Friday, 24 June 2011
The three Followill brothers and their cousin, otherwise known as Kings of Leon, made it into newspaceman last winter after their tour buses burned at daybreak outside the 02 Arena in London. The evening before had seen a lunar eclipse, the winter solstice, and the virgin illuminating of the Olympic Stadium. (No bones about it; Strings of Leon).
Today we read of the Leon's documentary, Talihina Sky, which will debut tomorrow in Edinburgh at the Festival Hall, detailing their rise to fame. Edinburgh too - specifically Meadowbank Stadium - was where the Olympic torch headed just after it's unveiling in London on 8th June at St. Pancras, the colloquially known cathedral of railway stations.
Directly between Meadowbank and the Festival Hall (otherwise known as the Festival Theatre), lies a large expanse of Royal Parkland. It contains Holyrood Abbey, Holyrood Palace, the (soon to be "independent") Scottish Parliament , and a large imposing extinct volcano - Arthur's Seat - which looks remarkably like a haunched lion, or even sphinx.
A lion King coming, a fresh Arthur ? Follow the Will.
BBC -Olympic Torch Edinburgh story.
Kings of Leon Documentary - BBC News.