The Monkees: “Porpoise Song”

Life’s funny. Sometimes you get cast in a TV show about a fake band, then wind up accidentally becoming a hit band. Sometimes your fake-but-actually-real band writes (or at least records) some of the most real music of a decade full of real music. Here’s the delightfully psychedelic Monkees tune “Porpoise Song.”

MP3: Monkees – Porpoise Song
As I’m writing this, I’m fairly sure that I have pneumonia — maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to this song right now. Being near death (har har) has me reaching out for weirdness. In a way, I kind of think about this song in the same way I think about death: it’s slow, confusing and beautiful.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go drink some orange juice and go to the doctor.

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