Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff

Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff

by Michael Nesmith

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Overview

Michael Nesmith’s eclectic, electric life spans his star-making role on The Monkees, his invention of the music video, and his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality.

Above all, his is a seeker’s story, a pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by. That search took Nesmith from a childhood in Dallas, where his single mother Bette invented Liquid Paper, to the set of The Monkees in Los Angeles; to the heart of swinging London with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix; and to an unexpected oasis of brilliance in the Santa Fe desert, where his friendships with Douglas Adams and Los Alamos scientists would point him toward the power of the infinite and the endless possibilities of human connection. This funny, thoughtful, self-aware book is a window onto an unexpected life, inflected at every turn by the surprising candor and absurdist humor of an American original.

Opening Infinite Tuesday is like stepping into the world of Michael Nesmith, where something curious is always unfolding, and where riffs on everything from bands to dogs to the nature of reality make for an endlessly engaging journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101907504
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,170,016
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL NESMITH's career in music and television took him from starring in The Monkees to a celebrated run of albums as a solo artist and in the First National Band. He created the TV show Popclips, a forerunner of what would become MTV, and produced the films Repo Man and Tapeheads. He is the author of two novels and the founder of the Pacific Arts Corporation, which produces projects in the worlds of audio, video, and virtual reality, including Videoranch 3D. He lives in Carmel, California.

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Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To those who have followed Nesmith's music and career, this is not an "and-then-I-did-this-and-then-I-did-that" autobiography. Instead, it's a deeper dive into the journey he has taken professionally, personally, and spiritually. Superficially, his seems like a charmed life in many ways. These riffs peel back some of the trappings to the questioning man beneath them. Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One thing you realize reading this book is that Nesmith wore many hats in his life. Unfortunately, singer, songwriter and musician hardly come up in this book at all. In fact, Nesmith seems to go out of his way to avoid the topic of music past 1964. Then it zips ahead to 1977, and in the whole book, he only talks about two of his albums at (moderate) length. Some of the topics he covers are interesting, especially his life between 1973 and 1976. Many, many, MANY misconceptions about Mike are cleared up here, but, greedy as I am, I wanted something "else" besides this.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
Wow, this was an interesting book. I did not know a lot of things about Michael Nesmith, but I do now. I could amaze you with the trivia I learned, but you will just have to discover it for yourself. Okay, okay, did you know that Davy Jones was on the Ed Sullivan show the same night as The Beatles were for the first time? He was starring in the play "Oliver" and was with some of his cast mates. Don't remember him being on the show? Seriously? Michael Nesmith calls his book an autobiographical riff which is exactly how its written. I thought it was funny while reading the book that he sounded like an old musician. I don't really remember The Monkees being known for their musical abilities but apparently they had some. Well, at least Michael had some. Thanks to Crown Publishing for approving my request to read this very interesting title and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.