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Hope everyone's tomorrow is outstanding, yarrrrrrrr.

For those of you going to Pirate Palooza, I wish you much fun!!! Wish I could be there singing along.
Someone give Captain Drew a birthday hug for me, please.
Hope to see everyone next year!

Since I can't hear pub sing...
NPR Story about a heavy metal pirate band for Talk Like A Pirate Day

Alestorm: Play Metal Like A Pirate Day
'Keelhauled' by Alestorm
· "Keelhauled"
· CD: Black Sails at Midnight
· Artist: Alestorm
· Label: Napalm
· Released: 2009
by Lars Gotrich

In "Keelhauled," the "True Scottish Pirate Metal" band Alestorm has a warning for unfaithful sailors.

September 18, 2009 - This Saturday, landlubbers beware: Peg-legged shipmates may soon invade your beer halls and cubicles. Yes, it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, on which every sentence ends with a hearty Arrr! and pick-up lines include allusions to parts of the ship. Heavy metal, being the simultaneously high- and low-brow genre that it is, has produced a number of fantasy offshoots, including Viking and Tolkien varietals, but there's a growing contingent of Jolly Roger-waving "Pirate Metal" advocates.

Enter Alestorm, whose members, in addition to sporting ruffled shirts and fold-over boots, not only address pirate-related concerns, but also sing like pirates. It seems like a no-brainer, but Alestorm has one step up on its peers: genuine yo-ho-ho Scottish accents. In "Keelhauled," vocalist and keytarist (set to "accordion," of course) Christopher Bowes describes the gruesome punishment that awaits unfaithful sailors: "We'll tie that scoundrel to a rope / and throw him overboard / Drag him underneath the ship / A terrifying, deadly trip." The song is sped along by stormy riffs and a penchant for Iron Maiden, but the chorus inspires a joyful, drunken sing-along for the unfortunate soul dragging below the hull.

Of course, I'd rather hear Joni Minstrel, Half Pint, 10 Penny Travelers, Lost Boys, and Wine Women & Song... :)



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 19th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me!!! This will make this great day so much better!! ARRRGH!!!

Everyone says thanks :)
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
We will miss you! The Palooza won't be the same without the Florida contingent.
Sep. 20th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
:) Well, some of the crew got to be in Atlanta at least, even if they didn't make the crawl. :)

I'm glad Pirate Palooza was a success! I hope people post pictures!!!
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