Show #18! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
Swing into sizzling summer action, as we celebrate the fabulous 51st anniversary of the halcyon and historical HEADQUARTERS album!First up-Alan and Al play a great game of "what if?" What if the Monkees never shook off Don Kirshner? How would that work? What would all the later albums sound like? What would HEADQUARTERS consist of? How would this affect concerts? Chart hits? How could Mike ever work successfully with Donnie? Lots of fun, discussing "coulda/shoulda been" scenarios!ALSO-Hear our exclusive new interview with the man who recorded HEADQUARTERS (and so many other bits of Monkees music), engineer Hank Cicalo! Hank "ran the board" for the HQ album, and has a clear memory of working with the guys! Hear about the challenges, the risks, and the pressures, of being part of the newly-independent Monkees music!NEXT-Monkees agent and event organizer Jodi Ritzen calls us, with the latest news on the Micky and Mike tour, and Monkees meet-and-greet happenings!PLUS-A great re-mix of the chart-topping "I'm a Believer!" You can't miss this! AND-(Can ya stand even more?) We announce our latest TPCHC contest! Win even more rare 60s treasures! Hear how! It's easy!Plus-Music! Mirth! Madness! More you can want?Much more here: https://tpchcmonkeescast.blogspot.com/2018/05/episode-18-hank-cicalo-interview.html
23 May 2018
Show #4! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION
The famed 1967 HEADQUARTERS LP, and what coulda (or shoulda) been added or removed! Re-mix of (the TV version) of "You Just May Be The One!" A super-rare Davy Jones re-imagining of "Daydream Believer" from 2000! And: More Adam West impersonations! Jokes! Sound effects! And SO much more!Hosts Alan Williams and Al Bigley hit another home run! Once again, your hosts Al Bigley and Alan Williams dive into more Monkees memories, in this mammoth and jam-packed episode!
14 Dec 2016
Micky Dolenz on THE LARRY KING SHOW 1987
Here is Micky, in a very frank and sane 1987 radio interview about his career! From CIRCUS BOY to THE MONKEES (then enjoying a riotous reunion), to his MIKE HAMMER guest turn!A refreshingly adult and delightful 45-minute chat on the LARRY KING radio show!
21 May 2019
Show #17! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
We swing back into action with a fun new episode!We take another look at the famed 1992 Monkees tribute CD, HERE NO EVIL (first covered in episode 11 right here), complete with an exclusive new interview with the creator and producer of teh CD, Jim Johnson! Jim talks about his long-lived love for the Monkees, the songs picked to tribute, and the makings of this early-90s masterpiece!We spotlight "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" from the HNE CD, with a special spotlight on the late (but forever great) Larry Joe Miller!PLUS-Hear a great rockin' re-mix of "P.O. Box 9847!" Guaranteed-you've never heard it like this before!AND-Monkees event organizer and agent Jodi Ritzen chimes in with the very latest news on Monkees happenings that may be coming to your town!BONUS-We announce the wonderful winner of our first ever colossal contest! Is it you?Add the usually commentary, fun, laughs, and music, and you've got another winning epsiode on your hot little hands!Come SEE what we discuss on our powerful podcasts, at our fabulous TPCHC blog page! http://tpchcmonkeescast.blogspot.com
18 Apr 2018
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Show #24! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
Dive into another fun and frivolously freaky epsiode, as Alan and Al decipher the enduring enigma that is--33/13 REVOLUTION PER MONKEE! What was it about? What worked? What didn't? Fave songs and guest stars? The hosts look deep into this famed (and far-out) 1969 TV special, and you are there!PLUS-Part two of our incredible interview with everyone's favorite "Monkees girl," Valerie Kairys Venet! Hear her talk about the guys, the show, the set, and so very much more!NEW-Hear a sizzling rockin' re-mix of the ever-amazing Monkees tune, "Naked Persimmon!" You've never heard it quite like this before!AND-Al and Alan tell you about the latest round of rare Monkees merch that you can win! What is it? What ya gotta do to snag it? All here!THEN-The ever-jocular Jodi Ritzen (Monkees agent and event coordinator) fills us all in on the very last Monkees happenings near (and far from) you! You can't miss it!ALSO-Laughter, lightness, and love!Much more here: https://tpchcmonkeescast.blogspot.com/2019/08/episode-24-50th-anniversary-of-33-13.html
31 Jul 2019
Show #15! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
This is the big (and we mean BIG) one!Alan and Al swing back into action, with an exclusive new interview with versatile musician John Jorgenson! John played with Mike on many 90s tours (including the wonderful "Live at the Britt" stop), and has many tales of his involvement in music, the wonderful instruments he's played (many on a few Papa Nez solo efforts), and his relationship (and insights into) Mike! You don't wanna miss John recount Mike's first meeting with the Jimi Hendrix experience!BONUS: Hear a super-rare 70s live Nez tune, along with a 90s live performance of "Total Control!" Also-your podcast hosts discuss the best and worst of the multitudes of Monkees merchandise that's been furiously flung our way for the past 50 years! The toys! T-shirst! Dolls (I mean--"action figures")! The books! The Monkeemobiles! Match against YOUR fave choices!By popular demand--Hear the vocal-less backing track of the controversial Monkees tune, "The Day We Fall In Love!" This fandom-dividing song has been brought back into the spotlight due to the recent Rhino MORE OF THE MONKEES box set, so, judge the virtues of this little ditty for yourself, with this interesting mix!Also--Monkees agent and event organizer Jodi Ritzen calls in with the very latest from Mike and Micky! Hear the latest news, plans, and how you can be a part of it all!Plus: Fun! Laughter! Lawyers! Shock-collars! What more could a Monkee-maniac ask for?
16 Feb 2018
Show #3! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION
Is 2016 the last we'll see of the Monkees? Rare facts and trivia about the guest-stars of the "Here Come the Monkees" pilot episode! Monkees re-mixes ("Love to Love")! Sound effects! Disco dancing! Adam West impersonations! And SO much more! Join hosts Al Bigley and Alan Williams, and dive into MORE Monkees memories, in this fun and fact-filled episode!
21 Nov 2016
Show #6! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
The '87 POOL IT! reunion LP! Was it truly so bad? ! An extended re-mix of "Tapioca Tundra!" Part two of our EXCLUSIVE new interview with Micky's sister, Coco Dolenz! And: Fun! Jokes! Sound effects! And SO much more! Once again, your hosts Al Bigley and Alan Williams dive into more Monkees memories and music, in this mammoth and jam-packed episode!
10 Feb 2017
Show #13! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
We skipped a beat to bring you our Halloween-themed unlucky episode #13!You'll shudder, as you hear our exclusive interview with actor Ron Masak, "the Count" from the famed "Monstrous Monkee Mash" episode! Ron talks about his ad-libbing on that episode, the guys themselves, and his malevolent monster make-up for the role!He also discusses his many roles in Hollywood, his incredible voice-over work and impersonations, and so very much more!PLUS: We treat (not trick) you, with a fun and rare early-90s Davy Jones solo tune!Laughs! Chills! Fun! And so very much more!
27 Oct 2017
YOUR AUNTIE GRIZELDA Re-Mix
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Micky Dolenz on THE KEITH LARSON SHOW 2005
Here a great and frank interview with Micky Dolenz, on WBT's THE KEITH LARSON SHOW!Micky talks about the Monkees, his book, and his then-current broadway run!He also fields some great call-in questions!
19 Feb 2019
Show #14! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
THIS IS IT! Hear us go one-on-one with Mike Nesmith himself, in this exclusive (and very candid) 12/2017 interview!Mike talks about his exciting new touring plans with the newly-reconstituted First National Band (a line-up that includes a host of Nesmith family members)! Plus, memories of playing (and returning to) the famed Troubadour club!Set list songs you can expect to hear live!Current upcoming plans revealed, direct from Michael himself!Not one to be missed!Plus: Christian Nesmith and Circe Link (both members of the new FNB) call in! Christian talks about working with his dad, playing the "solo songs," and reveals a few surprises! Circe tells of her love for the nifty Nez catalog, her concert involvements, and more!BUT WAIT-THERE'S MORE! Just when you thought "Al and Alan just can't possibly have any more Monkees/Nez goodness to deliver," we have another surprise! Monkees agent/event coordinator Jodi Ritzen gives us a ring, and lets a few secrets fly! So, quit just hangin' 'round, and listen now!
31 Dec 2017
Show #19! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
Yet another blockbuster episode!None other than mighty Mike Nesmith starts the show, giving us a sensational shout-out!Then we swing right into an in-depth discussion of the many Monkees/comic book connections! Not just in print, but you'll find out which superhero-themed actors have a relationship to the guys, the show, and their music! You'll be surprised, as comics fans and experts Al and Alan give you the low-down on the many funny-book facts!NEXT-Famed comics and SF and comics writer (and producer and movie-maker and musician) Don Glut calls in, with an exclusive interview! Don not only has written for many of the world's most popular comic books and animated TV shows, but he was also part of the Nez-sponsored late-60s band The Penny Arkade! We get all the inside tidbits from Don!You'll then be treated to a very rare 1971 version of "Salesman," a song written by the Penny Arkade's own Mike Smith! Also included is a hot new re-mix of the Monkees' version of this famed '67 song!PLUS-Monkees agent Jodi Ritzen swings in, with the very latest (and greatest) breaking news!AND-Our fabulous 3rd contest, with more Monkees swag up for grabs than ever before! Listen to hear what you can win and how you can win it!PLUS-The usual jokes, laughs, music, mirth, sounds, and fun! More powerful than a locomotive! Or, at least the last train to Clarksville!See so much more here: https://tpchcmonkeescast.blogspot.com/2018/07/episode-19-monkees-and-comic-book.html
27 Jul 2018
Show #8! TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION Monkees Podcast
New Mike Nesmith Interview! Butch Patrick speaks about his MONKEES role! Butch portrayed snooty "Melvin," on the famed 1967 MONKEES "Christmas Episode!" Butch talks about his interest in the band, how each Monkee affected him personally, and his many memories of filming that episode!Hear a rare re-mix of "Love is Only Sleeping!" Super-psychedelic!And: Micky's very early recorded singing, in a 1958 CIRCUS BOY audio clip! Much more!
8 May 2017
Micky Dolenz 1991 Radio Interview
Here's a super-rare Micky Dolenz interview from 1991....
17 Feb 2019