Every Girl's Crazy `Bout A Real Old Song
The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau has gotten a lot of attention recently for getting ZZ Top to push Houston for the Bureau’s “My Houston” campaign.
We have no problem with the “Li’l Ol’ Band from Texas” (seems like that should come with a copyright sign) but let’s face it: backing the video spot with “Sharp Dressed Man,” a song that is a quarter-century old, doesn’t exactly scream “modern, exciting, cutting-edge city.” (What – was “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” not available?)
To illustrate just how old that freakin’ song is, we’ve compiled a list of things the tres hombres might’ve been touting if they did this spot back in 1983:
Non-steroid-user Nolan Ryan pitches non-steroid-using balls in the freakin’ Dome
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. St. Thomas University Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Dec. 21, 7:00pm
Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
TicketsWed., Dec. 28, 8:00pm
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee State Univ Blue Raiders Mens Basketball
TicketsThu., Jan. 5, 7:00pm
PRCA XTreme Bulls
TicketsFri., Jan. 6, 7:30pm
Oliver Luck and Gifford Nielson QB the Oilers in a Texans-like 2-14 season
Houston is actually hit by a real hurricane – good ol’ Alicia
H-town gets a kick-ass new building called the Transco Tower!
Kathy Whitmire is doing a bang-up job, for a girl mayor
The big basketball stadium off 59 is actually used for basketball
Astroworld opens a kick-ass ride called the Sky Screamer
Tons of great coupons in the Sunday Post
-- Craig Malsow
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