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Dani from Surfbort

When did you decide that a career in music was for you?

It’s more of an art project to fuel my soul the career part I guess is tied into putting my full heart into the music and hoping I can survive financially off the art as well. So don’t have to go back to working construction 

Who are your musical inspirations and why?

Blondie because she is unapologetically herself and just a total Badass same with Peaches, Alice Bag, Donita Sparks, Rhianna, Dolly Parton, Genisis P orrige, Jungle Pussy, Nirvana, Mz Neon, Nina Hagen, Roger Miller No Trend, Flipper, Linda Perry, Miley Cyrus Dead City Punx LOVE AND ROCKETS BAHAUS there’s so many that rule my world 

Can you tell me 3 things about yourself that people might not already know?

I’m a slut for pineapple on pizza 

I’m a Pisces sun Scorpio rising libra moon

I grew up riding on the back of my parents motorcycles going to school and everywhere via Harley’s  

What song of yours best describes you and why?

Lot Lizard 

I am just an angel living in a nightmare 

What has been the best gig you have done to date and why?

I have so much fun at every show but I think one that comes to mind is when Gibby Haynes from butthole surfers came on stage with me and we turned the show into butthole surfbort it was insane !! 

If you could perform a gig at any venue where would it be and why?

Maybe the roof of the palladium or get like the band Wacko and play a diner like dennys. My favorite venue in LA is Lodge room right now it’s the best vibes 

What has been your best achievement to date and what would you like to achieve in the future?

I’m so proud of the two records I feel like a rich man just based off of all the cool experiences Surfbort has brought me I’m ready for any future adventures 

What do you like best about being a musician and why?

Giving people a sound track for there life or making a song that makes someone feel good and less alone 

If you were not in the job you are now what would you be doing?

Probably being an actress 

What has been the best gig you have been too as a fan and can you tell us about it?

Definitely MCR in 8th grade or Patti Smith also a good live show is definitely Ho99o9 and Dead City 

What would your ideal festival line up be and why?

Devo all night long 

Devo opening 

Devo headlining 

Devo middle slots 

 

What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Never give up 

What things make you happy and what things annoy you?

My puppies and family make me happy Ummm people who lack empathy annoy me 

What things do you like to do when you are away from music?

I like to crochet and paint and make short films, take photos I love cooking and running and live laugh lovin 

Do you think social media and the internet are a good thing in the music industry?

Ehhh I try not to even think about the industry as a whole because it feels like a joke the numbers fuck with my head but I just try and focus on having fun on social media and connecting with people who enjoy the same shit as me 

Can you tell us about any tattoos you have and the significance of them to you?

 

Only one tattoo I have that Matters it says music is my life all tattoos are a cry for help 

If you run the country for a day what would you change about it and why?

Destroy ICE / give everyone free ice cream 

What would your ideal day consist of?

Hanging out with Debbie Harry and checking out her bees 

If you could say one thing to your fans what would it be and why?

Love you very much 

How would you answer the question Who are Surfbort and what are the differences between you as a music artist and you away from music ?

Dorks as music artists dorks also when at home 

If you could collaborate with any other band/singer or musician who would you choose and why?

 

Definitely Garbage 

If you could have written one song from history which would it have been and why?

Its getting hot in here 

What things make you uncomfortable?

Life 

 

What has the rest of the year got in store for you?

Touring the world and writing snacking sleeping live laugh loving