today i woke up to terrible news; davy jones from the famed rival band to the beatles, the monkees, passed away after suffering a heart attack at age 66. he was a little bit of a hero in this girl's eyes.
around the age of five, "the best of the monkees" was the first album i ever purchased for and by myself. i continued from there on for years to ruin my family's every day life by playing all of my monkees albums over and over and over and over and over. i would watch the monkees sitcom on much music every night before bed. then my aunt introduced me to the monkee's first and only feature film, head. i was obsessed. and to this day, hearing the music of the monkees warms my heart and takes me back to being a kid. now, i can't pick favorites either - but davy, lord was he cute. he was little, but he had pipes! he was funny and he made me laugh a lot. so it's sad sad news today at shirk magazine headquarters folks, but at least we'll always have the music, man. rest in peace little davy, we will miss you.