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Love his tales

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:24 pm
by Belleair Bob

I'm 39 and live on the west coast. I did live in FL in the early 90's. In the Tampa Bay area.

I came here because I just started reading JB's Tales from Margaritaville again. I had been given it by my father when we lived in FL. He is a great story writer. I wish Heat Wave, AL were a real place!

Musicwise, I had a neighborhood friend in FL who had whatever tape had Cheeseburger in Paradise on it. I enjoyed that whole tape, but I like him better as a writer, oddly.

Plus, I just like his style.

Anyhow, I'm just exploring that JB interest of mine.

Re: Love his tales

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:20 pm
by Air M'Ville Cap'n
I need to go back and read that one. I enjoy his writing too

Re: Love his tales

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:30 pm
by limejohnny
It's obviously not a tale, but I think one of the best things he's ever written are these lines:

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind
That our forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tide rigging sings
It's a son of a gun of a chorus

Just read it out loud. It's damn near perfect.