Big Book Idea. No Market.


The latest chapter in I DON’T GET IT.  

I just checked my “Book Proposalsâ€Â folder and yep, I did remember to name an empty file, “The Truth About Outsider Artists.â€Â If I start giving away pump organs to every rambling maniac that panhandles me, will that guarantee a glut of delusional documentaries in the year 2040? When taken as a whole, the music of Jandek (a perfectly sane man with a perfectly fascinating story, yet he makes perfectly pointless music), Wesley Willis, Daniel Johnston (a wonderful visual artist), and especially Wild Man Fischer has produced exactly five interesting songs, and they all come from Johnston.

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