Daniel Johnston

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Utumno, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:42 PM.

  1. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Help me with this one pals.

    Is his cult status basically a huge inside joke? Is his music actually rly deep and not awfully recorded stuff that sounds like it was made by an 8 yr old?

    Am I just dead inside?

    Do you have to watch this documentary first that supposedly details his lifelong struggles w/bipolar disorder to better appreciate his music?

    I just don't get it. Never heard of him until today, and I tried hard to find something, anything about the music itself that I liked, and I failed.
     
  2. Samassi Abou

    Samassi Abou TZT Abuser

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    I’d never heard of him, but I had heard a cover of one of his songs by an ultra hip indie artist.

    What I’ve heard of him seems ok in a naive sort of way, but I think he’s getting a lot of attention just because he’s a bit of an odd character.
     
  3. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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    Documentary comes on TV from time to time, it's also unwatchable.
     
  4. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    another magnet for early 20's hipsters on social media to pretend to like to be fashionably cool

    doubt most of them actually listen to his music on a regular basis
     
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  5. Harper

    Harper encrypted account, pls don't sniff my packet

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    I listened to daniel Johnston in early 20s and thought he was cool
     
  6. Red

    Red TZT Neckbeard

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    Fucking garbage
     
  7. Mern is Best

    Mern is Best TZT Addict

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    Never heard of him. Watched a few minutes of his NPR tiny desk. Wish I still never heard of him

    Thoughts and prayers
     
  8. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I hadn’t heard of him so listened to his Tiny Desk

    Not something I’d go out of my way to listen to but the appeal is not totally mysterious to me. Seems like there were a lot of people trying to sound like this around the time Juno came out and my guess is this guy isn’t trying to sound like anything

    I don’t think you’re missing anything profound in it though
     
  9. Kilinitic

    Kilinitic 6,000 feet beyond man and time

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    Never enjoyed the stuff I heard. AD post good. Utumno post bad. Sears is of course right, but there are genuinely ppl who like his shit and these are typical ppl who like bright eyes / Elliot Smith / singer songwriter bullshit
     
  10. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    no idea who this person is