Nardwuar vs. Daniel Johnston

Nardwuar: Who are you?

Daniel Johnston: I don’t know. It’s hard to tell.

Nardwuar: You are Daniel.

Daniel Johnston: Yeah, I’ve heard that. That must be me.

Nardwuar: Daniel Johnston!

Daniel Johnston: That’s right.

Nardwuar: Welcome to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Daniel Johnston.

Daniel Johnston: Thank you very much.

Nardwuar: I have a gift for you right off the bat from the Vancouver band, Cub. Here it is, their seven-inch Betti-Cola. [Nardwuar pulls out a 7inch]

Daniel Johnston: Ah, that looks good! That looks pretty good!

Nardwuar: With cover art by Dan Decarlo.

Daniel Johnston: Ah, no kidding man. That is cool. He’s great. I love those. I buy those Archie comics a lot. [looking at the 7inch]Those girls look so foxy. I always buy ’em.

Nardwuar: And you know what’s really amazing about it, and I have another gift for you, is they actually cover, and this is on their CD, they cover “Tell Me Now” by Daniel Johnston!

Daniel Johnston: Oh, no way. I love that. This is great!

Nardwuar: And they’re from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. What do you think about that, getting Dan DeCarlo?

Daniel Johnston: Yeah, he’s cool. I mean those girls look like real foxes and babes on the Archie comics.

Nardwuar: And they have some great lyrics too, Daniel. One of them is “Satan sucks, but you’re the best.”

Daniel Johnston: [Surprised] Oh my.

Nardwuar: That’s one of their lyrics.

Daniel Johnston: Yeah, oh, hmm.

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