Yorke is dealing with the emotional fallout of latter-day life challenges. In August this year he made public that he was separating from his wife of 23 years, Rachel Owen. At Pitchfork Paris, he's replacing Björk, who cancelled her original headline slot at the festival because performing her most recent album 'Vulnicura' reminded her too much of her traumatic separation from long-term partner Matthew Barney. So as the Icelandic musician takes time out from touring to overcome her personal struggles, Yorke has made the opposite move, reportedly taking himself on tour to give his ex-partner and kids back home in Oxfordshire some time and space to move forward. (NME)
Saturday, 22 August 2015
"It is curious that Spain is the country where bullfighting is most popular. Do you know why Spain is a country in eternal conflict? Because we are not sure if we are a rational or an emotional country. Nordic people, for example, act in accordance with their brains. However, the Arabs or Latinos have accepted their passionate side without blame. Both, they know which are their strong points. Spaniards are balanced right in the middle. That’s the way we are. And what is bullfighting? The representation of the struggle between instinct and technique, between emotion and reason. We have to accept our instincts and learn to deal with them as if they were a bull, trying not to be destroyed by them."