Friday, October 12, 2012

Song of the Week (Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today)

It's already here!  That greatest of football Saturdays known as TXOU or the Red River Shootout.  Rest assured, it's gonna be a milk-bath!

Now in their epic track:  "No Milk Today" Herman's Hermits was really trying to get across a somewhat obtuse point:  there will be no milk today because the Oklahoma Sooners sucked it all up.  I know...I was shocked by this as well.  How could a 60s era Brit-rock band even know, much less care about the Oklahoma Sooners?  Rather than bore you with the lengthy explanation, I'll just give you the short version.  In 1963 there was a massive milk shortage in the U.S.  This was around the time of the "British Invasion" of Brit-rock in America (Beatles, etc.).  On their first tour, Herman's Hermits were in the Dallas area around October.  They went to a local grocer to inquire about obtaining some milk for their tea, and the grocer replied:  "I'm sorry chaps, but the Sooners have sucked it all up."  They sucked so much milk that we're all tapped out.  There you have it:  "No Milk Today."

So, here's to hoping the Sooners will, yet again, suck milk.  And on Sunday, when history is written, the Longhorns will be able to say:  No Milk Today.

Hope you Dig,

Friday, October 5, 2012

Song of the Week (Krispy Kreme - Best Friends)

Greetings Fam.  There has been a lot going on in the world of SOTW's author:  new business endeavors, new travels, new friends, new grey hair and new music.  But one thing has stayed constant:  Best Friends.

Before you laugh and say:  "Hey JZ, have you been sucking milk or somethin'?"  I advise you to view the following music vid from the creative genius known as Krispy Kreme:

Yes, "Best Friends" follows up such breakthrough hits as "The Baddest" and "Haters Wanna Be Me".  This guy is awesome because he is probably aware that his lyrics sound like they were written by a 13-year-old.  He is 13 after all.  But these beats is dope.  Seriously, I'm impressed.  Put it another way, I'd rather listen to Krispy Kreme, who keeps it real and always has his best friend's back in a fight, than milk sucker #1:  Kanye.

Speaking of having best friend's backs in fights, shout-out to my boy Neil for keeping it real when some would-be thug tried to rob me in Barcelona last week.  That was a "BF" move. 

The greatest part about Krispy Kreme's instant classic:  "Best Friends" is that 13-year-olds really do talk like this.  Rewind to 1995, and you could probably find me and my BFs, Ben and PT talking about how much "back" we have and who has more "back".  For the record PT had the most back because he had an older brother and all the back of his brother's friends who, at 14, were much larger than us.  We could only dream of having so much much f'ing back!

We also biked everywhere.  It was the vehicle of freedom.  It allowed us access to untold amounts of mischief.  Ben's bike had pegs too.  So, you may have seen us rollin' by on Dead Cat Gorge on the reg.  Total BF-move.

This video, other than the use of handguns by 13-year-olds, is pretty much my childhood.  Just take out the rapping, and insert metal.

This one goes out to all the Best Friends out there.  You know who you are.  Shout out to T-Smith for the Krispy Kreme find.  That and the Chili Peppers concert made my week.

Hope you Dig,