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Space Life is Complicated!

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Close your eyes and enter a new dimension of sound.

Let it permeate your mind, seed your imagination and conjure up scenes of a strange new world.

You’ll blast off to a retro-future with Captain "Ace" Rango of Star Corps to confront a reptilian invasion force with its sites set…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 20, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Dieselpunk: Retro Futures of the All-American Art Deco Years

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Dieselpunk: Retro Futures of the All-American Art Deco Years

General Editor: Stefan with Tome Wilson and Antoni Cadafalch…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Open call for dieselpunk and steampunk art submissions for the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

The AACA Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, is seeking dieselpunk and steampunk artists for an upcoming exhibition.

The show will spotlight artwork having to do with dieselpunk and steampunk automobiles. It will run from October 2, 2015 to January 15, 2016 (dates subject to change) at the AACA Museum gallery in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in submitting your…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The art of David Uhl

David Uhl was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 20, 1961.

Early on David began creating amazing drawings and, by high school's end, had decided to pursue a career in art. He applied for, and won, the only full-ride scholarship to the Colorado Institute of Art offered to a high school senior in the U.S He was dissatisfied with the design programs the school offered, yet he excelled at the life drawing and illustration classes. Leaving school after one year, he focused his…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 11, 2014 at 10:57am — 3 Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Musical Recordings From the Realm of the Dead

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

Today's tale of the otherworldly comes from the enigmatic Troy Morgan. In his short film, Musical Recordings From the Realm of the Dead, four separate individuals at the dawn of wireless technology become accidental collaborators in a musical composition that is pieced…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 8, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Repeal Day is December 5th! Here's where you can get an old-fashioned drink in LA

December 5 marks an important day in history for those who love to drink alcohol: Repeal Day. Back in 1933, Prohibition ended with the 21st Amendment. But the speakeasy culture didn't end there as many bars in Los Angeles are still keeping up with the theme. This Friday, bars and restaurants throughout the city are offering cocktail and food deals, and some are even throwing soirees celebrating this watershed moment. The deals listed below are all for Friday, unless…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 5, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Roddy Piper vs. Cthulhu!

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

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Imagine, if you will, that the Great Old One, Cthulhu himself, had a secret soft spot for Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn in Overboard and convinced the great John Carpenter to return to Lovecraft mode to write him a part in it. We’d like to think the result would be very much…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 1, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Ho Ho Ho (Or Bah Humbug, Take Your Choice), It's The December Pilsner's Picks!

A day early rather than a day late (for a change), here's the 2014 Holiday Edition of Pilsner's Picks. I'm still fooling around with the uploads and page formatting, so now I've returned to posting the MP3 files as individual tracks rather than as a playlist. If nothing else, it looks better this way!

Since I don't have a whole lot of Xmas-type music in my collection, some of these tunes have appeared before (but not recently) and others have absolutely nothing to do with the…


Added by Pilsner Panther on November 30, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

A FISTFUL OF NOTHING - Audiobook Now Available!

Thank you for the overwhelming support of A Fistful of Nothing, the first novel in The Hollywoodholes Sonata series.

For you…


Added by Dan Glaser on November 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Celebrating Dieselpunk Day

On Dieselpunk Day, we set aside the constraints of normalcy to celebrate the dieselpunk community.

Created by greeting card manufacturers in the mid-1970s, Dieselpunk Day was a way to boost their pre-Christmas revenue. As we all know, people across the world needed something to celebrate after the terrible atomic dust storms earlier that year. Halloween had already passed, and Santa Inc. had not yet claimed a stranglehold on the last five months of the calendar.

So, while we…


Added by Tome Wilson on November 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Pilgrim Pilsner's Pure Puritanical Picks

Hear ye, hear ye, all Pilgrims, turkeys, and soon to be disenfranchised Native Americans— the November Pilsner's Picks have arrived, so give thanks and let the downloading begin!


I'm still struggling with my new web host's embed code formatting, and so two of the song titles seem to have been cut short on the screen for reasons that I can't figure out yet. The full…


Added by Pilsner Panther on November 1, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments

The fundraiser is almost over! One last chance to make your donation.

The fundraiser for Dieselpunks will be over in two days. If you get any pleasure or entertainment from my website, please donate at least a dollar so I can keep it going. Otherwise, we'll have to go through this all over again next year.

The fundraiser website is: http://kck.st/1pXzoZC

If you've already donated, you've done something grand. You've kept…


Added by Tome Wilson on October 29, 2014 at 9:17pm — 17 Comments

Halloween Ghost stories: The Ghost Blimp

Halloween is just around the corner, and I know you Dieselpunks are just dying for a good old fashion tale of mystery and the supernatural. This tale is one of the more well known stories from the World War 2 era, one that is still trying to be debunked. It involves a small voyage in a navy blimp, the L-8, during it's last journey. It was a simple mission, but it ended with an extraordinary conclusion.

The L-8 was, like all US navy blimps, used to detect enemy submarines from…


Added by Erwin "Blacky" Blackthorn on October 28, 2014 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments


Hello everyone!

We are a French dieselpunk band. Please excuse my English.

I hope you'll enjoy our work and our universe. You can listen our music, a mix between electroswing and dark cabaret, with the player bellow. It's a bit different, because we work with acoustic instruments such as pianos, violins, contrabasses, and drums.

Jean-Marie de Trelaire, coordinator of the…


Added by RETROPOLITAIN on October 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

The Sacred Skeleton Dance of Tibet (1925)

The Skeleton Dance is a sacred ritual found in Himalayan Buddhist lineages. It is intended to reflect the transient nature of things, including states of mind and the body itself. The above dancer (photo circa 1925) seems to be performing the dance known as Durdak Garcham (Dance of the Lords of the Cemetery). The Durdak Garcham celebrates the liberation that comes from acceptance of our impermanence.

The skeletons depicted in the dance are…


Added by Tome Wilson on October 16, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Dieselpunk adventure series Constitutionens Voktere returns!

Mixing together elements on retro sci-fi and old cliffhanger adventure serials, we're proud to see "Constitutionens Voktere" back with a brand new episode!

It's now 1937 and Agent J Fjeld Jr. and Ulvar Dahl are trying to stop a sinister anarchist attack. Along the way they meet some familiar faces from the past. Will they…


Added by Tome Wilson on October 8, 2014 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

The Art of Ludwig Hohlwein

Let me present a Steam/Diesel era artist whose influence on advertising industry was (and remains) tremendous. A genius who stood at the side of Evil.

Ludwig Hohlwein. Hercules Bier. 1925

Ludwig Hohlwein was born on July 26, 1874 in Wiesbaden, Germany and enjoyed a privileged childhood in a prominent family.* While studying architecture at the Technical…


Added by lord_k on October 2, 2014 at 1:09pm — 9 Comments

Announcing The New, Improved Pilsner's Picks!

Okay, I can't lie; the only real improvement is that you can now click on the music tracks and play them right on the main page, without having to go to another website and register with the management there.

Other than that, it at least looks different, and a lot of personal "sweat equity" went into the graphics and formatting. Since I only sort of halfway know what I'm doing whenever I use HTML, it took a fair amount of trial and error to get it to come out right. Mostly…


Added by Pilsner Panther on October 1, 2014 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Dr. Jekyll is a kind and charitable man who believes everyone has two sides, one good and one evil. Using a potion, he splits his personalities to find the essence of goodness. When his darker side, Mr. Hyde, becomes unleashed, the poor doctor creates havoc throughout London.

Produced hundreds of times throughout cinema and theatre, these stills are from the 1920 silent horror version by the same name.…


Added by Tome Wilson on September 24, 2014 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

L'histoire a pour egout des temps comme les notres by Victor Hugo

A cheery poem by Victor Hugo about mankind going down the drain, as illustrated in the German Expressionist style. Artwork by Frans Masereel as collected in Notre Temps from 1952.…


Added by Tome Wilson on September 20, 2014 at 9:06pm — No Comments

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