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Any Parrot-heads here ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by crazybassplyr, May 18, 2004.

  1. The wife and I are heading up to Denver tonight to see Mr. Buffett, and I started wondering if there are any other fans here in TB-land
  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I'm not exactly what you would call a hard core Parrot Head, but I do visit Key West every month or so and Buffet has a mansion in Palm Beach not so far from my far more humble abode. I've eaten in Buffet's Key West restaurant Margaritaville and even bought a T-shirt in the store beside it. I do like some of Buffet's music and feel no Florida backyard cookout would be quite right without his music playing in the background along with reggae, ska, salsa and merenque.
  3. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I'm not a fan, but he's cool.
  4. I like Jimmy Buffett's music. You can never feel sad after hearing "Volcano."

    I heard an interesting rumour that he used to be in the Coast Guard, but got kicked out due to Marijuana use....anyone know if it's true??
  5. flatwounds


    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    I'm not what you would call a huge fan, but my cousin is. He sent my father a greatest hits or something, and that usually resides in my cd pouch for the train trips to university.
    I love margarittaville, changes in attitudes, A pirate looks at 40, nautical wheelers, amongst others. Can anyone recommend any albums?

    Not really related, but who here likes John Prine? :ninja:
  6. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Anyone who consumes alcoholic beverages should appreciate Mr. Buffett and his music.
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Not around here, but there are some in the lounge :ninja:
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Warren? Can't say I'm really a fan.

    brad cook
  9. Me, me, me! John Prine is great.

    Growing up in the sailing capital of America kind of ruined Buffetts music for me. Complete overexposure.
  10. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I like Prine and Buffet.

    Buffet, to me, is best enjoyed on a hot summer day, with a cold drink and a relaxing atmosphere.

    I don't really play his music at other times. His music really reflects the tropical scene, to the point where you don't have to be at the ocean to feel it. He takes you there.
  11. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    That sums it up beautifully for me. Buffet's music personifies the laid back Caribbean tropics (and Key West is the "Northern-most island" of the Caribbean.) He got his start playing in hot, sweaty, smokey Key West dives and still owns one there today. He knows the scene and the crowd. He knows what they like.
  12. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    He's a native of Mobile, so it's kind of a law around here that you have to be a fan.
    Alot of summer evenings my friends and I will lash a few boats together out on the bay, or head down to some of the pavillions at the beach to have a cook-out and some cold beverages. It never fails that Buffet make it into the CD player. Whether the friends are hip/hop, punk, metal, or country fans, everyone knows all the words to every Buffet song. The best in party-time music!
    And I dig some John Prine, too.
  13. For the record, the show was great as usual. This was the first time I saw him inside (unpredictable Colorado spring time weather) and I must say that even with the beach balls flying all over the place and the giant shark, Bruce, soaring over head during "Fins"; outside is the only way to see Buffett.
  14. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    I'd love to get the words for that Cheeseburger tune! :bassist:
  15. i liked it when he got booted from that basketball game.
  16. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    "I'm God's own drunk and a fearless man."

  17. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    My band plays a lot of JB...used to play more of it, but you can overdo it and it's always easy to pull one out of your back pocket when you need to (if I have to suffer through Margaritaville one more time I think I'm going to lose it). Faves to play are:

    One Particular Harbor (a lot of dynamic range going on there)
    Son of a Son of a Sailor (great fretless tune)
    A Pirate Looks at 40 (dead easy and very quiet, but if you're over 40 as all of us are it really resonates)
    Volcano (gotta get the groove and the humor right or it won't work...the other two band members [guitarist/lead singer and flautist] are married and she abuses him throughout the whole extended ending bit...hysterical)

    And of course,

    Cheeseburger in Paradise
  18. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    bro the words, THE WORDS!
  19. Artist: Jimmy Buffett
    Album: Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
    Title: Cheeseburger In Paradise(in Album Son Of A Son Of A Sailor)

    Cheeseburger in paradise
    By: jimmy buffett
    Tried to amend my carnivorous habits
    Made it nearly seventy days
    Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds
    Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays

    But at night i'd had these wonderful dreams
    Some kind of sensuous treat
    Not zuchinni, fettucini or bulghar wheat
    But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat

    Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise)
    Heaven on earth with an onion slice (paradise)
    Not too particular not too precise (paradise)
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise

    Heard about the old time sailor men
    They eat the same thing again and again
    Warm beer and bread they said could raise the dead
    Well it reminds me of the menu at a holiday inn

    Times have changed for sailors these days
    When i'm in port i get what i need
    Not just havanas or bananas or daiquiris
    But that american creation on which i feed

    Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise)
    Medium rare with mustard 'be nice (paradise)
    Heaven on earth with an onion slice (paradise)
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise

    I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    Well good god almighty which way do i steer for my

    Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise)
    Makin' the best of every virtue and vice (paradise)
    Worth every damn bit of sacrifice (paradise)
    To get a cheeseburger in paradise
    To be a cheeseburger in paradise
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise

    I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    Well good god almighty which way do i steer for my
  20. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    You rule bro! Thanks for your hard work man!

    I'll now buy you any bass you want!

    checks' in the mail :D