To Go Home

You know who Daniel Johnston is, right? I’d tried his music some years ago and was, um, a little put off to say the least. But last month something just clicked and I’ve been scrambling to grab any Johnston mp3s that I can find. Well the night before leaving for Rochester I rented The Devil and Daniel Johnston and was very moved. It’s pretty much sealed my love for this guy’s raw music. Even if you know nothing about Johnston or his peculiar songs & art, I very strongly recommend you watch that documentary. PLUS, I think I mentioned earlier that I love M. Ward — well to complete our cosmic circle, Matt Ward covers a Daniel Johnston song on Post-War. For your aural pleasure, both songs:
M. Ward – To Go Home | Daniel Johnston – To Go Home

One thought on “To Go Home

  1. Hm, I’ve never heard of either of these guys before, but I’ll have to check them out.

    But for another Sufjan comment, have you got the new Christmas set yet? It’s fantastic! You must get the box set, don’t just buy digital. You’ll be glad you have it in your hands. It’s also so cool to be able to track his progress as an artist by hearing music he recorded the past 5 years (Like: “Oh, this is so Seven Swans of him” or “I can tell he did this after Illinois. It reminds me of Majesty Snowbird.”) So far the favorite eps are 2, 5, and 3 in that order although (of course) all of them are magnificent. You may end up liking Christmas a bit more with this! I know I do! 🙂

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