Barking Carnival Mixtape 2013: That Lucky Old Sun Devil

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Nothing to do but steamroll around Austin all day.

So there was nothing memorable enough about this past weekend's Kansas game to trump the events of the week following. I was focused, like Stillwater's stunningly good-looking lead guitarist Russell Hammond at that house party in Topeka, on other matters than the Jayhawk state.

Fittingly, this week's Mixtape entry will be focused on the surprising developments in everyone's favorite soap opera As Mack's World Turns.

You may have heard: We hired a new Athletic Director. An event that leaves more questions unanswered than answered. And leaves Young Williams a bit rankled, desiring unrankling.

In honor of this week and soap operas and the multiple post-modern perspectives through which this event can be viewed, here you are with four very different men humming a similar tune, the calming likes of which might be found on the radio in my grandmother's Cadillac back in the day:


THE GUY WITH THE CASUAL FRIDAY HAIR

Up in the morning
Out on the new job
I work like the Sun Devil for my triple pay increase
I know this lucky old Sun Devil
has nothing to do
but steamroll around Austin all day

THE GUY WITH THE REAL ESTATE FLAIR

I fuss with my house-crazy woman
And I toil for Sandra Bullock's kids
I sweat til I'm unimpressed and tan
I know that lazy old sun
has nothing to do
but roll around heaven all day
(with no care for process or detail)

THE GUY WITH THE THOUSAND YARD STARE

DeLoss above, don't you see I'm pining?
Tears all in my bushy bushy eyebrows
Why don't you send me that cloud with the burnt orange lining
Lift me up to paradise!

THE GUY WHO'S EASY TO SCARE

Show me that river (Styx)
Why don't you take me across? (Hicks)
Wash all my troubles away (Fixed?)
I know that lucky old Watson
He's got nothing to do
but roll around Cookeville all day

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So what's next? Is Steve Patterson a hatchet man? Is Nick Saban coming to make it all better? Will Oliver Luck screw Texas over on the Playoff Committee? Is Mack Brown staying or going?

I'm as blind as Uncle Ray on these matters. I just want someone to make Texas do what it do, baby.

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For previous tracks on the Barking Carnival Mixtape 2013, please see:

Game/Track 1. I'm Set -- Goodie Mob
Game/Track 2. Pompeii -- Bastille
Game/Track 3. Don't Know Why -- Ben Kweller
Game/Track 4. Wake Me Up -- Avicii
Game/Track 5. Hugs -- The Lonely Island
Game/Track 6. On the Chin -- Kings of Leon
Game/Track 7. Lightning Bolt -- Jake Bugg
Game/Track 8. That Lucky Old Sun -- Ray Charles

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