Thursday, April 19, 2012

Danny Tenaglia

Posted on Facebook by Danny Tenaglia:

Dear Friends, please, just LET me BE, LET me BE! >> The Time Has Come for ME to "finally" BE MYSELF!! :) I have been telling people for so many years now to JUST BE YOURSELF!! But for me, being myself was living with 1 foot in a closet and 1 outside "trying" to BE the happiest DJ on Earth, which I have been, and give the World the best I had to Give because I know how happy I have made people with the gift of music from GOD and this has been a great blessing .... so I simply Could Not Stop!! Since everything has CHANGED since I first realized I wanted to BE a DJ forever like playing records" and getting a job in nightclubs back in the early 70's (gag) and now here I am at 51, been around the world many times, put over One Million Miles in the sky, 3 full Passports and my Heart has been YEARNING for something New & Different besides music. BUT, as I have been trying to STOP and make BIG changes like finally calling my home in Miami since 2006 HOME, but was always to busy between NY residencies and travels and it's been getting the best of me lately. Airplanes, Airports, Hotels, Foreign-isms, and what can I say: I HAVE SEEN THE MOUNTAINTOP as a DJ and I just need to STOP and smell the roses of my life and simply try to "Grow Up and BE who I really am" but "everything" - including the need for finances to afford my Loft of 10 years in NY which I can no longer afford and must let go of by July . . . I know many people think I am wealthy but I assure I am not! I have lived well and have very nice things to show for my earnings, but I cannot stop working!! When I say I have been writing for the past 5 days, it has been DEEP!! I kept starting over and over and it's turned into a major journal and sooooo much of this I promise I want to share with ALL of you, The Good and The Bad, but thankfully it's mostly good! ON my way home on Wed from DR & Montreal I was having a bad day as I had a head cold, and there's no enjoyment in an airplane or in a hotel room out of the country with a headcold .... anyhow, I was traveling back to Miami alone as my co-workers flew back to NY and I was just looking out the window the whole flight and for 3 hours I was just thinking HOW AM I EVER GOING TO PROPERLY RESIGN (not retire) . . . And when I got home I realized I left a small carry on murse bag with many personal things, keys, passport and so on and at first all I could feel was FURY!! I tried everything between Lost & Found and the car service, but as my ID was in there and now 6 days later no return, well all I can say is that THIS has been The Revelation that I needed to say: LADIES & GENTLEMEN: As of this day, I am "resigning" (not retiring) and all future gigs will sadly BE canceled except for My Belated Birthday @ Pacha on Sat April 28th! This will BE my final gig until I feel I am ready to return back to the decks. This is thee hardest decision I have ever had to make in my career, but if not now, then when?? I apologize to all parties involved but I think most people that know me personally know that this has been coming! I have performed at WMC 26 years in a row! I have played every year in Ibiza since 2000! It's time for ME to Stop and settle down, move out from the loft which will BE a very MAJOR ordeal . . . OMG!! I have soooooooooo much STUFF!!! There is no way I can do all this and travel and have a life . . . Only I can make the decisions of what stays and what goes, including what I will do with over 10,000 records, etc etc etc ....... SO in closing: I LOVE YOU ALL and I just wanna Thank U 4 Lettin me BE MYSELF all these years, and now I beg you to please continue with me in my journey and my quest for something new and wonderful. I will never give up my first love with MUSIC, but there has to BE something else (or someone) out there waiting for me! :) >> I promise to keep updating here, but I needed to do this today - in order to BE FREE & BE ME!! Please BE kind, this has not been easy and I am a very sensitive person. God BE with US all! See you soon!! :)

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Posted on Facebook by Danny Tenaglia:

Damn! News travels fast, eh? Look Ma, I'm in The Post!! hehe . . . . So yeah, sources told them I was burned out from all the traveling . . . I guess this is partly true as it's only been exactly 19 years since I first left the USA to perform for the first time ever overseas in Italy and 34 countries later, many returns, several residencies, a ton of studio sessions, and by the Grace of God, somehow never falling victim to drugs or drinking addictions as The Music was always enough ... and you know the rest ... AND I think most people would have burned out after only 10 years of this!! Consider also, I didn't start hitting the road until I was 32!! >>> BUT oooF!! Now that I know Tiesto made $20 Million last year? Mamma Mia!! I might BE giving my buddy a call to see if he needs an assistant?? hehe Just kidding . . . Respect to Tiesto and all DJ's making a fortune as entertainers! >> And why not? DJ's are Legit!! :) We see people making fortunes over "nonsense" all the time ... So I am all for all DJ's making it BIG!! Sincerely!! >>> OK, I'm about to make a Range Rover Road trip to NYC!! I'm a comin home kids to pack up the vinyl stacks and BE with all of you @ Pacha next Saturday!! :) This will Not BE my final performance ever! Please remember how many times I have said "resigning" and always followed it with "not retiring" . . . However, I will BE taking "Plenty of time Off" to re-think, re-invent, re-flect, re-new, pack, unpack, move out, move in, Breathe in Love & Exhale Peace ..... and even get further in touch with my very own "spirit"! ** I guess this happens after 50!! ;-) ALSO: to BE with my dear Papa & fam for his 83rd birthday next month! Yay! Time to chill with my wonderful relatives for what will BE my first summer OFF in NYC since 1992!!! AND: maybe finally BE able to attend many event of theirs which I've been absent from most for the past 20 years i.e. weddings, birthdays, holidays, baptisms, christenings, confirmations, etc, ALL 4 The Love Of House! :) Thank God that they have all always understood, supported, respected and appreciated my devotion to music and being a DJ/Entertainer and have been very proud of my many accomplishments! I have lived the American Dream and now I am simply taking time off to pursue even more dreams!! So, Never Stop Living Your Dreams - Because: Dreams DO Come True!! I am living proof and I will BE back!! Thanks & God bless all of you! :)

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