Tue, 1 December 2015
Goths have a long standing tradition for being catty, gate keeping, drama queens, too pretentious for their own good. This month we embody that stereotype by competing for goth points, bitching about the internet, and even spend some time in the confessional box. Prepare for The Gothquisition!
The Surprise: Trap-Goth 9:38
Go Goth! 15:57
Goth Quiz 41:57
50 Shades of Tropigoth 1:01:00
Cemetery Confessions 1:18:37
Listener Call in 2:22:32
References: (in order of mention)
Merlyn Munstun - The Beautiful Pizza
Mon, 2 November 2015
Welcome to episode 24 of Cemetery Confessions! On this month’s episode we are talking about goths who sleep in coffins, new TV shows and movies, we are reviewing the newest album from IAMX, and we are taking a look at sex and sexuality in the goth scene.
Quick News: 6:48
Album Review: 12:42
Philosophy Corner: 29:32
This month we are covering the topic of sex as it relates to goth culture, scene and club culture, and its link to sexual expectations of the greater mainstream culture. Issues such as goth club environments, bisexuality, polyamory, and romance will be explored in the context of personal meaning, socialization, and the sociological perspective. My hope is that we can come away with a better understanding of ourselves as sexual creatures, the goth subcultures approach to the issue of sex and sexuality, and understand how outside influences can exert unforeseen influence on our sexual identities.
Mon, 12 October 2015
For this special episode we have a chat with Jillian Venters, aka The Lady of the Manners. Jillian is the author of the book, Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them, as well as the webmistress for the advice blog of the same name. On this episode we speak with her about some criticisms of her book, discuss the validity of neo-tribes such as health goth, and chat about various goth topics and general nerdery.
Fri, 2 October 2015
Welcome to episode 23 of Cemetery Confessions! On this months episode we are talking about what is and isn’t respectful to do in a cemetery, and why young people don’t want to be part of subcultures. We are reviewing an album from Lycia, and for the philosophy corner we are talking about industrial music, misogyny, and where they intersect.
For more information about the study proposing goths are more likely to be depressed or self harm, follow this link.
Album Review: 55:45
Philosophy Corner: 1:22:30
This month we are talking about misogyny/sexism as portrayed or perpetrated in industrial music, as well as gender roles, and the treatment of women within the music industry. We’ll talk about social and cultural effects, look at some specific examples of sexism, and discuss what responsibility adherents to the scene have.
Sinister Suggestions: 3:06:11
-We Have a Technical Podcast
Thu, 10 September 2015
For this special episode of Cemetery Confessions, we are speaking with Fred Berger of the creator of Propaganda magazine, "probably the only subculture publication known to just about every goth on the planet". We discuss the inception of the magazine, Fred's beautiful photography, what it means to be a provocateur, and more.
To purchase back issues and other Propaganda paraphernalia, visit the Facebook Page.
Wed, 2 September 2015
On this month's episode we are talking with guest podcaster Helmut about the Austrian goth scene and what the cultural similarities and differences are, we review the new album from Ashbury Heights, we discuss the mystery of goth and whether or not it's disappearing, and we close the show with sinister suggestions and audience e-mails.
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Sat, 15 August 2015
For this special episode of Cemetery Confessions, we are interviewing Andi Harriman, the author of Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace, and giving you a review of the book afterwards. We speak with Andi about the death of goth, modern day deathrock, punk, and more.
Sat, 1 August 2015
On this month’s episode we are talking about mainstream perceptions of goth, movie news, and a review of the new album from High-Functioning Flesh. For the philosophy corner we have guest Dr. Marjorie Yambor to talk about the importance of, and goths relationship with, the media. We also have listener feedback, sinister suggestions and more.
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Sat, 4 July 2015
On this month’s episode we have guest Daniel Berkove-Hopkins of the industrial band The Lazarus Gene, we are talking about how goth is related to feminism, and cultural appropriation. We are reviewing the new album from She Past Away, and for the philosophy corner we are talking about religion with Daniel who has a degree in comparative religion.
Full Show Notes and Time Stamps Can Be Found Here: http:thebelfry.rip/blog/2015/6/28/cemetery-confessions-20-religion
Mon, 1 June 2015
Welcome to episode 19 of Cemetery Confessions, on this episode we discuss how the age of social media has affected the subculture, the post punk era, happy goths, and punk rock. We are reviewing the new album from :Wumpscut:, and for the philosophy corner we are taking a look how to deal with, identify, and live with mental illness.
You can view the full show notes here: http://www.thebelfry.rip/blog/2015/5/31/mental-illness-cemetery-confessions-019
Sun, 3 May 2015
On this month's episode we talk about public discrimination, if music has any meaning to the goth subculture, and why Peter Murphy is so arrogant. We are reviewing the new album from The Rezillos, and finally we talk about leaving the goth scene, and what it's like to be goth without social participation.
Our guest this month is Moose, aka DJDirtyMessiah
Thanks for supporting us on Patreon! 15:50
What Are you Drinking: 23:00
The Rezillos return with their first album since 1978. 2:00:35
Philosophy Corner: 2:15:30
It's been said, the core of goth culture revolves around the club. That is where we meet, mingle, create friendships, express ourselves, and explore the culture. However what happens for those who don't have a goth club, or those who are disabled, or have multiple children, or a 60 hour a week job etc. What happens when we get fed up withthe local scene due to infighting or politics? How do you carry on in your daily life, still knowing who you are in your "gothdom" without needing that coveted approval.
-Listener Feedback and E-mails- 3:21:00
Sat, 18 April 2015
On this bonus episode, we talk about how to be an individual within a larger group, and we review the new album form Qntal.
Wed, 1 April 2015
On this month's show we talk about violence towards goths, we look at the early post punk era, we talk about cemetery desecration, happy goths, and play a game of Poe or goth lyric, and finally we talk about what we truly value as a subculture.
Our guest this month is Samantha from YouTube!
What are you drinking: -Black Butte 26
We are going to take a hard critical look at behavioural norms and ideals within the goth scene, and look at if hypocrisy exists under the surface. We are going to examine some subcultural ideals and how they affect our behavior. While i have venerated the goth subculture and find it a wonderful beautiful group, I am going to try to take a hard critical look at some aspects of goth this time around for the sake of helping to build a better culture.
Sinister Suggestions: -Constantine
Thu, 5 March 2015
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Mon, 2 March 2015
This month we talk about becoming a goth at a late age, being goth in the 80’s, what to do if your parents reject you, and we have some movie and TV news. We review the new Blutengel album and for the philosophy corner we are talking about racism in and out of the goth scene.
Email us: CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com
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We redefine goth. 20:00
Becoming Goth After 30 31:00
Album Review: 1:22:00
Philosophy Corner: 1:55:30
We talk about racism within and out of the goth culutre, we talk about white privilege, we look at the term afro goth, and we talk about ways to be conscientious of other races.
Sinister Suggestion: 3:06:30
Mon, 2 February 2015
We are back from our hiatus with our 1 year anniversary show! For news we discuss individuality and the hipster effect, we look at the history of goth, and talk about the evolution of the word goth and gothic. We review the newest album by L'ame Immortelle, and we explore the world of the paranormal with guest Sarah Darleen!
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We talk with Sarah Darleen about her experience with paranormal investigations and wax poetic about the afterlife.