The Milkmen won the KBCO Best Song in Colorado title for "Lolita" in ... this is not a misprint ... 1981.
Now they're finalists for Best Song in New Mexico for "Head and Heart" — 37 years later.
The gala awards ceremony is May 20th in Albuquerque. Songwriting contest wins for Lory Kohn and his strangely vibrant milk-mates that far apart would be a remarkable achievement.
And, oh by the way, "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" is a finalist for Best Rock Song. Coming out on top of this category would mean that the best rock band in Colorado in 1981 is the best rock band in New Mexico in 2018 — despite the fact the still dashing dairymen have been officially rubber-stamped senior citizens.
What's equally noteworthy is that while "Lolita" is certainly a catchy pop confection from the days of yore, one could easily argue that both "Head and Heart" and "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" surpass it in every way.
What other band or writers are doing their best work 37 years after the world first took note of their existence? Um ... er ... uh ... well, if there are any, no names spring immediately to mind.
Stay tuned for the results!
Update 9/1/2018: Well, I guess you had to stay tuned for longer than I anticipated, cause I can only now bring myself to post the "news" that we didn't win. The concept of leveraging 37 years between Best Song awards was awfully alluring... which is why I've been crying in my milk these past few months. I did enjoy meeting the other finalists and hanging out in Albuquerque's North Valley with my daughter who flew in from LA for the awards ceremony. Los Poblanos farm-to-table compound gets our highest recommendation.
I broke out the shirt of doom for the occasion. They took Best Song away from me ... but no one could take away Best Shirt! Check it out!