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Old 11-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #23651 (permalink)
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My apologies if you´ve explained it elsewhere on MB, but what´s the story behind the avatar and matching t-shirt ?

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Old 11-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #23653 (permalink)
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Looking cool, calm and collected there, Cenotaph! I´m also surprised at how young you look; to judge from your posts and musical knowledge, I imagined you to be in your mid-thirties at least.

My apologies if you´ve explained it elsewhere on MB, but what´s the story behind the avatar and matching t-shirt ? I thought it was just a drawing that you liked - is there really an unfinished album that we should be investigating? I ask because, thanks to you, I´ve spent hours enjoying various Exuma, Big Blood and David Thomas Broughton albums- three of the best tips I´ve had from MB !
It's an extremely upsetting and emotional album from one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Daniel Johnston. Johnston started out recording numerous albums on cassette tapes in the 1980s and handing them out to people. Somewhere during the middle of the decade, he started to become more manic depressive and schizophrenic. In fact, Hi, How Are You? (1983) was in the process of being made when he had a mental breakdown. I highly recommend listening to it, but... it's somewhat difficult to get into for some people.

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It's an extremely upsetting and emotional album from one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Daniel Johnston. Johnston started out recording numerous albums on cassette tapes in the 1980s and handing them out to people. Somewhere during the middle of the decade, he started to become more manic depressive and schizophrenic. In fact, Hi, How Are You? (1983) was in the process of being made when he had a mental breakdown. I highly recommend listening to it, but... it's somewhat difficult to get into for some people.

The documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" is also a fantastic watch.
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The documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" is also a fantastic watch.
I enjoyed it as well. My only problem with it is that it hardly discusses his music... which is kind of silly considering it's a documentary about a musician.
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I enjoyed it as well. My only problem with it is that it hardly discusses his music... which is kind of silly considering it's a documentary about a musician.
Don't take this the wrong way, but I found his story WAY more interesting than his music. I mean one could argue it's great but it really conforms to one kind of genre where his story could have effects on many people. I'm glad they did it that way.
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I enjoyed it as well. My only problem with it is that it hardly discusses his music... which is kind of silly considering it's a documentary about a musician.
The story of the musician, as portrayed in this documentary, definitely offers an explanation of the music. Maybe you had to know the music before watching the film, I dunno.
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Don't take this the wrong way, but I found his story WAY more interesting than his music. I mean one could argue it's great but it really conforms to one kind of genre where his story could have effects on many people. I'm glad they did it that way.
As a die-hard fan of Johnston's music, I would have liked to have seen the documentary discuss his music (which, in my opinion, is just as amazing and interesting as his life). Also, Johnston's music can't really be labeled as one genre... It's rather unique and all over the place.

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The story of the musician, as portrayed in this documentary, definitely offers an explanation of the music. Maybe you had to know the music before watching the film, I dunno.
Of course his story is important, it plays a significant role in understanding his music, but yes, I was already a huge fan of Johnston's music before I watched it. So, when I did watch it, I was fairly disappointed that they barely discussed his work. I didn't necessarily need the documentary to spend more than 90% of its time discussing Johnston's story. I would have liked to have had some more information behind the making of his music, what they thought of it, etc. There was a lot of information missing and a lot of unanswered questions.

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Of course his story is important, it plays a significant role in understanding his music, but yes, I was already a huge fan of Johnston's music before I watched it. So, when I did watch it, I was fairly disappointed that they barely discussed his work. I didn't necessarily need the documentary to spend more than 90% of its time discussing Johnston's story. I would have liked to have had some more information behind the making of his music, what they thought of it, etc. There was a lot of information missing and a lot of unanswered questions.

You already knew his music but still wanted to know what his documentarians thought about it? That's weird (to me), obviously they like it and did what they could to understand it. And I think they provided quite a lot of detail about what went into the music making process. As much as anybody who is not Daniel Johnston himself could have.
They probably don't have the answers to your questions. That's what makes a documentary great - the exploration of what we cannot know. VH1 Behind The Music this is not.
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