Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monkee Fan Gathering, June 4th, 2016 in NJ

Hey Hey, Everyone!!

Jodi Lyn is at it again!!

She wants us all to gather together-with a year's notice-(thank you!!) to celebrate the 50th anniversary for 2016.  It's a low-cost, low commitment, HIGH FUN gathering.  It's a great deal, especially if you are on the East Coast with a car.

The Boys are not expected to be there-but sometimes it's less crazy that way (don't throw tomatoes at me!)

Biggest MonkeeWalk Ever-haven't you ever wanted to be part of one that includes all your Monkeefan friends?? I have!

Also, a screening of HEAD.

Awesome.

To quote from the post of the website below-part of the MonkeesConvention2014 website:

Monkee Jam June 4, 2016 PRE SALE

$26.50 $36.50
Calling ALL Monkees fans. Join us for an all day Monkee Jam Saturday June 4, 2016 from 10am to 10pm.
Music, trivia, games, food, vendors and fun.
6pm Help make HISTORY for the Monkees 50th anniversary by joining us for the BIGGEST MONKEES WALK EVER MADE!!
8pm Screening of HEAD under the stars!
This will be held on a farm (outside) picnic style. Bring blankets, chairs, umbrellas....
The city is ATCO NJ with more to come on hotel information for those who need it.
More announcements in the coming weeks.  ONE DAY ONLY!
This is the presale price of $26.50 dollars.  Tickets will go up to $36.50 starting July 4th.
Tickets will not be mailed, names will be on a list when you arrive.
We DO NOT promise the Monkees are involved in the event so do not base your involvement on this.  Come to celebrate fun with great friends. 

Here's what the full link looks like!

http://www.monkeesconvention2014.com/apps/webstore/products/show/6018772




Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bobby Hart & Psychedelic Bubble Gum

I was lucky enough to catch a mention about Bobby Hart doing a presentation at Steinway in MidTown NYC, on a day when I'd actually be in town.

I figured it would be an author appearance with music.  As I entered through the main door, I was surprised to find Bobby Hart & his co-writer, Glenn Ballantyne, jumping up to greet me.  I never expected the writer of some of the best songs of the 20th century to be such a kind & warm soul!

Going upstairs to the performance space, I was delighted to find such an intimate room.


I felt like I had a front row ticket to see Martha Argerich or Vladimir Horowitz play piano!! 


Pretty soon, he was talking & playing & even got Glenn & his wife, Mary Ann, up to sing, "Hurts So Bad". Of course, it's familiar from Little Anthony & the Imperials, but it sounded like one of those songs that is imbedded in your mind. Something in the very air around you since you were a child.  Hearing it played by the guy who first heard it was incredible.

Of course, lots of questions about the Monkees (he thought Don Kirschner was a good guy!!) and lots of Monkee memorabilia abounded.


(Not my collection, unfortunately, brought by one of The Brothers)

The day made this MonkeeGirl very happy!!








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