We are here, and we’re gonna have a good time

Unless you follow me or Mike Nesmith on social media, you probably didn’t know there was a new Monkees album out (after all, they’re almost 75 years old and only 3/4 of the original band remains). But I’m here to tell you that it dropped on Friday and it is ACTUALLY QUITE GOOD. The album is called —waitContinue reading “We are here, and we’re gonna have a good time”

Real life is for March

According to 30 Rock, nothing that happens on Leap Day counts, so I like to think this means Davy Jones never actually died (how come none of the other conspiracy theorists are onto this one with me?!). And in that case, we really don’t have anything to be sad about today. This also marks the anniversary ofContinue reading “Real life is for March”

Top Fives: Monkees Edition

Friday! Finally! Here’s a #FBF to the first post on this blog (or “online journal,” as I called it back in 2008). In true ethno-major style, it was a celebration of the jawbone as an instrument and also, of course, the Monkees (yes! those two things actually are related). A couple notes about this: A) The numberContinue reading “Top Fives: Monkees Edition”

You’re a nail-biter, and your mother never ever loved you.

Yes. YES. YAAAAAAASSSS. I’ve just thought of the perfect Halloween costume. Ok, tasteless stereotyping and ridiculousness aside…..MONKEEMEN! I mean, look at them, it’s perfect. The reason I’m so excited? If you couldn’t guess, it’s the fact that I can wear my glasses for a costume and IT WILL LOOK 100% ACCURATE. My whole life I’veContinue reading “You’re a nail-biter, and your mother never ever loved you.”

Catching up

It finally happened!: I made it through November alive! This was my third time attempting NaNoWriMo, and I finally succeeded in writing 50,000 words in 30 days. WOOO! Quite a lesson in commitment. I guess you could call the (un)finished product a “novel,” except I’d have months of re-writing and de-suckifying to do before I could ever consider itContinue reading “Catching up”

You’re always the dummy, Pete.

My last few posts have been very wordy. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (to quote Seinfeld)…but I’m here to mix it up a bit with these two photos of Stephen Stills and Peter Tork looking like the same person: Let it not be forgotten that Stephen Stills did in fact try out for theContinue reading “You’re always the dummy, Pete.”

The odds are astronomical

Tonight we watched an exceptionally silly episode of Star Trek, in which Kirk and the crew have to outwit a planet full of humanoids who model their entire society off of the Chicago mobs of 1920s Earth (right?). I especially liked the “Fizbin” scene below, not just because the Kirk/Spock interactions are hilarious and BonesContinue reading “The odds are astronomical”

Just a short (no pun intended) post

Because I am home alone tonight and what I do when I’m home alone is watch Monkees videos… I just discovered this gem of a YouTube video (for Monkeefans, at least) compiling all the running gags on the show. I think my favorite has gotta be Davy’s “I am standing up!” Aww Davy, I knowContinue reading “Just a short (no pun intended) post”