Ishi’s Double Standard

A thought while enjoying M. Geddes Gengras’s 2014 LP

Cover Art: M. Geddes Gengras — Ishi, 2014, Leaving Records

Ishi has a dual interpretation: One for M. Geddes Gengras himself and one for us.

In the former case, it is a reference to “the last wild Indian”.

“In August of 1911 a starving native-American man walked out of the Butte County wilderness into Oroville and became an instant journalistic

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