We are back…. well, "back"
Posted by: John
The entire Big 12 took a collective gasp recently at the release of John Martin’s new cut “Cowboys Forever” http://www.johnmartinlive.com/cowboys-forever/ from his new album who’s name I forget. This song, with lyrics loosely based on the legend of Pistol Pete, has been careening through the Big 12 football ranks stirring up age-old feelings of inadequacy, resentment and even, dare I say it, jealousy on the part of those teams without such dynamic auditory anthems.
Typical is the response we got from Jerrod Johnson, Quarterback/Texas A&M, who claimed in a rare post-practice interview “I’d put that M***er F***er up against of the s**t I hear from Diddy lately. Fo’ real.”
Big 12 fan bases have, in fact, been energized into action rounding up groups of band members and on-campus GLADD activists in order to create their own unique stadium sounds. Derrick Potts, Texas A&M Band Member 2009, said he was literally threatened with a deep wedgie and several dozen pushups by Corps members angry at the fact that THEIR university hadn’t come up with a song this cool first. “For the past three years all I’ve played is the Aggie War Hymn on a clarinet,” says Derrick. “Now a bunch of bald guys are threatening me with sabers unless I come up with a top 40 fight song worthy of Michael McDonald.”
Wasted Optimism had neither the time nor desire to ask anyone from anywhere other than A&M whether they thought Cowboys Forever was actually all that good but we’re sure the Ags response is typical. Investigatively speaking, I placed a collect call from Nagasaki to my stringer in College Station and that, my friends, is as good as investigative journalism will get on this site. If he tells me it ranks between the National Anthem and Ave Maria in terms of songwriting importance, I have no choice but to believe. Personally, I’ve committed to writing down the lyrics to Cowboys Forever to see if I can’t get Mariah to cover it on the last leg of her tour.
Yes John Martin. Here at Wasted Optimism, we ARE Cowboy to the bone.