Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Cares About Davy Jones

Nobody Cares

Davy Jones of the Monkees died today. Somewhere in my basement I have a few of their albums. Really…I always felt sorry for these guys, because even though the songs they put out were always kinda …bubble gum teenage marshmallow kinds of stuff..they were at least fun and singalongable. Those guys were relentlessly attacked by just about everybody. And they remained pretty nice guys through it all.

I’m only posting this because I wanted to show everyone…see that drum set in the video? That’s a silver- sparkle Ludwig. (I know..JOYANNA…NOBODY CARES!)  That was my first drum set and I still have it, and I got mine long before the Micky.  Here I am in my first band playing in the BLUE BULL LOUNGE in Kansas City. I won’t tell you how long ago this was taken, but let’s just say, if you’re a musician, you can just look at the speakers and guess.

I’ve been offered a lot of money for that set. I bought mine at the very famous Frank’s Drum Shop in Chicago…and I was told that Louie Bellson used to give lessons on it when he worked at Frank’s.

Also notice that Peter Tork, the keyboard player…is not doing what he should be doing in this video..where he plays his solo and it’s just funny! Micky Dolenz is barely hitting the drums. Of course they were lip synching– but it’s just really nutty that they left it in.

I always thought as people, these guys were very polite, and nobody liked hearing the news today that Davy Jones died…Nobody really Cares…but really, at 66— he was much too young.

I might just go sneak a look at my old albums…and put a few on..and yes, I still have my old record players. ARE you kidding?

(FYI..that was a poloroid…another clue)

February 29, 2012 - Posted by | humor, Just life, Life, Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. Hey now, he was my very first celebrity crush!! I had their posters in my room, sang along with all the songs, and dreamed of the day I would meet them (especially Davy) in person. Well, when you are a kid your dreams aren’t based in reality. He did die too soon and it’s a shame for his family. But now one of my dreams has died too since I will never get to meet him in person. Oh well!!


    Comment by dancermommd | March 1, 2012 | Reply

    • Well, yes, Davy was a good-looking guy, and it’s too bad you never got to meet him. I’m sure he would have really enjoyed it! Their songs were written by some of the best songwriters in the business…Neil Diamond for one. I bet you still have your albums too. LOL!

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | March 1, 2012 | Reply

  2. Yes. They all came across as nice boys. Davy seems to have managed to be that nice boy most of his life. I hope no-one, no wannabee “Somebody” blows his cover and dishes dirt on the memory.


    Comment by Amfortas | February 29, 2012 | Reply

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