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    More: Sad, post R.I.P. Michael Nesmith, Co-Founder of The Monkees Dead, Micky Dolenz, television producers Bob Rafelson, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Boyce and Hart, Infinite Love  
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2021-12-10 1:10:58 PM  
This one!

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven (Official Video)
Youtube EHC9HE7vazI
 
2021-12-10 1:48:37 PM  
*pours out bottle of Wite-Out*
 
2021-12-10 1:51:13 PM  
shiat.

Nesmith used to post regularly on usenet, and seemed like a great guy with a real sense of perspective.  One thing he said has stuck with me:

somebody asked him, basically, "why the hat?"  and his answer was:

"The producers thought it was cute.  They thought everything was cute."

RIP underappreciated music guy.
 
2021-12-10 1:53:43 PM  
Now it will be harder to
THE MONKEES - Listen To The Band
Youtube AweItvbPmBQ


/Weren't they good? They made me happy.
 
2021-12-10 1:55:22 PM  
Very sad. I would like to offer Mickey Dolenzes to his friends and family.
 
2021-12-10 1:57:35 PM  
A talented, funny man who left behind one hell of a legacy.
Check out this album if you haven't already. Old man Mickey still has an incredible voice.

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2021-12-10 2:07:01 PM  
Michael Nesmith - Cruisin'
Youtube Mi0b8tcCQSE
 
2021-12-10 2:10:25 PM  
Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)
Youtube X6NYFkzv71E


Guy showed that you could write country songs with words like "Propinquity" and "preclude."
 
2021-12-10 2:11:20 PM  
The Monkees - Daily Nightly
Youtube SCWRjWOowkc


Dude could also write a helluva Psychedelia song too.
 
2021-12-10 2:12:38 PM  
Magnolia Simms
Youtube KLG33AuNp9w


Self-conscious postmodernism in 1968 - deliberate false starts, lo-fi production and deliberate skips, resets and noise inclusion anticipating pop music trends that would come in later decades.
 
2021-12-10 2:22:51 PM  
I admit, he was my fourth favorite Monkee. But I loved them all, and now I am sad.

Time is cruel.
 
2021-12-10 2:27:26 PM  
"It's got the fireplace
It's got the swimming pool
If we need extra space, it's got the backseat, too"

Michael Nesmith - Eldorado to the Moon
Youtube xGoF-Msc4Yg
 
2021-12-10 2:27:37 PM  
Sad news, but for some reason any time I read the phrase "gone to heaven", I instinctively add "Mr. Terwilliger" to the end of it.
 
2021-12-10 2:34:24 PM  
Four very underrated musicians.

Apropos:

The Monkees - Riu Chiu (Official HD Music Video)
Youtube riG85oA6Wy4


//and that was done on LIVE TV
//won't be doing it live anymore
//RIP
 
2021-12-10 2:41:36 PM  
The Monkees - Me & Magdalena (Official Audio)
Youtube FfruDTmFDUA
 
2021-12-10 2:48:29 PM  
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2021-12-10 2:53:20 PM  
RIP Son of liquid paper
 
2021-12-10 2:54:57 PM  
I heard The Monkees on the radio yesterday and was asking myself which ones were still alive. I guess I jinxed Michael.
 
2021-12-10 2:55:08 PM  
Goddamnitsomuch...

Glad I made the effort to get out and see Mike and Micky on their farewell tour last October. For 2 of the 3 shows, I had front row seats and they were totally worth it.
 
2021-12-10 2:55:11 PM  
I was of the rerun generation in the 70s and had no idea they were a sort of made up band. The weirdness appealed to me and I thought they were hilarious.

I also knew though that when the episode with Frank Zappa was on I would need to either switch channels or take a break because that shiat was too weird for a 10 year old.
 
2021-12-10 2:55:21 PM  
R.I.P., Papa Nes. Thanks for all the music.
 
2021-12-10 2:56:01 PM  
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2021-12-10 2:56:32 PM  
RIP, funny dude who could actually play his own instrument.
Michael Nesmith - One Ton Tomato from Television Parts
Youtube -26vQtQZvVk
 
2021-12-10 2:59:15 PM  
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2021-12-10 2:59:20 PM  
Sigh, no more of that sweet, sweet Wite-out money either.
 
2021-12-10 3:01:13 PM  
Stone Poneys - Different Drum (Live)
Youtube TGZznJXY1Xc
 
2021-12-10 3:01:22 PM  
Crap. he was easily my favorite
 
2021-12-10 3:03:51 PM  
Michael Nesmith - Neighborhood Nukes from Elephant Parts
Youtube L951UPDh_CU
 
2021-12-10 3:07:55 PM  
So he's joined Davy Jones in his locker?
 
2021-12-10 3:10:26 PM  
Nez was remarkable person.

He was the son of Liquid paper founder and inherited about $25 million from her estate.

Not only did he get paid for the The Monkees but he wrote many of the B sides of the Monkee'shiat singles. He discovered that the B side sells as many records as the A side.

PopClips, Elephant Parts and TV parts which were all predecessors for MTV.

Pacific Arts Corp made a fortune back in the VHS days renting all kinds of documentaries. Throughout the 1980s, Pacific Arts had acquired (at the time) the largest catalog of non-theatrical video titles in the world and set up its own independent distribution system. (huge video supplier to PBS and won a $48 million dollar law suit against them).

Video Ranch (Nez was awarded a patent for incorporating live video into virtual environments)

All those years where he said he was too busy to tour with the Monkees was totally true.

Nez said he never did get along well with Peter but still felt like brothers.
 
2021-12-10 3:10:50 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Very sad. I would like to offer Mickey Dolenzes to his friends and family.

Squid_for_Brains: A talented, funny man who left behind one hell of a legacy.
Check out this album if you haven't already. Old man Mickey still has an incredible voice.

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physt: Goddamnitsomuch...

Glad I made the effort to get out and see Mike and Mick[e]y on their farewell tour last October. For 2 of the 3 shows, I had front row seats and they were totally worth it.

The original Arthur the Mothman and The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight both haz a sad.
 
2021-12-10 3:11:33 PM  
RIP Mickey

Mitch & Mickey - A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow
Youtube QwLZfPPM7GQ
 
2021-12-10 3:12:02 PM  

physt: Goddamnitsomuch...

Glad I made the effort to get out and see Mike and Micky on their farewell tour last October. For 2 of the 3 shows, I had front row seats and they were totally worth it.


I saw Davey Jones in concert about 23 years ago. He was old, but still had it.
 
2021-12-10 3:13:40 PM  
I believe I shall fly down to Rio.
In my youth I hated the Monkees for the cash in that they were (I am 62 - I lived through it!)

In later years I came to appreciate the fact that Mr Nesmith had something.

Sleep well good Sir.
 
2021-12-10 3:14:42 PM  
Scene:  11:00 - 11:24

The Monkees - The Monstrous Monkee Mash
Youtube GRHbe6Sp85k



/ no editing skillz
 
2021-12-10 3:16:21 PM  
Damn.
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Pardon me while I go cry.
 
2021-12-10 3:24:39 PM  
I was 9 when The Monkees show started in '66. Back then most households only had one TV. My parents wanted to watch something else so I never got into them. Still, I know they were huge with younger Boomers and it's sad to see them disappear. It's a reminder that someday I'll be gone too.
 
2021-12-10 3:24:55 PM  

Mole Man: [YouTube video: Stone Poneys - Different Drum (Live)]


Yeah, thanks to Michael Nesmith, we got Linda.
 
2021-12-10 3:25:34 PM  
I was lucky enough to get to see Monkees reruns back when I was a kid. I was always told Nesmith was the one with actual talent and this thread confirms it.  RIP Mikey and congrats on an incredible career.
 
2021-12-10 3:31:06 PM  

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I see your Repo Man and call...

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2021-12-10 3:32:51 PM  
Ouch, this one hurts.  I lived through Monkee-Mania, and he was my favorite.  So great on many levels.
 
2021-12-10 3:42:05 PM  
RIP.  Micky Dolenz is the last Monkee standing the other three have bumped there heads, one more monkee jumping on the bed.
 
2021-12-10 3:45:06 PM  

physt: Goddamnitsomuch...

Glad I made the effort to get out and see Mike and Micky on their farewell tour last October. For 2 of the 3 shows, I had front row seats and they were totally worth it.


I'm still pissed at myself that I didn't go. loved his songwriting. was one of those kids who got into the Monkees back in the mid 80's when one of the local TV stations showed the reruns in the afternoon. my mom found a Monkees greatest hits 8 track at a yard sale somewhere, and we'd listen to that over and over driving around in the old Ford Fairmont (with the factory 8 track) we had. the songs were great, but it was Nesmith's songs that I really loved.

I know he didn't have the biggest solo career. loved how his record company asked him to write more "hits" so he named his next album "And The Hits Just Keep Comin'". but he did have an amazing career, in and out of music.

and there is something about this song that I just love

Michael Nesmith - Rio
Youtube WnpcTsy10dE


/been meaning to read Infinite Tuesday. that's going to be on this weekend's reading list
 
2021-12-10 3:46:57 PM  

bostonguy: This one!

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Pixies vs Goldfrapp vs Puccini - Monkey Gone To Opera
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2021-12-10 3:48:27 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Mole Man: [YouTube video: Stone Poneys - Different Drum (Live)]

Yeah, thanks to Michael Nesmith, we got Linda.


Nez told a story at a show I saw in October about that song. After rejecting Different Drum as not being a Monkees song, Don Kitchener called Nesmith years later and said he always loved the song and wanted Nez to record it with him. Nez told him it was a good idea but Ronstadt was already on the charts worldwide with the song.

Nez was sweet, sweet guy but loved talking sh*t about "Donny" until the day he died.

Interesting to note that after Kitchener was dismissed from song production at the Monkees instance, Kitchener went on to found a band that wouldn't have the same artistic pushback. The Archives "Sugar Sugar" was intended to be a Monkees song until Nez put his fist through a wall and told him no.

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2021-12-10 3:49:56 PM  
NY Post headline; Daydream Believer Takes the Last Train to Clarksville
 
2021-12-10 3:50:06 PM  

poconojoe: physt: Goddamnitsomuch...

Glad I made the effort to get out and see Mike and Micky on their farewell tour last October. For 2 of the 3 shows, I had front row seats and they were totally worth it.

I'm still pissed at myself that I didn't go. loved his songwriting. was one of those kids who got into the Monkees back in the mid 80's when one of the local TV stations showed the reruns in the afternoon. my mom found a Monkees greatest hits 8 track at a yard sale somewhere, and we'd listen to that over and over driving around in the old Ford Fairmont (with the factory 8 track) we had. the songs were great, but it was Nesmith's songs that I really loved.

I know he didn't have the biggest solo career. loved how his record company asked him to write more "hits" so he named his next album "And The Hits Just Keep Comin'". but he did have an amazing career, in and out of music.

and there is something about this song that I just love

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WnpcTsy10dE]

/been meaning to read Infinite Tuesday. that's going to be on this weekend's reading list


Do yourself a favor and buy the audio version of Infinite Tuesdays. It's best to hear it in Nesmith's own voice.
 
2021-12-10 3:50:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Sad news, but for some reason any time I read the phrase "gone to heaven", I instinctively add "Mr. Terwilliger" to the end of it.


"Zeke's gone to heaven, Mr. Terwiliger..."

"Oh, cousin Merle, really..."
 
2021-12-10 3:51:23 PM  

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Came here to praise Repo Man.

My senior year a friend gave me a copy of the soundtrack. That was one of my top 5 albums that year. But growing up in smallville Utah, that movie was hard to find. It was about 5 years later that I finally got to see it. Totally worth it.

I really liked the episode with Frank Zappa, switching identities. So Zappa dressed as Monkee Nesmith was interviewing Nesmith dressed as Zappa, including a big fake nose. Great interview. Zappa was also great in the Monkees movie Head.

I watched the Monkees pre kindergarten, then moved where it didn't air. Then they brought it back around my senior year, and thought it was hilarious. Corny, but fun. My friends thought I was dumb for watching it. Coincidentally, I don't talk to any of them any more.
 
2021-12-10 3:53:16 PM  
Nooooo!

I'm trying not to cry.

I saw him and Micky Dolenz in concert last month. It was the final Monkees concert ever. He did look pretty bad, took several breaks, moved very slowly, and didn't sing well, but he gave it his all, and the audience gave him a standing ovation after each of his solos ("Different Drum," "While I Cry"). May he rest in peace.

Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, 11-14-21:

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