Fans of the old Monkeesmixography website, which classified every Monkees song by mix/master/remaster, and more, are in for a real treat. Craig Smith and Derek Miner have converted the online guide into a new book, Mixing Links: The Monkees on Disc. No release date has been announced, but for now, you can visit the project's website or join their group on Facebook.
Craig and Derek recently appeared on SMISHSMASHCAST with Eric Miller and Megan Stemm-Wade to discuss the upcoming book. Be sure to listen to Part 1 below!
Thanks to the podcast We Want The Monkees, here is an audience recording of the complete show at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada on June 9, 2018:
On this edition of THE RHINO PODCAST, host Dennis is in the booth with the one and only Micky Dolenz and Monkees reissue producer Andrew Sandoval to talk playing concerts in supermarket parking lots, Don Kirshner, JC Penney, long hair, Look Magazine, and why only 12 tracks originally made it on to MORE OF THE MONKEES. Find out what was left on the cutting room floor and how you can now hear those songs when you tune in.
Click each photo below to listen to some interesting and informative discussions about The Monkees' 1966 recording sessions:
Part 5 is (hopefully) coming soon!
Michael Nesmith also reveals that 7a Records is recording one of the upcoming First National Band Redux concerts in this interview with Mike Quackenbush and Clayton Morris:
Listen in iTunes: The Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe with Michael Nesmith
Download the episode: Grizzly Bear Cafe
David Crosby, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen go deep on album that changed the world
Listen to the bootleg recording of The Monkees while on tour in Japan in early October 1968, along with a rare interview with Peter Tork that was recorded during their visit, all courtesy of the We Want The Monkees podcast.
In honor of the holiday spirit, take a moment to listen to Tim Powers and his latest podcast, which highlights non-traditional Christmas music. There's a Monkees gem in the mix, too!
This is the eleventh in a series of guest articles (and in this instance, a podcast) that have been submitted to The Monkees Live Almanac in celebration of the group's 50th Anniversary.
Earlier this year, the host of the Where's That Sound Coming From? podcast, Brian Marchese, contacted me after I had solicited contributions from guest authors to celebrate The Monkees' 50th Anniversary. Brian was knocking around a few ideas, and after several starts and re-starts, he settled on a podcast presentation that proposes an "alternate" history of The Monkees, largely centered around the group's fifth LP, The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees. Here's Brian's description of the podcast:
Truth is at least as strange as fiction. Fact intertwines with my flights of fancy in this episode. At its core is an analysis of the fifth album The Monkees SHOULD have released. I was asked to contribute something to the excellent blog, Monkees Live Almanac, back in May of this year to help celebrate the band's 50th Anniversary. I thought about it intermittently for two months, wrote it sporadically over the course of the next two months, and recorded/produced it in fits and starts over the last two months. And here it is.
Monkees fans are really going to enjoy this podcast, and the Live Almanac would like to say a big thank you to Brian for all of his hard work and dedication in presenting this project!
Be sure to visit the Where's That Sound Coming From? podcast on Facebook, too!
Mike Sacks talks with Monkee great and early proponent of country rock, MICHAEL NESMITH, about music, comedy, and his involvement in the early years of MTV. Monkee fans rejoice!
John Covach, professor of music theory at the University, sat down with Nick Bruno in the studio to talk about The Monkees, their influence on pop culture, and how their music ended up taking on a life of its own, in the premier episode of UR Quad-Cast.
September 16, 2016: Michael Nesmith’s final performance with The Monkees at the Pantages in Los Angeles, California. Megan and Craig review the show and discuss their feelings in the aftermath.
On the eve of Michael Nesmith’s final scheduled live performance with The Monkees, Megan and Craig meet up on the west coast to chat about Papa Nez – his levels of involvement (and non-involvement) with The Monkees post-reunion, his return in 2012, his absence on the stage in 2016 and the fanbase reaction to such.