Peter Murphy Cuts You Up classic alternative depression on the fly 

January Depression Part II – Cuts You Up

  Move the heart Switch the pace Look for what seems Out of place… Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy   Driving, no destination in mind, just driving to escape and to empty my mind. Attempting to hit the reset button buried deep in my subconscious. My brain is broken, or at least the records in my mind are on constant replay… they repeat, repeat, repeat… voices from the past, the present, and even made up conversations in my head about the future are on a non-stop loop.  Louder and…

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digging in the dirt Peter Gabriel Fall 2018 playlist classic alternative darkwave gothic industrial life 

Digging in the Dirt: Fall Mood 2018

  Sometimes life gets frustrating beyond reason.   I feel like I’ve been rebuilding, rebranding, and restructuring my life for the past eight years. I’ve even referred to my life as one of those kids friction cars that you pull back a few times to rev it up, then when you let go, it goes speeding off — except that I’ve been revving for years it seems with no release in sight.   “Every job I’ve had adds to my skill set and when I finally figure it all out,…

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seven deadly sins of goth and punk Art classic alternative Goth punk 

Seven Deadly Sins of Punk & Goth

  I’ve always had a fascination with the Seven Deadly Sins… Recently, I decided to do a layered collage series featuring Punk and Goth musical icons as the cardinal seven deadly sins. I glued the images to recycle cardboard then cut out with an X-Acto knife for a more 3D style of layering. Once I researched and found the colors associated with each sin, I mounted each finished piece to the corresponding colored glitter paper, which was also mounted to recycled cardboard.   I carefully considered my choices for each cardinal…

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