Jimmy Buffet Essay

855 words - 3 pages

I think that Jimmy Buffet is a very influential person in the entire music industry even though he has never won any awards for his music. I believe he is a man that is really down to Earth. The reason that I say this is that whenever anything that does not go his way he remembers about his plane crash a couple of years ago and realizes that he is lucky even to be alive. To me this makes a person down to Earth because now he takes everything in stride and he also pursues his dreams. He knows that eventually he will achieve all of his goals that he wants to. Another thing that I admire about him is his persistence even before his plane crash. When he started out singing he was playing only in front of his mother and his mother's bridge club. Then he soon started playing for local bars, then audiences in small concert halls, then he eventually made it to large concert halls, and now he is playing for sold out concerts of over 35,000 people. These concerts are sold out usually in less than one hour due to all the Parrotheads that love his music.Even before his plane crash he lived a very laid back life. The reason that I say that is in his songs. He always talks about sailing to get away from everyone so that he can relax; he also talks about drinking to relieve stress and also will make him relaxed. Also in his songs he talks about fishing, which for some people is also very relaxing, and for him this is his passion. When I go to his concerts, I believe the reason that I see people from their early teens all the way up to people in their sixties is that he can relate to all these people. The reason that I say he relates to the older group is that he understands how much things have risen over the last decades. He even mentions the rise in prices in couple of his songs especially on the Feeding Frenzy CD. Another way that he can relate with the older group of people is how they are slowly slowing down but still wants to be young a kid at heart. At his concerts these older people can be next to the younger group and party with them just pretending that they are kids again; maybe just for a day but...

Find Another Essay On Jimmy Buffet

Paper on business ethics of Dennis Kozlowski and Tyco fraud

1333 words - 5 pages and a birthday cake in the shape of a woman's breast with sparklers mounted on top. Jimmy Buffet and his group were flown in to perform at a cost of $250,000. The party also had guests wearing togas and tight briefs, gladiators and chariots dancing around the pool. The party in which Kozlowski billed Tyco for half of its expense is an evidence of Kozlowski making personal use of company money. This further proves Dennis Kozlowski's unethical

The Story of Island Records Essay

1938 words - 8 pages Island Records is one of the most influential pop music record labels of all time. Mixing cultures and influences from reggae to pop, hip hop, and even punk, Island has shaken up ideas and introduced new genres to mainstream music, bringing cultures into the musical spotlight halfway across the world. Still alive and thriving today, Island has produced some of the music industry’s biggest names and groups including Jimmy Buffet, The B-52s, U2

Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl Song

2340 words - 9 pages Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl Song When we hear the song Brown-Eyed Girl, it is safe to assume the majority of us think of the Van Morrison version that was first introduced in his album Blowin’ Your Mind, released in 1967. Since that time the song’s legend and popularity have grown to unprecedented heights. Many artists have redone the song, some with a similar music style to Morrison (like Jimmy Buffet), and others of a completely

Federal Emergency Management Agency

2138 words - 9 pages priorities. One of the legacies of President Jimmy Carter was the restructuring of a “bureaucratic buffet” into a single joined agency that was named the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or what everyone knows it as FEMA. When it was created in 1979, FEMA antagonized the anticipated restructuring growth that reflected on the cultures learned by the people within the agency. Under Reagan administration, the disagreements concerning FEMA were

Lance Armstrong and Overcoming Obstacles

3548 words - 14 pages long hard season." In the following weeks, Armstrong was faced with unimaginable pain and suffering. While at a Jimmy Buffet concert, celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday, an excruciating headache hit him. Assuming it was just the consequences of drinking too much, he took a few pills, hoping to cure it. After filling his bloodstream with "four tablets" and three pills of "migraine medication," the pain failed to lessen. What began as any

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages Introduction: Chemical equilibrium is a crucial topic in Chemistry. To represent and model equilibrium, the thermodynamic concept of Free energy is usually used. For a multi-component system the Gibbs free energy is a function of Pressure, Temperature and quantity (mass, moles) of each component. If one of these parameters is changed, a state change to a more energetically favorable state will occur. This state has the lowest free energy

Revolutionary Work of Art

1890 words - 8 pages Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art

Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools

1594 words - 6 pages In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain

Psychological Egoism Theory

2240 words - 9 pages The theory of psychological egoism is indeed plausible. The meaning of plausible in the context of this paper refers to the validity or the conceivability of the theory in question, to explain the nature and motivation of human behavior (Hinman, 2007). Human actions are motivated by the satisfaction obtained after completing a task that they are involved in. For example, Mother Teresa was satisfied by her benevolent actions and

How Celtic Folkore has Influenced My Family

1587 words - 6 pages Every family has a unique background that influences the way they live and interact with other people. My parents, who emigrated from Ireland to the States with my three brothers in 1989, brought over their own Celtic folklore and traditions that have helped shaped the way our family operates and lives. One aspect of folklore that has helped shape my family dynamic is the Celtic cross—both its background and what role it has played in our lives

Similar Essays

Case Study: Parrot Heads Unite

1329 words - 6 pages towards Parrot Heads as well. Conclusion In conclusion, a Parrot Head is more than a fun-loving Jimmy Buffet fan. Parrot Heads are a large brand community who come together through clubs around the world. Despite the range in age, Parrot Heads have joined together in over 200 groups worldwide with at least two things in common: a love for Jimmy Buffet’s music and volunteering. These groups have formed a brand community, which has

My Favorite Vacation Essay

848 words - 3 pages fruit and rum but none the less delicious. I was not allowed into my room until 1pm it was approximately 11 am therefore, I headed to the pool deck. The pool deck makes you feel like you are truly on vacation. Lounge chairs are neatly lined around the pool about three rows deep. Some are in the shade others are in the sun. They have island music playing such as Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett. The sun was warm and felt good on my body. After

Barriers, Missed Opportunities And Revival Essay

997 words - 4 pages encouraging or interested in my going to college, I am reminded of a quote by Jimmy Buffet; “Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.” Although I know they loved and cared for me; education was another issue. Having very little themselves left them at a disadvantage of even having the knowledge to seek out the information needed to explore the possibility. They were firm believers that hard work and experience paid off; and

Jordan Belfort: The Wolf Of Wall Street

1795 words - 8 pages day were making money. He regularly told Jordan that lying to clients is the best way to make the most profit. ““The name of the game, moving money from your clients pocket to your pocket”, Mark stated. “But if you can make your clients money at the same time it’s advantageous to everyone, correct?” “No, Mark replied…Okay, first rule of Wall Street-nobody and I don’t care if you are Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet- knows if a stock is going up