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…Continue
Added by Pilsner Panther on November 30, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Pilsner Panther on November 1, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 16, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.Continue
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…Continue
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.…
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
We interrupt this broadcast of the BoneGlow Radio Hour to bring you an important message from our sponsors.
Hey kids! Do you like museums, but hate being trapped inside all day? Do you like spending Sundays in the park, but hate loud picnics? Then I have the book for you!
A few days ago, we launched a major campaign for Dieselpunks, and thanks to sponsors like Darryl Shelly we were able to keep the engines running. As it turns…Continue
Dieselpunks called for help, and you were listening!
In less than half a day, we were able to raise our goal of $3,500!
Just so we're transparent about where the funds are going:
5% to Kickstarter
3-5% to Amazon
20-25% to Uncle Sam for taxes
$50 for postcards/shipping
25 Dieselpunk books [($20.33 * 25) + ($10 shipping * 25)] = ~$758.25
Shipping for 5 copies of Diesel City (already in…
I need your help. Dieselpunks could be completely offline by Halloween, but you can keep it alive.
Since launching Dieselpunks in 2009 as a safe haven and inspiration for diesel and steampunk artists, we’ve become one of the largest and most active punk communities in the world. And now, over five years later, we’re going to be forced to close this community unless you can help.
The cost of covering our hosting and…Continue
Fans of our latest ePulp book will be happy to hear that our stories are being adapted into audiobook format by the fine crew at Coffee Contrails. I'm not one for marketing speak, but they worked hard on this, so let's get a little…Continue
Sorry, fellow Dieselpunks, but this is due to the fact that I'm still looking around for a suitable new web host, and I'm also still dealing with the ongoing effects of moving. I only moved about two miles, but it was quite a project— and it remains unfinished, with some of my belongings boxed up in…Continue
"All that talk about technology and art is part of a pattern that seems to have emerged from my own life. It represents a transcendence from something I think a lot of others may be trying to transcend...''
"...it isn't just art and technology. It's a kind of a noncoalescence between reason and feeling.
"What's wrong with technology is that it's not connected in any real way with matters of the spirit and of the heart. And so it does blind, ugly things quite…Continue
Tome and I talked about this a while back and I thought it was time to let you folks in on it.
After having discussions with friends who’ve “cut the cord” with their cable company I’ve discovered that a lot of them miss watching random stuff on TV. What I miss, especially with…Continue
You may not know him by name, but there’s a decent chance you’ve played a game that Joe Fielder had a hand in making. Fielder spent five years at Irrational Games, where he co-wrote BioShock Infinite and its Burial at Sea DLC. When Irrational Games closed its doors in February, a lot of talented developers, including Fielder, were left without work. This had a happy result though, as he and a handful of other ex-Irrational devs decided to form a new studio where they could…Continue