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與欖球員一起自我檢查睪丸癌

女人要定期自我檢驗乳房,男人則定期自我檢驗睪丸,同樣可以在沐浴過後進行。英國Channel 4在近日的節目《Embarrassing Illnesses》中在講述睪丸癌的一集便得到Birmingham的Moseley Rugby隊員協助,於淋浴後集體赤條條示範自我檢驗睪丸。先讓陰囊處於鬆弛狀態,然後上下輕捏,看看有沒有疼痛或如青豆般大小的疙瘩,甚至兩顆睪丸的大小太過異於尋常。別怕羞,如果你還是不懂,找我。

洩了氣的汽球,【Brett Anderson】

Brett Anderson | Brett Anderson

Drowned in Sound

評分:60

Brett Anderson老了,是人也是音樂,像洩了氣的汽球,在不知不覺間失去了彈性和飽滿。捧著Brett Anderson這張同名的個人專輯,要花多少時間才可以聽得出跟Bernard Butler重組The Tears的分別呢,甚至是Suede的黃金年代,唱腔依舊結他依舊,簽名樣式似的依舊,只是沾上了水,模糊了化了,《Dust and Rain》、《Intimacy》的氣息上當然沒有早期的野火,但商業上也不見得能夠拾回【Coming Up】和【Head Music】叫人瞬息躍動或沉淪的取悅元素,如《Scorpio Rising》,又或《Ebony》不過是《Saturday Night》的膺品。

全碟以主打《Love Is Dead》類似的中慢版Love Ballad為主,弦樂的編排和運用倒是從來沒有如此的張揚過,傷感的調調,不慍不火,像闊別多年的巨星重回樂壇,給同樣老了的Suede迷一劑安慰現已,少不免要大家緬懷十多年前Britpop盛況,最慘不忍睹的呢,此碟給Pitchfork打了一個2.9的低分。

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I Will Fade – Archive

再次聽回多一點的音樂,卻少有感動了。直到上星期才知道在法國極受歡迎的Archive原來早在幾個月前已出版了新專輯《Lights》。長達接近二十分鐘的點題曲《Lights》直抵心底翻騰以外,一列感傷的作品仍最得我心,Maria Q在《I will fade》的歌聲像簡亮的水晶在憂暗的燈光下閃著,不知何故,這是沒有甚麼激情痛哭但心碎的感覺。“Find answers on the street,In cracks between my feet”那是塔林古城內鵝卵石的小路上,我的孤寂。

《I Will Fade》試聽:

Lyrics :

Find answers on the street
Find answers on the street
In cracks between my feet
In cracks between my feet
But I can’t see
But I can’t see

Try so hard in vain
Try so hard in vain
To wipe away the stain
To wipe away the stain
Of everyday pain
Of everyday pain

And you never see me walking towards you
And you never see me walking towards you
If you did I would surely fade
If you did I would surely fade
And you never feel me trying to hold you
And you never feel me trying to hold you
If you did I would surely fade away
If you did I would surely fade away

With the wounded in my way
With the wounded in my way
There’s so much to say
There’s so much to say
But not today
But not today

I wonder if it will turn
I wonder if it will turn
Not fall apart and burn
Not fall apart and burn
When will I learn
When will I learn

And you never see me walking towards you
And you never see me walking towards you
If you did I would surely fade
If you did I would surely fade

And you never see me trying to hold you
And you never see me trying to hold you
If you did I would surely fade away
If you did I would surely fade away