[Jandek] jandek and emily dickinson

John Eastridge johneastridge at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 23 10:12:47 PDT 2004


often when i play jandek for people they think it's me cos i always build it 
up so much beforehand.


>From: Bryan Grabigel <brg30 at yahoo.com>
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: Re: [Jandek] jandek and emily dickinson
>Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 15:55:30 -0700 (PDT)
>
>  Full Disclosure:
>I work at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA . We have an extensive 
>collection of Dickinson's manuscripts. If I played Jandek for the curator 
>she'd think I was insane. And no, I'm not going to look at the guestbook to 
>see if we were visited by a Sterling Smith from Houston, TX  lol...
>  --- X95841 at aol.com wrote:
> > has anybody else ever mentioned a jandek/emily
> > dickinson connection? It just
> > struck me while i was internet-talking to a friend,
> > telling her how the music
> > of devendra banhart would make her die a dickinson
> > type death, like your head
> > exploding and all, and i suddenly started
> > brainstorming on connections between
> > dickinson and jandek. You've got the assumed
> > reclusiveness, the jagged,
> > unpolished, idiosynchratic (i'm too lazy and rushed
> > to do spell check here),
> > self-referential poetry, windows and vague ex- or
> > unrequited loves. Even--if you
> > care to think of it this way-- Dickinson's poetry
> > was formally "out of tune" like
> > jandek's guitar. I'm sorry if this seems rushed, but
> > i'll probably be
> > thinking about it all night and come up with
> > someting a little more cohesive by
> > tomorrow. I'm still interested to see initial
> > responses. Gonna go see relatively
> > mainstream rock bands now.
> >
> > --james--
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>Be seeing you,
>Bry
>brg30 at yahoo.com
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>"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is 
>music." Aldous Huxley
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