Stuff I Like - Professor Elemental

I've liked steampunk since before I knew the word; I didn't know about guys like K.W. Jeter, Tim Powers or James Blaylock when I was a kid, but I knew H.G. Wells was chasing Jack the Ripper in a time machine, and that was rad as hell. It's something I've been interested in as long as I can remember, but I never thought that steampunk and music went together.

Then came The Professor.

Professor Elemental arrived on the scene with "Cup of Brown Joy," almost certainly the first hip-hop song about tea ever devised by humans. He's since released three albums, as well as a few others in his non-steampunk persona of just plain Elemental. They are all worth your time.

And since we are all about the positivity this month, the Prof's tunes are well suited to the topic at hand. (That does not sound like a sentence. I am very tired.) Anyway, a great deal of the Prof's songs-- the ones that aren't about zeppelins or octopi-- are about self-acceptance, celebrating our differences, and how to behave on the Internet.

Professor Elemental's music can be found here, as well as most places you buy music online. More information on the man himself is at his home base. But come on, the man was on Phineas and Ferb, you know he's all right.