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Review: Michael Nesmith Infinite Tuesday

By Fred Velez

As a journey man, Michael Nesmith has certainly traveled down many different roads as a musician, performer, artist, video pioneer and author. And that’s just scratching the surface. In his new book, ‘Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff’, Nesmtih invites the reader to walk alongside him as he recounts the story of his journey. The book presents a unique look into Nez’s thought process as this is not a typical autobiography done in a chronological order of events, but a series of thoughts that jump from one period of his life to another and his musings about those thoughts.

The stories of his early life, his mother, The Monkees, his solo career and the people in his life are all here, but told in a fashion that is totally Nez. Nesmith is very frank and honest, being upfront and acknowledging the errors he’s made. He’s also very funny and thoughtful, the unique Nez humor and wordplay that gets you to pause from reading and makes you think about what you’ve just read, many times producing a chuckle or two. Nez brings a special insight into the behind the scenes of the Monkees as well as folks like John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider and many more in his life journey.

If the book weren’t enough, Rhino has issued a companion CD of ‘Infinite Tuesday’ which compiles for the first time a mix of some of Nesmith’s Monkees’ tunes with his solo work, starting with one of his earliest singles ‘The New Recruit’ alongside ‘Papa Gene’s Blues’, ‘Different Drum’, the Nesmith vocal version of ‘The Girl I Knew Somewhere’, ‘Joanne’, ‘Rio’ among others.

‘Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff’ and the companion music CD offers Monkees and Nesmith fans a look into the life of one of the most fascinating and creative artists of this generation. Through ‘Infinite Tuesday’ Michael Nesmith takes you along on his long, strange trip. And in traveling this road, it’s nice to have Papa Nez cracking a few wise ones.

Order Link: Book – Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff

Order Link: Infinite Tuesday-The Music

Fred Velez, 2017

Fred Velez is the author of the book ‘A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fan’s Perspective’

Order Link: Book – A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fan’s Perspective

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