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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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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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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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Strangelove – A Depeche Mode Playlist

This post is a little overdue – by almost three weeks! My life has been crazy as of late, between work, moving, and organizing and promoting the first ever Punk Rock Flea Market in Lorain, Ohio that took place last weekend. The event was as success and I am able to breathe again. Anyways, I digress… A couple weeks ago, I ventured out to The Phantasy in Lakewood, OH and attended The Cure vs. Depeche Mode dance night. This (awesome amazing) night of music was DJ’d by Cleveland greats Tim Smith and Evan Nave….

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Why Can’t I Be You? – A Cure playlist

I don’t go out to clubs as much as I used to, especially dance clubs. I find the music of today filled with so much auto-tuned and musical garbage. Even the Goth clubs are filled with this new trend of “dubstep”, which sounds like Transformers having sex. What’s worse are the younger generation Goth kids who chew on glow sticks and twirl LED balls and poi to the music. Yeah, ok, so I’ve become a cranky old Goth chick. In my defense, I’m an old school Goth or OG –…

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