Buffett Delves Into Horse Racing

November 30th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett can now add another thing to his ever-expanding list of business ventures…. horse racing. Last Mango Stables was formed this summer and the horse Pulaski County debuted Wednesday with a third place finish at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans.

PC, as the horse is more affectionately known, is co-owned by several people, including Payton, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Mr. Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett.

Read more here or check out Lastmangostables.com.

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Navy Admiral Cites Buffett in China Criticism

November 28th, 2007

Navy Admiral Timothy J. Keating, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, used a Jimmy Buffett reference on Tuesday while criticizing China for refusing to allow U.S. warships to take refuge from a storm in Hong Kong.

Adm. Timothy J. Keating, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, and Adm. Gary Roughead, the chief of naval operations, both took sharp exception to the Chinese government’s refusal to allow the minesweepers to come into port when threatened by rough seas.

“As someone who has been going to sea all my life, if there is one tenet that we observe it’s when somebody is in need you provide [assistance] and you sort it out later,” Roughead said.

“This is, kind of, an unwritten law amongst seamen, that if someone is in need, regardless of genus, phylum or species, you let them come in; you give them safe harbor,” Keating said. “Jimmy Buffett has songs about it, for crying out loud.”

Read the entire article here.

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Michael Utley on Time After Island Time, Episode 100!

November 24th, 2007

Bringing in the one hundredth episode of Time After Island Time is Mr. Michael Utley. Mr. Utley has been performing on keyboards for Jimmy Buffett in the Coral Reefer band for 30 years. As the musical director of the Coral Reefer Band, he has been the longest running member.

On this episode, Mr. Utley tell us about the recent trip to Anguilla with Jimmy Buffett and company. In this revealing interview, he talks about the new album, “Jimmy Buffett: Live in Anguilla,” which he produced with Mac McAnally. He talks about how the shows will be changing in a variety of ways, and what is in the future of the band.
We also touch on the recent journey to Paris, and we get a good view from Mr. Utley’s perspective.

Tune into the 100th episode and enjoy the music and conversation, from anywhere in the world on Radio JimmyDreamz.

Monday 1 PM – November 26, 2007
Wednesday 9 AM – November 28, 2007
Thursday 4 PM – November 29, 2007
Saturday 8 PM – December 1, 2007
**All broadcasts are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)*

Thank you everyone for listening to Time After Island Time, we appreciate you.

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Video From The Glendale M’Ville Grand Opening

November 20th, 2007

Wednesday was the Grand Opening for Jimmy Buffett’s latest Margaritaville Cafe, located in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Republic has an article on the opening and also a video of the festivities.
Jimmy Buffett’s first Margaritaville Café in Arizona officially opened today in true Parrothead fashion, with Pink Cadillac Margaritas, Volcano Nachos, clowns on stilts and colorfully dressed employees dancing to It’s Five O’clock Somewhere.

Developers, local dignitaries and members of the media gathered to welcome the latest addition to Westgate City Center, the Glendale entertainment and dining district at Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue.
Read the article and watch the video here.

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Photos from the Glendale Margaritaville

November 20th, 2007

The blog “An Arizona Cheesehead’s Ramblings” has a blog post about the new Margaritaville, complete with some great pics:


The Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, Arizona is now open in the Westgate City Center!

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