Unpopular Poet wrote:I hope Jimmy's success with 5:00 Somewhere and the equally unimaginative License to Chill aren't distracting him from the thoughtful and clever storytelling that has endeared him to Parrotheads over the years. Not that I hate either of these songs, mind you. They are catchy as hell and will probably win Jimmy a lot of new fans, but they lack the depth that Parrotheads have come to rely on. They both talk about escaping your job and your life to relax on the beach...blah, blah, blah. This is fine, but how many songs can you really write about that before people get tired of it? With most of Jimmy's songs, the escapism is implied and everybody understands that. Until this point, only Buffett imitators have found it necessary to perform such thin material because they lack Jimmy's creativity, credibility, and keen storytelling skill. Doing the duets is fine, but at this point in his career I think Jimmy has earned the right to make his “co-stars” step their game up to his level, rather than him having to sink to theirs.
Caribe41 wrote:For right now im not worrying about the outcome of this album and what effects it may have on Parrotheads because we have only heard / seen one song on this album. Sure he's trying to go for a bigger audience than just his loyal PH's on this song, which is understandable although it upsets me, but we don't nessacarily know how all of the other songs on this. Hopefully we'll see the same kinda stuff he had on his latest studio albums. The one thing i really hope doesn't happen is that his shows will be targeted to his new, country audience, cuz he'd be betraying the people who put him where he is. . . the Parrotheads.
I DID SAY FOR THE MOST PART.I AGREE ON THAT SONG AND A FEW OTHERS.PROBLEM IS THAT EVERYTIME I LIKE A NEW TUNE I READ THE CREDITS AND JIMMY DIDNT WRITE ITRAGTOP wrote:tommcat327 wrote:jimmy hasn't done any great songwriting in a long time,i dont expect him to start back up anytime soon
for the most part I agree with the exception of Far Side of The World, by far the best song he has written since the 80's
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