Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little Piece of My Past

Yesterday was a sad day for my past.  I was a huge Monkees fan and adored the lead singer Davey Jones.  I remember waking up to a door sized poster of him from Teen Beat magazine every morning and kissing it when I walked out of the room.  Everytime he sang the song, "Girl" he was not singing it to Marcia was my personal song from him.  I thought the television show the Monkees was a riot and could not wait for it to come on just for another glimpse of Davey.  My heart would race and my face would flush.  I guess yesterday was also a sad day for the likes of Marcia Brady and a certain generation of teen-idol worshippers too because Davy Jones, the breakout heartthrob of the Beatles-inspired, made-for-TV band the Monkees, died in a Florda hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was only 66.  When I was 12 Teen Beat magazine was my personal reference book.  I knew all I needed to know(or thought I did) about David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman and others just like them....including Davey. Where are the idols like this today?  The fresh faced sounds crooning their love ballads to an ever waiting group of adoring teenaged fans?  I don't think they exist anymore.  The lyrics have become raunchier as the years have passed by.  I mean come on now....performers still sing "Daydream Believer" was a great song.  It could be someone life mantra.  How many songs from today can you say that about???  I have to agree with the Monkees song, Shades of has changed from when I was a fresh faced kid who wore grooves in her vinyl listening to Davey Jones over and over.


Marti said...

I loved those Monkey's song. That was entirely a different generation. Today's rap and hip hop may have a beat, but are certainly lacking in moral value. Have a wonderful day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I loved them too! Very sad, he was so young.

Anne said...

Yes I loved the Monkees too and used to really enjoy their tv programmes.My friends and I used to play at being the monkees in infant school! I loved Davy Jones and he was english too!

Sweet Tea said...

This seems to cause "those of us of a certain age" to pause and reminesce. Time is fleeting and fragile.

Mary said...

Daydream Believer was my favorite Monkees/Davey Jones song. It was a sad day, indeed!
Did you see his wife? She's very pretty...and young!