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odd
odd

Today I learned, that “Some things last a long time”, one of my favorite songs performed by Beach House are written by Daniel Johnston, (and Jad Fair). I hope they’ll do the entire song on a live album some time.

rcrackley
rcrackley

@odd I'm grateful to have been able to see Daniel Johston live before he died. I think the version of the song from 1990 is as close to live as you're going to get.

rcrackley
rcrackley

@odd The Built To Spill version of "Some Things Last A Long Time" is really good, as well.

odd
odd

@odd Some things last a long time - Daniel Johnston 🎵

odd
odd

@frostedechoes I just listened to it, and I agree. Now I’m having Johnston’s original on repeat. 🎵🥹

odd
odd

@frostedechoes I can’t believe that I haven’t heard about him before. Maybe not mainstream, but universal at the same time.

rcrackley
rcrackley

@odd He caught a little bit of fame because Kurt Cobain was so into him. Such a great songwriter.

odd
odd

@frostedechoes I didn’t know that. I didn’t follow Nirvana or Cobain much beyond listening to their Nevermind album. Nirvana was the death of my beloved Heavy Metal era, and I returned to listening mostly to pop, reggae and also electronica, hiphop and rock. Now I can’t define my taste in music anymore because it is too widespread and particular. I see there are many artists that have covered this song. It’s one of the best love songs I’ve ever heard. 🎵❤️

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@frostedechoes @odd Apple featured his "The Story of an Artist" in a commercial a few years ago.

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odd
odd

@SimonWoods Thanks! I’ll check it out.

zioibi
zioibi

@frostedechoes man, I completely missed that Daniel Johnston had died.