|Helen and me singing along to Daydream Believer|
Yes, the Monkees were over for their 45th anniversary tour, I knew I'd like it, I am a real fan from day one. The first ever show 31st December 1966 (don't you love the internet?) was it for me, 9 years old and hooked. My cousin, Robin, was always disparaging - "They don't play, they don't sing, they mime everything to a band behind the curtains" - my brother was on that pathetic band wagon too. Alls I know they were a laugh and the music was pretty good too.
|Nottingham Concert Hall, 25th May 2011|
The majority of the audience were almost as old as the "boys" and they didn't want to get up, but Helen and me, latterly, couldn't keep seated. It was truly a fine evening and my love for The Monkees and Helen (for suggesting we get the tickets one beautiful drunken night on the phone) knows no bounds!
|Davy Jones - trooper!|
|Peter Tork CAN play - keyboards, banjo, lead guitar and the fucking French horn!|
|Micky Dolenz STILL has an incredible voice|
|Real Scouse Git, always loved the kettle!|
Keep on Monkeeing around is all I can say...
What's this got to do with gardening? Nothing!