Cool post over at Aentwaereps about the Antwerp singer, Willy van de Velde, who grew up above the Bernad family’s “Spanish shop”, took guitar lessons from Ilse Alfonso, and called himself El niño de San Andrés because it sounded cooler than something like That geezer from St Andrew’s. As Godzjumenas observes, there’s no direct trace of all this in his music.
(Godzjumenas is apparently a reference to a Roman fertility god and/or to gymnastique, as in salle de gymnastique, bedroom, so rather like our “God fuck!”)
- Antwerp talk
Check out Godzjumenas’ Antwerp dialect or language or whatever blog, Aentwaereps. The spelling system is of his own invention and he
So it’s just going to be the once on Peel. That was a strange summer, when the customary laziness was suddenly
- More chavales
Re chav, here From a lexicon of flamenco song terms derived from Caló and thieves’ dialects (germanías):
- Aun hoy / no sólo el órgano soy, / sino el follador y el viento
Some organic filth from Luis de Góngora.
- Reggae and his Reggie band
I used to sing and play lead moon-whistle with a novelty orchestra which had somehow come to the understanding that when