Gothic Battle Royale: Semi-Finals Round 1
The crowd is really on edge today as we await the entrance of tonight’s Semi-finalists, the King and Queen of Goth; Peter Murphy and Siouxsie Sioux!
The lights are dimming now. A hush falls over the anxious crowd. And here comes Siouxsie looking just spectacular in a lush evening gown! She’s being carried in on an elaborately ordained litter by men who look suspiciously like her former bandmates and lovers. She’s now entering the ring; oh! and she rips off the evening gown to reveal a punk-inspired dominatrix outfit, looking very much like Catwoman with her whip!
The crowd just loves it; what an entrance!
But wait, Dark Entries has started playing! The spotlights are illuminating Murphy’s gate- OH MY BOWIE, SOMEONE CRASHED THEIR CAR INTO THE ANNOUNCER’S BOOTH!
A young Peter Murphy tries to get Siouxsie’s attention.
Sometimes I like to imagine that Peter used to walk around with a piece of cardboard saying “bauhaus” stapled to his clothing.
a good idea
His name and Daniel’s cell phone number are also pinned to his collar.
New Wave Tarot
The New Wave Tarot deck is a collection of my favorite New Wave and Post Punk musicians. The digital collages on each card are designed to be easily readable with important symbols and familiar themes. I originally made the Major Arcana (the first 22 cards) as a birthday gift for my partner, but that grew into requests for the entire deck. I’ve spent a year working on this deck. It’s turned out beautifully.
The cards are printed on thick cardstock and measure 3”x5”. They come as a full set in a heavy-duty cardboard box and include a guide on how to read them. The guide also includes details on each musician in each card.
The New Wave Tarot Deck is $42 and available at my shop LastCraft:
Additionally, I am doing a limited edition run of 10 fine art prints of 10 cards. The cards available are:
- King of Cups (Robert Smith)
- The Devil (Dave Gahan)
- The Chariot (David Bowie & Klaus Nomi)
- The Empress (Nina Hagen)
- The Emperor (Peter Murphy)
- 10 of Disks (Boy George)
- Queen of Wands (Terri Nunn)
- 2 of Swords (Debbie Harry)
- Temperance (Morrissey)
- Strength (Grace Jones)
Prints are signed and numbered and printed on 9x11 fine art photo rag.
Prints also available on the Last Craft etsy
Ohh i want!
BURN IT! BURN THE WITCH! CLEANSE THE EARTH WITH FIRE!
Death was later arrested for indecent exposure and was sentenced to 90 days in a halfway house. This was Death’s second such conviction.
Peter Murphy syndrome can affect anyone at anytime.
Hello. I really want to be peter murphy's cat, in either the kinky petplay way or the literal sense. Am I too goth?
Look what the morally reprehensible combination of baritone and those god damn life-ruining cheekbones have done to you.
I think you should listen to squeaky prepubescents while you may have a glimmer of hope.
[B/w photo of Daniel Ash and Peter Murphy, glamorous and stripping, respectively]
If you don’t give them your lunch money they’ll cut you up with their cheekbones.
You could just say, “The restroom is to your left.”
Every time I see a gif of Peter Murphy dancing I always imagine him going "shimmy shimmy yeah!"
And now that’s what the rest of us will imagine.
The first photo is a picture of myself before going to a Peter Murphy gig.
The second picture was taken afterwards. Look at what he did to me. He touched my hair and in the process he robbed me of my vitality and love of life and made me look like a bag of pork scratchings.*
I always laughed at this tumblr in the past, I thought that it was a joke. I know differently now, goth is truly dangerous and I feel like I should take steps to reform before the exposure leads to me ageing twenty years before my time.
The worst part is that I have no support. My family are enablers, my mum is the one who took me to this gig. I’ll have to go it alone but I will find some way to overcome this horrible affliction. Pray for m- Ooh, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry gig in two weeks! Better start doing my hair.
*It was definitely his doing and not the copious amount of snakebite I consumed.
Happy Birthday to Peter Murphy, who is 855 years undead today.
HE’S FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES?! Well that explains his driving skills…
Ohhhh, I didn’t say it… but I have to reblog it.
ROUND 1: Peter VS Rozz
Gothic Rock founding father and clothing-adverse baritone, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus dominated Death Rock deity Rozz Williams, who’s ultimately defeated game plan was as complex and challenging as his poetry.
After initiating an avant garde off, which Murphy found irresistible, Williams lured Murphy into an existential panic! But just when Williams thought his plan had worked perfectly; Murphy jumped back into the fight like a rabid animal!
Feeding off the dark chaos Williams had unwittingly released within him, Murphy went mad contorting, laughing manically, and popping out of dark shadows with heavy under-lighting. This all made Rozz very tired and when he laid in bed of lilacs and sheets in his corner, Murphy delivered two surprise kicks!
The first landed on Williams chest, only to hurt Murphy’s foot, as Williams was wearing his bullet-proof vest. The next kick, however, was in the eye. (Murphy later claimed, “It was a slip” with a banshee smile, but Willaims claims “It was deliberately! It was deliberately!”)
Either way, the assault gave Murphy time to detonate a multiple flash with no chords attached, from which his heliophobic opponent fled the ring.
It was a great fight! Stay tuned forROUND 2: Siouxsie VS Nick