Monday, 5 November 2012
During my childhood years my parents used to enter my brothers and I in an annual carnival held in my mums hometown Hayle (Cornwall) , our costumes were always based on a theme and one of my favourites was when we dressed as Pirates , equipped with swords and Skull and Crossbones. My Mother used to tell how our Great Great Grandfather was the Captain of a steam ship named the "SS HAyle" which ran aground in the Hayle estuary, I like to think he led a double life as actual a Cornish Sea Pirate that ran it a ground in order make off with the booty.
Hayle is a few miles from Penzance famed for its Pirates, which are celebrated each August Bank holiday monday on "Pirate Day"
The Pirate and outlaw meme was reinforced during my child by Adam Ant who played the outlaw archetype well.
The main commercial radio station in Cornwall is Pirate fm
When i first moved from Bristol to London in the early nineties i was living to a soundtrack an of Acid House, Hardcore Rave , Jungle Tekno / Drum and Bass and it was the "Pirate" radio stations the likes of F.T.P. (Bristol), Weekend Rush ,Pulse FM, Kool ,Rinse (London) which fed the vibes. i had a brief dalliance myself as a DJ with Jelly FM and RUSH .
Years later The Hollywood film "The Pirates of the Caribbean" brought the Pirate meme back to global conciousness.it touched on the magical and mystical and Goddess Spirituality
These days my son watches "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" on the Disney Channel