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Daniel Johnston - Honey I Sure Miss You

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by wacolo, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. wacolo

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    No way.. A fellow Johnston fan? Much love. He is a genius... Love his early recordings with his mini organ, Songs of Pain...

    Wow. Awesome. He was a tortured artist/idiot savant in my humble. Rest easy Dan.

    I got to see him before he died in NYC.

    Played a couple open mics when I was in my early 20's and did a couple songs of Dan's... Speeding Motorcycle and Some Things Last a Long Time.. People were blown away hearing those lyrics..
     
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    Very fortunate to have seen him in Detroit years back!
     
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    Cool artist. Probably not for everyone but definitely worth checking out.

    Such a cool mentality of do it your own way, record it yourself, and distribute it yourself because no mainstream folks would touch it.
     
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    I love many of his songs and I want to feel fortunate for having seen him perform some of them, but I mostly feel like I hope he was at least paid well for it. It was an excruciatingly awkward and difficult performance to experience.
     
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    Back when I lived in Austin I used to let the morning traffic rush go down then find a place to eat breakfast that had a free newspaper. Most of the time that was breakfast tacos but sometimes I'd end up at the McDonald's by my house and it would be the old guy's breakfast club and there was this kid cleaning tables. Couldn't figure out if he was a weirdo or a hipster but he stood out. When I saw the documentary a few years back I realized that kid was DJ.
     
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    I heard a Daniel Johnston song being used in a slick TV commercial during an NFL game. Instead of being disgusted, I just smiled and thought, “Wait, Daniel is now mainstream?”
     
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    Always felt that were it not for his mental illness that he’d have been the next Neil Young, but then it would have been something different altogether. Still, Daniel’s music is just so easy to connect with. RIP, DJ. Hope that True Love found you in the end.

    Here’s one of my favorite performances of his. The world needs more of this.
     
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