Monday, July 10, 2006

We Shant Work Together Again...

David Gilmore and Roger Waters, Garry Richwarth and Kevin Cronin, Ozzy and Bob Daisly/Lee Kerslake, Paul/Gene and Ace/Peter. All this acrimony in the rock world reminds me of Mick Jagger pleading to an uninterested Hell’s Angels contingency as they beat Altamont concert goers, “Who’s fighting and what for?” Many of you out there have heard me ask the question: “What the fuck happens between such long time friends that would keep time from healing old wounds, and isn’t the fact that you made such impactful art together a reason to forgive such age old transgressions?”

I guess not as far as The Monkees goes. Not sure The Monkees made impactful art, but I find it strange that they can't work together anymore. I'd love to hear one of them quote "Creative Differences" as the reason for the standoff.


At 11:31 AM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

What happens is that life and the work turn you into different people than you were when you started and sometimes that doesn't mesh. It's sad but true. I imagine things are amplified when you reach a level of success that creates "camps" of people around you. It's so tribal.

At 12:31 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Jackson said...

I can imagine Mickey Dolenz having a major 'tude, they guy comes off jerky, but Tork? The Ace Freheley of the Monkees? C'mon, they guy has got to be a sweetheart.

I saw the Monkee movie 'Head' the other day, it's actually a masterwork. Sublime genius.

Nesmith was the only Monkee with any talent beyond acting, he's been smart to steer clear of those guys - that eighties reunion was awful, but I'm sure it was lucrative.

At 12:43 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Bobby said...

Pick up the book, "The Beatles" by Bob Spitz. It gives you a front row seat, watching as the band and their friendsips dissolve before your eyes. Sometimes the book gives you a little too much detail (especially the early years,)but you can see how people's egos get in the way of their better judgement.
P.S. Mike Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper,(Wite Out,) So he doesn't need the money and doesn't choose to tour with the rest of the boys.
P.S.S. Thanks for the shout out on my blog. I enjoy yours as well.


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