Michael Nesmith planning short U.S. tour

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by abbeyrdsteve, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. SoundAdvice

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  2. MarkTheShark

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    I think he's just probably a little introverted, doesn't like crowds, and is wary of certain types of people. Kinda like me. I personally would not enjoy being a celebrity. Artist, performer, yes. That's different.
  3. Mister Charlie

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    He also said he wanted to keep scalpers out of it and keep it small yet allow some people in. He doesn't have to do it, and so I for on eam quite grateful he is and happy to pay the nominal fee.
  4. Hawkman

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    Damn. Wish i had seen this earlier. There goes my fourth signature on my Pisces album.

    Didn't see this until today. Oh well.
  5. D-rock

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  6. Delramos

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    Where's the indication he doesn't get meet and greet? Bit patronising mate. He's trying something different. Making it a bit more intimate. Good for him. Makes it all the more special for those who go.

    Nesmith owes us nothing and yet he's giving us so much. Good for him. Sounds like sour grapes from all you haters.
  7. Tracy Robison

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    Got show and conversation tickets, can't wait!
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  8. rstamberg

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    Am I weird for forgoing the meet 'n greet and simply wanting to see the show? No disrespect, but I'd want to meet Michael Nesmith if I *did* attend the m'n g, NOT the other folks in line, if you get my drift.
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  9. Rfreeman

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    I've never paid for a M&G and can't imagine doing so. But then I've never hired a prostitute either.
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  10. Delramos

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    ...er...what a twat....
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  11. Dugan

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    Examiner.com has an interview with Mike here:
    http://www.examiner.com/article/exclusive-interview-monkee-michael-nesmith-heading-out-on-solo-tour

    Here is an interesting answer:

    Q: “Will the most recent Monkees tour be released either on video or CD?”

    Michael Nesmith: “I don't think so. There were some recordings made toward the end of the tour but I haven't looked at them. If they are outstanding, I might consider releasing them if Micky and Peter want to and agree, but I can't tell until I watch them. Right now, no plans for release.”
  12. misopolemiac

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    Interesting indeed. I read that part too fast and assumed that he meant audio recordings, but clearly, it's video as well. I recently read an old interview with Davy in which he said he had video of the 2011 tour. As we know, Gary Strobl has video of the '97 UK tour. When is this all going to come out?!?

  13. rswitzer

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    I'll settle for the following conversation with Mike: He sings, I listen.
  14. MarkTheShark

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    This is interesting to me because it suggests Nesmith is the "gatekeeper" of this material and its potential release. (The "Sunny Girlfriend" breakdown in Chicago was great -- they turned a show-stopper moment into a routine, but I sense Nesmith would be too much of a perfectionist to want to preserve that one for posterity.) Some time back (before there was talk about the recent reunion) Nesmith also casually mentioned in passing on his Facebook page that he had been working on re-editing the Monkees' 1997 TV special for possible release. I assume that meant going back to film elements for a new transfer which would meet today's standards, not editing for content? But who knows? And I have seen/heard/read no references to this again since. I know he's credited as the writer (and possibly also director) on that one. I think it's jointly owned by the four Monkees (now three and one estate) IIRC? (Uh oh.)
  15. 905

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    I remember reading that back when I was on facebook. Since then I've been hoping Mike is making a new edit of the 1997 tv show, but haven't heard anything else. (The only reason being that I'd like to see Mike do another take on it just to see what he comes up with.)
  16. bluejeanbaby

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    People say he does take down postings he's made from his fb page, but I swear I saw him say within a post that he had heard there is this thing where you meet fans after the shows from Micky and Peter....I just don't say whatever I want off the top of my head....soooo, I guess that was another one of his sarcastic and silly joking arounds????
    I'm not one of those haters nope not me, for that you have to look elsewhere...been a Monkees fan since 1967 actually, therefore am a Mike fan, since I lived and breathed Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy all, oh for about 2+1/2 yrs back then....and been hanging around the fandom since they resurged in the 80's...especially from the turn of the millenium and onward...
    However I'm also not one to fall at the feet of any of them, not 13 anymore you know?
    Anyways, good going for those who are able to talk to him, I'll be looking forward to what you say about the experience.
  17. D-rock

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    I guess there is a show on Comedy Central called The Kroll Show. It's a sketch comedy show. Nez posted on FB that he shot some stuff for that on Tuesday.

    MN ~ "Years ago my first day of shooting was at the Columbia Ranch. Now it is just called the Ranch but I think it is part of Warner Bros. It is a large installation at the corner of Hollywood Way and Oak out in Burbank --the valley -- in California.

    I went down to LA on Tuesday to shoot the Kroll Show and Wednesday morning I got up early and drove out of the hotel but had to pull over in order to get my nav set up to get me to the studio.

    After I stopped I looked up and realized I was sitting at the entrance to the Ranch.

    It wasn't exactly deja vu -- more like deja whoa -- and it made me laugh. As I sat in the car alone I had all the same emotions overtake me that ran through my head on the first day of shooting back in 1966. Not exactly D Day levels of tension -- but it took hold on much the same terms.

    I drove over to cast and crew parking where I got in the van to go to the location. I was the only one in the van besides the driver who said not a word.

    It was like getting on the school bus the first day of school -- or a first date -- any of those firsts where you don't know exactly what to do, don't really know anyone, or which way to turn. As a recurrence it was bittersweet -- I had been here before -- but I was surprised at how eternal the moment was -- timeless and real.

    The show was fun to shoot. I love collaboration with a creative team. Nick was warm and hospitable and fun to work with --Levy, my friend was solicitous and attentive and helpful -- and the sketch was pretty funny.

    We won't know till Krisel gets it edited -- but I'll bet it will come out fine. Krisel -- the director -- knows his stuff.

    By the end of the day I was back in the saddle and confident and comfortable and happily rocking back and forth on my feet waiting for the school bus to take me home.

    Turns out the next school bus is a tour bus. It shows up for me Thursday in Nashville.

    Life as a 6 year old -- all over again."
  18. Pawnmower

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    Tour starts tomorrow. Who's going to the first show?
  19. JuanTCB

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    Tour started last night in Nashville - did anyone here go?
  20. BeatleStair

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    Someone posted video of Mike singing " Some of Shelley's Blues" - GREAT version! Love to see more!!!

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  21. Tracy Robison

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    Last night (courtesy of B. Swiger)
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  22. KirkK

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    The above video was me. Here's Grand Ennui:

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  23. KirkK

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    And Thanx For the Ride:

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