June 16, 2010
Mr. Baxter Black called me, personally, on my home phone, to tell me that he likes my Divine Bovine CDs and that
he thinks I'm funny! That's like getting the "funny seal of approval" as far as I'm concerned, so you can
imagine my delight. I listened politely for about 15 minutes while he told me he liked the songs, my voice, the music
and the lyrics. I could have listened to him for hours...
Of course, there was no one in the house for me to tell, so I called my
sisters, neither of whom knew who he is, (maybe I should mention that they're not ranchers) but, both said "nice".
Then I called my good friend, Sharon, who is a rancher, and who was very excited about my news and good fortune. That's
what I needed. Thank Goodness for my friend, Sharon.
Tom, Cody, Donna and Donnie were hauling
cows and didn't have time to share in this good news as they hurried in for lunch and back out. They did indulge me
a bit while I was putting food on the table ( a great time to get their attention) and I explained that
having Baxter Black think I'm funny is like having Benny Goodman call to say I play good swing music. ... Well,
they didn't know who Benny Goodman was, so I said "OK, Glenn Miller" and they pretended to know. I guess I'm
going to have to come up with a better analogy.
They were impressed, however. 'Cause Baxter Black they know - Benny Goodman and Glenn
After lunch, with no one else to
tell, I decided to mow the lawn. I promptly plopped my butt in a bowl of rainwater that had pooled in the lawnmower
seat. So there I sat with a big head and a soggy rump. It didn't dampen my spirits, though, so for future reference,
the "spirits" are not located in the ass area.
I wanted to share this news with those who had been supportive of The Divine Bovines CDs. And I want you to know that
your support is as important as that of Baxter Black - you're maybe just not as well-known - Well, maybe to my sisters
Actually, I wanted to brag a bit - and
please don't tell me if you don't know who Baxter Black is - and I won't tell him, should I ever get to meet him in person.
The next time you see Mr. Baxter Black on TV, hear his radio broadcasts,
or see his books, CDs and videos for sale, know that he is a very kind, considerate man who took time out of his
busy schedule to "make my day".
Note: Following this, the Livestock Market
Digest and many other Ag-related publications printed his column which he titled "The Udder Side", a column which
discussed at length the cow-tunes featured on these CDs. Since the articles have appeared in print, I have heard from
people from many distant states who have
ordered the CDs. Thank You,