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4.06.2007

it's my birthday!
i had a crush on the monkees as a girl + i still love them!
in the seventies, i went to visit my uncle in laurel canyon in los angeles + he drove us over to see a hippy bathroom he made for the groovy band threedognight of "jeremiah was a bullfrog" fame. the bathroom walls + ceiling were all mirrored + the sink + trim were redwood. it was daytime, so the bandmembers were asleep. they had a hallway lined with framed gold records. the big vinyl kind. i was at the pool reading the director's chairs with names of movie stars like karen black. i heard a dog barking + looked over the fence + there was mickey dolenz in jean cut offs playing with a dog!!!!

update: whoa, threedognight had some other songs besides jeremiah was a bullfrog, i just went to their site to look for a link to the song + it says,
"
from 1969-1974, nobody had more top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets. during this period three dog night was undoubtedly the most popular band in america: 21 consecutive top 40 hits + 12 straight gold lps. by late '75, they had sold nearly 50 million records."

by ~mod*mom~ at 6.4.07 ©

15 Comments:

Happy Birthday! And who didn't love the Monkees?!

By Anonymous Karen, at 4/06/2007 2:35 PM  

LOL! That is too cool! :D

By Anonymous monkeysmama, at 4/06/2007 3:36 PM  

so cool!! hey, im gonna be demo-ing for g diapers at elephant pharm, fun fun!! happy birthday

Karen

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 4:11 PM  

btw, i just noticed there is another karen in existence, so that one above is from karen RANGEL.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 4:12 PM  

Happy Birthday MM! That is a hip-ly amazingly cool story! What a can! I still remember Karen Black in that freaky 70's movie "Burnt Offerings"

Have a great day, you fabulous mamma!

By Blogger Ms. Mamma, at 4/06/2007 4:17 PM  

Happy Birthday! I was so crushed out on the monkees too! I loved the TV show..What are you doing for your birthday? I hope Mr. Mod baked you a cake...

By Blogger Judy, at 4/06/2007 5:29 PM  

Happy birthday! I hope you are having a wonderful day and are enjoying yourself. I’m sorry about mod*totmod*tot’s stitches. Poor kid! That must’ve been scary for both of you. How are you doing? How’s mod*tot’s schooling? Well I better get back to work now, but just wanted to say hello and wish you a wonderful birthday. Lots of love and sending you a big hug too! M

By Anonymous Michelle, at 4/06/2007 5:38 PM  

Oh wow, you were next door to Micky's house??!? I was a huge fan of the Monkees, and he was my favorite. Lucky you! My Dad was a tv repairman, and serviced the Jackson 5's tv when they were starting out doing local gigs, lol...but wow, that is neat. Betcha you were like O-M-G it's Micky!

Hope you had a good birthday today!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 6:57 PM  

Happy Birthday and Happy Easter Mod Mom!
Allison x

By Blogger Lark, at 4/06/2007 11:17 PM  

I had a crush on Mickey - I always went for the funny ones. When I got older it was Mike though. He was the smartest.

By Blogger Mom101, at 4/07/2007 7:29 AM  

Oops...got cut off before I got to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope all your mod dreams come true.

By Blogger Mom101, at 4/07/2007 7:32 AM  

thanks for the birthday wishes + thanks for dropping by for a visit :)

By Blogger modmom, at 4/07/2007 7:24 PM  

Happy Birthday!

Who was your favorite Monkee? Mine was Davy...

By Blogger jason67, at 4/08/2007 6:07 AM  

my crush was on Mike Nesmith. He seemed like the brains of the outfit.

By Blogger k8, at 4/13/2007 12:00 AM  

i thought all the monkees were groovy

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/14/2007 11:19 AM  

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