[Jandek] The End of It All
akelly1971 at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 29 04:51:54 PDT 2004
Sorry if I'm repeating anything from list -- for some reason, my e-mail
filter is preventing me from receiving all Jandek list messages.
I got my copy yesterday. Haven't listened to it yet (Jandek requires a
certain mood for listening). But the title, combined with the cover photo,
gave me pause.
The cover is a profile head shot of Sterling Smith. He looks older and
pensive, although it could be of him in younger days -- hard to tell from
the shadowing. He appears to be wearing a shirt and tie, and his hair is
cut with a buzzer, probably with a #2 on the back and a #4 on top, brushed
forward. Not enough of the background is seen for me to say where the photo
was taken, but the flash and the dark area to the right remind me of the
cover for The Place, with the mannequins.
There are four tracks:
1) ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS (20:15)
2) I HAD'NT [sic] BEEN THERE BEFORE (5:49)
3) THEY DON'T MATTER AT ALL (5:36)
4) I MET YOU (8:12)
Without having listened to the album, the titles seem to relate to one
another in an ominous way. Then again, they'd fit in with the titles on
most of his albums. Anybody listened to it yet?
Also, I was interviewed for "Jandek on Corwood," and since then, I've been
receiving his albums as soon as they're released, without asking. (Sterling
Smith, if you ever read this: Thank you. A mailer from Corwood is always
appreciated, and always worth the time it takes to listen.) I assume all of
us who were interviewed are getting the albums sent automatically now. Is
As ever, Amy
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