Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monthly Homework Assignment - October's Party



October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band....
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky....
~George Cooper, "October’s Party"


This month’s assignment was difficult for me until something clicked.  October’s Party.. hmmm…  What better party in October than the annual vampyre celebration, The Endless Night?  This poem has been interpreted by me through pics of my previous years at the NYC Endless night.  It is usually held the first weekend in October.  The ones I have pictured were taken at Drom and outside of Drom.  

Strangely, I’m not finding any info on this year’s event.  I wasn’t going to attend anyways because I have a newborn at home.  Still, I would have liked to include info about this year's event.  The big Vampire Ball in New Orleans looks like it’s going to AMAZING.  You can find out more here.  NOLA is the place to be this year.  The Vampire Lestat Ball will be awesome because it will coincide with the release of the latest, and long awaited, installment of the Vampire Chronicles, The Prince Lestat.  Anne Rice will be there.  Two huge parties in one place.  I wish I could be there.

Ah well, there’s always another time.  Until then, here are fond memories of my favorite October Party…

Me and the darling, Veronica Malkavia

The late Jeniviva



My husband and I

Caught stomping on the dance floor


Me, my BFF's mom and my bestest friend in the entire world, Emerald's Fyre


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Go to Red/Black Goth-y Makeup



It was easier to do a quick video on this. I'm not a vlogger so I'm kind of interested to see if it's something I want to dabble in. I have a few YouTube channels that I subscribe to and I love them. They make it look so easy. For me, it was kind of tough. I didn't think it would be a big deal but it was. There's a lot of dead air and boring silence in my video. Oh well, it was new for me and I hope you like it.

This is a look I can do in less than 5 minutes.  It's effective and always looks great.  I can even do this in the car if I need to.  


**Edited***

It seems the video will not upload...  How embarrassing...  Fine then..  I guess I'll upload to YouTube when I get to the house and fix this.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Music is life

How cliche but so true.

I listen to music just about all day every day.  I used to have headphones permanently fixed to my ears when I was teenager.  I even sat at the dinner table with them on.  I was a horrid teen.  *shudders* 

Now I have to go without for most of the day, sadly.  I really only get to listen when I'm driving.  I have a few Pandora stations that I listen to consistently.  My Nirvana station has tons of 90's music.  I have been pretty nostalgic lately so I listen to that one on the way into work.

When I'm picking up the kids, I listen to my Abney Park channel.  It has upbeat songs and cheerful tunes that the kids actually like.

When it's just me and the older kids and husband, I listen to my Dope or Marilyn Manson station.  I love those.  They have really good harder rock songs. 

Then there's my Psyclon Nine station that I listen to when I want to dance.  There's nothing like some gothy tunes to get you moving. 

I pretty much have a playlist as a soundtrack to my daily activities. 

The best thing to do to get pumped up for a show is to listen to the band's music on the way there.  My husband and I listened to Psyclon Nine for about a week straight before seeing them last year at Skully's in Columbus, OH.

video

And Manson is always being played but especially before we saw them in Indianapolis last year.

video

Now I'm in the mood to see a show.  But I have a new little one so it'll be a loooooooooong time before I'm willing to travel away from him.  I say that because I live in a really crappy little town that does not have anywhere for bands to play so we have to drive hours and hours away.