As we get older we lament those entertainers who pass away.   I prefer not to morn those but to celebrate the things they did that I so enjoyed.

I find myself doing that very thing with the passing of Peter Tork of the Monkees.  It was a show perfect for its time and as time has passed we can see how the silly exploits of Davey Mickey Mike and Peter helped shape pop culture of the 60’s and 70’s.

MTV revival of the show introduced a whole new generation to the band.  Yes I said band.   It is a real shame that the members don’t more praise as members of a real band.

Another piece of my childhood is gone but I do not morn I say, thanks Peter.

I was asked to be on KVNU’s For the People show on Thursday afternoon with Bill and Jason and here is that interview.

I also interviewed a Monkees expert a man who people on the internet turn to when they have questions about the band.  I turned to him at the Death of Davey Jones and reached out again.  Just so you know he is my cousin Randall Buie.

Stupid news: The munchies are real, and a world record

 

Laff lines: having a dirty car