It's that time again. It happens every four years. BEERMAN runs for President of the United States. The platform is simple - Beer for the Masses. What better time to kick off the BEEERMAN 2020 campaign than Memorial Day. So join BEERMAN as he officially launches his 2020 presidential campaign on Facebook Live on May 23, 2020. Of course, this campaign is a blatant attempt to sell BEERMAN 2020 merchandise which includes t-shirts, koozies and bumper stickers.
A very big thank you to all the people who sent Brian get well wishes the past two days. In typical form, Brian got up, despite the abdominal pain he was having, and went to do inspections at Six Flags at 4:30 am on Thursday. He knew something was wrong so he came home after inspections were completed and we went to the emergency room around 9:00 am. It was quickly determined that he needed his appendix removed as quickly as possible and he was in surgery by 12:30 pm (8 hours after arriving at work at Six Flags).
It’s that time of year – when we all reflect back over the previous year and make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. Let me first focus on the reflections. My 25th year as BEERMAN was full of beer love as expressed in the many ice-cold bottles of beer from you, the loyal BEERHEADs.
Wow, how time flies when you're drinking beer. Thank you to all of my loyal BEERHEADS for coming out to the gigs during the past 25 years.
Many of you know my guitar slinging/beer drinking side but you might not know that I have another side...I'm a man of culture and refinement. OK, I know you don't believe me. But what is true is that one of my one-of-a-kind rocking chairs made from recycled wood is being featured in the Third Annual 3ARTHWURX Art Exhibition. This is a reuse art show to celebrate Earth Day and is hosted in partnership between UNT and SCRAP. The show will run at SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery from April 3rd, 2013 through April 27, 2013. You are all invited to attend the exhibition any time before April 27.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to let the BEERHEADS in on a little secret – BEERMAN is actually somewhat of a romantic. Somewhat is kind of a left-handed compliment but, believe me, there is real proof. On the Simple Lives CD, the last song is “Joy’s Valentine”. Brian and I had been dating about 4 months when Valentine’s Day rolled around.
Santa Fe is full of ghosts, maybe spirits would be a better word. The town has always been a bohemian mixture of people, cultures and beliefs and it marks the historic end of the Santa Fe Trail. Years ago I got the idea for my song, Santa Fe Trail, while visiting the Puye cliff dwellings on Indian land west of town. A light summer shower forced me to take shelter in a small Anasazi dwelling where people had lived hundreds of years ago.
We wanted to let everyone know that there will not be a CRAWL VI in 2012. This was an extremely difficult decision for us. The CRAWL was our way of honoring the real-life firefighter heroes that we so admire and honoring the memory of Michael Joseph “Billy Ray” Valentine. Between several large obstacles coming up that would have required changing the date and/or CRAWL formula and an issue with nonpayment on some of the large auction items during last year’s CRAWL, we chose to pause the CRAWL rather than hold a less than stellar event.