Daniel Johnston’s MTV Special: You Hear It First–If You Live In Toronto

Apr 26th, 2007 // 8 Comments

djrockthis.pngThe difference between MTV USA and MTV Canada? They get live performances by troubled-but-gifted singer-songwriters; we get back-to-back plays of the Room Raiders where they find jimmy hats in the sock drawer.


  1. Halfwit

    @Weezy F Baby: Yes… line of the day, easily.

    So… does this mean that Mtv Canada = Mtv2 circa 2002?

  2. The Mozfather

    I think I might actually go to this, despite the whole annoying herded-cats and forced-enthusiasm vibe of the event.

  3. defendme


    There is an exchange program of sorts set up. This time next year, maybe you’ll see that Daniel Johnston performance. Maybe.

  4. Ozzy

    Slow down MTV Canada lovers. The truth is this station doesn’t even have a license to play videos. So, one live appearance by a 300 pound indie troubadour aside, the usual rotation is endless(ly brutal) talk and Cribs marathons.

  5. gorillavsmarykate


  6. dollywould

    Team Much Music all the way. They have a cigar-smoking sock puppet VJ. And it is far more lifelike than anyone on MTV.

  7. The HZA. [member of the zombie nation]

    Jimmy hats? really?

  8. Thierry

    I don’t care much for MTV Canada, but I’m all for a free Daniel Johnston performance – thanks Idolator for knowing about what’s happening in my own city better than I do!

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