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Work
  • Plims "Million Miles.." now rep Eileen CareyMarch 2012 to presentAltadena, California
    Working with the singer-songwriter Eileen Carey. Releasing my e-poetry book Einstein's Echo this coming year.
    • Eileen Carey
      2012 to present
      Country Music Artist
    • Alkes-Fradkin/DJ Monkey/"Headz"
      Jun 1978 to present
    • Dj Monkey
      2003 to 2007
      Spoken word/rap and music ensemble.
Education
About Joey
  • Joey Alkes is a co-author, with Peter Case and Chris Fradkin, of the classic power pop anthem from the films Speed and Valley Girl, the Plimsouls’ “Million Miles Away;” also recorded by the Goo Goo Dolls, Ingram Hill, Kids Incorporated (w/ Fergie & Martika). He also co-authored “The Sphinx” performed by English music pioneer Alexis Korner, Paul Collins’ “All Over the World” and Phil Seymour’s “Talk to Me.”

    In recent years, Alkes is best known as one of the front men in the award winning DJ Monkey, best known for such music videos as “U-Boat,” “Beatnik” and “God is an Underachiever.”

    Alkes has been a writer and columnist for such media outlets as the Pasadena Weekly, LA X…Press, and Venice Magazine, among the many indie papers he has written for in his 30 years in Los Angeles.

    Prior to his music career taking precedence, he also authored two poetry chapbooks: In The Face of All That is Apparent, Black Ace-Bowery 1975 and Cold Moon Over Denver, Fast Co 1976; which were said to have been found among the possessions of William Burroughs.

    Currently his work can be found in the Edgar & Lenore Publishing House Fall 2012 poetry anthology Men in the Company of Women, and a recorded version of his “Why in the Hell Did Tom Waits Steal My 15-Year Old Buick Last Week?” aired on Rick Lupert’s Poetry Super Highway.
    Joey Alkes has been widely recorded, heard, published and read in many forms.
Favorite Quotes
  • truth is all about that fallen tree in the woods that no one has heard.
    joey alkes

    "Give me the strength and courage to search for the truth, but spare me the comapny of those who know it." Pam Landsen

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