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29-02-2012, 11:04 PM
A childhood icon has taken the last train to Clarksville
RIP, Davy Jones.
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29-02-2012, 11:21 PM
RE: A childhood icon has taken the last train to Clarksville
I was a great admirer but I couldn't say "icon".
Maybe it's something to do with all the years of playground teasing when kids found out my name... "Oh so you're a Monkey hahaha!"
I wish I'd known enough about evolution then, to just say "Yup, we all are"
But at least it was better than the older generations always saying "So, where's your locker, then?"

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29-02-2012, 11:27 PM
RE: A childhood icon has taken the last train to Clarksville
(29-02-2012 11:21 PM)DLJ Wrote:  I was a great admirer but I couldn't say "icon".
Maybe it's something to do with all the years of playground teasing when kids found out my name... "Oh so you're a Monkey hahaha!"
I wish I'd known enough about evolution then, to just say "Yup, we all are"
But at least it was better than the older generations always saying "So, where's your locker, then?"

Nice to meet you, David L. Jones.

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29-02-2012, 11:28 PM
RE: A childhood icon has taken the last train to Clarksville
It's a sad day indeed.
I used to watch the reruns of the monkeys all the time. I miss that show.
Plus I could relate to people saying I monkey around.

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01-03-2012, 12:03 AM
RE: A childhood icon has taken the last train to Clarksville
Nice obit in the NY Times.

This sounded about right:
"For all the Monkees’ chart-topping acclaim, the group never pretended to be anything other than what it was: a smoke-and-mirrors incarnation of a pop group reminiscent of that mop-topped one from Liverpool, created for a benignly psychedelic American TV sitcom."

And this:
"To this day, its theme song is hard-wired into the baby-boomer brain:

Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees,
and people say we monkey around.
But we’re too busy singing
to put anybody down. "

I even do the walk sometimes if we are 4 people walking side by side.
I'll do it today, as a tribute.

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01-03-2012, 12:56 AM
RE: A childhood icon has taken the last train to Clarksville
Hey, hey we're the Monkees ...




I am us and we is me. ... bitches.
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01-03-2012, 02:15 AM
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I already had the damn song on my mind all day, so I guess it won't hurt to actually hear it out loud.Dodgy

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01-03-2012, 02:33 AM
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(29-02-2012 11:28 PM)lucradis Wrote:  It's a sad day indeed.
I used to watch the reruns of the monkeys all the time. I miss that show.
Plus I could relate to people saying I monkey around.

Reruns?? OMG I watched the originals! (in my defence, I was pretty young)
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02-03-2012, 10:12 AM
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He took the train to Clarksville? I thought he just went to his locker?

Good guy he stayed at the hotel where my brother used to supervise once when he was preforming near by and he spent time in the lobby talking and signing autographs for people just for the fun of it.
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06-03-2012, 04:50 PM
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If it wasn't for the Brady Bunch I woudln't even know who this guy is.

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