Is Goth Becoming Cool?

By | March 17th, 2017|It's On Random!|

I missed goth the first time round, being born in late 1981 I was too young. By the time I donned my first (second-hand) leather trench and plum lipstick it was definitely not cool. At least not as far as I was concerned. Young lads would shout ‘GOTH!!’ at me as they drove passed and [...]

Highgate Cemetary

By | January 3rd, 2017|It's On Random!|

I got a bunch of stuff for Christmas, namely things I could eat, things that smell nice and goth stuff (these categories are not mutually exclusive). Raven fairylights, a colouring book where everything has to be coloured in black and brewery tours (ok, not goth, but I'll be wearing black so I'm counting it) but [...]

Weird Whitstable

By | December 21st, 2016|It's On Random!|

As well as all the goth stuff and music stuff and occasional motorbike stuff, I also write a beer blog. It doesn't happen often, but when I go somewhere new and interesting and have a beer, I sometimes write it down. On this occasion my love of beer and love of weird goth-stuff coincided, so [...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary

By | October 31st, 2016|It's On Random!|

Who knew what began thirty years ago as a three-page poem penned by a lowly Disney animator would become a cult movie hit? Yet twenty years on The Nightmare Before Christmas is still every goths favourite animated movie, with new fans being introduced to the film each year. That minor animator, Tim Burton, is now [...]

Part-Time Blonde

By | September 22nd, 2016|It's On Random!|

People (ok, ladies) ask me all the time (alright, occasionally) how I keep my hair so blonde. I know, I sound like one of those adverts, 'People always ask how I keep my hair so shiny! Here's my secret!'. But seriously, there are some tips to get your locks proper platinum and keep them that [...]

Stephen King competition entry or ‘What My Dad Taught Me About Iron Maiden’

By | September 22nd, 2016|It's On Random!|

I wrote this for a competition. Yes, a Stephen King fan competition. 'Tell us in less than 650 words why you should win a preview copy of Doctor Sleep, the prequel to The Shining”. So I did. Then I realised I can't claim the prize as I'm out of the country on the day they [...]