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  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 62                          ::
  ::                  Wednesday, August 6th, 1997                 ::
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From: mellingham@roughguides.co.uk (Mark Ellingham)
Subject: Our Dave ?
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 12:26:16 +0000

Anyone watch BBC2's new "Travel Show" series? Can't say it's very compelling viewing but a peculiarly Caravan-like theme tune. or perhaps not so peculiar as end credits rolled "Music by David Sinclair" Could he be in some way related?
best to all,
Mark Ellingham


From: "Pierluigi Marchetti" <pmarchet@iol.it>
Subject: Robert Wyatt in Italy
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 14:38:10 +0200

I read on a newspaper that Robert Wyatt should take part in one of the meetings organized for the second Music Showroom (Salone della Musica) in Torino (Lingotto's area), on saturday 18 October 97. No other news about it at the moment.



From: Matthew Martens <lodestar2@pipeline.com>
Subject: Tenemos Ouroboros
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:06:39 -0400 (EDT)

Fascinating to read that National Health's "Tenemos Roads" may have something to do with E.R. Eddison's heady and bizarre fantasy epic "The Worm Ouroboros" (1926). Unfortunately I can't make out the lyrics very well at all, except for the "Everything that's happening there is history" and "ten million miles away" bits, so I can't comment on any resonances between them and the book (except to say that Mercury, where the story takes place, is, what, fifty-three million or so miles from earth rather than ten).

But to think that Stewart was reading this sort of thing at the time intrigues the hell out of me. While one might draw an analogy between relatively mainstream 60s and 70s SF and Fantasy and the symphonic progressive bands of the period, the weirder Canterbury material always seemed to me to have more in common with the decidedly whimsical and somewhat demented works of, say, David Lindsay, William Morris, J.B. Cabell, Mervyn Peake and E.R. Eddison. The combination of nostalgia and novelty has a lot to do with it, as does the shared penchant for casually convoluted constructions (whether musical or literary) and a vaguely utopian playfullness. In short, it feels utterly right to me that Stewart should've been an Eddison fan.



From: Aymeric Leroy
Subject: In reply to above post - "Tenemos Roads" lyrics

Words & Music by Dave Stewart

From the cradle to the grave
There are roads for us all
that we'll find, and follow to the end
Leading upwards to a place in the stars,
ten million miles away...
There's a path called Tenemos Roads
Everything happening there is history,
pictures of ages before we were born

Hearing the sounds of battle far away
and the trumpets calling
marks the end of time of peace
in Tenemos Roads
Things are changing, directed by the men
who, tired of making love, make war

If you've settled down on this world, it's a good place to be
Men have made their homes on the land,
while the fishes all live in the sea
But although that's alright for them,
I prefer to be somewhere that's slightly more hot
There's a place a bit nearer the sun that I like quite a lot

I will build a home on Tenemos Roads
I will build a home on Tenemos Roads


From: Jon Simpson <jon.simpson@musicinkent.co.uk>
Subject: Music In Kent
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:14:05 +0100

Hi Aymeric

We at Music In Kent have decided to set up the organisation on a more
formal footing and register our own domain name.  The next time you
update, could you amend your link to us to the new URL of


Jon Simpson
Partner (Technical)  Music In Kent


From: Sid Smith <SidSmith1@compuserve.com>
Subject: Tenemos Roads
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 12:36:22 -0400

Hello Rattlers

Yes The Worm Orouborous is the source for the lyrics to Tenemos Road as confirmed by Dave Stewart himself in the pages of the Complete National Health CD booklet.


From: PsYcHo ChIcKeN <Katherine.Agnew@jcu.edu.au>
Subject: dfstuiahrt
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 12:41:31 +1000 (EST)

In reply to you newsletter... I regret to say that I am unable to provide much imput as coming from Australia... Bands such as Gong and the likes are unheard of from what I know. and also being rather new to this field of music (only having a couple albums) my knowledge is very little. but I must say I was dissapointed to see that 'Gong' is touring everywhere nearly except Australia... (I take it that this is due to the lack of audiences in Australia, and Daevid Allens position with originaly running away from here while he was young?) Thanx again for the newsletter..and just writing to say that I love the web site...

    Thanx... Yours sincerely


From: "Graham Wilton" <graham@wiltonline.prestel.co.uk>
Subject: Tenemos Roads
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 10:03:12 +0100

Tenemos Roads (roads as in a safe haven for ships) was the mooring place of the fleet led by Duke Corsus that sailed against Demonland - E R Eddison's "The Worm Ouroboros" - chapter 17. To be honest, I've never been able to read it - the style is very overblown and fake medieval - but I now might have another go.
Aymeric - many thanks to you and to all the contributors to WR. I'd forgotten how good this music is.


From: NooseRat@aol.com
Subject: (none)
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 14:43:59 -0400 (EDT)


Does anyone know if either the Hatfields or N.Health have regrouped and will do a US tour?  I'll probably go to see Gong when they are here. This should
be good. I have seen various members of Henry Cow to my good fortune. I wish
they would get back together... this would be a dream.
Also, I have read that S.Happy are going to put out a new recording/cd. Does
anyone know if this is true?

Thanks (in advance),

[It seems very unlikely that either Hatfield or National Health will reform in the future, if only for the reason that Dave Stewart wouldn't want to be involved. Hatfield briefly reformed in 1990 when they were offered to do a TV show, with Sophia Domancich on keyboards, but with the Miller/Sinclair clash that followed there is little chance that the two of them would work together again in a band. Add to all this the fact that while Miller still lives in London, Pyle lives in Paris and Sinclair in Harligen, Holland. Anyway, I think the band least likely to reform is certainly Henry Cow - although they nearly did on Tim Hodgkinson's latest album from 1993. I have no update on a Slapp Happy reformation but I know they did work on something together a few years ago, for a TV series or something. Anyone ? - AL]


From: HuskerDeux@aol.com
Subject: Al Stewart
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 18:47:17 -0400 (EDT)

Just in case Al Stewart, penner of Nostradamus and Roads to Moscow from his
timeless classic "Past, Present & Future" LP, might eventually have mention in
your excellent column, I think that I should mention (but for his excellent
English chatty and humorous self),  his second appearance in Daphne,  Alabama
this time on Aug. 30 at Fairhope Civic.  If there are any Canterbury fans in
lower Gulf Coast, please drop me a line.

Billy Francis/ Mother Hen Productions


From: Eric Brand <raitt@pi.net>
Subject: Harlingen '97
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 00:17:00 +0200

Hello Aymeric,

My name's Eric Brand and I live in Zwolle, Holland and i'm asking myself if there's a Harlingen '97 to come this year with Caravan !
Do you know anything more ? Please give me a mail, thanks !!

GREAT website about CARAVAN this is, it's really nice to read all about my favourite band from the 70's till now !

Greetings from Eric Brand, Zwolle, Holland

[No Harligen'97 as far as I know, but a couple of Dutch Caravan gigs in september - see live dates below - AL]


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[for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX - see URL below]

Aug 06 - Ashton-under-Lyne (UK), Witchwood
Aug 10 - Stoke-on-Trent (UK), Wheatsheaf
Aug 17 - Cambridge (UK), Boatrace

Aug 19 - Sowerby Bridge, Yorks (UK), The Puzzle

Aug 31 - Yazawa, Nigata, Natural High Festival
Sep 02 - Nagoya, Club Quatro
Sep 03 - Kyoto, Taku-Taku
Sep 04 - Osaka, Club Quatro
Sep 05 - Tokyo, Liquid Room Rave Party

Sep 09 - tba (USA)
Sep 10 - Seattle, WA (USA), The Phoenix
Sep 11 - Vancouver (Canada), Starfish
Sep 12 - Portland, OR (USA), Crystal Ballroom
Sep 13 - Eugene, OR (USA), WOW Hall
Sep 14 - Santa Cruz, CA (USA), Breakroom
Sep 15 - San Francisco, CA (USA), Great American
Sep 16 - Los Angeles, CA (USA), tba
Sep 17 - San Diego, CA (USA), Brick By Brick

Sep 19 - London (UK), Astoria (with Kevin Ayers)
Sep 27 - Utrecht (Netherlands), Tivoli
Sep 28 - Groningen (Netherlands) (tba)

[Phil Miller-Didier Malherbe-Hugh Hopper-Pip Pyle]
Sep 19 - Boulogne-sur-Mer (62), Cabaret Sam [Tel.]
Sep 20 - Bethune (62), Le Poche

Oct 01 - Manchester (UK) (tba)
Oct 02 - Leeds (UK), Irish Centre (tbc)
Oct 03 - Morecambe (UK), The Dome (tbc)
Oct 04 - (tba)
Oct 05 - Sheffield (UK) (tba)
Oct 16 - Stoke-on-Trent (UK), Wheatsheaf
Oct 17 - (tba)
Oct 18 - (tba)
Oct 19 - London (UK), The Forum

Oct 22nd to Nov 1st (tba)

Oct 30 - Red bank, NJ, venue tba
Oct 31 - Medford, NJ, venue tba
Nov 01 - Harrisburg, PA, venue tba
Nov 05 - Ithaca, NY, venue tba
Nov  06 - Albany, NY, venue tba
Nov  07 - Boston, MS, venue tba
Nov 12 - Providence, RI, venue tba
Nov 13 - New York, NY, venue tba
Nov 14 - Philadelphia, PA, venue tba
Nov 15 - Baltimore, MD, venue tba
Nov 28 - Warrenton, VA, venue tba
Nov 29 -Washington, DC, venue tba

November (tba)

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