"Me and Magdalena" (2016)
Micky Dolenz: This is just a wonderful song by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie from our Good Times! record, which was produced by Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. I really wanted to sing it myself, but we ended up doing a sort of duet with me and Mike. It's that Nesmith/Dolenz harmony which I've always loved doing.
Michael Nesmith: As we speak, I'm driving back from Los Angeles. I just recorded a version of this song in Spanish with Micky.
Peter Tork: This song is just heart-grabbing. I've never heard Michael be so emotionally available as a singer before. The good reviews to this record were really gratifying, but part of me is amused since the record isn't that much better than the early ones. It's just that the moralistic attitude is gone and that enables people to just enjoy the album. What also comes down to is that the ethos that a pop-rock group needs to write all its own material has faded enormously. There's also the nostalgia that gives us a boost in the fact that it's 50 freakin' years later. That's just amazing. It's astounding to be in the middle of it. I look around and go, "What is this?"