Listen to Zac Brown Band’s “Knee Deep” with Buffett

September 17th, 2010

Jimmy Buffett appears on the upcoming Zac Brown Band album You Get What You Give and you can listen to the entire album now, including “Knee Deep” with Buffett:

Click here to listen

You Get What You Give hits stores next Tuesday. Pre-order now at Amazon.com for only $9.99.

ZBB bassist John Driskell Hopkins details how Buffett and the band first got together: “We met him on a camping trip last year and just sat around the fire with him for awhile. That was a quick friendship. He’s a real cat, really down to earth and doesn’t have a whole lot of ego and just a super nice guy…We did a lot of vocals down at his place in Key West and he happened to come through, so we got him to sit in and it sounded great. It sounds like a Buffett song when he sings it. Whatever he sings sounds like a Buffett song, y’know?”

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Nashville Margaritaville Wants Your Parrothead Plates

September 17th, 2010

The Margaritaville Cafe currently under construction in Nashville is looking for parrothead license plates to use as decorations.

Have an old Parrothead license plate laying around that would look great as a decoration in the new Margaritaville opening later this year in Nashville? Send it to us and be a part of Music City’s Margaritaville decór! License plates only please. Any plates mailed in become the property of Margaritaville and will not be returned.

Mail your parrothead license plates to:

7272 Kingspointe Pkwy
Suite 650
Orlando, FL 32819

The Nashville Margaritaville is on pace to open before Christmas. Visit the official site at www.margaritavillenashville.com.

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Buffett Caption Contest Winner: USMC

September 13th, 2010

Congratulations to USMC for winning the latest Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest for the below picture:

Here was USMC’s winning caption:

“I’m telling you Utley, in my dream I was bare foot, chubby and bald! It scared the hell out of me.”

The voting wasn’t even close… USMC took 54% of the tally with 202 votes. Jamey finished in second place with “Seriously?!? You want me to rhyme Flip Flop with Pop Top? That will never work.”

See the full results here.

Thanks to everyone that submitted captions and to all you that voted!

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Vote For Your Favorite Caption

September 10th, 2010

Earlier this week we showed you the below photo and asked you to submit your own captions for it. We’ve chosen five of our favorites and put them in a poll for you to vote on your favorite (poll is below the photo).

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Margaritaville Casino in Atlantic City now “Out of the Picture”

September 10th, 2010

There’s another fresh round of back-and-forth between Coastal Development (a partnership with Jimmy Buffett) and Trump Entertainment Resorts over the Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. This time it appears the deal is off for good.

“Coastal made a written offer to purchase the Marina on Aug. 23, 2010, and was prepared to place half of the purchase price in escrow,” Coastal Chairman Richard T. Fields said. “The company never responded. . . . Last week, we formally withdrew our offer.”

“We are now officially out of the picture,” Fields added, “and will not be used in the press as a stalking horse in a deceptive process.”

The original plan back in 2008 was to purchase the resort for approximately 315 million dollars and turn it into a Margaritaville-themed casino and resort. The deal was on and then off multiple times, eventually culminating in Coastal Development suing Trump in 2009 over the deal. The lawsuit is apparently still ongoing.

The August 23rd offer by Coastal that went unanswered was reportedly for less than $75 million… a freefall from the original $315 million offer and later offer of $270 million.

Trump Entertainment CEO Mark Juliano believes a deal can still be done with Coastal, noting that it “would make the fourth time that [Coastal has] been out.”

Read more in today’s Philly Inquirer and Press of Atlantic City.

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