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Jimmy Buffett #142897
09/13/2017 08:28 PM
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Kenny was pretty quick to respond to the need for Irma funding....anyone know if Buffett's camp has done the same? He has certainly profited just as much, if not more, from island inspiration?

Just curious as I have seen nothing as of yet.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: Winterstale] #142898
09/13/2017 08:39 PM
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He has in the past been right on top of it. I'm waiting to hear as well

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sailbynight] #142899
09/13/2017 10:12 PM
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My wife and I were just discussing this. He's been very quiet. Very odd.



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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: BarleyMan] #142900
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I did receive an email letting me know there were new Margaritaville shirts available online.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: TackingAg] #142901
09/14/2017 08:21 AM
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Not all good-doing is seen. Heck, he could be behind some of these large anonymous donations that are popping up on many of these Caribbean fundraisers....who knows.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: Kirk] #142902
09/14/2017 08:35 AM
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I would point out that he is much more directly and personally tied to Florida, and the Florida Keys, than he is to the BVI. He grew up in Florida. His home (well, at least one of them) is still in Florida. As such, it would not surprise me if he is putting most of his resources into the disaster relief that is required there. And there is a lot of disaster relief needed, particularly in Key West.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: denverd0n] #142903
09/14/2017 08:53 AM
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I would point out that he is much more directly and personally tied to Florida, and the Florida Keys, than he is to the BVI. He grew up in Florida. His home (well, at least one of them) is still in Florida. As such, it would not surprise me if he is putting most of his resources into the disaster relief that is required there. And there is a lot of disaster relief needed, particularly in Key West.



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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: denverd0n] #142904
09/14/2017 08:55 AM
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I would point out that he is much more directly and personally tied to Florida, and the Florida Keys, than he is to the BVI. He grew up in Florida. His home (well, at least one of them) is still in Florida. As such, it would not surprise me if he is putting most of his resources into the disaster relief that is required there. And there is a lot of disaster relief needed, particularly in Key West.


He grew up in Alabama. Most every burger dive on the redneck riviera (Alabama and NW FL) coast claims that they are the original Hamburger in Paradise. smile

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: stephenr] #142905
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Trey Anastasio of Phish penned a long, heartfelt post about Tortola yesterday, appealing for help/donations:
https://www.facebook.com/treyanastasio/posts/10154211723882168

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: dayhiker] #142906
09/14/2017 10:56 AM
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He grew up in Alabama. Most every burger dive on the redneck riviera (Alabama and NW FL) coast claims that they are the original Hamburger in Paradise. smile


That's funny - because Jimmy's own website (https://www.margaritaville.com/faq) says the famous meal took place in Roadtown.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: snowdog] #142907
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Cool. I'll have to look it up.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: snowdog] #142908
09/14/2017 11:34 AM
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True story from Jimmy to me..although he has changed it in print..Cheeseburger in Paradise was the old " Stanley's Welcome Bar" where he hung out and played when he rented the house at the end of CGB. He played one night there with Peter Tosh witnessed by one late TTOLer. Not sure why he changed the story but he told me that in 1984 over a cold one..

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: Manpot] #142909
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now - or when ?
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now - or when ?
Sandy's place ?
that would be a great story

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: CGB] #142910
09/14/2017 12:20 PM
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I guess that is my point. He is well connected with Social media, websites, etc. But searched and have found nothing from him concerning the Hurricanes. Not even a "Hey hope everyone is OK" tweet. My only thought is that the guy with the password for his twitter account still doesn't have internet.



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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: TackingAg] #142911
09/14/2017 12:21 PM
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I did receive an email letting me know there were new Margaritaville shirts available online.



He sold Margaritaville in 2014

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: snowdog] #142912
09/14/2017 06:45 PM
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Village key Marina's restaurant in Roadtown years ago had on their menu the Home of the Hamburger in Paradise.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail445] #142913
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I wonder why Disney isn't donating hurricane relief to the islands in the Caribbean considering they made a ton of money on the Pirates of the Caribbean series of movies.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail445] #142914
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How do you know they didn't? Do they have to take out an ad to say they are donating.

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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail2wind] #142915
09/15/2017 02:38 AM
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How do you know ?
You don't have a clue.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail445] #142916
09/15/2017 06:19 AM
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Disney announced on 9/12 that they were contributing $2.5 million to Irma relief.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail2wind] #142917
09/15/2017 07:05 AM
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How do you know they didn't? Do they have to take out an ad to say they are donating.

Bridget, don't go there <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


Evan...thou knowest me way too well. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />...I was ready to go there....and NOT to defend that mouse but to bury him....

How about all the dough they've made with their cruise line??

Not sure if anyone else saw this from Tim Duncan of the Spurs:
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/tim-duncan-hurricane-irma-us-virgin-islands/

Very heartfelt from a guy who has always been a class act as well

I think we need to flood social media pages - our own and also local and national news - asking why the hell the islands get so little coverage.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: Kirk] #142918
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Not all good-doing is seen. Heck, he could be behind some of these large anonymous donations that are popping up on many of these Caribbean fundraisers....who knows.


That's all very well and good....but since he made oodles of money singing about these places....he needs to be OUT THERE and talking about it. When I am seeing video snippets on FB of people I love like family who have waited days for food and supplies...and they are crying and I feel so very helpless? anyone who can make a big difference in awareness about what's going on down there right now?? With a big voice? Needs to RAISE it.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: BigGreenFan] #142919
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Very good, are BVI and other Caribbean countries also going to receive funds from their donation or is it for the US only?

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail445] #142920
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DJ on Radio Margaritaville said something to the effect that Jimmy Buffet and Margaritaville will be doing something for hurricane relief, but no details were given.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: IRabbit] #142921
09/15/2017 08:30 AM
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Honestly, I would prefer to NOT hear about celebrities, and their charitable deeds. Do it privately. Do it anonymously. I don't need to be told over and over what a wonderful, caring, compassionate human being you are. That's between you and your conscience.

Just my two cents worth.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: denverd0n] #142922
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Honestly, I would prefer to NOT hear about celebrities, and their charitable deeds. Do it privately. Do it anonymously. I don't need to be told over and over what a wonderful, caring, compassionate human being you are. That's between you and your conscience.

Just my two cents worth.


I didn't mean it that way at all - I could care less how much they give - I just think they can use their fan base to raise awareness so OTHERS are prompted to join in the giving - glad to hear that Radio Margaritaville is saying that - NoShoes Radio is doing the same. This is all good!


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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: Winterstale] #142923
09/15/2017 11:15 AM
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I totally agree with Winterstale. Having been the president of our local ( but sadly, now defunct ) Parrothead club, I can tell you that Parrotheads are the kindest, most giving people you'll ever meet...especially in times of crisis. I can guarantee you many of Jimmy's fans have already contributed in some way. That being said, like Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation, Jimmy could round up his "troops" and encourage more contributions. And he certainly could do that without tooting his own horn. ( just my two cents)

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: harleybuffett] #142924
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he may have already

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: harleybuffett] #142925
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Any Buffett fan worth his SALT is already well aware of the damage to the islands and Key West, and as Parrotheads, are certainly digging deep.
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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: purplelily] #142926
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I agree about us Parrotheads being very generous and sympathetic. But where is Buffett and what is he doing???? Come on Jimmy!!!!!!

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #142927
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why does he have to announce his support? he could have given generously already. Many starts and athletes have given millions.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail2wind] #142928
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Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sailbynight] #142929
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It's amazing how people have the nerve to demand others to donate their money.

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail445] #142930
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I don't agree with you often, but I do agree with this statement. Do I have to do a press release when I donate to St.Judes?

Re: Jimmy Buffett [Re: sail2wind] #142931
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