RIP Peter Tork

I shook his hand in 1996 and still dig saying that I haven’t washed it since.

Not many of you knew me back then, but those who did will understand the gravity of this loss.

Something I wrote a couple years ago: “My life and personality have been shaped by these lads. I look into these faces—faces and gestures and mannerisms I know so well, more than many family members’—and feel a nostalgia (dare I say saudade) for my own youth, and for a time I never knew.

“I’d give anything for a photo of Alicia and me—rocking a custom-made Micky Dolenz tee shirt—the night we saw them perform during their 30th anniversary tour… Highlights included shaking The REAL Peter Tork (Official)‘s hand (with a hand I haven’t washed in 20 years); walking by Davy “I *am* standing up” Jones and only then truly believing how short he was; and getting a smile and a nod from Micky on stage, presumably for the aforementioned tee shirt (I am almost positive I did not imagine that last one).”

from this post

When Davy died in ’12 I hosted a mini Monkees marathon. I may do one again, for Peter. Let me know if you want to join me.