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16  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Daniel Live in Austin on: October 09, 2006, 03:48:50 PM
this is still weird to me, cause i talked to the guy in charge of the event and he said "come on down"
17  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Daniel Live in Austin on: October 04, 2006, 11:30:04 AM
Did it have a date?

On the website (rejectedunkown) it says that the October 17th show is private and "by invitation only" but I called the place and they said anyone could go.

Anyone know anything more about this, either?
18  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Best Daniel johnston lyrics on: October 02, 2006, 10:23:32 AM
Those are all really cool songs.

I think lyrically, my favorites would be "Why, without out?" and "lonely song."

A lot come to mind, but those really stick out...
19  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: What are your top 15 fav daniel johnston songs on: October 02, 2006, 10:21:22 AM
I saw the film, which is how this "DJ is a genius" idea was introduced to me...  by the end of the film I just thought, 'he's certainly really gifted, but I think we've gotten a bit casual about tossing that word around.'  The clincher was when his bandmate compared DJ to Brian Wilson, except way better.  That got a big eye-roll from me.  I mean listen to songs like "wouldn't it be nice," "god only knows," or "surf's up," and point me to anything like that from DJ.  Not only are those brilliant songs, they are fully realized with amazing harmonies and instrumentation.

But I'm really not trying to provoke controversy.  I mean is "not as good as Brian Wilson" really such an insult!?!?!?  And some of these songs I'm listening to are really really good.  In fact I think I'm just going to order the full set of early tapes so I can hear them in the context of their albums.  Plus I think it will be kind of cool to hear his work on cassette tape, since those were such a part of his mystique.  (Him always holding up his tape when he introduced himself) 

BTW, grievences was one of the ones that I downloaded, but it didn't really jump out at me.  I'll be sure to give it several more chances though.  I downloaded 17 songs, and I've been listening to them over and over, each time through I'm more attached.

So maybe I'll be converted yet once I start wading through the tapes, though I imagine I will just be further convinced that he is a really great songwriter (period).  And I will say I just realized I need to start paying more attention to the lyrics, some of which kind of sneak up on you.

To me, the only problem with the film The Devil and Daniel Johnston is that it fails to give sufficient introduction to his music before diving into the story of his life.

Which is not to say, at all, that the filmmaker is at fault, because the whole point is that if you see this film without having heard the early albums, I think it's just a matter-of-fact statement to say that you're watching an entirely different film than someone who has known Dan's work for years.

In order to really "get" - if that even makes sense - the real heart of the film, I think someone would have to be a big fan of his music already.  I'm not saying people who haven't heard his music shouldn't see it, I'm just saying the reaction to and understanding gleaned will be completely different.
20  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: What are your top 15 fav daniel johnston songs on: September 30, 2006, 06:13:46 PM
Off the top of my head i would firstly say i most DEFINITELY DO "buy into the idea" of Danny being a genius...

Anyway, fifteen songs that rule:

1    why, without you?
2    don't be scared
3    chord organ blues
4    memphis
5    museum of love
6    i did acid with caroline
7    laurie
8    some things last a long time
9    greivances
10  story of an artist
11  polka dot rag
12  true love will find you in the end (original, frankenstein love and 1990 versions, in that order)
13  pop tunes
14  do you really love me?
15  you threw my love out the door

and a hundred million more
21  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: So who's got the DVD then? on: September 29, 2006, 06:39:06 PM
I got the DVD the day we got back from touring and it's incredible.

It's a totally different experience watching it by myself at home than it was in the theatre with a bunch of other people, many of whom had never even heard Danny's music, some of whom were actually laughing at the parts that touched me the most.

Dan's music is such a personal expression - it goes far beyond the emotional impact of anything I've ever heard, even my favorites... and sitting alone at home, watching the extras, especially the audio diaries and the scene where he's talking with Gibby Haynes about the "running water" incident, I honestly just started sobbing at moments, reflecting on the time in my life when I started listening to Dan's music and my own struggles. Don't even get me started with the Laurie Allen reunion scene. GOD.
22  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: "Hi, how are you" meaning/interpretation on: September 29, 2006, 06:21:08 PM
Please excuse me if this is obvious, well-known, or recently talked about.

I just realized in the beginning of the song "Walking the Cow" that there is one of those children's toys that has the arrow that spins around and tells you what sounds different animals make, and then it gets to a frog, which sounds like its saying "Hi, how are you" which Daniel says over the sound.

Is this the reason why on the front cover there's the frog-looking creature along with "Hi, how are you?"

Hoping you DanielJohnstonheads would know.

There are several things that come to mind about this.  The "hi, how are you?" line is first mentioned on the first song on the first album "songs of pain," and is about a real life experience when he saw laurie at her husband's funeral parlor.

I'm pretty sure the only reason he says "hi, how are you?" over the frog is just cause it fits, like as far as the number of sylables,etc.

He also used that same toy on "yip jump music" on a couple classic tunes. It's oe of those awesome little extra pieces of sound that danny fit onto his early records that make them even more memorable.

Thank god for daniel johnston.
23  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: As a First time listner.... on: July 16, 2006, 10:25:42 PM
Should i go ahead and by Welcome To My World first, then get Yip/Jump Music?Huh?
I'll eventually get both...

Thanks for the help.

I would for sure reccomend getting Yip Jump Music! and The What of Whom and More Songs of Pain first. It seems like all the first albums, especially those, play like greatest hits records and are just packed with one great song after another, as well as a bunch of cool artsy stuff, sound bites and other bits.
24  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: daniel this saturday in houston on: May 03, 2005, 09:19:53 AM
Daniel was AWESOME.

The guy who "opened" the show sucked.  People of ALL ages were making fun of him.  I'm not being mean either, I'm being honest.

The show was repeatedly interrupted by power outages and low burts of feedback from the mixer, which was being run by a guy who had NO clue what he was doing.  (He was running the same live "A mix" from the mics into the monitors, causing loud feedback.)

Other than that, the show was amazing.  I got to see my favorite songwriter play.
25  General Discussion / Fan Forums / daniel this saturday in houston on: April 26, 2005, 12:54:58 PM
Is anyone going besides me?

It is going to be awesome!  I don't know who the other band is, and I couldn't care less.  I'm gonna see daniel and have a heart attack.
26  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Hey on: April 13, 2005, 01:35:09 PM
rock on dude
27  General Discussion / Website Forum / MP3s of the week on: August 31, 2004, 02:28:58 PM
Quote from: haint

That's totally awesome!

Thanks so much for posting that link.
28  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Listen to GO! on: August 17, 2004, 10:43:05 AM
wow... that wasn't what i was expecting at all... i really wanna hear the rest of it now.  i bet it's great.
29  General Discussion / Fan Forums / The Life in Vain video on: August 17, 2004, 10:37:24 AM
That video is awesome, I'd never seen that before.

thanks for the link!!!
30  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: But does Big Brother "send his love" too? on: May 03, 2004, 01:01:48 PM
Quote from: Big Brother
Does Big Brother send his love to Little Brother Winston?  Sending love is easy.  Doing the hard things - taking him in, providing for his needs, relieving his elderly parents of the burden - aye! there's the rub!

hey man, what's up? i can't open my eyes now without wanting to run away
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