Today is World Goth Day, apparently. Great Guardian article.

Would you know it, but today. May 22nd, is World Goth Day – with a website and everything. The Grauniad have honoured it with a cracking article (“World Goth Day has roused dark memories in me“):

Before I knew it, I had borrowed my granddad’s mac and my sister’s pixie boots, and was hanging out in the town graveyard, listening to Sisters of Mercy and the Mission, reading the Apocrypha and The Sandman and experimenting with incense. I saw the Damned perform on the Young Ones, and read in Smash Hits that their lead singer, Dave Vanian, slept in a coffin, which was about the coolest thing I’d ever heard. But it was the late 1980s, and just like so many middle class white boys, I soon discovered the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, who are respectively much funnier and angrier, and so the joss sticks were put away.

via World Goth Day has roused dark memories in me | Adam Rutherford | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

World Goth Day have done a goth music survey and the results are in, unfortunately the surprises have stayed away:

  • Best 80s goth band: The Sisters Of Mercy
  • Best 90s goth band: Fields of the Nephilim
  • Best 00s goth band: Fields of the Nephilim
  • Best band of the last two years: The Last Cry
  • Best single of the last 12 months: ‘To Dream Next To You’ – The Last Cry
  • Best album of the last 12 months: ‘Ceromonies’ – Fields of the Nephilim
  • Best Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Best Model: Emma Dark Morte
  • Best Magazine: Gothic Beauty Magazine
  • Best Goth/EBM/Dark Alternative Radio Show/Station: Nightbreed Radio
  • Best Goth/EBM/Dark Alternative Club Venue or Night: Slimelight (UK)

One thought on “Today is World Goth Day, apparently. Great Guardian article.

  1. “If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten
    And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing
    When you’re feeling in the dumps, don’t be silly chumps
    Just purse your lips and whistle, that’s the thing
    So always look on the bright side of death
    Just before you draw your terminal breath
    Life’s a piece of shit, when you look at it
    Life’s a laugh and death’s the joke, it’s true
    You see it’s all a show, keep ’em laughing as you go
    Just remember that the last laugh is on you…”

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