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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Monkees' Old-Ass Davy Jones Tell SFWeekly His Top '07 Albums -- It Ain't Pretty

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Monkeey Man

Davy Jones tunes in to his favorite music

By Jonathan Cunningham

It’s been awhile since Davy Jones was considered hip, if ever the Monkees truly were, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an ear for music. The British drummer/singer is still in the studio frequently and trying to stave off old age by listening to new music. So it would seem that checking in with Jones to hear what he’s been listening to this year would be a good idea.

“I’m mostly into music from the 60s and the 80s to be honest,” he says. “I actually missed the 80s the first time around, so I’m catching up finally and listening to lots of music from that decade.”

Okay, so maybe Jones isn’t the best authority on new tunes, but he still hit us up with a list of what’s on his radar.

Sir Paul McCartney

Memory Almost Full

I got used to it after awhile. He’s getting older but I especially like the song “Dance Tonight.”

Kenny Chesney

Just Who I Am: Poems and Pirates

I kept hearing so much about the album, I figured I’d go out and buy it. I like it but I’m thinking, “Country Artist of the Year?” There’s more meat on Willie Shoemaker’s whip than there is on Chesney’s whole body.

James Blunt

All the Lost Souls

It was a bit twee but he’s got great songs on there and I liked it.

Norah Jones

Not Too Late

My favorite artist of the year was Norah Jones by far. My grandchild was born to Norah Jones’ music. That probably says a lot about me. I’m old, man. I’m at the point where, when I walk up a flight of stairs, by the time I get to the top, I forget why I went there and walk back down again.

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