Where is Jimmy Buffett?

A Pirate Looks at Forty…Cheeseburger in Paradise…Come Monday…Margaritaville…Pencil Thin Mustache…Son of a Son of a Sailor…

A small sample of the greatness that is Jimmy Buffett…

Far Side of the World…Don’t Stop the Carnival…Christmas Island…Hot Water…

A small sample of the frustration that is Jimmy Buffett…

How can someone sweep you away with the Jolly Mon or Desdemona also give you a License to Chill. How can someone take you on a ride through One Particular Harbor also take you on a Sea of Heartbreak?

It’s not that there is a bad song here and there. It’s that there are entire albums, or entire decades, where Jimmy’s new music is brutal…

I guess when you’re making nearly $100 MM per year, the creative juices may get a bit stifled. Regardless of the reason, why even write new music and release it? Why not just keep on touring and expanding the Margaritaville Empire?

Speaking of Jimmy’s not so good music, why does he get a pass? Why is he not treated the same as Nicholas Cage, Eddie Murphy, or every ’80s action star? Guys that quit putting out quality work years ago…

Why is he not treated like a stubborn athlete who refuses to walk away when he knows he can no longer perform to his own expectations – Michael Jordan with the Wizards, Jerry Rice with the Broncos, or Rickey Henderson with every Triple A team…

This is not meant to be a bash Buffett post. We Powells are far from haters…

I chose Buffett concerts as my summer adventure on more than one occassion…

I knew Janet was a keeper when she scored two Buffett tickets for my birthday (we’d only been “going out” a few months)…

Each of our girls has their own Buffett song. Delaney’s is – wait for it – Delaney Talks to Statues and Addy’s is Little Miss Magic…

So where is Jimmy Buffett? All over the friggin’ map – literally and figuratively…

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