hey this is my first post i've been reading around for a while but i thought id take a second to just say 'hey'
i've been constantly surprised, amazed and inspired by Daniel Johnston's music since the first time i heard it about a year/year and a half-ish ago when i bought Discovered Covered at a local record store for a very reasonable price... (i'm a huge bright eyes fan and i think there are some other noteable tracks on there as well, but i really only ever listened to the Daniel Johnston disc once i got it...) i didn't really know anything about Daniel or his history/illness/history of illness but when i heard his songs i just like, really heard them. or something. i dont know. you guys know what i'm talking about, i'm sure. it was like the first time i heard my dad's Quadrophenia tapes, Bob Dylan and all that **** way back when i was a kid, you know?
Daniel's songs always struck me as so painfully honest (or just infectiously melodic) that i could never get them out of my head. literally. thats the way his songs seem to work for me. not only does he paint a picture allowing you to see inside of his head or whatever, more often than not it seems to place me inside of my own, with some sort of weird, ominious, insider/outsider perspective...i mean, i haven't had like a 'nervous breakdown' or anything, but sometimes i feel like i'm in the middle of one. i manage to self medicate with weed and alcohol (and the occasional hallucinogen...) music, good friends, etc. haha anyway i write songs and sing them too, play instruments and record them for pretty much myself and whoever else to listen to. that being said, please feel free to drop by my stupid myspace page to check some of them out some time at www.myspace.com/nedcityrockers