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Buffett “in no hurry” to make new album

posted June 4th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

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by Josh Martin

Billboard has an interview with Jimmy Buffett: “Buffett Busy With Live DVD, Tour, Kids Book”. He talks about how he’s been writing songs, but is not in any hurry to put out a new album:

Buffett is developing albums for younger artists, including Coral Reefer Band backup singer Nadirah Shakoor, for his Mailboat label. And his Year of Still Here Tour starts tomorrow at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta.

As for that next album, the follow-up to 2006’s “Take the Weather With You,” Buffett says that “the time it takes to write a book kind of produces an offshoot of you [wanting] to go back to something else.”

He adds that he’s been “listening to different things that inspire me musically, but I’m in no hurry to do (an album). I am writing songs; it’ll be interesting to see if I wait and get a collection of 12 of them together to do an album or go do four and put ‘em online or something. The delivery systems now … it’s very interesting how you can put stuff out there, so we’ll see what feels like the best way to do it.”

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in Albums, Books, DVD's, In The News

Play “Rock Band” in Atlanta parking lot

posted June 3rd, 2008 at 8:30 pm

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by Josh Martin

Parrotheads tailgating before the show on Thursday at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia will have a chance to rock out to Buffett’s song on a portable version of “Rock Band” mounted to a golf cart:

The second part of Jimmy Buffett’s tour kicks off in Atlanta June 5. The singer has called on Meridian’s Peavey Electronics to add a little excitement to it.

Peavey makes the game controllers for the popular electronic guitar games and Buffett asked the company to make one for ‘Rock Band’, a game that features several of his songs.

Instead of a standard game controller, Buffett wanted this one to be on a golf cart.

“I’m going to look forward to seeing his face when he sees it in Atlanta Thursday. We’ve had a ball doing it and it pretty much speaks for himself,” said company founder Hartley Peavey.

“Jimmy’s Sharkart”, as it will be called, will be on hand before the concert, as fans tailgate. They’ll get a shot at a high score, and a chance to meet Buffett.

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Buffett Dismisses Retiring Any Time Soon

posted June 3rd, 2008 at 9:52 am

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by Josh Martin

In an interview with United Press International, Buffett dismisses the notion of retiring any time soon:

“I’m still out there — where would I go? Retirement doesn’t look so interesting to me these days,” says Buffett, 61, who kicks off his Year of Still Here tour Thursday in Atlanta.

“That’s kind of an old way of thinking, retiring at 60. Come on — I still think I’m 40!” he said.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family, Touring

“Scenes You Know By Heart” in stores today!

posted June 3rd, 2008 at 12:09 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s latest DVD release, “Scenes You Know By Heart” hits stores today! It’s available exclusively at Sam’s and Wal-Mart or online at Walmart.com.

Jimmy’s CD, Songs You Know By Heart, came out in 1985, and has become one of his most popular releases. Jimmy chose the best live performances of those songs from his concerts all over the world for this unique DVD. Says Jimmy, “If you think about it, looking at the show on video is really the only way I get to see what you see. I have spent many enjoyable hours watching you and us have fun and have put together these scenes you know by heart.”

In addition to the 13 songs (listed below) from Scenes You Know By Heart, there are two bonus cuts, “Hey Good Lookin” and “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”. In the packaging is a beautiful 12-page booklet with new photos in which Jimmy explains how the footage was chosen and provides “a few thoughts about what we do, and what we play that you might not be aware of.”


1. Cheeseburger In Paradise – from Mini Matinee, the Tiki Time Tour
2. He Went To Paris – from Paris
3. Fins – from Cincinnati
4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor – from Live In Anguilla
5. A Pirate Looks At Forty – from Live At Wrigley Field
6. Margaritaville – from Live At Wrigley Field
7. Come Monday – from Live At Wrigley Field
8. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes – from Live in Anguilla
9. Why Don’t We Get Drunk – from Live In Hawaii
10. Pencil Thin Moustache – from Noblesville
11. Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit – from Las Vegas
12. Boat Drinks – from Noblesville
13. Volcano – from Live In Anguilla
14. Hey Good Lookin’ – from Dallas
15. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – from Live In Anguilla

Order “Scenes You Know By Heart” now for $10.98 at Wal-Mart.com

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“Swine Not?” Slips Two Spots On Bestsellers List

posted June 1st, 2008 at 9:43 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s latest book “Swine Not?” slid two spots this week to #8 on the New York Times Bestsellers List. It debuted at #6 last week.

Still haven’t picked up your copy yet? Get it now from Amazon.com

Tagged in Books, In The News


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