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Re: relient k song

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Thursday, March 13, 2003, 22:11
On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 22:57:26 -0500 Sally Caves <scaves@...>
> ----- Original Message ----- > Is the misspelling intentional? (Relient K) My husband says there > was a > Plymouth "Reliant," whose design was called the "K" car, hence the > "Reliant > K."
yes, it is. i've read that it's for copyright reasons.
> I'm interested in "musical glossolalia," as I'm calling it. Have > any of you > heard of the Icelandic group Sigur Ros? Rolling Stone Magazine > wrote
> the words in their "white" CD (blank white cover, blank white book > with some > sketchy gray stuff, blank white CD, no written script, much less > translations) were sung in an "invented language." It's > delightfully > strange, musically, and practically every "sentence" starts with > /ju/. For > all I know, it might be just as unorganized as the following, but > there is a > great deal more structure that I'm hearing in Sigur Ros than in what > I'm > seeing in Relient K. > > The following words don't look as though they are anything more > than > gibberish. There are practically no repetitions (besides dorga > orpha and > billa--which sound like the kind of gibberish that is easiest to > make up: > repetitive and rhyming--yilla billa zay). But consider: arg occurs > once > only, wu occurs once only, nar occurs once only... none of the > longer words > or even parts of words are repeated although the translation is > heavy
> "talk" and "wish."
that's not a translation. that's the chorus. they don't give a translation. the lead singer said that it does actually mean something. I guess it depends on our definition of
> language, but > this seems more comic to me than semantic.
> Who's heard of Sigur Ros? Or Ekova? Now there's a beautiful CD > featuring > gorgeous songs in a fantasy language that Deirdre De Bois claims in > her > interview is purely musical. Like Lisa Girrard.
i think someone mentioned sigur ros on this list before.
> Sally > > > Eskkoat, et rellikwa... > >