Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

STEAM-CON – Report from a Midwest Steampunker

Nov
07

I had just worked 20 hours (literally) and had not eaten a single meal.¬† I was wearing my “traveling” jeans, a vest, my pocket watch and compass, my great jacket and holding a walking stick. ¬†People were looking at me …

The Phonovault – The place for your post-apocalypse music collection

Oct
05

Thank you to Sepiachord on the Brass Goggles forum, the PhonoVault is now open.

The website specializes in music of the dark and strange including such things as “Death Country”, “Dark Cabaret”, “Gothic Americana” and, of course, Psychobilly (and Steampunk …

The Steampunk Ghost Hunting Kit invades STEAM-CON

Oct
01

Ladies & Gentlemen behold the RL&GEMS presents…

“The Steampunk Ghost Hunting Kit”

All of these plates were created with photographs of the actual inventions and finds. Two of these inventions, the Aether Thermo-Aura-Meter and the Electro-Magnetic Frequency Detector, will be …

The Compass Points to M : A (slightly) New Direction

Apr
15

Though the Compass Points to M will certainly still be a venue for the sharing of ideas and discoveries. This Compass’s main focus will now be to chronicle the explorations, creations and mis-adventures of the Royal Ladies’ & Gentlemans’ Experimental …

Camouflage-The Great Commandment

Feb
04

Who doesn’t like Weimar Period German Cinema, Communist undertones, androgynous 80’s all-male synthpop acts, and countless references to blade runner and Fritz Lang? I’m not sure, but I am 100 percent sure they are not people worth knowing. So it …

Steampunk Fashion In Chicago

Feb
02

Well perhaps the title is a bit much, but there are some awesome things I should fill the four subscribers of this web-log in on.

First off, my friend Crystal has taken upon herself to design and produce head wear …

The Myserious Explorations of Jasper Morello

Jan
28

In case you have neither heard nor seen, The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello is quite possibly the most beautifully animated film I have ever watched. It is dark, it is strange, it is whimsical and yes, it is pretty …

Jules Verne Style Analog Synthesizer

Jan
24

Can’t type too long here and, unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to really read up on it but what follows is a “Jules Vernian Analog Synthesizer”. Henceforth known as “wow, that’s a really kickass thing you built there buddy.”…

The Baron’s Own Conception of the History of Steampunk

Jan
23

PS – this is the geekiest thing I’ve ever written, and I love it.
PPS – If you don’t want to read this you can just skip to the end for the tracks ;)

So I’ve always liked the idea …

Abney Park, The Clockwork Dolls, and the Current Sound of Steampunk Music

Jan
19

So thus I woke up, made myself some earl gray tea and thought “I’d like to subject the world to my new favorite music.”

For those not familiar with “Steampunk“, the first thing you should know is that …