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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daydream Believer, or the end of an era

I just saw on the news that Davy Jones just passed away from a heart attack, aged 66. Part of my childhood just died too. Even though it was cancelled the year before I was born, the Monkees was my FAVOURITE TV show growing up, and Davy was my favourite Monkee. Many a day was spent daydreaming about marrying my true love (Davy, of course) and our life together. Whatever I was doing in the afternoon, as soon as it came time for the Monkees to come on the TV, I dropped everything & ran to the family room. Nevermind that it was usually a re-run, it was required viewing. Come to think of it, it was my first memorable comedy experience. It'll be days before I will get the theme song out of my head. Rest in peace, Davy, I will miss you.


CinnamonOpus said...

I was a Mike girl, and still? Bummed out. I've spent the day listening to Monkees songs on The Tubes of You. Especially Daydream Believer, for some reason, I guess because the video is so much Davy.

It's hard to see the heroes of youth pass away. It's even harder when they seem to be genuinely decent sorts.

Janna said...

I loved all of the Monkees, but Davy especially. Mike had that very dry wit about him, and I loved the green toque (in California? How impractical!). Peter was so bashful & silly, and Mickey was so goofy. Man, I love those guys!

CinnamonOpus said...

I love that Mike's mom was the Liquid Paper Queen. No wonder he was an eccentric.

But Davy. Sigh.... He took Marcia Brady to the prom, for goodness sake! He was a proper pop star! The world is a sadder place with fewer Monkees in it.