[Jandek] this whole "jandek's son" thing
williamconwayadams at hotmail.com
Sun May 7 12:07:56 PDT 2006
i would encourage everyone not to take this seriously at all.
being the tall, lanky, red haired, droopy eyed, awkward looking fellow that
i am, i have been told for years now that i look like our boy jandek (i work
in college radio, where else are you going to hear that comparison more than
someone, at some point a long time ago, decided that since i (will, not
bill, and not my younger brother tom, whose myspace page someone's internet
sleuthing brought up) lived in houston, was born in '77 (around the jandek
records started coming out), was also prone to making music, and
(apparently) look a lot like the guy on the album covers, that i was clearly
jandek's illegitimate son.
as far as the nardwuar interview is concerned, what you can't tell by
listening to it is that matt was shaking his head in a way that implied
"emphaiticly, no" while he was giving the interview. that is the reason
there's so much laughing between them, and why nard asks him to clarify it
so many times. i thought it was pretty clear that he was being feciscious,
did noone listen to the part where he said something to the effect of "we
were hoping to ride the annonimoty wave a little bit longer"?
i was introduced to nardwuar as "jandek's son" at a show in houston 4 or 5
years ago. i told him it was a joke. anyone familiar with his interview
style knows that he will take a rumor, a joke, or something out of context
and beat his subject over the head with it.
to the person who initiated this discussion: i encourage you to follow your
initial instinct, and come to the ka-nives show in vancouver. it'll be fun
if i'll you like sloppy music by people who can't play that well.the fact
that you're on the jandek mailing list suggests that you don't mind music
with out of tune guitars and that's sung off key. i'll even buy you a beer
(do they serve kokane at the morrissey?). find me, i'll be the one that
looks like a young jandek.
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