It's one of those classic interview questions: "How many piano tuners are there in Seattle?" It's all about reasonable estimates and back-of-a-fag-packet calculations to come up with a number that's hopefully within an order of magnitude of the actual result. The trope codifier (warning: TV Tropes link!) is the Fermi Paradox, which asks the existential … Continue reading How many goths are there in the UK?
Support the scene! Go to gigs. Buy music and merch. Buy them from the bands direct, not from Amazon. Take photos, make art, make music. Blog about your favourites; evangelise! Make shit happen. Fund kick starters if you can. Wear the t-shirts, the badges, the beanies and the hoodies. Podcast. Write reviews, distribute flyers, fly … Continue reading “Support the Scene” – 10 Ways to Really Make a Difference
This is my nightclub. There are - or at least were - many like it, but this one is mine. Without me, my nightclub is useless. Without my nightclub, I am useless. Night gathers, and now my club begins. It shall not end until closing time. I shall not compromise nor take the easy route … Continue reading This Is My Nightclub
I've been, deliberately, a little provocative - in many ways - in my subtitling of this blog. "'Dispatches from the heart of the goth scene'? Who is this clown? Is he blogging from the 1980s?" Well, yeah, forgive me yawning. It's something all of us involved in musical subcultures hear over and over again. Punk's … Continue reading The Scene Ain’t Dead