Key West legend Tom Corcoran died January 16.

Tom authored mystery books, was a publisher, and a photographer.

He was a Chart Room bartender in the 1970’s. A Jimmy Buffett supporter then and thereafter. Penned “Jimmy Buffett: The Key West Years” in 2006. Credited also with contributing to Buffett hits “Fins” and “Cuban Crime of Passion.”

Tom’s Buffett relationship unique. Story is Tom was bartending at the Chart Room in November 1971. The then unknown Buffett came in, sat down and ordered a beer. The relationship grew from that moment forward.

A constant photographer. His photographs are a record of Key West that hardly exists now.

Tom will best be remembered as a creator and preserver of Key West’s special years.

May he rest in peace.

The real Jimmy Buffett showed his colors once again yesterday.

Locals have been reacting with furor at the Ticketmaster prices for the Buffett and Coral Reefers shows scheduled at the Amphitheater. In the thousands!

It was announced yesterday morning that Buffet and the Coral Reefers would be doing two shows solely for Key Westers. One tonight and one monday evening. The shows at the Key West Theater. Tickets $99. Key West ID had to be presented to purchase the tickets and also to be admitted at the time of the show. Tickets limited to two to person.

The tickets went on sale at noon yesterday.

I’m sure they were sold out by 12:30.

I heard about it at 11:30. My blog had already been published. I immediately edited it. Hope some benefitted.

I did not buy a ticket. No way could I get to the Key West Theater in time to make a purchase.

I’m glad Buffett stepped up and took care of his people. Corrected an injustice. The man exudes quality.

On this day in 1906, John D. Rockefeller was staying on a private yacht in Key West. He dined that evening with friends at a local hotel.

I am altering Hope Springs Eternal a bit to Love Springs Eternal.

Elmer “Buzz” Aldrin is the second person to ever set foot on the moon in 1969. He followed his space craft mate Neil Armstrong down the ladder.

Aldrin was 93 years old yesterday. He celebrated his birthday by marrying his “long time love” Dr. Anca Faur.

The doctor is 63. She is a medical physician and also has a PhD. in chemical engineering.

I envy Aldrin. Married at 93! I would settle for a girl friend at 87!

A New York Times article yesterday reported on a Donald Trump/John Gotti comparison. The article was titled: Trump Likened To Mob Boss John Gotti In Ex-Prosecutor’s New Book. The book: People v. Donald Trump. The author Mark F. Pomerantz.

Pomerantz was an assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA’s office early last year when he resigned in protest after newly elected District Attorney Alvin Bragg decided not to seek an indictment against Trump. The issue was whether Trump had fraudulently inflated the value of his assets to secure loans.

Pomerantz wrote in the book: “He (Trump) demanded absolute loyalty and would go after anyone who crossed him. He seemed always to stay one step ahead of the law. In my career as a lawyer, I had encountered only one other person who touched all these bases: John Gotti, the head of the Gambino organized crime family.”

January was a big month for new jobs.

It was reported the U.S. economy added 517,000 nonfarm jobs in January. Economists had estimated only 187,000 would be added.

Unemployment fell to 3.4 percent. The lowest jobless level since May 1969.

Why do people knock Biden saying he is doing a lousy job?

Hard to understand.

Enjoy your day!






  1. Hard to understand? It’s politics. Republicans don’t give a damn about this country doing well, only about being in power themselves. There approach is to slam the opposition (Democrats) regardless of the truth, and are willing to chwat or lie, to accomplish that, rather than offer ideas on how to make things even better. To them it’s a game, never a job, when ever they do get in power, they screw tings up, then take the money and run.

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