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Posted: December 10, 2001 2:15 pm
by SwissArmyKnife
I have noticed at least two references to a character named Jason Mason in Jimmys songs...

What is the origin of the character ?
Is it related to Mark Twains Equator book ?

Posted: April 17, 2005 8:50 pm
by phjrsaunt
It's only three years or so after the question was asked, but does anyone know the answer?????? (I thirst for knowledge!) :D

Posted: April 17, 2005 9:09 pm
by land_shark3
Maybe the BNer that goes by "Jason Mason" can shed some light.

http://www.buffettnews.com/forum/profil ... ile&u=8959

Posted: April 17, 2005 10:14 pm
by tdparrothead
The only Mason I remember is the one who jumped in the sea in Nautical Wheelers.

Posted: April 17, 2005 11:31 pm
by nutmeg
Wow auntie...you brought up some old names here. I jumped on the thread when I saw SAK's name....And I remember our previous JasonMason. When I joined the board he had the top post count.....

Posted: April 18, 2005 2:54 pm
by f2cdlzrd
From one of my favorite Buffett songs:

"Jason Mason hears the sound
The whistle blows in Congo town
And the mail boat's in, mail boat's in..."

~ That's What Living is to Me

Posted: June 10, 2005 2:19 am
by DonnaKayDunbar
Huh.
:lol:

Posted: June 18, 2005 10:47 am
by Jason Mason
SwissArmyKnife wrote:I have noticed at least two references to a character named Jason Mason in Jimmys songs...

What is the origin of the character ?
Is it related to Mark Twains Equator book ?
Jason just owns you...

Posted: October 10, 2005 11:38 pm
by Midnight Flyer
SwissArmyKnife wrote:I have noticed at least two references to a character named Jason Mason in Jimmys songs...

What is the origin of the character ?
Is it related to Mark Twains Equator book ?
I see this has been here for a while but if anyone's still interested here is the answer to who Mason is. I don't know anything about Jason Mason.

Well, (in my best Cliff Claven voice) Swissy, Mason was actually a young woman. And a very attractive one I might add.

The line where she is mentioned is from Nautical Wheelers-"Sonia's just grinnin' and Phil is ecstatic, Mason has jumped in the sea and I'm hangin' on to a line from a sail boat oh Nautically Wheelers save me."

Eh, circa 1971, we had what was called the first Tequila Regatta. It was an odd obstical course where you had to run, swim, sail and drink shots of tequila along the way. Well, round about the third shot was the sailing portion of the challenge. You had to sail a small trimaran out to a little designated area and sail back. Mason was Jimmy's race mate because she was at the time his full time first mate, if you catch my drift. Now they were out in the middle of the harbor and the wind died. There's a good current out there and they were being swept out to sea. So Mason, being the resourceful woman that she was, took her clothes off and flagged down a passing shrimp boat. So when the shrimper came over to tow them in she had to jump in the water because she was naked!

Hence the line, "...Mason has jumped in the sea and I'm hangin' on to a line from a sail boat..."

As a post script, Sonia was Phil's girlfriend at the time and Phil was Phil Clark of whom "A Pirate Looks at Forty" was written.

I'll have to tell you about the entire Tequila Regatta sometime... :pirate: :roll:

So Swissy, that's it. Now let's saunter over to the Oar House and you can buy me a beer and we can listen to a few lies from the fine pholks over there. 8) :lol:

Posted: March 11, 2006 1:04 pm
by SwissArmyKnife
Ouch...

Here I was searching for an old photo I uploaded several hundred margaritas ago and stumbled (no pun intended) onto MF's response to a question I had asked almost 5 years ago!

I definitely owe you a brew or two...

What an interesting story... would there be any pictures of that event :pirate:

Thank you MF (Belatedly) very much!

SAK

Posted: March 11, 2006 1:08 pm
by SchoolGirlHeart
SAK!!!!! :D :D :D

I saw your surfboards in a shop in Waikiki a couple of years ago. Thought it was yours, and the shop clerk thought I was a lunatic for asking then to take it down so I could look on the back. Sure enough, there was your sticker. :D

Posted: March 11, 2006 1:54 pm
by SwissArmyKnife
Helloooooo SGH!

Small world eh?

It cracks me up that we make the signs in Florida; ship them to Hawaii, where some one buys them ...

and brings them back to Florida :lol:

Let me know if you're headed to Japan anytime soon - I can direct you to a store there too!

No concert dates in FL yet... it truly is the end of the world tour isn't it?

SaK

Posted: March 13, 2006 8:05 am
by Cocktail Shrink
My 5 year old (Jason) was named from that song.We were all standing at the T,T&S tour and I had just found out I was having a boy.Someone suggested Jason Mason and about 20 seconds later Buffett started playing the song. It was settled.

(Before him came his sisters,Coral and Marlee.)

Posted: March 16, 2006 4:57 pm
by nvparrothead
Thanks for clearin up that story Flyer. Sounds like you were there for the Key West days. Must have been a wild ride :)

Posted: March 19, 2006 1:49 pm
by Midnight Flyer
I'll take the fifth on that...of tequila! :wink: :pirate: 8)

Re: Jason Mason

Posted: March 4, 2019 9:45 pm
by Courtnay
I know these posts are super old but I saw someone asking about Mason from Nautical Wheeler's, and she was defiantly a "she" She was my mother, her name was Lea but they called her Mason from the Mason jars she would drink from. And she was Phil's girlfriend.

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Posted: March 5, 2019 9:11 am
by lime rickie
Midnight Flyer wrote:
October 10, 2005 11:38 pm
SwissArmyKnife wrote:I have noticed at least two references to a character named Jason Mason in Jimmys songs...

What is the origin of the character ?
Is it related to Mark Twains Equator book ?
I see this has been here for a while but if anyone's still interested here is the answer to who Mason is. I don't know anything about Jason Mason.

Well, (in my best Cliff Claven voice) Swissy, Mason was actually a young woman. And a very attractive one I might add.

The line where she is mentioned is from Nautical Wheelers-"Sonia's just grinnin' and Phil is ecstatic, Mason has jumped in the sea and I'm hangin' on to a line from a sail boat oh Nautically Wheelers save me."

Eh, circa 1971, we had what was called the first Tequila Regatta. It was an odd obstical course where you had to run, swim, sail and drink shots of tequila along the way. Well, round about the third shot was the sailing portion of the challenge. You had to sail a small trimaran out to a little designated area and sail back. Mason was Jimmy's race mate because she was at the time his full time first mate, if you catch my drift. Now they were out in the middle of the harbor and the wind died. There's a good current out there and they were being swept out to sea. So Mason, being the resourceful woman that she was, took her clothes off and flagged down a passing shrimp boat. So when the shrimper came over to tow them in she had to jump in the water because she was naked!

Hence the line, "...Mason has jumped in the sea and I'm hangin' on to a line from a sail boat..."

As a post script, Sonia was Phil's girlfriend at the time and Phil was Phil Clark of whom "A Pirate Looks at Forty" was written.

I'll have to tell you about the entire Tequila Regatta sometime... :pirate: :roll:

So Swissy, that's it. Now let's saunter over to the Oar House and you can buy me a beer and we can listen to a few lies from the fine pholks over there. 8) :lol:
I love this story. :wench:

Re: Jason Mason

Posted: March 6, 2019 9:17 am
by dnw
Courtnay wrote:
March 4, 2019 9:45 pm
I know these posts are super old but I saw someone asking about Mason from Nautical Wheeler's, and she was defiantly a "she" She was my mother, her name was Lea but they called her Mason from the Mason jars she would drink from. And she was Phil's girlfriend.

Awesome! She sounds like a fun person.