Friday, August 11, 2017

The Catacombs-Playlist Review

Greetings and Salutations,
I wanted to write a quick post on a new playlist from The Belfry Network, under the Catacombs title. My first impression of the Catacombs 29 playlist is that I like it. There are lots of classic goth bands on this playlist, which is good news for me as I'm still catching up on classic goth bands. One of my favorite songs was Mirror People by Love and Rockets. It had the lyric "empire of the vampire" which I thought was delightfully cheesy and fun for a goth song. There was only one song there that I had actually heard before, which was Vision Thing by Sisters of Mercy.


Overall, I got the feeling that this was a bit of a nostalgic playlist so it had that easy feeling of being familiar and non-threatening. Unfortunately, DJ Gomez did not post a write up of the songs on this playlist so I've had to type them up myself (see below) but that's alright. I'm not going to say much else about the songs because I'm still very new to goth music and I'm still learning a lot so I am by no means an authority. I just thought it would be fun to briefly talk about and share a playlist that I really enjoy and I hope you like it too. Laters!


Rosetta Stone- The Witch
Danielle Dax- Cat House
The Sisters of Mercy-Vision Thing
Love and Rockets- Mirror People
Suspiria- Allegedly, Dancefloor Tragedy
The Jesus and Mary Chain- Coast to Coast
Die Laughing-Firedance
Paralysed Age- Bloodsucker
London After Midnight- Revenge
The Dense Society- Somewhere
Specimen- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Love Like Blood- Kiss and Tell
Nosferatu- Torturous

Here is the link to the playlist:
http://www.thebelfry.rip/blog/2017/8/3/mx90hec748g1e06zd2i031fgtkkado

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Labrett Cemetery

These photos are already over a year old but I really like them. I wanted to get back into posting regularly again and I figured a post about a cemetery would be a good start. Labrett is a small town about 15 minute drive from where I live and it's nestled down in the valley, next to the river. Unfortunately, it was overcast that day so the lighting is not all that good but the headstones were interesting to look at. I especially liked these iron ones below. 




  Some are too worn and faded to really read anymore which just gives them a little more character in my mind. It gives you some idea how long this graveyard has been here. 



I am not a religious person but I find statues of angels beautiful and intriguing. Maybe it's because I really like the idea of being able to fly. Whenever I dream of flying I always have giant wings. 



I think I may try to take some pictures here during the winter. If you can manage to catch the right day, cemeteries in the wintertime are some of the neatest places. There tends to be lots of contrast, which I am fond of, which lends itself beautifully to black and white photos. What can I say, I love the simple drama of black and white photography. 

Anyway, that's all for now. Laters. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

FanExpo Regina 2014

This weekend I went to the first ever Regina comic con called FanExpo. Usually my friend and I go to the Calgary comic con but due to budget restraints we didn't make it out this year. It was nice to have an expo closer to home and I think the turn out was pretty good. All the vendors were amazing, there were lots of people who dressed up and we even had a few celebrities make it out: Kevin Sorbo and Marina Sirtis among others.

 This woman's booth had some amazing artwork. She did paintings of classic gothic characters like Lydia from Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. I really wanted an Edward but she was sold out of them by the time I got back to her booth.
 This guy is out of Saskatoon and he makes these stunning drinking horns and he had an impressive selection of Thor hammers and other celtic and pagan jewelry.

 Super awesome Halo guy. It seems that there is always at least one at every con. I'm ok with this.

 This group of friends made an amazing Avengers team. The only one they were missing was Iron man.

Unfortunately, I was so caught up with everything that I didn't remember to take any photos of myself. I'll try to recreate my outfits for another post.
This con turned out better than I expected and there was a really good turn out of people. I think the chances of it returning next year are pretty good. Hopefully it will be bigger and better.
Live long and prosper!