Monthly Archive for January, 2010

The Cure – The Lovecats

The Lovecats”  是 The Cure 1983年的一支单曲, 这是他们的第一首歌进入英国排行榜 Top 10, 也为进军美国打开了点市场. 收录在合辑 Japanese Whispers 还有 Staring at the Sea 里面. 其中 Staring at the Sea 也是他们从1976~1986 的十年单曲精选, 和另一张 Galore (1987~1997) 是听他们必备的两张精选集.

顺便送出 South Park 第一季第十二集 “Mecha-Streisand“, 里面搞了史上几乎最卖座的 Barbra Streisand, 最后 Robert Smith 出现打败了怪兽 Mecha-Streisand. 话说我高中冲着她名气买过一张专辑, 后来发现纯粹是浪费钱. Robert 也是为数不多被南方公园编剧赞过的名人, 最后 Kyle 还说 “Disintegration is the best album ever”, 搞的很温馨的样子.

其实现在的南方公园堕落了, 第一季的时候神秘的纯色调背景还有精确的对话空隙, 没那么多的背景音乐, 绝对是艺术品. 但最新的第十三季已经完全变潮了, 也太多意义. 道理越来越浅, 有些就是纯粹的搞笑. 是的看上去是很乐, 但这不应该是编剧的初衷. 如果有机会见到 Trey Parker 或者 Matt Stone, 我一定得亲口告诉他们.

梦 闪电

被闪电击中, 声音大到耳膜鼓出来, 身体像被烤焦蒸发一样慢慢融化, 持续了大概2分钟, 真他妈死亡体验

A Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhyme

Check the Rhime” was the first single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s second album The Low End Theory. It is one of A Tribe Called Quest’s most famous songs and is well known for lines such as Q-Tip‘s “Industry rule #4,080: Record company people are shady”. The Beastie Boys have a similar lyric in their song ‘In A World Gone Mad’ rapping “Citizen rule number 2080/Politicians are shady”

In 2008, it was ranked number 30 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

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AL Rocc One – Trick Mixing “Check the Rhyme”


Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime” is a song by Talking Heads, from their album Remain in Light. Written by David Byrne and Brian Eno, it was named one of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century by National Public Radio.


The verses of the song consist of David Byrne speaking rather than singing. With the lyrics “Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down,” the song has an existential vibe to it, although it is usually interpreted to be a song dealing with the midlife crisis and the inevitable sacrifice of youthful ideals and dreams for conventional success:

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

The main portion of the lyric is said to be based on a preacher heard on the radio by Byrne and Eno while they were driving through New York.

Music video

The music video features a bespectacled David Byrne dancing much like a marionette. The choreography was done by Toni Basil, famous for her hit song “Mickey“. Byrne is shown making sudden flings of his arm, tapping his head, and getting on his hands and knees to pat the floor, much like simple tricks which can be done with actual marionettes. In the background, Byrne dances in perfect synchronisation; in the foreground, a larger Byrne is getting further and further out of synch. Some of Byrne’s mannerisms (such as physical spasms, unfocussed eye movements, and sharp intakes of breath) were inspired by choreographer Basil showing him footage of epilepsy sufferers. The video is noted for being exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art.