Viewer’s Discretion: ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’

“THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON” (AMAZON, APPLE, IMDBTV, GOOGLE PLAY, VUDU, YOUTUBE) Given the death last week of Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston at the age of 58, it seemed right to write about the 2005 documentary on his troubled life, “The Devil and Daniel Johnston.” I suppose there are many people out there who [...]

Musical Thingarium 09.12.19

In memory of Daniel Johnston 1 Daniel Johnston - My Life is Starting Over 2 Cub - Tell Me Now 3 P - I Saw Cigarette Butts 4 The Silver Maggies - Don’t Play Cards with Satan 5 J. Courtney - Mind Contorted 6 The Dahmers - Man Obsessed 7 Wilco - True Love Will [...]

Musical Thingarium 08.01.19

The Satanic Thingarium! 1 Little Marcy - Devil Devil Go Away 2 Randy Newman - Can’t Keep A Good Man Down 3 Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs - Devil Do 4 Future Bible Heroes - Satan, Your Way Is a Hard One 5 Anne McCue and Dave Alvin - Devil in the Middle 6 The [...]

Musical Thingarium 05.23.19

A smorgasbord of 80s and indie and 60s Spanish and 60s Greek and outsidery earnestness. 1 Descendents - Weinerschnitzel 2 Rockets - Kids from Mars 3 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - My Terrible Friend 4 The Essex Green - Monkey Man 5 Raquel Ralha and Pedro Renato - Peek A Boo 6 [...]

Musical Thingarium 05.09.19

A feelgood journey without a map 1 Gorse - I Like A Pasty, Do You 2 The Lemons - Mama’s Coming Back 3 Deep Freeze Mice - Peter Smith is a Banana 4 Would-Be-Goods - The Camera Loves Me 5 Auni - The Pea Song 6 Poopiehead - P-Day 7 Too Much - Silex Pistols [...]

Musical Thingarium 06.22.17

A tribute to The Shaggs and other oddballs and eccentrics in music. 1 What Should I Do? by The Shaggs 2 Just Another Crazy Day At The Farm by Dot Wiggin Band 3 Who Are Parents by Danielson Famile 4 Things I Wonder by The Shaggs 5 It’s Halloween by Brittany Anjou 6 Shaggs’ Own [...]