無不散的筵席

工忙之餘,寫網誌最愜意。
凡事有開端必有盡頭,切莫著心取相。
自尋煩惱耶。
Holly Golightly


收錄在愛情不用尋找內(Broken Flowers這張原聲帶太多勁歌拉!):There is an End’
還有Holly她自己2003年發行的專輯內。
這樣感性落寞的味道,不知道是不是他一開始就受人青睞注目的原因。91年開始玩團的Holly先加入了他男友的團Thee Headcoatees玩的主要是復古車搖(Garage Rock Revival)還有民謠跟藍調混合搖滾。Holly在95年發行她的首張Solo專輯<好東西>之前就已經有相當多的作品在不同廠牌出現過。後續發表的作品質量也相當令人印象深刻,99年跟孩子氣的比利(Billy Childish,他寫詩,畫畫攝影搞音樂樣樣來,多產的全方位藝人)合作的專輯<In Blood>。 AMG用很奇妙的說法形容說像是是爛掉英國版的Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood.....有空再來領略一下這是什麼樣的音樂。2003年她也曾在the White Stripes的專輯中Elephant,跟Jack White 一起唱"It's True That We Love One Another"。

There is an End


Lyrics:

Words disappear,
Words weren't so clear,
Only echos passing through the night.

The lines on my face,
Your fingers once traced,
Fading reflection of what was.

Thoughts re-arrange,
Familar now strange,
All my skin is drifting on the wind.

Spring brings the rain,
With winter comes pain,
Every season has an end.

I try to see through the disguise,
But the clouds were there,
Blocking out the sun (the sun).

Thoughts re-arrange,
Familar now strange,
All my skin is drifting on the wind.

Spring brings the rain,
With winter comes pain,
Every season has an end.

There's an end,
There's an end,
There's an end,
There's an end,
There's an end.

世事無常

大選結束,一切回歸生活。是否真的就是一如往常。
我的情緒告訴似乎未必如此,我知道本應如此。
旦我還是會難過,儘管事情就是如此,你本來就知道的不是嗎,但不要放棄努力,寶貝。
所有成就都不會白費,儘管事情不如人意。

The black keys 年輕的兩人藍調基本式組合,走回歸70年代的老tone風格。AMG給他們的風格標籤是Punk Blues,說是有點勉強但也說得過去,雖然新專輯的曲子中聽不太到,不過依舊延續其風格並加入了更多迷幻音色。

久違的新專輯 Attack & Release,依舊由Nonesuch發行。

製作人找的是Danger Mouse
還有
Ike Turner (傳奇且惡名昭彰的曼菲斯藍調老黑,可惜死於2007年底。合作宣告無寂而中)他們在這張專輯玩起來的感覺想像是有點Elvis Costello 或是 Tom Waits的味道。不知是否是危險老鼠找了 Marc Ribot來弄的關係。
整張主題感覺多了點迷濛,更帶有一種心碎。
對,就是整個感覺被辜負了。
對,你被表了。就是這樣
It sings like that!

Things ain't like they used to be

Lyrics:


Went around the way for you
Did all the things you asked me to
I thought it was the perfect day
To see just open love to say

It doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
Things ain't like they used to be

I headed out to Lester Hill
But that just made me weaker still
She's got the kind of love I need
The kind that's never good on me

It doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
That things ain't like they used to be

Walked into the battle blind
It happens almost all the time
The yard is kinda overgrown
And all those happy times are gone

But it doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
That things ain't like they used to be

It doesn't mean a thing to me
It doesn't mean a thing to me
And it's about time you see
Things ain't like they used to be

延伸聆聽
老雷鬼團體UB40
有一首同名單曲
味道完全不同
真是Things Ain't Like They Used To Be啊!

多才多藝的標桿藝人

VARIOUS PRODUCTION - Special Package With 12 INCH, USB Band, Bag and T-Shirt - Size M
多產者。
Various Production

Wiki連結
Disogs的發行簡歷。
他們合作的錄音室? 超可愛的網頁

照片上是我在warpmart下單買的限定版EP組合,限量兩百張。
內含USB手環,有獨特設計印刷還贈送獨家混音單曲。

從他們官方網站可以發現,他們不只是創作音樂,視覺藝術,設計無所不包。
雖然玩的主要音樂種類是Dubstep,但breakbeat也吃、混搖滾嘻哈的mashup也行。
Various是2003年成立的英倫兩人組,擅長取樣各種原音與電音素材中還有各種歌手的片段。
這首Adele的追人行道就是讓我哈的要死的一首金曲。
結束跟XL的合作後一直未曾有與任何大廠合作出輯計畫有風聲指出可能會依循電台頭模式發行(莫非是我買的這套EP?),無論如何,希望這首單曲快點發行實體唱片吧,啊啊啊啊啊啊!!!
I am chasing after you,man!

最佳單曲 取樣自2008全英最具潛力新人獎得主AdeleChasing Pavements


說實在的Adele的歌有點乏味無趣,不知道一堆人在狂推個什麼鬼,還不如愛咪酒屋
還不如透過Various的取樣加料後變得活潑有變化多了,
另外一首remix should(果然是"應該")更凶狠。

Should




以下為原曲MV


Lyrics:
I've made up my mind,
Don't need to think it over,
if I'm wrong I am right,
Don't need to look no further,
This ain't lust,
i know this is love but,

If i tell the world,
I'll never say enough,
Cause it was not said to you,
And thats exactly what i need to do,
If i'm in love with you,

Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If i knew my place should i leave it there?
Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere

椰奶與老虎牌電話卡

準備迎接即將到來的夏天,我們有蚊子跟登革熱還有泰國料理。
這次是在Rob Da bank 三月十號的節目中聽到的。嗯,登革熱不是新團但這首老虎電話卡倒是收錄在新專輯Venus on Earth中。


早在聽到這首歌之前,我在以前買的一張合集(Cambodian rock)內就有聽過登革熱的聲音但是由於這張完全沒有曲目可以查,所以不知道他們是何許人也。
小樹說他們有收錄一首歌在電影愛情不用尋找City of Ghosts,還有一首單曲在Showcase頻道的影集Weeds 第二季中被採用。

組團緣起於2001年Ethan Holtzman到東南亞旅行後,在柬埔寨聽到了當地流行音樂與廣播,開始對這種六零年代後越戰充滿諜對諜氣氛的東亞柬埔寨音樂感到濃厚興趣。後來回到加州與弟弟Zac(先前似乎是一個另類鄉村團Dieselhed待過)開始了這樣的奇特組合。後來他們在柬埔寨首都Phnom Penh金邊當地的夜總會結識女主唱Chhom Nimol (內有真相),Nimol來美的過程可說是一波好幾折,因為後911政策的影響她持的旅遊護照只能待兩週後來因此的關係似乎讓Nimol遭到移民局逮捕拘留,該團的律師花了不少力氣才幫他爭取到兩年的簽證。此時樂團以停擺一年,2003年發行同名專輯。2005年的第二張專輯在阿嬤爽書店大受好評,列為年度百大。
他們大量的翻唱柬埔寨老歌並結合迷幻搖滾來創作。而Nimol她的英文特殊口音與柬埔寨語演唱更加凸顯出不同的文化交織出來的音樂新面貌與豐富性。
充滿東南亞風情與結合迷幻搖滾基調的雞尾酒音樂。
感謝神,我擁有健全的身體還有好耳朵是很重要的事情。

Dengue Fever:Myspace
Wiki





Lyrics

(Zac Holtzman)
You live in Phnom Penh

(Chhom Nimol)
You live in New York City

(Together)
But I think about you so so so so
So much I forget to eat

(Zac Holtzman)
It's 4 am I check my email

(Chhom Nimol)
I'm too geared up to fall asleep

(Together)
So I write you back and count the days until we'll be together

(Chhom Nimol)
The first thing that I do
Is

(Together)
Throw my arms around you

(Zac Holtzman)
And never let go

(Chhom Nimol)
And never let go

(Zac Holtzman)
I call you from my hotel room
I'm sitting on the hallway floor
I know that we are so
So so
So tired my phone card just expired

(Chhom Nimol)
You only call me when you're drunk
I can tell it by your voice
It's the only time that you
Open up to me and tell me that you love me

The first thing that I do
Is

(Together)
Throw my arms around you

(Zac Holtzman)
And never let go

(Chhom Nimol)
And never let go

(Zac Holtzman)
I'm thirty-thousand feet high
Flying through the dead of night
I took an Ambient and you came to visit me in my dreams.

(Chhom Nimol)
You were bathed in blue light
Floating right in front of me
Your face was so
So so
So bright I had to close my eyes to see

The first thing that I do
Is

(Together)
Throw my arms around you

(Zac Holtzman)
And never let go

(Chhom Nimol)
And never let go

(Together)
Never let go oh oh
Never let go oh oh
Never let go oh oh
Never let go oh oh
Never let go oh oh

About Digging


稍微紀錄一下自己現在找音樂的方式
逛各種blog已經太落伍了也不是最新的
Pitchfolk也沒有快太多,等到有寫review大概都已經醞釀了好一陣子。
最快的就是聽廣播。
對,網路廣播。
感謝BBC,你可以聽到各種音樂類型的DJ各司其位。
喜新厭舊?沒問題。搖滾不死,也很好。
什麼都有的聽。
我最愛的首選當然是GP囉。
常聽的廣播有下面幾個
Experimental
Gilles Peterson
Mary Anne Hobbs
Zane Lowe
Annie Mac's Mash Up
Annie Nightingale
Fabio&Grooverider (Grooverider被關了可能要有好一陣子看不到他)

其實還有太多電台可以舉例。
族繁不及備載,聽到喜歡的可以在翻曲目單找資訊
然後再到Soulseek或是myspace尋找試聽,或是上海盜灣或用驢子馱回來。
真的非要不可就上化學或是Juno唱片行還是他們自己的廠牌下單買回來收藏。
同時要在當地的唱片行比比價,有種M@M還有小白兔的跟誠品音樂都是參考的方向。
話說最近的單曲真是成指數性成長啊....
美好的一天由美好的音樂開始。
Brand new single brand new day.