You know what's more fun that a barrel of monkeys? Me, either...and the fates have denied me ever seeing an actual barrel of monkeys, so I may be way off base.
But, it makes me wonder how that particular idiom came into our particular vernacular. It doesn't seem to be anyone's go-to answer when asked, "what is REALLY fun?"
"Oh, that's easy: non-hominoid simians in a wooden container, screaming and clawing for dominance. Good times, good times..."
Wouldn't it make more sense to just let them...battle?
This is the BATTLE OF THE BANDS, folks. This romp was started by FAR AWAY EYES and is currently commandeered by dear STEPHEN T. McCARTHY (the missing Beach Boy). If you're new to this, a Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, on the 7th and 21st. You then vote in the comments below and tell me which tune is your favorite and why (if you want to elaborate). If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie and announce the winner.
In remembrance of another fallen Monkee, Peter Tork, I'd like to revist one of my childhood band-crushes...you know, like I needed a reason. As the many texts alerting me of his death attested so undeniably, Peter was my favorite Monkee when I was a kid. My best pal, Patti, loved Mickey Dolenz. We were known to jump ship/Monkee from time to time...I mean, hey! Who doesn't love Davy? Who can resist that green hat on Mike? And they were all on the front of Tiger Beat magazine with additional pull-out posters inside to decorate your room. AND WE DID.
Looking at my personal favorite tunes (I'm lying, I had more than three) that are lesser knowns, let's get this party started. And remember, every time you vote on your favorite Monkee song, an angel will get it's wings.
"LOOK OUT, HERE COMES TOMORROW"
(back in the days when Peter had the happy face, loving his job)
(put Peter out front and actually singing, for once, guys)
"WHAT AM I DOIN' HANGIN' ROUND"
(aka, play that rock n' roll banjo, Peter, old boy)
Which tune do you like best? Why? Is it heartthrob, Davy-driven #1, Peter-echoing #2, or Nesmith rockabilly, banjo bangin' #3?
Vote, people! And I'll see you back here on the seventh to see which one of our Monkee tunes is tops. And don't forget to visit the peeps!
[Update on March 3: Anyone notice I forgot the links?? #allgeezer-lowtech]