“Livin’ On Key West Time” – By Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band

Okay, get ready to sell everything you own and move to Key West to live “The Life“. Think I’m crazy? Watch this video and let the lyrics of this song and atmosphere of the bar soak into your island soul. Then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Key West is like a drug. You visit once and it grabs at you. You visit again and it becomes hard to leave. You visit again and it becomes part of your DNA. I’ve been to Key West dozens of times and it becomes a little harder to let go every time. During my visit this past weekend we visited bars and formed relationships to set up the Conched in Key West Charity Bar Crawl. Yes, it’s hard work, but I’m willing to make the sacrifice for all of you!

One of the places Shawn and I visited was the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon. A relative new comer when it comes Duval Street bars. Tucked into a courtyard just off Duval, the Smokin’ Tuna is high on our list for places to stop or finish the bar crawl at. Why? Because it’s bad ass! Watch this video of famous Key’s Trop-Rocker Howard Livingston and you’ll understand.

Livin’ On Key West Time – Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band


See what I mean! Not lying, I’ve just listened to this song about 6 times in a row as I’ve written this post. Crazy? Yeah, Key Crazy!

If you want to soak up this addictive island atmosphere then join us in September for the Conched in Key West Bar Crawl. It’s for a great charity, Reef Relief. Who knows, maybe we can get Howard to join us for the crawl and play at the pre-party the night before! I’ll see if I can work some magic to make that happen.

If you want Livin’ On Key West Time by Howard Livingston song, you can get it on iTunes here.
Livin' On Key West Time - Living on Key West Time

Perfect song to start the weekend with!

Cheers Castaways!

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By |2016-12-31T11:57:40+00:00January 13th, 2012|Key West & Florida Keys, Salt Life Sound (Music)|7 Comments

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  1. Shane Klaver January 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Howard puts on a great show! He has actually come to Iowa a few times!

  2. corey January 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Love Howie and MM 24 band!

  3. BigKahuna January 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Oh Ryan. It’s like you have something against the life I have in Colorado!
    Cause you make it harder and harder to keep it up!
    Think KW needs another Newspaper?

  4. RumShopRyan January 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Shane, I haven’t had the chance to see his band perform yet but it’s on my list! Cool to see he travels up to the midwest!

    BigKahuna…that’s my job! Inspire people to live a life in the palm trees. Glad to know the pull is working. Key West could always use another newspaper type something…just got to be creative with the angle!


  5. CruzanMike January 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    That’s 2 awesome artist you have turned me on too. I bought Jake’s cd’s after reading your post and I love them…… and now I am going to check out Howard Livingston. These guys are supper talented and know how to warm up winter.

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    RumShopRyan January 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Glad you like the cool trop-rock music CruzanMike. I’ll keep finding the good stuff for you. Cheers!

  7. Luke January 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I found these guys prior to a trip to the Keys last winter. Love this song and played it when we rolled into Key West from Key Largo!

    Howard and the MM 24 band now have several songs on my permanent beach playlist.

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