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Would you like your own Mech?

Why do I ask, you ask? Well… I wonder if they will ever be mass-produced. Perhaps they should not, though. You never know what weirdos ed up driving them. There is enough road rage as it is, without additional firepower.

Review: Strange Artifact – The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is Strange Artifact’s first long player. Strange Artifact themselves are Japan’s first full-fledged Steampunk band. I must admit, of all the album reviews I have made thus far, The Antikythera Mechanism was the most difficult. For one, although I speak a little Japanese, it is nowhere sufficient …

Strange Artifact – Japanese Steampunk Band

Another proof of Steampunk’s popularity around the world. I have mentioned Japan before, and yesterday, I  found a brilliant Japanese Steampunk band: Strange Artifact And here is a video, taken from their site: Also, Strange Artifact will also be present at the Steampunk Cherry blossom viewing party in Tokyo! 東京でスチームパンク風な花見パーティー! …

Modern Traditionalism

Are you confused by the title of today’s blog? Believe me, I am, too.  Anyway, a dear friend of mine brought my attention to this wonderful piece of modern Japanese music: The Yoshida Brothers have managed to bring traditional Tsugaru-janinsen music into the 21st century and created very impressive pieces …

Sharing the Pain

A friend of mine shared this on the well-known ætherweb gathering place remotely connected to libraries (as far as the name is concerned). Now it is time to share the pain. It really made me cringe but it is also bizarrely amusing: And speeaking of bizarre, another friend of mine …

Tokio Hacker Space requests assistance

Hello all, another necessary off-topic post. My friend Alex over at Technomancer has blogged about this and I simply spread the word further: To all the people on the good planet Earth, the crew of Tokyo HackerSpace has a message that we would like to send to you: By now, …