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Interview mit Timothy Daniel

Interviewdatum: 27. Mai 2008.

Timothy Daniel wurde Februar 1980 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin (USA) geboren. Heute lebt und arbeitet Timothy Daniel als Musiker in Suracuse, New York (USA).

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OBZ: Do you write your own songs?
DANIEL: Yes - always

OBZ: What does your songs evolve from?
DANIEL: Generally, my songs begin as nostalgia or a story I'm told. I tend
to gravitate towards songs about illusions.

OBZ: You also write for other artists. Is the collaboration important to you?
DANIEL: It is important to me that I continue to create. Sometimes I
create songs which could be delivered with more potency by an artist with a
different set of strengths. I am more interested in my songs getting life
than I am intent on being the only vehicle for them.

OBZ: Is music for you a feeling of life? Do you think music should play an
important role in people’s life?
DANIEL: Music (along with film, construction, and invention) make me feel
alive. I am only happy when I am producing something. I can't say that I
think everyone should do as I do, but I certainly hope everybody can find a
way to feel as good as I feel after making something I can be proud of.

OBZ: Do you always play your music live? Is that important to you?
DANIEL: . I've given a few hundred performances since my first opening gig
on April 4, 2004. I much prefer writing and recording to recreating my
music night after night on tour. Sometimes, I feel like I am perverting my
songs by performing them even after I have exhausted most of my emotion.
After a some time on the road, I really struggle to remain genuine on stage.
That is when I know it is time to start writing again.

OBZ: With whom would you like to work together?
DANIEL: I would love to develop musically to the point where I could spend
time creating music with Ben Folds.

OBZ: Do you have a dream project?
DANIEL: I would like to write a film, direct, act, edit, and create all of
the music for that film.

OBZ: What was the most embarrassing thing that happened to you? Was it on a concert? Or was it on another event?
DANIEL: I performed very poorly in Reno a couple of years ago. I tried to
play an extra song to recover, but I just never got it together. I played
longer than I was supposed to, and I did not make friends with the musicians who I bumped with my failed attempt. It was humliating.

OBZ: People can buy your music here in the shops. Where else could people get
your music from?
DANIEL: I think Amazon.com and CDBABY.com are the best places to get my music.

OBZ: Tell me about the greatest experience you had with your fans.
DANIEL: One fan's family hired me to perform at her house with my bass
player (Brett Hobin). They invited fifteen or twenty people who turned out
to be a dream audience. The fan created friendship bracelets for Brett and
I which we still wear. Any time fans make tshirts, posters, or other gifts
from their hearts...it is very special and memorable for me.

OBZ: Is it important to you to keep in contact with your fans?
DANIEL: It is important for me to remember that there are people who are
affected in a constructive way by my music. When I lose touch with that, I
find myself squandering my time on less worthwhile persuits.

OBZ: What is the most important thing in your life?
DANIEL: Creativity is the most important element of my life.

OBZ: Imagine you had one free wish. What would you wish for?
DANIEL: I would wish for the abolishment of the notion of unearned
entitlement. I think it is a plague feeding on our accomplishments and
devolving human kind.

OBZ: Have you ever been to Germany before?
DANIEL: I have only had connecting flights in Germany. I have yet to
explore Germany.

OBZ: Imagine now you have the opportunity to thank all your friends and
family. What would you say to them?
DANIEL: In this day and age, I feel as if I am able to communicate with
(and visit) everyone I care about on a regular basis.

OBZ: What can we expect of you in the future?
DANIEL: I've recently purchased a church. I'm converting it into a home
and a recording studio. I will record a new record starting this fall.

Kleiner Steckbrief von Timothy Daniel:
- Hobbies: Computing, filmmaking, writing.
- Lieblingsfilm: The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (Vergiss mein nicht!).
- Lieblingsmusik: Doves, Martin Sexton, Ben Folds, Duncan Sheik, and Josh
- Lieblingsessen: Thai Food.
- Lieblingsbuch: Atlas Shrugged.
- Lieblingsstadt: San Francisco, California.
- Lieblingsland: The country with a government which intrudes on the
lives and decisions of its citizens least is my favorite country.
- Lebensmotto: "There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and
the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil." (Ayn Rand).

© Timothy Daniel.
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