Pardon the perplexing title – I couldn’t think of anything. Tonight’s show featured new music from Blackfeet Pete, Captain Dan, and the Musical Blades.
Wednesday, October 1st Bilgemunky is joining forces with Metro Cigars in Germantown, Wisconsin to host a unique Rum & Cigar Pairing. Participants will experience three premium rums combined with three quality cigars to explore the enjoyment of each, as well as how these two glorious vices can interact with and complement each other.
Mt Gay Extra Old
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Toro
Cuvee Blanc Salamon
Camacho Havana Figurado
Wednesday, October 1st, 6-8 p.m.
Event limited to 20 participants!
Please call Metro Cigars at 262-255-1996 for your reservation.
Event held at:
W182 N9606 Appleton Avenue
Germantown, WI 53022
Ripped off much? On reading the headlines, I was pretty stoked. I mean, hell, I didn’t even know Martha Washington was a pirate, and yet here her very own rum stash has been auctioned off? But ney – it’s just some rum with her name and face, bottled in 2005. Wait, scratch that – distilled in 2005. So $20,000 for a three year old rum? SAPS!
Wait, change of pace. I mean… wise purchase, mates. And while you’re feeling so spendy, I have a limited edition Bilgemunky T-shirt, complete with my own signature and sweat stains, for sale at the modest price of $15,000. Just shoot me an email for details.
Amongst the many and varied tunes we play on Bilgemunky Radio, few are even fit to kiss Pirate’s Gospel’s coat tails. A definite favorite with listeners, it’s easily in the top 3 or 5 pirate-core songs of all time, in my guestimation. So as a special treat to Bilgemunky Radio Listeners (I think we’ve decided to call them Bilgerats, which has a better ring to it than Bilge-keteers, although it also seems a little vague. Ok, enough with the tangent) I’m thrilled the share this video of Alela Diane’s The Pirate’s Gospel.
Yes, so the news – only rumors and (misguided) wishful thinking to this point – is now official. According to multiple media sources, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is now definitely in the works. Rather than linking a slobbering fanboy article I thought this one more appropriate: 10 helpful suggestion to ensure PotC 4 does not suck. Disney, we know, is capable of great things – great successes, and great failures alike. And being as they clearly did some things very badly in the second two films I sincerely hope they’ve learned something from their mis-steps. But sadly, it’s difficult to convince myself that Disney is moving forward with PotC4 because they feel they actually have a new story worth telling, rather than simply trying dredge up a few more bucks from this franchise. Which is fine – I’ve no beef with capitolism. I do, however, have a beef with lame ass pirate movies.
Rumors of this have been circulating about this for some months now (as have rumors of a Captain Blood Remake.) What worries me is – aside from Hollywood’s ability to hose up even the best of ideas – is the description of Blackbeard being a “ruthless, vicious killer”, which actually goes against most historical accounts. Blackbeard, in fact, was a showman who appreciated the value of a fierce reputation, and its ability to prevent the need for bloodshed.
Now, I’m not trying to say the man was a saint, I’m just pointing out that there’s strong evidence that he wasn’t nearly the brute his reputation implied. And why does it matter? In a nutshell, if they can’t get that right, what else will they botch up?
Or maybe it will be brilliant. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I don’t support underage drinking in any way, shape or form. Young pirates would do best to stick to root beer, which is not only tasty, but is a great weapon against ghosts (as per Monkey Island canon.)
BUT… if you’re going to smuggle rum in your backpack – underage or not – don’t risk a court date over BACARDI. It’s just not worth it!!!
I’ve been reviewing rums for some years now, but tonight we’ve hit a first for me – a rum from the land down under. I’ve heard legends that such rums exist – even stories of one with a polar bear on its label, which makes no sense whatsoever. This is not the polar bear rum – this is another rum. One with a spot on its label. A red spot.
Inner Circle Rum is bottled and labeled in an understated, classy manner. Its website boasts that this is a rum not created for the likes of us – the bourgeois, pedestrian sorts – but was rather developed for the upper, snobby crust of society (and yet the website also boasts a skull&crossbones pattern in the background. Go figure.) It also boasts many awards – a factor that means increasingly less to me the more I learn that the folks who bestow such awards have entirely different expectations of rum from myself.
Tonight’s show featured an interview with Jamaica Rose, editor of No Quarter Given, as was recorded at the Northern California Pirate Festival. Also new music from Captain Dan and We Are They!
GeekDad has just posted a preview of the upcoming pirate short-story anthology, Fast Ships, Black Sails. Catch a sneak peak at one of the entries, Boojum, as well as a promotional video.