Some Things Last A Long Time

Following the previous post, I’m risking turning this into a Sharon Von Etten fan blog, which would be weird, since I haven’t even heard most of her work. I did come across this cover of one of Daniel Johnston’s best songs, “Some Things Last A Long Time,” though, and found it unique enough to want to share.


The cover comes across as sounding like Warpaint, a bass-heavy dirge with multi-tracked haunting vocals. It wouldn't sound out of place on a playlist next to song pulled from the Cure's Pornography record. All of that to emphatically say that it doesn't sound anything like the Daniel Johnston original, which deals in sparseness and innocence.

Robert Rackley @frostedechoes