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The Wendyhouse, Leeds, 2012

One of my favourite YouTube videos is the one taken at the Xclusiv Club in Batley, 1984. The (Black) Gold Age of Goth, it shows perfect hairdos and artless makeup in the incongruous surroundings of a sleepy, little West Yorkshire … Continue reading

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The Death of Discworld

Over the weekend I settled down to watch Back in Black, the docu-drama about Sir Terry Pratchett on the BBC. Curiously containing a strange amalgamation of actor Paul Kaye with the appearance and sound of Britain’s finest fantasy writer (YMMV), it … Continue reading

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No Shoes, No Shirt, No Soul – No Service!

It is disappointing to read, so soon after positive action against discrimination in the UK, of the uncomfortable experiences of a Goth abroad. YouTube sensation Black Friday was visiting Paris, but was asked to leave the world-famous Musée du Louvre … Continue reading

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The Goth in the North

We have awoken today to a populist and conservative US President (elect) in an America engaged in a long-stare with resurgent Russia, whilst Britain thrashes through post-industrial collapse in the iron grip of an implacable woman. You could be forgiven … Continue reading

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Mission to Dublin

Ireland… Dublin… a smart hotel far north of the city. A lobby, smart businessman strolling about and specifically avoiding a knot of people in one corner, clutching drinks and sporting the finest selection of black t-shirts this side of Glasnevin. … Continue reading

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Goth Space Nine: The Dark Side of Star Trek

Happy Birthday to Star Trek, which turns fifty this year. The definitive sci-fi TV show, it  codified tropes that would influence all subsequent creativity in the field that followed. Of course, it also adopted familiar themes and it is Deep … Continue reading

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Post-punk Punditry: The Blogging Goth a Talking Head?

It’s been a busy time for The Blogging Goth. I’ve been on my travels, with a week in beautiful Venice – a desperate attempt to submerge myself in continental culture before the bigots put up the fences. I fielded the … Continue reading

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