Saturday, March 03, 2012

Nesmith Revisited

The negative comments about Michael Nesmith on my post with two songs by him were a surprise, but even more surprising is my own surprise.

Hmm.  Rather clumsy sentence, that.

My default position from youth is that The Monkees were not that musically talented and were a packaged band.  When it turned out that one, at least, had some talent that became my new default position.  I don't think I thought anything else about it, just plodded along with the unexamined opinion.  The offending lyric, when looked at, is indeed shallow and selfish - never noticed that.  He does indeed seem arrogant, once you look for it - never looked for it.

I'm going to bet that 90% of our opinions are like this.

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