[Jandek] Re: jandek the pagan

chthonic streams chthonic at chthonicstreams.com
Sat Feb 12 11:46:54 PST 2005

spoon-unit <spoon-unit at blueyonder.co.uk> pointed out:

>If one really goes as far as trying to guess things about Jandek 
>from his lyrics, one would also presumably be excused from coming to 
>the conclusion that he is a pagan, worshipping the great god Pan 
>with the lines "Now this one from the morning came to me / The piper 
>in his high cloud sang to me" since Pan is described as the Piper at 
>the Gates of Dawn in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind In The Willows.

right, or the *extremely* pagan ritual-sounding "governor rhodes" (on 
'telegraph melts') he does, intoning, "We are here in earth, in life, 
in sky, in magic..."  with nancy in the background singing in 
response.  total earth-religion song.  but i don't think this makes 
him definitely pagan any more than the other "clues" make him a 


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