Life / Music

沉默 / Moment of silence

乐器是否退休, 有生有死? Do musical instruments retire? Do they die? Continue reading

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“想哭就弹琴, 想起你就写信”
Music / Thoughts

“想哭就弹琴, 想起你就写信”

今天, 期待和两个朋友相见, 结果因为沟通错误只见到一位, 感觉好失望. 今天, 周杰伦也结婚了. 两件事情拼在一起就像他和浪花兄弟唱的歌. “你说想哭就弹琴…” 没到场的朋友就是我的小提琴. 他以前不是我的朋友, 以前是我很不喜欢碰, 甚至有点讨厌的一块木头和钢线. 以前把他晒在沙发底下, 希望我妈不会叫我去练琴. 十一岁时也想放弃他, 换一种乐器. 结果, 在我妈鼓励下, 还是没换. 有一天, 我心态转变了. 看到小提琴老师在台上感人的演出, 发现能和大乐团拉琴真的很幸福, 发现小提琴不仅在古典音乐有用乃是在蓝草音乐, 现代音乐, 敬拜赞美都能用到. 我就爱上这个乐器了, 想拉的越来越好, 不过一上了大学就没那么多时间去拉琴了. 在那些偶尔有时间碰它的时候, 更珍惜自己或是和别人一起弹琴的机会. 当我前年暑假到北京实习, 过了几周就开始想念了. 尤其可能因为远离家, 跟我一起住的阿姨突然有事也要离开一整子, 我一下子感觉必须弹琴. 我就上豆瓣问问有没有能借用或是短租小提琴的可能. 感谢豆友的好心, 真是有借到一把非常好的琴. 在接下几个礼拜, 上班前或是下班后都会练一下. 一年后我毕业了, 下班时比较有时间和机会拉琴了. 圣诞节时也很开心和家人一起练了不少的歌曲. 新年开始, 我就没有把琴搬到新的地方, 也忘记通知好, 要不这长周末就有伴了. 今晚, 我小提琴在别的地方, 可能要一整子才能到手. 所以这周末, 只能写信. Continue reading

Music

Deafening Music

Vividly lit by the bright spotlight the musicians played for a classy audience at the TANG Korean restaurant at the intersection of Francis Lewis and Northern Boulevards. Only a glass wall separated me from the ensemble, which consisted of a keyboard player, a double bass player, a guitarist, and a soloist who alternated between a … Continue reading

Music / Travel

The Essence of a City

New York may be known for its skyscrapers, but what makes other cities great? This past Tuesday 黃介文 interviewed a pop singer/composer who grew up in Taiwan but now lives in mainland China. What, 介文, asked him, has changed about Taiwan since your last visit? Actually, he said, nothing much. Cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and New York … Continue reading

Music

Songs of Life

If actions speak louder than words, music can speak louder than both. A thrilling melody is enhanced by the lyrics that speak to our hearts. In her radio program 跟著音樂去旅行 (Traveling Along with the Music) host  黃介文 shares uplifting music and insightful thoughts on life. Last Wednesday she discussed the lyrics of Richard Marx’s song “Ready … Continue reading