[Jandek] RE: jandek Digest, Vol 55, Issue 43

alex langer alanger at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Mar 2 15:30:42 PST 2007

will oldham covered a Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Every mothers son". i dont know 
if it sounds different.

on another note. i was reading the Irwin Chusid (spelling?) article about 
jandek. he said in the article he wroote a song about his mate Max (so fly 
max) and mentioned his sisters. Im not sure if this bloke was making it up 
(and he seems to take glee in takin the piss or tellin everyone how weird 
Jandek apprantly is) but it does, if true, mean he recorded the songs around 
the time they came out. so he would have been in his 30's  when he recorded 
some of the LP's if he was born in 1945 like it says on the copyright page.


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>Date: 1 Mar 2007 21:00:55 -0800
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>    1. Re: Jandek coverband (Simon Greenwood)
>    2. COVERING JANDEK SONGS. (Alimarea Vasquez)

>From: Simon Greenwood <simon.greenwood at mac.com>
>To: Jandek <jandek at mylist.net>
>Subject: Re: [Jandek] Jandek coverband
>Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:55:58 +0000
>I doubt that he has any formal representation at all.
>One thing that has struck me about this debate is how exactly a  Jandek 
>song can be covered. I believe that the live shows confirm the  way in 
>which the music is created: that there is a text, and  sometimes a concept, 
>from which the improvisation develops, and the  only record of each track 
>is the recording, so unless you worked out  how to 'tune' your guitar and 
>managed to replicate the recording note  for note, you're not covering the 
>song, but making your own  interpretation of the text, which would seem 
>more preferable to the  Representative.
>On 28 Feb 2007, at 06:18, Christopher tm wrote:
>>On 2/27/07, Lauren Ciechanowski <ciechano at stolaf.edu> wrote:
>>>But would he know?
>>This is starting to beg the question - Who handles Jandek's licensing?
>>ASCAP? BMI? Knowing Him, I'd guess SESAC.
>>Also, I've stayed mum on this whole (increasingly) ridiculous
>>copyright argument, but I have to add my one cent: I am not an
>>attorney, but I do work for a law firm that handles, among other
>>things, copyright, patents, intellectual property, and that whole
>>tangled mess - and am reasonably familiar with the subject. And I'm
>>really getting a kick out of some of these responses. ;)
>>Christopher tm
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>From: "Alimarea Vasquez" <beachdame125 at hotmail.com>
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 17:17:09 -0500
>Well it's not like it would be impossible to figure out a Jandek song.  
>There are people that transcribe Steve Vai and Allan Holdsworth songs, and 
>people that score out full Wagnerian operas.  The songs are definitely 
>adventurous but I don't feel that they are out of the league of 
>transcibeability.(HEHHHEHE nice word)
>If you cover a Lynyrd Skynyrd tune and you do it slightly differenly then 
>it is still a cover song.  Jandek is no exception to the rule.  I have seen 
>people cover Acid Mothers Temple and Glenn Branca, and I have friends who 
>have covered Jandek almost spot on but even if they did it a little 
>differently I would still call it a cover, and by the way an EXACT cover is 
>still and INTERPRETATION of the ORIGINAL by definition because it is not 
>the original.
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