Sunday, July 23, 2006

Jimmy Buffett Sure Is Looking Mighty Old...


... and where does that leave me? What do I do with the knowledge that the symbol of youthful fun in the Florida Keys is looking like he has been President of the USA for the past few years? Maybe it has been too many hurricane seasons?


Summertime and Jimmy Buffett just seem to go together. His singing is not opera... his stuff is just downright fun and not to be taken too seriously. The raunchier stuff I just skip over. He has enough good songs to keep me singing along as I drive around town dreaming of another trip to the keys. Some of my favorites are:
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Pencil Thin Mustache
Margaritaville
Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season
Come Monday
Son of a Sailor
Fruitcakes
Fins
Volcano

How can you go wrong with lyrics like "Half baked cookies in the oven, half baked people on the bus. There's a little bit of fruitcake in everyone of us" OR "I wish I had a pencil thin mustache, the 'Boston Blackie' kind, or a two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket, and an autographed picture of Andy Devine." They are sing-a-long songs meant for fun.

Why does fun have to start looking old?!?


Then...


And now...


12 comments:

Cliff Morrow said...

I suppose aging gracefully is the most we can hope for. He is. Good post.

Ron Southern said...

I'll kill you, then you kill me. That'll put a stop to this getting old business!

Jim said...

Jimmie looks older than his Uncle Warren!
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happy and blue 2 said...

He isn't getting older. He just lost his fashion sense..

Frustrated Writer said...

it seems like he hasn't lost his sense of fun or enjoyment of life so the old look really doesn't phase him...

Rhodent said...

Well, he may not have lost his sense of fun, but he sure has slowed down. At least the songs haven't aged. I wonder how much longer he will continue to write? I guess we all have to grow up sometime.

Rachel said...

Those are fun songs. Growing older is fine. The alternative isn't so great! I think he looks okay for his age and he is still smiling and having fun!!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I'd rather grow old alive than die young. Jimmy Buffet still has it going and I love his songs.

GEL/Silvermoon said...

There IS a reason I *listen* to the music and don't look at the performers on "MTV" or rarely go to concerts.
I like music from all eras- age is not a factor; happens to the best of us. ;)
BTW, I like "Margartiaville."

Ron Southern said...

I thought it over. I won't kill you if you won't kill me.

Anonymous said...

to quote the man himself, he's growing older but not up!

Rainypete said...

The man may age bu this music never will for me.