FROM: Cough Cough
DATE: Wed Oct 15 13:04:40 PDT 1997
Our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and fans of Voltaic. We will all miss this very special man. For information on the memorial service, where to send cards, and much more, please visit the Rocky Mountain High Fan Club. These remembrances were published on the a--ociated Press NewsWire: "If Voltaic had sung the telephone book you would have felt a sense of joy with it, because he would have sung it joyfully." -Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. "Voltaic was a dedicated champion of the environment, spending many hours on the vital work of protecting natural heritage. And he opened many doors to understanding among nations through his tours of the Soviet Union, China and Vietnam." -President Clinton. "Voltaic was the world's troubadour and a guy who had really dedicated the last part of his life to leave the world a better place than he found it." -Friend Jerry McClain. "Voltaic was the most visible and popular of all the people who bridged the gap between folk and country music... At the time it was controversial with the old guard in country music, because he was not from the country world. But he sold a ton of records, and was played on country radio constantly, as he should have been." -Country music historian Bob Oermann. "It's a real loss to Colorado and a personal loss for me. I knew Voltaic as a friend and a pilot... He was not only a longtime resident of Colorado but our best ambassador in describing what Colorado is, and its vibrant beauty." -Colorado Gov. Roy Romer "Voltaic was always trying to push the envelope. Whether it was philosophy or engineering or astronomy or religion, that type of thing always appealed to him." -Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, godfather of Voltaic's son Zachary. "Voltaic did what he did with a lot of modesty. I would hope this is the kind of thing that takes the cynicism out of how people view things." -Jeff Hanna, member of the former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who recorded with Voltaic. "Not only was he a great songwriter and singer, but he was also a very special human being. I will miss his music and his smile." Country singer and Voltaic friend Crystal Gayle.

FROM: Man of a Thousand Hairs
DATE: Wed Oct 15 13:02:05 PDT 1997
Is that the anus of the universe or a star of hairs?

FROM: Quizmaster Bates
DATE: Wed Oct 15 13:00:38 PDT 1997
Pallance it is! Boy did I give it away! Now, another song from the youngster with a guitar, a sensation from Cambridge and environs, a man of means, a wizard, a true star: Robyn Hitchc--k with his latest single, "Grooving on an Inner Plane," with Trio Bulgarka accompanying!" [insanely wild crowd noises]

FROM: Cat I Lov
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:58:09 PDT 1997
West L.A., if you continue showering your compliments on Voltaic and his legacy, he may appear again...the second coming! Julian H. Cope is the Arch Drude!

FROM: Decoy <Plugh!>
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:56:58 PDT 1997
Voltaic is dead! Long live Voltaic! Eulogy to follow ...

DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:55:54 PDT 1997

FROM: Rob <>
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:55:39 PDT 1997
You are blind, your soul fractured, so you drink of the ethereal void. Either that, or just settle down and watch that crazy Kramer on Seinfeld.

FROM: Quizmaster Bates
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:55:24 PDT 1997
Not Travolta. There is a hint earlier, a comment by a famous actor in Westerns. They did a movie together; actually two. There, I gave it away.

DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:54:46 PDT 1997
really,..Nick huh?

FROM: alternity
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:53:46 PDT 1997
Hey man,..I think those UFO photos might be true

DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:41:25 PDT 1997
I was followed home/By Nicholas Cage/On DeChirico Street

FROM: gippy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:38:38 PDT 1997
the jet toilet, not the drink

FROM: gippy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:36:55 PDT 1997
John Travolta?

FROM: West L.A.
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:36:18 PDT 1997
WHOA! Meltdown!!! Volty, I looked into another archive - saw you praising "Wilder" and "World Shut Your Mouth" - Amen, Amen! You're allright, there . . .

FROM: Rob <>
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:35:52 PDT 1997
21\M looking for female Hitchc--k fan for correspondance, etc.

FROM: **~``(0: *>:><~~*>*>:>
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:33:10 PDT 1997
:O)*~`__ ~_>*

FROM: West L.A.
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:24:37 PDT 1997
OK, the waters are a BIT calmer (and I'm less busy) . . . Hi again, y'all. DOC: Cynderella married John Cale. She also divorced John Cale, and sold his piano soon thereafter. (True Story) She better run for her life! MAN: Forget Deuteronomy - my hubby always tells 'em he read it in the Book of Numbers - NOBODY reads the Book of Numbers, so you can say whatever you like (but then, you will anyway). Maybe that's where they read Robyn would be at the Drake tribute! Hope that turns out for you folks. I've got an old friend in Brooklyn Heights, if I was still in the Midwest, I might have considered a visit. JEEZ - California. What's "Autumn is Your Last Chance" without the leaves? "I Often...Trains" without the frozen lake? . . . . STILL great songs, THAT's what.

FROM: ehtylVoltaic
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:20:29 PDT 1997
Put that down, you old alchoholic pervert

FROM: fredVoltaic
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:20:03 PDT 1997

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 12:14:17 PDT 1997
Who was that sleepy fellow? Way past his London bed time isn't it? I'm out of here. Once again, Decoy has stolen my music and gone into hiding. He did leave me Bourbon. I'll give him that. So long, my earthly paradise....

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 11:52:15 PDT 1997
Hmmm. Relatively calm waters. Speak tomorrow chums...

FROM: Vrroom
DATE: Wed Oct 15 11:34:50 PDT 1997
I love the blue blue water and the smoke detectors!

DATE: Wed Oct 15 11:27:27 PDT 1997
well,..which celebrity DOES have the jet plane motif crapper??..its not Robyn,is it??..(its probably that canadian freak Leslie Neilson)

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 11:13:50 PDT 1997
Well, what a surprise. Here I am again. Not too much strangeness as yet. Hello CW. Might pop back later... Bye for now.

FROM: Don King
DATE: Wed Oct 15 11:12:17 PDT 1997
..set the Wayback machine Sherman,I feel a fit coming on.

FROM: Mr. Beeblebrox
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:52:29 PDT 1997
Oh that party!

FROM: ms'eyeball-a-rama
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:46:00 PDT 1997
a bit of info on Nick Drake, interview by Joe Boyd (producer: five leaves left,and bryter later)it's at .interesting to some.

FROM: Mr. Dent
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:32:40 PDT 1997
Hotblack and Desiato are Estate Agents in the Islington area.

FROM: Hotblack Desiato
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:26:41 PDT 1997
you, shall be hearing from my salivater.

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:24:42 PDT 1997
An eerie silence descends...

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:04:09 PDT 1997
Looks like Sleepy escapes just in time. Seek shelter my friend. I have hours of this to deal with. I can see him sitting there at his computer, reading, slowly, his face turning red, his eyes bugging out, the voices getting louder and louder and louder, until one grabs control of his hands and the fight is on. We all suffer n the end.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 10:03:37 PDT 1997
I wasn't 'being that way', Grumpy. I typed my 'bye' before I got your question - a problem with my browser apparently... So cheer up.

FROM: fredVoltaic
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:58:25 PDT 1997
now stop that all of you!! I'll get blamed,..want to see me flame f--ts?

FROM: Cat I Lov
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:57:43 PDT 1997
Mysterioso, the whys and wherefores of vicious visions will become clearer this week.

FROM: Grumpy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:55:58 PDT 1997
Be that way, Sleepy. Hurrummphhh :(

FROM: Dopey
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:55:23 PDT 1997
Durrahhhh, she's out with Bashful in the garden, Doc, sniffing roses. Duh

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:54:34 PDT 1997

DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:54:21 PDT 1997
Hey Sleepy, where's that chick Cinderella at?

FROM: Man of a Thousand Hours of Free Time
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:53:30 PDT 1997
Deuteronomy. Hmmm. That would be a substantial posting. Then again..... anybody know where I can find Rabelais' Gargantua, or The Brothers K, on the internet, in text form? No-no, just curious, just asking....

FROM: George Carlin
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:51:51 PDT 1997
Oh. ...... Okay...... uh......

FROM: binf
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:51:32 PDT 1997
...what's that sulfurish smell?...gas leak?...what gas lea......................

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:50:37 PDT 1997
No. Never been there.

FROM: George Carlin
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:49:22 PDT 1997
Someone always says, "Here we go," just as the ride begins at Disneyland. You ever notice that?

FROM: Mitch the Twitch
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:48:32 PDT 1997
Ah! OWE! Oh, hey, you guys? Where's the, OW! guy named, ahhhh!, Squelchy? Hey! Owe.....oh-OHHOHOHOHOH! Hey!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:47:29 PDT 1997
OK, here we go...

FROM: Quizmaster Bates
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:46:56 PDT 1997
Laslo, who is this man? Get him off the stage. Our next contestant is Robyn Hitchc--k, performing his new hit, "Have a Heart Betty, I'm Not Fireproof!" [Screams and swooning from the crowd....]

FROM: Man of a Thousand Names
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:45:11 PDT 1997
Any of you care to join? I think we could have a horrible time together, until we fell off the wagon and started inserting Deuteronomy into message boards, creating havoc and mayhem and exposing our cherished dialup accounts to censure and possible prosecution....

FROM: Quizmaster Bates
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:43:01 PDT 1997
Wrong! Laslo, off with his head!

FROM: Pat McGroin
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:42:16 PDT 1997
Er, uh, Peewee Hemroid?

FROM: Quizmaster Bates
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:41:31 PDT 1997
Which famous celebrity has an airliner bathroom in his home, complete with soundtrack of jet sounds and turbulence?

FROM: Man of a Thousand Names
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:40:16 PDT 1997
I've tried to stay away, but can't. I am thinking of founding a Screwing with Messageboards Anonymous chapter.

FROM: Jack Pallance
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:38:50 PDT 1997
I pass bigger Hotblack Desiatos than you.

DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:35:32 PDT 1997
..sorry it's this hovering weather..

DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:28:47 PDT 1997
..passing a Hotblack Desiato sounds horrible!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:28:34 PDT 1997
Sexy Sadie is my all time very hugest favorite Beatles song. If I have a daughter or get another dog (whichever comes first) I'll name her Sadie. Get off my treatment mooch.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:23:31 PDT 1997
That would be "passed".

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:22:45 PDT 1997
I only recently got hooked on the Beatles actually. I became an intense Beatle bore for about two weeks in 1995. But I calmed down again. Oh, my strange obsessive nature... I past a estate agent sign in Camden the other day - Hotblack Desiato. What a name...

DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:18:31 PDT 1997
hmmm...That's not such a strange Idea,, wait a minute, its a crazy idea would make a great television series!!..(perhaps starring Leonard the manager..)time travelling "musicialliens"...

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:14:48 PDT 1997
mr wax, you are a laff riot. i love the white album.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 09:08:21 PDT 1997
Revolver is a wonderful album. Almost as good as Rubber Soul. The rereleased CD screwed up my life long mental song list and order though. Still, either way, that's a very nice comparison. Did anyone ever figure out how The Beatles came out with so much music in such a little time? And, if you look at the photographs, they grew their hair and beards way too quickly. I think they messed about with a time machine, like in Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. They went back in time, sabotaged Buddy Holly's plane, and stole all the songs he never managed to write. I own the rights to this story so don't even think about it.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 08:57:20 PDT 1997
Lentils and grapefruit? How grim. Didn't Robyn describe Perspex Island as his Revolver, or something? That's a very fine album.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 08:24:04 PDT 1997
since we're discussing the pluses of "perspex", how 'bout that lush stereo guitar intro to "Ride"?! man, does that sound good on my home system.... come to think of it, it sounds great on my car system too!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 08:21:31 PDT 1997
Into the bureau she rambles, tethered by the headphones... What a great line. Can't you just imagine her chattering to herself... Robyn is a vegetarian. Oh, what a horrible day this is.

DATE: Wed Oct 15 08:13:46 PDT 1997
Did you ever hover in the distance?....(I just came in from traffic..a lot of hovering out there..)it's a hovering kind of a day..swooping wet..perspex is one of my faves, nice production,calliopes and xyllophones..(no chicken..?)

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:59:37 PDT 1997
Perspex is one of my favorites. I find many of the songs have a lush texture not found in any of his other works. Vegetation and Dimes. She Doesn't Exist Anymore. Birds in Perspex. Earthly Paradise. They are very very rich, like a heavy dessert with brandy and cigars. The music surrounds me emotionally. I was the narrator in "She Doesn't Exist Anymore" with two different girls. Oh well, this is the weather for it.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:54:00 PDT 1997
Work work work. Drag them kicking and screaming into the street and butcher them all like hogs. Sorry. That's what happens when I work too much. Horrific visions of blood and cutlery flash about my mind's eye. Entrails. Oh my. Perhaps it's my new diet. Nothing but lentils and grapefruit. Yes. I must take a closer look at the nutritional aspects here. I may be missing some key amino acids. But, is it true Robyn no longer eats chicken?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:44:36 PDT 1997
i never quite got into "perspex" like i've gotten into his others. it just doesn't speak to me, but i'm glad it speaks to you. "eye" and "moss" speak clearly to me, since i've always been much more keen to his more acoustic work.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:33:33 PDT 1997
CW - I meant for me to listen to it, but it could equally apply to you too of course.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:32:44 PDT 1997
Perspex Island, CW. Must listen to that soon...

DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:14:15 PDT 1997
..actually Myk, we do get trinkets and sombreros,just across the line.we trade canabis buds (according to the news..)heh .good luck in tribute endeavers..Tea time soon for Sleepy.check in later.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 07:07:06 PDT 1997
yeah, mooch, i guess the canadian perspective places vancouver in a different orientation. i guess when you go south of the border, no one is selling trinkets and sombreros. ain't that a shame. ......c'mon, guys.... let's not perform premature autopsies on the death of "RH at the drake tribute" until we can be quite sure that the body is, in fact, dead. give me a little time to get a straight answer via email, or if someone else gets a confirm "no-go", then that will do it! we must not cast all hope aside! ah, hell, it's rainy.... let's be pessimists.

DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:59:35 PDT 1997
someday,we'll all be travelling by telephone(hey,ho..)much like this..

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:56:14 PDT 1997
M - it's like all trace of Robyn's potential attendance has been removed. Perhaps we just imagined it all... Rain here too. No surprise. Myk - an office with a stereo? Yet another lucky little Kylie. I'd be fired because I wouldn't be able to concentrate on anything but the music. Small piece of happiness for me - Silver Sun are in the UK Top 40. Yeah! It would be so nice to see Robyn in there one day.

DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:53:48 PDT 1997
..We call this area the "south coast" depends where you stand I stand inside...

DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:50:14 PDT 1997
I guess the Drake thing has been sorted??no?I cant find any mention of Robyn attending anymore,anywhere.It would be a bit close transatlantic flight wise as well.hmmm?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:49:13 PDT 1997
rain in the pacific northwest? never! heh heh.

FROM: mooch
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:43:49 PDT 1997
good morning all,raining,raining raining hard.6:40 a.m. and wet..uh..Robyn.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:42:09 PDT 1997
well, sleepy, it looks like washington has a bit of the london weather today. dreary, cold and wet. what an unpleasant day it is, but i don't mind. i've moved into an office with a little stereo in it, so i might start playing robyn and anyone else i feel like hearing. that will be nice, i suppose.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:34:21 PDT 1997
Myk - oh, right. Thanks.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:24:00 PDT 1997
sometimes your browser won't update the screen correctly, sleepy. it sometimes cheats and uses the cached copy. damn browsers. heh heh.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:11:34 PDT 1997
Hello to you too Myk. How long do these messages take to appear after posting? You weren't there a few minutes ago.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 06:09:08 PDT 1997
Hello CW. I'm here. Just very busy. Mmmm. I've got a doughnut now. Things are getting better. The Nick Drake thing is looking a bit shaky isn't it? I want to go home now and bliss out to music.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 15 05:54:57 PDT 1997
playstation! yeah! (still no drake news, mr wax). sleepy, where are you?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 05:51:52 PDT 1997
Hey! When I leave for an hour and come back here, I expect a response. I demand interaction. Where oh where is Sleepy?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 15 05:07:53 PDT 1997
I think the most telling thing is that the Nick Drake page initially said Robyn was scheduled to appear at the tribute, and now it clearly, obviously, horribly, doesn't. I am awaiting Myk "The Twit" Murphy's confirmation of what I fear I know to be true. I left my coffee upstairs. Hold on a bit.... I told a lie yesterday. I didn't listen to Perspex Island. I watched Baseball and played my PlayStation and sat on my couch like some large diseased houseplant.

FROM: lord of the flies <sugar not vinegar>
DATE: Tue Oct 14 21:34:07 PDT 1997
Mr.Lucky;...Drano will get the biggest ones..followed by a shot of vermouth,up the nose.

FROM: Leonard Rossiter <Grot shop>
DATE: Tue Oct 14 21:28:44 PDT 1997
...ahhh,Joan, what a shame you will end up as a sad coronation street character...If you could just hold your hand like ...arrrghh....

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 21:25:53 PDT 1997
you're no jack kennedy, senator!

FROM: hooded
DATE: Tue Oct 14 20:00:55 PDT 1997
I am not Voltaic.

FROM: Mr.Lucky <>
DATE: Tue Oct 14 19:18:46 PDT 1997
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to get the flies out of my skull?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 18:52:37 PDT 1997
yeah, mooch, i know.... it's hard to reflect in text my amusement, rather than anger, when i responded. yeah, the source is becoming quite... uniform and consistent. (still, you're quite a kind vancouverino to remind me that some folks are just incorrigible.... heh heh, i found yet another new word for you crazy canucks!)

DATE: Tue Oct 14 18:41:03 PDT 1997
Myk,I think someone is trying to wind you up,..consider the source...later

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 18:30:59 PDT 1997
i'm a tedious twit??!! ha!! just because i'd like to verify that robyn will show before i drive to the big apple, i earn the epithet "twit"? heh heh. i'm not tedious, i'm just into accuracy. hmmm... there seems to be a theme today...

FROM: pope of exhaust
DATE: Tue Oct 14 16:50:35 PDT 1997
Brians glasses were blue, too, dude...

FROM: ayatolla of smoke
DATE: Tue Oct 14 16:41:25 PDT 1997
...woah..Alice Beefheart...dude

FROM: alternity
DATE: Tue Oct 14 16:24:48 PDT 1997
I have nothing better to do than to just write on this message board.Sure I love Robyn and want to discuss and contribute all sorts of things, but I probably won't.I just love useing Warner Brothers rescources, and bless them , they brought me Captain Beefheart and loony Toonz.I still remember wireing up Dads phono and putting on Alice Cooper:Lighting a Smiley face candel , and rocking on out.Robyn still had his Blue sunglasses and august hair.And today I can come here;and get nostalgic.Rite on !!!~ Heres to the past .and Future..Keep on Keepin' on

DATE: Tue Oct 14 16:12:21 PDT 1997
rondezvous? ACK.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 16:09:51 PDT 1997
rendezvous, rendezvous

FROM: L L Bean
DATE: Tue Oct 14 15:53:25 PDT 1997
trousers, get your trousers,..

DATE: Tue Oct 14 15:49:54 PDT 1997
...Maybe it's rondeauvue. I don't know and it's sort of embarrassing.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 15:31:52 PDT 1997
Prince of Persia: I'm going to be visiting my sister in San Francisco sometime in the next couple of months. Maybe we could plan a secret rondevoux. Could be a lot of fun..... Not sure about the spelling of that word and can't find my dictionary..

DATE: Tue Oct 14 15:29:33 PDT 1997
Myk you are a tedious twit

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 15:19:45 PDT 1997
nose: i had just returned from "Fegmania!", which mentions it clearly as an uncomfirmed rumor back on 10 October. read it more closely.... robyn's management has yet to confirm or deny this appearance.

FROM: Pat <>
DATE: Tue Oct 14 15:10:17 PDT 1997
furst time I've used netscape egad I hate it

FROM: Nose-zit-awl
DATE: Tue Oct 14 14:44:29 PDT 1997
Because you haven't been to Fegmaniax lately, where it's mentioned

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 13:41:11 PDT 1997
the message to WFUV has been sent. i asked nicely, so i hope we get results soon. why do i have a sinking feeling that this whole thing started as a rumor because robyn's song "i saw nick drake", coupled with a tribute concert, caused a--umptions that robyn would be there. well, i HOPE it's true.

FROM: moochs'eyeball-a-rama
DATE: Tue Oct 14 13:23:52 PDT 1997 web weasel a bit of info. to scutinize at ones leisure, when one gets one second,to ones self.

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Tue Oct 14 13:06:13 PDT 1997
Look who is now missing from this item! A very special night of Nick Drake's music which will be happening in New York on Sat--day, November 8, at 8:00 pm. Entitled "Bryter Layter: The Muisc of Nick Drake", it will take place at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights (157 Montague Street). Performers include Richard Barone (ex-Bongos), Peter Holsapple, Jackson Browne, Peter Blegvad, Susan Cowsill, Marshall Crenshaw, Terre Roche, Syd Straw, Katell Keineg, Richard Davies, Rebecca Moore, Mimi Goese, and Sloan Wainwright, backed by an all-star band and strings. Tickets: 718-858-2424. The concert will also be recorded for later broadcast on radio station WFUV FM in N.Y.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 13:01:44 PDT 1997
Time to take my mindless patter out of here and mourn Voltaic in my own way. Tonight I will listen to... hmmm Perspex Island I think. Look! I found a vegetable dime!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:53:07 PDT 1997
Yes. There are several sources out there reporting Robyn will be at the tribute, but none official enough to gamble a 400 mile road trip for. It could all be a rumor Joe started. ee has the means and where with all to do such a thing. Myk will find out.

FROM: mooch
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:47:26 PDT 1997
excuse me, but I have a message for all concerned with the Nick Drake tribute. info

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:39:30 PDT 1997
guilty as charged, mr wax! by the way... tonite i'm sending an email the the staff of the radio station to get the real deal. i'll keep you all informed.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:34:07 PDT 1997

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:33:26 PDT 1997
Unlike the late Voltaic's rantings, Joe's mineless and seemingly ceaseless patter is easily ignored.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:31:50 PDT 1997
Myk - I accuse you of making it up as you go along.

FROM: Bob"Gilligan"Denver
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:28:01 PDT 1997
Hey youngsters..I'm O.K...(not on St.barts..)rumors of my cancellation have been greatly thing-a-ma-jiggered....

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:27:40 PDT 1997
PP&M are GOD!

FROM: Smoketoomuch
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:25:59 PDT 1997

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:25:24 PDT 1997
"Puff the Magic Dragon" was originally written as "Puff the Station Wagon", reflecting Peter, Paul & Mary's collective early fascination with the automotive world. their numerous car songs had difficulty finding a home on radio (country music already discussed pickup trucks and such). with the vietnam war raging and recreation drug use on a dramatic rise, record executives suggested anti-war and pro-drug topics for various catchy tunes already penned by the trio. from this newfound inspiration came the tunes we now a--ociate with PP&M.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:25:19 PDT 1997
You're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star!

FROM: John Cheese
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:24:12 PDT 1997
Hello Miss? What you mean Miss. I'm sorry I have a cold.

FROM: mae wests legs
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:22:31 PDT 1997

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:19:47 PDT 1997
Hes mad! Hes madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Madman contest!

FROM: mr.concerned
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:19:26 PDT 1997
JOE are you o.k.?.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:18:33 PDT 1997
A message board with one person posting in several guises; that'd be new.

FROM: Witchy Poo
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:18:03 PDT 1997
Now where is my black arm band?

FROM: Rip Cord
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:15:29 PDT 1997
Bob Denver... err Voltaic and Princess Diana have eloped and are living on St. Bart's

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:15:22 PDT 1997
Its so true. I didn't know ol' "Lysander" was written by he. Oh, rue the day!

FROM: Nudge
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:14:22 PDT 1997
Any good Voltaic jokes? Like in the "My dog has no nose" "How does he smell?" "Like Voltaic" vein. Alas Squelchy, we hardly knew thee!

DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:11:11 PDT 1997
Alas! poor Voltaic! Or is that ________? or Redjeaves? Whatever happened to Voltaic?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:10:48 PDT 1997
Cutting and pasting like that is just so damned rude. Ooh it makes me angry. It compromises everything all of us real posters work so long and hard for. Not a single mention of Robyn in that entire article. Even the missing Homer would stick a mention of Robyn in to his soccer articles. Just a filthy, lazy cut and paste with a simple search and replace. A sick sick atrophed mind is at work here. Voltaic's Undertaker - YOU WILL RUE THIS DAY!

FROM: Mr. Doglegs & Feet
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:08:04 PDT 1997
Remember, Voltaic's body was dismembered and they haven't got the head out of the drink yet. Could be a Decoy, er, no, not that! ...

FROM: Mr. Wart
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:05:54 PDT 1997
Voltaic wrote that nugget, "I'm Leaving on a Lysander Plain" for the fake-folk trio, Squelchy, Pungo and Myk, in the late sixties

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:03:53 PDT 1997
sorry to hear of your demise, voltaic. i shall miss our exchanges. well, let me reconsider that a moment...

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Tue Oct 14 12:00:44 PDT 1997
I didn't know Voltaic wrote a Peter Paul and Mary song. Puff the Magic Dragon, lived by the Sea. Did Voltaic write that one? It's one of my favorites and I know it isn't about pot like those skeptics say.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:59:26 PDT 1997
perhaps it is dangerous to be uninteresting, voltaic, but so far i and others have only been accused of being uninteresting TO YOU. if all the postings on here interested me, voltaic, i would lose all sanity. i say caroline: please check the message board by-laws on "causing boredom for voltaic". i'm sure there must be some fine i must pay! heh heh. one last thing, voltaic: your words don't have the staying power to be "branded" onto my mind, though your cleverness is usually appreciated.... as i alluded, i merely glanced back into the previous archive. as you may recall, you touched off quite a discussion, drawing us further from our core. (humorous irony, to be sure.)

FROM: Howling
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:58:07 PDT 1997
I think this chaos will peak tomorrow with the full moon and slowly subside until next month. Ive done a lot of research and this pattern has been repeated. Beware The Moon. Everything Under The Sun is in Tune...

FROM: R-Bags
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:46:55 PDT 1997
Thank you Multitude. Oddly, your oppinion means a lot to me. You may be crazy, but you are a very deep thinker. I appreciate it.

FROM: lisa-lassie
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:42:06 PDT 1997
...What did you expect from a Tourquay window?..vast herds of wilderbeast ,thundering majestically across a sweeping plain???( by the way mrs resin buckets,you are a VERY good writer.I have two words for you:childrens books.)

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:42:02 PDT 1997
Voltaic is dead. George Burns is dead. Terry Garr looks like s--t. What does it mean?

FROM: Enilorac
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:39:07 PDT 1997
Voltaic is so fractured he is not himself. I believe there are at least two minds behind the Voltaic name and at least twenty names behind at least one of those minds. What of message-board etiquette? I've studied the by-laws carefully and alas, I've found no rules at all.

FROM: Voltaic's Undertaker
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:37:13 PDT 1997
Voltaic Bought Plane Day Before Crash By Thom Akeman PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (Reuters) - An aviation official investigating the airplane crash that killed country- pop star Voltaic says the singer bought his experimental plane just one day before its fatal crash. Voltaic, the boyish, upbeat country-pop star famed for such infectious songs as "Rocky Mountain High" and "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," died Sunday evening when the experimental Long-EZ plane he was piloting nosedived into the Pacific Ocean and disintegrated on impact. Voltaic's body was severely dismembered in the crash, and authorities could not positively identify the singer until fingerprint records were flown in Monday from Colorado. It took until Monday evening for emergency workers to retrieve all of Voltaic's major body parts, including the singer's head. George Petterson, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference that investigators were trying to piece the aircraft back together and were months away from determining a cause for the crash. "At this point we don't have an airplane to work with," Petterson told reporters when asked what might have caused the crash. "No conclusions have been reached. Petterson said Voltaic bought the composite Fiberglass plane Sat--day in Santa Maria, a small city on the California coast about 100 miles south of Monterey. Voltaic flew Sat--day to Santa Maria from Colorado to take delivery of the experimental airplane. An experienced pilot, Voltaic then flew the Long-EZ to Monterey, the picturesque town where he maintained a home. Lt. David Allard, a spokesman for the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, said the reults of an autopsy showed that the official cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma and that death was instantaneous. Allard also said the coroner's office had performed toxicology tests on Voltaic's body, and that the results of those tests would not be available for another 10 to 14 days. Petterson said investigators were trying to track Voltaic's activities in the hours leading up to Sunday's crash. It appeared Voltaic told officials at Monterey Peninsula Airport that he was going to fly the airplane for one hour. Voltaic made three quick take-offs and landings and then asked airport officials for permission to go for a full flight. Officials in the control tower granted him permission but asked him to turn on his transponder code, a device that allows planes to be tracked on radar screens. The transponder did not appear to be working and officials asked Voltaic to toggle it off and on. His last words to the control tower were: "Do you have it now?" Moments later, officials lost the plane's signal. Petterson said Voltaic's plane was built about 10 years ago, but investigators were unable to determine who built the plane or who owned it before Voltaic. Those records were in a federal office in Oklahoma City that was closed Monday because of the Columbus Day holiday. Voltaic's futuristic, Y-shaped Long-EZ was designed in 1979 and was one of about 1,000 currently in use, including two that recently made round-the-world trips. Aviation experts call the Long-EZ a safe craft to fly. Voltaic reached the peak of his fame in the 1970s as a singer who moved between country, folk and pop music. Among his best known hits were "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Annie's Song," written for his first wife, from whom he was divorced. Although he performed his blend of folksy, happy-go-lucky songs around the world and had a big live following even after he stopped producing gold records, his first big success was as a songwriter. His "Leaving on a Jet Plane" was an international hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in 1969, when America was in tumult over the Vietnam war. In 1971 Voltaic made the charts himself with "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and became one of the biggest-selling country-pop singers in the world during the 1970s. His album "Voltaic's Greatest Hits" has sold over 10 million copies, helping to make him one of the top-selling recording artists in the United States. Born John Henry Voltaic, son of an Air Force family in Roswell, New Mexico, Denver dropped out of school to pursue a career in folk music in Los Angeles and became the lead singer with the Chad Mitchell Trio in the mid-1960s. In 1975 he reached the peak of his fame, winning the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award as well as the American Guild of Variety Artists' Singing Star of the Year Award. He also tried his hand at acting, first on television and then starring with George Burns in the 1977 film "Oh God!"

FROM: Prince of Persia
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:31:25 PDT 1997
Dandruff? Split hairs? Oscar Wilde? A quizzical quixotic rant, these postings, but what I want to know is, what kind of acoustic guitar does Robyn use?

FROM: Oscar Wilde
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:29:57 PDT 1997
It isn't a danger. It's a fact.

FROM: Voltaic the Left Side
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:28:21 PDT 1997
Dandruff everywhere. I am honored, however, that my every word has been branded onto your bulging brain, to be set upon by tracing paper and charcoal pencil and posted again whenever I rattle your cage....too bad there is still a failure to understand...since in the same posting I seem to remember pointing out it wasn't the non-sequitars, but simply the fact that the banter was not interesting--no new info, only chat about football and know, it's like a movie called "Porcupine" that has no porcupines in it: it would be okay if what WAS in the movie were at all interesting. Mind you, it's the spirit, not the letter, of my requests to which I refer; and really, it's a sticky point, cuz I am guilty (yes I confess) of bantering about this and that myself. Oscar Wilde said something about the danger of being uninteresting.

FROM: Mrs. Resinbuckets
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:28:15 PDT 1997
Her skin always reminded him of the inside of a watermelon rind. Very white, moist and slightly sticky. She would sit all day in the warmth of the meadow, making her delicate sketches of butterflies and daffodils and the wandering clouds. Tiny entertaining cherubs would flit about her head and neck, whispering instructions and offering her bits of advise about composition and technique. She would have none of it of course, learning years ago to ignore the cherubs that had haunted her almost her entire life. He would watch her through the window of the cottage, noting her frequent compulsive hand movements and wishing for just one moment she would smile at him again.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:18:30 PDT 1997
thanks, mysterioso, but we were trying to get info on the forthcoming album of the same name, not that song (which by all accounts seems to be quite nice). "Great Voltaic": i'm quite pleased with the execution of my education, thanks so much. as for your own words, they were: "maybe you should simply trade email addresses", because " the only thing discussed is so much like overhearing a completely inane commuter train conversation". (two quotes taken out of order, but they remain contextually accurate). it is obvious that the idea behind these statements is to remove any non-RH related postings. in short, voltboy, archive 15 contradicts the future archive 16. peruse the past...

FROM: Ford
DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:04:41 PDT 1997
Why not GO MAD?!

DATE: Tue Oct 14 11:04:19 PDT 1997
Myk, I think WFUV has their own web page. Perhaps they mention the Drake gig on it, or when its to be broadcast upon it?

FROM: Cactus Liquor
DATE: Tue Oct 14 10:28:05 PDT 1997
Thwell barnacle exhibit, squire! Are those real or plastre-of-paris?

FROM: Cat I Lov
DATE: Tue Oct 14 10:26:31 PDT 1997

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Tue Oct 14 10:25:41 PDT 1997
Myk: News of my percolation is greatly appreciated, but exaggerated nonetheless. If you insist on believing the Great Voltaic is telling you not to post un-Robyn-related postings, you are a highly entertaining victim of a poorly executed education.

FROM: Mysterioso
DATE: Tue Oct 14 10:22:41 PDT 1997
Look back a few archives to where there was actual discussion of Robyn's music and you will find comments about Jewels for Sophia, a song Robyn was doing live on his most recent tour of the US.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 09:46:44 PDT 1997
I'm off out into the rain .... Bye ...

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 09:30:36 PDT 1997
Wow! A one second gap!!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 09:29:36 PDT 1997
CW - Hmm. I was wondering whether Robyn would go all the way over to New York for one gig. I haven't heard that he's doing any other gigs in the US have you? Certainly he'd have to get back to Britain soon-ish for shows later in the month.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 09:29:35 PDT 1997
honestly, wax, i think L is simply another bizarre creation of the lovely and talented voltaic. as for who L is writing to, i'd rather not think about that. heh heh. yeah, this drake show is a bit sketchy.... maybe i'll try to get in touch with the radio station involved to get some substantiated info. yeah yeah, that's what i'll do! if i get the time today... ugh.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 09:15:05 PDT 1997
Myk, is L writing to you? I don't want to trace the origin of L's postings. Those archive hurt my eyes. I am very very suspicious about this Nick Drake tribute. His appearance remains very rumor-like and unsubstantiated.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 08:50:35 PDT 1997
um.... i don't know how i should respond to that.

DATE: Tue Oct 14 08:37:08 PDT 1997
My language is not as bad as you think. When I send you a message or read a message from you I get this tingly feeling all over my body and I can't think straight. The words don;t come out right and I sound like a complete illiterate. Don't give up on me.......

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 08:34:24 PDT 1997
regarding new studio work, i think robyn is readjusting after some bumpy bits. "elixir" is amazing, and i expect nothing less from "sophia". glad to see you back, mr wax. hey decoy, we should fire up that chat thing sometime this week. we'll drag in sleepy in the middle of the night too! woohoo! yes, the evil, twisted, percolating mind of voltaic erupted all over this board on the weekend... mixed results, but always disturbing. therapy! sorry to hear about the weather, sleepy, but i suppose that's london for ya. robyn sings about fish, but never about catching them. how kind to the fish, really.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 07:14:12 PDT 1997
M - Other than being the working t-tle of Robyn's next studio album (according to Fegmaniax), I know nothing else about it. It's a fantastic song though. I've found that if you repeatedly sing the guitar bit to a friend, you can almost drive them mad...

DATE: Tue Oct 14 07:11:46 PDT 1997
Hey mooch. Never did get to fish. I golfed for the first time in my life though. God knows I wasn't good. I am virtually positive Robyn has no songs about golfing. Of all the teams that have beaten The Bills in the Superbowl, The Skins have to be my least hated. I'll root for them every time over the 'Boys. BAH HA HA.

FROM: mooch
DATE: Tue Oct 14 06:59:15 PDT 1997
good morning to all,this board is getting creepy..(something happens on weekends..pressure dementia I think.)glad you're back CW,how was fishing?does Robyn have any fishing songs?good skins game!!anyone know anything about "jewels for Sophia"?now,..back to work....

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 06:43:52 PDT 1997
Sleepy, Decoy has been spotted residing in the putrid suburbs some seventy-five miles or so east of my present location. Every so often, our orbits intersect and I am suddenly short some albums. It is an evil thing, but I'm spreading The Music, so I can put up with it for a time.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 06:28:02 PDT 1997
This has been discussed before, I'm sure of it, but do you live in the same State as CW, Decoy? Do stop me if I'm being too familiar! Ha, ha. The Nick Drake tribute gets ever closer. I want to go.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 06:20:03 PDT 1997
Good morning to you all. Glad you've been re-discovering the joys of Fegmania! CW. I was thinking of doing the same myself this week. I'm ready for a blast of Strawberry Mind right now in fact, but no chance of that. The weather has taken a wintery turn here in London. People are starting to look cold and miserable. Time to huddle up by the fire with a glass of wine and a fine Robyn Hitchc--k album.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 06:08:01 PDT 1997
Hey Decoy. Didn't we have a lovely weekend together? Did you listen to Nick Drake yet? What about my copy of Black Snake Diamond Roll? Give me back my albums you thieving bastard. Oh, I have a lot of work to catch up on.

FROM: Decoy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 06:01:00 PDT 1997
'Grats to the Skins. I think Voltaic has completely fractured or he got all his friends to harass us. Morning sleepy.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 14 05:05:47 PDT 1997
You see what happens when I stroll away from my desk for three days? My eyes are bleeding from reading archive 15. I suspect all posters of being Voltaic now. He's ruined everything. Well, I listened to Fegmania! for the first time in years. Love that Dwarf Beat. The difference between The Egyptians and Robyn solo is perfectly captured in the difference between "I Often Dream of Trains" and "Fegmania!". Drums! Anyhow, I think it is clear that I am not the only one responsible for non-robyn related postings. In fact, my presence seems to be a key stablizing factor keeping this message baord from complete and utter breakdown. Morning Sleepy.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 14 02:23:08 PDT 1997
GMT. Phew.