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Cool, Totally Random News

by Susan Henderson on September 9, 2008

My kids just found out they’re opening for The Monkees this Friday. How cool is that?!

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

EllenMeister September 9, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Way cool! More info, please!!!!!!!
xo

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Kimberly September 10, 2008 at 12:10 am

NO WAY!!!! That is the coolest news ever! Can we all go???

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Nathalie September 10, 2008 at 1:58 am

VERY cool!

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Juliet September 10, 2008 at 11:54 am

Tell Davy Jones I still love him.

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JamesRSpring September 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

That’s swell. Break a leg, Little H’s.

I can’t hear the Monkees without thinking of the story written by Kate Flannery (the character Meredith from NBC’s The Office) about the period of time she spent dating the latter-years, ego-maniacal Davy Jones. It’s at Fresh Yarn (where more LitPark alumni – including the dazzling Susan H – appear). It’s well worth the quick read: http://www.freshyarn.com/34/essays/flannery_notreally1.htm

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Aurelio September 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

OMG! Bach-Boy and Green-Hand rock.

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SusanHenderson September 14, 2008 at 1:10 am
Kimberly September 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Infinite sadness.

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5speener0 September 14, 2008 at 2:23 pm

I was in Australia when The Monkees were IT! I didn’t miss a show. Back then I was in love with the drummer (name? name?), with Johnny Mathis and George C. Scott as he’d appeared in the movie version of Wuthering Heights. Okay, so I was I little confused back then…

This has got to be the most FUN for you and Mr. H. How about the boys–what do they think?

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5speener0 September 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Great observations that he had in the YouTube piece. Who would look so deeply into such a thing as being among people who speak a language that you don’t.

How sad, to know that someone who was loved and respected would feel so alone! Always sad…but these things are not always clear to those of us who are left behind.

May his soul find peace and his loved ones and peers find the comfort and support that they need.

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SusanHenderson September 15, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Thanks, everyone, for the comments on this thread and the others. I’m on a killer deadline right now on two different projects, and I have to finish them before I can come here and play. Will respond to all the comments individually as soon as I’m up for air. xo

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Laura_Benedict September 17, 2008 at 10:14 am

EEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Did it happen last Friday? This Friday?

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:08 am

Hey, everyone, I’ve been so so busy, sorry I haven’t had time to comment. Quickly, re: Monkees. The kids were treated like kings, Porterhouse steaks, shirley temples, etc. We were told they were opening for “The Monkees” but it turned out to be only one Monkee and his new band. Kids loved it. The video came out terrible so I’ll just post this one of Green-Hand playing guitar on Led Zeppelin’s The Ocean. He’s the littlest guitar player on the left: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy5B8xYljgI

Okay, let me respond to all these comments, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:11 am

We were only given a couple of day’s notice for this thing, so by the time it was in motion, life got crazy. Thanks for coming to my bbq, though! xo

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:11 am

You can come to a funk and reggae gig this weekend, if you want. We’ll get you free tickets!

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:12 am

Tell us about Italy this time of year.

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:13 am

Do you remember when Davy Jones was on the Brady Bunch and sang, Girl, Look What You’ve Done to Me?

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:15 am

Wow, she’s a fabulous writer. Who knew? Hope folks are checking out that link. I’ll post Kate’s bio here cuz she’s cool:

KATE FLANNERY (Not Really a Star F#*ker)
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Kate plays Meredith on NBC’s The Office. Her comedy lounge act, The Lampshades, has been running in Hollywood at the IO West stage for over four years, and was seen to the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Kate’s other TV work includes the Bernie Mac Show, Boomtown, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central’s Cross Balls, and she was the voice of Lucy in a Robert Smigel Cartoon on SNL.

She played Neely O’Hara in the Off Broadway hit, Valley of the Dolls at the Circle in the Square in NYC and LA’s Bing Theatre (she’s on the upcoming Valley of the Dolls’ DVD extras). A former member of Second City’s National Tour Co., she is an original member of Chicago’s Annoyance Theater where she created over 15 shows including the Miss Vagina Pageant and the Real Live Brady Bunch (playing over 30 cities and the Kennedy Center). LA audiences have recently seen her as the teen prostitute and Blair’s sister in the Phacts of Life at the Renberg Theatre, and in the Lily Tomlin / Jane Wagner production of Three Feet Under at the Evidence Room.

Kate can be heard on the local Air America radio show, Ravenhurst. Kate performed with They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh’s band, Monopuff (you can hear her on their album, “It’s Fun To Steal”). She is the musical director of the Los Angeles Drama Club (teaching Shakespeare to 5 to 8 year olds). Kate graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where her family owns a bar. Kate’s website is http://www.theLampshades.com

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:16 am

You know it!

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:18 am

Janet Fitch wrote the most perfect blog about DFW over here: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=212050099&blogID=433873358

Hopefully, those of you who aren’t on MySpace can still access it.

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:19 am

I think love still matters, even when it can’t heal the sadness. Still matters.

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:21 am

At first, the boys were pretty non-plussed because, to them, it’s just a bunch of old guys. But then, when they saw the big crowd and got to set up on the stage, they were pretty psyched.

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 8:22 am

Laura!!!!!!!!!!!

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Juliet September 23, 2008 at 8:39 am

Remember? I believe “swoon” is the word that best describes my reaction to it.

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SusanHenderson September 23, 2008 at 11:05 am
5speener0 September 24, 2008 at 8:21 am

Absolutely! You don’t stop giving the love. You just never know how much good it’s doing and how it does support, even when we cannot see the results that we were looking for.

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kimchinquee September 25, 2008 at 7:35 am

Wow, Susan! That’s great!

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SusanHenderson September 28, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Kim! So great to see you here!

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Nathalie September 29, 2008 at 6:54 am

The hills are alive with the sounds of grape picking, there are birds drunk on juices everywhere and dark clouds making a guest appearance, providing a little rain to ensure that we should have plenty of porcini mushroom to eat with our pasta.
They tell me it is nice out still – at last one can breathe at night – but somebody has yanked time from under my feet and I find I have very little time left for most things. Unplugging the top of my head and stepping out for a couple of years feels more and more like an attractive option.
As it stands, I am WAY behind on reading LitPark (although I did link to it on a new blog I have started).

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SusanHenderson October 2, 2008 at 8:50 am
SusanHenderson October 2, 2008 at 8:52 am

That’s it. I’m going to Italy.

(Nathalie, post the link to your blog here. And I’ll link it on my next Monthly Wrap.)

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Nathalie October 2, 2008 at 9:21 am

You would love it!
🙂
My new “word of the day” celebration:
http://wordofthedayfreshfresh.blogspot.com/

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