An Antipodean Invention: Splendid Teapot Racing!

| 7 months ago

This blogpost is dedicated to Donna Rose, the lady who inspired Countess Simona to create the sport of Splendid Teapot Racing. For the story of how it transpired, read on. Splendid Teapot Racing is a Steampunk sport for all to enjoy! Originating from New Zealand in 2014, it was born of the steamy imagination of […]

Dieselpunk: Retro Futures of the All-American Art Deco Years

| 18th December 2014

Available today at Amazon Dieselpunk: Retro Futures of the All-American Art Deco Years General Editor: Stefan with Tome Wilson and Antoni Cadafalch “Dieselpunk: Retro Futures of the All-American Art Deco Years” is the first book covering the best artists and fashion designers of the movement. Presented in a stunning illustrated volume edited by the world-renowned […]

Hexayurt Swamp Cooler for Burning Man!

| 28th June 2014

Articles: Jake von Slatt My family is going to Burning Man this year! I've been twice in the past and there have been a few things about my experience that were less than comfortable. The biggest problem I had on the playa was sleeping during the hot days in a tent. Once the sun rose over […]

Chester Nez, Last of the original Navajo Code Talkers, Dies at 93

| 24th June 2014

He was the last of his kind, one of the 29 original US Marine Corps “Code Talkers” of the Navajo Nation. As a child, the teachers at his government-run boarding school tried to force him to give up his native tongue, a hellaciously complex mess of tenses and verbs without many adjectives. In WW2, he […]

Cap’n’s Cabaret #114: The Other Football

| 22nd March 2014

Football that primarily uses the players’ feet? Uncanny! It’s the growing sport of Soccer, what the rest of the world calls football, and if it can overcome its internal difficulties it’s set to become the next great American sport! Yes, the “Other Football” may not have the glory of the Gridiron yet, but if the […]

Cap’n’s Cabaret #67: l’Bal Musette, mon Ami?

| 9th March 2013

Bonsoir e bienvenue a’Cabaret, mon Amis!  Today we visit romantic Paris, France, for a sample of the new Parisian sound of Bal Musette.   It’s the Record Cabaret’s first visit abroad [1] and away from our US home, and while the long, rocking journey in the belly of a steamer was not the best of experiences for our […]

Jackie Coogan – from Kid to Commando to “Creepy & Kookie”

| 1st March 2013

The Diesel Era was filled with exciting, groundbreaking individuals whose contributions and adventures are well known and adored.  And then there are those forgotten heroes whose exploits remain largely forgotton.  And then there are folks like John L. “Jackie” Coogan, child actor, WW2 glider pilot, and TV icon, who remain known and loved, but only […]

Siam! Transcript (Edited)

| 23rd February 2013

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Siam! Transcript (Unedited)

| 23rd February 2013

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AEther Salon: L.E.A.! (Edited transcript)

| 21st January 2013

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