Living Living Living Living Life
Oh lordy. Oh lordy lordy. The latest artist to be confirmed for May's All Tomorrow's Parties festival is the uber-legendary Daniel Johnston. It's not too much of a surprise really, considering the fact that sometimes collaborators Okkervil River and Sparklehorse are also performing, but as his performances are still something of a rarity, any opportunity to see him should not be missed. He'll also be playing a London date around the same time, though no venue or ticket info has yet been announced. So this weekend I finally picked up the newish compilation Welcome To My World, which has a couple of songs on it that haven't been released on cd before, as well as lots of stuff from his best albums (Songs Of Pain, Yip Jump Music, Don't Be Scared). It's well worth a listen for anyone that's curious about his music, which I would think would be a lot more people considering the recent success of the Devil & Daniel Johnston film, which I think might have even been shown on Film Four over here in the UK. Here are a couple of my very favourite tracks. Enjoyyyy.
Daniel Johnston - Living Life
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You in the End
Daniel Johnston - Story of an Artist