“When we called My Bloody Valentine leader Kevin Shields at his London home, it was 9 pm and he was gearing up to hit the studio that night. What’s he working on? ‘Oh, My Bloody Valentine stuff,’ he says, matter-of-factly, as if it hasn’t been 21 years since the band’s last LP, Loveless.” Ryan Dombal holds out hope at Pitchfork.
Never mind Günter Grass — here’s David Patrikarakos: “Mitt Romney, to gain a few votes in Florida, promised that under any administration of his, the US would deal with Iran once and for all. Iran, as well as the American electorate, is listening. If you want to convince the mullahs to accelerate a drive towards the bomb come November, that’s the way to do it…. Even if [an Israeli]...
“Empiricism, for Marx, will always confirm the status quo…. I, on the other hand, am an empiricist.” John Lanchester on “Marx at 193,” highly recommended. You might choose, as I have, to listen to the lecture rather than read it and, if so, for the sake of portability, here’s the MP3.