The Chap Brogue Restocked

Posted By on June 5, 2016

A new batch of our Chap Brogues has just arrived from the factory in Northampton, where the creators of the entire Jeffery-West line have toiled away for eight weeks, using 180 different processes, to create what we consider to be the perfect brogue for today’s anarcho-dandyist.

Made from chestnut calf leather on a Goodyear-welted sole, The Chap Brogue has all the attributes of a classic English brogue, yet with a few eccentric touches to mark it out from the run-of-the-mill, such as red stitching on the welts, red leather lining stamped with our handsome logo on the instep, unusual broguing on the heel and toes, and The Chap head with trilby and pipe logo burned on to the leather sole. If, while wearing these brogues, you are unfortunate enough to tread on wet concrete, you will leave the mark of the Chap permanently in your wake.

The Chap Brogue is exclusively available from www.thechapmagazine.co.uk/shop/clothing

Have you met Ziggatino?

Posted By on June 4, 2016

Last night I went to Krak’n Night Out.  It was held in the Hothouse in Morecambe, Lancashire, UK.  I was told it would be a casual night and not to worry about dress code. I decided to wear me best togs!  Luckily I did, nearly everyone was dressed to the ‘9’s’!  I grabbed the local beverage:

Black sheep ale…….mmmmmm!  I tried a couple of local ales which the bartender recommended. She also asked would I like my beer chilled or at room temperature, to which I replied, what would you recommend, the bartender replies, the locals drink it at room temperature and I said I’ll go with your recommendation….so she hands me a chilled beer!


Ziggatino with hand painted watch

I then look around to find a place to sit.  Two tables from the stage is a solitary figure with three empty chairs around the table.  I ask this person if I may sit on one of  these empty chairs to which the reply is to the affirmative.  The room is hot or maybe I am hot, anyways I take off my coat and put it on the back of my chair and put my bag on the floor and then take a sip of the local beverage.  I then have a polite conversation with the other person at my table who I find out is Lauren.

The conversation goes along the lines of favourite music (hers is jazz and rock, Moody Blues, the Tremoloes and anything up to the 80’s, nothing worthwhile after that….her words not mine, even though I am in agreement) why Steampunk?  Where do you work, live etc, etc……
Then I find out Lauren is an artist….has been drawing since the first time someone put a pencil in her hand…possibly 4 years old!  Lauren pulls out her portfolio…which she always carries with her….and to say it was impressive is to undermine her work!  The range and scope of her work is to say the least, awesome!  Of most interest to me were her animal pictures, there is a complete love of her subject, the dogs looked so alive you felt you could pat them and they would respond……and then Lauren showed me a drawing of a crusader with a machine gun!  The detail was meticulous, nothing missing, this was a warrior not to tangle with!  Yes I am waxing lyrical about this young women’s talents (18 years of age!) but watch out for her, her professional name: “Ziggatino” which Lauren assures me has no meaning in any language, a name that came to her.


Alice’s Night Circus

You would think I’d said enough, but no!  To top it off Ziggatino gifts me a framed Steampunk Wolf!  I had to force her to accept a gift of orange juice!…………………. I wish her all the best in her studies at Teesside University Middlesbrough!

Tomorrow I will be attending Morecambe’s Steampunk Festival

Posted By on June 3, 2016

I have arrived in Morecambe, Lancashire, England.  They are perparing the old railway station, called the Platform, in readiness for the Steampunk Festival.  This is their third year and each evening there will be a Steampunk Ball!

For those of you who don’t know, Morecambe is the birthplace of a very famous British comedian, Eric Morecambe who took his last name from this town.  His original name was Bartholomew!  He was one half of a duo known as Morecambe and Wise, Ernie Wise was the straight guy which made Eric Morecambe the funny guy.  They had a huge following in the UK.  One Christmas they pulled in over 17 million viewers to their show in the 60’s!  This was unheard of at that time!  So it was my duty to make sure I am seen with this icon of British comedy!

Tomorrow I will be attending this festival and reporting on all the activities and events that will be taking place and posting some pictures here….I hope you will be able to join me in this adventure?!!

Pils Says, "Let’s Moon, Spoon, And Especially Croon— Because It’s June!"

Posted By on June 2, 2016

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!

http://pilsnerspicks.blogspot.com/

My Last Steampunk Mod – The Steampunk Roadster

Posted By on June 1, 2016

As of 6/1/2016 this car is for sale! Asking price is $6000 but I’m willing to haggle. I had considered listing it on eBay but I’d rather offer it to the Steampunk and Burner community first. Contact jake@vonslatt.com if you are interested. I would be particularly excited if someone doing a film or TV project, or […]

Rare chance at a Steampunk Strat pick guard!

Posted By on June 1, 2016

Rare chance at a Steampunk Strat pick guard! http://con-or-bust.org/author/186/

New Doc Savage movie to star Dwayne Johnson

Posted By on May 31, 2016

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’

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/dwayne-johnson-confirms-role-as-doc-savage-in-shane-blacks-upcoming-film?utm_campaign=dwayne-johnson-confirms-role-as-doc-savage-in-shane-blacks-upcom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=breaking_bulletin

I really hope they just don’t do another campy version of the ’70s movie, Doc deserves better……

The best animated airship in steampunkdom

Posted By on May 29, 2016

I recently received a rather cryptic email containing a link to this video. I don’t know much about it, but this is probably the best animated airship in all of steampunk.

Æther Salon – Secret Societies! (Unedited Transcript)

Posted By on May 28, 2016

[2016/05/22 13:57:24] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ah, there is our perpetrator.
[2016/05/22 13:57:25] Jimmy Branagh: Hoy!
[2016/05/22 13:57:30] Myrtil Igaly: ‘ello!
[2016/05/22 13:57:58] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Fraulein Myrtil! Welcome.
[2016/05/22 13:58:07] Myrtil Igaly: Thank you Baron!
[2016/05/22 13:58:11] Zaida Gearbox: i’m sorry i rezzed into a wall and had to get out
[2016/05/22 13:58:18

Æther Salon – Secret Societies! (Edited Transcript)

Posted By on May 28, 2016

SECRET SOCIETIES
Presented by Jimmy Branagh

Jimmy calls from behind the curtain and asks "WHAT IS THE PASSWORD?"

Thank you for coming today. The sheer volume of information on so-called "secret societies" fairly renders them not so secret, and it would be impossible to cover it all in the short time we have today.

Hopefully, I will pique your interest in doing some research of your own,

Steampunk -Splendid Day Out -happening in Morcambe in the UK!

Posted By on May 27, 2016

I am going to this at the end of this month – May, 2016 – and am looking forward to it.  It will be the first ever Steampunk festival I have ever gone to.  I will be taking pictures and blogging about the event.

I leave Sydney, Australia on Tuesday this coming week and then catching an Etihads airplane which will stop over in Dubai before proceeding on to London, Heathrow airport.  I will then be taking the train from Euston station and taking the 2 hour trip to Morecambe and arriving around lunch-time before the fun begins!

Is anyone else going there?  I would love to hear from you!  Thanks!

New Old Time Radio Archive at Dieselpunk Industries

Posted By on May 16, 2016

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.

http://dieselpunkindustries.com/radio_shows/

Thanks,
Scott