Yes, I agree with you about music, but a lot of people DO us it to superimpose an image on themselves. But this, I think, leaves them closed off to other forms of expression. Sounds like you and I do share a music gene, as you clearly have a wide appreciation as well. You're about the thrid person I've seen mention Wumpscutt, who I have never heard of. I'll have to check them out.
Have you seen Manson's video, Guns, God and Government World Tour? If you haven't, you should. It was frickin' awsome. I like MM more than I like his music, and the DVD was really entertaining. Watched it like 4 times in a row.
I don't think music helps me cope with reality, I just find it enjoyable. How does it help you cope with reality?
I agree with you about the importance of having a good feeling, and by good I mean strong, whether the feeling is good, bad, sad, or angry. To be effective, it must be evocative.
So how is life in Stafford? Never heard of it, but it sounds hick.
And BTW, thanks for the compliment. Flattery will get you everywhere!
Thanks for writing back. I too, am a music whore. I am very greedy about music, and consume it at an astounding rate. The stuff on my page is only a sample of the types I like, but are all those posted here are thematically on the dark side. To like a variety of music, you must appreciate it for what it is, and for its role in time and place. For example, I like the Doors, but I also like the Carpenters, I like Goth & Industrial, but I also like some Dolly Parton. I like Ruth Etting (from the 1930s), Diamanda Galas, Julie London (from the 1960s), Patsy Cline, Electric Hellfire Club, Lord of Acid, Cowboy Junkies, Lustmord, the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, Billie Holiday, etc.
Many people listen to music to promote a self image. I can understand that. But I appreciate music for the manifestation for what it is or was in relationship to its environment -- time and place.
I will definitely check out Suicide Commando. I liked what I heard so far.
Oh, and welcome to AN. There are lots of groups you can join to find people with similar interests. There is a goth music group, though it is not very active. I'm trying to open a group for people with dark interests, but it has not been approved yet.