Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

OWH Midweek Throwdown Red White & Blue


Operation Write Home has a new throwdown challenge up this week – Red White & Blue.

Here’s my submission –

Blue, red and checkerboard paper are from a no ID pad. Wausau Fleck cardstock, Sentiment from TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. Stripes and red border are from Creative Memory  Jewel Dimensions Cranberry and Deep Blue. Of course the stripes are crooked….

Mike Nesmith gets ready to tour


Mike posted this on his Facebook page yesterday, 11/7/12.

Here we go — Monkees on tour. Tonight at Escondido we’ll do a dress rehearsal for friends and family — then tomorrow we kick-off.

So far so good. Back up band sounds good. Mick and Pete are in fine form. I’m happy and working hard to learn all the songs — its been a long time, but I’m getting up to speed.

We got our security passes yesterday. I chose 010 — we have a hundred — numbered 001 to 100 — so I thought 010 would be a good one — since that is 4 — a little Davy token there. (ask a computer scientist — they will explain). Turns out Jessica, my daughter, chose the same number, but I excercised RHIP and glommed it from her anyway. She wanted it because her “number” is 10. I have no idea what she means by that — but she meant something. She usually does. She took 055.

Yesterday she brought some friends to rehearsal just as we were doing Daydream Believer and Micky held the microphone for one of them to sing along. It was delightfully awkward. Almost bizarrely awkward. I’m so glad Mike never heard back from Kevin Spacey.

All my kids and grand-kid have stopped by — listened and took pictures and offered constructive insults. Its been fun — and Christian has been a real plus for the back up band and its great having him here — and Jessica is working in the management.

I’ts one way to keep the kids around — play in a band and go on tour.

We will all be on the road as of this morning and it should be great fun.

I imagine much of this post seems obscure and cryptic to many — but that’s because a lot of it is Monkee-speak. Obsessed Monkees fans will know what it refers to — so you will have to ask one of them.

You can join if you’d like. Here are the chapters:

Sing no Evil.
Dance no evil.
Smell no evil.
Believe no evil.

Which one are you?

You will also have to learn the theme:

“We’re the past generation — and we’ve gone predictably strange.”

See you at the shows.