Saturday, September 18, 2010

Song of the Day: Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last a Long Time

Despite being from 1990 (and the album 1990), I just heard this for the first time three days ago. I had heard of Daniel Johnston before - mainly because of his backstory, which involves a history of mental illness, and his acceptance in the "indie" music community. It's difficult to say whether knowing anything about this affects how one hears the music - I would venture to say Yes.  If I didn't know otherwise, I would think this was sung by a heartbroken teenager, which doesn't make it any less effective.

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