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Monday, February 2 2009

BONUS: 2009 Radio Ad

    After four days, recording for countless hours in the morning and evening, monitoring up to four local stations, here at last is the radio commercial for our 2009 Summerzcool concert.  Caught Saturday morning, at around 8AM, off WYCD Young Country 99.5 FM:

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Tuesday, October 28 2008

Episode 88: We are the Podcast Your Parents Warned You About

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, October 22 2008 (9:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Scott is back, making up for lost time by supplying his tailgate playlist and ‘Margaritaville’ verse; and the boys get back to album reviews, with a look at One Particular Harbour.  Special guest: Hud.  Cameo by Jennifer.

    00:47 - a new wrinkle: audio notes for previous episodes!
    02:30 - a reference to Episode 56
    03:06 - not a real word
    06:38 - U of M would lose to MSU, 35-21.  Two weeks prior, U of M lost 13-10 to Toledo.
    07:10 - the genius playlist
    15:44 - Radio Margaritaville
    16:01 - Buffett News’s report on Capt Tony’s ailing health
    16:05 - Life Lessons of a Legend, at Amazon
    17:37 - Amazon states the release date as August 31 1983 (which, curiously, was a Wednesday)
    19:24 - The Bounty, at IMDb
    23:58 - “When It’s Love” by Van Halen, I believe.  A reference to Episode 67
    25:26 - Somewhere Over China was reviewed in Episode 15
    27:44 - Bobby Holcomb, in Wikipedia
    29:12 - Nod to the Storyteller, at Amazon
    29:34 - there’s lots more good stuff in this pre-show interview (from the first of two Las Vegas concerts).  It was quite entertaining, so why not listen to the whole thing...


30:41 - Yellow Moon, at Amazon

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Tuesday, September 9 2008

Episode 82: Lemon and a Bottle of Beer

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, September 3 2008 (9:30 PM - 12:00 AM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Back at the Z’ac, as Greg would say, to start Season 6.  We look at the fourth leg of the Year of Still Here tour, with an in-depth discussion of Listener Sarah’s Bristow VA review.
Plus, hurricane songs and the reaction to Mickey’s tailgate playlist.  Special guests: Cindy
and Lee.

    01:24 - Don Lafontaine, who had passed away two days prior.  (I know he’s this generation’s favorite voice, but I’ve always been partial to Percy Rodriguez, the narrator of Heavy Metal and the Voice of God in Time Bandits.)
    02:27 - apparently the technical term is range expander (extender?)
    04:35 - Vanity Fair’s 100 Leaders of the Information Age
    06:06 - Nod to the Storyteller, from Mailboat Records
    07:08 - Lucky Old Sun Deluxe, at Amazon
    07:33 - Buffett News
    09:30 - now it can be told: the rather abrupt edit is because I didn’t notice “Bama Breeze” in the setlist and mistakenly cited another song as being more notable.  As you can hear, I attempted to correct this in post-production.
    10:39 - I recorded over half the concert without any audio.  I could hear it, but Audio Hijack didn’t.
    11:05 - a big thank you to Jackson Quigley for adding himself to that list, by way of our Mobatalk Audio app in the right-hand column.  Why not leave us your own voice mail message?  (Or try our Skype voicemail at 1-734-274-5959.  ...Errmm, make that 1-734-399-4888.)
    11:15 - feel free to read along with Listener Sarah’s review…

Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 2:42 PM

Subject: 8/30 Concert Review

Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA
Saturday August 30, 2008 ... The Labor Day Weekend Show (Part One)

I was dehydrated for the first half of the show…poor tailgating on my part, but at least I was coherent for the concert.  And I’m still recovering, so this will not be as detailed as Ed’s, but it’s still a review from someone who was there.

He was about 5mins late coming on stage, but the beach balls kept us busy.  AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long comes on to pump us up and even though I had heard HOT HOT HOT four times in four hours in the parking lot, it just means a little something more when it means Buffett coming on stage.

Homemade Music was an interesting first song and probably confused some JB concert virgins. Tiki Bar is Open “gets the party started” for the rest of crowd. An updated version of Fruitcakes and Pencil Thin Mustache (Lovell was awesome on this one) keeps it going and Manana switches gears before revving it back up for an awesome 5 o’clock somewhere.  My fav song,  Changes in Latitudes was next and he rocked it. The video for Changes in Latitudes was fun to watch and even though we didn’t decorate our truck, the tailgaters that we followed in was on the video and so were the people a few rows over with an active volcano on their roof.  Gypsies in the Palace was a nice surprise for me and amusing since it was my parents at my house watching my dish TV and taking care of my dog.  Jolly Mon Sing was great with Lovell and follows with the perennial favorite Come Monday.  The Rock Band version of Cheeseburger (which had a great funny intro between Jimmy and Utley) followed with video of people playing it in the parking lot.  Followed by Brown Eyed Girl, which didn’t get the response it did last year.  A great One Particular Harbor rounds out the first set with pics and video from a few decades ago that was in Tahiti.

I had to go get water during the intermission or I might not have made it to the end, so it was water instead of the first two songs of the second set, but Scarlet Begonias and Why Don’t We Get Drunk sounded good from the outside.  I was walking back to my seat as Jimmy introduced Mac for The Ass and the Hole.  Mac did awesome, but most of the crowd was still outside. Mostly everyone was back by Son of a Son of a Salior and I was still recovering from the water issue, but pics from Jimmy’s trip to the USS Harry S Truman (docked in Norfolk, VA - pronounced “Nor Fuk” not “Nor Folk” damn it) played on the screens.  The crowd pops for Volcano and we’re all in sync again. Last Mango in Paris shifted the gears down and then he introed Nadirah and she sang Makin’ Music For Money with Jimmy and did a damn fine job of it. Jimmy takes it back and keeps the pace with a fantastic School Boy Heart and Pirate Looks at Forty.  Far Side of the World, not my fav but still great.  We keep the lower gear for a great Southern Cross.  Followed up by the Parrothead Anthem, Maragaritaville.  Crowd was into it, the SALT signs were out, but sadly Jimmy lost the lost verse for our show.  But he did accept the Presidental nomination from the “JB 4 Pres” signs in the crowd.  The newbies and people who want to beat the traffic hightailed it out of there and left the die hards to finish.

Encore 1: Fins was awesome.  Then the band intro and Rainy Day Women. Lovell rocked this one too. Then they all leave but Jimmy and the stage lights go down and it’s just Jimmy, his guitar and a few thousand of his closest friends for Regabilly Hill.  This song is great acoustic and truley enjoyable. The jumbo tron was used nicely for this song with four different camera views, a long shot with Jimmy off center to the right, stage right up close side shot and a normal front on close up and long shot all fading in and out of each other.  I don’t remember the song now, but he showed Michael Phelps winning several matches and receiving two golds…crowd popped and Jimmy mentioned after the song was over, but I haven’t listened to the recording from Radio Maragaritaville (it’s nice to have a DVR and Dish Network) to remember the song.

Yet another awesome Jimmy Buffett show.

The photos are up and remember most were taken with my crappy little cell phone camera:

Sarah in VA

    11:34 - my next beer arrived
    11:52 - so why are they playing AC/DC before a Buffett concert?  Jimmy and Mike Utley are wondering this too (taken from the Pittsburgh pre-show interview, July 22 2008, and also discussed in Episode 78).

    17:00 - Buffett’s acceptance of the nomination occurred two two days after the DNC convention and two days before the start of the RNC convention.
    20:46 - Utah squeaked by University of Michigan, 25-23
    21:36 - get your own marching band copy of “Margaritaville”, performed by the 2002 Arizona State University Marching Band
    23:35 - also discussed during our Banana Wind review, in Episode 13
    23:53 - Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men
    24:19 - here’s the photo Mike requested…


Greg sporting “The Barack”

    25:49 - not an ad-lib; a parenthetical comment in the script
    26:27 - Schmoe’s talking muffin joke first appeared in Episode 41
    28:27 - why not Michael Palin for President?
    28:45 - I was thinking of Giuliana (Dipandi) Rancic

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Tuesday, August 5 2008

Episode 78: Schmype

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, July 30 2008 (10:00 PM - 12:30 AM) via Skype
    “Our bad luck streak with tech continues as the guys try their first Skype call to discuss Listener Ed's review of the Alpine Valley concert.

    Greg and I were the first ones online for this call, and I recorded almost an hour of background noise as he made a late dinner and put his kids to bed. I thought I would improve my sound by talking into a USB microphone but in fact it picked up lots of room noise as well as fan noise from my desktop computer. Luckily I was recording myself on a separate track and could mix myself out when not talking. I guess it went okay, for our first time; and it felt kind of fun to be using Skype like the real podcasts do.
    00:28 - a Blues Brothers reference, of course
    01:04 - one was Mike, obviously; and the other was Schmoe
    01:40 - one of those photos...

Jimmy in Indianapolis

    02:49 - the Roger Clyne simulcast, live from Florida
    04:06 - actually, the opposite: as host of the conference call, picking up on Schmoe meant I put Mike and Greg on hold
    05:52 - here's your chance to read along with Schmoe...  (More notes after.)


Listed below is a review of the concert from last night. An incredible show to say the least.

Buffet Concert Review
Alpine Valley July 19, 2008

The tour of the parking lot prior to the show was unbelievable. It had been raining all morning. The sun came out & it got hot & humid. Everyone had been drinking a lot. Let’s just say that for July 19th 2008, the Alpine Valley parking lot became the intersection of Sodom & Gomorra!

The Show:
They played AC/DC’s ‘You shook Me All Night Long’ to get the crowd pumped up. Then they played Hot, Hot, Hot. Then Jimmy took the stage alone to start the show. Jimmy was very loose with the comments when he came out as well as all throughout the night. I t was just like the concert in Glendale, AZ for the opening of a new Margaretville. Jimmy was loose that day also. It was the old Jimmy. He wasn’t patronizing the crowd. He was just having a good time & saying what was on his mind.

Set List
1     Why Don’t We Get Drunk
Although I think this song has been overplayed over the years, Jimmy’s solo version of this song on this tour was a very good performance and sure was a surprise he opened the show with this one. Jimmy stated that he needed to do this song to appease the rain gods of Alpine Valley.

2     Home Made Music
I never really liked this song, even the original version on ‘Hot Water’. I did not like the Pine Knob version either. When they played it tonight, I thought it sounded pretty good. Interesting fact: Russell Kunkel co wrote this song. Russ played drums on seven James Taylor albums.

3     Tiki Bar Is Open.
This one was OK. It needed more horns. It needed Amy Lee & Tom Mitchell. I always enjoyed watching John, Amy & Tom.

4     Fruit Cakes
Jimmy updated the lyrics. It was a great performance of this song. The video screens showed the parties in the parking lot before the show.

5     Pencil Thin Mustache
One of my favorite tunes. John Lovell’s performance was outstanding.

6     Miss You So Badly
Great song, great performance.

7     5’Oclock Somewhere
Another great song. Mac was great with this one.

8     Changes in Latitudes
Jimmy and the band got the crowd rockin’ during this song. You’d have to be there to really get a sense of how the crowd was during this song.

9     Cowboy in the Jungle
I love the original from Son of a Son of a Sailor better. It just doesn’t translate very well live for me.

10     Brown Eyed Girl
This one is always an Alpine Valley favorite. Jimmy & the band rocked this one. This song gets a crowd reaction that matches Margaretville.

11     Cheeseburger in Paradise
A great performance of this song.

12     Come Monday
I never get tired of hearing this one. Jimmy did the beach band configuration with Mac, Ralph & Robert which was fantastic.

13     One Particular Harbor
Jimmy talks about Tahiti & how it inspired him to write this song. There was video footage of him in Tahiti from what looks like the mid to late 80’s with the old band before the PM band joined. There was Sam Clayton, a young Mike Utley & a young Robert G.

14     License To Chill
The performance of this song puts the Chicago DVD version to shame. The band was in sync on this one.

Sports Illustrated Video
Dukes on Sunday Video
Another Saturday Night Video

I could not understand why the roadies were reconfiguring Gunthie’s drum kit. You don’t usually make big changes to a drum kit during intermission like they were changing this one. I soon found out why!!!!!!!!!!!!

15     Bo Diddley Tribute

Hey Bo Diddley
Jimmy started to talk about the death of Bo Diddley & was going to do a tribute. I looked on the stage & the guy in the red shirt look familiar. Was it? YES IT WAS!!!! Fingers Taylor on stage!!!! I could not believe it!!!! The performance of ‘Hey Bo Diddley’ was absolutely incredible. Jimmy, Mac Ralph, Fingers, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcom jut put on one hell of a performance. Fingers was just unbelievable!!

16     Juke Joint Duo
Jimmy & the band left the stage for Juke Joint & Fingers to perform a song. This was an incredible performance! It was just Fingers, Cedric & Malcom.. What can I say? It was just drums, guitar & harmonica & they filled Alpine Valley with an incredible wall of sound. I was speechless. Has Jimmy and the band ever left the stage and handed the crowd of 40,000 to another band? If not, this has got to be a first!

17     Ass & the Hole
Mac did a fabulous job on this one. As Jimmy promised, Spring break Johnny came out of his shell.

18     Stars On the Water
This is one of listener Ed’s favorite songs. The PM band rocked this one out. But, I will have to say, the best live performance of this song was on ‘Live by the Bay’. Fingers rocked this one. If only Josh Leo could be here! Right before this song started, Fingers was doing a shot of something with either Mac or Peter. I could not tell.

19     Son of a Son of a Sailor
Jimmy talks about the navy & visiting the troops. They showed video footage of Jimmy & Mac’s visit to the sailors on the USS Harry S. Truman. Again, Fingers was just great.

20     Volcano
Fingers was out of control on this one. He did an outstanding performance. Having Fingers on stage really had a positive affect on the band. Every time he was out there, the rest of the band would just turn it up a notch. He would walk around while playing & just look at another band member & that member just would just pour their heart & soul into that particular song they were playing.

21     Making Music for Money
I will have to say that I did not care for Nadir’s version of this song from the Pine Knob concert. I always thought that only Jimmy should perform songs from the A1A album. However, Nadir really belted out the lyrics on this performance. I think it was because Fingers was also on stage. Fingers rocked this one.

22     School Boy Heart
Wow! This was another great performance. The band was in sync and everyone just rocked on this one!

23     In The City
The vocal harmonies were just fantastic on this one. This is another example of the band just being in sync tonight. I liked Mac’s comments about the first time his picture was taken in public after leaving Mississippi. And I quote “It was the second time a McAnally had his picture taken and there was no bible in one hand & a shotgun in the other”.

24     Pirate Looks at 40
A great live performance with the added treat of Fingers on stage. I can’t say it enough. Fingers just made this song extra special.

25     Band Intros
Jimmy talked about the article in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel on the band.

26     Far Side Of The World
A great performance along with video footage from Jimmy’s trip to Cambodia or Vietnam.

27     Southern Cross
I never get tired of this one. They always do a great job with this song & having Fingers on stage gives it that extra touch of class.

28     Margaretville
The crowd just went wild during this one! Fingers was playing on one of Utley’s keyboards during this song and him & Utley were just having a great time. Jimmy added the lost verse.

29     Fins
Another great Fingers performance.

30     Rainy Day Women
The band just let loose with this one. It was a great, great performance. Again, Fingers just rocked! He poured everything he had into this song. John Lovell also did a great job on this song. There was also some strange smell or odor in the air during this song.

31     Distantly In Love
I was very impressed with Jimmy performance on this song. In the past he always did the acoustical ‘last song’ differently that the original version. Songs like ‘Stories We Could Tell’, ‘Lovely Cruise’, ‘He Went to Paris’ were always performed differently when Jimmy does these ‘unplugged’ encores. Jimmy can do what he wants, he owns the songs but, I always thought they should sound like the original. With ‘Distantly in Love’ it sounded very much like the original version & was just a great performance.

Fingers Taylor                 Here Comes Bo Diddley, Rainy Day Women,
                                           Making Music for Money
Mac                                   Ass & the Hole
John Lovell                     Pencil Thin Mustache & Rainy Day Women
Jimmy                               Distantly In Love

School Boy Heart
In the City
Here Comes Bo Diddley
Come Monday
Changes In Latitudes

I can say that of all the live Buffet concerts I have been to and seen on DVD, this concert was the best. Watching Fingers performing on stage was an unforgettable experience. When I did my review of ‘Live by the Bay’ I mentioned that Jimmy’s old band interacted well with each other and that the PM Band just sort of stayed in their little spot during the concert. Jimmy was real loose that night and was taking jabs at members of the band and they were starting to loosen up a little.

After Fingers took the stage, everything changed. It was like he flipped a switch & the rest of the band came alive. I have never seen the (PM) band interact as well as they did on this night. Fingers was such a motivating factor in the rest of the band’s performance that night. Everyone was smiling. Gunthie was smiling & he never smiles. Doyle Grisham was smiling and he rarely smiles. Jim Mayer who moves around a little during the show was just all over the place this night.

You just had to be there!

Listener Ed

p.s. Tina looked great!

    06:22 - a week prior, Jimmy, interviewed by none other than Mike Utley (at the July 22 show in Pittsburgh), talked about such an incongruous song appearing in his warm-up playlist.

    07:14 - the concert clips were recorded directly off my Sirius radio, as opposed to off the Sirius web stream like I usually do. To get a good signal the radio was outside while we stayed inside to record Episode 77. It rained that night, and the radio was protected only by the umbrella of a patio table on Schmoe's deck.
    08:39 - I am dead wrong on this one. I completely forgot he did indeed do "Fruitcakes" at Pine Knob, with me standing right there to hear it. Although I remained convinced I had not heard it for days after. (Shades of that one long ago concert where Mike did not hearing "Changes in Latitudes".)
    17:33 - Bo Diddley, in Wikipedia
    18:48 - Juke Joint Duo, on MySpace
    19:23 - “Listen to what I say, not what you hear.” Quote of the Episode!
    19:51 - "Skinny Woman", from YouTube
    21:31 - Scott is reading from the bio on the Juke Joint Duo MySpace page
    21:47 - Calvin Johnson (musician) vs Calvin Johnson (American football), in Wikipedia
    27:53 - as mentioned in Episode 13
    29:11 - the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, previously mentioned in Episode 76
    31:18 - there's a time-cut here. Schmoe would not usually pee that quickly
    35:59 - nope. It's not his ceiling fan. Those internal mics always crackle when using Skype -- but when used with any other application, they sound extremely good.
    34:22 - "this long" as in three hours!
    34:31 - yeah, Greg wishes!
    35:02 - obviously this comes from earlier in the recording.
    A few things were edited out of this session, not the least of which was an injury at Greg's house where a heavy frozen food fell out of his freezer, injuring the bare foot of a house guest. One giant chunk of conversation involved Scott discovering had a deal on bacon salt -- a product we had never heard of before but took an instant liking to just on the name alone. As Schmoe is always saying "Everything tastes better with bacon." I regret having excised this, especially as Scott has been quick to bring up the subject of bacon salt in subsequent recordings. (Plus the fact Mike, now that we're using Skype to contact him in Houston, has permanently labeled the crackle coming from Schmoe's laptop as "bacon noise".)

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Thursday, March 20 2008

BONUS: 2008 Radio Ad

    Carrying on the tradition, here’s the radio ad for our concert this year.

    Caught on WCSX (94.7 FM) at around 10 PM Thursday night, after only about nine hours of recording.  (The ending is somewhat faked because it got buried under the start of the next commercial.)

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Saturday, February 16 2008

Episode 61: Acrocashyto

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 13 2008 (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Hud stays for most of the episode, Greg communicates via e-mail, and Mike actually
shows up in person.  This week’s album under review is 1994’s
Fruitcakes.  And, by popular demand, we present another chapter of Hud’s Hooker Korner.  (Guests: Jennifer and Jacob.  Occasional yawning and fidgeting: Mike’s and Schmoe’s kids.)

    This week’s show name was stolen from inspired by a parody title in an old Mad Magazine
    00:03 - although the door squeak is gone, Hud compensates for it imitating the noise throughout the show
    01:09 - it was my idea, in fact.  It seemed funny at the time.
    03:05 - ...and an angel gets its wings…
    04:09 - Schmoe refers to events at the end of Episode 55
    06:01 - some conversation which was cut for time creates an awkward transition here.  Schmoe now begins to talk about his plans for Good Friday which, juxtaposed to the previous talk about porn, make his mention of fish tacos particularly awkward.  I left this segment in anyway, just because of my conversation with Hud.
    06:53 - follow-up post on Thomas Crompton’s blog
    07:40 - photos from the Nimitz concert can be found here, here, here, here, and here
    07:47 - link to Jimmy’s interview on Bloomberg TV, via BuffettNews
    07:57 - Margaritaville Salsa
    08:20 - one of these days I’ll edit the video from that night and upload it
    08:31 - check the tour date pages at BuffettNews and BuffettWorld
    09:23 - link to “Oysters & Pearls” story, on BuffettWorld
    09:52 - CILCIA on shuttle?
    10:07 - news of the Asheville CIP closing.  The BuffettNews message board provides the follow-up info
    11:25 - photo album of our visit to the local CIP
    11:56 - audio from the Monk episode “Mr Monk Paints His Masterpiece”, from Season 6
    12:18 - note: audio clip slightly edited for time
    14:19 - audio from This Week in Tech #131: “G’Night Dad”.
    14:59 - Stephen Colbert is interviewing Rick Warren, author of A Purpose Driven Life, in this January 28 2008 installment of The Colbert Report
    16:41 - another inside joke
    17:33 - Drink of the Day was Amber Bock
    17:58 - my 1993 tour setlists page
    18:33 - information via the Google cache of
    21:44 - I know, it sounds like I contradicted myself.  I meant something more along the lines of “too much, all at once”
    21:53 - you can play along at home with this PDF of Greg’s Fruitcakes review
    24:17 - in January 1991, four Cuban refugees in wetsuits arrived at Jimmy’s Key West dock in an 18-foot boat.  Before the Coast Guard took them, Jimmy gave them a copies of Song(s) You Know By Heart to show them there was more to American music than Julio Iglesias and Gloria Estefan.
    29:31 - Here’s my little visual tribute to “Lone Palm”.  It’s a tableau I discovered on the beaches of Antigua: pre-sunset | post-sunset
    30:12 - “Apocalypso” is the song with the flute solo
    31:53 - I intended to include an audio snippet of that, from the July 19 1994 concert, but there was so much talking going on during that song it was tough to make out Mike and Hud in particular
    33:13 - and, through the magic of editing and pre-recording, Hud will do just that
    33:33 - a reference to our great G.E. / C.E. Smith controversy of Episode 32
    37:01 - a reference to the End Titles of our previous episode
    37:28 - “The Booklovers”, on the Promenade album by The Divine Comedy, is another song that mentions Flaubert.  As does “Living With Girls” from Doug Anthony Allstars.
    39:09 - “Quietly Making Noise” recorded July 4 1993
    41:23 - “In the Same Boat” recorded July 3 1993; the end was slightly edited for time
    41:40 - in my limited experience, French people you meet on the street were quite nice and friendly; it was French people on the job (as in, for instance, restaurants, trains, or post offices) who were the rude ones
    55:53 - RealName Jim and I refer to the “Homer Badman” episode of The Simpsons, Season 6
    57:25 - i’ve tried to dig this site up, but I cannot find a working link to include here

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Episode 61B: Quietly Mocking Schmoe

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 13 2008 (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM), at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI

    But wait, there’s more!
    I guess having Mike in person again got us even more talkative.  Not only did we record our second longest show (as of this writing) but we talked long enough to record a bonus show.  Here are a few extras salvaged from the cutting room floor: Mike and Schmoe reminisce about being asked to work security for a recent concert by The Knack (they performed at Mike’s sister’s company Christmas party); and Schmoe continues our tradition of reviewing the Super Bowl halftime show.
    (Show title suggested by Texas Mike.  Other nominees include “Henchmen for the Night” and “With a Rebel Yell, He Mocked Schmoe, Schmoe, Schmoe”.)
    Listen now…


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Friday, November 9 2007

Episode 55: Homemade Musings

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, November 7 2007 (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM), at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Not only does Mike join Schmoe and Mickey on the phone again, but Hud is back and
Patti returns for her second visit!  The top of discussion is
Hot Water, and these losers, these losers, these losers just drone on…  (Cameo by Tommy.)

    I bought a new and shielded cord for our speaker phone setup, to eliminate any more interference, only to find the cord would not work for some reason.  Luckily, Schmoe had some audio cords in his car and we were finally able to contact Mike and get the show rolling.
    00:10 - Patti’s previous visit was when back in Episode 2
    01:30 - Amazon’s listing for the unofficial Jimmy Buffett Concert Handbook
    02:41 - Patti tried talking us into a road trip since her birthday coincided with the second Las Vegas show.  Unfortunately for her, we’re too cheap.
    05:51 - Jimmy’s intro was slightly edited here to save time
    06:56 - “Tin Cup Chalice” was performed, but it was not aired on Radio Margaritaville so sadly it cannot be included here
    07:09 - oops, this interview with Mike Utley actually preceded the Thursday show, not the Saturday show.  Jimmy’s interview on Saturday was actually an interesting, serious talk about his touring ethic and I include it here as an extra:

    08:10 - nope.  Jimmy, George Strait, and Alan Jackson lost to Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, and the upstart Kenny Chesney.  And Mac McAnally lost to Jerry Douglas.
    09:46 - you can hear Bill make the suggestion at 38:17 in Episode 54
    14:39 - nope, I was thinking of “Lage Nom Ai” I guess.  “Great Heart” was the leadoff song for the Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays tour.
    14:55 - you can’t hear it all that well, but Patti admits “I like ‘Pre-You’”
    15:39 - George Blaha
    15:53 - Schmoe is right, the video was shown during the intermission of the February 17 1998 show
    18:16 - Duck Dunn & Steve Cropper
    26:44 - Patti mentions “Rick Springfield”
    30:42 - “Great Heart” iTunes link
    31:39 - I can’t locate it in Episode 54 any more, so maybe Greg mentioned it before the mics were on.  “Smart Woman in a Real Short Skirt” scared him, he said, because it reminded him of pick-up lines from his single days.
    31:59 - I said this because I would be celebrating a birthday in two days (and finishing the edit)
    32:46 - Jimmy and Marshall Chapman exchanged a kiss (or maybe just an embrace—I was sitting far back, after all) after performing “Perfect Partner” on July 4 1987
    33:23 - Last Mango in Paris was released in June 1985
    35:01 - this recording of “That’s What Living is to Me” comes from July 4 1987.  (And I forgot to mention it includes steel drum here too.)
    37:30 - if I could find it, here’s where I’d link to that “Arlo & Janis” strip
    The snippet of “That’s What Living is to Me” is from July 4 1987.
    P.S.: New show next week.  We’ll be reviewing Live in Aguilla and also talking about “songs we’re thankful for”.  Share your own thoughts at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 1-774-221-7346.
    P.P.S.: Happy Birthday to Me!

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