The recently-released Monkees album Good Times! features some sonically-refurbished tracks from the band's vaults and a number of new tunes written by the likes of Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie, and XTC's Andy Partridge, who penned the season-appropriate new single "You Bring the Summer."
Black Sea. Shawn brought this to a party at my house hoping to be able to give it whirl. He ended up "forgetting" it. I decided to give the boys another try. I wish I could say that it was "love at first sight," more like third. I could not stop playing this record. It was a few months before I ever gave back to Shawn. I have to thank Shawn for turning me on to this band. They have brought me so much joy. I will be forever grateful. RIP Shawn.