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Old 31-05-2011, 11:58 AM
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there's a "tribute" night to him in cork soon. the usual fanboy bullshit.

what's the fucking deal like? he's got serious mental problems, in and out of psychiatric care and heavily medicated.

and here's the deal, he can't play guitar properly and is a shite singer. not just in my opinion, he's widely accepted as not being able to sing properly and having the guitar playing ability of a beginner.

it seems kind of disgusting for the indie wankers to deify him and being seen as a badge of "cool" to like him. you know his music is shit and you're using a man's mental problems to be cool.

exhibit A for those that don't know him:

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Old 31-05-2011, 12:02 PM
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he can write a decent song, he just can't play said song. there's a cover album out there, featuring a fair few decent musicians doing covers of his songs, and, in fairness, it is pretty good.

not sure why people listen to him though, but i'm sure kurt cobain wearing a daniel johnston t shirt in several of nirvana's press pics didn't hurt.
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:05 PM
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not to mention the shameless bidding war among record companies to sign him while he was in a mental hospital.
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:07 PM
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not to mention the shameless bidding war among record companies to sign him while he was in a mental hospital.
there was that, but that shit happens all the time. look at wesley willis, and wild man fisher. fisher worked with zappa, like. well, until he freaked out and threw a glass bottle at the then toddler moon unit zappa.....

what was the question?
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:08 PM
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spose he's no Bon Jovi.
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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I wish to FAWK there was a "music forum."
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:11 PM
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this is a thread about the exploitation of mentally disabled people. now run back to the man u thread corkman.



(although it is relevant to your situation.)
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:17 PM
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It's hardly anything new. People have listened to The Madcap Laughs for 40 years and Syd Barrett was clearly mentally unwell when it was made.

And if the songs are good, having limited singing and guitar playing abilities is no problem. Ask Leonard Cohen.
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:20 PM
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It's spelt "fuck" not fawk you silly billy
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Old 31-05-2011, 12:48 PM
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Mark Linkous was no fanboy

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Aside from his own music, Linkous became a sought-after record producer, and helmed works such as Nina Persson's solo record, A Camp, and Daniel Johnston's Fear Yourself. Linkous was one of the most ardent supporters of Johnston, an outsider artist who has had a long battle with mental illness. In 2004, Linkous curated and produced The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered, a tribute album to the still-living Johnston featuring acts such as Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Vic Chesnutt, Tom Waits and Bright Eyes. It also includes a collaboration between Sparklehorse and The Flaming Lips on the track "Go".
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