Now I Feel Really Old
Ah, the sixties.
You know you’re ageing when stars from your childhood start popping their clogs. Davy Jones, the no-necked English one from the Monkees has died of a heart attack, aged 66. Youthful success did not become him, and he struggled to find his place in the world after that. For newcomers, the Monkees were the world’s first manufactured boy band. Here’s the opening of Bob Rafaelson’s ‘Head’, a film as meaningless as life itself. Skip to the bit where the guy is about to cut the ribbon and see just how far ahead of his time the director was – although the psychedelic mermaid shows how much drugs they were all doing.