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An Outsider's Songs of Pain and Longing: Daniel Johnston

Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 3 July 2003

LOCKED ON his own in an Xfm recording booth, Daniel Johnston casually flips through the weathered ring binder that holds his songbook and begins to pour his heart out to the microphone, oblivious to the world outside, his chubby breadstick fingers struggling to keep up as they tug at the strings of his acoustic guitar.

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