Thank you Monkees!

For the 4th installment of Thank You Thursday, I would like to thank The Monkees.

This might look like a strange call, but it was through watching these guys in the 70s that put the idea into my head that I might want to work one day as a musician - and lets face it, nobody has been able to come up with a better idea for me yet.

Things turned out a little different than I expected. I didn't have to live in a beach house with three other guys (a good thing, I don't think I would have been able to take much of Mickey), and I didn't have to play Last Train to Clarksville (although I did it at a gig once a couple of years ago).

The other difference I suppose is that I never realised that I would have to do so much stuff (a lot of which has nothing to do with music). I always thought that I would just write some music, put it down on paper, give it to someone to play and wait for the cheques to roll in. It doesn't work that way these days, you have to write, record, perform, manufacture, distribute, publicise and sell the music yourself.

I wouldn't have it any other way though, thank you Monkees.

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