2004-Sept-11 Tribute To Daniel Johnston
by Alpine Those Myriads
"Spirit world rising" a tribute night to
Daniel Johnston by Alpine those myriads!
Hi you all!
We're a band called Alpine those myriads! from Norway, and we're fanatic
Daniel Johnston fans! When we first heard Daniel we agreed to never cover
his songs, because we felt that we couldn't give his songs any justice. But
know we've broken our little pact and thrown ourselves into the beautiful
universe of Mr. Daniel Johnston. Maybe we shouldn't have done it, but we
are fools and, sad but true, fragile humans:-)
On September the 11th we decided to hold a concert to honor Daniel. We live
in a city in Norway called Oslo, where Daniel isn't well known, and we
thought we had to spread the word about Mr. Johnston's music. The
night that we performed were totally packed and the audience seemed to
appreciate Daniel's songs hugely. We also think that we kind off managed to
convert some people into listening and buying Daniel's music. At least we
talked with people after the show and we discussed D.J. all night long:-)
Our band is a duo and the duo consists of Elijah Noah and Gypus Chelofan. We
decided to give one set each of our favorite D.J. songs. Here are the songs
Phantom of my own opera
Don't let the sun go down on your grievances
Spirit world rising
Elijah played this songs with banjo
I'll never marry
True love will find you in the end
What I've seen
Despair came knocking
Gypus turned Daniel songs into pure electronic tunes with his computer.
This night went so well that some "out-of-towners" invited us to do the
tribute-night all over again. And on October the 24th a small town called
Drammen in the deep fjords of Norway will experience the great songs of
Mr.Daniel Johnston. We hope we won't ruin it:-)
If you want to check out our website, please do so at:
Daniel speaks on the
track "love in a fascist invention"
on Alpine those myriads! album
"yr Royal Jetlag Gospel"
Buy this album at