KANO & Yo La Tengo

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After one week ‘KANO’ is in the theater, I got my break and chance to see it today. It’s a bit difficult for me to judge whether ‘KANO’ is a good or bad movie on a certain level. But I must say I am moved and impressed by the story very very much. Director Wei Te-Sheng (魏德聖) does love to tell story about those who seems like nobody but actually means a lot to a certain groups of people or part of the history. They were heroes inspiring our mind.

To put the CD cover of Yo La Tengo  is only for reminding what I listened this week and what I did tonight. Infong has loved to go to a record store called White Wabbit Record this year. We spent almost two hours there tonight and listened different types of music, from Indie to Industrial to Experimental (I guessed). It’s not that bad to have a date like this, at least I bought a vinyl of my recently loving band —  Silver Mt. Zion — Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward. As I don’t have one turntable at home, my very first time to enjoy it will be someday at Infong’s place…

《KANO》上映一週後來到了我的放假,也總算讓我喬到三個小時可以進戲院。就某程度上來說,我有點難去評價它到底拍得好不好,但無論如何這是個非常好的故事,我很感動,非常。仔細想想,魏德聖導演很喜歡這樣的題材,從《海角七號》到《賽德克‧巴萊》都有類似的影子,故事本身若探究起來其實是很平凡的,但它們在本質上卻又都那麼堅持與質樸的憾動人心,成敗不那麼重要,可是這些小人物卻對於某些特定的人以及某段歷史來說,代表著很深刻的意義。藉由電影的敘事,「他們」就是英雄,在你我的心中。

另外,放上了Yo La Tengo的CD封面,單純是為了今晚以及本週在聽的音樂留個紀錄。陳先生這年來愛上一間唱片行 (或者說音樂廠牌應該更正確一點),叫做「小白兔」;因此今晚在飽餐之後,在店裡一待就是快兩個小時,店員一張唱片換過一張唱片,各種類型可能都輪過了,約莫是包含了獨立搖滾(Indie Rock)、工業搖滾(Industrial Rock)和實驗音樂(Experimntal Rock),個人我音樂知識很淺、分類很弱,而且樂團名字幾乎都記不得,單純的聽著看喜不喜歡,時間也是一眨眼就過了。好吧,也不是聽起來那麼無趣的約會,今天晚上下手買了最近愛團「錫安山」的黑膠,挺開心的,只是沒有黑膠唱盤的我,開箱的第一聽大概要等到哪天又有機會去陳先生家走走的時候了…

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Saving Mr. Banks & August: Osage County

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These two names are not related at all. I put them together just because they were part of my life today. Ella and I met at a famous Hong Kong restaurant at East Area for lunch. It’s really joyful that we could meet and talk in Taipei after leaving Göttingen. What’t more important is that we are somehow still connected and could support each other’s dream. Thank you for being with me while I had to put some DMs of our theater’s new play — August: Osage County, to Eslite bookstores today. It’s soooo nice to see you today, my dear, Ella.

To recall this day, I actually had a lot of talks with old friends. I went back to Ogilvy for a short stop and had some conversations, both inspiring and boring ones. It’s still a place fulled with super brilliant ideas and suck things. Then Kelly and I finally got another chance to watch a movie together on a regular day. ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ is an introspective movie which made two excellent actors, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, telling a legendary but also simple sad story. I think there will be some more to think about few days later but let’s call it a day now.