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Pirate's Booty

by Brian Friedland

Pirate's Booty is a sonic tale of pirates on an epic journey for the perfect snack! Lyrics are drawn from the description on the back of a package of Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar Rice and Corn puffs circa 2009.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Pirate's Booty is the latest installment to Boston based composer/pianist Brian Friedland's "Household Items" song series and his first multimedia work. Using a package of the popular snack Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar Rice and Corn Puffs as musical and artistic inspiration, the composition combines the stunning artwork of Heidi Aispuro and the photographic and media savvy Stephanie Golas with 10 minutes of music for voice, strings, and piano. Together, they tell stories of Pirate's on the quest for the perfect snack, a tragic personal addiction, and the life transforming potential of the puffs

Utilizing texts from items that are typically found in the home, "Household Items" creates atmospheres that comically enhance the product’s claims or give it a new spin. The music is a commentary on the ridiculous nature of advertising claims, warning labels, ingredient lists, and instructional manuals, expressed through an eclectic mixture of styles that range from Irish jigs to Gospel anthems. It addresses nearly all tangible aspects of domestic life including the kitchen, bathroom, garage, and wine cellar. Angela Vicente, a vocalist who is equally at home in jazz, pop, and classical settings, brings a wide palette of expression to apply to the myriad subtleties of commercial products. Noted composer/educator Frank Carlberg praises, "Brian Friedland's Household Items song cycle is clever, witty, beautifully crafted and brilliantly executed by the Friedland/Vicente duo. Friedland has his own take on working with "found poetry"...... fresh, inventive... These two young musicians are bound for a  exciting future."


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Wendy

Pirate's Booty Rocks!
As a preschool teacher and one who is tragically exposed to the additive nature of Pirate's Booty I can only say that this masterpiece sums it all up! Perfect snack you say, well buyer beware as the intoxicating combination of aged white cheddar rice and corn puffs will hook you in until you can't possibly get enough! I've seen the best intended parents bring in this seemingly harmless and healthy (?) snack only to leave in great distress as the class now turned into drooling zombie-like beings demands more and more!!! The dynamic combination of visuals and menacing musical notes along with the powerful vocals will be sure to capture anyone's attention! Bravo! Snatch this gem up before the cost to own this original and inspiring piece is more than what you just paid for that tasty bag of Pirate's Booty!

Cool Kid

Pirate's Booty is GREAT!!!!
Love this song. I could listen to it again and again. It is so perfectly dramatic, humorous and musically rich. Brian is on to something here!!! This song is just as addicting as the snack itself! Buy it!!!!!!