Jimmy’s account of how Bo Didley saved his life

Gun & Gun Magazine has an article: “Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley saved my life one night in Africa! by Jimmy Buffett

Bo Diddley saved my life one night in Africa! Now that I have your attention, I guess I better fill in a few blanks here. I apologize for the sensationalism of the opening line, but a headline like that seems to work in these times we live in. If it sounds like I am trying to embellish a story, well, isn’t that what writers do? I readily admit to a recurrent problem of moving unpredictably between fiction and fact. But if Bo Diddley didn’t actually save my life on a trip to the land of the desert blues, then he sure as hell saved my ass. So here’s the real story…

There’s a video here:

Articles on Buffett the Surfer

There’s a picture of surfer dude Buffett on the cover of this week’s Hampton Style Magazine. The magazine features an article about “Veteran” (as in older, not military service) Montauk surfers. Jimmy is one of several “vets” who are featured in the article. There’s also a picture of his surfer van. (thanks to Joe for passing that along to us).

Update: a link to the complete article and photos of Jimmy is now available: “The Boys of Endless Summer“.

Another article mentions Jimmy has been spending time at the Surf Lodge in Montauk: “Buffett’s Island hideaway

Has Jimmy Buffett found a new northern Margaritaville? The singing sailor has been spending an awful lot of time in Montauk’s new Surf Lodge, sipping – wait for it – margaritas and hanging with pals. Just don’t ask him to take his shirt off. When we asked him if he ever goes topless, he almost lost his salt shaker. “That’s a f– stupid question,” he railed. “I’m 60 years old. No, no, no, no, no!”

Buffet did reveal to us that he has had his share of summer flings, but we will have to wait at least another 30 years to hear about them. “Of course, I have had a few,” he told us. “But I’d never tell you about it. When I’m 90, I’ll tell all.”

USA Weekend Interview with Jimmy

USA Weekend Magazine has an nice interview: “Jimmy Buffett: No trouble in paradise
This summer, the music legend is back playing to sold-out stadiums. Here, he reveals how 40 years on the road have strengthened his family — and his ever-growing empire.

When Jimmy Buffett was trying to come up with a name for his annual tour, he got together with a group of buddies and bandmates to brainstorm. “We said, ‘What are we going to call this after 40 years? What do we do now that we’re still here?’ ” he says. “And that became this summer’s motto: The Year of Still Here.” …

But, despite appearances, Buffett is more than just an aging, flip-flop-wearing, margarita-soaked legend. He’s a wistful dad of two teenagers, thinking a few years ahead about life after kids. He’s also a romantic rock star who has defied the odds by staying married for 30 years (although he and wife Jane separated for seven years in the ’80s), the author of seven books (including a new novel, “Swine Not?”) and a concerned American who says our government has made a “mess” of things.

Buffett, describing himself as “an old hippie” and “Southern radical,” says now, “I’m an Obama person.” …

No, instead, he became a multimillionaire brand, with everything from his own Margaritaville flip-flops and blenders to themed restaurants and casinos (including two in the works in Atlantic City and Katrina-ravaged Biloxi, Miss.). In 2006, “Rolling Stone” ranked him as the seventh richest rock star of the year, estimating that he made $44 million. When he was in St. Barts last winter, he ran into an old chum who complimented him on one of his products: “Steven Spielberg waved me over and wanted to ask me a boat question and told me how much he liked my beer.”

Read the entire interview here and enter a contest to Win a trip to Parrothead heaven!

Jimmy Buffett Interview on Rock Band

As has been mentioned on this site already it was known Jimmy Buffett now has three songs (Margaritaville, Volcano, and Cheeseburger in Paradise) that are available for purchase online through the xbox360 as well as the playstation3 for the video game Rock Band. Though the songs came out a few weeks ago, today the official Rock Band website just put up their very first audio interview, and the interviewee was none other than Mr. Buffett himself.

You can find the audio interview here:

Buffett on Buffett: ‘I made people smile’

From USA Today: Jimmy Buffett shares his view of the world through music, books and casual conversations with strangers. USA TODAY bounced some questions off the troubadour on behalf of his fans. Read the article here: “Buffett on Buffett” and Parrotheads hear call of Margaritaville

Q: What are you going to do when you retire? What could possibly be as much fun as performing?

A: As long as I can remember the words and not go flat, I will still sing. I look at Harry Belafonte and (Frank) Sinatra in the late ages, and there is a magic on that stage that very few people get to experience. I’m going to enjoy every day.

Q: What do you want the world to remember about you?

A: I made people smile, and I was lucky enough to live the American dream.