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July 17th, 2008


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09:42 am - Lookin' for a smart woman in a real short skirt, just like always. . .
Be good and you will be lonesome,
be lonesome and you will be free. . .


Last night, I picked up Hot Water, one of Buffett's late-80's releases. I've been haunting the used music stores for this, one of Buffett's least-loved releases, for years.

Now, I can finally fulfill a promise to road_trip_judi.

This means that I'm down to only missing two CD's from Jimmy: Somewhere Over China and You Had To Be There. (Well, unless you count High Cumberland Juilee and Down to Earth, which were included in their entirity in Before the Beach, a CD destroyed in an accident we won't discuss here, even though I still have copies of the songs; as well as the infamous Songs You Know By Heart, which is the only Buffett CD I really have no desire to own . . . I already have about thirty legal copies of "Margaritaville". . . I don't need any more).

And people wonder how I manage to listen to it all day. . . With 30 years of music, there's enough variation in style and even subject (you know, there's more variation in Buffett's music than there is in all other music combined: he sings about four topics)* that I don't get bored of it, even after several years.

Even though no one likes this particular CD, I'm rather enjoying it :)

* - A friend once told me that Irish music only concerns three things: sex, death, and drinking. My reply to that was, "Does anyone sing about anything else?" Of course, Jimmy sings about "Boats, Beaches, Bars, and Ballads," which makes him higher on the evolutionary totem pole, I generally think.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: "Smart Woman (In a Real Short Skirt)", -JB

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From:mischevousblend
Date:July 17th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
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My favorite Buffet song is Pacing the Cage, I love that song. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
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"Sunset is an angel weeping,
holding out a bloody sword. . ."

Indeed. You might look into Bruce Cockburn, then. . . Buffett has popularized many of his songs, including that one :)
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From:rfunk
Date:July 17th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)

haunting the used music stores

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Similarly, I recently got some long-sought hard-to-find CDs from Amazon vendors, including some fun 1991 Aboriginal rock.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)

Re: haunting the used music stores

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Very cool :) I happened across this one at Half Price Books, for $1 :)
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From:arianrhodstorm
Date:July 17th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)

By the way..

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my boyfriend, a major parrothead himself (possibly to equal or surpass yourself ;) ) has been trying to get a group together to recreate one of your Buffett rituals.

Just thought you'd like to know.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)

Re: By the way..

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Hehe. One day, I need to go back and re-work those, now that I have more lyrics to draw on . . . and more decorations to go with!
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From:arianrhodstorm
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)

Re: By the way..

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One of these days, I really want to have him at one of your rituals, then sit back and sell concessions. I think 'ritas would go well, don't you ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)

Re: By the way..

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Boat drinks make excellent Waters of Life, IMHO.

*grins*

(He probably is a bigger fan than I am: I'm only a kid in terms of years of fandom. . . I can say I've enjoyed Buffett for about 8 years, max, and I've only been to one show. I know people who grew up on this music. . .)
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From:suicidekttn
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)

Re: By the way..

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You better, cuz I want to see one!

I was very sad to hear you stopped doing them, as I had no clue until a few months ago...not sure how I missed it. XD
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)

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Go to more festivals! All the cool stuff happens at those!
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From:qorinda
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Do you happen to own Jimmy Buffet's book? I saw it in Border's last night and thought of you. ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Which one? I imagine you're referring to "Swine not?" I don't have that one, but I have a variety of others. I suspect I'll get a copy soon enough, though :) I hear it's pretty good.
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From:qorinda
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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It was a Salty Piece of Land and it was on sale. I didn't know he had published so many books! I just looked on Amazon and saw at least 10!
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Ah, yes. I do certainly have A Salty Piece of Land, and it's an exceptional story. :) It follows the exploits of Tully Mars, who we first meet in "Take Another Road" in Tales From Margaritaville
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From:ariansdreams
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
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I think I feel about Dylan the way you feel about Buffett. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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Everyone should feel this way about at least one singer :)
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From:suicidekttn
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Buffet's got a new book out, I saw it last night at Borders and thought of you.

And Songs You Know and Love is the *only* Buffet CD I own, so it balances out you not owning it :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 18th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
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That's how it should be, chaos and cosmos, balance in all things.
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:July 17th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
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You have a memory like a steel trap. I'd be amazed, but I'm used to you surprising me like that by now. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 18th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
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Certain things manage to bypass the "10% rule" I have with LJ ("Only 10% of any given amount of the aggregate information of MJD's FList on LJ may be retained at any given time").

You just happen to be one of them :)
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From:romandruid
Date:July 17th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Wait a few years and you'll find a lot more used vinyl and CDs available. It's only a matter of time before most parrotheads die off, y'know. *wink*
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 18th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
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Indeed: then all their music are belong to us!
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From:ava890
Date:July 20th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Who is the bigger geek, you for making the reference, or me for knowing its entire history? :^D

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