Last night Allison and I took her parents, Marcia and Dan to the Regal Cinemas at the Solomon Pond mall to see A Coastal Confession: A night with Jimmy Buffett. What an awesome event. Jimmy Buffett was in New Orleans for a night of music and readings from his book, A Salty Piece of Land.
The book is actually centered around one of his characters, Tully Mars from a series of short stories called Tales from Margaritaville. I’ve read that set of short stories and I am so excited to see Tully Mars back in action. The format of the event was a LIVE simulcast across the country to over 100 movie theaters. And lest you forgot that the event was live a message would appear at the bottom of the screen that said Live from New Orleans. I just found that funny, but that’s just me.
Here’s the press release on the event. What I found awesome was how Jimmy discussed his writing style. Sure it is the good old write what you know sort of thing. (Hence my heavily airport themed raving posts.) But Jimmy also made me want to find out more about lighthouses and of course learn more about the history of pirates. Jimmy played a bunch of songs including one of my favorites from his new album called “Piece of Work” Jimmy and his beach band played that with the songwriter, And I can’t remember his name. On the album he plays the song with Tobey Keith. That is a great song. What was also great was getting some insight on the behind the scenes of certain songs. Here is an interview about A Salty Piece of Land.
Jimmy Buffett Books
- Jolly Mon (Children’s book)
- Tales from Margaritaville
- A Pirate Looks at Fifty
- Where is Joe Merchant?
- A Salty Piece of Land
- Trouble Dolls (Children’s book)
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