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Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 News

2016 is starting out to be an interesting year for dieselpunk.

Agent Carter Season 2

The dieselpunk television series Agent Carter returns in 2016. This year the series is moved from New York to Los Angeles. An exciting plot line will include a tie-in with the upcoming Doctor Strange movie.

Agent Carter two-hour season 2 premiere will be on ABC on January 19th, 2016 at 9 pm.

Hail, Caesar!

This year the Coen Brothers, who gave us the dieselpunk classic Oh Brother Where Art Thou’ will give us a new dieselpunk movie, Hail, Caesar! Set circa Diesel Era, according to Wikipedia, "Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a Hollywood "fixer" helping the production of the upcoming film entitled Hail Caesar starring famous actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). When a hungover Whitlock is kidnapped by a group named The Future, Mannix is the one in charge of collecting $100,000 and rescuing him."

Hail, Caesar! is scheduled for release February 5, 2016.

Electro Swing Commentary

Angus Harrison of the online electronica music magazine Thump published a tirade criticizing Electro Swing music titled “Electro Swing Music is The Worst Music in the World, Ever”. You can read this small minded, opinion piece here.

Death of David Bowie

The world saw the loss of David Bowie on January 10, 2016. Bowie had a reputation for dressing ‘dapper’ with a fashion sense that many dieselpunks could relate to. In 1974, Bowie release Diamond Dogs on RCA Records with the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell as the theme. In 1983 he appeared in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence as a prisoner of war in a Japanese POW camp.

Thank you for all that you've given us, David. You shall be missed.

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