May 6, 2006 |
In the 26 years since Daniel Johnston gave away his first homemade music cassette, the Texas-based artist has been embraced and alienated by famous musicians, signed and dropped by a major label, in and out of mental institutions, on and off meds, arrested and on life support. Known as much for his battles with manic depression as for his prolific, stripped-to-the-soul songwriting and artwork, he has endured more -- and more severe -- ups and downs than is fair for a lifetime.
September 19, 2006 |
"The Devil and Daniel Johnston" (Sony, $25) is a poignant documentary that examines madness, creativity, passion and love through the life and work of iconoclastic singer and artist Daniel Johnston, a manic depressive who has spent the last 30 years in and out of institutions.
February 13, 1995 |
Bob Dylan has Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Leonard Cohen has Jennifer Warnes. And now Daniel Johnston--an Austin singer-songwriter cult hero--has in Kathy McCarty someone to bring his music to people who might find his own idiosyncratic performances not to their taste. But Dylan's and Cohen's interpreters tend to smooth out the artists' distinctive characteristics.
November 1, 2001
Backstreet Boys, "The Hits--Chapter One," Jive Records Destiny's Child, "8 Days of Christmas," Music World Music/Columbia Records Dope, "Life," Epic Jermaine Dupri, "Instructions," So So Def/Columbia Eagle Eye Cherry, "Present Future," MCA Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston, "The Lucky Sperms," Jagjaguwar Michael Jackson, "Invincible," Epic Kittie, "Oracle," Artemis Lenny Kravitz, "Lenny," Virgin Erick Sermon, "Music," J Records Barbra Streisand, "Christmas Memories," Columbia Tomahawk, "Tomahawk,"
December 18, 2002
Rockin': The second All Tomorrow's Parties music festival will feature a wide range of underground rock acts in addition to the previously announced Magic Band reunion. Among the performers who will be officially announced later this week: And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Cornelius, Daniel Johnston, the Fall, Jah Wobble and Yo La Tengo. The June 19-22, UCLA-sponsored event is curated by "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.