He's a GREAT guy! Really hip for his age. He's a fantastic musician and just an all-around nice guy. You can tell that he and Mr. McNair hit it off really well, as did their wives. If you missed the news article in the Chronicle, you can read it at:
The older song that he reworked for the Texans is known by a couple of titles. I know it as "The Lineman". You can hear enough of a preview to recognize it at:
Click on it by it's other familar title, "Forearm Shiver".
We had a recording session of both of the new tunes on Saturday in the West Club at Reliant Stadium. I don't know which take of the songs will be the "master", but I can tell you that we recorded several of them with Mr. and Mrs. McNair AND Mr. and Mrs. Spence singing along. It was a total blast...I got to stand right next to them and (*gasp*) sing. No opera singers this time. Just a bunch of regular guys...
I know, I know...a lot of people are cringing at the thought of another official "Fight Song"...I'll admit I'm pretty skeptical too about the new tune. Whether or not the fans accept it, I know that I personally had a great time doing it, and meeting one of my favorite composers was a trip.
One other thing. I actually got to make a tailgating suggestion to Mr. McNair at one point in our conversation...I suggested allowing longer times to tailgate, even possibly opening up the gates the night before like I've heard they do in Green Bay. He didn't really respond to my suggestion, but it was kinda cool to actually be right there with THE MAN himself and get to tell him my opinion, no matter if it's crazy.