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I don’t generally take to white rums – and why would I? Dark rums, at best with their heady musk, oaky molassesy kick, and all-round manliness are pretty much nature’s perfect drink. White rums, on the other hand, are quite often flavorless, astringent, and at most suitable as mixers. But once in a while a decent white rum comes along, such as Rogue Spirits’ White.
The second half of their two-part line, the first being the Blackbeard-labeled Rogue Dark, the white rum features its own pirate on its face, this time being none other than Jean Lafitte (perhaps the least piratey-looking of all pirates, but we’ll forgive him because he was otherwise pretty awesome.) In the bottle, this rum is what most any other white rum would be – clear as water and indistinguishable from vodka, gin, or rubbing alcohol. Continue reading →
Genre: Ethereal, ambience, spook.
Rating: G (not meaning it’s for kids, though)
Target Audience: Anyone looking for a taste of atmospheric pirate creepiness
It’s been tried before – wholly instrumental albums of ethereal background music intended to capture images of swashbuckling and high-seas daring-do. The problem, all too often, is that if it weren’t for the album cover featuring a ship, jolly roger, or skeletal pirate, you’d be hard pressed to listen to the music and know it was piracy that inspired the artist, and not dragons, cave-dwelling amazons, or any number of other fantastical entities. Continue reading →
Bathroom humor runs amock on Bilgemunky Radio – it begins with the unfortunate circumstances of Sir Francis Drake’s demise (explosive diahrea), and leads to Poop Deck. If you’re listening via podcast then you’ve missed the worst of it (the chatroom) – consider yourself lucky!
Genre: Pirate Jazz, funk, disco, etc.
Target Audience: Anyone with a sense of humor and a taste for the odd
With their second album, The Flight of the Filthy Vicar, Rustmonster continues its unique mix of jazz, funk, and experimental to explore pirate matters in a manner which no healthy mind could ever conceive. No fewer than 20 artists lend their creative talents to impress, entertain, and at times befuddle. There is, after all, nothing in this world quite like manly ‘heave ho’s shouted in time with a saxophone, and it’s thus this album begins with its first track, Blood and Bone. It’s a formula that led to astoundingly fun results with their first album, The Last Voyage of the Black Betty, and it works equally well this second time around. Continue reading →
Episode 1: Coffeehouse Blues. Join Bilgemunky and Gunther as they conjure a plan to escape from their Tortugan prison in exchange for a life of swashbuckling villainy!
We’re still in the dead of winter, which for many pirates means cold days, colder nights, loads of snow, and not a whole heck of a lot to do with ourselves from a piratey perspective. The good news? Spring is just around the corner. The bad? It ain’t here yet.
Actually, there is some more good news. Continue reading →
It’s a bit too much of a trek for me, but perhaps some of you might be up from some free grub:
Team Magellan “World Traveler” invites you to appear on the Live Reality TV show, “So you think you want to own a restaurant…” The theme is Coastal Cuisine.
Come in Pirate Garb, and receive comp tickets that include a drink and free food! No Garb? Tickets are only $15.00. Tickets will be available at the door. No need to RSVP, just show up between 1 and 6pm this Saturday, January 24th. A cash bar will be available. Ticket and bar sales will benefit the SPCA, and outside dining is pet friendly.
South Beach Bar and Grill, 14705 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, Florida. Call Burt 727-678-0252.
New Bogg&Salty, Rustmonster, and Captain Dan! Also a special version of Maroon’s Birthday Dirge in honor of Bilgemunky’s birthday!