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Offline Alan

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Ageing Goths
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:35:40 PM »
This is worth a listen - sociological research on "ageing Goths":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qy05

"What happens to Goths when they get old? Laurie talks to Paul Hodkinson about his study of members of that youth cult which used to be called Gothic Punk. How have they adapted their love of black clothes, multiple piercings, make up and androgyny to mortgages, children and the rites of passage incumbent upon middle age?"


I couldn't help thinking of us on good old www.tvsmith.com as I listended to it and a lot of it rang true.., It's the first 15 minutes of the programme and the final 15 are about Chavs which is also worth a listen

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Re: Ageing Goths
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 03:14:53 PM »
HA! A lot of truths being spoken in that little lot.

My ex-Brother-In-Law is Martin Oldgoth who runs the Whitby Goth Festival. I shall be sending him a link.

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 09:43:41 AM »
An interesting piece on Goths from today's Guardian which goes well beyong Frelds of the Nephilim thankfully:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/26/goth-life-fields-nephilim

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Re: Ageing Goths
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 12:21:01 PM »
The Why Factor: Goths

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08y2pbg

"Why would anyone be a goth? What is the appeal of this dark and spooky subculture that embraces death, pain and sadness? Goths have been attacked, abused and are often misunderstood, but still choose to stand out - dramatically - from the crowd.

Catherine Carr talks to goths about their music, their dress and their love of the darker side of life. Why has this scene that began in the UK in the late 1970s and has spread worldwide, adapted and endured?

She hears from gothic vlogger, Black Friday, about how others react to her striking style and that of her goth husband, Matthius; she learns from Dr Catherine Spooner of Lancaster University about the role and influence of gothic literature in the goth scene and finds out from Professor Isabella Van Elferen of Kingston University, London about the transcendental power of goth music. Dr Paul Hodkinson of Surrey University explains the enduring appeal of the subculture and why once a goth, you're always a goth. And she meets Sylvia Lancaster, whose daughter Sophie, a goth, was murdered because of the way she looked."
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 11:15:57 AM »
Sophie Lancaster murder: Are young people still scared to be goths?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40628457
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