選舉日後過著空白的日子，將心情和身體調整好之後，今天讓翻譯機動一下。再聽一聽這首歌，還是覺得好好聽。我想到我以前大學的時候並沒有很喜歡David Bowie，但現在聽他的歌，覺得他的聲音非常舒服。也許是現在的我開始喜歡蒼老的聲音了。繼續閱讀 “David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Translation)"
Another impressive song from David Bowie in recent years is “Sue." There is two different arrangements of this single. Here in the video clip is the radio edit version of the first arrangement made by Maria Schneider. She has a jazz band called Maria Schneider Orchestra. She is a composer, a conductor. A woman conductor is still very rare these days I guess? (For anyone interested in her band’s performance you can watch this clip.)
I was very surprised and really intrigued when I first heard this song from HBO’s Bowie Documentary. This modern, jazzy version of the arrangement refreshes my impression of the rock star. I still remember he sang “Nature Boy" for the movie “Moulin Rouge" years ago. That cover version is really like a song from some musicals. So again, in his last years, he is still an inspiration to the world.
I saw a little bit of HBO’s documentary “David Bowie: The Last Five Years" last week. After listening to some musicians talking about how they worked with David on his last album “Blackstar," I’ve become very interested in it. Later I borrowed a copy from our local library and listened to it with amazement and delight. It’s been quite a while since the last time I listened to an entire album so attentively. God knows how rare this is in the modern time.
The single “Lazarus" is my favourite, and it catches my imagination right from the beginning. Perhaps that’s because he was really in his last days when he was filming the video. The documentary mentioned David’s idea about the music video and how the director tried to execute the idea, and then, the result is here. Watching the video two years from his death now really makes me wonder how he felt, what he was actually thinking when he was lying in that bed, playing that character “Button Eye." Now we will never know. He has gone back to the Blackstar. But surely his music will remain on Earth, being the proof of his stay.
最近做的一個案子裡，剛好遇到有人唱了〈Danny Boy〉這首著名的愛爾蘭民謠。生平第一次聽到的時候就是高中，在社團練習的時候。當時演奏起來就覺得旋律優美而淒婉，印象非常深刻。 繼續閱讀 “那些令人流淚的男孩們"
Yesterday when I heard the news about the leaving of David Bowie, I also thought about another song from him, “Starman.” But the first memory of this song comes from another singer, who has covered it in his album long ago. It’s hard to explain why the singer, his band, this song attract me, but to listen to it again is also a way to pay tribute to and remember this legendary man who inspires the world.