Archive for January, 2013

Featured Artist – Rich McGuire – Schooner & The Wharf Rats

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 Schooner – the colorful frontman of top-rated trop rockers Conch Republic – went solo in 2012 after following his heart to the beach. Happily calling Sarasota his new home port, Schooner brings his own unique style of trop rock to beach bars and crab shacks all along the Gulf Coast.

Schooner has lived and played in some of America’s mostexotic and notorious ports of call, from Key West to Captiva, Miami to Memphis, as well as Cincinnati, Nashville, St. Louis and Beaufort, SC, among many others. He’s played bars, backyard barbecues, ball parks, beach parties, country clubs, wineries and corporate events all over the South, Midwest and Florida.

But his first true love remains bringing the beach to Parrot Head Clubs!

Schooner entertains with a mix of Jimmy Buffett classics and tropical tunes from Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Harry Belafonte, and some lesser-known tropically tinged performers. (Do You Like Piña Coladas, anyone?) We’ve posted a sample of his song list, but that’s just a start.

Schooner released his debut solo CD in the fall of 2012, Mid-Life Vices, featuring seven original songs including In Arrears Drinking Beers, Pier Pressure and Shit Hit the Fan.

And if you’re looking for a bit of the beach to liven up your party, he’s your mon!

The follow up project to Mid-Life Vices, called Footsteps in the Sand, has an expected release date of August 2013. It will include ten original trop rock tunes plus original cover art by Koz, of Koz’s Green World Gallery in Key West, Florida.

Come out and catch a show! You won’t regret it!

Schooner’s Website

Song List

This is just a sampling of the songs that Schooner performs.
Schooner Originals — In Arrears Drinking Beer©, Shit Hits the Fan©, Pier Pressure©, Mid-Life Vices©, Thar She Blows©, The List©, Keep a Weather Eye©, I Did What?©, and more…
Buffett Songs You Know By Heart – A Pirate Looks At 40, Boat Drinks, Changes is Latitudes/Changes in Attitudes, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday, Fins, Margaritaville, Pencil Thin Mustache, Son of a Sailor, Volcano, Why Don’t We…
“Old” Jimmy Buffett – Cowboy in the Jungle, Defying Gravity, Distantly In Love, Havana Daydreaming, In the Shelter, Mañana, Migration, No Plane on Sunday, Tin Cup Chalice, Trying To Reason With the Hurricane Season, Nautical Wheelers, Jolly Mon, and many more…
“New” Jimmy Buffett – Bama Breeze, Boats to Build, Five O’clock Somewhere, Breathe In Breathe Out Move On,  Piece of Work, and many more…

Kenny Chesney — Key’s In the Conch Shell, When the Sun Goes Down, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem

Beatles — I’ve Just Seen a Face, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

Zac Brown Band — Knee Deep, Toes, Where the Boat Leaves From, Free

Tracy Byrd — Ten Rounds (with Jose Cuervo)

Harry Belafonte — Jamaica Farewell, Jump in Line/Shake Senora

Stephen Bishop — On and On

Garth Brooks — Two Piña Coladas

David Alan Coe — You Don’t Even Call Me by My Name

Sam Cooke — Another Saturday Night

Crosby, Stills & Nash — Southern Cross

Billy Currington — People Are Crazy

Del Shannon — Runaway

Drifters — Under the Boardwalk

Frankie Ford — Sea Cruise

Steve Goodman — City of New Orleans

Bertie Higgins — Key Largo

Rupert Holmes — The Piña Colada Song

Toby Keith — Red Solo CupI Love This Bar

Van Morrison — Brown Eyed Girl

Harry Nilsson — Everybody’s Talking at Me, Lime in the Coconut

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — American Dream, Dry Town

Blake Shelton — Some Beach Somewhere

Simon & Garfunkel — Loves Me Like a Rock, Me You & Julio

James Taylor — Mexico

The Who — Squeeze Box

Jessie Winchester — Gentleman of Leisure

Ringo Starr — The No No Song

Dion — Run Around Sue

Quick Update from Loren Davidson

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I’ve taken a bit of a vacation from sending notes out, but I’m back. 🙂 I hope you’re managing to stay warm and think tropical as the winter drags on.

I’m currently busy booking dates and mini-tours for the first half of 2013. I’ll definitely let you know as things happen.

Your Request is Important!

Could you please do me a favor? It’ll take you just a minute or two. I’ve finally got a CD in to the folks at Radio Margaritaville – been trying to do that much for *years*! But I still need some demand to help get me on the air.

Please take a minute to go to the Radio Margaritaville request page and tell them you want to hear something by Loren Davidson. Heck, request “Tropical Therapy.” That’s probably the song they’re most likely to play, but if you’ve got another favorite from my new album, request that. They’ll want to get you on their mailing list, but you can always unsubscribe from that if you want.

Also, feel free at any time to email the folks at BeachFront Radio and tell them you want to hear more Loren Davidson songs.

One Night in a Roadside Bar

I had a fun time stopping off to avoid rush hour one night recently. You can read about it here.

Coming soon!

More drink and food recipes, more travel stories, more cool music! I’ve got plans for 2013, oh, I’ve got plans…

Thanks for listening,

Loren

“Every Loren Davidson album should come with the warning “Prepare to Set Sail”. While some artists “grab” your attention, Davidson captures your very imagination and takes you to distant shores as you listen to his well crafted songs.” — Island Radio .Net

“Every song on the new CD immediately transports you to…happy tropical places, with your favorite boat drink…a virtual vacation where you can “dress down” for that island vacation you never seem to get around to taking.” — Vicki Shivers, Jimmy Buffett Examiner

“Your songs are Trop Rock exemplified, and the writing and production are both superb.” — Dick Williams, Southernmost Radio

Groundhog Day from Dani Hoy

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OK. So, this email has nothing to do with Groundhog Day. From the land of Puxatawney Phil and Octarora Orphie, the subject of this email is just to point out that we are just six weeks closer to Spring! While winter hasn’t been especially heinous this year, it’s definitely been colder than the last two. Snowfall has been minimal in my neck of the woods and hopefully will stay that way! Up north this type of weather is necessary to make sure certain types of plants continue to thrive, among other things. Listen to my song “Paradise” and you’ll recognize the spirit it takes to get through the darker part of the Wheel of the Year.

 

I had a brief respite from the cold when I visited Southwest Florida for the first time. My short tour took me to Bonita Springs, Anna Marie Island, Arcadia and Lake Placid! You can read about it here on my blog:danihoymusic.blogspot.com/

I’m traveling to Pittsburgh next weekend for Cabin Fever where I’ll be playing Saturday afternoon. The Calypso Nuts (www.calypsonuts.com/) storm the beaches Friday night and Tropical Soul (www.tropicalsoul.net/) will transport you to your favorite island destination on Saturday. www.steelcityfins.org/events.php (scroll down to see the event.) February 16th I’m playing a showcase at the Blue Moose Bar & Grille in Harrisburg as part of the Millennium Music Conference and February 23rd is our Midwinter Tropical Day at Moon Dancer Winery in Wrightsville, PA. Look below to see more details!

In March I head back to Tampa for Music on the Bay and then, two weeks later, I’ll be in Key West with Key West Chris Rehm (keywestchris.com/) and Captain Josh (www.capt-josh.com/) at Green World Gallery, The party is on March 16th. If you can’t get there, you can watch it all here:www.greenworldgallery.com/live-koz-cam/

So far, 2013 is looking like an exciting year! There are plenty of irons in the fire right now. When I have more details you can count on me letting you know about them!

My songwriting for the next CD continues in earnest. I have quite a few done but need to work on a few more before I can get into the studio. I have ten completed so far, at least another five to get done (though, to be honest, I am going to work on more than that.)

OK! Happy Groundhog Day and I hope this email finds you healthy and hopeful!

See you someday at the End of the Road,

Dani

 

February is for Trop Rock Lovers during BeachFront Radio’s 3rd Anniversary!

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Hey BeachBums…Tomorrow is the first day of February and it’s going to be a big month as BeachFront Radio celebrates it’s THIRD Anniversary!  There’s lots going on and we’ve got the 411 right here.


Trop Rock CD Giveaways All Month!
On February 17th, 2010 BeachFront Radio launched it’s very first broadcast with Sting’s “Brand New Day”.  We’ve had many, many great days since then and it’s all because of all of you, our loyal BeachBum listeners and our awesome sponsors.  Since that day, you have tuned in and listened over 810,000 hours, have visited our website over a quarter of a million times, and have “Liked” us on FaceBook over 8,700 times.  It’s our anniversary and to say thanks to our listeners, YOU get the presents! All month long, we’ll be giving away some great Trop Rock Music from such artists as Brent Burns ,  Don Middlebrook and more great Trop Rock artists.  Be sure to tune into The Amish Beach Party for YOUR chance to win!


Beachfront Radio Official Events
The only thing better than listening to all of these great Trop Rock artists on Beachfront Radio is to go out and see them live! We’ve added even more great Official BeachFront Radio Events to our calendar, be sure to check them out!

NEW! Music On the Bay
Tampa Bay, FL March 1st-3rd
John Frinzi, Jim Hoehn, Bry Harris & The Parrot Island Band, Trop Rock Junkies, The Frozen Gringos. Jack Mosley Band, Jimmy & The Parrots, Tropical Soul, The Sauce Boss, Jim Asbell & The Tropiholics, The Boat Drunks w/Mike Miller, Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24, Captain Josh & Banjody, Dani Hoy, Jimi Pappas, Mr. Myers Band, and Jim Morris & The Big Bamboo Band plus DJ Jeff and Capt’n Cali will be there!

NEW! An Aye For An Eye…a Matey’s Ball
Seaside Heights, NJ April 13
Benefitting the Choroideremia Research Foundation
Featuring Jimmy And The Parrots
and DJ Jeff Allen from BeachFront Radio

Phins To the West
Laughlin, NV May 16th-19th, 2013
10th Anniversary Celebration! You don’t want to miss this one!
Scott Kirby, Jim Morris & the Big Bamboo Band, Southern Drawl Band, Stars On the Water, Tropical Soul, The CalypsoNuts, Tall Paul & Kristie Bobal, Jambo Joe Bones & Amy M, Jimi Pappas & John Patti, Bob Karwin, Rob Mehl, Jim Hoehn, Crawdaddy, Sam Rainwater,and much more!

Laid Back Attack
Seattle, WA July 11-14th, 2013
Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef, Stars On the Water, “Sunny Jim” White, John Frinzi, Brent Burns, Mike Broward, Bob Karwin, Rob Mehl, Dave Calhoun, Ian Dobson, Dan Hower, and Dave Roberts. The weather is here!


BeachFront Shows
We’re proud to bring you the best and latest in Trop Rock 24 hours a day each and every day.  We’re also proud of the amazing line up of shows we’ve assembled for you.

The Amish Beach Party Weekdays 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
The four time TRMA Award Winning Radio Show Of the Year hosted by DJ Jeff Allen now in it’s twelth year.  Every weekday, DJ Jeff brings you the latest Trop Rock, shares interviews, and plays your requests live.  Our highest rated show and a BeachFront Radio exclusive! A HUGE thanks to the ABP sponsor, Built To Last Outdoor Furniture!

Beyond Jimmy’s Keys LPs Mondays 9 PM EST/6 PM PST
Hosted by former Radio Margaritaville disc jockey, DJ John Cody has expanded his series “Jimmy’s Keys LPs” and gone beyond to bring you the best in Buffett, Jerry Jeff, and others. Another BeachFront Radio exclusive!

Pyrates Behaving Badly Tuesdays 9 PM EST/6 PM PST
Hosted by Capt’n Cali & Cheeto Gyrl, this TRMA award nominated show comes to you live from our Channel Islands Beach, CA Studios and offers you a ‘slight’ twist on what’s going on the Trop Rock World as well as throwing a party on our FaceBook page during the show.  Our highest rated evening show and another BeachFront Radio exclusive!

Island Time Radio Wednesdays 9 PM EST/6 PM PST
This TRMA award nominated show just celebrated its thirteenth anniversary and we are proud to bring you replays each and every Wednesday night from one of the pioneers of Trop Rock Radio DK the DJ and his co-host Amo Bennett.

Trop Rockin’ Live Thursdays 9 PM EST/6 PM PST
Our newest show hosted by DJ Fred McFarlin.  Each week, DJ Fred brings you live tracks from your favorite Trop Rockers, many of these tracks unavailable anywhere except to hear them during the show.  Trop Rockin’ Live is another exclusive Beachfront Radio Show.

Friday Night Live Fridays 9 PM EST/6 PM PST
Every Friday night, the BeachFront Krewe digs out and dusts off a great live Trop Rock concert from its archives.  Tune in to get your weekend kicked off right.

Saturday Night Dance Party Saturdays 9 PM EST/6 PM PST
Once a month, DJ Jeff Allen steps back into his role of 30 years as a club DJ and takes a detour off the Trop Rock road bringing you a live mix of disco, funk, rock, and country so get your boogie shoes ready and keep an eye on the FaceBook page for specific dates exclusively on BeachFront Radio.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING NOTE! Be sure to tune in this Sunday at 3 PM EST/Noon PST for a special rebroadcast of the Pyrates Behaving Badly Super Bowl Preview Special! We usually rebroadcast the show at 9 EST/6 PST on Sundays but this special encore is something you do not want to miss to get you ready for the big game later.  There’s a huge East Coast/West Coast battle going on between DJ Jeff rooting for The Baltimore Ravens and Capt’n Cali & Cheeto Gyrl cheerleading for the San Francisco Forty-Niners.  We hope YOUR team wins on Sunday but don’t forget this plethora from the Pyrate Girls- only 50% of teams that have gone to the Super Bowl end up winning.


Welcome, Poodle’s Island Wear,
BFR’s Newest Sponsor!

We would like to welcome Poodle and Poodle’s Island Wear as a sponsor of BeachFront Radio.  Poodle has long been part of the BFR Family as part of the Tropic Mall and is now expanding her  partnership by becoming the Official Sponsor of Pyrates Behaving Badly.  Poodle’s Island Wear has what you want and need to keep you in that island frame of mind. Lines include Margaritaville, Kahala, Fresh Produce Sportswear and other quality manufacturers. Tee’s, Gifts. Jewelry and more for the tropically minded.. Be sure to visit Poodle when you’re in the Wilmington, NC area at 18 South Water Street. Tune into Pyrates Behaving Badly on Tuesday night as we welcome her to the “krewe” and go visit and “LIKE” her Facebook page!

Without Poodle and the rest of our sponsors, we wouldn’t have been able to keep the lights on the past three years.  They all make BeachFront radio possible and we can’t thank them enough! Please show your thanks as well and be sure to visit and support all of our Official BFR Sponsors:

            

Rumored Tour Date for Frisco TX

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A radio station in Dallas reports that Jimmy Buffett will be returning to the Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, TX on Saturday May 4th. This has not yet been confirmed by TicketMaster or Margaritaville.com. No word yet on when tickets will go on sale.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/01/30/13414/

Buffett to appear on Hawaii Five-0 again

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From AccessHollywood.com: Terry O’Quinn is going back to The Islands to reprise his role as Joe White on “Hawaii Five-0” shortly, and the first episode he’ll pop up in, in 2013, heads back in time, and features another familiar face in the H50 family tree.

“[Terry’s] in episode 320,” Executive Producer Peter Lenkov told AccessHollywood.com recently, during a chat to promote last night’s viewer-voted episode. “So it’s not that far off and what’s interesting is Jimmy Buffett’s going to be in that episode also.”

The upcoming episode (the cast is currently filming 316) should be a treat for fans – not only because of the return of the Parrothead leader as the hippie, black ops helicopter pilot Frank, but because it returns to the initial drama that the show kicked off with when it first launched on CBS in 2010.

“It’s this prequel episode to the pilot, so you’re gonna see Terry as McGarrett’s commanding officer in the SEALS, having sent them on… the mission that McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) was on when we saw him at the beginning,” Lenkov said. “That’s the mission that Terry sent him on to get Hesse in North Korea, so we’re sort of telling a lot of mythology, a lot of backstory.”

Hesse killed McGarrett’s dad, and Lenkov hinted that the SEAL’s late father could be around.

“Yes, but not in a conventional way,” he said. “There’s definitely going to be a mention of his dad. But it’s really about… the 16 hours that lead up to the pilot and flashbacks to his days as a SEAL, with Terry being his CO (commanding officer).”

Jimmy, however, won’t be in flashbacks.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/01/30/13412/

Buffett to appear on Hawaii Five-0 again

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From AccessHollywood.com: Terry O’Quinn is going back to The Islands to reprise his role as Joe White on “Hawaii Five-0” shortly, and the first episode he’ll pop up in, in 2013, heads back in time, and features another familiar face in the H50 family tree.

“[Terry’s] in episode 320,” Executive Producer Peter Lenkov told AccessHollywood.com recently, during a chat to promote last night’s viewer-voted episode. “So it’s not that far off and what’s interesting is Jimmy Buffett’s going to be in that episode also.”

The upcoming episode (the cast is currently filming 316) should be a treat for fans – not only because of the return of the Parrothead leader as the hippie, black ops helicopter pilot Frank, but because it returns to the initial drama that the show kicked off with when it first launched on CBS in 2010.

“It’s this prequel episode to the pilot, so you’re gonna see Terry as McGarrett’s commanding officer in the SEALS, having sent them on… the mission that McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) was on when we saw him at the beginning,” Lenkov said. “That’s the mission that Terry sent him on to get Hesse in North Korea, so we’re sort of telling a lot of mythology, a lot of backstory.”

Hesse killed McGarrett’s dad, and Lenkov hinted that the SEAL’s late father could be around.

“Yes, but not in a conventional way,” he said. “There’s definitely going to be a mention of his dad. But it’s really about… the 16 hours that lead up to the pilot and flashbacks to his days as a SEAL, with Terry being his CO (commanding officer).”

Jimmy, however, won’t be in flashbacks.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/01/30/13412/

Margaritaville is coming to Destin

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Last week there was a semi official announcement about Margaritaville coming to Destin. As I reported earlier, I was told contracts were signed for Coyote Ugly and Margaritaville to come to Harborwalk Village. Well, the Destin Log reported Coyote Ugly was taking over the building that used to house The Shedd. They hope to be up and running by April. In the article the owner of Coyote Ugly also mentioned Margaritaville was going to be a neighbor of theirs. As the worst kept secret in Destin is finally getting out, they will take over the old Lucky Snapper building. Exciting times on the Destin harbor.


Margaritaville heading to Destin

We got out and about the last few days. Friday I planned to go to the Parrothead meeting but could not find a place to park. So I went to Landshark Pizza and hung out there for a while. I talked to Brian for a good while as well as a few other locals. Steph and Renee were working and did a good job as the place was packed. Wayne joined me for a while too.

Saturday the weather was beautiful. I washed BadAss and Sunshine Cindy and I ended up at the harbor. We met Alan and Jackie upstairs at Harry T’s. There was a good crowd walking in the village and we ran into some friends at Harry T’s. Jack and his lovely wife Lynn were there with a mother and daughter that I don’t remember the relationship to Jack and Lynn. Sorry, getting old I guess! LOL  Then Wayne stopped in. An old friend of Sunshine Cindy’s also walked by and they chatted for a bit. Finally Cherie also stopped by. Everyone was out in the nice weather.

Alan and Jackie headed over to the Crab Island Cantina and Sunshine Cindy and I joined them. The place was also pretty crowded. Greg was behind the bar and he was kept busy. Loren took care of us as we had a few brews and some food. It was a fun time. When we left there we stopped in at the Crazy Lobster. We wanted to see if they planned any Super Bowl specials. They are not but we talked with Jesse the bartender as they were not busy. We talked about New Orleans, Key West, the harbor, BP…yep, it ran the gamut. We stayed for a good while enjoying the conversation.

Sunday was another beautiful day in Destin. The top was down on the car as we ran some errands. It was definitely a ragtop kind of day. Sunshine Cindy and I ended up at Sago Sports Bar to have a snack. We also got to watch some hockey games too. An added bonus. Julie came and joined us and we all enjoyed the ending of the weekend.

Get out and enjoy the last week of January. See ya Thursday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2013/01/margaritaville-is-coming-to-destin.html

On Island Time in Paradise with WFR Puerto Rico (He’s Back)

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January 27, 2013

culebra-travelParadise is almost anywhere you want it to be.  Right now paradise is just being here.  It has been a while since I last posted…a long while.  There has been a lot of water under the bridge wince I last posted but I am happy to say all is good with me and all is good with Sweet Pea.  We loved sailing our own boat all around the islands but we found that owning a boat is a lot like owning a house and you end up being tied to it in more ways than one.  Since my last post we weathered two hurricanes and have sailed from the Cozumel to the Caymans to Trinidad and scores of islands in between them.  The past months have been a trip both literally and figuratively with highs and lows enough for a lifetime.

I am going to try to give the very abbreviated version of the past four months.  We have become pretty good sailors.  We have enjoyed the freedom a boat like ours gave us but while we saved money on many things as a result of owning her we also had some pretty big expenses because of her.  When the original owner contacted me asking if I would like to sell her, we jumped at the opportunity.  He offered me a little more than we paid and he is the proud owner once again and we are back to hitching rides, camping on the beach and renting rooms by the night and by the week to stay out of the weather.

I have told you the high season is not my favorite time in the islands so we have done our best to stay as far away from the tourists as we can.  Snow birds mean a lot to the economy of all of these islands but they make it really miserable for those of us who stay here all of the time.

For the past week we have been exploring the small Isla de Culebra which sits just 20 miles or so off the east end of Puerto Rico.  We have been able to avoids some of the crowds here and enjoy some good company, good food and cold beer. The weather has been fantastic as always and it has been a pleasure just hanging out. The other night we went to El Eden and enjoyed a really good meal of and some icy Caribbean drinks.  We also ate a meal at a place called Susie’s or something like that.  We liked it, too. Most of the time here we have shopped the markets and enjoyed the small stands the locals have told us about.

4427623-bike_trekking_Isla_de_CulebraIf all goes as planned, we will be leaving here tomorrow.  We have potentially hitched a ride south on a boat from Saint Kitts.

The sun has been down for quite a while. The temperature is in the upper 70s and there is a light breeze blowing out of the northwest.  Honestly, the wind is a little cool and I can smell rain coming…there is a clean smell in the air that only rain can bring.

William Fair Roberts…on island time in paradise.

A Winter Update from Howard Livingston

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Hello Friends,

 

Last night started with the best of intentions on my part. My plan was to sit down and write a short newsletter from the porch, have dinner with my lovely wife and perhaps finish a few tasks she had been asking me to complete. (Changing bulbs, fix stuck door etc.) As I started writing and staring at the ocean I soon realized the sun was probably going to set prior to completion of my informal memorandum. With this new important information at hand, I realized a decision had to be made. Do I continue writing or stop midstream to enjoy our daily ritual, open a bottle of wine, grab a couple glasses and get front row seats for the evening light show. Well, as you probably guessed the sunset and wine won out and I never got back to writing or any of those important responsibilities.

 

Once settled in our yellow chairs, Cynderella and I were treated to an incredible sky as the sun made its way into the ocean. I love sunsets, they bookend the day and somehow touch my soul. No two are ever the same but each one is beautiful. However, once in a while they take your breath away.  These usually happen in the winter months for some reason. Last night was one of those treats, a painted sky that no artist could ever reproduce. Then as quickly as it illuminated the clouds and the ocean, it disappeared.

 

At that point I still had the opportunity to do something constructive but instead decided to come to the aid of my Cynderella. Sitting in her chair I could tell she was a little chilly, so I threw on some logs and lit up the fire pit. The evening somehow just slipped away.

 

Dinner turned out being a raid of the refrigerator for anything already cooked and edible. Smilin’ Bob’s fish dip, leftover ribs, turkey sausage, cheese etc. However, I have to say that was one of our best meals in a long time. A warm fire, the dogs, Cynderella and a winter sunset, it just does not get any better than that.

 

We have a fun week coming up and if you are in the Keys we’re hoping you can join us.

Friday January 25th, Sugarloaf KOA Resort  7:00 PM

Join us for a party at one of our favorite spots. This show is free and open to the public. Also come hungry cause they will have the grills fired up. They also have a great full bar. Sugarloaf KOA 251

County Road 939 (turn at mile marker 20 ocean side) Sugarloaf Key, FL.

http://koa.com/campgrounds/sugarloaf-key/

 

Sunday January 27th  Habitat For Humanity Island Grass Music Festival at Boondocks

The festival starts at 1:00pm  and goes until 6:00 PM with great music all day. Terry Cassidy, The Doerfel Family, Billy Blue and many more musicians will be there to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Rick Cleaver and I will take the stage at 4:30 for an acoustic show. Hope to see you there!

http://www.habitatlowerkeys.org/

 

Tuesday January 29th Bingo Fundraiser for Peaches (Tanya) from US1 Radio. 5:00 pm at Boondocks. Our dear friend Peaches lost everything when her family home burned down. Come out and play some bingo, have some fun and help raise some money for one of our own. I will be calling bingo starting at 7pm and will probably play a song or two in the process. Who knows what might happen. Boondocks Grille &

Draft House 27205 Overseas Hwy Ramrod Key (mile marker 27 1/2)

http://www.boondocksus.com

 

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and if you are going to be in the Keys we would love to see you. If you are in a faraway place, we will send you warm tropical breezes and winter sunsets. May the sun shine upon you and the tide always pull you back.

 

Howie

 

Our Schedule http://www.milemarker24.com/schedule.php

 

 

Joy To The World  Three Dog Night is coming to Key West for KeysStock at

The Truman Waterfront  Saturday, February 16th 11am-9pm

Great line up of musicians including Howard Livingston & The Mile Marker 24 Band

Tickets VIP call 305-745-1079 or general admission online

at http://keystix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=584

 

Our newest cd Six Pack And A Tan, along with our other cds available on our website

http://milemarker24.com/merchandise/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&zenid=ada982a2e2189219c3a2dc79d00fa515

Also available at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Beachfront Music Hut and at retail stores throughout the Florida Keys and Key West

 

Follow us on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/HowardLivingstonAndTheMileMarker24Band

 

Our Tees SELL YOUR STUFF KEEP THE DOG LIVE ON AN ISLAND now available at Koz’s Greenworld Gallery 712 Duval Street Key West, FL and online

http://www.greenworldgallery.com/products/t-shirts/

 

Coconut Castaways Friend/Fan Clubs

National

http://www.coconutcastaways.com/

Southernmost Chapter

http://www.southernmostcoconutcastaways.com/

Southwest Florida Chapter

http://coconutcastawaysofsouthwestflorida.com/

 

http://www.HowardLivingston.com

 

Tonight’s Sunset