Category Archives: Scuttlebutt
I’ve never felt so proud to be self-employed (wipes a tear from my eye)
Wired just posted a brilliant article. Article writers often bogart the “pirate” label and hamfistedly steer it towards their own ends, but Mary H. K. Choi demonstrated a real love of the craft with this one. And by craft, am I referring to writing, freelancing, or the sweet trade? Well, all three, actually.
Mary H.K. Choi on Why Freelancers Are the New Pirates | Wired Magazine | Wired.com
OK, it doesn’t get much geekier than this:
Pirates Prefer Credit Unions. Who Knew?
Henry Martin and the Pirates inc. have seen fit to tout the benefits of Island Federal Credit Union – in musical prose, no less. Check it out and then get ready to transfer your life’s savings to a more piratey banking alternative!
Yo Ho Ho (Pirate’s Christmas) – by Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers featuring Michael “Supe” Granda – YouTube
Merry Xmas, ya blighters!
Auregan Strikes Again
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Auregan – the fetching-yet-tough-as-nails French siren that makes tricorns look fashionable. But she recently released her single 1798 (available on iTunes) along with a music video:
One video, four different flavors of our piratey French songstress – one of which appears to be undead. I don’t speak Frenchy, so I can only guess at the meaning of the lyrics – I assume they’re about me, and I’m quite flattered.
Dragon Speech hires Blackbeard as Spokespirate
Ok, they didn’t hire the ACTUAL Blackbeard, because he doesn’t come cheap. But they hired a presentable lookalike.
And now, by the Law of Genre Assimilation (Jack Sparrow says “savvy” so now all pirates say “savvy”, De Niro played an airship pirate, so now steampunks are are piratey, Barbossa gets a pegleg and pirate-enthusiasts all buy hacksaws, etc), speech recognition software should henceforth be incorporated into every pirate persona. Make it so.
OMG I’m on TV!!!
Well, I’m on YouTube, anyways 🙂 While in Miami this past summer, Maria de Los Angeles of the blog Sex and the Beach was kind enough to take a few moments to chat with me.
You can read more on her blog entry, Pirates: Interview with Pirate DJ Bilgemunky
New Captain Dan Music Video!
Just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day, Captain Dan and his Scurvy Crew have unleashed a brand new piece of awesome our way!
Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew – Rap Like a Pirate – YouTube.
Bilgemunky Sings (along with a few others)
Indeed, it’s the Pirate Guys’ “First Annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day Drunken Sailor Sing-Along a Go Go”! Check it out now and get funky!