Friday, March 23, 2012
Happy Dance Friday #89 - Peter Tork and Real Life Interlude
see more Lolcats and funny pictures, and check out our Socially Awkward Penguin lolz! I almost numbered this as Happy Dance Friday #88.5, because it's an abbreviated version. DH, our friend Linda, and I spent the night in the ER. DH was the patient, now home resting comfortably, and my job one for the day is getting some sleep.
Still wanted to finish out Monkee Month, though, with a couple of entries from Peter Tork. His Monkees character, a silly simpleton whose optimistic outlook provided the source for much mischief, provided this multitalented performer with a chance to exercise several skills. Including songwriting, as his "For Pete's Sake," with vocals by Micky Dolenz, played over the closing credits of each Monkees episode:
Peter sang lead on the chaotic fun of "Your Auntie Grizzelda":
While "Since You Went Away" is one of my favorite cuts from the Monkees' Pool It album, this demo version of one of the world's bounciest breakup songs was originally conceived for Peter Tork and the New Monks.
Thus ends Monkee Month, and my store of energy for the day, faithful readers. Time to go grab a nap and start thinking of themes for next week. Who's got a great suggestion?