Brushes with fame, death and debauchery aside,
musician Daniel Antopolsky is ready for the spotlight.

Townes Van Zandt was turning blue.

The alt-country music pioneer and his friend, Daniel Antopolsky, had been driving around the country playing gigs and writing songs that spring of 1972 when they stopped in Houston at Townes’ mother’s apartment. They weren’t there long before Townes, a heroin addict, injected an opioid solution into a vein.

Within seconds, he began gasping for breath.

Horrified, Daniel performed CPR.

(read more on the Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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