Thank you to Curly Pops for suggesting this week's this is theme. Here they are the Monkees. I am really showing my age here. The first ever contrived boy band, I think. Now, if you had asked who my favourite artist of all time is then you might have got a more sopisticated answer. When I was a very little girl I used to watch their show on a friday night and I loved them all. I really thought they were so glamourous. Over the years, I still listen to their music and enjoy it for what it is. I have no tales of trying to see them, I was just too little and they lived very far away in a lala land. But all through my life their music has been there and it always gets me singing and lifts my spirits.