Buffett as Guest DJ on Grateful Dead Channel

The DeadHeads meet the main Parrothead! The Grateful Dead channel (Sirius Ch 32) is starting a series in which a celebrity DeadHead hosts the channel for an hour each week. They will get to host for the hour to tell stories about the Dead and play their favorite songs. This Monday (06.30.2008), Jimmy Buffett will host the channel beginning at 9:00p ET.

If you miss it, the show will be rebroadcast during the week:
Tue, July 1st, 5:00 pm ET;
Wed, July 2nd, 9:00 am ET;
Fri, July 4th, 1:00 am ET;
Sat, July 5th, 8:00 pm ET;
Sun, July 6th, 10:00 am ET.

More information at the Sirius Grateful Dead homepage

Jimmy appeared on Late Show with Letterman

Jimmy Buffett appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night and talked about his new book “Swine Not?”, the drug smuggling incident back in 2006 in France, and that it has been since 1996 since he last appeared on the Late Show. Interview video clip.

Jimmy perfomed the song “Volcano”, substituting “Mr. Schaefer” for “Mr. Utley” in the lyrics. Jimmy was joined by Mac McAnally, Ralph MacDonald, and the CBS Orchestra with Paul Shaffer. Volcano video clip

A web exclusive video clip of the song Bama Breeze is available at the CBS Late Show website. Jimmy performed the song after the show for the studio audience.

Buffett on the Today Show – Video on MSNBC

Jimmy Buffett appearred on the Today Show this morning to talk about his new book “Swine Not?“.

A video clip of his appearance is available on MSNBC: “Jimmy Buffett pens a pig’s (funny) tale (Joined by friends Helen Bransford and Pinkie, “Margaritaville” songwriter Jimmy Buffett chats with TODAY’s Meredith Vieira about his new novel, “Swine Not?”)

The fun of the book extended to the photo shoot for its cover when the model pig — Forkie, who is Pinkie’s brother — took a couple of nips at Mr. Cheeseburger in Paradise. Buffett even acknowledged to Vieira that the pig was digitally inserted into the final cover art. “He got a little restless,” Buffett recalled. “He got a little camera-shy. You know, I understand that. Show business puts a lot of pressure on a pig.”

The Today Show’s website has an excerpt from the book: Jimmy Buffett’s novel asks, ‘Swine Not?’

Best-selling musician and author Jimmy Buffett crafts a colorful tale about an unusually clever pig in “Swine Not.” Here’s an excerpt.

About This Book: Sometimes you have to find the story, and sometimes the story finds you. In all my previous fiction, the stories were rooted in this nomad life I live. I converted my real life experiences into fictional fun and made up a few more tales myself — always keeping a bit of mystery as to what was based on reality and what had sprung from my imagination. Faulkner said he was a liar by profession, and he made good money at it. However, in the case of Swine Not?, the story came to me.

One day our friend Helen Bransford brought over a manuscript she had written and some illustrations that went with it. She asked me to look at them. I know the basic story, and everyone who knew Helen did, too.

Read the complete excerpt at MSNBC

Upcoming TV Appearances

Jimmy Buffett will be appearing on several talk shows to promote his new book “Swine Not?” (available at Amazon.com).

Tuesday May 13, 7:00 AM ET – The Today Show (NBC)
Tuesday May 13, 9:00 AM ET – Regis & Kelly
Wednesday May 21, 11:35 PM ET – The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)

Note: All times are Eastern Daylight time, please check your local affiliate for different broadcast times. Also remember to set your DVR or TIVO player to record the shows.