[Jandek] RE: jandek Digest, Vol 54, Issue 242

Colin Brunton cbrunton at mac.com
Thu Nov 23 07:10:53 PST 2006

i spoke to him a lot in toronto;  he's very very nice guy, very  
polite, immaculate dresser, good sense of humour, very serious about  
his art...
On Nov 23, 2006, at 4:45 AM, Mathieu Duval wrote:

> Has anyone ever talked to Jandek at any of the shows? Had a photo  
> taken with
> him? Had him sign a CD or such? Does he really not like people  
> approaching
> him, or are people afraid that he'll freak if they try? Just  
> curious...I
> realize he's eccentric, eclectic, and probably a few more 'E'  
> words, but he
> is a human being like all of us. It'd be interesting to have a few  
> words
> with him before or after a performance.
>>   Jeremy
> ---I spoke to him on a few occasions the day after the Helsinki show.
> Meeting him was to me, a one in a life time experience and I kept  
> repeating
> to myself "do you realize who you're talking to?" I don't want to  
> get into
> the details of what I thought of him and what we spoke of as I  
> don't believe
> it's anyone's busines. Anybody who has ever spoken to him will  
> probably tell
> you it just doesn't feel right to relate such an event, it's as if  
> there was
> some secret understanding. This artist has led a private life for  
> such a
> long time, trying to keep his identity a secret that it feels as if  
> I would
> be breaking some unwritten law by doing so. So I'll keep quiet when  
> it comes
> to details, but I'll tell you that he was EXACTLY how I expected  
> him to be,
> not in a predictable way, just a very human way.
> MD
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