I am sitting here listening to a few Jimmy Buffett songs which I managed not to delete off my computer. I must admit that there’s a part of me which will always enjoy his music as it’s a fun, carefree music that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
I used to be a Parrothead (a.k.a. Jimmy Buffett fan, for those not in the know). I met a lot of great people when I went to Jimmy’s shows, and, of course, there are always local gatherings where fans find additional reason to party. And that’s an aspect of Buffett’s music that ultimately turns me away as someone who is trying to be a devoted Christian. I won’t say that most of Buffett’s songs are about getting drunk, but there’s definitely enough innuendo scattered throughout his repetoire to make even the least virtuous person just a bit worrisome, in my opinion.
Or maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s my inability to listen to such music without somehow feeling “pressured” to live the life of the songs – relaxing on the beaches, enjoying more than my fair share of margaritas and beer, all the while admiring beautiful women in their bikinis.
What do you think?