|Sleeve - Front:|
Surviving so just one day I could smite evil and protect the good...
|Sleeve - Back:|
Octavio St. Laurent
|Vinyl - 'A' Side|
|Vinyl - 'B' Side|
St Lawrence, Patron Saint of cooks
Tracks: Remember Me (That's All I Ask) B/W What They Didn't Know
Label: Matador Records OLE 962-7
Matrix A: OLE 962-7 A GOLDEN
Matrix B: OLE 962-7 B GOLDEN
Pressing Info: 2000? TBC
Inserts: Regular insert as pictured above
Variants: No variants
Extracted From LFG Post (June 28 2011):
As I've written on here before, this collection of records is meant to act as a prologue to David Comes to Life... to describe the characters and the setting in a bit more detail.
|The Five Characters:|
Right to left: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Aether
-David Eliade is Ian from the band $100
-Vivian Benson is our friend Kate who is also on the cover of "The Beat and the Pulse" by Austra
-Octavio St Laurant is a Beggars Banquet employee
-The town on the Byrdesdale 7" is where Ben's real life mom was born
-It's the same lightbulb on each cover (and the back cover of DTCL, and the front)
-Nick Fenstle is Josh's Dad, and every member of Josh's family appears on the cover of DCTL
Mixtape 4 Side B liner Notes:
I've read that often authors of books and plays will put a lot of meaning and care into naming their characters. One day I was checking my email and noticed a message from one “Veronica Boisson”. That's what the female lead in our new album became. Another day I got another message from someone called “Vivian Benson” - same deal. They both kind of work out, because as you know, Veronica is a cool name, and Vivian is from an early FU song title anyways.
Vivian (From Wikipedia):
Related names: Vivien, Viviane, Vivienne, Vivianne:
The Latin name Vivianus is recorded from the 1st century. It is ultimately related to the adjective vivus "alive".
I'm the Lady in the lake, where streams of memories pool and wait. Wish me well before you move on, we'll meet again in Avalon. (Lyric)
The spelling Vivien is the French masculine form, but in English speaking countries it has long been used as a feminine form, due to its appearance as the name of the Arthurian Lady of the Lake in Tennyson's Idylls of the King of 1859
You're The wine I am the cup; give me your time and fill me up. (Lyric)
The Holy Grail: is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an important theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly holy, first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes.
Holy Chalice & "Holy Grail" (From Wikipedia)
Although the traditions of the Holy Chalice and the Holy Grail seem irreconcilable, there is an underlying concept. Since in Catholic theology, the wine consecrated in the mass becomes the true blood of Christ, both of these seemingly conflicting traditions emphasize the vessel as a cup which holds the blood of Jesus Christ, either in sacramental or literal form.
Oral tradition, poems and bardic tales combined the stories of the Holy Chalice and the Holy Grail. A mix of fact and fiction incorporated elements around Crusaders, knights and King Arthur, as well as being blended with Celtic and German legends. In 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, combined many of the traditions in his King Arthur and the Knights (Le Morte d'Arthur).
- Les yeux sont le miroir de l'dme (The eyes are the mirror of the soul.)
- Challice-shaped light with two reflections - referencing some kind of trinity, a link to David & Veronica?
- As if to spoil things there's a fourth light sneaking in at at the bottom...
Octavio might have been named after any one of several historical persons, or maybe like Vivian and Veronica he was just a name on an email. In the ongoing quest to find meaning where none is intended and for the purposes of completing this page, the following Octavio has been selected:
|The Holy Trinity:|
is not is
- The glimpse of white shirt at his neck is similar to a clerical collar and combined with the black jacket gives Octavio the appearance of a priest.
- The image focus on three main objects; Octavio, the picture frame and the light, the arrangement might suggest a reference to the Holy Trinity, whereby three separate entities are combined within a central deity.
- In this version, Octavio would be the son of 'God' as per the Wiki text above, the Holy spirit often symbolised by fire is here referenced by an electric lamp, the father by the empty frame and God by the empty space between the objects.
- Whereas David & Veronica are positioned to the right of centre, looking toward the viewers left, Octavio (and Nick Fenstle) are left of centre and look directly at the viewer as if judgement.
To be continued / updated...