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31  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: Cardiff screen festival November 11 on: November 16, 2005, 01:53:32 AM
Thanks for clearing that up Jeff, and one or two other things off the board which I completely understand. Maybe it was my own perspective on seeing the film, and how the whole thing about getting Daniel's music and art out there to the wider world. I agree that it came across as truthful above all else.
32  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: Cardiff screen festival November 11 on: November 15, 2005, 06:01:15 PM
thanks Gina

Should also mention the audience reaction - maybe about 1/3 seemed to be familiar with DJ - there were definitely people singing along with some of the songs featured , and the new york footage , and the Laurie super 8, got an audible reaction.

Back to some of my thoughts, and the Austin state hospital stuff was especially poignant , tape recordings over the views of the decrepit ruined (?) buildings. Jeff F - if you're reading this , frigging Art man !

Also speaking of people called Jeff  - Jeff T , was great to see you in the film too ! Although can I venture that maybe there was a bit of my aforementioned editorial perspective at work there in the way you were portrayed (?)

33  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: Cardiff screen festival November 11 on: November 13, 2005, 12:45:47 PM
Oh wow. First of all I was really knocked for six, exhilirated, moved and ultimately proud to be a fan when I saw this on Friday night. The cinema can hold a couple of hundred and was about 75% full I'd say. I'll just copy my notes down (which I made yesterday, about a day later).

"Loved it. Scary, funny, disturbing, sweet, honest, powerful. Could relate to a lot of it, strip out the delusions and what we have here is a creative human being like we all are. Felt like it put the 'outsider' tag to rest.

Editorial perspective may have played down the recent resurgence in DJ's world(but maybe shooting stopped before things like the tribute album happened). Nice to see Matt Groening there as a big fan. Loved the old recordings, tapes being played. Super 8 film incredible esp. Laurie at the store. Was honest about the seriousness of DJ's mental condition - plane crash, New York and other incidents. The part with 'Kick Satan out' freaked me out.

Amazing to get all the people close to DJ involved. Great job by the director, keeping it neutral and presenting the facts. Not a love-in or a hatchet job either.

Left me walking out of the cinema dazed and grinning from ear to ear. Beautiful really. "

I could probably write a lot more but that's the heart of it. Will go again when it gets a limited cinema release in the UK (Feb 06 for some reason springs to mind.) And you know, will be getting the DVD as soon as it's available.

Great stuff once again. Also a big hand to my flatmate who I took to see this. He's not a fan by any stretch but can see that there's something there that people can relate to. 
34  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: Cardiff screen festival November 11 on: November 10, 2005, 04:11:56 AM
1 day to go .. can't wait !
reactions will definitely follow ..
35  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Housewarming gift for Dan - STEP ONE- WHO on: October 27, 2005, 01:36:27 PM
hey Gina , I sent $10 via Paypal ... if you could let me know when it comes through that'd be cool...

36  General Discussion / mp3 Of The Week Requests HERE / A walk in the Wind on: October 25, 2005, 12:37:49 PM
I think it's on Continued Story - a spoken intro and strummed chords , but it's amazing. Crying out to be used in a movie one day.

37  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: Cardiff screen festival November 11 on: October 24, 2005, 10:25:11 AM
will definitely write it up..
38  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Housewarming gift for Dan - STEP ONE- WHO on: October 16, 2005, 02:18:55 PM
I'd be ok for $10 ...
39  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Just thought I'd say hello... on: October 11, 2005, 04:02:52 PM
I think folks here can probably take it , I'm intrigued as to your 'funny line' on Dan ...

40  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: New to Daniel Johnston - Recomendations please! on: October 11, 2005, 11:40:59 AM
I have to say , don't be scared(ahem.)  by the dodgy sound quality of the early tapes, the overall atmosphere as well as the songs themselves, is great!

'Don't be scared' for instance has a lot of stuff in between the songs (bits of day-to-day speech, sound effects, funny little experimental bits) which adds a whole different layer for me. It sounds as if DJ was trying to do more than just a collection of songs - just yet more of that unstoppable creativity.
41  General Discussion / News Talk / Cardiff screen festival November 11 on: October 11, 2005, 08:01:31 AM

Oh yes. Oh yes. Oh yes. How chuffed am I ?


Not only that but I live 10 minutes walk from the venue where it's showing. Thank you to any and all concerned , whether from Chapter, Tartan, DJ Central in Texas etc...

**ok, the tickets are booked , I'm going Smiley anyone else who may be in Cardiff at that time feel free to get in touch. It's a Friday night too , going to be a good weekend ...

42  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: film on danie on: October 05, 2005, 03:11:27 AM
I've been trying to pick it up on Edonkey and there's one source that appears sporadcally , I guess the more people share it, the better it will get. Once I get the file , I'll keep it shared.

Is it also on bittorrent?

(and I assume that it's ok to share, don't want to be ripping anyone off with regard to DJ  Wink

43  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Song Help:This is driving me mad.... on: October 04, 2005, 09:11:09 AM
i think it might be called 'Undying love' from one of the collaborations with Jad Fair - (?)

It was one of the first tracks I heard also, last year, I've got the feeling that it might have been one of the weekly mp3s at Rejected Unknown.com , which is where I got loads of songs as I was hunting down the CDs/tapes
44  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / the go! team on: October 03, 2005, 03:43:00 PM
Ok, first of all these guys aren't maybe the textbook definition of outsiders , but the debut album recorded in a basement is truly a thing of beauty , and complete amazing fun. Like Japanese cheerleaders armed with nunchucks. Now I've been around here for a while, so this isn't any record company publicity stunt (although the early EPs were put out by Pickled Egg records , who also of course released Rejected unknown in the UK.)

I am talking, of course, about the latest piece of music to bring a huge grin to my face , the album Thunder Lightning Strike, by the Go! Team.


really, really good.
45  General Discussion / News Talk / Re: another London screening on: September 26, 2005, 08:47:10 AM
Middle of next month, that's looking better Wink If I can get to it will definitely put my thoughts up here...

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