Daniel Johnston

Who Gets To Keep Austin Weird?

May 18, 2017 By Dan Solomon

Murals at the intersection of Twelfth and Chicon on Austin’s East Side were painted over recently, while famous images in the city’s tourist neighborhoods have become institutions.

He’s Daniel Johnston, and He Was Gonna Be Famous

Feb 1, 2005 By Michael Hall

He was, for a while, and look what happened: Today one of the great songwriters in the alternative-rock universe is a 44-year-old manic-depressive living with his parents in Waller. And the worst thing about it is that he’s about to be famous again.