UTC 059 Dane Bennett of Pride of Bedlam

Dane Bennett aka Admiral Basil Drake of Pride of BedlamDane Bennett aka Admiral Basil Drake is the lead singer for Pride of Bedlam, this year’s International Pirate Awards winners for Favorite Band.  They make their home base at the Texas Renaissance Faire.  But you’ll be able to find them in more places soon.

In this great talk we dig into how Dane discovered Ren Faires and the pirate scene after his divorce (and eventually met his current wife), how POB designs their music to stand out in the pirate folk genre, and playing a character on stage and dealing with regular folks on stage.

Lots of good “inside the brain of performing artists” in this one.  And Dane tells us why he thinks pirates have stuck around longer than other characters.

Plus comedy from the Los Angeles’s Samantha Hale and a great song from Pride of Bedlam called “South Australia”.

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Lifelock – Don’t let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership.

Grab some Pride of Bedlam music at the links below and support Under The Crossbones at the same time!

 

Important Websites:

Dane Bennett – http://prideofbedlam.com/
Samantha Hale –  @thesamanthahale on IG and Twitter

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

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UTC 058 – Talk Like A Pirate Day 2016 Live In Burbank

UTC 058 - Talk Like A Pirate Day 2016 Live in BurbankOur first live episode!   We invade the Story Tavern in Burbank, CA to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day 2016!

Chris Roberts is the owner of Pirate Art Design in Los Angeles, CA.  They do set design for loads of cool Hollywood Stuff.  And Chris was nice enough to host us at this TLAPD event in Burbank.

Scott Rogers is a former Disney Imagineer, game designer, and author.  He’s got some great stories about the back end workings of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.

Carlos Ragas is the lead actor of Pirates Dinner Adventure in Anaheim and a graduate of the Ringling Bros clown university.

These dudes are all major pirate fans who have let their love of the buccaneer guide their careers over the years.

Thanks to Ryan and Jon for coming out to hang with us.  And to the other people in attendance who didn’t know there was going to be a live podcast, but played along anyway. 🙂

Plus comedy from the Jay P. Brown and the International Pirate Award winning song “Hangman’s Jig” by Cap’n Tor and the Naer Do Wells Pirate Invasion.

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Lifelock – Don’t let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership.

 

Important Websites:

Carlos Ragas aka Captain Cutthroat Jack –  http://www.piratesdinneradventureca.com
Capn’ Tor and the Naer Do Wells Pirate Invasion – http://www.pirateparties.ca/

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

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Happy Day After Talk Like A Pirate Day!

 

 

 

 

UTC 057 Scott Pooler of Gasparilla Media

Scott Pooler of Gasparilla MediaScott Pooler, owner of Gasparilla Media, is a (Captain?) jack of all trades.  Originally a merchant marine and sea captain before being forced back to land by a horrific accident (that we talk about), he’s now a photographer and web developer for the Tampa, FL area pirate scene.

Scott is in deep with the Gasparilla festival and its various crewes and the the owner of PirateDirectory.com , a great resource site for pirates of all sorts.

Not to mention, Scott’s just quite a character and we had a great talk.  If you ever have a chance to buy Scott a drink and get him telling stories, you won’t be disappointed. Lots of laughs in this one. 🙂

Plus comedy from New York’s Terry Bu and a great song from Youngest Of Elders called “Shame Spiral”.

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Lifelock – Don’t let the modern pirates steal your identity. 10%off a Lifelock Membership.

Important Websites:

Scott Pooler – http://piratedirectory.com/
Youngest of Elders –  http://youngestofelders.bandcamp.com

 

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

Support the show!: www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support