ESCAPE THE ORDINARY - IF ONLY FOR A WEEKEND . . .
The Tybee Island Pirate Fest began in 2005 with a small handful of individuals that were looking for a unique event to help boost visitation to the island in the off-season months. The first year was even more successful than the organizers, a non-profit called TybeeFest, even imagined it could be. With the support of many dedicated volunteers, The City of Tybee Island and its elected officials, the Tybee Island Tourism Council, and local businesses the event has grown in popularity each year. This years event is expected to be the biggest yet! Thanks to the level of sponsorships received and some island renovations visitors to this years Pirate Fest will notice lots of changes. The festival will be headlined by Southern Rock legends The Marshall Tucker Band and there will be even more activities for the family. The festival grounds will encompass the entirety of the newly renovated South Beach Parking Lot by the Tybee Pier from Tybrisa Street to 18th Street. Of course another addition to this years event it this publication. We hope that you find it useful and support the many Tybee businesses found inside. 2008 Pirate Fest Committee Chairs: Pirate Fest Co-Chair: Ross Howard Pirate Fest Co-Chair, Staging: Richard Adams Beer Sales: Rob McLellan Children’s Activities: Lisa McKenzie Coke Sales: Amanda Jandura Costume Contest: Wanda Kendrick Decorations: Charissa Murray Entertainment: Randy “Hatman” Smith Scavenger Hunt: Amy Gaster Special Projects: Stan Hedgecorth Marketing: Paula DeVivo Merchandise: Annette Jandura Parade: Katrina Murray Sponsorships: Paul DeVivo Treasurer: Janet Schaaf Vendors: Deb Zackarchuk Volunteers: Kim Gapac
Have Fun! Paul DeVivo
Owner / Publisher DeVivo Marketing
TybeeFest is an all volunteer non-profit organization that was created to provide entertainment, events, and festivals on Tybee Island for the enjoyment of Tybee residents and visitors alike. All proceeds from Pirate Fest and the organizations other events are used to fund future TybeeFest events. 2008 TybeeFest Board of Directors: Ross Howard - President Paul DeVivo - Past President Janet Schaaf - Treasurer D. Tsoulos - Secretary Richard Adams Paula DeVivo Stan Hedgecorth Annette Jandura Steve Kellam Charissa Murray Greg Stoeffler Deb Zackarchuk
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Official Schedule of Events October
Pyrate Plunder Party
Come shiver your timbers with other island pirates. Drink specials & live music from Jason Courtney. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 4, 9pm WHERE: Café Loco, 1 Old Hwy 80, Lazaretto Creek COST: Free admission INFO: (912) 786-7810
Buccaneer Ball Dress in your finest Pirate attire and head to The Crab Shack for this 1st Annual addition to the festivities. Witness the coronation of the King and Queen of Pirate Fest (7:30pm), enjoy a bountiful feast, live music by Savannah Steve, and a contest for best Pirate & Wench. A chance to win treasure for all who attend. Tickets are limited. WHEN: Thu., Oct. 9, 6pm-10pm WHERE: The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd. COST: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Tickets available at Tybee Market IGA and online at www.tybeepiratefest.com. INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-5393
Available Now! The Official 2008 Tybee Island Pirate Fest T-shirts
Kids, Ladies & Mens Styles Online & at Tybee Market IGA
Bring your family and your friends, dressed up of course, to the official kickoff of the 4th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest. WHEN: Fri., Oct. 10, 6pm-11pm WHAT: Pirate Invasion: Come watch as the Pirates take the key to the city by force! 6:006:15(ish)pm Thieves Market: Pirate treasure, Arts & Crafts, Grog and Grub are all there for just a few doubloons. 6pm-11pm Scavenger Hunt: Cash prize of $200 and a trophy to the winning team. Team size limit: 4 person max. Contest limited to the first 50 teams that register. Hunt is from 7-8pm Registration: TybeeFest Booth in the Thieves Market, 6-6:45pm. Entry fee. Children’s Activities: Little Matey’s Cove 6-8pm Music: The Train Wrecks 6-7:30pm, Liquid Ginger 7:30-9pm, and Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe 9-11pm. WHERE: South Beach Parking Lot, Tybrisa St. to 18th St. COST: Free admission, Scavenger Hunt Entry Fee $5 per person INFO: email@example.com or 786-5393
The 2008 Tybee Island Pirate Fest King & Queen will be officially crowned at the Buccaneer Ball on Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm at The Crab Shack. This years honorees are Jimmy Price as Pirate King and Natalie Gordon as the Pirate Queen. Each year the board of directors of TybeeFest, which produces Pirate Fest, choose two individuals from the local community to bestow the honor on who embody community involvement and the fun spirit of the festival. Jimmy Price is well known on Tybee as the local Chief of Police. So be warned he definitely knows how to defend his “crown”. Natalie owns the Atlantis Inn on Tybee and also serves on the board of the Tybee Island Tourism Council.
Be a Pirate for the day and join in as they celebrate their victorious invasion of Tybee. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 11, 10am-11pm WHAT: Thieves Market: Pirate treasure, Arts & Crafts, Grog and Grub are all there for just a few doubloons. 10am-11pm Little Matey’s Cove: 10am-2pm Pet Costume Contest: 11am, Kids Stage, Entry Fee $5. Registration 10-11am. Kid Costume Contest: 1pm, Kids Stage, No Fee. Registration 10am-12pm. Pre-judging 12pm. Adult Costume Contest: 4:45pm, Entry Fee $5. Registration 10am-2pm. Pre-judging 4pm. Music: 300 Miles Band 11:30am-1pm (Kids Stage), Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe 3-5pm, The 8-Tracks 5-7pm, The Bryan Clees Band 7-9pm, The Marshall Tucker Band 9-11pm. WHERE: South Beach Parking Lot COST: Free admission, Contest Entry Fees Apply INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-5393
Pirate’s Victory Parade The Memorial Park area & from 14th to Tybrisa St. are usually the more populated spots to watch the parade. This is a must see for families! WHEN: Sat., Oct. 11, 3pm WHERE: Begins at Hwy 80 at 2nd Ave. down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St.
King & Queen Jimmy Price & Natalie Gordon
Official Schedule of Events
Little Matey’s Cove October 10
How to understand the Pirates.
Sand Box (3 years & under), Salt Water Fishing Pond, Pirate Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, Face Painting, and more. WHEN: 6-8pm WHERE: Little Matey’s Cove - Thieves Market, South Beach Parking Lot COST: Free
Q. What is a pirates favorite kind of cookie? A. Ships Ahoy! Q: Why did the Pirate get both of his ears pierced? A: Because it was only a Buccaneer. Q: What is a Pirate’s favorite letter? A: “RRRRRRRR” Q: Why is pirating addictive? A: They say once ye lose yer first hand, ye get hooked!
Children’s Activities Sand Box (3 years & under), Salt Water Fishing Pond, Pirate Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, Face Painting, and much more. Sean Driscoll “Pirate Goodie and the Magic Chest” Show: 10am and 2pm Pet Costume Contest: 11am-11:30am Music: 300 Miles Band, 11:30am-1pm Children’s Costume Contest: 1-2pm Inflatable Pirate Themed Bounce Rooms: 10am-4pm WHEN: 10am-3pm WHERE: Little Matey’s Cove - Thieves Market, South Beach Parking Lot COST: Free (Except the Pet Costume Contest)
Costume Contests Pet Costume Contest
11am on the Kids Stage. Entry Fee is a $5 donation to Coastal Pet Rescue. Registration: 10-11am at the Coastal Pet Rescue Booth. Prizes: 1st Place - Trophy & Gift Basket ($50 Value), 2nd Place - Ribbon & Treat Bag.
Kids Costume Contest 1pm on the Kids Stage. No Entry Fee. Registration: 10am-12pm at the Children’s Registration Tent - Next to the Little Matey’s Cove. Pre-judging at 12pm. 10 Finalists in each age group - Boys & Girls: 0-6yr olds and 7-12yr olds. Finalists judging at 1pm. Prizes: 1st Place - Trophy, Pirate Fest T-shirt & Gift Certificate. 2nd Place - Ribbon & Gift Certificate. Awarded in each age/gender group.
Adults Costume Contest 5pm on the Main Stage. Entry Fee is $5. Registration: 10am-2pm at the TybeeFest Booth. Pre-judging at 4pm. 10 Finalists in each - Male & Female. Finalists report to Main Stage at 4:45pm for final judging. Prizes: 1st Place - Trophy, Pirate Fest T-shirt & $50 Bag of Loot. 2nd Place - Ribbon & Gift Certificate. Awarded in each gender group.
If you are a newcomer to Pirate Festivals you might not know the meaning some of the vernacular used in this publication and at the festival. In an effort to help the readers who would like to educate themselves in advance of the festival we have included an introductory Pirate Glossary on page 16-17. Ahoy -- “Hello!” Avast! -- “Hey!” , “Stop that!” or “Who goes there?” Doubloon -- A Spanish gold coin, Money. Grog -- Generically, any alcoholic drink. Grub -- Food.
Pirate Fest Code Of Conduct
• Family Friendly Pirate Attire Only. • No Real Weapons Allowed! • No Glass, Fireworks, Fighting Or Illegal Substances. • No Profane Language, Lewd, Vulgar Or Disorderly Conduct. • No Under Age (21) Drinking! • All Alcoholic Beverages Must Be In A Plastic Cup. (No Cans Or Bottles!) • No Coolers Allowed. • No Unauthorized Soliciting. • No Skateboards, Skate Shoes, Roller Blades, Bicycles Or Unauthorized Vehicles On Festival Grounds. • No Radios Or Boom Boxes. • Please Put Litter In Trash cans. • Dogs Must Be On A Leash On Festival Grounds. • All Children Must Be Accompanied By A Parent Or Legal Guardian. • Not Responsible For Accidents Or Personal Injury. • Not Liable For Loss or Damage To Personal Property. • Festival Organizers Reserve The Right To Refuse Entrance Or Eject Anyone They Deem Creating A Disturbance or Danger To Themselves Or Others.
So Ya Wanna Be A Pirate? BY: Capt’n David Two part article reprinted from the April and May 2006 Tybee Breeze.
Throughout my years of cruising, one of the recurring comments I get is, “I wish I could do that.” Now while I will admit it is the only lifestyle I can or would lead, it does require some serious adjustments in attitude and expectations. Things that are a huge problem ashore seem to disappear, while many things you just take for granted on land, become impossible underway. It’s Not Like In The Brochure…… A robin’s egg blue sea with a light chop, a beautiful blond on the foredeck, palm trees in the background, you’re sipping boat drinks, all while making 7 knots in paradise. Or, 6 to 8 foot confused seas, blowing like stink, your crew ( some dude in dirty cutoffs and a 4 day beard) is cursing on the foredeck while trying to douse the jib and you are making 2 knots over the ground 400 miles offshore. The first scenario is on the cover of Cruising Is A Wonderful Life magazine. The second is usually closer to the reality of making passage. Those days of calm seas and light air can be found on day trips between islands, or while making short passages behind the reefs of Belize. But first you have to get there. For instance, when and if I leave the Savannah area this fall, I plan to head to Puerto Rico. I could take “The Ditch” to South Florida; jump over to the Bahamas on a good day, and island hop down to the Mona Passage. Yeah, if I had 6 months to make the trip. But, I would like to get there before hurricane season arrives, and the money runs out, so we will take the direct route. Pretty simple really, head due east from Savannah for a hundred miles or so, and then turn right. In 11 days or so, we should be in the Mona Passage and then another day or so, on to Salinas. Eleven days of sailing on your ear in the open ocean. Interminable boredom punctuated by moments of absolute terror. If It Ain’t Broke, It Ain’t A Boat…... Before we can make this wonderful passage from Savannah to Puerto Rico the first thing we have to do is get off the dock. Always the most difficult part of the trip. Now a cruising sailboat is always in a state of constant repair. Much worse than a house, trust me. No matter how much time or money you spend on maintaining your vessel something will break every day. And that is just while sitting still. Get underway where you can’t get supplies, and the rig and gear are under constant strain, it is not unusual to have something break hourly. And remember, whatever spare parts you bring will not be the ones you \need. Best you can do is spend all the money you can (and some of what you can’t) on whatever you think best, knowing that it won’t be enough anyway, Remember, you might be a boat-bum if you consider duct tape a long term investment. Dear, We Need To Clean The Garage…... Now that we have our huge cache of spare parts, (none of which we will need, remember?) all we have to do is find a place to stow them. “There Is Never Enough Room” should be one of the laws of the universe. Remember, we have to stuff enough clothes, food, gear, spare parts, alcohol (sailboat engines run on diesel, cruisers run on alcohol), books, charts, instruments, tools, lines, sails, life raft, propane tanks, spare water and fuel, etc. etc. etc. to last a minimum of 6 months to a year into a space the size of a one car garage (with no attic). It can be done, but you must remember what ever you need will be at the very bottom of the locker you stowed it in. Underway, everything has to be stowed in a locker, rack, or tied in (this includes you and the crew). Otherwise, it will end up on the cabin sole, or over the side.
I Must Confess, I Need Some Rest…… Having outfitted your beautiful boat to resemble a cross between a Grapes of Wrath pickup truck and a gypsy wagon, we are off the dock and underway continues on p. 8
Past Kings and Queens of the Tybee Island Pirate Fest. In 2007, TybeeFest selected Bonnie Gaster and Jiggs Watson as their Pirate Queen and King. Bonnie is a well known real estate agent on Tybee Island for Prudential SE Coastal Properties. Jiggs owns Tybee Island Insurance and is the organizer of the wet and wild Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade. If you haven’t heard of it the Beach Bum Parade is a water fight parade that is held each May.
2007 King Jiggs Watson Queen Bonnie Gaster
In 2006, TybeeFest chose Gene Kindrick and Debbie Brady Robinson as their Pirate King and Queen. Gene was the longtime commander of American Legion Post 154 on Tybee Island. Debbie is a well known local artist and owner of the Atlantic Beacon Gallery and Hall of Frames. Debbie also serves on the board of the Tybee Island Tourism Council.
2006 King Gene Kindrick Queen Debbie Brady Robinson
For the 1st Annual Pirate Fest event organizers reached out to Jack Flanigan to be their Pirate King and Jenny Orr for Queen. Jack owns The Crab Shack, which is an incredibly popular seafood restaurant on the island known as “Where the elite eat in their bare feet”. The Crab Shack will also host the Buccaneer Ball this year on October 9th. And yes, that is a real parrot he is holding in the picture. Jenny is the owner of Fannie’s restaurant on Tybee’s south end which directly borders the festival grounds and has a great view of all the action.
2005 King Jack Flanigan Queen Jenny Orr www.buccaneersbulletin.com
So Ya Wanna Be A Pirate?
Cont. from p. 6 (only two weeks late). You are now ready to drop into the routine of day-today life underway. If you’re fortunate enough to have another fool onboard, it means you can get at least 4 to 6 hours of sleep between your watches. Sure you can, as long as nothing breaks, the weather doesn’t change, and your crew remembers how to check their position. So having had 2 hours of sleep behind the lee-boards of the pilot berth (two sail changes and a reef in 2 hours) you stagger into the cockpit after having spent 10 minutes making a pot of coffee and transferring it into a thermos without spilling half of it down your pants (always wear your oilies when making hot stuff) and immediately sit down in a puddle of your crewmates spilled beer. After half an hour, deal with leaking autopilot or other problem of your choice. Keep constant watch for enormous ships 2007 Pirates Victory Parade attempting to reduce you to flotsam. Check position and work your way below decks to mark on chart. Stay awake. Go below and thrash around in the dark looking for peanut butter crackers without waking crewmate. Put flying fish in pilot berth to see expression on crewmates face. Repeat for 4 to 6 hours, crawl into a damp pilot berth that smells like feet. Awaken 1 hour later as crewmate returns flying fish to berth. Repeat four to six times daily for 11 to 13 days. Land Ho! or Mañana Doesn’t Mean Tomorrow, It Just Means Not Today …… Having reached our destination or at least where we think we are, its time to prepare for landfall. First thing is, no matter how much you try to time your landfall for first light when it’s easy to see where you are, that is not going to happen. Usually you will arrive around midnight in a nice 4-foot swell. Of course the channel markers (if there are any) are not going to be exactly where it shows on the chart, the light house at the end of the harbor is dark or has flat disappeared, and there is no moon to help out either. Now we could just take our chances and go for it, but as I am somewhat averse to leaving large important chunks of the hull behind on a reef, we will just wait it out until dawn. Time passes quickly when you’re having fun, right? Besides, it will give you time to make sure you can get the diesel started, dig out the courtesy flag for whatever country you are arriving in (you did remember that one, didn’t you?) get together the ships papers, crew lists, passports and other miscellaneous and sundry that you won’t have enough of anyway. Six hours later and the sun comes up to show you you’re right where you thought you were all along. Good deal!! Sail on into the harbor, raise the courtesy flag and the quarantine flag and drop the hook. Hop in the dink and head for shore to find customs and immigration. Depending on where you are, you also may have to find the Office of Public Health, the Dept of Agriculture and who knows what other offices and officials. Of course, these will all be within a block or two of each other, right? Wrong! You will be lucky if they are in the same town. Having located where you need to go, be prepared for the fact that at least one or possibly all of the officials will not be available today but will be there mañana. Remember, no matter what they taught you in high school Spanish, mañana does not mean tomorrow. It just means not today. Eventually you will get where you need to be, and having provided all the necessary documentation you will be free to return to your ship, release the crew dogs from bondage and head ashore for that cold beer and hot shower.
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So Ya Wanna Be A Pirate?
Cont. from p. 8 ¿Dónde Es Baño? ….. Having arrived in paradise looking for that cold beer and hot shower, you may find that language is a bit of a barrier. After cruising for a while, your language skills will improve but having a bit of knowledge ahead of time is an immense help. My Spanish isn’t too bad, my French is rusty but understandable (usually) and I know enough Dutch to find a beer and the bathroom. It helps to learn the essentials. If you can find a beer, the customs house and a bathroom, you are pretty well set up. Most of the locals will speak more English than you speak whatever, and will be glad to try to help you out. Of course, this is after they get off the ground from laughing when you explain you want to buy the Mayor’s underwear, rather than the cold beer you were really looking for.
one is. Need a machine shop? No problem mon. Need a sail repaired? No problem mon. Need a left-handed thingamabob? No problem mon, my cousin make you one mañana. Remember, you’re not in Kansas anymore Dorothy and you may need to be a bit resourceful in obtaining parts and supplies. Lots of trades and such will come to pass in order to find what you need. And the guy driving around in a 1952 Ford sedan with a John Deer tractor motor will probably be able to help you out.
niences, there is nothing else like it in the world. The freedom to sail to strange places, meet new people and explore new ways of looking at the world, without the restrictions of just being a tourist. Being able to live within, and enjoy the local economy and customs. Just the sheer joy of being alive in a new and different situation and location. Some say, “Attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure.” I believe they are right. If you have the attitude, it is one heck of an adventure.
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish …… So we have been here for six weeks now, been to most of the bars at least twice, and have the boat in as good as shape as we think we need to for the next passage. Have met the people, seen the sights, and it is time to move on. One last round of officials Wheedle Mooch and Connive …. (easier now that we have Having spent some time in town, caught up on our a good driver), pay off our rest, and decided what we want to see and what tab at the local cantina, needs to be repaired and restocked on the boat, it and head out. Get ready is time to find our taxi driver. to do the whole thing over A good taxi driver is essential to any arrival in a again. And after reading strange port. If possible get a recommendation all the reasons why not to from a cruiser who has been there a while, but do it, why would we do it if not, get a taxi driver anyway. This guy can get again anyway? Because anything and knows where everything and everyafter all the inconve-
Fair Winds and Safe Passage Capt’n David
Keeps on Rockin
30 Years & Counting...
See them FREE at Pirate Fest on Saturday, Oct. 11, 9-11pm
From their first LP in 1973, to their powerful stage presence today, the Marshall Tucker Band has played countless concert venues around the world. With the success of the Volunteer Jam Tour, and 1999 release of Gospel, the good ol’ boys from Spartanburg, South Carolina remain as a powerful force in the world of music. David Muse has rejoined the Marshall Tucker Band after a three year absence. As a founding member of Firefall, David took sometime away from MTB to reunite with his band mates. David originally joined MTB in 1996. We are truly grateful to have such a tremendous talent return on flute, sax and keys. Doug Gray, lead singer, is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the everlasting Marshall Tucker Band sound. In 1989, slide guitarist Stuart Swanlund joined the lineup of talented musicians. They also added the highly respected B.B. Borden, who is a former member of both Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws, on drums in the early 90’s. “The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock and roll” says founding member Doug Gray. “They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country to blues and all things in-between. We’re still playing all of the classic songs, but we are moving ahead into other styles as well. We’re also playing for a younger audience than we have in the past, perhaps to the kids of the fans we played in front of in the 70’s and 80’s.”
The Marshall Tucker Band is:
Doug Gray – Lead Vocals Pat Elwood – Bass Guitar Chris Hicks – Guitars Clay Cook – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Flute, Sax B.B. Borden – Drums David Muse – Keyboards, Saxophone & Flute, Vocals
Gray also notes that people have gotten “married and buried” to classic MTB songs like “Desert Skies” and “Can’t You See”. After nearly 30 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring. continues on p. 13
To start with, of course, say “ye” for you, “me” for my or mine, and don’t skimp on the “ahoy” and “arrrrrgh!”
Addled -- Mad, insane, or just stupid. An “addlepate” is a fool. Aft -- Short for “after.” Toward the rear of the ship. Ahoy -- “Hello!” Avast! -- “Hey!” Could be used as “Stop that!” or “Who goes there?” Begad! -- By God! Belay -- Stop that. “Belay that talk!” would mean “Shut up!” Bilge! -- Nonsense, or foolish talk. The bilges of a ship are the lowest parts, inside the hull along the keel. They fill with stinking bilgewater -- or just “bilge.” Blaggard -- “Blackguard.” An insult. Blimey! -- An exclamation of surprise. Booty -- Loot. Briny deep -- The ocean. Buccaneer -- A general term for the Caribbean pirates. Bucko -- Familiar term. “Me bucko” = “my friend.” Cap’n -- Short for “captain.” Cat o’nine tails, or just “cat” -- a whip with many lashes, used for flogging. Chantey -- A sailor’s work song. Also spelled “shantey” or “shanty.” Chase -- The ship being pursued. “The chase is making full sail, sir” Chest -- Traditional treasure container. Corsair -- A more romantic term for pirate. But still a pirate. Crow’s nest -- A small platform, sometimes enclosed, near the top of a mast. Cutlass -- A curved sword, like a saber but heavier. Traditional pirate weapon. Davy Jones’ locker -- The bottom of the sea. Deadlights -- Eyes. “Use yer deadlights, matey!” Dead men tell no tales -- Standard pirate excuse for leaving no survivors. Dog -- A mild insult, perhaps even a friendly one. Doubloon -- A Spanish gold coin. Fair winds! -- Goodbye, good luck!. Feed the fish -- What you do when you are thrown into the sea, dead or alive. Gangway! -- “Get out of my way!” Godspeed! -- Goodbye, good luck! Grog -- Generically, any alcoholic drink. Specifically, rum diluted with water. Grub -- Food. Gun -- A cannon. Fore, or forrard -- Toward the front end of the ship. Flogging -- Punishment by caning, or by whipping with the cat. Hands -- The crew of a ship; sailors. Handsomely -- Quickly. “Handsomely now, men!” = “Hurry up!” Jack Tar, or tar -- A sailor. Jollyboat -- A small but happy craft, perhaps even one which is a little dinghy. Jolly Roger -- The pirates’ skull-and-crossbones flag. It was an invitation to surrender, with the implication that those who surrendered would be treated well. A red flag indicated “no quarter.” Keelhaul -- Punishment by dragging under the ship, from one side to the other. The victim of a keelhauling would be half-drowned, or worse. Kiss the gunner’s daughter -- A punishment: to be bent over one of the ship’s guns and flogged. continues on p. 14 www.buccaneersbulletin.com
The Marshall Tucker Band
Cont. from p. 10 “We never play less than 150 shows a year, and sometimes we play as many as 200 shows. We feel we owe it to the fans who have supported us through the years to deliver the music in person,” says Gray. Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90’s, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard’s country chart and one on Billboard’s gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the sound tracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, and Shipwrecked. The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name “Marshall Tucker” from a piano tuner who’s name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries. “As we’ve become older,” Gray grins, eyes twinkling, “our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off.”
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Lad, lass, lassie -- A way to address someone younger than you. Landlubber or just lubber -- A non-sailor. Letters of Marque -- Papers issued by a national government during wartime, entitling a privately owned ship to raid enemy commerce, or even attack enemy warships. Lights -- Lungs. A pirate might threaten to “have someone’s lights and liver.” Line -- A rope in use as part of the ship’s rigging, or as a towing line. Lookout -- Someone posted to keep watch on the horizon for other ships or land. Maroon -- A punishment where victim was left on a deserted coast or an island. Me -- A piratical way to say “my.” Me hearties -- Typical way for a pirate leader to address his crew. Matey -- A piratical way to address someone in a cheerful, if not necessarily friendly, fashion. No quarter! -- Surrender will not be accepted. On the Account -- The piratical life. A man who went “on the account” was turning pirate. Piece of eight -- A Spanish silver coin worth one peso or 8 reales. It was sometimes literally cut into eight pieces, each worth one real. Pillage -- To raid, rob, and sack a target ashore. Pirate -- A seagoing robber and murderer. Contrast with privateer. Poop deck -- The highest deck at the aft end of a large ship. Smaller ships don’t have a poop; the highest part aft is the quarterdeck. Port -- A seaport or the left side of the ship when you are facing toward her prow. Poxy, poxed -- Diseased. Used as an insult. Privateer -- A ship bearing letters of marque (q.v.), or one of her crew, or her captain. Thus, she can only attack an enemy ship, and only in time of war. Rope’s end -- another term for flogging. Rum (noun) -- Traditional pirate drink. Sail ho! -- “I see a ship!” Salt, old salt -- An experienced seaman. Scurvy -- A deficiency disease which often afflicted sailors; it was caused by lack of vitamin C. A derogatory adjective suitable for use in a loud voice, as in “Ye scurvy dogs!” Sea dog -- An experienced seaman. Shark bait -- Your foes, who are about to feed the fish. A worthless or lazy sailor; a lubber who is no use aboard ship. Shiver me timbers! -- An expression of surprise or strong emotion. Sink me! -- An expression of surprise. Smartly -- Quickly. “Smartly there, men!” = “Hurry up!” Splice the mainbrace -- To have a drink. Or, perhaps, several drinks. Spyglass -- A telescope. Starboard -- The right side of the ship when you are facing toward her prow. Swab (noun) -- A disrespectful term for a seaman. “Man that gun, ye cowardly swabs!” Swab (verb) -- To clean something, “swabbing the decks”. Swag -- Loot. Walk the plank -- A piratical execution. Wench -- An individual of the female persuasion. Yo-ho-ho -- A very piratical thing to say.
One of the most respected and indemand cover bands in the greater Savannah area, The 8-Tracks dig deep to rediscover great tunes that have fallen through the cracks and which deserve to be heard — and danced to! Their unique and eclectic set list specifically avoids the most overused party tunes, focusing instead on custom arrangements of rarely-heard classics and long-forgotten hits by many of the biggest names in pop, rock, R & B, soul, country and alternative music of the past 50+ years. A show by The 8-Tracks is anything but predictable, as approximately 80% of their repertoire is not performed by any other group in the area. With such an unusually broad scope of material, they appeal as much to teenagers and 20-somethings as they do to those in their 50s, 60s and even 70s. It is not uncommon at their engagements to hear someone exclaim, “I can’t believe they know that old song — I haven’t heard that in 30 years!” Their instrumentation includes electric and acoustic guitars, piano, Hammond organ, bass and drums. All the members sing lead, and the band is known for their tight and creative vocal harmonies. They have played throughout the Southeast at the most popular bars and music rooms, the most exclusive private clubs and ballrooms, and at several major charitable fund-raisers and outdoor festivals. From ABBA to ZZ Top and from Merle Haggard to Prince, The 8-Tracks play it all, and they play it their way. Don’t miss your chance to see and hear what all the fuss is about Saturday, Oct. 11, 5-7pm.
The Train Wrecks
Savannah, Ga.’s own local-boys-donegood, The Train Wrecks offer up raucous and rollicking Americana that’s as equally indebted to the traditionalist legacies of A.P. Carter and Johnny Cash as it is to the forward-thinking rock & roll of Wilco and Lucero. Local reviewers have been “blown away” by the band’s live shows, and the Wrecks have been officially dubbed “The Hardest Gigging Band in Savannah”, a testament to the love and dedication they have for their music. The Wrecks have spent the summer headlining club dates and playing festivals throughout the southeast, and are in the midst of planning a full-scale tour in the new year. Jason Bible (guitar, voice, harmonica) is an award-winning singer-songwriter hailing from Ft. Worth, TX. Carolina-raised Markus Kuhlmann (drums, voice, guitar) Savannah born Eric Dunn (elec. bass, upright bass, voice) Stuart Harmening (dobro, banjo, guitar) The Train Wrecks have played both locally and nationally gaining the attention of any audience they play in front of. All four bring their own unique perspective and talents to the table to create a singular musical vision, one that they hope to bring to as many people as possible as they continue to tour tirelessly and passionately. Watch them Friday, Oct. 10, 6-7:30pm. www.buccaneersbulletin.com
Liquid Ginger is:
Ginger Fawcett -Vocals Rick Betz - Guitar/Keys Bob Hack - Drums Paul Manley - Bass Barr Dylan Nobles - Guitars
Playing Pirate Fest Fri. 7:30-9pm Founded in 1999, Liquid Ginger is one of the Southeast’s premiere original rock bands. Instrumental overtones of Pop, Dance, Alternative, and Classic Rock, and lead vocals with hints of R&B, and Contemporary Pop and Rock, are combined to give this band a distinctive, soulful flavor. Liquid Ginger’s live shows are an affective avalanche of high energy, consisting of emotionally charged original tunes and a wide assortment of carefully selected cover songs, making the group a sought-after commodity in their hometowns of Savannah and Atlanta, GA.
Bryan Clees Band
Bryan Clees Band was the 2007 Entertainer of the year for Atlanta Country Music.com. Contemporary sounding county/rock band from the Savannah, Georgia area. Bryan is an award winning singer/songwriter originally from Tampa, FL. He has been taking the southeast by storm lately with his energetic live shows. Don’t miss the chance to see them live on Saturday, Oct. 11, 7-9pm.
The Bryan Clees Band is:
Bryan Clees - Guitars, Vocals, Sam Wood - Bass, Vocals , Michael Brown - Drums and Percussion , Earnest Spiva - Rhythm Guitar
and The Zydeco Krewe Fri. Oct. 10, 9-11pm & Sat. Oct. 11, 3-5pm Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born in 1969 in Church Point, Louisiana and discovered his love for zydeco music at the tender age of nine. After school he would get together with his brother Chubby, sister Elaine and father Roy to play Zydeco music. At the age of twelve Troy moved to a little town called “Lawtell”, where his father had owned the Offshore Lounge for over fifteen years. Troy played the washboard for Roy Carrier, his father, on local gigs; he then joined forces with the great C.J. Chenier for two years. Troy’s brother Chubby Carrier then started a family band and offered Troy a job playing the drums. Troy toured with his brother from the late 80’s until the 90’s, when he returned home to pick up the accordion. It has now been eight years that Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe have been on the scene. Dikki Du has incorporated his musical heritage with unique experience to create one
of the most innovative zydeco groups around. The krewe captures an audience with one of the best sets around. His original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot on par with the best. “Personally the triple row is the sound that I like the best”. says Dikki Du. He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns the inside out with fresh and funky renditions driving it to the next level. The krewe’s innovations revitalize zydeco charging it for years to come.
to melodic vocals means Dikki Du is guaranteed to entertain. You will enjoy their hard driving funky zydeco, and love the dance steps performed by the band as they entertain on stage. Most people don’t, but Dikki Du.
What a sound!!! Dikki and the krewe stretch out songs and it is great to dance to, as well as to listen to. Hard driving and relentless is the theme all night. It’s just funky as can be. Nice polyrhythmic grooves going around the stage, and on the dance floor. Dikki Du and his krewe come out “smokin” harder and faster in the second set. The band is one of the best, all stars in their own right; anyway its wonderful time that seems to go to fast. The whole band is very nice, easy to work with , and professional. As I say to people who book Zydeco, BOOK THIS BAND. Intense and fascinating accordion action coupled
300 Miles Sat., Oct. 11, 11:30am-1pm 300 MILES is a rock/alternative band from Emanuel County, Georgia. They have 12+ originals, but also play classic rock and alternative rock music. Some of their cover music includes songs by Three Doors Down, Bob Segar, and Tom Petty.
They performed at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Shellman Bluff and around Tybee. More recently, they performed at the 10th Anniversary Randy Fulghum Poker Run and the 2008 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro, Georgia.
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One of 300 MILES originals, “Blue Jeans”, was inspired by time spent at the 2007 Tybee Island Pirate Fest.
300 Miles is: Dakota Moss, 15 - Lead Vocals & Guitar Ryne Sutton, 14 – Drums Tyler Brown, 13 – Bass Guitar Jameson Price, 17 – Vocals & Guitar
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