Ladies and Gentlemen:
This thread is a bit of a continuation from previous posts (e.g. http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,31438.0.html
) regarding the Aesthetic of the Synth-pop musician, Mr. Thomas Dolby (http://www.thomasdolby.com/
) . It seems Mr. Dolby has adopted some of the Steampunk aesthetic, noting that he was already carrying a somewhat Diesel/Steam persona back in 1982 with his single hit "She blinded me with science."
I recently had the pleasure to meet Mr. Dolby at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music/Film/Tech festival, last week, where he started his "Time Capsule" tour and where he presented at the TED tech conference..(http://www.ted.com/
) as the music director of the organization.
Here's some photos of your truly, and the lovely Darwin Prophet, musician extraordinaire together with Mr. Dolby.
Ensuing a very brief conversation, he admitted to being more of a "uchronist" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchronia
), thus allowing himself to mix Diesel, Edwardian and Steampunk ideas...
Do you have any opinions? Plans to pay him a visit during his tour? For me it was a nostalgia trip as I was a Junior-Highschool student (7-9th grade secondary) in Mexico City back in the early 80's. I'm currently trying to revisit some of my "proto-steampunk origins", and listening to a lot of "New Wave" ha, ha!