This November – Goonies (25th Anniversary Edition)

Pretty sweet looking, actually – The Goonies 25th year anniversary edition will not only include the Blu-Ray disc, but also a boardgame, and a whole bunch of other crap. I wish I could be more specific, but the description offers nothing except a summary of the movie and a picture of the extras. Looks like some magazines of some kind, some collector cards maybe, and a femur from One-Eyed Willy (ok, I made that one up.

Still, should be slick. There’s nothing like combining your love of piracy with the nostalgia of being a child of the 80’s, and no one does that better than The Goonies. The Goonies (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]

Review: Inner Buccaneer

Rating: ★★★½☆
Genre: Contemporary Pirate Folk.
Rating: PG
Target Audience: Fans of folk-inspired pirate tunes and jigs

So most “real” news outlets mention when they have a vested interest in a story – full disclosure and whatnot. Seems like a good idea, so I think it’s fair to mention that The Brigands bought me breakfast a few months back. Coffee, eggs, bacon… there might have been some sort of bread involved, like an english muffin or toast, but I don’t rightly recall. I probably drank a bit of rum the night before, so memory may be sketchy. But the bacon is remembered, and appreciated. But let me assure you, it doesn’t affect this review in the least…


West Cornwall Pasty Company

So there’s some debate whether it’s pronounced “pay-stee” or “pah-stee.” Whichever the case, it’s a reference to what we good-hearted ‘mericans would call “pastries” (leave it to the dastardly Brits to try and confuse us by naming their snack-foods after stripper gear.) Anyways, check out their website, cuz it’s pirate to the core. It’s also a damn site more fun to explore than some pirate computer games. You know, those ones that you find for $5 at OfficeMax in a giant bin [cough-BlackBuccaneer-cough].

‘Seize the Bay’ with me this Saturday!

It’s rare that I get to DJ a pirate event so close to home, which means all you midwestern pirates don’t want to miss your chance to groove and stumble to the greatest variety of pirate tunes known to man or barnacle. That’s right Bilgemunky (that’s me) will be DJing at the ‘Seize the Bay’ Pirate Festival in Green Bay on August 14th! Consider it a large party or a small festival – either way there will be pirate music, a Caribbean buffet, pirate drinks at the bar, pirate vendors, plus live entertainment from Bounding Main, Starz Dance Academy, and Rakhshanda Tribal Belly Dance. And if that’s not enough for you, The Green Bay Tall Ships Festival will be taking place alongside, so go outside to tour the ships, and come inside to party like a pirate! Prizes for best costume, and it’s only $2 to get in 🙂

Festivities begin at noon, and go until 10 pm. I’ll be DJing one hour sets throughout the day, with the last one ending at 6.

“Robot Pirate” Music Video

We all know that the current “steampunk-pirate” infatuation is really just a transitional phase to full fledged robot pirates. So I figured this Friday was a good time to give things a boost with this rockin’ robot pirate music vid. It’s a glimpse at your future, maties. Enjoy, and stock up on RUM RAM.

Hurley Going Pirate

George Garcia, more commonly known as Hurley from Lost (you know, the show that went on forever making more and more mysteries it never intended to solve) has been commissioned to star in “When We Were Pirates”, an upcoming Disney film about a bunch of guys who want to be pirates. Details are sketchy, but can be found here:

LOST’s Jorge Garcia In “When We Were Pirates” | Disney Dreaming

It’s still too early in the process to know much, but my sources tell me the film will end with Garcia drinking some magic water and becoming the guardian of a pirate island in a poorly executed commentary on the nature of good, evil, and free will. Plus, there might be a polar bear for no good reason.