Nez posted a link to a photo of a particular Tumblr meme on his FB page this morning. The photo could have easily been sent to him, or he could have found it through a Google Image search—which is probably the most likely explanation. Yet somehow folks think this automatically means that Nez is on Tumblr, and while we are not faulting people for thinking about it or imagining the idea, what bothers us is people saying that Nez is on Tumblr as if it’s factual information. In reality, there is no evidence to support such a claim, and we just wish people would think before making these posts, only because it tends to get everyone riled up and we hate to see people become excited and then let down when it turns out not to be true.
Hey there! Well, to answer your first question, there could be a few possible reasons why Mike didn’t dance with the girl. One is that, of the four Monkees, he was the one who was married during filming of the TV show, and so perhaps either he or the producers didn’t feel comfortable casting him in that “love interest” light that the other three guys were shown in in that sequence. Another possible reason (albeit unlikely) could be that there wasn’t enough time in the sequence to show Mike dancing with her and that it was edited out as a result. Or, maybe Mike felt self-conscious about his dancing ability (or lack thereof) and therefore refused to participate/be shown dancing because of that.
In all honesty, we actually rather prefer what Mike does, versus the dancing the other Monkees did with the girl. We don’t think his eyes are sad and puppy dog…we think they are intense, his gaze deeply focused on her. He’s almost like a Mr. Darcy (from Pride & Prejudice) figure there, regarding her silently yet thoughtfully. It’s so different from the other three guys (especially Micky flinging the poor girl about like a rag doll), but different in a very, very good way. At least in our opinion, it is.
In regard to your second question, we are fairly certain that Mike’s son was not one of the children in the “Saturday’s Child” video (assuming that is the video to which you are referring, as the only other one we know of with children is “Your Auntie Grizelda” in Captain Crocodile, but they’re not playing with the kids there). Mike’s son Christian was only 1 or 2 years old at the time of that video’s filming, whereas the children featured in it are at least several years older. So, no, he wasn’t in it, at least to our knowledge.
Hey! Do you mean this kiss here? In which case, yes, we do have a GIF of it. Haha.
Hey there! Unfortunately, when we tried to do a search for the novel, it was listed as “Out of Print” on Amazon.com and on Barnes & Noble’s website, and we haven’t been able to locate it anywhere else. Your best bet probably is to contact Claire herself directly, as she may be able to tell you where to find it.
Hey there! Well, we’ve been asked this question previously, although a quick look at our last answer shows that we didn’t delve into too much detail. So, we’ll re-answer here.
After thinking about it, we feel that there are two answers here. Davy is the Monkee we feel would be the most “classically” romantic—the big sweeping gestures, down on one knee, moonlit stroll, so on and so forth. His personality just lends itself to that sort of “Broadway musical” style of romance. But for the most romantic Monkee overall, we have to go with Nez. Although not keen to show it right away (or often at all), beneath that gruff exterior is a deeply romantic soul, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he ended up quoting Shakespearean sonnets backwards to you, or offering you a bouquet of roses with little hand-painted “Giraffe Crossing” signs on the petals. So…yep. There you have it.
Hey there! Well, we know that the Monkees as a group toured Australia and the Far East in 1968, and have gone down there in smaller combinations (such as Peter and Davy in the ’80s) since then. The reunion tour in 1996 started in the UK and progressed to the U.S., and to our knowledge, did not extend to any other countries. The 2011 tour also began in the UK before coming to the U.S., but again, those were the only two countries they visited. (And of course, last year was just a 12-date venture to test the waters.)
It seems like, going by what Micky has said in recent interviews, that this tour stands a chance of hitting some other markets, because of the interest and the demand. It will likely depend on how much the three guys can handle, of course, because touring is a taxing venture for performers of a much younger age, let alone three 70-ish-year-old men. But our philosophy in instances like these is to simply hope for the best, but expect nothing (just to keep from being too disappointed). We’ve got our fingers crossed for ya, though!
Hi! Well, we’ve given this some thought…and here is our answer. In order of our personal preference:
Michael Nesmith + John Lennon. Sadly, this duet will never actually be possible. But the thought of a Nez/John duet is intriguing to us. On paper, a Texas twang and a Liverpudlian accent don’t seem as though they would mesh, but with the right melody/harmony, the right instrumentals, and some damn good lyrics (and either one of them could write the music or the words), it could be a crackerjack combination.
Micky Dolenz + Paul McCartney. Wouldn’t this just be some sweetness? Both of these fellas have absolutely terrific voices, and we can easily see them trading off on some sort of fun, upbeat-y song together. Or, because we know Paul personally gave Micky dispensation to perform the Beatles song “Oh, Darlin’ ” in his shows, it would be a treat to see/hear them do that song together.
Peter Tork + Ringo Starr. Both of these guys have the deepest (as in pitch) voices of the members of their respective bands. We think that together (in the right key, so Peter’s vocals aren’t shaky) they could do some sort of gigantic drunken singalong—a deliberately over-long combination of “Yellow Submarine” and “Your Auntie Grizelda.” It would be heard in bars ‘round the world for years to come…
Davy Jones + George Harrison. Something inside of us just tingles at the thought of a Davy/George duet on “Here Comes the Sun.” We know that Davy’s voice has that brassier, Broadway vocal quality to it, but it kind of works in contrast to George’s softer, more lilting voice. Plus, we feel that George’s vocals in such a duet would help polish the rougher edges of Davy’s, and Davy’s voice could give George’s a bit more oomph, just to help make those melodies stand out. So that’s why we’d pick the two of them for a duet.
Hi there! Yes, there is a connection…Peter wrote the song “Easy Rider” with his post-Monkees band Release for the movie of the same name, but it was never used in the film. Thus, Peter and James Lee Stanley recorded it for their 2001 CD Once Again.