And I've been listening to Goth nonstop. It shows, doesn't it, my pretties? Oh yes, indeed it does.
In fact, I feel a theme week coming on.
Well, perhaps not a week. I might become bored with it by Wednesday. We goths are fickle creatures, you see (though sometimes it's just memory loss from drinking absinthe.)
Regardless, as a precursor to Goth week -- which I have chosen to call My Lurking Sound (and probably only one of you will get that joke) -- I hereby present to you the wit and wisdom of Andrew Eldritch, singer/songwriter/frontman of The Sisters of Mercy:
"I think the great lesson of the 20th century is that you have to separate the ethics from the aesthetics. The Nazis did have the best uniforms, there's no denying it. The great lesson there is that you don't have to agree with what the Nazis did, but, yes, be honest about it, they did have the best uniforms. A lot of people can't come to terms with something as banal as that. They can't admit it, because somehow they feel like they're approving of what the Nazis did."
"This war looks great", he smacks, an Iraqi military installation suddenly a mass of black smoke. "America is going to win not because it can kill more people or because it has more men - that's not important. It's the simple fact that all the high-tech shit looks so great. I want some of it. Where can I get a laser-guided missile? I know just what I'm buying with my next royalty check.
"I love the bomb", Eldritch snarls. "It's brilliant. The point is that I can't stop it from going off. It's the biggest thing that's going to happen in my lifetime. I will not be caught standing there, going, 'Oh dear!' That's a given. The way to make the best of this world, even in that last split second, is to say 'F?!k yeah! Great, isn't it?'"
-- from RIP Magazine, July 1991
The man is brilliant and a wanker at the same time. But don't take my word for it... you'll get to see for yourself, soon enough.