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Captain's Blog, Virgin Islands, February 2013

February 16, 2013

It has been five days since I arrived in the leeward islands with the Blue Buccaneers, and so far the journey has been tremendous. The dread pirate Blueballs (born Mark Miller) and I stowed away in a

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Captain's Blog, November 2012

Captain’s Blog November 16, 2012 Ahoy me hearties! I fear I’ve fallen behind on reportage of our journeys, but that happens when we’ve had as busy a year as we have! Since our raid on the Virgin Islands in February…

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Captain's Blog, West Indies, 2011, Chapter 2

On the tenth of March we once again waged an attack on the village of Cruz bay, at the Inn at Tamarind Court. We were mightily joined by the fairest of maidens, Cat Braaten, who harmonized magically and sang the…

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Captain's Blog, West Indies, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011, Jolly Roger Tavern, Tortola, British Virgin Islands I seem to have gained the trust of my crew and, for the moment at least, feel to be in their good graces––though power is a tenuous thing when…

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Dec 28 2009-Jan 25 2010, Virgin Islands Tour!!

Dec 28, 2009- January 25, 2010 The Monday after Christmas I caught a plane (actually, three) to St Thomas in the Virgin Islands, for a four week tour, two as lead guitarist for Last Train Home and two in a…

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Back in the USA! Sept-Nov. 2009

America!! Sept 12-Nov. 24 Okay! It’s been a long time since I wrote here, and it’s not due to some idea that Europe is superior to the United States. No, I’ve been traveling since I got back, writing, taking beautiful…

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England, Scotland, & Ireland, August 17-27

Minster Workingman’s Club, Isle of Sheppey On Monday August 18th we performed at the Minster Folk Club, held at the Minster Working Men’s Club (the irony of us performing there was not lost on Phil and me) on the Isle…
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Ireland, August 27 THE BLARNEY STONE KISSES BACK!!

On our way from Limerick to Cork, we saw the signs for Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone, which, when kissed, gives the kisser the gift of eloquence. Well, being songwriters and all, we had to stop. We…
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Scotland & England, August 7th-16th

On Friday morning we went to the Belladrum Festival, held on a Victorian estate outside Beauly, Scotland, where we’d be camping over the weekend. Lugging all our belongings through the about-to-open fairgrounds to the Potting Shed stage, where Rob Ellen…
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Scotland, August 2-7, 2009

Welcome to my blog. There’s a first time for everything! I’ll promise to fall behind, seeing as how I don't like to interrupt the here and now until it's the there and then, but I’m going to try to keep…