Happy 42nd birthday, dear Damon!
Damon Albarn
2010.03.23 / Top↑
I'm infatuated with this man -- his guitar playing, his wildly curly hair, and his purple poncho shirt



2010.02.25 / Top↑
去年11月就在HMV上買了The Killers的倫敦Royal Albert Hall演唱會DVD,不過一直到兩個星期前才提起興趣來去看——因爲那時想起他們很快就要到北京來開演唱會,所以才提起興趣來的(爆)。當然後來是他們的所有亞洲巡演場次都因故取消了,我也因此省下了一筆開銷。但不管怎麼説,自2006以後,我確實是又重新開始對The Killers燃起興趣了XDD

事隔四年後最令我驚訝的發現之一是:The Killers竟然已經演化成了一支非常出色的live樂隊。遙記當年對主唱手Brandon Flowers的印象還是:看他現場演唱真的叫人替他感到不自在,因爲他所有的肢體語言和面部表情都再再表現出他在台上是真的非常非常緊張,也非常非常地放不開。記得當時還覺得這種對比實在是很有趣,因爲Brandon唱歌時的嗓音是充滿自信、很多時候甚至是傲慢感的,你也可以感覺出他是一個打心底裏就十分驕傲好勝的人,但在現場演出時他卻能顯得那麼惶惑無助,仿佛被人群嚇怕的孩子。這是四五年前的The Killers給我留下的印象,所以可想而知當我看到他們如今的現場演出是多麼自信大氣的時候,我是何等的驚喜——進歩真大啊!

另一個令我倍感驚訝的發現就是:原來The Killers也存在主唱手和吉他手之間的關係問題!(爆)

好吧,衆所周知在英國搖滾樂隊中,主唱手和吉他手之間的關係往往是最複雜也最充滿戲劇性的。遠的就不説了,單説90年代那幾大英倫樂隊:Blur的Damon和Graham,Oasis的Gallagher兄弟,Suede的Brett Anderson和Richard Oakes,The Verve的Richard Ashcroft和Nick McCabe……哪一支樂隊不是在主唱手和吉他手之間持續上演令樂迷們糾結不已欲罷不能的情感肥劇?那真叫一個愛恨交加藕斷絲連輾轉反復喲!活生生是在一起時相互折磨,不在一起時又相互想念,要多狗血有多狗血。

但是The Killers是來自賭城拉斯維加斯的美國樂隊;雖然他們聽起來英倫風味十足,可從心底裏我還是把他們看作美國樂隊的。再加上樂隊裏其他三人都比主唱手Brandon要年長五到六歳,外表看起來也成熟穩重,所以我幾乎從沒想過The Killers也會存在主唱手和吉他手之間的矛盾衝突——當然與此同時,感情最親近也最有默契的同樣也還是這兩個人!呵,人與人之間的關係,實在是有趣啊~



The Killers的吉他手Dave Keuning非常投入地在彈吉他。老實説,在看完他們的演唱會DVD後,我徹底迷上了一頭卷毛的Dave——當這個男人手上捧著吉他的時候,他就是神的化身!Rock God!!
2010.01.26 / Top↑
The Verve - "Sonnet"
From the album "Urban Hymns"(1997)

My friend and me
Looking through her red box of memories
Faded I'm sure
But love seems to stick in her veins you know

Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
My lord

Why can't you see
That nature has its way of warning me
Eyes open wide
Looking at the heavens with a tear in my eye

Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
My lord

Sinking faster than a boat without a hull, my lord
Dreaming about the day when I can see you there
My side, By my side

Here we go again and my head is gone, my lord
I stop to say hello 'cause I think you should know
By now......
2009.09.06 / Top↑
我親愛的兄弟
(電視劇「我的兄弟叫順溜」片尾曲)
詞曲:丁薇
演唱:劉斌



我想慢慢説
就當作時間再一次流過
你我的故事
從未消失
就算生命停止
執著在你手中緊握
承諾是你心中不滅的火
讓戰鼓敲響
聽號角回蕩
誰能將你阻擋
你的堅強
勇敢的力量
青春如此輝煌
兄弟!我的兄弟
誰能將你阻擋
你的堅強
勇敢的力量
青春如此輝煌

我親愛的兄弟……
2009.07.07 / Top↑
Empire of the Sun - WE ARE THE PEOPLE (2008)

We can remember swimming in December
Heading for the city lights in 1975
We share in each other
Nearer than father
The scent of a lemon drips from your eyes

We are the people that rule the world
A force running in every boy and girl
All rejoicing in the world
Take me now
We can try

We lived an adventure
Love in the Summer
Followed the sun till night
Reminiscing other times of life
For each every other
The feeling was stronger
The shock hit eleven
Got lost in your eyes

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

Can you remember and humanise
It was still where we'd energised
Lie in the sand and visualise
Like its '75 again

We are the people that rule the world
A force running in every boy and girl
All rejoicing in the world
Take me now
We can try

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

I know everything about you
You know everything about me
Know everything about us
2009.06.03 / Top↑
我居然直到今天才赫然發現我最喜愛的電子楽隊之一,來自挪威的Röyksopp已經在今年三月發行了最新專輯!!真是嚴重的fans失格
Junior
Junior
(2009/03/23)
Röyksopp

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還有,我最最最最心愛的楽隊之一,來自威爾士的Manic Street Preachers也於兩週前推出了最新專輯,幸福啊~
Journal for Plague Lovers
Journal for Plague Lovers
(2009/05/18)
Manic Street Preachers

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最令我歡喜的是,兩三年前以一曲“Stop Me”空出世驚艷天下的澳大利亞歌手Daniel Merriweather也終于推出首張個人專輯了!!
Love & War
Love & War
(2009/06/01)
Daniel Merriweather

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2009.05.31 / Top↑