[Jandek] Quimby's Address

Larry Epke soxepke at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 7 13:10:44 PDT 2006


And then there's Wacker - it goes north, south, east, west, upper and lower!

Larry Epke


>From: "Allen Rendel" <arendel at ripco.com>
>To: "Danen D. Jobe" <djobe at uark.edu>,<jandek at mylist.net>
>Subject: RE: [Jandek] Quimby's Address
>Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 09:36:04 -0500
>
>It took me awhile after I moved here to get used to directions like, "Go
>east on North and then South on Western..."
>
>Allen
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jandek-bounces at mylist.net [mailto:jandek-bounces at mylist.net]On
>Behalf Of Danen D. Jobe
>Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 5:16 PM
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: [Jandek] Quimby's Address
>
>
>
> > As a Chicagoan, I must point out that the address given for
> > Quimby's is
> > incorrect. The correct address is:
> > 1854 W. North Ave.
> >
>
>This is how you know I'm not from a big city - even in Fayetteville, if you
>said "Northern" (and I have no idea why I put that there...oh yeah, it was
>the two glasses of wine I had before I could write the email) people would
>know what you mean. There probably is a Northern street and a North street
>in Chicago, an entirely foreign concept in this part of the world with less
>than a hundred thousand people in the area.  Sincerely, thanks to both of
>you that pointed this out! I imagine people arriving in a very bad
>neighborhood going, "is there a reading here?"
>
>I promise, Chicago, I will make it up to you.
>
>
>Danen
>
>
>
> > From their website:
> >
> > "Quimby's is located on North Ave. and Wolcott (two blocks East of
> > Damen
> > Ave.) between Zen Noodle Restaurant and Nola's 32nd Ward Seafood
> > House. The
> > smell of garlic butter from that place is inescapable. Geez."
> >
> > Larry Epke
> >
> >
> >
> > >From: "Amy Frushour Kelly" <akelly1971 at gmail.com>
> > >To: "Danen D. Jobe" <djobe at uark.edu>
> > >CC: jandek at mylist.net
> > >Subject: Re: [Jandek] Jandek Fictional Biography
> > Forthcoming;Author to
> > >Read/Sign in Toronto & Chicago
> > >Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 13:15:36 -0400
> > >
> > >No way I can make it to either of your readings, but
> > congratulations.
> > >Sounds
> > >wonderful. (Will they be recorded?) After reading your e-mail, I'm
> > >definitely buying at least one copy.
> > >
> > >Cheers,
> > >
> > >Amy Frushour Kelly
> > >
> > >
> > >On 9/1/06, Danen D. Jobe <djobe at uark.edu> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>Okay.
> > >>
> > >>So I've sent out dozens of press releases and spent a solid year now
> > >>working on this, and yet this is the email I've had the most
> > difficulty>>composing. Really - started and stopped it six or seven
> > times in the last
> > >>three weeks. If you want the short of it, skip a paragraph or
> > two. But for
> > >>THIS list - people I genuinely care about and trust - I want to
> > give an
> > >>idea
> > >>of what writing this has been like. So here goes:
> > >>
> > >>As a few of you know, I've been working on a fictitious biography
> > based on
> > >>Jandek, written with Corwood's cooperation and approval.  It uses
> > the
> > >>Jandek
> > >>name, song titles, lyrics, album covers, music descriptions, etc
> > though it
> > >>in NO way is to be mistaken for the REAL story of Jandek.
> > Rather, this is
> > >>culled from - literally - HUNDREDS of hours of listening to the
> > music,>>discussions with a few people involved with Corwood at one
> > point or
> > >>another,
> > >>numerous back and forth letters to and from Houston, a chapbook
> > >>publication
> > >>that caused me to destroy (by fire, thank you) EVERYTHING and
> > start over -
> > >>this being exactly one week before my thesis reading at the
> > University of
> > >>Arkansas (which I've been writing this project for). Coming up
> > with the
> > >>RIGHT story, finally, for said reading and then spending the summer
> > >>hammering out some 200 pages of sprawling story, followed by me
> > asking>>Corwood if they thought it might be a good idea for me to
> > read in Chicago
> > >>and Toronto (they agreed), an
> > >>d me thinking, "you know, it might be nice to have something
> > published,">>followed by the WONDERFUL folk at Single Cell Press
> > (out of Glasgow - so
> > >>fitting) agreeing to publish this first installment in what I see
> > as a
> > >>"Jandek trilogy," three weeks of editing, re-writing, re-thinking
> > and>>ultimately agreeing on 63 pages of content, coming out this
> > month on
> > >>Single
> > >>Cell Press, and which I will be reading from the day after the
> > Toronto
> > >>show
> > >>and the day before the Chicago one.
> > >>
> > >>And now for more specific details: in Toronto I'll be at Circus
> > Books and
> > >>Music on Monday, September 18th at 6 PM. This is located at 253
> > Gerrard>>Street East (I'll give better directions and a phone
> > number in a following
> > >>email as I figure it out myself) and should be a blast. From
> > there I get
> > >>to
> > >>make a maddash back over the border to read at Quimby's Books in
> > Chicago>>(154 W Northern Street, Chicago - more info
> > www.quimbys.com) at 7 PM
> > >>Tuesday the 19TH at 7 PM. I can promise the best excerpts I can
> > come up
> > >>with
> > >>from the book, which is closest to dark Southern Literature (it's
> > what I
> > >>write), tracing the future Corwood Rep's life from childhood to
> > his garage
> > >>band days, growing up in the Ozark Mountains admist much family
> > turmoil
> > >>(his
> > >>mother and father leave him to care for his developmentally
> > disabled
> > >>brother
> > >>at one point - his mother moving off to Kansas City and Dad going
> > on a
> > >>six-month bender). There are also other fictiionally recast real
> > people>>here, most significantly one
> > >>Frank Stanford, whose poetry you can check at www.alsopreview.com.
> > >>Stanford is the young narrator's shadow twin, so to speak, and
> > also the
> > >>person who gets said narrator to take his musical roots and do
> > something>>with them. Frank happens to be married to Nancy, who
> > ends up singing for
> > >>the
> > >>original garage band (and John, the drummer, lifts many of the
> > instruments>>from "people who won't miss them). It includes
> > sections of the narrator
> > >>developing the guitar sound (which, by the way, I picked out
> > myself on a
> > >>40's era black Gibson acoustic, picking at the strings over
> > Charley Patton
> > >>songs until it emulated what Jandek does on the early acoustic
> > albums) and
> > >>falling in love - not with Nancy, but with Frank's fiery sister
> > Jessica.>>There's also "fictionalized' versions of Son House (he
> > gets a great scene)
> > >>and a poet/novelist named James Whitehead who's well worth
> > checking out.
> > >>
> > >>Okay, that's enough. If you want more I've got a few excerots up
> > at the
> > >>Myspace page I've created for this puppy:
> > www.myspace.com/niagrablues.>>I'll keep updates going there. Also,
> > please check my publisher's website
> > >>at
> > >>www.singlecellpress.co.uk, as this is where the book will be
> > available>>(unless you buy it direct from me). While you're there,
> > pick up a copy of
> > >>Jackie Gilroy's slang-crazed "Thugs and Thieves." The writing
> > style of our
> > >>books couldn't be any more different and yet there's a communal
> > spirit>>there. But seriously, Gilroy is the rightful heir to
> > Bukowski, and I mean
> > >>that lovingly. My book is probably closer to Carson McCullers'
> > "Ballad of
> > >>the Sad Cafe" or maybe a bit of Cormac McCarthy, but I've worked
> > hard to
> > >>have it be it's OWN thing first and foremost. Hope anyone who
> > reads it
> > >>feels
> > >>the same.
> > >>
> > >>Anyway, PLEASE contact me for more info. Now that I can relax
> > (having>>finally written this) I can say that I hope at least some
> > of you can
> > >>attend
> > >>these events - I intend for it to be a pretty wild tour: Jandek
> > on Sunday,
> > >>my reading on Monday, another reading on Tuesday, Jandek on
> > Wednesday and
> > >>then I sleep for a week. Somehow my employer at the University
> > has decided
> > >>this is a good "academic" thing and is supporting this, so I feel
> > all>>"official." I don't know. Books will be dead cheap (I've got
> > to move them
> > >>-
> > >>you knew that was coming, right?) but the readings are free. And
> > hey, I
> > >>intend to max out a credit card buying pitchers afterward.
> > Seriously.
> > >>Also,
> > >>if anyone has floorspace in Toronto or Chicago let me know. This
> > was going
> > >>to be a family trip but looks like it's a solo thing now (a cost-
> > efficient>>idea - got the wife and kids' support but this is gonna
> > be a bit intense
> > >>for
> > >>young ones), so I find myself in need of floor space. I'll even
> > bring my
> > >>own
> > >>pillow and free books
> > >>a'plenty. I also make a mean coffee.
> > >>
> > >>Oh, and finally, there is a tour "pre-launch" radio show at 88.3
> > KXUA>>radio from the University of Arkansas next Wed night at 9 pm
> > CST. Fear
> > >>not,
> > >>non Arkansans (which is what, all of you?) - it will be streamed
> > on the
> > >>net.
> > >>I'll get details for that in the next few days, but PLEASE, if
> > you happen
> > >>to
> > >>listen in, call and request. It's going to be a very loose show
> > covering>>what I feel is his key moments mixed in with some of the
> > Summersteps'>>tributes (including stuff off the new Corwood
> > Variations handmade - I
> > >>think
> > >>the "Om" is a must) and a few "Corwood influences" like Blind Willie
> > >>Johnson. This is going to be three hours long and something
> > special
> > >>indeed.
> > >>I'll also read a few short passages from the book.
> > >>
> > >>Whew! Okay, I've done it. Thanks for your patience (those who
> > made it this
> > >>far) and I hope a few of you can make the readings. I think you
> > all know
> > >>the
> > >>great respect I have for this artist so please trust that I've put
> > >>TREMENDOUS effort in making this as good a story as possible,
> > staying true
> > >>to the roots of Corwood Industries.I'm proud to say that I got
> > the "thumbs
> > >>up" from Corwood last week in a lovingly detailed letter that
> > gave what
> > >>may
> > >>be the world's first lyric correction from the source: the
> > opening passage
> > >>from "Niagra Blues" should read: "Sometimes go to
> > Niagra/sometimes go the
> > >>grave/crazy 'bout your dreamer/crazy 'bout your dark night." And
> > here, for
> > >>thirteen years, I've thought the "uh" after dream was an
> > inflection. Wow.
> > >>
> > >>And again, any questions please send my way. As I said, more
> > detailed maps
> > >>and such as we get closer to reading dates. Books will be for
> > sale until
> > >>Single Cell Press is so tired of me they toss the rest in the
> > ocean.
> > >>Thanks
> > >>again for listening, all!
> > >>
> > >>Danen
> > >>
> > >>_______________________________________________
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> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> >
> >
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