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31  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Check the LIVE archives at MEMBERS ONLY area on: March 03, 2005, 09:37:05 AM
If you are a MEMBER at rejectedunknown.com you can access some LIVE ARCHIVES (mp3s) in the MEMBERS ONLY area.   Frito Lay can be found there...
32  General Discussion / News Talk / In Brief on: January 30, 2005, 01:08:59 PM
In brief, the performances on Wednesday went over well.

Daniel followed Craig Armstrong with acoustic guitar numbers and then some numbers on the baby grand piano.   They quickly set up a chord organ after his last piano number and Daniel did "Walking the Cow".

Halfway through the Yo La Tengo show, Daniel got on stage with them to do the Beatles "909", and then "Speeding Motorcycle".    Daniel's voice was pushed to the edge in the last number but he managed to end the song well!
33  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Benacassim performance from August 2003 on: January 30, 2005, 01:05:30 PM
Banacassim 2003 DVD or CDs
Video includes performances by Daniel Johnston from August 2003

http://www.logo-magazine.com/dvds/display.asp?dvdID=83


34  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Dating of cassette tapes on: January 30, 2005, 01:00:14 PM
http://www.rejectedunknown.com/private317Aa/images/CS20xA3in.jpg is a picture of cassette tapes that is representative of the markings made by Daniel on his casssettes - sometimes they are informative, and sometimes altogether confusing.    If dates are included, they were most often year and then maybe year and month.    Less than half have date markings, though.
35  General Discussion / mp3 Of The Week Requests HERE / Can't post this cover on: January 08, 2005, 11:02:29 AM
I can't post this cover because it is copyrighted by Gammon and Beck - it is on the DISCOVERED COVERED album.   The only way to legitimately hear it would be to buy the album or download the mp3 from some service ipod or itunes, etc.
36  General Discussion / mp3 Of The Week Requests HERE / Evening Stars for the week of January 1, 2005 on: January 02, 2005, 02:13:38 PM
THis will be the week of January 2nd
37  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Philosophy 101 on: December 28, 2004, 02:19:56 AM
Philosophy 101 is actual classroom recording during his time at East Liverpool, Ohio branch of Kent State University.   Apparently in a Philosophy class - from the subject matter - and this would have to have been between January 1980 and spring of 1982.
38  General Discussion / Fan Forums / White Magic on: December 28, 2004, 02:13:08 AM
Weeks ago, Daniel seemed surprised by White Magic - like maybe he had forgotten it existed.  Today he was talking about it voluntarily, saying that during his stay in Austin (1984 - 1986) that he was really overwhelmed and obsessed with the knowledge of Satanic worshippers - it is not clear how much of that was real or how much was drug induced thinking.

But he said that "some old man" had helped him see that Satan has no real power over us except what he can accomplish by intimidation, and he suggested to Daniel that in fact "White Magic" was far more "powerful" than anything the powers of darkness had to deal out.   He said that "white magic" was the good deads, kind words, and resources like a knowledge of God and hope.   He suggested to Daniel that white magic is far more lasting in its effect than any discouraging or frightening  or intimidating impact of harsh, hateful, or threatening words that evil men might toss at us.
39  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Artificial Smiles on: December 28, 2004, 02:06:36 AM
Daniel said that some of the songs on White Magic are "really old" - and upon inquiry he said that for example "Artificial Smiles" was done in his senior year of high school - so somewhere between September 1978 and June 1979.

That particular song was a collaboration between himself and Ron Harris, and he said he and Ron did quite a few during that period.

That song is from the same cassette tape as "Super Person", Rejected",
"Terminal Romance", "Kim", and "Girly Action" - a few of those others also being on WHITE MAGIC.

The other song that I can immediately date is "Tears, Stupid Tears" - was done in a studio on a grand piano, but recorded with Daniel's cassette tape recorder - immediately following a casual playing of another song, he struck up into "Tears, Stupid Tears" with full force.   This is from April 1988 - during his disasterous but historic trip to New York City - and the studio being in New Jersey.

"Do It Right" was also written during that same trip, and appears to be an early but polished performance of the song.

"I Wish I Were Black" is getting difficult to place - I talked with Bret Hartenbach - and he is uncertain if that is him on the guitar or his brother - and the date is likely 1981 through 1983.
40  General Discussion / mp3 Of The Week Requests HERE / Merry Go Round for the week of December 26 on: December 26, 2004, 11:03:27 PM
http://www.rejectedunknown.com/features/mp3/Daniel%20Johnston%20-%20Merry%20Go%20Round.mp3
41  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Picking up the pieces on: December 25, 2004, 01:22:49 AM
I guess you could say you "were there to pick up the pieces"  smiley  In this case, it was his teeth.
42  General Discussion / Fan Forums / A Christmas Carol on: December 25, 2004, 01:18:37 AM
This is interesting, because I was reflecting with someting this evening that no one has really out-done "A Christmas Carol" in capturing and portraying the personal self-scrutiny that somehow is at the root of modern perception of "what Christmas is about".  A really good "story".  Stories are an under-rated means of our complex human communication.

Stories - not unlike songs - speak to us, and they are often easier to "hear" than direct instruction or rebuke.  We can listen longer to a rebuke when given in third person!!

Merry Christmas.
43  General Discussion / News Talk / It will NOT be Will Oldham after all! on: December 22, 2004, 07:06:38 PM
This just in:

They were unable to work the details of Will Oldham being there, so it will be
    Craig Armstrong and
    Yo La Tengo

who also perform that evening (Jan 26th) at the Music Cafe.  I don't know any more details than that.  To keep up with current info, see:

    http://www.sundance.org
44  General Discussion / Fan Forums / REPAIRING THE MURAL on: December 22, 2004, 12:59:59 AM
This is a sensitive topic for Baja Fresh.

It was intended that the mural be repaired by Daniel himself - the owner thinking that would be the only way they could touch the wall without drawing fire.

Meanwhile, I think they've taken to maintaining it - and as indicated, the mural has been defaced and repaired endlessly over the years.

I think the plan now is to have a dedication of the mural and add a plaque during SxSW.
45  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Dates and history of White Magic on: December 22, 2004, 12:43:50 AM
This is a good question, and hopefully we'll get back to this thread with more information.

It may not be widely known, Daniel has a repertoire of songs back into high school - I know some to be "Wild West Virginia", "Wicked World", etc.   They showed up on the "1983" and following cassettes, but they are older than 1983.

For one thing, you can typically tell from Lost Recordings I & II and many of the earlier cassettes if the song pre-dated his travels to Texas in 1983, because they are done on the piano in his basement, and it has a signature "squeeky key".

The songs were taken in part from material posted on the MEMBERS ONLY area from early cassettes - some which dated back to high-school years (he graduated high school in 1979).

One in particular is from the disasterous 1988 trip to NYC - he is in a studio with his own battery powered cassette tape player running, and he just strikes up several tunes - one is the version of "Tears, Stupid Tears" which I think is the most powerful version of that song to date.

Okay - more info later...
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