Video: Michael Nesmith – “Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care)” (live in 1971) From Nevada Fighter (RCA, 1971). “Propinquity” means being close to someone, and as is typical, Nez never says the title in his song. This was written before he joined the Monkees and he recorded a demo in 1966 and then a full … Continue reading Old Michael Nesmith video: Propinquity
Video: The Breeders – “Joanne” (Michael Nesmith cover) All Nerve is out March 2 on 4AD. “Joanne” is not on the album. “Joanne” is one of my favorite songs of all time. I first heard it back in college when Leppotone supergroup Twister covered it live at Club Soda in Kalamazoo. I was already a … Continue reading New Breeders video: Joanne
Recording L.A. Turnaround at Tony Stratton Smith’s mansion.
These have been up for a while, but the official Monkees site has three great podcasts featuring Mike Nesmith being interviewed by Rhino’s Chief Monkees Officer, Andrew Sandoval. The best one is Part 2, wherein Nez talks about the band’s insane 1969 tour with a funk group (Sam & The Goodtimers) as their backing band. … Continue reading Mike Nesmith Talks about the Monkees
Wired interviews Michael Nesmith: “I don’t hold much hope for Warner Music Group or Sony being a player in the future… The problem with those kind of companies is that they don’t have any good way to add value anymore. For years, they’d support the artist in their nascent stages and get the goods to … Continue reading Mike Nesmith Interview in Wired