Re: Hey Danny
Posted by: Danny Danzi ()
Date: June 26, 2001 05:16PM

Well Tony, I'll never second guess you're knowledge of the biz, because I know you "been there done that" and know what you're talking about. I know I probably got a pipe dream going on, but personally, until I've had a few major execs tell me I don't have what it takes to be anything in today's market, I can't see me ever giving up any hope. My new album lost most of the 80's production I did with the last one, but the tunes I did this time are every bit as deserving as the stuff we have going on in today's market. I really believe (just like what happened in the 80's when people wised up and said "This is all image, where are the songs?") that one day people will wake up. They haven't heard any real singers for years in my humble opinion. They haven't seen an awesome arena type show, and they haven't heard a guitarist that played a solo good enough to take us on a journey and make us cry other than lyrical content.

This has to change man! I listen to one of my newer songs, "Eternity" and hear a bit of Tonic, some Journey and a singer/guitar player that can sing and really play. And the best part, I do it better live than I do it on any recording. I don't sound like anyone copped vocally, and I deliver the goods and have my own distinct sound. I'm not better than anyone else, but I am different sounding and commercially acceptable. That alone is worth some big wig approaching me and saying: "OK Danny, we know your capabilities. We want you to do this now and see how it flys." If I dig where they are coming from, I try it and see how it goes. If I don't like it at all, I had my chance at paradise and blew it because I was too stuck in my ways.

Do you see my point bro? These comments aren't about me praising myself, they are about delivering the goods and and having that chance (God bless you for at least having one and making an impact/name for yourself) to at least appeal to the masses using a bit of what I do best. I'm up for change or creativity pointers from a reputable source. Hell man, I said it 100 times on here....I never wanted to be a solo artist, the singer/frontman or be the one man operation. But it turned out that way, and I have to follow through with it and use the abilities I've been gifted with.

It's real easy to speak your mind be it positive or negative when you've been down that road man. But when you haven't and you truly believe in yourself and what you have to offer, (which I know you do as well) it makes things a little more difficult to accept for me.

I also have to admit my disappointment on your praises of Cobain. When I played in Rug's band Skeleton Crew, (you do remember me now right?) it boggled my mind as to what these people loved so much about this grunge/alt music. I thought Cobain not only sucked as a singer/player, but as a roll model for our children. And the prick claimed he didn't have a gun! Hahaha...sorry, I had to say that. Anyway, other than a few dark "different style" lyrics, I saw a dirty, out of tune, out of key drug user that got credit for shaping music in our world. The most "out of harmony music" I've heard in all my years. This brought on bands that showed just about 0 talent, sucked live, and brought forth 30 other bands that sounded alike with nothing but aggression.

Other than STP, Alice in Chains, Soul Asylum and Dishwalla, the rest of the lot was/is a waste of air-time. Foo Fighters and Goo Goo's wrote a few good songs, but the singing and the band sucked! Creed? Hahaha! What did they win, album of the year or was it band of the year? What a joke I say. No offense to anyone that likes those bands, but singers with goat vibrato just don't give me a woodie.

Sure we needed a change from the 80's, but gzzz?!?! Live, Greenday, and that band that did "You gotta keep em separated" all no talent musicians that sucked live, and sucked in the studio. Where are all the good singers? Remember when you got a deal because you were good? Maybe it's me and I'm deaf, I dunno.

Granted, the whole grunge thing brought back loud distorted guitars, drum and bass grooves, and it did away with "you can't be in my band because you don't have the look." But other than that, do you think you'll hear these tunes in 20-30 years like you will Led Zep, VH or Ozzy? Probably not because they just don't compare. Ozzy hasn't really changed his sound much, and he's bigger than ever. Still 80's sounding and formulated in cases, and you can hear any 16 year old kid walking down the street playing his stuff from Sabbath to present. Why? Not just because he's Ozzy, but because he's good and he's pushed. Is it because he has enough money to bribe the stations to push him, or is some label dude just not letting him die out? I just don't get it. But I'll tell you this, from the crap I've experienced being played on the radio, anything that gets played enough will catch on. It's getting to the "ramming" stage that I have to figure out. ;-)

Danny Danzi
http://www.dannydanzi.com

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 100Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 73Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 93Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 53Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 74TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 74 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 63 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 95 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 76 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 61Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 59John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 57 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 85Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 79 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 74Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 55Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 84Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 71 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 48 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 65Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 70 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 76Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 76 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 63 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 57Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 67Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 51 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 67 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 76Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 68Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 57 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 72 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 63Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 68 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 76 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 74 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 56 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 50 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 75Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 74 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 58Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 68 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny75 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 61John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 54Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 82 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 85Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 58 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 68 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 77Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 58 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 65 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 70John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 84 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 83 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 108Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 91 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 69Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 84 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 77John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 103 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 84 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 77 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 62 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 76 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 73Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 90 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 67 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 89Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 83 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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