Mike posted this on his Facebook page yesterday, 10/3/12. I’m so glad my husband saved it as Mike took it down.
OK now this is getting out of hand — or maybe out of control — or something.
Apparently there is a fan group — Monkees fans — who have formed a large contingent to boycott the upcoming tour unless and until we invite Kevin Spacey to sing Daydream Believer as a tribute to Davy.
Now, I like Kevin. He is a close friend that calls all the time, at least he says he is Kevin Spacey, and we talk a
lot, but there are too many things that are just plain wrong with this, if I may be so bold as to scold.
First Micky and Peter and I are in rehearsals now and working very hard to put together a great show that includes a solution to what to do about Daydream Believer. We have some very good ideas, and we think they will work out well.
None of them include having Kevin sing, and as good a friend as he is — he calls all the time, really, like at 3AM and so forth — I just can’t agree to this.
Yes, I think David would like the Bobby Darin connection, and, yes, Kevin is a good singer, a really fantastic impressionist, but he is waaay too old, and he cannot, as far as I know do the Davy dance. Not that he would ever need to, but I don’t think he can do it.
I mean, he limped a little in Usual Suspects — but that is a very long way from the Davy dance — a really, very, very long way.
And now these so-called “fans”, as they call themselves, want to boycott this concert tour unless and until we invite Kevin to sing Daydream Believer at the end of the show.
I am beside myself with worry over this, and don’t know what to do. To have such a revolution among people who should know better and who have never even talked to Kevin as I have, sometimes for hours and hours when he was thinking about maybe leaving show biz, just makes me so sad and confused.
But for you “Spacey Cadets”, as I will now call you disparagingly, Peter and Micky and I have got this whole Daydream Believer thing right at the top of our list of things to bring to the concert in the best and right way. It is important to us, and we don’t intend to mess around with this. There are times when the Monkees just have to get serious and this is certainly one of them.
So, pushing us around, and making the three of us have agonizing conversations in the rehearsal studio, and sometimes during meals, even, is just not helping at all.
Please stop — and please do not boycott the shows, and please do not poison anyone else into boycotting the shows. I am asking nicely because I just don’t know what else to do.
These shows are going to be so much fun, and will represent the whole Monkees part of our lives so well, that you just don’t want to miss them. (Micky and Peter are sounding better than ever, BTW)