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Neil Finn Compliments Buffett on Weather With You

posted January 19th, 2007 at 11:22 am

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by Josh Martin

Neil Finn, former front man for Crowded House, compliments Jimmy on his cover of “Weather With You” from his new album “Take The Weather With You” in an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Still a standout is “Weather With You,” which Crowded House released in 1991 and which enjoyed a new life last year as the title track of Jimmy Buffett’s latest album.

“It kind of blew me away,” says Neil Finn, who formed Crowded House in 1985 after the demise of his previous band, Split Enz. “I like the way he did it.

“And I like that he did it. I don’t know much of his stuff, but he’s obviously got a very big fan base. He does huge shows. So I’m really happy he’s taken that song on. Good on him! I look forward to meeting him. I’ll give him a big thank-you for certain.”

Read the entire article here.

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What’s Really on Jimmy’s Cheeseburger in Paradise

posted January 17th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

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by Josh Martin

Ken Hoffman of the Houston Chronicle sheds light on why Buffett seemingly left out cheese on his cheeseburger in the lyrics to Cheeseburger in Paradise.

I’ve finally fixed a problem that has tormented me for years. How can it be a cheeseburger … if there isn’t any cheese on it? It’s impossible. That’s why it’s always driven me crazy when I pick up a Jimmy Buffett CD or read a lyrics Web site and they’ve got the words wrong to Buffett’s tasty song “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Even Buffett’s own Web site, www.margaritaville.com, had the words wrong.

In the 1978 hit, Buffett plainly describes the blueprint for his favorite cheeseburger. A big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat. Heaven on Earth with an onion slice. I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57, French fried potatoes, a big kosher pickle and, a cold draft beer. There’s one more line that isn’t so plain. For three decades, Buffett fans, even the most devoted Parrotheads, thought he was singing . . .

Medium rare with mustard be nice.

Condimentally speaking, they’re all wrong: The backs of his CDs, the Web sites, and especially the guy sitting next to me.

Buffett is a words guy. He wouldn’t miss a critical ingredient like that. He’s saying, “Medium rare with Muenster be nice.” Muenster cheese. Now you’ve got a cheeseburger.

How do I know he’s saying “Muenster”? One of my first newspaper assignments was to cover Buffett recording an album in Miami. During a break, I asked him, “Why on Earth do you put mustard on a cheeseburger?”

He said,”I don’t.”

But you say mustard.

” I do? Where?”

“In ‘Cheeseburger,’ you say medium rare with mustard.”

“No, I don’t. It’s Muenster.”

So there … from Buffett himself.

Then I did something that I’ve never done before — I demanded a retraction. It felt good to be on the other side for once.

About an hour later, I got an e-mail from Coleman Sisson, Buffett’s No. 1 computer wizard, lord master of www.margaritaville.com.

“We corrected the lyrics page. Thanks. Glad to know you’re still out there.”

Read the entire article here.

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Live in Texas Coming This Spring

posted January 17th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

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by Josh Martin

CMT.com reports that the 2004 Texas Stadium concert with George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Jimmy Buffett will be released on CD in the spring.

George Strait fans can look forward to the spring release of a live album recorded at Texas Stadium with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson in 2004.

It is unclear if it will feature mainly George Strait or if it will also include Jackson’s and Buffett’s sets.

This album has had multiple release dates in the past, and Amazon’s listing still shows a release date of February ’06.

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This Day in Buffett History

posted January 16th, 2007 at 12:24 pm

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by Josh Martin

11 years ago today, on January 16h, 1996, Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker’s plane. U2 singer Bono was with Buffett, but neither one was hurt.

Buffett penned a song from the incident… Jamaica Mistaica.

See photos of Buffett’s airplanes on the Buffett Aviation page.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family

Ford Falcon Previously Owned by Jimmy on eBay

posted January 14th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

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by Josh Martin

A 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint Convertible that was owned by Jimmy Buffett in the 80’s is for sale on eBay:


As of Sunday morning, there had been 12 bids with a bidding price of $15,100. View the listing now.

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Slate Article on JB

posted January 10th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

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by Josh Martin

Judy Rosen of Slate has an excellent article on Buffett: “A Pirate Looks at 60″

Buffett is one of the music business’ singular success stories. He has parlayed an unlikely subject—getting shitfaced while cruising the Gulf Coast in your power boat, basically—into a multimillion-dollar industry, a perennial place on Forbes’ list of highest-grossing entertainers, and the most passionate concert audience this side of the Deadheads.

Read the entire article here.

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