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Cindy Bates Muir

I live in Port Aransas, Texas and love all things Parrot Head and Trop Rock. I enjoy interviewing Trop Rock artists, attending events and always look forward to seeing Trop Rock friends from around the nation! Author of the Trop Rock lyric infused cozy mystery book "Schooled for Murder." Check out my website at www.CindyMuir.com

Trop Rock Music Association: Shaping the Future of Trop Rock

Trop Rock Music Association: Are You a Member? I remember talking to a fellow Parrot Head in the Miami airport a few years ago on the way home from Meeting of the Minds. He told me he was a “card-carrying member of the MAFIA” and proceeded to show me his membership card for the Margarita …

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How to Make a Dirty Monkey Drink

This Dirty Monkey drink recipe makes a deliciously creamy cocktail with tropically flavored ingredients. The Dirty Monkey is one of those favorite drinks at the resort bar that everyone wants to try and for good reason! The Dirty Monkey is made with rum, but people often substitute it with vodka. Either way, the banana, pineapple …

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Jimmy Buffett Concert Tailgate in Frisco

Jimmy Buffett Concert Tailgate Fun in Frisco?  You Bet! I remember several years ago when the annual spring arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Dallas concert was moved to a tiny place north of Plano called Frisco. We traveled out to the country on the Dallas North Tollway, it seemed, and planned to spend a few hours …

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DJ Jeff Allen: Taking Us to Our Trop Rock Happy Place

DJ Jeff Allen Taking Us to Our Happy Place When I first spoke with Jeff Allen, of BeachFront Radio, he told me he was talking to Peter Mayer last December and was asked an interesting question. “Jeff, when is someone going to interview YOU?” asked Peter.  So here we are with a story about a …

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Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola

Margaritaville Beach Hotel On Their Second Honeymoon in Pensacola I love Jimmy Buffett’s song about Frankie and Lola…. So much, in fact, that I have a Dachshund named Frankie and a cat named Lola. The lyrics to this classic Buffett tune are quirky and fun and I never thought about a honeymoon in Pensacola, be …

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Trop Rocking at Tropical Isle

Trop Rocking at Tropical Isle In mid-January, five hundred tropical music lovers will descend on New Orleans for four days of music and revelry called Pardi Gras. Much of this long weekend party will take place at the Tropical Isle, home of the trademarked “Handgrenade.” Back in 1984, Earl Bernhardt and Pam Fortner opened the …

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Trop Rock House Concerts: Isla Bella, A Musical Oasis

Are you ready for a trip into South Texas countryside and find a fabulous tropical and musical paradise? I’m fortunate to claim that opportunity every now and then, since I live less than an hour from the oasis that is Isla Bella. Isla Bella’s owners are also rare finds. They would be Fred and Sara …

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