Song Production:

Jack Howell at WilloDisc ( took my lyrics and a basic melody I had in my head and created the song as you now hear it.  To accomplish this, he blended his own formidable musical talents with the amazing fiddle skills of Jonathan Miller and the vocal talent of Nick Nicholson(


Video Production:

A big thanks to David Berrey( for helping to bring my vision to life.  By using his own creative talents and the latest technology, Davey created a video that captured the message of my song perfectly.


Phoenix Filming:

We want to express our appreciation to Tony, owner of Lucky Boy Burger Shop located at 3430 N. 16th St in Phoenix, AZ (phone: 602-274-6440).  Tony, a videographer himself, graciously allowed us to film some of the most pivotal footage of the video at his burger joint.  By the way, we highly recommend the burgers, shakes and outstanding array of fries - they are amazing!


Mexico Filming:

Craig and Oscar of Del Mar Charters ( in Rocky Point were responsible for arranging all of our boat-related needs.  Our go-to-guy, Oscar, worked tirelessly with us during the entire shoot at sea.  Captain Tony, owner of the Rey del Mar pirate ship added a real authentic touch to the video.  A happy hour cruise with Capt. Tony and his pirates is a must do if you get to Rocky Point. Oscar was responsible for the discovery of our primary “Fat Cat” friend, Kent Cossey (  Kent's circle of friends were instrumental in playing the extras in the Rocky Point filming and showing us their sense of fun and adventure for new experiences.  Todd Lyons  ( & for your condo rental needs: ), Gino, affectionately known by his many friends as the Mayor of Bella Serena, Becky & Deena: our “hotties”, Fernando, Scott & Randy literally treated us like family.  The fantastic aerial footage is thanks to our friend, Jorge, who provides ultralight tours.  He did a great job flying while Davey worked his video magic from the sky.  If you've never tried an ultralight flight, we urge you to do so.  It's a blast!  From the U.S., dial 0115216381057738 to reach Jorge.  Words can't express the debt of gratitude we owe our new friends in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point).  While Mexico has been the brunt of bad press lately, Rocky Point in Sonora, Mexico, is a safe and wonderful seaside destination.  Our video would not have been possible without the help of our Mexican and expatriate friends who live in this jewel on the Sea of Cortez.


Personal Friends:

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You! “ to our friends who contributed directly in the making of The Pirate video:  Heidi, Earl, Shirley, Jean, Roger, Lisa, John, and Rosemary.  You all rock!  Thanks also to many friends and family who have shown their support  and encouragement during this journey.


Best wishes to all of you for smooth seas and sunny skies,


Your pirate, Ed & his wench, Vi