FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:56:28 PDT 1997
We'll want a full review of 16 Horsepower along with the set list

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:54:33 PDT 1997
10,000 Maniacs. A local band! That and The Goo Goo Dolls are Western New York's claim to music fame. And Ani Defranco. I saw 10,000 Maniacs opening for The Greatful Dead, but that's not particularly odd.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:51:00 PDT 1997
Gordon Gano is the singer/songwriter in the Violent Femmes. As for AFOS - all I can remember is Telecommunication, aon, aon, aon... Got to go now. Bye everyone.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:48:32 PDT 1997
Hmm. That's an interesting line of discussion. Inappropriate support bands. Unfortunately, several people who have supported Robyn in England have ended up being more popular than him, eg P J Harvey and Heather Nova. Actually, does anyone know who Heather Nova is? Myk - I wasn't be particularly defensive over the VFs. I'm not a massive fan or anything. I saw the Indigo Girls support 10,000 Maniacs - a much more harmonious blending. Alex Chiltern supported Robyn in Arizona!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:47:24 PDT 1997
And who is Gordon Gano?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:44:06 PDT 1997
Oh sure, you can name the hits. What was the B-side of that one?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:42:32 PDT 1997
Yes - I slaughtered and cleaned three of my harvest and toasted up and lightly salted their tiny embryos, happily munchy away. Nice to see you so focused alternity.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:37:56 PDT 1997
A Flock of Seagulls. Terrible name, terrible hair. And I ran....

FROM: alternity
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:33:31 PDT 1997
My drives into the lovely fall countryside has provided me with two glimpses of verdant and beautifull Pumkin patches.They lay in the fields, bulging orange and shine like newly opened chestnuts.Soon I shall stalk,swiftly and without remorse:make my kill, and eat the prized seeds.Yes I know this is a greusome and animalistic ritual but the Month of the Dead does weird things to me.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:31:58 PDT 1997
sorry, sleepy, i didn't mean to imply that VF was history. i had heard that they were still touring about. seagulls opening for the police makes me want to howl with laughter, but i'm at work, so i won't. gordon gano needs a memorial wing of a psychiatric hospital, not a tribute album. heh heh. oh well, i'd love to hear it when it surfaces.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:26:14 PDT 1997
Myk - what a show that must have been. My favorite miss match still has to be Flock of Seagulls opening for The Police. They were booed off the stage (not by me). The Fixx opened too and they were very very good. Oh yeh, David Johansen (soon to become Buster Poindexter. Remember that Animals medley?) opening for The Who was pretty good. Sleepy - I know that wasn't a quiz, but I jumped all over it for those all important bonus points. And yes, I promise to do my homework tonight. MBF was not me. I would have stuck Robyn in there somewhere, but I certainly appreciate the sentiment. Where are the missing Decoy and mooch? Decoy - you coming to the game? I might actually have an extra ticket for you if you want to ride with my father (always a calculated risk).

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:24:36 PDT 1997
Myk - the VFs are still going. I'm hopefully going to see them soon. I saw them play the Albert Hall (?!) a few years ago. They were extremely good. I think they have a different drummer now, which is a shame, because the old one was very entertaining. Apparently a Gordon Gano tribute album is being put together.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:17:16 PDT 1997
Cheers MBF! I wasn't being cruel and lyric testing you again CW, but it's good that you were alert to it nevertheless. So, are you going to play The Leopard tonight?! Where are mooch and Decoy today, I wonder.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:11:31 PDT 1997
ya know... maybe what the world needs now is a band like the femmes... i saw VF live only once, back in spring of '89. helluva show, i'll say. the indigo girls opened for them, as i recall. also a fine show. a mismatch, really, which explains why there was no encore with both groups taking the stage. that would have been a laff riot.

FROM: Mystery Bills Fan <Time to Archive>
DATE: Wed Oct 22 09:08:24 PDT 1997
Buffalo's Week 8 matchup on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts turned out to be pretty special for a couple of Bills veterans. Not only did the Bills beat the Colts 9-6 at the RCA Dome on a Steve Christie 27-yard field goal as time expired, but running back Thurman Thomas became the 10th running back in NFL history with 11,000 career yards and wide receiver Andre Reed became just the fourth player to record 800 receptions. Thomas finished with 10 carries for 42 yards and one reception for minus-2 yards while Reed ended the night with four receptions for 35 yards. Reed joins Jerry Rice, Art Monk and Steve Largent as the only players to ever catch more than 800 passes. Thomas and Reed hope to continue their onslaught on the record books next week when the Bills play host to the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 26.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:54:08 PDT 1997
Somewhere Apart. Sleepy - get ready for a lot of banjo.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:49:02 PDT 1997
Time Out says someone called them "the Appalachian Joy Division". Gulp. They're from Denver. Ah, a bit Violent Femmes-y. That can only be good. Here comes a mule!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:43:48 PDT 1997
Never have heard of 16 Horsepower.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:42:55 PDT 1997
i'm a frayed knot, sleepy. is 16 horsepower a british band? what style, etc?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:42:27 PDT 1997
Oh shut your bags! The phantoms of the disposessed. Always. And the see-through things come crawling. Ooh that makes me very angry.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:38:20 PDT 1997
The song is Somewhere Apart (I hope!) I'm going to see 16 Horsepower tonight. Has anyone heard of them?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:35:11 PDT 1997
Myk - sorry, I therefore seem to have excluded you from the lovely lyric quiz. Go get Element of Light, it's one of his best. Airscape, Raymond Chandler Evening, The Leopard (cough, cough). Soo lovely. Do you already have Tell Me About Your Drugs?

DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:34:56 PDT 1997
The Leopard?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:33:23 PDT 1997
Snow has stopped. Sun is out. I can reach through the window and pick a fresh grapefruit right off the tree.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:28:35 PDT 1997
CW - the song is on Element of Light and the words flowers and Geiger counter are also in it. Any ideas?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:27:29 PDT 1997
i think it's time to buy another robyn cd... i think i'll finally buy "element of light". i dunno.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 08:01:16 PDT 1997
yeah, these boards are convenient because they don't really take much time. not like using a chat program at work, which i've done before. rather time consuming, they are.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:59:18 PDT 1997
yes, myk was doing real work, but it was research about my upcoming car purchase. heh heh. i'm currently cracking up about mr wax getting snow this early! too much! a couple of easy lyric tests followed by a couple toughies. cool, keep me guessin'.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:56:43 PDT 1997
I am usually all alone so I equate this with chatting with my coworkers. Unfortunately the word is out that I am on this board a lot and I think I even blurted out my posting name at a c--ktail party. So, my bosses wife knows all about this site and my name. She spies from time to time. That's alright. I get my work done and I answer phone, which makes me indespensable. What's the song?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:48:30 PDT 1997
Yes. Do people notice you typing away on this at work? Someone asked me what I was doing earlier and I couldn't bluff my way out although I did try to speak quietly. Luckily my boss is away today so I've been doing silent Paul McCartney impressions whilst my colleague mimed being a kebab. This is what can happen if a person is left unsupervised for too long...

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:36:43 PDT 1997
Egyptian Cream. I knew that one. Can't wrap my brain around yours though Sleepy. Absolutely not my day. I'll bet Myk is doing some real work.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:28:45 PDT 1997
Thanks for those lines CW and mystery person. Flushed with success I'll try to think of one now. I've just been chatting to my friend about the World Series, but I have instantly forgotten everything. I do remember that Cleveland is involved somewhere... Er, how about "all the see-through things keep crawling..." Where's Myk?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:13:41 PDT 1997
Egyptian Cream. Who are you?

DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:12:20 PDT 1997
When they told your you're pregnant you threw up your hands

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:08:56 PDT 1997
All right tea boy. The glove has been thrown. Your turn.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:06:34 PDT 1997
Or is it "by my side"? Not my day for lyric quizmastering. It's the coffee thing. Sorry.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:05:26 PDT 1997
Superman. Hee, hee.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 07:04:17 PDT 1997
Brilliantly done. Was that too easy? How about "It took the Holy Roman empire just to keep you satisfied"

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:56:22 PDT 1997
Second one was right. Glad the coffee showed up. I'm off to get some stale instant right now. Lucky me.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:54:25 PDT 1997
Yes! Yes! She Doesn't Exist Anymore.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:53:48 PDT 1997
Uh Oh. It may be "even tried voodoo right outside your door". I think the first ones right but I am just not positive. Damn.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:50:00 PDT 1997
I did. I did see you. I just didn't know what I was looking at. This snow was cute for about two seconds but now it's actually starting to acc-mulate. I got coffee by the way. Alright. Let's see. "Even tried voodoo outside your front door"

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:39:02 PDT 1997
That's funny, it's getting warmer here. Didn't you see me sneak into New York state with a big sun-catching net?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:33:46 PDT 1997

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:31:34 PDT 1997
Oh yeh. Never did play The Leopard. Couldn't find the album. Very traumatic. Ended up playing Final Fantasy VII and then watching The World Series for over four hours. Come to think of it, I do need to get a life.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:27:34 PDT 1997
mr wax's parents smoked dope and ran around naked.... and look how he turned out! a fine, upstanding citizen i've never met. did your parents' bridge games with other couples turn into wife-swapping fornication? just curious. heh heh.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:23:14 PDT 1997
Then I think you have your answer...

DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:21:38 PDT 1997
Come to think of it, the sound tract to Hair was playing all the time too.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:15:17 PDT 1997
I get in at 7:00am and leave at 3:30pm so how about that? All afternoon to enjoy the wilderness. Yes- I was talking about the e-mail list. What the world needs now is love sweet love. I grew up with that song. Are my parents closet hippies?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:09:26 PDT 1997
mr wax: i have no idea if the mailing list is any good. i dutifully avoid email lists, except for those that spit out discount airfares every week (usually for round-trips to some god-forsaken american city). as for the band's name, mr wax, i haven't a clue on that question either.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:08:09 PDT 1997
CW - are you referring to the e:mail site update thing? If so, yes - it's a good thing. Myk - 4.15 pm is an obscenely early hometime. I didn't know about the 60s song. So CW - did you play The Leopard then?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 06:01:09 PDT 1997
Wasn't that the same band that wrote that Coke advertisement. Something about a toad or frog in the name?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:58:41 PDT 1997
Is it a good thing to be on the Fegmania list? Have I asked this before or did I dream it?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:57:42 PDT 1997
mr wax: this joe jackson tie-in is quite remarkable. clearly, he's an unstoppable force not to be trifled with. heh heh. as for you, sleepy, yes.... it is correct to say that we get into work early, but i often get outta here around 4:15pm or so. can't beat that, eh? and... instead of the cracker song, maybe i was referencing that old '60s hippie tune whose name i can't recall. cracker's song is actually a parody of it, somewhat.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:46:00 PDT 1997
CW - my posting to Myk. Sorry, it's childish, but I've gone slightly delirious.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:44:38 PDT 1997
You poor devils start work super-early don't you? I don't even leave the house until 9.00 am.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:44:06 PDT 1997
What is?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:42:35 PDT 1997
Strange interconnectiveness of all things. I'm holding for Gateway 2000 customer Service (15 minutes now at 8:40am EDT) and the contrived radio show they make you listen to is playing "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" Strange eh Myk? Would they have played it anyhow if you hadn't mentioned Joe Jackson yesterday? I mean, I haven' heard that song in years.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:41:45 PDT 1997
Oh, dear it's making me laugh now...

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:35:55 PDT 1997
Oh yes, hi Myk.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:35:04 PDT 1997
CW - what, something like Cracker is an American band and "what the world needs now" was from one of their songs and don't be so silly? Will that protect us? I fear not. Hope you find some coffee. I had a dream about coffee this morning - I felt really shaky when I woke up.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:32:55 PDT 1997
Morning Mr. Murphy.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:22:57 PDT 1997
mornin', folks.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Oct 22 05:20:40 PDT 1997
Morning Sleepy and rOb. I know who wrote the book of weather. It is COLD here too. There was a thin layer of ice in the bird bath and tiny white frozen particles all over the cars. It's too early in the year for this s--t. I blame Cananada. They just can't keep their cold air to themselves. Sleepy - please point out Cracker reference for the duller ones amoung you. And not to linger on the completely tangential and mundane, but my employers failed to buy coffee beans so I'm bleary eyed and really really grumpy.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 04:26:28 PDT 1997
Well done rOb!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 04:23:01 PDT 1997
Shouldn't you be in bed young man?

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Wed Oct 22 03:10:11 PDT 1997 a web page started that actually resembles a web page...feel free to stop in, but remember, it's not even close to being done.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 02:49:29 PDT 1997
Myk - I spotted your Cracker reference - wow, I'm sharp today... Oh, why didn't I bring my big jacket to work. I'm going to freeze. I'll blame David Byrne or somebody.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Wed Oct 22 02:34:42 PDT 1997
Hello. It's sooooo cold today. I thank you for your stories. I zoomed in through the Fegmania!/Trains door too, via a TV show. Just in case anyone was wondering, Everybody Wants To Shag The Teardrop Explodes was a proposed t-tle for a Teardrop Explodes album, since all the girlies were after Julian at that time. Did you listen to The Leopard? Yummy, no?

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 22:48:57 PDT 1997
I would love to put some WAV files on my web page...but I can't get the damn thing to work...besides, how in the HELL do you put a WAV file on the computer anyway? I'm not much of a computer buff (as if you couldn't tell). My stuff sounds like 'trash pop'. That's the best I can do to describe it, except there's a lot of songs about my ex-girlfriend on there. I'm over her now, and that's only because I wrote a gazillion songs about her. I even took the break up letter she wrote me and set it to crazy feedback guitar noise. It's one of the most interesting tracks, I'd say. Of course, I gave her credit for writing the lyrics. Ain't I a stinker?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 21:06:06 PDT 1997
god help me, i'm listening to Joe Jackson's "Night and Day". the trouble is... i'm enjoying it a great deal. i never hear the "day" in this album... it can only be heard at night.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 21:03:27 PDT 1997
as usual, rob, you've hit the nail on the head. "what the world needs now" is not just a hand-drawn cd cover, but an outtake cassette too! quite the entrepeneur, this one. ok ok, rob, chance are i'll buy one of these cd/cassette deals.... now then, what do your tunes sound like? you should make some WAV files and post them on a webpage! (or has this been done?)

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 20:52:20 PDT 1997
Yeah...I've got a white vinyl German pressing of Groovy Decay. It's pretty cool. Also have French CD release of 'Eye' on Glass Fish imprint. Speaking of CD's and's one for you fellers... You all know by now that the first 10 people who buy my CD will get a limited edition hand drawn (maybe even autographed) CD. In a generous turn of events I've decided to give the first 5 a cassette only copy of my outtakes and demos EP. That's right. Only 5 of these cassettes are to be made. Chances are, I'll design each cover personally for the buyer. Ain't I just a cool guy?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 19:17:31 PDT 1997
these folks are just damn odd, mr wax, though you must be a bit intrigued by Julian.... heh heh. cool story about your first brush with robyn, decoy. yeah, i used to love those traveling record sales that hit our campus. so many cool imports to buy, i'll say.

FROM: Cleese
DATE: Tue Oct 21 15:14:44 PDT 1997
And now we will learn how to defend ourselves from the attack of a man armed with a bannanna! What if he's got a pointed stick?

FROM: Paddy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 15:10:17 PDT 1997
....and still life goes on...

FROM: Dottie Primrose
DATE: Tue Oct 21 14:21:42 PDT 1997
Get back to work, Ed! You have a column to write!

FROM: Ed Anger
DATE: Tue Oct 21 14:20:48 PDT 1997
Dang you're cranky, CW! You're a true American, bein' angry like that. Don't take that ribbing from those teabags. Limey's taunt for sport, ya know!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 14:16:14 PDT 1997
Don't put letters in my mouth you perv. Now I'm really gone. I have to listen to The Leopard.

FROM: Butthead
DATE: Tue Oct 21 14:02:55 PDT 1997
hh-h-huh huhu, you said "curious," h-h-huh huh......

FROM: Julian Copulator
DATE: Tue Oct 21 14:00:08 PDT 1997
You're curious but? You mean butt, right?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:54:05 PDT 1997
Hah! I'm still here. Please contact Consumer Credit Counseling of Buffalo concerning my accounts. Julian - not that I'm not a little curious but...

FROM: Julian Copulator
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:47:35 PDT 1997
Everybody Wants to Shag Chewing Wax

FROM: Credit Bureau
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:46:20 PDT 1997
How 'bout those bills, Mr. Wax? You will be paying them soon, we hope.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:45:27 PDT 1997
See yah bye.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:37:15 PDT 1997
Grumpy? Me? Grumpy? I... I... I'm at a loss. I'm deeply deeply hurt. Grumpy? Oh. You said cranky. That's all right then. And huge huge credit to Decoy for giving me credit for his knowing about Robyn. That's not like him. He never gives me credit for anything. Hey Decoy. I can chat! I can really really chat! HOW ABOUT THEM BILLS.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:29:01 PDT 1997

DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:28:12 PDT 1997

DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:25:07 PDT 1997

DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:24:37 PDT 1997
and ironic

FROM: Dark Squishy Mushrooms!
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:24:04 PDT 1997
Decoy, has CW always been so cranky?

FROM: Observo-boy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:21:18 PDT 1997
Sounds like a lot of us were introduced to his Hitch-ness via Fegmania! and Trains...

FROM: Decoy <In the beginning there was void>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:18:04 PDT 1997
I was talking to CW on the phoneone night and he mentioned that he found this artist who sounds like Syd, must have been in 84 or so. Of course I was interested. The next time I saw him ... I went to visit at his college ... and taped Fegmania and later I Often Dream of Trains. I later found some Robyn LPs at one of those travelling record shops that set up in your college union - in particular a white vinyl copy of Groovy Decoy (I don't know if that makes it unique or not). Then I went to see his shows whenever possible. And the rest is, of course, well, you know...

FROM: Cheesey
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:15:59 PDT 1997
Get yer Squelchy Eyelid Cheese Here!

FROM: Dodo
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:15:27 PDT 1997

FROM: Nameless Swan
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:15:15 PDT 1997
Are these all bird jokes?

FROM: The Lexographerist
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:14:06 PDT 1997
"Banging" is a euphoria of terminology, meaning "shagging."

FROM: namelessone
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:12:51 PDT 1997
Chewing Wax keeps looking at my crack

FROM: Thru a Duck Darkly
DATE: Tue Oct 21 13:12:11 PDT 1997
CWQ: Tell me more about this "intellect coupled with a poor education." Sounds sexy. Sort of a pygmaleon thing? Ooooh

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 12:39:13 PDT 1997
well, i'm back... my 3rd posting on a "one post" day. my first experience with robyn was "element of light" when i was in high school, around '86 or so, when an odd classmate loaned me the vinyl. i really liked it, but i failed to purchase any RH until a couple years later. why? i haven't a clue. (i've answered this one before, back in early july on archive 3) for radio, i only did non-commercial college radio, not the silly stuff with advertisements. glad you chose the name "dark wing duck". whimsical, yet brooding. heh heh.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 12:07:36 PDT 1997
Do you think we could? Oh were that true.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 12:04:51 PDT 1997
Nameless One. You're cracking me up.

FROM: Mistletoe
DATE: Tue Oct 21 12:01:23 PDT 1997
What is this "banging" of which you write?

FROM: JIM JONES <flav-o-aid?>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:59:54 PDT 1997
it certainly can.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:58:16 PDT 1997
I know that "we" cannot exist, but one night can last a lifetime.....

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:50:54 PDT 1997
Oh, and DWD you used the word "hopefully" incorrectly, a sure sign of a weak intellect coupled with a poor education.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:48:30 PDT 1997
No. I spelled it vaction but I meant the wooden thing. My mistake. Sorry. And DWD, have you been following me around? Reading my police records? Did a dj steal you're girl friend?

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:45:31 PDT 1997
Rick Dees is so cool

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:44:59 PDT 1997
gunther! Is that poetry or are you just slappy to sea us?

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:44:11 PDT 1997
That's a Florida V A C A T I O N. I am still wondering about your Florida V A C T I O N !

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:41:28 PDT 1997
A Florida vacation is usually a large flattish piece of wood with one or more wheels attached and a knobby thing on the handle that may or may not be used for identification purposes.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:37:23 PDT 1997
no!!!I was there for a band interview,...yes,and to freeload a bit (chips)but I brought beer..Gunther go away!!

FROM: gunther <jhy@dusseldorf>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:30:18 PDT 1997
hand full of suds in the summer time moonlight crazy in the pines, yes indeed.

FROM: gunther <jhy@dusseldorf>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:29:57 PDT 1997
hand full of suds in the summer time moonlight crazy in the pines, yes indeed.

FROM: gunther <jhy@dusseldorf>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:28:22 PDT 1997
hand full of suds in the summer time moonlight crazy in the pines, yes indeed.

FROM: Dark Wing Duck
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:25:19 PDT 1997
Of course I am referring to American radio. State-owned radio in Britain I know nothing about except that John Peel is God or practically so.

FROM: Dark Wing Duck
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:23:32 PDT 1997
Are you all ex-college-radio nerds here? Hopefully you didn't go any further in that career: The commercial radio side is absolutely nauseating: phantoms of the airwaves, vampires of art--they suck life from artists, take money from advertisers, give away promo gear they got for nothing, and in earlier days, snorted coke and banged whores paid for by artists and their fans. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather help pay for Robyn's rent than a Dejay's debauchery.

FROM: Stickler
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:20:32 PDT 1997
Love is a rose but you better not picket, it only grows when it's on the vine....

FROM: gippy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:15:21 PDT 1997
wow!from green room freeloader to cartoon on the net,what a carreer!

DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:13:09 PDT 1997
Love wins over reason. Reason is alway there but Love isn't. Love is rare.

FROM: mooch
DATE: Tue Oct 21 11:07:15 PDT 1997
hmmm..I think I heard Robyns music first,on a tape someone had sitting on a table in the "green room"at CITR ubc college radio..82 or 83..I didn't have a clue and thought some how some of Syds missing music had been found(sorry) I was knocked out.the tape was a re-recording of a radio show very ropey,but great.I still dont know the songs names butI was told he was a guy from Cambridge, I explored...(change of subject)I'm now a cartoon on comic chat..It works!!everyone sould get it..set times..refreshments!!..hah!..later

FROM: Leopard Skin Leotard
DATE: Tue Oct 21 10:58:10 PDT 1997
I first met Happy whilst strolling the squelchy (yaaawwk!) moat near his castle. He says he made me. That is my Robyn, er, Happy the Golden Prince story.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 10:56:00 PDT 1997
CW: I've never been on a Florida vaction...are they like a canoe's with big sails or something

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 10:32:20 PDT 1997
My first Robyn story....ah, well, I was a humongous R.E.M. fan, and I was told by a friend of mine that Pete Buck played and Michael Stipe sang on some dude named Hitchc--k's album. Well, I borrowed Perspex Island from him. It's been about five years now, and he has never gotten that CD back. After that, I gathered all the other Egyptians albums, then Soft BOys, etc, etc.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 10:17:06 PDT 1997
Hello TSA. Do I know you?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 10:15:41 PDT 1997
Sorry. I was away from my desk. I think I found a very very good IRC program to use for the next chat. Wouldn't that be ducky? First time I heard Robyn.... I was playing Syd Barrett on my college radio show way way back in '85 and a girl came running up to me with I Often Dream of Trains and said "You've got to listen to this!" And I said, yeh sure, whatever. I was swept away. I taped said album and Fegmania as they were the only two I could find. The rest is history. I think I found Element of Light in a discount tape bin on a Florida vaction. I turned Decoy on to Mr. Hitchc--k. He owes me that. He owes me a lot. He can never repay me.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:54:35 PDT 1997
Just one last thing - you don't have to do anything I ask you to do of course... I'm not a pushy person.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:49:01 PDT 1997
I'm tired of hearing my own voice (typing) today (as I'm sure you all are too!), so I'm going now.. Have a good evening.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:43:53 PDT 1997
CW, Myk, m, Decoy, rOb and others I'm too tired to type right now - I want your (chocolate) introduction-to-Robyn's music stories too please. They can be short, but make them neat and hand them into my office by tomorrow morning please.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:38:19 PDT 1997
I mean to imply that he has given people the evil eye at other gigs, not at the 12-Bar. I'm just too pernickety, me.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:27:28 PDT 1997
TSA - Oh, that's interesting. I don't think I've ever heard him shout at a crowd before. He's given several people the evil eye and forewarned the crowd to be quiet before the tiny 12-Bar dates. He must have been feeling particularly a--ertive that night!

DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:25:58 PDT 1997
Chris Alexander, former Hamburger, how are you? Found "No Little Boy" in the used bin, enjoying John Martyn's Nick Drake tribute, "Solid Air." That is not the only version of that, is it?

DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:13:20 PDT 1997
In other words, he indeed shouts when provoked.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:12:31 PDT 1997
On this night, he didn't retreat. He in fact said, "Hey, this isn't just a bunch of f-cking around here." He said it with his eyes trained at a particularly vocal group. There was a slight bump in the chatter, and then it continued. What was amazing to me was not the typically ignorant response from the kids, it was that these people had presumably paid to get it. But to them it was hangin' at the club, it wasn't going to see Robyn. I'll never forget that night.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 09:05:35 PDT 1997
Homer are playing tonight. Hooray.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:56:26 PDT 1997
TSA - yes, quite rightly Robyn gets particularly sullen if people talk during the songs. Instead of shouting at them, he just retreats completely.

DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:52:03 PDT 1997
Or was it "Three mice and a deaf guy..."?

FROM: The Serious Answerer
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:50:07 PDT 1997
I first learned of Robyn in an article in B.A.M. magazine (San Francisco) which sported a lovely picture of Annie Lennox on the cover. It also featured a piece on Berkeley's great Game Theory which has metamorphosed into The Loud Family. Robyn's picture was of him in a lotus-like position, hands held overhead with fingers pointing arrow-straight up. This had to be about 1984-5. Fegmania was new in the States (on Slash!) and I often Dream of Trains was an import I think....on Relativity. One of the funniest statements in the article from Robyn -- who is openly touted as the heir-apparent of/to Syd (but please for god's sake let's not make that a reason to discuss Syd for the next month here!) -- is his comment about Kimberly Rew: he'd "Play for three deaf guys and a mouse." Robyn, on the other hand, was more selective in choosing live gigs. I went and bought Fegmania! on cassette, and Trains soon after on vinyl. Shortly thereafter he and the E's appeared in Berkeley, and I trundled into the club and was met with a quite grumpy Robyn playing and singing brilliantly but not being very patient with the chatty cathies who chose the front of the stage to talk over some of the first renderings of Airscape and Raymond Chandler Evening outside the studio. Those were heady days, mates.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:44:56 PDT 1997
CW - yes. It's before the very great Tell Me About Your Drugs, which the band used to perform live with gusto (he was on drums, ha, ha, sorry...)

FROM: Beelzeebubb's Grampa
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:42:53 PDT 1997
Reminder: Weekenders as they have been dubbed are here all week long. It's just that the drugs and booze are more voluminous beginning on Friday eve.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:41:49 PDT 1997
OK, here's a question for all of the board (which may have been asked before) When did you first hear of Robyn and his music? There. A sensible question.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:41:33 PDT 1997
The Leopard? The Leopard? Why don't I know that one? Oh that p--ses me off. I am a bit on the surly side today aren't I? Stayed up way past my bed time watching the big game. I would dearly love to go see Robyn in England but at this point I don't think it's very realistic. Maybe if I start planning now. The Leopard? That's one of those extra cuts isn't it?

FROM: Love
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:41:11 PDT 1997

FROM: Love
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:40:52 PDT 1997
You to, Reason! I swear, gosh darnit!

FROM: Reason
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:40:30 PDT 1997
I swear I am your enemy, Love!

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:22:43 PDT 1997
So CW, were you really considering coming over to see Robyn? I think those gigs really are happening.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:11:20 PDT 1997
That was supposed to say "can"! Hopeless, hopeless.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:08:37 PDT 1997
CW - since you sound a tad grumpy today, I'll tell you - The Leopard. I only discovered it properly last night at about 2 decibels, (but loud enough to pull out those victorious lines), hee hee. I want to do chat too. I can't type fast with squillions of amusing typos.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 08:01:19 PDT 1997
Myk says he's only going to post once and then he posts twice. I find that comical. Decoy. I like the extra victory you gave the Bills but not the extra loss. We're 4 and 3 and I'm pretty sure a 13 and 3 season is in our future. Coming to the big huge Denver game on Sunday? It'll be fun. Tickets are going fast. Sleepy - now I have no excuses not to know that lyric. It must be one of the other songs I skip by in the car. It's not on Airscape. It's not Ted Woody and Junior. It's not A Raymond Chandler Evening. It's not Bass. It's not Somewhere Apart. The President?

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 07:42:33 PDT 1997
sleepy: just 3 of us, yukkin' it up on a variety of topics. i mentioned how small a world it was that you and i have been to the same small smokey internet cafe. the modern age is the best.... don't let anyone tell ya different.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 07:40:25 PDT 1997
ok, this is my one and only posting for the daytime, since i'm at home and i have to go out today. mooch: it doesn't go IN your browser at all. it's a separate program, so install it wherever it wants to install, i suppose. mooch, here's a trick for slow typers: write simple, grunt-like phrases! we already know that you're quite a literate poster, so feel free to get your point across in real time using caveman grammar! heh heh. enjoy the day, gents... i got a few things i have to do.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 07:35:50 PDT 1997
How many people chatted then? Was it just three of you, or did other people join in too?

FROM: m <good Bills game>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 07:05:26 PDT 1997
Good morning all,..yeah Decoy,It made me dizzy, all that scrolling type!!I now need a voice recog.typing prog...I downloaded Comic chat,but I deleted it again..wouldn't come up in my browser properly.morning Sleepy, I see you had a visit from "flaming santa".I also wonder who Joe can be..please enlighten us,Joe.Myk, mabey a download pointer on that comic chat is in order..(once I download the file,where do I install it?)take care...later...

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 06:47:06 PDT 1997
Actually, "throw it open to the rest of the floor" would make better sense.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 06:43:27 PDT 1997
CW - well it's on that album, so well done. I throw it open onto the floor. Yes, what goes on in secret chat world...?

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 06:38:22 PDT 1997
Oh well. I'm stumped. I've absolutely no clue, so to hazzard a guess I'll say... Bass. Was it a nice chat Decoy? Nice and sociable? All chummy? I'll bet it was. I hope you saved the transcript to share with the rest of us. You could make it available on your personal website.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 06:25:18 PDT 1997
CW - It's a Hitchc--k lyric - my earlier Soft Boy threats were empty.

FROM: Decoy <Bills@5and4>
DATE: Tue Oct 21 06:19:44 PDT 1997
Excellent chat last night fellas. Thanks Mooch and Myk!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Oct 21 05:40:50 PDT 1997
Morning. The weekenders have spilled toxically over into the week. Are they putting internet access into the state hospitals now? Therapeutic I suppose. Alright Sleepy. Before I hurt my brain, is that a Hitchc--k lyric or a Soft Boys? I didn't do that chat thing either, so you didn't miss much. I'm just jealous I suppose cause I couldn't get my program to work. Joe - who are you that you could just play at this Nick Drake tribute. That's a pretty heavy line up and they are charging $20 for general admission. Is there an open mic segment or are you a headlining musical act?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 05:31:16 PDT 1997
Joe - I think he'd been using the Baby Jesus pick before he changed... I don't know much of Love's work, but I like Bryan McLean's sister's music though.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 03:55:27 PDT 1997
"His body is burning but not for just anyone." Song?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Oct 21 03:52:53 PDT 1997
Morning. Hope you all enjoyed the chat. I paced about my living room with a Robyn CD instead checking my watch. The inside wrapper on my Baci chocolate says that:"La ragione e l'amore sono nemici giurati" - reason and love are sworn enemies. Let that be the thought for the day.

FROM: Barry
DATE: Mon Oct 20 23:52:07 PDT 1997
Jimricky is the biggest c--t in the universe and I wanna kick his butt. Caroline rocks though.

FROM: Satan
DATE: Mon Oct 20 23:37:00 PDT 1997
That earlier posting wasn't Satan. It was a damned (heh heh) imposter! I am the real Satan! See my flaming f--ts! (heh heh)

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Mon Oct 20 22:28:55 PDT 1997
Well, as the day comes to a close, I lift my eyes to the sky and there any intelligent life out there? Here on Earth, I mean. Off I go, to let the lush softness of 'Eye' lull me into La-La Land. Hopefully, I wont have any more dreams about hulking beheomoths chasing me, trying to rend me to bits. It truly is a hair-raising experience. Especially if you saw the brute trying to eviscerate me. Eww......

FROM: satan
DATE: Mon Oct 20 22:13:30 PDT 1997

DATE: Mon Oct 20 22:09:46 PDT 1997 has a 'W' in it.

DATE: Mon Oct 20 20:48:59 PDT 1997
Can you give me some clues as to what days are not out the question?

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Mon Oct 20 20:11:44 PDT 1997
The chat thing? What is 'the chat thing'? Is it IRC? All I've got is ICQ, which as far as I can tell, is similar, except I don't think you can have several people chats. Then again, I don't know.

FROM: Dwight Fry <helpme>
DATE: Mon Oct 20 19:53:48 PDT 1997
no,.the 4th isnt good for the fly

DATE: Mon Oct 20 19:50:59 PDT 1997
the 4th or 6th is out of the question,although,if we can arrange the tinfoil and string...why, who knows.

DATE: Mon Oct 20 19:09:25 PDT 1997
I made a mistake on my original posting. The correct dates that would work are Nov 6th and 7th; nov 13 and 14; and Nov 21and 22. The 6th and 7th would be the best, but I'm flexible.

DATE: Mon Oct 20 18:57:45 PDT 1997
THAT worked really well, but I need time to type,...I looked up and everyone was leaving..I hope it wasnt my typing..thanks Myk, And Decoy that was a blast..

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Mon Oct 20 18:25:33 PDT 1997
by that i meant "we're no longer using the chat thing"

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Mon Oct 20 17:55:28 PDT 1997
off the board now

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Mon Oct 20 17:34:01 PDT 1997
we're currently on the chat thing, folks. in case you care, that is.

FROM: gooff
DATE: Mon Oct 20 17:28:01 PDT 1997
yah, rOOB, you get to go on a date with Sleepy and Myk. On the menu: roast voltaic, vinegar soup, and cheese scraped from squelchy's eyelids

FROM: rOb. <>
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:57:43 PDT 1997
Wow...I have the last entry in Archive 18...Do I win a prize or something?

DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:53:29 PDT 1997
black wing is what stevie called mick in sara

FROM: Squelchy
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:52:29 PDT 1997
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY! YAAAAAAAH Here Comes the Weekend! Yipppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! WWWWOPPPPP WOOOOOOOOP!

FROM: Poopy Pants
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:51:17 PDT 1997
Hey! Good joke, Voltaic! That wasn't me, guys! That was a Poopy Pants impersonator! Golly, that's funny. And so scary, two. And, well, sort uv bad, you no? Did you notice that Cat I Lov, Taclovi, lovicat et al were anagrams for Genius?

FROM: Poopy Pants
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:48:37 PDT 1997
Oh, yah, which brand of ballpoint is best? Heard any good Pee Wee Herman jokes lately? How did the last episode of Twin Peaks leave you feeling? Were there really other Stooges--or were Curly, Moe, Larry and Squelchy the only one? Hey, you guys lick your stamps or wet them with a paper towel? What's the best book out right now by Leo Buscalia? Any more Might Duck Movies in the works? Can't wait for the next one. Oh yah, I drive a Toyota Celica, '79, with grey and white primer and ratted interior. Who's funnier, d--k or Jerry Van Dyke? Who's funnier, Cheech or Chong? Who's funnier, Bill or Al. Who's funnier, Ellen or Rosie? Please answer these questions! Oh yah, RObyn's cool. I have all their albums, and my favorite is the one with Don King on the cover, what's it called, "Spice of Life." Cool! Everybody have an awesome, swell weekend!

FROM: Jolt
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:47:01 PDT 1997

FROM: Typo Taipai
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:45:46 PDT 1997
Let the bunghole without typos throe the furst stown.

FROM: Ed Anger
DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:44:52 PDT 1997
All you sissies should get a hobby other than wanking all over this board.

DATE: Mon Oct 20 15:43:14 PDT 1997
Joe, again, read my lips: What is so freakin' traumatic about Robyn stopping a song and starting again? You were "bummed" about it? Get over it.