Pick of the Day: Swashbucklers, Pirates & Rogues

I kind of liked the blurb for this that I wrote in the 14 Days Top Six in our Jan. 12 issue, so think I’ll reuse it here:

In 2012, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sept. 19. Get a head start on perfecting your “Ayes” and “Scurvy devils” by attending this RSO concert.

It goes tonight at Conexus Arts Centre at 8 p.m., and features music from famous Hollywood action-adventure flicks involving the aforementioned “swashbucklers, pirates and rogues”.

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82 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Swashbucklers, Pirates & Rogues”

  1. If I go, will I spend the evening listening to Victor Sawa talk non-stop about his favourite pirate movies, or will I actually hear some music?

  2. That’s the whole idea Richard. Escapism. You go to this concert and you forget that it’s wintertime here.
    #1 I don’t think Victor talks too much.

  3. I don’t go because it’s to hard to get out of the lot. It takes a long time. Too many seniors. Then you get to the parkway. Brutal.

  4. I like Ed Minevitch. I think he’s very good. #12 I get it up to here with traffic jams during the week because I work down town. The last thing I need is traffic jams on Saturday nights.

  5. Ed Minevich is in his 70s, I’m sure. But he can still play. No arthritis, touch wood.

  6. Seriously think Obama’s losing Florida, and you know what they say: so goes Florida, so goes the presidency.

  7. Funny how you have the word Swashbucklers, in the post title,but the movie Swashbucklers,( Robert Shaw,James Earl Jones ), isn’t on your list. shame…

  8. No, that was like, “so goes Florida, so goes the nation.” That’s what Gloria Borger always used to say. Florida was once run by pirates.

  9. haha — smartass! i like the broncos right now because of Tim tebow. but usually i cheer for the Vikings. My dad took my brother and I to Minnesota for a game. That’s where my mom lives and my other brother.

  10. Minnesota makes great rock. Some of America’s very best college-alt-rock bands came out of Minnesota in the early to late 1980s. I think Supersonic came out of there, too. Closing Tyme’s always good for a laff.

  11. Theyre not divorced. My mom works trhere. How did you know my mother lives in Minn? Did Patti tell you that?

  12. Yah, Patti told me. We were talkign once about you and how come you seem so sad all the time.

  13. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Jean Paul Sartre said that.

    Bob Dylan came out of MN, too, so there you go.

  14. #41 How far is the drive to Minnesota from here?
    #42 I think Houdini was from Minnesota, wasn’t he?

  15. Maybe he’s sad cuz he listens to American Pie waaay too much. Jayson, don’t be sad. Buddy make a lot of great music in his day.

  16. #44 The drive is about 14 hours. Well, to Minneapolis. I suppose if you just wanted to ‘break the seal’, you could do it in about 6, I think.

    As for Houdini, I just read he was born in Hungary but waised in Wisconsin. Pretty close.

  17. #49 I was almost tempted. As for the drive, I guess you could get to Minneapolis faster thru ND, but I was talking thru Winnipeg.

  18. #48 It’s Wisconsin. You’re right. The Dairy State. Didn’t Houdini do a trick with milk jugs when he was young?

  19. Yes. They’re doing Werther, i think its called, right now. Or theyre getting ready to do it.

  20. #60 she two/three different characters in the chorus. Older characters. Mostly she wants to learn to be a director. That’s why she’s been away so long.

  21. My mom goes back and fourth a lot and she travels a little when she’s in the states. I like it here better anyway.

  22. Sometime I’m in school and someti mes I’m working. Usually i’m practicing stunts at the skatepark and teaching the younger guys. But not in the winter. I don’t like the indoor thing they set up once in a while. It’s too commercial, theyre just trying to sell you junk you dont need.

  23. Swashbucklers, aye,
    and pirates, sir,
    belov’d of yesteryear;
    the Maestro’s baton
    led the charge,
    ’twas music to my ear!

  24. ‘Round these parts, Nell,
    the standing-O’s devoid of all mystique;
    Most every show,
    wh’er strong or weak,
    Lifts patrons to their feet.

  25. Denied a licenced cabbie, Nell,
    I settled for a faker;
    I have the card right here, my dear,
    “Your driver, Cindy Baker.”

  26. Miss Baker asked, was I alone,
    I am, quoth I, like you;
    “Well, suit yourself,” the lass replied,
    “But the backseat’s meant for two.”

  27. As hostess, she’s unequaled, Nell,
    Her cab is well supplied;
    “Leave your hang-ups at the curb,” she said.
    “Come, now, step inside.”

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