I wrote the follow on April 6th 2012, as Nocturne was moving from Shampoo to Rumor. It does not reflect the events to take place post move.
You know what? I bitch, I cry, I stomp, I yell, I get angry, and I get sad but in the end I still love this scene.
I’ve met great people, people of value, real people. I’ve also met the dregs of society, all in the same places. I gave up, I wasn’t feeling the love for this project but I have since realized that I wasn’t doing this for all of you. I was doing it for me. I feel revitalized, resolute in my decision to start over again. This time I’m not going to kid myself and say it’s for everyone. It’s really for me. I’m going to share what I love with you. If you love this scene like I have for the past 17+ years then welcome back to PhillyGothIndustrial.com
I won’t be begging promoters to get me the information needed to help them out. If they don’t see the value in this project then they don’t deserve the support. If you see what I am trying to accomplish then I am more than willing to go out of my way to help you in any way I can. To help keep this scene alive, thriving that’s what I want. I have said over and over again that all ages events are essential to the growth and vitality of the scene. We are lucky in Philadelphia to have such an even on a weekly basis, thank you Patrick for Nocturne Wednesday nights. Our scene doesn’t end there we have tons of other regular events (Assimilate, Black, I Love Industrial, Shadowland Lancaster etc.). Our Philadelphia promoters are top notch and put together parties that make this scene what it is… great.
I will still be writing reviews, even know I am far from a good writer. I will still accept pieces from the public. I still like the idea of having this project open to the public. Here’s the thing, I want people who really want to do this, people who are committed. I am still willing to get you music to review. Just don’t let me, I mean us down.
If you have never been here before, are new to the scene or just want an introduction. PhillyGothIndutrial.com is a site dedicated to the scene in and around Philadelphia. Everything done here is done by people like you and me, people who love the scene, people who want to build ties with community.
I may have built this for me but I want YOU to be a part of it!
Album: Forward Ever
PGI Rating: 5/5
Now that’s something I could get into.
Adopt a Skull? Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.
Shadowland Lancaster regular Jesse Stills came up with a profound idea; let’s all chip in and adopt a skull in the name of Shaowland Lancaster! The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia is offer an adopt a skull program (information here). The cost is $200 total, so if we all chip in a few dollars, BAM! Shaodland skull. 100% of the proceeds I collect will be directly put into the adopt a skull program. After we have collected the full $200 I will put a list of all people who have contributed to the fund on a page dedicated to the Shadowland Lancaster Adopt a Skull Program here on PhillyGothIndustrial.com.