Some cats got it, and some cats ain’t. One cat that definitely has it, is Papa Nez, the wool hat cat.
We used to play one of Michael Nesmith’s CDs in the car, to the kids. They loved the ridiculousness of the words:
I got five million Tahiti condo
Ha, five million Tahiti condo
I got six trillion Jacuzzi pools
Uh, six trillion Jacuzzi pools
He should have run for President. Some folk know that, and I once saw a “Nez for Prez” badge.
Would you trust a man with a face like that? I would. Here’s an interview with him, in 2010. He’s genuine, but with a slight edge that shows hidden intelligence.
I really can’t emphasise, more, how much I like his music, and although the man himself didn’t like the following track, I think it’s one of the best, for tightness and bounciness. If there’s such a thing as a zone, then that band was in it, the night they played that track. Of course, Nesmith is better known for other songs, such as Joanne, and Rio.
Check out his Monkees audition tape, available from this page.
I thought he was finished with touring, but amazingly, he’s coming to Scotland in October. As soon as I saw that, I booked several tickets.
What a summer of gigs we have, coming up. Neil Innes, Grandaddy, The Beach Boys, and Michael Nesmith!