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From: Brad Waddell

Welcome to the Monkees.Net Alert Newsletter!

Sorry about the delays sending some of these alerts out, we have been
really busy around here – these will catch us all up!

Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated September 27, 2001

Micky Dolenz & Davy Jones will perform in concert at
Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, October
13, in conjunction with the Temple Owls/Rutgers
Scarlet Knights football game. Tickets are available
throught, and the event is listed
as “Temple Owls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights”. This
is the rescheduling of the postponed September 15th

The U.K. concert tour planned for Micky Dolenz and Davy
Jones for October 20-26 has been postponed until
March. New dates include:
March 21, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
March 23, Telewest Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND
March 24, Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, ENGLAND
March 26, Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND
March 27, NEC, Birmingham, ENGLAND
March 28, Wembley Arena, London, ENGLAND

Peter will perform with his Shoe Suede Blues band
November 3 at The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill
Street, Santa Monica, CA. It’s a dance, not a concert,
and it’s a benefit for the Beyond Baroque Sunday
meeting’s childcare. Call 562-997-9245 for further
info and ticket details.

Micky has several irons in the fire this year professionally—he directed =
movie in January and will be directing a pilot for the Disney Channel
later this year—but he still finds time to tour with the Monkees and
in his own solo rock’n’roll show of Monkees hits and rock classics, backed
by his band and his sister Coco on vocals:
Nov. 21-28, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing Nov. 18 and Nov. 25
Jan. 13-20, Costa Victoria cruise ship, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
with Peter Noone and Paul Revere & The Raiders

Michael Nesmith is working on a new album, “Rays”, due out in 2002,
his movie, “Fried Pies”, a second novel, The America Gene, and he
has moved his company Videoranch to Monterey, California.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing some of Nez’s films on DVD for the
first time—“Tapeheads” and his concert video “Live at the Britt” are alre=
available, and “Timerider” is expected in 2002.
Nez’s company Videoranch has reissued his “Live at the Palais” concert albu=
on CD, complete with bonus tracks.
Check out for details and updates.

Rhino Video has pencilled in a release date for a DVD box set of all 58
Monkees episodes for May 2002.
Rhino Handmade’s newest project, released May 9 by mail order only, is a
collection of live concert recordings from the Monkees’ 1967 tour—
check it out now at
Last year, Rhino Handmade released a 3-CD set, “Headquarters
Sessions”, chronicling the making of the Monkees’ album “Headquarters”.
The compilation makes use of unreleased demos, backing tracks, studio chatt=
song fragments, and early versions of tracks.
On Feb. 13, 2001, Rhino retired the “Listen To The Band” Monkees 4-CD
boxed set and replaced it with “The Monkees Music Box”, an updated 4-CD
set which includes some unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes from tapes which have surfaced since the release of the previous box
set. See for a detailed track listing.

For the further adventures of Natural, the Monkees’ tourmates through
most of 2001, consult

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Just found this exciting new product! You can purchase the Monkees official=

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The interesting thing is, this item may be a collectors item and may not be=

available for long since it features the three Monkees, when in fact, only=

2 will appear – you may want to quickly order this item before it is
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all of the items were shipped out on October 17th or earlier. Let me know
if you got your items in good condition, and thanks for the support, we
never expected so much demand – 85 people ordered almost 200 items, but we=

enjoyed doing it for you. Enjoy them!


From: “Andrea Della Rosa”

The Monkees in concert! 10/13/01 – Philadelphia, PA
The Monkees will be performing after the Temple University football game
vs. Rutgers University tomorrow, October 13th at Veterans Stadium in
Philadelphia, PA. The game starts at 4:00 and The Monkees will do a 30
minute concert afterwards. Tickets are still available……prices are
from $5 to $20, and one ticket gets you in for the game and the
concert. You can buy tickets at Veterans Stadium tomorrow, starting at
2:30. (I just verified this information with the Temple Athletic Ticket

Also, I am hosting a Monkees fan gathering, called MONKEESTOCK in the
parking lot before the game / concert. It’ll be like the traditional
tailgate, but with a Monkees theme. We’ll be arriving around 12 noon, so
look for us…….we’ll have big signs and balloons, etc. We’re going to
be making up a banner to give to Davy and Micky too!

Great news! Dren Records will be at Monkeestock, offering their Mike
Nesmith tribute CD at a discount. It’s called “Papa Nez: A Loose Salute
to Michael Nesmith”. For more details about the CD and Dren Records, go to=

For more information and directions to the stadium, go to and click on “Monkeestock Fan Festival”. I look
forward to seeing y’all there! By the way, if you can’t join us at the
concert, visit my website next week for pictures and reviews!

With malice towards none, and Monkees for all,


From: Aaron Handy III

The Return Of The Monkees TV Show, Effective Sunday, October 21!!

First the good news: The Monkees TV Series is coming back, starting October=

21. Now the bad news: it’s being shown on every Sunday Morning @ 2 AM
Eastern/3 AM Central! This should make throngs of the VCR crowd very happy,=

if not others, who’re undoubtedly asleep @ this time, so let me suggest you=

others flood TVLand with request mail demanding they show The Monkees @ a
more suitable slot!

Well, at least it is back on the air, what with 2001 being The Monkees 35th=


Aaron Handy III
The Aaron Handy III TV Web Shrine


From: “Bonnie Verrico”

Hi Everyone!

Get ready California fans… Shoe Suede Blues will be performing at
the following club:

Wednesday, November 14th, 10:30pm-11:45pm
The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Phone 323-954-1992
Tickets: $10.00

And don’t forget the band’s performance at the Beyond Baroque Dance
Benefit on November 3, 2001, 8:30 p.m. to 12 midnight, at the Church
in Ocean Park located at 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, California.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Children under 12 are
$5. Phone 562-997-9245.


What’s all the excitement about?
It’s Shoe Suede Blues w/ Peter Tork!
Check them out at:

From: RNarins

Be Part of An In-Studio Audience as Micky Dolenz Joins “Inside/Out with
Michael Levine”

Sunday, October 7, 2001
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

At the Beverly Hills Museum of Television & Radio
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, one of the most popular musical acts of the
1960s, joins “Inside/Out with Michael Levine” this Sunday during the show’s
first hour. Doleanz will discuss the past, present and future of the very
popular band as well as answer questions from an in-studio audience that
people are invited to be a part of.

“Inside/Out with Michael Levine” is taped every Sunday from 2-4pm at the
Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. People are welcome and
encouraged to attend and participate in the show. “Inside/Out with Michael
Levine” then airs every Sunday night/Monday morning from 12-2am on KRLA 870

# # #

The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverl=
Drive in Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:0=
p.m. and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum of Television & Radio in
New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays
through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, and
Friday evenings until 9:00 p.m. (theaters only). Both Museums are closed on
New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Suggested
contribution: Members free; $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for senior citizens and
students; and $3.00 for children under thirteen. Admission is free in Los
Angeles. The public areas in both Museums are accessible to wheelchairs an=
assisted listening devices are available. Programs are subject to change.
You may call the Museum in Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000 or in New York at
(212) 621-6800. The Museum’s World Wide Web site may be accessed at


From: glengreen2552

Hi there Brad, just spotted an advert for a Monkee Mobile for sale at
=A3395.00if you want to put this information onto the mailing list, the pho=
number is from Hull Great Britain tel 01482 712936/01482 888251, from MODEL=

can get this magazine in the USA. my advert for Monkee memorabilia went in=

Oct edition and its also going in Nov edition.!! see you Pam.


From: Nez4Ever1230

The latest issue of People Magazine (the October 15, 2001 issue) features a=
article on singer-songwriter Carole King in which David is mentioned in the
beginning paragraph. In the article Carole King’s daughter Sherry Goffin
Kondor discusses how she nervously met David at her home when she was a
teenager. The article begins on page 189 and concludes on page 190. There i=
also a very brief reference to the guys in a short article on Steve Harwell
of Smash Mouth. In the article reference is made to the group’s version of
the guys song I’m A Believer which they performed in the movie Shrek. The
article is at the top of page 50.
Thank you,


From: Videoranch Foreman


Regarding …”The Wichita Train Whistle Sings”…

Full length CD release and probably have some tracks on the MP3 store.
Asst. to Bubba Crutch
8 Harris Court, Suite C1
Monterey, CA 93940
831-373-3103 fax
866-727-2639 toll free


From: Brad Waddell

Tuesday October 02 06:57 PM EDT
Incubus’s New Video Not Banned By Video Channel
(10/2/01, 6 p.m. ET) — Contrary to reports that are surfacing, the video
clip for Incubus’s “I Wish You Were Here” has not been banned by MTV. The
clip is currently at MTV and has been added for heavy rotation.
A spokesperson for the band told LAUNCH that the video channel was
presented with two versions of the clip. One had a scene emulating an
episode from the ’60s TV show The Monkees in which the members of Incubus
are chased by a pack of girls off a bridge and are forced to jump into the=

water below. In light of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the video
channel objected to the end of the video, where the band acts as floating
and sinking cadavers after they hit the water. Incubus performance clips
were interspersed between the chase and the band jumping off the bridge.
The second and accepted clip has the bridge scenes swapped out in favor of=

more live footage and shots of Incubus hanging out at its rented Malibu
beach house, where it recorded the forthcoming album Morning View.
Incubus’s new effort hits stores on October 23.
— Darren Davis, New York


From: “Steven Bradley”

the new issue of ‘Record Collector’ (No 266, October) magazine mentions the
Monkees in a review of the new CD set, “Are You Ready For The Country?”


Another common misconception is that Gram Parsons was the true progenitor o=
the genre. Perhaps the true heir to that mantle was a wool-hat wearing
Monkee. Instead of plumbing for tracks from the four superlative First
National Band albums, the compilers have controversially selected examples
from Mike Nesmith’s prefab four work – a move guaranteed to make purists

Although it’s really only Monkees in name, the three tracks included (two
unreleased at the time) are perfect examples of Nesmith’s early mastery of
the form. Being recorded earlier, ‘Papa Gene’s Blues’, and ‘What Am I Doing
Hanging Round?’, featuring the Dillards, might have been more appropriate a=
a history lesson. I’m willing to be proved wrong, but i can’t see the quiet
one from Hear’Say ever synthesising two forms to create a new musical genre=
(extract ends)

contributor’s note; the monkees songs that are included on the CD’s are
‘good clean fun’, ‘oklahoma backroom dancer’ and ‘nine times blue’. the
reviewer is incorrect as only ‘nine times blue’ was originally unreleased b=
the monkees, the other two were released during the 60’s.finally, if you
don’t know of them, Hear’Say are a contemporary UK manufactured-by-TV group=

Elsewhere, the page of concert listings in the magazine features the Monkee=
as the ‘Top Tour’ in the UK for october..

“The Monkees return to British shores, to mark the 34th anniversary of that
heady summer in 1967 when Monkeemania delighted the pre-teens after the Fab=
went all hirsute on us. with the commercial stock riding high thanks to
their TV-advertised compilation earlier this year, and a show chock-full of
hits, you’ll hardly notice ol’ woolhat is missing. four may have become
three, but they’re still as fab as ever. we’re all believers!”

contributor’s note; nice to see a positive article about the monkees in the
uk music press. a shame, though, that peter’s dropping out of the tour
missed their press deadline. of course, the tour has since been postponed t=
next march following the tragic events in the US recently.


From: C. Brian Jasper

Monkees Live CD review assignment.

2001: Live In Las Vegas. Dolenz, Jones, & Tork. Fishof Records. 101?

By all indications, the Monkees (Well the “Tree-Monks” anyway, Dolenz,
Jones & Tork) 2001 Live From Las Vegas is a stereo soundboard recording.
That is to say that not much mixing (if any) was done in post-prduction,
(if indeed there was a post-production process) on this CD which was
available through the groups concert venues through Autumn. The over all
sound is muddy and punchless, however the lack of fidelity does not
diminish the performance value of the group, but rather emphisizies the
hasty recording job done on (promoter) Fishof’s part to cash in quick on
concert goers. Remember the 1986 live CD? Yeah.

To compound matters, Vegas serves as an odd choice of venues to be chosen
as “representative” of their successful, and even critically acclaimed
shows this year. This audience is so dead, that often times the monkees
jokes between songs aren’t even fully realized. This lack of attentivness
on the audiences part, leaves the boys sounding lonely and distant on the
stage; not an ideal setting for a live recording. To be fair, the vocals
here are strong, unbalanced though they are, as the excellent opener “Last=

Train to Clarksville” followed by “It s a little bit me” indicates.

The usual Monkee numbers are augmented by some seemingly “off-the-wall”
selections to the average Monkee fan; mainly tunes to fill out the
threesomes solo portions, (of which Dolenz and Jones obviously bent over
backwards to allow Tork equal time). Other highlights include Dolenz
spirited leads on “Randy Scouse Git”, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and the
simply show-stopping “Since I Fell For You”. Jones rips through “Valleri”,=

“Girl” (his Rock classic from the Brady Bunch show), as well as the “Oliver=

Medley” from his pre-Monkee broadway days, with ease. Bonus points for Tork=

on “Auntie Grizilda” and the “Bach” piano piece, but points off for bad
behavior while laughing through “That Was Then This Is Now”. In concert
this summer, the threesome shined best on the unplugged mini sets. Here
however, their version of Nesmith’s “Papa Gene s Blues” is a snafu as Peter=

both laughs and coughs through the number. Who could blame Micky and Dave;=

I wouldn’t take him to England either.

It s a real shame that a superior show, like the one in Lexington Kentucky=

– with sturdier backing – wasn’t considered for the CD.

– C. Brian Jasper


From: C. Brian Jasper

Your looong awaited Davy Jones “Justme” review

Justme. Davy Jones. Hercules Records DJ 0010

This enjoyable, tastefully produced album of melodic songs has been in the=

can for a year and a half until now; with the release date pushed up
countless times due to on-going Monkee business since the VH1 Movie – which=

spurred on yet another Monkee resurgence and subsequent tour. Davy makes
his own creative statement here, with the coy reference the title suggests,=

with help from talented singer/songwriter/producer Johnny J Blair. The
tracks on “Justme” fit nicely into the AC format, without the excess gloss.

The lead track finds Dave in theatrical Rock mode, reminiscent of Styx
Dennis DeYoung. The stirring “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”” also
features the most lush arrangement of the album. Dreamily, a Nesmith
flavored composition “Hold Me Tight”, another Jones original, gives way to=

the cuddly “I Wanna Be Me”. “Me would make a potent cover track for any of=

today s “Boy” bands – perhaps 98 Degrees (Nick Lachey himself a Monkees
fan). The offerings first up-beat number – “Oh What A Night” – is the same=

song as found on the Monkees 1996 Justus set; only this time given to a
techno feel. It is interesting to note that an instrumental version of
“Night” topped an Australian chart earlier in the year from producer Blairs=

solo album “Fire” (C-Jam 7770).

“My Love” surfaces next with an ELO influence in an light hearted way. One=

of the CDs best tracks is the gentle but poignant “Hurry up, Slow Down”, a=

touching plea for a romantic visitation in these time compressed days. The=

strong suit of “Justme” is simplicity, and the re-working of “It s Not Too=

Late” meets a delicate balance of spirituality with a classical feel –
without sounding over-blown. The intro chords of The Who’s masterwork
“Pinball Wizard”, opens “It s Just A Matter of Time” – only to shift
unexpectedly into a gorgeous Pop ballad – while “I Wanna Fall In Love With=

Someone” is another breezy up-beat track, this time with a Philly soul
groove that would make a likely candidate for radio as well. Another lovely=

ballad, The sultry “I’m Still In Love” recalls McCartney s “Bluebird”
arrangement-wise; complete with Baritone Sax. “I Ain’t Gonna Love You No
More” turns from a cello serenading ode – to Grunge Guitar Rock in mid
stream – aided by a harpsichord!

A previously unreleased Jones gem written during the Monkee days, “So Goes=

Love” is a step into the Medieval period akin to the Rolling Stones “Lady
Jane”. Justme concludes with the Reggae beat of “One Moment In Time”,
rounding out a pleasantly eventful album.

– C. Brian Jasper


From: “BB”

… I don’t know yet what Sue of Band 6 will find out for the ticket
holders that got their tickets via the fan club, but it does look like
the tickets people purchased for October will remain valid, and seats
will probably remain the same, too.

I’ve already got according information from Birmingham NEC arena.
Several official venue sites already list the rescheduled dates,
including Birmingham, Wembley and Newcastle (on ticketmaster).

At, there’s a Monkee ticket hotline number listed
which reads as follows: +44 (0) 870 733 3389 Haven’t called there yet,
but surely will.

See ya in March, all
The Dreaded German Chickie Corps

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