Win “Band Bench” Seats to Buffett on Jimmy Fallon

July 28th, 2009

Jimmy Buffett will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday and you could win special seats near the musical stage.

Attention Late Night with Jimmy Fallon fans: our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes is your chance to get close to your favorite band when they perform on the show!

What is a “Band Bench” you ask? The Band Benches are a special audience seating area set aside for HUGE fans of musical guests appearing on the show. Fans sitting on the Band Benches will be given the exclusive chance to come down to the studio floor and surround the musical guest during their performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

To enter the “Band Bench” Sweepstakes, fill out the form here.

For those of you that won’t attend the show in person, be sure to watch on Friday night at 12:35 ET / 11:35 CT on NBC.

Tagged in Parrotheads, Special Appearances, TV Appearances

From Under My Lone Palm: “Save The Manatee”

July 27th, 2009

Time for another installment of From Under My Lone Palm. This month Justin provides a full and detailed history of Jimmy Buffett’s involvement in saving the manatees:

It seems Jimmy began his quest to ’save the manatee’ on February 17, 1981 at a show in Tallahassee, FL. Then Florida Gov. Bob Graham met up with Jimmy and Jimmy expressed his interest in saving the mammal to him. Bob had heard Jimmy’s song “Growing Older But Not Up” and that had peaked his interest. A new federally funded Manatee Advisory Committee had been set up, and since Jimmy couldn’t be apart of that, Jimmy and Bob put together the “Save the Manatee” committee. So on May 26, 1981, the first meeting of the “Save the Manatee” committee took place in Tallahassee.

Continue reading here

Read past FUMLP’s here.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, From Under My Lone Palm

iEncore App Updated

July 24th, 2009

The iEncore app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that we told you about in June has been updated to version 1.1, which includes the following new features:

  • News from Margaritaville.com
  • Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Twitter feed
  • New images added to light application

Here’s the full product description from iTunes:

This is the ultimate accessory for Jimmy Buffett concerts. Not ready for the concert to end? Start the application and you can choose a parrot, saltshaker, shark fin or lighter.

Touch the illuminate button and it will change the colored item to a light that all the band members can see.

Other features include:

  • Wave your phone to the left and you hear “Fins to the left!”. Move it to the right and you hear “Fins to the right!”
  • Shake the phone and it doubles as a maraca so you can play along with the band.

So, if you’re a Parrothead, a casual fan, or just someone who loves to escape to the islands this is the concert application for you.

The iEncore app is available now for 99 cents. If you’ve already purchased the app then the update is free.

Click here to get iEncore

Tagged in Miscellaneous, Parrotheads

Jimmy to Perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

July 23rd, 2009

Jimmy Buffett will be the musical guest for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, July 31st.

Buffett’s last appearance on Late Night was February 3rd, 2005 when Conan O’Brien was still the host. They discussed Jimmy’s then-new book A Salty Piece Of Land.

Check out our Video Gallery for several clips of Jimmy performing on the late night shows.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon airs at 11:35 pm CDT on NBC.

Tagged in Uncategorized

Buffett Serenaded Cronkite in Final Weeks

July 23rd, 2009

Jimmy Buffett was a good friend of legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite, who died July 17th at the age of 92. At Cronkite’s funeral today in Manhattan friends noted that Jimmy Buffett had recently visited him:

Sandy Socolow, Cronkite’s longtime executive producer and friend, took center stage. He told a series of affectionate anecdotes, highlighting Cronkite’s imperfections.

At one point, Mr. Socolow recalled that one day, towards the end of his life, Mr. Cronkite received a visit from the patron saint of beaches, sailing, and cocktails. Jimmy Buffett, he explained, had landed his waterplane on the East River, not far from Cronkite’s apartment. Mr. Buffett then proceeded to serenade the newsman turned sailor with a jamming ukulele.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family