>Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 14:25:11 PDT
>From: Scythrop Glowry <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: Columbine Tragedy/Goth/ [no] Siouxsie
>Steve Skeletals wrote:
>>The station manager... reported that gothic can be
>>about fashion, music, etc., but is not about violence and hate.
Ok, I was paraphrasing her comments. She went into much more detail, but
that's the gist of it - if my memory serves me well.
>>I also noticed Christian Death's 'Only Theatre Of Pain'
>>CD [as an example].
>Rozz is probably tossing in his grave at the thought that his first
>record is "about fashion...but not violence and hate." Come on! I
>hate namby-pamby goths who refuse to acknowledge the darkness and
>tension inherent in gothic music and death rock. How ironic! And no,
>one is *not* obligated to kill upon listening to it, but why whitewash
You make a very valid point. It's difficult to pin down an exact
description of "what gothic is". You can say "it's all about death", but
it's not. Death certainly is a theme in many songs we like to call gothic
or death-rock. Some common themes are despair, angst, aggresion,
passiveness, love, hate, violence, fun, sillyness, cheese, religion, sex,
psychological problems, darkness, light, life in general, etc. Basically,
it is very diverse, as are goths in general. Anyway, whenever someone says
something about goth, someone else will have the exact opposite opinion (me
...the changed and the unchangeable doing the zombierama...