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Hi, How are you? and "all my favorite singers couldn't sing"

I picked up a half day shift to teach art at a local elementary school. It was supposed to be easy, just show the kids a video. The full time teacher left me in charge. Just before the bell rang and my students were to appear, the school lost all power. This is a scary event for a kindergarten class. There was quite a bit of screaming and crying. My VHS machine and projector were of no use without electricity. I had to do some quick thinking.

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I drew this famous Austin landmark, by Daniel Johnson on the blackboard and asked the children to copy it.

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We all survived the day. Power was restored and we all went about our way after school. About an hour later, I received a message from my friend CMoore that Daniel Johnston had died the night before.

This comes on the heels of my favorite songwriter (maybe not the best singer, but I feel the songs are always best when they come straight from the author) David Berman ended his life.

It's not been a great month for my favorite singer songwriters... 

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