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1st Monkee Holiday Celebration, 2012

Every year (starting in 2012), Monkee fans gather for Monkee songs both originals and covers, episode screenings and online parties.  A great way to join your friends and celebrate the past (year) before the craziness of the future (New Year's) comes in.

Tributes and BandsEdit

Various Monkee and Nesmith tribute bands which should be highly encouraged to gig on that night.  Live music and celebration is absolutely in keeping with Monkee spirit. 

Loose Salute

The Blue Meanies-link
The Blue Meanies-Circle Sky(Monkees) at BB King Blues Club02:35

The Blue Meanies-Circle Sky(Monkees) at BB King Blues Club

Blue Meanies-Circle Sky at BBKings

That Could Have Been Your Face link

from the text

Quite a treat for you tonight folks, as Brian Marchese presents: "That Could Have Been Your Face M%th@r F@ck#r!", a tribute to Michael Nesmith and his music. Here are photos and audio from the evening-link

The quote from the event title comes from the famous incident when Nesmith, fed up with Don Kirshner's unchecked control over The Monkees' musical output, punched a hole in the wall at a meeting and stormed off on his motorcycle. Weeks later, Kirshner was out of a job and The Monkees were recording as a real band.

A multi-artist tribute to one of the most creative, interesting and underrated singer-songwriters of the last few decades. For three years he was the standoffish Monkee with the wool hat and sideburns, who fought for creative control and got it--quality went up, record sales went down. His blending of pop, psychedelia and country was unappreciated at the time, but has since proven to be groundbreaking. Between 1970-75, he released SEVEN solo albums that were more appreciated in Europe than in his home country. A couple years after that, he had the idea for what would become MTV. He also produced Repo Man. This past autumn he toured as a solo act for the first time since 1992, and toured with the Monkees in the US for the first time since 1969. Let's honor the guy on his 70th birthday! (and what would have been Davy Jones' 67th...but we'll only be playing songs Nesmith wrote...)


Featuring: Lord Russ Philip Price Ray Mason Lesa Bezo Brian Marchese Jason Bourgeois Stephen Desaulniers Henning Ohlenbusch Ken Maiuri Josh Sitron Matt Silberstein Eric Cunha Rick Murnane Jonathan Caws Elwit Jeff Steblea Bruce Mandaro Ryan Quinn Tony Westcott

and more!

How to CelebrateEdit

Contact your other Monkee friends on Facebook and ask how they will be celebrating their Monkee holiday.

Email your favorite band and ask if they will be playing that night and if it will include a Monkee tribute.  If not, ask.  Make your requests for Monkee songs early, so they have a chance to learn the songs perfectly.

Call up your favorite bar, club, party place or concert hall and ask them for a Monkee Holiday night.  

Mostly, listen to the band, watch the show and create your own loose salute to Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and the 2 birthday boys: Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones!!

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