Thursday, April 11, 2013

A To Z Challenge: Jimmy Buffet

What did the big Jawa say to the little Jawa?  Utini.
Today is brought to you by the letter J. The problem I am running into with this A to Z Challenge is that all my best stuff was used last year.  I guess next year I will have to pick a theme.  Anyway...

Just so we're clear here, I'm not stealing from Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom with her A to Z trip down musical stars, I just don't have shit to write about that begins with the letter J.  Then it hit me when I was listening to Pandora on the way home....Jimmy Buffet.

I know Jimmy isn't for everyone and those people are communists.  I could be in the worst of moods and Fruitcakes comes on and well...listen for yourself and tell me it's not contagious.

Preach it Jimmy, preach it!  His philosophy is superior than any religion or cult around.  It makes so much sense, he is like Timon and Pumbaa, Hakuna Matata.  Lots of time I listen to the beat of a song and know the words, but with Jimmy's songs you have to listen to the words.

Sure you have the typical Buffet songs like A Love Song (or more commonly known as Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw), Margaritaville and Cheeseburger In Paradise and they are all great songs but there are the ones you hear coming out of your earbuds while sitting on the beach and think, holy crap on a cracker, that's an awesome song...

And then there is this little diddy...


Listen to this song...


I've subjected you to Parrothead music long enough.  As I said at the beginning of this post, Jimmy Buffet's music isn't for everyone but hey give it a shot.



  1. I once heard "Cheeseburger in Paradise" multiple times in one day: the Buffet version, a homeless guy playing it on a ukulele, a cover version in a bar, the karaoke version in another bar, and the elevator version. This was all in one afternoon. Needless to say, I am a little biased against ol' Jimmy through no fault of his own except writing a catchy song. Maybe one day I can return to life as a parrot head.

    1. How ironic - a homeless guy playing "Cheeseburger In Paradise".

  2. Thanks for the shout out Kevin. It makes up for your blatant plagiarism. (kidding) Actually, I didn't even think of Buffet. Would've been a good one. I'm thinking of a whole bunch of stuff I missed. Next year, right?

    I actually like to listen to the Jimmy Buffet channel on Sirius sometimes. Makes me feel like I'm on vacation. He sure has carved out an amazing life and career for himself, you gotta give him that. His stuff is never dated or irrelevant, his fan base never outgrows hims, he's not too old for a genre he pretty much created and he gets to live in the Caribbean drinking margaritas and singing about cheeseburgers in a pair of cutoffs and a Hawaiian shirt while making major buck age. Not. Too. Shabby. And I have played "Margaritaville" at least a million times. It's a real crowd pleaser.