Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

Living the Jazz/Dieselpunk life in New York...

Mr. Arenella visiting the De La Concha, a smoking lounge in Manhattan
(photo by Ms. Kristen Morgan, NYT)

While some men must labor on a work-a-day existence, a lucky few have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic Jazz-era inspired world!  Mr. Michael Arenella, a Jazz musician and band leader from Brooklyn was recently interviewed and snippets of his efforts to revive not only the classic music from the 20s and 30s, but his laborious (but very impressive) efforts to bridge the (Dieselpunk) past to today.  An excellent article, along with a video and photos, demonstrate the attention to style and period detail... well, do read the article for yourself (along with excellent links, including one to his jazz band, the Dreamland Orchestra, along with his ongoing endeavor, the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island.  To read this work, please turn to: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/arts/design/living-in-the-past-is...

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Comment by Cap'n Tony on June 18, 2012 at 9:16am

Cool stuff!  One of us should interview him.  Paging Johnny D!

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