Not much is yet known about the upcoming console game Seven Haunted Seas, except that it has incredible wacky art, pirates, zombies, zombie pirates, and potentially zombie ninjas. The official site is www.sevenhauntedseas.com, but at this moment you won’t find anything there except the above trailer.
Fun little writeup on the difference between French and Spanish tradition rums. Plus a recipe called “The Blood of the Pirate”, which sounds awfully cool until you ponder why it’s the pirate and not the Spaniard that’s doing the bleeding.
Much like the Department of Naval Intelligence, I’ve been aware of the Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (B.O.O.M.) for some time – mainly in that yes, a crew called the B.O.O.M. Pirates exists, that they do most of said existing out in the Pacific Northwest, and that they boast some pretty classy pirate garb. But having not yet done any piratin’ myself in that region it was a great treat to finally get a copy of their CD to experience first hand what they’ve been up to from a musical perspective. Continue reading →
Yes, even Married… with children knew the power of pirates. During their 7th season they aired “Peggy and the Pirates.” Predictably it’s full of lame humor as could be written by an eight year old. But hey… pirates!
Rating: Genre: Pirate kid’s songs, poems, and silly stuff
Target Audience: Kids, mostly. But definitely some crossover appeal to adults.
Of all the pirate musical artists it’s the childrens’ entertainers for which I have the lowest expectations. I can’t tell you how many pirate kids’ albums I’ve never even bothered to seek out based on their sample tracks that clearly demonstrate a soft, froofy performance that would be of no interest whatsoever to those over the age of six. Mike Mennard, however, is a different beast entirely. True, children are clearly his target audience. But he also demonstrates remarkable creativity and talent the likes of which can be thoroughly enjoyed by all ages – mostly. Continue reading →
Rating: Genre: Celtic Pirate Punk
Target Audience: Anyone looking for a modern Irish-punk spin on traditional and traditional-style shanties
I doubt it comes as a surprise to seasoned Bilgemunky.com readers that I have strong preferences with regards to pirate music. By and large, I want it, well, piratey. Meaning shameless, brazen, and loud. All too often sea shanties are performed in the folk-song manner of your Great Aunt Gertrude (meaning toothless and dry) – or worse yet, a kindergarten teacher just before nap-time. But it’s bands like The Dreadnoughts that show us why traditional sea shanties can still kick ass. Continue reading →
I thought this was going to be an article about a new Grace O’Malley Mayonaise. But no, it’s just about an Irish county that really, really likes O’Malley. The Irish county of Mayo – hense the confusion.
I suppose that a town rallying around a pirate is a good thing – I certainly endorse the idea. But I am still quite let down that there will be no Irish pirate queen condiments gracing our stores.
I always approve of businesses adding a little pirate flair to their endeavors (well, not always – there was that Pirates of the Carrots and Peas debaucle). But usually I do endorse such efforts – and such it is with the Coffee Pirate. Pirate themed coffee drinks served out of a pirate themed RV. Works for me. And that they’re bravely pimpin’ the pirattitude in Wisconsin of all places only earns them more kudos – we need all the pirate fun we can get in the Midwest.
“With his [Robert Pattison’s] massive and still growing fan base, Disney wants his appeal to ensure the success of another pirate movie.”
HEY DISNEY!!! Here’s a hot tip for you – how about making sure you’ve got a decent script as a means to ensure the success of the next movie? Preferably one that does NOT involve the following things: Continue reading →