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[May. 7th, 2006|12:24 pm]
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hey guys i was reading this and i wanted to share it with you. i'm sure you guys probably already read it but i will post it anyway. it's from his site.

Ex-Monkee Davy Jones saddles up for a 'normal' life
Scripps Howard News Service

INDIANTOWN, Fla. -- Davy Jones embraces the past and cherishes the present, but says his future doesn't include any more Monkees reunions.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the created-for-television, pre-fab four, and Jones, at 60, says he's had enough _ especially after the last reunion, a '97 British tour that ended in acrimony.

"I would not work with those guys again if my life depended on it," says Jones, who was born in Manchester, England, but has owned a home in this rural Florida town for 20 years.

"I can't be responsible for their attitudes and the way they treat people. The way they talk."

Jones is the subject of Wednesday's (May 3) episode of "Living in TV Land" (TV Land, 10 p.m. EDT).

Jones says part of the bitterness from the last reunion came _ in his opinion _ because Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork _ and, to a lesser extent, Micky Dolenz _ think of themselves as rock stars, and not veterans of a popular 1960s sitcom about rock stars. The four rarely agree on anything.

"Get over it, OK?" Jones laughs. "The Monkees is gonna be the Monkees forever and ever. It's going to be like the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges and the Bowery Boys."

Jones performs about 100 solo shows every year and his set is chock-full of Monkees hits and Monkee-esque stage patter.

"I've got friends that I've known for 40 years, and a lot of people that I don't know that talk to me as if they do know me," he says. "Which makes me feel good. I've touched a lot of people's lives. The Monkees touched a lot of people's lives, and I can't destroy that by going out with those guys and having bad attitudes around me."

Jones' extended family may include millions of fans worldwide, but his inner circle is small. Twice divorced, he has four grown daughters and two grandsons _ and a stable full of the best pals a longtime horseman could ask for.

Every morning at 6, Jones drives the 30 minutes from his home to exercise his 12 horses, groom them and clean out their stalls. As a youngster in Manchester, he aspired to become a jockey, and today several of his horses race at Florida tracks _ with someone younger in the saddle.

He spends the summers at a ranch house in Pennsylvania (he also owns an estate in England and an apartment in Los Angeles). The horses make the journey, too.

But, says Jones, what he craves is stability. Something normal.

"I don't want to be Peter Pan all my life," he muses. He loves the fact the locals have gotten used to him turning up in restaurants and grocery stores.

He has applied for American citizenship _ something he says he should've done years ago.

"This is such a beautiful, amazing country; there are so many places you can go," Jones says. "This is where my loyalty lies now ... I want to be American. I've been here since 1962, and everything was given to me. So I want to die an American, 30 years from now."

(Contact Bill DeYoung of The Stuart News in Florida ar www.tcpalm.com.)

[User Picture]From: shehangsout
2006-05-08 01:39 am (UTC)
90 years old? Lol. Wow... I applaud his enthusiasm for life. I'm surprised he hasn't applied for citizenship until now.

It's too bad he and the others don't get along. Though, it's nice to see their conflict from his side of the story. I went to this (most Peter and Mike centric) site, and they were practically bashing Davy.

Thanks for posting, it was a good read.

~Signing off, Ada
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From: lulu0282
2006-05-08 02:41 am (UTC)
I know that was funny what he said about his age. I know being here in America as long as he has been, you think he would of got his citizenship already.
I know when I read that he doesn't see him doing anymore concerts with them, it was kinda of sad. I'm just glad I did get to see them in concert. Wow, they were bashing him.
Your welcome, I'm glad someone read it.
Bye, LuLu
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[User Picture]From: shehangsout
2006-05-08 02:56 am (UTC)
You're lucky, you got too see all of them in concert. Oh well, hopefully I'll at least get a chance to see Davy.

I'm not sure if the bashing was intentional or not. They were just saying a lot of things about him that I don't think were entirely true. Either they didn't check their sources well enough, or they were exaggerating the truth.

~Much love, Ada
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From: lulu0282
2006-05-08 03:05 am (UTC)
i feel really blessed i was able to see them when they were still touring together. i hope you get to see him. oh, i hope they were exaggerating the truth. davy seems like a really nice down to earth kind of guy.
peace out, lulu
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[User Picture]From: skywalkerdreams
2006-05-08 06:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting lulu0282. It was an interesting read. And like Ada said, it's kind of depressing to think that they aren't on good terms anymore.

90 years old? I can see it, lol.

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From: lulu0282
2006-05-08 12:23 pm (UTC)
your welcome, it was very interesting.
it's very sad to think it could be actually over. :D
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