When I started this blog, I promised myself it wouldn’t become just another Gothic style blog and I intend to keep it that way. However, there’s one thing I want to talk about. Boots. Gothic boots, to be more precise. Boots have to be the most important item in every self-respecting goth’s wardrobe. We […]Read more "The great Gothic boot debate"
“I dread a sunny day, so I’ll meet you at the cemetery gates. Keats and Yeats are on your side.” – The Smiths (Cemetery Gates) It’s a bit of a stereotype but yes, most goths appreciate cemeteries and ancient architecture of all sorts. There’s something timeless in these places that speak to our souls. […]Read more "Things to do in Dublin when you’re Goth: Visit a Cathedral"
I was going to write a blog about Goths and Valentine’s Day, but then I wrote this instead because it happened close to where I live and has always stayed with me. For most people, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love and romance. But for a community in North Dublin, it is associated […]Read more "Remembering those who never came home – 35 years on"
With exams coming up this month, I’ve been hitting the books hard so blogging has had to take a back-seat. (Sorry!) However, I was determined to start 2016 off with some gig action so I took a night off and headed in to Fibbers to see Cure tribute band, Fire In Cairo. I’ve see FIC […]Read more "Gig review: Fire In Cairo, Fibbers, 8th Jan 2016"
I love markets. Randomly poking about stalls in search of ‘treasure’. I love the social end of things. Chatting to stallholders, haggling over items, perusing boxes of books and records in search of lost gems. The only thing better than a market is one geared to my darker tastes. So when I heard about the […]Read more "Things to do in Dublin when you’re Goth: Alternative Christmas Market"
Gigs: Are you doing them wrong? I’ve briefly touched on gig etiquette failure before (see “What is there to talk about?” re-blogged from ‘Let the rhythm hit them’.) Here’s the top 10 gig etiquette failures from ‘Dancing About Architecture’ Do you have any other gig etiquette peeves? Let me know about them in the comments […]Read more "10 Gig Etiquette Failures (by Dave Franklin)"
It’s very easy to get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas. Shops are jammed, pubs are filled with revellers and there’s almost no escape from the Christmas music. However, amid what is viewed as a mainly Christian celebration, there is an ancient pagan tradition that is very much alive: the celebration of the Winter […]Read more "Celebrating the Winter Solstice"