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Jonny B. Goode
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Just say "Da!" to this retro-style calendar art series
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew V. No Dec 7, 2013.

From cyberpunk noir to... well, just noir.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hákon Gunnarsson Oct 27, 2013.

The Land that Time Forgot (1975)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan G. Sep 14, 2013.

 

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It was a dark and stormy night...

He sat on a bar stool in the middle of the stage, a harsh spot beaming down on him, and for once he was glad for the extra-wide brim on his fedora. He had a drink in one hand and a microphone in the other as he squinted to see through the smoky haze that hung in the air of this two-bit dive like a London fog. Then the dame walked in, in that red dress - all hourglass and gams - and sat at a table right up front, giving him a wink. "Alright then, this next one's for you, doll," he thought, as the band started to play...

I go by Jonny B. to most of my friends. The stage name I took when I started singing. My real last name is Wilson - no relation to Tome. I'm a website designer by day, but by night... I sing a lot of karaoke, I sing blues and swing, and I play the trumpet and a mean blues harp, and am currently between bands. Most weekends you'll find me at a karaoke bar with a mic in my hand, or sitting in with a local band jamming it up.

How'd I get into dieselpunk? Well, I've always been a fan of big city swing and blues - a swingpunk, if you will - but I suppose you can thank Joss Whedon for that last part. You see, I was a fan of Firefly/Serenity, although a latecomer to the fandom, after the show had already gone off the air. Actually even after the movie had come and gone. And then one day I saw this little production he put on called Dr. Horrible.

Well, after that, one thing sort of led to another. I started checking out this controversy online, about how Dr. Horrible had supposedly ripped off another online media star named Dr. Steel. I started watching some of Dr. Steel's videos, and found them amusing, so I got involved in his fan club. A lot of his fans are steampunks, so I started getting into that a little. Then someone pointed me to the Clockwork Cabaret and said I should give them a listen. I gave a listen, and interacted with them a few times... and then Emmett and Klaude invited me to join up here, apparently recalling I had told them I was into swing and blues and thinking I'd like the place...

And so... here I am. With the smell of the city in my nostrils, the sounds of the traffic and machinery playing a soft lullaby in the distance. Leaving the club by the back door, I toss the toothpick I'd been chewing on for the past half hour into the rainsoaked gutter, grab a fresh one from the brim of my fedora and put it between my teeth as I breath in slowly, taking in the lights of the skyline. Yea, a guy could learn to like this place...

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Just say "Da!" to this retro-style calendar art series

http://ru-illustrators.livejournal.com/2612445.htmlMore atompunk in style, but we appreciate all styles here, right?Here's the first image to whet your appetite to go to the link and view the whole set. :)See More
Nov 30, 2013
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Oct 17, 2013
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The Land that Time Forgot (1975)

The Land that Time Forgot was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid... because DINOSAURS! But seriously, a WW-I German U-boat and early diesel-era technology vs. DINOSAURS, how more dieselpunk could you ask?See More
Sep 3, 2013
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Show off your duds

Use this thread to flash us with your own dieselpunk outfits! Let's see what you look like when you step out on the town!
Feb 10, 2013
Jonny B. Goode posted a discussion

UXG "Stars Pulled Down" review on Sepiachord

My good friends from Unextraordinary Gentlemen sent me a copy of their latest album, "Stars Pulled Down", a few weeks back, and I fully intended to write a review of it here on Dieselpunks.org, but time constraints and personal matters made that difficult. Fortunately, our friend over at Sepiachord, Jordan Bodewell, has beaten me to it and done most of the work for me. Do go over to sepiachord.com and read his review here:…See More
Dec 5, 2012
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Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer feat. Professor Elemental: "Just Like a Chap."

So apparently, the chap-hop rap feud between Professor Elemental and Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer is over. Or at least has gone into a haitus of sorts, as Mr. B invited Elemental to hang up the fighting trousers and have a cameo in his latest music video, and apparently a grand time was had by all.And VERY sharp dieselpunk styles in this video, I must say.As Elemental would say, "Splendid."See More
Oct 24, 2012
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SteamFunk: Lord Montague Jacques Fromage

I know the sub-genre of steamfunk - the blending of Victorian steampunk aesthetics with 1970's blaxploitation styles - has been a hot topic around here of late, with fellow dieselpunks.org editor Balogun Ojetade's interesting articles.But is there steamfunk music?Indeed there is!Allow me to introduce Lord Montague Jacques Fromage! He is to steampunk funk what Professor Elemental is to steampunk rap.Dressing like a white steampunk George Clinton, Lord MontyJacques III brings funky bass and…See More
Sep 20, 2012
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Review: Lee Presson and the Nails vs. The Queen Mary

"I'm on a mother****ing BOAT!" Recently, the "goth swing" jump blues band Lee Presson and the Nails have gained a new audience in the steampunk and dieselpunk community. Last year, I interviewed Lee, and mentioned that he…See More
Jan 20, 2012
Articles by Jonny B. Goode

Review: Lee Presson and the Nails vs. The Queen Mary

"I'm on a mother****ing BOAT!" Recently, the "goth swing" jump blues band Lee Presson and the Nails have gained a new audience in the steampunk and dieselpunk community. Last year, I interviewed Lee, and mentioned that he…See More
Jan 17, 2012
Articles by Jonny B. Goode
Jan 15, 2012
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Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk)

In the last couple of years, the new musical genre of "Chap-Hop" has been dominated by two individuals: Professor Elemental and Mr. B. the Gentleman Rhymer. Today, a new challenger for the chap-hop crown throws his hat into the ring. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire, with his delightful melody, "Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk)", inspired by the aforementioned artists and by April Winchell's "Regretsy.". See More
Dec 1, 2011
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Nov 19, 2011
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"Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!" Grand Opening

I just posted this on the events page: http://www.dieselpunks.org/events/steampunk-history-beyond-imagination-grand-openingStarting this month for the next three months, the Muzeo in Anaheim, CA is going to be hosting an exhibit called "Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!" Their grand opening is scheduled in two weeks, on Sunday, Oct. 23rd. More info on the events page linked above and on the…See More
Oct 11, 2011
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"Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!" Grand Opening at The Muzeo in Anaheim

October 23, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm
STEAMPUNK: HISTORY BEYOND IMAGINATION! PREMIERES AT ANAHEIMS’ MUZEO, OCTOBER 23rd Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! will explore the origins, influences and artistry of the steampunk aesthetic – a Neo-Victorian movement inspired by a fancifully re-imagined Age of Steam.... The Exhibit:Visitors to Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! will be introduced to an era in which science and industry combined in new and fascinating ways to launch mankind into the future – into a world where…See More
Oct 11, 2011
A discussion started by Jonny B. Goode was featured

Show off your duds

Use this thread to flash us with your own dieselpunk outfits! Let's see what you look like when you step out on the town!
Jul 30, 2011
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The Sky Crawlers

Has anyone seen this Anime? I came across it on Youtube quite by accident, following a link from a video about The Rocketeer. It's set in an alternate present (past? future?), where war has been ended by allowing companies to wage an endless war using clones, to satisfy humanity's bloodlust. Or at least that's what I gather from the trailers. The aircraft look a lot like the planes from Crimson Skies, and the aerial combat sequences are simply stunning. …See More
Jul 13, 2011

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Review: Lee Presson and the Nails vs. The Queen Mary

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"I'm on a mother****ing BOAT!"


Recently, the "goth swing" jump blues band Lee Presson and the Nails have gained a new audience in the… Continue

The Bad Boys of Swing: An interview with Lee Presson

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 2:36am 2 Comments

The following interview is what I intend to be the first in a series. As a swing artist myself, I thought it would be fun to interview some of the popular swing musicians that punk the genre in their own special way - the “Bad Boys of Swing.”

Modern swing artists have different ways of "punking" the basic sound of swing and making it their very own, blending it with everything from jump blues to ska to rockabilly. And then there's Lee Presson and the Nails.…

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