Bilgemunky Radio 47 – With a Real Live Pirate Guy!

Tonight’s broadcast was highlighted by a guest appearance from Cap’n Slappy of Talk Like a Pirate Day. We discussed the upcoming holiday, their new book, and other pirate miscellany. True, we’re still working out some bugs with the technical aspects of live interviews, but we hope you enjoy it just the same 🙂

Also featured new music from The Musical Blades and Blackfeet Pete.

Crusoe on NBC


I’d heard rumors of this, but only just now came across the official website. NBC is going to release a series about Robinson Crusoe, permiering October 17th.

Having never read the book, and only seen one movie on the subject of Crusoe (and a rather bad one at that), I think I’ll be able to watch this with fresh eyes and determine it’s suck vs. awesome factor on its own merit. TV doesn’t really have a great track record when it comes to pirates, but we’ll see.

From the preview, I gather this much – Crusoe is an ordinary bloke who’s been torn from his boring existence and forced to live upon a tropical paradise where he’s hunted by pirates and gets to flirt each day with a hot pirate chick. And dispite this incredible turn of fate, he still morns for the loss of his old life. There’s no pleasing some people.

Bilgemunky Radio 46 – Happy B-Day Blydes, and a Pukin’ Song

As bold a variety of pirate tunes as every, but seldom do we traverse waters so dangerous as those of the Brothers Comstock. But at the heartfelt request of a listener, we did indeed play “The Pukin’ Song” (a.k.a. Yo Ho). Tonight’s show also featured some of today’s very best pirate-core, including Salt Sea Pirates, Rustmonster, and The Pirates Charles!

Foodie at large: a rum business – Times Online

Foodie at large: a rum business – Times Online.

The story begins with “The new Intereactive Rum Experience at Vinopolis”…

Well, that got my attention. Unfortunately, it sounds like the interactive rum experience is a little underwhelming, and the story doesn’t really pay it much heed. But it does go on to discuss aged rum’s steady growth and bright future amongst the spirit-appreciating segments of our population. Oh, and it also points out that rum – “it makes you happy.”

Blackbeard? He was just a pussycat – Edinburgh Evening News

Blackbeard? He was just a pussycat – Edinburgh Evening News.

It’s a story about Blackbeard being a nice guy. Well, that’s a part or it. Actually it’s mostly about a bunch of Scots hung as pirates even though they weren’t. Or something like that. I’ve read it twice now, and I still can’t make sense of it. Maybe it’s just a weird article. Or more than likely, it’s that I’ve not yet had any caffeine today, which is difficult, you know? It’s like, I can’t think, I can barely walk, and there’s a kitten chewing on my foot for some reason.