Fri, 2 December 2016
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.
Trap Goth 2.0 7:51
The Year in Review 13:20
40 Years of Goth? 22:02
Music Break: 1:13:46
THE GREAT DEBATE: 1:18:00
Gothic Charm School: 2:04:00
Music Break: 2:28:20
Goth Points the Game! 2:30:15
Wed, 2 November 2016
Welcome to episode 36 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are discussing yet again if mainstream culture is destroying goth, we have an ostentatiously catty fight between Peter Murphy and Wayne Hussey, we are reviewing the new album from Pride and Fall and we are sitting down with several DJs to discuss the goth club experience and everything that goes along with it.
Album Review: 55:25
Philosophy Corner: 1:14:42
Goth and industrial clubs, arguably the most important aspect of the respective cultures. We explore the drama, music, hierarchies, and behind the scenes work that goes into keeping these communities alive.
Sun, 2 October 2016
This month we are focusing very specifically on the internet and its relation to goth. We are discussing what tumblr has to say about the death of subculture, we are reviewing the new album from the band Bitumen, and for we are going to breakdown goth’s storied history with the internet and explore what effect it may have had on cultural participation, and individual identity construction.
Our guests this month are Barnaby (Mister Owl) and Trae.
Our Top 3 Websites 2:40
Album Review: 1:05:55
Philosophy Corner: 1:32:03
Traditionally speaking, before the internet became ubiquitous, sociologists considered diffusion vital to the survival of subculture. For goth in the 80’s there was a heavy reliance on zine’s and newsletters for the transfer of information and facilitation of discourse. Ironically, now that we have an efficient medium for such diffusion, many claim that medium is ushering in the death of subculture.
Despite the general angst or love surrounding the internet, surprisingly little qualitative or statistically significant data on the effect of the internet on goth or subcultures in general is available. This month we add to that discussion, as we explore the nature of the internet, the facilitation of identity construction, the debate between structured culture and post-subcultural groupings, cultural capitol, and more.
Fri, 2 September 2016
Welcome to episode 34 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are taking a retrospective on the last 40 years of goth, we are reviewing the new EP from Rendez-vous, and we are discussing the paradox of a goth identity, and what it means to be an individual within the context of a communal culture.
Tue, 2 August 2016
This month we are talking about the relationship between celebrities and goth, extremity of style in a heteronormative context, and the epistemology of goth culture and how that translates between generations. For the album review we are going to be chatting about some of our all time favorite records, and for the philosophy corner we are continuing our mini goth around the world series of interview.
Our guests this month are Dr. Sanders and Robby Gore from Gothcast! GothCast is a podcast centered on the music of gothic subculture. They also cover the current news, fashion and music in the goth scene.
The Goth Illiterate 1:12:30
Our Top Albums: 1:47:10
5. 13th Chime - Noir
5. Garbage - Garbage
5. Depeche Mode - Violater
5. Estampie - Ondas
Sat, 2 July 2016
This month we are talking about two instances of cultural commodification, a goth hate crime , scene drama, and we are reviewing the new album from winter severity index. Finally for the philosophy corner we are starting a short series on goth around the world by interviewing goths from Lituania and Puerto Rico, about their experience with the goth culture.
Our Top 3 Bands 1:30
Album Review: 1:21:10
Nino, AKA DJ Vampire Kiss is a DJ and promoter from Georgia Tbilisi, half Gregorian half Lithuanian. She has already made her debut in Lithuania, Italy, and Belorusia. Apart from her magic practices in the music industry, VK is a locally well-known model.
DJ VK's playlist of local musicians.
Naelle Devannah is from Puerto Rico. She is an incredible artist and prolific YouTuber, makeup artist and photographer. Her work has been featured in Darkfaery Subculture Magazine, Gothic Noir Magazine, Revista Cruce, Exprésate (Featured in TV show as a painter in 2006) as well as many other paper magazines and webzines. I’ve also participated in several gallery exhibitions including Políticas del Cuerpo en el Siglo XX, 1er Certamen de Arte Contemporáneo, Medio de Visión.
Here is her list of bands from Puerto Rico.
Sinister Suggestions: 2:39:55
Thu, 2 June 2016
Welcome to episode 31 of Cemetery Confessions! On this month’s episode we are talking about the lineage of deathrock music, the controversy over cemeteries at Whitby Goth Weekend, and we are sitting down for a chat with several lovely ladies about aging in the goth scene and what that looks like from a cultural and individual perspective.
Our guests this month are Jez, Elizabeth, and Christine.
Philosophy Corner: 57:22
This month, as you know, we are talking about ageing in spectacular youth culture. Over time there have been a growing number of academics researching and studying the aging demographic of subcultures, and as someone who intends to grow old as a goth, and respects my elders, I thought it was high time we sat down with some seasoned goths to explore their involvement and identity in the goth culture.
Voicemail from Joe 2:35:40
Sinister Suggestions: 2:43:20
Sun, 1 May 2016
This month we are talking about the controversial website Gothic.life, we are discussing racism and homophobia in the goth scene, and we are reviewing the new album from Direct Attack. For the philosophy corner we are talking with film critic David Canfield about the horror genre and its impact on modern society.
Our guest this month is Zakkarrii, of Living the Strange Life.
-Getting Into Goth 4:55
Album Review: 1:44:39
Philosophy Corner: 2:01:40
This month we are talking to Dave Canfield, Chicago horror movie critic, about the psychology behind horror, and its relationship with culture. You can find his new podcast HumanSide, over on Twitch Film. You can get the book, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, that Dave contributed to HERE.
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You can watch the bonus video here on YouTube.
Fri, 1 April 2016
Welcome to episode 29 of Cemetery Confessions! On this month’s episode we are talking about self identity and leaving the goth subculture, we have some movie news, and we are review the new album from Espermachine. For the philosophy corner, we speak with Emma about her doctorate research on the goth scene, it’s aesthetics, and what keeps members a part of the culture into old age.
Our guest this month is Xavier! You can find his projects here:
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Conversation about the Belgium Goth Scene 1:10
Quick News: 1:01:47
Album Review: 1:14:00
Philosophy Corner: 1:30:24
We are interviewing Emma tonight about socio-aesthetic experiences of culture, cultural history, viewing goth as a culture rather than subculture, and the sociology of design; specifically how that translates into communities of belonging especially among goths. Emma is now undertaking a PhD as a participant researcher. She recently conducted the largest ever survey about goth, among participants of the culture for that very project, which is titled Just a Phase? Goth subculture as an identity constant beyond youth.
Wed, 2 March 2016
This month we are going to spend a lot of time talking about music, its relevance in the goth scene today, some of the history and evolution of the genre, and some of our favorite albums. We are going to review the newest album from the band Savages, and at the end of the show, we have an interview with The Blogging Goth, in which we discuss the concept of hate crimes, the goth scene in England, and WGW among other topics.
Our guests this month are Michelle and Trae!
~Our Favorite Albums 2:00
Album Review: 1:42:15
Sinister Suggestions: 2:51:42
Sun, 31 January 2016
Welcome to episode 27 of Cemetery Confessions! On this month’s episode we explore why teenagers don’t feel the need to rebel, and how that plays into subculture movements, we hear an argument against goths appreciating Halloween, and we take a look at goth taught us about feminism. We have a review of the new album from Zotz, and for the philosophy corner, we are taking a look at vampires and their influence on and reflection of society and culture.
Natalie Rose is our guest this month!
Zotz - Amagura 1:54:23
Philosophy Corner: 2:14:37
Natalie walks us through the history of the vampire, the depth and breadth of the character, and the process with which to write your own vampire mythology.
-More about GothCast 3:33:56
Sat, 2 January 2016