Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Best Gifts of Childhood #2
The Birds the Bees and the Monkees.
My first ever real live album! I was five and so totally in love with each of the Monkees it was embarrassing. Except Mickey - he kind of scared me - yet I couldn't completely turn away from him. All that raw sexuality and wild hair was just too much for my kindergartner brain.
Like every young girl, Davy was my favorite. Probably because he topped out at about 5' and had a high tenor voice so was somewhat childlike and nonthreatening.
Mike was just the epitome of cool, and Peter was the total nice guy. Peter Tork aka Peter Thorkelson was a Carleton student for one year here in Northfield MN, until he flunked out. For many years there was a Peter Tork pool table lounge in his honor.
Hey Hey It's The Monkees! - my favorite childhood band.