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My Big (Fat Gay) Punk Rock Prom

  Let me take you on a trip back to a much simpler time, when we didn’t have to worry about adult responsibilities and the complexities that come with them. So please, if you will, enter into my pseudo-TARDIS for a fun trip back in time to…   May 1990 After a long, cold winter, it was finally springtime in Northeast Ohio; the trees and flowers were bursting forth in all of their glory and the air was warm once again. I just turned eighteen and looked forward to graduating…

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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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Forbidden Fruit: A Lustful Mix

Love and sex makes the world go ’round – it’s a fact of life – and they offer for a lot, if not most, song lyrics.  Love. Lust. Passion. Where would we be without them?  What about kink and corruption? Now we’re talking… What is it about the forbidden fruits that make them so much more sweeter to taste? I think it is human nature to have some deviant desires. Of course I consider myself the unofficial queen of unconventional relationships, at least in my circle of friends. It’s no secret I’ve…

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A New Wave Punk Rock Christmas!

‘Tis the holiday season. Radio stations and stores have played Christmas and Holiday music since before Thanksgiving. The stores have had their merchandise out since the end of July and sales started earlier this year. This is a happy and joyous time of year. Most people seem a little happier and more willing to help others out.  Excited children can’t wait for Santa to bring them lots of presents – and they are on winter break from school, much to the chagrin of some parents.  For many, this is a very…

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I Miss My MTV! – Nighttime Music & Variety Shows of the 80’s

  When I was a teenager, I always looked forward to my weekends – that’s when I got to watch the totally awesome programming of the early to mid-1980’s on cable. My parents didn’t believe in cable TV, so if I wanted to watch MTV, USA or TBS, I had to go over my brother’s house. My brother got free babysitting and I got to watch cable shows. Looking back, I still think I got the better end of the deal. I got to spend time with my young nephews and watch cool cable shows and MTV….

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