”The Fool Button” presented by The Songwriters Joint

”Our Show Goes Haywire.” Join Jay Surf and Twan as they discuss legendary singer/songwriter, Jimmy ”Marvin Gardens” Buffett and all of his songwriting friends. The series will cover albums, tours, songs, bootleg shows, and everything in between. Plus, you never know when the show will go haywire or who will pop in.

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Monday Apr 29, 2024

Mama, the boys are guilty of hangin’ out…Join Jay Surf and Twan as they take a trip back to where it all started for Jimmy with special guest, Travis Turk. Listen to how Travis became the first person to record Jimmy and how he produced and engineered “Down to Earth” and “High Cumberland Jubilee.” Find out Travis’ favorite JB banger track,  his encounter with the “Captain”, the story behind Buried Treasure Project, and what’s to potentially come... or not. Plus, you never know when the show will go haywire! Grab your favorite drink and join the guys as they head back to the Hang Out Gang.

Friday Jan 26, 2024

Jay Surf and Twan are back for Season 2! Join them as they dig deep into Jimmy’s  studio and live covers throughout his career. From the greatest covers of all time to their least favorite. Plus, you never know when the show will go haywire. Find out what Jay Surf took in Atlantic City when Jimmy was coming to town and what he would ask Jimmy if they met. Also, what Twan always asks Peter Mayer when he sees him. Plus, they discuss a 2007 Texas show, the album License to Chill, and much more. Kick back and relax cause the guys and the G.O.A.T. Jimmy podcast is back for a whole new season!

Episode 10: Thank You, Jimmy

Friday Sep 22, 2023

Friday Sep 22, 2023

The Songwriters Joint and Two Fingers Tequila present The Fool Button. Join Jay and Twan on this very special episode as they reflect and celebrate the life and career of Jimmy Buffett. They share stories, moments, and how big of an influence Jimmy was and still is on their lives. They are then joined by Coral Reefer Legends - Roger Bartlett, Josh Leo, and Bob “Lip Balm” Liberman. This is a Coral Reefer historic moment as these three have never been together on a podcast or radio show. The legends share never before heard stories, special memories, and the impact Jimmy has had on themselves and the music industry. As Jimmy stated before he sailed on, “Just keep the party going,” and that’s exactly what everyone at The Joint is going to do. Join us for this very special episode. You can listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Podbean.

Friday Jul 07, 2023

"Get a little hung up there Joshy? Couldn’t get your motor runnin?" Join Jay Surf and Twan for a very special episode as they welcome Coral Reefer Legend, Josh Leo. Learn how Josh became a Coral Reefer in 1980, his favorite Fingers Taylor stories, and why he wore the epic white overalls. In addition, learn what is was like for him to be immortalized on South Park, and how Josh saw the Parrothead era come to life, and of course he shares his experiences from The G.O.A.T. of 1980 shows, Live By the Bay. Plus, as always, you never know when the show will go haywire and what will be discussed. 

Friday May 19, 2023

Join Jay Surf and Twan as they go back in time to the fabulous 80s and discuss their favorite bootleg shows such as the ‘83 acoustic show, Jones Beach ‘85, the late 80s Living Room shows and everything in between. Find out some of their favorite albums and Jay Surf shares a story of how a friend met Marvin in the early 80s which changed his life. Plus you never know when the show will just go haywire.

Episode 07: Roger Bartlett

Sunday Apr 23, 2023

Sunday Apr 23, 2023

Join Jay Surf and Twan as they host Original Coral Reefer and recording artist, Roger Bartlett. They discuss the legendary Record Plant Show from CA, recording some of the greatest albums in the discography like A1A which includes Rodgers penned song “Dallas.” In addition, listen to some never before heard stories about Fingers and life on the road for the Coral Reefer Band in the 1970s. They just might be “talkin’ to chairs and it’s strange” and they know it. You won’t want to miss this episode with the legendary Coral Reefer!

Saturday Mar 25, 2023

More! More! Do another! Another! Join Jay Surf and Twan as they hop back in the rental car and hit the cruise control all the way back to 1970’s era of Jimmy and The CRB. Find out what Jay and Twan consider to be Jimmy’s greatest ballad ever. Jay discusses why this might be his favorite Jimmy era and how Twan got sucked into the rabbit hole of bootleg shows. In addition, they talk over their personal favorite bootleg shows from the decade, band members, and look closely at a few set lists from the Drunk Caribbean Rock ’N’ Roll era.

Episode 5: LIP BALM!!!

Sunday Feb 26, 2023

Sunday Feb 26, 2023

HEY BOBBY, WHERE'S THE KEYS TO THE RENT A CAR?Jay Surf and Twan are back at it again and are joined by the legendary Bob “Lip Balm” Liberman who was Jimmy Buffett’s tour manager for nearly two decades. The group discusses how Lip Balm got involved in the music business, the recording of the Volcano album in Montserrat, and the wild tales of the 70s and 80s Coral Reefer Band. You truly had to be there but the next best thing is to give this episode a listen. Plus, as always, you never know when the show will just go haywire.

Saturday Jan 28, 2023

“In a flash, a man with a hat and a harmonica stormed the stage…” Join Jay Surf and Twan as they discuss the legendary harmonica player, Greg “Fingers” Taylor. Jay shares his love for Finger’s sound, Twan tells us his experiences at small shows with Greg and other Coral Reefers and they discuss just how special he was to the CRB and music in general. Plus you never know when the show will just go haywire! Be sure to follow The Songwriters Joint on all social media for #FingersFriday

03Live by the Bay

Friday Dec 09, 2022

Friday Dec 09, 2022

Back home in South Florida...Jay Surf and Twan discuss the legendary 1985 show Live By The Bay. They discuss the setlist, the birth of the "Parrothead" era, and their favorite moments from Miami. Also, find out how Twan saw Jimmy side stage in the late 90s, and Jay Surf shares his hilarious helicopter story involving Jimmy. Grab your favorite drink as the guys cruise past Coconut Grove. Stop off at Alabama Jacks and get them a cool Corona beer maybe. Stop in Key Largo. Tavernier. Duck key. Marathon. Sugar Loaf. Big Pine. All down to Key West, Florida where they can get anything they want - drive right off the end of this episode!


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