星期日, 12月 12, 2010

♫ Riding on the Equator 騎 乘 赤 道 ___ 「毛 氈」F e l t , Poem of the River 1987

reading and writing on the Tropic of Cancer in a mood of noon blue.
午 寐 讀 寫 北 迴 歸 線

活著時候的這些
是的,我深深的夢過
為補償我逝去的時光
在我幽冥死的領域時
至無生亦無死的臨界,如是我願
跨越死與生,兩面的鎖鏈
破此必然‧‧
以趨近神產出的親暱
朝望至恆。

─ 午後兩點,北迴歸線上 ─
27 jun. mon. 1994
The Tropic of Cancer crossing Taiwan stamps, 21 jun. 2000
騎 乘 赤 道

你刻意迎合侍者的奉承
可以從他的表情看出來
他想你是瘋了
你出門周遊 騎乘在赤道
說真的那侍者一定很高興
你把你的故事出售給報社
用車隊暢遊世界
你讓很多人不悅
把自己變成通緝
然後你說這世界
是應該被關注的
而不是被買賣的
這是你可以確信的
你有一些獨家 這是個秘密
你是個漂泊的遊牧人
你把那個女孩留在巴拿馬市
我說那是你有過最好的女人
你在你住的地方打電話給我
說你有更多關於你如何在這樣
的牢籠過日子的故事要告訴我
我說那些真實故事最沒有市場

S m i t h.
自由人最少想到死,他的智慧不是關於死的默念,而是對於生的沉思。」─ 史賓諾沙 Spinoza ( 24 Nov. 1632- 21 Feb. 1677)

死亡和我們沒有關係。 因為只要我們存在一天,死亡就不會來臨。 而死亡來臨時,我們也不再存在了。. . 人恐懼死亡是非理性的,因為對自身死亡的認識,是對死亡本身的無知。 花園的哲學家,伊比鳩魯 Epicurus ( 341- 270 BC )

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Jerome Smith Ju 朱 提到...

DICKON EDWARDS of Fosca:
I was exposed to Poem Of The River by a couple of floppy-haired fanzine writing boys while staying on their floor in Manchester, during the very early 90s. It was the Lawrence Interregnum, the period after Felt’s last but just before Denim’s first. They somehow had a hissy cassette copy of the Denim demo, and they made me an even hissier offspring. Those were the days when C90 cassettes were like palimpsests of fandom: layer upon layer of noise sealing the status of a rarity.

They also gave me a crash course in the Felt back catalogue, and Riding… was the one song that stood out for me. I loved its warm and friendly organ-wrapped simplicity, the charming duel of jangly guitar solos going round and round in the outro, like a less butch Layla; the funny and poignant lyrics about attempts to seduce waiters. There’s a little of Dylan’s Hammond-y electric era too, particularly those catchy yet bitchy numbers like Positively 4th St. But if I must, I’ll take Felt over Dylan. http://feltadeclaration.tumblr.com/post/12327051360/dickonedwards