Uh oh! It’s July 31, 2020 and I am just now sending you a note from the Prez! Better to arrive late than not arrive! You and I are still waiting to fly from our nests and join the rest of our phlock! That day is coming and don’t give up! As Jimmy said in a recent interview:
“There will be an end to this, that we know,” he says. “I plan to be there and as I tell everybody, that show, whenever it is and wherever it is, that’s going to be one hell of a show. And then we’re just going to keep going.”
This is exactly the spirit needed to continue to do what we do best as a club. We can’t solve all our problems or agree on everything, but we can continue to be friendly, accepting and giving. It’s time to chill, take a breath and calm the high seas by enjoying those around us, appreciating and recognizing magical moments, and looking for the “silver linings.” Our phlock is strong and filled with amazing people with kind souls who rock!
Although we postpone or cancel our events, I encourage you to keep looking forward and be ready when we’re able to finally get together! Every day we are closer to when we can “party with a purpose” and until then… stay strong! Missing you, Jan H.
Good Morning Parrotheads! Check out this months PHlockers magazine featuring Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics!
Enjoy the read!!!
President, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
President,Chicago Parrothead Club
“Every Day is Once in a Lifetime!”
This new song written and performed by Mac McAnally, tenured member of Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, is a real winner! What a great way to look at life. We’re all experiencing a time in which we expect one thing, but often get something different. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate our current circumstances when it’s not at all what we envisioned. However, today only happens once in a lifetime, so why not make the best of it? We won’t have the opportunity ever again!
This thought comes to mind when our club events are carefully planned and only days later cancelled or postponed. We ask, when can we phlock? When can we play together? When can we work together? Although we don’t have the answers, these facts remain clear. We’re still here, we still have each other, and we’re still trying! Every day is a once in a lifetime experience and when we get that one day when the stars are aligned and it all goes as planned, it will be one “whale” of an experience. “Party with a Purpose” remains on our agenda! Hang in there!
Hope you all are doing well and looking after yourselves and others. Remember to Live every moment, Love beyond words, and Laugh every day until we meet again! Jan H., President
Hello Parrot Heads:
It is the extreme honor of the 2020 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2020 scholarships. We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and efforts in reading each and every application. The applicants had to answer three questions as well as submit a blind essay (Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community. Tell us how you plan to continue to apply your leadership skills at the school you are planning to attend). We received many applications and these fine judges had some very tough decisions to make.
Full congratulations go out to all our applicants and the board wishes each and every one of you good luck with your continued education. It was a very close decision and each of the winners should be very proud of what they do.
The winners of the 2020 scholarships are:
Heather Erlemann, from Cary North Carolina (Parrot Heads Of North Carolina) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.
Laney Phillips from Orr’s Island Maine (PHC Of Maine) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.
Lauren DeFrance from Richmod, Texas (Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the third place award of $2000.
Again, congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all that applied as well as our judges who took many hours out of their days to help in making this very tough decision.
David Cohen, Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012 – 2020 Scholarship Chair
2013 – 2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017- 2020 Mini Mart Chair
Hey check out the new June edition of Phlockers Magazine! Available now! Especially a great interview with our phriend Brent Burns!
As most of you know Jimmy Buffett’s new album “Life on the Flip Side” was released this morning.
The the tracks for download are already available and the physical media is also now widely available.
There are lots of articles out this morning about the music. Here is one of the articles I was just reading:
Here is a great track co-written by Will Kimbrough you have heard played live on 2019 tour dates:
PHiP Director of Conventions
“We Have a Lot to Drink About!” Things are beginning to reopen around us, too slow for some and too fast for others. Our reaction will be what we deem the best for ourselves, families and community. Our club experienced many cancellations, postponements, and the hardship of not being together! We’ve had to settle with being in the chicken coup rather than flying with the PHlock! Well, it’s time to “breathe in, breathe out, and move on.”
The Board is in the process of scheduling some really PHun events to help us continue serving our community and surrounding PHriends during these hard times. We are all in this together and we look forward to your support. Bring us your enthusiasm, tropical spirit, desire to help others, love for your environment, and most of all, your willingness to hang in here with us as we move through unfamiliar waters. Let’s all look forward to our future and sail these open seas together!
You will hear more soon, beginning with our monthly newsletter and through our website and Facebook! Hopefully, you will find one or more events in which you feel comfortable and safe to join us. Remember, you decide! If you are not yet a member of this special club and all the benefits that come with it, join us online at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com. We are here for you through it all as we “Party with a Purpose.” Jan Hicks, Pres.
Jimmy Buffett launches Cabin Fever Virtual Tour for fans to watch concerts at home
Starting March 25, the king of chill will upload a live concert from his archives every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. PST.
Since he can’t physically tour, Jimmy Buffett has launched his Spring 2020 Cabin Fever Virtual Tour, which includes live sets through the years being uploaded to his website every Wednesday and Saturday starting March 25.
Coronavirus may have temporarily put a stop to live events, but Jimmy Buffett still wants fans to have a little fun. Break out the blender or head to your favorite local restaurant for some margaritas-to-go and join Buffett and fellow Parrotheads during his Spring 2020 Cabin Fever Virtual Tour from the comfort and safety of your own home.Starting Wednesday, March 25, every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. PST Buffett will be re-broadcasting shows from his live archives via margaritaville.tv or tune into Radio Margaritaville on SiriusXM.
Here’s the full Cabin Fever Virtual Tour schedule:
March 25: Live from Key West, Florida (2015)
March 28: Live from The Gorge in George, Washington (1996)
April 1: Live from The Coyote Drive-In at Fort Worth, Texas (2014)
April 4: Live from Honolulu, Hawaii (2004)
April 8: Live from Paris France (2017)
April 11: The Millennium Show Live from Los Angeles, California (1999)
April 15: Live from Australia (2011)
April 18: Live from Mansfield, Massachusetts (1994)
April 22: Live from Bora Bora (2010)
April 25: Live from Hartford, Connecticut (1995)
April 29: Live from Wellington, New Zealand (2017)
May 2: Far Side of the World Show (various years and cities)
May 6: Live from Dublin, Ireland (2019)
May 9: Live from Key West, Florida (2015)