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Second Goth Story in the News.....

More goths in the news. We're becomign popular it seems...er, although I'm not a goth...ahem.  I'm also wondering if this is the same Dave Simpson that I knew from the scene years ago....

I Have Seen The Future - And It's Goth (Guardian Unlimited; Tuesday 21st March)


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Mar. 21st, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
Genius. Although my favourite moment...

"Goalard the dentist is now 39 but refuses to wear the white smock, preferring to top his boots with a black uniform. Faithful to the last, he plays Nine Inch Nails and Killing Joke songs as he drills."

Surely a Dentist, dressed in black medical tunics, with NIN and Killing Joke cannot be the most popular dentist in town? :) This one made me smile.

Mar. 21st, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
I know him! He's got fangs too :)
Mar. 21st, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Faceit, Goth is the new black

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Mar. 21st, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree with you more about not "growing out of it" if it's who you really are. I'm (too far) into my thirties, and my parents have long since stopped expecting that, or caring one way or the other (although, bizarrely, my sister asked 'Are you still a goth?' at a family do last year). Whenever I hear someone say 'I used to be a goth', my first thought is 'No, you *really* weren't'.

I suspect that what's really being talked about here, though, given the mention of Camden, is the people - most often teens - who wear full-on clubbing gear to go shopping. That can look a bit silly, sometimes, and I mostly just smile and think ' Aww, how sweet'. The trick for 'grown up' goths is finding something that doesn't make you look as if you're trying *too* hard but still lets you be who you are. Of course, people like the aforementioned silly cow then don't actually realise we're goths - because she thinks it's only about the OTT outfits.
Mar. 21st, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
Dave Simpson is a skinny, fair haired (in fact it may even be ginger) Yorkshire guy. Looks like a gay raver - an extra on Queer as Folk perhaps.
Mar. 21st, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Laura wanted to interview me for that article! Said I didn't want to go public as an ex-goth...
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