“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.
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org : Closing date for the comp is 7th Dec 2010!”
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!
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.
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.
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…