This Thursday June 11 at 7:15pm as part of the 2015 Cinetopia Film Festival is the Ann Arbor premiere of DANNY SAYS. This bio documentary is about Danny Fields the scout from Elektra Records who came to Detroit and saw the Mighty MC5 and took Detroit Rock back to the Big Apple. Meeting the 5 was a life changing moment for the world of music....
We will be there along with pals Timmy Vulgar from Timmy's Organism who are headlining the MC5 50th Anniversary Celebration in Lincoln Park July 11-12.
Also in town from Australia is my pal Mark Sisto the fabulous lead singer from The Visitors. Mark will be there with me to see the film and talk with the audience before the screening..
Of course we will have my favorite video genius Michael K from Visual Ronin to interview the audience members and celebrities for MY NEW KIM TV CHANNEL!!
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones.
Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.