Tom Ponton doesn't like being called a parrothead, as fans of Jimmy Buffett are known, because it makes him sound like someone who dresses like a cheeseburger - in paradise, get it? - for the singer's concerts.
Still, it beats being called a cicadahead, which could happen after the airing of a radio show that he and pal Pat O'Leary put together for Buffett's Internet station, Radio Margaritaville.
Click on www.radiomargarita ville.com at 9 a.m. tomorrow when he and O'Leary offer music and comedy about cicadas.
You'll hear songs like Bob Dylan's "Day of the Locusts," written in 1970 - two cicada cycles ago.
The only connection to The Man himself that Ponton could find: Buffett's "Don't Bug Me."
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