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Buffett Looking At New Seaplane

posted March 23rd, 2009 at 10:34 am

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by Josh Martin

The February ’09 issue of Air International magazine discusses a North Carolina company’s plans to resurrect the Grumman Goose seaplane (pictured right), and according to the article they say that Jimmy Buffett is interested:

“V.L. Manual [owner of the company] now has strong interest from buyers in 20 different countries worldwide, including the possibility of a new “retro” Goose for country music legend Jimmy Buffett, which may have original Pratt & Whitney (P&W) radials instead of the turboprops. A highly-specialized military version of the Goose is also being developed by Antilles for potential use by US Special Forces.”

Antilles Seaplanes LLC expects to have the first new-production plane completed in June of this year. The Super Goose will have modern engines, modern electronics, and a number of other upgrades over the original Goose. Airframes will be of new manufacturer, rather then rebuilt.

The Goose is a bit smaller than Jimmy’s Albatross but also a bit larger than the Widgeon that he crashed in 1994. Originally designed in the 1930’s the Goose ended production in 1945 with 345 examples being built originally. Roughly 60 are airworthy today. Antilles sees a potential market for 200 new-built Gooses (not “Geese!”).

(hat tip to Pirate John for passing this along)

See photos of Jimmy’s airplanes here.


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Full Concert Video Featured At JimmyDreamz

posted March 18th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

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by Josh Martin

The folks over at JimmyDreamz.com have posted a full-length concert on video… and it’s a good one: November 4th, 2000 in East Hampton, NY.

The benefit concert featured an incredible set list, including “Delaney Talks To Statues”, “Presents To Send You”, “Nautical Wheelers”, “Defying Gravity”, “Death Of An Unpopular Poet”, and several more rarely played songs.

Watch now at JimmyDreamz.com


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Honolulu Show To Air On Radio Margaritaville

posted March 18th, 2009 at 10:54 am

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by Josh Martin

From Radio Margaritaville:

Listen this weekend for a special Summerzcool concert replay — Jimmy’s appearance at the Shell on Waikiki from February 28th!

We’ll bring it to you Friday night at 8:00 eastern — and again Sunday evening at 11:00 eastern / 8:00 pacific!

You can listen to Radio Margaritaville on Sirius 31 / XM 35 or for free at www.radiomargaritaville.com.


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From Under My Lone Palm: Movieville

posted March 17th, 2009 at 3:02 am

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by Josh Martin

Justin’s back this month with another “From Under My Lone Palm”, and this time it’s a great writeup on the “Margaritaville” movie that never happened:

I finally begin thinking about all the useless information I had read on Jimmy over the years and the idea struck me: The Margaritaville Movie. It seems once upon a time, Jimmy had the great idea to put his most famous song on the big screen. Although nothing really ever came of it but a lot of talk, it was a noble idea. I know I personally would have loved to see it happen. And who knows, maybe it will one day. But here’s the story of the movie once upon a time ago.

Continue reading here.


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Jones Beach On Sale This Morning

posted March 15th, 2009 at 9:10 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the August 26th Jimmy Buffett show at the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York will go on sale Monday, March 16th at 10 am eastern time through TicketMaster

Click here for TicketMaster direct purchase link

Ticket prices are $56 – $156.

Be sure to be online a few minutes before 10 am for your best chance at getting tickets. If you miss out, you can still purchase tickets through Stubhub or TicketsNow.


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Video Of New Buffett Song From Hawaii

posted March 14th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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by Josh Martin

There is a video up on YouTube of a new song that Jimmy Buffett performed live in Hawaii. It’s called “Feel Like Surfing In A Hurricane.” Watch it below:


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