USA Today Article on DSTC

From Mark Laudicina: USA Today has an article about Dont Stop the Carnival “A Pirate Looks at Broadway”.

Some interesting quotes by Jimmy in the article: The hope, says Buffett, is that Carnival gives audiences “a glimpse of what people perceive the islands to be – a little rum, a little mystery, a little passion, hot weather, crazy people.”

Buffett says Carnival could tour the USA. “Would this work for a Parrothead audience across America? You bet it would.”

“I’m taking the middle of the summer off with my kids (Savannah, 22, Sarah Delaney, 9, and Cameron Marley, 7) and family and going to Europe on the boat. My first summer off in 28 years. I thought I deserved one.”

Also, Howard Karawan (executive vice president of the Atlantis’ parent company, Sun International) says the $1.8 million Carnival has a five-year contract, with the option to extend.

RM #2 for Classic Rock

From Mike: moved up a notch from number 3 to number 2 on the top 10 listing of internet radio. For the week ending May 6th 2001, Radio Margaritaville is now #2 as reported by MeasureCast, . Funny thing RM’s category is “classic rock”. That is about as close to accurate as anyone has ever got it, you know after thirty years it is classic. I’d choose something like “Classic YachtRock”

Jimmy’s Cameo Appearance

From Chuck Copeland: My wife and I caught DSTC at Atlantis on Monday, May 7. The show was great, but the highlight had to be a cameo appearance by Jimmy himself. He joined the band on guitar for two numbers plus the finale. He was very relaxed and really enjoyed the crowd’s reaction once they picked up on his presence. He attempted to toss his guitar pick to the crowd following the last song, but it fell short. Since our seats were less than 10 feet from the stage, I jumped on the stage and grabbed it. I am now the proud owner of a Fender Medium pick, once belonging to the man himself.

Phloridays Parrothead Phestival

A press Release from Universal Orlando announces: ‘1st Annual Phloridays Parrothead Phestival’ Slated for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville May 18-20, 2001 At Universal CityWalk. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Mott’s Go for New Guinness World Record With World’s Largest Margarita,Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Hands on Orlando And Orange County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Peter Mayer Site Hacked

From Rob Benedict: Just wanted to give you a “heads up”: Peter Mayer’s web site has apparently been hit by internet pirates. There was a profane message against the U.S. Government posted. That message has since been removed. The site is not operative yet, but there is a “technical difficulties” screen displayed that states they are aware of the problem and are working to correct it. Let’s hope no serious damage was done and that Peter’s site is up and running soon!

Jimmy on Fox 29 News

From Patrick Phillips: I did want to drop a line to mention that JIMMY was on the FOX 29-NEWS, Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday may 5th. It was a interview about Don’t Stop The Carnival play at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. He spoke for about 3 to 4 minutes reguarding how much He enjoys doing the play there because He can fly His seaplane to work!.

Jimmy Serves Up More Gumbo

From Andy Hunt: I just found out that the Phish song that Jimmy Buffett will play for The Phish Tribute album will be “Gumbo” (it’s not Jimmy’s song “I will play for Gumbo”). I’ve heard Phish play this live and its a great song. They sometimes play it w/ horns if someone is there to play. You can hear Phish’s “Gumbo” at on the album “A Live One”