December 6, 2019 – 5:41 am


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MIKE NESMITH R.I.P. 1942 - 2021

Michael Nesmith, who achieved global fame as a member of the pop group the Monkees, has died on December 10 aged 78. “With infinite love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” his family said in a statement. “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”

Nesmith was the group’s guitarist, and also one of its songwriters, for tracks including The Girl I Knew Somewhere, Listen to the Band and Mary, Mary. With Nesmith alongside Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork, the Monkees had huge hits including US chart-toppers Daydream Believer and I’m a Believer, having been formed for a TV sitcom about a rock’n’roll band. Nesmith successfully auditioned for the role of “Mike” in the show, in October 1965, having begun his music career as a jobbing folk music performer in Los Angeles. Davy Jones died in 2012; while Peter Tork passed away in 2019. - theguardian.com

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San Francisco 2019 [no label, 1CD]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA; October 6, 2019. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Michael Nesmith is best known as a member of the late 1960s pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees. A successful songwriter, Nesmith’s credits include “Different Drum” (The Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt) and “Joanne,” his top-40 hit with the First National Band. Aside from his groundbreaking projects in the field of music video and film production, Nesmith is a noted player of the 12-string guitar, performing on custom-built 12-string electric and acoustic guitar models.

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People may have been unfamiliar with the material - despite releasing three albums, the First National Band never made a dent in the charts - but Nesmith’s easygoing charm made up for it, as the band revived its pedal-steel-infused tunes, including “Joanne”, to delight an audience of hipsters and hippies. - datebook.sfchronicle.com

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Track 01. intro/Nevada Fighter 5:46
Track 02. Calico Girlfriend 3:25
Track 03. Nine Times Blue/Little Red Rider 4:34
Track 04. The Crippled Lion 3:27
Track 05. Joanne 4:28
Track 06. Dedicated Friend 2:47
Track 07. Grand Ennui 7:15
Track 08. Papa Gene’s Blues/Different Drum/Some of Shelly’s Blues 8:34
Track 09. Silver Moon/Rio 11:28
Track 10. Thanks for the Ride 4:45
57 mins

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  1. 15 Responses to “MICHAEL NESMITH - SAN FRANCISCO 2019”

  2. Rumor has it Mike gots a Big Un . Davy had a Big Un too

    By U L E on Dec 6, 2019

  3. Rumor has it Micky gots a Lil Un . Peter had a Lil Un too

    By U L E on Dec 6, 2019

  4. A band of Big Uns and Lil Uns

    By U L E on Dec 6, 2019

  5. ULE, dude, you’re on fire this morning. Hysterical. So witty. Perfect too, as I woke up this morning just dying to know how big The Monkees dicks are.

    NOT! You fucking bozo!

    Next time, just try downloading, enjoying, and for the love of god-shutting up!

    By Mort Sahl on Dec 6, 2019

  6. Mike Nesmith is hung like a Bull .

    By Pam Des Barris on Dec 7, 2019

  7. So was Davy ‘ Peter and Mickey had Pricks the size of my pinky.

    By Pam Des Barris on Dec 7, 2019

  8. Thanks for this one BigO. Papa Nez! And what a set list! Anything you can offer us from this festival will be appreciated. Hot Tuna, John Kay, The Flatlanders, Robert Plant. Here is the list of artists-

    By sking on Dec 7, 2019

  9. Wonderful!
    Thank you for Michael Nesmith!!!

    By Frank on Dec 9, 2019

  10. Michael’s early albums are great. My personal favorite is “And the hits keep on coming”. Check out his work if you have not heard it. Wonderful.
    Thanks for this.

    By Edward on Dec 10, 2019

  11. RIP Mike , tremendously talented and underrated as a solo artist . Mickey is now the last one left . So many greats have died in the last few years . We’re slowly losing them all . Pretty soon they’ll all be gone . With the garbage out there today, there’s no one to replace them . A dying era . It sucks getting older .

    By Bill on Dec 11, 2021

  12. Bill, I wonder if Dylan will be the next to go. As Leonard Cohen said, Dylan is the Mount Everest of music.

    By Mark on Dec 11, 2021

  13. Bill, who are you sucking then as you get older ????

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2021

  14. How many of Bill’s other ID’s will chime in? Why not just go back to Corey M? You asshole.

    “Eli, Freddie Fender, CJ, Groupie Chick Traci, Derrick, U L E, Terrence, Bill, Smashmouth - You’ve really gone rabid repeating and talking to yourself. When you are treated like an adult, you ask for supervision/moderation! The word is self-restraint. Isn’t it obvious why you are not at other sites? They’ve have long banned you.”
    By bigozine2 on Apr 26, 2018


    By everyone else on bigO on Dec 12, 2021

  15. Mark , Dylan is past 80 so he probably won’t be around much longer either . It’ll be sad when he goes , Paul McCartney ,Elton John , Clapton , Ringo , Page and Plant ,Daltry and Townshend, all either past or pushing 80 . Same with Mick and Keith . Many will sadly be gone soon .

    By Bill on Dec 12, 2021

  16. Wow that’s quite a conspiracy theory. Everyone else . I doubt anyone has that much time to troll . Many trolls is more realistic. You sound like your in dire need of a big Un to relax you .

    By T J on Dec 12, 2021

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