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Mon, Dec. 4th, 2000, 05:20 pm

i've found some really great music the past few days...not only have i found more jandek, but i've also found this guy daniel johnston who is really neat...and then wesley willis who is just amusing...but not quite and interesting in a serious manner...more just because it's ridiculous.

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2000 09:05 pm (UTC)
absolution: tears stupid tears, and hi how are you (yip jump music :)

daniel johnston is awesome. what did you find?

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2000 10:04 pm (UTC)
holyloki: Re: tears stupid tears, and hi how are you (yip jump music :)

all kinds of things...
i was following off the track listing from an album a friend of mine had told me about[Songs in the key of Z:The curious world of Outsider Music], pointing me to Jandek. Just yesterday i became interested in checking out more of the artists from that record after checking to see if wesley willis was on the album.
Some of the songs i found by daniel johnston on napster were:
pinny pinny
come see me tonight
casper the friendly ghost
i did acid with carloine
the adventures of god as a young man
rudolph the red nosed reindeer
love defined
despair came knocking
etc...a few more...a pearl jam version of walking the cow.
but i am amazed at the innocence his songs emminate, probably because they are simply that, innocent. i haven't had enough time to yet find out how or if daniel johnston is in some manner mentally ill, or why his music is classified as outsider music if not because of that. i love the way his tapes seem to be representative of the kinds of tapes i as well as many others probably made as a child...

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2000 09:19 pm (UTC)

daniel johnston *rules*! he did stuff for some harmony korine movies -- one of his songs, "casper," got pretty popular in indie-land. it was in kids.

and wesley willis is all fun and games until you look at his art or listen to that song called "chronic schizofrenia."

**then it's suddenly not so funny anymore**

you should ask my friend jenny about her experience with the headbutting homeless performer.

yikes. (!)

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2000 10:11 pm (UTC)
holyloki: Re:

i know...i know his condition isn't funny. and i understand the seriously disturbing side of his songs, but at some point i think it's important to be able to analyze something out of context. and find it funny...most things are amusing in some manner anyhow, whether the product of a sane or insane mind. it's all pretty ridiculous anyhow.

a friend of mine in my art class was talking about how her boyfriend lives quite near to where willis lives in chicago. i'm supposing he isn't homeless now that he makes music with an ex-cohort of billy corgan and is subsidized by him in so much as buying his art as well, but hmm...i might be too lazy to find out about the headbutting performer. i had heard about the headbutting. it also led to me thinking more about artis[the spoonman] again...he's also an interesting previously homeless performer who has reached somewhat legendary status.