classic alternative mix tape music new wave punk 

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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Goth music 

A Ghostly Gathering – Midnight Syndicate’s Dark Spin on Christmas

If you’ve been to haunted attractions or Halloween specialty stores, chances are you’ve heard the dark and haunting melodies of Cleveland, Ohio’s Midnight Syndicate. They’ve been supplying beautiful and dark Gothic Horror Halloween soundtracks for almost twenty years now, garnering worldwide fame for their music. Their musical menageries can be heard at theme parks such as Cedar Point, Universal Orlando, Six Flags and Busch Gardens, for their Halloween themed events. I’ve been an avid follower of Midnight Syndicate since their first self-titled CD in 1997 – my favorite still holds as their second…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

A Barbie Christmas Story

It’s been said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. How can it not be? Everyone is in good spirits; classic Christmas tunes fill the stores as everyone shops for their loved ones. It’s not unheard of to experience a Christmas miracle every now and again. It is a season made for children; seeing the joy on their faces when they open their presents on Christmas morning. Children smiling and laughing anxiously as they wait in line to see Santa so they can tell him all they…

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