BEERMAN's New Year Reflections

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. A very big thank you for a sold-out Reunion Show at Dan’s, a great outdoor season at Shady Oak, some crazy gigs at both Love and War locations (special thanks to Vanessa, Lance and Claudio), and outstanding local Denton support at Jazzfest, Twilight Tunes,  Noon on the Square and the North Texas State Fair. And along the way, we made new friends at Tierney’s, The Frisco Bar and LSA plus the abundance of private party bookings. Thank you everyone for a great 2014.
Now looking forward to 2015 – i kicked off the year with a great gig at Doc's in Muenster, and the Shady Oak season is already booked  along with Love and War in Grapevine. Plus, Loose Wheels, Tierney’s and The Frisco Bar are bringing me back despite my questionable behavior. And, we are starting a new Fat Tuesday tradition at 902 Bar and Grill. Now for the resolutions:
#1 – Be sure to invite everyone to drink with me before starting a new song. Sometimes I get ahead of myself and forget. I am very sorry. It's very rude of me.
#2 – Learn all the words to the songs that I have written. This request came from some of the people who actually listen to my own songs. I promise that I will do better this year.
#3 – Learn some songs that were written after the turn of the century. This request came from some of my younger fans but remember that it’s hard to teach an old dog new tunes.
#4 – Provide a proper country music education to the younger fans by exposing them to the greats – Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, etc.
#5  - Stop that pesky "feed the monkey" behavior from some of you Beerhead troublemakers (Joy will continue to run interference on any shots bought for me and punish any repeat offenders).
#6 – Get started on the “Beers Across America” peace initiative. Can't you see it? If everyone shared a beer with their neighbor, beer love would spread from coast to coast.
Look out 2015, you are about to be BEERMAN-ized.