How Will Arnett got Margaritaville for Flaked soundtrack

Posted on Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 7:30 am
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From Entertainment Weekly: “How Will Arnett got Stephen Malkmus to cover ‘Margaritaville’ for Flaked

Will Arnett’s new series Flaked is now on Netflix, and to celebrate the comedian took over SiriusXMU to talk about the show’s soundtrack.

But Malkmus did end up taking the gig — his first ever job as a series composer, according to Muckley. Arnett talks about how Malkmus scored scenes of the leading man riding around Venice beach on his bike, writing an “unbeatable’ theme song, and also covering the Jimmy Buffett tropical hit “Margaritaville.”

“I got to ask Jimmy if [using his song] was cool, which of course he said yeah because he’s rad,” Arnett recounted. “And then I got to play it on my iPhone for Jimmy — Steve’s cover — and I was like stuck in this absurd reality.”

Luckily, getting in touch with Jimmy Buffett was actually very easy for Arnett, who admits to actually have been living in the legendary singer’s house at the time. Listen to Arnett’s segments on SiriusXMU below.


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