the ville in margaritaville

Posted: February 9th, 2018 | No Comments »
Jimmy Buffett. Aaron Richter for The New York Times

Jimmy Buffett. Aaron Richter for The New York Times

taffy brodesser-akner’s great (possibly even haunting?) article about jimmy buffet:

Mr. Buffett came into the national imagination in the 1970s, just in time to become a counterpoint to what would end up being called the Yuppie generation. What if you didn’t work that hard?, he dared to ask. What if your ambition was not for success or money but for the in-betweens: the vacations, the frozen cocktail and joint in the evening? His emphasis was on the essentially Buffettian notion that we’d all spend our lives on the beach splayed out on a towel, our lips caked with salt, if we could. “I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t spend a week on the beach,” he said. In his songs, Mr. Buffett imagined himself as a pirate, always plundering toward treasure. The treasure wasn’t wealth, though; the treasure was a destination; it was the ville in Margaritaville.



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