Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016...can you cool it please?

It's only been a few weeks since I watched the BBC's "Review of the Year- those we've lost 2015", or however they brand the list of the celebrities that have died in the last 12 months. The last week or so has begun the 2016 list in earnest.

One of my favourite childhood films was Labyrinth, and that grew into a favourite film as a teen and beyond. As a child I liked the puppets and songs, and as a 19-year-old Goth sat in my halls of residence at uni watching the DVD on my computer I loved the beautiful Gothic love story too (as a child I felt the ballroom scene was boring, as a teen I loved it). It was that film that sparked my love of David Bowie's music - but I think this is a favourite (although I do tend to sing "Magic Pants..."):

I'm a fan of Harry Potter, but I think my favourite Alan Rickman role was that of the Metatron in Dogma. I think that's the definition of perfect casting right there. 

"I'm pissed off, is what I am! Do you go around drenching everybody that comes into your room with flame-retardant chemicals? No wonder you're single."

NSFW, but genius!

And last, but by no means least, as a teenager I spent plenty of time in my bedroom listening to heavy metal. Motorhead were legends in the genre. I think picking up a copy of White Line Fever (Lemmy's autobiography) is going to happen very soon.
Ace of Spades has been played a lot lately, but I really like this collaboration with Girlschool...

So, RIP David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Lemmy.
...and 2016? I think you should slow down now. Thanks.

Friday, January 01, 2016


So it would appear I didn't blog at all during 2015. I had the time, and I certainly had the subject matter. 2015 was a good but busy year for me, mainly due to the fact that I got married on the 31st of October. Yes, I picked Halloween for a reason. Back when this site started in 2002(!) I was a teenage Goth, and now I'm a 30-something Goth. I might wear less eyeliner and white foundation now (I'm a receptionist, and it really wouldn't go down well at work), but I still like the music and general aesthetic. Milton Keynes might not have much (any) of a scene, but I can still stick The Sisters of Mercy on iTunes and dance like I've lost my contact lenses ;)
So, I had a Big Purple Wedding, wearing a Big Purple Dress and a long purple wig. I walked into the ceremony room to the theme from the 1980's "fuzzy felt" Moomins, and we signed the register to a Meat Loaf song (because again, some things never change).
So, along with a lot of other resolutions (including a challenging amount of reading), I've decided to Blog more. Whether this is reviews or baking or general witterings I don't know yet. I will avoid the angst-fuelled moaning of my very early (deleted!) posts, because I'm in a much happier place now.
Thankfully some things do change!

Happy 2016,

Meatina x