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hEy dAnny! yOu aRe thE bEst thiNg gOing!!!


Danny Barnes responded on 09/14/2016
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you are very kind to say something nice, thank you!

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Hello Danny,

I’ve just recently discovered your music and your blog and I am very glad that I did. You are a wellspring of inspiration.

Reading your post on being an opening act, this part jumped out: "if you hired a guitar player to back you up, and at the jobsite you find she's passing her own demo cd out and hitting everyone up for a gig, fire her"

Do you have any advice for disentangling yourself from situations or associations that aren't compatible with your path without being a jackass or creating toxic animosity? Sometimes avoiding the conflict of firing someone or refusing a collaboration or unsolicited help can get you off-track for a while, yet I think people new to music can often feel like we're being ungracious when having to say "no" to people.

Thanks!
Nick

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Hello Danny, I was living in Austin when the Bad Livers were taking off. I saw the band a few times and we met in passing. Those were such great times. I also saw you solo in Portland the first day I moved here at Alberta Public House. That made me feel at home and secure in my choice to make Portland my home. I am having an argument with a fellow on the facebook page "Remembering Old Austin" I had said that for a short time the Bad Livers had a clarinet player, he said not so. Who's right? and do you remember the clarinet players name? I worked with him at Breed and Co. Cheers ! When are you coming back to Portland? James Faretheewell

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