"This is slightly off topic from steampunk but it does involve time travel and Malcolm X. There is a great novel (now only available used: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0870675494) by Kent Smith called Future X. It is a compelling story about competing…"
"I like a lot of ancient music, such as The Waverly Consort (their Iberian themed albums are especially compelling), Anonymous 4, Martin Best, Dufay Collective, Byzantine modal music and so on.
I also dabble in renaissance songs.
I enjoy Bach,…"
"There are certainly some tracks on Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Big Time, Night on Earth, and Bone Machine that evoke Steam/Diesel sensibilities. But Never mind- just listen to it all. There is nothing else like this in this or any other timeline."
"Well, I'm tempted to make the obvious quip (The future isn't what it used to be) but it occurs to me that the best traits of the Victorian weltanschauung pertained to their belief in progress, the perfectibility of human knowledge and…"
"Although I love the vocals in your music, I have greatly enjoyed listening to these instrumental jewels. I especially love the use of harpsichord, and the subtle "gearshifting" that goes on with the tempo. The sense of textural timbre is…"
I am a musician, interested in all kinds of culturally peripheral music, including everything from electronic to mediaeval, folk to hip hop. Favorites include Dufay collective, King Crimson, xTc, Dresden Dolls, The Crass, Astrud Gilberto, Pink Floyd, Clockwork Dolls, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, various Goa Trance stuff, Danny Elfman, Bernard Herrmann, Bela Fleck, Ceelo Green, Camper Van Beethoven, The Monks of Doom, Yakuza Heart Attack, Deerhoof, Captain Beefheart, John Coltrane, Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Afro Celt Sound System, Kate Bush, Dick Dale, Bo Hansson, Hawkwind, Loreena Mckennitt, DEVO, Man or AstroMan?, Maestro Subgum and the Whole, DJ Spooky. Waverly Consort, . . .you get the idea.
In literature I love Bruce Sterling's work, William Gibson, James Joyce, Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, Elliot Roosevelt, Hemingway, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Cynndara Morgan, especially her new Wolf in the Forest series, Jules Verne, others.
I live in Dayton Ohio, home of the Wright Brothers-we provided the brains, NC provided the hot air:) .
More on profile later. This is my real name.
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