I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what`s happening in my personal life.
The thing is, the reader doesn`t want to hear about bad times.
The Monkees are like the mafia. You`re in for life. Nobody gets out.
Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I`m out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.
I was mad at Screen Gems, but I`m not mad at them anymore.
During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees, which miserably failed I understand. I never saw it.
I don`t think I`ve got any negative things running through my life at this point and Screen Gems is certainly not going to be upsetting me.
We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format.
The Monkees were never cancelled for a start. NBC wanted to do a third year.
In the office, the mail that came in was always 10 to 1 for me.
I got hate letters from girls all over America because I wouldn`t go to the prom with them.
My wife says when I go out to the refrigerator, I do three minutes (entertaining) when the light goes on!
People always expect you to be jumping out of a Rolls Royce and being in the papers for drunk and disorderly or sleeping around.
They want to know I`m doing good, the fans do.
I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy.
I`m about to challenge for the Maryland Cup in the next couple of years, as an owner, a trainer, and a rider.
We`ll get material in there and all of a sudden I`ll switch the material around or the order of the show.
It`s a crying shame we don`t play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way.
Groupies to me, were people who followed you around. Familiar faces who were always there, asking for autographs. We have more of those now, but they`re not sexual.
You can put me in the basement or the penthouse; it doesn`t matter to me.
(looking back at the premiere episode of The Monkees, "Royal Flush") I look just like my fourteen year old daughter, I can`t believe it. Wait `till she sees this episode.
My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment.
I`m a married man. If I want sex at this particular point in my life, I go home for it.
As far as groupies, I never saw any of them.
And actually, about three weeks ago, Micky, Peter and I were in Vegas at the MGM Grand. And we did about 12 shows in seven days. It was quite an experience.
Over the last couple of years I have gotten an average of 2,000 letters a week from fans.
And it really p*sses Peter and Micky off when I get onto one of those tangents where I start to do humor.
Around the property I have here, I`m about to put an all weather race track. I`m about to build stables. I`m about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England.
We all knew Mickey Dolenz and myself being the actors, and Peter and Mike being the musicians. We did end up to be 4 musicians and 4 actors.
I`ve got a farm in England where I breed horses.
I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania.