Monthly Archive: June 2011

Bilgemunky Radio 176 – Goslings and Terra Chips

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After returning from NorCal, Bilgemunky lays in a new broadside of pirate tunage, including new music from Seaskeleton and Craig Nybo of Rustmonster!

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew – Drink All Night (3:36)
3. Jollyship The Whiz Bang – Kill it if it Don’t Got Feet (2:58)
4. Irish Jim – Tell No Tales (2:39) (more…)

Help get a pirate graphic novel off the ground!

I love kickstarter. It gave us iPod watchbands and metallic coffee temperature things. I’d post links so you’d know just what the hell I’m talking about, but I’m feeling lazy. Plus, there’s a cat sleeping on my arm while I type. But the important thing is this – Sails of Blood will only be sailing to a comic book store near you if they raise enough funds to get this thing off the ground. But as is the kickstarter way, it’s not just about donations, but rather, you’ll get goodies in exchange for your support. Check it all out:

“Sails of Blood”: The Pirate/Vampire/Zombie Graphic Novel by J.W.Mills — Kickstarter.

Review: The DonQ Collection

In my years of writing rum reviews at Bilgemunky.com, I’ve tasted all sorts – top shelf, bottom shelf, aged, white, spiced… but one common sort of rum that I’ve mostly avoided commenting on has been flavored rum. Not that such rum is unworthy of note, but because so much of its magic is dependent on the skills of the bartender. Flavored rums, by and large, are meant to be paired with fruit juice and such, and rarely would a pirate sit back with a large mug of Malibu.

But when DonQ kindly granted me the opportunity to taste their entire line of standard and mixing rums, seriously, how could I decline? And thus we venture forth in what I believe is a Bilgemunky first – flavored rums! (more…)

Bilgemunky Radio 175 – Back Through Time

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In addition to our usual dose of great pirate music, tonight’s episode featured songs from Back Through Time – Alestorm’s brand new Pirate Metal album, available now!

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Alestorm – Back Through Time (5:03)
3. Salt Sea Pirates – Fifteen Men on a Deadman’s Chest Remix (2:56) (more…)

Kate Moss and friends polish off 120 bottles of Mahiki rum | Mail Online

Ooh! Celebrity gossip AND rum news all wrapped up into one juicy story? Ok, not really. Well, yeah really, but it’s not that exciting. And while I’ve never heard of Mahiki rum, I just googled it and the pictures indicate that – whatever it’s exclusivity and quality – drinking Mahiki is unlikely to improve your pirate street cred. Sorry Kate.

Kate Moss and friends polish off 120 bottles of Mahiki rum | Mail Online.

Bilgemunky Radio 174 – Molecular Munky

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1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Alestorm – The Quest (4:56)
3. Rustmonster – Ho, to the Lady (4:57) (more…)

Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
In 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl came to theaters. It was, far, far better than we had any right to expect, and pirate fever soon struck the world. Any movie based on an amusement park ride (no matter how well loved) is almost certain to be one-dimensional, half-assed, and forgettable, and yet we got a piece of genius that redefined a generation or more’s view of pirates. That’s the good news. The bad news is that with 2011’s On Stranger Tides, we finally got the pirate movie we probably should have gotten in the first place: one-dimensional, half-assed, and forgettable.

Now, that last statement is bound to ruffle some, and I’m not saying On Stranger Tides was a bad movie exactly. It was just dull. Predictable, dull, and more of a cartoon than a live action adventure. It was only truely bad when considering the talent onhand, and comparing it to what this movie *could* have been. (more…)