Chris Ott’s goth-themed video gets goth completely wrong, and is a history-rewriting Pitchforkification of goth music. [continues]

Commentary aside (I can’t really speak to it since I know nothing about goth/punk), something bothers me about Chris Ott. He knows his stuff, but he oozes self-righteousness. He also does that thing where he uses his metacritical concerns as a platform for ragging on Important Music People He Knows Personally. I don’t know, it’s just the whole “I was and am there” attitude that makes learning about music so much less enjoyable. (Plus, whenever I watch his videos all I think is “white guy white guy white guy white guy white guy white guy white guy”.)