Steampunk is always fun, so to start today we have The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing doing their song GOGGLES, which as far as I know is the only song to be released on wax cylinder since 1922 (although They Might Be Giants recorded a song on an Edison cylinder in 1996, but it was released on CD). Most of Steampunk is home made DIY projects, so it should be no surprise that if you want to listen to the cylinder, you will have to build the player. While nowhere near on a par with the technical precision of the Edison cylinder phonograph with electric pickup built by Norman Bruderhofer and Matthias Menz, it is a bit more true to the technology of the times that never were.

Next up we have the video for Vernian Process’s Crime of the Century, and interesting piece that embraces 1980s Glam Rock with 1880s stylistic sensibilities. And since Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover brown, I felt the need to include The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello, a wonderful little 2005 Australian film set in a world of airships and steam driven computers. The first true computers were steam driven, mechanical devices built by Babbage and programmed by Lovelace.