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Skivee 11 Dec 07 - 08:56 PM
Barry Finn 12 Dec 07 - 03:56 AM
Ernest 12 Dec 07 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,JimP 12 Dec 07 - 09:11 AM
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PoppaGator 12 Dec 07 - 02:21 PM
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Subject: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 12:57 PM

We Pyrates Royale were recently asked to contribute tracks for albums to help rebuild New Orleans school music programs.
We were joined on these compilations by many performers who you will recognize, i.e. Skip Henderson and the Starboard n Watch, Tom Lewis, Pint and Dale for instance.
The official announcement follows:

Pirates for the Preservation of New Orleans Music (PPNOM.org) and ModernBard.org are pleased to announce the release of the first of a two CD release, Lafitte's Return - Volume 1. The CD may be purchased at http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00BWWNNP

The CD itself is a who's who of the top names in pirate and maritime entertainment including, Skip Henderson & the Starboard Watch, the Pyrates Royale, Tom Lewis and many others who volunteered their music to this project.

The proceeds from this CD benefit the New Orleans school music programs. PPNOM is dedicated to replacing the musical instruments destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, especially now when spending on New Orleans music programs is at an all time low. Buy purchasing this CD for yourself (or as a gift for that pirate lover in your life) you are helping the pirate community ensure that the musical soul of New Orleans lives on for generations to come.

With the largest gathering of seadogs since Morgan sacked Panama, this album (along with its soon to be released companion album) covers a wide range of styles from traditional shanties, to pirate ska and pirate metal. There is something for everyone on this CD.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean - Jolly Garogers
2. Old Maui - Rusty Cutlass
3. Fair Maiden's Ghost - Marooned
4. Farewell to Nova Scotia - For Love or Money
5. Plank of Doom - Scuurvy
6. Tuesday Afternoon - Cutthroat Shamrock
7. Sail Away - The Pyrockers
8. You Fair Spanish Ladies - Pyrates Royale
9. The Butterfly/Captain Kidd - Kenny Klein
10. The Ballad of Captain Crunch - Pirates R Us
11. Blunderbuss Beau - Skeleton Crew Pirate Band
12. Bartholomew Roberts - Roving Tars
13. Ramming Speed - Sunken Chest
14. Charlie Mops - Salt Sea Pirates
15. Fifteen Men (Bottle o' Rum) - Skip Henderson and the Starboard Watch
16. Ambletown - Salty Walt & the Rattlin' Ratlines
17. Windy Ol' Weather - Rant & Roar
18. Sailor and the Lady - Peregrine
19. Sand in the Rum - The Pirates Charles
20. High Barbaree - Pint & Dale
21. Stormed & Cursed Seas - Skull Branded Pirates

That track list includes new and previously unreleased material by groups such as The Pyrockers, the Skeleton Crew Pirate Band, the Roving Tars, Peregrine, the Pirates Charles, and the Skull Branded Pirates.

With music pouring in from across the globe, how can you not add this collection to YOUR collection?! Spread the word, Jean Lafitte has returned to New Orleans.

http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00BWWNNP


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 02:25 PM

Wow! Wonderful!


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 04:02 PM

We're hoping to help make at least a small dent in the hardship that they are still enduring.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 04:25 PM

Brilliant idea!

However, there are a few songs on the above list which hardly merit the characterization of "pirate song" but why quibble when it's for a good cause.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 08:56 PM

I understand that the styles are a broad range of music and the subject are anything from trad shanties to very modern. I think that the second CD will have more trad on it.
If we can get some money raised by riding the pirate craze wave, I think we will have done well.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Barry Finn
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 03:56 AM

They didn't have to look to the Northwest & West coasts, they could've looked around the corner in their own backyard. There's an existing community of shanty singers that have get togethers in NO.
Some of the "old talent" (he,he,he, sorry KC) there you can't beat with a stick!

Contact KC King (ex Boarding Party), he's also a mudcatter

Barry


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Ernest
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 07:15 AM

Aaaargh!











...had to be said....
Good luck
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: GUEST,JimP
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:11 AM

Hey, that's us! (Roving Tars) I didn't know we were in such exalted company. Wow.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 01:01 PM

Hey, JimP, I'm looking forward to hearing your song about Black Bart.
Barry, K.C. is an old friend. The Boarding Party were local heroes to us.
Are those N O-area shanty singers recorded? If so, then they should contact the PPNOM.org to see if they can be included on the second or some secessive CD.
Please keep in mind that we PRs are not involved with the production of the album. We just donated our tracks to a worthy cause.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:21 PM

The N.O. Quarter Shantey Krewe has been only sporadically active since Katrina. We've all been distracted, to varying degrees at different times, by personal issues as well as the huge public issues of rebuilding our home town.

Our leader and organizer, K.C. King, has become very deeply involved in the recovery effort in recent months. Also, he and his wife Kathi have other musical projects in addition to the Shanty Krewe (as instrumenal accompanyists for Irish dancers), so their already-limited time and energy can't be solely directed towards maritime music.

I do not believe there are any existing recordings of the NOQSK, but then I've only been involved for a couple of years (and have been largely UNinvolved in recent months). Maybe the prospect of recording something for "volume 2" of this project would prompt us to action!

I'm curious through which channels the proceeds of this project will be sent. (I haven't checked the web links yet, but intend to do so.) As we all know, some "charities" function much more effectively than others in effiently serving their causes, without skimming too much off the top. I know that the Tipitina's Foundation is doing a lot of good work supplying instruments to schools ~ they were engaged in that very effort even before Katrina, and have kept it up very well.

I believe KC's mudcat name is "ship*scat" or something like that, but I'm not sure that he's checking for PMs very regualrly these days (or at all). I will email him a link to this thread so he knows about this effort.

Tom "PoppaGator" Henehan
New Orleans, LA

PS: Barry ~ it seems that you and I should know each other, but I don't think we do. Are you living in New Orleans now? I'm playing the Neutral Ground tomorrow night (Thursday) at 11pm(!?!), and am also on Spencer Bohren's Christmas Show at the Snug Harbor on the 20th. If you can come out, please say hi.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:54 PM

I think I misread something above, and mistakenly assumed that Barry Finn was representing himself as being in/from New Orleans. I see now that I was mistaken. He seems to have been assuming that Skivee (original poster) is a New Orleanian ~ but that may also be mistaken, although I don't know for sure.

The "kunaki" web link doesn't tell us much.

Is anybody here besides myself in, around, or from N.O.?


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 03:10 PM

Barry is up in Massachusetts.:-)


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 05:08 PM

For the record, I live in the suburbs of Washington DC, and have never managed to visit new Orleans, the jewel of the South.
We are just trying to assist in the recovery. My direct involvement in the project is as a contributer. We know that they will be using a second track on the follow-up album.
ModernBard.org is also involved with RESCU, an organization that helps renaissance fair performers in financial need.
In any case, I invite people to think about buying the album to support this cause.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: GUEST,JimP
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 01:03 AM

PoppaGator:

Well, its not "our" song, its David Grossman's. (grin) We do it, though. I do think that there's a follow-up CD in the works, although I don't know much about it. Like Skivee, our only connection is as contributers. I'd like to see some local NO musicians on the next one, though. Seems proper.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 10:45 AM

Since this effort seems to be based out of D.C., KC King's former home area, y'all should really make an effort to include him (and, by extension, "us") before releasing vol. 2.

Skivee, thanks for the clarification. I hope you can come visit us here sometime before too long.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 11:02 AM

It's so hard to tell where posters are from, even when they have a strong accent. Maybe we should include geographical signatures.

Barry Finn by the way is a resident of Derry, New Hampshire. Not to be confused with Messachusetts (sic).

I'm a resident of Maine when I'm not in New York City, Sydney (Oz), London (UK), Victoria (British Columbia), or other galaxies.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 01:29 PM

Just to stir more confusion into the mix, The bands on the album are from across the whole country and our Canadianite neighbor to the North.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 01:53 PM

I have send an e-mail to ModernBard.org requesting more info about the project, and will post it when available.
I also passed on the suggestion about local NO shantyers contributing a track on a future CD.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: GUEST,DonD
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 03:25 PM

Following up on Charley Noble's geographical remark, wouldn't it be grand if everyone specified, where appropriate, where they're from, I know that many long-time 'Catters know each others whereabouts, but for us newer or less frequent readers and posters, the presumption that we all know where 'here' is can be confusing at best, and annoying at worst.

Thanks to the next one who is so considerate.

DonD (in Bronxville, NY)


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 03:38 PM

"Member Info" includes a list of Mudcat names linked to localities. It was never complete, and as far as I know nothing has been added since the infamous Crash, but many old-time regulars are listed.

This is probably rendunant/obvious by now, at least in this particular thread, but I live in New Orleans, LA (and have been here since 1969, almost but not quite continually).


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 02:51 AM

Since folks asked, I found more info:Their Site
I invite you to order the CDs for the cause.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: GUEST,Modern Bard
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 07:01 PM

Ahoy there folks,
I'm Bob Brinkman, the person insane enough to put together this multi-CD project in the span of about three weeks. I'd like to start off by giving a big "Thank you" to all the artists who contributed to the CD. We actually had music STILL coming in at the time of the second CD's release and so a third might be available next year.

Now then, I myself am not a representative of PPNOM, I'm just the CD fellow. However, to answer questions on how the charity is handling things, I can quite Phillip Nitch (of the Jolly Garogers) who is one of the folks running the organization and the information that I've collected.

In partnership with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (NOJHF), monies raised during the IDD will be used to purchase musical instruments and other associated items in bulk and at greatly discounted prices from the New Orleans Music Exchange. NOJHF's existing relationship with the New Orleans Music Exchange will facilitate this process.

Purchasing instruments at a local New Orleans music store enhances the focus of this project, bolstering the New Orleans economy while acquiring quality musical instruments at the lowest possible prices.
Following the acquisition of the needed musical items, NOJHF will expedite PPNOM's delivery of the musical instruments to the New Orleans public school system under the auspices of the following, existing NOJHF's enterprises:

1.)        The Heritage School of Music, NOJHF's own "Jazz-in-the-Schools" program, which has a long-standing, proven history of donation to the New Orleans public school system, and

2.)        The Recovery School District (RSD). The Recovery School District is a special program of the state of Louisiana that has assumed responsibility for the renovation and return to operation of those New Orleans public schools most severely impacted by hurricane Katrina. The RSD initiative allows the NOLA public school system to focus on the continued delivery of quality education in the unaffected schools to the students of New Orleans without the encumbrances of a simultaneous rebuilding effort.

So, that's the charity questions hopefully answered. As for the CDs themselves? Lafitte's Return volumes 1 & 2 are being distributed through the services of Kunaki.com. Kunaki's system makes it possible to make the CD available for on-line purchase with no start-up costs to the charity, and very low ongoing overhead (we need to sell one copy of each CD every 6 months to keep the product on Kunaki).

One of the things I insisted on was that the CD be able to provide for itself rather than having the charity invest already collected funds into another way to collect funds. That seemed counterproductive to me. I'd much rather simply collect more for the charity.

With that thought in mind we've approached a few folks about small sponsorships to cover the costs of CD Baby set up, review copies and the like) and we've even been graciously donated ad space by Pyrates Way Magazine as well as the Sun Runner Magazine.

This is a word of mouth project, at least on my end. I'm not asking the charity to invest funds in it because I believe that, with enough word of mouth, these albums can do a great deal of good.

I should point out that there are a LOT of people who have given their aid to this project.

The Bands: Jolly Garogers, Rusty Cutlass, Marooned, For Love or Money, Scuurvy, Cutthroat Shamrock, The Pyrockers, The Pyrates Royale, Kenny Klein, Pirates R Us, Skeleton Crew Pirate Band, Roving Tars, Sunken Chest, Salt Sea Pirates, Skip Henderson and the Starboard Watch, Salty Walt & the Rattlin' Ratlines, Rant & Roar, Peregrine, The Pirates Charles, Pint & Dale, Skull Branded Pirates, Sforzando, Terry Lynn Conrads, Billy Knight, The Brigands, Bounding Main, There Be Pirates!, and Tom Lewis.

The Artist: Ryan "Squerk Allred, who created and donated the cover art for the CDs

The Engineer: Jon Baade (of "Seelie Court") who donated his time and efforts into mastering the final versions of the CDs.

This project couldn't have existed without these people. So I figure, while answering questions to interested parties, I can thank these folks too.

Let me know if you have further questions.

CDs are available here!


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 07:07 PM

Oh, a correction of an earlier comment...

ModernBard.org and myself are not involved with RESCU (Renaissance Entertainers, Services, and Crafters United) though I do have links on the Modern Bard website in hopes of sending folks their way. I think they are a great organization and one worth supporting.

I am, however, the mind behind "Circle", the Renaissance Festival music compilation CD to raise money for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief efforts after Katrina. Marc Gunn, of the Renaissance Festival Music Podcast, did the lion's share of bringing that project to life though, so this is the first project of this kind that I've seen through from beginning to end.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 07:22 PM

Hey, Bob
Thanks for posting this info,and also for clearing up your re;ationship with RESCU. I realized now that my choice of words was ambiguous. I only meant to say that you have a relationship with them; not imply that you were some driving force behind them.
Thanks for having us on the project. I hope that it is a success.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Nick E
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 08:12 PM

I would buy any CD with Farewell to Nova Scotia on it.
But Pirate? No, just the opposite. Fidelity to family and service to others is the point of that song.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:04 PM

Well, we went with pirate and maritime as our theme...and even stretched our "Pirate" portion to include modern piracy with the "Ballad of Cap'n Crunch".


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Anglo
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:07 PM

Well, I was certainly prepared to buy the CDs for the cause, and did so, but I do get a little ungruntled when a gratuitous $3 "handling fee" is added to a CD order.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:43 PM

That handling fee is why we cut the retail price of the CD from $15 to $12, to make up for it. Not only that, but if you order more than one CD you actually end up ahead.

I figured that I wanted to make sure that everyone got something from this project. I want all of the contributing artists to get recognition for their work and a healthy bit of cross advertising never helps. The charity gets the proceeds from the CD and the people purchasing the CDs? For $12 per CD (plus Kunaki's $3 fee) you are getting about 78 minutes worth of music...per CD.

I think everyone wins.

>I've tried posting three times now without any luck. So if they all show up suddenly, and at once, you have my apologies.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Anglo
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 01:40 AM

OK, I'll stop complaining :-)


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 09:42 AM

So long as you aren't complaining about the music. ;)


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:08 AM

Thanks for the highly detailed info. NOJH Foundation is indeed a reputable and highly effective organization. (I had mentioned the Tips Foundation earlier; they work so closely hand-in-hand with the NOJHF, especially in this instruments-to-schools area, that a contribution to either one is likely to wind up in the same place, with minimal overhead.)

The idea about buying the instruments from local vendor NOME, and thus participating in the local economy, is a plus, too.

Finally, I applaud the approach of charging that $3 handling fee per order rather than increasing the per CD price from $12 to $15. Shipping and handling, of course, always costs something ~ "free shipping" just means that the cost is included in basic prices i nsead of being listed separately.

We who sing these kinds of songs in New Orleans, of course, look forward to being included if and when there's a Volume Two.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:20 AM

Well, the $3 processing fee is an issue of dealing with Kunaki. In order to keep overhead down, we're using Kunaki's "On Demand" service which creates the CDs as ordered. This eliminates the need for the charity to spend money to stockpile the CD. The CD's themselves are just gorgeous. My group, Marooned, switched over to using Kunaki for our most recent CD, which is how I had heard about them.

So, the price was originally to have been $15 + S/H but, since Kunaki adds a $3 fee to each order, we dropped the price to $12 figuring that folks were more likely to spend $15 for a CD than $18.

As for volume 2? It is already available. IF we have enough interest we may do a volume 3 next year. I mean, I could easily keep putting these together, there certainly is enough artist interest, however there comes a point where the CDs are just competing with themselves too.

Still, interested parties can drop me a line at ModernBard@comcast.net and I can keep you in mind for the next CD.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Greg B
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 11:32 AM

The CD-only distribution seems a bit archaic.

You might want to consider CDBaby as a distro method, and
allowing people to download the material, rather than making
a physical CD.

Also, Cindy Kallet both singly and in her collaboration with
Grey Larsen uses a very interesting artists' web site
service from Noteway ( http://www.noteway.com/ ) which allows
for what I think is a great distribution methodology.

She and Grey stream individual tracks for free, sell them
singly for a dollar each, as well as the whole album downloadable
and individual CDs.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 11:53 AM

It may be archaic, but CD only is indeed the way we are going. Remember, these artists have donated tracks from their own CDs and Master licenses can be a bit of a pain when you get into digitally distributing other people's stuff. Especially songs, such as Bartholomew Roberts, which is already being licensed to us by a third party.

We will be making the CDs available through CD Baby fairly soon though.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 12:39 AM

Well, with the amount of interest we're getting from artists wanting to contribute you can probably look for a volume 3 next Christmas.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 07:58 PM

Modern Bard has posted much of this before, but I thought you might want to see what his cohort, Phillip, has to say as well:


PIRATES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NEW ORLEANS MUSIC, (PPNOM),
http://www.ppnom.org, is a Texas Non Profit Corporation. We are subject to
all laws and regulations of The State of Texas Codes for a non profit
corporation: http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/bo.toc.htm
We will be filing a report with The Secretary of The State of Texas, and
The Internal Revenue Service once a year accounting for every donation
received.

What are we going to do with the money? I, Phillip Nitch, (aka Captain
Phleabag), will be speaking, one on one, with the music teachers and
program directors at the most devastated public schools in New Orleans. I
will compile a list, based on these conversations, of musical instruments
and supplies they need the most. I, Erik Brady, and Darie Fromholz,
PPNOM's Board of Directors, will travel to New Orleans at least twice in
2008 to purchase instruments and supplies at a locally owned New Orleans
music store, helping to bolster the economy. After purchasing the
instruments and recording their serial numbers, we will personally deliver
them to the schools. This will ensure that there will be no beaurocrats
interfering or embezzling the funds. We will do everything we can enlist
local and national press to accompany us for these donations. This
coverage will shine a light on all the great people who made these
donations possible. Having everything done in the public eye will also
give confidence to the people who donate to our charity, ensuring that we
are indeed legitimate and fulfilling our mission as stated above.

All donations will be deposited into the PPNOM savings account, which will
be managed by our Certified Public Accountant. The account will also be
subject to random audits by The State of Texas and The IRS.

Finally, we are receiving a lot of important publicity support from The
South By South West Music Conference and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage
Foundation. I would hope that the support of two very well respected
entities such as SXSW anf NOJHF would give any one inquiring about the
legitimacy of PPNOM some confidence. For more about SXSW's involvement,
please visit: http://2008.sxsw.com/blogs/mu.php/2007/10.

Finally, I have attached a copy of our certificate of filing with The
State of Texas. I hope all of this information will help anyone inquiring
about PPNOM. If there are any further questions, please write me.

Bob, thanks again for all your excellent work on LAFIITTE'S RETURN. The
CDs are really selling an an unbelievable rate, and you deserve many
praises and three big HUZZAHS!
CHEERS,
Phlea


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 01:03 AM

My "cohort?" Phillip is the nice guy running the charity, I'm just the volunteer who put this project together. Funny story really, it went something like...

Me: You should put together a compilation CD to raise money for the charity.
Phillip: Do you know anything about doing that sort of thing?
Me: I know a little from the other project I worked on. It could be a really great way to raise awareness for the charity, you really should do it.
Phillip: Want to help?
Me: Sure.
Me: ...
Me: Oh boy.

That said, the project was put together in three weeks thanks to the speed with which the artists responded. It was amazing. In addition we have two bands from Australia involved with the project as well as a band from Leeds and, of course, Tom Lewis from Canada.

With tracks coming in from everywhere, it turned out to be an amazing bit of music. I'm really looking forward to hearing what some of you think of the CDs.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 01:18 AM

I meant cohort in the nice way, not the other way.
No harm intended...put down that marlin spike, mate.
Ah, I gotta go....ah, grate some cheese


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 04:47 PM

If anyone among the crew traveling to NO to buy the instruments is a Mudcat member, please PM me if you'd be interested in meeting when you come to town.

Or, if not, any member who can put us together, please PM. I'm reluctant to post my e-address here, but have no problem putting it in a PM.

Incidentally, I am a notorious landlubber. My involvement with the shanty singers is strictly a matter of singing, not sailing.

I am capable of "talking like a pirate," though...


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 09:40 PM

Well, I know that Phillip/Captain Phleabag plans on being out for Pyrate Con 2008 and the like and I'll keep you posted on that.

The album also got a nice plug on the Bilgemonkey Radio show this week when Phillip was interviewed about the project. It is all pretty exciting!


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 08:24 PM

It looks like we will definitely be doing a volume 3 in time for Christmas '08. Artists are lining up to sign on. Our engineer has already signed on for a third CD as well. Maybe this will become a regular Christmas thing.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 10:30 PM

Please keep us in mind as contributors for #3 as well.
Skivee


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 03:53 AM

Will do. We even have a Shanty Choir from the Netherlands interested in lending us a tune. I love the international support the project is getting.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 04:31 AM

Theres this song I wrote about Long John Silver, after Charlie Ipcar pointed out to us on mudcat, the John Masefield poem the Ballad of John Silver. I contributed the tune and the chorus, and hacked about Masefield's words to make it singable.
http://bigalwhittle.co.uk/id24.html
You're most welcome, as far as I'm concerned, if its any use to you. Would we have to clear it with Masefield estate however?

I live near Nottingham, England.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 12:51 AM

We would need the go ahead from the estate, but since we're not looking to release a third volume until the end of this year, there should be plenty of time to GET permission.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Skivee
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 01:25 AM

Mr.Bard, sir. How are things going with the project?


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 12:15 AM

Ahoy there! We've been hard at work putting the finishing touches on Lafitte's Return volumes 3 & 4 and we're pleased to announce that they went on sale DURING tonight's Bilgemunky Pirate Radio show. The information for the CDs isn't even up onto the PPNOM.org website yet, so this means that you folks are going to be the amongst the very first people to get their hands on these CDs.

Let me give the information on both volumes (* denotes a new or previously unreleased track)

VOLUME 3 - 79 minutes 46 seconds
1. Haul Away Joe – Merry Mischief
*2. The Pirate Song – Pirate Tales
*3. The Dread Crew of Oddwood – The Dread Crew of Oddwood
4. Flintlock Glock – Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew
*5. The Duel – Hellhound
6. Asleep in the Pirate's Deep – Skeleton Crew Pirate Band
7. My True Love – Marooned
*8. Rosemary Lane – Kenny Klein
9. Johnson Girls – Water Street Bridge
10.Fire Marengo – Roving Tars
*11.Rise of the Buccaneers – The Pirates Charles
12.Arktyka – Banana Boat
13.Barbary Coast – Captain Darby O'Bill and His Matees 3
14.House Carpenter – Boiled in Lead
15.The Derelict – Bounding Main
*16.The Mirage of Ardor – Mursic
17.Dungeon Song – Scurvy Bastards
18.The Leaving of Liverpool – Jesse Linder
19.South Australia – Cutthroat Shamrock
20.Battle Stations – Brine & Bastards
21.Red Queen – Annwn
22.Ship of the Dead – Scurvy Pirates

While the Pirates Charles track may look like an old one, it isn't. This is the STUDIO version of the song due off their album, "Rise", which is due to be released at Pyrate Con 2009.

VOLUME 4 - 79 minutes 24 seconds
1. The Pirate's Widow – Dan Marcotte
2. Blow Liza Blow – Bounding Main
3. Fame of Salem – Ye Mariner's All
*4. Hi Diddly Ho – The Scurvy Pirates
*5. Ballad of Long John Silver – Big Al Whittle
6. The Lunenburger Sailor – Allround Menchoir De Flagellanten, Giethoorn, Netherlands
7. Yar – Mizzen
8. Seafarin' Men/Three Sea Captains/One Legged Man – Golden Bough
9. Nowy Swiat – Banana Boat
10.Kepper Jack – Seelie Court
11.Airship Pirate – Abney Park
*12.Raid & Ransack – Crow's Nest
*13.The Evil Sea – The GrIls
14.Vessel of the Damned – Scuurvy
*15.The Derelict – Jon Baade
16.Captain Bold – Thyme Away
*17.General Taylor – Kenny Klein
*18.Market Square – The Pirates Charles
19.Seahaven – Annwn w/ Mark Ungar
20.Jean Lafitte – Roy Mette

And yes, once again, this is a NEW Pirates Charles track, this one to come off their SECOND studio album, 'Conquer', due out sometime mid to late 2009.

We're especially pleased with the variety of styles represented in our newest two CD release. Besides the more traditional shanties and sea songs, we have Techno, Industrial and even Bardic storytelling. With artists joining in the project from as far away as Australia (Scuurvy), Poland (Banana Boat), Isreal and Germany (The GrIls), and the UK (Roy Mette, Big Al Whittle) we are certain that these latest CDs will be a fine addition to the collection of any pirate or maritime music lover.


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Subject: RE: Pirate Music For New Orleans
From: Modern Bard
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:46 AM

Oh, while I'm thinking about it, I'd like to thank the mudcat community for their support whether it was the donation of music by "weelittledrummer" or the purchase of the CDs by others, I appreciate it.


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