A lot of times, I don’t really pick out what I’m going to writing about. Weekend before last was no different. I found myself writing about Jimmy’s Collaborations. That lead to the fact that Jimmy’s two No. 1 Hits were with Alan Jackson and Zac Brown.
Well, I had It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere on my Mac, and while I have Toes and Chicken Fried, I didn’t have Knee Deep. Now worry, that’s what You Tube is for!
I called my host for the weekend, Rick Bentolila, owner of the Key Largo house I sometimes visit for a get away writing session, into watch with me. As we were looking at Alan Jackson in the opening scene on the yacht HullBilly, Jackson’s 58 1/2 foot Merritt, I happened to mention that I thought the water in the background looked “colorized” like an old movie. Rich’s retort was, “sometimes the Atlantic is that blue. I said, “Nah, that looks like the Caribbean, and I doubt it was shot there.
Quick research told me that the video was shot just up the coast in Jupiter, Florida, at a Bar called…and I love this…The Square Grouper. Shit, that’s on the way home. It wouldn’t be the first time a Buffett song (all be it a collaboration with Jackson) lead me on a detour on a road trip.
What did I find? Well, not water anything like in the Video. Just a stuck up bartender chick, the magic door that Alan Jackson walked through to be on stage with Jimmy, the bar had been painted, and a shitty hamburger. Still glad I made the trip. Hope you enjoyed the photos.
Well, that’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it….