[Jandek] the mystery papers
chthonic at chthonicstreams.com
Thu Sep 8 22:04:10 PDT 2005
>The final bizarre thing to happen while waiting in line happened maybe 10
>minutes before going in. A well dressed man walked up to us, handed us a
>slip of paper and then disappeared into the crowd.
>The piece of paper basically gave us the rights to release a remix of "Your
>Other Man" off of "BLUE CORSPE" as long as we gave the representative from
>Corwood reference and stated that the song was written by him. Also it
>specifically stated for it to be a limited edition 7" with a 300 unit
>pressing. The little note was just signed Corwood. I was hoping to find
>out if anyone else had received any of these slips too... i hope so.
my friend received the same slip of paper ironically he does do
remixes, having worked with genesis p-orridge on restoring old
psychic tv trcks as well as a dance mix for the yeah yeah yeahs. he
also took the slip for the same meaning you have.
personally, i think the note was written to a specific person,
probably the well-dressed man himself or a band on his indie label.
it appears to be giving that person/entity express permission as
outlined in prior correspondence. otherwise the specific mentions of
format, edition, record label and remix artist wouldn't be present.
i don't belive it entitles the bearer to embark upon such a project
with hopes of some kind of corwood-approved release.
the reason for handing the slips out? promotion. jandek fans
obviously love a mystery, and what better way to build anticipation
for the release of a jandek remix single than showing the faithful
that the man himself approves of it? that is, assuming the note is
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