RIP Daniel Johnston

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by calebaaron666, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    A sweet, tender, tortured soul who was an artist in every sense of the word, has passed at the age of 58.

    His recordings (most of which are homemade on cassettes) can be challenging to some, I guess you can say it’s of “an acquired taste”, but his amazing songs have been covered by the likes of Beck, Wilco, Lana Del Ray to name a few.

    I wouldn’t do the man any justice summing up his story here.
    Here are a couple of his best songs.
    2 of probably 1,000’s.


     
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  2. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    May he Rest In Peace

     
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yes, I should’ve thought to post this trailer.
    It’s a great documentary. So well done.
     
  4. Groutsch

    Groutsch Electromatic

    57
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Thanks, @calebaaron666. I never heard of Daniel Johnston before. His music reminds me of The Flaming Lips, unplugged. Cool songs.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    My pleasure!
    Flaming Lips have actually covered one of his songs.
     
  7. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Age:
    66
    669
    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Don't be sad I know you will
     
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