Yo Ho, Sebastian!

It’s pretty well established by now that homosexual pirates were indeed a part of the Golden Age. How big a part is a matter of debate, but definitely a part. And how were those gay pirates treated upon being ‘outed’ by their shipmates? Well, that too is subject to much speculation. Cosmo Jarvis has offered his own theory in this video. Or maybe it’s supposed to be commentary on more contemporary gay issues. Regardless, it’s very piratey, and very gay. Seriously, don’t watch if seeing two dudes kissing is the sort of thing that sends your panties into a twist.

Remarkably sincere and heartfelt for a video called “Gay Pirates.” And even more remarkable is that Cosmo Jarvis himself is straight.

“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.

P!nk has Scurvy!

Still getting settled after returning from NorCal last night, so I’ll be lazy and just post this video of Pink singing “Scurvy” – I think it was done for Spongebob Squarepants, as rumors has it they’ve been having an affair. In truth, this video is pretty lazy as well – cute, I suppose, but I feel like the songwriters, producers, and Pink herself sort of just cranked it out before their morning coffee.

We Are Pirates – a Tribute to Running Wild

Although their influence in the larger world of PirateCore is surprisingly minimal, there’s no doubt that Running Wild were trailblazers when it came to mixing piracy with contemporary music. And their influence within the world of pirate metal is beyond doubt. The metal band Orden Ogan decided to pay a little tribute to just that fact with their song and video We Are Pirates. It’s pretty fun. Oh, and if you’re wondering who the old guy with the 80’s hair is, and why the chicks all clearly love him for some reason, well, he’s one of the guitarists from the legendary band itself. And there’s nothing that ladies love more than pirate guitarists, who are considered twice as sexy as pirate haberdashers, and four times sexier than pirate DJs.