段記



18/12/2013 WED

http://youtu.be/sZXE20ScmPY


原來F.I.R.出左新碟《Better Life》,居然可以出得咁低調。想當年第一隻碟,《Fly Away》、《Lydia》、《我們的愛》簡直勁到仆街橫掃香港大陸台灣,連韓國都翻唱佢地,跟住兩隻碟遜色少少仍然夠殺,第四隻碟《愛.歌姬》先係最高潮,我覺得超越左第一隻同名專輯,全碟冇一首歌唔好聽或者悶呢樣pop碟已經好難做到,而《月牙灣》係其中一首最接近完美中文流行曲,08年平安夜係世博搞果場演唱會,簡直係超過晒我香港睇過所有流行演唱會,你真係現場親身經歷過,先會明白到原來華人地區可以有一隊台前實力加幕後製作已經有國際一線水準組合,果陣仲要係女歌手同結他佬拍緊拖,知唔知我幾驚臨尾又係男向女求婚老土野完場。


只可惜係咪兩個人散左所以音樂都跟住散埋呢,跟住兩隻碟簡直係失望到你唔信,就同兩年之後去紅館搞果場演唱會一樣,理應比以前更盛大更隆重,但結果得個殼冇內涵好空洞,所以好難怪出新碟都冇人知,見乜宣傳都冇,睇黎唱片公司都有心放棄佢地,而我聽左幾首之後,今日立即拎返隻《愛.歌姬》勁煲《月牙灣》。真係好希望F.I.R.可以返到果陣個水平。




20/12/2013 FRI


睇完Head Phones President,第一件事係好後悔冇帶相機出黎。一個鐘,示範晒香港band同外國band距離可以差幾遠:第一首歌把聲已經搶到恆晒嗌贏唔少麻甩佬,要恆要清想點轉 點轉隨時轉聲亦得又唔會沙聲,可以搶足成個鐘由頭到尾維持得到最佳狀態加一滴水都唔使飲,仲要玩完把聲好似乜事都冇發生過,呢把聲底已經唔知幾多香港歌佬歌婆練得到。整套黑絲紗裙出場正過cosplay Sailor Moon啦,但著到好似好斯文台風相反喪到盡,跑晒步拱晒橋轉得勁個跳芭蕾舞跪晒地碌晒泥沙,連行步路都好似上左身噉,玩到噉完場件衫只係穿左幾個窿咁大把都算好野。就係好睇在可以完全唔顧形象唔錫身,而呢兩樣亦係99.9%香港樂隊歌手做唔到。當然啦,最正梗係歌妹真人真係好cute正啦∼(廢事俾人打,利申先呀,Synergy新歌妹都好正架,口桀口桀(不過舞台經驗真係未夠))


係fans都知道大山安扎係演美少女戰士舞台劇出身。睇完佢玩live,實在唔明,點解會cast佢做Sailor唔知邊個?點睇都應該搵佢演邪派女王啦下嘩!




21/12/2013 SAT

http://youtu.be/s5MYjpJU414

http://programme.rthk.hk/rthk/tv/programme.php?d=
2013-12-18&p=5529&m=episode


「老母,我又上電視喇,今舖係自由野」



自由野令我第一次覺得香港政府做岩野(所以應該好快收皮)

http://lau-sir.com/music/projects/shows/freespace_fest_2013_day1.html




22/12/2013 SUN

有冇睇容祖兒做代言果個壽司廣告呢?話佢同條魚係情人,大家海入面相識,跟住魚檔分別,最後去到壽司舖再遇,條魚仲係咁新鮮咁好食。完全係death metal歌詞黎。




23/12/2013 MON

馮翰銘《樂章》捨棄用粵語唱之迷思
@黃志華的博客

http://blog.culture.ifeng.com/article/31130528.html


馮翰銘隻碟《樂章》,似王菀之加方大同,小品得黎帶點實驗性,應該係今年其中一張最值得聽中文碟。不過我觀點同呢篇文一樣。小學已經覺得/知道,廣東話念詩讀辭先係正道,普通話讀好多根本押唔到韻甚至節奏都會亂,但好多創作人同歌手總會有好多理由,例如易作詞同(我認同的)普通話唱歌旋律性較重(同當然又係因為面向大市場為搵食啦),所以捨廣東話取普通話,即使主題應該用返廣東話表達先貼題。同埋,有心一創創舉,唔係應該挑戰難度先係咩?


正因呢種心態,廣東歌先一年比一年冇起色,因為自己人都唔爭氣。




24/12/2013 TUE

http://youtu.be/JvDzZ3taFj0


謝安琪中國音超唱Beyond《情人》,比佢自己幾年前主要翻唱Beyond歌場《拉闊變奏廳》唱得好唔知幾多倍,G.E.M.之前紅館演唱會個cover版更加完全比唔上,不過入bridge果下轉折氣氛連接唔到,bridge之後段ad lib又差少少力唔夠帶動到最高潮,同埋臨尾唱錯歌詞,實在美中不足。好在唱完果個pose真係殺死人,乜都補返晒。


最後當然輸啦,對手係個台灣女聲兩重唱翻唱《酒干倘賣無》,一個香港人用一首廣東歌,鬥兩個大陸民眾最受落帶點地方民謠風之二人合唱,其實只輸0.01分已經係贏左。




25/12/2013 WED


份人一向冇乜節日氣息,不過見聖誕佳節,咪落街行行買買雜食。屋企附近開左間阿信屋,幾個月都未幫襯過,見聖誕開一開齋,就發現好大鑊,我好鬼鍾意食Doritos,呢度有隻韓國版,一樣咁好食但係平起碼三分一,睇黎聖誕之後好難唔肥返。唉安安份份做個毒撚匿埋屋企咪好囉,做乜咁身痕呢。




琴日老細去人地度黐餐,食剩堆野見冇人要咁浪費,就擸晒返屋企先,順理成章成為毒撚的聖誕晚餐,大佬我咁懶仲要呢種時節,真係頹到營多都唔想落手煮啦。落阿信屋經過間餅舖見到有隻流心朱古力撻,雖然$6.5一個好在幾好食,同冇呃秤入面真係大大劈朱古力,次次食完都流到成隻手黑晒。如果入面係士多啤梨醬就正。




正當我自己食緊琴日公司冇人要堆立雜野當聖誕大餐,一面食一面唱「其實毒撚一個更開心」時,屋企對面住地下家人,請左成棚人去唐樓後園空地開party食真正的聖誕大餐。都係閂埋窗繼續上ThisAV好過。




27/12/2013 FRI

[香港樂隊]Dear Jane你可唔可以做返一隊樂隊?

forum1.hkgolden.com/view.aspx?type=MU&message=4895906


對於呢點,我十分認同。Dear Jane頭兩隻碟真係勁到黐線,《XOXO》隻碟首首歌旋律編曲都比同期好多樂隊勁幾班,而且聽落唔會覺得好pop而好重indie band sound氣息,林若寧填詞首《二十年後的歌》,對我黎講拍得住Kolor《了不起》咁具重要性。可惜簽左大label華納、由搵連詩雅幫佢地拍MV變成幫連詩雅寫歌之後...我同巴打一樣,好懷念《XOXO》時之Dear Jane。


小道消息話,《XOXO》「銷量少得真係好撚好撚恐怖」,首先買得返我都想買多隻,我果隻已經唔知去左邊度,最鍾意《二十年後的歌》同《沒有你的假期》呢兩首,隻碟編曲真係強到非一般indie band可比。而話隻碟賣得好少超少非常少,...其實好正常,某程度上因為佢地行得太前,其實好多年前《XOXO》所做,同近一兩年Supper Moment同Kolor等紅樂隊而家做緊,有咩分別?我覺得《XOXO》作曲編曲仲要勁過呢兩隊band而家添。當然,當Dear Jane黎到「而家」,換左人、簽左大label,已經唔會預今日之DJ,可以重復當年勇。


所以,都係聽歌啦,我的愛歌,《二十年後的歌》:


http://youtu.be/GBr9fshP55Q


(利申:雖然pop晒,但我覺得佢地個逆cover版《到此為止》算係寫得唔錯一首,我都幾鍾意佢地呢個版架,哈)




28/12/2013 SAT



今年完了,Yahoo Blog收皮了,我已經冇野講了,要屌,之前已經屌晒。可能就係屌得太多所以俾Yahoo玩,幾個月前「輕鬆搬家」功能一開始,立即將呢八年黎三千幾篇文download晒落黎,但係第一日搞到而家正式執笠一日,用晒搵得到所有方法,就係轉唔到格式搬去Blogspot,成幾千篇文咁大規模,仲要當中好多互相link黎link去,你唔俾我成舊野掟上去,咪即係叫我同你一樣收皮算數?2013年拳擊日拆第一份禮物,就係Yahoo一聲唔該令我咁大個文庫眨下眼就唔見晒,最大遺憾當然係從此高登每逢有巴打開post講午餐肉,必定會同陶傑抽水文一齊出現之劉Sir death metal式鋸爆午餐肉潮文,一向係靠Yahoo Blog條link做宣傳,而家YB一死,呢篇令我同陶傑齊名之潮文當堂變晒死link,要Blogger果邊出返篇新文重新出發。「輕鬆搬家」喎,我鬆你老母啦Yahoo。




29/12/2013 SUN

今天好像只有我一個人唱粵語歌,那是因為我是代表/來自香港,
那麼重要的第一場比賽,我希望可以用在我心目中,
很有分量的一首歌,來到這個舞台。

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=243924009101970


謝安琪返大陸參加歌唱比賽,對手係台灣民謠風二重唱,一個人鬥兩個人、流行腔鬥文藝腔,依然決定唱廣東歌《情人》,因為身為香港人,而最後只輸0.01分,即係如果佢唔執著於語言以國語歌參賽的話,好大機會拎第一而唔係第二。


回到上星期,講到馮翰銘出碟《樂章》,雖然古詩古辭用廣東話更合韻,但因為「易填易唱」而棄廣東話選擇用普通話。正因香港太少歌手仍然會對自己語言同身份抱有堅持,香港音樂先至每下愈況。但係,搵食嗟,犯法呀,睇謝安琪出國語碟都要搞到音樂三不像就知世界難撈啦,睇佢主場香港反而連搵唱片公司幫佢出碟都搵唔到就知骨氣搵唔到飯食啦!




31/12/2013 TUE

http://soundcloud.com/scarlet-records/one-machine-one-machine


Steve Smyth,多支出名樂團像Testament、Nevermore和Forbidden等的前結他手;Mikkel Sandager,Mercenary前任主音;Jamie Hunt,Biomechanical前結他手;Tomas Koefoed,Mnemic前低音結他手;Raphael Saini,Chaoswave前鼓手。四人共通點都在一個「前」字,令這由Steve Smyth親自選卒、成員來自完全不同國家的新樂團One Machine,看來就像個重金屬界的失業俱樂部。


這明星組合將於下年推出第一張專輯,第一首派台歌《One Machine》完全發揮了眾人所長,兩位結他手馳名的高速高技術solo互鬥,加上Mikkel Sandager多元多變的唱腔,有點像想在Nevermore解散之後,重造《This Godless Endeavor》之前的他們 - 有趣的是Nevermore在《This Godless Endeavor》會變得不過份偏向營造氣氛而更重型更技術化,Steve Smyth的加入是原因之一。且看下年專輯正式面世時,各位Nevermore fans是否真的終於找到另一個歸宿了。


We have Steve Smyth, the famous guitarist that stayed in several world-class famous bands like Testament, Nevermore and Forbidden; Mikkel Sandager, the former vocalist of Mercenary, Jamie Hunt, original Biomechanical guitarist, Tomas Koefoed, Mnemic's last bassist; and Raphael Saini, who was the drummer for Chaoswave not too long ago. The common charactieristic among all of them, is the use of past tense in description of their tenures. For present tense they have One Machine, the new project started by Steve Smyth with each member hand-picked by him, whom are from all different countries. That make One Machine some unemployment club for heavy metal musicians.


Before the release of their debut album in 2014, the band released the title track of the band as their first single before the end of this year. Showcasing the outstanding as always talent of the two guitarist as well as versatile vocal performance by Mikkel Sandager, One Machine sounds just like the deceased Nevermore in their pre-This Godless Endeavor time. That's interesting, as one reason Nevermore switched from their usual atmostpheric route to became heavier more technical in This Godless Endeavor, was the joining of Steve Smyth in that album. Let's see if One Machine is really the new Sanctuary for all longing Nevermore fans.




1/1/2014 WED

新年呀...都係果句啦,祝大家今年講得出做得到。




2/1/2014 THU

http://mechinamusic.bandcamp.com/album/xenon


將電影配樂式交響、工業金屬與死亡金屬三者合一,當今其中一支最具特色的金屬樂隊Mechina,2013新年發表了延期了整年的第三作《Empyrean》,在上一年第一天已奪得了全年最佳專輯席位之一。今年新年,他們以新作《Xenon》重覆這成就。


Mechina is one of the most unique bands in contemporary heavy metal, with their own brew of of soundtrack-scale symphonics, industrial soundscape and death metal. In 2013 they released "Empyrean", which by then had already been delayed for a year, and immediately produced one of the best metal album in 2013 just on the first day of the year. And in this new year, they did it again with "Xenon".




3/1/2014 FRI

不同人,不同命




4/1/2014 SAT


新年漢字占卜一語道破Metal之道,日本仔果然唔簡單




5/1/2014 SUN

http://youtu.be/9wxZ1DV9xO4


法國Blackgazer (Black Metal + Shoegaze) Alcest發表了最新單曲《Delivrance》。更shoegaze,讓人更期待快將來臨的新作。


The globally acclaimed "blackgazers" (black metal + shoegaze) Alcest released their new single "Delivrance". More gaze, less black/metal. And that's a good sign of one wonderful album to come.




6/1/2014 MON


真係天意,無端端執野,跌返呢張野出黎。上次去台中睇Soilwork撞正拜山節,飛機唔夠位到俾人安置左去貴賓室等上機再送左張券換禮物,點知走時唔記得換帶左返香港。而家摷返出黎,就代表連個天都同我講,


「喂,你唔記得左月底BabyMetal去台北同閃靈一齊出show咩?」


呢排真係忙到連搵老細請假都唔記得,今日一返到公司唔夠三個字就俾客急call出去連走三頭,聽日朝早晏晝都要見客開會傾system development,連寫封email俾老細話新年請假都冇時間。襯今晚有機會上網篤篤,三十飛初五返,時間唔係靚的機票加地點唔算靚的酒店已經要四千幾,睇埋場show我諗今次2014避年之旅埋單應該要六千幾。應該叫平架喇,如果同成班同事同老細爭假成功爭取到放足一月頭成個禮拜的話,分分鐘又會鼠去歐洲又萬幾二萬。




7/1/2014 TUE

今日係邵逸夫過身之日,雖然無線電視早就唔再係大家熱愛同支持之無線電視,始終邵爵士真正離去,都有住一層無線正式沒落之象徵意義。而今日放工時,就遇到兩件同無線有關之瑣事。


話說今日同個客開會搞到七點幾先放工,一出公司門口就撞到布偉傑,呢繼河國榮之後無記最多人認得同鍾意果個鬼佬呢。同我一齊等電梯搭電梯過馬路,真人好高,加埋個金毛頭好型,不過我都淨係記得佢幾年前俾人踢爆拍過鹹片跟住潛左一輪水單野。(真衰,成日淨係記住人地呢D野)


返工棟大廈有電視,今日梗係無限loop邵爵士離世啦,但有樣野好得意:咦,邵逸夫喎自己個台個老細喎冇佢就冇無線喎,點解無線台徽居然仲係彩色唔會變黑白?所以咪話「象徵意義」囉,咁大件事居然台徽仲可以色彩繽紛喜氣洋洋,證明無線一早已經認住自己老細唔係姓邵,而係姓方。分分鐘係姓方個「老細」叫唔好轉黑白台徽添。




8/1/2014 WED

http://youtu.be/dwwvFp62Qow


嫌大前年中國death metal團窒息上春晚唱一首歌不夠?剛剛的新年,台灣的thrash metal代表團Masquerader上台獻唱兩首,台上瘋狂的樂隊與台下一臉WTF的觀眾雙輝映。


可惜下星期六的Havok香港演唱會,只請得到火燒島來港。如果可找到Masquerader同來,兩支台灣thrash metal勁旅與Havok同台的話,爽死了。


2011 new year, Mainland death metalers Suffocated showed up on TV and performed one song for a new year show. It became better two years later, with Taiwanese thrash metal titans Masquerader played two songs before a whole WTF crowd at a 2013 new year party. What a big surprise, and an entertaining scene we have here.


Sadly only their companion Burning Island are coming to Hong Kong as special guest for the Havok gig here. If Masquerader also come, then we will have the top two TW thrash metal bands for one evening on top of Havok!


Havok Live in Hong Kong 2014

http://www.facebook.com/events/187304138130120/


Date: 18th January, 2014

Time: 8:30pm

Supporting band: DeepInside (HK)、火燒島(TW)

Ticket : $230(Advance) $250(Door) $130 (Student)

***HALF PRICE walk-in discount for full-time local students***

TIcket is available at Ticketflap NOW: http://havok.ticketflap.com

地點 Venue:Hidden Agenda

 香港牛頭角大業街15-17號永富工業大廈2樓A室

 2A, Wing Fu Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong




11/1/2014 SAT


去唔到Her Name in Blood,戳麻release show就成為2014開年metal gig。隻碟等左十年都有,當一隊nu-metal band由nu-metal香港當紅時出道、到連外國帶頭幾隊nu-metal一係唔知去左邊,一係連自己最初用黎打天下種音樂都唔再玩時先出到碟,其實幾唏噓,不過又唔係壞事,堅持到咁長時間、用咁多年不斷進步,禪意加中樂加重金屬成為現今香港難得獨一無二metal band,反而而家出碟先至係最好的時刻。


想知幾多人同我一樣等佢地出碟等到無可再等,睇睇呢段公告就知啦。對上聽到黎HA搞show而可以賣飛賣到有錢都買唔到,係閃靈同萬能青年旅店,兩隊都係外地樂隊,而香港band可以做到同樣開show前已經冇晒飛賣連walk-in都冇大班人四圍搵人放飛,就真係冇乜見過,而最成功係今次主角只係一隊唔算而家好多人日講夜講,又冇乜出名歌流傳,仲要唔pop rock唔文青之嘈band。證明戳麻堅持咁多年絕對值得,贏黎係一班絕對死忠、幾耐都等之追隨者。


不過反應咁好又唔係真係咁意料之外。老實,我覺得就算佢地去蒲吧包全場搞,都未必爆唔到。




12/1/2014 SUN


雞記今期推黃金雞,即係「用黃金蝦煮法整炸雞」,即係乜野我都唔知,只知道我呢世人唔會食第二次鹹蛋味炸雞。乜KFC已經食勻全世界冇貨到連鹹蛋雞都要出咁技窮呢咩。


可能坐我隔籬個阿伯一早知道個黃金雞係大伏黎,所以好鬼勁出面買個飯盒拎入黎食,仲巴閉到特登拎左個雞記托盤裝住食扮到好似真係KFC堂食正餐噉,好多人見到都問:


「嘩KFC幾時賣埋叉雞飯架?」




13/1/2014 MON

Fan kills black metal singer for not being Satanic enough

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/fan-kills-black-metal-singer-for-not-being-satanic-enough/


早日網上已流傳著泰國黑金團Surrender of Divinity歌手血紅屍首的照片,詳情公開了:因為不滿自己喜歡的樂隊主音不夠虔誠地信奉撒旦,這樂迷便替魔行道刺殺了他。大家早就忘掉了black metal其實本來就是堨~皆是如此赤裸裸的音樂,因為九十年代之後已再沒這類血腥廝殺燒教堂的新聞,其後black metal音樂也轉變得面目全非了,這泰國樂迷正好提醒了新一代,甚麼是「真正的black metal」。


假如星火可以燎原,有鍵盤戰士受到感化的話,那些「Vampiric/Gothic Black Metal」之流便要小心了。


Bloody pictures of Samong Traisattha, vocalist of Thai black metal band Surrender of Divinity, had been floating online for days. For details, here it is: one fan thought the singer "not satanic enough" which betrayed the way of black metal, thus killed him in cold blood in the name of Satan. Without doubt the pefect example of how to be a hardcore fan.


The new generation never knows this is how black metal supposed to be, as there was no more news of musicians killing each other nor church burning since the 90's. If this fan somehow inspired this generation of keyboard warriors to ditch their hardwares to pick up something more edgy... beware, you "vampiric/gothic black metal" bands.




14/1/2014 TUE

The Simpsons Apologize For Labeling Judas Priest "Death Metal"

http://www.metalinjection.net/around-the-interwebs/the-simpsons-
apologize-for-labeling-judas-priest-death-metal


The Simpsons貴為美國最受歡迎卡通片之一,年來請得動不少名人動畫化客串,早前到英國殿堂級重金屬樂隊Judas Priest粉墨登場,不過劇情中一句形容風格為傳統重金屬的Judas Priest為death metal的對白惹來非議。難得製作組從善如流,聽到批評他們資料搜集不足的聲音,跟著星期的一集,藉片頭著名的教室罰抄場面反映了大家的心聲順道致歉。The Simpsons可以跟Judas Priest獲大家支持廿多三十年之久,不是沒有理由的。


Honoured as one of the best TV shows ever, it is common to found cameos by celebrities in the American cartoon The Simpsons. Recently Judas Priest, the world-famous British heavy metal godfathers, made their appearance in the show. Definitely exciting, except the script described them as "death metal" instead of the more simple and accurate "(traditional) heavy metal". Obviously the creative teams heard the words and curses from the community. In the next episode, they gave the statement "Judas Priest is not 'death metal'" in equally famous chalkboard writing scene in the show intro as a joke as well as apology to all Priest/metal fans. Not difficult to understand why the show still applauded after a few decades, just as Judas Priest themselves.




15/1/2014 WED
老實,《Elementary》真係唔算好好睇,始終玩摩登版福爾摩斯,有故鄉BBC《Sherlock》在前,《Elementary》搬到美國連形式都變到好美劇,例如拖到長一長同每一集都由太多枝節砌埋到頭來始終有點自圓其說,就算冇《Sherlock》我諗都冇幾多人覺得套劇好睇,因為真係有點平庸,要到最後兩集鬥Moriarty先至似樣而且拍得相當精彩,我非常鍾意臨尾個設計,不過繼華生變女人仲要係Lucy Liu一定大把人狂鬧,最後Moriarty設計得咁破格,我相信只會有更多人小。


而美版同英版兩套邊套較好睇,其實都冇乜必要比較啦,始終《Elementary》每集都只係電視劇,而《Sherlock》一集等於一套戲,級數根本唔同。




16/1/2014 THU


食左佢地十幾年先發現原來龜苓膏冇龜又冇苓得返個膠字,難怪盧海鵬要贈返句「有天理既」。