Tras la noticia de que Daniel Johnston murió después de sufrir un ataque cardíaco a la edad de 58 años, muchos músicos y artistas han compartido homenajes al influyente compositor. “No hay suficientes palabras que pueda decir sobre la importancia y vitalidad del espíritu musical de Daniel Johnston”, escribió Zola Jesus. “Fue una gran inspiración para mí, seguir mis impulsos creativos sin importar cuán desordenado o simple”. A continuación, encuentren recuerdos de Judd Apatow, John Darnielle de The Mountain Goats, Beck y otros.
A principios de este año, The Flaming Lips, Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo y más realizaron un concierto homenaje en honor del “Hi, How Are You Day” de Austin, Texas, que apoyó a quienes luchan con problemas de salud mental.
there are not enough words i can say about the important and vitality of daniel johnston’s musical spirit. he was a huge inspiration to me, to follow my creative impulses no matter how messy or simple. RIP.
— ZJ (@ZOLAJESUS) September 11, 2019
So sad to hear of the death of the great Daniel Johnston. Here is a beautiful performance of his which makes me cry every time. Swell season + Daniel Johnston – Life in vain – HD-ACL – with lyrics https://t.co/ELElWjpZ3P via @YouTube @Glen_Hansard @TheSwellSeason
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 11, 2019
RIP Daniel Johnston https://t.co/y7ECMuX6Lr
— Beck (@beck) September 11, 2019
Those early DJ tunes meant a lot to so many of us. “Walking the Cow” was also a favorite of mine, along with “Keep Punching Joe,” whose lyrics reference “Walking the Cow.” Rest well Daniel Johnston, you sure earned it. https://t.co/KVGvW210yB
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) September 11, 2019
daniel johnston will be missed. a brilliant story teller and songwriter who carried my friends and i through many over night drives in the van. so much to learn from daniel in the way he shared fearlessly.
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) September 11, 2019
Thank you Daniel for the inspiration.https://t.co/7iKZK9sInX
— Bob Nastanovich (@BNastanovich) September 11, 2019
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All the good ones leaving us. Thanks for everything and rest easy DJ. You’ve been a constant source of joy and inspiration to us all. If anyone in this world has earned their wings it’s you xoxo . . . I shared this story last year after revisiting The Devil And Daniel Johnston and being blown away by it twice over…but the first time I saw that doc was in high school with my friend Griffin. After we left the theatre we looked up his parents phone number in the white pages and called his house in Texas and said we worked for a magazine and we had an interview with Daniel, and just like that, they put him on the phone. We spoke briefly about the Beatles and who knows what else. We simply couldn’t believe we were speaking with one of our heroes. Griffin later went on to visit Daniel and play music with him for a day. I saw him a few years later with @cassieramone in New York. I remember him up there singing with his lyric sheets and looking happy. Daniel was a spark of magic.
Another tough loss. We filmed this at @StarburnsInd when Casey brought @DanielJohnston to Los Angeles for a Super Tight event. Thank you to Daniel's family and friends for their efforts to keep him healthy and stable as well as they could. pic.twitter.com/IqtZx0U2az
— Lance Bangs (@lancebangs) September 11, 2019
— Damon K (@dada_drummer) September 11, 2019
Daniel Johnston was and will always be a heavyweight. He took us all on an artistic journey through light and darkness, his pain was our gift.
An all-time great, the songs stand as a perfect summation of an imperfect life.
Rest in power and keep punching, Joe.
— scharpling (@scharpling) September 11, 2019
This one hurts. RIP Daniel Johnston. One of my favorite songwriters of all-time and a huge inspiration on what it means to be an artist through and through. He was truly DIY and always a genuine creative force. His songs will live on forever.
— Beach Fossils (@beachfossils) September 11, 2019
damn. daniel johnston made very very special music. I hope he rests peacefully. im going to listen to go listen to walking the cow a lot of time.
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) September 11, 2019
Daniel Johnston was one of my best teachers. I love his work and I’m so glad that it’s still here. Forever grateful to my dad for telling me about him after reading a review of the ‘Late Great Daniel Johnston’ compilation, and buying it for me. And thanks DJ for so many songs
— Ezra Furman (@ezrafurman) September 11, 2019