Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Sic transit gloria art
I was waylaid by an unexpected vision; the windows of Desigual are illuminated by changing colored lights. The effect is a wonderful piece of art there on 35th Street and Sixth Avenue. Sadly, my camera does not do it justice.
There are going to be a LOT of people gathering at that public plaza to see the Macy's windows come this holiday season. I wonder how many of them will turn around to see this amazing art right behind them?
Our field trip to McNally Jackson was for [sic] by Joshua Cody. Yes that's the title of the book. The Guardian UK describes it thus: Joshua Cody was 34 when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumour. In [Sic], he tells how he confronted the cancer with chemotherapy and cocaine, martinis and one-night stands
We were early thank goodness because there was a crowd and by 7:15 it was standing room only.
Joshua Cody is an amazing writer, but even more to the point for a reading, he's an amazing reader.
[sic] is mordantly hilarious, but probably not the right thing if you've just lost a person to a terrible disease (my companion in crime mentioned that to me afterwards).
If you're a writer, this book is interesting from a technical standpoint because the sentences are much longer than what I'd think of as usual. Yet, they work. Part of that may be due to Joshua Cody's background in music. I wish I'd thought to ask him last night. Perhaps one of you can track him down at a reading and ask for me!