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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 71                          ::
  ::                 Thursday, October 30th, 1997                 ::
  ::                                                              ::


From: Aymeric Leroy <bigbang@alpes-net.fr>
Subject: Newsbits
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 22:15:43 +0000

Hello WRers,

Sorry for the delay since last issue. I've been away in England for a few days. Saw Gong with Pierre Moerlen back in the line-up in London, a fantastic gig in a great venue. More material from "Angel's Egg" has been included in the set, notably "I Never Glid Before". The band played two 1-hour sets. My only criticism is the lack of fulltime synth player, although Steffi did his best to make up for it.

During the week, I arranged interviews with John Etheridge and Dek Messecar, ex-Soft Machine and Caravan respectively, who both used to be in Darryl Way's Wolf in 1972-74. This should soon result in complete profiles on the Calyx site. Etheridge had a week's residency at the Ronnie Scott's, and the interview took place just meters away from the entrance. He has a new quartet which includes John Marshall on drums. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the night's gig. But a recording session is planned before the year's end. I met Messecar at his home just yards away from the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town. He now works in the furniture business, and only plays bass occasionally in an amateur band. But he was happy to share memories of the good old days.

To round out the year beautifully is an upcoming French tour by Mashu, of which I hope to attend at least one gig. Then there's a British tour of In Cahoots, their first in almost two years. With the new Gong studio album soon to be recorded, and the latest offering from Robert Wyatt attracting lots of media exposure, the Canterbury scene is indeed alive and kicking !

Let's keep the flame burning !



From: RAYMBEN@aol.com
Subject: Shleep
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:30:57 -0400 (EDT)

Hello everyone--
"Shleep" is fantastic.  Highly recommended for Robert Wyatt fans!!!
Does any one know how to get a copy of the Wyatt tribute album that was done
in (I think) Australia?  A portion of it is excerpted on "Shleep" and sounds



From: Gabe_Camacho@usccmail.lehman.com (Gabe Camacho)
Subject: Khan & Nucleus
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:20:13 -0400

Still can't find the following on cd:

Khan    - Space Shanty
Nucleus - any post-1970

Could anyone help?



From: mail@musart.co.uk (Canterbury Scene Musicians Server)
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 15:31:28 +0100 (BST)

2nd DEC 1997 - Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
(Paradise Parade, Birmingham)
10th November 1997- Bresse Sur Grosne
(Jacky Barbier's)

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From: Martin Wakeling <marwak@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: What's rattlin'
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 21:00:09 +0100

Hi Aymeric

One or two bits of Web news - first the inclusion of many Kevin Ayers lyrics on the Why Are We Sleeping site at 'http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~marwak/index.html'  This will be a complete listing shortly but if anyone has any priority requests I'll do those sooner. I hope they will be useful.

Secondly, a site called 'imusic' has set up a series of bulletin boards on dozens of bands they've culled from the Ultimate Band Site. Canterbury artists with their own space for us to leave messages include KEVIN AYERS
"http://imusic.com/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs.cgi?x=kevinayers";also for ROBERT WYATT and CARAVAN - same address as above with name change to 'robertwyatt' and 'caravan'. Or there's a search facility via the home page at 'http://imusic.com'
Maybe there are more of relevance to WR readers - imusic claim to have set up 35,000!

Check'em out! Best wishes as ever



From: Mark HEWINS <hewins@musart.co.uk>
Subject: gigs
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 07:07:48 +0100 (BST)

Hi A

As of 22 Oct. 1997
We have had to re-jig parts of the MASHU tour to fit in more Concerts as they come in!
Here's the 'finalised list' (for now!)
I hope its in your formidable WR format?!

[Mark Hewins-Hugh Hopper-Shyamal Maitra]

Nov 04 - Lille (France) 30, Rue de Paris (JazzClub)
--Nov 05-- (Afternoon) Lille Prison (Prisoners only-Sorry)--
Nov 05 - Lille (France), Soussel, Students Concert
Nov 06 - Paris (France), 'Le Caliphe' (the boat by Notre Dame)
Nov 07 - Drome (France) Festival Performance.
Nov 08 - Montluçon (France), Le Gangois
Nov 09 - Bresse sur Grosne (France) Jacky Barbier's


∞∞∞   MARK HEWINS  ∞∞∞


From: thewiz@startext.net
Subject: Old rottenhat's Journal
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 10:02:24 -0500

Hey there Aymeric,

I'm Terry Valderas, now in Texas. I saw your query regarding the Journal I used to run. It disbanded in 1995 when I divorced, ran out of funds, and was advised to stop on the advice of one Mike King, Wyatt biographer. He's as much of an asshole as passionate about Wyatt's music, and twice as obsessed. To put it nicely, he's a jerk who thinks no one but him should be involved in Wyatt "information". I kindly dropped out. As a Wyatt fan, I felt he would take over where I left off, but alas he did not do such. No back issues exist as I lost them in transit between Oregon and Texas. Thanks for the query.
P>S> Wyatt's new album is tops!!!!!!
Terry Valderas

[I keep WR as un-moderated as possible - this post is one of the results. I decided to leave Terry Valderas' comments on Mike King unchanged. These are of course entirely his own - AL]


From: Daelken@aol.com
Subject: new release
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 03:15:59 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Aymeric,
here is some information about the new Didier Malherbe release:

BENSUSAN/MALHERBE - "Live au New Morning"
Pierre Bensusan: guitar, voice / Didier Malherbe: flute, soprano sax, bamboo
flute (bansouri), ocarina, armenian doudouk, alto clarinette
Fetish, Mille Vallees, Bamboule, Bamboo Shoot (Improvisation), Agadiramadan,
L'Alchimiste, Kourouts Nota, Alive (Improvisation), Montsegur, Lunch of
Recorded Live at New Morning, Paris, 14.3.1997
Produced by Pierre Bensusan & Didier Malherbe
XIII BIS Records. CD - 176652, released 20.10.1997
(see also http://members.aol.com/pbensusan/live1.html)


From: Roger Farbey <mmr@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: Whats Rattlin
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 12:12:26 -0700

Can I comment here on your excellent What's Rattlin? Saw issue 69 and felt I had to respond since I am Librarian of the British Dental Association (BDA)as mentioned by Jasper. The Blind Dog Award he mentioned amused me, especially if it is read in conjunction with the lastest (November) issue of MOJO magazine published in the UK. In this month's issue there is a review of the recent UK Caravan concert with some none too flattering descriptions of the guys' appearances now (not their respective muscical talents I hasten to add). But despite being part of the BDA (the dental one I mean - check out our website at: www.bda-dentistry.org.uk) I am a big Canterbury music fan and in particular the Softs, Wyatt, Hopper, Ayers, Gong bit of it.

Roger Farbey

[The mention of the BDA was actually mine. "BDA" was used by Jasper as short for "Blind Dog Award", but the "BDA" tag reminded me of an old Monty Python sketch which ended with a stupid song going "Lemming, Lemming, Lemming of the BDA...", etc - AL]


From: "Gary Fick" <GVString@classic.msn.com>
Subject: DAEVID ALLEN- Solo Show Phantasmagoria- Md. 11/16
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 97 02:10:41 UT


A Solo Performance by
Daevid Allen
8:00 p.m. Sunday November 16,1997 at
Phantasmagoria Night Club and Record Store
11319 Elkin Street
Wheaton, Md. 20902


495 Capital Beltway
Exit 30 North Georgia Avenue
2 miles, right on University Blvd.,
right Elkin Street


From: Thor Maillet <artbear@bu.edu>
Subject: helloooo
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 16:36:23 +0000

I was wondering if you could put a link to my Dagmar Krause site on your
site, i will put a link to yours on mine...



Thor Maillet


From: Mike States <mstates@polarnet.com>
Subject: Mike Wedgwood
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 00:42:07 -0500

Hi! Ex-Caravan member Mike Wedgwood worked at my studio in Alaska for ten years and we would like to contact him by e-mail. Do you have his e-mail address? thanks

[Unfortunately, Mike Wedgwood is the only ex-Caravan bass player I'm not currently in contact with... What about you, WRers ? - AL]


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*               FORTHCOMING CANTERBURY-RELATED CONCERTS                 *
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[for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX - see URL below]

Oct 30 - Red bank, NJ, Internet Cafe
Oct 31 - Medford, NJ, Culture Hall
Nov 01 - Harrisburg, PA, The Wire
Nov 05 - Ithaca, NY, The Nines
Nov 06 - Albany, NY, QE2 (with Happy Rhodes)
Nov 07 - Burlington, VT, The Metro (tbc)
Nov 12 - Providence, RI, Cav
Nov 13 - Boston, MA, Johnny D's
Nov 14 - Philadelphia, PA, Old Swedes Church (with Happy Rhodes)
Nov 15 - Baltimore, MD, Orion Studios (with Happy Rhodes)
Nov 20 - New York, NY, Bottom Line (with Happy Rhodes & special guest)
Nov 21 - Washington, DC, Phantasmagoria (with Happy Rhodes)
Nov 22 - Gettysburg, PA, College
Nov 28 - Warrenton, VA, D&S Coffeehouse
Nov 29 - Arlington, VA, Iota

[Mark Hewins-Hugh Hopper-Shyamal Maitra]
Nov 04 - Lille (France), JazzClub [30, rue de Paris]
Nov 05 - Lille Prison [for prisoners only !]
Nov 05 - Lille (France), Soussel [students concert]
Nov 06 - Paris (France), Le Caliphe [the boat by Notre Dame !]
Nov 07 - Die, Drome (France), Festival Performance
Nov 08 - Montluçon (France), Le Gangois
Nov 09 - Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest De La Grosne

Nov 16 - Wheaton, MD (USA), Phantasmagoria [11319 Elkin Street]
hopefully more dates tba

Dec 02 - Birmingham (UK), Conservatoire of Music [Paradise Parade]
Dec 03 - Hull (UK), Dee Street Club [tel : 01482 492868]
Dec 04 - Leeds (UK), Irish Centre [tel : 0113 2742486/2608]
Dec 05 - Old Harlow (UK), St John's Arts Centre [tel : 01279 442447]
Dec 06 - Brentwood (UK), Monkeys at the Hermit Club [tel : 01277 218897]
Dec 08 - London (UK), Vortex Jazz Bar [tel :  0171 254 6516]

Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden - late Spring 1998 (tba)

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