[Jandek] "blues" semantics and unrelated

stephe dk weaseldip at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 18 07:37:38 PST 2005

I guess I'm stupid, or shallow. Or white.
I always thought Jandek was blues.
Oh yeah, and 'art,' too.

Or is it conventional form that defines something, rather than spiritual 
I consider most "blues," (in the generally accepted mainstream defintion) 
recorded after oh say, 1965 (I'm being generous here) to be crap. Quite 
frankly, BB King bores the hell out of me. JANDEK, however, is just as 
interesting to me as John Lee or Willie MacTell.

I wonder why a hater would subscribe to the group?

So anyway, the reason I originally came to post to the group was this:
my local library has a lot of strange CDs in it (Throbbing Gristle and Amps 
for Christ, for example) but I was genuinely shocked to find a copy of "Six 
and Six," there yesterday.

The movie... The live show... The library... What's next, his own talk show?

don't take anything too seriously, chief.

-white blues musician

By the way, I also consider Jandek to be "punk."

>From: Moulty <moulty40 at shaw.ca>
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: [Jandek] Stop calling Jandek "blues"
>Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 16:18:43 -0800
>What an insult to a century of great bluesmen.
>There hasn't been a single, genuine, black bluesman over the last 100 years 
>who would not have heard Jandak, and after 30 seconds declared it to be 
>complete garbage.
>Just because a bunch of pretentious white boys and girls are gullible 
>enough to waste their time on Jandek does not mean that the proud name of 
>blues music should be sullied by association with this Houston halfwit.
>There is nothing "blues" about Jandek.  If you need a name, "crap" does it. 
>It's not complicated.
>Thank you.
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