FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Mon Sep 29 03:02:30 PDT 1997
Much strangeness at the weekend on this board. Joe - the new Sundays album is gorgeous. As for me,I feel a Nick Drake obsession happening. I got the Fruit Tree box set at the weekend. Now I've got to try to get hold of a back copy of Mojo. How I would like to be in Brooklyn on 8 November... There must be one person in England who'd want to go apart from me, surely... CW - ah, yes. Supper. Pedant! I never play that song - too creepy. Not as unnerving as Black Eyed Dog though... So who's going to the tribute concert then? Let's have a show of hands. Maybe you'll brush past one another and never realise. Fountains of Wayne tonight for me.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Sun Sep 28 21:33:27 PDT 1997
much success for pungo! cheap tix to a show is a good thing! where in tidewater are they playing?

FROM: hi,lisa-lassie <mysterious w@ys>
DATE: Sun Sep 28 21:23:25 PDT 1997
..yes,..I feel it too..someday you will see Robyn..and many more wonders..(as my grandfather said,if you live long enough,you will see everything.)unless God pokes your eyes out..take care...

FROM: Pungo
DATE: Sun Sep 28 18:47:24 PDT 1997
Myk, you said it! This place is starting to give me creeps. Anyway, I got tickets to the Foo Fighters next weekend for only five bucks. It should truly rock. One day I will see Robyn live, I know this!!! Until we meet again........

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Sun Sep 28 15:46:58 PDT 1997
have you ever noticed how damned odd things get here on the weekend? i return here on any given sunday with some trepidation and a bit of aimless mirth. i am rarely disappointed.

FROM: Eric Othwaite <Pail in@Denley moor>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 23:27:02 PDT 1997
Oh... Aye,its a lovely shovel...Its got a big brass handle. Oh good... He's going to put it near his other know,the one as... Yes our Irene a call will you,tell her tea's ready... (resignedly):Righto......

FROM: major Errol Phipps <stalag-luft 112b>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 23:19:06 PDT 1997
...Good-bye to Joan..

FROM: major Errol Phipps <stalag-luft 112b>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 23:06:40 PDT 1997
...Good-bye to Joan..

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Sat Sep 27 21:44:33 PDT 1997
Joan Rules

DATE: Sat Sep 27 21:04:32 PDT 1997

FROM: "cold-iron "Hans <nort pole@ert>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 20:23:15 PDT 1997
..yah,..und ein...katsa vas ist eine kinder..ha,ha..(peanut)

FROM: Tengwar
DATE: Sat Sep 27 19:21:06 PDT 1997
Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road!!!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Sat Sep 27 17:50:09 PDT 1997
You all. I knew that about Hitchhiker's Guide. I know everything about that. EVERYTHING. And I know Mrs. Knickerbater forgot the line about what's that penguin doing there... Standing. I can see that. Then she is pretty much on the spot. Sleepy. It's Kevin, SUPPER's ready. Not dinner. That's why I didn't get it. Okay. I had no clue. Still no Decoy eh? And if you don't get all the tangents, then you don't get anything at all. Simple.

FROM: Maesy Center <>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 14:23:15 PDT 1997
...I wonder if Robyn lists George Fornby as a vocal influence?..There's a lot of old brit music hall that lad...aye?......Harry lauder as well..(oooh,what a stretch..)..cheers.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Sat Sep 27 13:49:01 PDT 1997
next time i'm in the twin cities, i know what guitar shop to hit! i'd happily buy a guitar from fans of robyn, that's for sure. it should be mentioned, however, that neither robyn nor any musician that works with him has ever posted anything on this board, unless it was under an a--umed name. it would be great to know that they were reading this, but there has been no indication of this. i post this to alert newcomers that this isn't a direct line to robyn & co... but here's to hoping! heh heh

FROM: The Last Boyscout
DATE: Sat Sep 27 13:03:04 PDT 1997
Hey, Joe. Where you going with that gun in your hand?

DATE: Sat Sep 27 12:18:01 PDT 1997
Incidentally, did anyone know that Shine On You Crazy Diamond was originally in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio series. They took tha bit out cos of copyright. Marvin the Paranoid Android played each part as each member stepped out into Magrathea. And now - number 1 - the larch - the larch.

DATE: Sat Sep 27 12:15:11 PDT 1997
Renae - Denae Bonet is playing with Robyn at the Nick Drake tribute on Nov 8th at St Anns in Brooklyn heights (8pm) Just walk away Renee, you won't see me follow you back home. Now as the rain beats down upon my weary eyes - for me it cries...

FROM: gippy <big hen>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 11:58:04 PDT 1997!!,..real messages!

FROM: Andrew Bell/Jimmy Peterson <>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 10:49:18 PDT 1997
Hey Robyn, We just opened up a good old guitar shop in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twin Town Guitars 3400 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408 612.822.3334 We hope the next time you're in town, you'll stop by and give us a strum. By the way, hope that's soon. Andrew Bell/Jimmy Peterson Owners Twin Town Guitars

FROM: renae' truex' <>
DATE: Sat Sep 27 09:45:44 PDT 1997
This message is for Deni Bonet': Hey Deni, this is Renae', do you remember me back from all of the Stark Raven concerts in Moundsville, W.Va.? I've been playing music professionally now for a year in Nashville. I've followed your career and have been influenced by your musical approach. I feel that you are a true inovator in your field. I would very much enjoy the opportunity to meet you personally and maybe even play together. I will be performing in NY city Oct 23-27. My Nashville # is 615 333-1624, or I can be contacted at Thanks! Hope to hear from you. Renae'

FROM: mooch <twilight sleep>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 21:31:49 PDT 1997
HEY KIDS!!! take a nick Drake ......hey Robyn,..get a quiz page..err..mabey not....

FROM: Mr Moose
DATE: Fri Sep 26 17:20:53 PDT 1997
I have plodding through the snow for days to find this place. Sit down: have some ice cakes lets chat.

FROM: Blues in A
DATE: Fri Sep 26 16:18:20 PDT 1997
Did you know that there is not currently a Robyn Hitchc--k newsgroup? Maybe we should start one. What do you guys think?

FROM: Holden McGroin
DATE: Fri Sep 26 15:41:36 PDT 1997
morons tight sleep ya!

FROM: holden cauldfield <catcher@the.rye>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 15:35:06 PDT 1997
"sleep tight ya morons"

FROM: maxim tangent <bolton@notlob>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 14:34:18 PDT 1997
..speaking of Robyn,..(which is what this is about..)how is he? ..can he type?..does he "surf the(choke)net"?how do you think his furnace is?..(does he have central heating?)..or does he use one of those rotten coin twist heaters that also work on canadian quarters?..I wish he'd tour and tell us ..or write a song about it,or SOMETHING!!...

FROM: The Whole World
DATE: Fri Sep 26 13:50:13 PDT 1997
Robyn Hitchc--k songs are welcomed parasites....I would refuse any medication if one ever took over my body!

FROM: Whatever-she-brings-we-sing
DATE: Fri Sep 26 13:48:12 PDT 1997
There is probably a maxim somewhere (stop looking under your desk; it isn't there) which in essence states that "to have tangents you must have places in between." Or sometime.... Whatever the football and Monty Python chat is, it's not tangental to Robyn. However! It is less important to debate this point than it is to keep focused on the chat..... I am not me.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 13:31:22 PDT 1997
Awright! Now we're cooking with gas. Have a good weekend everybody. Even you Jo... I mean Soybean. BAH HA HA Ha.

FROM: Eric Othwaite <pudding.u.k.>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 13:14:00 PDT 1997
..What sort of shovel was it? it was an oak-shaft,spear and jackson number three,with a reinforced brass handle... nickel scoop?.. no...the scoop's steel with a copper rim edging. and Howard molson got it new? were only four pounds! only four pounds!!...thats a lot for a shovel.I just hope he keeps it safe. well, as far as I know he kept it next to his other one. Oh yes...thats very sensible......

FROM: viv stanshall <bonzo manor@uk>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 12:40:48 PDT 1997
..Well done Mrs. Nickerbator..........................................................................!

FROM: mooch <v@ncouver>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 12:36:02 PDT 1997, archives at the moment,but thats not a bad idea...(I've suffered for my art for years, its your turn.)back to my Earthly long.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 12:24:40 PDT 1997
I feel so special. Thanks Soybean.

FROM: Mrs. Knickerbator
DATE: Fri Sep 26 12:19:48 PDT 1997
Oh dear. The radios exploded. What's on the telli then? Looks like a penguin. I didn't mean what's on the television set. I meant what program. Oh I'll switch it on. Odd that penguin being there isn't it? If it laid an egg, it would fall down the back of the television set. Unless it's a male. Oh. I hadn't thought of that. Looks fairly butch. Perhaps it's from next door. Next door? Penguins don't come from next door, they come from the Antarctic. Burma. Why did you say Burma? I panicked. Perhaps it's from the zoo. Which zoo? How should I know which zoo it's from? I'm not Dr. bloody Branovski. How would Dr. Branovski know which zoo it was from. He knows everything. Oh I wouldn't like that, it would take all the mystery out of life. Anyway, if it was from the zoo, it would have "property of the zoo" stamped on it. No it wouldn't, they don't stamp animals, you can't stamp a huge lion. They stamp them when their small. What happens when they molt. Lions don't molt. No, but penguins do. There! I run rings around you logically. Oh intercourse the penguin.

FROM: sick of your bulls--t
DATE: Fri Sep 26 12:15:48 PDT 1997
I can see that you did not take my advice and get off this message board. Well I spoke to Robyn and he agrees with me that you all have the intelligence of an ant. Especially, CW and Sleepy.

FROM: CW <live@theclassicSilburyhill>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 12:03:22 PDT 1997
Joe. Joe. Joe. Well is there anyone else up there we can talk to? Please. The genius is in the minute details.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:59:57 PDT 1997
Incidentally, Arthur Lee from Love missed his appeal and is in Carlifornia jail for at least 8 years before eligible for another appeal. Not -as has previously been posted- for knicking Syd Barrett's CD player. It didn't happen!

DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:55:27 PDT 1997
What a strange person! Can we talk to someone else up there? No - now go away or I shall taunt you a second time! (And now back to our regularly scheduled program..)

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:38:03 PDT 1997
wow, i missed the previous posting by 6 seconds. a "must read", i'll say. well presented, oh resin-ant one.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:36:10 PDT 1997
caroline and the vicar are correct, ultimately, in their collective intent to shepherd, but i am perversely drawn to the tangents and margins of this board. to reach these margins, luckily i find it necessary to cross the center quite often, thus appearing to adopt a focused centrism. i wonder if this is a reasonable way to conduct myself. hmmm...

FROM: Mrs. Resin Bag
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:36:04 PDT 1997
Clinging desperately to her handkerchief, Rachael fought against the howling wind as she wound her way through the empty street towards the far away music. A policeman's whistle split the night air but out of site, she only heard footsteps fading away. At last, the music grew stronger, and she opened the thick oak doors and beheld the glory of a clown convention in full swing.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:07:33 PDT 1997
He's out of control. Robyn tried to grow a beard once in 1987 with disastorious results.

FROM: Woman of a Billion Dimples
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:06:16 PDT 1997
Robyn with a beard, now there's an idea!

FROM: Gregorian Plants
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:05:11 PDT 1997
That's Mr. Joe, to you.

FROM: Spectre
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:04:32 PDT 1997
The vicar, I believe, was calling The Man of A Thousand Shadows a fool, not you, my good man, CW.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:04:22 PDT 1997
We all know it's you Joe.

FROM: The vicar
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:03:27 PDT 1997
That's ridiculous. Never happen. Fool....

DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:03:21 PDT 1997
There's another dead bishop on the landing Vicar Sergeant. Hail hail. Well spoken I guess his name was probably Bruce.

FROM: Man of a Thousand Shadows
DATE: Fri Sep 26 11:02:32 PDT 1997
Story Idea: a Message Board peopled by one man (or woman) posting in various names/personas...

FROM: The vicar
DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:59:01 PDT 1997
I would agree that Robyn isn't quite as visible at the moment. I would say that gives us the opportunity to discuss ongoing issues and themes in his music, and artists who have influenced him or have been influenced by him--not the latest brawl at Wembley or who's trading for whom in the NFL. Of course, stuck up sticky beats like my spend a lot of time trying to control message boards. If you complain, that's your post. If you contribute rather than criticize, that is your post. DO, don't SAY. Amen. So ends the reading. All rise....

DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:57:35 PDT 1997
I told you. He's too hung over to type.

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:56:40 PDT 1997
Myk. Oh I agree. All Robyn and nothing else, well, it would be so limiting. I just thought a tiny, well timed bit of shepherding was in order. Perhaps not. Everyone (almost) seems to come back to Robyn in the end. After all, that's what brought us all here. You are right. The personal rapport is wonderful. It's almost a strange phenomenon. It must have something to with the very select kind of people who not only listen to Robyn but searched out this website and found this board and got addicted. I know I have. More guesses about my album anyone? Surely I'm not the only one this glich happened to.

FROM: Dr. Redjeaves
DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:52:21 PDT 1997
Another mention of Reg in Bass. That makes four found so far: Bass, The Can Opener, Brenda's Iron Sledge, and Tell Me About Your Drugs. Any more?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:51:19 PDT 1997
where the hell is decoy?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:47:41 PDT 1997
i say, caroline: due to the relative inactivity of our dear artist robyn, we don't have too much RH "business" to chat about right now. also, since we have established a personal rapport within this growing circle, we will feel the need to chat about all manner of issues. this is normal. this is good. it would be unnatural to attempt to force a RH context into all postings here. as for your question regarding your album: i have absolutely no idea. none. hold on to that one! sleepy: i'm glad you were spared oasis. mooch: i don't suppose you have a website for your "perky pat" activities? if so, do share. (after all, the world needs more versions of interstellar overdrive.... CVB did a killer version, no? heh heh) mr wax: good luck on your musical quest!

DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:44:30 PDT 1997
Hi all! Sleepy, was it Let there be more Darkness? I thought it was Point It At Gran! Just point it at gran! Sleepy - do you have the new Sundays then (Static and the Silence). "Summertime" sounded especially nice. They're not really a touring band are they? I mean, people haven't seen them for like 7 years - they're bound to be upset. Chris - might be doing this tribute gig. Must send on a demo tape. Peace all. And have a great day! Weather forecast: dark, but bryter layter don't you know? Always that.

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Fri Sep 26 10:20:12 PDT 1997
All right boys, you've strayed too far now. Think Robyn. Mr. Hitchc--k. Not soccer. Not Monty Python. Not telvision. Not drunken slobs like Decoy, not Bills football. Oh sure. You can wander there ocassionally. Comeback now. Here's a quiz. It's an easy one. What Album do I have that has Element of Light stamped on it, but isn't Element of Light and how much is it worth on the market?

DATE: Fri Sep 26 09:47:22 PDT 1997
I have it on very good authority that Decoy got sloppy drunk on Rob Roy's last night and passed out half way through Seinfeld. For Shame.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 09:42:57 PDT 1997
I second that mmmmm and I bid you adieu.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 09:35:18 PDT 1997
Oh giver of warm glowing light

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 09:29:52 PDT 1997

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 09:23:17 PDT 1997
CW - is that an mmmmm for Tom Verlaine's mob or an mmmmm for the beautiful glowing box in the corner of the living room which compliments a cup of tea/coffee/wine/beer so nicely?

FROM: mooch <ow@studio>
DATE: Fri Sep 26 08:36:51 PDT 1997
...Remotely musical,eh..I guess transposing miles of analog tape into digital, might qualify..sort of..(I'm putting together a boxed" retro" c.d. of my band "Perky Pat")at any rate it's a head ache..(killer 'Interstellar o.d.version we did in '80..etc.)ow!! my spinning head!..Ahh..Vancouver!!!.....cheers..

DATE: Fri Sep 26 07:55:52 PDT 1997
Mmmmmm. Television.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 07:30:20 PDT 1997
No gigs planned this weekend, I'm afraid. There was a 2% chance of going to see Oasis tonight, but that has now fizzled out to 0% and good riddance to it, I say! Tonight, the CD player and TV rule.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 06:40:34 PDT 1997
Musical eh? I have to get the paper and see what's hopping tonight. You can bet your bottom dollar Sleepy is doing something musical. Where's the Crawl next?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 05:56:44 PDT 1997
i have enjoyed the latest postings quite a bit. it's friday morning and i'm ready for the weekend! anybody doing anything remotely musical this weekend? i don't think i am, but i'm not sure, really. maybe my pals' band is playing this weekend.... gotta check.

DATE: Fri Sep 26 04:53:56 PDT 1997

DATE: Fri Sep 26 04:52:16 PDT 1997
Hey Homer - The Bills already hold the record for the biggest comeback in NFL history, but they now also have the second-biggest comeback in regular-season history. The Bills opened the game by staking the Colts a 26-0 lead, but they stormed back with 16 unanswered point of their own. In the fourth quarter, the Bills went on another tear, scoring 21 points to take a 37-29 lead. The Colts responded with a last-ditch TD drive of their own but failed to score on the two-point conversion. The Colts recovered the ensuing onsides kick, though, and had two last-gasp attempts at the end zone. When the dust finally settled, the Bills found themselves with a thrilling 37-35 victory. Rookie Antowain Smith led the way for the Bills with 129 yards and three touchdowns. The Bills can use their upcomin bye week to savor the win before they turn their focus to the Detroit Lions, who come to town October 5.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Fri Sep 26 04:33:47 PDT 1997
Ah, Friday morning at last. Sleepy, when I was saying Invisible Hitchc--k, I was thinking Mystic Trip, but that wasn't right after all. I can see why I was thinking at though. Yummy song that. Joe. It was a trick trick question to trap all you Monty Python know it alls. Coventry City finally won the FA Cup in the 1986-1987 season. I knew I'd get someone with that. Five weeks in a row. I can't even imagine. It doesn't compute.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 02:55:51 PDT 1997
Joe - Robyn last played the 12-Bar in July and played every Wednesday for 5 weeks. He's next playing in London in November, but not at the 12-Bar.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Fri Sep 26 02:49:59 PDT 1997
Morning everyone. I managed to get the Nick Drake introduction album yesterday (the only ND record they had). Now I too, am thinking of acquiring the Fruit Tree boxed set. I had an extremely mellow evening yesterday spent listening to the Sundays and then Nick Drake and then falling asleep on the sofa. When I eventually lumbered into bed I was having vague nightmarish thoughts about black-eyed dogs and pondering about the eerily prophetic Fruit Tree. Wonderful album though. Thanks for the tip. Oh, this is odd. Some of the schoolgirls in the school over the road are doing strange formation dancing. I think there's a hint of Riverdance involved. I could happily do without this. I think the Robyn song I mentioned yesterday was "Let there be more darkness", although I'm not completely sure. I haven't listened to it for years.

FROM: sai/moo <oxo@notlob>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 17:57:20 PDT 1997
...Hello all,'re welcome, Joe...I have fruit tree.. (boxed)on order from the U.K. ..still... .....WAITING...........etc., cheers...

FROM: Joe <>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 16:28:45 PDT 1997
Coventry City has never won the FA Cup!

FROM: Joe <>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 16:03:58 PDT 1997
Wow! Mention of the Kinks on the Robyn board - go figure! "And I have friends I never knew I had before" - yes, its Top of the Pops. CW - you should try to find The Great Lost Kinks Album if you're really a fan. It has stuff from around the time of The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society ('68) - flop singles like "Plastic Man" and stuff. I hear Ray has a new book out on his songs; hopefully I'll see him next month. He does "The Moneygoround" live I hear. "Days" as well. Take care

FROM: Joe <>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 15:49:09 PDT 1997
Sleepy dude - what was it like being on a boat ride with Rob? I'm a--uming you didn't all drown. Did he play "Airscape" - must've done though you figure. Help help I'm being stalked! Song sounds rather like Astronomy Domine off of Piper with the ooeeys! and stuff Sleepy. does he do that every week S? a gig at the 12 bar? You dudes over in the UK have itso fortunate. You have Robyn Hitchc--k playing local gigs (he lives in London I believe) and now Peter Green playing and hopefully touring with the Mac. Gosh! Take care. And thanks for the Drake page address sai/moo (sp?)

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Thu Sep 25 14:22:27 PDT 1997
I'm off to drink beers and listen to Robyn very loudly and annoy my neighbors. Where was everyone today? You all suck. Ah, who'm I kidding, I love you guys. Except for Decoy. Never Decoy.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Thu Sep 25 13:25:35 PDT 1997
No. Here's a little trick I use. I have a big full screen working looking window ready on the fly to cover up the web page. Click and I'm hard at work. Click and I'm playing "guess the song" with Sleepy. They gave me employee the month for August.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 11:35:38 PDT 1997
mr wax: what if you're busy trying to look busy at work? is THAT a reasonable excuse? heh heh.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 10:33:53 PDT 1997
All this just goes to show you I need to sit down with all my albums and listen to them again very very carefully with a keen ear for the odd lyrical turn. At least I'm trying. Better to have tried and failed then to never have tried at all. And to everyone else not out there, being busy at work is absolutely no excuse.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 10:15:08 PDT 1997
CW - oops, sorry. I apologise for stressing you out. I'm afraid that at this moment in time, the painful truth is that I can't remember what it is myself! It's the creepy one where Kevin shouts, "Mum, I'm locked in! Muuum!" I'll find out and tell you tomorrow if you don't find out in the meantime. Now, deep breaths, and rest.... P.S Why do you have fish in your car?

DATE: Thu Sep 25 10:11:20 PDT 1997
I knew where Bass was. It's in my car right now. I mean the "Kevin, dinners ready!" and you've left without the answer. I'm to get this one. Hello? Hello?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 10:07:48 PDT 1997
Bass is on Element of Light. Bye for today chums.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 10:01:50 PDT 1997
It's on Eye again isn't it?

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:58:59 PDT 1997
Two seconds. I hope we don't bg down the back bone when our postings crash into each other. Now I know that's on Invisible Hitchc--k. That's a lot of songs on that album. Invisible Brain? No. Damn. You are cruel.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:56:49 PDT 1997
There's something fluttering upon the sand and all I wanna do is hold your hand - bass.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:55:51 PDT 1997
Five minutes is up Tell tell tell.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:55:49 PDT 1997
CW - I've been cruel to you today haven't I? So, when archive 11 comes along, we'll have a double line. How exciting. Kevin!! Dinner's ready! Now who remembers that one?!

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:51:39 PDT 1997
Not Beatles? I have vapor lock on my brain. First aquarium and now this.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:51:24 PDT 1997
Boss - You can't fire me. Look into my eyes and tell me you don't love me...

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:50:08 PDT 1997
No-one answered my other lyric question! The one which wasn't the Beatles. Quick, you've got 5 minutes and it's really easy. ("And all I wanna do is hold your hand") Go!

FROM: THE BOSS <thedismalgrindyouwork@>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:39:45 PDT 1997
. ......SLEEPY!...YOU'RE FIRED!!!!... scram....

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:38:53 PDT 1997
Four seconds you missed by Myk. Oh so very close.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:37:40 PDT 1997
Of course I do. I just couldn't place the name. Thanks for setting me right. And my earthly paradise is a very therapeutic song. Just let it work it's magic. Ahhh. So long...

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:31:56 PDT 1997
"aquarium" is one of the last songs on "eye". you must own this one... you simply have no choice in the matter.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:30:29 PDT 1997
damn, missed by 10 seconds..... scary.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:29:43 PDT 1997
and thanks to mr wax for getting "my earthly paradise" permanently lodged in my head. i'll be sending you my therapy bills in the near future. heh heh.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:29:39 PDT 1997
There's a misshapen guard in the deck chair outside, where...

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:28:33 PDT 1997
Myk. What album is that on? Conventry City last won the FA Cup in what year? In what year?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:27:07 PDT 1997
well, sleepy, your question is quite interesting to me, since i recently found myself waiting in airports for lengthy flights, and i found myself alone in a foreign country for some of my time. during the quiet hours of the trip, i found it difficult to get "aquarium" out of my head. this means nothing, since i didn't choose it, but it is what my mind suggested to me. i offer this, for what's it worth.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:25:31 PDT 1997
Please tell me now.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:21:03 PDT 1997
There's a lovely new Lounge Suite for a prize.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:20:02 PDT 1997
Everyone give up about Josephine?

DATE: Thu Sep 25 09:08:26 PDT 1997
I never could get the hang of Thursdays. Let's see. 1) Somewhere Apart. 2)Nocturne both parts or Airscape, 3)I Often Dream of Trains? No. Something more comforting. Gosh. There's so many of them. It's making my brain hurt. Acid Bird? Victorian Squid. That's my final answer.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 08:47:38 PDT 1997
I agree with 2) and 3).

FROM: What's My Line
DATE: Thu Sep 25 08:44:24 PDT 1997
1) Railway Shoes 2) Airscape 3) Glass Hotel

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 08:35:21 PDT 1997
'Alone', not 'along'!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 08:34:19 PDT 1997
I can't be bothered to work today. Oh, I'm bad. So, let's create some hypothetical situations. Which Robyn songs would you choose to play in the following situations:- waiting at the airport before a long-haul flight; walking along a beach in the early evening and being along in a foreign country.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 08:24:10 PDT 1997
Partial credit for the Murphy man.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 08:20:42 PDT 1997
Blimey, it's not so easy when the boot's on the other foot is it?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 07:53:09 PDT 1997
mr wax: i can't recall where Josephine used to relax, but i know which song she did it in. "the bastards that destroy our lives, or sometimes just ourselves..." heh heh.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 07:26:21 PDT 1997
Myk, you bloody show off. Well done. Your prize is in the mail. I said linked INTERNATIONALLY. Bran still might help. Where did Josephine use to relax? I know. Too easy.

FROM: Robyn <brrrr@home>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:55:56 PDT 1997
...just seeing if you're p-paying attention...(by the way ,CW,if you're too "linked internally",a bit of bran might help..)...

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:48:59 PDT 1997

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:41:09 PDT 1997
sleepy: "a geranium came out it... reminded me of you..... and i was crying (?) in a glass hotel". more or less, this is the answer!

DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:37:53 PDT 1997
That's the Beatles isn't it? Bah ha ha ha.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:34:52 PDT 1997
Sleepy, you and I have an uncanny way of posting almost simultaniously. It's creeping me out.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:33:22 PDT 1997
I defer to Decoy who has been listening to Eye quite a bit lately. It makes me sick to do it. He won't know anyhow. He misses the subtlties. Look who's talking. I want a subscription to Melody Maker. Ray Davies mentions it in Lola vs Powerman and The Money Go Round. And I have friends I never knew I had before.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:31:27 PDT 1997
"All I wanna do is hold your hand." How about that one? The new Radiohead album is superb by the way. Must buy a Nick Drake album this weekend. I'm alone again aren't I? Guess I should do some work then.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 06:16:48 PDT 1997
CW - Yes. Fish, chips and mushy peas. Exactly that. Oh, Joy! Silver Sun are in Melody Maker this week. Love them, love them so. Ooh, there's so long to go until Robyn plays again. Come on then, what's the answer to my question? Tap, tap.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 05:44:32 PDT 1997
That's why sleepy is so sleepy. But enough of this witty banter. You just bought Eye Decoy, what's the answer to his quiz? Just give me the answer. I won't tell.

FROM: Decoy <@work>
DATE: Thu Sep 25 05:18:14 PDT 1997
Mornig Chew, sleepy. Hey: When you're awake, sleepy's awake. When you're asleep, sleepy's at work.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 05:13:38 PDT 1997
Fish and chips and mushy peas?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 05:03:54 PDT 1997
CW - it's always a pleasure to hear from you. The song is from Eye. I'm cruel to torment at this time of the morning aren't I? I wouldn't appreciate it if I hadn't been awake for 5 hours already. And even then I wouldn't appreciate it very much. I feel a bit hyper today... Best go get some lunch I think.

DATE: Thu Sep 25 04:53:53 PDT 1997
Sleepy, is this another Softboy's lyric? Otherwise, I'm taking a stab and saying it's from Invisible Hitchc.ock. Oh I don't know. Just give me an "F".

DATE: Thu Sep 25 04:52:16 PDT 1997
Just a technical point. Syd studders on the "m" in "making", not "most". It's like those people who insist on doing Monty Python skits but they don't get the words right. Drives me crazy. Crazy like Myk.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Thu Sep 25 04:45:35 PDT 1997
Yawn. Squinchy noises (fists rubbing eyes). Why is Robyn singing Jug Band Blues? Morning sleepy. Sorry it's only me. I envision my postings winging their way at near light speed across the Atlantic and into your computer. Makes me feel so linked up internationally. Once again I fail your quiz. I'm going to have to withdraw from your class. Concerning our meeting of the mindless, I think you can tell you didn't miss much. Voltaic left early and well... you didn't miss much. Great. Now I have Syd's mournful voice singing softly in my head. This is going to be a long day.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 04:43:25 PDT 1997
Myk - you intrigue me. What did you re-find? If it's personal, I don't want to know! All by myself... tra la la.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 04:25:58 PDT 1997
Oh, my first message sounds very petulant! I tried to buy a Nick Drake CD yesterday, but there was just a piece of plastic with his name on it where the album should have been. Still, it's a start I suppose. "A geranium came out of it..." but what happened next? This is a quiz.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 03:40:36 PDT 1997
OK then Robyn. How do you work this thing? You'll probably have to go sideways.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Sep 25 03:39:35 PDT 1997
So here I am, galloping in last when all the others horses are getting their rosettes... Pah. Unless I won the race several hours before. Hmmm. I suppose I'll have a two hour gap before anyone speaks to me (apart from CW, if he hasn't had a late night.) Sigh. Let's have another chat really early in the morning one day. That would be really rock'n'roll. Like having to get up early to get to the next venue in a different state in time for the soundcheck. Bring coffee and lemony smells. Yeah.

FROM: Robyn <eels@dinner>
DATE: Wed Sep 24 20:57:07 PDT 1997
...its awfully considerate of you to think of me here...and Im m-most obliged to you for making it clear,that Im not here............

FROM: Robyn <no central heating@home>
DATE: Wed Sep 24 14:50:31 PDT 1997
..oops..I'm late...

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 13:19:10 PDT 1997
isn't it nice when you find something you've lost!? you may never get your virginity back, but you can reclaim your sanity (if you try).

FROM: Webmaster
DATE: Wed Sep 24 12:35:17 PDT 1997
Gosh. I was only kidding I didn't expect any one to take me seriously. Please come back. Please?

FROM: Webmaster
DATE: Wed Sep 24 12:04:05 PDT 1997

DATE: Wed Sep 24 12:01:38 PDT 1997
Myk. It's a good one. That and mind bogglingly. Hmm. It's awful quiet. Almost too quiet. I had lost my copy of "I Often Dream of Trains" but I found it stuck away in a random drawer. At Last! My Collection is Complete Again!

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:55:58 PDT 1997
i rarely use the phrase "higglety pigglety", but i think i should. see ya later, decoy.

FROM: Homer
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:44:59 PDT 1997
Off to West Ham United next. Go Red!! You'll Never Walk Alone.

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:43:36 PDT 1997
I godda go. work calls. Thanks and see yoos lader.

FROM: Not telling
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:43:03 PDT 1997
Little secret. I'm having a beer at work.

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:39:30 PDT 1997
Is it easy for you other guys to type fast on your browser? If I go too fast I looe letters sometimes entire words.

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:39:17 PDT 1997
Rosin is also used in Baseball and Bowling. Is Bowling season starting soon?

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:37:28 PDT 1997
Pop tarts and lifesavers, and about 64 oz of coffee. pffffftt! H'r'y'go.

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:37:25 PDT 1997
Myk, Oh I get your point absolutely. I'll try to mind my own business from now on and let you run about the Nations Capital higglety pigglety as they say. Decoy. You still there?

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:35:42 PDT 1997
Cool. I learn now. Isn't easier to ask than use the Dictionary though? But enough about me. Lexiconically (is that a word?) challenged Chewing Wax is definately using a spell checker on his browser - unless he got some kind of electrical shock to his brain we don't know about.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:35:30 PDT 1997
yeah, mr wax, you're helping to keep me informed in a world gone totally mad. i'm not sure if that's a service i should be grateful for.... hmmm...

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:34:15 PDT 1997
that reminds me, resin, i must finally get around to getting an old violin. i don't know why, but i really must learn to play one. no, this has no relevance here, but what does?

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:33:25 PDT 1997
Myk. I tried to warn you. So did Sleepy but he was nine seconds too late. Hey Decoy. No one cares about your computers. Tell us about your drugs!

FROM: Mrs. Resin Bag
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:31:36 PDT 1997
Decoy, now I know what to get you for Christmas. A shiny new Dictionary! Resin - a viscid substance that oozes from certain trees and plants, used in varnishes, synthetic plastics, and for many other purposes. Rosin - A translucent resin obtained from the sap of pine trees, used to increase sliding friction on violin bows and an ingredient in varnish, solder, and other products. Resin's my name. Don't abuse it.

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:30:30 PDT 1997
Voltaic might have known we'd all be late. Maybe he'll check back after draining to pond. Martians can be pesky, though.

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:29:01 PDT 1997
Everybody late. Now you late, too!

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:27:46 PDT 1997
yeah, i got a bit confused in my east-west coast chronological mathematics.... well, better nate than lever, i always say!

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:26:09 PDT 1997
sorry i'm late!

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:25:12 PDT 1997
Isn't it spelled "Rosin."

FROM: Decoy <@last>
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:24:16 PDT 1997
The Proxy Server (always to blame) doesn't update very fast. I get a massive lag. But ah well. At least we are together again. My Dell Opti 133 is connected to the internet through a 100mb LAN attached to a Dell Microsoft Proxy/Exchange server which has two URS modems 288.8/14.4 on two dedicated POTS lines. It'll do for now.

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:20:51 PDT 1997
Oh Decoy my love. I'm still here.

FROM: Mrs. Resin Bag
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:19:35 PDT 1997
Little Buzzalot and his special friend Dipsy were out ballooning over the country just the other day, looking down upon the little people of the village who resembled ants at that great height. "Look Dipsy!", Little Buzzalot chirped. "They look like ants!" "Indeed they do" said little Dipsy, taking another drink from the bottle she had brought. "They might like some sugar don't you think?" So she poured her drink upon them and laughed her happy laugh.

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:19:24 PDT 1997
Late meeting! Anyone left?

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:17:59 PDT 1997
Methinks we should re-schedule this event, as some key players are not present. I have an over-flowing frog pond and six angry martians at the door. Got to go!

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:14:33 PDT 1997
Yes. I could use a dose of The Music but alas, I have no CD Rom to even be broken. I don't know any Nick Lowe. I feel so inadequate. Too bad Sleepy couldn't make it. Pungo is missing too. Hmm. And Decoy is out of order. Still, all the fun ones are here eh? Where's Myk?

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:12:04 PDT 1997
How did that happen. Hi CW, yes, I am on a Mac. Running OS8 and loving it.... I recently switched from Netscape to Explorer as well, and in the past two months have had only a handful of browswer-related lock-ups. Really wish I could listen to Element of Light right now!

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:10:04 PDT 1997
Dr., the ultimate perversion in a board like this is to begin discussing the songs of an artist mentioned by the artist on whose board you post. Congratulations on being the most perverse so far....

FROM: Dr. Redjeaves
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:08:54 PDT 1997
I say, who has the single malt at the ready. I could use a quick belt. Songs, hmm, Voltaic, hope you don't mind if I take the lead....Clean Steve had a party once, no? Perhaps someone can mention their favorite Nick Lowe song....mine could be "I Knew The Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)"

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:07:06 PDT 1997
Voltaic, you on MAC OS too? I thought I was only one.

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:06:04 PDT 1997
Chewie, Squelchy! How are you? My CD-Rom is broken, gosh darnit! Can't play Robyn during our tete-a-tete. Just happened...I was installing a new modem script and BAMM!, the thing f--ted.....serves me right for getting a Power Computing machine--fast buggers, with a great price point, but boy do they chince in peripherals. Where is everybody!

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:04:41 PDT 1997
Get squelchy his tool.

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:03:57 PDT 1997
Eight second Voltaic. That could be a new record. It's your party. Why not start us off with a song. Say. Who else is coming?

FROM: Squelchy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:03:15 PDT 1997
brlk bukl bukker bukerr bBBBBBBBBUEKKKKKKKKKKRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! Faawaaaabb! Mungggggg-gugugugugu-gugug gugug gugug ug gug gug gu gugug g ug gugug . Ralph, hand me that SPPPPPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANERRR!

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:01:51 PDT 1997
Hail Hail Homer! Where are the regular gang of insufferables (heh heh) all have Robyn blasting through the labtecs, I presume?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:01:43 PDT 1997
I can feel the ether buzzing.

DATE: Wed Sep 24 11:00:41 PDT 1997
Oh, I'm giddy with anticipation. I hear Robyn will be listening in. You'll Never Walk Alone.

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Sep 24 10:56:39 PDT 1997
Greetings. Now that it's working, I must confess I finally geared up with a 33.6 modem. My 14.4 sits dejectedly in a corner. How are you all? It's a few minutes early, so I'll be back in a minute or two.

FROM: Homer <Incaseyoumissedit@Anfield>
DATE: Wed Sep 24 10:27:13 PDT 1997
The match was televised on Sky Sports 1 live, but for 45 minutes, you almost wished they hadn't as the game turned into a midfield tussle in the first half. Collymore, booed by Mr. Robyn Hitchc--k, notorious musical genius and Mighty Reds fan at his every touch, had a chance after 30 minutes but headed well over, whilst Owen and Berger shots also missed the mark. It wasn't until 11 minutes into the second half that the game finally sprung to life with a controversial penalty (Owen felled by Southgate, but there didn't seem to be any contact), coolly slotted home by Fowler for his first goal in his first full appearance this season. A great run and shot from McManaman, eerily similar to his wonder-goal against Celtic recently, put Liverpool in the driving seat with 11 minutes to go and Riedle's finish from an Owen pass in the final minute topped off a second-half performance by Liverpool that was probably their best 45 minutes of the season.

DATE: Wed Sep 24 10:16:37 PDT 1997
Decoy. You da man. You da boy. You da daddy. With a hoorah to Homer as well and his lovely game synopsis.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 10:10:36 PDT 1997
Yah!!!! It's a boy!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Sep 24 10:10:01 PDT 1997
Bye for now. Have a lovely chat. Is this full yet?!