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Q&A - "Walking the Cow"

Do you know what that knocking sound is in the song?
 
Do you know what that knocking sound is in the song?
(Buck S - Malibu, CA)

All of my friends that I play Daniel to seem to hear what I hear. I first heard him on the Songs in the key of Z album (Walking the Cow) and it affected me so much it stopped me in my tracks. The rest of the album is fun/funny/weird but that song sticks out as truly pure expression beautifully arranged. Do you know what that knocking sound is in the song? (Buck S - Malibu, CA)
 

Daniel's brother, Dick:

Daniel pretty much made music wherever he went with whatever was available. At home in West Virginia, he used the family piano. In my garage in Texas where he wrote Yip / Jump music he either brought with him or bought at a garage sale a small "dime store" toy air-organ. That's the same "toy organ" that he made this song with.

The pounding is him "slapping" the keys and "chord buttons" and getting a noise out of the plastic case (which if I remember was badly cracked). For him, I think that's just part of the "noise making" which is "making music".

So - I agree - it is a "pure expression" - making music to make music - not really knowing if anyone else would appreciate it (but hoping they would!).

Your reaction to that song shows that you are sharing in some ethereal human communication that is similarly understood by many others. Interestingly, it crosses language barriers, as Walking the Cow is still well loved Japan amongst the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean..

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Polka Dot Rag
The What Of Whom

The Beatles

Lost And Found

Speeding Motorcycle
Live with Smutfish in The Netherlands

Casper
Kids
 
Honey I Sure Miss You
Artistic Vice
   
Dead Dog Laughing In The Cloud
Continued Story
 
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Daniel Johnston backstage in Boston 2009-10-15

Sept 4
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Download mp3's for 24 of Daniel's albums at his DIGITAL DOWNLOAD site
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Polka Dot Rag
The What Of Whom

The Beatles

Lost And Found

Speeding Motorcycle
Live with Smutfish in The Netherlands

Casper
Kids
 
Honey I Sure Miss You
Artistic Vice
   
Dead Dog Laughing In The Cloud
Continued Story
 
OTHER MP3s
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Daniel Johnston backstage in Boston 2009-10-15

Sept 4
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Yip Eye Tunes.com
Download mp3's for 24 of Daniel's albums at his DIGITAL DOWNLOAD site
www.YipEyeTunes.com