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…

RPA and The United Nations of Sounds & Embrace

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Live music couldn’t really climb out from the CDs or YouTube. But it’s still very important to buy the albums for supporting the music industry. If you could get a ticket to the show, that’s even better.

音樂的臨場感是無法真的透過CD或者YouTube傳達的。但是購買唱片/黑膠支持音樂產業仍然是非常重要的事情,而若是能夠買張票到現場看表演,那就更好了呀!

Work and CD FEVER

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This is the 3rd week of 2014 on my weekly planner. Also it’s the 5th week after I was on board in the Greenray Theater. As you could see the working load has become heavier and the schedule of this week is pretty tight. But I just had had a good weekend. Infong and I bought a lot of CDs on sale at the Eslite Music store. Embrace was one of my favorite Britpop bands few years ago. Of course I didn’t miss the 2012 live of Coldplay. They are always the greatest band. And finally, Richard Ashcroft, who is so famous because of being the lead vocalist of The Verve but I only knew him this few weeks and couldn’t help but fall in love with his sexy voice.