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The Dread Pirate Ward

All right boys and girls. Remember that little survey that we did a while ago regarding a new domain name for my website? Well I went ahead and purchased . . .


www.robemagnifique.com, and www.belfebe.com.

Yeah, call me undecided. At this point, at least I have them both, for cheap, and I can decide later what exactly I am going to do.

But at least they are purchased, and now I can go ahead and change the URL as soon as I have time. (This will take a while.)

On other news, last night we had choir practice at Alle Psallite, and we started a new song called "Ward the Pirate." It is by R. Vaughn Williams and it has provided us with endless fun. It is interesting how analyzing the elements of a song, including but not limited to, a seventeenth century song like this one, gives you an entirely new perspective on historical psychology.

First of all, what kind of a name is Ward the Pirate? Really people, the sound of the name "Dread Pirate Ward" does not really strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. Leave it to Beaver comes to mind, but not exactly blood and guts and gunpowder.

Then there is the fact that according to the song the loot that Ward the pirate stole was . . . velvet and silk.

Hooookaaayyy. Note to self, do not get between this fashionable man and his velvet. The general consensus was that the velvet must have been pink.

So now we have agreed that Ward has a wussy name and likes to dress in pink.

But wait! There is more! The ship that Ward attacked, the one that was carrying the silk and velvet was named . . . The Royal Rainbow!

At this point we are having entirely too much fun with the tale of Ward and his fearless crew of pink pirates. Then we moved along till we got to the following lyrics, the ones in which Ward tells his crew "Fight on, this sport well pleases me, for if you fight this month or more, your master I will be."

Apparently the Dread Pirate Ward was not only into pink silk, but also into pink leather.

At any rate, it's a great song, the pirates won, they took the silk, sank the "Rainbow" and lived happily ever after, looking fabulous in pink.



( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 27th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
We were discussing the need to act it out when we sing it.

Aug. 27th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, but we must!
Aug. 27th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Hilarious! Want to hear! Want to hear now!
I don't suppose that you could insure in the song that ward gives his entire crew an extra ration of quiche for their tenacity and hard work?

For some reason the Village people song 'In the Navy' is now running through my head.
"Young Ward . . . where do you want to go, I said YOUNG WARD . . . something you ought to know . . ."
Aug. 27th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Hilarious! Want to hear! Want to hear now!

Coming (hopefully) to a website near you. Missy Anne has a new set of mikes and recording equipment. I think that she might be bribed convinced to do a recording and post it. ;-)

And ohhh, yeah. In The Navy definitely applies!

Hmmmm . . . perhaps we can do a show dressed as the Village People. (Missy Anne and Aelfred will never forgive us but it will be worth it.)
Aug. 27th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Pink is a particularly manly colour in the 18th century you know. Have you every seen Bob in his Safflower Frock Coat o' Doom?

Aug. 27th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Pink is a particularly manly colour in the 18th century you know.

Oh, yeah. And also in the 16th Century, although I have not been able to convince ballistabob to wear it. Sigh.

It is just that we also envisioned Ward the Pirate with a manly feathered boa.

Aug. 27th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh dude. We have totally got to get ballistabob into that azalea gabardine. ;)
Aug. 27th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah! He'd look ferocious!
Aug. 27th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
MyBob? Born with a manly pink feathered boa. You should see him work it. It is terrifying.
Aug. 27th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
I have seen him with glow in the dark necklaces all over him including, but not limited to, his gynormous codpiece. After that, I can picture him wearing anything. LOL
Aug. 27th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ah yes. So you see my point. =)
Aug. 27th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
oh dear... the things camp Urso could do with this for the Blue-Feather Ball next year... the mind boggles! *eeheeheehee!*
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
The theme could be "Pretty in Pink . . . Yarrrr!!!!!!!!!"
Aug. 28th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
looking fabulous in pink

I think you mean FAABULOUS! *snap*
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah!
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