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Sad Bastard Music

Many many moons ago I was young, naïve, and married. Not very long into my marriage, my eyes opened as to why getting married was a big mistake. Little things – or signs as I always refer to these happenings – started piling up into bigger things. One of which was my ex’s disdain for Goth and Punk music.  Ummm hello… who do you think you married? It’s not like I hid the fact I was different – my appearance made it more than clear that I was an “alterna-chick”,…

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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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Fall Mood – 17 Goth/Alt Songs Perfect For Brooding

Time for another mix tape playlist! If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love fall – however it tends to help put me into a melancholy state of mind. Not that this is a bad thing… This mix tape playlist will feed into that brooding and angst you’re feeling as the leaves change and we prepare for another long, cold winter – well that’s what The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for anyways.  This one is chock full of classic alternative greats like Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode and Siouxsie & The Banshees….

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Banging My Head Into A Wall – 13 Punk Songs About Life & Love

This is a new section I am starting, called Mix Tape.  Music is the soundtrack to our lives. When I worked at the strip club, I performed DJ duties for many years. To me, it’s not about just playing music, but conveying a feeling and setting a mood. In these themed posts, I will list at least 13 songs for you to make your very own mix tape (CD) or playlist.  For my first installment, I have an awesome punk/post-punk rock mix playlist of songs about life and love. If there is…

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Summer of Anarchy – 1988

If I had to choose a summer from my youth to describe as the best summer ever, hands down it was the summer of 1988.   That summer was the best three months of fun, teenage rebellion, music, and transformation for me; I shaped and formed my future character. I lived every day as if it were my last. It was my “Summer of Anarchy!” and I was a Punk Rock Girl!     The eighties were filled with amazing music, no matter what genre you listened to. My musical tastes…

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