Bilgemunky Radio Format Change

During last night’s broadcast I announced an upcoming format change to Bilgemunky Radio. Starting Monday, September 13th, Bilgemunky Radio will begin one hour later (9 pm CST.) The show will remain two hours of pirate music awesomeness, but there will be no more Bilgemunky After Dark.

The reasons for this are many, but the short of it is that I need to consolidate the show to two hours for homestead reasons. And AD, for me, is the *extra* – it doesn’t have nearly as much music, it draws only a fraction of the listeners of the regular show, and for me it’s not as creatively inspiring as the rest of Bilgemunky Radio. So it makes sense for it to be cut. Unfortunate perhaps, but at the end of the day multiple factors all point to the same thing – remove AD and instead focus on what matters most – Bilgemunky Radio proper.

I hope this news doesn’t strike too many listeners as tragic – rest assured Bilgemunky Radio will continue to muscle on, and very little music will actually be lost – probably not even 100 songs (with Bilgemunky Radio boasting nearly 2,000). The regular show is, afterall, intended for pirates – and lacks not for debauchery, rum abuse, and all sorts of other misbehavior 😉

Bilgemunky After Dark’s final episode will broadcast on Monday, September 6th.

Alestorm: Bring in the pirates!

Pirate-Core legends Alestorm are now being discussed in college newspapers, which means they’re officially culture-ish. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever gotten around to reviewing their second full length album Black Sails at Midnight. If not, go buy the damned thing already.

Oh, and enjoy this Alestorm article from the West Georgian:

The West Georgian – Alestorm: Bring in the pirates!

Rum Bar in Philly

I don’t know if this place is new or not, but I’ve just recently learned of The Rum Bar in Philadelphia. Not quite the selection of some of the powerplayers found in California and Vegas, but a decent showing just the same. Plus, the website is slick enough, and the “not-quite-PotC” amuses me for some reason. Any Philly area readers have any insight to share?