RIP Davy Jones 1945-2012: Today is truly a sad day for me. Davy Jones, the youngest member of the 60's TV show The Monkees died today of a heart attack. I cannot tell you how profoundly sad I am. I wonder if any of the Monkees truly understand what was created back then and really how their work touched others. I remember when I was first introduced to the world of The Monkees; it was 1986 and The Monkees aired on MTV. I remember being a very sad 12 year old, living in a very volatile and abusive household, feeling alone and unhappy when a simple channel change changed everything. I remember seeing the colorful screen, hearing the background laugh track and watching four boys (men for me actually) whooping it up and having fun all while playing INCREDIBLY uplifing music. Something inside me felt REALLY, REALLY happy. "I remember The Monkees", my mom had said. I asked my stepfather who they were and he explained that it was a popular show when he was young.