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Dan Sullivan – Author with Jim Morris & Thom Shepherd Ties

Are you aware that there are now two Dan Sullivans associated with Trop Rock music? Most of us know Dan Sullivan of The Detentions, but are you yet familiar with Dan Sullivan, the author? “Dan the writer” enjoyed a great friendship with the late Jim Morris and he has published two books that feature tales …

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Keeper of the Flame – Remembering DJ Jeff Allen (Part 1)

He grew up in Pennsylvania Raised on Rock and Roll Something in the music reached him Deep down in his soul And over time the music changed him< He knew he’d never be the same That’s when he received his calling To be a Keeper of the Flame                                                                — From “Keeper of the Flame” …

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The Legend of Mayor Gonzo Mays Includes Trop Rock

If you know much about Key West, you might have heard about Mayor Gonzo Mays. If all you know about Mayor Gonzo Mays is that she wears wraparound sunglasses, a big straw hat and smokes cigars, you don’t really know her. The Mayor’s real name is Sammie Mays and she’s actually the honorary mayor of …

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Experiencing A Jim Morris Florida Adventure Through His Songs

Scarcely a month before the two-year date of beloved musician Jim Morris’s passing, I found myself in some of his old stomping grounds. We spent a week in a relatively small area of Florida, with certain things planned to do and see that were on our bucket list. But what we discovered was so delightful …

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Parrot Head Poem Parody: “A Parrot Head Looks at 60”

Our Parrot Head friend, Lynn Rob, recently hit a birthday milestone which inspired her to create this fun parody of Jimmy Buffett’s song “A Pirate Looks at 40.” Grandma, grandma ocean, Is that you that I hear call? Still want to sail upon your waters Even though I am not quite as tall (as I …

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Author Chip Bell Writes Adventures Based on Jimmy Buffett Song Titles

Did you notice a table loaded with books in the middle of the Mini Mart last year at Meeting of the Minds? If so, did you observe the books all had familiar titles? I’m referring to author Chip Bell’s action/adventure series which incorporates Jimmy Buffett song titles as his book titles. Of course, Parrot Heads …

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