Cultural Index Thursday – 20 Year Anniversary/Greatest Movie Soundtracks

June 22, 2017

Cultural Index Thursday 6 22 17 – The Anniversary Edition   20 years ago in Oklahoma City, at the inaugural Big 12 Baseball Tournament the Cultural Index Question was born. It was a way to kill some time during games in the heat, the oppressive heat, of that first tournament. It was something to do over beers and baseball. We started talking movies and music and more. It became the…


Cultural Index Thursday – The Greatest Baseball Player You Ever Saw In Person

June 1, 2017

Happy Thursday y’all! I’ts a great time to be in West Texas. We’ve got NCAA Baseball action and maybe, just maybe, Delaware brought in some of those fighting chickens they’re so famous for. Not that I condone that. At all. . . So. For this week’s Cultural Index Question let’s talk about baseball and food. Tell us the Greatest Baseball Player you’ve ever seen in person. As a bonus answer…


Cultural Index Thursday – The Greatest “High School” Movies Of All-Time

May 25, 2017

Happy Thursday, Raiderland! It’s been a good day. Texas Tech beat Baylor in the Big 12 Baseball Tournament, we hit 100 on the temp scale in Lubbock ( Let’s Grow Cotton ) and most of our kids are finishing up school this week. So, in honor of all of our graduates on the South Plains and beyond, let’s talk about the Greatest High School Movies of All-Time. What’s the best…


Cultural Index Thursday – The Tom Hanks Edition

May 18, 2017

Happy Thursday from Iraq, err, I mean Lubbock. Sorry, I get confused where I live after former Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville likened living in Lubbock to Iraq this week on a radio interview in Alabama. Don’t worry. We’ll get to him and that in due course. Today though we celebrate Thursday and we don’t let The Great Steak Escape Artist get us down. So. Here’s today’s Cultural Index…


The Lubbock Tornado – 47 Years Later / Cultural Index Thursday

May 11, 2017

Today’s Cultural Index Thursday takes time to reflect upon and remember the death and destruction visited on Lubbock May 11, 1970. The city still feels the effects of that killer tornado 47 years later. The tornado forever altered the growth pattern of the city, it changed how schools would grow and where business would locate to. Of course the real loss was that of 26 lives, folks just going about…


Greatest Quote From A Western Movie – Cultural Index Thursday

May 4, 2017

Happy Cultural Index Thursday y’all. Hope the week is going great so far and we are getting closer by the hour to some meaningful Big 12 Baseball between Texas Tech and West Virginia. To help pass the time, let’s get this week’s question going strong. What’s the greatest quote, line or memorable phrase from a western movie, all-time? I’ve got a list as long as my arm but I want…


Joe Ely Live – Cultural Index Thursday in Raiderland

April 27, 2017

Happy Thursday and happy Draft Day y’all. Lots going on around these parts and up in NYC. By the way, I’m taking Putney. I need a returner. . . Tonight you’ve got a few legends performing in Lubbock out at Texas Tech’s Allen Theater. Sonny Curtis, Joe Ely and Lloyd Maines will share the stage and it’s gonna be part song, part stories and probably partially true. At least I…


Cultural Index Thursday – The Best Tex-Mex In The Hubbaplex, Lubbock And The South Plains

April 20, 2017

Happy Thursday y’all. It’s been a busy and good week so far around Raiderland. We’ve got some great baseball coming up this weekend with Oklahoma State in town. Luckily, Garth Brooks isn’t back so you will be able to go out and eat . . . This week’s Cultural Index Question asks: What is the best non-chain, locally owned Tex-Mex restaurant in the Lubbock area? They can have multiple locations…


Cultural Index Thursday – Rank Your Greatest Guitar Players All-Time

April 13, 2017

Happy Thursday y’all from Raiderland. We got a little rain around the area last night so that’s gonna make a lot of folks happy today. About a solid inch or so at our house and that will go a long for some cotton here in a few weeks. This week on the Cultural Index Question we’re talking music. Rank your Top Five Guitar Players of All-Time. I’ll chime in with…


You put what??? On your fries? Cultural Index Question!

April 6, 2017

Happy Thursday y’all. A little late getting to ya, but I’ve been busy getting ready to head out to Texas Motor Speedway and another NASCAR weekend. Laugh all you want but unless you’ve been there you don’t know the party you’re missing. It reminds me of an old Waylon Jennings line – “you’re the only intellectual your screwing, hoss”. . . So, we need a Cultural Index Question in order…