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Dieselpunks Carries On - And So Does Pilsner's Picks!

I never really thought that this fantastic site would go away, but I was a bit worried about it... weren't you, friends? But an "angel" (in the showbiz sense of the word) appeared at the last moment, and now all is well once again.

I got a couple of messages asking me where the Picks could be found if Dieselpunks vanished into the digital Great Beyond. Well, you can always find it with your favorite search engine, just by typing in "Pilsner's Picks." However, now you won't…


Added by Pilsner Panther on July 2, 2016 at 7:47pm — 2 Comments

Redcon: diesel-flavored mobile warfare

I've recently ran across a nice mobile game Redcon , that depicts war between the Empire and Traitors in a rather dieselpunk fashion.

Basically, you command the Fortress with several gas-mask wielding grunts, fine-tuning its weapons and facilities to meet misson demands and targetting relevant parts of…


Added by Komissar Hass on July 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Garrison Keillor Retires from Prairie Home Companion

Many of us have enjoyed the Prairie Home Companion radio show for years. I've long seen dieselpunk elements to it. So when I heard that Keillor was stepping down from hosting this beloved show I was saddened. His final show will be this Saturday, July 2, 2016.…


Added by Larry on June 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Writing the Next Chapter

“Now, as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next.”

― Mie Hansson, Danish poet, writer, publisher and visual artist

Like most here I was in shock when I learned that Dieselpunks.org was going to close on June 23rd. Very few things have changed my life as this site and Tome’s friendship has. After the shock…


Added by Larry on June 26, 2016 at 4:03pm — 2 Comments

Joy rekindled

What with Dieselpunks staying around for another year, I can say I'm a damn happy person. Dieselpunk just seems to have so much potential for RL Crafts, cons, and stories among a sea of other things and it's one I'm wanting to contribute to in some small way. 

So to try and help, what with Dieselpunks damn near going into the morrasse I wanted to say that if anyone needs help and needs a signal boost or even just someone to talk to I'll be checking here frequently. 



Added by Tony Austin on June 23, 2016 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Dieselpunks finds a new home at the 11th hour!

After seven years, I'll be stepping down from my role as manager but Dieselpunks will continue roaring into 2017!

Thanks to a very generous effort from long-time contributor "Boss" Larry Amyett, we will keep our doors open for another year.

What does this mean to you?


Added by Tome Wilson on June 22, 2016 at 9:45pm — 8 Comments

An open letter to an inspiration in time.

People make the difference in your life. For years people like Tome Wilson and his team have worked hard at keeping people with similar interest in touch as well as inspiring others to pursue new passions and idea's. As he takes on a new chapter in his life, We wish him all the best in his future en devours. I myself will always be grateful for the time that was taken to create a space where artist, writers and dreamers could come together to share, connect, and inspire each other in a…


Added by S.w. Taylor on June 13, 2016 at 8:37am — 4 Comments

Dieselpunks and Old Soldiers

My friends,

Photo of Tome Wilson at the Race of Gentlemen I write to you today from a place of deep sadness and astounding joy for the future. In my 7+ years as Dieselpunks' owner and lead developer I have witnessed the brightest humans in my life refer to me as their friend. I am truly humbled. In honor of these individuals, I have decided to change my focus in the dieselpunk community from…


Added by Tome Wilson on June 9, 2016 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Pils Says, "Let's Moon, Spoon, And Especially Croon— Because It's June!"

As he does on the first of every month, the mysterious and reclusive Pilsner Panther has dropped by with another “stack of sides” pulled from the stygian darkness of his equally mysterious sub-sub-sub-basement record vault. No one knows where it is, but rumor has it that the vault is located beneath the old Gennett Records factory in a remote and nearly deserted section of rural Indiana.

Yes, (drum roll, please), it’s the June Pilsner’s Picks!…


Added by Pilsner Panther on June 1, 2016 at 11:35pm — 1 Comment

New Doc Savage movie to star Dwayne Johnson

It was revealed Memorial Day that Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon) will direct a new Doc Savage film with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Being a long time Doc Savage fan, I was really excited, till i read some of the comments by 'The Rock'…


Added by Cliff Cranston on May 31, 2016 at 2:25am — 3 Comments

New Old Time Radio Archive at Dieselpunk Industries

Hi everyone, it's been a while. I just wanted to say that I've rebuilt my OTR archive at Dieselpunk Industries. Currently there are 23,849 episodes available to listen or download. Below is a screen shot of the website and update list.



Scott …


Added by Scott on May 16, 2016 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Spring Has Sprung, And So Have The May Pilsner's Picks!

It's a real mixed bag this time, gang; I always try for variety in the selections, but I think that I've outdone myself this time! There's everything from some hot washboard hokum to the Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ, and the playlist finishes up with some pork chops and gravy (a rare radio "air check" by the Ink Spots, from early in their long career). Enjoy!


Added by Pilsner Panther on May 1, 2016 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Early bird tickets for Jazz Age on the Delaware are now on sale

Discounted early bird tickets for Jazz Age on the Delaware are now on sale!

Use promo code "jazzagestyle" for an extra 20% off!


Jazz Age on the Delaware is a family-friendly all day concert event in Northeast Philadelphia with food, alcohol, classic cars, vintage dancers, games, vendors, fashion shows, live music, and more, all set to the…


Added by Tome Wilson on April 3, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments

No Fooling, It's Pilsner's Picks!

Not an April fool, or any other kind of foolishness— yes, it's the April edition of Pilsner's Picks!

I almost didn't make my regular first-of-the-month date for it, because my web host completely changed their site's design last month, and so I had a lot of trouble with the song title and embedded MP3 formatting. This is usually a simple procedure, but not this time! It took me about two hours longer than usual, but now I have it down (after plenty or trial and error, mainly…


Added by Pilsner Panther on April 2, 2016 at 12:02am — No Comments

Marcher Than A Mad Hare: The March Pilsner's Picks!

All right, it's time for me to take a break from all the raging political hoo-hah, before I finish off yet another bottle of aspirin in a futile effort to control my raging Trump- and Clinton- induced headache.

Not just a break, but a musical interlude! Without further ado (I always run out of ado late in the winter), yes, it's the March edition of Pilsner's Picks!



Added by Pilsner Panther on March 2, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Why Does The Groundhog REALLY Come Out Of His Hole? To Hear Pilsner's Picks!

That's a little-known fact about the groundhog. Anyway, since I don't have any groundhog music (whatever that is), I present instead my annual Valentine's Day program of sentimental tunes for lovers. I especially recommend the Cliff Edwards and Hoosier Hot Shots numbers for wooing purposes. Play them for the object of your affection, and I guarantee that something will happen! If it's not to your liking, please don't sue me, okay?…


Added by Pilsner Panther on February 2, 2016 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Chrome Noir: Present by The Black List Table Reads

I just finished listening to an episode of The Black List Table Reads, a podcast that takes the greatest screenplays that have failed to make it to the silver screen and presents them in as a radio show. The episode I listened to is right up a diesel punk's heart; it features crooked cops, German…


Added by Gamma-Ray Jonas on January 13, 2016 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Jazz Age slang

Typewriter A few years ago, I started a database of Jazz Age slang terms. The intention was to help our artists stay a little more true to the spirit of their favorite eras. I also made a note of recording when the terms were first reported, so you wouldn't mix your decades too much.

As I poured through old documents, I found an excellent distraction in Sarah Churchwell's "Careless People." Inside her overview of Jazz Age culture, I…


Added by Tome Wilson on January 9, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Very Happy New Year To My Fellow Dieselpunks!

And now, what you've been waiting for all year long (which is to say, at this point about twelve hours), the January 2016 edition of Pilsner's Picks!

Happy New Year— or in this case, really old year, since this time we start out in 1925 with a couple of catchy numbers from Frank Crumit and Paul Whiteman.


Added by Pilsner Panther on January 1, 2016 at 7:24pm — 2 Comments

Jazz Age New Year's Eve in Philadelphia

Enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing with Jazz Age Style this Thursday as we ring in the New Year with a cinematic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood. Step back to a time when MGM was king, stars were truly stars and elegance reigned supreme.

With the historic Water Works as our back drop, we’re recreating the glamorous world of the silver…


Added by Tome Wilson on December 30, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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