Prelude to Music Feature

It’s time to lay my shame out for the world to see… 

I don’t know a lot about goth music. Get out the cries of protest, of how dare I call myself a goth kid when this culture is about the music, crucify my credibility on gothiness…the shame, the guilt, the shame. *eye roll for the heavens*

Elitists

We talk about elitism often when we generally talk about goth culture and its social aspects. Someone somewhere is always trying to embarrass a baby bat of any age for not knowing the entire discography of Christain Death by heart. Someone is always trying to one up someone for not knowing the most trivial facts and not in a cute pretentious way. Have you seen the fire die in someone eyes when they’re told their level of interest isn’t valid because they didn’t come fresh out the womb wailing Siouxese Sioux lyrics? It kills me. You know, we just sit here like Schrodinger’s goths, either we know all the goth music ever created or we don’t and as long as we don’t ever talk about it everything is copectic. 

The Death of the Magic

So if we never talk about it, it never inspires us to make anything with the people around us, or go to new goth shows because what if we like the new stuff? What if the whole thing is changing and something beautiful happens and we miss it, because we never dared to turn the page on goth history? 

Make No Mistake

Of the big four that are credited with the heaviest influence to goth music, I will always be a Bauhaus girl. Type O Negative was on every cd and playlist I had, along with many second wave goth bands. I’m here bitches. If I had been more social when I was younger, I probably would have listened to more music, maybe even gone to a show or several. But as isolated as I was, I learned everything about goth fashion and how to sew, read plenty of goth literature (while some elitists “don’t like reading”) and focused my energy on other things. 

The Time is Now 

And there is really aren’t a lot of people talking about goth music, or at least not with the same intensity as makeup tutorials and the like. There’s also no bridge for the next generation really to dive headlong into it, so let’s talk about it. Let’s explore everything. 

For the 666, which is your favorite among the goth bands everyone mentions in every video or post ever created? Why? Which is your least favorite?

To experience what mischief I’ve been up to in my absence, I highly recommend you go check out the YouTube channel and the store. It seems to have gotten…stranger. Huh. For other brighter sides to living the strange life, you know where to find me: Instagram and Facebook.

Until next time,
Don’t be hungry for life. Be ravenous.

Zakkarrii Edison Daniels

4 thoughts on “Prelude to Music Feature

  1. Lich Queen

    I adore this post, and can’t wait for this series! I also grew up isolated and didn’t listen to much music at all (there was actually a point in my life I hated it, god bless), so it’ll be interesting to see a similar perspective on this subject, especially since most of the “voices” of Goth right now tend to like to act as if -all- the focus should be on trad music.

  2. DJ Jelly

    It annoys me that people often get stuck in the 80s and refuse to even try expanding beyond that. If you are young and new right now there are some great modern goth bands making excellent music. And I’m not talking about old guys touring because they’ve run out of money, though its nice that happens too.

    I’m a bit biased towards the 90s as that was my time being new and we were fortunate to have local DJs who covered that too. Good DJs find a balance of the old and new. Entertain and educate.

    – Aytakk

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