Mike Nesmith – Cruisin’

Retro music video lovers! Here is a great early music video from one of the genre’s pioneers, Mike Nesmith. Yes, the Mike Nesmith of the Monkees! And yes, his mom invented White Out. And yes, many would call him the godfather of the music video since his show “Pop Clips”, on Nickelodeon, was the inspiration for an all music video channel. Years later, that channel would spawn such modern classics as Jersey Shore* and Sweet Sixteen. Thanks Mike! Thanks a whole bunch!

For LA lovers, enjoy the 70s video goodness of Hollywood boulevard in its dirty-post-golden-age, yet pre-Kodak-Theater-cleanup-age. Also, enjoy all those hyphens.


*I have worked with The Situation, and he’s a lovely and professional fellow.

Patrick J. Doody

Patrick J. Doody is a horror nerd and Mexican Pepsi enthusiast living in Los Angeles. Along with his writing and producing partner Chris Valenziano, he has been involved in such terrorific projects as Silent Hill: Homecoming for Konami, Scream Awards for Spike TV and Ghostfacers: The Web Series for Warner Brothers. Their film Beneath, starring Jeff Fahey, won Best Picture at Screamfest and is currently available on Netflix.

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4 thoughts on “Mike Nesmith – Cruisin’

  1. CarlosTheDwarf says:

    For all the derision they get as a group, most forget that all of the individual members of the Monkees were really talented guys in their own ways.

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