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Old 05-01-2015, 10:13 AM   #21
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I don't begrudge his success. He took modest guitar skills, a decent voice, and strong lyrical skills and worked hard to become a success. Most people with similar skills, myself included, give up on the dream and get a "real job." For every Jimmy Buffet there are hundreds of people playing two-hour sets at local bars for chump change. Plus Buffet is a trillion times better than Kanye, Beyoncé, Eminem and the rest of the rap and pop crowd that can't play an instrument, sing without auto-tune or write a good song.

I don't know how kids these days listen to that rap junk.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:24 AM   #22
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I took my youngest son to a "Jimmy" concert some 20 years ago, he still talks about that first Concert.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:30 AM   #23
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I guess the bottm line is how many other singers have done/sung the cruising lifestyle as much as he has?


Billy Joel started building some pretty interesting boats..but not much reflected in his music that I remember...
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:28 PM   #24
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Yep, Jimmy has done quite well. Not too shabby for a good ole south Mississippi boy - In a former job I worked with his original drummer - from their band at Univ of Southern Miss.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:16 PM   #25
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https://youtu.be/amaTz2gtarE

Pretty cool interview, I believe circa 2014.
Comments on pretty much everything that's been said here.
Career, musical ability (or lack thereof), marketing and business sense, work ethic, and lifestyle.

According to the interview, as well as much of what I've read and heard about him other places, his songs are definitely influenced by segments of his life.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:56 PM   #26
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I don't know how kids these days listen to that rap junk.
Yup, the rap kids listen to today is crap. I miss the days of The Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash. Rap was good then.
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Yup, the rap kids listen to today is crap. I miss the days of The Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash. Rap was good then.

My kids listen to rap. Most of it sounds awful to me, but I'm trying to keep an open mind and not sound like the guy who says "that's not real music". Some if it I actually like...
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My kids listen to rap. Most of it sounds awful to me, but I'm trying to keep an open mind and not sound like the guy who says "that's not real music". Some if it I actually like...
I do the same for my kids. The beat of modern rap is fine but the foul language is a no-go for me. Like other families, our kids listen to different music than my wife and me. They don't like our 80's and 90's music and we're not crazy about their modern music, except Bruno Mars. But we all enjoy the music that my parents listen to - jazz and standards. I didn't appreciate it as a kid but enjoy it as an adult. Our kids enjoy it because they were in jazz band.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:54 PM   #29
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Well...Now we know why he was in town:

Jimmy Buffett Decides on New Sailboat | Cruising World

To be built by Pacific Seacraft, about a mile from my berth!

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Old 09-15-2015, 04:12 PM   #30
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That's pretty sweet. Like the tailgate and all the cockpit space. I want one. 😄

Crazy looking keel and rudder. Looks like they would break off when I hit stuff.
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Figured it was for that or an Egret flats boat, maybe both?

I was never that into his music one way or the other. But... when we lived in Dallas in the early oughts, our house (and about 20 others) abutted the estate of Tom Hicks, a big time private equity guy who among many other things owned the baseball and hockey teams at the time , as well as a small investment in the company I was running. Nice people he and his wife, Celia, Cilla, something like that, I think her name was (Ann will remember, they were friendly).

Anyway we get home from somewhere one weekend afternoon and there is this music playing loudly. Jimmy Buffett music, coming from the Hicks'. We went out to the back yard and it hit me. "Ann, that is Jimmy Buffett!" . Go back into the house, there's a message on the answering machine "Ann, come on over later, it's a surprise!"
Great afternoon. I guess JB was an investor in some HTMF funds (Hicks Tate Muse and Furst). Chatted briefly with him about boats while having, of course a.........mojito.
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Jimmy Buffet in town today...>>

Wow. Cool story. I like his music (and some of his books) OK but I don't go all Parrotheady.

Would be cool to meet him and talk boats, fishing, surfing, adventuring.
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Didn't Jimmy used to own a Nordhavn 62?
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Nordhavn and about 6-7 other boats at the same time. He walks the walk.
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I've got to admit his concerts are a kick. The fans always put on a show that rivals the band....
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I've got to admit his concerts are a kick. The fans always put on a show that rivals the band....
Very true, and the mix of age groups is great. Everything from grand parents to teeny boppers.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:31 PM   #38
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Yup, I'm like his music. Nothing beats blasting a cheese burger in paradise while ripping about in the Bahamas on my little CC.
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Count this teeny not so bopper in.
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Most of the music that I listen to is from the 60s to the mid 80s. I've found it's better to not look too closely at the makers of the music. Simply, so much of this music is like a good pulled pork barbecue sandwich. If you enjoy what you're savoring, don't lift the cover.....you won't like what you see. Still enjoy Jimmy's "Songs you know by heart". Lots I can relate to there.

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So being one of these odd ball 8th generation Floridians (yes 8th) although not a hard core Parrot head I really enjoy Jimmy B

and now my dirt home is almost in Florida this great little town of Thomasville Georgia population 20k

So Jimmy and David Allen Coe used to own a quail plantation here along with many other celebs

We frequently see celebs in our historic downtown

But I would rather see him at our water home maybe singing the captain and the kid
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