Well ahoy again! Welcome to the second entry in our SY Wake playlist, in which we get our groove on to music about boats or sailing or the sea. This one is an obviously essential number, because there’s no excuse for being on a boat and not hearing some classic Jimmy Buffett (unless you are an old-timey pirate, since back then Jimmy Buffett hadn’t been invented yet). So here’s his song “Son of a Son of a Sailor”, from the 1978 album of the same title:
*margaritas optional but highly recommended
Welcome to the first sample of the SY Wake playlist! With weeks upon weeks nestled in a cockpit watching the cats chasing bugs, obviously music is a necessity for marginal sanity. And what better than songs about boats?
Our first number comes from Tom Waits, a virtuoso and multifarious musician whose career spans decades of the blues and the experimental, the poetic and the sinister, the mysteries of trainyards and the glittering highways – and the sea! Here’s his song, “Shiver Me Timbers”, from the 1974 album The Heart of Saturday Night:
The fog’s liftin’ and the sand’s shiftin’, enjoy!