The last week of October means Halloween. The last week of October means the return of the Thunder. The start of November means the arrival of AC/DC. The three together mean a loaded issue of LOOKatOKC.
The first music purchase I made on my own was in 1980 and included two cassette tapes — didn’t have a record player in my room yet, and cassettes could go in cars and Walkmen. One of those purchases was pretty cool, but the other was so lame it evens out the transaction.
The cool portion of the purchase was AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.”
I wore that cassette out, literally. While cassettes were mobile, they weren’t built to last. A good 50 listens, and the tape started to wrinkle, warping the sound. Lo and behold almost three decades later, Angus and his dysfunctional schoolmates from Down Under will be at the Ford Center.
While lead singer Bon Scott barely lived long enough to welcome the the 1980s, Brian Johnson joined the band in time to watch it ascend to its highest heights. George Lang has a great story in this issue on how AC/DC is the embodiment keeping it simple, stupid.
Season two for the Thunder comes with higher expectations not only for the team loaded with young talent but for the team’s mascot, Rumble. Jenni Carlson has the low-down. While I’m sure Rumble is expecting a big season, my money is on Kevin Durant.