Monday, January 25, 2010

Daniel Johnston/My Lost Poster/Dick Johnston/No not a porn:

Daniel Johnston/My Lost Poster/Dick Johnston/No not a porn:

So, Well over a year ago I ordered this poster (I love it ) from Aesthetic Apparatus and sent it to the address listed on Daniel Johnston's website for him to sign and return. Needless to say and despite including return postage and addy label and everything I have yet to receive this poster back from Waller, Texas where Daniel lives. So, a week or so ago I got a little pissed about it and wrote a series of very nice e-mails to various folks listed on Daniel 's website. This weekend I got a an e-mail response from Daniel's brother Dick Johnston
Here is the e-mail in it's entirety:


Thanks for your email. I thought we had posted info about this, but anything sent to Dan's P.O. box address will be picked up by Daniel himself. He WILL get it, he WILL read it / listen to CDs / watch videos sent, etc., but to my knowledge he have NEVER responded to any mail received at that P.O. box. I've heard him tell people he'd write back should they write, but I know for a fact that he doesn't. He just doesn't have the personal where-with-all and discipline to follow through on anything like that.

Unfortunately, people often send things that they expect a response to, and it just isn't going to happen. I'm sorry if you sent something you wanted returned, because it is not likely that I'd ever see it or find it. I'll mention this to my sister in case she's seen something out there, but he won't know what he's done with it, and it likely has disappeared into the abyss of his cluttered house.

Sorry. Thanks for writing Daniel, though.

-Dick Johnston

I guess you win some and you lose some. Oh, well..
-Aaron Barker

1 comment:

Thomas Arthur Schaefer said...

Kiss that poster good-bye!