Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Goth Challenge, Day 6

Day 6 – Hand write your favourite lyrics and take a picture.

Hm. Favorite lyrics... This is hard. I always struggle to pick favorites in music, movies and books. They are all so dependant upon my mood. This is something my husband, Matty, or my dear friend, Carmilla Voiez, would be better at doing...

I've been on a Rasputina kick lately, so I've chosen "Transylvanian Concubine" off of the Thanks for the Ether album.

Why did I pick this song? First and foremost, I really love the sound of it. The cello is such a resonating yet melancholy sound. It reaches deep into my soul and captivates me.

Then there are the lyrics. Yes, I do love vampires. And this song illustrates the dark, seductive, beautiful and ultimately tragic essence of vampires. But it goes deeper. The social commentary of the lyrics about the superficiality of beauty and our desire to be rich, thin and perfect. Yet, having it all isn't fulfilling.

Drusilla and Spike
Lastly, there is the nostalgia factor. This song was played in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Surprise" episode.


  1. Ohhh, I had such a huge crush on Spike! Nice pick, you have made some lovely lovely illustrations that are pleasing to the eye.

    I'm a cellist ;-D

  2. Thanks!
    I used to play the violin myself.