Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Musical diversions

I've been doing a lot with music of late.

Last weekend was the RFL Grand Tour of which New Babbage hosted the Illusions White Themed Ball.

Christine and I enjoy a much anticipated dance together.

The collection of white in New Babbage was an unusual site to say the least.

Later that night (or the wee hours of the morning SLT) I came back for the JLU leg of the Tour in Steelhead and played a mix of superhero inspired songs

DJ Stark at the decks with Dickens out begging for shrimp again. Elda keeps the other speaker warm

Certainly the most colourful of the dances of the evening :-)

Then most recently Josh from the Vernian Process was lured inworld to discuss music of the steampunk nature and it's influences.

See it is possible to blink in your own photos.

This topic that Miss Emilly and I and various other have been discussing for some time, it was interesting to hear from someone actively involved in producing music of the "steampunk" nature. There were many groups I'd not even heard of before. Some I'm not overly into, other I really liked. Gogol Bordello have been on loop for many an evening since then :-)

I've reposted the playlist here partially as a record for myself but also of interest for others to discover new music.

Vernian Process - The Maple Leaf Rag (GAR)
The Widow's Bane - Wormwood Waltz in C Minor (GAR)
Devotchka - Charolette Mittnacht
Edwardia - En Pleurs
Vernian Process - The Queen of the Delta (GAR)
Synthonym - Laboratory (GAR)
Inertia - Le Cirque Noir
Beats Antique - Roustabouts
The James Gang - Shut it Down
Dr. Steel - Bogeyman Boogie
Crimson Muddle - Lamentations Psychotiques (GAR)
The Real Tuesday Weld - Bathtime in Clerkenwell
F.M. Einheit & Gry - Princess Crocodile
This Way to the Egress - Saint (GAR)
Man Man - Engrish Bwudd
Johnny Hollow - This Hollow World
Rasputina - Leechwife
Vernian Process - Behold the Machine (GAR)
Unextraordinary Gentlemen - Ants Under Glass
The Tenth Stage - Francois Martin (GAR)
Unwoman - Habit (GAR)
Darius Greene - My Personal Demons
Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Ballrog Boogie
The World/Inferno Friendship Society - All the World is a Stage (Dive)
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers - Nellie Bell (GAR)
HUMANWINE - Rivolta Silenziosa
Tom Waits - Singapore
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltraine
Vagabond Opera - Cabarista Farewell
Paul Roland - Wyndham Hill
The Clockwork Dolls - The Ballad of Black Jack Jezebel (GAR)
Vernian Process - Her Clockwork Heart (GAR)


Emilly Orr said...

Still working my way down the list, or at least the initial list; I've got the grand list copied for later perusal.

I'm hoping This Way to the Egress proves my most difficult challenge; but we'll see.

Darkling, Lady Speirling said...

Thank yeh for the playlist post! I've been working on my own Monstrous SteamPunk Playlist; after some time spent with your list and iTunes, it is even more monstrous, oh yes.