Bilgemunky to DJ at Michigan Pirate Festival!

That’s right, ya swabs – join me in Grand Haven Michigan on Friday, August 7th for the very best in pirate-core, pirate-shanties, and all other respects of pirate-arrrsome! I’ll be DJing live at the Dee-Lite Bar beginning around 9:30 p.m., so drop by if you can – preferably in your pirate finery, and in a mood to show any landlubbers present how the pirate know how to party!

And since you’re already planning to drive all the way to Grand Haven, Michigan just to see me DJ, be sure to stick around for the Michigan Pirate Festival. I’ll be out and about all day Saturday and enjoying shows by the Bawdy Boys, Knotty Bits, and the Dark Flower Gypsies. Full info about the festival can be found at http://www.brethrenofthegreatlakes.com/events/mpf/2009/mpf09.htm.

See ya there!

Pirates set sail for West Michigan

Pirates set sail for West Michigan – Grand Rapids News – The Grand Rapids Press Online – Michigan Newspaper – MLive.com.

While the Michigan Pirate Festival sounds like it was a blast (hopefully I might be able to attend next year), some of this article scares me a bit:

“When I’m dead, I want to be buried in Jack,” she says. “This is the way people know me, and this is the way I want people to remember me.”

Really, folks. If you want to make some money portraying Jack Sparrow, fine by me. Want to dress like him for Halloweeen or PyrateCon? Go for it. But if you’re obsessed with pirates enough to eat, sleep, and drink pirates throughout most of the year (and I don’t judge you for this – I’m right there with you), for crikey’s sake, PLEASE find your own inner pirate! Such levels of Jack Sparrow emmersion are downright creepifying.