Wed, 16 May 2018
On this episode we’re going to explore the cultural crossover between nerds and goths as well as wax poetic about some of our favorite video games, exploring how they’ve impacted our lives and how they’ve connected with our identity as a goth.
Cultural values for Goths and a Nerds 4:10
Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 28:47
Alice: The Madness Returns 1:19:00
Tue, 17 April 2018
Yes, that Liisa, the favorite Liisa here on Cemetery Confessions. We got a chance to sit down and hash out our differences over her 40 years of goth video series as well as talk about aging in goth culture, mainstream fashion appropriation, and whether or not emo or nu goth are actually part of the culture.
Mon, 2 April 2018
Welcome back to Cemetery Confessions! This month we will be talking about the state of the scene and whether or not it’s declined over the last 10 years, we’ll be chatting about modern goth music, reviewing the new album from Cruz De Navajas, responding to some listener feedback, sinister suggestions and more!
The State of the Music Business 9:45
The Death of Goth:
Album Review: 1:50:15
Sinister Suggestions: 2:03:56
Fri, 16 March 2018
This month we are going to be diving into the sub-subculture of the Christian Goth community. Goth itself is a-theistic in that it makes no positive religious claims, one can ascribe themselves to any religious system or eschew them altogether without an impact on their goth identity; so it’s not abnormal to find goths who are catholic, protestant or any other flavor of Christian belief. That said, there exists a community of people who explicitly call themselves Christian Goths, a label which denotes often (in my experience) conservative evangelical ideals merged with a goth aesthetic. But how do Christian Goths fit into goth, and where do their values, norms, and social behaviors diverge from those of the broader goth culture? My guests and I will be discussing this, our personal experiences as Christian Goths and more on this episode!
Christian Goth Resources:
Fri, 2 March 2018
This week we are talking about materialism and capitalist ideals in goth culture, reviewing the new album from Dead Astropilots, Second Life follow up, listener feedback around differentlyabled goths, some discussion about becoming pagan and more!
Album Review: 25:46
Listener Feedback 41:35
Sinister Suggestion: 50:29
Fri, 16 February 2018
This week we are going to be discussing goth music, but more interestingly those sites of liminality and ambiguity where what we’ve come to know as goth music collides and makes love to pop and indie music. What effect has that had on culture and clubs both historically and today, and what does this mean for the future of the genre?
In recent years we've seen an explosion of hard to classify acts that skirt the edge of goth culture and sound, bands such as chelsea wolfe, king dude, zola jesus, them are us too, cult of youth, Savages, Austra and so on. Do these bands mirror the sort of early 80’s melting pot of goth, synthpop, glam rock, new wave, deathrock etc, Are we just seeing Indie bands taking on a darker yolk, or are we seeing some new form of “art goth”, or perhaps an eschewing of genre classifications in general?
Our guest this month was Joshua, please check out his music project Gevatter Tod!
Fri, 2 February 2018
This week we will be discussing why baby bats feel they don’t have what it takes to be goth and how that drives them to try and change it. We will be reviewing the new album from azar swan, discussing the goth scene in Second life, reading listener feedback and more.
Album Review: 35:50
Second Life: State of the Union 52:48
Listener Feedback 1:00:44
Mon, 8 January 2018
Thu, 2 November 2017
This month we are discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly of aging in goth culture, we are reviewing the new album from Bootblacks, there will be a special guest appearance by Emz from HorrorAddicts.net,, and we are chatting about goths on YouTube, and the ethics and responsibility that comes along with that.
Album Review: 58:37
Goth Youtube: 1:40:48
Mon, 2 October 2017
This month we are doing things a bit differently, and will be reviewing the book Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance, and the Rise of Happy Gothic by Catherine Spooner. We will be discussing the impact Tim Burton, sparkly vampires, the creepy cute, Columbine, political discourse, Jillian Venters, and others have had on the cultural milieu of goth and the consumption of the Gothic in mainstream media.
Our guests this month are Natalie and Trae!
Chapter 1: 7:00
Chapter 2: 53:15
Chapter 4: 1:22:44
Premise 2: Goths and vampires have shared a historically propinquitous relationship, often informing or appropriating one another
Conclusion: As vampires have grown more polite and reinforced the “happy gothic” so too have goths sought to remake their image in a similar fashion
Chapter 5: 1:37:37
Chapter 6: 1:47:05
Chapter 7: 2:02:06
Chapter 8: 2:19:36