Gotta tell ya, I’m only writing this Goatmail to let you know about the awesome country band we have for Friday night, The Howligans, led by the incredible Michael Abbot. Don’t miss the show. It starts at 9:00 PM.
Other than that, I hope that by this point, like me, you’re all finished reading up on Robin Williams tributes, updates on Africans wanting Ebola Drugs, and the latest on Missouri rioting over the Michael Brown shooting.
I hate to say it and maybe you’ll disagree, but I don’t care, I see a common thread; entitlement. Robin was entitled to happiness, Africans should get drugs for free (which nobody even knows whether or not work), and because a young man gets shot by police (theoretically unjustly at this point) the area’s black community should be able to loot and pillage neighborhood stores to get free stuff and burn things.
It all makes perfect sense.
Anyway, have you heard that The Old Goat Running Club, which meets at the bar Tuesdays at 6:30, has had a 50% growth in membership in just one week? We’re up to three antelopes. If we can keep that up we will have four and a half runners next week. You should come on down because it’s a wicked good entitlement; free to join and runners get $1 off all beers after the run…. I guess that’s not entitlement though, it’s just a silly promotion and you have to earn the reward, and you have to like beer…. sodas are still full price.
We have a date for the next big Cornhole Tournament. The Old Goat Co-Ed Championship is Sunday September 14. Announcing early like this gives all the dudes out there a chance to find and woo a girl that can actually play cornhole. But wait, there is more. In order to compete you also need to attend the huge Stream Reggae concert at The Goat the evening before…. that’s right, STEAM REGGAE is live at The Goat Saturday September 13.
Without the stamp from the show, you can’t play the tournament. It is a level playing field.
Unlike tournaments in the past you actually have to earn the right to play in this one and not everyone gets a participation ribbon. There is a trophy and cash for the winners, second and third places. Too bad for everyone else. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit RYRA (Richmond Youth Recreation Assn.)
Also, if you are not Nate Bodge’s friend on facebook yet — friend him. Nate’s serialized tales; Strangers In Canadia, are delightful. Written in seamless breezy prose, this collection of vignettes from his family’s travels are downright priceless, by far the best reading of the summer. Cute, quirky, and endlessly charming — get on board the Nate Train and read them today.
Karen Seigars has complained that she has never been mentioned in a Goatmail.
Here you go Karen; Karen holds the women’s records for most Bud Lights consumed in a single evening at The Goat. I won’t say how many… it’s more than your personal best though. Karen has also done the lovely flowers on the patio for the last several years. She has raised two very nice sons. She has a nice little barbershop. She is also an attractive, intelligent, funny, well endowed, single woman. Need I say more?
Saturday night we have Double Entendre. Open Mic with Albert Lord is tonight (Thursday).
See you at The Goat,