Dear Friends and Fans,
Over a year ago, Donny and I started something that we never imagined would be as popular as it has become- a goth talk podcast focused on music. In fact, from what we could gather, we were perhaps the only one. There were many late nights of scouring the internet for information, recording for hours, and shamelessly promoting the show of which we were so proud. Today, GothCast has become so much more than a podcast. It’s a grown a community- and one which has been very kind to both us us. For this, I will always be greatful.
Unfortunately, although our production has grown substantially, I have found myself in a place of wander and wonder. My mind is not focused on the podcast which I have loved so much and I am unable to meet my duty owed to such a supportive community. Some of this dissonance has been created by an ongoing struggle with mental health, some by a change in my econic position, and some has been created by a difference in vision and expectation between myself and “The Doctor.” For these reasons, I am very sorry to announce my departure from GothCast.
I apologize to anyone who feels as though I am letting them or the show down. However, I need this time to myself and it would be an injustice to produce content in my current state of distraction. Moreover, I feel safe leaving the show in good hands. Donny has always been an excellent content producer. I am sure he will be able to continue to create fantastic content. Whether or not I will return to producing content for the gothic community, or for GothCast specifically, cannot be answered as I can only say that I need to step away right now. Thank you to all of you for your kindness and excitement. GothCast is a project of which I have been very proud to call myself a co-host and producer. Farewell for now, my spooky friends.
The Cure have announced that they will be doing a twenty-five date tour of North America. LA, Chicago, and NYC have been the first three dates announced. They will be playing Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on May 22nd, Chicago at the UIC Pavillion on June 10th, and New York City at Madison Square Garden on June 18th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting October 9th at 10AM. Dr. Sanders and I will be trying to get tickets and we encourage you to do the same as this is a rare occasion and one certainly worth seeing. Hopefully, we might see some of you there.
Here at GothCast we are excited to bring some unexpected news. It has been some time since any members of Bauhaus have made any appearances in the media. However, as long-time fans of Bauhaus, we are excited to announce that Lethal Amounts will be hosting a Halloween party on October 30th which will be DJ’d by none other than Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins. The event will take place at the Monty Bar in Los Angeles. You can count on us being there and we hope to see you as well. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Details can be found here:
Souisxie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees has just composed a song for the season 3 finale of the hit series Hannibal. This is the first song to be released by Sioux in eight years. The song is refreshingly good and represents a mature release from the mother of proto-goth. It is not often that after such a long gap in any musical artists career that they can return with a piece of work with is both enjoyable and represents a mature evolution in the arc of their development, especially so late in their career. We hope that their will be more to come from Souisxie Sioux as this song really caught our attention. To hear us talk more about Sioux’s return to the music scene, be sure to listen to the first episode of our podcast.
Check out the song here: http://youtu.be/QodPtK1tpXc