Buffett discusses surfing on Long Island

June 29th, 2008

The New York Daily News caught up with Jimmy and talked to him about surfing on Long Island:

Has Jimmy Buffett found a new northern Margaritaville? The singing sailor has been spending an awful lot of time in Montauk’s new Surf Lodge, sipping – wait for it – margaritas and hanging with pals. Just don’t ask him to take his shirt off. When we asked him if he ever goes topless, he almost lost his salt shaker.

“That’s a f– stupid question,” he railed. “I’m 60 years old. No, no, no, no, no!”

Buffet did reveal to us that he has had his share of summer flings, but we will have to wait at least another 30 years to hear about them.

“Of course, I have had a few,” he told us. “But I’d never tell you about it. When I’m 90, I’ll tell all.”

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Buffett attends party to honor Hunter S. Thompson

June 28th, 2008

On Wednesday, Jimmy Buffett attended a star-studded party in New York City to honor his friend, the late Hunter S. Thompson. The new documentary on Thompson dubbed “Gonzo” was screened at the event.

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter told the New York Daily News, “Underneath his craziness, he was a Southern gentleman. he had a courtliness that I totally fell for.”

Meg Ryan added, “I loved the rollercoaster that was his mind.”

Hunter S. Thompson was best known for his novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” The event, held at the Waverly Inn, was also attended by Meg Ryan and Candice Bergen.

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