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Hello! (Sorry to burden you with a trio of questions, but I'm curious) which Monkee do you think is the kindest (presently), which do you think has had the most constant and unchanged personality, and which do you think would make the best husband and why? beatlejay

We’ll take this one question at a time…

1. Which Monkee do you think is the kindest (presently)?
Nez. It seems so unlikely, given his demeanor through his malcontent, hot-tempered youth, but Nez has mellowed out dramatically in his old(er) age. Every report we’ve heard from fans who’ve met him has been nothing but positive, and he’s really become this sweet, somewhat shy old Southern gentleman who knows just when and how exactly to be kind to people. So yes, we’d pick Nez out of the current Monkees.

2. Which Monkee do you think has had the most constant and unchanged personality?
Well, all of the Monkees have shades of their younger selves in their current personalities, though obviously to different degrees. But we’d have to say the most constant one would be Micky. It’s not only the fact that he looks damn near the same as he did 45+ years ago (just a bit older), or that his singing voice sounds almost identical, but Micky has always seemed to be the one who gets along with everyone—the “glue” that hold the Monkees together. Though he was a lot wilder in the ’60s and ’70s, his quintessential “Mickyness” has been constant throughout the years, and that is something for which we can all be grateful. Yes indeed.

3. Which Monkee do you think would make the best husband and why?
Oh, boy. Well…not for anything, but asking this question is sort of like asking, “Which slice of day-old uncovered American cheese is the tastiest?” Because they’re all pretty much the same, in a sense. Let’s look at the facts: All of the Monkees have been/were married three times (now four, in Peter’s case). At least three have cheated on their spouses at one time or another, and in one instance, fathered a child out of wedlock (“her name was Nurit…and she liked it when I did that thing with her feeeEEEEETTT…”). Anyway, yes. Marrying one of these guys would probably not be unlike bringing home a puppy: He’s all cute and adorable in the window, but the second the ring’s on, he’s peeing on the furniture and chasing after the miniskirt-wearing French poodle next door. (No wonder Bob Barker recommends neutering your pets. Sheesh…)

Hey! Could you please tell me more about Peter's real personality? I kind of want to get to know him better ect. Thank you :-) Beautiful blog by the way! thevelvelettes

Hello! Thank you for the kind words, re: our blog. In regard to your question, we’re not sure if you’re asking about the real personality of 1960s Peter or present-day Peter. So we’re going to answer for 1960s Peter, and if you want to know about present-day, you’re welcome to ask. Bear in mind of course that we were not around in the ’60s and so can only speculate. By all accounts, 1960s Peter seems to have been a very intelligent, thoughtful person. An article in the December 1966 issue of LOOK magazine sums up the differences between Person-Peter and “Monkee-Peter” pretty well:

"Monkee-Peter is dimpled, sort of dopey. Person Peter is dimpled, creeps off into corners with burgers and The Nation, speaks in long, perfectly punctuated sentences.”

Peter also seemed to be very laid back and probably was the most open and best at dealing with fans in the ’60s. Some accounts from the Monterey Pop Festival detail how fans swarmed him and actually ripped his shirt off, but he laughed and gave people hugs and even threw his wallet into the crowd. Case in point:

Other than that, he seemed to be very liberal (politically speaking) and a fairly serious student of Eastern philosophy (Buddhism and such). Peter also had a rather laid back attitude when it came to sex, nudity, and drugs, and encouraged openness and free love/expression in his friends and those around him. He also has admitted to having had sex with a man once, so Peter is clearly no stranger to experimentation/different sexual orientations and proclivities. 

So hopefully this helps to answer your question. Again, this is largely speculation, in part with the help of people who knew or had the opportunity to meet Peter back in the ’60s. He definitely was different than the character he portrayed on The Monkees’ TV show, and seemed to be an interesting and fun person to be around.

I have been wanting to draw torksmith and/or jonesmith fan art for a long time but I could never come up with ideas. Could you recommend any fics for me to read (fluffy or otherwise, but not really weird or anything) that might inspire a drawing? drzoro

Hi there! Well, in all honesty, we’re not sure what you mean by “not really weird”, as everyone has a different barometer for weirdness and we don’t know what sort of kinks or sexual fics you’re comfortable with or not. We don’t have very many Jonesmith fics on NP.com, but you can check them out here.

As for Torksmith, there are lots of images in the numerous fics we have that could inspire a drawing (for instance, the very wonderful inshecried made a drawing based on the fic Dirty Pretty Things, in which Mike and Peter dress in drag). Again, that may not be an area of your particular interest, but it’s one path that a particular artist took. Another good fic is Peter and the Lollipop, which does indeed feature Peter licking a lollipop (and Mike watching him). On the fluffy side, Of Fates and Fortunes features the guys visiting a fortune-teller at an amusement park and Mike getting all nervous as the fortune-teller reveals quite a bit about him/his feelings for a certain blond bassist. So hopefully that helps give you a few ideas.

Also, do consider perusing our #fanart tag here on Tumblr, which has lots of great drawings (many from the previously-mentioned inshecried) that may help give you some inspiration. Good luck!

Hey, I'm just wondering how seriously I'm allowed to take Monkee articles from 60s magazines (16, Tiger Beat, etc). Obviously I've been taking them with a pinch of salt considering there's a lot magazines aren't allowed to publish, especially about the Monkees having fights etc and their need to keep relationship stuff sensible for a younger audience. But, for example, in the 'Monkee Talk' articles there's a lot of good quotes, are things like this likely to be directly from the boys or made up? its-peter-tork

Hi there! Well, we consulted with bethpurple on this, as she is our resident Teen Mag Expert and has read a great many of those “Monkee Talk” articles. The thing about these teen mag articles is that, at the time when they were all being written and the mags were being put out, the Monkees were almost nonstop busy touring, recording music in the studio, and filming the TV show. So it’s very unlikely that they would have had time to sit down and write full articles for the mags. What most likely transpired, though, is that the teen mag editors or writers sat down and interviewed the guys, and then culled together the quotes from those interviews, cleaned them up a bit/elaborated on them (based on the writers’ own observations), and then all of that put together became the finished article. (The other giveaway is that if you read the Monkee Talk articles carefully, the “voice” in them all sort of sounds the same. If Micky, Peter, Davy, and Mike had written articles themselves, odds are good that the voices would’ve been much more distinct, and you could more easily “hear” each of them in the writing.) Hope that helps! 

Hello! I was wondering how young each of the Monkee's girlfriends have been (like the ones with the biggest age gaps between them and the girls) beatlejay

Well, from the relationships and dalliances that we know of, all of the Monkees clearly have a variety of ages in the women they’ve dated. But of the confirmed girlfriends/significant others that each Monkee has had—and let’s be honest, we could all use a color-coded flow chart at this point, though it would probably look something like this:

image                                   By all accounts, it doesn’t make sense.

—the two Monkees with the greatest age gaps between them and their girlfriends/significant others have been Nez (he married Victoria Kennedy in the year 2000, when he was 58 and she 32, giving them a 26-year age gap) and Davy (he married Jessica Pacheco in the year 2009, when he was 64 and she was 32, giving them a 32-year age gap).

So we would say that the largest age gap between the Monkees and their girlfriends/wives has been in the 30-40 year range. Hope that answers your question!

Hi. I was wondering if you had any of those "candid" monkees stories you could tell me about (or at least direct me to a source) -- sort of like the one you had written here about when Davy peed in the beer bottle (y'know, silly stories like that). Thanks peter-dorkk

Hi there! Well, we’re not exactly sure what you mean by “candid” (though we are aware of the story in question). Although that story comes from a personal source, we are not aware of a specific source online that has Monkees stories. We do have a few tags here on the NP Tumblr that contain Monkee shenanigan stories from over the years, however. Your best bet is the #groupie tales tag, the #hugs not drugs tag, and the #the monkees didn’t smoke pot what are you saying tag. Hope that helps!

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.

Do you know if Peter is really playing the harp in "The Devil and Peter Tork"? torkiedegraw

Hi there! No, Peter is not, in fact, playing the harp in The Devil and Peter Tork. He makes mention of it in the audio commentary on the episode, that he “lip synced” his fingers, that “it was all imitations of Harpo Marx, I promise,” and that “I did not and still do not to this day know how to play the harp.”

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…Not bad for a long-haired weirdo, eh?

Hello! I was wondering what sort of qualities, aspects, and 'types' the Monkees like and/or have when regarding women patronofprostitutes

Hi there! Well, we’ve actually been asked this question previously, so we’ll go ahead and repost our answers for you. (And remember, you can always check out our Monkeesexual Compilation Posts and/or our #ask np tag to see if your query’s already been asked/answered!)

Davy: Davy loves being at the same height as a vagina. He enjoys a tall girl, so that he can stand between her legs and look up like he’s scaling a mountain. She doesn’t even have to talk in complete sentences or know what day of the week it is…just give that Midget a tower of legs to climb, and he’s happy as a clam.

Micky: Micky likes blondes. And also blondes. In the words of someone who knows what’s what: “If it’s young and blonde, Micky want to penetrate it.” Micky also likes to be able to make a girl laugh, and it helps greatly if her top happens to fall open while that is happening. The quickest way to a woman’s heart is through her areolas, don’tcha know.

Peter: Peter enjoys someone with whom he can have philosophical discussions, but he also enjoys doing this naked, and baked as a cake. He also likes being baked and naked WHILE baking a cake, but that’s another story. Peter is not opposed to an empty-headed bimbo, as long as her mouth is full (you can guess what we mean by that). Also, boobies. Peter is fond of the boobies—in any size, shape, whatever, just as long as they are there.

Mike: Nez likes blondes with an intellectual side, and it also helps if you’re fertile. He likes to procreate, is what we’re saying, and his super Nezsperm can and will probably get you pregnant just from him looking at you. He also likes a woman who can cook chili in the nude. While quoting Proust. Backward. In Iambic pentameter. 

I'm not sure if anyone asked this before but what do you think might be each Monkees biggest kink in the bedroom? pippielongstocking

Yes indeed, this question has been asked several times before (it seems to be a favorite among Monkees fans, including you, as we found a previous question asked by you in our #kinky is as kinky does tag!). So we’ll repost our answers here:

Davy: Davy would probably be the least likely to have a kinky fetish. For him, “kinky” is a one-time event of having sex somewhere that isn’t the bedroom—like in a car while driving (would that we were making this up: Jessica actually mentions it during their Newlywed Game appearance). An event such as this allows him the room to show off his sexual prowess, which we think he would want to do, to bolster his confidence as a lover. But it’s likely that Davy’s somewhat reserved nature would leave him a bit too uptight anything deeply kinky. 

Micky: Roleplaying is somehow always the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Micky. Perhaps it’s his background as an actor, but we can see Micky as really loving anything in the bedroom with outfits or costumes. The kinky twist might be that, instead of the traditional roles, Micky would want to be in the “feminine” role—not necessarily dressing up like a girl, but being vulnerable, being open to being tied up and left at her mercy, and having her be the one to seduce him, instead of vice-versa. We think that would satisfy some craving to be dominated that he has in his psyche, but still allow him to maintain some degree of control.

Peter: It’s almost impossible to say what Peter’s kinky fetish is, because we think it changes by the week. What gets him hot and boiling one day might be something completely different to what does it the next. Hot wax, handcuffs, spanking, voyeurism, public sex—it’s very likely that all of these have been kinks of his at one time or another, and that he has fulfilled them. Peter we think would be willing to explore kink most deeply—see, for example, a fic on our site called A Night at the Nutcracker, which, while a show-based fic, depicts Peter as the instigator for bringing the guys to a kinky sex club. We think Peter is probably the Monkee most likely to “try anything once”—twice, if he really likes it—and so his kinky fetish would simply be the exploration of multiple fetishes and seeing how many he could get his partner to try.

Mike: Mike and kinky have an unusual relationship. Of all the Monkees, Mike is probably the one to keep his fetishes and fantasies firmly locked inside his head. Life itself is the kinky fetish for Mike—watching the way a situation or encounter plays itself out. Mike would be most likely to enact his seduction mentally, so the kinky part would be to involve someone without them actually knowing it. He’d play mind games and then observe the effects of them on the other person, both physically and psychologically, and this would be the source of his enjoyment. In all likelihood, however, Mike would probably be more comfortable fulfilling someone else’s kinky fetishes than acting out his own.

…So there you have it, folks! And for those who may not know, we have gone ahead and compiled all of the Monkeesexual questions that we’ve been asked over the years into not one…not two…but THREE compilation posts, so you can read over all the deliciously dirty queries that have come (pun somewhat intended) our way and our answers to them. Links to all three compilation posts can be found right on our Tumblr page, HERE. Enjoy!

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