Today I was alerted to a story doing the rounds about teen goths being more prone to depression and mental health issues than their peers. I couldn’t summarise my thoughts in 140 characters and I don’t think the parties I were chatting with would appreciate a long series of tweets as I reminisce on my Goth Years so here we are.
I love music. I flit between gothic rock to 90s rap to 80s power ballads. What I rarely do nowadays at the ripe old age of 34, is get hugely into bands. My MP3 player is full of random songs but I don’t often get into an entire album by one artist any more. There’s not many bands that make me ‘fangirl-out’, that make me churn out cliches such as, “Their lyrics speak to me”, or, “Their music has helped get me through difficult times”. Dommin is one of those bands. I first discovered them on MySpace, close to fifteen years ago, and felt an instant bond to their music. A rare moment when a song punches you in the gut from the first listen and you desperately want to hear more. I played Mend Your Misery on repeat, started up a Facebook page for fellow fans and finally met the band on a tour supporting HIM. In the queue outside, HIM fans were wondering who the support act was and I gushed about this Californian band called Dommin. On the way out after the gig, I overheard echoes of my own thoughts, that they were a support who blew away the main act. Sorry, HIM!
I seem to have forgotten I own a blog, I’m so lazy! Here’s some tunes that have been getting heavy rotation in my life the past few weeks…
It’s raining rain, hallelujah, therefore I’m stuck inside as I have been for days now, alone, slowly going loopy. So I’m going to do a quick ‘now listening’ blog post to a) to keep me entertained and b) cos people seem to actually look at them. Probably because they’re stuck inside at work, alone, slowly going loopy.
I’ve spent too long today gazing at the TV either watching The Sopranos or playing games so I’m going to rest my eyes by, erm, staring at the laptop screen for a bit instead… Here lies some of my top tunes from the past week or so.
I can’t believe it’s still January. What a long-ass month it’s been. It’s currently approximately -46 degrees outside so in an effort to keep warm I’ve fired up the Xbox and plonked the laptop on my lap (of all the crazy places to put a laptop!). Here’s some damn fine tunes I’ve been enjoying during what has to be genuinely the best January I’ve ever experienced.