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Kitty used to be a Goth--almost

Today is World Goth Day, a day to celebrate the post-punk, anti-establishment, dark clothes-wearing subculture.

I'm pretty sure  I was a Goth for at least for  little while, for two reasons.

1) I almost hardly ever wear pastels.

2) I used to listen to a lot of the Smiths in the '80s.

It all started when I found a Smiths 2-record set("Louder than Bombs") in the giveaway pile at a radio station where I worked.  For some reason I was attracted to songs like "Unloveable," "Shoplifters of the World Unite" and "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now."

I listened to that record over and over again. And then for Christmas the next year, my brother bought me the Smiths "Strangeways Here We Come," and that had some doozies on it as well, including "Unhappy Birthday," "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me," and "Girlfriend in a Coma."  Pretty dark stuff, isn't it?

But I think that the very fact that I used the word "doozie" disqualifies me as a Goth.  But don't worry, you won't catch me wearing pastels any  time soon.



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