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Friday, June 24, 2005

Micky Dolenz Interview in the Tribune

Today's Chicago Tribune features an interview I recently conducted with Micky Dolenz of the fabulous Monkees, who's in town for a show tonight. Hope you enjoy. This is a truncated version; if anybody wants the entire interview, I suppose I could post it later.

By the way, if you're not busy this weekend, my brother, Tom Shea, is appearing in a two-actor reading of several Mark Twain pieces at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, in Chicago. Tonight at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are ten bucks.


Anonymous Jonathan said...

In August 1988 I attended 3 days of Monkeefest at the Bismark (now Cadillac) hotel in order to get a Peter Tork autograph for my beloved, who had Micky and Davey and, surprisingly, Mike. Sat through many showings of episodes, leechers hawking Monkee wares, Micky's sister Coco singing "It's Good to be Green," even stood in the rain after a gig at the Vic (they pushed us back, got in a limo and left). But it was almost worth it to hear Micky in a Q&A on the last day. One of the (predominantly) women in the audience asked what it was like touring with Jimi Hendrix. Micky started answering and said something modest like "and of course, it was strange because he was sooooo much more talented than we were." At this the crowd erupted with loud protests of "NOOoooo!" Micky smiled embarassedly, put up his hands, and kept muttering "thanks, but no, he was, really, he was..."

1:44 PM, June 24, 2005

Blogger Larry Epke said...

Byline in the Tribune! Very nice! Congratulations.

11:56 AM, June 29, 2005

Anonymous Augusta Wind said...

Hey, dude,

Great to see your name in the Tribune! I kept the article, which was really nice. Any chance this might lead to bigger and better things with the trib (assuming that's even something you'd want?

I'm pretty sure I'm not on the same page with you about the Monkees being R+R HOF material, but then again, there are acts already there who belong there far less than the Monkees (The Mama's and the Papa's immediately spring to mind), so who knows.

Anyway, muchos congrats.

12:11 PM, June 29, 2005

Blogger Stuart Shea said...

I didn't say the Monkees belonged the R&R HOF. Even Dolenz didn't say that. I hate the R&R HOF anyway, so..

1:39 PM, June 29, 2005

Anonymous Rufus Leeken said...

Ah, well, then,

I wrote this a couple of days after reading the article, and I thought I remembered you saying that you thought they belonged there.

But again, that was just a side thought that came to mind. The main thing was how impressed I am with your entry in what's left of the Colonel's world.

2:15 PM, June 29, 2005

Blogger Stuart Shea said...

Thanks, Bob. I do appreciate that. The Colonel still has quite an impressive fortress.

10:27 PM, June 30, 2005

Anonymous Lance Boyle said...

You're quite welcome.

And the Goat has an enormous toaster, too.

12:34 PM, July 01, 2005


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