Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ATOMIC SUPLEX, Sep 11, 2019 at 9:21 PM.
Austin Songwriting Genius Daniel Johnston Dead at 58
Oh. Sad news. RIP.
Sorry to hear that. I tried to get into him because Lou Barlow and all that lot said he was great. I tried but couldn’t see what they saw. Still sorry to hear he has died so young. He had a troubled life by all accounts. I hope he found some degree of peace.
RIP, I started a thread in music forum after not seeing this.
Only saw him once, at The Comedy Store in Manchester. It was really intimate and shortly after the film had come ut. I really felt like I was in the presence of a genius. A few years later he was appearing in Manchester again at an art exhibition he was holding and my son went along. He was buzzing when he came back and had Daniel's autograph and had been talking to him.
Thank You Daniel.
He'd been quite poorly with the diabetes for quite some time.
I narrowly missed seeing him live on two occasions.
I am a big fan and was lucky to got to see him a few times, including at the windmill in brixton which I always put up there in my top 3 concerts ever, it was the only time i saw him when he looked totally relaxed and buzzing to be performing:
It seemed like he found some kind of peace for the 15 or 20 years of his life maybe, I hope.
Perhaps he found true love in the end. I hope.
I regret not really listening to him before - I watched the documentary years ago but didn't really pay much attention to the music. Turns out he was amazing from what I've heard in the last 24 hours.
This one is lovely
What with Berman going last week and Johnston this week, Jeffrey Lewis' upcoming shows could end up being a bit emotional. His tribute to Johnson below is typically moving.
All the albums are a bit spotty, BUT they all have at least a few totally amazing songs on... this is off Artistic Vice which is pretty overlooked cos it was basically an amateur church band backing him up and it's not lo fi enough to be lo fi but is still pretty badly recorded, but it slowly became one of my favourite of his albums. partly cos it is kind of upbeat.
put me a playlist together bro.
This version of Life In Vain made me cry all morning
He was a fine lyricist too. He could be funny, biting, cynical, hopeful - sometimes in the same song or even line. Man obsessed for example.
Would also appreciate. Was a big fan 25 years ago but at that time he was very unwell and wasn't expecting much more. Discovered his Tiny Desk concert on YouTube a few weeks ago and had just started getting into him all over again.
I'm not finding the childlike simplicity many people have been talking about in much of his lyrics. They're really clever and subtle.
ohh I dunno if I am quite the person to do that.... one will prob pop up on Spotify soon.... a good one called "This Is The Silver Jews" was made a few days ago, I enjoyed that.
These were the first couple songs that got me into him... first as a laff, then as heartbreak, like most people I expect
yeah but that might be made by a dickhead.
ohh shit i keep remembering amazing ones
The first I heard of him was Firehose's cover of Walking The Cow.
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