RIP Michael Nesmith (1942-2021)

RIP Michael Nesmith (1942-2021)

One of my introductions to 60s rock was from the Monkees. I watched reruns of their TV show on Nick at Night, and always thought they were an interesting band. Here are some quotes from the famed rocker:

It's important to be precise about words, because of the thought value of them-they frame and shape so much of the way we understand things.
I never feel like I have to hang on to the music. I don't expect that the music will go away. Ideas are the only thing I can point to that are permanent and fixed.
I don't quite know what a record is anymore. I don't quite know how to describe it. Don't know how to define it yet, so I'm just letting it gestate, and grow and see if maybe I'll get a better sense of what a record is.

One of my favorite Nesmith's songs, "Different Drum," is not on any Monkee album. Linda Ronstadt made it a hit.