Try This: A New Contest
An alternative history experiment
More then four hundred musicians and actors auditioned to become part of the four-men band The Monkees in 1966. Among the rejects were Stephen Stills, Paul Williams, Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), Jim Morrison, and (supposedly) Charles Manson.
For a Monkees Reboot, let’s suppose Morrison and Manson had landed roles. What other cultural figures from that era—1966—would round out an alternative history version of The Monkees?
How would The Monkees work if, for example, The Zodiac played the drums? Or Henry Lee Lucas? Or Ottis Toole?
Name your favorite alterna-Monkee and possibly win a prize. If you can flesh out how your choice would change the flavor of the band, do so. It will improve your chance of winning. Eventually we’ll package this and sell it to Netflix and all retire in luxury.
The contest will run until I find a suitable prize.
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