The Devil has Texas
- Jesse Sawyer writes:
"Turning my room into my own private Texas is as easy as turning on the
stereo. It's a matter of putting on the works of two reclusive Lone Stars
who have been churning out highly idiosyncratic, damaged-sounding music on a
regular basis for three decades. My Texas is the Texas of Daniel Johnston
and Jandek, artists who have similar followings and career trajectories and
yet present completely different views of the state (and state of mind) that
looms so large in their respective bodies of work."
- on 12/2/06 8:17 AM, aclark23@... posted:
> Jesse Sawyer writes:WTF?!?
> ... Daniel Johnston and Jandek, artists who have similar followings
> and career trajectories
- --- In email@example.com, barbzigny@... wrote:
>Whatever (?) I started to write something in response to the heading thread there, but then
> I don't see that at all
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I got really tired... I'm just glad that there are people listening to this stuff and keeping the
mythology of Tejas going.
- Is it just me, or does Jesse Sawyer sound like the loneliest guy in the
world? Example: "If I wake up and the sun shines through the blinds
like a desperate plea for hope, it'll probably be a Johnston day. If,
instead, the room takes on the qualities of a nightmarish cell, I'll
reach for the Jandek." And especially this one: "It's on near-
constant play here in my own private Texas, always showing at a drive-
in for one."
Maybe things will look up for him after college.