Femme Fatale (S的第301封信) 25/09/2013

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

 

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J的第313封信 2013925 上午9:46 收件人S

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Femme Fatale (S的第301封信) 2013925 下午6:42  收件人J

Femme Fatale (S’s 301st letter) 25/09/2013 PM6:42 addressee: J

 

親愛的Jobson, 

 

好天氣歡迎你回來!

 前陣子讓你棘手的事,現在可輕鬆些了?

 

聽你這麼一說,

是你不小心拿了舊版本來播放呵呵

(那麼, The Girl with April in Her Eyes放在我還沒聽過的新組曲裡了,到現在還有幾個全新組曲我沒聽過?)

 

而我會想,

絲絨像是會思考的神奇放送器(有時跟你串通好了),

投我所好(而有時還跟我很投緣)。 

我若不多多捧場,會對不起絲絨組曲跟我合演(完全沒有排練的)精準戲碼啊。

 

你呢,精通機率科學的絲絨主人,

你也幫我算一算,要遇上這些那些巧合,機率是多高?

——你想不到的,前幾天我走過住家附近,

平常根本不會去瞧一眼的圍牆立牌——

我忽然抬頭,剛好和一個名字撞個正著,

跟你姓名,只差中間一字,呵呵,你又來了。

儘管放馬過來吧 

 

聽了這週組曲,我發覺NicoFemme Fatale

 和 Jeanne Moreau的 Le Tourbillon de la vie放在一個組曲裡,

好像也不錯。因為兩首我都愛啊!(你會法語?不然後面這首歌裡,可以知道femme fatale正確的發音…)

 

 你都怎麼編的呢,組曲…,我得想想。

拼盤似乎比較容易唬過去,感覺上,

整套組曲要維持在一個基準和藝術性,

曲子要聽得夠多,不然就要接觸夠廣的類型…

哈,我都不夠…手邊也沒有那麼多CD,

想編的歌曲,從網路下載、購買單曲來弄嗎?

 

對了,上次你跟我說的音樂軟體名稱錯了,

我還沒空好好研究…

那是下載來編曲錄音用的軟體?

操作步驟如果簡單就好,太難就要請你教教我怎麼用了。 

 

Sumika

  

 

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Femme Fatale (by American rock band The Velvet Underground with German singer Nico, from their debut album « The Velvet Underground & Nico », recorded in 1966, released in 1967.)

 

The key words of “The Velvet Underground" become the key words in The Velvet Underground Taipei Story between Jobson & Sumika.

“Femme Fatale” was the 3rd track of the debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico”. When “The Velvet Underground & Nico” was released in 1967, Sumika wasn’t born yet. Indeed, 1967 was a year very important not only in the history of rock & roll, but also in the future encounter of Sumika and Jobson with  The Velvet Underground Taipei VU Live House. Later, the key words of “The Velvet Underground" become the key words in The Velvet Underground Taipei Story between Jobson & Sumika.

The Restaurant and night club VU Live House Taipei, located in Taipei, Taiwan, as an unofficial “branch” of The Velvet Underground, was started his story since 2005. The owner of The Velvet Underground Taipei VU Live House, Jobson Hsiao (aka Jobson Hiiao, who has also another English name “Jason”.) had created more than 39 VU Suites since 2008, yet he never selected any song of The Velvet Underground until the 40th VU Suite.  

Femme Fatale was selected by Jobson, featured as the 13th track in his new VU Suite which was broadcasted fort the first time in the VU Live House Taipei, 22 September 2013, the same week as Sumika sent the 301st letter to Jobson. Then this VU Suite was named immediately by Sumika “Suite of Femme Fatale”(《Femme Fatale組曲》in the night of 22 September 2013.  

Femme Fatale”, the same title using in the correspondence when Sumika wrote the letter to Jobson to share with him the feelings and emotions about this works…It was classed later by Sumika as the 40th VU Suite of Jobson’s musical works.  

Besides, the French song “Le Troubillon” mentioned in previous letter was a song sung by Jeanne Moreau in François Truffort’s famous film “Jiles & Jim”. Both cherished by Sumika, the song and the film. Jiles & Jim is a love story, a tragedy among three persons, two men and a woman who was a “femme fatale”. Jeanne Moreau and Nico both had the same carrier as actress and female singer. That’s why Sumika was thinking about (compared with) this song “Le Tourbillon” when Sumika heard the “Femme Fatale” of “The Velvet Underground & Nico" was selected and broadcasted in the new VU Suite of Jobson’s works and then Sumika gave it a just name: “Suite of Femme Fatale”.  

40 VU Suite Suite of Femme Fatale (3) 

The famous song “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, which was selected in the Suite of Femme Fatale, several years later, was written and presented by Jobson in his Column Essay of Velvet (【絲絨漫談】) of The website of The Velvet Underground Taipei VU Live House. 

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.

Femme Fatale” sung by Nico 1967 

Christa Paffgen (1938-1988), was a German model, songwriter and singer– known by her stage name Nico – singer with the Velvet Underground on their first album.  

“At the insistence of Warhol, she recorded vocals for three songs of the Velvet Underground’s debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). At the same time, she started a solo career and released Chelsea Girl. Nico’s friend Jim Morrison suggested that she start writing her own material.

She then composed songs on a harmonium, not traditionally a rock instrument; John Cale became her musical arranger and produced The Marble Index, Desertshore, The End… and other subsequent albums. In the 1980s, she toured extensively in Europe, United States, Australia and Japan. After a last concert in Berlin in June 1988, she went on holiday in Ibiza to rest but died after having a stroke while cycling. ” (from MusicBrainz)

Nico was an actress too. She had roles in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls (1966).  

In the page of “Introduction and Index of On JusticeDream of Gate of Ivory”, another song “Reich der Träume” sung by Nico was presented at the end of the post. It was cherished by Sumika even though it was never selected by Jobson in his VU Suites. “Reich der Träume” was written by Lutz Graf-Ulbrich, in his first solo album “Lüül" released 1981, produced at Christoph Franke Studio Berlin, with Nico (lead vocals),Harald Großkopf (drums), Lutz Ulbrich (guitars, keys), produced by Christoph Franke. Later on his album “Zeitreise" released 2006. The Images were made by Romulo Schultz.

1967 與The Velvet Underground成為"絲絨之問 The Velvet Underground Taipei Story of Jobson & Sumika"的關鍵詞

距今六年前的2013922日至928日當週與上述Jobson & Sumika的瑪拉利卡Malalikap書信交往同時台北地下絲絨搖滾餐廳 VU Live House網站播放的絲絨組曲,是首次播放的2013年新編組曲Sumika初次聆聽後隨即取名為︰《Femme Fatale組曲》。因此Sumika寫給Jobson 的第300封信便以組曲裡精選 “The Velvet Underground & Nico”專輯裡妮可演唱的Femme Fatale〉當作新標題寄出。Sumika依其聆聽絲絨組曲在VU Live House官網首播順序,隨後將之編號為Jobson40支絲絨組曲。

台北地下絲絨搖滾餐廳VU Live House,「非正式地」說,可視為The Velvet Underground位於台北的「分支」或者說屬於地下絲絨樂團這支傳奇性美國搖滾樂團精神族裔VU家族非正式相認的家族成員之一。但是,有趣的是,台北地下絲絨搖滾餐廳VU Live House的主人Jobson Hsiao(也就是Jobson Hiiao,此外又有Jason這個英文名字和員工習稱的老闆「蕭先生」等稱號),從2008年編製絲絨組曲以來,至2013年秋天,Jobson已創作過超過三十九支組曲,卻直到第40支組曲,才第一次選了The Velvet Underground & Nico專輯的歌曲:“Femme Fatale”——傾城佳人1967312這張專輯發行時,Sumika都還沒出生 

1967年,是搖滾樂史上重要的年份,The Velvet Underground樂團和Nico的專輯”The Velvet Underground & Nico”發行。而這似乎也注定了Sumika日後與台北地下絲絨搖滾餐廳VU Live House的故事的誕生…每一個地下絲絨都會有的唯一的「她的故事」——這唯一的台北地下絲絨故事:The Velvet Underground Taipei & Sumika。The Velvet Underground Taipei Story of Jobson & Sumika.

地下絲絨 VU stage 2 photos website

Sumika20123月因為查詢“The Velvet Undergreound" 地下絲絨樂團而開始接觸台北地下絲絨搖滾餐廳和聆聽Jobson所編的絲絨組曲後,開始為每一支絲絨組曲命名。作為最早為全部的絲絨組曲命名的人,Sumika在初次聆聽這支組曲時,當然是以Femme Fatale這首歌名來命名組曲標題——Sumika當時的感覺和說法就是,直到這支組曲,台北地下絲絨終於和正統道地的美國地下絲絨樂團搭上線了!

先前在一篇介紹絲絨組曲名稱對照表(Sumika命名與後來Jobson命名的名稱對照)文章末尾,其實已附上另一首選入Femme Fatale組曲》的曲子,可前往聆聽:由Mandalay演唱的Beautiful(選自Café de Mar Vol. 6 的版本)。這首Beautiful同樣帶有淡淡的憂傷…屬於秋天的思緒,屬於Sumika的歌,獨自的美麗與哀愁,有別於年輕妮可詮釋的Femme Fatale

信裡提到的法國楚浮導演的電影《Jules & Jim》中歌曲”Le Tourbillon de la vie” (又題為 “Le Tourbillon" , 請前往上一封信末所附連結聆聽),呼應著這支傾城佳人組曲,與亙古的愛戀悲歡生死離合。由珍妮摩露演唱。都是Sumika所喜愛,電影,百看不厭,歌曲,百唱不倦。

不過,在本網站首頁【絲絨之問 .象牙門之夢簡介與文章索引 Introduction and Index of On JusticeDream of Gate of Ivory】的單元最後,特別介紹了一首Nico1981所唱的德語歌曲Reich der Träume夢境,雖不曾被Jobson選入任何絲絨組曲,卻是Sumika所鍾愛,有千山萬水的滄桑,很耐人尋味…。 

Reich der Träume” (by Lutz Graf-Ulbrich, in his first solo album “Lüül" released 1981, vocal: Nico)

原名Christa PäffgenNico19381016日出生於德國科隆,是參與地下絲絨樂團第一張專輯合作的女歌手,她後來也創作音樂並且在歐洲和日本巡迴演出…就在1988718日,她在西班牙著名chillout音樂和度假勝地依維薩島(Ibiza)騎單車時心臟病突發倒地,顱內出血而亡,49歲之年離開人世。(題外話,Ibiza這個字也是Jobson & Sumika之間Bossa組曲的關鍵字直到後來Sumika才知曉Ibiza正確的發音…。)她與上一封信裡提到的法國女明星珍妮摩露一樣,既是女歌手也是演員。Christa Päffgen曾在費里尼的電影《甜蜜生活》(La Dolce Vita和安迪沃荷的《雀西女郎》(Chelsea Girls)影片中擔任角色。 

Reich der Träume(〈夢境〉)妮可擔任主唱,是由魯茲烏博銳Lutz Graf-Ulbrich詞曲創作首見於Lutz Graf-Ulbrich1981年在德國柏林發行的第一張個人專輯“Lüül”(愛沙尼亞文,中文譯為《妄想》),Harald Großkopf 擔任鼓手Lutz Ulbrich擔任吉他手和鍵盤手,該張專輯由Christoph Franke製作這首歌再度出現於Lutz Graf-Ulbrich2006年發行的專輯“Zeitreise”在時光中旅行 

New York CBGB Nico Lutz Ulbrich John Cale

(From left to right: Lutz Graf-Ulbrich, Nico, John Cale @ CBGB, New York, USA)

從維基百科查詢到德文和法文的資料顯示,出生於1952年的德國詞曲創作吉他手及歌者Lutz Graf-Ulbrich又以Lüül當作音樂詞曲創作時的假名。在Lutz少年時期的1967年便與朋友Christoph Franke組成樂團Agitation Free1976年與Nico歐洲巡演1979年,LutzNicoJohn Cale在傳奇的龐克誕生殿堂CBGB演唱並與Nico一起在美國進行巡迴演出1980(一說1981年)發布首張個人專輯“Lüül

位於紐約東村的酒吧CBGB創立於1973,店名是Country, Blue Grass, and Blues的縮寫很快地成為紐約龐克搖滾Punk Rock)、新浪潮New Wave)、硬蕊龐克Hardcore Punk)、另類搖滾Alternative Rock)、民謠(Folk)、爵士(Jazz)乃至哥德搖滾(Gothic Rock)、暗黑搖滾(Dark Rock)…等原創詞曲發表的絕佳舞台2006年這個從龐克音樂衍伸出的文化搖籃終究也不敵外在因素而落幕。納入垮世代(beat generation)詩歌和實驗性搖滾樂結合的音樂創作的佩史密斯Patti Smith),有「龐克搖滾桂冠詩人」和「龐克教母」之稱, 20061015CBGB的演唱會,為CBGB傳奇的音樂史畫上休止符。 

Femme Fatale組曲Jose Padilla演唱的Adios Ayer後來被Jobson重複選入一支新組曲Jobson命名的《Sentiments Across Time-Space 1 時空寄情組曲 1》,同年首播時,Sumika將這支命名為《海洋夢之夢組曲 Suite of Ocean Dreams of Dreams,並編號為Jobson的第66支絲絨組曲。當然,這個命名是Jobson不知道的事了…。

66 VU Suite 海洋夢之夢組曲 Suite of ocean dreams of dreams 時空寄情 1 Sentiments Across Time-Space (1)

“The Velvet Underground & Nico”專輯由安迪沃荷(Andy Warhol)與湯姆威爾森(Tom Wilson)製作發行,已成為搖滾樂史上影響深遠的一張專輯。安迪沃荷為專輯設計的封面充滿性暗示的香蕉也歷久不衰

2019年2019 安迪·沃荷普普狂想特展 POP ART》在台北展出,展品中包括地下絲絨樂團的音樂專輯設計。(2019.1.9-2019.4.14於台灣,@台北中正紀念堂)

《地下絲絨與妮可》專輯封面1967。2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 本網站取用的安迪.沃荷(Andy Warhol)《地下絲絨與妮可》專輯,專輯封面、紙板印刷,1967 版權出自:(© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

  

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