Monthly Archive: May 2011

Bilgemunky Radio 173 – All Is Well

After returning from a week on vacation, we were back ready to hit the seas and yell plenty of pirate cliches for your amusement. A few technical hiccups left the show somewhat less than streamlined, but debauchery was still achieved.

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Musical Blades – So Dies the Captain (4:55)
3. Whiskey Bards – Cold October Wind (5:45)
4. Pirates For Sail – Here’s A Health To The Companye (4:11)
5. Abney Park – AEther Shanties (2:48)
6. Jollyship The Whiz Bang – I Kill’d the Cabin Boye (3:11)
7. Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew – Drink All Night (3:36)
8. There Be Pirates – Derelict (10:45)
9. Sharon Knight – Siren Moon (4:44)
10. Jen Cass – Pirate (4:51)
11. Captain Darby O’Bill and His Matees Three – Marina, The Lovely Mermaid (5:17)
12. Musical Blades – 10k_future_remix3 (4:13)
13. Pirates Charles – Sand in the Rum (conquer) (4:01)
14. Oh la la! – Pirates Unite (5:11)
15. Mary Malloy & Frank Stuart – High Barbary (3:18)
16. Henry Martin – Captain Kidd (2:43)
17. Golden Bough – Pirate Gold (4:20)
18. Dreadnoughts – Old Maui (4:01)
19. Dread Crew of Oddwood – Ketch Medley (4:03)
20. Dread Crew of Oddwood – Kraken Skulls (3:32)
21. Pirates Charles – A Drop of Nelson’s Blood (2:44)
22. Virgil Franklin – Death Be His Lover (3:56)
23. Hucklescary Finn – Burial At Sea (4:13)
24. Pirate Jenny – Tip The Black Spot (4:12)
25. That Damned Band – Bloodthirsty! (5:17)
26. Jolly Rogers – Prime And Load (1:33)
27. Rustmonster – Still A’ Smilin (short) (3:31)

Bilgemunky Radio 173 – All Is Well

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After returning from a week on vacation, we were back ready to hit the seas and yell plenty of pirate cliches for your amusement. A few technical hiccups left the show somewhat less than streamlined, but debauchery was still achieved.

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Musical Blades – So Dies the Captain (4:55)
3. Whiskey Bards – Cold October Wind (5:45) (more…)

Bilgemunky Radio 172 – Lego Pirate Attack!!!

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Tonight’s show not only featured our usual barrage of killer pirate tunage, but also a listener contest for a copy of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Video Game for Xbox360! And as a halftime surprise, we featured an interview with A.C. Crispin, author of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom.

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Jolly Garogers – Pirates Of The Caribbean (2:16)
3. Alestorm – Nancy The Tavern Wench (4:52) (more…)

Bilgemunky Radio 171 – Horton Hears a (Dr) Who

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1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Pirate Jenny – Scabby the Seaman (2:01)
3. Jon Olier – Man Overboard (2:18) (more…)

Yeah, so Pirates on Dr. Who Tonight

I really love the rebooted Dr. Who – at least seasons 1-4. Season 5 onward, however, strikes largely of metooisms and oddities. Smith’s Dr. debuts with a tough-guy speech to aliens bent on destroying the Earth – yeah, Tennant did that too. Amy gets all bubbly at finding vampires and is also the most important woman in the universe? Hello Rose with the werewolves and Donna Noble. And as to the oddities, what’s with River Song’s quick evolution into an apparent action hero, or the writers’ bizarre love affair with Vincent van Gogh (“one of the greatest men who ever lived”… seriously???) Smith isĀ at least getting interesting the more he becomes obliviously, enthusiastically geeky (“Fez’s are cool”), but this is still a work in progress.

BUT, nobody wants to hear my Dr. Who opinions, so how about I complain about some pirate stuff?

Hugh Bonneville talks piracy and ‘Doctor Who’

All well and good, but the flogging episode is titled “Curse of the Black Spot.” For real? The same month as the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film comes out, and Dr. Who names its cleverly-timed pirate episode (which indeed includes mermaids, just like the new pirate film) with a title that is only barely different from Curse of the Black Pearl? It pains me to see mounting evidence that the illustrious Dr. Who franchise might be going the way of such trend-hopping parasites as “Transmorphers” or “Snakes on a Train“, but there it is – commercials even indicate that the “black spot” appears on the hand, just like in the second PotC film. Even with its current issues, Dr. Who deserves better than that.

Whoaaa!!!… for real??

I want to say we knew about this. I want to say this was one of those movie rumors that came out, like, thirty years ago but nothing seemed to be happening*. But sure enough, “Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists” is coming to the big screen:

Hugh Grant to voice Aardman’s ‘Pirates’

So yeah, Hugh Grant, ho hum. But also David Tennant for you Dr. Who fans, Martin Freeman (for the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy geeks), and even Salma Hayek (of The Devil Wore Purple Plunder Pants, of course) will be featured as well.

*it was two years ago. I looked it up.