[Jandek] how big is the Corwood universe?
simon.greenwood at mac.com
Thu Aug 17 15:59:20 PDT 2006
Irwin Chusid stated that Corwood had printed a thousand copies of
'Ready for the House', and if you've seen a stack of a thousand LPs,
it takes up a fair bit of space, so he did 'have to move them'.
These days, I believe that the minimum viable order of a glass
mastered CD is 300, and I assume a DVD is the same. However, mail
order isn't the only market and there are plenty of record shops,
both physical and online, who carry the Corwood output - I bought all
of mine in Mystery Train in Amherst MA.
So at a wild guess, the initial run of the last CDs and the reissues
is at least 1000. I don't know about the cost of a DVD but a minimum
of 500 would be believable.
On 17 Aug 2006, at 20:21, stacey graham wrote:
> Not that it matters at all, especially in this rarified and highly
> unusual case of artistic obscurity, but has anybody ever heard or read
> or even been able to extrapolate how many copies of his releases
> Jandek sells? I have heard some ridiculously low number of the
> original LP pressings, but that was from a long time and a different
> universe (pre-internet) ago.
> It's hard to wrap one's head around such an unquantifiable number. I
> hope he has seen (or more probably) is now seeing some financial
> reward for the little corner of the universe that he has claimed as
> his own.
> P.S. If there are any Minneapolis/St. Paul area free jazz fans, the
> seldom-seen documentary "My Name Is Albert Ayler" is playing Saturday
> 8/19 at the Riverview Theater as part of the Sound Unseen festival.
> Stacey Graham
> Minneapolis MN USA
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