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Dec. 28th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC)
oh christ, just what we need, a digital version of this crap. oh well, its better than the last one the trib did...
Dec. 28th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)
Please tell me you are not talking about the one I was in?



I hated that article the day I read it. I was misquoted several times, and photos were taken all around town for a week, but the one night i go to club which wasn't as common as it is now was featured as the front cover of the Trib. After that I got questions like, "How does it feel to be the focal point of the goth community?" My reply was "But I'm not even goth."
Dec. 29th, 2003 08:03 pm (UTC)
Did you see the editorial letter that the Tribune received about you?

A Gothic complaint

I've become accustomed to exploitational and sensational media in New Mexico, but the stereotyping engaged in the article ("James," Tribune, Feb. 6) in which you follow young James Roach to a local club for Goth Night is a bit much.

I don't know when living "the Goth lifestyle" - not that your reporter seemed to make any effort into broadening the readers' understanding of that term - became a diagnosis, but I assure you the term "Goth" is not listed in the DSM-IV as a mental disorder.

The "Gothic lifestyle" can arguably be defined a subculture, and while it might be scary or intimidating to some, I've generally found more tolerance in the "Goth" subculture than I have in many others. . . .

Roach is, indeed, the exception to the rule, and most of the people at Euphoria and Insomnia are balanced, friendly people whose only apparent shortcoming is giving The Tribune another occasion to engage in its usual disservice to the community of Albuquerque. Perhaps Roach finds the Goth community endearing because of the general lack of judgment within it. . . .

Chris Dufek

Santa Fe

It was included in this article: http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news02/021902_news_kidlets.shtml

Dec. 29th, 2003 08:13 pm (UTC)
and the letter directly after the one I quoted. (from fro)

Dec. 29th, 2003 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah I liked the one Fro wrote better. Of course the one Chris wrote. I don't know if he went to club or insomnia at all cause anyone who had wouldn't have called any of those people balanced at best. I mean look at Dark Heart for example. I didn't belong to NMGoth yet at that point, so I have no idea what happened during that time, but I heard it was a huge flame war. Meh it was all just stupid. A year later the lady who did the article called me, and wanted to do a year after story. My reply was "A year after what? There is no year after cause I was diagnosed when I was 9. A year after would be 10. You are late, and are only looking for another goth story to sell pages." I remember what I said to her cause I was pissed at her for all the mis-quotes, and turning a good story into something that in the end wasn't about depression, but another life style outside of the norm that I didn't really belong to except for one night out of the week which really isn't belonging.

Except for my icon.

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