[Jandek] Jandek at SXSW

Mr. Fang thomas.fang at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 18:46:28 PDT 2007

That was Tom Carter (from Charalambides) on bass guitar.

I've heard that the other musicians were Shawn McMillen and Ian Wadley.


On 3/18/07, Bradleybee <bradleybee at yahoo.com> wrote:
> One hour show... six songs, all with vocals...
> Jandek tonight was comprised of four musicians: The Rep on
> electric guitar, drums, electric bass and hand-pumped harmonium.
>  I asked a few people in the audience but could not identify the
> rest of the band.  The drummer played lots of 4/4 with snare
> back beats, and the bass player played strongly and confidently
> throughout most of the set.  It was a real Jandek indie-rock
> set, with the droning harmonium adding a warm, Larsen-ish
> post-rock feel.
> In each song the lyrical "poem" was sung twice: once at the
> beginning and again after a lengthy instrumental passage.  The
> vocals seemed a little stilted on the first few tracks, but the
> band seemed to warm up well as the set went on, and they
> really rocked-out the final song.
> Lyric notes:
> 1
> Can I come into your house
> and be there with you
> Can I enter your door
> and get lost in your love
> 2
> You don't know whence it came
> Take you to the dreamworld
> ...
> Wake up it's tomorrow
> Tomorrow is another day
> Shake your head, come what may
> I don't know if I could
> do the things I know I should
> ...
> The time of reckoning is here...
> 3
> Put on a face, be happy with the crowd
> But when you go on to scream out loud
> Why is it this way?  Why is it all wrong?
> They tell me to look for no good
> They tell me to forget about the bad
> It's not bad or good, it's just this way.
> See me? I feel great.
> I got my face on
> 4
> I keep telling myself that it
> Don't do no good
> to keep on dreaming, to keep on scheming
> about the life to lose, how to give
> I think I'll go to the land of ice and snow
> where you have your party and it's all for free
> Times have changed, it's all rearranged
> Now the skies are blue and it's all for you.
> 5
> I don't like myself
> Sorry but I don't.
> I feel like a failure.  Don't ask me why.
> I can't get a good thing going
> Not in my mind
> I'll just keep going until the end of my time
> I can't put it all together
> 6
> I can't shake your ???  (looks? boots?)
> You're like a chain on me.
> Gotta get people off
> Hold me to the ground
> ...stomp on you...
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