Transcript: December 16—Anachronistic Sounds (evoking the past in modern music)

How to incorporate anachronisms in modern steampunk music? Read from the bottom of the post and scroll up to follow the chat in chronological order and find out!

20 Dec

Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

This Friday’s #steampunkchat‘s an open chat, folk! 9ET/6PT Come natter to your heart’s content! Or bitch. Whatever. We’re all friends here.
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@sepiachord #steampunkchat runs every Friday, 9ET/6PT. If you’re willing to guest, name a topic =)
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

We could always just post pictures of pretty dresses #steampunkchat and other nifty things on the Internet, but I like pretty dresses.
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

So next week’s #steampunkchat will be a free-for-all open chat; anybody have anything in particular they want to talk about?
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@SyferLocke @jenannelias @MichelV69 @Vernianprocess But next time @AllisonCurval‘s breaking Twitter, not me, or I’ll mock her #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

And this chat is officially closed ^_^ #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess Naaaawwwwwww *groans* XD #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@VernianProcess Sorry, misspoke. I meant raygunpoint. *maniacal laugh* #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi On Facebook… totally random. Out here, it’s usually just me unless I hold Martin and Josh at gunpoint. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess When @liakeyes is done her novel, and@mattdelman‘s life settles, we can negotiate longer sessions ^_^ #steampunkchat
Xander
DreamHazard Xander

guys, realtime steampunk chat on IRC, #brassgoggles on freenode, or hit up goo.gl/0I9PN #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess I know but I never know when you’re around =) Get the others on Twitter sometime too! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi Yeah, I miss those longer sessions. Those were fun to follow. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

If you’re a loser with no family to go home to for the holidays like myself, see you next week, same time, same place! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

Gentlefolk, who’re still around, big applause for@VernianProcess! Thanks for coming out tonight! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi Haha. Thanks, everyone. You know I’d do this anytime, too – not just here! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess Plus, we did use to go two hours a lot last year. =) #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@VernianProcess glad i did, however #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess Aw, but we got some great conversation when you came back! Well worth it, imo =) #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@VernianProcess I swear I’m done now. 😛 At least for a bit. MEOW MEOW MEOW. #Steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@wusuyi well…. i am just gonna have to make it to the SWF then… always a fun time at a drag show #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess *folds arms* iwillnotsaybadthingsaboutthatiwillnotsaybadthingsaboutthatiwillnotsaybadthingsaboutthat #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@VernianProcess I like the originals a LOT too though. Same with “The Pledge;” remake. I kinda miss Josh’s “old voice,” lol. #Steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

We should probably wrap things up. You guys didn’t need to stick it out just for little old me. 😉 #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@SyferLocke Been done… SPWF has a Queen of Steam pageant ;D I sat on the judges’ panel the first year…. great stuff! #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

Also, last minnute #shamelessplug, check out The Clockwork Dolls at theclockworkdolls.com #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

We’ll still likely stick to Josh’s older style (more electronic/ambient), but with more experience under his belt. #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@wusuyi Night, hon! Miss you! Talk to you real soon! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@jenannelias Thanks for coming out! Happy Holidays to you too! #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

PS-SHAMELESS PLUG! Check out this Steampunk Gift Guide I *helped* with and win a @VernianProcess album.wyrdcon.com/2011/12/13/hol… #Steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@colettelovelace Noogie her AGAIN for me! #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

With that…I should call it a night too; working nonstop past few days has left me tired/braindead. 😛 Happy Holidays all! #Steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Just an idea… early redux of “Noir”… already miles ahead of original: youtube.com/watch?v=fofqO2… #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@jenannelias Ain’t nothing poor-Josh about that ^_^ #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

#steampunkdrag? interesting idea… contest idea maybe? hmmmm…… where is @mattdelman when you need him #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

Also, @allisoncurval likes to punch puppies in the face just to smile again. #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@VernianProcess WHY YOU TEASE ME with this info?! XD #Steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

I should toddle off, too… Blog interview to do. All the best, and thanks for the brill & fun chat! #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

Alright, I, too, must leave the charming company of you beautiful people. Good night! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess *squeee* Looking forward to that! #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval – Good night. Fun chatting! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@jenannelias We’re working on select revisited/remastered tracks from Discovery and The Forgotten Age. Collection for 1 EP. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

*high fives all* *poof* #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@AllisonCurval G’night! Thanks for coming out!! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@jenannelias I was thinking more a Chester 5000 soundtrack…#steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

RT @wusuyi@VernianProcess That makes more sense. Still, robot boyfriends. Altho, seconding @AllisonCurvals Josh-in-a-dress. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Alright kids… the beds.. it calls me…gnight! #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

@allisoncurval *AHEM* RT @wusuyi@VernianProcess Also, girls want robot boyfriends too, okay! Write a song about that. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval – LOL .. you’re killing me. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess That makes more sense. Still, robot boyfriends. Altho, seconding @AllisonCurval‘s Josh-in-a-dress. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jenannelias It really does… but… what works for one thing… doesn’t work for all! #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@wusuyi merrrr, already so much “Coin-Operated Boy.” 😛 (Not a bad song, crazy overplayed here…) #Steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi Heh… we have a different female-led idea in mind. 😉 #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

just because i love them… i want more banjos, violins, and cellos… in general, in all types of music #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

RT @VernianProcess: Were re-writing the song, too. Will suggest gender-bending to Josh just to see his reaction. 😉 #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi “Her Clockwork Heart” was never properly finished. It was supposed to be alternating vocals. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess Also, girls want robot boyfriends too, okay! Write a song about that. #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@AllisonCurval well of course, which is fine. I’ve found great music this way…but it does force things into little boxes. #Steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess Plus during that time I heard no less than four “dude saves dying girlfriend by turning her into robot” songs #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@VernianProcess omg. YES do this. While at it, remake of Sonnet de l’Absinthe! (Fave of mine) #Steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

RT @wusuyi: Here is something you might find interesting:youtube.com/watch?v=3gkMvp… #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess It just made more sense that way! Female vocalist! Obvsly she’s telling her own story. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@VernianProcess Josh will look adorable with a full on bustle gown..just saying… #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess Another one for you: youtube.com/watch?v=bQtaqE… This is how it’s normally done! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@MichelV69 you should check out “something wicked (that way went)” #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi @jenannelias We’re re-writing the song, too. Will suggest gender-bending to Josh just to see his reaction. 😉#steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

RT @wusuyi@jenannelias I just thought it could use some improvement by way of sex and explosions. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jenannelias it makes things easier to categorize folks instantly have an idea on what an artist sounds like #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@wusuyi well sex and explosions is like pirates and ninjas (in a good way *ducks*) they make everything better #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@jenannelias – All I’ve got is the “Behold The Machine” album which I very enjoy. #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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(@wusuyi I need to read this…!) #Steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@jenannelias I just thought it could use some improvement by way of sex and explosions. #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

All music seems to go through trends where it’s pigeon-holed into a genre…whether or not the music/artists wish it so. #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi That. Is. Amazing. Must retweet! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@jenannelias I gender-bent Josh’s “Her Clockwork Heart” song and then wrote a romance novel out of it. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

Those are angklung-usually only one person holds ONE angklung, but this dude is playing a whole shitload of them. #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@MichelV69 aha ditto! A good portion of all my writing is done to Josh’s REALLY old @VernianProcess tracks. XD #Steampunkchat #writingmusic
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi Aha, awesome. And yeah, to answer my own question… definitely. Favorite local example: cello rock. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

Here is something you might find interesting:youtube.com/watch?v=3gkMvp… #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@wusuyi – of #steampunk music using Malay and Chinese instruments. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

part of it is the “sandbox” nature of the genre/aesthetic/community though… it encourages everyone to be very unique #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@VernianProcess I brought up the Yoshida Brothers, Vanessa Mae and Kitaro earlier… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

So remember in the mid to late 90’s when all rock music was listed as “Alternative”? #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@jenannelias – 100% same here. In fact @VernianProcess is part of my “writing playlist” for that reason. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@MichelV69 Of Malay and Chinese instruments? Or the music in my head I can never get out because zero musical skill? #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@wusuyi Actually, you made me think of something else, too. Traditional instruments played like modern ones = #steampunk#steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

And not in a good way… >.> <.< #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@SyferLocke Which reminds me, “New Age” is where *I* normally find the Irish stuff! 😀 Not that it’s any better. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@VernianProcess Agreed…. The Clockwork Dolls was recently listed as “World Music” which blew my mind #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

@VernianProcess And “New Age”. #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

(Haha, “Steampunk worlds”…Vaguery is vague.) #Steampunkchat#tired….
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@wusuyi – that’s cool. I’d -love- to hear some examples! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

I always thought “world music” was a clunky approach to describing the “other” category. Just like “experimental” #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

For me personally, “Steampunk music” is something that adds/helps me visualize “Steampunk worlds”…Can be different genres. #Steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@jenannelias @allisoncurval kraken rum kraken sub faraday #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jenannelias Aether Airship Pirate Captain Bloomer Bustle? #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

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@AllisonCurval forgot leather top hat pirate monocle absinthe zeppelin *explodes* EGAD. #Steampunkchat?
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@MichelV69 When I think about making steampunk music, I’m almost always thinking with traditional Malay/Chinese instruments #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

RT @AllisonCurval@jenannelias I have no airship idea what tesla you are talking about goggles steampowered…Aether #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@wusuyi not universally… my irish stuff is there too… but it is the minority in the section #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@wusuyi OH MY GOD MY MAVIS BEACON…FAILED ME #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@jenannelias Yeah, we have to make up for @VernianProcessnot being around for a good chunk of it ^_^ #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

WIN! RT @AllisonCurval@jenannelias I have no airship idea what tesla you are talking about goggles steampowered…Aether #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@AllisonCurval PUT SOME STRENGTH IN THOSE WRISTS!!!#steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

@MichelV69 That’s what I thought, that’s what’s bullshit to me about “World Music”: code for “not-white music” #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jenannelias I have no airship idea what tesla you are talking about goggles steampowered…Aether #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@wusuyi I’M TRYING.. MY FINGERS..THEY BURN SO #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@wusuyi For example… an average rock band…with GOGGLES #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@wusuyi that is of course ONE way of upholding it… some might argue that the other way is purely aesthetic. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@wusuyi – I’m thinking “Worldbeat”-style … non-Western instruments and themes woven with some west pop influence #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@AllisonCurval You ARE allowed to spread out your thoughts over several tweets… that’s how you break Twitter faster! #steampunkchat
Jenann Elias
jenannelias Jenann Elias

I personally love the ambiguity of “genre” in Steampunk music…Dislike “term-dropping” in all genres, blech. #Steampunkchat @michelv69
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@AllisonCurval Yes, sometimes it feels like steampunk music might fall back on narrative lyrics to hold up steampunk cred #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval as opposed to random bagpipes… cuz the pipes can play ANY song #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

just any FYI it’s really hard cramming these thoughts into 125 characters.. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@MichelV69 EXACTLY weak narrative.. weak song… and the artist intent is apparent… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@VernianProcess @jhameia hybriding music with meaning and care istotally differentthangoing “OH LETS THROW IN A HURDYY GURDY” #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@colettelovelace I know! Fancy that ^_^ #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@wusuyi OMG! YOU WON! #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

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@MichelV69 What do you mean “world music”? That term has a specific connotation for me. #steampunkchat
Jha
wusuyi Jha

Guys, it’s @jhameia, guess WHO broke Twitter this time? #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

*highfives janus* ….. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval – I’d say if it is “term dropping” randomly, it won’t be a strong narrative, which is part of what I look for. #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

@AllisonCurval@jhameia Agreed… but it also seems those same songs feature hybridized music. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia meanwhile a song where it drops in “goggles” “rayguns” and “airships” randomly without meaning or heart ..well… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia for example a piece of music that channels and conveys steampunk through it’s genuine love of it you can tell#steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

Well, otherwise, it is #WorldMusic, if it doesn’t say something specifically SP, I think. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia This is true… but there is also a thin line between catering to steampunk and pandering to it with your storyline #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia ..a strong direction….. #steampunkchat
ShannonNicoleOutland
NickyOutland ShannonNicoleOutland

Happy Christmahanukaramadakwanzaa. See you next year #Steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia it’s not just that though.. narratives and stories in general always create a powerful song because it gives it .. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval Which is understandable given the literary roots of the term, in helping identify song type #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval This is true; it seems easier to identify a steampunk song when you can hear steampunk stories in them#steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

@jhameia It seems hybridizing music is extending elsewhere.#steampunk music could just be a subgenre rather than genre. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

if the term existed when they were recording #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia But you have to admit. a lot of the stronger songs identified as steampunk ..have strong narratives#steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

ya know… considering some of the classic rock out there… there are a lot of prog rock bands that could have been SP… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia Not all music that identifies as steampunk has stories… it’s just a useful tool to write a piece… #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

@jhameia Exactly. Something else I’m noticing, too. The “traditional” timelines of #steampunk are not rigid for music… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Ok guys i JUST freed myself from Collettes headlock and I BELIEVE I CAN HELP FIELD THE QUESTIONS… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@MichelV69 @VernianProcess Yes but not all music has SP stories #steampunkchat That’s just one approach.
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@VernianProcess So we can take more chances, so to speak, with the elements we use #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@VernianProcess … even tho we’re clearly cross-genre-we have a convenient singular label with a ready-made audience #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@MichelV69 Indeed, those could certainly be within the scope of #steampunk music. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@VernianProcess That’s where the similarity to steampunk lit is, where marketers are more willing to take chances on us… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@VernianProcess Yes, genre hybridity seems to be a thing in steampunk music that I’ve noticed #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

@jhameia …but it isn’t limited to, say, instruments from different periods. Styles of writing as well. #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@VernianProcess She’d tell you herself, but you know, …. headlock. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@Siri_Paulson Good night! Thanks for coming out, and see you next week! #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@SyferLocke I take after @writersyndrome in doing “bamboopunk” ;D #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

#steampunkchat Bowing out as well. Thanks to host and guests! @jhameia @AllisonCurval @VernianProcess
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@VernianProcess Most of what I look for are SP stories set to music. That is the best way of saying it. #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

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@jhameia I believe the production comes from that fusion of things that wouldn’t normally go together… #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@VernianProcess – In some cases (Maiden Flight/ Behold the Machine) you are 100%. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@jhameia you should chat with @craftmage… she is working on something she calls Bronzepunk that is around that period #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@angelynx_prime Ain’t a wrap ’til I say so =) But good night! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@colettelovelace Ooh, ooh, noogie her for me! @allisoncurval #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

I currently have @allisoncurval in a headlock. #truestory #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@helenedefer Good night, dear lady! It’s been a pleasure having you!! #steampunkchat Please come again!
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

G’night everyone, see you next time #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@VernianProcess And that’s what I’m most curious about: how do musicians produce that *sound*? #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@angelynx_prime Good night! See you next week! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@SyferLocke Of course way I’ve gone about it, it’s the other way around #steampunkchat My last story was in some ancient Chinese dynasty.
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

For me personally, the sound *is* everything, because the bands can sing about issues relevant even in other times/worlds. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

I have become obsolete. 😦 #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

BRB GUYS GOING TO TWITTER HEADQUARTERS AND I’M BREAKING TWITTER WITH MY FISTS…. #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Guess this is a wrap, good night friends! Joyful Solstice all! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia You know what… CHALLENGE ACCEPTED….#steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

…but the #steampunk element is clearly present in the music. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – Good night! #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

Thanks everyone for a great chat! #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@jhameia right… thats the common ground that makes it steampunk… where it starts… not where it finishes #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval BUT YOU DIDN’T BREAK TWITTER! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

@
@MichelV69 I guess that’s where I differ. I’ve heard many instrumental acts and bands that don’t sing about #steampunk… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

…I’m off to play skyrim good night peoples #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

@
@SyferLocke Cool, will do! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia Thank you for the invite Jha! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@MichelV69 See, I say the opposite: SP music’s in the composition and arrangement, not lyrics #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@SyferLocke ..I’m down with it >.> <.< #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@artificer13 Thanks for joining us! See you next week? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval hmmm then we should try the tribal chantings #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@VernianProcess – I don’t think we do. To me, SP music is an “audible aesthetic”… right themes in lyrics not instruments #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

Alrighty #steampunkchat chaps and ladies, I’m off for a bit, but it’s been a real pleasure.
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@VernianProcess artists getting into steampunk purely for fame and glory should reconsider their options 😛 #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@SyferLocke @VernianProcess Anyone can say that about virtually any genre #steampunkchat But we always have to start *somewhere*
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@VernianProcess I think the line should draw itself….based on artists intentions and goals and desires.. that being said #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@Siri_Paulson look up “Put Some Gears on It” on Youtube… the chorus is in the barbershop style #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – eBook via Amazon and BN on monday. Check michelrvaillancourt.com/about-the-saud… for info #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@VernianProcess sky’s the limit? I don’t like limits, and to me, steampunk is about finding a place to start with no limit #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@VernianProcess Forex, is 20th c. (say Stravinsky) stylings too modern for steampunk? #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

@
@SyferLocke Okay, I want to hear a steampunk barbershop quartet. #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Or do we draw a line? Maybe that’s the bigger question. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@SyferLocke I yodeled when yodeling was playing CLUBS #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@VernianProcess I was about to ask about the temporal cut-off for anachronism in musicc! #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@helenedefer we will find a way…. we have the technology… we can make him stronger… oh wait… thats something else #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@MichelV69: Cool! I’ll look for it, for sure! #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

…where do we draw the line? #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 now where can i get my hands on a copy? #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval you got that right…. you never even heard of it when i was doing it #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Oh…folks.. notice how i didn’t break twitter this time? *high fives everyone* #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Okay, how about this: Assuming for a moment that anachronism distinguishes #steampunk music from other genres… #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – First full length novel comes out on Monday. Airship pirate romance adventure. #theSauderDiaries #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

@
@MichelV69 That’s my form of DIY as well. I’m not handy, but I can make worlds. 😉 #steampunkchat
Diego de Sousa
flammerzito Diego de Sousa

Hello my friends! How are you guys? #SteampunkChat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

@
@SyferLocke Hard to barbershop solo #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@SyferLocke We like to call you the yodel hipster… you yodeled before it was cool #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

I’m laughing too hard to drink, which is a crime. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@MichelV69 A lot of us in #steampunkchat are writers, as well.
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

but if everyone is yodeling… i will attempt barbershop to remain the blacksheep #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

@
@jhameia I’m all over that. Learning to yodel as we …. er, speak. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

ohh that last tweet was diiiirty… #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

Hey, all! #Steampunkchat See you next year! Happy Christmas or whatever you celebrate 🙂
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 got any writings up now? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval well… i do poke people a lot… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia folks will shovel coal into my kaboose as I yodel choo choo my way around the world! ON AN AIRSHIP #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@artificer13 with you on both counts…. #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Now, if it’s yodeling you want, I’ll have to mention Nick 13. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

My DIY-fu is story-telling… SP represents a tremendous opportunity for stories of all kinds in a remarkable setting/ milieu #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval I CHALLENGE! #steampunkchat Next steampunk con we are both at, THERE MUST BE YODELLING!
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@SyferLocke clearly he is because half the scene is doing him >.> <.< #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@SyferLocke I don’t believe in reboots. (And I’m a not so secret Marvel fan, no DC4me) #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia I WILL YODEL WHILE SHOCKING THE AUDIENCE LIKE A TESLA COIL! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@VernianProcess ..SO janus is ..doing ike yoddler then? (I kid)#steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval only if he is cute #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval I would pay a lot to watch you yodel #steampunkchat Can that be steampunk? CAN YOU STEAMPUNK YODEL???
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@artificer13 FIND ME ALL OF THE KRYPTONITE! #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@artificer13 except for the super beardy reboot they tried… he was tough #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

DIY stands for Do Ike Yoddler by the way.. #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Like @AllisonCurval, my DIY is also music. We like to embrace independent artists (designers, etc.) for what we wear. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@VernianProcess Did you have any questions or sentiments for the crowd? #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@AllisonCurval that’s EASY. Seal him in a Kryptonite coffin and drop him into a black hole. 😉 #supermanIsntThatSuper #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

DIY epic music FTW! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@Siri_Paulson Individuality in it’s purest form! #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Sorry about that, everyone. I (Janus) was preoccupied with ridiculously important business. Reviewing what I missed… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@VernianProcess IT’S ALIVE IT’S ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE where the fuck have you been #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@VernianProcess …JANUS……….you…you’re alive!!…..*adds name to list* #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@artificer13 My steampunk & postcolonialism was done in Cultural Studies, but I’ve applied to various programs of diff names #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 *mind explodes* #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

I can’t make clothes or make my own things.. BUT I WRITE MUSIC LIKE A CHAMP… that’s my DIY, DIY epic music #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

@
@AllisonCurval Yes, exactly. Individual resourcefulness, in a very concrete way. #steampunkchat
Vernian Process
VernianProcess Vernian Process

Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – That’s easy. Batman. It’s been done. 😉 #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Aww, but this is such fun! And I haven’t asked about the next Dolls CD yet! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

…..topic for another steampunk chat? yes? #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval Except for those of us who don’t do DIY…. I do it for a different reason: bit.ly/uRGD2m #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@jhameia Splendid. PhD in what field? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval Cedric Whittaker uses the phrase “everything was touched by the hand of an artist” i like that description #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Now that we’ve agreed on steampunk… let us discuss on how to destory SUPERMAN… #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

RT @AllisonCurval: Steampunk encourages the spirit of DIY culture…total backlash against the mass produced world. Yes!! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Folks, we have 5 minutes left, officially, unless we want to wait around for @VernianProcess to come back =) #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@Jenny_Schwartz …….GHOST BUSTE….wait…no that’s not right.. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

I believe Steampunk also encourages the spirit of DIY culture…which is a total backlash against the mass produced world #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – You’re weclome! And I agree with him. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@jhameia well…. sky pirates ARE the coolest kind of pirates…. and i was a pirate before ol’ Johnny was #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@artificer13 It’s definitely pointing that way; am hoping to explore it further for my PhD =) #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

@
@AllisonCurval *snorts* Nope. Too scared of great-granddad’s ghost 🙂 #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

RT @angelynx_prime: It seems to us like a time when an individuals initiative could make a difference. Jules Verne heroes. #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@jhameia if so, I think it’s FANTASTIC! The more PPL sick of our plastic lives the better. @AllisonCurval #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@MichelV69 Which completely goes against sentiments in the Vintage Tomorrows documentary, tech is cool, will blow us up #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

I guess I came into Steampunk b/c of my dad. He really immersed me in all things Victorian #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 FAVORITING THIS #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

the world isnt any darker, grittier or more dangerous now then it ever was… its we are knee deep in the present #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@Jenny_Schwartz …well did you photoshop goggles on them!?#steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

It seems to us like a time when an individual’s initiative could make a difference. Jules Verne heroes. Early science.#steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@AllisonCurval if you got some human paper doll like a Kardashian to shill it, and a few mags to “feature it” you’d sell it. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

One comment that stuck with me from a #Steamcon panel was “Steampunk fiction is about when tech can save humanity” – Foglio #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@artificer13 @AllisonCurval I’d like to say it’s a fad as well, but too many people I find RESONATE with steampunk… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@SyferLocke @jhameia definitely… steampunk is reflected on how we in our time.. viewed the past.. EVERYTHING sepia #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

@
@jhameia @AllisonCurval @artificer13 If so, I qualify. I dug out old family photos to blog about for promo’ing my novella #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

all anachronism puts those one, btw… SCA, renfests, steampunk… even civil war battlers and cowboy trick shooters #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia that’s because we are old.. AND MAN I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.. SENILITY YEAH! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval @artificer13 I like having an excuse to look up my grandparents’ lives… #steampunkchat Is that nerdy or what?
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@artificer13 otherwise i could totally market human sized tampons as a fashion line and folks would buy into it..#steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@jhameia @allisoncurval its the rose colored glasses of borrowed nostalgia remembering the good and leaving behind the bad #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval Yeah, sez a lot about how we like to delude ourselves about history, eh? #steampunkchat #stillacynicalbitch
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@AllisonCurval one issue it’s flairs, then it’s pencil, thent it’s those garstly embroidered pockets. People buy to satisfy. #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

@
@AllisonCurval Maybe steampunk reminds people how to look for hope, to be optimistic, engaged #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@artificer13 maybe… but there has to be something in the subconcios that draws folks to it.. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@Jenny_Schwartz innocence.. optimism…hope.. a lot of which seems lost these days #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval Wait! I thought “retro” referred to like the 50’s – 80’s? :O One day it’ll be the 90’s, oh god, I feel old. #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@michelV69: “junked dark for hope”. Good for you. =) #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia reality says that life back then was not easy.. BUT our interpretation of folks in history has been THE SIMPLE LIFE #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@AllisonCurval Most people just want a new fad- something they can buy. Fashion churns ev 6mths- look at jeans in womens mags #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@MichelV69 Yeah, hope is why I do steampunk too #steampunkchat It’s been a useful vehicle to learn and challenge myself.
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@jhameia We used to call it “retro nerd” 😛 #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@jhameia – I came to #steampunk by way of #cyberpunk … a decade of #rpg plots and books … and junked dark for hope #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@AllisonCurval “simpler innocence”? Pfffttt, you mean an easy complicity with the bullshit of the past? #steampunkchat #cynicalbitch
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

@
@AllisonCurval Is there innocence in steampunk #steampunkchat pre-world-war world? I’d say optimism, too
dr. angelface
modchen dr. angelface

insert comment about the much-discussed ‘quest for authenticity’ among gen-x /gen-y’ers #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

@
@angelynx_prime Yes. I don’t know squat about SP music, but I love folk. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

btw you can tell I’m into it by the amount of caps i TYPE… #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval and the almostpunk bands do what they have done for 30 years… give our bands a new source of fans #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

@
@jhameia think that’s true “steampunk’s a convenient label” #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@MichelV69 Impressive! I flew in from Ontario myself #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

The feeling that things had more integrity then, more individual skill, more courage. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Steampunk reflects a simpler innocence mixed in with just a healthy amount of reality to make it FUN. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
@MichelV69 That and the steampunk aesthetic permeates a lot of society in general anyway; steampunk’s a convenient label #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 BAM I think you nailed it on the head… #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – Thanks! Flew from East Coast Canada to be there for the Con. #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@
@AllisonCurval – I think it is a combination of things … the US economy and the need for a “hopeful” space of fun-refuge #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@SyferLocke that’s a great way to put it.. I would have just said “screw you record labels! I do it my way!” #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval as for the aesthetic in general…. more visibility… and mainstream marketing is good for that at least #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

People love the handmade vibe. Tired of over-processed everything. #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

@
@AllisonCurval The big corporations need a new trend (and all the goodies that go with it) to sell everyone? #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@thaoworra @jolantru Then you have bananas like who WOULD try for Asian steampunk music but our training is in Western music #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 btw high five on being there at steamcon..it was our first westcoast show #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

@
@MichelV69 But as every great philosophy major asks.. “whyyyyyyyyyyyy?” what do you think is the reason? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

is on an overall upswing too #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@
@AllisonCurval marketing is on thing… we have shown record companies we will buy albums… but folksy old timey music is#steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@jolantru @thaoworra there are few steampunk musicians who DO use Asian traditional instruments purposefully for steampunk #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Why is it that the steampunk aesthetic and style is catching on these days? #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval – Same reason that #Steamcon attendance has gone up by 50%-ish for three years in a row. More SP’ers. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@jhameia YES… i quote him often on his words about a violin and banjo can heal any heart #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@MichelV69 you were clearly in awe… with the thrustings… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval What do you mean, why? #steampunkchat That needs a qualifying predicate!
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@colettelovelace IT’S BEER…. I PROMMISE……. (it’s not beer) #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@SyferLocke absolutely! I’ll miss him w/AP but his new project sounds amazing! @nathanfhtagn #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Here’s a question for all of you.. steampunk music? BOOMING now.. why? #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval … how the hell did I miss that? Damn. **sighs**#steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@colettelovelace For your sake I hope so #steampunkchat I mean, I’M SURE IT IS.
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia …pssshhht that’s the way I sound ALL the time..#steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@jhameia WHAT? It’s beer… SHE TOLD ME IT WAS BEER. #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@jhameia Oh, I know, & I ❤ it LOTS. #mrlovegrove@VernianProcess #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@SyferLocke The stuff on his site here?nathanieljohnstone.bandcamp.com #steampunkchat Is delish.
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

RT @angelynx_prime: Like Eli August, who sounds like a folkie who walked out of the years of Lincolns presidency. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@MichelV69 We totally did! I was rocking out the guitar along with our guitarist Christopher Bass… so much pelvic thrusting #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@jhameia In some ways I feel a definition would desiccate t/energy & organic nature of SP music. It is what WE want it 2B#steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval You sounded out of breath there! #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Like Eli August, who sounds like a folkie who walked out of the years of Lincoln’s presidency. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

has anyone else here listened to @nathanfhtagn‘s new project? #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

I HAD TO REMOVE THE SPACES TO FINISH MY THOUGHTS…CURSE YOU TWITTER!! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@colettelovelace …………………………………………….. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Thematically speaking I feel steampunk music also channels the great senseof adventureandexperimentationoftheearly20thcentury #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@AllisonCurval – I sooooo wish you’d played “Glory” live. Oi. Listening to it for the third time now. #steampunkchat
thaoworra
thaoworra thaoworra

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@jhameia @jolantru As long as it doesn’t sound like b-sides of a WOMAD album. #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

My keytar is always sticky after @allisoncurval gets through with it. >.< #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime Power windows on cars.. a great dystopian future #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@artificer13 That’s why it’s quite the task to identify the key factors that bring them together! #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

A tune that strikes me as v SP, Dead Can Dance’s “Saltarello”. Lots of their music works for me. youtube.com/watch?v=kO6SCM… #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@SyferLocke: ‘Power Windows’ , a great dystopian/futuristic LP. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@MichelV69 We were at Steamcon! played the main concert right after unwoman (who is awesome) and vagabond opera (also awesome #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@helenedefer Correction: COLETTE has a keytar that she lets@allisoncurval have her way with. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@MichelV69 You remember aright! @AllisonCurval #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke face appropriately melted? GOOD #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@jolantru @thaoworra HOWEVER, Kitaro has a few songs with lyrics, but they don’t have the same kind of narrative #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

@AllisonCurval – Were the #ClockWorkDolls at #Steamcon this year, or am I remembering wrong? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval oh that is sick…. i am in love… #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@SyferLocke She has a keytar! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia well the metal part is obviously my junk and kaboose CEARLY… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@jolantru @thaoworra The problem with the likes of them is how instrumental they are #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

*ahem* But seriously now… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke One is being planned… i’m modding a keyboard into a keytar rifle with stock and potentially a bayonet #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@angelynx_prime these two bands are not steampunk… classic rock… but they fit steampunk rock: TESLA and RUSH #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

RT @AllisonCurval: Steampunk is the ultimate love letter to vintage science fiction… Beautiful. Needs to be a sig block.#steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@Jenny_Schwartz Although he does score a few points for the purple jacket as well 😉 And the frilly sleeve cuffs. #Yngwie#steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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Joyce Chng (JDamask)
jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask)

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@thaoworra @jhameia Oh yes, Vanessa Mae. #Steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval I know but I’m not sure how much pelvic-thrusting and keyboard humping counts as *intrinsically* metal #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval you should get a keytar… for the hip thrusting and wild gyrations…. #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@AllisonCurval: and again i think of Dolby & the cover to ‘Golden Age of Wireless’ #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia But my pelvic thrusting… I did them so much on stage. #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

RT @AllisonCurval: Steampunk is the ultimate love letter to vintage science fiction… #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval – What a _great_ description. Brilliant. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@angelynx_prime White Ghost Shivers… also… Marquis of Vaudeville isn’t metal, but they are hard #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime Throw in a little Cog is Dead as well I love them. #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

RT @AllisonCurval: Steampunk is the ultimate love letter to vintage science fiction… #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

RT @AllisonCurval: Steampunk is the ultimate love letter to vintage science fiction… #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@AllisonCurval Nah, we all know it’s because of the sexy way you hump the keyboard while you play. #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@SyferLocke: thx! will do so #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval Sorry, luv, it was @helenedefer‘s voice, the sound comin’ out the speakers and Chris’ beard #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Steampunk is the ultimate love letter to vintage science fiction… #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

* adds note ‘Narval’ after ‘White Ghost Whispers’ * #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@AllisonCurval That blew MY mind, and I wasn’t even the intended target. Fantastic! @SyferLocke #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia …that was because of my sweet pelvic thrusting while playing guitar? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@helenedefer well… it was an epic 80s ballad type song #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke sign the waiver first…your face might melt #steampunkchat
Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

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@AllisonCurval – great track. wow. talk about atmosphere. #steampunkchat
thaoworra
thaoworra thaoworra

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@jhameia @jolantru #steampunkchat excellent example. 🙂 Vanessa Mae’s electric violin work also gives some sense of what might have been.
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

Steampunk is the very art of combining the vintage with the modern. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@angelynx_prime they arent deathmetal, more like Adelitas Way but check out Barrelbright out of wichita kansas #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@angelynx_prime I for one thought The Clockwork Dolls were pretty fucking metal when I first heard them. #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@jhameia: hmm, interesting point, they certainly evoke a sound that draws the Edo Period together with the present #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@thaoworra Although admittedly Yoshida Brothers may count mostly as electronica, but the combo of trad instruments is neat #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

One of my fav. things about SP music is that it spans nearly all genres & can’t be pinned down. #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@SyferLocke When we decided to cover that, I didn’t know it had words *ducks head* #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime …Narval..might be the only one i can think of right now.. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval bookmarking right now! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime there are a few metal bands who have gone into steampunk actually! Narval being one of them #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke alright this will blow your mind.youtube.com/watch?v=rV0ajZ… #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

I’m not saying a deathmetal band couldn’t do steampunk, in fact it might be really kickass #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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Michel Vaillancourt
MichelV69 Michel Vaillancourt

RT @angelynx_prime: To me its the combination of a storyline and an elegant/period-evoking sound that makes a song steampunk #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval I am afraid I don’t think I have… unfortunately YouTube is my source for Clockwork Dolls so far #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@jhameia: that’s just my own taste. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

shun the BIEBER SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAH #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime Seconded on that notion #steampunkchat
Steampunk Community
SteampunkComm Steampunk Community

RT @angelynx_prime: To me its the combination of a storyline and an elegant/period-evoking sound that makes a song steampunk #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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Let’s Get ‘im! @john_zeleznik #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@helenedefer I will strive to be good…. but I *AM* a pirate… so will be tough #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke Dude… have you heard Glory? #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

but there are so many ways to evoke that. **bows to Thomas Dolby** #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval *fanboys* Impartial and Final Countdown are my favorite two Clockwork Dolls songs so… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@SyferLocke I recorded that cover! #steampunkchat Let me go look for it…
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

To me it’s the combination of a storyline and an elegant/period-evoking sound that makes a song steampunk #steampunkchat
dr. angelface
modchen dr. angelface

*rude snickering in the back of the class* #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

@syferlocke I have a story about that cover, I’ll tell it if you’re good 😉 #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke Don’t Stop Believin! (unless your a dead audience then you stopped believin) #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@john_zeleznik GET THE FUCK OUT #steampunkchat I already gave warning not to bring that up.
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

but.. as the four chord song illustrates? …..there’s a common element with a LOOOT of music… #steampunkchat
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik

Music it our topic? ANyone brought up the Justin Beiber steampunk video? (Ducks) #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@AllisonCurval VERY cool #steampunkchat some composition rules from Grade 5 are now resurfacing in my memory…
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval wait… thats Europe… which Journey one did you do again? #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

@AllisonCurval Aieee! Anyway, I’m not the only one…@Jenny_Schwartz @john_zeleznik #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke Nein! Although we did cover that…#steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime I can’t verify this but early industrial music(IN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION) was some dude sampling factory sound #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@AllisonCurval Final Countdown right? #steampunkchat
Joyce Chng (JDamask)
jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask)

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@thaoworra @jhameia Electric erhu – yes! #Steampunkchat
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik

Lurking. Busy. I’ve had a busy week. #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@angelynx_prime Yes, look at George Harrison and The Chiffons #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@Siri_Paulson *POINT* you’ve been called out lurker! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@helenedefer M’sia’s most famous artiste riffed off the tune, called it “Allah Selamatkan Kamu” – Malay Happy Birthday song #steampunkchat
thaoworra
thaoworra thaoworra

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@jhameia @jolantru steam-powered khaeng, electric ehru? many possibilities. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@helenedefer I remember sending that to you shortly after we agreed to cover Journey #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

@VeroniqueCheVAL came up with her own happy birthday song too #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Alright… I’LL POST SOMETHING youtube.com/watch?v=5pidok… #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

People sample/pinch tunes all the time even today #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@AllisonCurval I ❤ the Four Chord Song and Axis of Awesome! #steampunkchat
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson

Lurking in #steampunkchat. I don’t know much about the music aspect of the genre, hence the lurking.
Mark Perotti
BeefGriller Mark Perotti

@Darien_Mason #steampunkchat? I missed something here.
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval I have but music theory was like, a bazillion years ago for me #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@jhameia which is why restaurants all sing their own personal songs to humiliate you #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@jhameia Happy Birthday is still under copyright #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@angelynx_prime Yes! Can it be scones time then, mayhaps?!#steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@jhameia Lady Gaga did it with Born this Way… at the risk of straying off topic #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

Well there’s also a similar chord progression used by a lot of contemporary music as well anyone heard the 4 chord song? #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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❤ these & more! @SyferLocke my preference in steampunk music are the tunes with rockabilly, bluegrass, and gypsy influences #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@helenedefer You know, when even the Happy Birthday tune is copyrighted or something? Or was, anyway #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@collettelovelace: will you be at KatsuCon? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

and still be essentially the same piece #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@helenedefer I believe you! I believe you! I’m just boggling at how such a thing could NEVER happen today… #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@helenedefer oh yeah… at least one element… a lot of music will change one element… harmony, melody, bass line, etc #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@helenedefer: holysmoke, you’re right #steampunkchat
Joyce Chng (JDamask)
jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask)

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@jhameia And I want to see the guzheng and pipa modified. #Steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@SteampunkComm Thank you, have you heard “Not Alone”?youtube.com/watch?v=ng8ELa… they had a real vid for one day, but pulled it. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke I am in love with the cabaret elements of steampunk *high five* #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@jhameia I DO NOT LIE! hehehehe #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

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@artificer13 Very cool! — and not just the fringed purple jacket 🙂 #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

That’s why, for example, Streets of Laredo, House of the Rising Sun, and St. James Infirmary are all the same song. #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@angelynx_prime so cheesy, but gods I do love Falco! #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

my preference in steampunk music are the tunes with rockabilly, bluegrass, and gypsy influences #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@helenedefer @angelynx_prime Makes me think of a song that had a folk tune, but then referenced airports. Threw me for a loop #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@Jenny_Schwartz You must not be familiar with Yngwie Malmsteen. 🙂 youtube.com/watch?v=6ISosU… @SyferLocke@jhameia #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@SyferLocke Not to mention modern metal bands take a lot from classical music… #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

SyferLocke, cosign that #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@angelynx_prime Folk music has certain rhythms and tropes, things that *feel* right, I guess #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@Jenny_Schwartz Metallica, Led Zeppelin, etc… lots of the acid rock and heavy metal was influenced by classical music #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@modchen paging Jordan Bodewell!Mr. Sepiachord you are needed on stage! #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

**sings ‘Rock Me Amadeus’** #steampunkchat
Steampunk Community
SteampunkComm Steampunk Community

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@artificer13 Great song choice. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

*pounces Darien* #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@modchen @sepiachord doesn’t seem active on Twitter, otherwise I would have bugged him long ago for a #steampunkchat session!
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

So, how do you mesh your classical music studies with the stories that need to be told? #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

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@SyferLocke @jhameia *blinks* didn’t know Mozart & heavy metal link #steampunkchat #learningstuff
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

As a lyricist, I study a lot of folk music. MudCat.org is a treasure trove. #steampunkchat
Darien Mason
Darien_Mason Darien Mason

#steampunkchat Good Evening!
dr. angelface
modchen dr. angelface

*wonders aloud why mr. bodewell isn’t in here this evening* O_O @sepiachord #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

I’ve had both classical and modern voice training, plus I come from a family of musicians. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@jolantru Yeah, whenever I think SEAsian steampunk music, I ALWAYS have those instruments in mind; they’re timeless that way #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@jhameia I think its even more then that. Music borrows from history all the time, like Mozart influencing heavy metal #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

Streets of Cairo has long list on Wikipedia of re-uses in newer songs bit.ly/sTeRiB #steampunkchat #tryingtocontribute #notmusical
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@Jenny_Schwartz Isn’t it great? #steampunkchat
Steampunk Community
SteampunkComm Steampunk Community

We’re taking notes on The Clockwork Dolls.theclockworkdolls.com #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

Another song that really get’s me – Jarmean?s “Bad Penny”youtube.com/watch?v=8rrhFS… #steampunkchat #streetCabaret
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

@HeleneDeFer What’s your musical background that lends to how you view anachronism in music? #steampunkchat
Joyce Chng (JDamask)
jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask)

#steampunkchat I want to see the gamela and angklung used in steampunk.
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia CHALLENGE TOTALLY ACCEPTED. But as a composer that’s how I utilize anachronism with my works.#steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

Will have to check out White Ghost Shivers, I love ZGT. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@Jenny_Schwartz I’m not surprised; tunes are sometimes memes unto themselves, and copyright didn’t exist back then #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@SyferLocke sweet! I’m gonna have to check them out, thanks! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval You have the floor AND the task to break Twitter… go for it 😛 #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia >.> <.< its really a pain in the butt to explain that in under 140 characters #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@artificer13 much different from each other #steampunkchat
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz

Interests me (non-muso) that when you google pop music of 1890s, bits are reported re-used in modern mainstream songs #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@artificer13 Zombie Ghost Train and White Ghost Shivers are other TX Swing bands with that anachronism but they all 3 sound #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia The sounds I choose are based off of diagrams of classic orchestras and I try to mix it that way. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia I studied composers of the time (Elgar being a main influence) and tried to channel their style and feel #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

With the CDolls I think the classical music style and the dramatic storytelling are equally important. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval (Of course you have to understand, I have no clue how it’s done; you have to explain it like I’m 4) >_> #steampunkchat
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer

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@SyferLocke The rest of their stuff is a little “Rob Zombie” (not that that’s bad). But cowboy zombie drinking song? = WIN #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

one = on in that last post.. #typo #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@AllisonCurval Right, and how do you evoke that classic feel? Do you choose particular kinds of sounds? #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@angelynx_prime I do!! When am I going to see you again?! #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia With The Clockwork Dolls I write songs one the computer (a modern device) but I try to evoke a classic feel#steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@jhameia Liaison sounds better than “torture device.” #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@helenedefer I guess it’s a technical question on how each of those elements conveys anachronism #steampunkchat Or MUST they blend?
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

She’s also the person that still owes me scones. Hmf. #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@artificer13 I love that song #steampunkchat
Helene de Fer
helenedefer Helene de Fer

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@jhameia I think it can be any or all of those elements. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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@colettelovelace You forgot to mention you’re @AllisonCurval‘s liaison for when she gets locked out of Twitter, haha #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@jhameia I believe anachronism is expressed in themes as well as method with steampunk music… #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

..I like bananas…like them…A LOT *squint* #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

I’m just a writer. =) #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

I’m Colette. I occasionally do background vocals and paperwork for The Clockwork Dolls. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

So whither the anachronism in music? #steampunkchat Is it based on instruments, ambience, arrangement, lyrics? How is it expressed?
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

(@AllisonCurval set tonight’s safeword, not me, JSYK #steampunkchat Remember: it’s “banana.”)
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

I’d like to begin by asking all musicians and music dabblers to identify themselves! #steampunkchat You know, besides our guests.
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

All mainstreaming comments are to be stomped. Cosign. #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

For reference, the safeword for tonight’s #steampunkchat is “banana” in case things get too intense for you.
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@jhameia already got that topic out of my system…. #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

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@angelynx_prime yeah I got Jack >.> <.< who do you think I am? It’s me! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

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Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

I’d like to throw in T-pain as well if I may #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Proof that I love ya’ll, see #steampunkchat
Paula O'Keefe
angelynx_prime Paula O’Keefe

@AllisonCurval: no trade unless you have Jack.#steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

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@SteampunkComm indeed sir… on the rocks, no mixer, if you please #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Also, all queries related to Justin Bieber or any “mainstreaming” of steampunk will be summarily STOMPED ON #steampunkchat
Colette Lovelace
colettelovelace Colette Lovelace

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@jhameia HOORAY! Let’s wreck Twitter! #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Well, unless he has to abandon us #steampunkchat But let’s hope he doesnt have to
Steampunk Community
SteampunkComm Steampunk Community

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@SyferLocke Did you mention Glenlivet? #steampunkchat
Captain Syfer Locke
SyferLocke Captain Syfer Locke

woooohooooooo #steampunkchat
Allison Curval
AllisonCurval Allison Curval

*fires gun* sorry… #steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Speshul guests: @AllisonCurval and @helenedefer of the Clockwork Dolls, and Janus of @VernianProcess#steampunkchat
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Welcome to tonight’s #steampunkchat topic: Anachronistic Sounds! Talking about how we evoke the past in music while keeping it modern!
Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh

Gentlefolk, #steampunkchat is now officially underway!

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