Tuesday, December 6, 2011

the nez

what it is: mike nesmith's solo work
where i found it: clark from pensacola

Guess what? Mike Nesmith of the Monkees made a lot of good country albums in the 1970s, teaming up with a fucking fantastic pedal steel player named Red Rhodes. Half the fun is sorting through all of the records these two made together, so I'm not providing any links here. But I do promise to include a little of this on the next mix tape I post (note: since prevented by the FBI).

Other interesting Nesmith facts include:
  • He now hosts think tanks
  • He was an executive producer of Repo Man
  • His mother invented Liquid Paper
  • His last appearance with the Monkees was in a commercial for Kool Aid and Nerf (together?)
  • He started a company that pioneered VHS tapes and home movie viewing
  • In the 1980s there was a Nesmith imposter who successfully conned a number of people and went as far as to do media appearances. He wasn't apprehended until 2009.