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1  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Daniel Johnston's song in a DICKIE's commercial? on: September 04, 2010, 09:09:58 AM
Anyone see this? I'm not sure if it was on TV, but it was a motion/flash internet ad. I don't know the name of the song, but it's one from his early 80's era.
2  General Discussion / News Talk / Daniel Johnston movie deal finalized? on: October 29, 2008, 06:01:59 AM
From wikipedia:

On September 27, 2008 Dick Johnston, Daniel's brother and manager, revealed that "a movie deal based on the artist's life and music had been finalized with a tentative 2011 release."[10] He also said that a deal had been struck with the Converse company for a "signature series" Daniel Johnston shoe.[10]

What do you guys think of this?
3  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: The many references Johnston makes on: July 13, 2008, 03:32:55 PM
Also a song called YOU'RE NOT LAURA....

Hmmm... I think it's the same girl.
4  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: 10 Daniel Johnston songs I LOVE with a passion! on: July 13, 2008, 03:31:27 PM
Nice list. You're in luck if you haven't heard WHITE MAGIC. I guarantee you there are a handful of songs on that album that will stick with you. Probably my favorite album of his whole career (even though it's more of a compilation thrown together by his brother)...
5  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: The many references Johnston makes on: July 11, 2008, 08:16:45 PM
Wow. I never even thought about that.

I just assumed it WAS Laurie. (didn't even realize the difference)

Someone here should know...
6  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: How good are the Daniel Johnston books? on: June 12, 2008, 09:14:54 PM

Finally got around to reading the book.

Not bad. Not great. It's safe to say that doors are still wide open for a better book. Hopefully one that revolves around his music and his creative process.

And I agree about what someone said about Ron English. That guy is mentioned way too many times. With all due respect to Ron, I don't care about him or his art. I bought the book for Daniel Johnston. It's obvious that the author(s) had a soft spot for Ron...

Imagine reading a Beatles book where Mick Jagger is mentioned on every other page for no reason at all. :/


7  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: 10 Daniel Johnston songs I LOVE with a passion! on: May 09, 2008, 02:52:18 AM
Not Dan, great clips, thanks!

And, I guess you're right. But, I could have used this music years ago!

And dude, I LOVE Bill Hicks!!!! =)

"rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreal fuggin high on drugs...."

I know it's as easy as doing a google search, but does anyone know how to DL youtube videos?


8  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: 10 Daniel Johnston songs I LOVE with a passion! on: May 08, 2008, 01:34:55 PM
"BJ and the Bear show"... lol

I remember that. That's where each episode ended where B.J. took whoever the female guest star was and kissed her, after they walked to the rear end of his truck.

I sure hope they come out with an extended edition/directors cut of The Devil & Daniel Johnston... so much footage I have yet to see. I wish they'd release it soon.
9  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: 10 Daniel Johnston songs I LOVE with a passion! on: May 08, 2008, 02:12:38 AM
The docu was my first introduction as well.

I couldn't say that any of the music tidbits featured in the docu turned me on to his music, but it did lead me to take a chance on buying the compilation album "Welcome To My World".... it looks me awhile to get into the CD. Maybe one day it was just playing, and in the back of my head, I started to notice catchy melodies and ingenius lyrics. Dug one song. Then dug another. The next thing you know, I started getting hooked and here I am now...

If there are any complaints about the docu, it was that his music was not showcased well. But like the director says in his commentary, it's hard to fit it all in a 90 minute movie.

All in all, I feel robbed that I just discovered Daniel Johnston about a year ago...


10  General Discussion / Album Chat / 10 Daniel Johnston songs I LOVE with a passion! on: May 07, 2008, 05:08:40 AM
Not that anybody REALLY cares, but I just had to get this list out. Daniel's melodies are to die, cry and cheer for. They creep into my heart, screw with my mind and put a smile on my face. For the last month or so, I've been listening to these songs several times every day, if that.

I think I'm going insane. I seriously have stopped listening to other music, other than Johnston's.

In no order: 

All Around The World - From Lost Recordings II. It's as if it was too perfect for a complete version of this song to exist in this world (no pun intended). A masterpiece.

You're Not Laura - From Lost Recordings II. Pure magic. Has the makings of a top 10 hit, as hinted by the MTV "host" at the end of the song.

I'm Just A Fool For You - From White Magic. Possibly Dan's best and most heartfelt vocals, at least from what I've heard so far. Phuck it! It's his best song ever (for now). At 00:09, listen to that emphasis he puts on the words "you see..." Better than sex.

A Little Bit Of Soap - From Respect. My favorite of all the Daniel Johnston's covers. Just feels so right. Can't explain it. 

Too Young To Die - From Retired Boxer. This is the song that gets me everytime I hear it. It's sad but so warming and beautiful. I love the lyrics and the feel I get when I hear the words "Don't be a tease, smile for me please..." 

Going Down - From Don't Be Scared. Painful to listen to. The work of a certified genius (see my signature/quote at the bottom of my postings).

In A Lifetime - Great song. Expecially the verse that starts out with "You take a lot of sh*t"... I like how the song ventures out into a slow melodic break, then back again... John Lennon is smiling down at Daniel Johnston.

Grievances - From More Songs of Pain. Another painful one to listen to.

Take a Little Walk - From Lost Recordings. In the same vein as "All Around The World"... a happy, bittersweet catchy piece of work.

You Are The One - From White Magic. Another dark love song where Daniel just spills his guts out. One of my favorite songs. Period.

These songs, along with dozens and dozens of his others just brighten my day and enhance my life.

What about you guys/gals? What are your favorite Daniel Johnston songs that really do something to you? Don't be scared... share your thoughts.
11  General Discussion / Website Forum / Re: The Cutting Edge on: April 29, 2008, 02:14:44 AM
billybob, what about me me me! =)


12  General Discussion / Website Forum / Re: The Cutting Edge on: April 28, 2008, 03:29:05 PM
I take it all back. I take it all back. I take it all back.

=)
13  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: How good are the Daniel Johnston books? on: April 27, 2008, 03:11:08 PM
It's not family first.

It's... let me take fifbeat's money, THEN family, then send out his book...

lol just kidding.

Cool guys. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be a little patient.

=)
14  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: How good are the Daniel Johnston books? on: April 27, 2008, 12:23:20 AM
I don't care who wants what, egos, etc. I just wanna read the book.

Speaking of which, how long does it take for the reject store to ship?

It has been a few days, and the order status says it has not been shipped. Don't mean to sound snobby, but I'm excited to read it, and standard turnaround rate for shipping like 24-48 hrs...





15  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: DJ interview seattle 4/18/08 on: April 26, 2008, 03:38:18 AM
Great stuff. Thanks. =)
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