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Ho Hey say The Lumineers

Saturday, 24 August, 2013 0 Comments

Based in Denver, Colorado, The Lumineers could be seen as a kind of belated Rocky Mountains response to the hugely successful folk rock of Mumford & Sons, but while the British band was formed in 2007, the two founding members of the Lumineers, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, were already performing together in New Jersey in 2005. In 2010, Neyla Pekarek joined The Lumineers and she was followed into the lineup by Stelth Ulvang and Ben Wahamaki in 2012. “Ho Hey” is not to be confused with “Hey! Ho! Let’s go!” made famous by The Ramones.

Language note: The expression “hey-ho” first appeared in print in 1471, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, which says it has nautical origins, meant to mark the rhythm of movement in heaving or hauling. Over time, it merged meanings with the similarly spelled “heigh-ho,” which was first recorded in 1553 and is defined as an expression of “yawning, sighing, languor, weariness, disappointment.” In 2006, hey-ho made it into Urban Dictionary, where it’s defined it as “a word used when something has not gone according to plan, to dispel one’s feeling of disappointment.” Example: “Oh, we’ve just missed the bus. Hey-ho.”


Obama vs. Romney: Round 2

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 0 Comments

When the bell rang on 3 October in Denver for Round 1, it seemed as if American voters were willing to tolerate the guy defending the title. Sure, they weren’t thrilled about his performance on the job and things weren’t going that well overall, but there was no great clamour for “hope ‘n change” thanks […]

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