Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post
Posted by: Gav ()
Date: June 24, 2001 10:29PM

Hi Mark!

You once again display your commitment and passion for your work for which I salute you. However, don't you see the importance of getting new younger fans into the scene? The Gods and Z Rock is exactly like you say, about a room full of people listening to the music that they love and having a great time but for how long can this comparitively miniscule customer base sustain the scene. I mean, we're preaching to the converted all the time. Every year at the Gods or Z, it's the same old faces. These people get older, tastes will become more selective, a trip to the garden centre will become more attractive than a day of rock 'n roll. @!#$, my wife is already there!!! What I'm getting at is that if this scene is going to have any longevity, we need new blood to be introduced to it. How? Well if I knew the answer, I'd do it! But there is a growing fan base for the nu breed stuff and it is these kids that need to be targeted and made aware of how great some of the traditional melodic rock stuff is. We would win new fans for sure. Look back to the 80's. I knew loads of people who were into Bonjovi, Ratt, Whitesnake etc etc but were also getting into Zeppelin and early Kiss, bands that were way before their time and essentially from the other end of the genre. Catch my drift? I not only believe that the nu breed and traditional varieties of melodic rock can co exist, I believe that they have to if we're going to have Gods and Z shows into the future. Take a look at Z pt.2. A strong line up for sure but no one was arsed! Maybe B&Q start their summer bonanza that weekend!

With regard to artistes growing with the times, some can ,some should, some can't, some shouldn't. I mean U2 and Bonjovi have matured with the times and still have mass appeal. That is because they developed their sound with time and each record they do is slightly different and yet unmistakeably them. That said, it is obviously ludicrous for a N&T or Z act to suddenly go all modern on us because they play ot a crowd who want that sound. Trouble is the crowd ain't going to be here for ever.

Anyway, I'm off to do some gardening.......er I mean listen to some tunes and drink beer......... and go skateboarding!

Later

Gav

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 120Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 91Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 107Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 68Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 83TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 89 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 75 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 103 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 93 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 71Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 67John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 70 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 99Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 89 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 88Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 67Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 94Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 83 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 62 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 75Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 81 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 87Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 85 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 73 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 72Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 77Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 65 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 75 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 87Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 81Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 69 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 83 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post72Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 82 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 88 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 87 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 66 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 63 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 88Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 87 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 65Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 78 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 87 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 74John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 66Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 102 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 95Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 73 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 82 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 89Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 68 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 82 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 81John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 98 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 96 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 121Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 106 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 83Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 108 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 92John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 115 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 95 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 93 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 79 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 93 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 83Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 109 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 83 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 99Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 93 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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