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,

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