|Posted by Anna H. on January 21, 2017 at 6:30 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Sorry for my lack of presence. These last 3 weeks have been brutal. As you already know, I've been recovering from a minor head injury. In addition to my head injury, my right hand is swollen.
Let's all hope and pray that I don't spend this entire year having to deal with injuries. I'm already hating this new year. Hopefully, 2017 will be better than 2016.
Aside from my injuries, I joined another message board earlier this month. Tomorrow I will explain more about this message board for Cartoon Sunday. However, I will say that this particular forum has sub-forums for general topics outside of Anime.
Someone posted a thread on that exact message board about being Goth. Apparently, some of the posters have very little knowledge about what it's like being a Goth. For people, who knew and still know very little about me, I have always been Goth.
There is more to being Goth than wearing all black clothes and liking certain bands. If you are somebody with a dark, morbid, and creepy personality and interests, you may be Goth. Although, you are NOT required to only like something with the "Goth" label attached to it.
Something everyone should understand is that being Goth is NOT easy. Since the time of the Columbine High School Massacre on April 20, 1999, the mainstream media has been demonizing Goths and the Goth Sub-culture.
Everyone should take most the negative stereotypes and depictions of being Goth in the media worth a grain of salt. Not all Goths are depressed, suicidal, and homicidal maniacs worshiping Satan, sacrificing anything and everyone, while ONLY dressed in black clothing.
Yes, some Goths are Satanists. At the same time, they do NOT purposely go out their way to hurt innocent people and animals like sociopaths. The same most definitely applies for Wiccans, who are Goths.
Yes, there are some of us Goths that have serious baggage in general. We are not any different from the average person with baggage. Also, Goths are NOT required to be Pagans. We can be Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Muslim, Pagan (Wiccan or Satanist), etc.
Because we may look and act differently and don't always share the same interests and views as most "normal people" do, we are automatically ostracized and singled out for not conforming to everything in society.
As I was saying earlier, we can like whatever we like whenever we like without having the "Goth" label. Goths are normally the most well-rounded, open-minded, accepting, and nicest people you will ever encounter in public. This cannot always be said about "normal" people.
If you would like to learn more about the Goth Sub-culture and its community, you may want to visit the website, What Is Goth? This will give you a better explanation about what it's like to be Goth.
Last year, I published a blog about me being morbid, since childhood. If you would like to learn more about my "dark and morbid history," you can read it right HERE.
Speaking of being Goth on the latest forum I joined, I introduced that same group of posters to the pioneers of Goth Rock. It's amazing. Over the last 3 years, I already published Song Saturday blogs about bands such as Bauhaus, Siouxsie And The Banshees, and other Goth Rock bands.
All the while, I have never published a Song Saturday blog about The Cure. All this time and not a single Song Saturday blog about this Classic Goth Rock band.
For The Cure fans, today is your lucky day. This band has been around for nearly 4 decades and their sound has changed a lot over the years. Between 1980-82, they were more of a Goth Rock band in the sense that their music sounded dark.
The Cure's albums Seventeen Seconds and Pornography sounded much better than Faith, in regards to the the band's darker sound. Faith wasn't that enjoyable. I feel the best song on that album is "Carnage Visors."
Just to warn you in advance, "Carnage Visors" is literally close to a 30-minute song. It sounds like a really long Horror film score. If you would like to listen to "Carnage Visors," go for it!
After '82, The Cure evolved and crossed over as being Alternative and Pop-Rock Music. Most people don't hear the band's older and more obscure songs from the late '70s and early '80s.
Therefore, I am sharing some of The Cure's older and more obscure songs with you for today's Song Saturday. This includes their song, which was originally featured on The Crow Soundtrack in 1994.
1) The Cure "The Final Sound" Seventeen Seconds (1980)
2) The Cure "A Forest" Seventeen Seconds (1980)
3) The Cure "Carnage Visors" Faith (1981)
4) The Cure "One Hundred Years" Pornography (1982)
5) The Cure "The Figurehead" Pornography (1982)
6) The Cure "A Strange Day" Pornography (1982)
The Cure "Burn" The Crow Soundtrack (1994)
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