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Reflections and Ramblings of the Mature Man

OH GOD! HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO BE YOUNG

“These people look like secondary school students!” exclaimed my friend as he looked at the crowd. We were at Taboo, popular gay club on Neil Road, last night. “Can’t be,” I responded over the loud heart thumping music, “they provide … Continue reading

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SWEET IRONIES

Dictionary.com defines “irony” as “an outcome of events contrary to what was or might have been expected”. Two situations involving the LGBT community happened recently.  The first was the outburst against the Disney remake of the original cartoon “Beauty and … Continue reading

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重温新的一张旧唱片 江边鸟著

友人去臺北倒數過年。托他買了一張舊唱片的三十週年紀念版。八又二分之一。這是臺灣著名唱片制作人李壽全發行的唯一 一張自己發聲唱歌的專輯。 *** 今天在外頭跑了一整天。其中一個點是去跟他拿唱片。直至回到家里時已經很晚了。終於拆封打開這個三十週年紀念特别版。裡面除了兩張音聲光碟和一本歌詞外。還有另外一本册子。 從午夜十二點開始。將這本附送的册子。 一字不漏的讀完。 裡面都是當年那些曾經參與過上個世紀八十年代臺灣流行音樂跟當代文字和藝術工作者的回憶。讀着這些文字。彷彿隨着時光的河流。漂游到從前那段日子似的。 随着年紀的增長眼力反倒是退弱了。已經很久没有耐心眯着眼睛去讀音樂專輯裡面超級細小的附带文字。這回我重新去看唱片。重新去讀唱片。 想起那個年代和那個阶段。發覺三十年已經過去了。没想到的是我居然也走完了前半生。我居然也走過了前半生。嘩然。回想着過去了的五十年光影。自己彷彿甚麽都没有做過。自己彷彿甚麽都没有得到過。。 。 也不可能完全没有吧。就算是有過。也都將其遺失貽盡在這段漫長的時光裡頭。 有没有問過自己後悔嗎? 有没有問過自己遺憾嗎?目前的自己不想那麽婆媽。了解到所有得到過的東西反正早晚都會失去的。 讀完了最後一段文字已經是接近凌晨兩點了。得到的是當年曾經領略過的一份感動。腦子裡面浮現出一些當年的事迹與畫面。只是劃過而已。满足于很久没有過的讀唱片的體驗之後。眼睛也累了。於是睡覺去了。 李壽全(生1955年4月29日: 六十一岁) 台灣瑞芳人,為音樂創作者,畢業於逢甲大學經濟系。是校園民歌推動者,也是音樂製作人。 除《龍的傳人》外,李壽全也製作了潘越雲〈天天天藍〉、洪榮宏〈舊情綿綿〉、娃娃〈開心女孩〉、王傑〈一場遊戲一場夢〉、〈忘了你忘了我〉、〈故事的角色〉,費玉清〈晚安曲〉、王力宏〈情敵貝多芬〉等作品。而由他作曲的《一樣的月光》,更奠定了蘇芮在歌壇的地位。他發掘的歌手有王傑、黃大煒、王力宏、張懸等人。曾製作《搭錯車》、《超級市民》等電影配樂,並多次獲金馬獎最佳電影配樂獎。1985年參與公益單曲《明天會更好》的作詞。1996年製作《大地的窗口》,迎接著名動物保育人士珍·古德首次訪台。近年來為慈濟基金會創作社會關懷的歌曲。

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WANT TO REDUCE HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING IN SCHOOLS?  REPEAL 377A FIRST

Daryl Yang Wei Jian in a letter to the forum at the Straits Times Online Forum wrote about the urgency of the problem of homophobic bullying faced by young members of the LGBT community in Singapore. He referred to a … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Pink: Why I’m Celebrating Pink Dot This Year

Pink has never been my color.  I have a darker complexion and it doesn’t show well up against a pink.  And so every year just before Pink Dot, I fret over how I’m going to get a nice pink outfit. … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALISM: MAMBO JAMBO OR A SIGN OF THE TIMES?

When my friend C responded with “what’s your definition of Mysticism?” I knew I must have offended him. We were at this Buddhist bookshop in the Gongguan (公馆) area in Taipei….well, actually it is more than a Buddhist bookshop – … Continue reading

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TO HAVE AND TO HOLD: MARRYING YOURSELF

About a month ago, I wrote about Andrew’s invitation to his wedding dinner.  Well, it took place last Saturday on the 20th of December. Dinner started after an introduction by the master of ceremony, one of Andrew’s good friends. As … Continue reading

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