[Jandek] Sense of Humor

Sam Eddington sameddington at hotmail.com
Tue May 9 10:01:35 PDT 2006

It's hard for me to listen to "No Break" (from Chair Beside a Window) 
without laughing. ("You're nuts! You're nuts!") And then there's always 
"Comedy" (from Living in a Moon So Blue), where our man deadpans the 
immortal opening "Here's looking at you kid / You got the German Measles."

I was also always highly amused by the fact that he cut "European Jewel" in 
the middle on the first album, and then picked it up -- in almost exactly 
the same spot where he left off -- <i>three albums later</i>. If that's not 
someone who knows how to have fun, I don't know what is.


>From: "Lauren Ciechanowski" <ciechano at stolaf.edu>
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: [Jandek] Sense of Humor
>Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 13:13:18 -0500 (CDT)
>I am totally blanking on examples of Jandek's sense of humor right now
>(for a part of my paper, not my own private scrapbook, haha).
>I have:
>Why Did I Change a Word In The Last Song? (one of my favorite examples)
>Mother's Day Card
>The great banter at the beginning of the Electric End, thought that's less
>deliberate than the other two examples.
>Could 'Om' count? I've always thought it was a bit tongue-in-cheek.
>Thanks a lot guys,
>jandek mailing list
>jandek at mylist.net

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