Thursday, May 22, 2008
As we've ascertained, I have a certain weakness for the, well, let's just resolve to call him the Byronic Hero for the sake of argument. I also adore all themes of gloom, the supernatural, the sunless and Stygian...when I looked at this picture, taken yesterday on a drive through the rainy city, I had a sudden revelation that maybe my aesthetic, as I myself, was born here in NYC. These moody buildings, they're so tall, so menacing. Just look at those birds, wheeling upwards as if they're afraid of something.
And before I leave you with this rather bleak image, I must mention my new favorite book, "The Difference Engine," by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. It's now my secular bible.