The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a pretty cool documentary. I’m sure you’ve seen it.Austin lost another troubled soul -- yet musical genius. Earlier this year, Roky Erickson. This week we mourn the loss of Daniel Johnston.
If you don't know who Daniel Johnston was, I'd encourage a bit of research.
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Many learned of Daniel's existence in the 90s, as Kurt Cobain was frequently spotted wearing a t-shirt with the likeness of his most famous art work, a mural painted in Austin near the UT campus (it's still there today). Hi, How are you. I own this shirt as well. Cobain was a great admirer of Johnston -- as are many in the music industry. I found this little gem, as Flaming Lips performed a tribute just last night, Daniel Johnston's best-known song.
Here's a favorite of mine:
I will go to visit Daniel's mural today.
I have -- though quite a while ago now (when I was fairly new to Austin). I should watch it again, as I feel I've learned quite a bit more about him since. Daniel Johnston was a unique human being.The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a pretty cool documentary. I’m sure you’ve seen it.
So, for a recap of tonight's show, I thought it was supposed to start at 7:30 local time, it didn't actually start until 8 pm local. I decided to walk next door and grab a Lagunitas and stuck a $20 in a video poker machine and with my second draw, I got 4 three's for a $100 dollar win. WEE! Not more than 10 hands later, I drew 4 fours, for another $100 bucks. I cashed out winning $190 and thanks to the late start, my one beer paid for the show. WOOT! Hungry Like the Wolf(the opener) and Ordinary World, plus The Morning After were the highlights. The show kicked ass. Wild Boys kicked too. Turned out to be a very cool night.Got a concert date with Duran Duran in a couple of hours. Thinking that this will be an awesome show..... never seen 'em live before.