[Jandek] Jandek Covers

Simon Greenwood simon.greenwood at mac.com
Mon Dec 5 10:25:42 PST 2005

That's what I was trying to point out yesterday: the pictures are all  
a number of years older than the artist at the time when each record  
was released (and not necessarily made, either), but the covers are  
actually moving forward in time with the CDs with a time difference  
of between 15 and 20 years. This probably even applies to the  
pictures of inanimate objects. The simple answer to this is that  
Jandek wants to project a younger image than his actual age, but of  
course, the live shows have now given the lie to that, and the most  
recent covers have still shown a younger man than the one we have  
seen on stage.

Of course, the even simpler reason is that he has a box of old photos  
that he dips into when he needs another cover...


On 5 Dec 2005, at 13:53, The Enchanter Tim wrote:

> One thing that has always puzzled me, though, as someone who has no  
> idea how
> an 'adult' is supposed to dress (when I once asked someone who was  
> trying to
> give me fashion advice why the books on colours/seasons/etc. had no  
> pictures
> of people in jeans and t-shirts, that individual replied that  
> adults didn't
> dress that way...), is that, if Jandek really is (the forbidden  
> name) and
> the age attributed to (forbidden name) is accurate, the clothing he  
> seems to
> be wearing in some pictures seems to be clothes a person over a  
> certain age
> would likely not be wearing (the big furry sideburns and cheesy  
> shirts seem
> a little odd in someone who would be 30ish around the time the  
> pictures were
> taken - but maybe that's just me, a product of an upbringing which  
> basically
> demanded that 5 year olds be serious...I wasn't very good at it, by  
> the
> way...).
> Tim
> P.S. In re 'Men's Recovery Project', there's a best of out.  I  
> should add
> that it's listening difficult enough to make God Is My Co-Pilot  
> sound like
> Hillary Duff (yes, I know she's difficult listening in her way as  
> well...)
> "...men may become hairy as bears, if such is their fancy, without  
> fear of
> excommunication or deprivation of their political rights." Charles  
> Mackay
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