Thursday, June 10, 2010

SteamPink: Lounge car - music


Welcome to the music area of the Lounge car.

Have a seat on one of the sofas in that section and listen to the evening's entertainment.

The Clockwork Dolls

The Clockwork Dolls began in 2007 with a simple concept: to create music that serves not only as a source for recreation but as a means of narration, a storyteller much like the days of old. The trio's strength rests in their unique combination of skills. Their music combines Allison Curval's knack for the fusing of traditional classical music with the epic sounds of contemporary musical scores and modern electronica with Helene De Fer's passion for poetic lyrics and Cedric Mayne's immersive musical style on the violin.

The music of The Clockwork Dolls involves an elaborate world that is simultaniously familiar and strange. It is one that is filled with flights of fancy, airships, and the technology of both past and future. With songs like Maiden Voyage telling the tale of a noble woman's dream of freedom and flight to the Ballad of Black Jack Jezebel, a story of a vengeful gambler set in the wild west, The Clockwork Dolls functions not only as a band but as a group of writers and actors telling a story of adventure, bravery, tragedy, and drama all mixed in with the occasional ho down.
-description from The Clockwork Dolls site where you can listen to more of their music!

Impartial (The Battle):


A vendor walks through the Lounge car with a basket.

CDs for sale.


Clockwork Dolls CDs.

A CD ma'am?

*** steampunk book and CD giveaway ***

Open to all.

Offer ends: June 14, 2010


Contest has ended - winner is here


-CD courtesy of The Clockwork Dolls

TO DO (2-parts):

1. Visit The Clockwork Dolls site and listen to Don't Stop Believin (Journey Cover).

What did you hear in the intro?

2. Complete the 5 question survey which will be posted on the last day of SteamPink week, Saturday, June 12.

============train tip============
Lounge cars carry a bar and public seating. They usually have benches or large swivelling chairs along the sides of the car. Some lounge cars include small pianos and are staffed by contracted musicians to entertain the passengers.

These cars are often pulled in addition to the dining car, and on very long trains in addition to one or more snack or cafe cars.

Lounge cars are an important part of the appeal of passenger trains when compared to aircraft, buses and cars; there is more space to move around, socialize, eat and drink, and a good view.
- wikipedia

* got turned on to this band after reading the forward to Clockworks and Corsets by Regina Riley.

* image source basket

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