We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Well, we got back from the Caribbean recently and it is still damn cold up here in New England. It is dead winter in this record cold year. Bought 15 bags of Home Depot Black Forest mulch this morning for the front garden, and they are all frozen solid and the garden is under a foot of ice.
This tune is in memory of global warming if anybody is old enough to remember that last big crisis requiring our betters to run our lives for us. "If we weren't all crazy we'd all go insane." Can anybody not like Jimmy? It's actually Changes in Latitudes, for starters -
Spent the afternoon working in the front garden in a gortex jacket with sleet blowing all around. It did warm up a bit for an hour or so. Warm enough even to ditch the gortex if one kept moving. Quite the mess in the garden. Lots of broken shrubery from all the heavy snow, but there are blooms on the heaths. Spring has got to be any day now.
There are people who actively hate and loath Jimmy Buffett - mostly those who have been sued by him and his agent for anything that even might infringe on his copyrights. Then again, he has been very generous with is charity work. Who knows.
Interesting factoid: While the impression is that Jimmy Buffett has more than one #1 hit record, the truth is that he hasn't. His only #1 was a "duet" with Alan Jackson in "Five O'Clock Somewhere" in which he has a cameo role.
Tom (Vulgaris Magistrallis) Francis
I like his music but the uToob videos that have his inane frat boy chatter between songs are insufferable.
Watched the video all the way to the end and enjoyed the Hawaii event. HOWEVER, I am unable to get the last word in the sentence--'we get some as???
Hearing going just a little can some one fill in the blank here?
When Jimmy Buffett was still trying to "find himself" in the early 80's he found his way to San Bernardino and a little bar called Sierra Hotel. The bar would sponser local unknown bands who did an OK job of entertaining the drunks, regulars and hanger-on's who filled the joint on weekends and even weekdays. Mr. Buffett obliged the crowds with impromptu songs with the red neck bands doing their best to keep up. He would talk with any of us and shared drinks and music with all. He had most recently finished his searching for himself in Mexico so the talk would often turn to his experiences down South. Honestly at that time I would have guessed he was a flash in the pan and his carear was over. I have always been glad to see he did indeed fianlly find himself and is doing well. A bottle of Tecata was his favorite drink back then (well the bar served bar and wine so who knows what he would have preferred). I don't always drink beer but when I do I drink Tecata and remember Jimmy Buffett singing on a hot summer night on the patio of the Sierra Hotel bar in San Bernardino. I think I even have a picture or two of him up on stage.