Posts Tagged ‘Mike Nesmith’

Capsule

April 16, 2022

“Capsule,” written by Michael Nesmith, Al Perkins, David Mackay, Paul Leim, John Hobbs and Lenny Castro, and recorded by them in 1973. A time capsule from the mid 20th century.

“Hello people a hundred years from now
It may not make much difference but I’ll say it anyhow
Let me tell you of the planet and what we’re doing now
It really is bizarre enough to make me take it slow”

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Mike Nesmith, 1946 — 2021

December 15, 2021

Singer-songwriter, film producer, and music video pioneer Michael Nesmith died last week at age 78. He became know as a member of TV’s pseudo-band The Monkees in the Sixties, but enjoyed a long music career afterwards as a solo artist and with his First National Band. Fun fact: his mom invented Liquid Paper correction fluid, a ubiquitous 20th century office product.

More:

“Michael Nesmith, deadpan singer-songwriter with the Monkees, dies at 78,” Harrison Smith, Washington Post

“Michael Nesmith, Monkees Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 78,” Andy Greene, Rolling Stone

“Michael Nesmith invented country rock. Or maybe something even better.” Geoff Edgers, Washington Post

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Music: “Different Drum,” written and recorded by Mike Nesmith, 1972. Steel guitar: Orville Rhodes.

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