The Original Pre-Fab Four

This is weird.

I was sitting at my desk working on a column this morning when I got an e-mail from a friend/fellow Creative Loafing freelancer asking me if I’d like to interview and photograph Micky Dolenz on Saturday.


I’m lousy at interviews and I wasn’t planning on covering Dolenz’s concert tomorrow in Woodstock. Nevertheless,it’s not everyday that a non-Yerkes employed Atlantan gets to experiment on a Monkee.

Now I need your help. Help me think of questions to ask Micky Dolenz. Assuming the interview takes place, I’ll ask as many of your questions as I can and post the answers on this page.

I already made this request of a friend and he responded with “Do you know Mike Nesmith’s phone number?” That’ll be pretty hard to top, but I have faith in you all.

5 Comments so far

  1. Kent (unregistered) on July 15th, 2005 @ 1:56 pm

    All the interesting questions I can think of only have to do with the only interesting Monkee.

    So was there a lot of White-Out around the set?

  2. Kim (unregistered) on July 15th, 2005 @ 3:30 pm

    Perhaps get his take on the recent influx of tv shows centered around musicians (american idol, making the band, hit me baby one more time, etc.)… I guess most of those are more “reality”-based than the Monkees show, but it might spark some interesting conversation at least…

  3. Lori (unregistered) on July 15th, 2005 @ 5:11 pm

    “Were they really too busy singing to put anybody down?”

  4. Jessica (unregistered) on July 15th, 2005 @ 5:38 pm

    Seriously? Well, if you look at Monkees episodes they’re pretty simple — setup, cute girl, bad guys, joke about Davy’s height, chase, song, climax. Given that Dolenz’s done a lot of directing since then, maybe he can comment on that whole TV-is-more-complicated-now meme. In general I bet he knows a lot about how TV shows get put together.

    Less seriously? Okay, how high were they when they made Head?

  5. phli (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 10:35 pm

    I trust you will ascertain his position on the creationism vs. Darwinism debate.

    When I was a kid, I had a bib-front shirt with two rows of buttons on the front because of Micky. Is it too late to thank him?

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