Sunday, January 31, 2016

#5 Comes And Goes (In Waves)

美国加州圣地亚哥的音乐唱作人Greg Laswell在08年有张专辑

“Alto Nido”在西班牙语中为“荫蔽处”,其专辑名字意思为“走在寻找安乐窝的路上”。

关于Greg Laswell与专辑里的第四首歌:

#I’m writing it to all my friends and family who all had a really difficult year in 2007 for some strange reason. I kind of wanted to write a song to them to let them know it’s going to be OK.#


Comes and Goes (In Waves), by Greg Laswell:

This one's for the lonely, the one's that seek and find
Only to be let down time after time
This one's for the torn down, the experts at the fall
Come on friends, get up now, you're not alone at all

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves

This one's for the faithless, the ones that are surprised
They're only where they are now regardless of their fight
This one's for believing if only for it's sake
Come on friends get up now love is to be made

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes in goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why I try

This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones who think they can

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why, why I try

Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Sunday, January 10, 2016

#4 To Know Him Is To Love Him


前阵子坐长途飞机时看了部以英国已故歌手Amy Winehouse生平为题材的紀錄片電影,叙述她在感情漩涡中的挣扎,身陷毒瘾和酒瘾,以及如何与恶魔抗争走出困局,从成名至坠落的故事。

她曾经酗酒后上台无法演出,被倒喝彩,导致表演被终止。就算如此,无法否认她是个多么有天赋的歌手,招牌的蜂巢发型、猫眼妆与纹身、我行我素的创作风格,一开口唱就让人陶醉在她那独特口音与天生沧桑的声线,如黑洞的吞噬,让人无法自拔。

可惜爱情、酒精与毒癮,摧毀了她的人生,就在27岁那年(23.07.2011),她因酒精中毒而在家中死亡,結束了短暫的一生。就如香港「盛夏艺术祭」写的影片简介:「名字里有酒,声音醉人,却比任何人都先醉倒,死于酒精中毒。」

猝死前的那個晚上她忽然感怀对保镖(Andrew Morris)说:

「If I could give it back just to walk down that street with no hassle, I would.」

世界始终不明白。

片末Tony Bennett那句:

「I would have said to her, slow down. Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough.」

让人为她传奇而短暂的一生,更觉得惋惜。

放慢腳步走下去,生活自会让你懂得怎样好好地活下去。

她戒不掉的瘾,留下世界与我戒不掉的她。
一首她翻唱也没有正式收录在专辑里的歌:


To Know Him Is To Love Him, by Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011)
(Originally by The Teddy Bears):  

To know, know, know him 
Is to love, love, love him
Just to see that smile, 
Makes my life worthwhile

To know, know, know him
Is to love, love, love him
And I do, I do, I do 

Oh, I'll be good to him, 
I'll bring joy to him
Oh, everyone says 
There'll come a day 
When I'll walk alongside of him
To know him is to love, love, love him
And I do, I really do, I do

Why can't he see, 
How blind can he be
Someday he'll see 
That he was meant for me

Oh oh, to know, know, know him
Is to love, love, love him
Just to see that smile, 
Oh, it makes my life worthwhile
To know, know, know him
Is to love, love, love him
And I do, I really do, and I do.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

#3 If You Want Me

















在电影里面,他们甚至没有名字,角色名写着:Guy and Girl。

他们一起唱歌。Guy弹吉他,Girl就弹钢琴,画面唯美。
他们一起录制了demo, 实现了梦想。Guy去了伦敦,女孩没有跟去,他们最后没有在一起。

电影不是什么大制作,可有些扣人的小细节:

eg. Guy问女孩还爱着她那个没在身旁的husband吗?女孩用捷克语回答 “Miluju tebe”。 电影里唯有这一段没有字幕翻译,所以在看电影的人会好奇其实女孩说了些什么。妙的是,Glen Hansard(男主角)坦言在电影拍摄这一幕时,他就像角色里头,听不懂女孩说的捷克语是什么意思,剧本里也没提到。

这点小心思让电影变得很自然,甚至在现实生活中,Glen Hansard(男主角)& Markéta Irglová(女主角)也相爱了,以The Swell Season的组合身份巡回。电影里也好,现实生活中也好,他们最后还是没有在一起。

说不清我是因为这部电影才喜欢上歌曲,还是歌有够好听而爱电影;总觉得看过电影的人都一定会喜欢里头的歌曲,先爱过歌曲才看电影的人也绝对不会失望。电影中最爆红的那首歌是Falling slowly,荣获第80届奥斯卡最佳歌曲。而我偏爱电影中女孩走在夜深的街哼的这首歌。

Guy and Girl,是他们,或许,也是我们。

电影:{Once}



If you want me, by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová:

Are you really here
Or am I dreaming
I can't tell dreams from truth
For it's been so long
Since I have seen you
I can hardly remember your face anymore
When I get really lonely
And the distance calls its only silence
I think of you smiling
With pride in your eyes
A lover that sighs

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me

Are you really sure
That you believe me
When others say I lie
I wonder if you could
Ever despise me
You know I really try
To be a better one to satisfy you
For you're everything to me
And I do what you ask me
If you let me be free

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me