Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast (general)

This month we are chatting with Andy Deane about how to start a goth scene, his views on elitism, his career and more!

Find Andy on Patreon, Bandcamp, and get his published works on Amazon

The Gothic Cruise 4:00

History of Bella Morte 10:35

Is Goth Whatever You Want it to be 26:05

Can Artists Still Make a Living 47:47

Andy the Author 55:20

Direct download: Andy_Deane.mp3
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This month we are going to be taking a look at those liminal and elusive cultural groupings that have become tangential to goth such as witch house, synthwave, nu goth and so on. I want to look at what the cultural legacy and impact these groupings have had on the scene are and whether or not they have lost their subversive novelty or are going to make a comeback. We’ve also got an album review from Crystal Cage, sinister suggestions, and more!

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Our guest this month is Jean-Luc, aka DJ Alpha Omega! Find him on Twitch, Facebook, and Soundcloud.

uest Introduction 5:00

The Story of Medusa’s, Neo, and Chicago’s Club Scene 7:15

A DJ’s View of the Goth Club scene 19:20

News: 40:00
The Impact of Witch House 10 years later

Album Review: 1:16:25
Crystal Cage - Crystal Cage

 

Sinister Suggestions: 1:26:45
Unsolved Mysteries on Buzzfeed
Blackcraft Wrestling
Vulta

A Retraction 1:35:00

Direct download: Witch_House_and_The_Scene.mp3
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This month we are revisiting the topic of sexism within industrial music and culture. While Cemetery Confessions itself is specifically about goth, there’s no denying that there’s a historical propinquity of industrial and goth musically and culturally, and as such goths and industrialists often share experiences and spaces. We discuss misogyny historically, debate whether or not anything has changed, relate personal run ins with this behavior and a lot more. 

In a world where donald trump is president and subcultural music is ever more often taking a stand on ethics, political ideologies, and social justice issues a discussion examining the norms of our culture and the ontologies that come along with them is more relevant than ever.

Our panel this month is Andi HarrimanAlex ReedSharon Kyronfive, and Alison Fraiser! 

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

References:
Antigen and Adversary at Kinetik
Andi's Tweet

Direct download: Sexism_and_The_Scene.mp3
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This month we are talking about ways goths queer age temporalities, explore the construction of deviant spaces, breakdown the ritual and subversive nature of goth dance, discuss the consistency of goth identity across borders and A LOT more!

Our guest this month is grad student Leah, you can find her radio show Delightfully Depressing here, and her music project Skydivers here!

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Direct download: Deviance_and_Ethnography_in_Aging_Go.mp3
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We sit down with Tara for a wide ranging interview this week! We start by discussing her resistance to the goth label, she tells some stories from her touring experience about elitism and Marilyn Manson, we get into comparing the current music scene with the 90's, she let's us into some personal stories with family life and living with illness, and we talk about her new book and music projects!

You can find Lycia on Bandcamp and you can find Tara's published works on Amazon.

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Direct download: Tara_Vanflower.mp3
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This month we reflect on how goth in 2018 stacks up against the last 40 years. We’ll be discussing why "mainstream" culture is a myth, whether or not goth should be considered a culture or a subculture, and if WGT demonstrates goth is borderless and without rules. We also have an album review for the band Traitrs, our sinister suggestions and more!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at cemeteryconfessions@gmail.com.

Our guest this month is Stine, who you can find on YouTube and instagram!

 

Introduction

News: 10:10
Goth in 2018

Album Review: 1:20:54
Traitrs - Butcher's Coin

Sinister Suggestions: 1:35:25
Witches Moon Box
My Hero Academia

References:
Norwegian Personal Space
Norwegian Bus

Direct download: goth_in_2018.mp3
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This month we sit down with author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before you Die Loren Rhoads. Cultural death anxiety, obscure graveyards, ancient burial rituals, spiritual practices and the paranormal are our topics for this month. You can find more articles and speaking dates for Loren at her website https://cemeterytravel.com/

Direct download: Loren_Rhoads.mp3
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This month we discuss the inside come out, how do sartorial idioms represent the music and metaphysical substrate of goth, both as personal expression and discursive space. We also touch on how depression and being a baby bat influence how we interpret and display the markers of goth. We review the new album from Sackcloth and Ashes, add our sinister suggestions, and more!

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You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at cemeteryconfessions@gmail.com.

Our guest this month is Zakkarii of Living the Strange Life

 

News: 2:55

The Value of Being Different
Goth GF and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Awakening my Internal Goth

Album Review: 1:15:35

Sashcloth and Axes - M.A.R.K. -13

Sinister Suggestions: 1:32:00

Prepare to Try
Dragon Age Inquisition
K

Direct download: The_Clothing_of_a_Culture.mp3
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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.

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This week our guests are Forrest and Kai Decadence!

Cultural values for Goths and a Nerds 4:10

Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 28:47

Bloodborne 51:45

Alice: The Madness Returns 1:19:00

Direct download: Gothic_Gaming.mp3
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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. 

You can find everything Liisa is up to on her website, follow her on facebook, or YouTube. 

Direct download: Liisa_Interview.mp3
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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!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon.
You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

Our guest this month is Dez, who runs the incredible DIY record label Occult Whispers, which you can find on Big CartelBandcamp, and Facebook

The State of the Music Business 9:45

The Death of Goth:
Are Goths Being Alienated from their Own Events? 21:36

Goths in the 90's vs. Now 1:03:47
(Reference: Goth's Loss of MysteryJuvenoia)

Album Review: 1:50:15
Cruz de Navajas - Dominacion

Sinister Suggestions: 2:03:56
The Noise Beneath the Snow

Direct download: Death_of_goth.mp3
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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!

Our guests this month are Chris from the band Syspiria and Raksha who can be found on youtube

Christian Goth Resources:
GodScare.net
Grave Robbers Ministry
ChristianGoth.com
BloodGod.org
The First Church of the Living Dead
Asylum Ministries (current iteration) 
Goths for Jesus
Cruxcorvis Weekly Asylum
Tofer's Take
Ex Nihilo

 

YouTube:
Gothicon Documentary: https://youtu.be/DlidtOkc_T8
Goth Prom at The Asylum 2008: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBhA0Fejy8
First Church of the Living Dead: https://youtu.be/W6TmQ0fuc90

 

Direct download: Christian_Goth_The_Expose.mp3
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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!

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You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

News: 2:09
-The Commercialization of Goth

Album Review: 25:46
New Control - Dead Astropilots

Listener Feedback 41:35

Sinister Suggestion: 50:29
-Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Direct download: Material_Goth.mp3
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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!

Further Reading:
-Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre
-Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny
-25 years in the Reptile House

Direct download: Too_Goth_For_Pop.mp3
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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.

News: 3:00
Peter Murphy calls David Bowie a twit

Not Goth Enough
-The Goth Mindset
-So You Want to Run a Goth Event

Album Review: 35:50

Savage Exiles - Azar Swan

Second Life: State of the Union 52:48

Listener Feedback 1:00:44

Sinister Suggestions: 1:22:45
Death: A Graveside Companion
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Outtakes

Direct download: Not_Goth_Enough.mp3
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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.

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You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes.
You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

Our Guests this month are Angela Benedict and Skullgirdle!

Introductions 2:00

News: 9:38
Goth at 30 and beyond: Insight for Baby Bats

Album Review: 58:37
Bootblacks - Fragments

Interview with Emz: 1:07:45
Emz is the head spook at the HorrorAddicts.net website and podcast!
Check out her most recent vampire novel, Dusk's Warriors!

Goth Youtube: 1:40:48
In the age of the world wide web, goths have more opportunities to meet and share their thoughts than ever before. No longer do we have to create and publish our own zines, start a band, or run a goth event to express a sense of cultural identity and community. We are now able to project ourselves, our lives, and our scenes in HD video for the whole world to see and talk about. This has allowed our dark little culture to be opened up to a whole new audience of potential goths who may become seduced by the dark side and help create and participate in the culture, even if they don’t have a local scene. But does this type of access actually encourage goths to stop engaging with their local community? Is the emphasis on visual presentation having an adverse impact on the values and norms of the culture? That and more is what I’d like to explore this month.

Sinister Suggestions: 2:52:17
Necromancy Radio
Necromancy Clothing

Podcasts The Count was interviewed on this month: 2:58:51
We Have a Technical
Sex, Death, and Religion

 

Direct download: Goth_Youtube.mp3
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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!

More Recommended books from this author:
Contemporary Gothic
Fashioning Gothic Bodies

Chapter 1: 7:00
-Thesis, Introduction, methodology overview
-Goth as a middle class culture of consumption

Chapter 2: 53:15
-Tim Burton and his reshaping of modern Gothic

Chapter3: 57:42
-The increased reliance of the visual in goth
-The politicization of goth through Columbine and Sophie Lancaster

Chapter 4: 1:22:44
Premise 1: In the post millennial era, vampires have sought to become the institution rather than the subversion, to become as human or amiable towards humans as possible rather than be the Other

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
-The modern goth girl and the "whimsical macabre"

Chapter 6: 1:47:05
-Camp and it's influence on goth and the assimilative monster

Chapter 7: 2:02:06
-Goth/Gothic masculinities and humerus monsters

Chapter 8: 2:19:36
-Whitby Gothic Weekend and the Gothic-carnivalesque

Conclusions 2:30:25

Direct download: Happy_Gothic.mp3
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Welcome to the Gothquisition! I’ve assembled the goth cabal, a conclave of arrogant, elitist, gatekeeping, goth purists, prepared to bitch slap the internet and read you to filth. These are the kind of goths who read Baudelaire, drink absinthe, and spin Naked and the Dead on original vinyl, and that’s just for breakfast! Together they are a wealth of knowledge and glares that can reduce babybats to ash, and they’re here to set the internet straight.

Special thanks to Real American Gamer for voicing the intro for this episode.

Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Gothquisition:
Zakkarrii
Andi
The Count
Michelle
Jez
Mark
Joe

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You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com

Trap Goth 2.0 7:51

The Year in Review 13:20

40 Years of Goth? 22:02
As we wait for the male version to be released, we are putting the much maligned 40 years of goth on the chopping block.  We are going to dissect and judge the validity and accuracy of this self proclaimed timeline taxonomy of goth fashion.

Music Break: 1:13:46
Gothic People - Libitina

THE GREAT DEBATE: 1:18:00
Our inquisitors have prepared arguments for who they think should be considered the most seminal or important musician for goth. Spoiler alert, it gets ugly real fast.

Gothic Charm School: 2:04:00
It's finally time to take on The Lady of the Manners and her assessment of the necessity of goth music as a requisite for goth cultural membership.

Music Break: 2:28:20
If I Only Were a Goth - ThouShaltNot

Goth Points the Game! 2:30:15
Our Inquisitors will compete to collect goth points, in pursuit of the title of Goth Queen/King.

References:
Playlist of Active Goth Bands
Steampunk Interview
Andi's Glorious 80's Music Video

~Bloopers~

Direct download: Gothquisition_2.mp3
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This month's episode we talk about alternative models, vampire erotica, and historical goths. We review the new Golden Apes album, and for our philosophy corner we discuss gender norms and ideals of beauty within goth culture.

Our Guests:
-
Black Friday who's wonderful videos you can find on YouTube.
-Mister Owl who you can find on tumblr.

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News:
House Candidate Writes Vampire Erotica
Alternative Model Crowned
History's Greatest Goths

Quick News:
Crimson Peak
Day Men  

Album Review:
Golden Apes - The Langsyne Litanies  

Philosophy Corner:
This month we discuss gender norms, and ideals of beauty as it realtes to weight, femininity, discrimination, etc.
Sources:

book #1
book #2
book #3
site #1
site #2
site #3
site #4
site #5

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