|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.
"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".
Band Page: Jack's Mannequin
Digging: Braid - No Coast
Yeah, he said it was only a matter of time. He'll still do music though.
My head hurts.
Digging: The Antlers - Hospice
i hate him, I wish i could write stuff like this
Edit: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO : [
Digging: We Came Out Like Tigers - Ever-Crushed at Pecket's Well
if only his lyrics were this good
This man has a way with words that I wish I had
Just got into Everything In Transit this summer... bummer.
Please do a farewell tour
Dang, this sucks. I just started getting into some of their stuff.
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
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.
Digging: Rx Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty
I want whatever he's smoking.
Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!
I don't know how someone got "Jack's Mannequin Retired" out of that pile of nonsense.
"This man has a way with words that I wish I had"
Really? He just sounds like a twat who is trying too hard...
Digging: Dot Hacker - How's Your Process? (Work)
Yeah that was awful to slog through
The internet and alcohol mix worse than a speedball.
There's nothing to admire in this wording guys, pretentious attempt at being meaningful.
"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
Digging: Keep - Hypnosis for Sleep
this message makes him sound like an asshole
Digging: The Bilinda Butchers - Heaven
well that's disappointing.
i didn't love the newest album, but he definitely has some more music in him
He's not quitting music, he's dumping his mistress
it's like, crystal clear
this message makes him sound like an asshole 
I think he'd prefer "artfully worded"
What a pompous fuckbag
Digging: United Nations - The Next Four Years
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?
Saw Jacks Mannequin live last fall. They put on a good show.
Digging: Musk Ox - Woodfall
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.
"Gobbledygook" is the word of the day.