Six-Pack of Daniel Johnston, Volume One
On this Six-Pack episode, Reid Messerschmidt from The Irrationally Exuberant Podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the life and work of Daniel Johnston. Daniel is considered by some to be one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His work is extremely lo-fi, literally recorded at home directly onto a tape recorder, but it is also incredibly unguarded and human. He struggled with mental illness and compulsively created music and art throughout his troubled life, topics he regularly covered brilliantly in his work. Some chance high-profile fans, a very welcoming music scene in Austin in the late 1980s, and an undeniable talent has led to Daniel’s legacy as a songwriter, cult-like status, and very loyal fanbase. His life’s story wonderfully captured in a 2006 documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston… if you haven’t seen it, go check it out.
Daniel passed away this week at the age of 58, and so we wanted to pay tribute.
So sit back, kick your mom out of your basement, and join us as we honor the brilliantly unique Daniel Johnston.