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Bob Simko
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Posted: 24 February 2019 at 7:45pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

How is this show not available on iTunes?
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Tim O Neill
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It should be on either Netflix or Hulu as well, Bob - it's a natural for streaming!



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I sent Tim a link to an article the minute I read that Peter Tork had passed away.  I've been a Monkees fan for longer than I've been a fan of comic books, so damn near my entire life.  I have loved their music for as long as I can remember and not in a "guilty pleasure" kind of way, but in a way that I think they were true artists despite their origins.  I will blast their music in my car and reference them freely in conversation without feeling an iota of guilt or shame.  I think they are that terrific.  

Just two left.  Incredibly sad.  My childhood is passing away much more swiftly than I ever anticipated.
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I refer again to working on NEW VISIONS, and strictly for amusement looking up the various actors who appeared on TOS. Repeatedly the result was dead, dead, dead.

Not surprising in a show that’s fifty years old, and tended to use actors in their 30s and 40s, but still a depressing reminder of my own approaching exit.

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I found out about his passing from your link, Matt - even though I knew he had health issues, I was shocked.

I do like that towards the end of his life he found joy in touring with the band that made him famous.  For a group of people who were swept into instant stardom and crushing failure at a young age, Tork, Nesmith and Dolenz have been active to this day.  They entered a wonderful stage where they found enough common ground to play music together again for some wonderful live shows.  When Michael Nesmith and members of his band started touring again with Tork and Dolenz, they were just fantastic.  I missed Tork’s last tour, but I did catch Nesmith and Dolenz at The Orpheum last summer - they played “For Pete’s Sake,” dedicating it to Tork.  In retrospect, they likely knew he was sick as they acknowledged his absence.



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