RIP Michael Nesmith of The Monkees

loudboy

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I liked Mike and his sense of humor. Viewing of Elephant Parts
again here today is now almost a must. Especially this segment…



Loved it, but it held the record for lowest rated summer replacement show ever.

Rest in peace Mike.


My best fiend is my best friend for several reasons...not the least of which, shortly after I met him 13 years ago, he started singing "One ton tomato" from the mariachi band segment of Elephant Parts. I knew then that we were on the same wavelength.

Always, whenever we hear it.

 

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I think this was the first record I ever owned. A very early part of my musical education. Put my 8 year old signature on it , let everyone know it’s mine!!So many from my youth moving on. It’s sad but The music lives on.
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I remember being disappointed when I first heard someone say they weren't a "real band" and trying to explain why.
That disappointment didn't last very long.
The TV show was still entertaining, and the songs were still great.
I'm sure it only inspired me all the more to become involved in music.

RIP, God Speed Micheal, you were part of the soundtrack of my youth.
 

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Television, radio, albums, concerts......

It's great to see Music take such an important role
in the story of our lives. To have someone such as
Mike Nesmith fill the gap for all those above mentioned
performances really says a lot.

Where we are today in this video music dominated
culture, we can stand on the shoulders of such giants
as Mike. he was the only Monkee who was allowed to
introduce logic and contemplation into his character.

So film history did him many favors by not categorizing
him as just another TV clown with a guitar. His role
had substance and stands the test of time. He was
taken seriously and for once, I am proud of that
production team for doing so.

Mike's legacy is in clear reach for all of us to enjoy
if we take the time. By taking that time, we can also
enjoy his talented son Christian and know that
Mike did it right. Had a son that followed his dad
into the music realm.

I'm not sad of his passing. We all have our time
that is stamped with both regret and beauty in life.
Till we meet again Mike! Thanks.



 
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kLyon

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He gave us Repo Man. Canonization is definitely in order.
First mention of this. Big cosign: brilliant movie. And then there's that bastard art form known as the "music video..." He practically invented it.
Brilliant man, another sad day.
I visualize him at the pearly gates, in line behind Robbie Shakespeare.
I bet they'd come up with something pretty cool)
 

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Sad news. His hit of 1976 ' flying down to Rio' reminds me of my first year if work in a factory as a sixteen year old, it seemed to be on the radio constantly. Always makes me smile when I here it.
 

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I think this was the first record I ever owned. A very early part of my musical education. Put my 8 year old signature on it , let everyone know it’s mine!!So many from my youth moving on. It’s sad but The music lives on. View attachment 927798

That's the album and logo I traced re my story here on sent letter to them. It should be among the hundreds of LPs we have stored in the house.
 




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