The Monkees and Me

When I first saw The Mokees on TV I realized I finally found my music. Too young for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Monkees were just my kind of group, fun to be around, I could empathize with their regular guy personas and I loved the music.

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This week on most of our PBS stations you will meet Bobby Hart, half of the iconic musical duo of Boyce and Hart, who wrote and produced the hit songs for The Monkees as well as many others.

In fact, the two years (1967-1968) that Boyce and Hart worked with The Monkees, they sold more albums than the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined.

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However, my conversation with Bobby about his book, Psychedelic Bubblegum, goes beyond the music. Bobby is a not just a song writer/musician/producer, he is a deep spiritual seeker whose wisdom prevails throughout.

Life is inherently insecure, relax and embrace it.

– Bobby Hart-

So, this Fourth of July weekend, celebrate with a trip on The Last Train to Clarksville and while enjoying those burgers and hot dogs do not forget why we cherish this day in history, for it was the start of the great American Experiment.

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Enjoy the show, and have a safe and happy holiday,

Barry

EPISODE LISTINGS AND TIMES ARE IN THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG.

TO CONTACT BARRY YOU MAY E-MAIL HIM AT: barrykibrick@aol.com

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