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Daniel Johnston is a talented songwriter struggling with sevre mental illness. Sony pictures is making a movie
about him. 2004's Discovered Covered
is a good introduction to the man- it's one disc of covers by mostly famous indie rockers and a disc of his originals. Beck's version of "True Love Will Find You in the End" is very, very good. If you like love, music and life, this song could make you cry on a lonely night. It's right up there with Love's "Everybody's Got To Live." Currently, it's for me to have and you to download.
Here's another song from that album- it's an inflection point. Tuck it away for the bottom of parabola- the part where it feels like its just going to be flat, but unbeknowst to you, it 's going to get pretty good.Teenage Fanclub with Jad Fair- My life is starting over again
As of today, I don't like Dom Passawhatever on Stylus. He wrote some inappropriately snarky things on some Proof's passing on an ilm
thread, and I really don't like his current Stylus feature on all the British Songs That Went To Number One
. Granted, I enjoy very few of those songs. Critically, he roots for BritboybandPop over regular BritPop and extols the virtues of EurodancePop lite. He doesn't like Art Brut or the Streets
. I'm not really a huge RJD2 fan, but its just unfair to call him "the rapechild born from the unholy union" of DJ Shadow and 90s indie hip-hop culture. "Exotic Talk" is actually pretty catchy. Dom might be right about the Decemberists, but he's not getting any bonus points from me. Music criticism doesn't have to be formal or boring, but it doesn't have to be all about mean spirited humor and cheap one-liners that say more about your taste than the music. This isn't a very well reasoned criticism of a music critic, but I think Dom would be okay with that. In a parallel universe, if we were co-workers and had adjacent cubicles, I think we would feel a strong sense of workplace solidarity despite our differences.