Is listening to ska a step forward in recovery? On one hand, what could be less goth than bright, peppy horns, but on the other, I'm trading one genre of music that no one's cared about for approximately 20 years for another.
It’s a big step forward! I’ve never seen a Goth dance to ska but, if my math is correct, it would shake the black off of their clothes.
I did chase some Goths down with Ska music, back in my more active days. They hid in corridors which fall away at the happy horn hootenanny like the walls of Jericho.
I once had this dream where I was part of a vampire clan and for some reason our preferred method of travel was a minivan, so I called it the 'vanpire' and I'm still proud for coming up with that in my sleep.
I just received my Amazon order of "Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music" and "The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock: In The Reptile House with The Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus and The Cure." Is there hope for me, or should I just be quarantined?
I don’t know how many times I have tried to warn you people about reading!
Wait, except for my blog- keep reading that.
I’m sorry, it’s quarantine time. The van will be arriving shortly, if you want to do us the courtesy of sedating yourself.
Curse this summer heat. It makes make up harder to pull off. I mean perfectly blended deathly palor and eyeshadow can become unfortunate corpsepaint really quickly. When you intend to go forth as an ethereal creature of the darkness but end up looking like a BAAAAAAD mallgoth/black metal fan in the process. I love autumn and winter. So much easier to dress spooky.
To other anon: black is the new brown, which was the new pink which is now the new old blue. So, you're good as long as you are being going for neo-irony, which is the new hip, which was the old beat, which is the new shit, stand up and admit tomorrows never coming.
I followed your advice. I left the punk rock scene and got a corporate job. I threw away my bat sleeves, cobwebs, and leather, and bought some nice blazers and ties. And then somehow this boat appeared out of a mount of trash bags and I was in it chanting, "O, are they merely crying, father? Yes, true weeping is yet to come." What happened there?
Son of a Banshee! I hate to say this, but you have to get some Hot Goffic clothes to smother out the demons with the power of The Mall.
When your eyes start rolling and the word “poseur” is hissing all around you; the cleansing has begun.
My fiancé just pointed out to me that if we have a gothic wedding, he could legitimately dress like Bowie from Labyrinth for the event. Help me, Goth Triggers, I lack the strength to resist those tight pants.
Before you go shopping for Cod pieces, try switching to a healthier fictional character- like Ned Flanders!
Goth is deader than death, it died in the 80’s or maybe (just maybe) beginning of the 90’s and you can make up all the arguments you want but that won’t change the fact that goth ended a while ago and by goth I mean the actual musical…
This is probably the funniest thing I’ve read all day. Next time I see StuntHusband, I’m going to start whispering “GOTHSHARK GOTHSHAAAAAARK gothshaaaaark” at him.
He’ll probably throw a book at my head or something.
Next time I get in a discussion with anyone about subcultures and labels I am definitely telling them I’m a shark and I need no label.
Goth is deader than death, it died in the 80’s or maybe (just maybe) beginning of the 90’s and you can make up all the arguments you want but that won’t change the fact that goth ended a while ago and by goth I mean the actual musical movement (post punk) Deathrock and other sub genres started way after that but it’s also over, all the new “gothic rock” bands have nothing to do with the original movement. Electro Cyber Industrial Goth or whatever is not goth, like at all. Gothic metal is not goth either…(what in the world is gothic metal anyways?, such a weird ass genre) and no kids, Marilyn Manson (industrial metal) is not goth, and Cradle Of Filth (“black metal” even though it’s not even that ) is not goth. Now why am I saying all of this? I know no one asked my opinion but let’s face it, it’s getting annoying how people can say they’re goth because they like Arch Enemy or how the entire goth subculture is about clothing and dressing in black and more bullshit like that, people should really know at least what goth is if they decide to label themselves as “goth”. By the way I AM NOT GOTH! I’M A SHARK AND MY NAME IS MATT, I NEED NO LABEL! But people please just get over it, GOTH IS DEAD! #goth #gothicrock #gothic #postpunk #deathrock
"What’s your favorite album, or book?" "I really like Metamorphosis, I think it says a lot about the human condition and psyche." "Yeah I love Franz Kafka." "Oh no, I was talking about Hilary Duff’s debut album."