Friday, 24 April 2009

Yeasayer quiz answer and a little update

Still pondering the answer to Wednesday's quiz question?

The question was:

What connects this train station with Yeasayer?

The answer is:

The little town in Wales with the impossibly long name "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" (Llanfair P G for short) when translated from Welsh means "Saint Mary's Church by the white hazel pool, near the fierce whirlpool with the church of Saint Tysilio by the red cave". It's true!!

Yeasayer's song "Red Cave" taken from their 2007 All Hour Cymbals album contains the lyrics:

"Mary's house in the hollow of the white hazel rapid whirlpool and the church of the red cave."

Slightly different, maybe they couldn't prunounce the word Tysilio?!

So there you have it, a Brooklyn based band getting inspiration from a small town in North Wales and when I say small I'm talking a population of roughly 3,040.

Here's the video of Yeasayer singing about this small town in Wales on a subway train in Paris. There's another song called "No Need To Worry" first which is very nice but if you want to get straight to the line I mentioned in "Red Cave", try 3 mins 48 secs in.

YEASAYER Take Away Show - No need to worry / Redcave

Yeasayer MySpace

As a side note, I've been a busy bee this week fighting an evil landlord who very much demonstrates the characteristics of a snake. Don't worry, Chalky knows how to deal with snakes! I've met shape shifters like this guy before so I've been arming myself with as much free legal advice as possible hence why I haven't been blogging much - all that legal speak takes a long time to sink into my little brain! I know it's not good to wish away your time but I can't wait for all this to be over, might have to throw a party to celebrate, perhaps I could even find a willing musician to play at said party :-)

btw I should add, the evil landlord isn't my landlord.



Ian France said...

Great vid, but how the heck do u pronounce that name? u know, the name of the town in wales? that's insane.

chalky said...

Ian, If I ever bump into you I will pronounce it for you :-)

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