Thursday, July 06, 2006

Friends, Flames and Pirates!

CD in Play: Dinosaur Jr., Fossils.

Burn Baby, Burn!

So my friend Trent and his family have been going through a bit of an ordeal. They live in Tumbler Ridge and a fire has been threatening to destroy the community. The emergency has been scaled down, since winds seem to be pushing the fire away from TR. Anyhow, Trent wrote a story on it for The Tyee, What I Learned Fleeing the Tumbler Ridge Fire. There is a link there to another article he wrote back in 2004.
Trent, Collette, Zoe, Jeri, etc... - look after yourselves, and good luck.

Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle o' Chum!

With the release of the sequal to Pirates of the Carribean just around the corner - by which I mean tomorrow - and people already talking about a third film guest starring Keith Richards, I have to wonder: Why is no one making biopics for the big screen on real pirates? I saw a BBC "docu-drama" about Edward Teach (AKA the infamous Blackbeard) which was alright, but hardly gripping as a drama. It was told from the perspective one of his crew, one of only two or three to have survived. But what about proper films about men like Edward Teach or Bartholomew Roberts (AKA Black Bart) who was known to be a teetotaler, frowned on gambling, profanity and drinking amongst his men, among other things. Hmmm?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Trent said...

We're heading home tonight. Just got a call from CKNW; they want to do an interview tonight at 7:40, so listen up brothers and sisters as Trent shows once again why he is a writer, and not a radio personality.

Jeff loved Pirates; I missed cars this week due to deadlines.

06 July, 2006 17:20  
Blogger Magnus said...

Sorry I missed that, but good to know things have improved. How is it looking around the area?

07 July, 2006 10:37  
Blogger RC said...

woa, i hope things are alright for your friends...how scarry.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

08 July, 2006 01:16  
Anonymous Macolm said...

I would like to see less fantastical pirate films myself, but I am not sure bio-pics are such a good idea. Hollywood sucks ass at this point. I read somewhere that they are making a fictional mini-series about Blackbeard. Probably going to be garbage.

10 July, 2006 01:58  

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