Showing posts with label jimmy buffett. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jimmy buffett. Show all posts

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Post #3231

...some of it's magic some of it's tragic but I had a good life  all the way.
―Jimmy Buffett (He went to Paris)

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Jimmy Buffett Has "Crost the Bar"

December 25, 1946 - September 01, 2023

Be good and you will be lonesome.
―Mark Twain
Be lonesome and you will be free
Live a lie and you will live to regret it
That's What Living is to Me.
―Jimmy Buffett

Son of a Son of a Sailor · The Captain and the Kid · A Pirate Looks at Forty · Cowboy in the Jungle · Havana Daydreamin' · He went to Paris · Tin Cup Chalice · Margaritaville · Come Monday · Tides · The Wino and I know · Trying to Reason with a Hurricane · Cheeseburger in Paradise · Fruitcakes · Life is Just a Tire Swing · Door Number Three

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

I've been listening to Jimmy Buffett's stories since The Great Filling Station Holdup. Inspired! I wanted to be a Sailor so I joined The Navy. I wanted to hang out on the beach so I spent a year in Costa Rica - on the bum. Everywhere I've been, the wit and wisdom of Jimmy Buffett was right there with me, and I thank God for that.

Breathe in, Breathe Out, Move On

Jimmy Buffett, The Sailor, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Businessman, Philosopher, and Philanthropist will forever be an inspiration to people across the globe. Passed from this earth now, but not forgotten, his legacy is the gift that keeps on giving.

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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