Recently we had the wonderful Fantastic Man by William Onyeabor.
William left this life 18 months ago, and despite being a revered artist he never played live. But inspite of this, his music is so life affirming ...... and Apple's advert matched the beauty of the song .....
And now .... Apple's latest advert brings the brilliant Daniel Johnston and his story of an artist .... I featured this as my song of the day over 4 years ago .... I remember when I first heard my first Daniel Johnston song [Love will find you in the end] and at first I thought ...... ugh ...... what the fook is this .... but in a nano second ..... I then suddenly thought wow ....what the fook is this .... this is just genius ....
Now we have Apple bringing Daniel to the masses ...... Daniel Johnston is a troubled soul ... but his music, his lyrics are nothing short of genius ....... the Apple advert only provides a snippet of the song .... when you listen to the whole song it finishes with the lines ......
Saying, "Hey! This is fun!"
And they laugh at the artist
Saying, "He doesn't know how to have fun."
The best things in life are truly free
Singing birds and laughing bees
"You've got me wrong", says he
"The sun don't shine in your TV"