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Daniel Johnston: Starry Eyes

Jason Cohen, Option, November 1994

TEN YEARS AGO Daniel Johnston roamed the streets of Austin, Texas, passing out cassettes of his homemade songcraft to just about anyone he encountered. Someday, he told people, his music was going to make him famous. Really famous. It was beyond a simple wish that people would hear his songs – Johnston wanted the glory, the adulation, even the pitfalls of his idols, the Beatles.

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