[Jandek] Re: wfmu Jandek auction

Valentin vh at valentinhauri.ch
Thu Oct 7 23:55:40 PDT 2010

same opinion as Stephen, thanks for saying that ....
I live in Switzerland, far away from the action,
without the Chusid-Book i never would have discovered the sensitive  
sound on Jandek.
all best

Am 07.10.2010 um 18:38 schrieb Stephen Jackson:

> Maybe I need to reread the Jandek portion of Chusid's book, but I  
> don't understand why you are all offended by this. Without Chusid, I  
> would have never heard of Jandek and subsequently I would have never  
> written a term paper on the artist in college. (I had a very hip  
> American music prof who had once corresponded with Corwood and who I  
> got to see the rep. with live in chapel hill!)
> Who cares that Irwin isn't a fan of the music? Does that make him  
> any less important to the dissemination of Jandek? No, absolutely  
> not. WFMU is an important radio station for fans and artists of  
> independent and non-mainstream artists, a la Jandek, so any support  
> of them should be praised. While these CDs have little value to  
> Chusid, he recognizes they are valuable to others. Chusid is forever  
> tied to Jandek, whether you like it or not. And this collection is a  
> piece of Corwood history, probably even more so due to their falling  
> out.
> I think what you're all losing sight of is that he could have just  
> as easily thrown all of this into the garbage. It's absurd that  
> people are peeved about his lack of sentimentality about these  
> things, ESPECIALLY when it comes to an artist as polarizing as  
> Jandek. Jandek records are either cherished or trashed; listeners of  
> Jandek are not ambivalent.
> So, for Churid to recognize their value to this community -- and to  
> benefit a good cause (a point which is almost irrelevant in this  
> context) -- he should be commended. When cleaning out a basement  
> it's much simpler to put things at the curb than it is to put them  
> online for others to benefit, value, and enjoy.
> -Stephen
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Jesus Knievel <knievelperu at hotmail.com 
> > wrote:
> I think the answer to all your questions is that Chusid is kind of  
> an asshole.
> Sent from my iPad
> On 2010-10-07, at 4:56 AM, Ross Morris <rossmorris1 at yahoo.co.uk>  
> wrote:
>> In my humble opinion I think this shows a staggering disrespect for  
>> the man.  Corwood sends Chusid 52 CDs and he happily admits in  
>> public that he couldn't even be bothered listening to them or even  
>> opening them?  In postage alone that's going to be a small  
>> fortune.  It all adds up.
>> Why not just tell the guy you're not really interested anymore?  Or  
>> even better - why not send them back to him rather than selling  
>> them online?
>> I realise and appreciate that a bit of Jandek's fame comes from his  
>> book's (very) questionable portrayal of him, but I find it  
>> distasteful that someone else's effort could be exploited in this  
>> way, regardless of how good a cause this is for.
>> Ross
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