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Two 4 Tuesday

Back in the day, KATT radio out of OKC used to do a Two 4 Tuesday–two songs, back 2 back from the same artist.  This was pre-XM, Pandora or all of the other neat stuff that the kids have now.  In the early 90s, while working at the OSU meat lab, we used to love Two 4 Tuesday.  Otie might be pining for some Lynyrd Skynyrd and when it hit, it was liking winning the lottery. Two for the price of one–Gimme 3 Steps followed by Free Bird meant that the next 15 minutes was great tunes.  If you wanted Van Halen, oh yes…you’re getting two Van Halen ditties back to back. Might be an old school Diamond Dave followed by a Van Hagar.  I loved it.  

 I literally did a Two 4 Tuesday this afternoon.  Two does, laid down Butt2Butt and decided to kid.  One hit it hard and fast.  Like a rockstar, she spit out a doe and buck.  Like a true rockstar, she forgot that there was business to take care of after the songs were played.  She is now taking on the responsibilities of raising her kids.  If she doesn’t, she will be playing a final concert at the Perry sale barn.  The other doe decided to play a longer song.  It took a bit, but this doe hatched the biggest doe kid that I have ever had.  I just knew that it was the single buck syndrome.  NOPE.  Just a big healthy doe kid.  

Speaking of Two 4 Tuesday, the Dragon Lady grilled some filets.  Either of these steaks were big enough for the 3 of us. But, Duke is gone.  So, that leaves 2 big steaks for 2 of us.  Oh heck.  I can now see the future when Duke doesn’t live here.  We will have to change our cooking habits or I am going to get fatter.  I’m glad that he is on somebody elses feed bill for a day or 2.  

Earlier this day, while listening to the iTunes on the phone, AC/DC kicked in.  This is what stirred up the Two 4 Tuesday thoughts. AC/DC is still touring.  Albeit, without their lead singer. Axl Rose is filling in.  According to Donnie Baker, AC/DC now stands for Axl Constantly Destroys Concerts.  

I think that I need to re-think my top rock songs of all time.  I have always liked AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.  I saw them play it live in ’91.  This song is now playing on the Xm Classic Rock channel.  That means it is at least 25 years old.  The song has aged well.  And in Oklahoma, it may be the premier stock show song.  

I always ask kids the question, “What is your goal?”  Anymore, it is a common answer.  They will answer, “I want to ride in the limo and walk out to “Thunderstruck”.  Some even answer, “I want to ride in the limo and walk out to “Thunderstruck”…again.  That is awesome that the OYE crew has developed a tradition such as the OYE Grand Drive.  And in turn, it has made the song “Thunderstruck” synonymous with achieving stock show goals.  If you haven’t witnessed the OYE Grand Drive, you need to do so.  It is wicked cool.  For lack of a better label, it is what dreams are made of.  

I get happy thoughts every time that I hear this song.  It doesn’t just work on kids.  It still gets the old farts as well. Then again, the way money gets spent in the stock show world trying to win, maybe the theme song should be AC/DCs “Money Talks”.  That is a Two 4 Tuesday line up of songs that I can crank.  

Here’s to good days and better tomorrows and nothing but horseshoes and shamrocks for all of us.  

p.s.–I’m getting ready to go all Bill Murray as Carl Spackler on a gopher that has entered the garden.  This varmint-cong has already hit 2 tater plants.  Appropriate and in-appropriate actions will follow in order to rid the garden of this brown furry rodent.  I leave you with these 2 great lines from Caddyshack.

 

Sandy: I want you to kill every gopher on the course!

Carl Spackler: Check me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key…

Sandy: Gophers, ya great git! Not golfers! The little brown furry rodents!

Carl Spackler: We can do that… we don’t even have to have a reason.

And your Two 4 Tuesday…

 

Carl Spackler: Licensed to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. A man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit – ever. They’re like the Viet Cong – Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that’s all she wrote.