As always, Jimmy Buffett is living his best life.
As the king of all Parrotheads, Jimmy Buffett is almost obligated to have a good time. And even after decades of fun in the sun, the music legend doesn’t seem to tire of his laid-back beach life. In fact, as a successful restaurateur, best-selling author, Broadway producer, dedicated philanthropist, and music icon, Jimmy Buffett still finds time to catch some waves.
Jimmy recently shared a video of himself surfing. Along with the video, he wrote, “paddle out.”
Jimmy Buffett Always Mixes Business With Pleasure
If work didn’t include beach vacations and margaritas, Jimmy Buffett wouldn’t be Jimmy Buffett. With songs like “Margaritaville,” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” Jimmy has become an icon for escaping daily life. Or, at least, bringing some much-needed leisure to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So keeping business and pleasure separate is not something Jimmy knows how to do. During an interview, he explained just that.
“I plan to mix business and pleasure,” said Jimmy. “That’s what I do.”
And that hasn’t stopped just because tours were canceled and people were made to quarantine this past year. In fact, Jimmy brought the beach to himself during the “pandemic-ville.” During an interview, Jimmy Buffett shared what he’s been up to this past year.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time catching up with all my guitars down here in Pandemic-ville,” said Jimmy.
Jimmy Is Finally Playing All The Guitars From His Huge Collection
Since he started touring, Jimmy has visited many cities. And he often picks up a guitar or two as souvenirs during his travels. Since he only uses about four or five of them on tour, most of his guitars stay at home, unplayed. Over the past year, Jimmy Buffett has had time to get acquainted with all his guitar treasures.
“…Well, suddenly I find myself with the time to really enjoy playing and caring for these great instruments,” he said during the same interview. “That’s been a silver lining in this whole damn thing.”
Jimmy didn’t set out to start collecting guitars. But once he caught a glimpse of his famous musician friends’ collections, he had to start his own.
“I never really saw myself as being a guitar collector,” said Jimmy. “But after going to visit Vince Gill and later working with Mark Knopfler, they really got me into it.”
Buffet even hired a contractor to design a private studio in his New York home to house all the guitars. Buffett said that he was overjoyed when he walked into his studio collection for the first time.
“Wow. I mean, just taking all of it in at that moment, I remembered exactly which guitars I’d written certain songs on and the feelings that drove those songs,” said Jimmy. “It brought back exactly where and how I’d come by each of those guitars, and the incredible backstories behind them. It was truly overwhelming.”