FROM: Chewing Wax <squidseating@mybrain>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 13:53:09 PDT 1997
My computer sucks. I'm embarrassed to admit it's a Mac IIci. My boss has little regard for my computing needs. Everytime I try to play that radio show it causes a fatal system error with a little smoking cartoon bomb. I got through the first song, very very quietly but Robyn sounded distorted and unusually nasal. I'd never heard Gene Hackman though so I'm not complaining. When I grow up I'll have a real computer. When I grow up. The episode of Hogan's Heroes I like best is the one where they sneak out of camp through those tunnels they dug and just barely make it back before they get caught. Maybe that's the one Decoy is talking about. I forget. I think they dress up as women and some high up Nazis want to have a drink with them. Come on Mishapen Guard. Decoy's beef is with me. He isn't clever enough to track you down. There's old H.G. Wells, lying in bed... I can't get squid out of my brain.

FROM: Decoy <sellingmatchgirls@thecorner>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 12:57:20 PDT 1997
I I--e you guys... no need to fear. Lets see... just as a diversion, but then most of my postings are taken that way, we could see who can work in a sentence germain to the discussion with the most auto censor blips in it. Thats germain, not German, Myk, I heard that that version of Hogan's Heroes is tremendously popular there. I love the one where Schultz catches them doing something against the rules and LeBeau bribes him with Strudel. Classic!

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Aug 28 12:07:08 PDT 1997
wow, i just hit the "post" button and i see not just my posting, but those of voltaic, wart, and dogboy. yeah, voltaic, if i get the chance, i'll hop into zie cybercafes there, and report back the silliest observations available without a prescription. heh heh.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Thu Aug 28 11:59:59 PDT 1997
griffith! what a great gift you have given us! i was listening to that realaudio version of the radio show (at a low level, because i'm at work), and it was, dare i say, groovy. thanks. i can't wait to listen to it tonite at home with a good net connection... our T1 at work is totally overloaded. this is a shame, because for some reason i have these great speakers here i can't really use. c'mon guard... it's just your city! i a--ure you that decoy won't come to your door selling encyclopedias or vacuum cleaners. i wonder if you can say "vacuum cleaner" on this rather victorian website?

DATE: Thu Aug 28 11:58:25 PDT 1997
Any Bob Plant gossip? I heard he and Robyn never jammed together. Cool...

FROM: Dogfaced Boy
DATE: Thu Aug 28 11:57:02 PDT 1997

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Thu Aug 28 11:56:19 PDT 1997
I misspelled my name in that last posting, but that doesn't mean I am the impostor! I am the Voltaic Formerly Known as _________. Thanks again, pungo, wherever you are.....

FROM: Votaic
DATE: Thu Aug 28 11:53:34 PDT 1997
This place is moving faster than the speed of light. Myk, won't you be able to log onto the www from Germany? Or will all the netscape interpretors (little ant-sized dwarves living inside the computer) be handing you our skewed perspectives in the language of Goethe and Martin Luther? You must search on the television for the German version of Hogan's Heroes, in which the German baffoons' i.q.'s are distorted by deliberately mistranslated dialogue... the show is somewhat popular over there, I hear. And you know, Allrigh Yah! is in Swedish, which sounds sorta like German, heh heh. Maybe you can learn the song and sing it loudly whilst sipping strong German beer and tossing pretzels at phantoms!

FROM: Mishapen Guard
DATE: Thu Aug 28 10:07:21 PDT 1997
My father brought a cricket cap back from England one time and gave it to me as a present. I wore it to school and was promptly beaten up. Kids can be so cruel. This was long before I'd ever heard of Robyn. You'd have to insane to tell where you are from with the likes of Decoy, Chewing Wax and Voltaic lurking out there. Sorry Myk.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Aug 28 09:49:26 PDT 1997
Myk - nooooooo. It wasn't Chinese Bones. Incidentally, Robyn and the Egyptians were playing that live the moment I hit 21 years of age in Reading many a year ago ... Ah, happy days ...

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Thu Aug 28 09:22:23 PDT 1997
Thanks grifith. It's the music that we're all about.

FROM: Chewing Wax <Bills@WhiteHouse>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 08:52:34 PDT 1997
Thanks Myk, thanks Decoy. I know you can read my thoughts Decoy. Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow. Yummy squid. Sounds like Voltaic owes you several albums to get you up to speed.

FROM: griffith <>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 08:41:30 PDT 1997
Perhaps the song with 'bones' in the t-tle is "Ring Them Bones"? To hear that song, as well as "Gene Hackman", "Elisabeth Jade", "Jewels For Sophia", "I Saw Nick Drake", and a few others....go to and look for the radio program called Brave New World. You will not be disapointed. well, maybe you will... I don't know...

FROM: Decoy <close@thefinish.blub?>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 07:46:31 PDT 1997
Ripkin's early 90's stance, with the bat held behind the right hip, might do for Cricket, but certainly not the way he stands in there now. Chewing Wax, I listened to Globe of Frogs last night and noticed the training off song at the end. I remembered someone mentioning it previously and was going to bring it up - but you are far more knowledgeable and qualified, so never mind. Its almost as if you read my thoughts at times - get OUT! I haven't had Calamari in weeks, besides.

FROM: Myk Murphy <>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 06:53:31 PDT 1997
congrats to mr c wax on his victory! so glad that you were fatality-free. sailing is fun, but it's more fun when someone else bought the boat. heh heh. cricket is very cool. a kiwi friend of mine, who lives in england, did a fine job of teaching me the rudimentaries of the sport. i'm afraid i will always try to bat like Cal Ripken, which is a bit too high to defend the wickets. oh well. as for sleepy's song with "bones" in the t-tle: perhaps it was "chinese bones" off of "globe of frogs"?

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Thu Aug 28 04:52:46 PDT 1997
Good Morning. Hey all you west coasters... Wake Up. Smell the coffee, hop out of bed and listen to Tropical Flesh Mandala really really loudly. My neighbors hate me. Sleepy, I guess I a--umed you being in London, you would eat, sleep and drink cricket. Jolly good game that. Sorry for stereotyping you. I did my research (I have nothing else to do) and can now clarify. "Unsettled" on the 1988 album "Globe of Frogs" trails off with just a faint bit of "Ghost Ship" which was finally released in 1995 on "You and Oblivion", an album notorious (as Balloon Man noted) for not having the song "You and Oblivion" which came out on the 1996 triumphant Warner Brothers label debut, "Moss Elixer". "You and Oblivion" does have a neat song called "Victorian Squid" on it and I had a lovely plate of calamari just the other evening. You see how it all connects up? I think it's brilliant. Oh, and if anyone cares, we won our sail boat race last night and a real nail biter. Once again, nobody drowned.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Aug 28 02:34:18 PDT 1997
Woah, strange thing going on with the word t-tle.

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Thu Aug 28 02:32:38 PDT 1997
Hellooo. Just for the record, I don't like or know anything about cricket. Sorry. Oh, yes, Robyn played a new song live on the radio the other day, but I don't know what it's called. (How useful am I?!) I think the t-tle might have the word 'bones' in it though.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Aug 27 21:01:23 PDT 1997
damn, i'm going to have to devote more time to catch-up reading each time i'm here. thanks for humoring my "(geographically speaking) Where are they now?" questionaire. now i feel closer and f--ther from you all! well, the good personal news is that i'll be in germany in the middle of september. the bad news is that robyn won't be playing there, and the other bad news is that i'll have a helluva backlog of postings to read when i get back. too bad there are no german RH fans here. are there? i'd be delighted to have a beer or 3!

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Aug 27 13:33:30 PDT 1997
Once again, I'm off and what a glorious day of posting it has been. We've seen Decoy come of age and wallow in his new found lyrical puberty. We know where he lives. It's a beautiful day. I have to go sailing on Lake Erie, which is notoriously shallow considering how damned big it is. I'm trying really hard to tie all this in to Robyn, but I've got to split. Ha!

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Wed Aug 27 13:14:50 PDT 1997
Yes. I scared Myk. I could do it again in a heart beat but it must be late at night. Am I the only one who is unable to reminisce about my wonderful years in Britain? I didn't have any. I did have a spell in Albania just after the collapse of the Iron Curtain but before they sunk into total anarchy. Albanians don't play snooker and they hate cricket. They didn't take kindly to me, let me tell you. Boy are they sticklers for things like visas, correct paperwork, proper protocol and etiquette. They don't understand Robyn one little bit. I tried. Phaedrus, don't sweat the little stuff. Phantom celebrity sitings and duplicate postings are all part of the job.

FROM: Phaedrus
DATE: Wed Aug 27 12:36:47 PDT 1997
Man I am totally tripping out. I think somebody spiked my coffee. While staring out the window of my office, a long black limosine pulls up. The first person out of it looks like Paul Simon, but with a real bad comb over. The last two people that climb out look to be the Wilson sisters of "Wilson Philips" fame. Strange. At least it isn't Dave Stewart illegally parking in one of our designated slots.....

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Aug 27 12:32:20 PDT 1997
I meant it wasn't me about the religious bit. Was it? That was me picking on Decoy though. God, I live for those moments. Time to run up and whack someone on the head and run away.

FROM: phaedrus
DATE: Wed Aug 27 12:31:39 PDT 1997
I apologize for the double postings. The browser I was using is a bit dated.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Aug 27 12:27:08 PDT 1997
Yes, only that wasn't me, it was Balloon Man. And in Central New York, there is Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. In the middle of the lake no method of determining depth can locate a bottom. It goes down forever. The Navy does submarine exercises in it. I've also heard that bodies of people who have drowned in Seneca have washed up forty miles away in a competely different lake. Ghost Ship. That's the song that appears years later which I refered to yesterday. It all makes perfect sense.

FROM: Decoy <Busted@thePitch>
DATE: Wed Aug 27 12:25:25 PDT 1997
Wicket, yes, that's it of course. 'Didn't mean to offend anyone... Chewing Wax and his predeliction to PANIC. A few overs of Brockian Ultra-Cricket?

FROM: Echo
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:56:10 PDT 1997
Heh Heh!

FROM: Ghost
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:55:14 PDT 1997
Excuse, I didn't mean to imply that I am Robyn. No. I am Ghost.

FROM: Ghost
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:54:39 PDT 1997
My Song, Ghost Ship, is also part of the ancient Robyn & the Thoth Gods video which is part live and part not live (though not dead, either) heh heh

FROM: Mazing-Ay Andy-Ray
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:52:32 PDT 1997
Somewhere near weed, they tell me, is mount shasta, though I've never been there or uncovered it.... hear tell they once put some kind of dye in the springs near the foot of the mountain, and with instruments sly and treacherous the wizards of science were able to detect the dye hundreds of miles away, bubbling up in similar springs. Only the Stones Remain, and the Stones Have Forgotten Them!

DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:48:28 PDT 1997
I, the former ______, live in an orbiting Orgone Chamber high above the earth, laptop and Sony CD player close at hand; and a tremendously magnificent view of the deliriously somnambulent world beneath me...I vacation in weed, california. dingy little bowling alley with an almost famous sandwich making machine collecting fuzz and grease in the kitchen

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:43:39 PDT 1997
Perhaps the good Dr. brings up an interesting subject, heretofore beckoned by, hmm, who was it, chewing wax? -- religion and the songs of Robyn. Methinks he is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of christianity, and perhaps the occult (the Egyptians' "logo" was the god Thoth, who among other things was the god of language, systems, the Tarot, and fact, he was the Egyptian version of Mercury/Hermes)....I don't choose to separate Robyn's religious background from his predilection for occult imagery in his songs. How 'bout it?

FROM: Dr. Redjeaves
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:38:32 PDT 1997
I live in Belfast! I find enlightenment here every day! I thought I lived in California, very near one of the landmark watering holes in all of christendom, Poor Red's. If you know where that is, you know where I live, and it isn't Belfast. Caww! Still, I too have grown quite fond of our little collection of Robynites, and hope we burn up the archival script -- with extreme prejudice. Robyn thought for the day: You are what you are, not what you do, which is in direct contradiction to the bible, which isn't gospel, it's not a direct quote from god or anything....

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:32:08 PDT 1997
Wicket. You're knowledge of cricket comes from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy quintilogy doesn't it.

FROM: Decoy <snooker@thepub>
DATE: Wed Aug 27 11:01:26 PDT 1997
Steve Davis comes to mind. Twelve feet is kind of a long table for playing billiards on, after two beers, we wouldn't be able to get any colored balls in at all. I loved Sat--day mornings in England. As the vision begins to clear from the previous night's ale gathering, you get to watch snooker, darts, and sheepdogs! I would have liked to watch more Cricket - those post and bails (I think they are called) are BOSS!

FROM: phaedrus
DATE: Wed Aug 27 10:51:17 PDT 1997
Look at the 'Fegmaniax' web site. Woj has a link there for the Homer website. Unfortunatley, it hasn't been updated in a while. I picked up the latest Homer single "Superkeen" at the Robyn show in LA a few months back. Although I can't hear it, Robyn sings back up on one track.

FROM: phaedrus
DATE: Wed Aug 27 10:51:12 PDT 1997
Look at the 'Fegmaniax' web site. Woj has a link there for the Homer website. Unfortunatley, it hasn't been updated in a while. I picked up the latest Homer single "Superkeen" at the Robyn show in LA a few months back. Although I can't hear it, Robyn sings back up on one track.

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Wed Aug 27 10:26:48 PDT 1997
phaedrus- You mentioned Homer's website a while back in response to a question about "Feels Like 1974" I did a half-assed search for Homer and came up with a bunch of Simpson related sites. Could you give me that address? And you are right about ESPN2. What's up with those ancient "Worlds Strongest Man" shows? I'd rather watch The Fabulous Sports Babe. Whoop whoop what a lady. Why can't American cable just pipe in a live feed of all three British telvision stations? We could mentally escape to England if they could ever get the bitter right. We wouldn't have to wait four years for A&E to show us a new Morse mystery. I miss Lovejoy. I've digressed.

FROM: phaedrus
DATE: Wed Aug 27 10:04:39 PDT 1997
Robyn and baseball, probably not....I picture him as more of a snooker bloke. I haven't seen a proper snooker match in just over seven years, when I was in Winchester. Stephen Hendry is the only pro snooker player I can remember.....I loved coming home after getting p--sed in the pubs (Old Market Inn, for example) and sobering up while watching a snooker match on TV. Those matches seemed like they were the best 75 out of 149. Wild. Why can't the deuce (ESPN2) show some English sports instead of broadcasting footage from sometime in 1972 showing some guy pushing a bus?

FROM: phaedrus
DATE: Wed Aug 27 10:04:36 PDT 1997
Robyn and baseball, probably not....I picture him as more of a snooker bloke. I haven't seen a proper snooker match in just over seven years, when I was in Winchester. Stephen Hendry is the only pro snooker player I can remember.....I loved coming home after getting p--sed in the pubs (Old Market Inn, for example) and sobering up while watching a snooker match on TV. Those matches seemed like they were the best 75 out of 149. Wild. Why can't the deuce (ESPN2) show some English sports instead of broadcasting footage from sometime in 1972 showing some guy pushing a bus?

FROM: Decoy <>
DATE: Wed Aug 27 09:25:58 PDT 1997
Bourgerochester? Perhaps. It is frustrating when your magic number is so small and you can't win just one more game. I think Robyn might like baseball, but I can't see him wearing a baseball hat. Lunchtime, got to go. You have the option to ignore me, but you should know that the nurse's office never had an ointment, balm, or cream that would sooth hurt feelings.

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Wed Aug 27 04:47:57 PDT 1997
Hey all. Decoy, you are up early. Rise and shine. Now I know where you are hiding. That was a foolish move my old friend. My beloved Bisons won last night and their magic number is 4. If they win tonight it's 2. Do you think Robyn likes baseball? I see him as more of a cricketer really. I'm sure I would enjoy the game if I could make heads or tails of it. Maybe Sleepy could fill me in, if he hasn't abandoned this board in disgust. Anyhow, your insinuations that The Bills would move to Houston is utterly ludicrous. You are just a typical embittered Rochestonian, or is it Rochesterite? How low you have sunk over these many years, hiding in small white collar towns to avoid my revenge. I bet you are married and have kids. For shame.

FROM: Decoy <Buffalo@Houston.Bills>
DATE: Wed Aug 27 04:29:54 PDT 1997
The Mets TripleA affiliate changed to Norfolk; and Tidewater (I agree a most charming name) renames itself to Hampton Roads? How dependent we are on our sports team to anchor our identity. Look out, Buffalo (Chewing Wax)! I, we ... all of me, actually, is from western NY. My TripleA affiliate is the Red Wings (Who lost last night - I ate four hot dogs!). You're right Guard, this is the best board in the whole wide wide wide world of sports.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Aug 26 20:14:23 PDT 1997
yeah, pungo, "hampton roads" is a silly name for the area. i've been on the roads in hampton, and lemme tell ya, no one should name a region for them! ever been to that cool museum with all the fighter planes in hampton? that place is very cool. time for some music... anyone here dig "Dead Can Dance"?

FROM: Pungo
DATE: Tue Aug 26 18:17:21 PDT 1997 are obviously a deep thinker. After re-reading my last message, I think that it came across as a bit more dramatic than I intended. I think the point that I was trying to make is that I don't see the difference in using a WP for english than say...Using a calculator to take a math test. Would Mark Twain use a word processor? I don't know. Would Beethoven use a Midi-Maker...Hell, yes!!! There is art and rubbish in all mediums. Myk Murphy, you are incredible!!! Thank you for calling this region Tidewater. The local media has dropped that name and now calls it 'Hampton Roads'(a name I despise). Hey, Chewing Wax, don't have a cow man.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Aug 26 14:15:21 PDT 1997
balloon and wax are making me heh heh and giggle. i thank you both. just for context and general amusement, it would be nice if everyone shared one piece of info: your city of posting origin. you may know i'm from the Washington DC area, and we know that redjeaves is in Belfast, sleepy is in London (lucky), and pungo is from the tidewater area of Virginia, USA... but as for the rest of you, let's hear it! don't worry, no salesman will come to your door. heh heh.

FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Tue Aug 26 12:49:34 PDT 1997

FROM: Chewing Wax <Drinking@thepubnow>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 12:48:15 PDT 1997
I'm off until tomorrow. I just want you all to know that I love you all very much and you fill my day with joy and wonder. Except Decoy. Never Decoy. I'm off to listen to Robyn and ponder my own personal frequency. Maybe my cat's too. Moss Elixer is waiting in my car CD player to take me home. It's a bat it's a bat it's a bat it's a girl! Anyone think Mossy Liquor will be rereleased? I have a cone you know. Decoy wants just a glimpse but he's not going to get it.

FROM: Chewing Wax <Drinking@thepubnow>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 12:47:47 PDT 1997
I'm off until tomorrow. I just want you all to know that I love you all very much and you fill my day with joy and wonder. Except Decoy. Never Decoy. I'm off to listen to Robyn and ponder my own personal frequency. Maybe my cat's too. Moss Elixer is waiting in my car CD player to take me home. It's a bat it's a bat it's a bat it's a girl! Anyone think Mossy Liquor will be rereleased? I have a cone you know. Decoy wants just a glimpse but he's not going to get it.

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Tue Aug 26 12:29:19 PDT 1997
TMG- Can't. It scares Myk and that's not a sociable thing to do. I can give you the keys though and let you do it yourself. Quckly before the FBI takes away our God given right to encrypt information away from their prying eyes. This would be a perfect forum for contacting say... illegal merchants of weapons and drugs like our good friend Decoy over there in Paraguay.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Aug 26 12:09:38 PDT 1997
yeah, guard, if this rate keeps up, i'll arrange to have this message board "pushed" to my desktop like Pointcast! this is a good thing.

FROM: The Mishapen Guard
DATE: Tue Aug 26 11:56:59 PDT 1997
If we keep up at this rate, the board will be all full by Christmas and we will have to leave. Archive 1 spanned over 4 months. Archive 4 two weeks. I like where this board is going. It's the best message board in sports! Balloon Man, give us more of you super cool decoded lyrics! Oops exclamation point abuse.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Aug 26 11:53:17 PDT 1997
dreams about robyn in musicals... led zeppelin tie-ins... decoy's odd (yet amusing) jabs toward me.... so much to read since i was last here. foam, phone, tomAto, toMAHto, let's call the whole thing off. besides, the true message lies hidden: play the song backwards, and robyn will tell you who stuck Jimmy Hoffa in the endzone of Giants stadium. decoy reminds me of a kid i knew in 4th grade: he had a lot of witty things to say to the other kids, so he often ended up in the school nurse's office for ointment and bandages. heh heh.

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 11:35:51 PDT 1997
Decoy, my cogitatively challenged foe. You are doing fine. Your mindless blabberings make me laugh and bring a wonderfull sense of fivality to our otherwise deadly serious forum. Baloon Man, have you noticed that in your name sake album, one of the songs trails off with a song that later appears years later in it's complete form. Years later. How many rotations of the Earth? How many dull pounding notes. How does the vibration of a human being compare with the pulsation of the creation of the universe. Have you noticed Robyn sings about Dwarves quite a bit?

FROM: Decoy <ISuck@this>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 11:12:56 PDT 1997
'Probably just a co-incidence, BM. Realize that the whole of everything is linked through some form of non-tangible something. Critical approaches and analysis of literature suggest that if you look long enough, the cream rises - or the foam, in this case. Isn't sea foam like made of dead stuff? The frequency of the Earth rounding the sun has a musical quality by definition - a note of approximately .00012 Hz. You can't hear it, but it is the reference tone for the human lifespan. Nothing's to to say an album release interval isn't the same thing. Let's put that in a sequencer and see how it sounds. Cacophonous, no doubt. But all the same song. Does this make sense? Or should stop that and talk normal? Chewing Wax, I need advice. I'm being obvious again.

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Tue Aug 26 10:58:56 PDT 1997
Yes. As opposed to verbal undulations. Neccessarily. Please don't compare Robyn with Bob Plant. Please. I beg you. I get your point but it made me queezy. Speaking of queezy, I think the true reason we are all using nicknames is so that if Robyn does read this gibberish, we won't be accountable. Or at least traceable. Can you see Robyn punching up this message board? Not the Robyn I know and love.

FROM: phaedrus
DATE: Tue Aug 26 10:44:44 PDT 1997
Had a strange dream last night.....I dreamt Robyn had a new movie, it was a musical like the horrific Bee Gees / Peter Frampton film. The movie I dreamed of was a musical based on the songs of Robyn. The only part I can remember clearly is when the antagonist made his entrance. He came into the scene singing "I'm Only You". It was rather frightening hearing that song in that context. The whole scene had the Kubrick/Clockwork Orange detatchment to it. Very strange. I guess I need to increase my caffeine intake........ "I'm a pattern on a china bowl...."

DATE: Tue Aug 26 10:37:53 PDT 1997
Hey, is this a Led Zeppelin board now?

FROM: Stickybeat
DATE: Tue Aug 26 10:36:46 PDT 1997
As opposed to verbal undulations? Robert Plant once referred to his band's naming of Houses of the Holy (album) and putting the Houses of the Holy song on a different album as being very english and, in his terms, "twee." What a great word. Robyn isn't twee, but he is english. Hmmmm

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Tue Aug 26 10:21:26 PDT 1997
Hey Voltaic, well semi-conceded and thanks for the link. What I think Decoy was attempting miserably to get at, it doesn't matter really does it? Open Topic: Have you noticed that Robyn will name an album after a song which doesn't appear on the album? Huh Decoy? Did you notice that? What'cha think that's all about? You and Oblivion. We had to wait for Moss Elixer for that one. And Queen Elvis, we had to wait for Eye. I think it speaks to the evolution of Robyn's music, and although his albums must be entities to themselves, they also are connected throughout the body of his work by a string of non verbal undulations.

DATE: Tue Aug 26 09:55:06 PDT 1997
the link for the page mentioned previously (sprinkle sprinkle.......)

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Tue Aug 26 09:54:03 PDT 1997
Greeetings, feelloooow travellers...... The chap who provides tabs for guitarists wanting to play Robyn songs > says it's "phone." Not necessarily the gospel, but a semi-pseudo official opinion, ya might say....... Excuse me, I have to go sprinkle the frog

DATE: Tue Aug 26 09:38:59 PDT 1997
I found a perfectly round glass globe in my yard yesterday; it whisper quietly to find this board; it told me there were tentacles between it and other worlds; it told me I should get rid of my picture of iggy if I continued to think it would rub off on me; I said, you've got to be kidding; it said, "god you're embarrassing."

FROM: Dr. Redjeaves
DATE: Tue Aug 26 09:35:34 PDT 1997
Foam implies he died in/on the ocean (Isn't Elba an island?). For an English Major, class o' '87, oceans are deep metaphorical oceans... heh heh. Phone is clever and cool and thoroughly modern, and makes sense too. I think I decided after a long while that it was 'foam' as a result of a Robyn solo "Eye" tour show (known, you will remember, if you ever belonged to the ol' fan club, as the "Rental Car Tour" -- honest!); hearing it sung live perhaps gave me another opinion -- that it was 'foam' and not 'phone.' I don't remember. Was it "Cranberry Sauce" or "I Buried Paul..."? Turn me on, dead man! Excuse me while I kiss this guy!

FROM: Decoy <>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 07:21:32 PDT 1997
Is that little heh, or big Heh? Sorry, then ... I was just so charmed by the appropriate use of such an innocuous expletive. Honest, no sarcasm. Point taken. 'Sigh and giggle," I am jealous now. (That was sarcasm.) But I think we were allowed to fraternize with the History types. I am haunted by an inability to NOT capitalize the fist two letters of every sentence, and no it's not my shift key. I ask only for your pity. Is Chewing Wax phonically challenged? Lacking a lyrics sheet, I always thought it was 'phone.' It being nothing pertaining to any real reference. A guess might be that he was phoning the future and immortality; or for more chicken (mmmm ... barbarcue). I've often written off confusing lyrics to Robyn's obvious sense of whimsy. Perhaps that is 'chickening out.' It could be wrong .. don't make it a premise for your thesis. Hey Doc, if we start policing this board, the first thing they'll do is kick me out. Note that no exlaimation points were harmed in the posting of this message.

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 05:57:04 PDT 1997
It's just that "foam" makes less sense then "phone" and it's not like he has to rhyme it with anything. Britain, Elba, Foam? Nope. I'm not buying it. Decoy. Are you hiding again you cowardly devil?

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Aug 26 05:55:26 PDT 1997
Perhaps he needed a phone to call out for the vast amounts of chicken he allegedly ate...

FROM: Sleepy
DATE: Tue Aug 26 05:52:33 PDT 1997
I'm sure he says "phone" too. "Foam" would indicate the sea I guess.

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 05:21:17 PDT 1997
Decoy, I failed to address your insidious accusations. Nothing could be more evil then stealing a fellow message boarder's name. Your insinuation stabs deeply into the heart of my soul. I now must rechallenge you to that duel which you ducked out on so many years ago. I will cast yout into the depths of hell you miserable worm!

FROM: Chewing Wax <Decoy@Rich?>
DATE: Tue Aug 26 05:07:27 PDT 1997
I don't understand much of what Decoy has to say, but I'm comforted by the knowledge that he doesn't either. Back to Robyn. Voltaic, I'm wondering if you have anything reliable to indicate that Napolian died on the "foam". I was blasting that lyric through my headphones over and over last night ( i have nothing better to do) and it sounded like "phone" every single time. If it isn't "phone", it sure sounds like it. Does "died on the foam"? make sense? Do you have a lyric sheet? Explain it to me.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Mon Aug 25 21:24:47 PDT 1997
i aim to please! speaking of pleased, i am delighted to report that i finally have come to enjoy the postings of decoy.... yes, his digital scribblings are eccentric, but he's definitely on [to] something! i can disparage no posting that advocates the immediacy and relative purity of this medium! i can type another sentence that will shamelessly employ an exclamation point! heh heh. redjeaves: i dig where you're coming from, but alas, i'm no english major... my BA was in history! so there! however, i always felt a sort of esprit d'core [sic, of course!] with my english department pals. one regret: i could never figure out how to capitalize the first letter on the first word in a sentence... sigh... giggle.

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Mon Aug 25 16:50:55 PDT 1997
Myk, I chuckle when I see your "heh heh"s...they are always perfectly appropriate; never overused; and hence fun. Decoy on the other hand, what are you smoking? Heh heh.

FROM: Dr. Redjeaves
DATE: Mon Aug 25 16:47:57 PDT 1997
oops! known, not know....

FROM: Dr. Redjeaves
DATE: Mon Aug 25 16:46:58 PDT 1997
The subject of Robyn has dissolved temporarily, it seems, but we know he's always there. It's interesting to me that so many english majors have found this forum. It is funny, but also a tribute to the depth of Robyn's work, no? And you are all right, who are thinking right now that he'd be irritated by some of our talk, and possibly embarrassed. I don't know the guy, but I know I get queezy thinking, 'what if the ol' Bard (Robyn, not Bill) were to peak in here sometime and listen without making himself know.....'

FROM: Decoy <drunk@thetime>
DATE: Mon Aug 25 13:58:10 PDT 1997
Technology certainly is an art and a medium and a tool. The information age is certainly unique in that. Maybe we wouldn't have original manuscripts in our libraries, but we may mark the milestones with the glass master CDR plates - they wouldn't let me have the Twain manuscript last time I asked to read it - they referred me to the stacks and a lovely 35th printing hardcover with several torn pages. There was an earlier reference to the fountain pen .. well, some people still have yet to embrace the 'world is round' theory (honest). I digress - We have here an artistic outlet for immediate publication. Anyone who is interested can find what you have to express or create or say. We should wonder how hard Michelangelo had to suck on the Pope to get work. We are truly blessed and I for one am quite beyond a useless nostalgia for yellowing paper and fading ink. I don't care about spelling. Obviously... I've read Chewing Wax's work and am quite used to figuring out what he really means. As long as there's the stuff out there, that's the magic. When I think about how we used to sit around in college wondering if we'd ever get published and have it called the Great American Novel!? How niave. I publish myself and you are reading it. Of course no money has changed hands - but isn't that a purer art? Embrace our technology! We don't even have to be good or intelligent - we just have to type! I'm sure we'll get back to Robyn and his fine music very soon. Good-dAY!

FROM: Decoy <seeyou@rich.stadium>
DATE: Mon Aug 25 13:37:51 PDT 1997
Ah, delicious deceit; fowl [sic] imposter. Voltaic should p--s his turf with a little more more umph (wuss). Yes, as it turns out... it was Chewing Wax - my long lost anti-Decoy. Hiding behind someone else's name? What a place to find the likes of you! I should have known from the Abba reference. Quote us some more, why not? Oh yeah, the answer? I still seem to be counting.

FROM: Chewing Wax <Lonely@home>
DATE: Mon Aug 25 13:09:19 PDT 1997
Oh Decoy, doest I know thee? Couldst thou be Beacon from afar? Voltaic owes you an album eh? Cming up on two. He did tell you about that concert which you would have missed otherwise. Surely that is worth something?

FROM: Decoy <Quarterb@ck.controversy.Bills>
DATE: Mon Aug 25 12:14:29 PDT 1997
Gravitational gradients steepening, bringing us invetibably closer to an overwhelming final meta-question. The Sphinx speaketh: "How many English majors does it take to have a message board?" Anyone? Anyone at all? Speak up.

FROM: Chewing Wax <Vikings@BillsonSunday>
DATE: Mon Aug 25 04:55:02 PDT 1997
It's not phone? I really thought it was phone. I was just listening to that song yesterday too. I remember in the middle of my trip towards a B.S. in English, I loaded up my P.C. Junior with WordPerfect 3.1 because it had the largest word checking dictionary. As Voltaic noted, my spelling is not what is should be. No spell checking on this board eh? I was on the cutting edge of personal wordprocessing back then. The year ...1984. Somehow having the school forcing it takes all the fun away. What we are losing is the original manuscript. What would we have sitting in the University of Buffalo library if Mark Twain had written Huckleberry Finn on Word 6.0? A hard drive? My brain hurts. Too early for this. Must rest.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Sun Aug 24 20:50:31 PDT 1997
voltaic: you never fail to impress me. your statement to pungo is truly the product of an informed mind. also, i must agree that our collective tone is still an agreeable one, though we now choose to tread a bit closer to the abyss of intellectual overanalysis! heh heh. pungo's concern is a valid one, however: the english class of today is too often a facade for a microsoft Word 6.0 training course. i find this disturbing as well, pungo ol' pal. shoot, i forgot to insert the word "Robyn" into this posting. there... better. PS: yes, it sounds like "died on the phone"! heh heh.

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Sun Aug 24 13:21:30 PDT 1997
pungo my fine friend -- what you've said about computers, the same was said of the printing press many centuries ago; and the typewriter; and to some extent I am sure somebody somewhere said it of the fountain pen. These are instruments of our invention which for better or worse help us communicate; and they are evidence of our desire to perpetuate ourselves through means other than procreation. Artists all play the role of god; each of us is (a potential) artist when we put finger to keyboard; each of us is (a potential) god when we step out of the warm, safe ocean of manifestation. That bone the ape in 2001 throws up in the air, symbolizing our use of tools, transforms into a space ship...and that bone might as well have been a pencil. But enough of that, back to Robyn Songs.... Jennifer, I beg to differ with your judging our tone to have changed. Us crazies are surprisingly chummy and friendly; now and before; we have fun here. We kid and cajole but never hurt. Subject matter has shifted some; and I hope it continues, but once again I am without a song to talk about.... How many of you when you first heard "Cynthia Mask" thought Naponleon "died on the PHONE..." !!! It's foam of course; but my ears are made of cotton batting; and it seem reasonably Robynesque to think that the ol' man died on the phone, no? Bye for the moment; have to water the grazy.....

FROM: pungo
DATE: Sun Aug 24 12:07:27 PDT 1997
to pass english at a college today, one has to master the "art" of word processing. when did this happen? did William Shakespear use a wp? there is something very disturbing about this. it's almost like "they" want to teach us not to think. don't get me wrong, i love my little ole computer, but where does the madness end? in the future, we won't be talking anymore. we will just electronically communicate via blips and programs. perhaps there is art in silicon, perhaps not. i really don't know where this is going, just thought i'd share that with the world. peace!!!

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Sun Aug 24 10:02:26 PDT 1997
I honestly have no response to that. Sorry.

FROM: Jennifer
DATE: Sat Aug 23 19:53:47 PDT 1997
Wow, I was just looking over the past couple of days worth of messages and the tone has changed drastically. I sort of feel guilty. Anyway, I think that alot of Robyn's stories and some of his lyrics are somewhat mystical in nature. In the story on Moss Elixir, he talks about expanding conciousness by opening the third eye. This is a spiritual concept and I believe it is Eastern in origin. In "When I Was Dead" on the album,Respect, the devil and god sit down together for dinner, implying that good and evil are bedfellows. In fact, many of Hithc--k's songs talk about "good and evil needing each other". Don't get me wrong, some of his songs are extremely bawdy, but then, in an era of sexual repression, there is something spiritual about that, too. I think this is what Robyn means by good and evil,anyway. Also, I was homeless once, and that description of homelessness in the Moss Elixir story really hits home. I remember watching people on the street and thinking" Everyone stays busy just so they don't end up where I am now. There really isn't anywhere to go." Nobody lives in their bodies very much.We live in our mental picture of the future. I think Robyn's music speaks of that.

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Sat Aug 23 15:47:39 PDT 1997
I'm surprised no one jumped in to correct me. Where's Voltaic when you really need him? It's not "English Rose" It's "Luminous Rose" from "Globe of Frogs". That is a seldom mentioned magnificant album. A bit commercial for Robyn, but quality through and through. One of his funny songs would have to be "Unsettled" from that album. A string of gibberish that somehow makes perfect sense. Only Robyn could do that with such seeming ease. Sorry to freak you out Myk.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Aug 22 22:32:02 PDT 1997
i just noticed how recently voltaic posted! groovy.

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Aug 22 22:29:52 PDT 1997
incidentally, "clean steve" never fails to crack me up. (i thought i should provide a contender for my funny song thing, and i'm still stuck on "eye")

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Aug 22 22:28:23 PDT 1997
ya know, it's late and i've had a drink or 2... this is no time for Balloon Man to wig me out with bible code. the sad thing is, i'm entirely too lazy to look up these passages to verify that he is kidding. god, i hope so. as for finding a bible, the gideons haven't rolled by with my copy yet, and all the jehovah's witnesses wanna do is give me "the watchtower" mag (great record reviews, but lousy fiction) so i'll have to rely on someone else to check. heh heh

DATE: Fri Aug 22 22:24:26 PDT 1997
More Funny Robyn: My Favorite Buildings; the aforementioned How do you Work this thing; and the new, instant classic, "Don't Talk to Me About Gene Hackman" ("...In 'the Unforgiven,' he was totally mean; but when he got his, I really felt for Gene...But Don't Talk to Me About Gene Hackman...."); and then there's the magnificent "Uncorrected Personality Traits..."

FROM: Voltaic
DATE: Fri Aug 22 22:21:01 PDT 1997
Funny Robyn: Rock and Roll Toilet; Listening to the Higsons; The Man with the Lightbulb Head (BOY: "Oh Daddy, It's the Man the the Lightbuld Head!" FATHER: "Avert your eyes from his gaze junior; and you may yet be saved!" MWLBH: "You're Too Late, I've Come to Turn You On....Hahahaha!!!!!!)

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Fri Aug 22 11:53:55 PDT 1997
Oh by the way, I looked at my records and "English Rose" translates into a smart passage from Samuel Book 6, "When they came to the threshing floor of Nodan, Uzzah reached out his hand to the ark of God and steadied it, for the oxen were making it tip. But the LORD was angry with Uzzah; God struck him on that spot, and he died there before God." And so on and so forth. You can look the rest up.

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Fri Aug 22 11:30:24 PDT 1997
There he is. I saw Voltaic right at the beginning of archive 4. None of us believed you would turn to Abba. Welcome back my verbose friend. Let's return to our common purpose, the praise and discussion of all things having to do with Robyn Hitchock. Gosh, that Balloon man has an interesting take on things doesn't he? My vote for funniest song would have to be "Mellow Together" on the "I often Dream of Trains" CD. What a bonus, all those songs on the CD that weren't on the vinyl eh? "Bones in the Ground" cracks me up too. "Oh Vera my sweet, I would ofer you some meat, in exchange for a good loaf of wax. I'd smear it on you and on all your apples too if I thought it would help you relax". Awesome stuff.

FROM: Balloon Man
DATE: Fri Aug 22 11:10:37 PDT 1997
I don't think anyone saw my last note because it got archived so quickly. I said if you strip his lyrics down to the root phonemes, run them against the proper 128 bit keys, you will find they are encrypted passages from the Bible. Mostly Old Testament but I've found several passages from REVALATION as well and I think a line or two from The Gospil According to Luke. Check it out. Voltaic thought I was being sarcastic but it's true. It's true.As for Myk's contest, how about... "English Rose" I think it's called. What's that line about the bodies rising and falling in slow motion and the fish eating them. Halarious!

FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Aug 22 10:30:51 PDT 1997
i really should have skipped that meeting... so much can occur here in just an hour or two. but what i wanna know is this: what is the most amusing RH song you can think of? name it and a quote or 2, followed by why you think it's funny (unless self-explanatory). while you won't win a prize for this, your comments will be lovingly archived in Archive 5, for future generations to discover. yes, wax, even YOU will be archived. heh heh

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Fri Aug 22 09:18:27 PDT 1997
Hey Where did everybody go? I went back in time to find this historic moment:. you sure have an impressive collection there. My copy of invisible hitchc--k has a printing error. Instead of Robyn Hitchc--k-Invisible Hitchc--k, it just reads...'Invisible Hitchc--k'. many times can a person say 'invisible hitchc--k in one day? Anyway, I'm wondering just how rare an error this was. Before I go, I promised a nickname for ____. How about "Voltaic." What do you think? Ah, history. Voltaic, we hardly knew him. I have an even stranger misprint on my Invisible Hitchock. It says "Element of Light" on the actual CD. Cool huh? Think that's worth something on the black market? Any collectors out there want to make me an offer, here's your chance. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a real piece of Robyn History. Love you all very very much,

FROM: Redjeaves
DATE: Fri Aug 22 08:56:43 PDT 1997
Hey all! For once we're all on here at the same time, and now they've archived us! Balderdash!

FROM: Chewing Wax <>
DATE: Fri Aug 22 08:53:25 PDT 1997
Dr Red... You snuck in there while I was writing. If that crazy Voltaic was an imposter, why hasn't the real one come forward and cried fowl? He's over on the Abba home page listening to his copy of Arrival on his headphones. "Knowing me knowing you, ther is nothing we can do". Now them's some lyrics!