Peter! Davey! Mickey! Mike!

I’ve decided today is Monkee day.

Guilty pleasure? No kidding. I’ve pulled no punches in my vituperative rants against manufactured music, and yet…The Monkees. I’m sure in a few decades another person will be expressing the same guilt complex over n*sync.

Alas, I do not own any Monkees music. I resolve to remedy this today at lunch. If Borders has it (hey, they’re close) I shall purchase the eponymous album, which contains the following song:

You know my girl just called me up
And she woke me from my sleep
You should have heard the things she said
You know she hurt my feelings deep.
I’m gonna buy me a dog [A dog, a dog! Why?]
‘Cause I need a friend now. [Say, you need all the friends you can get]
I’m gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don’t love me no how.

She used to bring me my newspaper
‘Cause she knew where it was at.
She used to keep me so contented.
But I can teach a dog to do that.
I’m gonna buy me a dog,
‘Cause I need a friend now
I’m gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don’t love me no how.

6 Responses to Peter! Davey! Mickey! Mike!

  1. Jay says:

    Just a question…
    Is there going to be another blogathon anytime soon?

  2. Cat says:

    The next Blogathon will be at the end of July, 2002. We are gearing up and getting organized now. If you’d like updates, there is a group set up. Just send a blank email to to subscribe.

  3. Paul says:

    The Monkees weren’t about music! They were about social and political rebellion!

  4. Cat says:

    Paul, that’s the best laugh I’ve had all day.

  5. Paul says:

    Ah, so do I admit that it’s a quote and not something I came up with? The dilemma….

  6. Cat says:

    That’s even funnier.