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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyldgade/sets/72157607035574408/

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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