[Jandek] Jandek DVD boxset for 2007?

Colin Brunton cbrunton at mac.com
Mon Jan 1 10:29:04 PST 2007

it's actually Gary "Pig" Gold.
On Jan 1, 2007, at 12:26 AM, Yuval Legendtofski wrote:

> Since it seems to be the new format for the mysterious one, I can  
> see a lovely 'Corwood Font' boxset being released either later this  
> year or early next. Expect commentries from Byron Coley, Steve  
> 'Pig' Gold and the list's very own Seth Tisue!
> And happy new year all of you wise Jandek fans (or should it be  
> happy 'depressed' or 'schized' or 'bipolar'  or 'secretive' or  
> 'cryptic' or 'poetic' new year???)
> On 1/1/07, jandek-request at mylist.net <jandek-request at mylist.net >  
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> Today's Topics:
>   1. Getting back to music... (Ratan X)
>   2. Re: hopefully the last word on Butts For Jandek...
>      (Spencer Graham)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Ratan X" <ratanx at gmail.com>
> To: jandek at mylist.net
> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 10:08:04 -0500
> Subject: [Jandek] Getting back to music...
> Last week I sent my payment to Corwood for "Austin Sunday" and "The
> Ruins of Adventure." I included what might be a top 5 "Holy Grail"
> question, not expecting an answer. Namely "Have the studio albums been
> released in the same order they were recorded."
> And he answered me with a simple "yes"
> While I guess it's still open for debate WHEN he recorded the albums,
> it seems they've came out chronologically. Which isn't too big of a
> shock, but still interesting to know.
> Cheers,
> Ratan
> "If I'm a child that means you're a pedophile, and I'll be damned if
> i'm going stand here and take this from a pervert." -- Peter Griffin
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Spencer Graham <soccerdude219 at yahoo.com >
> To: Jandek <jandek at mylist.net>
> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 10:15:53 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Re: [Jandek] hopefully the last word on Butts For Jandek...
> I totally accept your legit criticisms of my argument. I mean, if  
> you don't find it funny, you don't find it funny- if everyone had  
> the same sense of humor, comedy would get boring fast. Some people  
> don't find Family Guy funny; I don't understand that either, but I  
> respect it. However, I should point out that your reasons for not  
> finding it funny (and this is often the case in such matters) are  
> the very reasons why I  do find it funny: it was illogical,  
> cretinous, and in exceedingly poor taste. Maybe I'm just a sick  
> person. I'll allow that as a possibility. But I'm glad you're  
> opposed to it because you just don't like the joke, and not because  
> of some sense that Jandek is "above" being a subject for such humor.
> -Spence
> arkhonia <gavin at arkhonia.co.uk> wrote:
> > 1) I still think Butt for Jandek was really funny. I mean, it's a
> > crude but not unreasonable reaction, upon hearing Jandek for the
> > first time, to think, "Jeez, this guy probably doesn't get laid
> > much." Just imagine Jandek receiving all those pictures and being
> > like "what the.." I do agree it would be been poor taste to actually
> > send him those pictures, but frankly I'd like to see more (but not
> > too many more) jokes like that on the list, because I feel like a
> > lot of people here (myself included) have their heads of their own
> > butts a little bit too much. Come on! It's funny!
> Well I'd laugh it were funny, or at least I thought it were funny, but
> I didn't and don't, not because it's not 'respectful' or reverent
> enough, but just because it *was* cretinous - maybe it's me, but
> there's a disconnect somewhere between what I hear (and that applies
> to any music I like, not just Jandek), and the need to demonstrate
> appreciation of some kind by getting a bunch of women to bare their
> arses, write the name of the appreciated artists across it and then
> photograph the results with the intention of forwarding said pics to
> the artist in question...
> > Besides, what's
> > really insulting about it anyway? Is is just that it offends
> > people's images of Jandek as something other than a normal human
> > being?
> Not at all - it just makes no sense, and in this instance it makes
> less than no sense, at least to me; it seems bizarre to even be
> debating its worth, but as you've taken the trouble to respond I
> should attempt to defend my own point of view. I don't imagine that
> Corwood would think anything of the pictures, and I certainly don't
> imagine that any offence would be caused upon seeing them - but what's
> the point? What *is* the point? Is this an American thing I just don't
> get? Is baring one's backside (or that of compliant female friends) a
> typical way of communicating musical appreciation?
> > Why does everyone assume Jandek is some uptight, disturbed,
> > intense, asexual weirdo just because his most of his music is
> > uptight, disturbed, intense, asexual, and weird?
> I've no idea - do they? I don't think I do...
> > He sounds like a
> > normal guy whenever he gets interviewed.
> Well he was only really interviewed once, and yes, he sounded normal -
> but at no point in the 50-odd minutes of the Trubee interview does the
> interviewee express a desire for fans to expose themselves on his
> behalf (and Katy Vine made no mention in her article to being asked to
> bend over so that she could be autographed by the artist) - I think
> I'm a 'normal guy', but I'd be perplexed if somebody heard my music
> and liked it enough to strip and write 'GAV' across their nether
> regions...what did I do that made them want to do this?
> > The way I see it, the music
> > thing is just something he does to wrestle with his demons- I don't
> > think it means he can't appreciate a good butt as much as the next
> > guy, especially one with his name on it! Obviously I'm being
> > facetious here, but people need to get over this idea of Jandek as
> > some holy, untouchable figure.
> Well again, I'd hope that I don't fit into this category, but I do
> think Jandek music is special - it means more to me than most any
> other music, and I think that, for whatever reason the music is made
> (and 'wrestling demons' is as good a rationale as any in the absence
> of any other information), there is an inherent seriousness to the
> music, if not necessarily to the person responsible, which is why this
> whole Butts business seems so flippant: if it offends me, it's because
> it's treating something that matters to me as it had all the worth of,
> say, Bon Jovi, and that's where I feel this disconnect. Wanting to
> defend the value of something that is important to you isn't a crime,
> even if it could be confused with 'preciousness' - but I'm sure I have
> both a fairly healthy sense of humour as well as a sense of the
> absurd, and if this whole sorry spectacle added anything to my
> appreciation of Jandek I would be happy to embrace it (the concept,
> not the arses). And I'd like to believe that this is a point of view
> shared by other people on this list, and that there is little else to
> be said on the subject - Christ, I can't belief that this is the most
> substantial post I've made here for a while, and on such a trivial
> subject...
> Gavin
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