[Jandek] The worst day of the year and possibly my entire life

James Holloway jwholloway at mac.com
Wed Oct 31 05:57:37 PDT 2007

Oh man -- bro, I feel your pain, seriously. When I was 19 or so a housefire permanently warped my huge collection of 60s and 70s vinyl boots, stuff like Zeppelin, Sabbath,  Dylan. What the bitch was, for me, is that the fire only warped the edges of the records; so I still had them, just in an unplayable form. "twould have been better had the been melted in the conflagration... what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve for. 

James Holloway
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

On Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 08:52AM, "Nate Wilson" <visioninapark at hotmail.com> wrote:
>I had just got back from a really awesome band practice to find my bookcase/entertainment thingy collapsed and all of my records all over the place. A ton got broken when the shelves collapsed on each other. Also broken in the pile of 80's metal rarities and early doo-woop were eight of my Jandek records
>I lost Chair Beside a Window
>        The Rocks Crumble
>        Nine-Thirty
>        Foreign Keys
>        Follow Your Footsteps
>        Interstellar Discussion
>        Staring at the Cellophane
>        Your Turn to Fall
>I am completely fucking heartbroken... I had just recently completed my collection again after I had it ruined once before.
>It's almost like NOT possible for me to have them all.
>I am sad beyond words.  I can't not describe what it feels like to hear broken pieces moving around inside a sealed album. Especially a Jandek album.
>I still have all the others (Luckily Jefferson Airplane padded the fall of "Ready for the House".  If that had broken I probably would have just had a nervous breakdown.
>Has anyone ever had something like this happen?  I had a cd book stolen from me a year or so ago that had 20 or so jandek cds in it and that too hurt like hell.
>Windows Live Hotmail and Microsoft Office Outlook ? together at last.  Get it now.

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