Sounds like Davy Jones is a tad green-eyed when it comes to one of the surviving Lads from Liverpool.
Interviewed on The NeverHood, the former Monkee frontman gripes about earning a living as a performer these days.
“There’s a lot of impostors out there,” he tells host Ethan Tudor W. “They’re all vying for the same job.
“The economics of the country right now is such that you gotta price yourself in the right place.
“Not everybody has got the Paul McCartney American Express connections,” continues Davy, whose next concert appearance—as a solo act—is tonight, April 30, at the Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
“But then again, I’ve seen a lot of shows in the last couple of years and you’ve got to get up early in the morning to be better than what we have.”
Davy, an avid jockey who owns 11 racehorses, also chats about the realities of riding at age 64.
“I’m past the point of competing against the 20-year-olds and all the major jockeys. That would be a joke,” he says.
“Riding a racehorse is like catching a 10-pound fish on a two-pound line. And it’s the same thing with show business. It’s a minefield. You gotta be careful.
“I don’t want to be going [to the track] with a sore back, a sore neck, a limp.
“I’m a dancer, I’m a singer, I’m an entertainer. I want to make it as hard as I can for the next guy coming in!”
To hear Davy’s full interview, click here.
To read the New York Post‘s coverage of the story in its Page Six column, click here.
To check out Davy’s website, click here.