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Old 09-02-2023, 07:51 AM
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Ouch. As both a sailor and guitar player, Jimmy has been an inspiration for me along with my kids growing up to his music on our road trips.

Sad news indeed.
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Old 09-02-2023, 07:55 AM
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Super sad day. RIP JB

Glad I got to see him multiple times.
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I was thinking how ironic it is that one of the hardest working guys in the business sang about tropical laziness and died on Labor Day weekend...
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Old 09-02-2023, 08:19 AM
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He was a musical force and will be missed
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I started with the early stuff. Then each new album that came out was an event to celebrate for me. I have every one from start to finish on CD placed in chronological order in a rack. I just pulled out each one and read the song list on each. What an amazing body of work. Soooo many great songs and so many great memories.

He was an amazing song writer; a prolific wordsmith.

It's been a long time since I have cried. But this morning as I pulled out each CD and looked at the "album" cover and opened each one the tears came thinking about what his music has meant to me. Buffett music was/is that profound for me.

Mark Knopfler wrote a song (and played guitar on the recording) for Buffett called "Oldest Surfer on the Beach." I hope Jimmy is riding his long board in the curl of a heavenly wave this morning.
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I was never a big fan of his music - not for any reason other than I never dug into it very far - but I would have loved to have had a few cocktails with him, sitting at a bar somewhere. THAT would have been a great time. He seems to have lived his life the way that we of that generation all thought we would, but none of us actually did. And he made it work. RIP.
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I was never a big fan of his music - not for any reason other than I never dug into it very far - but I would have loved to have had a few cocktails with him, sitting at a bar somewhere. THAT would have been a great time. He seems to have lived his life the way that we of that generation all thought we would, but none of us actually did. And he made it work. RIP.
While his fame was no doubt largely predicated on his Beach Lifestyle music.
This song in particular sealed the deal for me as being in the "observation of the human condition" category, and equal to any ever written in that vain , IMO

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It's cool. Jimmy lives on. Always will. Just need a shaker of salt.
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Here's a tune I wrote for Jimmy about 10 years ago - incorporated about 30 of his song titles into the tune....

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So sad to get this news. Man...I've seen him so many times. For free back in my college days. What a career...and his early stuff was indeed brilliant. Rest in peace JB. "With one hand on the starboard rail he's waiving back at me."

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What a shame to lose Jimmy Buffet. He certainly knew how to make money! And he left us a great legacy of music at the same time.

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Sad news indeed. I bet he never imagined hed die a billionaire. RIP.
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Old 09-02-2023, 10:53 AM
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Another great gone.
His lifestyle made good copy, but he was far more than that. A consummate craftsman writing many memorable songs that touched a great many people. A unique story teller.
Made a ton of $ too.
As Warren Buffet (no relation!) said, he wished there were a lot more Jimmy Buffets, but there was only one
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Old 09-02-2023, 11:07 AM
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Although I was never a "parrothead", I have loved a lot of his songs, and I've ALWAYS enjoyed his ethos! His novels were very fun reads, as well!

First heard him when I was in Missoula, Montana in the early 70's, and have been hearing him ever since... such great stories of when he was younger! The one that has really stuck with me was his "meeting" with Buford Pusser ("Walking Tall") in a hotel parking lot, while standing on the hood of Buford's Caddie... oh, the tales that have been told!

Thanks, Jimmy, for such a bountiful life and all the wonderful music and words you gave the world! Go easy...
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