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16  General Discussion / News Talk / Daniel Johnston Shows SOLD OUT still? on: January 25, 2010, 02:11:19 AM
Is there anyone here who knows how Dans shows sell these days? I know itīs propably hard to predict this stuff, but I really need to get a ticket for the Århus Denmark gig this April, and heard that all his Denmark shows sold out months before in 2008. I live in Finland and its hard to get a ticket to a foreign gig fast enough if there is a lot of demand..

17  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: Is and Always Was on: January 24, 2010, 11:55:12 AM
As the album played it was like the songs were about that exact moment I was in and the thoughts and feelings I had.

Nah, you was just high... grin

Ok.. you know the song where he sings "When love comes with nightmare teeth..." listen to it and you know what Im talking about Smiley
18  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: Is and Always Was on: January 24, 2010, 11:00:49 AM
Im 32 years old. Said in a worn out old manīs voice  afro
19  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: Is and Always Was on: January 24, 2010, 10:52:05 AM
actually I think I was just "low" Cheesy

and the same thing often happens to me under no influence at all. Mostly music just triggers it but sometimes it is just spot on what I need at the moment. When it happens with a new, unfamiliar album or something that plays on the radio itīs just magic! Usually I tend to play stuff that I know will give me some sort of comfort or inspiration, but when it hits you "behind the tree" like that itīs a hell of a ride and not always a comfortable one. I have had those moments that I had to press stop īcos the truth hurt too much Cheesy
20  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: Is and Always Was on: January 23, 2010, 12:56:02 PM
I just experienced somethin pretty powerful with this album.. I have been on a very good mood for weeks now, sorted out lots of stuff, writing and trying to live like I believe I should etc.
Thenlast night I had an evening out at a bar with some people I know not so well, that ended with me being handed a spliff with raw sensimilia. It had been a very nice evening and all, but as it happens to me sometimes (usually around people I donīt know so well) I get really paranoid when stoned. Thats why I mostly smoke by myself, so I can go thru those feelings in peace.
So, anyway... I went totally paralyzed and could barely speak to this one girl, who was laughing at the situation.. Everything, and I mean everything, just turned against me in my mind. (nothing new to me, I have been depressed most of my life) So I went back home, still in horrible mental turmoil, and put on Is And Ever Was.. As the album played it was like the songs were about that exact moment I was in and the thoughts and feelings I had. Especially the B-side was just brutal.. the love that never was. So i just had to fight my way into thinking that I can survive, that I donīt know everything and that my dream of being a better humanbeing is still alive, that I can trust the hope and love I have felt again for a long time, and that there is no turning back to depression. But that I must get off my "high horse" and keep up the good Work, learn to respect others and stay grounded. But the point is that again I found another point of view in Dans music that spoke straight into my bones. So this morning I listened to Is And Ever Was again, my hands almost shaking while I put it o the turntable, and again got the proof I needed. That I should accept that sometimes love just never was and knowing the reasons why will set me free.

It also made me realize that when listening to Daniel Johnston, when it works the best, I donīt listen to Daniel Johnston but myself. It triggers thoughts and feelings that I need to get out and get to know. If only there would be more people like Dan in this world, I can honestly say it would be a better place.
21  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: Dan and the Beam Band ? on: January 23, 2010, 05:28:11 AM
Thanks for the reply! I found some more videos and it looks like just as you described... It was funny watching Dan just sitting there with the band playing Cheesy

Anyways, this is my first chance to see him live, at least not too much travel (I live in Finland), and Århus seems like a nice summertown so I think Iīll be going to the gig!
22  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Question about a certain condition on: January 23, 2010, 05:01:37 AM
Oh s*it... paranoia.. I bet theres a very exact medical term for your friends "condition" but I donīt care to remember it now. Hope he gets better. Good luck to you both.
23  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Question about a certain condition on: January 21, 2010, 10:58:51 PM
Hey, why not ask him to put something out in Reverbnation or myspace ? And post it here, Iīd be really interested to hear music by a guy who has garbagebags full of choruses Grin
24  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Question about a certain condition on: January 21, 2010, 01:25:36 PM
I used to record everything.. well lots of stuff anway.. Just that itīs sort of lthe same thing as a picture taken with a camera. Some of them I thought Iīd make into a song but very rarely got to do it and when I did it never quite came out right. But I recorded lotīs of other stuff, like my grand Ma telling stories, or the sound of my footsteps in the snow. Just that I wouldnīt forget, you know? I think your friend is fine.

Why donīt you ask him to make a mixtape of some of the stuff he has recorded? Transfer some of the tapes into a computer and start chopping and pasting the stuff into some form.  Or if he would find someone else to make music with, might help in getting things "finished".

I donīt think one needs to know "good song structure" to make good music.. If anything, forgetting about those kind of rules is key to really finding out where music can take you. Just think about songs like Danny Donīt Rapp (just one example of many) from Daniel Johnston.. What a wonderful wierdass song!
25  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Poems inspired by Dan on: January 20, 2010, 04:50:47 PM
OK, thats it for now. I think Iīll scream these into a mic from now on Wink Thanks to Daniel for helping me.

26  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / Some blues and reds on: January 20, 2010, 09:44:56 AM

I just got my rehearsalspace set up and invited a friend over to play some music. He put it up on his myspace and you can listen to it:

27  General Discussion / News Talk / Dan and the Beam Band ? on: January 20, 2010, 07:58:25 AM

Has anyone heard the band Daniel is touring with... the BEAM? I saw a crapquality youtubevideo only. Im planning on going to Århus, Denmark to see a gig, and was wondering if anyone has any experience? It seemed like a more orchestrated effort than most Johnston collabs.
28  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Poems inspired by Dan on: January 19, 2010, 03:56:38 PM
Some more...


you wanna print it on a T-Shirt
Im wanna put it on my tombstone


afterlife doesnīt matter to me because Iīll be dead.


you fear what you dont understand
and you are afraid of everything


I have paid your taxes, just look at me


you laugh at me behind my back
and tell stories that paint me black

well I am not youre friend
all I do is pretend haha

my lifes a joke, my heads a mess
always looking for something to confess
but thanks for not letting me know
what you think of it, just might show


True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
Don’t be sad, I know you will,
But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.
This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking will it find you
‘Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light?
But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.


iīve never been on a rope this thin
and i never neen beggin fo life
but if you have the attention
I have another confession
thanks but no!
some other time!


....these are not in (chrono)logical order... noticed I had copied one of Danīs lyrics in the folder also.. wonder why? : cheesy
29  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Poem By a Fan About a Poet on: January 18, 2010, 01:42:16 PM
haha! that was great! Cheesy
30  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Poems inspired by Dan on: January 18, 2010, 01:13:27 PM
Some more poems and stuff from the past few weeks...


I get stronger
I get better
I get there
I get smarter
I get over
I get there


I guess it was just fun
yeah thats all it was
now its gone and done
so Iīll get back on the bus
I like to stay unknown

all I speak is weakness
thats all I can relate
Iīve become so loveless
that love just makes me hate

see me cursing everything
see me burn my finger
without love, everything is hard
without love, its just a false start


make love with money


everytime I try to do good
man I feel like a fool
I feel like a liar when I smile
buying organic food makes me wanna die
cos I donīt wanna be who I wanna be
lifes so much easier when its hard


no one told you cos no one knew
that you were lost just like them
but what we shared we gave away
and now Im tired


Iīll hang around in my reality
before I start to believe in something else
than as I know it


...and evil is such a weak force.


being high makes me wanna get higher
I feel so good I wanna feel fun
see me waving from my cloud
lets spend eternity


I ve been looking around for someone ilke me and I found myself


happy people do something


she sleeps in the river
I cant get to her
she sleeps in the river
with her eyes open to a god
I donīt believe in, does it matter?


Do Good

I lived a lie for so long
I always knew what was wrong
but I was scared of the consequence
but now I have my evidence

I lived a lie for so long
sung a oneman singalong
but past is the truth
and Im living proof

to do good
do good
you know you can

do good
do good
no need to make a stand

I think I need some free time
I think I need to think for a while
stop doing stuff I hate
quit quitting being great

do good
do good
like I know I can

be good
be good
like I know I am

Im sorry for my lack of sorry
sorry I really ainīt
I need to think about myself
in a different way

do good
do good
like I know I can

be good
be good
like I know I am

no need to collapse
just I wanna stay at home
leave myself alone
and go out for a while

do good
do good
like I know I can

be good
be good
like I know I am


Dr. Phil says: I want you to get exited about your life! (and then get lithium)


she was raped by her own dad and her sister too
woke in a burning bed and ran away from home
she took heroin with a hippy and then they had a baby
a few years later he jumped from a church and became a vegetable

I really love the way she moves twisting her wrists
her hair black and twists in it knots and theres paintings on her jeans
Its magick when she goes to space and tells me Im her sparedad
I told her Im a rapist too and she wrapped her arms around me

we went downstairs and listened to her parents old cassettes
we played with bunnies and our bodies they danced across the town
I told her that I want to cry but I donīt know how to stop
I lay there on her bed again and she let me give up.

she played me herself when she was five her heart was in a mirror
she told me how her mom kept wanting for her to be thinner
I asked her bout that sad manboy and she said I donīt know
I have her in my pocket now and on my headphones

she got him back from the war with fire in his eyes
and on his deathbed cried to her please forgive my eyes
their chidren all grownup and strong and little ones to come
donīt worry, donīt be scared I was forgiven by Mom


all those things I did I was a mess I guess
but myself I did impress



your so smart
donīt even care if they understand
that you know everything
about yourself

you need to know you can help them
make eveyone believe
and fill that need

you have words for everything
you have the right to everyone
they should build you a church
they should build you a trhrone
to spend your life alone


poor you poor you no one understands you


The saddest thing I ever did see
was a plastic bottle of vitamin C
made me feel poisoned and lazy


Real Love (doo wop)

nobodys got a love like we have
it is ours and itīs so much better than
anything youīve seen on TV
this loves real for  my girl and me

donīyou know, its not a song
donīt you know, its not a poem
donīt you know, its no show
itīs just my girl and me, real love


I am fighting a reality that is not my own. I know everything in it but donīt understand a thing. and if it makes me a clown then have your laughs.
I never needed anyone.. no one needed me.. I could have helped you.. you could have helped me and maybe you did.. but who helped me to hell.. it wasnīt me, I let it happen but yes it was me. but this time its no show just me in the audience.


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