[Jandek] eBay Weirdness

Danen Jobe danen1970 at gmail.com
Sat May 17 08:33:21 PDT 2008

As a person who has seen the "corwood" signature a few times, I'll verify
that it looks right (though the "C" is missing the usual flair). The letters
appear to be in the curious form that he writes - some cApitaLized, sOmE
noT, with no logic as to why some are in caps and some aren't. I'm surprised
he signed a photo, however, but if anyone really wants a signature just
write him a letter and ask him. I think he'd be pissed that somebody's
charging so much! I doubt he signed this for someone's profiteering; totally
against the Corwood aesthetic.

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Joshua Harris <pinholga at gmail.com> wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed an uptick in the bizzare quotient in searching for
> Jandek on eBay of late?
> It started with the Steve Keene paintings. Then the Richmond amp (Tim, is
> that you...?)
> This one has to be the weirdest though:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Jandek-Reclusive-Folk-Rock-Legend-Autographed-8x10-RARE_W0QQitemZ270235919918QQihZ017QQcategoryZ104409QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247
> Does this seem forged to anyone else? First of all I can't imagine Corwood
> actually signing an autograph, and second, looking at the correspondence
> posted on Flickr,  the letters always have an accent at the top of the  "C,"
> not the bottom, and the "d"s don't have a tail. What weirds me out though,
> is why would anyone bother to forge a Corwood "signature"?
> In regards to the postage discussion: I for one can guarantee that Jason
> was not smoking pot when he came up with the question. While I don't have
> any particularly interesting stamp pictures, I have recieved mail from
> Corwood where the stamp was not canceled, which is pretty weird in itself.
> --
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> tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward,
> and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom."  - Bill "Kodos"
> Clinton
> Joshua A. Harris, pinholga at gmail.com
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