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« on: November 03, 2007, 07:08:40 PM »

wow.
today i visited a friend whom i hadn't seen in a long time,
and out of the blue he presented me with the current music edition
(plus free CD) of 'oxford american' -
the one with thelonious monk on the cover and the interview
w/our man dan on the inside, as seen on the featured news page
of rejectedunknown.com.

my friend's name is john gardiner, and it so happens that
a recent short story of his can also be found in this particular edition.  
talk about synchronicity.. or some such thing...

anyway, i proceeded to gush about daniel johnston,
AND thelonious monk, all in the same breath.
i'm not sure he quite understood what i was on about, but it's ok.
now i have the magazine to read and the CD to listen to!
and in the not-too-distant future i'll turn him on to some of dans' music.




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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 08:32:03 AM »

"He’s heartsick, and maybe he’s crazy. Even if his eccentricity was just part of the act, the big labels never could quite package him, this self-proclaimed “vampire in a Devil Town.” So what was Daniel Johnston to do? Alex V. Cook takes a closer look at genius behind the madness, at the strange bravery of his love songs."

-From Oxford American Magazine

http://www.oxfordamericanmag.com/currentissue.cfm

http://www.oxfordamericanmag.com/oastoreview.cfm?StyleID=449&Entry=CurrentIssue

Great article on Dylan called "Mystic Nights" is there too. Here it is:
http://www.oxfordamericanmag.com/content.cfm?ArticleID=254&Entry=Extras

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 03:43:47 PM »

i wonder if i should let john and his wife joan borrow
the documentary before or after introducing them to his music
AND art..?  or all at once..?

he hadn't listened yet to the CD that came with the magazine,
which features 'don’t let the sun go down on your grievances',
a song that i love.



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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 09:03:00 AM »

My 2 cents? I'd say go with the tunes first. The mystery behind it all creates a personal relationship with the music, which is a good place to base the rest on. I think seeing the film first takes a little away from that experience.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 12:19:40 AM »

Good point Henry.
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 03:30:57 AM »

yes. 


it's always interesting to see how people initially react
and how they continue to react.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 08:29:16 AM »

I've found that upon hearing Daniel Johnston for the very first time,
at first, it usually leaves people speechless, (which can sometimes be a good thing),
and then, it is always followed by a flood of questions and conversation,
and lastly, the converstaion typically ends with:
"So how come I never heard of this guy?!"

He is never ignored.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 09:26:44 AM »

Hi there. I found your forum after doing a Google Search for Oxford American Magazine's 2007 Music Issue CD. The one with Thelonious Monk on the cover.

My subscription to this magazine ran out and I missed this issue. It's driving me crazy!

I've tried eBay, Amazon, a couple bookstores down South. Everything to no avail.

I would love the magazine, but what I really want is a burned copy of the CD. I have all past years and would be willing to swap. 2000 and 2001 issues are really great, too.

Please feel free to e-mail me. I'm on a serious quest! Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 09:18:04 AM »

music first.  definitely.
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