Sandlapper Parrot Head Telegraph
Volume IV, Number 1
A Charter PHiP Club
This is going to be a strange and long letter, so kick up your feet, print this baby out and enjoy. With my duties as Entertainment Coordinator for ParrotStock, I must first apologize for not getting the newsletter out in a timely fashion. I've been swamped and up to my ears in phone calls, e-mails and airline reservations. So with that in mind, I'm going to try to compose a mini-newsletter with this e-mail that will encompass last night's meeting and other ParrotHeaded information that you might find relevant to our club.
Our monthly meeting last night was held at the Summit Restaurant in Chester and semi-well-attended. Kevin Loop conducted an "open-mic" night with Bill Sims being the only one brave enough to join him on stage for a few romps
through Buffett's early days.
Rick Rutland officially became President of the club last night though he skipped out on us to help a couple of friends sail a boat from the Bahamas up to Charleston (poor fella ;-) Lewis Cauthen has us set up to work Knight's Castle again this season, with only one Saturday night per month lined up for us. I'll forward the schedule as soon as he forwards it to me.
We're also going back to Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord for another stint working a concession booth during the Coca-Cola World 600 NASCAR race on Sunday May 27. More details will follow, but we do need 3 or 4 more members to volunteer to go up to Concord for alcohol sales training. If you'd like to volunteer for this training, which obviously needs to be completed before the race, let me know. Dwight Mercer will be letting me know the date for
this and I'll pass that along when I get the info.
This Saturday, we'll be setting up a tailgate party for the annual Come See Me Festival's Tailgate Party at the Winthrop University Coliseum. Our location won't be known until Saturday morning, but we're going to try to be in the same general location as last year (on the right side of the road that enters the Coliseum grounds to the right of the Coliseum....hope that's not confusing. Let me know and I'll give you more detailed directions). We will be frying turkeys and it would be nice if everyone could bring something. Get back to me with what you'll be bringing and if we have too much of anything, I'll probably ask you to bring something else. A prompt response on this would be appreciated. We'll have Ol' Big there (if you have to ask what Ol' Big is, you'll just hafta wait and find out when you get there) and we'll also be setting up the tent that the club bought for the Atlanta concert last year. If anyone needs to contact me or gets lost in the myriad of tailgaters, give me a call at 448-8000. Oh yeah, bring your deck/lawn chairs and whatever you'd like to drink. The club will purchase soft drinks for the occasion.
The financial situation of the club is getting better. The Christmas season pretty much wiped us out with our donations of presents to the kids of the Children's Attention Home (approximately $1000.00) and a donation of $1000.00 to the Tropics Exotic Bird Refuge. We currently have $1850.00 +/- in our account.
I received a letter of thanks from Cheryl Howell yesterday and want to share her kind words with everyone: "I would like to thank each and everyone of you for all of your efforts toward the benefit for Ronnie. I am sure he smiled down upon everyone while singing "A Pirate Looks At 40." The club has helped create a lot of happy memories that will help carry me through the years to come. Thank you all for your continued support and kindness....Cheryl Howell"
On another note....the following letter was posted on Hugo Duarte's Hillbilly Beach web site. Hugo's father, Hugo, Sr., is going through some rough times right now and prayers are being asked for. Here's the message:
"Hello Everyone, Our Dad is preparing to do battle with esophageal cancer. Our family knows of and believes in the power of prayer and in the accomplishment of miracles. We ask that you join our prayers for Dad's full recovery, and that you help us in praying for him to be spared of the severe side effects of the radiation and chemotherapy. We also ask that each of you help us further by sending this prayer request to everyone on your email list. We love our Dad very much. Our family thanks you from the dephths of our hearts and ask that God bless each and every one of you always. Louise &
ParrotStock 2001, the PHiP (ParrotHeads in Paradise, Inc.) Southeastern Regional ParrotHead Convention, is just around the corner....May 3 - 6 to be exact. The registration deadline has been extended until this Saturday, April 14th (registrations must be postmarked by this date), so if you still want to go, head on over to www.ParrotStock.com/phcoc8 and click the registration button for a printable registration form. The entertainment lined up for this huge event is one you'll be able to tell your Grandkeets about: A1A (the official Jimmy Buffett ribute Band), the Caribbean Cowboys, Sunny Jim White, Hugo Duarte & the Full Sail Band, the Delta Riders (Jay Spell's band), Clark Hoyle, Erik Smith, and the Immortal Reefer Band Reunion Concert featuring ex-Coral Reefers Roger Bartlett, Greg "Fingers" Taylor, Keith Sykes, Jay Spell, Harry Dailey, Phillip Fajardo and Deborah McColl. And as an added bonus, we're working on getting Scott Kirby booked for the event as well.
Peter Mayer will be performing at the Hangar Bar in the Holiday Inn Asheville Airport on Friday, April 27. The hotel is located at Exit 9 just off of I-26 in Arden, NC. For details and ticket information (packages are available which include hotel room and tickets), go to http://www.primeline.com/~pud/peter.html
Mac MacAnally's web site has a new look....go to http://www.macmcanally.com to check it out.
Check out this recent auction on eBay for tickets to Jimmy's concert in Boston's Tweeter Center on Thursday, August 30. The auction has ended, but the results can still be seen at this address:
This breaking bit news was just released by Jackson "BubbaFreak" Quigley: "The Coral Reefers have been called in early to California. They have been told to report in on May 15th. There's a reason for this folks....Jimmy is revamping the show. As we all know, Jimmy has a pretty full plate, and this summer's plans were for the tour to simply be a continuation of the "Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Tour" that has been playing for the last year or so. Well, Jimmy has had a change of heart, and not only will the show have a revamped set list, the set is getting redesigned as well. All this is great news, and shows that Jimmy isn't content to just sit back running on "Cruise Control." He has always wanted to give the best product to his fans, and that's what he seems to be doing here. The tour will be called the "2001 A Beach Odyssey Tour" and all I can say is thanks Jimmy." Jackson now has plenty of books for sale and will probably be at ParrotStock as well. To
view his site, go to http://jimmydotcom.com/home
At a recent Miami Heat/New York Knicks NBA basketball game, NBC announcer Bill Walton was wearing a parrot and a sign that said "Free Jimmy". At the end of the game he mentioned that they made it through the game without Buffettt getting ejected.
"Don't Stop The Carnival" (the musical, not the CD) began its run at the Atlantis Theater on Paradise Island in the Bahamas on April 6th. Check out the web site at http://www.margaritaville.com/carnival
This just in from From Alex Leist & Fenton "Drifty the Gypsy" Moore: Parrot Heads in Paradise (PHiP) would like to announce an addition to the "Decade on Duval", the tenth annual Meeting of the Minds in Key West, Florida. We are very pleased to welcome back to MOTM The Peter Mayer Group with special guest Scott Kirby. Scott Kirby will open for Peter, Jim, Vince, Scott and Roger on Thursday, November 1, 2001, at the HUGE Casa Marina Beach Stage at about 7:00 PM. THIS WILL BE A PRIVATE EVENT FOR THOSE REGISTERED FOR THE CONVENTION. All you need to do is register for MOTM and this show, along with many other shows, are included in the Registration fee. Also,
PHiP would like to announce the bands for the Friday Night Block Party at the Conch Republic Seafood Company. Hugo Duarte and the Full Sail Band will open the block party And Featuring The Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute show "A1A". The block party will immediately follow the Margaritaville Street Fest and we will again be led by Wally and Tim's Team on stilts to the CRSC in the now famous Parrot Head Conga Line!!!!!
The latest issue of the ParrotHead Web Ring Newlsetter is available for viewing at
Jimmy Buffett is going to be covering a PHISH song on an album "Sharin' in the Groove: Celebrating the Music of Phish" coming out sometime in the future (tentatively May 15th). For more info visit the web site at
Jimmy's Margaritaville web site has been totally revamped complete with Flash graphics from Macromedia. Check it out at www.Margaritaville.com
Former Coral Reefer Timothy B. Schmit will release a new solo album "Feed The Fire" on May 1. The album will be distributed in the United States by Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat Records label and internationally by Giant/BMG. Read more in the article "Eagles European Dates Announced, Schmit To Release New Solo Album" athttp://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/lc/20010314/en/eagles_european_dates_announced_schmit_to_release_new_solo_album_1.html
The comic strip "Shoe" had a Buffett reference recently. Go to http://macnelly.com/shoe_images0301/shoe_sunday031101.jpg to see it.
"MARGARITAVILLE" by JIMMY BUFFETT checks in at #234 in a 365-song list of the best 20th century American songs as compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. See the
complete list of the 365 top songs at
The Rum Punch Bandits have a new web site up and running. Go to http://www.RumPunchBandits.com to check it out. Upcoming gigs for the Bandits: Friday, May 11th at Curley's Bar & Grill at 4124 Old York Road (Hwy. 161 next to the RH Airport) in The Winn-Dixie Shopping Center; Saturday, May 12th at Half Shell Harry's Raw Bar in the National Hills Shopping Center on Washington Road in Augusta, GA; Friday, June 1st at the Time-Out Sports Bar on Cherry Road in Rock Hill; and Saturday June 16th at Hemingway's Tropical Bar & Grill on the square in downtown Marietta, GA. The Bandits have 12 original songs now and also play tons of Buffett, Harry Belafonte, Hugo Duarte, Scott Kirby, Sunny Jim White, John Prine, Van Morrison and many others, so come on out to one of our upcoming gigs and whoop it up a bit....
That's about all from here. Hope you all have a great April and I look forward to seeing many of you at ParrotStock.....
VP & Communications Liaison
Sandlapper ParrotHead Club