Hey hey they’re the Monkees! Who knew they’d be whoring around? Okay, in fairness you had to figure at this point they’d be trying to turn dimes from their ’60s catalogue. Only thing is, well as the story goes, they didn’t really write any of the songs for which our moms loved ’em. A conundrum, but Davy Jones has got it sorted. The “cute one” may have been a Monkee, but when it comes to his finances, he invests like a Gorilla. Gorilla Trading, that is. This comes courtesy of copyranter

Nice! There’s a subtle class about that spot. For added value, head here to watch and hear some of DJ’s new takes on the classics of your parents’ youth like “Daydream Believer.” Pretty silly, but then Mr. Jones probably needs the money pretty badly. Plus it’s not like he’s subverting the intent of his tunes, since they ain’t even his tunes to subvert. Let John Stewart take it up. If not, pass it on to Jon Stewart. He’ll find the hidden value in all this.

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Comments (11)
  1. clamps  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2007 0

    i understand dolenz is the voice of Snuggle in those fabric softener commercials. really!

  2. twinnstar  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2007 0

    and to think, all of this could have been avoided if mike nesmith wasnt an asshole.

  3. Analog Bass  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2007 0

    In related news the new issue of New York has an item on page 9 about how godfather of soul James Brown’s drug of choice was:

    “a concoction of embalming fluid and tobacco he called ‘gorilla’”

  4. Dw Dunphy  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2007 0

    It’s gotta be better than a Monkees Fantasy Camp.

    DwD

  5. Chris  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2007 0

    “They didn’t really write any of the songs for which our moms loved ‘em.”

    You obviously don’t know anything about The Monkees.

  6. RR  |   Posted on Sep 25th, 2007 0

    That dude doesn’t need the money at all. He supposedly makes tons owning a bunch of race horses.

  7. Ed  |   Posted on Sep 25th, 2007 0

    A-fucking-men, Chris. The Monkees wrote some incredible fucking songs.

    Stereogum, you guys have been such absolutely humorless DOUCHEBAGS lately. Cut it out or I’ll start mistaking you for Pitchfork.

  8. Chris, Ed, please. I grew up with the Monkees, my mom was a massive fan. All I’m saying is that they DIDN’T ACTUALLY WRITE the songs that are on their first two records, the ones that topped charts and made them famous, the ones you know (“Daydream Believer” was John Stewart, “I’m A Believer” was written by Neil Diamond, and “Last Train To Clarksville” and most of the rest were written by Boyce and Hart). See more on B&H here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyce_and_Hart

    Along with my mom’s Monkees records, I grew up around my mom’s douche bags, too, so I take no issue with your vitriol.

  9. Dw Dunphy  |   Posted on Sep 25th, 2007 0

    Amrit; Although I hate using these Net-terms, ROTFLMAO.

    DwD

  10. upgrayedd  |   Posted on Sep 25th, 2007 0

    i DEMAND you retract the statement you made in my imagination, you fucking asshole douchetard hipsterfork!

  11. Ariel  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    Anyone picks on my Davy will be tortured!!! How about paper cuts to the eyes with a little lemmon juice poured all over, like that?!?!?!

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