Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast

Sinopsis

The world's number 1 Goth talk podcast! Cemetery Confessions is a podcast created as a community learning and discussion outlet for goths, and those interested in the subculture. On the show we discuss news related to the goth experience with a different guest each month, often employing an academic lens. You'll also find interviews, music, book and movie reviews, and more!

Episodios

  • 092: Death Positive: Of Deep and Liquid Rest

    092: Death Positive: Of Deep and Liquid Rest

    16/09/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    This month we are talking about death with our guest Bess Lovejoy, author of the book Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.  As the season changes, we turn our thoughts to death and decay. Where does mortality fit into our modern lives, what can we learn from the ways we’ve treated the dead in the past, and how can we prepare ourselves for our own demise. All this and more with author Bess Lovejoy.  

  • 091: Goth Talk

    091: Goth Talk

    03/09/2019 Duración: 02h06min

    Are goths just normal people in spooky clothing? Do we care too much about old music? Has deathrock become too much of a stereotype to have anything to say? We are exploring these questions and having a good old fashioned goth chat. We’ll also review the new album from Dune Messiah, share our Sinister Suggestions and more! Our guests this month are Andi and Michelle! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Do we care too much about old music? 2:50 Are we just normal people in spooky clothing? 27:20 Is deathrock too stereotypical? 1:08:00 The Goth Utopia 1:11:45 Album Review: 1:37:40 Dune Messiah - Moments of Bliss Sinister Suggestions: 1:51:20 -Larkin Poe -Thorns Clothing -Circe -Kristen Sollee -Goth Symposium

  • 090: Goths with Disabilities

    090: Goths with Disabilities

    16/08/2019 Duración: 01h34min

    Living with a disability or chronic illness may seem foreign to the able bodied, yet there are many goths within our community who exist with these conditions every day, and that can drastically change the way they interact with the scene. On this episode we’ll explore the process of coming to terms with a disability and how that impacts the ability to be part of goth culture. Our guests are Michelle, Tanya, Helen, Amy, and Carolin! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! When did you become goth? 2:07 What was the process of diagnosis? 15:40 How does this impact your involvement within goth 51:08  

  • 089: Corp Goth

    089: Corp Goth

    02/08/2019 Duración: 01h59min

    For those of a certain vintage, we remember when discussions about corp goth exploded into the scene, the questions about how one maintains an air of youthful rebellion without selling out to a puritanical business culture, and how one might retain their identity in a culture that extrapolates morality and work ethic from appearance. A fashion and ideology was developed and debated among goths pursuing long term careers that didn’t involve making music or ghost hunting. Today though the corp goth style and the discussion that came along with it seem to have all but vanished, we’re going to be talking about why that might be, recount our own experiences in the corporate world and share advice for those getting into or already employed at large companies.  Our guests this week are Cadaver Kelly and Jonathan! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Entering the Work Force 7:42 Job Interviews 22:45 Retaining Identity and Fighting for Inclusivity 36:08 The Rise and Fall of Corp Goth 1:09:

  • 088: Carpe Noctem

    088: Carpe Noctem

    16/07/2019 Duración: 50min

    This week we feature an important piece of 90's goth culture, Carpe Noctem Magazine. We sit down with Thom, co-founder of Carpe Noctem, to talk about his experience with Zine publication, horror culture, and forging a way forward in today's crowded media field.  You can find all of Thom's work on his website.  You can get the Carpe Noctem Interviews here: Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

  • 087: Goth Runway Fashion and Postmodernism

    087: Goth Runway Fashion and Postmodernism

    02/07/2019 Duración: 01h58min

    This week we are taking a look at runway fashion and commodification. We are going to discuss how goth aesthetics have been used on the runway and in high fashion and whether or not a postmodernist view of style and culture is the reason for this. We are also reviewing the new album from Sólveig Matthildur and more! Our guest this month is CC! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! News: 4:00 -Why Goth Fashion is Condemned to be a Fashion Inspiration Album Review: 1:24:00 -Constantly in Love - Sólveig Matthildur Sinister Suggestions: 1:36:15 -Goth Soaps and more at Seifenhexe -Kerli -Art, Sex, Music -PENSEES NOCTURNES - Grand Guignol Orchestra

  • 086: The Secret Life of Goths

    086: The Secret Life of Goths

    16/06/2019 Duración: 01h38min

    This month we sit down with DJ Mistress McCutchan and DJ Batty von Bats of the Cat vs Bat podcast! In true goth style, we kick back with a few drinks and air our opinions about all aspects of the scene. Scene drama, DJ ethics, identity in the “real world”, philosophy, politics and more. So grab your favorite libation, have a seat with us and enjoy!

  • 085: Gender Identity with Parma Ham

    085: Gender Identity with Parma Ham

    02/06/2019 Duración: 01h28min

    Our guest this month is fashion artist, DJ/promoter for Torture Garden, Slimlight, and Monster Queen and curator Parma Ham.   If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!   Fluidity of Culture 5:45 Gender in Goth 14:15 Fashion in Extremity 40:15 Goth and the Internet 49:00 Album Review: 1:02:45 Second Still Sinister Suggestions: 1:15:00 -Delusions of Gender -The Left Hand of Darkness -ContraPoints: What is Gender -ContraPoints: Pronouns -Judith Butler -Special Interest -Ganser

  • 084: Goths of Color: Representation, Agency, and Marginalization

    084: Goths of Color: Representation, Agency, and Marginalization

    16/05/2019 Duración: 01h39min

    This month we are continuing our special series of expert panels as we take deep dives into latent issues and hot topics within the community, We previously discussed whether or not goth was political and explored the deeply ingrained misogyny of industrial, and this week we are exploring the intersectionality and experiences of people of color. Whether goth or not, in America we live in a culture built on colonization, white washing and imperialism. The stories around which our culture connects are white, our histories are littered with appropriation of indigenous practices and our present is full of tacit ignorance about the ways this continues to reinforce the pain and inequality for people of color in our communities. Oppressed groups like black women have a barrier to self actualization that privileged groups who benefit from a history of imperial patriarchy do not. For as much lip service we give to goths being othered, discriminated against and bullied out of society, the face of our scene is still ve

  • 083: Why So Elitist?

    083: Why So Elitist?

    02/05/2019 Duración: 01h48min

    This week we chat with Gopal Metro, co founder of Bella Morte, Gild the Mourn, Brighter Fires, and his current project Metro Pirate Radio. We spend some time discussing his history as a musician and goth with elitism and gatekeeping and debate whether or not it has a place in the scene. We also tell some personal stories of struggling with depression and suicidal ideation, and how that relates to goth culture. You can get music from Gopal and support his projects by visiting his patreon page. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introduction to Gopal 2:40 Elitism 15:40 Depression 49:50 Album Review: 1:21:25 Ausencia - Lust Era Sinister Suggestions: 1:31:40 -Evi Vine -The Ire -Love / Death / Robots -Beat Saber -Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality -Nytt Land

  • 082: Dance, Ritual and Bodily Autonomy

    082: Dance, Ritual and Bodily Autonomy

    02/04/2019 Duración: 02h06min

    This month we are talking about dance! Why does it matter, how does it look for goths vs everyone else, where does it fit within the identity of goth culture, and does it empower bodily agency or do we still have issues within the community. We are also reviewing the new album from Tomb of Love, sinister suggestions and more! Our guest this month is Hayley who’s music project Vellocinate you can find here! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introduction and Local Scene Chat Creating Goth Worlds Through Dance: 12:43 -The Importance of Dance to Goth Expression -Ritual -Bodily Autonomy CoalCandy’s video Album Review: 1:35:00 Tomb of Love - A Permanent Reminder of Our Failure Sinister Suggestions: 1:51:00 It’s For Us Neon Tzigane Black Dresses Fires Neu! Can Amon Düül

  • 081: Geisha Goth

    081: Geisha Goth

    16/03/2019 Duración: 01h30min

    Cover photo by Laura Whittaker Our guest this month is Jenevive, a model and philosophy student, who discusses the work she’s done looking at Japanese culture, history and philosophy as exemplified by the Geisha and Painful Art, along with their relation to modern day goth and Gothic Literature. We talk pop culture, post-punk, Japanese history and philosophy, the relationship of America to Japanese art and a lot more!

  • 080: Class Disparity and Goth Culture

    080: Class Disparity and Goth Culture

    02/03/2019 Duración: 02h31min

    This week we will be discussing class boundaries in their relationship to scene participation, whether or not you need to spend money to be goth, what internal and external values reinforce class distinctions, how we gain respect in the subculture, fashion, subversion and more! We’ll also be hearing about the scene in Tampa, reviewing the new album from Kaelan Mikla and a lot more. Our guests this month are DJ Maus who you can find at Obscura Undead on Facebook and Instagram and DJ Azy also from Obscura Undead If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Tampa Goths and the Rebirth of a Scene 10:00 -Fight at the Bauhaus show Goth Class 28:08 -Sweeny Deville’s Video -The Problem with Goth Fast Fashion -Goth is not Killstar -David Muggleton’s Inside Subculture Album Review 1:54:00 Kaelan Mikla - Nótt eftir nótt Sinister Suggestions 2:14:35-Otzi -Blogiemilczenie -Polyverso -The Ire-Hedningarna -Vedergällningen Outtakes

  • 073: Sam Rosenthal

    073: Sam Rosenthal

    16/02/2019 Duración: 51min

    This week we chat with Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl and Projekt Records about his perspective on the scene during the 90’s, the state of the music industry, his philosophy on the meaning of life and a lot more! Check out his Patreon page here!

  • 071: What is Goth?

    071: What is Goth?

    02/02/2019 Duración: 01h48min

    For today’s episode, we are going to give our post-mortem on the goth scene in 2018. We’ll also be discussing where we stand on the proposition of defining goth including the major contentions and schools of thought around that issue. We’ll review the new album from Ghostland  offer our sinister suggestions and more! You can get the Cemetery Confessions Shirt HERE! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Our 2018 in Goth Wrap-up News: 16:56 The Neverending Goth Debate Can you be goth without music? 22:01 Explaining the Definition of goth: 38:09 1. An appreciation of goth music 2. Aesthetic deviance that aligns with the sartorial idioms of goth. 3. Embracing darkness (manifest as an appreciation of the macabre, Gothic literature, finding beauty in the uncanny and abnormal, etc) 4. An active pursuit of incorporating these ideologies, material objects, and rituals into substantive, communal interaction. (lifestyle curation) Is goth singular or multi-factoral? 52:47 How does The Gothic f

  • The Birthday Party 2

    The Birthday Party 2

    02/01/2019 Duración: 01h25min

    We are back with a surprise episode during our hiatus, made possible by everyone over on our Patreon! Thank you for going on a journey with me this year, I look forward to more shows and more great conversations in 2019!

  • 070: Goth vs. Goth: History of EBM

    070: Goth vs. Goth: History of EBM

    16/12/2018 Duración: 01h10min

    Andi Harriman and Trae go head to head on the philosophy, origin and evolution of EBM on this episode! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

  • 069: The 90s to Now: Have we Changed?

    069: The 90's to Now: Have we Changed?

    02/12/2018 Duración: 01h31min

    This month we are taking a look at an article from the early 90’s discussing the music of the time, the burgeoning interconnectedness of a global culture, and notions of authenticity and being called a poser. We’ve got a review of the new album from Nox Novacula, Sinister Suggestions, and more! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Our guests this month are Harley and Jon! A Reflection on the 90’s How Has Music Changed 13:00 Is ‘Poser’ and Gatekeeping Still Useful Today 26:43 Was Religion Ever an Element of Goth Identity 45:42 Vampirism and Goth 56:00 Album Review: 1:06:00 Nox Novacula Sinister Suggestions: 1:16:04 -VtM 5th Edition -Ritual Howls -The Haunting of Hill House -His Dark Materials -Derren Brown’s Sacrifice What’s Next For Cemetery Confessions 1:26:00

  • 068: Is Goth Apolitical?

    068: Is Goth Apolitical?

    16/11/2018 Duración: 02h05min

    We have a special episode for you this week, we are back with a full panel to discuss one of the most contentious topics related to goth. In a climate where it is becoming increasingly difficult to talk to those who don’t share our views, what role does goth play? Transgressive and activist counterculture, or impartial music tribe? Does denying the political roots and inclinations of goth culture lend itself to infiltration by racist and sexist ideologies? Our panel this month consists of Abigail, Dani, Nephilim, Trae, and Zakkarri If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! I’ve avoided dividing the episode into timestamped sections, as the the conversation is loosely structured, each portion of the episode continuously builds upon the previous on, and they are wide ranging in and of themselves. As always thank you for listening and supporting the show by telling your friends about us or jumping on patreon!   References: -Goth Homology -Is “us vs. them” Thinking Hardwired? -How Politics

  • 067: Goth-Punk and the Resistance of Style

    067: Goth-Punk and the Resistance of Style

    02/11/2018 Duración: 01h30min

    This week I want to look at what makes goth culturally unique among its alternative peers, discuss how the implicit flexibility of goth can lead it to fold into other subcultural groupings such as punk as we will see in the scene from Mexico City, and look at how goth has the ability to adapt to a local environment while remaining identifiable as part of goth culture. We will also be reviewing the new album from Living Temples, sharing our sinister suggestions and more! Our guest this Month is Dasia, who you can find as Gothic SoulFlower on YouTube!   News: 8:26 Mexico City’s Coolest Style Subculture Album Review: 1:09:26 Living Temples - Against the Day Sinister Suggestions: 1:19:30 Sabrina Rendez-Vous References: Documentary on The Gothic and Goth The Curse of Celebrity Video on goth philosophy

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