Jimmy Buffett taped an interview for CBS Sunday Morning that is scheduled to air later this month.
From the Sag Harbor Express: “Sag Harbor Chiropractor Pens Song for Jimmy Buffett“
It’s a song about how the things we thought we had for ourselves — secret spots and places — are quickly disappearing.
It’s got a rock & roll feel and a Jimmy Buffett sound, of course, but the surf anthem “Hey, That’s My Wave” originally sprang from the mind of Sag Harbor chiropractor, surfer and musician Dr. Glenn Goodman.
The song appears on Mr. Buffett’s latest album, “Life on the Flip Side” which was released in May.
“Surf spots are filling up all over the world,” Dr. Goodman observed during an interview last week. “There are no more secret spots.”
It’s that sense of invasion, underscored in the defiant refrain, “Hey, that’s my wave,” that drove Dr. Goodman to pen the song. “Surfing’s gone hip, all over the world.”
“There was a time as a surfer you could go anywhere,” said Dr. Goodman, who has been surfing since he was 8 years old in Miami, when “all there were, were long boards.” Today he spends most of his surf days in Montauk, but has surfed all over, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, the Virgin Islands and California. “Now you have to be much more selective about finding a surf spot,” he said.
It’s a sentiment he expresses in the song’s first lyric: “It used to be so easy / Life was so well-defined / Walk to the beach and ride the ocean / Any place, any time”
“The other day, we passed 40 people and six dogs on a 16 mile ride,” he said.
While his day job is helping to heal the people of the East End, he devotes a lot of his time to songwriting and surfing. Which is how he came to know Mr. Buffett.
The two men first met when Mr. Buffett came for a treatment with Dr. Goodman’s wife, and fellow chiropractor, Dr. Suzanne Kirby. But it was waiting for a wave off the beach in Montauk when he really got to know Mr. Buffett.
“We were sitting out on the water just talking, sharing stories,” Dr. Goodman said. “And then we went to breakfast.”
The two became friends and bonded over surfing.
So it seemed a natural thing to do to share his songs, and one day Dr. Goodman handed off to Mr. Buffett a CD of six songs he had recorded at Monk Music Studios in East Hampton, including “Hey, That’s My Wave.”
“He called an hour later and said ‘Dude, we gotta do that song,” recounted Dr. Goodman. “I knew he was gonna love it.”
Mr. Buffett took the song and, according to Dr. Goodman, said he was going to “Buffett-ize” it. That is, give it a sound easily identifiable as a Jimmy Buffett song. Fans will recognize the congas, steel drums and twangy, Dick Dale-style surf guitar throughout the song.
One morning, recalled Dr. Goodman, he woke up to find an email with a video of Mr. Buffett performing, “Hey, That’s My Wave.”
“And then he says, ‘We did it!’”
The experience was an interesting one for Dr. Goodman, who noted “we actually co-created a derivative of my original song.” He added that he even got to sing on the chorus, which he recorded from vacation in Costa Rica.
“There were iguanas crawling on the roof while I was singing,” he laughed.
Jimmy Buffett is bringing back the beach vibes with Life on the Flip Side, a sun-soaked album that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s country album chart in June. A few days before a long-awaited fishing trip in Nantucket, Buffett called in to CMT.com to talk about his charming new video for “Down at the Lah De Dah,” premiering below.
In this first half of our two-part interview, the man behind “Margaritaville” reveals the inspiration for the video, how he “Buffettized” the song, and why he still sings in bars. Take a look at “Down at the Lah De Dah,” then enjoy our visit with Jimmy Buffett below the player.
So we took Paul Brady from Dublin, the girls in California, the band in Nashville, me in Malibu, and it looks really great! We used our video director, Stan Kallem, who does all of our roadwork – he’s a pretty talented guy but also knows us, and has been around us enough to know how to “do us” in particular. We took basically what we do at shows, which is try to treat people to a little more than just the songs. We take them on a bit of a vacation. I think he did a brilliant job. I tested it on people from 15 to 75 and it worked!
From the Houston Chronicle: “Margaritaville preps for opening on Lake Conroe“
The first Margaritaville Resort in Texas is set to open June 26 in Montgomery. The highly anticipated 186-acre resort features a splash of dining concepts and recreational activities, including a water park, an 18-hole golf course, a ‘5 O’Clock Somewhere’ swim-up pool bar and boat rentals. In addition to a 72,000 square foot conference and event space, there are 303 suites in the 20-story luxury tower and another 32 lake cottages on the property.
The tiki huts and hammocks are set up and the white sand is waiting for guests as the first Margaritaville Resort in Texas opens this week on Lake Conroe.
The former La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa will officially drift away in Montgomery County’s history as Jimmy Buffett’s new 186-acre island escape officially and fully opens Friday.
The highly anticipated, renovated retreat that greets its guests with a 20-story tower, a flip flop statue, and large yellow LandShark chair is set to offer a variety of ways for folks to not only rest and relax but also to dine and play.
“We are excited to open up on Friday … Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe — the first Margaritaville Resort in the state of Texas,” Faust said. “We have something for everyone here, young and old, with an 18-hole golf course, three acre water park, full service spa and salon, expansive fitness center, boat slips, miniature golf, five Margaritaville inspired restaurants and bars, 335 guest suites and lake cottages.”
To all Opry fans,
I would just like to say how disappointed I am that because of circumstances with the recent spikes in COVID-19, I have had to postpone my trip to Nashville to play with Mac and Brad Paisley. I have loved the Grand Ole Opry since the days I covered shows at the Ryman as a Billboard reporter on Music Row in the early 70s before I moved to Margaritaville. As soon as it is safe for me to travel back to Music City and meet up with Mac and Brad, I will come play for you. Can’t wait. See you then and keep your Fins Up. JB