[Jandek] Torrent/file sharing Jandek music

ANDRU REEVE andru62 at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 6 11:58:41 PST 2010

C'mon, guys!


This downloading / Napster / free music thing is getting out-of-hand.  Support the artists you love -- especially when said Artist is selling his CDs for just a couple of bucks apiece (buy 20 for $80 = $4 per CD!!!  Brand-new, in the cellophane!)


C'mon...you've heard Jandek howl in psychic pain.  Don't do him like that!


--- ANdru
> Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 11:18:10 -0500
> From: jwholloway at mac.com
> To: brendankifostewart at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [Jandek] Torrent/file sharing Jandek music
> CC: jandek at mylist.net
> Speaking personally I have no problem downloading via torrent stuff by people who've sold a gazillion albums (eg, Zeppelin, which is how I got a great collection of boots, likewise Dylan or people like that). Jandek, though -- I'd feel sort of wrong about it, ya know?I don't think he NEEDS my money to keep from living in a refrigerator box, but it's how I can best say Thanks and I appreciate all the crazy, weird, beautiful things you're doing. To each his own , though, I I have a well-formulated philosphical position. 
> James Holloway
> Brooklyn, New York
> United States of America
> On Friday, March 05, 2010, at 03:38AM, "brendan stewart" <brendankifostewart at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Hi. This is my first post on this mailing list, glad to be on it! I
> >had searched the archives a little, I couldn't see if this was
> >discussed before or not, sorry if it has been brought up recently.
> >I've been wondering about this for a while, and thought that this
> >mailing list would be the proper place to bring this up. I was
> >wondering what some of the opinions on file sharing/torrenting Jandek
> >was. By file sharing/torrenting, I mean things like limewire, torrent
> >sites, megaupload, any sort of sharing for free.
> >
> > I can see how this would be viewed as a negative thing (and can't say
> >I don't agree with that conclusion, to be honest). Not to make too
> >heavy an assumption, I picture Corwood :at best: breaking even on this
> >whole Jandek thing. I also picture them not doing it for fame, or
> >money, or women or anything else like that. Obviously, he also loses
> >control of how the music is distributed, whether it result in the
> >cover art not being shared with the albums, or in not knowing how many
> >records are out there, or anything of that nature.
> >
> >At the same time, there are some positive things about it. Besides the
> >music being more widely available, it may help certain albums from
> >getting 'lost forever', as has happened to many, many artists (I
> >believe there is a boards of canada cassette that is completely gone
> >from the face of the planet, not that I'd miss it...), and, in my
> >opinion most importantly, there are lossless copies of all of him
> >albums, mostly ripped from vinyl (when available), which not only
> >helps the not vanishing thing, but could also (wishful thinking) give
> >Corwood access to completely lossless copies of all the music, in the
> >case of something horrible happening.
> >
> >Honestly, I'm split. I'm not going to pretend I never torrented any of
> >his music (only did it in the past, when I first got into Jandek), but
> >I have recently considered sending payment for the albums I downloaded
> >to Corwood as a sentiment, so I don't know how to feel really. Anyone
> >have any opinions on this?
> >
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