Mike Nesmith was a singer, song writer, actor,  producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees.

After the hey day of the Monkees fame, Michael Nesmith founded Pacific Arts, a multimedia production and distribution company, in 1974, through which he helped pioneer the music video format. He created one of the first American television programs dedicated to music videos.

As a songwriter he has penned for the likes of Lynne Anderson and Linda Ronstadt.

Mike Nesmith Backing Tracks : Rio


I’m hearing the light from the window
I’m seeing the sound of the sea
My feet have come loose from their moorings
I’m feeling quite wonderfully free
And I think I will travel to Rio
Using the music for flight
There’s nothing I know of in Rio
But it’s something to do with the night
It’s only a whimsical notion
To fly down to Rio tonight
And I probably won’t fly down to Rio
But then again, I just might
There’s wings to the thought behind fancy
There’s wings to the thought behind play
And dancing to rhythms of laughter
Makes laughter the rhythm of rain
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