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Billy Bones’ Best Buy on Boots!

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In today’s post I’ll attempt to help a mate sell a pair of very special boots…. Whether you know it or not, it’s not easy being a pirate; in fact it’s a rather expensive endeavor – just ask our pal Chad (aka “Billy Bones”), who has recently learned a very expensive lesson about footwear. This most recent season at the Georgia Renaissance Festival Chad finally decided to invest in some quality Continue Reading

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Levin Delivers Exquisite New Album La Luminosa

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Last weekend I wandered through the royal court at the Georgia Renaissance Festival and happened upon Rivka Levin of Three Quarter Ale fame playing her harp and singing music from her latest album (a copy of which I purchased after the performance). Rivka’s skill at the harp is well known to regulars of the festival as is her beautiful voice and I’m happy to Continue Reading

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All’s Faire is Splendid Listening

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This summer Lady Prudence announced her intention to launch a new album and it came as no surprise that her Kickstarter goal was essentially doubled.  I found a few spare groats under the cage of Sir Rocko, my ground parrot, and promptly dropped them in the post to the Lady’s attention, care of somewhere on dry land. Several months later I received a package containing a signed copy of her new album All’s Faire, a very pleasant handwritten note, and a rather torrid love letter Continue Reading

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Nightmare’s Gate 2015

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This past weekend I decided that I needed to relax in anticipation of the upcoming 11th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing, so I called around to my friends hoping one of them was foolish enough to answer their phone and reveal their location to me.  In retrospect I rather wish that I stayed on the ship and watched an Alf marathon because I’d have saved myself a rather extensive laundry bill and avoided a shocking case of full-body poison ivy caught from hiding naked in the woods overnight.

At least I can provide a public service to my friends and crew by telling you to STAY AWAY FROM DOUGLASVILLE!!!

Seriously, those people are not messing around out there.  If you are for some reason unable or unwilling to consider this general advice (freely given), you should consider my next nugget of more specific advice regarding Douglasville, namely:  do NOT go near the haunted hall of terror named Nightmare’s Gate!!!!!!! {www.nightmaresgate.com}

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At Frantic Station

I’ve been Yelping about some of the restaurants around Atlanta this summer and was deep into a review of Atlantic Station when I ran up against the 5,000 word limit, I mean, 5,000 character limit (thanks Lynn) so I’ve decided to post the full body of that 1-Star review here for those who are interested…..

Atlantic Station, how my dreams art shattered ‘pon thy formerly blighty brownfields.

Once I dreamt of you in your blowzy high-collared finery, your pendulous breasts swinging, um, I mean your capacious parking structures rising…. your skirts hiked gloriously high above the thrice-cursed land of Atlantic Steel. You were to be our shining star of urban renewal and Continue Reading

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How To Take The Fall

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This past weekend PiratePalooza alumna Juliana Finch held a CD release party at the Red Light Cafe in Midtown Atlanta for the debut of her newest album “How To Take The Fall” [now available at CDBaby.com]. See how our guest music reviewer, renowned fancypants Lieutenant Lewellyn “Farnsy” Middleworth of the Queen’s Own Music Brigade, takes the fall with a satisfying bite from those most tempting of apples: love, and Juliana Finch. Album review after the break!
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Intertwined

In Captain Drew’s brief but astonishing career no finer band has crossed the dusty boards of the Brewer’s Pub stage than a trio of traveling minstrels what go by the name of “Three Quarter Ale“. The musical alchemy of Ariana Pellayle, Rosemary Quench and Wicked Pete Speakeasy delivers Renalicious gold, set after set, week after week, festival after festival. And once, once in a very blue moon, they produce a new album. Don’t look now, but there be a blue moon shining on a fantastic new album what be called “Intertwined”. Order the well-produced CD from CD Baby or a virtual copy from iTunes so you can put it on your rPod today! Continue Reading

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Alert: POTC3

Been thinking you’d like to see the third installment of Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series? Don’t you really want to see “World’s End” with your fellow pirates? Of course you do! That way you can keep an eye on them! (Your good one of course) Jack up tight and meet us at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24, just north of Atlanta on I-85 on Thursday the 24th for the Midnight showing. I’d suggest you buy your tickets ahead of time in case those damned Ninjers try to crash our parrrrty. Please, turn your rPhones off during the film or we’ll make you clean up the restroom after “Pissy” Jim McBlister. Plankin’s too good for those what talk during a magic lantern show!

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300 Premiere

The Captain be wondering how many of you be girding your loins for the Battle of Thermopylae at the Regal Hollywood 24 at midnight, Thursday, March 8th. Seeing as how many of you belong to that faithful group of 300 geeks what turn out for every sci-fi/fantasy movie ever to come down the pike, I expect to see you there. I even be thinking of meeting up somewhere beforehand… just haven’t decided where that might be yet…. [UPDATE] We now have a place to meet…. Continue Reading

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Hardy Boys Meet Pirate Gold

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Did you grow up wishing you had a pudgy friend named Chet Morton, a motorboat named Sleuth and a girlfriend named Iola? Was your Dad a famous private detective? Did your Aunt Gertrude make the best welsh rarebit in all of Bayport? Was your favorite Christmas present a Junior Deluxe Fingerprint Kit? More to the point: did you ever solve the mystery of crazy old Mister Applegate’s missing pirate treasure? Would you like to? Head on down to your local DVD reseller and dig up a copy of this great Mickey Mouse Club serialization of the Hardy Boys, starring Tim Considine and Tommy “Old Yeller” Kirk as brothers Frank and Joe Hardy. Continue Reading

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