“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

MBV Gift

My friend Greg Dobbins, author of Lazy Idle Schemers, is a huge, huge treasure trove of knowing about pop music of all types and he loves My Bloody Valentine.

I haven't heard his reply to my email yet, but I bet he's thinking what I'm thinking, which is that Kevin Shields's "too slow for slow" production of the follow-up to Loveless exemplifies what is said of the Irish...that they don't know how to fit into industrial life.

The album immediately becomes a gift, by that logic, which is very interesting. And good!

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