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Month: April, 2006

玫瑰碗

五年。
手捧玫瑰碗的觸感。

雖然只能在電話中聽GLORY,
但是能夠一睹鮮黃大旗和玫瑰碗,
工作勞累和趕往Flora Ho途上的一點風雨又算得上甚麼。

想來,2006年真是不可思議的一年。
《我是何東人 My Days in LHT 2001-2004》、何東夫人紀念堂舊生會、Interhall Softball Champion、Olma Challenge Rose Bowl,黃色大旗和GLORY、何東夫人紀念堂55 週年誌慶、跟何東SA聯辦的Music Show。
也許,我和何東的故事,會在今年大團圓結局。

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O Sole Mio


SOLER Let’s Go Crazy Concert
2006.04.25 @ Hong Kong Colliseum



等這天等好久了… 沒想到來到這一刻郤非常平靜,甚至由原本的萬般期待,變成了一點點不安-之前太期待了,也許會形成之後的失望吧?

也有一點是工作的影響失了心情。星期一因為工作的事情幾乎發瘋了,以為都不會再有心情看演唱會了,郤收到了一份過了期的,來自SOLER的小禮物,於是甚麼興緻的都回來了!

於是星期二便大着膽子走進大小姐房說有事要先走。誰料大小姐的反應郤是:「妳是去看演唱會吧?(??!!)我也會去看啊(???!!!)我有個朋友是認識SOLER的…(下略數十字)其實我也不大好這種東西啦,只是…(下略數十字)妳很喜歡他們的嗎?…(下略數十字)是嗎妳喜歡SOLER嗎… 那妳還是快點走吧!」

半跑着回了家,換上了之前配搭好的衣飾-沒有想過要去參加那個跟SOLER約會的比賽,但總覺得要為此而Dress-up一下。第一次上紅館啊!加上自從Dino親口誇我的帽子之後,我已知道以後出席SOLER的演出都要把它載着了,哈哈。上了巴士,竟睡着了,差點忘了下車。

去到紅館,看到有些支持者還真的悉心打扮來了,但普遍的人都便裝打扮。沒辦法呀,香港人就是難放鬆,就算真的想應SOLER之邀瘋狂一晚,因為工作的關係也不能花時間裝扮的。香港人也怕鏡頭。Joyce來了,我們為了紀念還是決定要去照一個,不過一定不會入圍就是了,哈哈!

進了場-我的心稍稍一沉-第九行的左側。雖然也是屬於正中,但就在邊邊,而且跟Dino距離有點遠啊!才剛坐下,便看到大小姐-不是那麼巧在同一段吧?然後她看到我,我躲也躲不及…… 被她看到我的打扮有點尷尬…… 大小姐坐的很前啊,第三四行吧。整個紅館大概滿了八九成吧。

等了一回,一個新人出來自彈自唱,接着有許懷恩唱了三首,有點JRock味道的,之後燈才熄了;我們立刻站起來-Lupo,Peter和Raymond出來,像之前直覺演唱會中jam《海嘯》的前奏,但沒有像之前般等觀眾熱血沸騰了SOLER的影子便已出現在兩邊的布幕了,不消一會便也跳出來了,立刻就來一曲《海嘯》。老實說,我覺得這個出場沒有之前的爆炸力-不過一口氣再唱了《狂風暴雨》和《暗器》,我從不發現SOLER原來可以這麼吵!Dino跟Lupo在互jam,Julio拿着Mic stand,三個人圍着台中央圈圈,很好玩!

終於靜下來了,Dino換了一支木結他,然後Julio便說了:「失戀很痛苦,但我覺得最痛苦的不是失戀,而是分手後再見到那個人,郤已變成陌生人了。」Dino站在一旁默默看着Julio,不知怎的令我有點痛心的感覺。《陌生人》已成了我其中一首最喜歡的歌,而因為之前苦練的關係,可以非常投入的跟着SOLER一起唱,很高興!

Julio自彈自唱《羅馬冬假》,Dino退到一邊讓Julio獨唱,但我總覺得今晚Julio的聲音有點不同。

之後不知何時有一群女模特兒從兩邊出來-我不太喜歡這編排,因為它把觀眾的注意力從台上吸引到別處了。好像是Lupo的主意-還是那是贊助商的條件?那些電腦動畫也沒甚麼大意思,其實我覺得一個Band Show只是看樂隊就很夠了,何況SOLER本身就很會帶動現場氣氛。

Dino說話了,講他們的雲南之旅,電視上播了片斷。我覺得他說得很對,我們不是要去可憐他們,物質上我們可能比他們富裕,但他們可能比我們快樂。但同時,我們可以給他們獲得教育的機會,使他們將來有更多選擇。Dino總是很認真的說這些其他人會感到難為情地老土的話的,哈哈。緊接着便有《Where is the love?》,一身金色性感打扮的莫文蔚出來合唱了,還誇SOLER靚仔!Julio就帶着Karen去探兩旁觀眾,又遺下了Dino了!之後SOLER去換衣服,Karen便唱了她那最近都街知巷聞的《24 hrs》。她真的很有型很有性格啊,果然是DGS Head Girl。

SOLER說有一首歌對他們影響很深遠的,然後便唱了一首意大利文歌,令大家耳目一新。他們沒有解說,但其實那首很意大利歌劇的歌最在別的地方演奏過了,叫《Sole》,就是SOLER的意思,好像是一個朋友寫的。之後便唱了《Nowhere Man》和《Sound of Silence》,已令場內氣氛漸佳,到了之後的《喜歡妳》-嘩不得了!場內熱血沸騰,全場站着跟着一起唱!去到《光輝歲月》只有越來越瘋!Julio這次沒有甩嘴了!然後自然就請了Beyond重要的一員-Paul出來了!真的很很很很有型!Dino終於有人理了(因為他跟Paul熟一點吧),哈哈!Paul還跟Lupo和Raymond jam!這才像Band啊!

《Make the Whole World Dance》一向都是高潮位來的,雖然今次沒有像上次全部人狂跳了,但因為是遊戲環節,所以還可以。Dino說:「不是叫你們打扮得瘋一點的嗎?真是太失望了。不過不要緊,因為我們現在就下來找最Crazy的人。」嘩嘩嘩嘩!!!!他們真的下了台,並找了三組觀眾上台。心想他們會怎麼選呢?沒想到就是要由我們來選啊!歡呼聲要到紅燈的才算勝出。那東西都不準確的,害我們喊了好久,才選出了那位把SOLER海報穿在身上的外藉姐姐。

後來玩得越來越瘋了,Raymond走出來Rap了一大段,Dino笑得越來越多了;然後Julio喊熱:「不知脫衣好還是喝水好」又在誘惑女觀眾了!在一本正經的說着甚麼,Julio走過去Dino那邊依着,鬼馬的Dino拿着水樽的手在Julio身後舉起,眼神像在說:「別作聲!」嘩啦嘩啦的就灑在Julio身上,打斷了他的話了!Julio就是一個「玩我…?」的樣子;Dino就立刻跳到一旁,自己也笑着把餘下的水灑在自己身上-真是大細路!然後又玩不文啦,Dino把結他柄向出,不斷擺動腰肢,又躺到地上…… 他們又播一些Band的無聊扮鬼扮馬的照片-Dino真的很可愛!

忽然,Julio開始謝幕了。看一下手錶,竟然已十一時?好像才開始好玩呀!SOLER多謝他們的靚仔經理人Tan,Dino:「誰想要他電話號碼可以問我。」但我比較想要你的呀!謝幕之後,也不等我們喊encore了,自己就來例牌的《Stay Awhile》。唱完了,兩兄弟肩並肩向台下揮手,Dino加了一句:「唔好咁夜瞓呀!」便消失於紅館舞台了。燈光亮起,正是夢醒時份。

完了才發現自己已失了聲,四肢亦發軟。大小姐跑過來說甚麼我也回應不了。看她樣子應該也玩得高興吧,比我還興緻勃勃的樣子。

想回來,總是覺得去年在九龍灣展貨的直覺演唱會好看。紅館畢竟是太大了,很難控制氣氛,大家來看演唱會的目的都不一樣。那次單單是不停”Yeah~ Oh~”也已非常hyper,即使是全企位也因為太好玩而跳足全場了。今次我坐$400的算是好一點了,不敢想像山頂位的狀況。而且一些歌被删掉了,包括我最愛的《緊箍咒》… 第一次的演唱會總會是心目中最好的吧。無論如何,我覺得這是一個比想像中好的演出,期待快點再有新的演出!(有點想看MOTO 903啊)

GONE CRAZY



唔掂。失左聲。四肢功力盡廢。明日再續。

嘩乜咁(唔)好彩呀!

哎!!!
我岩岩先睇到呀!!!


恭喜您成為其中一名於
Yahoo! BLOG陪你一齊倒數SOLER演唱會最後十五天》BLOG內留言並成功感動到SOLERBLOG,為答謝下的支持,下將會得到A|X Soler Let’s Go Crazy 演唱會》門票兩張,請於2006年4月23前將閣的姓名於留言時所用的BLOG 名字電郵地址及聯絡電話號碼並電郵至 redemption_soler@yahoo.com.hk報名得獎者必須於指定日期前報名,否則視作放棄得獎資格.


對唔住呀Bell!我真係有諗過如果咁好彩抽中我既話,我就送張飛俾妳架!
依家唯有我睇完再report俾妳聽啦!
真係激死我啦!

It’s driving me CRAZY!!!

啊大小姐竟然今日先黎話D封唔得要做過晒,但係係星期五個Fair要囉!佢無病呀?就算我新黎都知呢個係一個白痴先諗到既野啦!D封都唔係第一日有問題架啦,佢又唔一早話換?個度成百幾款卡呀,再逐個同妳配封呀?都痴線架!又唔知我地背後做左幾多野,咩都係玩即興唔到最後一分鐘唔拍板,佢當我地萬能架?明知個Fair黎緊仲走左去日本幾日,又唔事先決定晒D野,今日先返,就黎一鑊咁既野!我同同事B講:「如果佢有時間買手信俾我地,我寧願佢覆Email囉。」同事B即刻猛點頭-我已經開始了解自己阿頭啦……「佢地點會數到幾萬個封既?」大姐呀,咪就係逐個數囉!數左兩日呀!妳都唔知我地有幾多呢D無聊野要做,仲要成日強人所難加D Mission Impossible俾我地,又話唔希望我地咁多OT,妳究竟知唔知自己講咩呀?星期四Move-in啦,依家咩都未有,中學生搞活動都好過妳啦!仲要我呢個忙到死既時候調位,真係死俾妳睇!就連不嬲永無托手掙既同事Q都發火話妳無理,咁妳可唔可以反省下呢?就黎成Team人都信唔過妳呢個所謂Director啦!

就算要癲,我都同SOLER癲啦,同妳癲?我唔理呀,我聽日一定要準時走去睇SOLER架,如果唔係妳D Management咁差會變成咁?

X!搞到我無晒mood去睇SOLER……

ALIVE not dead!

What a wonderful day! Feel like I am ALIVE!



Candy and I had decided to watch Daniel Wu’s The Heavenly Kings together, and so I went to Windsor for the tickets after work this afternoon. After I had got the tickets, I saw in surprise a small slip of paper stuck onto the The Heavenly Kings promotion board, saying, “ALIVE coming to UA Windsor today 3:15pm”. I immediately told Candy about this and we decided to go earlier to meet the cool guys.

They were a bit late, the four of them, though wearing casual wear with cap, stood out from the crowd immediately. We rushed to the front and managed to take photos with them! They were really nice and really cool! Daniel wore a green shirt and was nice to every girl who asked to take photo with him. Terrence, in blue, was beside Daniel. On his right was Andrew in yellow. I told Candy that my mother liked Andrew best. Conroy, who was in black, was the most funny; when I wanted to take photo with them he asked, “Have you bought ticket for the film? No ticket no photo! Show me the ticket!” Haha… And then we were like little fans trying to collect all four autographs on our ticket, and we indeed managed to do it! That was crazy man!

And after all this bustle we were finally inside the theatre, getting ready for the film. The film was good. I mean I had always thought of Daniel Wu as someone very talented, and it impressed me immensely when he stood up and said that the entire ALIVE thing was all for the film. Everything that happened these years made so much more sense, and I felt all the more impressed by his talent and daring. To make a mock presentation of something as if it is real – this is nothing new in film and literature, what scholars like to call “Postmodern”. Daniel Wu called it a mockumentary, I call it sophistication. It would not do justice to Daniel Wu at all just to focus on his treatment of the media or certain characters, since that is totally out of the point. The point is that this thing is a project which has succeeded in testifying something ridiculous in our society.

Now I think of it, I had always liked Daniel Wu, until – well I cannot remember. Somehow I had ceased to like him so much since I could remain calm even standing just before him. But he was just the great guy I had always thought him to be – nice, talented but unpretending, and very very very goodlooking. He would remain a prototype of the perfect man for me.

And tonight we had meeting for the music show. What a wonderfully exciting day this has been!

Sorry SOLER, today I am ALIVE not dead!

When it’s blue, it’s blue.

呀呀呀呀……….

(終於)下班的時候,竟然不自覺地唱了起來:


It’s the crack on the wall
And the stain on the cup
That gets to you in the very end
Every cat has its fall
When it runs out of luck
So you can do with a touch of zen

Coz when you’re screwed you’re screwed
And when it’s blue it’s blue
When it’s blue it’s blue
When it’s blue it’s blue
When it’s blue blue blue
It’s blue

You’re a clown with a frown
You’re a nowhere man
And it sounds like you got the flu
You float around and around in your nowhereland
Knowing not where you’re going to

Coz when you’re through you’re through
And when it’s blue blue blue
It’s blue

So my job is to me like to some of us
What kryptonite is to superman
I’m the type who would like never to grow up
To float around and around and around and around and around

And around
And around
And around

Coz when you’re through you’re through
And when it’s blue it’s blue

When it’s blue it’s blue…


完本緊繃了一整天的臉,一下子鬆馳了下來!還不自覺的笑了!差點還想跟着節拍跳!
《Blue》-Dino的曲Dino的詞,最SOLER的歌!非常振奮人心!只是腦裡想起,都立刻令人忘掉所有不快。
初初買這只唱片時,看到有一首叫《Blue》的,還以為是憂鬱的慢歌,誰不知竟是完全相反。在去年的演唱會,我看Dino一邊唱着一邊笑了,只是這個景象,就已非常難忘。每次看到Dino笑着唱歌的樣子,自然也就想笑了。《Natural High》就是因為他們會先為自己的音樂全情投入,所以我們才會有Natural High。
SOLER的哲學,我真的頗受落。
走着走着,哼着《Blue》,我忽地想起一星期後的現在我就會在紅館跟SOLER一起發瘋!這一來我就更更更更興奮了!?乙3忠粋?愉快積極的心情直到那一晚!怎都吹不倒!Yeah!

說起SOLER的歌,最近因為演唱會要把歌詞背熟(我真是一個聽話的支持者,哈哈…),有一點新發現-之前都不特別喜歡《陌生人》?X得旋律很普通;SOLER的國語歌,就偏愛《緊箍咒》,很喜歡那意境(MV也十級好看,除了那女主角,好像不大配),也記得他們說過是他們自己十分喜歡的,早一點時也常在外表演。但不知怎的之後就少了表演了,換上了很多人喜歡的《陌生人》。一次在台灣上節目,SOLER就表演《陌生人》給四位資深音樂人評分,大獲好評。直至那時我也不覺得這首歌有那麼厲害嗎?到了要背歌詞了,才發現這首歌聽上去簡單,實際上真的頗難的。我不懂音樂,但也總能分辨出特別的拍子節奏。加上是國語,花了一點時間背這首歌,竟發現自己越來越喜歡了。一邊唱,原本我只會用輕快來形容的歌,竟顯得有點傷感。這也許不是SOLER的意思吧,所以在台灣拍的那個講Julio跟Dino兩個由互不相識到一起組隊唱歌的MV好像反而更有趣。

如果像Dino所說,必需放下自我才能成就大事,那我就放下自我,姑且看看之後有甚麼在等着我吧。

而且,每遇到突發事,都不要再露出迷惘的樣子。想想Dino,然後笑着應對吧。

SOLER(唔,雖然我想是Dino負責update的)是日格言:

When you’re angry, laugh

收到啦!SOLER大人!

I think I am like Wyman.

OK. I was seeking a jacket for my daydress (please refer to my Regency Fever article), since what I had in my wardrope could not match well with it, which was further testified last Friday night when I first wore it with my denim jacket to the chong dinner. To be honest I knew it was no good but I just wanted to see how bad it would look, and more importantly, I needed to be wearing it when I went to look for a matching jacket. It was difficult job because 1) it was a high-waist-line dress; 2) it was not designed to be worn with a jacket; and 3) I did not want a cardigan but a jacket. I admit I was very particular, but I have always been so when it concerns clothing. I did not have time for it during Friday, so I tried my luck in Causeway Bay yesterday. After ransacking half Causeway Bay with no success, I almost resorted to the denim jacket when I spotted my last chance – I jumped inside that boutique and then I found the kind of jacket I had wanted all along!

It is a very unique looking dear. The sleeves are long but the length of the jacket barely reaches my waist, which is just the very thing I need to match with the high-waist-line dress. The fabric is thick so it keeps a good shape. The black stripped beige jacket is layered with a grey fabric underneath, the hems leaving a rough unfinished look. At the back the collar is curiously cut, and a triangle of the top layer is missing, exposing a large patch of the grey layer. The button looks odd but it can be concealed, the jacket is not supposed to be bottoned up anyway. It fits perfectly without looking too tightly fit. I AM JUST SO HAPPY. The shape, the texture, the style, the price… are all to my liking. Except that the colour is not quite right for the dress. I will look extremely “white” with my white hat, white dress and this jacket on. But I do not care since I have sorted out my crazy outfit for Soler’s Let’s Go Crazy Concert and I am just going to dress up! Yeah!

While I was trembling with excitment, the jacket in my hands, my mother said to me, “I wonder why you do not work in fashion.” I said, “You need to study fashion to do this.” She said, “Of course you can. Many study fashion after they have got other degrees.”

Now I come to think of it, I know perfectly well why I never think of seeing Fashion as a profession. I like fashion, I like looking at clothings, I like dressing up, but I know I cannot make clothings. I was watching this new season Project Runway last night, and I thought how incredible those candidates were to create something with very limited captial, temporal and even human resources. And it is not about making what you like; it is about making what other people like. This is just the reason why I cannot work in fashion. First of all I cannot create. And then I cannot create something other than what I personally favour. I think I am like Wyman – people would say I have some sense in fashion, and I indeed have my own fashion theory; but I cannot make fashion. Just like Wyman who is such a recognized fashion-freak and who writes so many articles on fashion and yet says he prefers shopping to writing any of those stuff.

運氣

這麼說來,我真的沒有甚麼踫上明星的運。之前Joey先後兩次在街上踫到他們-第一次他們在出席一個活動,第二次在銅鑼灣(!!!),只有三步之遙!立刻打電話給我讓我發瘋一下,還給我照了幾張。前後兩次沒有兩星期。今晚Candy忽然打來,又說見到我兩位Honey!看陶喆演唱會,就站在她後面!可是來不及拍照,只有打來讓我再一次發瘋。她說我都快在演唱會見到他們啦,但是問題是為何我身邊的人總是沒有刻意的就能踫上呢?

然後,今天的報紙-

真是……有甚麼可能不愛他們呢?


倒數十天!正努力採排(煲碟)中。