From the Library: Dieselpunk

Just when you start­ed to real­ly under­stand the mean­ing of Steam­punk, Radio Riel throws anoth­er con­cept at you… Dieselpunk!

From the font of all knowl­edge Wikipedia: “Dieselpunk is short­hand to describe a fan­ta­sy soci­ety with an indus­tri­al lev­el of devel­op­ment, informed by Cyber­punk sen­si­bil­i­ties.  It is a manip­u­la­tion on an alter­nate, future 1950s from the devel­oped tech­nol­o­gy and soci­ety of the 1930’s, where the Great Depres­sion nev­er arrived thus World War II is still being fought as a pro­longed Cold War.”

Today and tomor­row’s pro­gram on Radio Riel Main is Jazz and Swing, with some Film Noir sound­tracks tossed into the mix.  Wel­come to music for Dieselpunks!  In addi­tion, Gabrielle Riel will be play two live sets of Swing for dances in Sec­ond Life.  The details are as fol­lows:

The Hall in the Proof of Con­cept Build for Ser­aph City, a planned Dieselpunk sim in Sec­ond Life (

Ear­ly Birds’ Swing Dance — 2:00pm — 3:30pm SLT
Night Owls’ Swing Dance — 7:00pm — 8:30pm SLT

Attire can be any­thing in which you feel com­fort­able, but we encour­age attire from the 1920s — 1940s, dressy or oth­er­wise.  Music will be Jazz and Swing from that era played by Gabrielle Riel, and will run on Radio Riel Main. (

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at . Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

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