Jimmy Buffett is in the June 29th issue of People Magazine on page 88 in the Second Look feature (see if you can find the differences in these two pictures). The photo is from the Jurassic World premiere after party in Hollywood on June 9th. Click on the picture below to enlarge.
From Billboard.com: “Chris Pratt & Jimmy Buffett Sing ‘Margaritaville’ at ‘Jurassic World’ Party”
Chris Pratt was ready to rock out following the premiere of Jurassic World Tuesday night, and luckily, he had the perfect opportunity: At the after-party for the film, the actor joined Jimmy Buffett onstage for a performance of “Margaritaville.” Everyone in attendance quickly knew there was a job to be done — document this incredible delight for the rest of us.
From the Miami Herald: “Buffett dispenses life wisdom to UM grads and parrotheads everywhere”
With flip flops on his feet, Jimmy Buffett looked out at hundreds of University of Miami graduates and grabbed the pink stole that had just been draped around his neck to mark his new and lofty honorary degree.
“I started off as a bar singer in Coral Gables,” he told students. “And I got a doctorate now.”
The singer-songwriter brought his signature laid-back island style, along with lots of salty advice, as commencement speaker at a Friday ceremony that also was one of the last for UM President Donna Shalala after 14 years at the helm.
Buffett told the crowd he was inspired to become a marine biologist after visiting the aquarium while on vacation in Florida with his family – and he wanted to study at UM.
“I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau with a Southern accent,” he said.
The closest he got was a nearby bar that’s now called Titanic Restaurant and Brewery, where Buffett said he landed his first paying gig.
He distilled his advice into a checklist for the “ever-elusive future.” The four bits of wisdom he shared: Everything in moderation. Make your avocation your vocation. Go see the world. And “be Santa Claus when you can.”
Wearing aviator sunglasses (he said he forgot his reading glasses,) Buffett encouraged students to get out and see the world. “Use your time well. Beware of falling into the sedentary trap.”
From the Miami Herald: “Jimmy Buffett announced as University of Miami commencement speaker”
Will he sing his commencement address?
You may have to be graduating Friday at the University of Miami to find out.
With graduation around the corner, the UM has announced that singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will be among this year’s commencement speakers at one of the ceremonies Friday at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.
The Margaritaville singer will deliver the commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday when students from the schools of architecture, communication, education and human development, marine and atmospheric science, music, and nursing and health studies will cross the stage.
UM’s announcement teases that Buffett “may or may not sing his advice.”
While Buffett is most known for his music, he is also a best-selling author, philanthropist and businessman. He is involved in two restaurant chains named for his top songs Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise.
From NOLA.com: “Jimmy Buffett shook up a $2,000 margarita onstage at Preservation Hall Sunday night”
You never used to need a reservation at Preservation Hall,” goes the deep Jimmy Buffett cut “Reservation at Preservation Hall.” These days, you certainly need one for the Hall’s Jazz Fest Midnight Preserves series, a run of late-night concerts that take place each festival night and feature big-name performers from the Fair Grounds –- unannounced until they hit the venerable St. Peter Street stage –- in concert alongside members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Genial, charming and informal as always, he led a “Who Dat” chant with the audience, which apparently included silver-haired New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, in the middle of a set that included well-loved songs like “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “I Will Play For Gumbo” and, of course, “Margaritaville.” The Parrothead network may have had advance intel on the surprise performance; most of the audience knew the words to his songs as well as they knew “Who Dat.”
The previously packed room was emptier by then. Most of the Parrotheads had left behind their leader, perhaps having been hit hard by the unexpected shots of warm tequila Buffett poured for fans sitting on the front-row benches. To benefit the Preservation Hall’s education and archival arm, the Preservation Hall Foundation, Buffett fixed a margarita onstage that was auctioned off for a final price of $2,000.
Neither that bit of theater-for-a-good-cause nor, for that matter, the $100-and-up Midnight Preserves ticket prices (which also benefit the Foundation) likely would have been on the menu at the bohemian Preservation Hall of Buffett’s youth. But even 50 years later, the now internationally renowned institution isn’t as polished as all that. Jimmy Buffett’s mixology performance was cut short when a staffer came to the side of the stage to ask for the shaker back. The Hall only had the one, and the courtyard bar needed it to serve cocktails
From the Miami Herald: “Jimmy Buffett rallies parrotheads for U.S. Sugar land purchase”
With musician Jimmy Buffett singing about “changes in latitudes” Tuesday outside Florida’s Capitol, proponents of buying Everglades land from U.S. Sugar Corp. hope in the next few weeks to change the attitudes of lawmakers opposed to the deal.
Introduced by Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen, Buffett played a 25-minute mid-day acoustic set as part of an Everglades Day rally that attracted more than 500 people to the Capitol courtyard.
“What would Skink do?” Buffett asked the crowd in reference to the fictional former Florida Gov. Clinton Tyree, who appears as a wild hermit known as Skink in a number Hiaasen’s novels.
“He’d do the right thing,” Buffett answered his own question. “Governor. Legislature. Do the right thing. … We want to preserve our water. We want to save our swamp. And we want to have a future for our children in Florida.”
A video is available on Youtube
Songs that Buffett played: “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”, “Migration”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Growing Older But Not Up”, “Floridays”, and “Margaritaville”
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed a special Set List show at the San Carlos Institute Theatre on Wednesday night. The set list from the show is now available.
Some of the songs that were included but not performed that often include: “Migration”, “Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street”, “Cuban Crime Of Passion”, “Growing Older But Not Up”, “The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful”, “Tin Cup Chalice”, “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”, “Jolly Mon Sing”, “Coconut Telegraph”, “Floridays”, “The Captain And The Kid”, “Coast Of Carolina”, and “Nautical Wheelers”.
If you missed the show you can catch the replay on Sirius XM or Radio Margaritaville:
Friday 4/3 at 9:00pm ET and Sunday 4/5 3:00pm ET