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Nevermore: Samhain 2016 [mixtape]

  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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Stars Don’t Shine Without You – World Goth Day 2016 [mixtape]

Happy World Goth Day – and a very (Un)Happy Birthday to Morrissey!      Last year for World Goth Day, along with giving you a killer mixtape playlist, I wrote about not having a place to go and dance to the wonderful post-punk and Gothic Industrial classics I grew to love from the 80’s and 90’s. Not the case anymore!  If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you already know I am more than elated that The Phantasy in Lakewood, Ohio has started hosting flashback nights at least once every other…

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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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Black Wednesday, Teenage Punk and the Social Introvert [mixtape]

  Long before there was American Horror Story: Coven, my Punk friends in high school and I had a silly little ritual every week – Black Wednesday. When I say long before, I really mean this – I’m talking the late 1980’s. We were Goth way before it was trendy and there was such a thing as Hot Topic. The funny thing about this day was that, aside from Wednesday’s, we almost always wore black to school – every shade of black from pitch black to washed-too-much-faded-out black. Black concert…

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Peace of mind can’t be bought…

I found treasure not where I thought Peace of mind can’t be bought Still I believe   Just hang on Suffer well Sometimes it’s hard It’s hard to tell   It is winter, but there is no snow – not yet at least. Usually it is the snow, with its cold, lingering drab and grey dullness that causes my mood to drop into a downward spiral. Not this year. While we’ve been blessed with many sunny days and warmer than usual temperatures so far this winter, my body and mind know…

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