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Our Christmas Monkees

The Monkees, Christmas Party – The new Monkees record is a collection of Christmas songs, some old and some new. I like Christmas music (as well as winter music that gets lumped in with it because no one wants to … Continue reading

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When the Volcano Blow

I wrote last week about Dorothy’s tornado and other natural disasters that opened the way to Oz or the surrounding fairylands, and this time I’m going to look at ones within fairyland itself. We don’t really hear of many bad … Continue reading

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Sing for the President, Sing for the Terrorists, Sing

The Dresden Dolls reunited for what I believe were only two shows, and I saw the one at the Coney Island Amphitheater. It’s a new venue, and one of the people who did booking decided the Dolls needed to play … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Writing Rhymes and Trading Lines

The Monkees, Good Times! – Released in honor of the group’s fiftieth anniversary, it’s the first album they’ve done since their thirtieth anniversary. The members are known for not getting along all that well with each other, although when they … Continue reading

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Invisible Touch

L. Frank Baum originally wanted The Emerald City of Oz to be his last Oz book, and to that end had Glinda cast a spell that made the whole land “invisible to all eyes but our own.” In explaining it … Continue reading

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A Pumpkin Under the Sea

The Pearl and the Pumpkin, by Paul Clarendon West and W. W. Denslow – After the success of a children’s book called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (perhaps you’ve heard of it), there were many attempts to recapture it. This … Continue reading

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Let’s See the Monkees

It’s pretty well known that Mike Nesmith hasn’t wanted anything to do with any of the recent Monkees reunion concerts. He played a few shows in the nineties, but quit partway through the tour. Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter … Continue reading

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