Daniel Johnston 1961 – 2019

Daniel Johnston is dead. Long live Daniel Johnston.

I won’t bother getting into a longwinded, histrionic thing here (Instagram will look after that), but I will say this—Daniel Johnston was one of the greatest songwriters that ever lived, and I envy you if you’ve never heard of him because today you get to experience his music for the first time, which is a special thing. Rest in Peace, Daniel.

Daniel performing at our Sydney gallery back in 2010. The riot police turned up to monitor the audience. Daniel’s rider: pizza and Diet Pepsi.


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