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pippielongstocking:

Oh, god…where did you hear about this? Are people talking about it on Facebook?

Yes that’s exactly it. Peter Tork’s Facebook page posted a link all about it. And it looks as though the woman in charge of the purple flower gang is the genius behind it.

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…Of course she is. And the sad thing is that if you look at the crowd-funding page that’s been created for this, every single one of the “incentives” for donating money are things that can only happen if the B+B/museum actually get built. Which defeats the entire purpose of an incentive, because it’s supposed to be something that people can actually get.

But yes…the idea of turning Davy’s home into a bed and breakfast is exactly the sort of garish nightmare that we envisioned could happen under the right (wrong) circumstances. If this happens, people will probably try to steal Davy-related mementos from the home or who knows what. Of course, this is all contingent on the town of Beavertown actually approving the construction of the B+B and allowing these people to obtain the proper permits in the first place.

This is not to say that certain people’s hearts aren’t in the right place, but given the logistics and the slightly morbid nature of the whole project, It seems like it would be better to just let Davy rest in peace…

magneito:

mY FAVORITE THING IS HEIGHT DIFFERENCE SHIPS WHERE THE SHORT ONE IS A LITTLE CONDENSED BALL OF PURE RAGE AND THE TALL ONE IS SUPER NICE AND NERVOUS AND ALWAYS HAVING TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE SHORTER ONE 

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thank-your-lucky-stars:

Tiger Beat, March 1967. Via The Monkees Live Almanac.

September 12th, 1966

On this day, forty-eight years ago, four long-haired boys came barreling into living rooms across America. They gave millions of young people something to smile about, something to laugh at and to carry them away from their troubles, even for just half an hour each Monday evening.

No one could have known that this television show’s reach would extend far beyond its two short broadcast years. No one could have known that the Monkees’ story—a band that wasn’t a band, that ended up becoming a band—would be one told again and again, to the newer generations of fans that were to become legion as the decades passed.

To Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider: Thank you for being the authors of the madness. For creating something that no one else would’ve dared to at the time. For pushing the envelope, inserting love and peace into the nation’s consciousness—all the while being subversive and expanding people’s minds without even knowing it. We all owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude…even if you guys did kinda end up being dicks towards the Monkees in the end.

To Don Kirshner, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart: The Man with the Golden Ear, and the men who are responsible for us getting the funniest looks from everyone we meet. Thank you all for creating the soundtrack that brought the show alive. For your musical insights and knowledge, for being such hard-working individuals who translated songs into unparalleled success. We owe you all a tremendous debt of gratitude, too…even if you also ended up being a dick towards the Monkees in the end, Donnie K.

Last (but certainly not least), to The Monkees: Oh, boy. Where do we even begin? Thank you. Thank you not only for changing so many people’s lives, but also for saving them. Thank you for being the four friends so many of us needed when we didn’t have any, and the four friends we wanted when we did. Thank you for the joy, the comfort, the company, the lessons, and the love that you gave us. Thank you for being four pieces of the most delicious eye candy anyone has ever seen. Thank you for standing up, for fighting, for being true to yourselves even when everyone thought you weren’t a “real” band. Thank you for opening the world up and showing us what it could be, if only young people would work together for a common goal. Thank you for forging a connection that could outlast anything, even death.

Thank you for making daydream believers out of all of us.

HAPPY 48TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE MONKEES!

i-remember-the-shire:

Very sad :( I am so happy I got to see it when it belonged to the girls. When we went to Beavertown this past summer, I had a feeling I would be seeing it for the last time.

The last two years were so much fun. I am so grateful I got to attend them both. The Jones girls are wonderful and I wish them the best of luck with everything <3

Sad news indeed. Some of the comments in response to this from people on FB have been rather disheartening, however. Things like, “It should stay in the family” or “Why couldn’t the girls keep it so fans could tour it, like Graceland?”

First of all, this has to have been one of the most difficult decisions that Davy’s daughters have had to make. The house had begun to fall into disrepair, however, and the status quo could not remain the same. But all of the girls do have lives, and in some cases families, of their own, which they had before Davy passed and can’t all of a sudden abandon now that he’s gone. Second, it almost seems macabre to imagine the house as a museum—the idea conjures an image of Annabel in an usher’s uniform standing at the front door taking tickets from overly-excited fans while she looks like she’d rather be anywhere else. 

Perhaps that’s a tad melodramatic, but the point is made. The church in Beavertown is being sold, too; the church that Davy had hoped to convert into a museum, which was a project of his for many years. But the former mayor of Beavertown died last year, and said dream is unfortunately no longer sustainable. We all wish things were different, certainly, but Davy’s daughters are in what has to be an extremely challenging position, and have to do what is in their and Davy’s horses best interest.

While many fans’ lives often end up revolving around the idolized celebrity of their choosing (such as Davy Jones), Davy’s daughters’ lives did not, because as their father he raised them to be independent and have their own lives, while he himself was still part of theirs. And he always will be, regardless of whether the Beavertown house is in the Jones name.

Hi I'm wondering, since you seem to know some about monkees slash, are there any particular pairings that it makes more sense to ship than others? I just don't know much about the pairings and want to understand more. drzoro

Hi there! Wow, well this is certainly a big question. We’d be more than happy to tell you some info about the dynamics of each Monkees slash pairing, as this is something we’ve (obviously) discussed at length over the last few years. Our preferred pairing happens to be Torksmith (Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork), but the most important thing to keep in mind is that whether or not a pairing makes sense to ship is a purely subjective thing. So for example, what this means is that, while the pairing of Torklenz (Micky/Peter) might totally make sense to ship to one person, it might not make sense to ship them at all to someone else. So take a look at our analysis below and then feel free to draw your own conclusions.

(Also, you can always check out our #slash and #slaaaaash tags to read more about Monkees slash and our thoughts on the subject.)

Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork (Torksmith): While some Monkees fans express a great deal of incredulity at the idea of these two together, they are a personal favorite couple of ours. The two opposite personalities prove to be a powerful contrast—oil and water, dark and light, pragmatic Texan vs. free-spirited hippie. Odds are they would harbor a great deal of sexual tension between them—largely unresolved, because Peter fears being rejected by Mike, and Mike’s far too uptight and paranoid to even try to indulge that side of himself.  Yet when they really get into it (be it a fight or otherwise), the sparks start to fly. They are the “star-crossed lovers” of the bunch, and dramatic overtones are never in short supply when they’re around.

Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith (Dolenzmith): Mike and Micky are the “bromance” of the group. From almost the beginning, Micky has seemed to look up to Mike, to worship him, in a sense, and Mike has taken Micky under his wing. The “spontaneous goof” moments in Monkees episodes where Mike and Micky play off each other are classic (Save the Texas Prairie Chicken, anyone?), and the raw masculinity displayed by Mike serves as a great contrast for Micky’s more “delicate” sensibilities. Even now, Micky still idolizes Mike—affectionately quoting him in interviews and calling him “Papa Nez”—and the bromance lives on.

Micky Dolenz/Peter Tork (Torklenz): Peter and Micky are the “best friends” of the group. The two most “kid-like” members of the Monkees, it’s not hard to envision Peter and Micky dragging each other into the other’s schemes and adventures. Together, they make for a playful, yet very sweet, romantic/sexual dynamic. The laid back, easygoing nature of their personalities also allows for them both to switch effortlessly between being the dominant and the submissive. They are never afraid to act like 15-year-olds around each other, and even if one or both have wandering eyes, they still remain committed to each other at the end of the day.

Peter Tork/Davy Jones (Jork): The Hippie and the Diva is how we’d describe these two. Peter is laid back, sexually versatile, and more than willing to welcome Davy into the world of sweaty, man-on-man action. Seduction is possible on both sides, though, with Davy’s overly-inflated ego. It wouldn’t be hard to see him prancing around almost naked just because he knows it would get Peter riled up. The two personalities will sometimes clash, but ultimately they’ll have some great chemistry.

Davy Jones/Micky Dolenz (Jolenz): If Peter and Mike are the mom and dad of the Monkees, then Davy and Micky are the kids. The two youngest members of the group, they would comfort each other as much as they’d make each other laugh. Micky might be the one person Davy could really show his softer side to, and Davy (even though he’s younger) would be great at absorbing and staying levelheaded at Micky’s manicness.

Mike Nesmith/Davy Jones (Jonesmith): Ah, the two Capricorns. There’s no doubt that these goats would ram horns quite often. Mike would be drawn to Davy’s delicate physique—he’d want to assert himself in the dominant position because of Davy’s short stature. But personality-wise, Davy’s as domineering as Mike is, so they would surely often fight it out for who ends up on top. Both are also street-wise, being the two Monkees who grew up under tough, working-class conditions. So they are the two who most know what money is, and what it is to be without it, and would be able to understand each other well in that regard.

i-remember-the-shire:

if you don’t think this is perfection don’t talk to me ever

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