Buffett Making the Rounds in Boston

November 17th, 2005

Buffett had Harvard crowd on a string

Folks who showed up at Harvard yesterday to hear Jimmy Buffett talk about the role of celebrities in government came this close to being serenaded by Mr. Margaritaville. When a Parrothead in the audience handed Buffett a children’s guitar and requested that he play a tune, Buffett tried to oblige. But when the songwriter — who’d been invited to speak by his friend and fellow Floridian former US Senator Bob Graham — was tuning the tiny guitar, a string snapped. Oh well. By the way, Buffett’s new CD and DVD, ”Live at Fenway,” is out now.

And this was in yesterdays:

Jimmy Buffett paid a visit to the ballpark on Yawkey Way yesterday to mark the release of his new CD and DVD, ”Live at Fenway Park,” recorded in 2004. Standing on the right-field roof, the principal Parrothead was asked if he might consider becoming the Bosox GM. Maybe, said Buffett, but only if the team moves to St. Bart’s and plays exclusively day games. Today, Buffett’s at Harvard’s Institute of Politics to talk to a class taught by his old friend, former Florida Senator Bob Graham.

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CMA Awards Tonight

November 15th, 2005

The 39th Annual CMA Awards are live tonight from New York City. The show will begin at 8 pm eastern time on CBS.

Jimmy Buffett is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with Martina McBride for “Trip Around the Sun”

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No CMA Award for Buffett/McBride

November 15th, 2005

Jimmy Buffett was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year with Martina McBride for “Trip Around the Sun” tonight but they did not win. George Strait and Lee Ann Wommack won for their duet “Good News, Bad News.”

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Artwork from Live in Fenway Discs

November 7th, 2005

As rumored, “Live At Fenway” has made its way to the shelves in some stores. The packaging is much nicer than previous live releases. Included is a 6-page booklet.

Take a look at the artwork here.

Buy your copy of “Live in Fenway” today

Tagged in Albums

Unflappable Parrot Heads Gather In Key West

November 4th, 2005

When Jimmy Buffett wrote and recorded “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season” in 1974, he couldn’t have anticipated that Hurricane Wilma would threaten plans for a gathering of about 3,000 of his “Parrot Head” fans 31 years later.

This week, Parrot Heads from all over the country flocked to Key West for their 14th annual “Meeting of the Minds” convention.

Although some venues have changed, the convention is featuring a traditional schedule of beachside parties, musical performances by Buffett band members and friends, and charitable activities.

Read the whole article here.

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