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Gang Roundup - January 2017 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – January 2017

Here we are, the first post of the year and it’s going to be a collection. You know, I’m still going to figure out what I’ll write for this blog this year. I do have…


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Sarah Zama I was born, raised and I still live near Verona (Italy), though I worked for a time in Dublin. I started writing fantasy stories as a kid. Today I’m a bookseller who reads…


Zest (Jazz Age Jazz Series) The soul of jazz was the soul of the Roaring Twenties: free of expression, hunger for life

Zest (AtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz)

In psychology, zest and vitality are combination of the physical sense and the psychological sense of feeling well. Zest is about exhibiting enthusiasm and feeling energised. In the 1920s, this was exactly what jazz was…






Tempo (Jazz Age Jazz Series) The rhythm of jazz was different from anything that came before it. In the 1920s, a part of critics believed that rhtythm destroyed people's inhibitions

Tempo (AtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz)

Early jazz was strongly connected to sensuality. Its fast tempo, its syncopation, brought it a lot of trouble, because in many respects, that rhythm was associated with sensuality. At the very beginning, jazzmen would perform…






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