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The Toronto Star interviews Buffett

September 1st, 2007

The Toronto Star has a great interview with Buffett: “The complicated uncomplicated life of Jimmy Buffett”

I didn’t get spoiled by success,” he chuckled. “I loved the beach too much, I worked in a bar, I did some busking … finally I was lucky to find something in Key West that turned it around.”

The thing he found was “Margaritaville,” the song to which Buffett’s name will forever be linked, the “what-me-worry?” plaint of a loser bathing his wounds in alcohol and the bucolic haze of a sun-drenched paradise.

“I wrote that song in six minutes,” he said, marvelling at its lasting cultural effects. “But I’m not the first person to sell escapism, and I had no idea that it would start something as big as the Parrothead movement.”

Read the entire article here.

Buffett plays the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on Wednesday.

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