March 1, 2012

Giant spike on the Viral Video Chart.

Well deserved.

Tears.

ADDED: Mickey is wearing an ordinary shirt... backwards.

14 comments:

edutcher said...

That's the kind of stuff that makes you smile through those tears.

Kit said...

*sniff*

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Henry said...

Sweet. I first heard that song as covered by Anne Murray. She had the pipes, but you can't beat the stripes.

phx said...

Sounds like the theme for The Office

Steve Austin said...

A question for the Althouse crew. How many musical acts are you a huge fan of that you first heard after age 25?

For a lot of us, the music you listen to from age 10 to 25 seems to be what defines you and stays with you your entire life.

Stuff like these Monkee tracks are burned in your mind with the era when you were young. And it never really leaves you. I hear that song and still think of putting that album on the turntable as a ten year old.

gadfly said...

Lip-syncing was big back then.

Penny said...

Steve Austin, I once agreed with you.

Now?

I'm old enough to know it isn't about the songs you *listen* to. It's all about the songs you SING.

Over and over again.

Penny said...

Hymns at church

Girl Scout ditties

The National Anthem at sporting events

Favorite songs in the shower

Karaoke!

virgil xenophon said...

Funny, I was an unsentimental caustic 23 yr-old in the USAF finishing pilot training headed for Vietnam when that song came out, but it has ALWAYS seemed a sad, hauntingly melancholic song to me--which is why I liked it--although I'm sure the songs authors didn't intend it that way. (But of course this only applies to listening w.o. the silly video image to spoil the reverie)

Curious George said...

"Steve Austin said...
A question for the Althouse crew. How many musical acts are you a huge fan of that you first heard after age 25?

For a lot of us, the music you listen to from age 10 to 25 seems to be what defines you and stays with you your entire life.

Stuff like these Monkee tracks are burned in your mind with the era when you were young. And it never really leaves you. I hear that song and still think of putting that album on the turntable as a ten year old."

Ha...I and my sibling sisters are all in out 50's. When a Monkees song comes on we all sing, and know the words. Same is true of other bands. I will say that early Beatles, the Monkees, and other songs of that era were made to sing along. The vocals were clear and therefore the lyrics were learned. And in upbeat.

As far as the Monkees the girls all loved Davy but most of their hits and certainly their distinct sound was because of Micky...he was lead.

Mark O said...

The song was written by John Stewart of the Kingston Trio. The little dance Davey does is call "The Skate." It seems so long ago and it was.

Pastafarian said...

Is Micky Dolenz having some sort of seizure in that video?