[Jandek] A Capella Clues

Dave Parent dave9199 at lycos.com
Tue Mar 7 13:13:58 PST 2006

Sterling was of age to be drafted in the mid-60's. Wonder if he got out of it or had to go?

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alimarea Vasquez" <beachdame125 at hotmail.com>
> To: jandek at mylist.net
> Subject: [Jandek] A Capella Clues
> Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 22:27:01 -0500
> I just picked up cd copies of the three a capella albums and would like to 
> say, i was pleasantly suprised but also notice some crazy things.
> First off, it seems like our man Janky has a common thread or obsession 
> during these three albums.  I can't even keep track of how many times he 
> mentions "granite" or "iron" or "cast iron" and a house etc.  It seems 
> important on just these three albums. This made me want to keep listening 
> over and over.
> another tiny thing I noticed is that on the song "You Wake Up Deadman" 
> between 1:56 and 2:13 the lines "and even then that island is an (enigma?) 
> and they long for the trash barrel" sound like a completely different 
> recording?  Those two lines are much crappier quality, and right after those 
> lines are done it goes right back to a damn near crystal quality. I wonder 
> why.
> Through my years in the military, I also noticed that there is a good chance 
> that the song "Worthless Recluse" is in code.  The pauses, duration of pitch, 
> and inflection are all similar to that to extremely basic verbal coding used 
> in most militaries.  It seems that its the only track off of that album that 
> is like that, but I may need to listen to it a little more.
> Why 42 heads of lettuce and 888 potatoes .. ya know?
> I will get back to you all after I listen to them each a couple more times.
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