Hear underground legend Jack Saunders read! --free MP3's
January 23, 2005
I had an old tape of Jack Saunders reading from his work. With the help of guru Ross, I recently figured out how to make digital files of analog media---tapes, vinyl, videos.
So here's some further insight into the unique genius of Jack Saunders.
He's an underground legend because he's been writing at a very high level for 30+ years now without being properly published or reviewed or mentioned in academia even once. And yet everything he writes is relevant to the mainstream. He's been tearing up the underground to great acclaim the whole time, though. And mainstream writers have raved about him. Yet the publishing scene won't give him even a nod. It's a complete shut-out. And an all-time world record. He has been posting a novel a month online almost since the Web started---at his website The Daily Bulletin. ("If you want to hide a book, put it on the Web.")
He's a Southern gentleman of a certain age, as they say. I think he has a great way with words. Effortless, quiet, unhurried---yet compelling and original. Exceedingly relevant to today's cultural and worklife issues. And dry. Yet funny. Rich. And sad. There's a progression with the cuts here. Jack also likes his music, as you'll find out...
1. Desert Sunrise
2. Snake Oil
3. The Pickle Prize
4. A Cabin on the Hudson
(These files are about 2.5mb each. Maybe you'll have to rightclick to save to your drive. They are mono, about 6 min's long, moderate-fidelity.)
Here's a more accurate (and more noble) author photo, from the period the tape was recorded, for your inspiration...
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