following is a transcript of David Cassidy's
exclusive Valentine's Day chat with 180 Music.
16:58:41] Welcome to 180Music's chat with David
Cassidy! This is a moderated chat. Please feel
free to post your questions! Questions will
be held in queue for David and will appear as
he answers them. Don't worry if you don't see
your question on screen right away. Thank you,
and enjoy the chat!
[2008.02.14 16:58:52] Moderator: Welcome and
Happy Valentine's Day! David is here and ready
to chat with you. Please post your questions.
[2008.02.14 16:59:23] Barbie: Hi David
[2008.02.14 16:59:25] Amanda: Hi David!
[2008.02.14 16:59:28] Barbie: Hi David
[2008.02.14 16:59:41] sandee: David will you
be in Illinois for any concerts
17:00:13] David Cassidy: Not in the near future,
although I'm planning on doing some more concerts
later in the year after the summer, and I would
love to come back and play Chicago. It's a GREAT
city, and to quote Frank, "It's My Kind
[2008.02.14 17:00:24] natblue: David, I'd love
to see you do a Christmas album. Any thoughts?
[2008.02.14 17:01:26] David Cassidy: I've been
urging the last 2 recording companies that I've
been signed to to do a Christmas album and include
my favorite song "My Christmas Card to
You" written by Tony Romeo, my dear friend
who passed away a decade ago. I did a concert
in Oklahoma recently before Christmas and played
it live for the first time ever. Hopefully with
the success of the new CD, which will be in
stores in about 10 days
[2008.02.14 17:01:56] David Cassidy: then my
current record company 180 Music will hopefully
recognize that a lot of people are requesting
it. I would love to do one, maybe even with
[2008.02.14 17:02:23] Autumn In iowa: David
i met you back stage at Redbank last year at
this time.. remember me?
[2008.02.14 17:02:45] David Cassidy: Yes, I
think I do Autumn. Red Bank is one of my favorite
places - the Count Basie Theater is an awesome
venue. I hope to play there again next year.
[2008.02.14 17:02:58] SandyM: Hi David. Happy
VD! How was your Oprah experience?
David Cassidy: I'm glad you asked. It was truly
a magnificent experience for myself, my wife
and son as well. She is a remarkable person.
I was aware of how much impact being on her
show has been for other people, but I don't
believe in my entire life I've ever had a more
positive response. Truly an incredible response
from people everywhere, including here in Canada.
It has been overwhelming. She and her staff
[2008.02.14 17:04:47] David Cassidy: were gracious,
so supportive, and I found Oprah herself to
be truly a very special human being.
[2008.02.14 17:05:10] ukwendy: Hi David - you
did your first live performance from the Remix
CD in April last year in London - do you have
any plans to come back over and do some more?
17:06:14] David Cassidy: There have been some
conversations with a couple of promoters in
the UK - I have always loved playing in London
and Ireland and Scotland and Wales. It's been
a very long and wonderful relationship with
my fans there. They've been incredibly loyal
and I hope that I can put together a short tour,
and at the very least, a few nights in London
by the end of the year.
[2008.02.14 17:06:26] natblue: Any plans for
a doing a play or live stage show? I loved you
in "Blood Brothers" and both Vegas
David Cassidy: Thank you. My brothers and I
have talked about working together for a number
of years. We currently have a television project
with a network that seems to be coming together.
Perhaps in the spring or the summer, which would
include Patrick and I performing and Shaun executive
producing/writing/overseeing it. It's a fantastic
pilot script and the network has told us they
love the project.
[2008.02.14 17:08:46] David Cassidy: The prospect
of moving back to Los Angeles is a bit daunting
to me. As many of you know, we were severely
and nearly destroyed from the earthquake in
'94. I would only consider moving back there
to do this project and work with my brothers,
whom I love and feel so close to. I miss my
mom and my family, but I need to wait and see
how it all plays out. Keep your fingers crossed.
[2008.02.14 17:09:07] Cecelia: David this is
rare treat thanks for being here, I feel like
I'm 13 again...lol, the new CD is great, some
of my favorit songs are there, how did you choose
thme for the remix
David Cassidy: Craig J, who is the producer
and arranger, and I, sat down with the record
company and talked about the songs that the
fans would want to hear, and that made sense
given the canvas of the new arrangements. I
think Craig J did a remarkable job. I have become
close friends with him, and we plan on working
together. While I was in Chicago doing the Oprah
show last week, we began working on a bonus
[2008.02.14 17:10:50] David Cassidy: track together
that will be on the CD as soon as it gets finished.
He is probably the most remarkable talent I've
ever been fortunate enough to work with, and
has become a good friend.
[2008.02.14 17:11:10] Cindy_C: Hi David! When
will you be going back to Epcot? I can't wait
to see you there again this year!
[2008.02.14 17:11:48] David Cassidy: They've
invited me to come back next November, possibly
to close the entire event for 3 or 4 days. If
you check my website DavidCassidy.com, as soon
as the details are finalized, I'll be putting
it up on the website. Come see me again!
[2008.02.14 17:12:10] cherylcorwinfotcprez:
I heard that your producer wants to do a standards
CD done in the updates style- how wold u feel
[2008.02.14 17:13:09] David Cassidy: we've talked
about working on a project like that. I have
always loved the concept of taking something
old and making it new. I began producing my
own demos a la Bobby Darin and some great standards
back in 1995 in New York. We'll see, as my dance
card is becoming quite full for '08, but I love
[2008.02.14 17:13:20] royce: Hey David, do you
know when and if Partridge Family seasons 3
and 4 will ever come out on DVD???
[2008.02.14 17:13:53] David Cassidy: As they
no longer communicate with me directly (Sony
- tee hee) I have no idea. But I always felt
the third season, particularly, was the best.
Again, we can only be hopeful.
[2008.02.14 17:14:06] Francesca Zak: Hi David.
Your new CD Dance Remix Part II is fantastic!How
do you manage being famous and going to the
store, etc. Is it difficult?
[2008.02.14 17:15:02] David Cassidy: You've
got that right! I'm very lucky that my wife
Sue understands my fame and has respectfully
taken the task of shopping on herself. I start
to break out in a sweat when I enter a mall!
I, like most men, am not terribly comfortable
in the shopping arena.
[2008.02.14 17:15:23] Justin: What's the name
of the ABC pilot you're doing with Shaun and
Patrick, and what's the premise?
David Cassidy: The pilot has been ordered by
the network, meaning the script was ordered
- and as a result of the strike, there has been
no communication since, other than a phonecall
to reiterate how much they liked it. Shortly,
I'm sure, we will begin the negotiations, and
hopefully we'll be working together in the spring
or summer. It's a fantastic idea, and I hope
that we will be able to make the creative
[2008.02.14 17:16:43] David Cassidy: desicions
along with the network and the studio to be
[2008.02.14 17:17:35] David Cassidy: On that
note, I'm sure letters or emails to ABC Family
and/or Disney in Los Angeles will be helpful
in getting this accomplished quickly if you
[2008.02.14 17:17:45] Joni: Hey David - So nice
to be chatting with you! I'm chatting from the
"Sunshine State" of Florida - I have
read both of your books, and was wondering if
you keep in touch with Sam & Steve - Thanks!
[2008.02.14 17:18:46] David Cassidy: Sam is
still a very close friend of mine. We've known
each other since we were 13 years old. I love
this man like a brother. We speak occasionally,
but he's one of the few people in the world
that at any time he were to call or I were to
call and needed anything, we would be there
for each other. I haven't seen Steve in 20 years.
[2008.02.14 17:18:59] Teresa: Hope you have
a great Valentine's Day. What did you give your
wife and what did she get you?
[2008.02.14 17:19:33] David Cassidy: Thus far,
as I'm 2,000 miles away from her, I understand
the flowers have not arrived yet! But I guess
the card is in the mail. I promised her a dinner,
just she and I, when I return home next week.
[2008.02.14 17:19:51] valentineval: My friend
and I are going to catch your concert tonight.
So how do you like the nice Sunny Winnipeg weather?
[2008.02.14 17:20:56] David Cassidy: Being as
most of you know, I live in South Florida, 40
below zero suits me just fine! The truth is
last night was a fantastic show, having never
been to Winnipeg before, I did not know what
to expect but was blown away by the incredible
support and love that I received. I wish I had
a chance to come here sooner as I had never
been to Winnipeg but have played most of the
other big cities in Canada.
[2008.02.14 17:21:13] David Cassidy: Both of
the shows sold out, and for that I'm very grateful.
We're gonna rock Valentine's Day tonight!
[2008.02.14 17:21:59] Jade in New Zealand: David
- how did you enjoy your brief visit to Auckland,
New Zealand, last year?
[2008.02.14 17:22:49] David Cassidy: I love
New Zealand. I hope next winter I can arrange
to go to New Zealand, which is a fantastic country
-- and also go back to Australia and do some
shows in Southern Hemisphere summer. Obviously
it's a long journey, and I would need to take
my family with me, but I hope that I can put
that together for '09.
[2008.02.14 17:23:16] jadegruen: Like many others
I would like to hear a swing cd from you. Do
you have plans to do one?
[2008.02.14 17:23:28] David Cassidy: Listen,
baby, I'm swingin' now! And I'll be swingin'
as long as I can swing...
[2008.02.14 17:23:45] TaniaM: Will there be
a new website launched? If so, will it include
forums and a chat room such as this one in which
you will join us from time to time?
[2008.02.14 17:24:25] David Cassidy: Yes. We've
been building a new website for the past 5 weeks.
I hoped to have it launched in January, but
as soon as possible when we get it up and fully
developed, it will be launched in the very near
future. Please be patient, we're all doing our
best. Thank you for your support.
[2008.02.14 17:24:57] Justin: Please, please
add some different songs to your set list on
tour. We'd love to hear you sing some more of
the stuff you've written, like "Message
to the World" — which would be perfect
to sing given what's going on in the world right
David Cassidy: Craig J and I are planning on
doing more recordings in the near future. We've
discussed Message to the World and he and I
think it's a perfect song for what's going on
in the world today. I love the song - my wife
and I wrote it, and if we can make it work with
our new format and arrangement, hopefully you
will hear it soon.
[2008.02.14 17:26:23] David Cassidy: I have
some of my original demos that we did in the
early '90s that I recently listened to on a
DAT which I was thinking, if there was enough
interest, I would make available through my
new website. Let us know if you're interested.
[2008.02.14 17:26:38] Andreawardx: David whats
your favourite song of all time.
[2008.02.14 17:27:43] David Cassidy: That's
always a difficult question. I sing a song sometimes
at the end of my act called "Cry."
It was originally a hit for Johnny Ray and later
recorded by Ray Charles. My father taught me
the song when I was a little boy, and I rearranged
it for me as a tribute to him for all he gave
me and taught me. I think perhaps I'll sing
it tonight in an encore.
[2008.02.14 17:28:15] Dawn: Great seeing you
at Mohegan Sun -Do you mind all the women still
chasing after you?
David Cassidy: Are you kidding? I'm always amazed
at people's reactions to me. I never have felt
I was deserving of adulation, but don't think
for a moment I'm not flattered, and it doesn't
thrill me to know that I've had a positive impact
on people. I feel extremely blessed to have
brought light into people's lives and to lift
their spirits, and I will never regret or deny
the relationship that I've been able
[2008.02.14 17:30:19] David Cassidy: to have
with my fans, who have been without question,
the most resilient, supportive and blessed on
the face of the earth.
[2008.02.14 17:31:02] Anna: This is such a cool
thing for you to do for all of your fans. To
be able to chat with you is wonderful.
David Cassidy: It's much cooler for me as the
internet has provided us all the ability to
communicate and share thoughts, ideas and messages
with one another. My message to you all is that
I truly love you. I wish we could do this more
often. I promise I will attempt when the new
website is launched, to do this on a regular
basis. Now, unfortunately, I must start preparing
for my show tonight. From the bottom of
[2008.02.14 17:32:31] David Cassidy: my heart,
I wish you all life, love, laughter and happiness
on Valentine's Day. God bless! Happy Trails!
Moderator: Thank you everyone for chatting with
David today! Please click the banner above to
purchase David's new CD "Dance Party Remix"
and listen to tracks from it as well. Happy
Valentine's Day, and thanks for joining us!