Monkee business this weekend

4/30/2008:

As we all know, the 2008 Spring Arts and Music Festival is coming up this weekend. And this year’s headline act is Mickey Dolenz, of The Monkees.

Since both Micky and I both have hectic schedules, it was a bit hard to get an extended interview with him. However I was able to quickly ask him a few short questions off the top of my head.

Read what he has to say below!

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411 chats with Micky Dolenz

  • How did you get the Hoboken Gig?
    I’ve been doing more and more shows each year … and, this event came into our view … and, we went for it. I love playing on the East Coast … so, here we are. Should be a terrific show … am really looking forward to it. I’m intrigued by the whole affair.
  • Have you been to Hoboken before? If so, where did you go?
    I’m told I had a very good time … the last time. Truth is, it has been a while, but I know it will be terrific. Great audiences and fans there.
  • What songs do you plan on singing at the festival? Would you take a request from Hoboken residents?
    When I play live, I believe I have a responsibility with the audience to play the old songs … and, play them the same way. No reggae version of “Last Train To Clarksville.” Actually, we have a few surprises in store too. As far as requests go … let’s see what happens.
  • I understand you are also a film director. What do you enjoy more? Performing or directing?
    I enjoy them both equally. Directing is another thing entirely … I love directing and intend to do more. Its working another set of muscles, if you will. Just like Broadway, which I’m doing more and more of, AIDA, PIPPIN’ … it is a great exercise.
  • What’s going on with the Hall of Fame? What will it take to get you inducted? How can we help you?
    The Rock & Roll thing is a private club … and, we’ve not yet been invited to the party.
  • If you’re still performing in the year 2016, will there be a 50 year Monkees reunion?
    I’ve learned ‘never to say never.’

Thanks Micky, we look forward to hearing some of your classics this weekend! Weather looks perfect too!

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3 Comments on "Monkee business this weekend"

sullyx
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jeeze, I better call my mom and let her know Micky’s coming to town! She’ll be there in a heart beat probably. 😀

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Nice waste of $13K. The Monkees sucked when they were good. :mrgreen:

Tama Murden
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According to The Reporter, he’s being paid $13k by the City for this short gig. Not bad for a has-been.

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