E&P analyst Dave Pursell at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Securities Co. Inc. offers the following theme song for the hot new Haynesville shale play and any future "Shreveport Idol" show. Pursell writes: "Queue Meat Loaf on a Harley riding on stage in Shreveport. Gas flares in the background from latest Haynesville shale test. Meat Loaf moves from the Harley to the microphone to the screams of a thousand roughnecks. He stares out to survey the crowd, guitar’s metallic shriek rips through the loudspeaker and then....” Here are the lyrics: (To listen to the original, while singing, launch the separate page: http://video.aol.com/video-detail/bat-out-of-hell/2931464442.) The landmen are screaming and the clerks are howling, way down in the courthouse tonight. There's a man in the shadows with a map in his eye, and a frac truck shining oh so bright. There's mud in the air and there's a flare in sky, and a driller’s on the bloodshot streets. Oh, and down in the well where production is rising, Oh, I swear I saw a young engineer down in the gutter, He was starting to frac in the heat. Oh, baby, the shale is the only thing in this whole world, that's pure and good and right. And wherever you drill and wherever you go, there's always a gas show in the light. But I gotta get out, I gotta produce it out now, Before the final frac at dawn. So we gotta make the most of our acreage together. When it's depleted you know, We'll both be so alone. Like a bat out of Haynesville The frac will be gone when the morning comes. When the flare is over Like a bat out of Haynesville It'll be gone, gone, gone. Like a bat out of Haynesville It'll be gone when the morning comes. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, and the moonlights shining through, Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven, The landman will come crawling on back to you.” To contact Pursell for booking dates, write to dpursell@tudorpickering.com. Here is something from Wikipedia about the “Bat Out of Hell” album that, if it is true, may be representative of what else may go on at the Shreveport courthouse as surface- and subsurface-rights owners start tripping over each other to get a piece of the Haynesville action: “In 1995, Cleveland International sued Sony for unpaid royalties from sales of the album...In 2002, Stephen Popovich, founder of Cleveland International and the owner of the rights to its name, sued Sony…On May 31, 2005, (a federal court) entered judgment against Sony pursuant to a jury verdict in favor of Popovich and awarded Popovich more than US$5,000,000 in damages for Sony's breach of (a) 1998 settlement agreement….” –Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, A&D Watch, Oil and Gas Investor This Week, www.OilandGasInvestor.com; ndarbonne@hartenergy.com