It occurred to me that we were overlooking musical inspiration, so here are two quick albums. Anyone with good artists, albums or songs is more than welcome to share here.
These are compilation albums comprised of artists from various genres performing sea shanties and ballads. The roster will surprise you: Sting, Bono, Akron/Family, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, Michael Stipe & Courtney Love, Robyn Hitchcock, Beth Orton, Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards, Iggy Pop w/ A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Macy Gray... all in all, very interesting listening.
“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”
- H.L. Mencken