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So fucking much to blog. Might happen, might not. I will say this, though.

Confidential to the sweet young things backstage: Tom Waits? NOT STEAMPUNK.

He has never:
1) worn stripey tights,
2) sung about being an Airship Captain, or
3) hot glued miscellaneous watch parts and chicken bones to a bowler hat.


Date: 2011-10-08 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Although...has discussed possibility of impregnation via bullet and came close to some steampunky garb here:

Date: 2011-10-08 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Frankly, that Renfield costume is closer to steampunk than most of the on-the-street SPunks I've seen will ever dream of getting.

Date: 2011-10-08 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh god!! THEY GOT THE TOM TOO!!!!!

Date: 2011-10-08 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2011-10-08 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Now, now, now. They do that to top hats too.

(Although it is possible to wear stripey tights without being steampunk. They just stole that from goths anyway.)
Edited Date: 2011-10-08 04:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-08 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am pretty sure you are preaching to the choir amongst my FL inre: stripey tights. ;)

Date: 2011-10-08 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I always thought if you sang about being an airship captain it made you prog. (Cf. "Imperial Zeppelin" by Peter Hammill) So is steampunk just prog with clock gears glued to your leather dustman's jacket?

Date: 2011-10-08 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think for some people S.Punk is pizzicato strings and dustbin percussion, though that might be overthinking it. Plus the gears on the leather duster. And goggles.

Date: 2011-10-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2011-10-09 05:41 am (UTC)
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Date: 2011-10-08 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha, you are great!
And yes, I do love wearing stripey tights, or at the very least thigh high stripey socks and I have never called myself steampunk. Plus I hate wearing hats.
They glue chicken bones to their apparel? Interesting.

Date: 2011-10-09 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The shit I have seen in the name of steampunk would frighten and amaze you.

Date: 2011-10-08 09:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I would argue that 1 and 3 are not steampunk either... :-/

Date: 2011-10-09 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You and I know it. It appears the SPunk on the street does not.

For example: my friend's Fake Criterion site ( has recently been called steampunk.

I have no words.
Edited Date: 2011-10-09 05:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-11 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[quote]For example: my friend's Fake Criterion site ( has recently been called steampunk.[/quote]

What the? I don't...huh? Are you...?

I got nuthin.

Date: 2011-10-12 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for giving me something else horrible to think about! I'll make sure to kill the first person that says anything like this in my presence.
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