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Video of “Margaritaville” from CMT Crossroads

posted March 5th, 2010 at 9:48 am

by Josh Martin

CMT.com has posted the full video of Zac Brown and Jimmy Buffett singing “Margaritaville” from their upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads that will air Friday, March 19th at 10 pm ET/PT:

Other songs played at the taping were:

  • Where the Boat Leaves From
  • One Love
  • Free
  • Into the Mystic
  • Toes
  • Chicken Fried
  • Wings
  • Nobody From Nowhere
  • Son of a Son of a Sailor
  • A Pirate Looks at Forty

(hat tip Amanda)

Tagged in Special Appearances, Television, Videos

Buffett Rooting for Jamaican Musher at the Iditarod

posted March 4th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has been a supporter of the Jamaican Dogsled team for years. Newton Marshall, a Jamaican musher is competing in the Iditarod race and Jimmy is cheering him on:

Newton Marshall, 26-year-old Jamaican musher, couldn’t have a better fan in the form of Jimmy Buffet. Not only is Buffet rooting for him to win the Iditarod, but he has been his team’s primary sponsor since the Jamaica Dogsled Team was founded by a friend.

“I just love the whole idea of it,” the singer said. “I love the absurdity that when we first did this, people laughed and thought it was a joke and guess what? It isn’t.”

Marshall, who lives in St. Anne Parish in Jamaica, has already completed a 1,000-mile dog sled race: the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Out of 29 mushers, he came in 13th. To prepare for the Iditarod, he has been training with the defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey, who is a three-time consecutive winner and a four-time Yukon Quest champion.

If Marshall makes it to the Nome finish line, he will be the first black musher to complete the world’s longest sled dog race.

Learn more about the Jamaica Dogsled team here.

Tagged in Miscellaneous, Personal/Family

Buffett Vying for Hollywood Beach Plot

posted March 4th, 2010 at 1:42 am

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is going up against Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone… in business. On Thursday, Hollywood, Florida (near Miami) will hear competing proposals from Margaritaville and Planet Hollywood for a plot of land on the boardwalk. Both pitches include a hotel, which would be a first for Buffett and Margaritaville Enterprises.

The Miami Herald has more:

John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Enterprises in Palm Beach, said the beachfront location and Hollywood’s no-fuss vibe makes it a good fit for the brand’s first hotel.

“This is a very authentic beach town,” he said. “That’s what Margaritaville is about.”

Plans show a tiki bar wrapped around a seaplane and a sailboat by the pool, as well as an amphitheater with free concerts arranged by the Margaritaville staff.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach also predicts it will command rates about 15 percent higher than what the top hotels in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood charge.

“There are certain revenue streams Margaritaville brings to the project,” said Tabatchnick, refering to Buffet-themed shops, restaurants and bars expected to bring in day visitors. “A regularly flagged hotel would not be successful there.”

But the Planet Hollywood team rejects the Buffett boost as a tall tropical tale.

“At the end of the day, Margaritaville is a bar,” said Koslow. “What’s so special about a bar?”

A city panel will hear presentations from both developers Thursday in City Hall starting at 9 a.m. While no stars are expected for the selection panel, Koslow suggested Planet Hollywood would deploy some celebrity muscle for the final vote before city commissioners next month.

“It will be a classic Planet Hollywood presentation,” he said. “If you know the name . . . and the people involved in starting it, you’ll get an idea.”

Read the full article here.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes

Buffett Travels to Quake-Stricken Haiti

posted March 3rd, 2010 at 1:58 am

by Josh Martin

On Tuesday, Jimmy Buffett flew to earthquake-stricken Haiti, filling his airplane with tents for some of the millions of Haitians that are now homeless:

Jimmy Buffett may sing about “Surfing in a Hurricane,” but cruising through Haiti’s earthquake-ravaged capital nearly left the singer without words.

“It’s like it was bombed,” the singer told The Associated Press after touring the ravaged country’s capital.

Buffett loaded his seaplane with tents for some of the 1.2 million Haitians who lost their homes and set a course for the Caribbean nation on Tuesday.

The singer is a lover of Haitian music who has his own room named after him at the famed Hotel Oloffson.

“Haiti’s something worth saving to me,” he said.

He was convinced to make his first visit to Haiti since 1994 because of the needs of so many after the magnitude-7 quake struck on Jan. 12. On Tuesday, he was escorted by U.S. Embassy security personnel past downtown and the destroyed national cathedral.

Shortly after the quake struck, Buffett recorded a video message asking his fans to help out by donating to the relief effort.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Personal/Family

Vote For ‘Parties That Matter’ NASCAR Design

posted March 1st, 2010 at 4:51 pm

by Josh Martin

PARTIESTHATMATTER.org is a charitable organization whose organizers, donors, volunteers and friends are all, undeniably …… parrotheads.

NASCAR and Toyota are teaming up with a contest that allows organizations (like PartiesThatMatter.org) to create their own NASCAR Racecar design …..

and we’re entering a car.

And I’d like to ask for YOUR HELP to spread the word among parrotheads everywhere.

We need YOUR VOTES. Click Here To Vote once each day.

Please take look at the YouTube video below and visit PartiesThatMatter.org (click on the NASCAR tab) for the all the details.

Starting March 1st and every day thru March 15th, we’ll need EVERYONE to vote once per day according to the rules.

This is a great way to show that parrotheads “party with a purpose.”

For more info, visit PartiesThatMatter.org and VOTE NOW and each and every day!

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Parrotheads, Sports


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