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Old 01.28.2009, 02:27 AM   #41
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I watched a movie tonight called "zero" and the entire film is one guy walking around his house, ranting weirdly, walking through the woods behind his house, and having bizarre hallucinations. I enjoyed in it the same thing I enjoy about Jandek. The isolation and loneliness of his recordings are fascinating (even the recordings apparently with other people on them), and you're always left with a lot of questions at the end of every album. He pays no attention to sequencing, not that it would matter, and he doesn't really seem to care if anyone listens or not. The songs feel like journals that a guy keeps, and there just happens to be some detuned guitar underneath it all. I just love this stuff, it's so interesting that it's ridiculous. I wonder if they'll ever make an updated Jandek on Corwood doc since he started playing live shortly after the release of that. Also, even though it's none of my business, and I'm sure it'll come up in one of his lyrics some day anyway, I wonder if Jandek has made enough money off of his records to get into a psychiatrist? May he never take antidepressants and never tune his guitar either!
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Old 01.28.2009, 12:33 PM   #42
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btw
does anyone know a blog or something where you can download his stuff?

ive got 6 or 7 albums only.. i want the whole discography
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Old 01.28.2009, 03:51 PM   #43
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does anyone know a blog or something where you can download his stuff?

ive got 6 or 7 albums only.. i want the whole discography

download soulseek and add the user "bisonn" to yr friends list. he has nearly every jandek album.
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Old 01.28.2009, 04:51 PM   #44
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i'm watching the documentary now. Interesting.
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Old 01.28.2009, 05:52 PM   #45
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damn, I got an error on that page when I try downloading
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Old 01.28.2009, 06:46 PM   #46
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Old 01.28.2009, 06:57 PM   #47
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thanks. I will watch the docu now. try downloading later again
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Old 01.28.2009, 07:18 PM   #48
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God i love this song, it's too short.
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Old 01.28.2009, 07:22 PM   #49
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Old 01.28.2009, 07:26 PM   #50
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oops sorry : Nancy sings


i dunno what to think of this though.
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Old 01.28.2009, 09:11 PM   #51
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add last_one_standing or Robe Flesh to your soulseek (if you have the new version of soulseek)

they have every jandek album... live albums, studio albums, covers albums, even that techno remix album... etc. Haha.
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Old 01.28.2009, 10:51 PM   #52
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i'm watching the documentary now. Interesting.

That guy Brooks Martin from KAOS is a good friend and former bandmate of mine. I didn't even know he was in it when I sat down to watch it. The documentary was alright, but I was annoyed by how even among these hardcore Jandek fans they're going on about how he must be mentally ill, which I don't agree with at all. Kudos to Calvin for speaking up about the fact that just because somebody refuses to participate in the accepted media circus on the normal terms does not make him crazy or even reclusive.

Still, I think the documentary was directly responsible for making Jandek finally decide to get out and play live under that name, so I thank it profusely for that. The man is one of the very best live performers I've ever witnessed.
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Old 01.29.2009, 09:42 AM   #53
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this album is good but i still cant see what the real big deal is with jandek... god ive tried but no! what am i missing?
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Old 01.29.2009, 03:12 PM   #54
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I dunno.

It's just extremely arresting, interesting noisey avant-blues. It's good to put on 3 AM when you're drunk and depressed. I usually don't care about lyrics but Jandek's lyrics are just awesome.. I just can't casually listen to it, you know. It doesn't make good background music. I have to really focus on it. But when it clicks, there's nothing like it in the world.
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Old 02.02.2009, 03:35 AM   #55
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i really have to try harder.... today i am gonna become immersed in my jandek mini collection and answer the question..... ill either dload the entire back catalogue or never listen to him again!
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Old 02.02.2009, 06:05 AM   #56
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hope you do the first
its growing and growing
looking forward to hear more of his evil stuff

this is by far the most "commercial" thing Ive heard by him so far, but still great
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So I gave the whole thing a solid listen. Certainly great, but I can't honestly say I find it to be his "best". But then he's got some pretty incredible records that are steep competition. Weird how his voice seems deeper. I wonder why?
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Old 02.06.2009, 07:26 AM   #58
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Since I've finally gotten around to listening to all the live albums, I'm going to compile a Jandek top 10 at this point, in my opinion...

1. Khartoum
2. Shadow of Leaves
3. Chair Beside a Window
4. White Box Requiem
5. Put My Dream on This Planet
6. Myth of Blue Icicles
7. Humility of Pain
8. Ruins of Adventure
9. Six and Six
10. Skirting the Edge
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Old 02.07.2009, 02:10 PM   #59
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jesus, maybe im doing something wrong. i mean this album is ok, no more no less.. ive yet to be wowed by jandek.... maybe i should start listening to his albums sideways or something.......

sorry, but i know im in the minority here but fuck i am trying to see whats so fucking special about him.... i love the whole myth and misique about jandek and the product of jandek but music isnt getting to me at all...... ok his lyrics are quite good and at points entertaining but so is sports commentary...

sorry, but im almost done trying to appreciate jandek, ive spent 5 years trying to an blue icicles came ral damn close to convincing me......i did say almost done!
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You don't like him, that's fine! Stop trying to convince yourself he's good
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