Thou Shalt always kill

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來自英國的Scroobius Pip與dan le sac合作,以dan le sac VS scroobius pip的名義將會推出大碟【No Commercial Breaks 】,而首支Rap遇上Electonic的諷刺流行文化的單曲《Thou Shalt always kill》在英國電台得到高度支持,成為了大熱之作,我後知後覺,今天發現,先看MV,再看歌詞,再認識他們。

首先大家先要明白,Thou Shalt 的意思,Thou是古語的You的意思,Shalt 即是Shall的意思,Thou Shalt 即是You Shall,而Thou Shalt 的用法跟據Cambridge 字典的含義是這樣的︰

2 thou shalt used humorously in modern English when talking about people who follow rules exactly when the rules are not very important:

那這樣我們大家都會明白,這是首挖苦大眾的作品,活於這個充滿Stereotypes,不同論述的社會下,我們有多少思想是自主而不受傳媒與大眾的影響?雖然這樣的主題已是屢見不鮮,但在這麼直接了當的歌詞與及電子樂配上Rap的層次後,又是另一番新鮮感。

那麼多個指控,我最喜歡這個「Thall shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular.」

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《Thou Shalt always kill》 by dan le sac VS scroobius pip

Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barret in vain.
Thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile… Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.
Thall shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.
Thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.
Thall shalt not buy Coca-Cola products. Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend’s best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants. Use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyokes.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave before it’s done just because you’ve finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just ’cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you’re never gonna fucking talk to.

Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles… Were just a band.
Led Zepplin… Just a band.
The Beach Boys… Just a band.
The Sex Pistols… Just a band.
The Clash… Just a band.
Crass… Just a band.
Minor Threat… Just a band.
The Cure… Just a band.
The Smiths… Just a band.
Nirvana… Just a band.
The Pixies… Just a band.
Oasis… Just a band.
Radiohead… Just a band.
Bloc Party… Just a band. [ed.’s note: this is debatable] The Arctic Monkeys… Just a band.
The Next Big Thing.. JUST A BAND.

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries.
Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.
Thou shalt not pimp my ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When I say “Hey” thou shalt not say “Ho”.
When I say “Hip” thou shalt not say “Hop”.
When I say, he say, she say, we say, make some noise… kill me.
Thou shalt not quote me happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish you girlfriend was a freak like me.
Thou shalt spell the word “Pheonix” P-H-E-O-N-I-X not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying “Is it”.
Thou shalt think for yourselves.

And thou shalt always… Thou shalt always kill!

Scroobius Pip官方網頁Myspace


冰島的夏日Benni Hemm Hemm

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也許,大家認識的冰島音樂不外乎Bjork、Múm或是Sigur Ros,冰島由國家的感覺及至音樂都是給人冷酷的美,總不似瑞典的音樂大部份都給人夏日之聯想。不過,Benni Hemm Hemm似乎會給大家對冰島音樂有一個新體會。

大樂隊Benni Hemm Hemm2003年已推出Debut EP【SummerPlate】,2005年推出Self-titled的【Benni Hemm Hemm】即報捷奪下冰島Music Award的The Best Album,06年推出最新EP【Kajak】。

基本上我也未聽過他們完整的專輯,只是試聽了他們網上供給試聽的作品,已經給打動了。他們的音樂集合Big Band元素,豐富的真樂器奏出深厚的層次,給人很飽暖的感覺。曲目都是帶有夏日歡愉之感,很小品。其中《I can love you in a wheelchair baby》更是一首窩心的小情歌,在Music Break的Trumpet與Harmonies就像旭日的耀眼一樣,動人。

看著他們在藍藍天空,在飽和而乾淨色調的建築下的相片,感覺很純樸真摯,亦讓我想起在冰島短暫的幾天,也是看過這麼妙麗的風景,也感受過相似的溫暖與真摯。

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I can love you in a wheelchair baby

I can love you in a wheelchair baby
I can love you any way you want
I can love you anywhere you want me to
I can do it anytime

Benni Hemm Hemm官網︱Myspace


又是男女對唱

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Hugh grant(曉格蘭特)的《Music and Lyrics(冧歌有情人)》看似很風趣,在電影中心看見宣傳海報也有想看的衝動,不過,我還是未到戲院裏觀看,反而是大家姐買了的OST我與她一起聽了一次。

只是很不認真地聽了一遍,充滿70s、80s的風味,整體不太對我口味,不過,一首《Way Back Into Love》卻深得我心。《Way Back Into Love(Demo Version)》Hugh Grant 一句「Suppose You are singing to the human」讓我莞爾一笑,然後這首充滿著老歌味道的男女對唱小品,真的好聽,男女聲音都表現得很有Indie Singers的那種真摯不修飾的聲線特質,羞赧而清新,歌曲與歌詞的味道讓我想起《I’ll Never Fall in Love Again》的那些情懷,尤其是以往卓韻芝喜歡播的那個男女對唱慢版。

題外話,英國倫敦人Hugh Grant的Grant 應讀英國音讀「關」,一直讀了美國音,真苯,讓我想起中學時一位叫Grant的人,也是讀美國音「Grand」。

《Way Back Into Love》 By Grant Hugh and Drew Barrymore
Written By: Adam Schlesinger

I’ve been living with a shadow overhead
I’ve been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
I’ve been lonely for so long
Trapped in the past, I just can’t seem to move on

I’ve been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need em again someday
I’ve been setting aside time
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
Oh oh oh

I’ve been watching but the stars refuse to shine
I’ve been searching but I just don’t see the signs
I know that it’s out there
There’s got to be something for my soul somewhere

I’ve been looking for someone to shed some light

Not somebody just to get me through the night
I could use some direction
And I’m open to your suggestions

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart again
I guess I’m hoping you’ll be there for me in the end
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

There are moments when I don’t know if it’s real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration
Not just another negotiation

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart again
I guess i’m hoping you’ll be there for me in the end…

MV


李志的《曖昧》很變態

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李志
梵高先生
Label:口袋音樂︱2007

這個星期都在聽李志的【梵高先生】,很動聽,但也是很傷感憂鬱的音樂,聽得人鼻酸的音樂。

其實在音樂上,我不是最喜歡這首帶著細碎電子節奏的《曖昧》,不過,在這樣電結他的低垂徘徊下,李志的聲音的沙啞,實在很陰暗,有某種聽著The Knife【Silent Shout】的黑暗。不過最精彩的地方在於李志的vocal上又與及歌詞上,都盡是黑色幽默,我覺得很變態,那些看似無稽的比較,像人生的變態,令整首歌很變態,變態得想讓人流出淚來。

曖昧 李志
歌詞︰李志

妹妹 你的辮子很長 它比你的愛情長
妹妹 你的愛情很長 它比我的弟弟長

什麼時候我們一起出發
什麼時候你才能忘了他

妹妹 你的咪咪很大 它比我的理想大
我說 妹妹 我的理想很大 它比我們的未來大

什麼時候我們一起出發
什麼時候你才能忘了他

妹妹 你的辮子很長 它比你的愛情長
我說 妹妹 你的愛情很長 它比我的弟弟長

什麼時候我們一起出發
什麼時候你才能忘了他

我說 妹妹 你的咪咪很大 它比我的理想大
可是 妹妹 我的理想很大 它比我們的未來大

什麼時候我們一起出發
什麼時候你才能忘了他


Whistle~~~~

如果Pelle Carlberg與Ida Maria 的二重唱《I love you you imbecile》讓你聽得心癢,還想聽更多清新的男女對唱的話,那我即時想起來自同是瑞典的Peter Bjorn and John在2006年與The Concretes 的主音Victoria Bergsman合唱的《Young Folks》,一定能滿足你。

《Young Folks》在2006年時一首在瑞典頗流行的作品,單是Intro及Motif 於一身的那口哨哼出的旋律已經叫人聽得愉快,加上帶著青春羞澀的歌詞,像Peter Bjorn and John其他作品一樣,讓你重新感受五六十年代的簡樸生活的質感。

MV的動畫也是簡單可愛,那些跟著節奏木納的擺動,很襯,無愧奪下2006年瑞典MTV選出的最佳MV。

Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

if i told you things i did before
told you how i used to be
would you go along with someone like me
if you knew my story word for word
had all of my history
would you go along with someone like me

i did before and had my share
it didn’t lead nowhere
i would go along with someone like you
it doesn’t matter what you do
who you were hanging with
we could stick around and see this night through

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about our own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care about is talking
talking only me and you

usually when things has gone this far
people tend to disappear
no one would surprise me unless you do

i can tell there’s something goin’ on
hours seem to disappear
everyone is leaving i’m still with you

it doesn’t matter what we do
where we are going to
we can stick around and see this night through

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about our own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care about is talking
talking only me and you

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about our own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care about is talking
talking only me and you
(repeat)
talking only me and you

talking only me and you
talking only me and you

MV in YoutubePeter Bjorn and John官網


原來如此,《論盡》係…

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我一直都喜歡梁詠琪某些曲目的。特別是梁詠琪初出道走的輕鬆民謠路線,找來一班台灣製作人作班底,其實蠻好聽。

今天重溫一下她的第三張專輯,亦應該是她首個事業低潮的【I’ll be Loving You】一碟,原來,Eric Kwok 【廣東大碟】中一首似極《幸福摩天輪》的《論盡》,是重唱1998年以MOZ之名作給梁詠琪的《浪費時間》,一直以為《我鍾意》才是Eric Kwok與梁詠琪的首次合作,原來錯了。

《浪費時間》也是首不俗的小品情歌,當然,李敏這次填得還好,不過還是覺得用字很不精確,還好吧。

《浪費時間》
作曲:MOZ 填詞:李敏 編曲:BILLY CHAN

我在離開你那天說未來不會掛牽
然後率先匆匆收線
再不想跟你見面 然而時間過了兩三天
人情緒大善變

*往日總是沒所謂 分開了方知你可貴
而談情說愛這東西 誰遇上了亦受控制
等到劇終斷絕關係 先可看清楚那一切
誰仍然叫我放不低 呆呆地讓時間浪費
(呆呆地讓情感荒廢)

幹事情不夠徹底 哪日才可以放低?
還未想找新的取替 我將心窩緊封閉
如明年會再次開啟 而時間已浪費

Repeat *


I have a cat, 【Pussy】

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陳綺貞
Pussy
Label:風和日麗唱片行︱2007

曾經很迷陳綺貞,然後很長時間後都不再迷,不過,我卻是每一張她的專輯、細碟都會買的人,就連演出也是會爭取看的。一點矛盾。也許這樣說,陳綺貞是我喜歡她的音樂,然而她的音樂對於我來說不是達到很窩心的程度。【讓我想一想】整張也很喜歡,【還是會寂寞】也喜歡,最深刻、最愛是《慢歌2》;【Groupies】一般,【華麗的冒險】也一般,不過期間的細碟,【Sentimental Kill】及【旅行的意義】卻更得我心。也許,本來較喜歡的戴佩妮逐漸變成唱片公司的寵兒,唱著很循循善誘的音樂,另一邊廂陳綺貞卻踏入生活,更真正踏入indie行列明顯更得我尊重。

【快樂的夏天】聽得一般快樂,【PUSSY】卻繼【旅行的意義】後打動我心。陳綺貞在尋找不同的演繹腔調一直是明顯的,這支【Pussy】在結他下那把弱柔柔卻帶倔強的聲音唱出生命的奈弱及無奈,忽然有點艾敬以至黃韻玲的感覺,而且,一直覺得一支結是她最佳拍擋,這次又是一鐵証了。同時,聯想起Pelle Carlberg 收錄於【 EVERYTHING. NOW!】的最後一首《Mind the Gap》,一個關於看見在地鐵裏乞憐的人,而同時地鐵廣播叫乘客不要給錢這位乞憐的人,與【Pussy】存在著一樣的無助冷酷之感。