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 81 
 on: September 15, 2014, 06:44:50 AM 
Started by The End - Last post by BeatleChick
Been alternating between Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies, as I'm still reeling from the concert, and New by Paul, as I'm gearing up for seeing him in 2 weeks time. :)

 82 
 on: September 15, 2014, 06:39:30 AM 
Started by Euan Buchan - Last post by BeatleChick
Surprisingly it wasn't the monos... that will have to wait until the next paycheck (*after* the McCartney concert)... last Beatles items I bought were 2 Beatles covers for my new iphone  :)

 83 
 on: September 15, 2014, 04:13:37 AM 
Started by Starr - Last post by Hello Goodbye
I love that remark he made about The Monkees being compared to The Beatles, which he likened to Star Trek being compared with NASA!  ;D


"The Monkees are to The Beatles what Star Trek is to NASA.  They are both totally valid in their own contexts."


Blue Pacific Interview

 84 
 on: September 15, 2014, 04:04:13 AM 
Started by BlueMeanie - Last post by Hello Goodbye

That's some fancy footwork! I had no idea Sammy Davis Jr. was so graceful.


Sammy Davis Jr. at age 7...


Sammy Davis Jr (Rufus Jones): "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You"

 85 
 on: September 15, 2014, 03:53:01 AM 
Started by Mrs JWL - Last post by Hello Goodbye
Bad fuel tank breather pipes most likely.


You're looking like your old self there, Kev.   ;)

 86 
 on: September 15, 2014, 02:30:46 AM 
Started by Joost - Last post by Dcazz
 :)
I can totally see myself bawling through most of it, too. Heck, I cried just reading the book.

 87 
 on: September 14, 2014, 11:42:10 PM 
Started by Starr - Last post by Moogmodule


Doesn't surprise me that someone says Jones was blanked on stage by Mike Nesmith at a reunion gig. I always got the impression that Mike was the curmudgeon of the group and may well have scorned Davy's lack of musicianship? Just the impression I get. Certainly Nesmith always seemed a bit disenchanted with the whole "pop idol" bit, which is fair enough, but he always came over as a bit churlish I thought. Good musician though, and not really a bad fella I'm sure.

I long since parted company with it, but I used to own a book written by some bodyguard to the stars (forgotten his name and the book's title now... he worked with The Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and many others) and he had a lot of involvement with The Monkees in their 60s heyday. He was particularly close to Mike Nesmith, whom he couldn't praise highly enough, whereas he more or less despised Peter Tork, and implied that the other three Monkees were quite happy to give him the collective cold shoulder at times; allegedly they didn't have much time for poor Pete and on many occasions found him irritating and not on their wavelength (like another Pete who got dumped from our favourite group perhaps?). Tork had a more folksy background than the others as has been said, but was surely the most musically gifted. As a kid I just found him silly and boring.


I remember seeing a doco on The Monkees, who I loved as a kid watching on TV. I have to admit I felt some sympathy for the producers of the show when the Monkees started trying to go off reservation and turn the band into something different from the original conception. One producer made a disparaging remark about Nesmith wanting to do country rock or something. The band was established as a television phenomena and, while all musicians want to grow and move on, it seems a little presumptuous to get that opportunity and then try to use the band for your own ends. Nothing was stopping them going off and forming their own bands. It's like they wanted the famous platform of the Monkees TV show but the freedom to do whatever they wanted with it. Which is at best unrealistic.

Still had some great songs (most had to be written for them of course)

On Peter Tork, George I recall was very impressed with his banjo playing for one.

 88 
 on: September 14, 2014, 11:30:20 PM 
Started by Starr - Last post by Mr Mustard
I still like The Monkees.

I notice further up this thread someone claimed that Davy Jones was a capable guitarist. Is that so? I always felt he was rather "carried" by the other three, being British (fashionable at the time) and arguably the best looking (certainly he always seemed to be regarded as the group's "pin-up"). I can't remember ever seeing him play anything other than maraccas or a tambourine, but that's not to say he didn't of course. One thing for sure is that he had a great, positive, self-deprecating and enthusiastic attitude on and off stage and was always unswervingly loyal to the band. I like that.

Doesn't surprise me that someone says Jones was blanked on stage by Mike Nesmith at a reunion gig. I always got the impression that Mike was the curmudgeon of the group and may well have scorned Davy's lack of musicianship? Just the impression I get. Certainly Nesmith always seemed a bit disenchanted with the whole "pop idol" bit, which is fair enough, but he always came over as a bit churlish I thought. Good musician though, and not really a bad fella I'm sure.

I long since parted company with it, but I used to own a book written by some bodyguard to the stars (forgotten his name and the book's title now... he worked with The Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and many others) and he had a lot of involvement with The Monkees in their 60s heyday. He was particularly close to Mike Nesmith, whom he couldn't praise highly enough, whereas he more or less despised Peter Tork, and implied that the other three Monkees were quite happy to give him the collective cold shoulder at times; allegedly they didn't have much time for poor Pete and on many occasions found him irritating and not on their wavelength (like another Pete who got dumped from our favourite group perhaps?). Tork had a more folksy background than the others as has been said, but was surely the most musically gifted. As a kid I just found him silly and boring.

My favourite - by a long chalk - was Micky Dolenz. This guy was seriously zany and fizzing with charisma. Good vocalist too! And I believe he got the hang of the drums pretty quickly as well. Like Davy he was primarily an actor, but also like Davy he was a great champion not just for the TV show, but for the group. For me, The Monkees could have just about functioned as a trio in any combination except for the omission of Dolenz - Come on, he just HAS to be the definitive Monkee  ;)

I love that remark he made about The Monkees being compared to The Beatles, which he likened to Star Trek being compared with NASA!  ;D

I love "I'm A Believer", "Last Train To Clarksville" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" among others but a real gem which rarely gets a mention is "The Girl I Knew Somewhere". Brilliant pop song.


 89 
 on: September 14, 2014, 11:07:36 PM 
Started by tkitna - Last post by Kangaroo Kev
Cor, Im bored, can you help at all ?

 90 
 on: September 14, 2014, 11:06:23 PM 
Started by Mrs JWL - Last post by Kangaroo Kev

Stupid car smells like gas in the interior, but no visible exterior leaks. Just Googled that. Will have to take the stupid thing in again. (Yes, the car, an inanimate object, is stupid. I stand by my irrational claim!   ;)  )

Hey Kathy I had this problem with a brand new car, whenever it had been stood overnight it smelled of petrol next morning

they never fixed it either

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