May. 21

An Artist Growing Old

The Story of an Artist by Daniel Johnston is a song that narrates in a very simple but nonetheless poetical way what many unrecognized artists have to go through during their creative lives. Sometimes misunderstood, sometimes undervalued they hear from people discouraging messages like the ones portrayed on the song  "Hey! Get a Job! Why do you only do that only? Why are you so odd? We don't really like what you do. We don't think anyone ever will. It's a problem that you have. And that problem's made you ill"  but far from getting down it inspires them to produce new beautiful works like this one song.

Daniel Johnston - The Story of an Artist (Youtube)

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