Loves Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, The Beatles, The Who, The Monkees, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Dean Martin, etc. Definitely born in the wrong era.

29 year old girl from the east bay area in California (read as: nowhere on the map) and also loves all things craft-wise. Is an avid cross-stitcher, knitter, crocheter, photographer, writer, loves drawing, and generally anything that involves making something pretty.

Also loves nostalgia. Both from the 60's/70's, from her own childhood in the 80's/90's, and some even older stuff. You've been warned.

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“Jones, a constant presence at auditions, had already met the others. He quickly struck up a friendship with Dolenz. The two were natural allies.”

(Source: jenanies)

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the monkees — mommy & daddy (alternate version)
written by: micky dolenz

i have always found this song to be particularly amazing, because had it been released, it would have most definitely been the most controversial song—not just by the monkees—but likely by any band or musician around the time of its release, at least on such a large public scale. while a version with decidedly tamer lyrics was released in 1969 on the monkees present, this one is the real deal, and dolenz leaves nothing to the imagination, addressing the vietnam war, the JFK assassination, and hypocrisy, among other things.

here’s what micky himself
had to say about the song about a month ago:

I love that song. I wrote it on my mom’s old piano at my little house up in Laurel Canyon. I don’t remember what exactly inspired me. I am part Native American Indian on my mom’s side. I was supporting their cause in the late ‘60s, which might have had something to do with it. It’s kind of a musical cousin to “Randy Scouse Git” in terms of the protest angle.

Besides my vocals, I played drums and piano [August 1968] on the song and intended to include it on Instant Replay, our first album released after Peter left the band. However, Screen Gems music coordinator Lester Sill deemed my lyrics (e.g. “Ask your mommy and daddy who really killed J.F.K.? … Ask your mommy if she really gets off on all her pills”) too controversial for our teenage audience. These days it’s not so shocking.

I’m eternally grateful that Mike encouraged me not to abandon the song, so I eventually rewrote it. The record label decided that it was acceptable, and it was finally released on our penultimate Colgems album, The Monkees Present [October 1969] in addition to being the B-side of Mike’s “Good Clean Fun.” The original, unedited version appeared decades later on the reissue of Monkees Present.

ask your mommy and daddy
what happened to the indian?
ask your mommy and daddy
to tell you where you really came from
your mommy and daddy
will probably quickly turn and walk away
then ask your mommy and daddy
who really killed JFK?

ask your mommy if she really
gets off on all her pills
ask your daddy why doesn’t
that soldier care who he kills?
after they’ve put you to sleep
and tucked you safely down in your bed
whisper mommy and daddy
would it matter if the bullet went through my head?

if it was my blood spilling on the kitchen floor,
if it was my blood, mommy, would you care a little more?
don’t be surprised when they turn and start to cry
and tell your mommy and daddy
tell your mommy and daddy
scream it to your mommy and daddy
they’re living in a lie, lie, lie
it’s all a lie, it’s all a lie, lie, lie…