Fields at the re-presentation of Joey Ramones Rock& Roll Hall of Fame induction award in 2009. Photograph: Joe Kohen/ WireImage.com
Whatever his role, Fieldss over-arching aim was to bring people together. That was one of Dannys things, says Kaye. He was a matchmaker, whether it was bringing a band to a record label or putting creative people in the same room and most of the time that room was Maxs Kansas Citys back room.
Dannys a connector, hes a ga line, a place where things are liable to erupt, says Iggy Pop in the documentary. I imagine that Dannys legacy, aside from the brilliant style hes chosen to live their own lives, is how he has enhanced the lives of others by being a connector.
Ive fulfilled so many brilliant and astounding people through Danny, adds Bond. I like to think that through these threads and connectivities we have all was better people, artists and contributors to the ongoing conversation. Hopefully these threads will continue to raise human consciousness through art and ideas long after were gone.
The film features an incredible cast of characters, which is no real amaze when looking back at Fieldss circle of friends. Dannys set are actually the people that created the world we live in today, says Toller. At least all the good stuff of art, music, and film. These were the revolutionaries of the 60 s and 70 s that brought about what we know as alternative culture.
While the documentary seems back at Fieldss career and has the feel of a retrospective to it, according to McCain, who got to know Fields while working on Please Kill Me, Fields is not especially the reflective kind. He always seems ahead and doesnt dwell on the past, says McCain. Dannys attitude is the best is yet to come.
Danny Says is in theaters now and is available bothon demandand on iTunes