SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 3 (UPI) -- American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett wants the world to know he plans to keep the spirit of Margaritaville alive for the foreseeable future.
"I'm still out there -- where would I go? Retirement doesn't look so interesting to me these days," says Buffett, 61, who kicks off his Year of Still Here tour Thursday in Atlanta.
"That's kind of an old way of thinking, retiring at 60. Come on -- I still think I'm 40!" he said.
Buffett's creative output certainly supports his resolve. He's just released a new DVD, "Scenes You Know By Heart," featuring live performances from various locales. It's available only from Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Buffett's mailboatrecords.com Web site.
In May Buffett published his seventh book, "Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale," a young readers story about a single-parent family in New York that lives in the hotel where the mother works and has a pet pig they disguised as a dog.
Buffett is also working on new songs but says he isn't sure when he'll record a follow-up to 2006's "Take the Weather With You."