Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
There are so many styles for a Goth to choose from and now that you know the basics of Gothic music, it's time to dress the part. The first thing you should do is find out what style suits you (pardon the pun.) I prefer combat boots and a black trench coat, but with so many different styles, one can easily decide what works best for him or her.
Some Goth types include:
Rivet Head Goth
Blackwaterfall.com is a humorous approach at the types of Goth, with good explanations for all of them.
After choosing your style or styles, go to Batgearbeyond.com to find the clothes you want to purchase.
Next Post: Part 3 Gothic Literature
Note: Also consider making your own clothes, or go to a thrift shop. Hot Topic is not a good choice unless buying one or two accessories.
Step I - Listen to Gothic Music
Most modern Goths don't even know about The Bauhaus, let alone Joy Division or The Sisters of mercy. While a Goth can listen to any genre of music s/he so chooses, it's best to at least know of bands that started the Gothic Subculture.
I have written a list of some the of the best original Goth bands below:
Echo and The Bunnymen
Clan of Xymox
Siouxsie & the Banshees
The Mission U.K
The Sisters of Mercy
Fields of the Nephilim,
The Birthday Party
Dead can Dance
Gene Loves Jezebel
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Sex Gang Children,
Tones on Tales
Flesh For Lulu
Love and Rockets
I have made a youtube playlist of some of the mentioned bands as a sample of what this music sounded like:
However Goths do not only listen to Dark-Wave, many modern metal or modern alternative bands are popular amongst Goths including:
The 69 Eyes
London After Midnight,
Type O Negative
Icon And The Black Roses
And even sometimes
Nine Inch Nails
However the previous seven bands are not Goth, they are in some cases appreciated by Goths.
Part 2 - How To Dress Goth. (Coming Soon)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor has explained once again why he has decided to quit using Twitter as a way to stay in touch with his fans.
The singer expressed his frustration at the fact that unwanted followers cannot be completely blocked from the social networking website.
"Yes, I deleted my account and I'll explain why since somehow someone apparently thinks this is newsworthy," Reznor wrote.
"Twitter seemed like an interesting way to quickly reach a large number of people, and people that seem to exist outside of the nin.com world of fans.
"Then... around the time news broke of my engagement, a faction of troublemakers showed up whose sole intent was to disrupt, harass, insult and incite…In a reasonably moderated community, these people can be made to vanish - on Twitter, it's a free-for-all - hence they flock there. It depresses me to think my art and life's work can attract this kind of scum…if that was your intention you trolling, cowardly pigs - you've succeeded."
On a lighter note, Reznor went on to say that although Nine Inch Nails are playing their "last shows for the foreseeable future", his "best work is yet to come".
He added that the Nine Inch Nails Blackberry application, which follows the release of the band's own iPhone application, has had some hiccups and will take longer to complete than expected.
Rose began subbing for Lee last Friday in Cincinatti, and appreciative Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx took to his MySpace page to say that Rose "came charging in like a knight in shining armor."
Lee hurt his left thumb and forefinger in the accident, but, with his hands in bandages, still managed to play piano for part of the show, on the songs "Home Sweet Home" and "Girls, Girls, Girls."
During a show on Saturday in Detroit, Lee told the crowd, "First of all, I suck. I was having fun and I burned myself."
In Sixx's MySpace message to his fans about the accident, he called Rose "the hero of the day." "Tommy messed up his hand pretty bad," the statement read. "Yes, accidents do happen, and yes, frustration does happen to everybody, including Tommy, who would rather play drums (even with a damaged hand) than just about anything in the whole world.
"But following doctor's orders for a few shows is what we have to do right now (or cancel shows). We all wanna say we're sorry Tommy has to sit out a couple shows, but we hope to have him back up on the drums ASAP ... I think Morgan needs a standing ovation for his dedication to kicking ass and helping not only Mötley Crüe out, but the road crew and everybody else out here whose lives would (have) been [affected] ... As for now, Mötley Crüe is a five-piece band — making history, one injury at a time."
No word yet on when Lee expects to be back behind the drum kit for the tour, which runs through September 2.
Dark Shadows was a hit television show in the late '60s, and featured everything from witches and werewolves to zombies, vampires and time travel. It's no wonder the dark and brooding Depp was such a fan.
"I was obsessed with (lead character) Barnabas Collins," said the actor, after confirming the film at this year's Comic Con. "I have photographs of me holding Barnabas Collins’ posters when I was five or six."
And director Tim Burton confirmed the film's production as well. "That’s the plan," he said. "There was something very weird about (Dark Shadows), it had the weirdest vibe to it. I’m sort of intrigued about that vibe. It’s early days on it, but I’m excited about it."
So with the release of next year's Alice in Wonderland, you can rest assured that your supply of Depp and Burton won't run out any time soon.