[Jandek] Jandek and Blogging

John Eastridge johneastridge at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 25 22:06:06 PST 2003


i love 'blemish' by david sylvian. however, i don't really hear any jandek 
in it. sylvian is far too emotionally detached sounding to be compared to 
jandek and derek bailey is far too precise and technically proficient 
(though it may not sound that way.)

it is my opinion that nothing sounds anything like jandek besides direct 
immitations and those even fall far short. this is perhaps why i love Him so 
much.

john
>From: "Ian Kasley" <ian at kasley.com>
>Reply-To: Ian Kasley <ian at kasley.com>
>To: <jandek at mylist.net>
>Subject: Re: [Jandek] Jandek and Blogging
>Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 03:42:01 +0800
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Daniel Marks" <alfredggnome at yahoo.com>
>To: <jandek at mylist.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 6:48 AM
>Subject: [Jandek] Jandek and Blogging
>
>
> > *here's a review of the song "green and yellow" I
> > found in another blog:
>...
> > "Green and Yellow" is the album's opener, and has
> > been described as "minimal 'I'm stuck in the sewer
> > with my Stratocaster and a practice amp' blues", which
> > isn't entirely inapt but which seems a bit limited to
> > me.
>
>Hah... I remember writing that a couple of years back. Gives me a warm 
>fuzzy
>feeling to know that someone thought it was worth quoting. I suppose I was
>referring as much to the actual sound of the recording as I was anything
>else.
>
>On a different tip, the latest David Sylvian disc, "Blemish" contains 3 
>cuts
>of David's introspective baritone warblings backed by guitarist Derek
>Bailey, who sounds like he's perhaps doing a somewhat more frantic and
>animated Jandek impression as he destroys his acoustic guitar. It's
>challenging stuff, and to be honest, I much prefer the rest of the album 
>(or
>Jandek, for that matter) which contains a number of stark tremlolo
>pedal-driven soundscapes peppered with occasional bursts of digital glitch
>and sputter, but I'd be curious to know if anyone else on the list has 
>heard
>this album and also felt there might be some vague nod to Jandek lurking in
>there, or if I'm just imagining it.
>
>Hmm... this review of the album says "For fans of: Peter Gabriel, Talk 
>Talk,
>Jandek", so maybe it's not just me.
>
>http://www.highbias.com/reviews/20030727.html
>
>
>-ian
>
>
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