Mike Nesmith

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Beneath The Dead Eyes: Two Writers Correspond Via Letters About Boy Bands

    Welcome to Dear Audra/Dear Hunter, where Audra Schroeder and Hunter Hauk correspond through a series of dramatic letters about pop culture that flummoxes us, like we're Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward. Dear Audra, I don't know if I can handle it again. I've been seeing headlines to the effect o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Mike Nesmith's Farewell to Davy Jones

    ​By now you're no doubt well aware that Monkees lead singer Davy Jones died today at the age of 66 following a heart attack. His bandmates have each posted their goodbyes: Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, the Monkee with deep Dallas roots.The Thomas Jefferson High School graduate didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Hey, Hey, It's Mike Nesmith's T.J. Yearbook (And a Concert in London, Recorded in '75)

    From Mike Nesmith's T.J. Document in 1961​While we wait for some return calls, and a council meeting, allow me to direct your attention to these two separate but quite related items. First off: A Friend of Unfair Park -- and long-ago Thomas Jefferson High School classmate -- points out that someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Five Music Shows We Wish MTV Still Aired

    ​At the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake got on the mic and pleaded with MTV to "play more videos!" Timberlake's sentiment was hardly a new one. The station switched from heavily playing music videos to being a reality TV-based network in the early 2000s -- shortly after the old for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2011

    Homecoming Dance: Erykah Badu Returns to Arts Magnet to Raise Money (and, the Roof)

    Dylan HollingsworthErykah Badu does know how to make the dramatic entrance, performing a capella before cracking the curtain to reveal the full band behind​State Sen. Royce West was there; so too Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, former mayoral candidate and "homeless czar" Tom Dunning, Arts District ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Finally, Thomas Jefferson High's Mike Nesmith Makes It Into Texas Film Hall of Fame

    ​The Austin Film Society just sent word: After inducting the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Rushmore, the director of Twilight and most everyone else who's ever made a TV show or rented a movie in Texas, it's getting around to putting Mike Nesmith in the Texas Film Hall of Fame come March. Per the pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    If You're President of an Active DISD High School Alumni Group, a Moment of Your Time

    About a year ago, Rich Williams became president of the Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association, at which time he tried to corral his counterparts 'round town for a little brainstorming session. The reason being, Williams says, the TJ group had started strong some five years back but began t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    This Weekend, Carroll Shelby Returns to Rev Up Woodrow Wilson's 80th Birthday

    More than a few Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcats have sent reminders in recent days that Saturday marks the landmark's 80th birthday: The day starts with a 10 a.m. parade from the Lakewood Shopping Plaza to the city-designated landmark and ends with a battle-of-the-bands shindig at Eddie Dean's. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: i Fratelli Pizza

    i Fratelli Pizza 6109A Greenville Ave. 214-891-0600 Promised delivery time: 45 minutes Actual delivery time: 40 minutes The ScoreSincere and easy ordering process uncharacteristic of most pizza joints in my neck of the woods: 15 Altering their flagship menu item's ingredients without question b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Put On Yer Boots, People

    Get yer iPods ready, because I am using the presence of a rare Mike Nesmith recording to direct your attention to two other boots for which you will surely find a use. Just go here, where you will find, yes, a 1974 in-concert recording made in London featuring the Monkee from Dallas who's probably t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007

    "Today" is the Greatest Day But Still One of the Most Overrated Songs Ever

    Ben Kweller is no Billy Corgan, thank God. Oh, how Ben Kweller tries valiantly to make something out that squishy Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream anthem "Today." God knows it's cuter than the original -- and more decipherable. And it's more than likely the best thing about the Pumpkins trib Spin's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Groovy, Far Out and Monkee Business

    Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Re: Your New Job!

    Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Made on the Margins

    For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Blown Off

    Identity-theft victim gets the cold shoulder

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh,'s another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    May 13, 1999
  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Fake the money and run

    Steve Miller learned everything he knows about music while living in Dallas--but has he forgotten it all?

  • Music

    April 25, 1996
  • Music

    March 7, 1996

    Bastard of young

    How the Hebrew school bully got the Perfect gig with a Replacement