Monday, March 19, 2012

Fond Memories of The Monkees

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I just got a little teary-eyed while watching this video.

The first time that I had ever laid eyes on The Monkees was when I was 3 1/2 years-old, when I watched the rerun of the pilot episode, Here Come The Monkees. This song is from that episode.

I always did prefer the faster version of "I Wanna Be Free" to the slower version that eventually aired on the TV series and that was released on radio, and which appeared on their album, The Monkees.

Missing Davy Jones: Why The Monkees Should Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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I'm going to say this once again, but I hope Jann Wenner finally comes to his senses and has The Monkees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

O, Ye of Little Faith

Lately I've been feeling like 'throwing in the towel' with regards to a goal on my bucket list, which I thought was going to happen. I just think I may have 'sat' on the idea for too long and now it may be too late. :-(

It's been almost three weeks now that I emailed my query letter to four different online publications about a story I wanted to write and received the ok to do in the future. Well, I have not heard back from any of the publications I emailed. In addition, I emailed my story subject to try scheduling an interview with him since I was going to be in close proximity to where (I imagine) he lives, but I haven't heard back from him. I'm beginning to feel like this goal will never happen. At this point, I'm about ready to give up.

One thing that I feel that I tend to lack sometimes is confidence, especially when it comes to writing. Yes, I've had my work published before, but sometimes I feel like I don't have the right connections in order to make things happen. Or when I know things are too good to be true, I don't act upon them right away and then end up losing out on a great opportunity.

I just wish that the 'powers that be' (in this case, these four publications and the story subject) would sometimes just take a chance on someone who's trying to get 'their foot in the door.'

In other news, I'm frantically looking for employment that will work around my school schedule. Honestly, I browse through job postings every single day and lately there doesn't seem to be much out there. Someone recently told me that I should consider cold calling the companies I might want to work for. Unfortunately, the ones I'm interested in are not anywhere near where I live. I'd rather find a job within a reasonable driving distance of where I live rather than find something where I'd have to travel an hour away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and trying to stay positive that I'll be able to find work within the next month or two.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Davy Jones: Family bid final farewell in Manchester

Davy Jones' family bids a final farewell to the Daydream Believer in his hometown of Manchester, England. :-(

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Davy Jones' Private Funeral Held in Florida

A private funeral was held today in Florida for former Monkees heartthrob, singer and actor Davy Jones.

Public memorials honoring Davy will be held next week in New York and in Manchester, England, where Jones was born. A possible memorial concert with Davy's Monkees band mates--Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael "Mike" Nesmith--might take place in L.A. in the future, but as Dolenz stated in various interviews this week, it's still too early to say if this will actually occur.

Another public memorial will take place March 10th in Beavertown, PA--where Davy also owned a home--at a church that Davy was having built in the community. It's unclear whether Davy's family or close friends will be in attendance at this memorial.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Remembering Davy Jones

Here's a touching story written by Hollywood television producer Jeff Sherman, who also happens to be good friends with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall during the previous Monkees reunion. Or to have had the chance to have been invited to each of the events mentioned in this article.

R.I.P. Davy Jones

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Monkees need to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jann Wenner, I hope you read this article!