Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell
Posted by: Danny Danzi ()
Date: June 24, 2001 04:21PM

Hi Kieran!

Well, to keep all sides happy I think you go into this thing a bit differently than just wanting to grow. I have to slightly disagree with Tony on that one, but it's all good. To me, the fans ARE important and if they want to hear stuff from you that they can relate to, that's exactly what you have to do to keep your fan base. Yes you can grow, but I don't believe drastic change in any artist is the answer.

Without my fans, I'm just a dude that God has gifted. You HAVE to accomodate them, and anyone that doesn't, will be short lived. I was told that songs like Save Us, Come to Me, Is Love A Lie, and Lost Without Your Love (all Danny D tunes for those of you that don't know) are the ones that made some major impact.

So you know what I did? I ripped off myself a bit just to keep those that are expecting that type of thing happy because those people matter to me. Look at bands like VH and Def Lep. They put out similar stuff every album for the first 4 or so. This is what got you recognized, and this is what you do best. Why run from it?

So I got a tune that sounds like Save Us a bit, one that sounds like Come to Me and Is love A lie as well. This is what got me my notoriety, and I should stick with it for a while because people expect this from me. No, you will not get SLIT II, but you will hear things that sound similar in spots. I feel this MUST be done a bit on every album. And a little at a time you hit with change. Like for me, I got at least 3-4 songs that sound like they could have been on SLIT, but even still, they have matured into songs that are more musically stimulating. So even though I may have ripped off myself a bit, it's still different and what the people that are my fans want to hear from me.

The other 8 tunes are fresh and new going in a slightly different direction, but still on the lines of what I've done in the past to keep interest. Of course I want to grow and change, but I don't want to lose the following I have. It's not about having the balls to take a chance. When you get a deal, you are not in it just for you. Your fans are just as important as your personal beliefs on songwriting and what floats your boat. I'm a firm believer in that. A part of you belongs to them, and if you put "change" ahead of how you got here, you're in for a rude awakening. I listened to my fans. The things they wanted to hear differently, the things they wanted to hear the same, and got a happy medium of a few sound alike songs and some new ones.

You can't ever go wrong with a good mix of material. But one has to listen to the fans as well as his/her heart when it comes to stuff like this. So you'll hear the stuff from me that got me where I am today for quite some time. Changes will be made, and song writing formulas altered, but I'll always do what I do best because it's who and what I am. I can't and WON'T ever run from that or deny it. My fans have spoken, so I have replied through music and listened to them. If it fails, I went out knowing I tried and attempted to not only give them what I wanted, but what they wanted as well. :-)

Danny Danzi
http://www.dannydanzi.com

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 158Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 130Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 132Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 106Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 114TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell353 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 108 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 149 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 121 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 121Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 96John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 95 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 133Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 123 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 113Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 110Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 120Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 123 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 116 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 97Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 109 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 111Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 118 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 106 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 105Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 128Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 88 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 124 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 119Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 117Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 103 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 119 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 106Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 120 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 120 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 110 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 95 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 90 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 118Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 117 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 110Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 105 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 128 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 117John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 105Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 141 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 123Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 99 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 115 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 119Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 117 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 125 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 129John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 134 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 128 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 145Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 141 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 114Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 152 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 127John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 150 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 117 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 122 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 109 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 122 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 118Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 135 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 122 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 129Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 128 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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