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Vote Jimmy for Space Shuttle Wakeup Song

posted August 23rd, 2010 at 11:54 am

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by Josh Martin

The space shuttle program is winding down and NASA is giving you the chance to decide what wakeup songs will be played for the final missions.

The wakeup song has been a part of the space program since the days of the Apollo missions. Jimmy Buffett’s music has been played at least three times: “Window on the World” earlier this year, “Oysters and Pearls” in 2008, and “Twelve Volt Man” in 2006.

NASA has chosen 40 previously played wakeup songs (with Jimmy’s “Window on the World” being one of them) and they want you to vote for your favorite. The two songs with the most votes will be played during the STS-133 mission that is scheduled to launch on November 1st.

Go to songcontest.nasa.gov to vote for Jimmy now!

“Window on the World” is currently at #9 with 1,900 votes. The current top two vote-getters are the “Star Trek Theme Song” with 23,000 votes and “Countdown” by Rush with 17,000 votes, so Jimmy needs our help!


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Buffett Interviewed on Anderson Cooper (Video)

posted July 1st, 2010 at 10:34 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was interviewed on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday. They walked the beach and discussed the oil spill and its effect on the coastal communities. If there was one message Jimmy was trying to get out, it was that he wanted folks to come down… either to help out or just come down and visit the beaches with your family.

Here’s a portion of the interview:

Cooper plans to air more of the interview on Friday and Monday. If more video is posted online, we’ll bring it to you.

CNN.com:

“This is the beach of my misspent youth,” he said, as we began to stroll along the water’s edge.

“You’re not human if anger isn’t the first emotion,” says Buffett, who has long been involved in environmental causes.

“Can Margaritaville survive an oil slick?” I ask. “Sure, hell, we’ll survive,” he says quickly, “people on this coast can survive anything. I mean, it’s another storm, it happens to be one we’re not quite used to in terms of what it’s leaving behind, but you know, this is hurricane country and people bounce back, and I love the resilience of people.”

Buffett himself has just opened up a hotel in Pensacola Beach, not great timing he admits, but he is not surprised this spill has lasted so long. He says he didn’t believe the early estimates put out by BP about the oil flow.

“You know what,” he says,”I’ve been in show business a long time, I know liars when I hear them. I thought they were lying from the beginning. That’s just me personally.”



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Details on Margaritaville Beach Hotel

posted May 19th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Gulf Breeze News has a great article on the recently announced Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. According to the article, the ball began rolling back in March. In fact, the March 31st impromptu show at the Panama City Margaritaville came after Buffett toured the hotel property.

Marilyn Hess feels as if she won the lottery. As head of Little Sabine, Inc., she was finalizing the details to open a Gulf-front hotel on Pensacola Beach, replacing the Holiday Inn that Hurricane Ivan washed away in 2004.

A phone call from a friend turned her plans upside down.

She met the friend, who is also involved in hotel development in Atlanta, when in walked Jimmy Buffett and the CEO of Margaritaville Holdings, John Cohlan.

A few days later, Buffett came to tour the nearly completed hotel and invited Hess along on a road trip to his Margaritaville Café in Panama City where he planned an impromptu performance.

Hess said she couldn’t believe she was on a road trip with Jimmy Buffet, music legend and connoisseur of the laidback lifestyle, and felt like a teenager.

“He is charming and delightful,” Hess said of Buffett.

To top it off, Buffett insisted on stopping each and every Budweiser beer truck he encountered to chat with the drivers and talk about his Land Shark Lager.

“He pulled into the Circle K in Navarre because he saw the beer truck there, and he took pictures with everybody,” Hess said. The employee behind the counter begged for a photo to show her boss, a Parrot Head who otherwise wouldn’t believe he missed the chance to meet his idol.

The article also reveals some details on the hotel:

To meet the target opening in mid to late June for the Margaritaville Beach Hotel, workers are retrofitting the kitchen to accommodate “Frank and Lola’s” restaurant inside the hotel so it can serve signature Margaritaville Café dishes such as the “cheeseburger in paradise.” A pool bar is being constructed as well as an outdoor bar and entertainment area tentatively named “Land Shark Landing.” The Margaritaville Café is scheduled to open on a parcel adjacent to the hotel in Spring of 2011.

Room rates will range from $195 to $450 per night depending on the season and accommodations. Margaritaville Beach Hotel will offer meeting space, a board room and a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico through massive glass windows.

“It will have the most beautiful bar area you can imagine,” Hess said.

The article also says that USA Today will feature a spread on the hotel this Friday.

Read the full article here.


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Margaritaville.com Gets a Makeover

posted May 16th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s official website Margaritaville.com has received a makeover. There doesn’t appear to be many new features, just mainly cosmetic changes. And the tour dates page seems to have been completed before the fall dates were added, because they are not listed.

Here’s a quick tour of how the Margaritaville.com site has changed over the years. How far back do you remember?

1997

1998

1999

2001

2002-2003

2004-2005

2006-2007

2008-2009



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Tickets On Sale Monday Morning for Irvine

posted May 2nd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the October 21st Jimmy Buffett show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California go on sale Monday morning at 10 am PT through TicketMaster.

Click here for TicketMaster direct link

Prices are $30 and $130, plus fees.

And if you’re new to buying tickets to Jimmy Buffett shows, read our Ticket Buying Tips.


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Irvine, CA Show Announced

posted April 26th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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by Josh Martin

Margaritaville.com has confirmed that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California (Los Angeles) on Thursday, October 21st.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 3rd at 10 am PT through TicketMaster.


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