1.29.2008

2008 Sundance Film Festival - Patti Smith: Dream of Life



電影取自1988年的同名專輯,Dream of Life,半劇本式的紀錄片,裡面還有年輕的派蒂的影像和聲音。應該可以算是繼去年的音樂紀錄片,ControlThe Future Is Unwritten之後,今年絕對該去看的電影。


Videos






video




Press Book








延伸閱讀:


Patti Smith: Dream of Life(on Wiki)

Patti Smith — Dream Of Life — A film by Steven Sebring

Dream Of Life Press Book(PDF)

2008 Sundance Film Festival - U2 3D



3D movie stars..., originally uploaded by mybono.


U2 3D,很酷的電影,3D座位,還要3D眼鏡。總之是多場的巡迴演唱會集合,有非常經典的場地,Anyway,你知道的嘛,就是U2會搞的那種。很新穎的音樂類型電影,這到底能不能算是電影啊?

台灣可能要等很久才會在某個影展出現,我個人覺得一般電影院不會上映,因為實在是太麻煩了,連Bono自己都親口說了,幽默的程度真是到老都沒變!


U2 3D Screening


different, but not. on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

U2 3D Screening01

U2 3D Screening02

U2 3D Screening03


Video



SUNDANCE '08 - MY PREMIERE: U2 3D



延伸閱讀:


U2 3D: The First Live-Action 3D Concert Movie, Featuring U2

U2 3D Live(官方BLOG)

U2 3D multimedia page

U2 3D(on wiki)

相當多的而外連結資料

more Photo about U2 3D on Flickr...

2008 Sundance Film Festival



Sundance Film Festival 2008 - January 18, 2008 - 0029, originally uploaded by sperlingreich.


2008的日舞影展就這樣結束了,好快,今年的第一個重要獎項,也表示2008的各個電影獎正要開始。因為挖的資料實在蠻多的,我把另外兩部我非常有興趣的電影分別發表,U2 3DPatti Smith: Dream of Life



Videos



SUNDANCE '08 - BEST OF THE FEST - PART 1




SUNDANCE '08 - BEST OF THE FEST - PART 2




SUNDANCE '08 - BEST OF THE FEST - PART 3





Ben Kingsley, originally uploaded by Angela Hartwig.




延伸閱讀:


Sundance Film Festival — Sundance Film Festival

Award winners(on wiki)

List of films of Sundance Film Festival 2008(on wiki)

Film Fest : And The Winners Are...

more Sundancechannel's Videos (on Youtub)

more 2008 Sundance Film Festival Photo...

2008 Sundance on Flickr...

A Baby Step of the Rock Giant



湯姆約克在家下載《彩虹裡》數位專輯並未付錢一事,湯姆約克大方承認自己的確「免費下載」了《彩虹裡》:「我想要播我們的新歌給我媽媽聽,所以下載到她的電腦裡。」他說自己一毛都沒付,因為他覺得沒必要付錢給自己,再從另外一個地方拿回來,感覺有點蠢。
...映象唱片High Note:電台司令下載專輯不給錢


然環顧千禧年至今,能與之匹敵者竟也幾希。
...音速青春: Radiohead - In Rainbows


這是唱片工業的最大惡夢:一個超級樂隊證明他們可以自己來,不靠唱片公司。
...Sounds and Fury:Radiohead的新音樂革命


Mr. Yorke said. “I think it’s fantastic. The instant you finish something, you’re really excited about it, you’re really proud of it, you hope someone’s heard it, and then, by God, they have. It’s O.K. because it’s on a phone or a video recorder. It’s a bogus recording, but the spirit of the song is there, and that’s good. At that stage that’s all you need to worry about.”
...Pay What You Want for This Article


Byrne: And letting people choose their own price?

Yorke: That was [manager Chris Hufford's] idea. We all thought he was barmy. As we were putting up the site, we were still saying, "Are you sure about this?" But it was really good. It released us from something. It wasn't nihilistic, implying that the music's not worth anything at all. It was the total opposite. And people took it as it was meant. Maybe that's just people having a little faith in what we're doing.
...David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music



They only way Radiohead can enter into this with no idea of what people will pay is because they have a product whose marginal cost of manufacturing and distribution is close to zero.
...The Long Tail: Radiohead Economics








BBC不插電

stereogum: Thom Yorke Plays Acoustically On BBC Radio 2



Aeropress, the Magic of a Toy



我們使用進二爆立即下鍋的Yrcgahceff,用八十度的水來沖煮,也不會有酸味;相對來說,它的花香系和果香系的香味確保存得非常好,讓我印象深刻。這個溫度下,Yrgacheffee,表現得比較沈穩,但是層次表現卻一點都不遜色。假如你將水溫提高,你可以得到比較接近手沖或是賽風的那種明亮口感。
...by MOJOCOFFEE, Scott


考慮蠻久才決定買這玩具的,因為所擁有的器材已經一推了,包括三孔濾杯瓷的,圓錐濾杯兩個,小的是樹脂的,大的是瓷的,越南壺和摩卡壺,還有法式濾壓壺,簡直多到可以開間咖啡小舖的地步,唯一讓我肯花錢再買的原因是,有一次喝到Iskandar,而且還是我自己烘焙的,味道神奇的飽和,濃郁且表現的清爽無比,連我這個非曼特寧的愛好者,都想要投入Iskandar濃郁快感裡。還是說我剛烘完這支豆子,杯測時非常不仔細?原因應該是手沖無法表現那種醇度,就是BODY啦!

況且在忙碌的時候,真的蠻懶的手沖一杯咖啡。我是那種半夜喝濃縮咖啡照樣可以正常睡覺的人,只有一個原則,不要空腹喝。所以極需咖啡暖暖靈感時,Aeropress可以達到這樣的需求;

  1. 短時間萃取
  2. 不流失BODY
  3. 快清理


還有沖煮時的多項變因,可造成不同結果;

  1. 熱水溫度
  2. 浸泡時間
  3. 下壓速度
  4. 水量


最有趣的地方應該是清理時可以壓出一快像濃縮咖機的咖啡餅,可直接放進煙灰缸,正點啊!我真是一慢板的人,這麼晚才迷上這玩具。大概是配合MOJOCOFFEE的聖誕組合吧,因為有一支巧克力炸彈綜合烘焙,很想試試,晚點補上這支豆子的口感嚕。



和Aeropress一起的耶誕組合
















延伸閱讀:

Aeropress(on wiki)

jimseven - a barista blog | Aerobie Aeropress

Aero Press Brew Instructions from Sweet Maria's

更多Aeropress...(on Flickr)

1.28.2008

Don Carlos in film, Look at Me



Ella giammai m'amo,她不曾愛過我,一首威爾第(Verdi)的歌劇唐卡洛斯(Don Carlos)裡的曲子因為電影色戒(Lust, Caution)的預告片而在小影迷圈發熱。這曲子對歐洲人絕不陌生,早在三四年前,Agnès Jaoui就在自導自演的電影看看我聽聽我(Comme une image)裡出現過,不到三十秒,就為電影開頭熱身,真的是一部很棒的電影,腳色之間的矛盾衝突不輸侯麥(Éric Rohmer)。

這曲子是歌劇裡的國王飛利浦哀歎伊麗莎白原來從來沒有愛過他,因為這位法國公主愛的是自己的兒子(見唐卡洛斯)。歌劇裡充滿人生的卑劣慾望與諷刺,電影也是,不管是色戒還是看看我聽聽我,當然所有藝術創作向傳統取經或致敬往往可以增加作品本身的張力或互文性,但往往並不是能順利處理得妥當。

看看我聽聽我是Agnès Jaoui的第二部自導自演的電影(第三部自導自演的Let It Rain於今年底上映,與前兩部相同都是和老公Jean-Pierre Bacri共同寫劇本),讓我想去年茱麗蝶兒(Julie Delpy)的巴黎二日情(2 Days in Paris),法國人的似乎很懂得扮演人與人的衝突與競爭。不過論幽默程度,茱麗蝶兒是略勝一籌。

Agnès Jaoui絕對繼承了她的突尼西亞猶太人的才華,除了寫劇本導電影,還出過一張拉丁民謠專輯,Canta,哀,不可思議的猶太人。


電影剪影














曲子,Ella giammai m'amo





Handpresso




天啊!竟然這麼久沒有寫咖啡相關的文章,鎖定這類文章的朋友們,真是抱歉啊!接下來我就努力的寫幾篇吧。

Handpresso是前兩天在Rob的BLOG上看到的,酷,大概是在Aeropress之後大家都受到刺激吧,老外又搞了一個玩具出來,只不過這次換作是歐洲人。找到兩個廣告分享給大家,但並不是特意推薦喔!因為我怎麼覺得沖灌壓力進去的玩具會用不久。一個售價99歐元,換算成台幣的話,差不多四千七百多,嗯嗯,應該算不了是家常的廚房玩具。

p.s.Simon兄二月被邀到美國劍橋,應該是當咖啡講師吧,真酷!

以下兩個有趣的廣告。










延伸閱讀:

Antwerp Barista: Handpresso

barismo: Events: Syphon Brewing and $3 espresso day

Air-pressure driven (on wiki)

1.27.2008

香水、菸和雨味


台北車站月台(Canon PowerShot S45)




在這個城市裡你得很小心才不會搭上往台北車站的公車。
車廂裡的色情狂,李佳穎


台北的味道。
今天中午抽菸時聞到自己手上的味道,
竟然有這三種味道,
技巧成熟似的混合在一起,
完全沒有討人厭的感覺,
就像咖啡廳裡鄰桌的女人一樣,
孤獨的抽著煙。
但那香水的味道,
是從哪裡來的呢?

頓時很想念台北,
尤其是在南陽街補習的那段日子,
上課前後不是泡在站前的法雅客,
就是步行到西門町的蜂大咖啡,
那時的蜂大還沒改裝,
一切如舊,
味道也是舊的,
我也是舊的。



捷運中山站(Canon PowerShot S45)



高中那時非常喜歡看王安憶的小說,
常坐在咖啡廳裡看,
她的小說可以讓你脫離城市的魔掌,
大概是台北實在是太髒了。

從南陽街一路步行到西門町,
路上有著各種不可思議的味道混合,
譬如寺廟點燃的香和雞排的油酥味摻雜,
麵包店出爐的香氣和臭水溝熏臭味的混合體,
那熏臭味可能早已和哪間不知名的餐廳所排放出的油煙一起發酵過。

那陣子的夏天,下了多少的雨呢?

常常經過明星咖啡館樓下的麵包店,
那時咖啡館重新開幕了嗎?
但麵包本身我總是不感興趣,
畢竟我們這一代,
似乎不怎麼喜歡古早味的糕點,
怎麼蜂大門外的點心,
顧客都是老一兩輩的。
我還真的從來沒吃過。

我喜歡待在店裡喝上一兩杯濃縮咖啡才肯走,
淡水離這似乎太遠了。



淡水(Canon PowerShot S45)



台北城對我來說可以稱得上熱情的,
但那裡的人,
總是特別冷淡。
愛上它的代價就是特別容易忽略身旁的人。


1.26.2008

These New Puritans


These New Puritans


熟客M說他自2000年後就沒聽到"會嚇到"的新音樂,但當店裡放了這張時我們不約而同地共感振奮...
...by 大強




These New Puritans - Elvis




Music Weekly - featuring These New Puritans
(若讀取很慢,可從這裡直接下載,download)



延伸閱讀:

THESE NEW PURITANS(MySpace.com)

These New Puritans(wiki)

Pitchfork Forkcast: On Repeat: These New Puritans: "Chamber" [MP3]

Fresh links: Bit of These New Puritans, bit of the Zep

Music Weekly - featuring These New Puritans

BBC - Rock/Indie Review - These New Puritans, Beat Pyramid

stereogum: New These New Puritans - "Navigate, Navigate"

Smash Hits Productions: bear thoughts

Smash Hits Productions: completely loco...

Smash Hits Productions: ear-picked 1.0

THESE NEW PURITANS - BEAT PYRAMID(MCB)

more photo from Flickr...

音速青春: These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid(於四月二十七日新增)

Polar




拍拍手,謝謝Polar完美的演出,當你下次看到星星的時候,不會只有呆呆地出神,你還會想到有一個從西班牙來的樂團,他們曾經唱過一封讓星星哭泣的信。
...Polar-A Letter For The Stars 文/大強


如此優秀的樂隊其知名度仍侷限在西班牙,我相信,如果妳對Polar說:「聽了你們的音樂,我好想重新聽一遍Galaxie 500那三張專輯!」他們將以會心微笑來回應,彷彿得到莫大的讚譽。
...by galeer




It's So Cold Outside


video
Tomorrow




延伸閱讀:

Polar - (2004) Come With A Smile

Polar - (2002) A Letter For The Stars

The New Single and Album from The Duke Spirit



The Duke Spirit - Nowich Arts Centre. 17/11/07, originally uploaded by tlobf.


剛剛接到信件,Duke Spirit在去年底才發行新單曲(Ex-Voto EP),下一張新單曲緊接在這個月底發行,至於新專輯呢,好快,下個月四號在英國發行。



THE STEP & THE WALK, January 28 2008, UK




Neptune, Release Date Feb 4, 2008




試聽:


THE STEP AND THE WALK




Souvenir




Cuts Across The Land (new version)




Love Is An Unfamiliar Name




Cuts Across The Land - Live @ Sonic Boom




Live @ Sonic Boom Records



video
Sovereign (Live at Monkey Chews)










延伸閱讀:

The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit(Wiki)

Neptune(allmusic)

The Duke Spirit: Cuts Across the Land: Pitchfork Record Review

more photo on Flickr...

Jane Vain & The Dark Matter



Jamie Fooks, originally uploaded by WonderWyze.


Jamie Fooks' voice is breathy and seductive. The best way that I could describe her voice would be to mix Emily Haines with Fiona Apple.
...Atoms 4 Peace: Jane Vain and The Dark Matter


...with singer Jamie Fooks' voice sounding not a little like Chan Marshall cast as a cabaret singer in a club somewhere on the wrong side of seedy and coupled with musical backing that hints at lounge, jazz, rock and anything that could use "noir" as an adjective.
....: chromewaves.net v7.0


前陣子擺在BLOG上的音樂,C'mon Baby Say Bang Bang,技巧很純熟的樂團,不馬虎但不曉得為什麼,總覺得是有點老人的加拿大音樂。主唱的歌喉確實很像貓的魔力,大概是第一秒吸引我的地方吧。



一月二十二在美加發行,台灣或許買得到吧。





Jane Vain & The Dark Matter - "C'mon Baby Say Bang Bang"



延伸閱讀:

Jane Vain & The Dark Matter(the official website)

Jane Vain & the Dark Matter!(MySpace.com)

1.20.2008

Electrelane




The guitars stay quiet; the dry, hollow vocals sound as if recorded in a closet; and punchy drums and tambourine obediently steer clear of the urgency displayed elsewhere.
by Liz Colville, May 25, 2007

from No Shouts, No Calls (Pitchfork Record Review)


The Power Out itself added vocals to their sound, Axes concentrated on experiments in tension and release, and No Shouts No Calls delivers a set of urgent, romantic epics.
by Heather Phares

from No Shouts No Calls (allmusic Overview)


Electrelane,去年冬天結束在她們的發源地,布萊頓的演唱之後,樂團似乎就中止活動了,真可惜,如果是這樣,至少去年她們留下一張雖無法超越前作(The Power Out)但依然是力道很夠的專輯, No Shouts No Calls。Electrelane的音樂像香料一樣灑點昏睡般的電音在裡頭,總是如此,不管是優雅的快板或恐慌的慢板,她們的音樂是非常情緒化的,我想。




Electrelane @ Le Trabendo, Paris | 24.11.2007, originally uploaded by sarah bastin / redbookprojekt.





Electrelane @ Le Trabendo, Paris | 24.11.2007, originally uploaded by sarah bastin / redbookprojekt.





Electrelane @ Le Trabendo, Paris | 24.11.2007, originally uploaded by sarah bastin / redbookprojekt.




No Shouts No Calls




Back row: Mia Clarke[Guitar, Vocals (bckgr)] & Ros Murray[Organ, Bass, Cello, Ukulele, Vocals (bckgr)].

Front row: Emma Gaze[Drums, Artwork, Design] & Verity Susman[Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)]






















Electrelane: To the East [MP3]



Music Weekly - featuring Electrelane (blogs.guardian) [MP3]
(若讀取很慢,可從這裡直接下載,download)



延伸閱讀:

Electrelane - Wiki

Electrelane - MySpace.com

Electrelane's Discography - allmusic

Electrelane's Biography - allmusic

Peel Session: Electrelane (2004)

Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls - pitchforkmedia

Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls - allmusic

The Swell Season




Once,去年看過最愛爾蘭的電影,廢話,到處都聽得到愛爾蘭腔嘛,還是在沒有中文字幕下看的,媽呀,雖然不至於看不懂,但是還是極不適應那調調。無法相信女主角Markéta Irglová在拍攝電影時,才十八歲而已,她維基的條目從去年根本只有幾行,到現在才被補齊的蠻完整的,可是個才華洋溢的新秀。

The Swell Season幾乎是因為電影而組成的團,不對,應該是組團後才拍電影的,anyway,Glen Hansard和Irglová的音樂雖然不討喜我,但電影基本上,是很美的瞬間火花,才85分鐘這麼短而已。Hansard的音樂還出現在捷克電影Beauty in Trouble上,並在多倫多影展現身。




Swell Season, originally uploaded by z e r o s t u d i o.





The Swell Season 8/4/07 SF 05, originally uploaded by Steve Frauenfeld.















Video








延伸閱讀:


Once得獎與提名列表(IMDB)

Once Original Soundtrack(allmusic)

MySpace.com - The Swell Season

The Swell Season(wiki)(Studio album by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová)

The Swell Season(allmusic)

Flickr: Search "Swell Season"

1.16.2008

The Shore


by mathilda




by kurtco




by kurtco




at 七星潭,花蓮
Camera:Olympus Trip 35

1.15.2008

The Oracle Night



"哲學的義務是......"我引用康德說的"去除因誤解而生的幻想。......配電盤哪!你好好在蓄水池底安眠吧!"
by 村上春樹,1973年的彈珠玩具


I lose myself to nightless night
I lose my love on a sweet moonlight
We turned the light
Will you make me fly,
To sunlight?
by Husky Rescue, Nightless Night





All photos took by kurtco, at 花蓮市福安市場、復興市場
Camera:Canon PowerShot S45, B/W