身在福中 Living in the happiness (S的第266-267封信) 21-22/08/2013

B-side VU—Trilogy of Malalikap 2 Suite d’amour B面絲絨—瑪拉利卡三部曲 第2部 戀曲

 

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J的第269封信 2013820 下午11:33 收件人:S

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身在福中(S的第266封信2013821 下午5:42  收件人:J

Living in the happiness (S’s 266th letter) 21/08/2013 PM5:42 addressee: J

 

親愛的Jobson,

 

飛機、亂流一下子就讓你頓悟了,而我跟你寫了那麼多封信,從一開始到現在,看來,都比不上這樣一場震撼教育了!

 

我還想,你那麼愛搭飛機,當個空中飛人,原來其實也怕摔。

 

我呢,搭飛機也不怕的,除了討厭耳膜差點破掉,唯一一次,但也僅止於討厭而已,對於搭飛機的恐懼,似乎女人真的勇敢多了,是因為女人較不眷戀男人所在意的那些吧。

 

想問你,寄給你的上一封信,我不確定你收到的內容是否完整,因為我寄出後,以及你回信後面所附我的信件,都顯示那封信件後面2/3被切了。

(“他們的靈魂已喪亡"那一句之後的內容被切掉了)

然後出現 訊息部分被剪輯

你必須  按檢視整封郵件

才能看到完整的信件內容。

 

你收的上封信最後是什麼?

應該是有我簽了名的,才是完整的內容。

 

Sumika

 

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J的第270封信 2013821 下午9:49 收件人:S

J的第271封信 2013821 下午11:05 收件人:S

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身在福中(S的第267封信2013822 上午 12:05  收件人:J

Living in the happiness (S’s 267th letter) 22/08/2013 AM12:05 addressee: J

 

是亂流把信吹走了​?信是8/19寄的,颱風還沒來啊!gmail真詭異…

 

你沒察覺信件那樣結束得有點奇怪?完整的信再寄一次了,確認吧,結尾如下:

以另一種藝術的方式,

讓人明白其價值。

 

你才是唯一的生還者 救贖 265th letter to Jobson VU 20130819

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J的第272封信 2013822 上午6:57 收件人:S

J的第273封信 2013822 上午8:37 收件人:S

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The Thrill of It All by Sniff’n The Tears, 1978

 

Outside My Window by Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), 1989.

 

The Thrill of It All, Outside My Window and the turbulence…

The Thrill of It All by British rock band Sniff’n The Tears is from their album Fickle Heart released in 1978. The British band Sniff ‘n’ the Tears are led and remain alive in the year 2018 by the singer and songwriter Paul Roberts (1948- ), who is the band’s sole constant member and a noted photorealistic painter.

Outside My Window by Alvin Lee (1944-2013) is from the album You Gotta Go There to Come Back, released in 1989. Alvin Lee is a singer , songwriter, guitarist and best known as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of the blues rock band “Ten Years After”.

These two songs were selected by Jobson in his early VU Suite, “《Never Come Back – California Wildfire SuiteNever Come Back –California加州野火組曲》, title named by Sumika in 2012, and counted as the 20th VU Suite of Jobson’s works by Sumika.

In Jobson’s letters on August 2013 to Sumika, he was talking about the experience of violent air turbulence a few days ago and some memories about. When the flight hits a severe airplane turbulence, even a flying man like Jobson who travels very often to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Vietnam…, he feels so scared for it’s a real life-threatening nightmare.

In comparison with the influence of a single turbulence on him, so many letters written by Sumika from the beginning for encouraging Jobson seem to be nothing…(smile~) So Sumika replied Jobson that, in her opinion (from experiences), facing the menace of death, women are usually braver, quite cool-headed than men.

Anyway, here a coincidence again (yes AGAIN as usual!) happen. “The Thrill of It All” & “Outside My Window” were broadcasting the same week of the correspondence of Jobson and Sumika. And their lyrics or titles sound to be the resonance of the themes in their letters on time and by chance!

In the MV of “Outside My Window” (see above the link of YouTube), the name of JASON (Jobson’s other name!) can be seen…Not to mention the title of this song “Outside My Window” evoke to imagine the scene that an aircraft hitting the turbulence up and down side to side…

Outside My Window by Alvin Lee in 20th VU Suite Jobson 20130821

In VU Live House official website and Jobson’s Facebook, Jobson never named it. Since 2014, this VU Suite wasn’t broadcasted in VU Live House website no more. After the disintegration of this ancient music, here【The Velvet Underground Taipei Story】is the only place to hear the old tracks of ancient VU Suites. That’s why here this website has a subtitle: La version la plus rare de notre VU Live House Taipei.

It’s maybe the first time for you but not the last time to encounter the old tracks of Jobson’s VU Suites here. Therefore, the tracks presented here (and next posts) are related sometimes with the letters posted above (and next letters) written by Sumika the same week.

After the last broadcasting of 2013, the “Never Come Back – California Wildfire Suite” was disintegrated. Several songs were selected again in another VU Suites for example:

Don’t Say We Are Over (by Harlow) →“Suite of Fun Time—Jealousy”(《Jealousy—歡樂年華組曲》 = “80’s 華麗金屬搖滾組曲 V”, renamed by Jobson in 2017.)

Wildfire (by Michael Murphy) →”Suite of I’ll Tell You A Story”( 《I’ll Tell You A Story—光陰的故事組曲》= the original version of “Wildfire—New Folk Suite新民謠組曲” , renamed by Jobson in 2017.)

Fool (If you think it’s over) (by Chris Rea) → ”Shimmering Bagatelle—A strange kind of love” (《微光小品組曲—A strange kind of love= the original version of “Folk Suite IX—70’s Pop Folk”, renamed by Jobson in 2017, then renamed by Jobsonin 2018:《A Summer’s Day in Winter—American Folk Suite》.)

Never Come Back – California Wildfire Suite” is a collection of 1970’s – 80’s pop rock music with soft rock bands from England, America, Germany… There are Tears For Fears, Harlow, Journey, Scorpions, Michael Murphy, Chris Rea, UFO, Depeche Mode , Human League, Sniff’n The Tears, Alvin Lee who was the vocals of the band “Ten Years After”, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Alice In Chain, and Livin’ Blues who started, earlier than other groups, in 1967.

20 VU Suite Never Come Back-California 加州野火組曲

Never Come Back – California Wildfire Suite” was later disintegrated by Jobson, since 2014 Jobson himself created several new VU Suites of this genre of lyrical rock, and focus on 1980’s soft rock & pop rock. Sumika gave each VU Suite a name too.

After the 1980’s pop rock series, another extended works of 1980’s dancing ballads of the disco night club are created by Jobson. special memories for someone like Jobson living their campus life and the fun youth with these ballads.

Please refer to the articles written by Sumika about this VU Suite in the column of ✺ “Holding on the souls of Multitude—Master Jobson’s VU Suites” (【托住眾生的靈魂—組曲大師Jobson的絲絨組曲】)and Jobson’s article posted in the column of “Essay of Velvet”(【絲絨漫談】)in the official website of Velvet Underground Taipei and the articles posted by Jobson Hiiao in VU Live House Facebook and Jobson Hiiao Facebook.

Master Jobson's VU Suites

The Thrill of It All, Outside My Window and the turbulence…

我窗外的這一切驚險刺激——空中亂流

 

The Thrill of It All(這一切的刺激快感)是英國搖滾樂團Sniff’n The Tears所唱,在1978年推出的專輯”Fickle Heart”(善變的心)中的一首歌。

Outside My Window(在我窗戶外)是出自Alvin Lee (Ten Years After 樂團成員) 在1989年的專輯You Gotta Go There to Come Back(你必須到那裏以便歸來)

這兩首歌都被Jobson選入他一支早期編製的流行搖滾系列的絲絨組曲《Never Come Back –California加州野火組曲》,名稱由Sumika在2012年命名,後來Sumika再加上Never Come Back,並為之編號為Jobson 的第20支絲絨組曲。

Outside My Window by Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), 1989

對Sumika來說,Sniff’n The Tears樂團主唱Paul Roberts保羅.羅伯茲的聲音特別,有著「如浪子般的聲音」。原來,他是直到現在仍活動中的樂團的主唱和作詞作曲靈魂人物,為所有的專輯設計封面,同時也是知名的照相寫實畫家。另一首同一專輯裡的New Lines On Love被Jobson收錄在一支早期的絲絨組曲,也就是Sumika於2012年初聽時便命名的《浪子組曲—浪子還能再說幾次真心話 Living I a lie》。當時Sumika即是以Sniff’n The Tears這首曲子為浪子聲音…,果然多年後得知,這兩首都出自”Fickle Heart”(善變的心),名符其實,是玩世不恭的浪子,看來是沒有冤枉他!

The Thrill of It All by Sniff’n The Tears in 20th VU Suite Jobson 20130821

至於Alvin Lee,也有另一首歌The Bluest Blue被Jobson收錄在另一支早期的絲絨組曲,也就是Sumika於2012年初聽時命名的《雨中藍調組曲—Still Got The Blues for you》(後來被Jobson改版並重新命名為”Blues & Soul Suite III”)。在1969年8月15-18日搖滾史上重要事件的Woodstock Festival(胡士托音樂節)開演時表演,Alvin Lee參加演出,造成轟動的Ten Years After樂團,在1975年推出專輯裡的一首”I’d Love To change The World” 被Jobson收錄在另一支即將在2013年11月首次播放的絲絨組曲,也就是Sumika初聽時命名的《South Of No NorthEternal Search漂浪心聲組曲,為編號Jobson的第43支絲絨組曲)即Jobson後來命名的”曠美璞真的夢幻時代 70’s Rock Ballads II”。

43 VU Suite South of No North—Eternal Search漂浪心聲組曲 曠美璞真的夢幻時代 70 Rock Ballad (2)

在上述Jobson與Sumika的書信交流中,Jobson來信提及不久前搭乘飛機亂流的驚險體驗,有感而發,而對於像Jobson這樣經常搭飛機來往中國大陸、香港、越南及東南亞等地的空中飛人,面對具有死亡威脅的空中亂流,還是難免驚悚害怕,更不捨人間的一切美好(他還沒享受夠美女、美食、美音、美酒…的la vie dolce),不甘就此掰掰…。

Sumika取笑男人總是比女人膽小,就因為男人對於世間權勢利益和欲望的執念通常比女人還強烈,不甘心放棄也因此更怕死。女人面對死亡威脅時,經常表現得比男人更堅強、更冷靜,就是在於這裡。

一場亂流就帶給Jobson震撼式的教育,想要振作起來,相比之下,Sumika從頭到尾寫的鼓勵信件,簡直就是人微言輕了。Sumika將書信的主旨從《幸運時光》改成《身在福中》,字裡行間蘊藏了這樣的微言大義,但看來是對牛彈琴…。

不管是貪生怕死或者視死如歸,巧合總是一再出現——這個定律,老早就成為Jobson與Sumika兩人地下絲絨故事的鐵律了。而這裡不過是又一次看到(真的又一次!)典型的例子:同一週播放的組曲的歌曲“The Thrill of It All”及“Outside My Window”,和書寫的信件內容,有偶然卻巧合相互呼應的共鳴感…。

甚至是“Outside My Window”的影片內容(看上述連結YouTube影片),其中出現JASON這個名字(也是Jobson的另一個英文名字!)…更不用提歌名叫做“Outside My Window”,引發人想像置身在飛機內受窗外亂流上下左右搖晃驚險刺激到極點的畫面…

Never Come Back –California加州野火組曲》在2013年8/18-8/25當週最後一次播放後,就再也沒有出現在地下絲絨VU Live House的官網播放。隨後被Jobson拆解,Never Come Back標題命名有一部分即是由此而來。

Never Come Back –California加州野火組曲》中幾首歌分別被Jobson重新收進其他絲絨組曲:

Don’t Say We Are Over (by Harlow) →收進《Jealousy—歡樂年華組曲》 = 即後來Jobson命名的“80’s 華麗金屬搖滾組曲 V”。

Wildfire (by Michael Murphy) →收進《I’ll Tell You A Story—光陰的故事組曲》= 即後來Jobson命名的Wildfire—New Folk Suite新民謠組曲”)之前身。

Fool (If you think it’s over) (by Chris Rea) →收進《微光小品組曲—A strange kind of love》)(=即 Jobson於2017年重新命名 “Folk Suite IX—70’s Pop Folk” = 2018年Jobson重新命名的《A Summer’s Day in Winter—American Folk Suite》之前身。

45 VU Suite 微光小品組曲 - A strange kind of love A Summer's Day in Winter American Folk Suite (1)

這支《Never Come Back –California加州野火組曲》之所以被解體,是因Jobson有意以「音樂類型」來編製組曲,於是後來看到Jobson編製三支1980’s抒情搖滾和暢銷搖滾情歌的組曲,在2014年誕生,接連推出。而且有的新組曲還連續播放兩週,這正是典型「Jason的音樂心情」的寫照—Sumika借來胡志強先生書名用以形容絲絨主人Jobson的用詞,絲絨組曲大師Jobson常常是人曲合一,尤其是無意識的。也不必矢口否認,否則就是「此地無菸一萬條」啦!)

誠如Jobson曾說過,他很喜愛舞曲(這才是馬照跑、舞照跳的浪子本色),於是可以看到,後來編曲更意猶未盡,Jobson由此延伸新編了舞曲系列組曲,那是更為華麗的搖滾,充滿屬於泡沫經濟時代的絢爛色彩,許多那時流行的都會娛樂,年輕人泡在舞廳聽流行的西洋熱門歌曲。那也可看作是Jobson那一世代人(最騷包、揮霍美麗人生的世代),那些經典熱門名曲,陪伴他們的大學校園時期和感情生活,是向歡樂年華黃金時代致敬的作品吧。

I’d Love To change The World 43th VU Suite 漂浪心聲組曲 曠美璞真的夢幻時代 70's Rock Ballads

請參照︰Jobson在他的台北地下絲絨搖滾餐廳 VU Live House Taipei官網【絲絨漫談】單元撰寫和VU Live House地下絲絨 Facebook、Jobson Hiiao Facebook所發表的文章,以及本網站Sumika所寫【托住眾生的靈魂——組曲大師Jobson的絲絨組曲】單元簡介本組曲文章、〈關於【托住眾生的靈魂】〉、【B面絲絨 瑪拉利卡三部曲 第一部序曲 第二部戀曲】等單元。

 

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幸運時光 Lucky Time (S的第265封信) 19/08/2013

Out of reach, out of touch (S的第160封信) 25/11/2012

百年孤寂 One Hundred Years of Solitude (S的第161封信) 26/11/2012

象牙門之夢37 另一種方式話歸來 Another way of telling the return 28/11/2012

絲絨組曲命名對照表之4 Sumika & Jobson命名 及Sumika設計絲絨組曲封面

About “Holding on the souls of Multitude—Master Jobson’s VU Suites"

 

See also: Alvin Lee: Ten Years After And The Woodstock Effect

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