Monday Music: Lana Del Rey, Groupie Love

During a weekly, long country drive, my youngest serves as navigator and DJ. If not for these drives, and the occasional recommendations of others, I’d be listening only to a single genre, from generations back.

This song came about on one of those drives. It’s clever, in an admirable way.

Monday Music: ‘That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees…’

That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees from Great Big Story on Vimeo.

In the storied summer of 1967, there was an ever-so-brief (and ever-so-strange) combination of two ever-so-different musical icons: The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz recounts the brief period of time that the legendary guitarist was the opening act for the pop boy-band sensation. While the pairing of the two acts seemed like a good—if novel—idea at the time, that quickly proved not to be the case. Some things just aren’t meant to be…