This photo comes from the final issue of Monkees Monthly, an item that has eluded my collection for many years. I'd like to send a big thank you to longtime Monkees collector (and author) Ed Reilly for scanning the entire issue for me.
(From the September 1969 issue of Monkees Monthly)
Frank Zappa made two appearances with The Monkees on television and film. In December 1967, Zappa filmed a spoof with Mike Nesmith that appeared at the start of the 57th episode of the series, "The Monkees Blow Their Minds." He later made a cameo in Headas 'The Critic.'
A friend of Mike's in the pre-Monkees era, John London later accompanied Mike to Los Angeles to try their hand at the music scene there. London later became Mike's stand-in on the television series and would occasionally play bass guitar on Monkees recordings. He also co-wrote "Don't Call on Me" with Nez, which appeared on The Monkees' fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. After The Monkees, Mike asked John to join him in the First National Band.
Is this the millennial "Breaking up is Hard to Do?" I particularly like the video -- the sentiment of the song -- the production and setting -- the song bed.
I can live with EDM -- and in fact listen to a lot: Blue Stone, Sleepthief, ATB,
Traditional? Listening to Shovels and Rope, Sara and Sean Watkins
Pop? Lana Del Rey "Honeymoon"
-- like that.
I'm feeling good about the new musicians. Looks like we are in for a change of pace. I start the days sitting and listening to music for a couple of hours --- like reading -- full concentration -- focus -- a kind of prayer and meditation.
I have thousands of songs in my library now. I use this to play them: Virtual DJ. I mix on the computer with headphones for the party in my head. Table for one with millions of friends.
What are you listening to these days? Share a list if you feel like it.