From a Japanese Monkees photo book. Via The Monkees Live Almanac.
Good Clean Fun —- The Monkees
There’s a smile on the wind as it touches my face/ And starts to erase all the gloom
Sooo two years ago being the massive Monkees fan I was - and I am - I was only following monkees fans on tumblr. Funny thing, one day I saw a girl on my dash moaning over One Direction, insuting them and complaining about how they were copying the Monkees in the One Thing music video.
So, I went to see this video and that’s exactly how it started. I started listening to a boyband because of some Monkees blog on tumblr. Now, I’m NOT gonna say who this girl was but thank you because you managed to make someone who was exactly like you a One Direction fan. Quite ironic isn’t it. I laugh every time I think about it.
The ironic effect of being close-minded and prejudicial.
Nat, a similar thing happened to me. People (mainly on twitter) were saying the nastiest things about 1D towards the end of 2012/early 2013, like really offensive stuff, and I was like, ok they can’t be THAT bad, I mean they made Monkees references in their early videos, so clearly they are somewhat self-aware.
Anyway, so I went to Youtube and watched some interviews and legit watched like 3 hours of 1D stuff and after that I was a full-on defender of them and then last fall became a fan because of the Best Song Ever video and “Story of My Life” being a great pop song. And if not for 1D I would not have met some of the greatest girls/friends ever, so yeah.
HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY ONE DIRECTION. Thanks for making people happy.
Daisy Lowe joined stepmother Gwen Stefani, father Gavin Rossdale and her half-brothers for a stroll in Primrose Hill on July 21, 2014.
David Sylvian <3
The “Bad” tour spanned the globe with stops in 15 countries on 4 continents, and included 123 concerts to about 4.4 million loving fans
what am i supposed to love??? briefcases???