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Daniel Johnston is a songwriter from Texas with emotional instabilities and a lot of pure talent, in the area of songwriting, anyway. His music is rough around the edges, more often than not bad recordings (his early releases were tapes of low recording quality: Girlface informs me that they were recorded on a boombox from Radio Shack) of pop ditties, full of frustration and funny stuff, monsters. He also draws cartoons which overflood themselves with symbolism, women's limbless torsos and many-eyed boxers.

(Keep fightin' Joe!)

Daniel Johnston, i hear, was a favorite of certain musicians of the recent past, notably Kurt Cobain. Apparently he lives at home (that is, his parents' home) and his recording contract stipulates that he must remain on his medication.