Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!


Karen O is a Goth


As if you needed convincing, feast your eyes on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Skeletons' - they came up with the idea for this video while they were checking out GiHW, trust me :)

4 comments:

Screaming Banshee said...

great video! (mostly shot at Hollywood Forever Cemetary - here in the home of the hot & sunny goth)
never a fan of the band - they irk me. (i'm quite and irkable person, really)they must have been checking out GIHW and listening to cocteau twins.

Anonymous said...

Methinks someone's been watching 1920s Surrealist movies...

DJ Selchie said...

See, now you see gothiness in that, and from bellydancing (even though I've dabbled in the tamer side of goffiness for some years now), I just see Wings of Isis. (The flappy things she was waving around as a ghost or somesuch- over what I think was water.) Nice choice, though. :)

Anonymous said...

Nick Zinner is a goth, too. I saw him walking around at a hot summer music festival, wearing all black, pants, long sleeved, crazy haired, and looking like the 3rd member of Alien Sex Fiend. Not a bad thing.

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