classic alternative depression life music 

I’m Fine.

I’ve been wanting to write this piece for over a year now, but kept putting it off because I didn’t want to bring these realities to life, or to revisit them. After further consideration, I believe these are things that need to be said. I’ve seen the countless memes, the series of photos about mental illness in general, but more specifically depression and anxiety, and I always share them so others know the struggle – but it is just a mere glimpse into the black hole of the abyss. So here…

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classic alternative darkwave Goth horror punk mix tape music 

Nevermore: Samhain 2016

  Autumn always shows us how absolutely beautiful it is to let things go.    To allow the wounds of the past fade into splashes of spectacular color. To finally let them die and float away in celebration of another year that has come to an end.  For some it is also time to reach up and out to prune off dead branches that hinder future growth. The other branches might have hidden them with new life and extensions around it, but the tree knows better – no need to feed those…

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classic alternative dysfunctional family life music new wave youth 

Morticia

Being a teenager who was into punk and goth in the late 1980’s wasn’t as commonplace as it is today. I was labeled a freak, and being that freak teenager under the roof of my Mom-ster was bravery at its finest. Finding my individuality and voice – and keeping it – was important to me; I did all I could to keep it and most of all, my sanity. My style, as my musical taste, was a menagerie of punk rock, post punk, new wave, dark wave and classic alternative. I loved wearing black…

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classic alternative Goth life music punk 

Things Only Old School Punks Will Understand

Now that the second Punk Rock Flea Market in Lorain is in the history books, I can get back to writing on here! After seeing so many old school and newbie Punks at the show last week, I can’t get Punk out of my head, so I decided to write this piece…   I’ve noticed that the fashion gods have decided that the 1980’s are returning once again – and Punk is no longer looked at as subversive, but stylish. Hell, we knew this back in the late 70’s and…

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classic alternative Depeche Mode life music 

Personal Jesus vs. Line Dancing

  Almost 26 years ago, on March 19, 1990, Depeche Mode released one of their most successful albums, Violator. Once I had that album in my hot little hands, it took no time at all to know all the words to every song on my Violator cassette tape. Over the years I bought 3 cassettes, 4 CDs and 1 digital copy of that album – cassettes eventually warped, CDs got borrowed out and never returned, so I finally opted for an iTunes download of Violator. That’s dedication. Their most popular single off that…

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