Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Save Spunky: Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich Launches Fundraiser to Help Daniel Johnston’s Cat

Bob Nastanovich, the percussionist and keyboardist for Pavement, has launched a fundraiser to save Spunky, the cat that once belonged to late singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. A GoFundMe page created today seeks to raise $2,000 to provide healthcare for the feline.

“Daniel’s cat, Spunky, has lived all alone in his house since he died and was recently taken to a rescue organization,” Laura Anderson, one of Johnston’s friends who once worked as his tour manager, said in a statement in the GoFundMe listing. “She has had a tumor in her mouth and a cancer scare (fortunately her biopsy was negative). She is slowly returning to health; the final challenge is to take out all her teeth, and she will have to learn to eat new food while she heals. … We are hoping to raise money for the extraction surgery and post-op care, so that Spunky will avoid infections and live her remaining years in comfort.”

Johnston, a prolific cult hero beloved by Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits, and Matt Groening, among others, died of natural causes in 2019. In the early Eighties, Johnston handed out tapes of his music, which were simplistic ruminations on life and love, to bands who traveled through Austin, where he lived. The tapes earned him the support of groups like the Dead Milkman, Sonic Youth, Mike Watt, and others. Because of this support, his album Fun came out on the major label Atlantic in 1994, but sales were minimal. Nevertheless, he maintained a dedicated following through his death.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

News

Today, Ye, fka as Kanye West, did something he hasn’t done much in 2022 in the midst of trying to rewrite history on Nazis...

News

OneRepublic, Adam Lambert and more set for Dec. 13 episode The Voice has enlisted Kane Brown, Maluma, OneRepublic, and a pair of American Idol...

Features

Much of the discussion around producer-helmed rap albums favors the so-called boom-bap variety. Where fans clamor for their favorite lyricists to lock in with...

News

SZA might be in the market for a new phone in the next couple of days, preferably one that flips closed and would probably...