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"daniel johnston" Discussed on Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast
"You know and not be ashamed of it like the tv commercials and then how did you find out about the. I mean what got you into the jt. Leroy story in making that document. Was that something that you would did you hear about. Jt leroy beforehand folder of those. Yeah or was it the unsealing outing that got you interested little both so basically you know back to the all weeklies here. We go new york. Free press used to publish. Jt leroy now. And i was an avid reader of new york. Free press. so you know. I didn't clock. Jt the roy is author of those books at that point in time. I absolutely read these celebrity. Puff pieces because laura albert jt. The roy was work in the weekly journalism. World to to pay your bill so she would write these celebrity puff pieces whether it was about. You know her her interaction with gus van or whatever it was so i was reading these things and i enjoy them and it was just one other writer you know in that all weekly and that was that i never thought more of it and i totally missed those books in the brouhaha and the outing that happened in real time i had no idea. I was oblivious. I guess i was making devil at that time or something. You know i just go into these rabbit holes and don't come out for years yes so anyway. So now it was over in I'd made the real rocky. I don't know if you saw that film that's my espn thirty for thirty talk about americana charts so after the bam bleed benny way. So i finished that and then My buddy paul column who used to be an all weekly cover writer for the l. a. Weekly great writer. Great journalist we. I was fishing for some ideas. And he's like you know you ought to check this. Jt the roy story out. And it's like okay so there was i think three at least three great pieces written like an extensive vanity. Fair expose I this is a while now..
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast
"Vouched for me. Okay yeah because because jazz a friend is and i made the half japanese film right. That was good enough for daniel and he just said yeah. That sounds great. Let's do it. And that was it. He agreed and we're on our way. So that's the main would think someone like daniel. Johnston would be camera shy but he's not. It's kind of an interesting that because he's or was he. I guess i should just ask you. Was he cameras. Jeff to coerce him a lot to like open up at all. Well you probably don't remember. But daniel is not interviewed once in the devil and daniel johnston it's all sleight of hand and i did interview daniel for about five days and we threw it in the garbage was horrible in my head just exploded. Nobody can see my face. But that's you're you're right about. Yeah well i mean he. He's he's fully present in the is. I took all the audio diaries. All the audio tapes and that with the cassette and that is daniel's internal monologue and then you fully get daniel it much better than those interviews. I assure you talking to brian wilson. By the time. I got to him. You know it was like some old guy telling war stories. It was horrible as a film that nobody ever would have wanted to say. I certainly didn't want to see it. And i didn't wanna make it we we We didn't know this. Of course so we just actually became the best thing that ever happened so you just kind of roll with it and the the materials that i got the found. We're talking hundreds of cassettes. Not just music guys taping every. Yeah that was like so much more interesting to out of so. That's what i did Wow that's amazing. I mean that's so you have kind of the same thing with the half japanese dock where you have david fairs like. They had a bunch of a home movies and things to there was. David had some some some home movies. I use them. I wish i had more. But they're you know it was only a little bit. They have japanese dock needs so many more photos. That's missing i was i was young..
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast
"Make an burgers and chicken. I would sell cars and political candidates. And i mean you name it like viagra. I did it all. Yeah and i would take that money. And just like with penn. Jillette did with his miami vice money in the movie. He wants to do something. Good and honorable with that that that filthy lucre right that money so he. He put out half japanese records. I decided i'm gonna take this money. And i'm going to put it into the indie film and that's what i'm gonna do so i did it so i ended up in berlin and this is a fun story true story so it's ninety-three him at the berlin film festival. I got my wet print. Sixteen millimeter schlepping on the plane. And i meet a guy named henry rosenthal and he's an indie producer and he produced a bunch of Greg iraqi films He jon jost john mortis skew. Fuck explosion oh yeah. He was in a One of the first punk bands of all time crime from san francisco. So he he henry rosenthal he had another name he was hank rank and he he had just been covered by sonic youth on the on the record Hot wire my heart heart. i'm cover great song anyway. So i'm in berlin. We do the screening. I'm walking out the door and there's a guy who does not look like the guy in crime by the way very nice looking guy this time. And he's He he's got tears in his eyes and he takes my hand he said. Did you make this film. I said yes. Yes i did. He said you made this film just for me. And that was my introduction to henry rosenthal and we met and we went to a cafe and we talked all about believe it or not. Daniel johnston because jay johnson was still like not on the radar screen of antibody in the underground he was just emerging. And you know. I think he had just collaborated with jad fair on that incredible album. It's spooky which has just been reissued. I just great album great album. I think so too yeah. It's a great great collaboration Did liner notes for the vinyl reissue. Anyway we talked about that gain ninety-three that one day we're going to make the daniel. Johnston felt the neil johnson documentary and and we became pals. And i guess it was two thousand. We started making the devil and daniel johnston and it took a long time. So that was five. Years came out in two thousand and five. Okay so without making half jab at the the devil never would have happened right and then they're kind of part of half. Japanese is a part of the devil and daniel johnson. I mean there's there's footage of them. Well jadan dare jeter david farrar in the film. Because they're they're in the story. They're baked into daniel's journey The collaboration of that album and then of course The the trip to union town maryland were half japanese. Were living at the time were daniel. Were gale records the album and goes home and goes crazy and throws the old lady out the window and gets arrested and all. This horrible stuff happened and that was all they were there. They were filming. David farrer should say was filming or videotaping daniel. So he's the one videotaping what was called My dinner with daniel. They're they're refund dinner with andre and also that great don't play cards with satan on the organ that's david fair so he was like I'm trying to think what what we call it the the the the great movement with law lars von. Trier the dogma. Ninety five it was before dog guys are true visionaries with ninety five..
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast
"Documentary music documentary of the twentieth century plus author. Jt leroy story and his upcoming documentary called the legendary stardust cowboy and now here's jeff jeff a guys hey palko. Hey george you doing good on the show..
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Has now landed array covering jad fair Daniel Johnson. Something's lasts a long time preceded by Daniels version and so the movie comes out and is a big success. What happened to Daniel after the movie? What's the rest of the story? Well you know Henry Rosenthal my producer who Who paid for the film We had a goal. You know we we. Didn't we worry what's going to happen to Daniel? Elderly parents die really end up homeless. Who would take care of this guy so you know? That was one of the goals of the film like to. Hopefully you know. Put down on the map and maybe Money would come in. And that's what happened You know instantly. The Whitney Biennial Put his art in which was unheard of at the time you know. People are blown away. We galleries on the world sort of showing his art. And it's sort of going for larger sums And then he started touring the world and he was greeted all over the world. I mean you know. The guys like literally touring an Africa. South America Mexico. You know all over Europe Japan and he's greeted the way he's supposed to be greeted. It's like when When Pharaoh Sanders shows up you know our great American jazz artists there with the love and respect that you you know. I always imagined for him. You know and particularly the French you know of course always loved The velvet underground. You know the French get you know the French Love Child. They get it. You know Daniels that stature. And then he made a lot of money and all kinds of crazy. Licensing deals came in and you know apple sort of using his music to sell computers T-shirts sneakers is even now a bestselling go welcome. Mat with the hi. How are you frog as which kind of genius. I have to say It never ends He's a juggernaut. You know The soundtrack to Hollywood movie where the wild things are. You know you've got caring. Oh from the area yes singing on that as the lead Song Opening Song for that movie things like that so yeah. Daniel ended up in pretty good shape financially. Which is great and they he was able to buy a house or should as parents built them an identical house in their backyard and then he had his own studio and then the last time I saw him was incredible he came to the Hollywood bowl and he was the opening. Act FOR A double bill with neutral milk hotel and other artists The Band I love and they sold out the ball. You know neighbor significant for Daniel. Who's the world's biggest needle fan? Of course the Beatles played the Hollywood bowl and have that album there and when he you know played he was in very bad shape he had a walker and he was bent over pretty much like ninety degrees. And you know he shaking like a leaf at the microphone. He wasn't able to play guitar anymore and he was backed by some pickup band. Which is what he'd been doing pretty much Chuck Berry Bo Diddley style. But you know these kids all knew his songs in the backed him and then the very end you know. He's saying True Level. Find you in the end and wow There's a great old movie called pride of the Yankees about Lou Gehrig's last visited Yankee Stadium and it's like a famous movie that makes people cry and I gotTa tell you it was not a dry and how this guy got a standing ovation at the Hollywood bowl as he walked off hobbled off and it was unbelievable and Next to me with some you know young couple College age and the girl like nudging her boyfriend and I overheard her and she's like you know. This is on my bucket list. She was like shaking. She saw Daniel Johnston Day was like that. That big And the end of the story is really nice. I go backstage. Which is the only way I saw Daniel over the years and You know he said to me that he'd watched the film countless times and I appreciate any sank and he said to me you know now Jeff on a half a millionaire so I felt pretty good about that. Yeah that's quite an accomplishment and another thing watching the bonus material and a DVD. When Daniel I the film and Response to you he's really emphasizing the humor and how much he appreciates that you kept the humor and and that you know this is a heavy story. As about great art and madness and great suffering you know and you can see like the scene when his father's crying and recounting his near death. Experience gives Daniel tried to crash their plane and did force him to crash land. You know. So it's it's this happy film but it's never it's never heavy it's always light. It's always funny. How hard you have to work to keep that balance and merges there and it was easy to bring out or did you really have to find yourself. Put in thumb on the scales to keep it humorous. Well it was like two things going on. I mean I I brought it up before when we were talking You know anyone who's missed the humor and Daniel is just missed Daniel. All right I mean it's it's in the songs it's incredible. The guys brought so many great laughs in so many smiles to my face and I just turned my seventeen year old son onto him recently. You know drive around the car. And he's hearing the stuff for the first time and he's absolutely cracking up. Because Gale's truly funny you know and so with the Beatles they were funny and that's something that's not lost some bread over the years. I don't know why but you know but it hope it comes back so I always love gained humor in him and I talked about it. We had a you know a lot of times riffing on all kinds of you know. We're pretty much the same age and you know. Even though he was in West Virginia he was a pop culture junkie. And you know I. I found drawings that he did of Woody Allen you know he was totally aware of all kinds of things so You know I felt like the film is a tragedy. But it's the comic and tragic masks and humor such a big part of the story and I love humor and I wanted to flex those muscles on the film as well and we disorder collaborated and just found it found its way and obviously the heavy stuff is heavy but yeah. There's a lot of lightness around it. You know when he died there was a memorial screening in San Fran and I flew up and watch the price of the first time in easily over a decade with producer. Henry Rosenthal and We were. We had such a good time. We we were laughing our asses off we just daniel just makes us smile so It was it was fun for me to see how it how it held up and that you know listening to an audience You know laugh at all the mark spots we think reporting so well okay. The film is a delight. And and I I would call it a masterpiece in custody masterpiece and the guest. Jeff I see. The film is the devil and Daniel Johnson. Jeff thanks so much for coming on the show and hope to have you back again Mant thank you so much man. Such a pleasure. The shows shows great love You know how how wide your topic spread. I mean screaming Jay Hawkins that was something else. Well thank you thanks. I learned about opera and electronic dance music at the same time. Now so good thanks thanks. Bye-bye.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"On MTV unplugged and really worked very hard to promote what he saw as his elders in the scene only people comparable to Kobe. Brian Jones of the rolling stones at Merle Haggard. He's obsessively saying hey. Have you heard about this guy? And and yet the people that are watching cobain and have learned about Nirvana on MTV a disconnect between that Daniel Johnston there's many adrift between the Lippincott but Tartikoff capitalizes on. This negotiates is what he says. Is You know the best deal ever with Elektra. Records but Atlantic records is also interested and then gets right to the edge and then Daniel fires them. What what's your take away from that. In the end no good deed goes unpunished. Well it was once again. Tragic and sad but there's also a lot of humor in the whole thing as well but That broke my heart. you know you. Let's touch on cobaine for a brief moment. You know. Let's give him a little credit for having incredible taste. You know in his diaries that have been published. He has lists and right there on that list of favorite artists which are pretty diverse. You know his Daniel Johnston and Jad fair of half Japanese. He also had jad fair and half Japanese opened the in Utero tour enough. You're aware of that which I attended so he was a real booster. You know. He loves fast-lane. Do you love the meat? Puppets he was you know he was. He was great at sharing his love. K records you know and be happening things like that. So that was great And it was a real boon for Daniel. Daniel of course doesn't even know von Chris Subpoenas. He was not well when that all went down. He was in the mental hospital. So that just tells you about his state of mind you know. He wasn't tuned to the radio. He didn't know what that new radio format even was you know wasn't about if he had access to music. It was one hundred percent Beatles. Beatles bootlegs you know Beatles Solo albums. That's what he was listening to you. I promise you that So anyway when that you know Antonio got fired obviously you know how to make the film at that point. But I still been tracking this story really closely for years. And it broke my heart and I'm a huge fan of Woody Allen Film Broadway Danny Rose and I just saw the house I was like. Oh my God you know Daniel who at that point? In Time Warner wait was very much like Nick Apollo Forte the after. Bro Jamie rose and then Tartikoff uncannily this little Jewish guy from Texas you know at the classes and and the Schmo Zola. He looks so much like woody and the character. Danny rose. And that's what happened. You Know Nick. Apollo Forte see the brighter shinier manager. Who could maybe make more opportunities for many fires gaining rose who loved him and loved his parakeet. Axons balloon folders more than anybody. I mean we all wish we had a manager like Broadway Danny rose and that's what tartikoff really was and I was very moved by that so I sorta filed in my brain for the future that someday I'll be able to make a scene. Make a riff on that and then Kathy McCarty join me on that and we made a fantastic scene. I love it. It breaks my heart And then we would he You know who's a big Fan of documentaries You know I got the phone call. One day I was actually at home. Depot phone rang and I've been waiting for permission because I didn't know what I would do. If I've seen got killed you know. And he gave permission and it was great so that it's like a minute of Daniel rose in the film cut to gang. Johnston story told one hundred percent. You know sincerely but with tongue in cheek by Kathy McCarty. She has a great sense of humor. I like to think I do too so we have a lot of fun with you. Know but it's it it. It was tragic Daniel thrown overboard. I'm assuming tartikoff report then do you feel like it. Was you know because Atlantic made a pretty good faith effort they got Paul leary of the butthole surfers to produce an album? I don't think you can blame Paul or Atlantic for any failings In I like phone. I think it's a really good record. If you like. Daniel Johnson definitely check it out. I don't think it's one of his absolute masterpieces. But it's definitely got some great songs on it and I think the production on it Is Excellent and very sympathetic. But you know like you point out in the movie sells fifty eight hundred records one of the sign records in the catalog. Do what made any difference that he'd been on the electrical with the deal that up? You know it was a long term deal and have always guarantees to protect or do you think that was just another day was just another indie artists who asserted shoot up and spat out by the big conglomerates in that period. Well listen it's all subjective but I do not like fun and been like identity. I don't like it now but I also believe it was created by at least Paul with the best of intentions. Daniel doesn't play any instruments on the ALP. They pull them in the musician's do we know that. Yeah I think Yeah Neil singing. Is You know all over the place on that record. All the songs great absolutely and I've always pointed people to distress cassette versions of those exact same songs. So if you are you can stream it. Now it's a lot easier if you listened to Frankenstein love you get better versions of all those great songs. And if you listen to live at South by South West. All both stress cassettes. You'll get the other batch of those songs. They all ended up on fun much much. Better superior versions of Daniel playing. And then even on Frankenstein love which I really at. A love is the Daniel Place to Texas shows. That was the extent of the tour. And the only you'll get to hear him playing Fender Rhodes piano and it's incredible when you talk about walking the cow for instance or hey joe when you hear it. Even outside of the court organ he's famous for and you hear it on Fender Rhodes. Wow that's really something so That's my two cents on fun But I guess you know you sort of touched upon this. It's like people at that time. Were like how? How DO WE CLEAN UP? Daniel Johnston and make employable the masses. I think that was the thinking behind some of the misguided in our people at Atlantic. You've buffet you know. They had the best of intentions on paper. It made sense but it didn't make sense to me personally because once again I want my art Brut to still be Bruce to say it And I still and I think now over time once again. We're seeing all these people now covering Dan when it's not just because of Wilco and Pearl Jam. They are going back to those original things and I think people have always been thirsty for something. They didn't even know they were thirsty. Four this authentic real emotional you know bloodletting or or you know talk like all. The incredible humor need wonderful comic. Turns OF PHRASE. Edina has known as long as I think. That's cutting through right now. People are finally discovering that there's something else out there and when they get it when you know maybe it's the Internet I don't know but it all sudden you know making them listen to this and making them show them these cafes covering Daniel Right now. They're just doing it until young people which is great and let's keep our final song. This is we've discussed already. Something's lasts a long time words by Jad. Fair music rewritten by Daniel Johnson. We'll hold Daniel Johnston's version and then we'll hear Lana del Rey's version which I didn't even know existed. My daughter. Enjoy listening to Lana del Rey. So I'm searching on Youtube for songs and I come across this and It immediately became her favorite. Lanta del Rey song and so that was a way I could introduce my five year old daughter Daniel Johnston so this is Daniel. Johnston I doing. Some things lasts a long time and inland Dell. Alright.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Wo- covering Daniel Johnson's love find you in the end preceded by Daniels version and that is another song. That's been the entry point to Daniel for a lot of people because wilco is a artists that isn't Jain Norma's but has a really strong colt and it's the power of it and like you say to me. Daniels version is so untouchable and yet it seems to be just this call. Artists can't resist taking a stab at it. Because everybody thinks I can sing a little better than that I can do it. And somehow it's approachable despite being such powerful art in a way that most of his contemporaries have not like I think Daniels very unique in that that he's one the few artists of his generation who has been widely covered and his songs have become standards. And that you know in this governor this project where we're talking. I'm going to be talking to Irving Berlin biographer in a couple of weeks and it's I'm sure there are people will just laugh out loud if I compare Daniels on center Irving Berlin but to me. They're very much part of the same. Pantheon of great American songwriters. And it's been inspiring to see Daniels acceptance growing and growing and it was also very difficult for me to pick songs for this. I'll ultimately ended up picking the songs that meant the most to me but the song I'm walking the cow which was The first song on the first Daniel Johnson. I got the homestead record before I got the cassettes and that was the first song on. Hi How are you and that was covered by Pearl Jam and it was very difficult not to pick that. So what of the covers of Daniel? Which ones do you think about the most impact domestic you? Well you know for me personally. You know once you gotta go back to the earliest people who really found him. I that resonating to me. That was You Know Peter. Sonic boom of spacemen. Three I think his yes. Two versions of true level. Find in the end. They're amazing later on Jason his ex partner from spacemen. Three Jason Spaceman. He also covered it. Conspiracy ended up covering about four or five songs. And they're all wonderful so those those resonate more to me you know. I was never a Pearl Jam. Fan You know it's great that it exposed the annual so in there are obviously Pearl. Jam stands out there But that wasn't my trip I wasn't even aware Wilco did that song. It's it's amazing to me that people keep doing it But yeah once again. The original version was recorded by Kramer. And that's on the nineteen ninety and that was in my opinion the other masterpiece outside of the stress cassettes. You know it's the only time has ever been truly great in the studio environment. In those phones became the core to the Devil Day. Johnston You know the theme of the film is One of his other Most part of this things lasts a long time which people forget you mentioned Jad fair before. We should probably talk about him Jad road. Something's US long time. That was a half Japanese. Saw Daniel Change The music in came up with a very simple piano melody and then sang it beautifully. And now it's you know. Of course put the word hit in parentheses for quotes. And it's probably the other big some people now now of Daniel but there's so many others you know to be discovered covered many many already have and talking about Heaven Jad Fair Jad Fair's an iconic classic artists who you know made an ideology of rejecting learning to play you know he created his own thing and every time he his work did become a little bit more polished. But what it's to me. It's so unique. Another unique aspect of the Daniel Johnson story is that he's successfully collaborates with somebody like that fair. Which you're always putting together. The all-star Kambas favorite musicians and so rarely do they click. What what what do you think about those two? That allowed them to be good collaborators together. I literally just handed in. These liner notes for the reissue of the album. Is the album that came out was called. Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston It's been retitled Over the years as it's Spooky. And it's fantastic. Jed The producer of it You know a little context. Basically when Daniel was on the rise Jad was the king of the underground everyone looked to Jab Jab. You know he emerged right at the same time as Patti Smith. I self released. Thanks jazz really coming out of the PUNK era but he was self releasing self recording and At the time you know him and his brother David didn't know how to play their instruments and they didn't let that get in the way and then they found other musicians in the evolved the eventually record this masterpiece true to life which really put Jad Japanese on top of the world but he you know. He gained a huge amount of respect. You know from people like Princeton son used before sonic like us we're popular Jabar's is like the one everyone worshiped in the underground and it was a small world. So Daniels found out about Jad and it was a of similarities. Cause Jad he wrote Particularly this one album is solo album called everyone knew but me He wrote a suite of unrequited love songs about a girl in eighty and Daniel really latched onto that so he really wanted to meet Jadan. Jad also fell in love with. Hi How are you so by the time they get to meet New York during that crazy trip with Sonic Youth. You know they hit it off. And then Jed invited Daniel to collaborate and you know I I compare it to Like doing and Johnny cash and their Nashville sessions. You know it's just an incredible record and Anyway joyful noise is putting that out in April and I just wrote like the war. And peace of wine or notes on Jab was the man and You know if Daniels the greatest songwriter of generation of unrequited love. Someone's I would argue that. Jad was the best writer of love songs you know. He wrote Miracles happen every day. Which you know if you and I talked about it enough and people listen to this. Podcast could catch on just like true level. Find you in the end. I think everybody loves a good love Song. You know I think Jad did so But Yeah Jazz. Also once again he. He's the CO writer of. Something's lasts a long time and I think people need to be reminded that that that the collaboration and we'll hear that's the last thing I'm going to pick because My daughter's favorite song slanted del. Rey's cover of that so I'm kind of giving that away early but we'll get there but Daniels Daniels doing these things. Despite his illness and despite recurring stints and mental homes are recurrent has to go back to live with his parents. He continues to make these moves. There's a trip to New York. Then another trip to Maryland record with Jad fair and meanwhile the this whole time Jeff Tarter Cov in Edge Jeff Daniels first manager. The first manager is named blanket on Daniel assaulted Randy Randy Camper and so randy definitely paid a big price for having tried to help Daniel and then Jeff you know like Houthi McCarthy's movie that this is kind of the real tragedy of the Daniel Johnson stories that the jeff works for almost a decade like seven eight years putting out the tapes endlessly promoting Daniel songs to the band's covers barking with record labels. And right on the verge. You know this Nirvana Habits. And there's this sudden you know. Suddenly the the capitalist culture smells money and and it's been building for a long time they've been waves of getting bigger and bigger coming out of the underground but finally Nirvana break so big. Even the stupidest record executive can't ignore it and Kurt cobain's going around wearing the hi. How are you t shirt that journalist Everett true gave Daniel? I made gift to Cockbain and Tartikoff's riff on the t shirt and people want to know about the t shirt. People want to talk to the t-shirt people want to have. The T shirt is so classic and really gets to the kind of paradoxes. That kind of fame I mean. Cockbain was a sensitive artist great talent and he genuinely loved animals. Music was making a political statement and it was part of what Kobe did. I mean. It wasn't just Daniel that he promoted he also put the meat puppets.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Think those tapes are pretty Goddamn listenable. I always thought they were but I. I remember what you're saying doesn't really tapes listening on my cassette deck. How it was a little challenging you know and then it became a movement. Although to this day I can't even though the artist who's like remembered from the Lo fi movement. I I certainly wouldn't put Genentech in that category. I'm if you've spent The gender had a real real recruiter in his album. Sounds amazing to me you know. Yeah so I don't know but Once again it became part of the the Mavericks Self. You know promoting myth of Daniel Johnston. That he wasn't going to wait for a record company to sign him and promote him and have him. You know all that I mean he did have a manager but you know it was nothing to get in the way between you and him and getting his message and his music and his art into your hands into your eyes and ears you know and I thought that was amazing. So yeah absolutely. Isn't it's become artists. Ariel Pink in the twentieth century and so many of the Soundcloud rappers. And and doing it yourself. Bedroom Artistry Technology's advanced to the point where there's a very thin line between professional studio recording. And what you're doing in your bedroom and Daniels example. I think as inspired a lot of people and going on the like the they were Daniel on his career and you know he he had this little breakthrough Austin with MTV and immediately as a breakdown like he starts hanging out with with the butthole surfers and anybody in town at the time. I remember when the the compilation album that the butthole surfers put out that had Daniel on it I can remember we were scared of the butthole surfers. They had this reputation and their music was heavy and dark and intense and everybody took acid to shows. And I can remember you know. Seeing the biggest scariest guide ever seen The first time I went to butthole surfers show going. Oh it was too scary for me to go backstage. The backstage or so scary. I had to leave. And so I'm like terrified of these people. And then here's the Djelic naive figure. Daniel Johnston start shading with giving a company and it really scared me. And and and it and it quickly. I don't know that you can blame gave me but I mean Daniel. Taking acid at about whole surfers show clearly was not good for Daniel. I know my own experience to manic. Depression LSD is terrible for me and that seems to be sort of a recurring cycle of Daniel that every time. He has a big breakthrough. Then there's a mental breakdown that follows his trip to New York where he plays. Cbgb's and he's hanging out with Steve Shelley and he's recording with Kramer and recording with half a sonic youth. And then next thing you know. He's assaulting Steve Shelley and and this this pattern recurs all throughout. And how much do you feel like? What do you make that connection that recurring pattern in Daniel's life of of success and then massive self sabotage well I mean once again he falls pretty clearly into this Tortured artists category. There's in the film. I referenced this book I'd Read Kay Redfield Jamison book called touched with fire and the chronicle all the great poets and painters and musicians and artists throughout history. And just you know not all but a massive amount suffered from at time. It was called Mac depression. And that's a Daniel had so you know according to the book you know they're they're great works of art there. Sistine Chapel's whatever you WANNA call it you know. They were painted during the he's manic high phases and then there were these incredible lows where there was a lot of self medication. Going on depending on whatever century you were in what was available and that's And then you get a lot of suicides and things like that. They're so daniel fit into that. And that's just the way it was He also chronicle did better than any of them and he. That was his other great subject outside of the unrequited love. I mean you have someone's like I lost my mind. You know and he did all the paintings about that and he had A. He had breakdowns actually in highschool where Everything was gone and he still. He built himself back up and he chronicled all that people don't remember that period they only remember the butthole surfers period with the acid because he was more public point but yeah he was doing a lot of drugs he He wrote he wrote songs you know. He called them. Happy smokes you'd loved weed and acid definitely went. The best thing I to this day. I I don't blame give. I don't even know if you'd be gave them acid because he was messing around with a few people back then but whatever happened happened you know. He was in adult and he experimented and it wasn't the right thing but yeah he had a lot of bed phases where he was harmful to other people and harmful to himself and that's when he became multiple times institutionalize and it was tragic and sad. You know and as a friendly one whether an artist or someone who's on an artist it's horrible. But he did that. But at the same time you know it became a subject for him in his autobiographical writing in his music and art to write about and that it's very moving and oftentimes when he recovered was incredibly heroic to see how much he had to say because he'd been there you know and he was able to tell came back to tell about it. So you know I find that. Whole Journey. The up the downs to be you know just a fascinating ride on this artist career it absolutely makes for compelling viewing in the film and let's one of those gyms that he brought back from the other side. This is true. Love find you in the end and will. I hear Dan Johnson's version and then we'll hear a little bit of Wilko's version. You true love will find you the end. You'll find bad just to with your friend. Don't be sad you will.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"And that was Daniel Johnson's version of rocket ship. And Kathy McCarthy's cover version of that song and talk about Kathy with a little bit and and to me it's like just a classic rock and roll story. The Way Daniel comes to town makes a name for himself and swoops up one of the biggest stars of the scene Kathy McCarthy and they even given the uniqueness of Daniel Johnson's lifestyle briefly item. Yeah well you know at the time was You know the hot Austin Band. Daniel admired them joan on them and she she She dogging back. She was probably one of the first people to get those tapes and she fell in love with The artist I before she realized that what the person she was dealing with Was definitely difficult. What's so That stories well told in the film. I think the the better story is what happens with Gang does best friend in the film. And real life of course Dave thornberry The poet from West Virginia who steals art buddy and I love how ultimately Daniel Couldn't have Kathy. But then his best friend ends up marrying chaffey and they're still together in Austin right now so I think that's a beautiful love story Says a lot about Daniel and his unrequited love theme and also. Cathy goes on to record a full album of Daniel songs. The first person to do that in Nineteen Ninety Four. And you know like she says in the movie she thinks that's her best work and the and the thing she'll be remembered for it and you know in the nineties. I think That album did overshadow daniels work because he was in and out of mental institutions and had a pretty bad deal with Atlantic records that kind of buried him for a while. And and for me. I know playing Kathy McCarthy's version Was a great way to explain Daniel. That people like you play these songs and this is a really good album and then you tell them about Dan rather than seventy times trying to play him. Daniel for people that just weren't prepared for the Lo fi sound and that's another thing. I wanted to talk a little bit about is is Daniel's place in what became known as the Lo fi movement. Yeah well there's there's two conversations to be had I mean the whole the cover version thing is kind of amazing because though I personally prefer my Dana Johnston raw and real and I really enjoy listening to stress cassettes more than the covers. It's amazing how many covers have been recorded and like you know in cafes literally next Friday night Or on world you know. Young people are covering Daniel Justin right now and we're talking tens of thousands so this is a real phenomenon that's been going on not just died recently. It's been going on for a long time and when you see so. Many great artists moved by Daniel whether it was Sonic boom of spacemen. Three or Jason Spacemen. Three and spiritualized covering him and things like that that really they zoned in on You know certain tracks like true level. Find you in the end Those are just so universal great. They're they're becoming very much like woody. Guthrie songs like it's part of the great American songbook and that would really I think moves me definitely. Introduces people you know. I think Nick Cave is recently. It's been covering Daniel. The list is endless But there's not hundreds and hundreds of people around the world and cafes Friday night to my knowledge covering Nick Cave interesting okay. So you know. We're trying to tell you. I think it's great these. Are you know often? Great Artists Acknowledging another great artist and then lovely and it keeps spreading. But you know Daniels now. Finally taken his proper place in that rare Mount Rushmore of super great artists that I've always said he was He belonged in. Which of course is you know. He's right up there with dealing writer. He's right up there with Brian Wilson. He's right up there with Lou Reed you know and people was insane for saying these things back. Then you know. But that's what I felt so It took an independent voice and independent film to to to make that message and put it out there certainly really so magazine times at the time was never going to tell you that and You know it was treated very much like Fulton's folly. When we were making the film some people thought we were absolutely insane for spending one million dollars on Daniel Johnston and I'm glad that I did so. Yes we are too and yeah. It's it's interesting. The aversion to people to Daniel send people have just because of the way. The stress cassettes were originally presented its low recorded on. Cassette. It's Lo fi quality his. He's fairly erratic singer The performances vary wildly in quality. In you know especially back in the day when we would trade tapes around town because Dan would record these things sometimes and you would have the same cassette and you thought you had the same because of that and then you'd hear somebody else play it and you'd be like that's not the one that's not the that's not done in the new year and you're like holy crap. He did this whole thing over which is something that hasn't been done by recording artists. Since the day of you know Edison and and yeah and anyway it's it's just been a fast anything to me to see the different reactions to Daniel based on how it's presented and it's amazing. How much having documentary. That's obviously a great film overwhelmed those objections and so you know thank you for bringing Daniel to so many people and but the Lo fi like. He came along at a time when Lo fi was just beginning to be a thing where where there were few artists Jandak and a few other people that were recording things at home and putting him out on cassette. And you had also a string of sort of barack artists who had burned out like syd Barrett and and skip spence of moby grape and rock Ericsson and then their recordings took on kind of this naive our quality in a way people didn't know how much in control of his abilities and Daniel kind of was on the absolute cutting edge of that and then fair who collaborated with them. And who've you've also documented in in another great film that people probably haven't seen but it's on DVD. You can still get the band who would be king highly recommended. Can you talk a little bit about the relationship between Daniel and Jad fair and the Daniels able to plug himself into this nationwide network of underground artists? Sure I mean we wanted to touch on the low fighting just briefly so I don't know I think is interesting in know it became a tag. You know and people need tags. You know you know genres and things like that. I don't think the mediums ever the message so laws but whatever. If that's what got him some ink that was fine but he he was a real innovator because you know unlike springsteen who latched on early to the task him for track set in made Nebraska. You Know Day of top that Daniel went further gained took just a standard cassette recorder. But he was an incredible innovator with it because he did over dubbing. You know which you don't necessarily or you're not really able to do dubbing with two independent cassette decks so he picked up a lot of room ambience and things like that and it's obviously He had one tiny microphone to plug in. And it didn't get in the way at all of of those field recordings in in many ways he was sort of like a modern day. Self documenting like Alan Lomax. You know recording like Robert Johnson who stood in a corner and made with mono like a false stereo using the ninety degrees at the walls. I don't know if you're aware of that or not. So yes so. Daniel did his own thing and it had its own ambiance and an aesthetic And you know Ba- like you mentioned those tapes were dubbed. So you're getting you know. Second sometimes third generation Dale Johnston and he definitely was yet. I I used to say you had to squeeze your years through. Hess to hear his incredible piano playing in the incredible motion songwriter. But that was part of the fun. You know Now you know a lot of those masters have been better than they're up there up on all the streaming sites and you don't have as much of that problem and I.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Vice big brother You know I made my way to Amarillo to see that show and it was deal and Daniel definitely yeah. That was my first exposure. Daniel Johnston and the thing about Austin as an awesome night. I can say this. It's a pretty parochial town and getting that validation from MTV really mean the chronicle had already adopted Daniel but but that really put the Cherry on top as far as the city adopting him and and there was. None of the Austin scene at the time was built around bands like the true believers without one hundred veto and Zeitgeist. That later became the reverse. Glass I with Kathy McCarthy and these bans that that thought they might have a chance at MTV and then they kind of the biggest band in town to the extent that they were here but they were from here was about whole surfers. Who were sort of pariahs to the chronicle because it was clear they were never going to be accepted on. Mtv although ironically they ultimately did but but so daniels canonise is something that I've always found fascinating you know like reading discussions. I was reading an IRA robbins of trouser. Press reviews of Daniel's work prepare for the show. And you know there's a little bit of hand wringing about Oh you know is mental health and is this. Is this right to you. Know had qualms questions about this line ization of Daniel Johnson. Somebody who's obviously struggling with mental illness and to me you know that's sort of a recurring theme on the show. Talk about so many casualties who share their musical gifts with the world and then paid us. Enormous price and and Daniel did pay a higher price in a lot of people in his his mental faculties. Were more extreme than a lot of other artists. But I don't really see. Daniel is different than other artists. You know I mean he's obviously a powerful songwriter and like you say a gifted pianist and then his visual art only improved over the decades. And so now he's to me. Don Van vliet Captain Before. It's the only other rock artists. I know of WHO's had a successful art career is Daniel Johnson. Maybe John Lennon sketches. But then he's John Lennon so and so I'm just fascinated daniel sort of this multi-talented figure and yet and a lot of ways he's not functional enough to Ha- to be seen as a careerist and so I don't know I just find that team fascinating to do struggle with that at all that you feel like am I harming Daniel by bringing more attention to more. How much do you feel like you had to protect Daniel? Oh I mean not at all. I didn't think about it from moment. Daniel you know as I came to know because I was privy to. You know an insane amount of audio. Diaries and written diaries and things like that. And also you know became friends with Jeff. Tarnow Danny was the puppet master of his own career. He was very much driven like Gillen leads driven when he invaded Greenwich village in the sixties and hit the folk scene. There was a lot of talented artists. I mean we can replace you know the rivers or Zeitgeist or Kathy McCarty or any of those bands with Dave in rock or other folk artists in the village. But you know just like Gillan was better so as Daniel. You know And he was not shy about a he. He was not that artist hiding in the garage. You know painting crying songs and asking people hey you know. What do you think He knew he was great. He had the goods. He was prolific. He had this incredible body of work and then he was driven to come up with a unique way. You know outside of mainstream culture forget the MTV moment. 'cause I was just a great moment. But he really came up with his own Version of disseminating his art and getting it out into the world and it was very unique. So what did he do? We take cassettes. And he worked at McDonalds and put them you know usually a hip musician in town or cute girl and he would put that in your hamburger. French fries sack next thing. You know you gotta tape handmade tape. It's like getting a little little love letter and you pop it in and I fell my God. That's good that so that really worked. That's spread real fast. In according to people he would stand on the drag and handed out almost like a guy with a sandwich board so he did that. And then the same thing with the art you know this guy put out thousands of pieces of art and got them all the people around the world who had this art over the years and how do they get it. Well you know he would trade them Though the comic bookstore people come in and buy them and he was already a little mythical character and people picked up the real cheap. And it's got out there and spread. You didn't wait for the galleries to show up for the museum. He just put it out there. So that was Kinda brilliant and He knew how to promote you know. He would make a great handmade posters about shows and promote those kind of things and then of course you know. Wmu In hoboken. I give more credit to for really breaking Daniel on more of a national level Yeah no doubt. He conquered Austin but that body of work he did really was before he got Austin. It really was recorded in west. Virginia you know he made he made a name Austin and then. Fm YOU IN hoboken New Jersey New York broke it wide and gain. You'll didn't credible promos for that. He did a one hour radio broadcast that you know I've called it. You know the equal if not better than Orson. Welles is a war of the worlds. It's incredible and really a radio drama. Dvd I highly recommend anybody. Who hasn't what's all the bonus tracks on DVD to do it it's it's incredible radio and Wfan new blog the whole hours up and boy. What an entertaining. How radio 'CAUSE DANIELS DOING He's doing this persona that. I call Mister Showbiz you know. You really get him in overdrive promoting his own career and he's doing multiple voices and characters and overdubbed on his cassettes. And it's really something so anyway for anyone listening to this I recommend to go to the FM you blog and check it out so highly. And I want to jump in and get a play a song snippets. Who can hear some Daniel on? We're going to hear I Dan is primarily a songwriter. He's a great performer. But his songs also have this transfer ability and make great cover version. So we're GONNA do pairings where we do Danes original cover of it and this This one I one is rocket ship by Daniel Johnson. And then we'll hear Kathy McCarty version.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"I'm your host nate. Wilcox today afraid of the shows returning Jeff. Flake is here to talk about his film. The Devil and Daniel Johnston Jeff. Welcome need how you doing doing well. Great to have you back. Thanks great to be back. Love the show and And so the film has it's been out for what sixteen years now fourteen years and it's taken on a weight. You indie wire named the number one best music documentary the Twenty First Century which given the explosion of music documentaries the twenty first century. Pretty heavy praised. So congratulations. Yea well thank you. I appreciate that it was nice. We've been on a lot of lists Pretty steadily since phone came out but You know keeps coming up Closer to that number one slot and you liked that. Yeah it's good and I want to read a little bit of what they said in the article where they awarded you the number one slot and it says a reminder that true artistry is extremely rare to come by and often impossible to survive deeply soulful uniquely poetic darkly disturbed. The story of songwriter. Gained Johnson is heartbreaking and captivated as they come. I cannot disagree what drew you to Daniel. Johnston what what made it feel like? This was a story that had to be told. You are the person that was going to tell it. Well you know. Many things drew me to Daniel. It was I guess it was around. Eighty four eighty five and You know in the underground he started bubbling up with Cassette tapes on stress records Which was this little Indie label at Austin Texas. And you know the only way to get those things whereas Through fanzine so you know before the Internet we had a pretty thriving fanzine world all around the world Not just here. And there was a great community of people and Everybody was exchanging ideas and writing criticism. You know just sharing their fandom and Daniel really put himself on the radar and he caught my attention. I sent my. I think it was like three dollars attended off to Austin Texas this. Po Box and there was this guy. Jeff Tartikoff is little Jewish guy who I became friends with. We became pen pals. He sent me these tapes and They were handmade. And You Daniels. Very primitive artwork on the cover and then You know you pop them on and you know I was overwhelmed. I mean you're here. Was this this incredible prolific songwriter recording himself in a basement. And he'd written you know so many incredible of love great theme and he also you know recorded himself I should say he recorded his mom yelling at him and he would put that as little snippets between the songs and then he's also incredibly funny and he you know there's an incredible piano player which is unfortunately very overlooked in his story at the moment but yeah incredible piano player and then sometimes it was in primitive guitar playing so I I became fascinated him because he was He was kind of mythical he certainly income too. I was living in Jersey at the time. So he didn't tour and that made you want even more but You know he. He created this incredible universe of his town and his life was very autobiographical and You know he'd fallen in love with this girl in Laurie and she married a local undertaker. You know at that point in time we believe in my friends. Believe that he'd made it all up. We didn't even know where he was real or if he undertaker real but anyway he'd written you know about a hundred songs about her and I I became you know. I guess the word would be obsessed and I started collecting Articles about him and keeping a file on him. 'cause I I loved Not only music and art. But I'd really loved his story and it's a compelling story and unique one since the theme of the show is how popular music happens. I want to talk a little bit about something that the critic Robert Briscoe coin and called Semi Popular Music which is something that's been a fascination of critics and fans for a long time which is music doesn't ever break through to the mainstream and yet impacts the mainstream impacts the greater culture to me. Daniel is like sort of a definitive semi popular artists. And somebody and especially thanks to your film like when you go on Youtube now and you look up Daniels on almost. Every video has several hundred thousand views and so his impact has sort of been like a time. Delayed bomb that that's just keeps going off and keeps reaching more and more people because it's such a personal connection it's not made for you. Jeremiah's you know it's not garth brooks or something that's just going to rock the House for thirty thousand people at a time but it seems to reach people in a really powerful way and the underground you reference in the eighties as as a topic. We've had on the show multiple times and Daniel talk a little bit. How he slipped into the Austin scene. Just as that scene was getting national attention from MTV. Well yeah I mean once again back then it was very. It was two things going on. There was there was like a corporate capitalist structure Had in price still does have a stranglehold on popular culture. And that's just the way it is so you know. Outside of that There was a thriving independent underground scene. You know the the world which I don't like Didn't exist and people operating in those margins. There was not really giant aspiration to be a part of that popular culture. You rarely happened so it was like in a vacuum and it was very very regional and at various points in time certain cities kind of dominated so You know as point New York dominated with punk. Which sort of came out of Cleveland you know. And then San Francisco had his own seen. La had its own see. Then it moves to Asan's Georgia certain point and You know that spawned a little bit later on like the incredible elephant. Six collective scene that was amazing and You know back to Austin they have a thing going on Austin was happening at at at the time. And you know it's also totally exaggerated a quote unquote. Mtv came to town. So let's just put that into context so there with MTV no doubt about it and They also had a little show on. Mtv called the cutting edge which aired. Once okay I should say the Austin episode aired once so it wasn't like Daniel was in heavy rotation on MTV it just it sounds that way now but it. It just didn't happen so if you happen to have caught the cutting edge that one night and caught the episode. There was a snippet of Daniel Johnston which was great. But the world didn't get exposed to Daniel from MTV just didn't happen But it made him noise in Austin which was great in Austin had this Local pride at the time of having a lot of great singer Songwriter Guitar slingers. Daniel was sort of a flying and he pissed off everybody because he won I think that's songwriter. And Best Folk Artists in the Austin Chronicle back when they used to be a thriving independent media scene in every city arts paper which poses just anymore. So but yeah yeah. You'll meet a lot of noise. It was great but you know once again. He didn't he. Didn't you know like like there's easy? Top quota didn't go nationwide at that point. You know yeah he but the thing that's fascinating to me about. That is that. Daniel is often seen as a naive artists and yet repeatedly throughout his career. And you have to call the career. He sees the initiative and to me as much as you know any rock hero John Lennon and Ray Davis. Whoever Neil Young Daniel saw has opportunities and seized it and getting in front of the MTV cameras and stealing the show and he did steal that show. That was kind of as a kid in the Texas panhandle who was getting the Austin Chronicle mail to.
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"daniel johnston" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"Response and why coming up jim and i are going to share opinions on one last review we're gonna say goodbye title rick catholic of the cars and daniel johnston that's in a minute on sound opinions from WBZ chicago NPR x. welcome back sound opinions i'm jim de regattas he is great kat and this week we are doing a review roundup the big full release schedule greg break we've got one more record dakhil there's a population browse and the new generation rosy it gets better way read allow shake man driving a eh beginning that is a track called redesigning women from the debut album by a new group called the the high women self titled debut album a you may not recognize the name of the group that you will recognize the band members in this group you know it's being billed as nashville asheville supergroup brand carlisle natalie hamby merrin morris amanda shires all great songwriters in their own right produced by one dave cobb the hot hand in nashville right now with credits including chris stapleton surgical simpson jason is bull and brandi carlile as well as john prime this is a omar marched to the legendary highwaymen country supergroup of the eighties johnny cash waylon jennings kris kristofferson willie nelson the subtext here is the lack of representation of women aren't on country music radio and at music festivals no with the metoo movement arising amanda shires said hey girls we need to do this you know this is something that we need to do for us but also for all women you know this idea of inclusion being a big motivating force for putting this project together and the four women in this group or able to piece together this record because they thought hey this needs to be done now they made their live debut in april at loretta lynn's eighty seventh birthday concert in nashville i can't think of a better place to spiritual sure yeah absolutely here's here's a track from the high women it's called high women at the title track from the album unsound opinions from the children that do not family we lived under when they do the sandinista we followed nocco through those mexico never sever mesa i am still alive i was he was as a girl i laid hands into pawn someone saw me sleeping naked in the news very which scrapped in lewisburg take time the bastard tongue in livingstone that is the title track from the high women the debut album by this super this is my kind of super group because this really sounds like a bunch of inspired fired women hanging out drinking a lot of beers and some shots in between and making music that they love i think it's got this great sense of humor redesigning designing women references that old southern based sitcom you know with annie potts right and talks about at the same time some serious issues you know hi women does that too they're portraying different characters pioneering feminists you know i can't think of a braver topic than my name can't be mama not i don't always want to be the mother oh i'm going to have a life outside of that there are some songs which are a little slider loose change has been you know mocked by some but i think this is a real back porch hootenanny of incredible talents i hear amanda shires inspiring our other peers she was a guest on sound opinions that that woman has vision and just certainly i think it's one of the best interviews you and i've done the last five or six years and i can see her being the driving force here which is not dislike the others there's it's a true joint effort and it's inspiring and fun and i don't even like country music if it doesn't have a fuzzball i think there are a lot have good ideas on this record i think the idea of the collective rather than the individual members being the focus those are all noble experiments i think if i were to fault anything on this record i think the production is a little conservative and yes i'm gonna put this at the at the feet of dave cobb i think it's almost like their daring country radio not to the play this record because it is so straight down the middle you're either got talking about a honky tonk songs ballads what's wrong with either one of those ideas as you know very well exactly that those ideas are what what makes it so intriguing i think the sense of humor in shires don't call me it that could've been they could've sprinkled a little bit more or that and his record but the notion of motherhood and and that balancing act that you noted in my named campy mama or the whole idea of what motherhood means which his reference in a number of songs from from their perspective as working women as people who have tried to start families and raise a kid in this environment and the fact that no it's just expected you're gonna raise your kid that you're going to have this career and you're not gonna get any break you know it's up to you you know then message of inclusion is is also huge i mean when you talk about crowded table these songs resonate on that level it's about it's not about you know we're gonna go former group over here it's like everybody's welcome and i think by extension immunes LGBTQ people's for it means african american women and and men i mean everybody who's been excluded is welcome in this club i get your point on it being a little too clean would i have rather them record live at a club like the hideout in in chicago or the one in austin will come across better yeah for that reason yeah absolutely the that is good times roll from the cars debut album the first song on the first cars album written and and sung by one rick kasic who died at the age of seventy five on september fifteenth dying right around the same time eddie money another artist who got his a start in that same year seventy eight was a big year for eddie money a big year for ricco cassock we want to acknowledge any money death as well but i think the focal point here is uh-huh catholic and the cars his influence on the next forty years of music can't be overstated you know when you think about that sort of quiet verse louder refrain kind of structure of songwriting i mean what are you thinking about you're thinking about pixies here thinking about nirvana yeah you're thinking about a lot of bands who listened to the cars even even though they may not have been able to to admit to their cool friends i really liked the car thank you they were a cool band and i think their music is held up really well there i record the self title i record might as well be called the cars greatest hits i mean it's just that good every song there's not a wasted note on that record that is okay here's a guy who was like any money a late late bloomer you know in his thirties before the car's really took off had been struggling in the boston bar scene you know in folk bands and different kinds kind of projects his pal or then they recruited these three ace musicians and formed this band that had a futuristic bent to at very roxy music influenced in terms of how they presented the music basically taking rock and roll past and using all of it as fodder to recreate a new vision of what the music could sound like a veritable new way exact which was the cause of some skepticism by people saying here these old watered-down poems the pros you know taking advantage of the punk moment to make mainstream music i always thought that was an unfair knock no it was and i think the cars music really holds up i would argue very strongly for the first three records i would not only take the cars and candy oh which most people acknowledges classics o panorama in that group their third record the third in a row now a lotta people look down their record i think that was truly innovative record and the title song really looked forward to at what became electoral bob uh-huh the i mean you have bands like depeche mode which kinda took a lot of cues from what panorama was nothing of a ban like weezer right well for sure let's talk talk about the other side of a catholic the production i mean the choices of the production suicides second album alan vega martin rabbit classic record he was very influenced by suicide he loves those guys help them record a classic record this bad brains rock for light the groundbreaking washington DC a a punk band and also played reggae kind what a combination hardcore punk and reggae live that way okay i got the mix weezer debut album the blue album yeah again i think he recognized a kindred spirit rivers cuomo doesn't know where to fit in at this set doesn't sound like any other grunge record of that year i'm going to help them make the pop record of his dreams and he did and then you know i gotta give a shout out the generation you know jesse malin fan i loved that band he he he kasic loved them apparently no lunch is a classic nineties record is completely out of time whereas where does this glam punk record come from the staff assists ricca catholic leaves us at the age of seventy five with some great memories some great music that he both made and produced a gym we have a few more destined to look at it as well we do in the indie world greg we have got acknowledged david berman of the silver jews died a few weeks ago we didn't pay tribute to him mainstay of the nineteen nineties indie rock scene associated with the guys in pavement and a lot of people saw silver jews berman's band as an offshoot of payment coming from the lo fi recording in the bedroom DIY world to to to midnight execution charcoal way s the houston when they turn on chair something to when they turn on share show a uh and another person in the same vein vein with an even more complicated story daniel johnston has died at the age of fifty eight i don't like this term outsider artists but i think it's impossible to talk about johnston without talking about that you know he was a kid who was raised in west virginia in a fundamentalist christian household in a big family is the youngest and you know began to suffer in his late teens from schizophrenia and manic depression russian also incredibly prolific recording on a cheap boombox gazette dang dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens thousands of tapes that made their way to the hands of many people in the indie rock scene of the eighties johnston is perhaps best remembered by the people who covered him yola tango and mary lou lord and the pastels kurt cobaine appears on MTV with the daniel johnston t-shirt because he was a visual artist as well you no there's a great documentary about his life and people like calm weights are praising him i think it's difficult for critics to talk about someone like daniel johnston or wesley willis similar chicago outsider artists or really rock eric's in-shore brian wilson because you do not want to romanticize mantis is the mental problems the strain in these artists lives but to criticize the music then you're sounding unsympathetic into the travails of the personal life you know the fact is i saw johnston on sage several times he was an uneasy performer he often didn't seem to want to be there which doesn't mean he didn't love making music he did but on his terms but you know you book a gig you're on tour you gotta show up at a particular time and people are expecting acting setting and half of the audience on some nights was expecting this man to meltdown right and show his suffering on stage which i always found found very distasteful all of that having been said what is the recorded legacy he leaves us something like seventeen albums including getting signed to a major your label for exactly one record not his best when people were trying to take advantage of steered johnston i think bad things happen when he was freely creating creating his own music it was often very very poignant it was about using art to find solace from pain and suffering in his line and i do not really love his almost childlike vocals i think he is best appreciated by the artist who covered robert him yola tango doing speeding motors is beautiful girls of taking out side were slow borders and there was something there and often people seized on the the saddest elements and other people genuinely loved what this man created is now dead at the age of fifty eight was in ill health the last two years hopefully so he is now finding some peace he did not ever find the true love he was looking for something like true love will find you in the end is just an incredibly poignant song you've never got there.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on KCRW
"I think it's important today is reading try a little tenderness. a new song from the Teske brothers called rain from the album run homes hello this is one that's been a slow burn growing on me. so I recommend you check it out the Teske brothers the name of the group random slowest album that's on it's gonna rain a couple from Daniel Johnston to start pretty poignant couple of songs which to me really sort of sum up what he was all about and his. I don't know his child like quality yet the profound depth of the feelings he had in the stories he told so I played for you true love will find you in the end and story artist both from Daniel Johnston when we lost yesterday age fifty eight of a heart attack who had such a big impact on so many musicians and artists. anyway remembering him at the top of the show and like here it's morning becomes eclectic on KCRW I have so much music to get in today not the least of which is mac demarco live session he's warming up in the studio right next to me right now looking for to bringing your dad and the eleven o'clock hour I will also have to get you to go check out so be Tucker add one of KCRW's apogee sessions the show was on Thursday September the nineteenth. I have a whole pile of new music sitting next to me as well so let's get into it is KCRW's morning becomes eclectic. you know I was just thinking I've wrapped.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Way Daniel Johnston football because I thought most of those plays were pretty good coverage and he threw it right on time right on the money right where it could be Claude he threaded the needle on a couple of those passes out when they get when they got to the when I got to the next level of get defensive backs they made outstanding look good and I don't think much your balance Danny as an NFL quarterback and guys we just running freed throughout the secondary so your concern about the Jack dept in the back field I think it's very legitimate former Florida because now that that that could be there we have it you know the difference the one factor have you think will though you know like a gold very underrated players Anderson on the phone for yeah yeah yeah game the other night and again it's the first preseason game your star players aren't playing much we all worry about the quarterback Donna went right down the field stuck in India and bloom guess what good night have a nice night you can take a bad job that's over and done with and you do that would be fine to players as well so was after the first possession or true it was guys that are going to be back ups and were not members of the team by the time we get to opening day you got it damp you got to be able to because who knows if injuries going to crop up between now and when that first game kicks in we had some pretty significant injuries around the NFL this weekend so that's what that is the general manager job which unfortunately this year they didn't have their GM for the entire offseason and I think they've got themselves a good general manager almost by you lock the way that it broke out fell out he is going to be given the chance to builders tingling forward and as you pointed out playing the waiver wire game teams are gonna start to release players and you have to have faith in your scouts and your entire organization that you can target individuals who may shake out well there were positions which would be an upgrade for your team and do the right thing when you hit that way why I can't get up on the noon hour next year on the.
"daniel johnston" Discussed on Duncan Trussell Family Hour
"Like just like just to be able to like be that prolific that super-secret shit win thing. I'll give a shit what you, but it's totally free like something about that. Like I went through a period of not even thinking jealousy. I went through it. I just feel like whatever man, everybody likes that. God, fuck it. Yeah, to to sophisticated like that guy. And then I started listening to it was like, oh my God. This shit is fucking credible. This is like, oh God, it's painful. I'll get it and then find. I was like, all right. I like it. Is cool, but when you look at his videos and you see him on the motorcycle, it's fucking cheesy, dude. It's like so so flowery and cheesy and weirdly cheesy, almost like outsider, artists, cheesy, right? I was thinking like, fuck Hani is in Ankeny out. He's like he's an uncanny valley artistically in the shit that he's tuning in with is some kind of like transcendent genius or something, but he hasn't quite hit that. Right. So he's like he's close phase out of phase of it. Yeah, yeah. Pretty still so fucking closed. Right. Everybody's like, oh my God ways that not quite there. So there's like this, like there's this sense of like, what the fuck the motorcycle don't get out on our stand. It's like your head. Like if he moved a few inches over. I don't know what it would be like the angle of entry or something that small window that. Yeah, being the right thing. Yeah. And then you look on the other side of Connie west, you get Daniel Johnston, he's the stick figure. He's sitting with his guitar piano, and you hear it and it's true. It's like holy Riziq sacred, holy music because he's so far in the other side that he saw on aware. Yeah, yeah. Then things interesting to think about that you have just how where have you aware you are of of what you're doing thinking. Right? Like like, we're just we couldn't be more aware. People have never been so aware of themselves and others right now, and it's this thing will let I'm sort of. Actively try to make myself unaware because I just want to feel that liberation of stupidity like feel that like if you don't like, I think about what I eat all the time, constantly aware. Oh, is this soil elected in? It does have..
"daniel johnston" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Giving birth to triplets is a stressful enough experience would for a scotch when mum it was only the beginning as she was giving birth a month ago, she had to perform CPR on the first baby to come out while she was still in labor with the other two. Then on Saturday, as Daniel Johnston was getting ready to leave the hospital with her three healthy babies, her house burned to the ground. We reached Daniel Johnston in Regina, Danielle you have really been through the wringer. How're you doing right now? Them paying cricket. You sound pretty philosophical. You have to be right. Tell us about this call. You got from your husband on Saturday about your house. What did he say to you? Most up that the hostile in the Nick unit feeding one of the babies and my phone rang, and I seen his number. So I. Said our host, burn zone and the thought what you're joking, but I could tell voice there is, you know, had that. Real concern tone to voice. And really, he's like, yeah, I'm going. There ain't. No. He had all or like or older kids of. I didn't really know what to do. I well pick up the kids because you know, fighting fires can of bunch of little kids with you. I guess just knowing the kids were safe was yeah, pretty much I just wanted to be with them, you know, like, 'cause I can't imagine what it would have been like for them, you know, little kids and seeing that. I hear you lost in pets. Yeah. Yeah. That was the worst of the cats and and one of our dogs do your story to hear it. You know, could have been a lot worse. We could have been homeless the time. Thank God. No one was hurt. You know, like people live. Could always be worse. Right now. You said the house burned down. I was anything left. No, there's nothing left. Oh, my goodness. So any mementos. That sort of thing all gone. Oh, yeah. It's like a was like an incinerator Denault. It cost it. We don't know right away, but there's speculation like there's nobody was there for a month in a few weeks so it wasn't manmade. I don't know, maybe gas or electrical. You mentioned you have four older kids that, right? That's right. Yep. So you you have seven now? Yeah, I do. Wow. So where are you staying? Probably rate. Now we're going day by day. We're trying to figure something with insurance and and this and that. But it's like I have a camper trailer park model trailer. And that's where we've been saying to nine of you living in that trailer. I guess it's good at summer so the kids can be outside a lot. Oh, yeah. No, it's alright. It's. It's not that bad actually. Well, at least we'll one roof like it. We, it's been a hard summer, like with those babies being born and being in the Nicot personal such a long time. I don't care what size of roof is long as we're just together. I mean, that's just the thing right? You've been through with this fired this that not that enough. You've been through this this birth at the triplets, and it's quite a story that you have to tell about that birth is? Well, I can you tell us what happened? My son came in and told them we had to go the ambulance like I need to go off little ambulance. There's no way drive. So that was fine. He phone one actually, I had her well on the phone with nine one and then she wasn't breathing. So then I think ever CPR. See we're giving baby CPR on you're still in labor with the other two? Yep, exactly that and like they wanted to come to the contractions, we're going pretty hard. And so my son told him to take her, he's only fifteen doesn't have license yet. And. Take the van to the highway to meet the police and and the ambulance. They know where we are, and so he did that and escorted them to our house. 'cause like it's hard to get to live on a farm. And then when he was leaving the door, my husband came home and then build them just had a baby. Well, what and the CPR was successful, we should say, you're no, she, she said Heddle zones and they knew how she was born..
"daniel johnston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A route driven hypnotic dance band will in order for you to make up your own mind will need to hear them my baby are singer keto van dyke her brother jost van dykes on drums and daniel johnston your the guitar man what are you going to play this song from previous album called love dance my baby and love dance my baby until i take a culture cab journey with local talent who can show us some of the city's cultural secrets things that we wouldn't find if we were on our own our guide announced a was dj tv and radio broadcaster former gull band member and recently contestant in the nation's favourite singing reality show it takes two.