. This was released as a plain
disc, no jacket or anything, but not a very common item.

3. Apple Venus Promotional CD Singles
CD singles of "I'd Like That" and "Greenman". These are promotional
items, the ones with the bright red and green large lettering and are
somewhat hard to find items.

4. "Radios In Motion" Sampler CD
Promotional sampler includes "The Mayor of Simpleton", "King For A
Day", "Love On A Farmboy's Wages", "Dear God", "Grass", "Making Plans
For Nigel" and "Senses Working Overtime".

5. XTC Nonsuch Demo CD
Promotional release of Nonsuch-era demos includes "Ballad of Peter
Pumpkinhead", "Down A Peg", "The Smartest Monkeys", "My Bird
Performs", "Always Winter Never Christmas" - all demos.

Please email me off-list at greg@drbeat.com

Yours in chalky splendor,
dr. beat

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:11:45 -0400
From: "bryce blair" <bnblues13@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digested
Message-ID: <002801c3416d$08e71af0$af423044@yourw92p4bhlzg>

Hello from the DC Area,
After reading all this conversation about Level 42, (A group I frankly could
not remember one thing about), I thought that name sounded a little familiar
and low and behold I have the Lp "Running in the Family" circa 1987. It was
in the box of Lps that were bought but forgotten. (unfortunately there's way
too many in this box) I plopped in on the old turntable and relived for a
few minutes why I placed it in the crate in the first place.(oh those
eighties...)

A few Lps missing on Cd come to mind....
Graham Parkers The Real Macaw
Sound of the Killer B's  B-sides from favorite artists
T-bone Burnett's Trap Door and Truth Decay

To Jeff C ...great commentary on recording artists
To Steve Pitts...right on with Mikes Murder from Joe Jackson
Lastly to Wayne Klein....I love that Zevon Live "Stand in the Fire" also
Later..Bryce
p.s. Around here for less than 130.00$ one can get a CD recorder for audio
and record your precious Lps to CD.
I've done about 75 or more and if you have good audio gear the CDs sound
great..I'm listening to Zevon's Standing in the Fire on Cd as I write this..

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:09:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Lee Rosevere <happypuppyrecords@yahoo.com>
Subject: new cds and stuff
Message-ID: <20030703170909.93503.qmail@web13506.mail.yahoo.com>

I've got one thing to contribute to the L42 saga
(which I know you guys are sick of) but "A Physical
Presence" is a fantastic live album; the band at their
best, before the commercial success.  And XTC has
nothing in common with L42.

As for new CDs, the new Liz Phair does suck.  The best
tracks (and that's a stretch) are produced by Michael
Penn.  However, the "free internet ep" that comes with
the CD took me forever to get a copy of, after
downloading .asf files (encoded at a lousy 96 kbps)
and fighting with a couple of 'listening licenses'.
Scuze me..I thought I got a friggin 'license' when I
bought the friggin CD.  And .asf's are a pain to make
CDs from, even though they give you artwork to print
out.  Anyways, the EP tracks are not bad...better than
anything on the album - almost worth the hassle of
getting them.

But a CD definitely worth checking out is Nada Surf's
"Let Go" - forget what you knew or thought about them
before and get this CD.

Joe Jackson Band's new CD is very good...took me a
little while to warm up to it though.  Bonus live disc
excellent.

Fans of They Might Be Giants (and XTC in some way)
should check out Logan Whitehurst at:
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/39/logan_whitehurst.html

Fountains of Wayne not out in Canada until July 8,
dammit!

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 20:56:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Wes Long <optimismsflames@yahoo.com>
Subject: Didn't Hurt a Bit - Colin Moulding interview Link
Message-ID: <20030704035602.8983.qmail@web14912.mail.yahoo.com>

Jaded Hellbenders,

At the end of this text you will find a link that will
take you to a webpage that will open outside of the
more-than-hectic website that hosts the web-page I'm
currently writing about. The webpage in question, like
the more-than-hectic website it sprang from, was
created with the notion that you would do as I say and
set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768. (hahhahaha -
scamper, ya freakin' lemmings!)

http://www.optimismsflames.com/Colin%20Moulding%20Interview%206.16.03

Optimism's Flames - the website that promises to whip
the horses' eyes and make them sleep, and cry.

wesLONG
http://optimismsflames.com/
http://optimismsflames.com/Newspaper/thextcpost.html

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Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 13:39:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Wes Long <optimismsflames@yahoo.com>
Subject: New Link to Moulding Interview
Message-ID: <20030704203938.78389.qmail@web14909.mail.yahoo.com>

I'm a freakin moron - the link I provided earlier will
most likely not work in Netscape - so it's been
altered:

http://www.optimismsflames.com/Interview1Colin.htm

That should take care of the problem.

I'm - uh - sorry,

wesLONG

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Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 11:19:28 -0400
From: Benjamin Gott <bgott@rectoryschool.org>
Subject: Rooney
Message-ID: <3C6C325E-AFC5-11D7-93FA-0003931489DA@rectoryschool.org>

Gang,

For $8.88, you too can have your very own copy of Rooney's self-titled
debut album.  It's delicious.  The first track reminds me of Jason
Falkner; the sixth, produced by Jimmy Iovine (I can just imagine him
sitting at the boards in his red baseball cap) is like a cross between
Weezer, Fountains of Wayne, and Guided by Voices.  I know that sounds
strange, but just deal with it, OK?  The lead singer is actor Jason
Schwartzman's brother (Jason was Max in the film "Rushmore"), but
that's not a strike against them.  Really.  So go pick this shizat up,
yo!

-Ben

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Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 21:04:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: Not on CD
Message-ID: <20030707040450.77693.qmail@web14202.mail.yahoo.com>

Hi
I'm freshly off the plane from London, and jet lagged,
so hopefully this will make sense!
Firstly, thanks for those who sent me suggestions of
things to see in the UK. Spent the most time in
London, but also visited York, Edinburgh and the
charming and underrated Durham.

My not on cd list would probably be pretty big if i
gave it some thought, but these popped into my head
right away:

Fingerprintz-The great forgotten pop band of the early
'80's. As far as I know, none of their 3 excellant
lp's have ever been released on cd.

Gang of Four-Songs of the Free
Henry Rollins' (now defunct) Infinate Zero label might
have had a cd reissue of this, they did the reissue of
the essential Gang of Four records 'Entertainment' and
'Solid Gold'. If they did it's out of print now. Great
album, by the way.

No New York-
The infamous Brian Eno-produced lp documenting the 'no
wave' scene of late '70's New York. A great album, the
Contortions tracks capture them at their
speaker-shredding best. Essential listening. This
supposedly had a very brief cd relese on John Zorn's
Japanese label Avant, but I've never seen it.

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Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 23:11:50 -0700
From: rateourband@digitalwhammy.com
Subject: A Music Recommendation from Al Grazby
Message-ID: <200307042312987.SM01668@mail.digitalwhammy.com>

Al thought you would like the sound that "TONE ORANGE" makes! So
come and listen.

   http://www.rateourband.com/rb/index.cfm?band_id=3550

Enjoy,

The Crew at Digital Whammy

PS - We will never sell your eMail address.  We will only use it
to contact you if you give us your permission.

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 11:41:58 +0100
From: "Shabbyroad Media" <peter@shabbyroad.com>
Subject: RE: PUGWASH (was Fwd: Re: XTC invocation) [jason faulkner interest]
Message-ID: <000001c33e2b$12f4e120$847ba8c0@shabbyroad01>
Organization: Shabbyroad Media

I was going to do a long-winded-reply but can't be arsed. Just got back from
a 2 week vacation in Spain and I'm too chilled to do it.
1. they're Irish http://www.pugwashtheband.com
2. they're superb
3. their CDs are on the way to Andy
4. Jason Faulkner plays on some of their tracks
5. Thomas (mr. pugwash) is a good friend and a fine example of an artist who
deserves all the success he will no doubt receive.
5. the name does indeed come from the TV series ('Captain Pugwash') because
Thomas does indeed bear an uncanny resemblance to Capt. Pugwash
6. sorry to be a PITA but I too used to believe the myth that Capt. Pugwash
contained references to 'Master Bates' and 'Seaman Staines' somewhere
there's a website about it....

>From: "Paul Culnane" <paulculnane@hotmail.com>
>>
>>>>This exchange comes from a friend who thought it might be of
>>>>interest to some of you at least.  I leave in the reply I made,
>>>>because it was always considered outrageous how they got away with
>>>>it with the "Captain Pugwash" cartoon series.  Forget "Noddy felt
>>>>a little queer", this thing was seminal (oops) in its blatant
>>>>attempts to push the censorial envelope.  I feel certain Andy
>>>>would approve, and most likely would have been a fan in his youth?
>>
>>>>Description of band Pugwash sounds nifty though, dontcha think?

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