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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mike Nesmith!

Posted by on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM

A rousing "Happy Birthday" to Michael Nesmith, formerly of The Monkees who turns a rousing 68 years old today! Besides being a very talented musician and songwriter, Mike has also clocked time as a movie producer (Repo Man), author, internet pioneer, and philanthropist. And while The Monkees television show was often pooh-poohed at the time for being too commercial, Mike's influence was on the show was anything but. Check out the hilarious and weird opening of episode 57 where Mike (as Frank Zappa) is interviewed by Frank Zappa (as Mike). Then wonder how TV got so fucking boring.

 

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Happy Birthday Michael!!! Hope its a good one!
Posted by Mary Haahr on December 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM · Report this
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The man also made some incredibly great music on his own after the Monkees. For real. Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klsu3k5lF…

I consider the steel guitar solo at the 2:18 mark to be one of my favorite moments in music ever. Ever, I say!
Posted by Jason Josephes http://www.myspace.com/bluemoonseattle on December 30, 2010 at 12:33 PM · Report this

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