August 29, 2007 3:30 AM

Featuring Daniel Johnston (yes, that Daniel Johnston), Jad Fair, and item. Contains a bit of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', and may hold the world's record for the most number of musical bridges ever in a song.
posted by item (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Poster's Request -- frimble

Where to start... no really I've tried to start this 5 times and can't think of anything. I love Daniel, most of Jad Fair (and marvel at the idea of Jad Fair* more), and I may now love you, item. This is great, thanks for posting it.

*I saw Fair and his brother play in Half Japanese years ago. Jad sat around before the show, but he really just looked like a kinda weird record store dude, smiling at everyone. Of course being a teen and only really hearing the band without pictures, I didn't realize who it was (pre-internet, MTV wouldn't play them if their image depended on it). When he played he turned the guitar strings toward him and strummed the back of the guitar. It wasn't plugged in, but it was fairly convincing. Sorry, long story.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:35 AM on August 29, 2007

posted by TwoWordReview at 11:23 AM on August 29, 2007

Wow what a bitchen piece of history you're sharing with us! Thanks, this is incredibly interesting on many levels.

Here's a short wiki on Daniel.
posted by snsranch at 6:05 PM on August 29, 2007

I don't get it.
posted by tehloki at 5:30 AM on September 5, 2007

Hi, item. I just stumbled upon this post of yours, and well, I don't think I have any words other than "Wow". I mean, playing with this guy must have been amazing... and also a bit of an ordeal, I imagine. Thanks for taking the time/trouble to post this, and I hope you post a few more tracks.

And re:writing about the experience, well, I for one don't think it would be a wasted effort. At least I'll read it! haha, but anyway I'm sure others would be interested in that as well. Yes, the music does speak for itself, but I'm always a sucker for context. Gimme more context!

OK, enough. Thanks for this.
posted by papafrita at 4:58 PM on January 21, 2008

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