NY TIMES- DANIEL JOHNSTON GIFTED AND ENIGMATIC SONGWRITER DIES WAS 58 [article]

Dan would have been pleased about the coverage his passing has received.  A big article in the New York Times- you can’t get much bigger than that. I may be wrong on this prediction but I believe his music/ songs will become bigger in the future- than they were during his lifetime. I know his art has received a lot of attention over the years but it was always the songs he wrote that got me.

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4 responses to “NY TIMES- DANIEL JOHNSTON GIFTED AND ENIGMATIC SONGWRITER DIES WAS 58 [article]

  1. Pretty much forgotten by the world until he dies. Same thing with Townes. Why not step in while they are alive and try to help? That’s a rhetorical question, but there is sadness at his passing.

    • I will say Dan was well taken care of by his family. His illness started at a fairly young age. No one was taking advantage of him. His health problems tended to make it worse.

    • I would doubt that Dan went anywhere along in the last 30 plus years of his life. That is a terrible thing BUT- it could have been a danger 1- him driving and 2- tracking him down after he left.

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