last night david and i went to see jandek at on the boards. jandek is a total recluse from houston who has been making music for about thirty years now. i really shouldn't say "music" because much of it isn't very musical and i shouldn't say "is" because now that he has played a few live shows i guess that doesn't make him a recluse currently. if you don't know much about jandek you can always start by checking out his bio (of sorts) here
. There's also some other links on the page that might have more detailed information including a link to the awesome documentary that was made about him a few years ago.
i didn't know what to expect to see. a lot of jandek albums are very primative and not melodic. some are beautiful and melodic (such as the song "nancy sings" in which "nancy" uhh...sings) and i had heard that he does all new material for each show. also something you should know about jandek is quite often he plays a guitar that is horribly out of tune. for years people never knew if this was done for effect (cause sonic youth still doesn't know how to tune their guitars to this day) or if he just didn't know how to freakin play. after his performance last night, it became obvious that he actually is a very skilled guitarist. in fact, the music was almost "rockin" in parts. david and i canoodled in the back and i was glad i married a man who likes the same wierd shit i do as much as i do.
needless to say that even though the show was over at a decent hour (and he played for over two hours!), i totally slept through my alarm and got to work thirty minutes late. thank goodness i didn't have an appointment until 10 or i would have been screwed.
well it's halloween weekend and now that rachel and i don't live in the 2109 house anymore there's no place for rachel to throw her famed annual halloween bash and all the other parties i know about seem really lame or just plain boring. i don't really feel like being surrounded by a bunch of drunk fuckers in costumes. i also am sick of how every year almost every woman i know feels the need to dress slutty for halloween. i have no problem with people who dress slutty during the rest of the year but i hate folks who are too embarrassed to do what they really want and use this as a copout. lame!
i'm gonna go play with the cats now and watch a movie with david which sounds like a much better evening than the parties going on tonight. besides, nothing could have topped the amazing night i had last night.
oh and since it's getting cold outside my creative juices are flowing. this basically means i will want to learn some new craft and will also think of and start about fifty new projects which i will be super excited about and will work on for the next couple of months until after xmas when i'll get burned out and say, "oh fuck it," and all the unfinished projects will end up in the trash or crammed in a desk/closet/box for an unspecified lengthy amount of time.
i know my journal still looks crappy and i only have one picture (but it is a stellar picture, isn't it?) but i just haven't had the time to do any fancy html crap. maybe since i'm off the next two days i'll work on it. or not. whatever.