RE: A different Perspective on Dennis and Styx
Posted by: Joe ()
Date: October 13, 2000 11:09AM

Here's my take on the whole thing...

I don't care how Dennis feels. I don't care about how the "fake" Styx members feel. None of these people are friends of mine. I have absolutely no stake in their relationship whatsoever.

My brand loyalty to the Styx product is zero. My brand loyalty to the Dennis Deyoung product is zero. Musicians grow. Musicians change. Band members come. Band members go. There's no guarantee that I'll like something new from an artist just because I liked something old from an artist. If Dennis puts out good music that gets good reviews from trustworthy reviewers and sounds interesting on my Napster downloads, I'll buy it. If the fake Styx puts out good music that gets good reviews from trustworthy reviewers and sounds interesting on my Napster downloads, I'll buy it.

I have no cares whatsoever about the inner workings or politics of either the Styx or Dennis Deyoung music production factories, I only care about the finished products. If there is some kind of legal issues going on, I say let the lawyers and the judges and the stakeholder parties deal with it. I don't really care.

I'd rather not read about this crap on the web. I'd rather not read about this crap in the newsletters I receive. I'd rather not read about this crap in the magazines I buy. I'd rather these information brokers spent their precious bandwidth and pagewidth on musical stuff, like when the old Sugarcreek material is gonna finally be released on CD and stuff that's useful like that.

I don't think we should sit around psycho-analyzing a bunch of people we don't know and with whom we have absolutely no relationship. I listen to music for how the music makes me feel, not how it makes some poor schmucks who I don't know who live 400 miles from me feel. I'll let Dr. Laura and others do the psycho babble. I'm gonna just tune it out. I can't figure out what any of it has to do with the music.

Same thing goes about a million times over for the Van Halen soap opera also.

Rant over. Let the music do the talking.

Joe

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Bladesian wrote:
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For Dennis, Styx is very much a part of him. It's part of his identity. And he feels like that has been taken away. It's like someone has taken away a part of himself from him.

It's easy for us to sit on the outside and see that Dennis's musical interests have strayed from what Styx is about. But what Dennis sees is someone taking something that's a part of him away from him. Styx is a part of him and he doesn't want to lose it, but he feels like he is.

Dennis needs to deal with who he is. It's like, he's going through a personal identity crisis. He needs to resolve for himself the issues of who he is and what part of him Styx is. And the only way he will get Styx back is by letting go of Styx. Otherwise either there will be no Styx or Styx will continue to go on without him. If Dennis can let go of Styx, then there will be the possibility of a reunion between Dennis and Styx.

If you think about it, Chuck let go of Styx. He didn't say Styx couldn't tour without him, ....

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
A Perspective on Dennis and Styx 152 Bladesian 10/13/2000 08:31AM
RE: A different Perspective on Dennis and Styx127 Joe 10/13/2000 11:09AM
RE: A different Perspective on Dennis and Styx 108c dog10/13/2000 01:55PM
RE: A different Perspective on Dennis and Styx 119 Rocker Chic 10/13/2000 10:42PM
I think I get it 86Captain Chaos10/14/2000 02:25AM
RE: I think I get it... Hmmmm, Not Quite.... 80 Rocker Chic 10/14/2000 04:01AM
RE: I think I get it... Hmmmm, Not Quite.... 90 sfk kurt 10/14/2000 05:45AM
RE: I think I get it... Hmmmm, Not Quite.... 92 DD Dave 10/14/2000 06:11AM
recommendation 97 Kilzer 10/14/2000 06:56AM
RE: I think I get it... Hmmmm, Not Quite.... 91 Kilzer 10/14/2000 07:10AM
oh geez! 94 Kilzer 10/14/2000 07:04AM
RE: oh geez! 90 Rocker Chic 10/14/2000 08:34AM
RE: I think I get it... Hmmmm, Not Quite.... 114Captain Chaos10/18/2000 02:33AM
RE: I don't think you get it 102Joe10/16/2000 07:59AM
RE: I don't think you get it 94Captain Chaos10/18/2000 02:31AM
RE: A different Perspective on Dennis and Styx 95 Bladesian 10/17/2000 01:26AM
RE: A Perspective on Dennis and Styx 98 paul stephenson 10/16/2000 09:28PM
I like both... 98Bladesian@netscape.net10/17/2000 01:30AM
I like both... 89 Bladesian 10/17/2000 01:31AM


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