Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday 9: Margaritaville

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Margaritaville (1977)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song Jimmy sings of "booze in the blender." What do you prepare in your blender?
Not much… I use it for stuff like making ham and pickle, and potato pancakes.

2) As the song opens, Jimmy is sitting on his front porch swing. Describe the front porch of the building you're in right now.
It is just the entryway for the front door.

3) Jimmy sings of being able to smell boiling shrimp. Do you prefer your shrimp boiled, glazed or breaded?
Stuffed with crab meat.

4) During the song, he mentions his flip flops. Have you put your flip flops and sandals away till spring? Or is it still warm enough to wear them?
I’m still hoping for some more warm days

5) Jimmy Buffett had hoped this song would be recorded by Elvis Presley, but The King died before he could perform it. What's the first Elvis song that comes to mind? 
Hound dog

6) Buffett fans are known as Parrotheads. Concert attire for a well-dressed Parrothead often includes a Hawaiian shirt and a foam fin hat. What will you be wearing tonight?
A nightgown and trying to stay up past nine (I have been up since 1:30AM; I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep).

7) Loyal Parrotheads paid between $500 and $5000 to see Mr. Buffet at a fundraiser for Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential campaign. What's the most you would pay for a concert ticket?
I think might have been $25 dollars back in 1975 for a Grateful Dead concert at Dillon Field.

8) Jimmy is an outspoken environmentalist and supports causes like ocean conservation, saving the manatees and expanding the Dallas Zoo. What steps do you take to help save the planet? 
I drive a Plug-in Prius and right now I’m getting 79mpg.

9) Uh-oh. When Jimmy and the Coral Reefers played in Wisconsin this past August, more than two dozen concertgoers got tickets for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Do you believe pot should be legalized?
YES! Just look at Colorado, yes they do have some problems but overall it has been successful. 


  1. 79 MPG?!? I don't know anything about cars and even I realize that's important and awesome!

    I've had a hard time sleeping, too.

  2. Wow, 79 MPG. I am really impressed. I wish I could afford a Prius.

  3. 79 MGP... wow. I need to seriously consider that when I am ready for my next car.

  4. Awesome that you drive a Pruis, and your 79mpg is phenomenal! I'm glad we now have a choice.

  5. That's a new kind of pancake to me. I have had the potato ones in the past.