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Monkees – Me & Magdalena Live

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The show in LA on Friday was the last night that Mike will perform with Micky & Peter.

This is my favorite song from the new album Good Times.

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Michael Nesmith still amuses me

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So, I may have spoken of my incredible love for Michael Nesmith once or twice. Have you read my post about my first meet and greet with him? No? Here you go, I’ll wait. See, I wasn’t kidding.

Anyway, he’s been working on a live CD from his Fall 2013 Movies of the Mind Tour. They’ve been working on putting all the packages together. His son, Christian, just posted this picture on his Facebook page with the simple caption “The aftermath.”

Jessica, Christian and Michael Nesmith

This just makes me smile.

Nesmith Mind Movies

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Michael Nesmith posted this on his Facebook page just a bit ago.

His caption? “Coming soon to a mind near you. Fall 2013. Rated Infinite”.

This is an excellent way to describe one of his shows – he talks about the story that goes with the song as if it were a movie.

 

Michael Nesmith – Notes from the road

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Michael just posted this on his Facebook page –

Notes from the road — summer 2013 Monkees tour

Austin

A friend of mine out here told me a story I found interesting so I thought I would pass it on.

A famous composer and wife — along in years — recently applied for life insurance for him. They expected it would be expensive given his age.

The agent asked what he was doing these days and the composer shyly dodged the question, but she spoke up and said they were traveling quite a bit. They were going from city to city by invitation to attend performances of his works and accolades from his fans.

The agent hardly skipped a beat and said “Oh, then we can add ten years to his life expectancy. We call it the “applause” factor”.

It made sense to me. Applause is appreciation and appreciation is increase.  I think it is one of the reasons gratitude is such a powerful and happy state of mind.

I’ve certainly been getting my share on this tour. The crowds have been fantastic — singing along and shouting and clapping. They seem to be having the best time. I see huge smiles everywhere we are playing — young and old. I’m trying to give back as much as I get but its hard. I don’t think I have ever been on the receiving end of so much joy. Appreciation, indeed.

It makes me very happy, too — and it makes me feel good — physically feel good. Sometimes I find myself spontaneously laughing with delight in the middle of a song. I look out at the crowds and they are beautiful. I tell them so — but the comment pales in comparison to what they give to us.

It is a nice touch.

We are in Austin starting the Texas leg of the tour. Lots of friends here and lots to look forward too.

Austin is also the “hump” for us — the point in the tour when there are fewer dates before you than there are behind you — the halfway point.

We will celebrate with Aaron Franklin’s barbecue and a friendly hang at the Hotel tomorrow — a traditional “over the hump” road party. Just the band and crew and a few friends.

Another nice touch.