The Darkness

  • Daemon Chadeau posted an update in the group Group logo of The DarknessThe Darkness 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    So it’s been a while since I stepped in here. Just a couple of things:

    -My band Prelude To A Pistol will be back in Boise at The Shredder on Friday, October 20th! We’ll be playing with The Acrotamoans and The Lithium Dolls. It’s been a while since I last seen everyone there, and I wonder if we can drink the bar dry like the last time we were…[Read more]

  • T'Rina Lockary posted an update in the group Group logo of The DarknessThe Darkness 1 year ago

    Helo

  • Daemon Chadeau posted an update in the group Group logo of The DarknessThe Darkness 1 year ago

    Let’s do this!

    • Sweet! Can you tell us a little bit about your tour? What it is, what it does, why it started.

    • Definitely!

      The Suicide Prevention Commando DJ Tour is a series of DJ dates at Industrial club events around the Seattle area. I had no single venue to host a fundraiser this year like I did the past couple of years. I started raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention originally to help my then-fiance now wife Gennifer…[Read more]

      • That’s a pretty great thing to work on. I really appreciate how you’re using music to make a difference. How does the AFSP help people struggling with suicide?

        • What gets me is the articles ranting about how Goth teens kill themselves left and right that imply it is the lifestyle or fashion or music that promotes it. The fact is we are the people who say to already depressed teens “it is ok, we pretty much all have been there and it isn’t wrong to feel dark and sad but know that we are here. If you want…[Read more]

          • We are not the cause, our music, fashion and macabre style is not driving teens to suicide, teens already lost find us, we are the ones who say “we understand”
            I think suicide prevention amongst the goth community is very important because sometimes “I understand” just isn’t enough

          • And one problem affecting teens and mental health is the stigma around it. These teens use the music and fashion as a form of expression and it’s easier for the average person to demonize the exterior rather than peel that layer back and explore the root causes. Once more parents, educators, counselors, and other administrators know how to…[Read more]

            • It really does affect people of all ages & all walks of life. For us, I think being able to have an outlet, & be open is actually a huge benefit but, it’s true, many people in the medical profession sometimes take one look at you, & make assumptions that really are counterproductive. Mostly, I’ve been a pretty perky goth but, during a rough…[Read more]

        • The AFSP has chapters in all 50 states. Taken from their site, AFSP engages in funding scientific research, offering educational programs for professionals, educating the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention, promoting policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention, and providing programs and resources for survivors of…[Read more]

          • That’s really great! There are so many reasons why people go through a period of time where they need help, it can be mental illness, abuse, anot incident, medications even, & a lot more. For me, I went through a short period where after years of abuse, a tbi, & utter exhaustion, I really struggled to keep going. Counseling, & self care were…[Read more]

            • Training and engagement are two of the methods the Foundation uses in their efforts. You can throw money at something all you want but without the people power behind a cause you’re not going to be able to accomplish your goal.

          • Our level of acceptance is one reason we have many Transgendered people, many people of a wide variety of ages and interests. It’s sad when I see goth communities getting very insular and not willing to deal with anyone different than classic goths.
            The more people know about the fact that as Goths we can help each other including teens the better…[Read more]

            • It is more important than ever to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQIA+ community. That’s why I respect the work of organizations such as Gothic Pride Seattle. Other marginalized communities need to do the same, and we need to reach out to those said communities as well. Sometimes, it can be tough to engage others in…[Read more]

            • You’re very right. That’s one thing we try to do with Wicked Wonderland, is to be sure we are embracing a wide range of dark music, & a variety of people.

            • It’s work you do very well!

    • Thanks! One thing I’m going to do with this group in particular is leave it as a free space where people can talk about stuff like suicidal thouggts, depression, family members that are or have been suicidal, or even just stuff they can’t talk to anyone about where their coworkers/family aren’t looking, there’s no trolling, & they can even do it…[Read more]

      • That sounds like an amazing idea!

      • Funny thing is in my 20s when I was so depressed I could barely function I listened to old blues music (it helped) and friends would ask why I “wasn’t listening to that depressing goth music you like?”
        Because I have never found it to be depressing.
        The strange thing is the more I accepted that dark weird side of me the more I felt comfortable and…[Read more]

        • A huge part of healing is meeting other people like you and realizing you’re not the only one thinking those thoughts

  • Daemon Chadeau posted an update in the group Group logo of The DarknessThe Darkness 1 year ago

    Thirty more minutes. Looking forward to your questions! Still not sure how this all works but we’ll all learn together!

  • Daemon Chadeau posted an update in the group Group logo of The DarknessThe Darkness 1 year ago

    What’s up, Wonderlanders?

    Her Majesty gave me access to this to help promote the Suicide Prevention Commando DJ Tour happening right now. Once I get off mobile I’ll be making some changes in this group to fit it but we’ll also be having an “AMA/chat” where I will be answering your questions! More info to come once we have it! In the meantime,…[Read more]