Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

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Re: Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

Post by Conolulu »

Just having a "feel good" kind of day, and read through this ....

It needs a little help to the top once in a while...to remind us of what we do best..... and that's take care of one another....and others. [smilie=hearts.gif] [smilie=hearts.gif]

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Re: Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

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Time to push this to the TOP again, for YOU, Conolulu and others!
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Re: Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

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Duckett Sees Buffett - the BN Road Trip 2009
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A C-Dawg inspired adventure.
Coming soon to a concert or phlocking near you.
C-Dawg wrote:Ok, so Duckett should be arriving in a few days. He tells me he is proud to be the 2009 BN Summerzcool mascot. :D
He'll be starting his journey at the New England Parrothead Convention on March 5th thru 8th. After that he's up for any phlockings til the concerts start. He's looking forward to seeing the country this summer, so please PM me if you could show him around and escort him to a show.

I'll update this post as dates fill up and phlockings get added.


MARCH
5th -8th New England Parrotthead Convention.......C-Dawg

APRIL
04.16.09 - Atlanta, GA
04.18.09 - Dallas, TX............Surfpirate
04.21.09 - Charlotte, NC..........Tarheel Tail-Gator
04.23.09 - Raleigh, NC..........Tarheel Tail-Gator
04.25.09 - Tampa, FL............dnw

MAY
05.14.09 - Phoenix, AZ
05.16.09 - Treasure Island, FL (Still Naughty @ 40 Phlocking).....txaggirl91
05.19.09 - Concord, CA............sd parrot head
05.21.09 - Irvine, CA

JUNE
06.18.09 - Camden, NJ..............docandjeanie
06.20.09 - Camden, NJ..............docandjeanie
06.23.09 - Pittsburgh, PA
06.25.09 - Mansfield, MA.........C-Dawg
06.27.09 - Mansfield, MA..........MacPhin

JULY

AUGUST
08.06.09 - Cincinnati, OH
08.08.09 - Bridgeview, IL
08.11.09 - Indianapolis, IN
08.13.09 - Detroit, MI............PetalMel
08.15.09 - Bridgeview, IL............PetalMel
08.22.09 - Avalon, NJ ( Mac McAnally show)..........Seas in my veins
08.23.09 - Atlantic City, NJ..........Seas in my veins
08.26.09 - Wantagh, NY
08.29.09 - East Troy, WI

SEPTEMBER
09.03.09 - Bristow, VA.........Sanjuro's tequila & skoolgrl<3
09.05.09 - Bristow, VA.........Sanjuro's tequila & skoolgrl<3

OCTOBER
10.15.09 - Chula Vista, CA
10.17.09 - Las Vegas, NV
10.21.09 - Seattle, WA
10.24.09 - Las Vegas, NV

NOVEMBER
11.19.09 - Toronto, Ontario
11.21.09 - Uncasville, CT
11.24.09 - New York, NY


txaggirl91 wrote:if no one wants him for the 5/16 vegas show, i want to take duckett with me to the birthday bash!

and if bits sends down the monkey..... who knows what those two will get into!
aeroparrot wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:
aeroparrot wrote:
flipflopgirl wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:
txaggirl91 wrote:if no one wants him for the 5/16 vegas show, i want to take duckett with me to the birthday bash!

and if bits sends down the monkey..... who knows what those two will get into!
There's another Vegas show he can do.....I'll add your Phlocking to the calendar. This is summerzcool.....he needs some naughty lessons :wink:

it's the same weekend!!!
Uh oh. Bonzo and Duckett drinking on the same weekend? :o :o :o

Another Thelma and Louise type of getaway? :o :o
I'll be warning Duckett to stay away from the Rum Jumbie....they have funny hats and cameras down there at the Malyn......trust me, I know :oops:
Good thinking. You have to remind him that the Force of the Rum Jumbie is strong.
popcornjack wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:
popcornjack wrote:I am not allowed to have any mascot responsibility. Trust me on this one. [smilie=sillyjester.gif]
He's rooming with us Thursday night dude
as long as I'm not in charge of him. I've already been derelict in my "mascot tending" duties once. :oops:
C-Dawg wrote:
txaggirl91 wrote:
popcornjack wrote:
txaggirl91 wrote:woo hoo!!!!! i get to spend the weekend with duckett!!!!!!!!!
lucky duck...
hehehehe.... don't i get to spend a weekend with you sometime?
GW...on the 27th....we'll have Duckett...til we hand him off to someone else. He's told me he prefers to have a babe on his arm than a pair of drunks like Jack & I
C-Dawg wrote:Duckett, Anonymouse and I got into the beer tonight. They shared Corona while I of course had SEADOG.
We're PWI and ready for Maine WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
C-Dawg wrote:
Tequila Revenge wrote:
flipflopgirl wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:
Tarheel Tail-Gator wrote:
flipflopgirl wrote:Duckett was a PARTY ANIMAL this weekend!!! Pictures to follow!!! :o :lol: :lol: He seemed to develop a hole...i think he did it on purpose so he could be blown more than once!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Man, if he developed a hole in his first trip out of the Cove, the duck will be in traction by the time he hits Frisco and the Carolinas!
Don't worry....it seems Marilyn did a little drunken shopping late last night when she got back to our room. She was worried about Duckett lasting thru the summer, so she went on Ebay and ordered 4 more Ducketts. :lol: :oops: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Looks like Surf Pirates newest tee Shirt-

I Blew Duckett on The Summerzcool 2009 Tour 8)
Now that would be a GREAT shirt :lol: :lol: :lol:
C-Dawg wrote:Originally posted in the March 6th BN Critters thread
C-Dawg wrote:Here's a few from the Maine weekend...that Duckett, not only a Party Animal, but also quite the lady's man
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Duckett on stage with the Boat Drunks

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The BN Crew with Duckett and Sunny Jim

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Larry watching Duckett and the band
C-Dawg wrote:Originally posted in the March 6th BN Critters thread
C-Dawg wrote:Here he is with a few of "his women"

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C-Dawg wrote:Orinially posted in the March 6th BN Critters thread
C-Dawg wrote:A few more....

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C-Dawg wrote:
Snowparrot wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:Originally posted on the March 6th BN Critters thread
C-Dawg wrote:but eventually he had enough and passed out......but then again, we all did :oops:

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And where's that picture of C-Dawg passing out ???
I have no idea what you're talking about :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, it wasn't one of my pictures....I only re-posted mine from the other thread so we'd have Duckett's entire summer on one thread. :wink:
surfpirate wrote:TUESDAY, ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2009
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surfpirate wrote:MONDAY, 16 MARCH 2009
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Re: Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

Post by Tequila Revenge »

God bless our SchoolGirlHeart and her one act of kindness

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East Texas Parrothead wrote:Most of you long-time BNers know the story of how our SGH took time out of her Hawaiian vacation several years ago to visit my father's grave at the Cemetery of the Pacific. At the time, I didn't know her well, but was so touched by the gesture. We've become close and even traveled back to Hawaii together in 2004, with my mother, to visit my dad's grave together, and of course, to see Jimmy in Honolulu and Maui.

After her first trip, SGH came back to the states, rolled up her digital sleeves and found a wealth of information about him on the Internet. As a result of her kindness, I've been able to speak to the flight surgeon who handled the 129 death reports that resulted when the C124 my dad was in crashed shortly after takeoff in Tokyo in June of 1953. I found several websites dedicated to men who served with my dad. Most of them have a comments section and I've left messages on them, asking for information. From those posts, I've been contacted by men who flew with him. I've been in contact with the nephew of a man whose uncle was also killed in the same crash. One man who flew with my dad now lives in Honey Grove (just about an hour away from us) and we plan on getting together soon for dinner.

Tonight, however, I was completely blown out of the water when I answered the phone and a man said, after a very brief introduction, "I was there the day your father died."

The man, who is now 73, was an 18-year old Air Force Policeman who was dropping someone off at the Tachikawa Air Base near Tokyo, where the plane went down. He was at the crash scene within 5 minutes. What everyone thought would be a rescue mission turned out to be a recovery.

"When we realized it was going to be a recovery, not a rescue, everyone fell to their knees," he said.

He saw a post I had made at the Korean War Project's site and tracked me down. He said it was really hard to make the call. He said he had never talked about that day to anyone, even his wife of 54 years. He said he finally sat her down last week and told her everything.

He told me, "When I got back to my building, I was a mess. I threw my clothes away. It was the most horrific thing I've ever seen."

He said he doesn't sleep well to this day. He said he doesn't have nightmares anymore, but he still wakes up every couple of hours.

He said he's used the Internet to find a list of the names of men killed that day.

"I printed out the list and have said a prayer for every one of them."

We talked for about 30 minutes. He was very kind and at the end, he said he was glad he had called.

"It was very hard for me to call, really hard," he said. "But I read your comment and cried and knew I had to speak to you."

While he might not have been able to do anything on June 18, 1953, on March 20, 2009, Kirby Prickett changed a life.

So, remember that one small act of kindness -- like SGH visiting my dad's resting place during her holiday -- can lead to much bigger things, like the healing of not just one heart, but many.

Wino You Know and ladyparrothead have also gone out of their way to pay their respects to my father, 1st. Lt. Albert R. Hamilton, Jr. - 36th Fighter Bomber Squad - Sept. 25, 1927 - June 18, 1953. Final resting place - National Cemetery of the Pacific - Plot Q855. I am forever grateful to you all.

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C-Dawg wrote:
ParrotHeadDeb wrote:((((((((((Terry)))))))).
I have tears in my eyes..and goosebumps on my arms...
We never know what one simple (or sometimes not so simple..but so worth it) act of kindness will lead to..and who knows...it may even help the gentleman who called you have more peace and closure about that experience..and make his life richer...
I agree with Ed, I couldn't have written a post better than what Deb has.
I have to believe that Jen's act of kindness has caused ripples that have touched many lives, and sincerely hope that one of the ripples has given the gentleman who called you a better night's sleep after getting all that off his chest. He has carried that for far too long and I hope calling you has eased his burden.
Thanks for sharing this Terry
Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:I remember my dad talking about that crash, my dad was a pilot on the C124 behind the one that crashed. ((((etp))))
luvinlife wrote:First of all I would like to take this time to thank your father for what he did for this country. Next what a great picture of your dad!!!! and last, I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Jen at Mohegan sun and this story sounds just like her. I was happy to have met her then and now I am proud to have met her. God Bless you and your Family and Jen I would love to share some Patrick's Punch in June, I sure hope to get to see you again.

Bless you SGH :D
C-Dawg wrote:
Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:I remember my dad talking about that crash, my dad was a pilot on the C124 behind the one that crashed. ((((etp))))
Wow, what a small world.
Threads like this remind me why I come to BN. We all came here initially because of Jimmy's music, but most of us have stayed because we found phamily and phriends we never knew we had....this is a special place with special people and I'm honored and blessed to be be amongst you.
MacPhin wrote:a while back jen told me about you two. thanks for the update on this. it's such a great story and the ripple effect, pay it forward, whatever you might want to call it, is doing it's magic and healing hearts along the way. over the years that i have gotten to know jen, things like this don't suprise me. she is one great lady and cares an awful lot, especially when it comes to people who have served for our country and freedoms. i believe that deep down we all know a little kindness can go a long way. we just need to act on it, especially in these times.

i too, love that pic of your dad.

(((Jen))) :) (((etp)))
SchoolGirlHeart wrote::cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

You never, ever know what tiny little thing you do, the effect it can have on other lives. Funny enough I hadn't seen this until now because I've been on a plane coming back from Honolulu, where I've been working all week.

I came to BN because of Jimmy and his music, but stuff like this is a huge part of the reason I continue to stick around.

Most of you know one of my favorite sayings is "What goes around, comes around." I have received ten times more good back from this than I ever put into it. Maybe more like ten times ten....

(((((((ETP)))))))
TagAlong wrote:Suchg a great story, heart-wrenching and hugely warming at the same time. Makes you remember the ultimate sacrifice our soldiers make for us and appreciate the actions of friends. Random acts of kindness are underrated. Thanks, ETP, for telling us this, and thanks to SGH-Jen for being who she is.
East Texas Parrothead wrote:Hey, all. Thanks for the support. I received an email from Mr. Prickett tonight and thought I'd share it. The "colorful glasses" he mentions are my Buffett show glasses that I took to Hawaii.

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad I finally found the courage to tell my story to my wife Sue, and then to you. Think I will now tell my kids. Thanks for the pictures. I assume the the one with the colorful glasses is you!!

I still didn't sleep very well last night but when awake I didn't worry about that "little girl" that never knew her father. Looks like she has done very well.

While we were talking, I had planned to mention that I have the feeling that, being a pilot, your father would have had the "feel'"of the plane as it began it's frantic try to return to the base, and knew what the probable outcome was going to be. ------- I'm sure that his last thoughts were of you and your mother.

Keep in touch and God bless you and your family.


Please remember that no act of kindness goes unnoticed. Who could have ever guessed that Jen's visit would have impacted a man who needed healing as much as my mother and me? Try to do one unselfish thing a day and watch how the ripples flow outward and do good.

springparrot wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:
springparrot wrote:Amazing story and even more amazing outcomes on so many levels.......
I'm thinking there's a book here ... or at least a short story. :D
Hey I know a few writers :wink:
Bfan53again wrote:After re-reading this whoile thread from start to now........I just caught myself smiling.

What a great story this is. Thanks to all for sharing. This proves without a doubt to me that there is more love and compassion in this crazy world than any of us can ever imagine.....
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Re: Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

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An Open Letter to the CD/MP3 Generation ……
surfpirate wrote:An Open Letter to the CD/MP3 Generation …….

Dear CD/MP3ers,

I have been feeling nostalgic lately. I have recently been replacing my older vinyl Jimmy Buffett albums from used record shops and eBay auctions. Many years ago I framed a lot of my original album covers to display on the walls of my basement. It has been over 15 years since I had looked at those original albums other than the framed front cover itself.

Wow. I had almost forgotten how special and better those albums were than the recent CD releases and digital MP3s. Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPod and those CDs, but they pale in comparison to the magic that that was contained in those original 1970’s and early 1980’s 12 inch vinyl albums.

I am not talking necessarily about the songs themselves, but rather the whole album packages. There was nothing quite like a full 12”x12” album cover that opened double wide to reveal the vinyl record itself in a sleeve that contained liner notes and lyrics. The album cover art on the front, back, inside gatefold and album sleeves somehow seemed to be more elaborate and thought out. Once albums were discontinued and replaced by CDs, we lost all of the great artwork and extras …… notable exception ……. Beaches, Boats, Bars and Ballads with that great book included.

My 5 favorite total album experiences (remember I am focusing on the full album and album cover experiences, not necessarily just the music) are all from those 1970s albums.
1. You Had To Be There
2. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
3. A1A
4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
5. Living And Dying In 3/4 Time


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Those 1970’s albums gave us these great album covers with their fantastic inside gatefold photographs, album sleeves and liner notes:
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And the best album experience of them all (man I played this album to death) ………..
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The 1980s albums and album covers were still great, but the arrival of the CD at the end of the decade spelled the end of the great album art experience as all music became packaged in tiny little CD cases.

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By the 1990s the full sized album magic was all but gone.
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And by 2000 we were getting more “Live” CDs and compilation rehashes than original work. All the live CDs were blandly packaged just the same, as if it mattered, because we lost the big album art.
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Not that you've asked, but my advice CD/MP3ers ...... invest a few coins and pick up some of the original albums while you still can. To really enjoy the experience, pick up a turntable and listen to the albums (pop, crack, hiss and all) while reading the liner notes and enjoying the album cover art and photos (headphones, blacklight posters and weed optional). You won't regret it.

I await your feedback and thoughts respectfully. :D

Sincerely,

~~~~~~~~ surfpirate (one of the 8-track/vinyl generation)
surfpirate wrote:
FunkHouse9 wrote:What's a record??? :D
j/k

Seriously though... I've been thinking about trying to track these all down on cassette. Nothing really matches that tape faint hiss, squeeking deck noise and the ocassional sound of a mechanism ripping out the innards of a cassette. Plus you get the one-on-one time you spend trying to extract the tape without damaging it further.

Actually, it's just because you can get anything on tape for 3/$1
Cassettes were too clean. Play 1 side. Flip the cassette. Play the other side. Noooooo, what you need is 8-track to get the full interactive one-on-one experience with your music machine. Nothing like delicately trying to wedge matchbooks under the 8-track in a vain attempt to keep track 3, song 2 Tin Cup Chalise from bleeding over top of track 4, song 2 A Pirate Looks At 40.

Or even better .... that wonderful .... pause .... click, click, schwick switch .... pause ..... that occured mid-lyric when a song was placed on the 8-track so that half the song was at the end of track 3 and the other half continued at the beginning of track 4.


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pbans wrote:I lament the passing of vinyl to anyone that will listen.....there was something so satisfying about taking the cello off of an LP....always full of static, having to shake it off of your hands.....pulling the record out of the sleeve....with the paper cover......setting it, oh so gently, on the turntable for the first time......setting the needle and watching the grooves pull it closer and closer until MAGIC TIME!

ahhhhhhh....geez, I think I just wrote record p***.

I still have all of my vinyl.....loved cover art, loved liner notes, loved everything about them.....
Salukulady wrote:Just yesterday in a music shop I found A1A, Changes in Lattitude, and Living and Dying in vinyl to add to my collection of one, SYKBH that my brother dug out of his stuff last year to give me for my birthday. I have over 300 vinyls that I had recently toyed with transfering onto CD and getting rid of because of the space they take up and my last turntable died. Then the other day I ran into a rather cheap turntable and brought it home.....I'm so glad I hadn't dumped them. My three youngest kids(16, 13 and 12) and I sat on the livingroom floor and listened to records for hours. I played them music I grew up with. I played them songs I listened to when I was their age. My 16 year old was the most interested and enjoyed it so much she made me promise to will my "Best of Earth, Wind and Fire" album to her. We had records spread out all over the floor, reading the jackets, etc...I don't think we would have had the same connection if it had been CD's. Those of you with kids know how rare those moments are with teenagers. Glad I kept my Licorice Pizzas.
chrisrehm wrote:Excelant topic SurfPirate!

I also have wondered about album artwork. I recall listening to any album over and over while being absorbed in the cover, the back cover, if it was a double album, the inside fold out, as well as the added bonus some had of an insert. It's only natural that you mentioned all of the Buffett work here! However, it was all albums. I recall when my older sister came home with Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis was the lead singer) I stared at the art work of R. Crumb for hours on end and the music fit it to a "T". Likewise with The Allman Brothers Band's "Eat A Peach. The inside artwork was stupendous! Even simple covers, such as The Rolling Stones Stickey Fingers, where on the back cover had the guys just standing around laughing. This was the image that was branded into my brain that went along with the music it contained. In the 'Stones case, these were the guys making this fantastic music!

Yeah, with the advent of CD's that whole 12" showcase was reduced by 3/4. I often thought to myself if record companies might market CD's in a larger presentation. That though was usually quashed with the realization that from their perspective, they could stock stores with 3/4 more music and this equils 3/4 more profits in their pockets.

I have no argument on CD's themselves. They're just great! MP3's I do feel lack the quality of sound, but for the avarage Joe, they're just fine.

However I DO miss the album artwork tremendously!

Here's Cheap Thrills:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/ ... hrills.jpg
mikemck wrote:I miss vinyl. 'Nuff said.
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:Oh....I LOVE this!! I still have all my albums. I have between 2500-3000 at last count and I still play them. I too love the artwork and resisted the CD changeover for years until I had no real choice in the matter. I do still have a few 8-tracks around but nothing that works anymore to play them on...those I don't miss as much. I have the turntable, cassette and Cd player all set up and I love being able to still listen to the vinyl and look at all the great artwork; inside and out. I got an ipod a few years ago and a new "classic" becasue I did not have enuff room and I have spent hours loading the artwork on so I can still look at it. Nothing beat thumbing thru the record bins and looking them all over! Then getting home and opening them up to see what surprise may await you on the inside. Always a bummer when the liner was just paper with nothing on it. The Rolling Stones zipper? How cool was that? The cool posters inserted...and one of my personal faves...the lyrics and liner notes written large enuff to actually read! I do love my Ipod BUT it is just not the same and buying off I-tunes....I still prefer to at least have the CD in my hands and look thru the booklet. Love the pics you posted!!! [smilie=superkewl.gif] :wench:
Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:What's an ipod?
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Re: Barometer Soup For The Parrot Head Soul

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Death Of An Unpopular Poet

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parrothead3282 wrote:I was looking up lyrics and came across Death Of An Unpopular Poet, and I was wondering if anybody could enlighten me as to a story behind this song. Did Jimmy write it about anyone in particular or just a character from his imagination? Any help would be appreciated.



Death Of An Unpopular Poet
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett
Originally from the Album: A White Sport Coat & A Pink Crustacean (1973)

Lyrics:
I once knew a poet who lived before his time
He and his dog Spooner would listen as he’d rhyme
Words to make you happy and words to make you cry
And then one day the poet suddenly did die.

But he left behind a closet filled with verse and rhymes
And through some strange transaction
One was printed in the Times
And everybody’s searching for the king of underground
They found him down in Florida with a tombstone for a crown.

And everybody knows a line from his books that cost $4.99
I wonder if he knows he’s doin’ quite this fine.

‘Cause his books are all best sellers and his poems were turned to song
They had his brother on a talk show though they never got along
And now he’s called immortal, yes, he’s even taught in school
They say he used his talents, a most proficient tool.

But he left all of his royalties to Spooner his old hound
Growing old on steak and bacon in his doghouse ten feet ’round
And everybody wonders did he really lose his mind
No, he was just a poet who lived before his time
Yes, he was just a poet who lived before his time.
Snowparrot wrote:For a long time I thought it was about Jack Kerouac, but then I read something, somewhere (probably here) that told me otherwise. Do I remember who, what, where or when? Of course not! :roll:
urlcenter wrote:Actually, the poet in "Death of an Unpopular Poet" is in reality a combination of two poets. The song was inspired by the poets Kenneth Patchen and Richard Farina, two GREAT poets, who according to Jimmy, "starved their asses off and didn't get to stick around to reap their rewards."
parrothead3282 wrote:
conched wrote:
Tequila Revenge wrote:Nancy will know.... she knows everything Buffett :wink:
My harddrive was squeezed, so I just deleted a folder of all the recordings I could find of Death of an Unpopular Poet.

I remember on one of those recordings, when Jimmy introduced the song, he suggested that people should read The Journal of Albion Moonlight, 1941 by Kenneth Patchen, and also Selected Poems by Patchen, but he also mentions Richard Farina when he talks about this song.

I enjoyed reading this piece about Patchen and love all the quotes:
http://www.negativespacedc.com/Blei/kafka2.htm

Thanks to Harbour Shark in another thread an interview from 1976 in High Times:

High Times: Where did "Death of an Unpopular Poet" come from?
Buffett: I was watching Walter Cronkite one night, and he had a little blurb on there that Kenneth Patchen had died. That surprised me, because hardly anybody ever heard of Patchen except in small circles. He was one of my favorite poets. So I was thinking about him, and then I thought about Richard Farina. These guys contributed so much, but they died and we never appreciated them until afterwards. They starved their asses off and didn't get to stick around to reap their rewards. If you're going to go up there and try to make it, you're not out there totally for aesthetic value. Let's face it-you're out there to secure your future anybody that says they're not is totally false. I couldn't say that money doesn't mean anything to me. You have to pay your bills - I have to keep the band on the road. But you can still have a good time and write good songs. You don't necessarily have to prostitute your music, as long as you know how to handle it, put it in perspective. Those guys had a good time, but I'm sure they were miserable a lot of times. The success that they wanted, they never knew they actually reached it.


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Thank you for your research!! Now I have some reading to do!
conched wrote:Ok, this might hurt your ears and the year of the writing of The Journal of Albion Moonlight is incorrect, but Jimmy introduced DOAUP in Philly in 1974 with this audio:

Intro to Death Of An Unpopular Poet in Philly 1974
got to stop wishin' got to start fishin'....

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How has being a Parrothead changed your life?

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AmerigoJoe wrote:I've been thinking about this a lot, with the end of 2008 and the start of a new year. Jimmy, his music, BN, etc. all have varying degrees of importance in everyone's life - what has happened significant in your life because of Jimmy, his music, etc. Other than concert experiences, what do you do now that you would not, if it had not been for being a Parrothead?

For myself, there are the wonderful people I have met, online and in person, and the cities I have had a chance to visit while attending a concert. Perhaps the activity I love most now is "sailing". Something I attribute directly to Jimmy and his music. I've developed a love of the water and recently spent a week sailing the Chesapeake with two of my boys. What other tangible changes have you had in your life by being a Parrothead?
mermaidindisguise wrote:In addition to liking the message's in so many of Jimmy's songs and trying to live a life where I feel even remotely similar to that.... It is because of my love for this music that I met my husband. I also attribute my son )Who is 2 years old today!!!!) ..... to Jimmy Buffett because of course of the connection to my husband. I wouldn't be living in Tampa and I wouldn't have found the friends that are all in this area. Wow.... so many good things justbecause somebody felt the need to stick "feeding frenzy" in my little samurai one day while driving through Sea Isle City..... THANKS JIMMY!!!!! I can honestly say my life is better because of your music!!!!!! now if you could just get me a job.........

:lol: :lol: :lol:
lime rickie wrote:Buffett phans are such nice people. Honestly, I felt the same way about th e Deadheads I've known over the years. Non-judgemental, laid back, up for a party.

Once when we vacationed in OBX I was playing a JB CD on the deck. The people renting the house next door asked if they could borrow it for their fishing charter the next day. When they brought it back they gave us 10 lbs of fresh tuna, which we promptly blackened and cooked on the grill. It was just a really fun, impromptu evening and the kind of thing that happens with Buffett phans.
krusin1 wrote:For me, it's been life-changing in a couple of ways...

1. I truly have learned to "Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On" when the $#@$ hits the fan. In my line of work, that happens and it used to be a real personal thing to me. Now, though, I can just punch up the MP3 player, and really relax for a bit - kinda puts things in the proper perspective I suppose.

"If it suddenly ended tomorrow,
I could somehow adjust to the fall,
Good times and riches and son of a bitches,
I've seen more than I can recall…"


2. Thanks to chasing Jimmy around, dear wife and I have been places we never, ever, thought we'd go. Key West, Vegas, New Orleans, multiple trips to the beach, and the list keeps growing. We both love to travel, but unless there's a "reason" to go, we end up staying home. :-? Happily, Jimmy keeps touring, and a concert is ALWAYS a good reason to go! :D :D
popcornjack wrote:
pair8head wrote:Being a PH lead me here.
Being here lead me to meet Connie.

Nuf said. :D
Didn't know that. That's so cool!!

My life? Places I've lived, places I've visited, people I've met, friends I've made, clothes I bought, drinks I drank, times I can't recall. Probably has affected my life more than anything else.
Desdamona wrote:Realizing I was a parrothead (with most of the things it encompasses) has led me to
think more freely about life in general. Planning for a tomorrow that may never come
can be a thorough waste of a wonderful today. And worry is a total waste of energy,
and can be quite self-destructive. Parrothedonism has validated those theories for me.

I've also been cast into the crazy, busy world of PHC involvement, but that's another story altogether... :roll: :lol: 8)
Wino you know wrote:HOW BEING A PARROTHEAD HAS CHANGED MY LIFE
by Garry MacKenzie Joseph

I now know and have seen first hand that I'm not the only fat old guy who can get drunk while observing hundreds of hot babes showing skin.

THE END
Conolulu wrote:
SchoolGirlHeart wrote:
big john wrote:It's like showing up at a party where everyone is invited and welcome.
Exactly! Well put!

Yep! [smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

And crosses all ages...I've been with teens, and Great Grandmothers!
Finnsaremorefun wrote:Anything we remain loyal to, to a significant degree, has the capability of drastically changing our lives. When I first listened to his music at 11 years old, never did I think that he would be my spearhead through the winter months. Think about it. Before Buffett, you cannot find another artist which based his work on something so simple and beautiful as the weather. Though I do not consider him or anyone near God-like status, he has influenced my life in nearly every capacity. From vacation destinations, to shopping, or how I look at a palm tree, whether he likes it or not, his dream sparked mine before I knew it always existed.
RinglingRingling wrote:I have stories. Lots of stories. People just come to expect that I am either planning the next escape, on it, or just fresh back from one. and even my dentist and her staff have started asking "when is it going to be Hawaiian shirt weather again?"

and as others have said: being part of a large family where the reunions involve good music, good food, and magic you don't want to end.
ScarletB wrote:I just drove several hundred miles (some of it in an unexpected snowstorm) to have dinner and drinks with people from 7 different states. Does that sound like something "normal" people would do?? :D
AmerigoJoe wrote:
pbans wrote:I don't know that it's "changed" my life.....but it has most definitely 'ENHANCED' my life.

My career and family choices would have been the same, parrothead or not, but the friendships and experiences I've had related to being part of this wonderfully weird community has made my life richer.

Having Jimmy's music to rely on for entertainment and to lift my spirits when needed has been a very important part of my life!
"ENHANCED" - I like that. I've loved reading all the "enhancements" that BNers have enjoyed because of Jimmy. I have always felt that many aspects of my life were better because of him and his music. Please keep 'em coming.
ParrotHeadInThe Making wrote:First of all, Buffett's music came into my life when I needed it the most. I started seriously listening to Jimmy's music in July of 2007, and my mother passed away in November of 2007. The music got me through those days when I did not want to smile. Plus, this music lessens the stress of the reality of life. It's nice to be able to put a little paradise into a busy work day.

I've also joined a parrothead club where I have met some of the nicest people and have formed some fantastic friendships. I also love making a difference in my own back yard. In a world where there are so many causes to contribute to , being a parrothead has reminded me that charity does begin at home.

I made a new year's resolution when 2008 rolled around that I would go to my first Buffett show when the 2008 tour happened. Now I intended to go to just 1 show, but well, that 1 show turned into 5 shows, and I wouldn't have missed any of it for the world. In particular, I never thought I would ever go to Las Vegas, but I did go to Las Vegas, and I had so much fun with some of the nicest BNers. I am planning to go back to Las Vegas again this year. A well meaning but overly dramatic friend tried to talk me out of going to Vegas, but I'm glad I did not listen to her.

Okay, so this post was probably too long, and if you made it to the end, God bless you. It's so hard to believe that all of this happened in the space of one year thanks to JB's music. I love the madness, and I am looking forward to doing it again this year.
RumPhanFL wrote:I never listened to Buffett until 1999. My wife and I took a trip from Washington State to Florida to visit the recently retired in-laws. Her older brother, a parrothead, introduced us to our new way of life via...Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Orlando. While gobbling down a "cheeseburger in paradise" a song came on that caught my attention. I don't know why but a small verse from the song stuck in my head (No time to count what I'm worth...Hey i just left the planet earth). Spent 10 days enjoying the Florida lifestyle then had to head back to the rat-race in Seattle. A few days had passed...and i couldn't get that song out of my head. Logged on to AOL to see if i could find a Wav. file (8 second sound file..lol) of the song. After much searching I found it....Volcano (Feeding Frenzy, 1990). Rushed to the local store at 9:15pm to find that cd. Found it. Bought it. Brought it home and listened to it for weeks. Many cd's followed. Many changes followed. In 2002, we traded beautiful (and dreary) Seattle, WA. for sunny Tampa, FL.

How has being a Parrothead changed your life?

It persuaded me to move 2524 miles from the life I had to the life I wanted. " I have found me a home" :D

p.s. degrees: Seattle 52, Tampa 80 :D
Bfan53again wrote:Just wanted say "thanks" to you all for some really great posts...... [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

This thread made me think that being a Parrothead is really a statement of personal individuality in a world that promotes everyone being swept along in the tide of society. We're usually told things like "Don't make waves." or "Do what that person does." or "Be more like him or her."

Parrotheads aren't afraid to say "Hold the bus. I'm getting off. Life is too short to be part of that crap." And funny thing is once we step off the bus we suddenly find this great group of other like-minded people wearing flowered shirts & flipflops, listening to Jimmy Buffett music, and passing the pitcher of margaritas around......it's then you realize that "My God, we are the people our parents warned us about!" :pirate: :pirate:

And once you've left the bus, there's no going back........ :o
MrTwain wrote:I discovered Buffett and the lifestyle at just about the same time that I was leaving a very cultish, fundamentalist religion. To me, Jimmy Buffett is one of the only real prophets I've known. I hope I can emulate his attitude and his enthusiasm for life, relationships and adventure.

I love other people more
I can relax more
I like being uncertain about religion
I am less judgmental of others
I am less judgmental of myself
I am happier
I have less money :)
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:
ccmatt wrote:Jimmy Buffett didn't lead me to my lifestyle. My lifestyle led me to Jimmy Buffett (a long time ago).

OOOOOOOOOO.........very well put! :wench:
MileHighPirate wrote:JB's Music is now included with the essentials in My Winter Survival Gear. The Relaxing and Positive and Fun and Enjoyable Music takes me to the beach also, even when it's 3 degrees outside my house here in the mountains.

Last Summer, thanks to this board, I had the PLEASURE of meeting two wonderful Parrotheads in the way of WAYNE AND CATHI at Miramar Beach.

Through email, before going on our trip, they took the time to tell us everything we asked about leading up to Our Anticipated Vacation.

We got to meet them on the beach on Day 2 of Our Vacation (Sigh. Vacation!). They had cold ones waiting for us. We were instant friends. PLUS......Wayne, being the amazing and generous person/chef that he is, SURPRISED MY WIFE and Brought Us some delicious homemade Seafood for Dinner one night. We got to eat his homemade seafood On Our Rented Beach House Deck. We toasted him that night and gave thanks.

JB's Music will now always remind us of GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT TIMES, RELAXATION and we have been blessed with the knowledge to know that Great People make up a majority of the fanbase.

Parrothead = A Good Life with the Possibility for Many Great Times Ahead! 8)
ScarletB wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:I have a question.....am I the only one that is always brought to tears of happiness at least once every show I attend?
Not at all, I get misty sometimes listening to songs REMEMBERING a concert! [smilie=battingeyes.gif] Once in a while I'll play the beginning of YNWITBA (You'll never work etc live version) just to hear the change in the crowd noise level when Jimmy comes out.
And "Hot Hot Hot" never ever fails to bring a smile if I hear it somewhere unexpectedly.
wanderingtoes wrote:Being a Parrothead, is the kind of thing that once you get it, then it doesn't matter whether anyone else does or not. It is like a discovery, different in many ways to each person, all ok. I would say the one thing about Jimmy and the concerts, is everyone is happy, and that is a nice thing. For me it is the music, it is a transformation to a feeling that you never want to be without it, and most of us never are without some JB playing. Once on a beach in Maui. my wife and I pondered one of life's great questions, "what would you say to Jimmy if you ran into him right here." Her response, "I would thank him for the music, for writing all those great songs, and for making so many people happy." She left this world unexpected a year later, but her words live on, and pretty much sum up how being a Parrothead has changed my life.
PZANEM_PARROTHEAD wrote:Being a parrothead has added one more thing to the list that my wife and i love to do together. I started listening to JB in my college years, and turned my wife onto him. We were not able to get tickets to see our first concert until we were on our honeymoon in Vegas in 2000. That was the first of many shows to come! Now, everytime I hear most any Buffett song, it brings back a part of that special time in our lives. As far as changes...when things get tough, or hectic, or crazy working a full time job, owning a small business, being a husband, a daddy to two beautiful parakeets, etc, etc, etc, I ask the same question that Alan Jackson asks. "...What would Jimmy Buffett do?", and it all seems to just fall in place. His music has taught me to slow down and see the simple side of life. I know that it can't always be parties and fun, but you can dang sure try to make it that way. Remember, we ain't got but one "trip" around the sun. You better tell 'em today that you love 'em!!
TullyMars35 wrote:I'm only 21 but I basically grew up listening to JB because my parents have been parrotheads forever. His music just allows me to relax any time I hear it and realize that I need to go out and enjoy life and not get caught up with things that are not as important.

JB's music has allowed my parents to have great friends around the country, which in turn has allowed me to make great friends around the country. It is great knowing that there are so many people out there who just enjoy the simple things in life and love having fun with complete strangers.

The biggest thing is just how close my family is. I'm sure we would be close even without the music, but JB has just solidified us as family and best friends.

So thank you JB for making great music, and also thank you to all you parrot heads out there because you are all such awesome people.

Sorry for the long post, but hopefully I'll meet some of you at Great Woods this year, 6/27!
Bfan53again wrote:
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:Decided to post here because it has been slightly over a year since I stopped lurking here and became..."official". Made me decide to look for this thread. Being a Parrothead wasn't so much a "change" but more of finally finding a place I seem to fit in. My mother often says at times if I were anymore laidback I would be asleep. Jimmy's music has always been a trip to another place for me once I put it on. It takes me to a state of mind where I can feel the waves coming in just enough to float over my toes and go back out again as I sit there taking it all in. It gives me balance and it makes me be able to believe that there are people out there in this goofy old world that do still care and want to make a difference. Whenever I am stressed or just feeling bummed I can throw Buffett on and it is better almost instantly. And...if I just want to let the sadness come and work thru it.....he has more than a tune or 2 for that as well. So, I don't know that it changed my life as much as it actually made it all make more sense.

That said.......joining in here has changed my life in a great way! Things aound this particular harbor have been pretty crappy for a good ten years now. Even listening to Jimmy sometimes doesn't have the magic to pull me back up...I made the choice in January of 2008 that regardless of this situation, I was going to get back to taking care of "me"...not in a selfish way but in the way of if I don't....I'm no good for anyone else either. My self esteem has been trashed totally and believing in myself....much harder to do. Yes, tequila helps but not the best remedy. One of the things I jumped into (alittle scared of rejection I may add) was signing on here and becoming an active part of things in March of 2008. A year later I must say it was one of the best things I have done for "me". Just having a group to share the love of Buffett with....a group that totally gets it....is great. So much more than that though I had the best time ever at the concert last year! Getting to meet a few of the people here and having a group to hang with instead of just me and one other person I knew hanging by the car. I have made a few friends here, not as many as some I know, but I cherish the ones that converse with me. Thanks to all those at the "Healthy Living" thread I am getting back into shape, staying committed to it and for the most part enjoying it. When I have a down day you all cheer me on. It's great. Thanks to meeting "Longboard/Omitt" here I can walk almost painfree. Last year at this time I thought I may need surgery on my feet. Thanks to him sharing info about the Society of Barefoot Living group and things I learned I was walking all over Chicago last June and no pain at all. There are those that have learned more about me thru pm's and have been encouraging to me. There are a few that make me smile, laugh, and just feel good almost everytime we talk here. And I must add there are those I have pm'd when I was pwi that are still nice enough to still talk to me the next day..LOL! Last year because of being here I was bold enough to jump on stage at the Parrot Dice Lounge and play the female version of WDWGDAS. I can say....you all unleased the part of me that has been missing for awhile and even now, doesn't get out to play as much as I'd like (although maybe better for my day to day life [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif] that I keep the lid on slightly). I still have a way to go to feel secure in who I am in a crowd. What happens over years does not come undone overnight. BUT......you are all a FANTASTIC group of people to get to know and to meet and hang with along this trip around the sun. This is really the place I come to just be who I really am and I feel I can be and it's cool. I am in such a better place being a Parrothead and sharing it here with all of you than on my own. Looking forward to meeting even more of you in person at Toyota Park in August!! Peace :wench:
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.........it is people like you that make us Parrotheads such a great group of people! :pirate:
SchoolGirlHeart wrote:
popcornjack wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:I have a question.....am I the only one that is always brought to tears of happiness at least once every show I attend?
HELL NO!!!!!
Pass the Kleenex please!
LonePalm1 wrote:I dont know any different. I am a second generation parrothead, grew up listening to the man. I guess it has been something that my parents and their 4 daughters have in common. We go to the concert together every year. Just the 6 of us. No husbands no kids.
got to stop wishin' got to start fishin'....

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Post by Missing B'dos »

Buffett deja vu! 'K, so here we are in SoCal for H20 conference, right, first time in goin' on 2 years that I've been back?, altho' da Jimmy has been coming back every few weeks, and last night we're heading south on the 405, and there!... on the Irvine Meadows billboard Live in Concert ~Coming~ Jimmy Buffett May 21. Like just before we left. 'S SO wierd! TZ!
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I think this thread deserves a bump with this idea. :D :D

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Post by SMLCHNG »

I did something this week that made me very happy to bring a smile to a friends face. :D :D

And today? A perfect stranger did something pretty amazing. E and I were at breakfast today. Sat next to a couple with 2 young children. We thought they behaved pretty well, and parents were attentive. They left to pay their bill while E and I finished our meal. A few minutes later she came back with a coupon they didn't use and thanked us for their patience with their obnoxious kids. :D :o :o And they so weren't!!

Yep, there are still good people out there. :D

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Post by lati2d »

SMLCHNG wrote:I did something this week that made me very happy to bring a smile to a friends face. :D :D

And today? A perfect stranger did something pretty amazing. E and I were at breakfast today. Sat next to a couple with 2 young children. We thought they behaved pretty well, and parents were attentive. They left to pay their bill while E and I finished our meal. A few minutes later she came back with a coupon they didn't use and thanked us for their patience with their obnoxious kids. :D :o :o And they so weren't!!

Yep, there are still good people out there. :D
There ARE good people out there. Unfortunately, we often hear only about the not so good ones. Thanks for sharing, Penny.
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Post by Tiki Bar »

Anyone know what Dan's up to? I hope all is well.

Just read the last few pages of the BuffettFest threads... wow! Shining moments. And that made me think of this thread. More wow!
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hmmmmmmmmm

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Post by llm0283 »

Well I guess this is me doing the 'longtime listener, first time caller' bit. I've really enjoyed BN over the years and I was hoping that somewhere in the vast BN empire there would be a spot for me to share my new project...

I'm chronicaling my life experiences as they relate to JB's music. I'm going song by song, album by album. Do a fellow Parrothead a favor and check it out and offer suggestions for improvement.

Much love to all!!

Fins up!
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Post by nashvilleparrothead »

llm0283 wrote:Well I guess this is me doing the 'longtime listener, first time caller' bit. I've really enjoyed BN over the years and I was hoping that somewhere in the vast BN empire there would be a spot for me to share my new project...

I'm chronicaling my life experiences as they relate to JB's music. I'm going song by song, album by album. Do a fellow Parrothead a favor and check it out and offer suggestions for improvement.

Much love to all!!

Fins up!
- L

http://lifelessonsfromjb.blogspot.com
very interesting blog. great idea! loved reading through it.
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Post by llm0283 »

Thank you!!!! It is definitely a work in progress.... But be sure to follow it on Blogger so you will get updates as I post more albums. I have tons of notes, just gotta find the time to get them readable. :D
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Tequila Revenge wrote:An Open Letter to the CD/MP3 Generation ……
surfpirate wrote:An Open Letter to the CD/MP3 Generation …….

Dear CD/MP3ers,

I have been feeling nostalgic lately. I have recently been replacing my older vinyl Jimmy Buffett albums from used record shops and eBay auctions. Many years ago I framed a lot of my original album covers to display on the walls of my basement. It has been over 15 years since I had looked at those original albums other than the framed front cover itself.

Wow. I had almost forgotten how special and better those albums were than the recent CD releases and digital MP3s. Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPod and those CDs, but they pale in comparison to the magic that that was contained in those original 1970’s and early 1980’s 12 inch vinyl albums.

I am not talking necessarily about the songs themselves, but rather the whole album packages. There was nothing quite like a full 12”x12” album cover that opened double wide to reveal the vinyl record itself in a sleeve that contained liner notes and lyrics. The album cover art on the front, back, inside gatefold and album sleeves somehow seemed to be more elaborate and thought out. Once albums were discontinued and replaced by CDs, we lost all of the great artwork and extras …… notable exception ……. Beaches, Boats, Bars and Ballads with that great book included.

My 5 favorite total album experiences (remember I am focusing on the full album and album cover experiences, not necessarily just the music) are all from those 1970s albums.
1. You Had To Be There
2. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
3. A1A
4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
5. Living And Dying In 3/4 Time


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Those 1970’s albums gave us these great album covers with their fantastic inside gatefold photographs, album sleeves and liner notes:
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And the best album experience of them all (man I played this album to death) ………..
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The 1980s albums and album covers were still great, but the arrival of the CD at the end of the decade spelled the end of the great album art experience as all music became packaged in tiny little CD cases.

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By the 1990s the full sized album magic was all but gone.
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And by 2000 we were getting more “Live” CDs and compilation rehashes than original work. All the live CDs were blandly packaged just the same, as if it mattered, because we lost the big album art.
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Not that you've asked, but my advice CD/MP3ers ...... invest a few coins and pick up some of the original albums while you still can. To really enjoy the experience, pick up a turntable and listen to the albums (pop, crack, hiss and all) while reading the liner notes and enjoying the album cover art and photos (headphones, blacklight posters and weed optional). You won't regret it.

I await your feedback and thoughts respectfully. :D

Sincerely,

~~~~~~~~ surfpirate (one of the 8-track/vinyl generation)
surfpirate wrote:
FunkHouse9 wrote:What's a record??? :D
j/k

Seriously though... I've been thinking about trying to track these all down on cassette. Nothing really matches that tape faint hiss, squeeking deck noise and the ocassional sound of a mechanism ripping out the innards of a cassette. Plus you get the one-on-one time you spend trying to extract the tape without damaging it further.

Actually, it's just because you can get anything on tape for 3/$1
Cassettes were too clean. Play 1 side. Flip the cassette. Play the other side. Noooooo, what you need is 8-track to get the full interactive one-on-one experience with your music machine. Nothing like delicately trying to wedge matchbooks under the 8-track in a vain attempt to keep track 3, song 2 Tin Cup Chalise from bleeding over top of track 4, song 2 A Pirate Looks At 40.

Or even better .... that wonderful .... pause .... click, click, schwick switch .... pause ..... that occured mid-lyric when a song was placed on the 8-track so that half the song was at the end of track 3 and the other half continued at the beginning of track 4.


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pbans wrote:I lament the passing of vinyl to anyone that will listen.....there was something so satisfying about taking the cello off of an LP....always full of static, having to shake it off of your hands.....pulling the record out of the sleeve....with the paper cover......setting it, oh so gently, on the turntable for the first time......setting the needle and watching the grooves pull it closer and closer until MAGIC TIME!

ahhhhhhh....geez, I think I just wrote record p***.

I still have all of my vinyl.....loved cover art, loved liner notes, loved everything about them.....
Salukulady wrote:Just yesterday in a music shop I found A1A, Changes in Lattitude, and Living and Dying in vinyl to add to my collection of one, SYKBH that my brother dug out of his stuff last year to give me for my birthday. I have over 300 vinyls that I had recently toyed with transfering onto CD and getting rid of because of the space they take up and my last turntable died. Then the other day I ran into a rather cheap turntable and brought it home.....I'm so glad I hadn't dumped them. My three youngest kids(16, 13 and 12) and I sat on the livingroom floor and listened to records for hours. I played them music I grew up with. I played them songs I listened to when I was their age. My 16 year old was the most interested and enjoyed it so much she made me promise to will my "Best of Earth, Wind and Fire" album to her. We had records spread out all over the floor, reading the jackets, etc...I don't think we would have had the same connection if it had been CD's. Those of you with kids know how rare those moments are with teenagers. Glad I kept my Licorice Pizzas.
chrisrehm wrote:Excelant topic SurfPirate!

I also have wondered about album artwork. I recall listening to any album over and over while being absorbed in the cover, the back cover, if it was a double album, the inside fold out, as well as the added bonus some had of an insert. It's only natural that you mentioned all of the Buffett work here! However, it was all albums. I recall when my older sister came home with Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis was the lead singer) I stared at the art work of R. Crumb for hours on end and the music fit it to a "T". Likewise with The Allman Brothers Band's "Eat A Peach. The inside artwork was stupendous! Even simple covers, such as The Rolling Stones Stickey Fingers, where on the back cover had the guys just standing around laughing. This was the image that was branded into my brain that went along with the music it contained. In the 'Stones case, these were the guys making this fantastic music!

Yeah, with the advent of CD's that whole 12" showcase was reduced by 3/4. I often thought to myself if record companies might market CD's in a larger presentation. That though was usually quashed with the realization that from their perspective, they could stock stores with 3/4 more music and this equils 3/4 more profits in their pockets.

I have no argument on CD's themselves. They're just great! MP3's I do feel lack the quality of sound, but for the avarage Joe, they're just fine.

However I DO miss the album artwork tremendously!

Here's Cheap Thrills:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/ ... hrills.jpg
mikemck wrote:I miss vinyl. 'Nuff said.
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:Oh....I LOVE this!! I still have all my albums. I have between 2500-3000 at last count and I still play them. I too love the artwork and resisted the CD changeover for years until I had no real choice in the matter. I do still have a few 8-tracks around but nothing that works anymore to play them on...those I don't miss as much. I have the turntable, cassette and Cd player all set up and I love being able to still listen to the vinyl and look at all the great artwork; inside and out. I got an ipod a few years ago and a new "classic" becasue I did not have enuff room and I have spent hours loading the artwork on so I can still look at it. Nothing beat thumbing thru the record bins and looking them all over! Then getting home and opening them up to see what surprise may await you on the inside. Always a bummer when the liner was just paper with nothing on it. The Rolling Stones zipper? How cool was that? The cool posters inserted...and one of my personal faves...the lyrics and liner notes written large enuff to actually read! I do love my Ipod BUT it is just not the same and buying off I-tunes....I still prefer to at least have the CD in my hands and look thru the booklet. Love the pics you posted!!! [smilie=superkewl.gif] :wench:
Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:What's an ipod?
Well, I'm coming up with an idea that might, at least possibly, get us a step closer to album art of the 12" album days, albeit in a 21st century format. Some may know that I'm a song writer based in the capital of Trop Rock, Key West. I'm currently embarking on a brand new album, "Shanghai'd and Marooned in Key West (things could be worse)" When the album is done (hopefully mid-summer), I'll be happy to let the cat out of the bag and fill y'all in. I sincerely feel that this new format I'm working on, could very well bring things back to something along the same lines we had in the past, regarding album art. On top of that, the plan is to bring it to the next level. Keep y'all posted!

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chrisrehm wrote:Well, I'm coming up with an idea that might, at least possibly, get us a step closer to album art of the 12" album days, albeit in a 21st century format. Some may know that I'm a song writer based in the capital of Trop Rock, Key West. I'm currently embarking on a brand new album, "Shanghai'd and Marooned in Key West (things could be worse)" When the album is done (hopefully mid-summer), I'll be happy to let the cat out of the bag and fill y'all in. I sincerely feel that this new format I'm working on, could very well bring things back to something along the same lines we had in the past, regarding album art. On top of that, the plan is to bring it to the next level. Keep y'all posted!
Looking forward to it dude.

~~~~ surfpirate

oh! and if you need another pair of graphic artist type eyes involved in the project, :wink: , well, whatever

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