Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tuesday Guess Who?

Somebody's aged surprisingly well.



Hint: Normally, he'd be wearing a hat.

[h/t Brooklyn Girl]

12 comments:

emma said...

His mouth is the same...

It's Mike Nesmith, innit? Looking dapper!

steve simels said...

You've got a better eye than me, kiddo. I couldn't place the face at all, and I actually met him...

Yup, it's Mike. Maybe it was the incredibly conservative suit that threw me off....

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Wow. Looks like maybe he's just heard one too many Monkee jokes too. I've never listened to any of his post-Monkees work although I've always meant to check it out. Is any of it any good?

dave™© said...

Nesmith is chair of the charitable foundation his mother started with her "Liquid Paper" fortune, Probably a pic from one of their meetings or annual reports.

dave™© said...

Screwed that up! The charitable foundation is the Gihon Foundation:

http://www.gihon.com/

steve simels said...

A lot of his post-Monkees work is fricking fabulous. I just got his gorgeous psychedelic country-rock version of "Bonaparte's Retreat" off iTunes. If you had to start, though, try his early 70s "And the Hits Just Keep On Coming," essentially the first un-plugged album -- stripped down versions of his songs, including "Different Drum" -- done just with voice, acoustic guitar and pedal steel. It's a knockout.

Brooklyn Girl said...

stripped down versions of his songs, including "Different Drum" --

I was really surprised to find out he wrote that song ... I don't know why. I guess, even though I loved the Monkees, it never occurred to me that they actually had musical talent.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Many thanks Steve -- "And the Hits Just Keep On Coming," $9.90 on ITunes -- i just downloaded it & it's somethin' else. I had no idea.

steve simels said...

who am:

I actually didn't even know it was still in print. I hate to say it but -- thank god for iTunes.

dave™© said...

...even though I loved the Monkees, it never occurred to me that they actually had musical talent.

Actually, Mickey was the only one who had "no musical talent," per se... Nesmith and Tork were both musicians, Nesmith a songwriter as well, and Davy Jones a singer in the musical theatre tradition.

The thing that always gets me is, Nesmith and Tork were, in my opinion, the two best actors on the show. Tork was especially appealing, and could easily have had a post-"Monkees" career in light comedy if the Monkees' association hadn't been so toxic back then. I would love to have seen him turn up on the old "Smothers' Brothers Show." Considering the other musical talents who were also comics on that show (the brothers themselves, Mason Williams, Steve Martin) he would have been a natural!

TMink said...

Mickey could sing, really sing. Somebody told me to go buy the deluxe version of their albums, and I did. (Hat tip right here.) The boy could not drum (at least he knew it) but I think he had a fine tenor voice and knew how to use it.

Trey (who wonders what John Larroquette is doing wearing a hat

Ali said...

Comedy gold, right here.

Michael Nesmith and Frank Zappa as each other:

http://monkeestv3.tripod.com/MonkeesInterviews/David_Micky_Michael_Guests/blowminds_FZ-MN.html