Me pictured outside the business formerly known as Sound Exchange. Photo by Tyler Mallory (2016)
I learned about Daniel's music like a lot of people did -- through his cassette tapes that he self-released with the help of Stress Records. One could buy them all from Sound Exchange (long-gone oasis of new and used records on Guadalupe Blvd. in Austin, TX). The cassettes were in a make-shift display box sitting on the front counter. In fact, I still have a few of these tapes. The record store may no longer exist, but the mural has thankfully been preserved.
RIP Daniel Johnston (Jan. 22, 1961 - Sept. 11, 2019). Thanks for all the beautiful noise.
My original post of this song can be found here (scroll to the bottom of the page).