Monday, March 5, 2012

Did You Know...

Did you know that I am a huge fan of The Monkees?  As in I had a shrine in my room.  I am too young to be a first generation fan.  I wasn't even born yet for heaven sake!  I am a second generation fan.  I got hooked in when MTV ran a marathon one weekend.  It's possible "the guys" as we fans affectionately called them, hosted the marathon.  I just remember getting hooked.  I also remember first being attracted to the little English short one...aka..Davy Jones...
I actually love them all!  I have seen them in concert six different times.  I have met Micky, Davy and Peter.  And Mike I have seen at a distance.  Does that count?  I ran a fan club with a good friend of mine.  Not only did I attend concerts, I also went to conventions, I saw them receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!  We are still waiting for their place in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!  So last week, when I received this text...
I was sad and shocked.  I cried.  I listened to Monkees music all day.  And the funny thing is...one of my very favorite songs not even sung by Davy, made me cry.  Silly but true.  I said to my mom it felt silly to be sad.  She told me a great truth.  We get to know these people and feel like they are our friends.  It's true.  And nobody made jokes or picked on me.  Quite the opposite.  I received texts of support and love to make sure I was okay. 

Over the weekend, Antenna TV ran 24 hours of The Monkees plus their movie.  I had total control of the TV.  My son wasn't too happy with me, but he survived.  It brought back many happy memories.  And that is exactly the way it should be!!


Davy Jones 1945-2012

5 comments:

Emmy said...

Yes he was too young. Glad you were able to watch the tribute this weekend.

MiMi said...

It's sad. :(

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Has anyone said why he died yet? It's just such a young age that it doesn't seem right.

Nicole said...

Oh no, that's so sad!

mormonhermitmom said...

Condolences. We do get attached don't we?