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放假回来才三天,每天差不多跑10个PCR reactions,连我都要佩服我自己了。。其实这只是“热身运动”,老丁说要在年底前把manuscript发出去。
累,来听歌吧:
Babe I’m gonna leave you by Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin(这首歌要吐血推荐,经典中的经典,通译《天堂的阶梯》。“静溢清晰的民谣箱琴渐入主唱忧郁的倾诉,即而,在飞速宣泄的吉他Solo声中,爆裂的金属乐淹没了整个乐曲”,值得细细玩味。。)
我的mp3都是用LAME转的,和听CD比较我是听不出差别了,我的encoding preference: -h -b 192 -v -V 0

兰花花

昨天入手了一张雨果〈兰花花〉(HRP 771-2),前阵子一直在想新加坡哪里可以找到雨果唱片,问过老狼他只说让我到他家去听,后来当然没去成。昨天和小强外出到Tiong Bahru吃中饭,偶然发现那里原来有家That CD Shop…
进去转转,我以为这家CD店和Sembawang, HMV之流差不多,不过才转了半圈发现我错了。虽然其规模没有gramophone (city hall)的大,但是其CD品味已经足以使人印象深刻。
因为是午饭时间,只能随便逛了,然后我在店里一角落发现了都是雨果唱片(要深入店里就能看到)。我的memo上写着要找的这张陕北民歌〈兰花花〉竟然就在架上!没有细想,拿了它和另一张彭修文的〈将军令〉就到柜台要求试听。在That CD Shop似乎所有CDs都能要求试听,柜台小姐给了我一只AKG的耳机就让我自己试听(没注意型号,但感觉比gramophone的AKG耳机稍微高端一点)。他们家用的Marantz CD player,很可惜我又来不及注意型号。。
忙碌了一天,终于能回家好好欣赏这张〈兰花花〉,CD共录有20首曲子,都是陕北民歌中的精典。演唱的都是中国国家级的著名歌唱家,例如冯健雪、员恩凤、马子清、杨巧、于桂荣和张智斌。所灌录的陕北名曲包括“女儿歌”、“兰花花”、“泪蛋蛋泡在沙蒿林”,“五哥放羊”、“走西口”、“上一道坡坡下一道梁”等等。我自己的设备也还可以的,曲子的演绎与录音皆精彩绝伦,扣人心弦。“兰花花”开始时中间稍左处有一把笛子领奏。除了笛子在中间稍左之外,尚有扬琴(中间稍前)、二胡(左边)、高胡(二胡右边)、笙(高胡右边)、此外还有琵琶与一些弹拔乐器(扬琴右边)、唢呐(琵琶右边)、木鱼(琵琶右边稍后)、大革胡(或大提琴,在琵琶之后)、倍大革胡(或低音大提琴、在唢呐之后)。而歌唱家杨巧便站在中间稍前的地方唱出兰花花。
个人还比较喜欢马子清演唱的“走西口”,其唱腔特色真“土”,而且还“老土”的可爱,韵味无穷。
总之,此张〈兰花花〉演绎与录音俱佳,是难得的一张精品。如果只是怀旧,那些学生时代常在电台节目中听到的许多好歌,这张〈兰花花〉能让你感觉时光似乎又倒流了。
某人让我上传几首,现“友情放送”,一星期后链接将失效 :
(PS: risumfiriri兄,不好意思,又借你的表情符一用~)

兰花花
山丹丹开花红艳艳
走西口
五哥放羊
泪蛋蛋泡在沙嵩林

Fade To Black

by Metallica
Life it seems will fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free
Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deadly loss this cant be real
Cannot stand […]

Autumn Leaves

by Eva Cassidy
The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
(Instrumental for […]

I think I have to write some impressions on my cans that I have enjoyed for past few weeks, I am obliged to write something for better memory. These are the impressions with the following equipment used:
Equipment used:
Sources: mainly the Musical Fidelity X-Ray CDP, and occassionally the NAD C521BEE
Amps: Corda HA-2 MkII, Original Master, Little […]

Little-tube amplifier

I just got myself a headphone amplifier, the Little Dot II from here. It’s really small, yet look so elegant with the blue LED’s under the tubes. The seller sent it to me on Monday, however, it arrived on Wednesday! I didn’t know that it could be so fast to deliver (from China to Singapore), […]

I received the new iPod with colour display on that same day after I placed my order. Having fully charged the iPod for more than 5 hours (the experts over at iPodlounge said charging for 3 hours before first use is recommended), I went out to shop for nice casing to cover up my sexy […]

New iPod, yeah yeah

I dropped my 3rd generation iPod last week, and now the new iPod is out. It’s time for me to upgrade, I got a good reason and don’t feel guilty at all. My iPod was already out of warranty, it dropped accidentally while I put it into pants pocket. It didn’t fit in, however, it […]