Musical Memories

We woke to the news that Jimmy Buffett had died. We were fortunate to hear him in concert. My husband introduced me to sailing, and we would listen to Buffett at some point during our excursions. I have read a couple of his fiction books and found them as upbeat as his music. “Pencil Thin Mustache” is one of my all time favorite songs, and I was able to find a live version.

I failed to mark the passing earlier this year of probably our favorite musician: Gordon Lightfoot. We heard him several times over the years and were never disappointed. I love many of his songs but my favorite is “Song for A Winter’s Night,” a quiet love ballad that he originally recorded in 1967.

2 thoughts on “Musical Memories

  1. All the news reports about Jimmy’s passing cited the hits he made in the 70’s, but he made two my favorite albums in the 90’s. I think “Fruitcakes” was among his very best and the musical “Don’t Stop the Carnival” was very underrated, then and now. “Take the Weather With You” from the 2000’s also had some excellent songs.

    1. I did not keep up with Buffett as long as you did and will add these two albums to my to listen list. Hope all is well with you!

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