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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #50: February 20, 2019, 11:36:51 AM »
"This Bullpen Sucks!"
Get the Slickee Boys to play the anthem.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #51: February 21, 2019, 12:17:03 PM »
Peter Tork of The Monkees, 77.   He was a D.C. native.

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« Reply #52: February 21, 2019, 07:17:24 PM »
Peter Tork of The Monkees, 77.   He was a D.C. native.

Used to love that show.  :couch:

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« Reply #53: February 21, 2019, 07:51:42 PM »
Used to love that show.  :couch:


Me too. I can remember 6th grade slumber parties where we’d spend half the night dancing to the Monkees songs. Some years ago I picked up a “Best of” Monkees CD. I was surprised how well most of the songs stood up.


Best memory - about 15 years ago we had a long layover in Atlanta’s airport, aka Hell on Earth, due to snow.  It was probably close to midnight, and with nothing else to do we’d perched ourselves on some chairs for some good people watching.  Suddenly Davy Jones walked by. No entourage. Just him. I almost died on the spot. He looked at us with kind of a grin that said basically, yes, I’m who you think I am, and thanks for not bugging me. I saw his face. Yes, I was a believer.


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #54: February 21, 2019, 08:12:37 PM »
Yes, I was a believer.

Great story. :clap:

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« Reply #55: February 21, 2019, 08:31:31 PM »
Boyce and Hart were the Monkees--or at least until the fellas learned to actually play those instruments. 

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« Reply #56: February 21, 2019, 08:47:22 PM »

Me too. I can remember 6th grade slumber parties where we’d spend half the night dancing to the Monkees songs. Some years ago I picked up a “Best of” Monkees CD. I was surprised how well most of the songs stood up.

Yep.  They did have some pretty good songs.  Sad to see these guys grow old and pass away given what young goofballs they were on their show. 

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« Reply #57: February 21, 2019, 08:57:08 PM »
BOYCE AND HART did have some pretty good songs.  Sad to see these guys grow old and pass away given what young goofballs they were on their show.

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« Reply #58: February 21, 2019, 09:09:50 PM »
Great story WJ. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #59: February 21, 2019, 09:39:46 PM »
Boyce and Hart were the Monkees--or at least until the fellas learned to actually play those instruments. 
oh, they also had carol king and neil diamond writing their stuff.  great pop writing.  The funny thing is that Tork and Nesmith were real musicians and Jones certainly could sing. 

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« Reply #60: February 21, 2019, 09:59:24 PM »
oh, they also had carol king and neil diamond writing their stuff.  great pop writing.  The funny thing is that Tork and Nesmith were real musicians and Jones certainly could sing.

https://www.theintell.com/entertainmentlife/20180713/sounds-boyce-and-hart-did-more-than-monkee-around

Nesmith wrote Different Drum I believe.

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« Reply #61: February 21, 2019, 10:07:16 PM »

Me too. I can remember 6th grade slumber parties where we’d spend half the night dancing to the Monkees songs. Some years ago I picked up a “Best of” Monkees CD. I was surprised how well most of the songs stood up.


Best memory - about 15 years ago we had a long layover in Atlanta’s airport, aka Hell on Earth, due to snow.  It was probably close to midnight, and with nothing else to do we’d perched ourselves on some chairs for some good people watching.  Suddenly Davy Jones walked by. No entourage. Just him. I almost died on the spot. He looked at us with kind of a grin that said basically, yes, I’m who you think I am, and thanks for not bugging me. I saw his face. Yes, I was a believer.



That’s awesome :)

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #63: February 22, 2019, 07:02:29 AM »
Retro post.

You know where I can get a hat like that?  I would just need to line it with tinfoil, buy some monkeys and collies, and start a rival cowboy monkey outfit. 

Or better yet, maybe I could rent Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, and Mickey Dolenz and make them ride collies (is Peter Tork dead?).

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« Reply #64: February 22, 2019, 08:48:22 AM »
Retro post.


geez how did you find that one?

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« Reply #65: February 22, 2019, 09:06:09 AM »
geez how did you find that one?
he googled cowboy monkey within this domain.  There weren't too many other hits.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #66: February 22, 2019, 09:42:56 AM »
UMD - you might like listening to the NESN piece on Cafardo.

https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2019/02/22/nick-cafardo-nesn-tribute


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #68: February 22, 2019, 01:46:42 PM »
could you imagine if Stephen Stills had been in the Monkees?  First, Kirshner wasn't going to let any of them actually play.  Second, can you imagine what sort of hit there would have been to Stills's credibility?  Dodged a bullet.

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« Reply #69: February 22, 2019, 01:54:43 PM »
could you imagine if Stephen Stills had been in the Monkees?  First, Kirshner wasn't going to let any of them actually play.  Second, can you imagine what sort of hit there would have been to Stills's credibility?  Dodged a bullet.
Crosby, Tork, Nash and Young.

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« Reply #71: February 22, 2019, 05:36:03 PM »
geez how did you find that one?

I saw Tork at Jammin' Java a long time ago and was looking for my own post about it, and found this one by JCA.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #72: March 03, 2019, 04:57:57 PM »
The pilot TV show of The Monkees is coming on MeTV at 5. Channel 489 on Fios.

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« Reply #73: March 03, 2019, 05:33:16 PM »
The pilot TV show of The Monkees is coming on MeTV at 5. Channel 489 on Fios.

OMG that was about the crappiest TV show I’ve ever seen. Junior high kids have no taste.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #74: March 04, 2019, 11:45:24 AM »
http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/26133939/hall-famer-howe-linemate-lindsay-dies

Terrible Ted Lindsay. He used to do color commentary on the national TV games for a while.