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News R.I.P. Daniel Johnston

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by shamrackle2, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. the G-man

    the G-man Well-Known Member

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    This is one of those things where he’s dead and now everyone pretends they always loved him and was a huge fan, isn’t it?
     
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    I think it's just a story of somebody who was autistic having been exploited by a bunch of low life's.
     
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    So he was the white Wesley Willis?
     
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    That doc was wild

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    He was pretty normal right up until he wasn’t
     
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    Love me some Wesley Willis. I was driving home from guitar center earlier with my buddy and I Whupped Batman’s Ass came up on random on a playlist I was playing in the car. My friend never heard of Wesley Willis so I had to explain the whole situation to him. He liked the song. He was singing it as he got out of the car.
     
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    It's scary when people die of heart attacks when they're relatively young.
     
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    "Y'know, one day, Tito Puente will be dead, and you'll say, 'Oh, yes, I've been listening to his work for years'."
     
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    I’ve never heard of him. He reminds me of Sour Shoes, talented but mentally ill.
     
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    I like me a good sad song, even though this one is pretty optimistic
     
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    Daniel could be the definition of a "tortured soul". Despite his mental state, Daniel could convey his feelings in the music he wrote. He also had the ability to know his insanity was growing... which I have no doubt, added to his mental instabilities. I've been a longtime fan although I realize he's "out there". I kept his Austin City Limits performance on my PVR for a number of years (until I found it on Youtube). Daniel Johnston, stained shirt et al:
     
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    You don't see a lot of 70 year olds sporting this guys belly.
     
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    True enough.
     
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    I’ve been listening to him for 25 years.
     
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    That’s it exactly.
     
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    If you have prime, there's a documentary about him it's entertaining.
     
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    Daniel and his music mean a lot to me. What sucks is I just found out Roky Erickson died back in May. Goodbye sweet dreams.
     
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