Another New Song: Piratz Tavern
(September 23, 2013)
Piratz Tavern is a pirate themed bar in Silver Springs, MD that was the unfortunate victim of a reality show called Bar Rescue. The Tavern approached Bar Rescue with a specific list of issues they wanted addressed. None of those issues were addressed by the show. Instead, the crew and host Jon Taffer showed up, shouted "NEERRRDDS!" a la Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds, and gutted the bar. Using a combination of half-truths, quotes taken out of context, staged scenes, and outright lies they made the bar look like a pathetic shell of a business that was on the verge of failure, staffed by a group of incompetent buffoons who "would rather play pirate" than run a business.
This song was commissioned by one of Piratz Tavern's regulars from my Kickstarter campaign from last year. It features background vocals by the great Luke Ski, Insane Ian, TV's Kyle, Tony Goldmark, Annie Lynsen, and Nathan "Black Dog Nate" Rosen.
If you want to watch the episode in question you can do so here. Just keep in mind the parts that aren't entirely made up are highly exaggerated. There's a good article about it here.