[Jandek] Nine-Thirty

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Thu Mar 2 22:21:03 PST 2006


I agree that the acapella CDs get short shrift.  Granted they are 
difficult, but the lyrics are pretty amazing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren Ciechanowski <ciechano at stolaf.edu>
To: jandek at mylist.net
Sent: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 18:32:53 -0600 (CST)
Subject: [Jandek] Nine-Thirty

  Hey, six-month-old fan here, first time poster.

Nine-Thirty is a real sleeper album...doesn't get a lot of discussion
here, does it? I really love the lyrics on the album.

'when the skin comes tied to your bone
there's no stopping the bell'

I just really like the imagery.

I think part of the reason why I like Jandek is the echoey recording and
the sparseness of it all - doesn't it really sound like what happens in
between your ears sometimes? I don't know, that's what it makes me think
of, is all.

And no, you certainly can't discount his a capella period as an 
at all. What he does with his vocal inflections is really interesting, 
you can't call the lyrics anything short of beautiful, if haunting. But
then, isn't that what he's all about?

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