Jack's Mannequin Retired?
2012-08-26 by Davey Boy STAFF | 36 Comments

Is the Andrew McMahon-led Jack's Mannequin about to be retired in its current form? It sure looks that way if a not-so-cryptic blog by the man himself has been interpreted correctly.

http://andrewmcmahon.com/musings

"Two Advil pm and 3 ounces of bullet rye later it occurs to me I have something to say. To the wall, to myself, to anyone who will listen. I enjoy operating in this space, late at night when the questions become riddles and the present tense becomes the past, shoring up hope at morning’s edge. As indicated by the page these words appear on and the mere existence of the words themselves, I am once again in transition. The truth is I am always so, and while for me it seems less like news and possibly for you too, I wish to clear what is left of the summer air. In approximately one day from the time these words are written, the double life I have been living will be filed away. A digital memory. I don’t chose this despite myself or the things I have created, and certainly not despite you. Quite the contrary, this is celebration of those things and the mysterious racket their separation has made inside my head. The truth is we all live inside ourselves, whether it’s the right thing to do or not. I have asked many things of many people. Follow me this way or that, up or down. Watch me dismantle one bomb to simply build a new one. It’s exhausting some times and while I never know the plan, it seems there is one. Maybe you’re tired of following and if so I wouldn’t blame you. If not though and for your information, I will be trading in old masks for one with my name written on the inside. I’m still learning how to wear it, but it feels good most days and it seems to match fingerprints".

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Band Page: Jack's Mannequin

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InFiction
August 25th 2012

3587 Comments


What.

LifeAsAChipmunk
August 25th 2012

4854 Comments


Yeah, he said it was only a matter of time. He'll still do music though.

Puzzles
August 25th 2012

3065 Comments


My head hurts.

barcafan21
August 25th 2012

1805 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Nikkolae
August 25th 2012

4391 Comments


i hate him, I wish i could write stuff like this

Edit: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO : [

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Spec
August 25th 2012

26834 Comments


Drunken rant.

themainmast
August 25th 2012

236 Comments


if only his lyrics were this good

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 25th 2012

8957 Comments


This man has a way with words that I wish I had

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SCREAMorphine
August 26th 2012

1704 Comments


Strange

Point1
August 26th 2012

197 Comments


Just got into Everything In Transit this summer... bummer.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 26th 2012

8957 Comments


Please do a farewell tour

Ending
August 26th 2012

1861 Comments


Dang, this sucks. I just started getting into some of their stuff.

Mabbitt
August 26th 2012

1242 Comments


I wanna see them again now that People and Things is out...

Is he still working on a new Something Corporate album? That would be sweet

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2012

1918 Comments


That was the most annoying and convoluted statement I've ever read.

Take note - this is how you try to sound smart and end up just sounding like a jackass.

sixdegrees
August 26th 2012

15776 Comments


I want whatever he's smoking.

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jackalope11
August 26th 2012

330 Comments


^True dat

Mace
August 26th 2012

60 Comments


I don't know how someone got "Jack's Mannequin Retired" out of that pile of nonsense.

WhiteNoise
August 26th 2012

2881 Comments


"This man has a way with words that I wish I had"

Really? He just sounds like a twat who is trying too hard...

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
August 26th 2012

7762 Comments


Yeah that was awful to slog through

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NoMeansYes
August 26th 2012

1012 Comments


The internet and alcohol mix worse than a speedball.

Captain North
August 26th 2012

6743 Comments


There's nothing to admire in this wording guys, pretentious attempt at being meaningful.

loveisamixtape
August 26th 2012

5782 Comments


"I have something to say. To the wall, to myself, to anyone who will listen. I enjoy operating in this space, late at night when the questions become riddles and the present tense becomes the past, shoring up hope at morning’s edge."

i keep getting a pancake advertisement vibe

klap
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2012

10001 Comments


this message makes him sound like an asshole

haydenslame
August 26th 2012

352 Comments


this sucks.

Crymsonblaze
August 26th 2012

7313 Comments


well that's disappointing.

i didn't love the newest album, but he definitely has some more music in him

skoopy48
August 26th 2012

1308 Comments


hes high

tkxxx7
August 26th 2012

6146 Comments


He's not quitting music, he's dumping his mistress
it's like, crystal clear

CharlesDarwinMKE
August 26th 2012

4 Comments


this message makes him sound like an asshole [2]

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 27th 2012

8957 Comments


I think he'd prefer "artfully worded"

StrizzMatik
August 27th 2012

3158 Comments


What a pompous fuckbag

henryChinaski
August 27th 2012

2457 Comments


too bad

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Gyromania
August 27th 2012

14653 Comments


pretentious

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 27th 2012

20825 Comments


I guess the major question coming out of this is whether he will change his musical style significantly? or will it just be the same old stuff simply under Andrew McMahon?

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
August 27th 2012

18621 Comments


Saw Jacks Mannequin live last fall. They put on a good show.

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1988
August 27th 2012

3 Comments


Jack's Mannequin is basically his solo project anyways so nothing much will change. This blog is complete gobbledygook though, he must've had a few too many.

haydenslame
August 28th 2012

352 Comments


"Gobbledygook" is the word of the day.



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