R.I.P. Jimmy Buffet

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  1. Sid

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  2. Terry O'Keefe

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    He's having a Cheeseburger in Paradise!

    I wasn't really a big fan of his music beyond Margaritaville.
     
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    I can understand that. I like the upbeat "Caribbean" sound of the steel guitars on SiriusXM when I'm driving as a complement the softer sounds of the Sinatra station. :cool:
     
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    He was all about good times and laughing at life. Pure entertainer.
     
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    I disagree a bit. I have always loved listening to Jimmy Buffet and been to a couple of his concerts. But as great an entertainer as he was, and as much as he loved good times...there was a lot more to him, including ambition and smarts. This article (long) kind of sums it up;

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2023/09/02/jimmy-buffett-margaritaville-singer-dead/

    “I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working — when I first moved to Nashville — working in a bar in a Holiday Inn,” he told “60 Minutes.” “And it was obvious that it had been somebody that’d been there and come back down, and I never wanted to make that run back down. ‘Remember me back in 1977? I had this one hit, “Margaritaville.”’ I did not want to be one of those people.”
     
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    I agree both with George and Stu (How's that for a "fence-sitting" moderate?). His upbeat music evoked pleasant thoughts of the "good life" on Caribbean beaches. Stu's linked article plus the NYT article I linked describe his keen intelligence and business savvy, which enabled him to build a billion dollar empire.
    Side note: I'm not surprised that he died of skin cancer following a life in the sun. That's been my bane going back to my college days as a lifeguard, but since my first bout with Mose surgery in the 90s, I've taken precautions which I hope will stave off Jimmy's fate.
     
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    My favorite Buffet song is "Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling". I think of it every time I see a tattoo which is about 6o times an hour these days. "Fruitcakes" is a close second.
     
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    “Boat Drinks”.
     
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