Screenshot: Michael Nesmith, "Cruisin"
Nesmith — the former Monkee who fathered MTV and whose mother invented Liquid Paper — is making a rare, live appearance in L.A. this week. His last U.S. solo tour was more than two decades ago.
Of the set list and his extensive solo catalog, Nesmith had this to say in a news release:
“The songs I’ll play are a touch chronological and a touch thematic. I picked my favorites to play, the ones I have come to love over the years, and the ones that are most requested by fans of my solo work...I hope Monkees fans are not disappointed but...the songs that were part of the Monkees era comprise only a tiny part of [my catalog.]”
The actor, producer and novelist also has the honor of being the first Grammy Award winner for a music ideo. His long-form piece, Elephant Parts, won in 1981.
1) Michael Nesmith predicts the future
2) Michael Nesmith - "Cruisin'" (Elephant Parts)
3) Mike Nesmith - "Rio"
4) Michael Nesmith - "Different Drum"
5) Mike Nesmith and The First National Band - Joanne