Monday, April 15, 2013

Various Monkees on Tour

Nez is currently on the road, with a limited meet-n-greet afterwards.
Peter is soon to start his "In This Generation" tour.  (-a direct reference to "For Pete's Sake")

There is even an announcement going around-possibly a rumor- about a 3-Way concert in Saratoga, CA, August 14, 2013-

And the reclusive Nez is posting his fleeting moments on Facebook.  Posted below for posterity, because he often removes them after the fact.

Nez FB Post: Rittenhouse Sq Philly: Mid Tour
"Notes from the Road.

Sitting on a park bench in Rittenhouse Square in Philly watching the dog walkers and missing Dale. 

The caretaker sends me messages that Dale is hale -- so I am happy for that -- but there was a passing pit bull that sensed my dog-missing distress and came over and sat on my foot and put her head on my knee for a second. 

"You'll be home soon" I thought I heard her say -- then she looked at me and said "do NOT anthropomorphise us. We be dogs Nez -- never less -- and there is plenty in that -- more than you can ever know on this plane. We need not be manlike -- our dogness is our greatness."

It was a kind of dog speak I have only heard Dale use with me when she scolds me. It is always a gentle scold followed by a nudge and a wink and a "don't do that again -- if you can help it."

In this case the pit bull winked when she walked away.

Philly is pretty today -- sunny -- but the road is turning into a bit of a tunnel now. I'll be happy to get back to my beloved home and grounds and animals and recharge.

The tunnel notwithstanding, people everywhere are gracious and supportive -- friendly and open and sharing with their courtesies and kindness. It is a great atmosphere in which to stand and sing -- like an emotional shower.

Next is The World Cafe, then the Town Hall NYC -- and then the Birchmere in DC!!

The thought of the DC cherry blossoms fills my head with anticipation and excitement to see those gorgeous images. Even the road tunnel cannot hide their exquisite beauty"


The "road tunnel" he talks about is a reference to "The Monkees on Tour", Episode 32, last of the first season.  The notion, he generously attributes to Peter, talking about what life is like on tour.  Roughly: "Life is a tunnel.  Darkness, limos, airplanes.  Then you go onstage and there are these brief moments of light."

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