[Jandek] EU vs US
chthonic at chthonicstreams.com
Sun Jun 5 09:05:16 PDT 2005
>> But I don't think Jandek's boycotting America as you imply; it just seems
>> like people are more friendly to experimental music over on your side of
>> the pond. Of course I could be wrong about that too.
>My guess is he just wanted someone to subsidize a vacation in the UK. If he
>had just wanted somewhere friendly to experimental music, he could have
>tried New York, or San Francisco, or even Austin.
i'd think those places are "too close to home" for someone so notoriously shy.
i do believe europe is still more receptive to unusual music than any of those cities
(and i live in NYC). there they also have a lot of state-funded experimental arts
programs, while here you have to fight with the NEA or play tiny places to small
groups of people "in the know".
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