The Infamous Joke
I was recently fired from a gig because of a joke in a bar. It isn’t important what bar but some people are curious what joke I told so — here we go
In this business, a large part of the money you make are made of tips, CDs, and other merchandise so you try to find creative ways to ask people to put money in your tip jar.
I pointed to the shiny tip bucket and informed everyone that all the money went toward charity, which was a worthy cause
Everyone went awe that’s awesome – Which is the perfect setup for a joke
That’s when I hit them with “That’s right. All the money goes to Charity or Cinnamon or Crystal or whoever is working the BOOM BOOM Room tonight. Lord knows I have already paid for their college educations at least 3 times. They need the help to be librarians so let’s all try to pitch in to help them out.”
They were so offended they left and called the owner and said they would never come back. The rest of the bar was laughing but obviously, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Originally from Deep East Texas and Louisiana, Randall Gartman's sound and writing style are always going to transcend his roots. You can almost feel the mud between your toes as you're tapping your feet to "Alligator Crawl" or maybe even get the feeling of Bourbon Street as you listen to "Cool Like You". It's a simple sound with a catchy beat, but all the words are honest and from the heart. Every song captures a part of Randall's feelings at a particular time and place or reminisces through part of his childhood memory but you will always know it's not another song that has been written, just to satisfy the so-called, "music industry professional"