Relive Daniel Johnston’s Moving Performance

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If you missed Daniel’s show at The Annex last week, you can check out what all the buzz was about.  We recently uploaded a mass of live vids from the concert to the True Endeavors YouTube page.

Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Live Review: Daniel Johnston 8-12-09

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“They went and called the movie ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston.’  Now how am I ever going to be free?!”

Such were the thoughts of an artists whose demons are almost more famous than he is.  It’s not too wild to bet that Daniel Johnston’s image will never truly be liberated from the conflicted, eccentric man portrayed in the aforementioned award-winning documentary about his life.  Surely, many of the audience members at his Wednesday night concert were drawn there in anticipation of the “grand spectacle” of Daniel Johnston rather than the sole attraction to his music.

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Monday Concert Connection: Oh Danny Boy…

Update: Show has been moved to Annex, more details here.

Daniel Johnston

That’s right, blog readers are getting a second chance to win a free pair of tickets to one of this summer’s absolutely-can’t-miss shows.  Cult icon and subject of a wildly popular and fascinating documentary, Daniel Johnston is coming to town this Wednesday.  (Not ringing a bell?  We first introduced him to those unfamiliar with his body of work here. Click to find out more about this eccentric, brilliant musician.)  Along with WORT FM and The Decider, True Endeavors is extremely proud to present Daniel Johnston to Madison audiences.  Read on to find out how you can win tickets to his show and become the envy of anyone with good taste.

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Videos of the Radio Star: Music Movies We Love

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Music is an art form that has managed to transcend the realm of exclusively audible expression.  True, we’ll always adore our albums–“the songs that made you smile/And the songs that made you cry/When you lay in awe/On the bedroom floor”–but there is still so much to be said for those complimenting tributes we enjoy in film. Read on to discover some of our favorite music-related movies that are essential viewing for sonic freaks and geeks.  What would you add to our list?

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