El niño de San Andrés

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!”)

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