Goth Music: The Dichotomy That Is Lorna
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree and Rising.
Itâ€™s a good thing Iâ€™ve given up trying to fit anyone elseâ€™s mold for me or Iâ€™d be really miserable…a shadow of my own self. Been there, done that, as they used to say. The funny thing is how many Law of Attraction Pollyannas I run into who think they have to have fluff for brains.
Not that I mind people with happy, fluffy brains. I can tolerate them for short periods as long as I donâ€™t have to live with them. But the subject of music does tend to get some people riled up.
See, thereâ€™s just not a lot of â€œhappyâ€ and upbeat music out there for people trying to keep a positive mindset, except for music about how being in love/lust with someone makes you happy or, well, thereâ€™s always Katrina and the Waves, I guess. Modern music is usually about coping with emotions, not enjoying them. So unless itâ€™s Christian â€œpraiseâ€ music, itâ€™s hard to find happy, shiny Law of Attraction, positive mindset music.
Which brings me to a serious problem. I like Goth. Iâ€™ve loved it since before it was called Goth. Happiness for me is finding new Inkubus Sukkubus songs on iTunes or an evening of downloading songs from groups like….
Edenbridgeâ€™s older stuff, Type O Negativeâ€™s latest, Sirenia, Midnattsol, Elis, Visions of Atlantis, March Violets, Darkwell, Tristania, Nox Arcana, Vas, Thy Sins of Thy Beloved, Flowing Tears, Penumbra, Lacrimosa, 13 Candles, and Emilie Autumn.
Maybe itâ€™s just the fact that I used to play the pipe organ in church and still lust after the sound of violins, bourdons, odd flutes, and big Phantom-of-the-Opera type crescendos. Goth music always reminds me of that power in my fingertips, more so than any church hymn ever did.
So, dichotomy that I am, Goth music makes me happy.