Thumbnail photoWhen it comes to Hawaiian shirts (a.k.a. island, tropical, aloha) there are 2 basic schools of fashion thought: tasteful design, and correct. As high summer comes in, you may find the information in this post highly useful... one way or the other.

Thumbnail imageClassic Crosby Stills & Nash played in sea shanty style with traditional instruments...


Actually, it makes for a fun little video. Check it out!

Painting of Daniel in the Lion's DenThere are halyard type shanties.

And capstan type shanties.

Could this be the birth of a new type: The Donald Shanty?

Shillelagh O'Toole Congress Cards collectionLooking for a way to write to your elected pirates... uh, representatives... that will stand out from the rest of the incoming on their slush pile? And maybe even get passed on the the Captain?

Introducing the new Shillelagh O'Toole Congress Cards collection. The first one, with a nice salty "Now Hear This" on the front, is available now, and more are in the works.

Drunken Sailor song art imageCLICK BAIT!!!! Gotcha! Haaaarrrrrr!

But really, folks, this here post does in fact musically reveals 6 of the most popular and time-tested drunken sailor solutions. And it does it with that instrument folks love to hate: "the glory-beaming banjo" (who but Mark Twain would put it like that?) That's what I do with a drunken sailor!

Merch items on ZazzleA wise man once said, "Ask and ye shall receive". A number of people asked for Shillelagh O'Toole souvenirs after the release of the single... something that never occurred to me to do. DUH!

Well, that situation is now remedied with the launch of my new Virtual Merch Table!

Song artwork image with pirate and parrotJet-lag induced nightmares that wake you at 4 a.m. Acid coursing thru your innards. Your ship of state taken over by pirates. Not the usual stuff that inspires a songwriter. But those Muses are tricky. You can never tell what they're going to do. Here's how they helped me create The Ballad of Shillelagh O'Toole.

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