Re: Hey Danny
Posted by: Tony Harnell ()
Date: June 26, 2001 02:29PM

Ufortunately Danny it doesn't always work that way. There are many people out there in the world with money who sign talented people to deals big and small and push with all their might. The truth is that if the music doesn't fit into the format it won't get played. The station will take the money and not play the song, or if they're an ethical station they'll just refuse the money because they know they will look foolish trying to play something that isn't happening at the moment. It would take the power and money of someone like Tommy Mattola to push through a new idea to a big station. Or maybe a very progressive programmer who was willing to roll the dice because he loved it so much.
We all have these ideas that talent will prevail, and many times with perserverance and business smarts it does, but one cannot be naive. If you really want to break something that is totally out of the pocket for what is happening musically, then it better be amazing and have something very fresh and exciting about it, or you better have millions of dollars to spend that you don't mind losing if nothing happens. Whether you agree or not, Nirvana was a very exciting band at the time they came out. They were fresh and original and they had catchy songs and they went against the clean, pop metal thing that was in my opinion digging it's own grave at the time. Too many bands and not enough good ones. Hair, hair everywhere and not a brain cell to speak of!! The eighties were over and people wanted to hear lyrics that actually said something about the state of things and not empty party songs. Anyway, it will take that kind of talent, talent as big as Kurts to do what you are talking about and then maybe there will be change. Hey we were all pissed at Nirvana when they came out because it killed our career's, but I did recognize Kurt's talent then and I recognize it now. It was VERY, VERY special. It is both inspiring and depressing to know that there are people that talented out there. It makes me want to work that much harder to create something special. I don't think I have yet. Not really. But maybe someday soon I will. I'm sorry folks, but we need to raise the bar a little higher. We praise mediocre art(music, film, T.V. whatever) far too much. I think musicians, including myself, accept mediocrity in their own music way too much and the fans do as well because, well, what choice do they have. A good song is not necessarily a well played and well recorded song(I don't care how much time is put into it, if it's a turd it will be a good sounding turd). A good song could be recorded like @!#$ and still come through and make you feel something. It has to speak to the center of your universe in some way. Whether it makes you sad, happy, excited, or whatever. Or have we just become a jaded de-sensitized society of robots who have lost their sense of what is "special".
That's my two cents for the night.
Sweet dreams rock kids.
Tony

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 79Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 64Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 84Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 44Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 62TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 64 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 54 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 75 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 71 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 52Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 54John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 51 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 77Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 63 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 65Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 49Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 76Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 61 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 44 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 57Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 64 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 69Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 67 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 53 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 49Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 60Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 46 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 58 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 65Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 61Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 50 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 64 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 54Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 59 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 68 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 63 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 52 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 44 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 61Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 65 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny54Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 58 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 57 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 48John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 48Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 73 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 69Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 49 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 59 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 64Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 51 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 57 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 63John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 74 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 67 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 89Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 78 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 62Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 68 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 67John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 91 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 70 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 59 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 55 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 61 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 61Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 71 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 61 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 81Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 73 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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