Arms Race – steampunk short film

Posted by on November 23rd,2010

Simon Jones emails..

“A short film I’ve been working on this year as editor has just been released. It’s set during the Crimean War with some steampunk twists such as a steam-powered gatling gun, so I thought it might be of interest to yourself and your readers.

You can watch it on YouTube:

More info can be found at the website:

From Joel over at Sunday Driver

“We’re running a quirky and fun competition at the moment, an idea that’s been generated by our Steampunk fan base.To celebrate an invite to the 2011 World Steam Expo and a headline at the UK Steampunk Asylum festival and our new live DVD …. we’re giving away some goodie bags containing: all our recorded material, DVD, signed flyers, Sunday Driver cooking recipes …. and some music recorded by the band exclusively for the competition.

So…. here’s the question: What would the Sunday Driver tour mobile look like? Sea, Land or Air!! Pirates or Time Bandits… we want your brain on paper!!!

To enter simply send a jpg of your image with your name and address to: date for the comp is 7th Dec 2010!”

Sunday Driver Website

Put on your Fighting Trousers

Posted by on November 18th,2010

Ok, it’s not strictly Steampunk, but it’s definitely in the spirit, and on the lighter side.  I present to you, Fighting Trousers by Professor Elemental:

Fighting Trousers – Professor Elemental (YouTube)

Thanks to Daedala for the link!

Lovelace Reader – Steampunk Magazine Launches.

Posted by on November 16th,2010

Via email:

“Greetings! We just thought it would be a smashing idea to inform the Brass Goggles blog that the website for the Lovelace Reader has launched! It can be found here, along with more information on the reader: We just thought we’d let you fine folks know and we hope we’re worthy enough to be linked from your blog!

Regards, Don Pablo M.A Vazquez Editor-In-Chief”

Hailed by New Zealand’s National Radio as the pioneer of a new sound, Jordans music has been variously described as “industrial folk”, “folk noir” and “Antipodean Steampunk” yet defies any cut and dried description. Imagine a 19th Century Nine Inch Nails banging on old iron and steam powered machines, combined with the Dead Can Dance’s electronic folk soundscapes and Sinead Oconnor’s vocals in the background.

Jordan combines pioneer-era industrial found sound, with folk instrumentation and etherial vocal melodies. She usually writes “concept” albums with stories, old and new, told song by song. This means it makes sense to hear them whole. For that reason, her first 4 CDs are available via the discography listing on her Webpage for private listening purposes. Her Blog “the secret life of machines” is also read-worthy.

I’ve listened to her latest release, and I would have to agree with professional reviewers, her new release “How the Dead Live” is original, dark, and very, very powerful. One reviews states that this release is ” A soundtrack to the cinema of unease”. What more can I add?  Have a listen.

Worth checking out.

Twin Cities Minnesota Steam Century Event

Posted by on November 12th,2010

Steam Century: Kaposia will be hosting a mystery event on Saturday November 20, 2010!

The mystery will be at the beautiful LeBlanc House B&B 302 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the mystery starts at 6:00 pm.

Tickets will be available for purchase in advance at our website (via PayPal) for $10, or at the door for $12.

Please reserve your ticket now, as places are very limited!

Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Lest we Forget.

Posted by on November 11th,2010

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders Fields.

The League of Steam – ‘Full Moon Fiasco”

Posted by on November 10th,2010

We’re pleased to share with you the latest League of STEAM adventure, “Full moon Fiasco” in which they hunt a vicious lycanthropic creature!

This is the exciting finale to Volume I of the “Adventures of the League of STEAM” web series.

Full Moon Fiasco

This should have been posted well before Halloween, and for that I apologize.

Peter Montgomery wanted something special for a Halloween decoration for his home, and this year he outdid himself with a giant  ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth” Steampunk Drill. The drill bit alone is 11 1/2 feet long. The “spine” of the cylinder is 13 1/2 feet long, making the combined total length 25 feet through the longest axis. The cylinder is 7 feet in diameter.

More pics and videos at his Halloween Website

If you would like to help defray his expenses, please go to this Kickstarter page and become a backer. Better late than never.

Most humble apologies from your Blog-master. Sidelined due to some personal issues (medical), we were unable to give the blog the attention it was due.. To those who submitted material via email,  I’mn getting caught up!..

Look for regular posts to start up in the next day or two…