Daniel Johnston in Ann Arbor

For those of you who missed Daniel Johnston at the Blind Pig last night, I thought that I’d post a few video clips. I hope you enjoy them.

Life in Vain:

Walking the Cow and Speeding Motorcycle

For those of you who were there, I was the old, non-hipster who was standing near the front, and sweating profusely. (I could literally feel the water running down my neck. It was as though someone was holding a hose to the side of my head. It was so bad that the first thing I did when I got up this morning was google “disgusting sweating man + Ann Arbor + Blind Pig.” I was certain that someone had started an online discussion about me. Fortunately, I haven’t found anything… yet.)

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  1. Carl Trop
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    He was selling signed photocopies of his black and white drawings. I didn’t see how much they were going for. I think $10. Not bad for a $.07 copy. Still, they were beautiful. As was the whole show.

  2. Polly
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 8:50 am | Permalink


    08/11/09 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    08/12/09 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore
    08/13/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
    08/14/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
    08/15/09 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    08/16/09 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
    09/03/09 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    09/04/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    09/05/09 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
    09/07/09 – Calgary, AB @ Knox United Church
    09/08/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Meyer Horowitz Theatre
    10/02/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival (w/Hymns supporting)
    10/13/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    10/14/09 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
    10/15/09 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    10/16/09 – Montreal, QB @ UK Fed
    10/17/09 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    10/22/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom (w/Hymns supporting)
    10/23/09 – San Diego, CA @ Caines (w/Hymns supporting)
    10/24/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre (w/Hymns supporting)

  3. Posted August 17, 2009 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Loved the Walking the Cow clip :) I (very sadly) had never really heard of Daniel Johnston until a few years ago when I watched a documentary about him called ‘Daniel Johnston and the Devil’… one of the best doc’s I’ve ever seen.

  4. Rat
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Did he ever come back and do an encore? I had to get out of there. Great show, though.

  5. Stephen Tozer
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I think the first song is called, “I’m So Tired”

  6. Jenny
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    No encore. Very sad.

  7. Posted August 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    You appear to have been a lot closer to the stage than I was.

  8. Mike T
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    To be sweatier than Daniel Johnston is quite the accomplishment.

  9. Daniel not Johnston
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Great show, but this guy would have been a better opening act than the guy they had.

    And sweaty men make better lovers. Or so I have been told by people who enjoy making love to sweaty men.

  10. Tuckle
    Posted August 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t get it. He sounds terrible! Is that the point? Cool concert poster, tho; I almost went on that basis alone.

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