It’s been a long time coming, my explanation of what “Dieselpunk” is and why it’s the most important genre of them all. And since I’ve been asked this question a lot, I have a lot of practice and because of the work I’ve done, I’ve become an accidental authority on what is, and what isn’t dieselpunk. I’ve been a dieselpunk long before there ever was a word “dieselpunk,” and I’ve seen many other names for it come and go along the way, too. But for now, since "Dieselpunk" is the name of…Continue
Added by Eric Renderking Fisk on June 11, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments
We got good news, great news... And some bad news. And then The Best News.
The good news is, Not much is going change. What you see here is pretty much what you're going to get when this continues when I take this over in a mere custodial mode.
Dieselpunks.org isn't MY site. I don't own it... I am merely the custodian of it.
Hopefully, you'll be able to view "Dieselpunks" two ways - via this URL or as thefedorachronicles.com/dieselpunks... the choice is…Continue
Added by Eric Renderking Fisk on June 5, 2017 at 6:54pm — No Comments
And now, the moment that at least half a dozen of you have been waiting for— presenting the June Pilsner's Picks! If you like slide whistles, snake charmers, stream line rhythm, and soft lights and sweet music, we've got 'em all. It's too tight!
Added by Pilsner Panther on June 1, 2017 at 9:27pm — No Comments
"We come to beginnings only at the end." - William Throsby Bridges, World War 1 Australian Army Officer.
Dieselpunks.org has gone through some endings and beginnings over the last few years. A year ago Dieselpunk Founding Father and creator of Dieselpunks.org Tome Wilson ended his ownership. Yet, Dieselpunks.org had a new beginning as I picked up ownership from Tome and continued to operate the site for the past year. Now we come to a new ending as I end my ownership due to…Continue
Let's have a toast to the victors, who ended the bloody war in Europe 72 years ago.
Allied nations were united in struggle, and we prevailed together.
Happy Victory Day, diesel-comrades!…Continue
Added by Komissar Hass on May 9, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments
So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending! - J. R. R. Tolkien
A year ago, I took ownership of Dieselpunks.org. It was this site, started by the Dieselpunk Founding Father Tome Wilson, that introduced me to Dieselpunk. Because of this I wanted to keep Dieselpunks.org going.
However, I’ve found that this site is expensive in both time and money. Therefore, I will not be renewing the web domain. As of May 21, 2017. Dieselpunks.org will be shutting…Continue
Since you've got to be modernistic, why not be modernistic with the May edition of Pilsner's Picks? After all, this ancient music was all very modern, once upon a time.
For example, John Kirby and his hot little combo were making Beethoven roll over, years before Chuck Berry did!…
Added by Pilsner Panther on May 2, 2017 at 12:47am — No Comments
Sign this petition fellows, and SHARE it far and wide! There is NO film classified as dieselpunk, and this one looks the part.
Added by William J. Jackson on April 28, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Added by Pilsner Panther on April 2, 2017 at 7:07pm — No Comments
Several times, I published Dieselpunk-related pictures of my special kind of modelling art. Under the German title 'Virtuelle Eisenbahnwelten' (virtual railway worlds), the online campus magazine of TU Braunschweig, which is the University of Technology at Braunschweig, Germany, published an interview on my art activities. The text is in German but can be easily translated online using the Google translation tool:…Continue
Added by Joern Pachl on March 17, 2017 at 3:40pm — No Comments
The Donald The President (or is that The President The Donald?), hasn't found any reason to shut down Pilsner's Picks yet, so here's the March edition.
Notable this month, a real oddity in the enormous Duke Ellington discography: an early Ellington band record with an accordion as the featured instrument. I suspect that this is the only such record of the Duke's, and I've heard most of them from the 20's and 30's. Who did he think he was, anyway? Lawrence Welk?!
Added by Pilsner Panther on March 2, 2017 at 1:26am — No Comments
When I recently searched Dieselpunks.org for the name Carlos Gardel but found no mention of him I was flabbergasted. I decided to rectify this glaring oversight in a website championing interbellum Western pop culture.
If you have not heard of Senor Gardel, that is understandable for several reasons: First, he performed in the musical genre of tango which is not as popular as it was in the Teens, Twenties, and Thirties. Second, he died on June 24 1935, before Frank Sinatra began his…Continue
Added by CaptainTangoPunk on February 9, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
It's February, when a young man's fancy turns to... no, not the groundhog, forget that lousy groundhog! I mean romance, as in Valentine's Day. So, Mr. Romance himself, Pilsner Panther, will now wax romantic with the old wax.
Added by Pilsner Panther on February 2, 2017 at 7:26pm — No Comments
Who needs Mariah Carey when you can have Bessie Smith? Who never lip-synched anything, by the way— the technology didn't exist in her time. But I have a feeling that she wouldn't have done it even if it had been possible.
Anyway, as 2016 is flushed deservedly down the old commode, here's the New Year Edition of Pilsner's Picks.…
Added by Pilsner Panther on January 1, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments
Okay, so I'm not an elf, I'm usually not jolly, and as for that other part— never mind! Ho ho ho.
Added by Pilsner Panther on December 2, 2016 at 12:11am — No Comments
If you've had about enough of both The Donald and The Hillary (I know that I have) and can't wait for this whole god-awful election to finally be over with, maybe it's time to enjoy a little trip to the past for a restful musical interlude. The Picks are, and always have been, strictly non-political; however, be warned— there's a "Washington Squabble" in here, too!
I usually don't post anything here but the monthly link to the Pilsner's Picks playlist (coming soon!), but this little video is definitely worth watching. Bruce McCall— a longtime artistic hero of mine— invented a "retro-future" that's seriously bent!
If you're old enough to remember the National Lampoon in its 1980's-90's heyday, you've seen his work. But if you haven't seen it before, you're in for a treat. The man has a wildly inventive imagination, and just the…
Added by Pilsner Panther on November 1, 2016 at 4:09am — No Comments
As Mark Twain would say, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
On Saturday, October 15th, Tome Wilson from Jazz Age Style will be teaching a one-hour multimedia class on Halloween in America. If you’re interested in learning about the costumes & customs of Halloween during the Jazz Age, please pick up a day pass to “Halloween in the Catskills” at …Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 9, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Last night I explored the world of Dick Tracy again. This movie, along with Batman, and the Rocketeer were my first introductions to the world of Diesel Punk. I fell in love with the visual feast of the Art-Deco world imagined by minds in the late 80's early 90's and the powerful rhythm in the scores and…Continue
Added by Anthony Scialla on October 7, 2016 at 6:02pm — No Comments