Friday, February 18, 2011

Four For Friday

Greetings from the Typhoid House!

Okay, maybe not the best way to start a post, but I'm battling a head cold so my funny is on the lam. If you've tried to blog on cold medicine, you might know what I'm experiencing. That said, it's time for a Four For Friday.

Four For Friday: Steampunk Edition 

1. Steampunk Month. Susan Dennard declared February as steampunk month. She's giving away some books, created a quiz to find out your steampunk personality*, and more.

2. Exhibits. Back in October, Hubby and I went to a steampunk exhibit at The Charles River Museum of Industry** in Waltham. This was a big to-do because we're an old married couple and we're about two seconds away from yelling at kids to get off our lawn. Also, steampunk is pretty cool so why wouldn't we go one town away?

Basically the exhibit, which has the complete name of Steampunk, Form & Function, and an Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry, includes submissions from a steampunk contest. Click through on the link above for more information***. Hubby fell in love with the working steampunk pinball machine.

Hubby the steampunk pinball wizard
3. A Whole Weekend of Steampunk. Because of the popularity of CRMI's steampunk exhibit, Waltham will become the international steampunk city for one weekend in May. There's going to be tons of different things going on, and I can't wait to find out if some of my favorite steampunk bands will be there. The official site is scheduled to go live February 21st; so if you like steampunk and are near Massachusetts, check out internationalsteampunkcity.com.

4. Music. You wouldn't guess it looking at me, but I love the steampunk music genre. If you like steampunk and want to listen to some bands that fall in that genre, check out Abney Park, Vernian Process, Unextraordinary Gentlemen, and The Clockwork Dolls.




* I'm a swashbuckling airship pirate.
** The Charles River Museum of Industry is, as you might guess, next to the Charles River. What you might not know is the same river flooded ridiculously last spring, and, with the proximity to the river, the museum had got flooded. Months later, they were still working on repairing the damage. The steampunk exhibit was helping drumming up business.
*** If you don't, I'll just ramble more. Trust me, you'd rather click the link.
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Last.fm hit of the day: Ants Under Glass by Unextraordinary Gentlemen












9 comments:

  1. Fantastic compilation of steampunk-related stuff - I especially love the music recs.

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  2. I might just have to check out the steampunk music recommendations. Sounds pretty cool :)

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  3. I really need to hop on this steampunk train and see what all the fuss is about. I just saw an interview with Panic at the Disco and they said their latest look was inspired by steampunk. So cool how much influence this genre is having now. :) Hope you feel better!

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  4. I love the steampunk style, but I'm too lazy to do anything about it. The music is easier. All I need to do is find it online.

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  5. I love how the steampunk Style is getting its time in the spotlight. it's such an amazing art style.

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  6. Don't forget about World Steam Expo in Michigan in, I believe, May. I'm probably going this year, so I can report back. Also... in the near future I will be taking part in a large steampunk project... So, more on that later.

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  7. International Steampunk City sounds like an awesome event! I would LOVE to go! Too bad I'm like 1500 miles away. :(

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  8. Thanks for recommending our music!

    You may also find a lot more interesting artists at: http://www.gildedagerecords.com

    Josh ~ Vernian Process

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