RIP Daniel Johnston 1961-2019

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I’m going on a trip
Far away
I am leaving today
I am leaving today

It’s not fair. I just stumbled onto Johnston last month when I found the soundtrack to Kids. His Casper the Friendly Ghost was just perfect. R.I.P.


It wasn’t simply the fact of death that caused my sorrow, but also the sudden understanding that I would never see an artist of this caliber in my lifetime again.

I felt the same way when Duane Allman died at age 24. My tiny world crashed down for a good while.

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