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…Continue
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!…
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'…Continue
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.Continue
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
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…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on April 3, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Pilsner Panther on April 2, 2016 at 12:02am — No Comments
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!Continue
Added by Pilsner Panther on March 2, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments
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?…
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…Continue
Added by Jonas A. McCaffery on January 13, 2016 at 10:56pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on January 9, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on December 30, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
To my family at Dieselpunks,
I'm wishing you all a very festive holiday season!
It has been a very hard year. We've faced uncountable struggles and losses. But we continue to push forward to create a better world. It's what we do.
This new year, may the spirits of peace and wisdom grant you everything you need to build something greater than what came before.
Until then, stay warm and keep those eyes on the future.
In the words of a great American novelist, "Christmas is almost down our throats." Which means, among other things, that it's time for the annual Special Holiday Edition of Pilsner's Picks!
Which is admittedly somewhat short of Yuletide music— only three numbers out of the usual twelve— but I did include the original version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," if only to prove that some things definitely don't improve with age. So here we go, with a "Ho Ho Ho!" Merry, uh,…Continue
Added by Pilsner Panther on December 2, 2015 at 12:52am — No Comments
Geekonomicon, the premier pop culture and sci-fi con on the Gulf Coast, in partnership with John Pyka Productions and The Diesel Powered Podcast, is proud to present its first dedicated Dieselpunk programming track from December 11th – 13th at the Gulf Coast Coliseum Convention Center 2350 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39531.
Leading the programming track is John Pyka, best known for his work as "Big Daddy Cool” on stage and on The Diesel Powered…Continue
Tired of that time...
But imagination is not a refuge from reality, but a response.
Imagination is the part in us that no person or organization can destroy.
Our poetic universes, indestructible fortresses, can not be reach by death and horror.
Let us be stronger…
Added by RETROPOLITAIN on November 15, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments
Yes, 78 r.p.m. platter fans, here it is November first already, and the goblins are gone and the turkeys are coming and it's time for the November Pilsner's Picks (or Pilgrim's Picks, as you'll see when you go to the page).
I've started something new this month; and that is, asking for money. There's still no charge for the music, but I'm now accepting voluntary contributions (which is a polite way to say "begging"). For a full explanation of why, and how you can toss a few…Continue
Added by Pilsner Panther on November 1, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments
Actually, there's not much of a "boo factor" in this month's Pilsner's Picks— I really don't have much music that's suitable for Halloween parties. I did manage to scare up one ghostly number, though, although it's not very scary. It's more like something that you'd hear on the soundtrack of an early animated cartoon, accompanying the dance of some "rubber hose" ghosts.
Anyway, here are the October Picks (with a weak, obligatory "Boo" from yours truly).…
You can smell the change in the air.
The leaves are on fire. The winds are colder. Summer is fading and Autumn is upon us.
As we drift towards the haunting season, remember to tune into Dieselpunks Radio. Starting today, you can enjoy 6+ hours of commercial-free spooky music from the Jazz Age and beyond. Enjoy your trip to the Devil's Ball with the Ghost of Smokey Joe,…Continue