[Jandek] Re: ... she don't like Janky, but that's alright.

Jonathan Bell genghisjhan at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 25 21:48:00 PST 2004

on a related note, my girlfriend and I are planning on trying what we've 
been calling the "Jandekathalon"... the point being to listen to all of 
jandek's recordings in a single sitting (roughly 26-27 hours, maybe a little 
more by now)... wish us luck, and I'll let you guys know how it goes 
(assuming I'm still coherent)


>From: chuckp8 at juno.com
>To: phil at philharwell.com
>CC: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: [Jandek] Re: ... she don't like Janky, but that's alright.
>Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 07:28:07 -0800
>On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 11:52:28 -0600 (CST) "Phil Harwell"
><phil at philharwell.com> writes:
> > (Almost) needless to say, she wasn't impressed, but she wasn't repulsed
> > it, and said that she definitely couldn't listen to a whole album of
>Once, when I really wanted to try to wrap my head around his music, I
>decided to listen to nothing but Jandek, from the first record to the
>last... this was about four years ago, when I finally had all of the back
>stock (getting some of the middle records I hadn't acquired yet on cd
>taped for me from friends).  It took around three weeks to listen to it
>all... twice.  Nothing but Jandek.  No radio, no breaks, just Jandek on
>my (roughly) hour and a half commute to and from work.
>My girlfriend says she never wants me to do that again.  It was like
>being on drugs.  Another world altogether.  You know when you're reading
>a brilliant book for 7 hours and when you lift your head, it's hard to
>come back to reality?  Like that, but much deeper, and more disturbing.
>I became irritated, and reclusive.  It was wonderful.  You can really
>begin to piece apart all the different styles within Jandek's own genre.
>If I ever have a week to myself, I think I'll do it again, and try to
>record my thoughts.  It was a bizarre time.
>Happy Ho HO's,
>Chuck P.
>PS.  Anyone heard of Ariel Pink from LA?  One of my new favorites.  He
>sounds nothing like Jandek, but has a singular vision of direction with
>his music, similarly to Jandek.  Haunted Grafitti 2 was just reissued by
>the Animal Collective's label Paw Tracks... well worth checking out if
>you're brave enough to love Janky... and I know you are.
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