Sunday, December 30, 2007

We Are All Getting Older At The Colgems Blog

Today is a memorable day in Colgems history, as two of its major performers, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones, celebrate birthdays on the same day.

Mike is 65 and Davy is 62. If this does not signify that we are all getting older, I don't know what does.

Happy birthday to both of them! More uploads around January 15.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Have a Great (Colgems) Holiday

It's that time of year again.

During 2008, I hope to secure a few more Colgems albums and post them to my various Yahoo Groups.

My wish is to have every Colgems album and single uploaded to the Internet in 2008--the entire catalog, less the Monkees stuff, which is readily available. I know that's a big wish, but we will see how things turn out a year from now.

Have a great holiday, and a Happy New Year.

Larry Lapka

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monkees on Bio Channel

A documentary on the Monkees will be airing on the Bio channel tonight. Contrary to other reports I have read, it will be brand new, not a re-airing of any other of the numerous TV documentaries there have been on the band in the recent past.

Check it out.

(I did. It was a little lame, and mainly focused on 1965-1967, only touching on the years past that. Mike Nesmith wasn't interviewed--no surprise--but somehow, I think what was on the cutting room floor was probably more interesting than what was shown. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Colgems Upload: Interlude Soundtrack

Well here it is. This is one of the rarest records on the Colgems label, the soundtrack to a little remembered 1968 film starring Oskar Werner and Barbara Ferris.

It features both classical and movie pop tunes, and admittedly, might not be to everyone's taste. Yet, it is part of the Colgems legacy.

Pick it up at

Friday, December 07, 2007

I'm Still Here At Colgems

I will bet that many of you believed that this site was dead. I have not posted anything in many weeks, and you could easily make the assumption that I have done all I could here, and that I had left.

Nothing could be further from the truth! I have been pretty busy lately, but I have not abandoned this site by a long shot.

In fact, come mid-month, we will have another Colgems LP post--and I can promise you that this one is probably the weirdest, most obscure LP I have ever made available.

So stay tuned. I am still here. Are you?