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2012-03-01 12:10:27 AM  
Ahh, subby, you just made me snort-laugh in public. Well done.
 
2012-03-01 12:14:39 AM  
Damn, he was cute back then.

I wonder if he liked it up the bum.
 
2012-03-01 12:30:55 AM  
I'm late to the party, but here are a couple of thread detours:

If you're slagging on Ringo, please read:
http://medisinmusicforthemasses.wordpress.com/historically-influentia l -drummers/

If you're doubting or need to prove that Weird Al toured with the Monkees in the mid-80's, please see Weird Al's RIP tweet from earlier today:
http://twitpic.com/8qaz9q
 
2012-03-01 12:35:04 AM  
markmcgivern.files.wordpress.com
R.I.P. Farmer Jones
 
2012-03-01 12:57:43 AM  
I'm 23, and I know the Monkees because my mom was a big fan and I used to listen to their records when I was little. But I assumed that you had to be a pre-teen girl in the '60s (like my mom) to be Monkees fan. I had no idea anyone still liked them.
 
2012-03-01 01:04:35 AM  
RIP Checkov
 
2012-03-01 02:11:20 AM  

gilgigamesh: santadog: IXI Jim IXI: Car_Ramrod: Despite the headline, we're talking about The Monkees, not The Beatles.

The Beatles only had a fake drummer.

I still think Ringo was one of the world's first drum machines...

Ringo was the worlds luckiest drummers.

I used to think the same thing. But if you read what the rest of the Beatles said about Ringo, it isn't true.

Quite simply, the Beatles could not have produced the experimental stuff of their later career without Ringo. The guy had such impeccable timing that they could use his tracks as the basis to chop up, edit, slice and reconstruct their songs freely.

Basically, the Beatles from Sgt. Pepper on could never have been realized without Ringo on the drum kit.


Exactly. Ringo could bring the flash, but it wasn't his thing. Guy was a freaking human metronome. Which is DECEPTIVELY hard. Saw The Glenn Miller Orchestra play last weekend. There drummer was the same way. ROCK steady all the way, but didn't draw attention to his playing... until the encore when the did a number that let him go buck WILD!!!! Entire audience was on their feet.
 
2012-03-01 02:43:42 AM  

ajt167: Coco LaFemme: cryinoutloud: I barely know who this guy is, and I don't get the headline. Carry on.

/How farking old do you have to be to remember the Monkees? They were almost before my time, and I'm old.

I'm 29, and I know who the Monkees are. Helps having parents who are Baby Boomers. There's this great new invention out there right now called "the Internet" and it helps you listen to music/artists that were well before your time. I know who Rosemary Clooney is, and my grandparents used to listen to her when they were newly married.

Seconded, eerily similar situation right down to us being the exact same age. I grew up more listening to the Beatles. The Monkees were one of many completely-fabricated-by-the-labels bands/artists. They were pretty much the Nsync of the 60s, though they had some of the best songwriters of the age writing for them. I was never a fan, but their music made a lot of people happy and they all seemed like decent guys who kept their noses clean. RIP Monkeeman.

/You carr him Dr. Jones, darr!


EXCEPT! The Monkees chafed and rebelled at the lack of control/playing and changed the situation. Do yourself a favor and seek out some of the Nesmith stuff they did. You'll thank me later. Very "Bakersfield Sound".
 
2012-03-01 03:13:33 AM  

Jackpot777: Tonight, on Modern Family, Mitch was planning a surprise Wizard Of Oz party because Cam was 40 (or 10, being a leap day child). 
 
The doorbell rang and there were two men in flying monkey suits there. 
 
"Hey."
"Hey."
"We're the monkeys."
 
This show was filmed weeks, maybe months ago. And there it was. A "hey hey we're the Monkees" joke on the day that Davy Jones died. 
 
Mind. Blown. Please say someone else noticed it.


Saw that and it went right over my head ...

/ nice catch
 
2012-03-01 03:44:23 AM  

SlowMind: FirstNationalBastard: 2 grams: They didn't play thier own instruments, you know.


/just sayin

Nor did the Beach Boys, or pretty much any famous American group before the late-1960s.

/note that I said "American", so don't give me shiat about how the Beatles and Rolling Stones played all their own stuff.

Not even Buddy Holly and the Crickets?


And another group called "The Blue Moon Boys" who backed up a pretty good frontman named Presley. The guitarist of the group having this great quote said of him by no less than Keith Richards "Everyone else wanted to be Elvis. I wanted to be Scotty (Moore)".
 
2012-03-01 04:39:24 AM  
Davy was my second crush (after Bobby Sherman when I was 3) but he was my longest. I crushed on him from when I was 4 or so until my 20's. This is awful. It feels like a part of me is kind if missing.

But +1 Subby!
 
2012-03-01 05:07:21 AM  

thefatbasturd:

EXCEPT! The Monkees chafed and rebelled at the lack of control/playing and changed the situation. Do yourself a favor and seek out some of the Nesmith stuff they did. You'll thank me later. Very "Bakersfield Sound".


Even better to look for would be Nesmith's First National Band stuff that he did after he left the Monkees.

Nesmith's Monkees stuff was more than a bit country, but by the time he left, he was full-on country rock in the same vein as the eagles or the Byrds with Gram Parsons. The evolution took place in unreleased stuff, but is easy to find thanks to Rhino records releasing every damn thing the Monkees ever recorded.
 
2012-03-01 05:59:34 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: thefatbasturd:

EXCEPT! The Monkees chafed and rebelled at the lack of control/playing and changed the situation. Do yourself a favor and seek out some of the Nesmith stuff they did. You'll thank me later. Very "Bakersfield Sound".

Even better to look for would be Nesmith's First National Band stuff that he did after he left the Monkees.

Nesmith's Monkees stuff was more than a bit country, but by the time he left, he was full-on country rock in the same vein as the eagles or the Byrds with Gram Parsons. The evolution took place in unreleased stuff, but is easy to find thanks to Rhino records releasing every damn thing the Monkees ever recorded.


I was always partial to this (new window) one. I really love the orchestral version of Tapioca Tundra.
 
2012-03-01 07:40:27 AM  
I can't hate these guys. Some light but fun music. Dave dies way too young.

BTW.... David Bowie real last name is Jones. He became Bowie because of Davie Jones was already so popular and taken.
 
2012-03-01 07:54:24 AM  

M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: I'm 23, and I know the Monkees because my mom was a big fan and I used to listen to their records when I was little. But I assumed that you had to be a pre-teen girl in the '60s (like my mom) to be Monkees fan. I had no idea anyone still liked them.


My daughter's 23 and BEGGED us to take her to see the Monkees last summer. Glad we did, with the bonus that we saw the show just a couple of weeks before they cancelled the rest of the tour.
She likes the Monkees because I was an 80s-teenager-MTV-bred fan and saw them myself several times back then.
Yeah with Weird Al. And, if memory serves me, possibly Howie Mandel blow-up-the-glove-era.
I love the Monkees, but some of the Monkees fans at the shows were downright rabid hardcore band-following types.
I admit I've forgotten most of the random factoids and trivia I learned during the 80s phase but I remain a fan.


And regarding the posters who listen to lots of music because their parents didn't play Wheels on the Bus... yeah, here too.
While I did my time with the Muppets and Electric Company, my ears were formed listening to CSNY, Jesse Colin Young, Dylan, and "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds". Which I'll still pull out for nostalgia now and then, although the 8-track is long gone.
Goes without saying....my daughter didn't grow up with the Wheels on the Bus either, so she was begging me at age 7 to take her to see Bowie & Nine Inch Nails.

I bust her stones now and then when she pulls out some of that newfangled conglom-rock for me to try and I go to my music library and pull out whatever it's derived from. "Dammit mother" ....
Thankfully her musical interests are deeper and wider than the crap they're churning out these days.
 
2012-03-01 08:44:03 AM  

gao81: Grables'Daughter: gao81: Grables'Daughter: gao81: Crystal Girl: AiryAnne: I saw them back in 1986 or 1987. "Weird Al" opened.

I also saw a show from that tour. I had several people in college argue with me that I must have been remembering it wrong.

I too saw a show from that tour, at Six Flags Astroworld. I still have the program somewhere.

CSB - during their resurgence in '86/'87, I couldn't get enough of their music and tv show. My parents suggested I write a letter, which I did, as best as any 6-year old could do at the time. I don't remember how much time passed, but one day I came home to find an envelope addressed to me. Inside was an autographed picture of Davy, Micky, and Peter, with a note that read, "Dear gao81, thanks for the support!" I remember being in shock. Recently, my parents told me that before mailing my letter, my Dad had included a note of his own, telling them how much of a fan I was, etc.... I still have the picture too.

/csb
/RIP Davy

That's an AWESOME story.

Post a pic of the pic?

Thanks! I'll have to scan it later this evening when I get home, but I will post it.

Awesome.

Here it is!
[p.twimg.com image 440x705]


Cool memento! Thanks for taking the time to scan and post it.
 
2012-03-01 08:58:13 AM  

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: RIP meme propagators are typically people who have absolutely nothing of value to add to any threads. It's a good time to make new additions to your ignore list! Troll away, guys!


Shouldn't you be on your honeymoon instead of posting on Fark?
 
2012-03-01 09:08:05 AM  
I would like to offer my condolenzes to his bandmates.
 
2012-03-01 09:23:54 AM  

slotz: teeny: slotz: Would some nice Farker please explain the headline to me? I know who the Monkees are, I know who the Beatles are...what's this got to do with Ringo?

/help!


It's a bait and switch. The headline is supposed to make the reader believe that Paul McCartney has just died. It falls somewhere along the "gotcha!" area of the humor spectrum.

Thank you! Totally unfunny, because there's no wit to it. It's just a lie. Oh, wait, is that the "joke?"

/lame sauce


I'm still chuckling over the pout parade combo of teeny slotz here.
 
2012-03-01 09:31:24 AM  

EyeballKid: My conDolenzes.


Micky Dolenzes are with the family.
 
2012-03-01 09:37:08 AM  
My favorite Monkees song: Link (new window)
 
2012-03-01 09:59:58 AM  
subby you bastard.

you made me think Paul had kicked the bucket!
 
2012-03-01 10:12:22 AM  
trippdogg: My favorite Monkees song: Link (new window)

I remember seeing that when it first aired. Soooo cool.
 
2012-03-01 10:53:04 AM  
All these fond remembrances of Davy Jones and yet no one has mentioned his mastery of not just the tambourine, but also the maracas and the cow bell.

/well, okay, he was a little iffy on the cow bell
 
2012-03-01 11:08:53 AM  

BKITU: OldManDownDRoad: Not only did they drop drug refs on national TV, they also wrote a song about a groupie:

Star Collector

Not just one song. From one of my old greenlights: Cuddly Toy (new window)

How much crap did they get past the radar with this gem?

"You're not the only cherry delight / Who was left in the night / And gave up without a fight"

"You're not the only choo-choo train / To be left out in the rain / The day after Santa came"


Holy crap, I had forgotten about that one. Even as a 13-yo when that came out, I was pretty hip to what it was about. The censors must have been drunk.

And how did they manage to keep a straight face in that video?

/by Harry Nilsson, I think
 
2012-03-01 11:18:30 AM  

OldManDownDRoad: And how did they manage to keep a straight face in that video?


I'm guessing 17 or 18 takes. I know I'd have been corpsing for at least the first dozen or so.


/by Harry Nilsson, I think

Correctamundo.
 
2012-03-01 12:06:35 PM  

gao81: Grables'Daughter: gao81: Grables'Daughter: gao81: Crystal Girl: AiryAnne: I saw them back in 1986 or 1987. "Weird Al" opened.

I also saw a show from that tour. I had several people in college argue with me that I must have been remembering it wrong.

I too saw a show from that tour, at Six Flags Astroworld. I still have the program somewhere.

CSB - during their resurgence in '86/'87, I couldn't get enough of their music and tv show. My parents suggested I write a letter, which I did, as best as any 6-year old could do at the time. I don't remember how much time passed, but one day I came home to find an envelope addressed to me. Inside was an autographed picture of Davy, Micky, and Peter, with a note that read, "Dear gao81, thanks for the support!" I remember being in shock. Recently, my parents told me that before mailing my letter, my Dad had included a note of his own, telling them how much of a fan I was, etc.... I still have the picture too.

/csb
/RIP Davy

That's an AWESOME story.

Post a pic of the pic?

Thanks! I'll have to scan it later this evening when I get home, but I will post it.

Awesome.

Here it is!
[p.twimg.com image 440x705]


THAT is just the coolest!!!

Thank you for sharing.
 
2012-03-01 01:33:05 PM  
Davy lived just north of me here in Pennsylvania. People would see him at the local bar and he was always a nice guy. Didn't know he lived down in Florida.

/fan from the '60s
 
2012-03-01 04:20:21 PM  

John Buck 41: Shouldn't you be on your honeymoon instead of posting on Fark?


What the hell else would I do on my honeymoon?
 
2012-03-01 05:13:30 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

Source link: TheMonkees

Thanks for everything Davy, you will be missed...
 
2012-03-01 06:25:43 PM  

Qaiwolf: slotz: teeny: slotz: Would some nice Farker please explain the headline to me? I know who the Monkees are, I know who the Beatles are...what's this got to do with Ringo?

/help!


It's a bait and switch. The headline is supposed to make the reader believe that Paul McCartney has just died. It falls somewhere along the "gotcha!" area of the humor spectrum.

Thank you! Totally unfunny, because there's no wit to it. It's just a lie. Oh, wait, is that the "joke?"

/lame sauce

I'm still chuckling over the pout parade combo of teeny slotz here.


Because you thought the headline was funny? I can cop to my ignorance. Can you cop to yours?
 
2012-03-01 07:01:20 PM  

Qaiwolf: It's a bait and switch. The headline is supposed to make the reader believe that Paul McCartney has just died. It falls somewhere along the "gotcha!" area of the humor spectrum.

Thank you! Totally unfunny, because there's no wit to it. It's just a lie. Oh, wait, is that the "joke?"

/lame sauce

I'm still chuckling over the pout parade combo of teeny slotz here.



I wasn't pouting, just explaining the reasoning behind the headline. It didn't make me guffaw the way that the Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown headline did, but it did what the submitter intended, which was make me panic, thinking it was Paul, and then depress me when I found out it was Davy. I have no opinion on the cleverness or funny factor of the headline.
 
2012-03-01 08:31:30 PM  

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: John Buck 41: Shouldn't you be on your honeymoon instead of posting on Fark?

What the hell else would I do on my honeymoon?


Yeah, you're right. That was a silly question.

Hey, you posted at 4:20. What else were you doing then?
 
2012-03-02 06:08:45 AM  

OldManDownDRoad: BKITU: OldManDownDRoad: Not only did they drop drug refs on national TV, they also wrote a song about a groupie:

Star Collector

Not just one song. From one of my old greenlights: Cuddly Toy (new window)

How much crap did they get past the radar with this gem?

"You're not the only cherry delight / Who was left in the night / And gave up without a fight"

"You're not the only choo-choo train / To be left out in the rain / The day after Santa came"

Holy crap, I had forgotten about that one. Even as a 13-yo when that came out, I was pretty hip to what it was about. The censors must have been drunk.

And how did they manage to keep a straight face in that video?

/by Harry Nilsson, I think


I always thought Davy looked petrified in the video, as he knows the groupie chick chasing him is crazy, and that he doesn't want to stick it in crazy.

The Monkees also constantly took the piss out of the censors, and I do believe the censors were drunk. Why the hell else would they blur out some chick's cleavage, yet allow so much other more obscene stuff slip by?
 
2012-03-02 09:51:49 AM  

Nineinchnosehair: M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: I'm 23, and I know the Monkees because my mom was a big fan and I used to listen to their records when I was little. But I assumed that you had to be a pre-teen girl in the '60s (like my mom) to be Monkees fan. I had no idea anyone still liked them.

My daughter's 23 and BEGGED us to take her to see the Monkees last summer. Glad we did, with the bonus that we saw the show just a couple of weeks before they cancelled the rest of the tour.
She likes the Monkees because I was an 80s-teenager-MTV-bred fan and saw them myself several times back then.
Yeah with Weird Al. And, if memory serves me, possibly Howie Mandel blow-up-the-glove-era.
I love the Monkees, but some of the Monkees fans at the shows were downright rabid hardcore band-following types.
I admit I've forgotten most of the random factoids and trivia I learned during the 80s phase but I remain a fan.


And regarding the posters who listen to lots of music because their parents didn't play Wheels on the Bus... yeah, here too.
While I did my time with the Muppets and Electric Company, my ears were formed listening to CSNY, Jesse Colin Young, Dylan, and "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds". Which I'll still pull out for nostalgia now and then, although the 8-track is long gone.
Goes without saying....my daughter didn't grow up with the Wheels on the Bus either, so she was begging me at age 7 to take her to see Bowie & Nine Inch Nails.

I bust her stones now and then when she pulls out some of that newfangled conglom-rock for me to try and I go to my music library and pull out whatever it's derived from. "Dammit mother" ....
Thankfully her musical interests are deeper and wider than the crap they're churning out these days.


I had my music on random last night and Richard Burton's voice came on and I had to stop the computer and listen to the whole thing. One question though; did the Martians just want some hot tea? (Ooolong, Ooolong)
 
2012-03-03 05:03:34 AM  
Had to come and read the whole thread several days late because I was too sad to read/post when I found out. Davy Jones was my first celebrity crush (age five or six). I am a bit surprised at how sad his death has made me. Perhaps it's because it's like a piece of my childhood has died. He seemed like a really nice guy. RIP Mr Jones - you gave a lot of people a lot of pleasure.

/No, I didn't mean it THAT way!! (Though I'm sure he managed to "pleasure" a fair few, if you know what I mean. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. ;-))
 
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