Thursday, March 01, 2012

Friday 55-Then He Saw Her.....Butt...

FRIDAY 55

No one she asked was interested
so she went to the concert alone.
Settling into her seat
she heard a friend call,
"You're alone?
Join us."
She accepted the invitation,
was introduced to the guy next to her.
She danced through the concert
while he stayed seated.
Much later he admitted
he liked the view.





I rarely think much about the death of a celebrity but I was a bit sad to hear Davy Jones had died this week.  I was a devoted watcher of Monkees reruns as a kid.  As the 55 above relates, I met Mr. Lime at a Monkees reunion concert.  Davy Jones had some sort of studio in central Pennsylvania not terribly far from where we met and went to college.  A mutual friend of ours worked for him doing an internship during that time.  We asked him to tell Davy he was partly responsible for us getting together.  RIP, Davy.  I bet he was issued a set of maracas instead of a harp.

19 comments:

G-Man said...

Loved your 55 Trini...
I was very saddened by Davy's demise as well.
Thanks for incorporating it into The Last Train to Blogsville.
You Rock Baby!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

seriously...at a reunion concert...how cool is that...yeah i grew up on those reruns as well...

Just Me said...

What an awesome story about how you met! I love it!

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Beach Bum said...

We asked him to tell Davy he was partly responsible for us getting together.

Don't remember if I ever mentioned it but my wife and I met at a Jimmy Buffett concert.

Bijoux said...

I don't remember you ever telling us that story here, Lime! TOTALLY COOL, you daydream believer (or were you the homecoming queen?)

Craig said...

Well, I grew up watching the originals. . .

;)

Funny, but Davy's passing made me a little sad, too. Not sure why - he was never a heart-throb of mine (aren't you so glad?).

But, for a cynical, money-grabbing hitch-hike on the Beatles' fame, the Monkees (right down to the 'misspelled' animal name) put out some decent music. . .

Great story; you must have quite a butt. . .

;)

Alice Audrey said...

Maracas are more fun. So Mr. Lime fell in love with your backside first? LOL. Typical man.

- Alice

coopernicus said...

no wonder he had a bad heart....

saddened by his passing. grew up watching the show and listening to the records...which i still have but are mostly unplayable..

silly rabbit said...

Great 55! I too was saddened by the passing of Davy Jones. I think he was my first serious crush. The Monkey's first album was one of the records that began my collecting days. They were all fun and silly.
I can think of nothing better to say about someone than that they entertained us and made us smile.

silly rabbit said...

Oops... spelled Monkees wrong! I'd forgotten about that.

Logophile said...

I recall watching a couple of their old shows in rerun. So wacky, how could I not love it?

Sad to see him go.

Mother Theresa said...

That's a very cool way to have met your husband! It made me sad to hear about Davy's death too, although I never went to any of his concerts, but I always watched those reruns on tv after school. It's like losing a little piece of my childhood.

Ranch Chimp said...

I couldnt remember exactly what year it was as far as the Monkees tele show, but do remember watching it a few time's. I am a real big music fan and follow many of the artist's. The first concert I attended was the Beatles 1964 Las Vegas Convention Center, the daytime show ... they had a nightime show too, I was about 8 year's old and went with a group of kid's supervised by a couple adult's. The first record's I owned were 45RPM's of James Brown, who had so much influence on my love of music. I also played music (club venue's) and known quite a few band's, and seen so many "live" concert's, I couldnt count them. The Monkees were an experimental project actually ... for tele, and Mike Nesmith also was a key cornerstone to creating MTV later, back in them dayz ... "Three Dog Night" was another experimental project as far as using 3 "lead" vocalist's ... I can go on and on, on this subject, so I'll spare you, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh : )

But they were also very successful as far as radio play on the chart's, even without the tele gig.

Take Care ....

Suldog said...

I know his being had a special place in your circle of being. Rest In Peace, Davy...

Craver Vii said...

Usually, I'm not a big follower of celebrity information either, but the Monkees are special to me. I was saddened to see him go so early. Valerie was one of my all-time favorite songs. Hey, I think I finally figured out how to do that sparkle thing with the eyes like Davey did on the show. That's how I caught my Mrs. ;-)

Hilary said...

Awww you grew up on reruns.. I on the the first runs. RIP, Davy.

Dave said...

Yes, it was sad to loose him, but hey, we all have to go sooner or later huh? - Dave

for a different kind of girl said...

What a great story! I was a, hmmm, third generation Monkees fan? I 'discovered' them when MTV ran the show in the 80s, then hit as many reunion shows, personal appearances (I have so many Davy Jones autographs) and events as I could. I miss that time in life...and when I logged onto my Facebook last week to so many postings from friends on my page that he'd passed, it was like it all rushed back. I need to dig out all the VHS tapes I have of the shows I recorded off MTV and have a moment!