Thursday, October 12, 2006

閒人日記

我的隨身聽的歌大多是中文歌,不是陳奕迅便是林憶蓮,不是王菲便是何韻詩,所以每當有英文歌幸運地從隨機播放的模式走出來,都會令我精神為之一振。

pet shop boys 的 so hard 、 madonna 的 sorry 、 corinne bailey rae 的 put your records on 都令我有腳印印,甚至跟著唱的衝動。這些歌的節奏感很重,很適合在擠迫、嘈吵、蒼白刻板的公車或地下鐵上聽,讓自己沉溺在自己的小宇宙。在日復日月復月的日子裡,我很需要這些節奏。

昨晚在混亂的書桌上看到英國電子組合 yazoo 七年前推出的精選唱片,內裡有我很喜歡的 nobody's diary。



If I wait for just a second more
I know I'll forget what I came here for
My head was so full of things to say
But as I open my lips all my words slip away and anyway

I can't believe you want to turn the page
And move your life onto another stage
You can change the chapter you can change the book
But the story remains the same if you'd take a look

For the times we've had I don't want to be - a page in your diary babe
For the good, the bad I don't want to see - a page in your diary babe
For the happy, the sad - I don't want to be another page in your diary

Perhaps if I held you I could win again
I could take your hands we'd talk and maybe then
That look in your eyes I always recognise
Would tell me everything is gonna be fine
You're gonna be mine for a long time...

這歌的引子是幾下很冰冷的 synthesizer 拍子,感覺非常空洞。主音 alison moyet 的歌聲同樣冰冷疏離,哭訴出一段逝去的感情。

nobody's diary 面世時是 1983 年,那是足足二十三年前的事。那個時候也有寫過日記,記錄的是每日上課下課的鎖事,跟現在這裡所寫東西的性質也差不多,只是那些日子簡單得多。

將幾首 yazoo 的歌,再加上 assembly 的 never never 和 new order 幾首舞曲放到隨身聽內,不知道何年何月它們再會帶給我片刻興奮?

51 comments:

Wordy said...

第一次,挺不錯。貼文水準提升了不少。

Alison Moyet 的嗓子總叫我想起 Julia Fordham(《痴纏》的原唱者),但 Alison 的稍沉實一點。

慵懶的新浪漫調子最適合談蒙了灰的感情事。

largeheadboy said...

哈,我的文章水平很差嗎平時?

julia fordham 的歌聲溫婉得多,她的 happily ever after 想也必是你的心頭好。我也很喜歡她的 i thought it was you。

貝拉 said...

聽多d音樂好架,可以陶冶性情ma!

Wordy said...

大頭:

julia 的聲線很圓潤,falling forward、girlfriend、love moves in mysterious way 和 porcelain 都好聽。

你平日的水準不是差,也可以說較很多人出色,只是有點「求其」罷了。

貝拉:

你喜歡唱什麼歌曲?

胖胖熊 said...

以往也試過寫日記,但總不會持久。中五那年﹐決心要寫一整年的日記,在會考前讓日記結束,結果成功了。

日記內除了是自己的瑣碎事外,還常常出現另一個人。到最後,這個人也不知道自己曾在別人的日記出現過,而那本日記到完結時,始終還是一個人的故事。

胖胖熊 said...

Julia Fordham 的歌曲中,我最喜歡Towerblock。以前每次情緒低落時,聽幾遍就會好些了。

largeheadboy said...

wordy︰對,你提起 love moves in mysterious ways,好像是在某齣電影用上,對嗎?
我沒有“求奇”啊,我已挖空心思了!

貝拉︰記得你們小字派曾計劃唱 k 但最後沒有成事。還會再攪嗎?

胖胖熊︰中五時代你已含苞待放了!towerblock 沒印象,要看看我的收藏有沒有。

Wordy said...

那歌在 Demi Moore 演的《天機夢美人》(The butcher's wife) 當主題曲,收錄在 JF 的精選唱片裡。
那你近來挖得特別用心了,滿意了吧,大爺 :)
「攪」只作 stir 意解,不是「搞」的繁體字,小心。
「含苞待放」?你的形容有點噁心,哈哈。

largeheadboy said...

真正的音樂小百科原來是你!
我又沒有特別用心,近兩篇都是很快便完成,只是昨天那篇已準備寫了一會。
我一直搞不清“攪”和“搞”的分別。雖然我是文字工作者,但文字從來不是我的強項。或者我跟本就是沒有強項。
含苞待放的胖胖熊確實令人不安。^c^

lau2tang said...

你有強項啊!你的強項是討甜吃!哈哈~~~

胖胖熊 said...

大頭:你這人真夠無賴,是你含沙射影、含血噴人在先,現在反說人家令你不安,還有天理嗎?

大頭 said...

劉鄧︰返到屋企,但大門鑰匙好似不太暢順。
那個可不是我的強項啊,無次成功啊!

胖胖熊︰我說你含苞待放這可沒有含沙射影或含血噴人啊,只是想起又真是幾不安喎。

小妹 said...

大頭的blog真的越寫越有文化了! Wordy所說的"很多人"一定包括小妹了,因為近來我是字也不願寫呢:P 我的MP3亦是聽你那幾位歌手,不過不是我自己選的,係朋友抄給我的.

大頭 said...

小妹︰我的生活日日如是,無甚新意,才要找些東西出來大造文章吧!你的 blog 以靚相行先,唔同我一 stream 呀,所以 wordy 說的應該唔包你架。^v^
雖然那幾位歌手的歌都很喜歡,但日日聽都有點悶,所以經常要找些新歌換換口味。

lau2tang said...

返到屋企又如何!無水無電,想貼文貼相都不能!
整定今日好黑仔!

Anonymous said...

我依家淨得劉鄧屋企去唔到 ~~

大頭痕 said...

頭先去到喎
不過好慢囉,黑漆漆就暫時不要上相上文
可能上唔到白費心機架

Wordy said...

小妹:
每人都有強項,你拍的照片大家都喜歡,寫也沒有大問題。我跟大頭也算同行,該互相砥礪的。

大頭:
你自稱「大頭怪」更過癮吧,哈哈!

未上劉劉鄧的家,馬上去看一下。

大頭痕 said...

噢,難怪經常批評我“求其”啦!
我只會頭痕,又未至於怪。

Wordy said...

壞人永遠都唔會認錯,怪人自然也不例外,呵呵!

胖胖熊 said...

wordy, 係咪有啲「比拳頭更省力的對付壞蛋辦法」? 我有個壞大頭要對付。

此人經常含糊其詞、含混不清,已教我含冤莫白、含辛茹苦。

Wordy said...

含辛茹苦?你跟大頭是什麼關係?難道他說的「含苞待放」真有其事? :)

胖胖熊 said...

犯不着和此人扯上關係 !

只因查無「含」字成言,才找來頂替,自知才疏學淺,還望見諒。

至於含苞待放一事,更屬無稽之談。網主素有妖言惑眾之癖,豈能事事當真,還望 wordy 君切勿受人誤導,胡亂猜測。特此以正視聽。

大頭痕 said...

胖胖熊︰我們怎樣也是網主和網友的關係啊。

lau2tang said...

大頭仔,
東京麵通団﹝關西讚岐烏冬﹞
www.mentsu-dan.com/shop/shop_tokyo.html

祝順風順水!

lau2tang said...

如果到龜有平成苑食飯,記得一定要試它的牛腩湯烏冬,好味到......團友C回來後,所有旅遊景點,已忘記得一乾二凈,除了這一碗牛腩湯烏冬,到現在仍掛在嘴邊!

Anonymous said...

一路順風!唔好唔記得我地 .... 要手信。^_^

Wordy said...

大頭:

旅程順利!

旅途愉快!

largeheadboy said...

dear all
just checked in at shinjuku toyoko inn, cool here, guess it]s only 20C outside. will walk around shinjuku tonight and may probably go to the udon shop recommended by lau2tang. see you!

二月魚魚 said...

What a very short trip!! Anyway, enjoy.

Anonymous said...

20 度很舒服,好好享受這幾天假期 ~ ^^

lau2tang said...

好好利用這個假期充電,我要見翻一個神采飛揚的大頭怪啊!

小妹 said...

吓?大頭真的自己去日本買日曆呀?
好突然又好瀟灑呢~
祝玩得開心,食得暢快!

Wordy said...

LHB,

See? it's quick and easy, only 1615 and u've made to the hotel and were prepared for fooling around. I was only about to leave the office then. relax and have a lovely break :)

largehead said...

good day!
when you are 1615, its 1715 here actually. went to tokyu hands last night and had dinner at "pine house" only, couldnt find the udon shop recommended by lautang.
slept for 10 hours last night, dead tired. didnt want to leave the bed this morning at all! will walk around ueno and niponi today. of course i did check the calendars last night, but will only buy some on the last day.

Wordy said...

I know Tokyo is 1 hour ahead of HK, so what I meant was actually 1515 here ... I'm not that stupid lah :D

Sleeping do you good, especially you CAN sleep. It's a blessing, you know :)

Anonymous said...

松屋我成日都幫襯嫁。

食得瞓得,番來一定又肥左又靚左!^^

Wordy said...

肥左又靚左…

咁不如唔好叫大頭,改名叫「肥頭」或「靚頭」好了 ^_^

Anonymous said...

wordy 就少激大頭一陣吧,因住連通勝日曆都無你份 ~

Wordy said...

我就係要刺激下佢等佢生猛番。

如果到時候冇通勝月曆,咪逼佢日日做人肉通勝囉 ^_^

largehead said...

went to shibamata yesterday, it was a very nice place. there a very big park nearby just next to the edo river. saw pupils playing baseball there, very lovely. will go to "japan bridge" area today and do some shopping in shinjuku in the afternoon. and thanks for the caring words!

lau2tang said...

人肉通勝?勁!我連廿四節氣都未識得哂!

小彭 said...

be good to yourself! go to pepperlunch i/o 'pine house' la!

enjoy!

Anonymous said...

小彭:大頭同你一樣唔會刻薄自己既 ~~ 我估 ^^

 

largehead said...

i eat very humble food when alone. but i went to the nihonbashi area today to try the famous chicken-egg don. i had to line up for over an hour for the 15-minutes lunch. it was crazy. but a very good experience, especially for a person who have a lot of free time like me!

Anonymous said...

親子丼都唔算好 humble 啫,仲以為大頭會唔夠時間玩,原來你只係去 hea 下 ~

小彭 said...

Your patience is always appreciated... WALKER(行家)! ^.^

Wordy said...

even it's just a chicken-egg don it could be a feast, if you want it, right? any plan for your last day of visit?

Anonymous said...

大頭番來未呀?

工銀聽日中午截止喇,申請左未?

Wordy said...

冇 delay 應該落左機,差唔多返到屋企(我唔識,冇申請)。

快 d 瞓,聽日要返工呢!

largeheadboy said...

11 點半已經返到屋企
機場的超快
工銀,對,要做野!