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Growing Old Gothfully

A fascinating piece on growing old and staying Goth from the Guardian’s music critic, Alexis Petridis

Goth for life | Music | The Guardian.

As it turns out, it it possible to stay involved in the music which you’ve always loved as you get older and not have to worry a jot about what other people think – who knew?  I personally love the idea of the more stately Goth, so this feature’s notion that there’s a covert UK middle class largely comprised of former batwing jumper wearing, flour-covered, snakebite and black drinking teens who’ve segued into professional life and jettisoned none of their love of music is quite a delight.

Show some respect to the systems administrator helping you with your PC – he might well be spending his weekends DJ-ing at the alternative club you hang out in.

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Gloriously Gothic

The incomparable Noel Fielding, as cuddly goth Richmond in "The IT Crowd".

SFX has a lovely list of gloomily gorgeous genre goths today – happily, Vampire Willow from “Buffy” makes the cut, alongside the likes of Neil Gaiman’s gamine Death and old grumpy pants himself, Eric “The Crow” Draven.  It’s timed to coincide with the UK bow of season two of “Lost Girl”, which is a series that I’m sure I could enjoy it if not for the way that its British home, the SyFy channel, have marketed it.

UK SyFy's probably not-very-porn-like Canadian urban fantasy series, "Lost Girl"

I’m pretty sure that it’s not actually porn, but SyFy seem to feel that anything in genre with a female protagonist has to be marketed on sex alone and so we find ourselves at an impasse, it would seem – a potential viewer so unwilling to see past the channel’s ‘come hither’ ad come-ons that he won’t even give their plucky little import a chance.

Has any tv show’s advertising ever gone so drastically wrong that it managed to put you off watching it?  And if you did end up giving it a chance, was your gut instinct right or did the trailers do the programme you ended up loving a disservice?

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