The Big Ole Adventures of Cougar Maine – Bonnet Studio Sessions
Cougar Maine and his Big Ole Truck were getting a reputation in town Cougar and the Big Ole Truck rode around town and made a lot of noise Sometimes Cougar would park, unfold his lawn chair, and play songs He would heckle passersby's and cars and joggers with songs.
One day, Jaylon Sparks met Cougar and gave him his business card Come record your songs at Bonnet Studios Cougar, said Jaylon Cougar thought about it and nodded to Jaylon, where and when? Jaylon pointed to his card, you call me when you are ready
Cougar drove home thinking about his music and his big ole truck As soon as he parked the Big Ole Truck, he called Jaylon Sparks Sparks, said Cougar, I'll be at Bonnet on Sunday morning. Sparks confirmed the studio time and said see you Sunday am.
Cougar, the Big Ole Truck, and his guitar arrived at Bonnet Studios Cougar met up with Jaylon and his sound engineer, Happy Meadows Happy escorted Cougar to the studio and sat him down on a bar stool Plug in your guitar there, said Happy, pointing to an amp.
Cougar shook his head because his guitar was not an electric guitar The junkyard find was a reconditioned acoustic Fender She was not set up for amplification No worries, said Happy, we can put a mike right in front of ya
Cougar tipped his cruddy cowboy hat to Happy and sat down He began to strum the guitar and get her wound up Happy was happy with the microphone set up and departed the room He walked up to the control room to join Jaylon at the mixing board
Jaylon spoke into the PA system Just play a few guitar licks for us Coug, we need to equalize things Cougar nodded again and started to play some chords Slow at first and then faster and faster
Jaylon smiled at Happy and Happy returned the smile Where did you find this hick, laughed Happy to Jaylon He was singing a song about my POS Kia the other day on Rte 5 I liked his bravado and thought we could do something here
Jaylon spoke in the mike again to Cougar Hey Coug, how about a song, do you have one that you are keen on? Jaylon nodding and giggled, I have one about my Big Ole Truck Jaylon nodded back and said, alright Coug, let's hear it
Cougar adjusted himself on the bar stool and took a deep inhale He played a few intro chords on the guitar and paused "I Got A Big Ole Truck, and I don't give a fuck A Big Ole Truck and it don't get stuck.
Cougar repeated the lyrics over and over He didn't have any other lyrics, just those Jaylon and Happy turned to face each other Jaylon gave the stop sign and Happy stopped recording
Hey Coug, is there another song you would like to record We can record and publish a song with the "F" word Are you open to some songwriting ideas Because the guitar parts are spot on
Cougar was still playing and only caught the last sentence Thanks Jaylon, I like the guitar jams too Jaylon responded, no Coug, we can't use those lyrics Can we give you some thoughts on other lyrics?
Cougar put his guitar down for a second Let me think, Cougar said devilishly, uh no, I like the song lyrics My Big Ole Truck kicks so much ass and it don't give a fuck And it sure as shit ain't gonna get stuck, like your Kia.
Happy giggled but Jaylon was not laughing Well, Jaylon started, this is my studio and my rules Shall we try it my way or do you want to be difficult? Happy put a pause finger up to Jaylon, let me chat with him.
Stay tuned for more Big Ole Adventures of Cougar Maine, as Cougar makes a significant career move and continues to piss off anyone in his way!!!
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