Johnston in December 2006
|Birth name||Daniel Dale Johnston|
January 22, 1961 |
Sacramento, California, United States
|Origin||West Virginia, United States and Austin, Texas|
Yip Eye Music
I like to tour, but I prefer to tour in the United States. If I go overseas, I tend to get into trouble.
I've got something to live for, because I always wanted to be an artist; I always wanted to be famous.
I wish I had never got manic depression. When I was in junior high, I didn't know what was the matter with me. It was as if I'd died or something. Now that I go to a clinic and get the right kind of medicine, I am not as depressed as I used to be.
When I was a kid, I always thought that I'd be a comic book artist. It took a long time to start thinking that I could be a musician.
For the longest time I was afraid I'd have to keep on working at the factories. There was a steel mill and a pottery; if you didn't go to college, you went to work in those places.