on Corwood features excerpts of an interview
with Jandek from 1985 performed by John Trubee for the fledgling
magazine SPIN . The entire 50 minute interview is contained
on the Jandek on Corwood DVD.
So, here's the deal: we have a new documentary coming out in
2006. It's called First Impersonator and we'd like
to heighten interest in it as much as we can before it hits
the festival circuit. So, we're going to give cross-promotion
a try and put up some excerpts from the Trubee interview with
the hope that visitors might check out the trailer for First
So, before we get to the interview, let's start with the sell
and the 100-word synopsis of First Impersonator from
our press kit:
First Impersonator is a feature-length
documentary about Political Impersonators. Shot over the course
of a year and a half, First Impersonator shadows a
George W. Bush lookalike throughout the 2004 Presidential race
while documenting the life and career of famed JFK mimic Vaughn
Meader. Cutting between two stories, First Impersonator
finds a poignant resonance in their combination. It is a story
of timing and circumstance, of serendipity; of resemblance and
identity; of one impersonator’s career decided by a national
election and another’s haunted by the memory of a dead President.
Here's the First Impersonator website for more info
and the trailer:
Okay, thanks for your patience. Now, here's what you came for...
"John Trubee Interview"
12m 17s, 48Kbps mp3, 4.3 MB
This interview is courtesy of John Trubee, who appears in
Jandek on Corwood. Find out more about the ecclectic Mr.