Seasons of Love / Rent

Seasons of love

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes
how do you measure,
measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes
how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love.
Seasons of love.

525,600 minutes! 525,000 journeys to plan. 525,600 minutes
how can you measure
the life of a woman or man?

In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned, or
the way that she died.

It’s time now to sing out,
tho the story never ends let’s celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Measure in love.
Seasons of love!
Seasons of love

Remix版本:

Diana King / Summer Breezin

很好聽的一首歌
雖然已經是秋天了
可是每次聽到這首歌
彷彿還是能感受到海風還有沙灘上鹹鹹的海水味

【轉貼】村上隆給「還不知未來要做什麼」的你五個建議

「世界上只有兩種人,一種人做著自己喜歡、也適合自己的工作,過著自己喜歡的生活;另一種人做著自己不喜歡、也不適合自己的工作,為了餬口而過著懞懞懂懂的生活。」日本文壇上跟村上春樹齊名的村上龍,在暢銷書《十三歲的Hello Work》中如此說道。

不在學校念書、沒上班、也未接受任何訓練的「尼特族」(NEET,Not in education, employment or training),有愈來愈多的趨勢。
根據日本政府統計,二○○四年,日本有六四萬名十五到三四歲的未婚年輕人離開職場或找不到工作,佔總人數的二%,預計二○二○年將增為一二○萬人。

十三歲就該思考未來

此外,「飛特族」(freeter,只想打工、不願找正式工作或不知道要做什麼的人)也從一九九○年的一八○多萬人,激增至二○○一年的四一七萬人。
村上龍認為,在脫離童年、邁向成熟的十三歲關口,是人生的重要關鍵,應該在這時就開始認識各種職業的樣貌,想想自己的專長或興趣適合走哪一條路。
否則,若等到大學畢業才開始思考未來的路,就太遲了。

《十三歲的Hello Work》宛如一部「就業百科全書」,介紹五一四種職業,說明每個工作的性質,以及所需的技能與人格特質。
查詢相關職業、以及哪些學校或機構有提供這些訓練課程。

選擇職場之路的五個建議

筆觸一向直探人性幽暗底層、對社會問題一針見血的村上龍,除了在作品中生動描繪失去人生方向的年輕人過著怎樣的沈淪生活,也為「還不知道未來要做什麼」的新世代,提出未來工作上的建言:

一、如今所有的企業都面臨激烈競爭,能讓你一進去就待到退休的公司已不存在。

正如《紐約時報》專欄作家佛里曼(Thomas L. Friedman)在其二○○五年話題之作《世界是平的》書中所說,這年頭不可能再有「終身雇用制」的公司,而是個人應該要增進自己的「終身受雇力」。

二、與其考慮「要進哪一家公司上班」,不如思考「未來自己想做什麼」。
既然「終身雇用」已不復存在,你要思考的就不是一家公司的薪資高、福利佳,而是依據自己想做的事,來思考哪一家公司最能讓你發揮所長。

三、成功典範是不具參考價值的,因為每個成功人物的背後都有不同的條件與經歷,其成功法則僅供參考,無法複製。

一般媒體往往好以「貧者致富」、「迅速成功」的案例來吸引讀者,但無論那些案例多麼動人,畢竟是別人的人生、別人走過的路;你即使分毫不差地照著其「成功方程式」來做,也無法讓他們的成功在你身上重現。你唯一能複製的,只有他們的奮鬥精神。

四、大學畢業才來想「將來要做什麼」已太遲,應該在十三歲就開始認識各行各業並加以思考。

這也正是村上龍撰述《十三歲的Hello Work》用意所在,他希望以深入淺出的繪本方式,讓中學生開始了解各種常見的正當工作,及早思考哪些是適合自己的。而不是像小學作文時寫「我的志願」,全班一半以上都寫「科學家」、「總統」,但其實心裡卻不清楚當一個科學家或總統應該擁有什麼樣的能力與特質。

五、你將來要做什麼、想做什麼?這個問題只有你能回答,要靠自己去找答案。

在科技進步與全球化趨勢之下,雖然有些工作因不合時宜而慢慢消失,但更多以前所沒有的新興行業卻不斷湧現。
因此,現代人其實擁有比以前更多的機會。只要及早開始了解自己的興趣與專長,及早認識各行各業所需的能力與個人特質,就能避免或縮短摸索時期的跌跌撞撞,早日邁步走向自己真正想要的人生。

小島麻由美 / Dibbi Dobbi Daa

我對澀谷系音樂算是很慢熱型的
其實澀谷系音樂行之有年
散發充滿輕鬆愉快的曲風
不過這個系列的歌手
有的還長得一副大嬸樣
可是卻是以娃娃音在唱歌
反差之大

小島麻由美就是澀谷系音樂的藝人代表之一
這是他的官方網站 (按我連結>)
插畫質感的網站感覺不錯喔

Madonna / What It Feels Like For A Girl

What It Feels Like For A Girl / Madonna

(Spoken:)
Girls can wear jeans
And cut their hair short
Wear shirts and boots
‘Cause it’s OK to be a boy
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
‘Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
But secretly you’d love to know what it′s like
Wouldn’t you
What it feels like for a girl

Silky smooth
Lips as sweet as candy, baby
Tight blue jeans
Skin that shows in patches

Strong inside but you don’t know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

Chorus:

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
For a girl

Hair that twirls on finger tips so gently, baby
Hands that rest on jutting hips repenting

Hurt that’s not supposed to show
And tears that fall when no one knows
When you′re trying hard to be your best
Could you be a little less

(chorus)
(chorus, prefixing 3rd line with “What it feels like”)

Strong inside but you don′t know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

(chorus, repeat)

In this world
Do you know
Do you know
Do you know what it feels like for a girl
What it feels like in this world

Mr.Children / Sign

我好喜歡這首歌~
尤其是這一段
“即使只有一丁點 那光亮也能照亮心田
一定得要好好守護啊 我們如此發誓著
相逢邂逅的一切 傳達給我們的Sign
每一個都別錯過啊 以後就試著這樣一起生活下去吧”

Mr.Children – Sign

届いてくれるといいな
君の分かんないところで 僕も今奏でてるよ
育たないで萎れてた新芽みたいな音符(おもい)を
二つ重ねて鳴らすハーモニー

「ありがとう」と「ごめんね」を繰り返して僕ら
人恋しさを積み木みたいに?#092;せてゆく

ありふれた時間が愛しく思えたら
それは“愛の仕業”と 小さく笑った
君が見せる仕草 僕に向けられてるサイン
もう 何ひとつ見落とさない
そんなことを考えている

たまに無頓着な言葉で汚し合って
互いの未熟さに嫌気がさす
でもいつかは裸になり甘い体温に触れて
優しさを見せつけ合う

似てるけどどこか違う だけど同じ匂い
身体でも心でもなく愛している

僅かだって明かりが心に灯るなら
大切にしなきゃ と僕らは誓った
めぐり逢った すべてのものから送られるサイン
もう 何ひとつ見逃さない
そうやって暮らしてゆこう

緑道の木漏れ日が君に当たって揺れる
時間の美しさと残酷さを知る

残された時間が僕らにはあるから
大切にしなきゃと 小さく笑った
君が見せる仕草 僕を強くさせるサイン
もう 何ひとつ見落とさない
そうやって暮らしてゆこう
そんなことを考えている

Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (that thing)

老嘻哈團體the fugee的主唱、同時也出現在電影《修女也瘋狂2》的 Lauryn Hill,
極具了音樂的天賦及外貌於一身,是我最喜歡的女歌手之一。

音樂主題圍繞在美國中下流階層黑人的世界,以學校點名為開頭,非常的有影響力,
背景的吉他聲宣告著這張完美R&B專輯的開始。
在某些歌曲的結尾,以巧妙地加入了老師和學生們之間的對話,
雖然對話都關於學生的愛情觀,但是我想除了一點點拍聽眾馬屁的意味外,
它表達了社會邊緣的這個族群(從來沒有人認真傾聽的學生,黑人學生),
在生活中佔了極小部分的這份和諧。

值得一聽再聽的好專輯 五顆星!!!

強力推薦
1.Doo wop(that thing)
2.Can’t take my eyes off you

《Doo Wop (That Thing)》

Chorus one:
Girls you know you betta watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

(admit two shots in the atmosphere)

It`s been three weeks since you were looking for your friend
The one you let hit it and never called you again
Member when he told you he was `bout the benjamins
You act like you ain`t here him then gave him a little trim
To begin how you think you really gon` pretend
Like you wasn`t down and you called him again
Plus when you give it up so easy you ain`t even foolin` him
If you did then you`d probably fuck him again
Talkin` out cha neck saying your a Christian
A Muslim sleepin` wit da gin
Now that was the sin that did Jezebell in
Who you gon` tell when the reprecussion spin
Showin` off your ass cause your thinkin` it`s a trend
Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again
You know I only say it cause i`m truely genuine
Don`t be a hard rock when you really are a gem
Baby girl the respect is just the minimum
Niggas fucked up and you still defendin` him
Now Lauryn is only human
Don`t think I haven`t been through the same predicament
Let it sit inside your head like a million women, in Philly, Penn.
It`s silly when girls sell their souls cause it`s in
Look at where you be in, hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails done by Koreans, come again

(Yeah, Yeah) come again
(Yeah, Yeah) come again
My friend come again

Chorus two:
Guys you know you betta watch out
Some girls, some girls are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

The second verse it dedicated to the men
More concerned concerned wit his rims & his Timbs than his women
Him and his men come in the club like hooligans
Don`t care who they offend, popping yang (like you got yen) ………
Let`s not pretend, the women pack the pistol by they waist men
Pissed out by they case men, still in they mother`s basement
The pretty face men claiming that they did a bid men
Need to take care of their three and four kids men
But they facing court case when the child support place
Money takin` and heart breakin,
Now you wonderin` why women hate men
The sneaky silent men, the punk domestic violence men
The quick to shoot the semen stop acting like boys and be men
How you gon` win when you ain`t right within
How you gon` win when you ain`t right within
How you gon` win when you ain`t right within
Uh Uh Come Again!

Madonna / Don’t Tell Me

Don’t Tell Me
Written:Madonna/Mirwais Ahmadzai/Joe Henry

Don’t tell me to stop
Tell the rain not to drop
Tell the wind not to blow
‘Cause you said so, mmm

Tell the sun not to shine
Not to get up this time, no, no
Let it fall by the way
But don’t leave me where I lay down

Chorus:

Tell me love isn’t true
It’s just something that we do
Tell me everything I’m not
(first time:) But please don’t tell me to stop
(all other times:) But don’t ever tell me to stop

Tell the leaves not to turn
But don’t ever tell me I’ll learn, no, no
Take the black off a crow
But don’t tell me I have to go

Tell the bed not to lay
Like the open mouth of a grave, yeah
Not to stare up at me
Like a calf down on its knees

(chorus)
(chorus, prefixing 1st and 3rd lines with “Don’t you ever”)

[Don’t you ever]
Please don’t
Please don’t
Please don’t tell me to stop

[Don’t you ever]
Don’t you ever
Don’t ever tell me to stop

[Tell the rain not to drop]
Tell the bed not to lay
Like a open mouth of a grave, yeah
Not to stare up at me
Like a calf down on its knees