Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)
Nez also talks about The Monkees' 1968 film, Head:
“It was an attempt to do harm. I knew that these guys, Bert [Schneider] and Bob [Rafelson], were up to no good. And I don’t mind it being in the public record,” he says. “But the thing that I did love about it was the way that it recovered, the way it redeemed itself. It had something in it that was never gonna die, that wacko absurdity, and it remains compartmentalized. You open the silo that Head lives in and there’s no other movie in there.”
Hardcover now available for the first time signed by the author - Michael Nesmith's Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff
Rhino Records celebrated the release of Michael Nesmith's book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff, with a compact disc that highlights Michael's musical career. Videoranch also issued a vinyl LP in conjunction with the book. A big thanks to Ben Belmares who provided scans of his copy of the vinyl album!
On April 28, Michael Nesmith appeared with D.A. Wallach in Santa Monica, California at an event sponsored by Live Talks Los Angeles to promote his new book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff. Here's the official video footage of their discussion:
Last evening, Michael Nesmith appeared in Santa Monica, California at an event sponsored by Live Talks Los Angeles to promote his new book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff. The session was hosted by D.A. Wallach, and Michael also signed books for attendees. A big thanks to Jeff Gehringer who submitted this report to the Live Almanac:
"What a wonderful evening at the Moss Center. Great to hear intelligent conversation with no mention of Liquid Paper! The extended Monkees family were on hand: Andrew Sandoval, Gary Strobl, Henry Diltz, Christian Nesmith, Circe Link, Rodney Bingenheimer, and John Hughes. I got a laugh from John when I asked him to sign the new Nez CD (he produced the set). Once the evening began, the session was funny and interesting. We loved his candid responses. The stories about getting high in Ojai [while writing the script for Head], asking Hendrix how to play 'Purple Haze,' and John Lennon soliciting Mike's thoughts about an unfinished recording of 'Sgt. Pepper,' were hilarious. The audience of 700 loved it. The book signing went quickly, too. Thanks Mike, for sharing your evening with us. I can't wait to see your next step."
Here's another photo taken while Michael was discussing The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix:
Live Talks Los Angeles has posted a gallery of photos from the event on their Facebook page (click the image below to visit):
UPDATED 8/6/2017 @ 4pm EST
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In a message posted today on Facebook, Michael talked about the audio version of Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff:
The book is indeed available to download at Penguin Random House and Audible. Listen to a sample below:
UPDATED 7/17/2017 @ 10am EST
Michael Nesmith's book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff, is now officially available! There are a variety of options when purchasing, including hardback and Kindle editions, at iTunes, and an audio download via Penguin Random House and Audible. Michael has previously published two novels: The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora (1998) and The America Gene (2009).
Advance praise for Infinite Tuesday has poured in, with both the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post delivering positive reviews. This past weekend, NPR aired an exclusive interview with Nez, and on April 27, he will appear in Santa Monica, California to discuss the book.
Stay tuned for further announcements and other engagements related to Michael's new work, and click on the image below to browse the archives of the Live Almanac for all things Infinite Tuesday!