Monkees Awards Challenge: Day 10
DAY 10a: Favorite Monkees-Related Story
Man…I keep thinking of all the Monkees stories that I love and there are just so damn many that it’s difficult to choose. I’m really interested in the stories that we haven’t heard yet—like what exactly happened between Peter and Mike that led up to Mike giving Peter that gold watch when he quit the group
*cough*bad breakup*cough*. I guess one story that is worth telling—not that it’s a total favorite of mine, but it’s one of the funniest Monkees-related stories for sure—is one I heard from Micky about when he was touring as part of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce, & Hart in the ’70s. They did a gig in some club in the lower level of the Empire State Building, and apparently the green room was really dingy and awful—musty, hardly anywhere to sit, and no bathrooms. Well, at one point the four of them were in the green room there having some beers and relaxing, and Tommy Boyce picked up his bottle of beer to have a sip. He takes one swig and immediately spits it out and sputters, “What the hell is this??” As it turned out, Davy pissed in Tommy’s beer bottle because there were no bathrooms, and after Tommy spat it out, Davy was rolling on the floor laughing.
So…yeah. There’s a story for you (and did I mention I love cheeky rascal-Davy? Hahah).
DAY 10b: Funniest Monkee
Ahh…another tough one! All four guys are definitely funny in their own ways. Davy could be hilarious when he wanted to, and Micky just…Micky will come out with some serious zingers that double you over with laughter. And I love Nez’s deadpan, acerbic style…that sort of low-key, intelligent “funny” that is so damn great because he seems like he doesn’t even care about being funny, and that makes it even funnier. So yeah…I guess I will go with Nez as my choice for funniest Monkee.