13 May 2004


新加坡簽書會

photos provided by Mark


西安晚報 : 熱票拍賣 為華語歌神演唱會造勢 
2004-05-13 
經典情歌評選熱票拍賣等活動的接連舉辦,讓將於16日晚舉辦的華語歌神演唱會備受歌迷關注。
由陝西電視台主辦的華語歌神演唱會,參加表演的張學友、張信哲、林憶蓮、劉若英和伍佰都是當今流行歌壇實力歌手。此前,組委會舉辦了一次經典情歌評選,這些歌星演唱的《吻別》《愛如潮水》《至少還有你》等都榜上有名,這些歌曲也將在演唱會上由原唱者重新唱響。
11日舉辦的熱票拍賣會上,組委會提供了36張演唱會最好的場地貴賓票,在蓮湖區公證處和省工商局現場監督下進行拍賣,這些票面價值880元的演唱會門票,在競拍者的一路追捧下,最後拍得總價為9 .81萬元,一套3張座位相連的演唱票被以1萬元的價格拍走了,同時2個單張演唱會門票則拍到了5千元,創下了陝西演唱會票價的最高紀錄。據悉,這種演唱會熱票拍賣活動在我省也是首次舉行。 


新快報 : 唱游:浮出水面的流行曲 
2004-05-09 
  還記得二十一世紀前出的那張亞洲原創人歌曲的唱片曾引起多少人對原創音樂人的注意和喜愛,在我的印象中那應該是第一張原創音樂人的綜合唱片,那時候我多多少少因為這張唱片令這些原音樂創作歌手浮出水面而對當今流行歌的靡靡之聲改變了看法。直到如今,我依然選擇這樣的唱片來聽我聽過原唱者唱的歌和一些我沒聽過原唱者唱的歌,那樣一來,總會有驚喜的發現。
  在《愛原色》裡,已經出現一些浮出水面而我們漸漸熟悉的創作歌手的名字了。袁惟仁是必不可少的,他的《旋木》王菲唱得甜美而清靜,而袁惟仁的《戀曲
LA》版本,簡單的吉他,簡單的故事,卻流淌著簡單樸實的感動。
  聽見《遇見》的旋律,大家或許會想起《向左走向右走》的電影和孫燕姿的歌聲,但我會想起林一峰,一個天生有著好聲音的男孩,他的音樂再次掀起香港流行歌壇的民謠熱潮,他創作的《遇見》在《愛原色》里成了《
BY MY SIDE》,林一峰清澈明亮的聲音總讓我莫名地感動,他的音樂如人本身的顏色,簡單而真摯,《BYMYSIDE》就是表達了這樣的一種細膩的溫情:只要你還在我身邊便是美好的。
  很多人聽《至少還有你》除了記得是林憶蓮的聲音外,最多還是想起《安娜與國王》裡的周潤發和
JUDIE FOSTER,只有在《愛原色》裡面我們才聽到這首打動那麼多人心的原作曲人DAVY CHAN唱出來。這個男人的聲線很明顯不是很專業的歌手水準,但因為他的出現,讓我們再次記得這首歌一開始帶給我們對愛情擁有的感動。
  陳曉娟是我一直都很認同的音樂創作人,無論是唱功還是她的音樂創作,都能透露出她獨有的內涵和本色。《趕路》和《葉子》都能聽得出陳曉娟對生命感情的領悟,她是流行音樂中聽得見的清雅。
  唱片中還有許多你我都曾經熟悉或者喜愛或者錯失的流行歌,如不論是否在聖誕節聽到都會莫名感動的《
LONLEY CHRISTMAS》,全世界都在唱的《他一定很愛你》等等,他們最原始的DEMO都一一呈現於你的耳朵,雖然有些對我而言真不如原演繹的藝人唱得動聽,但始終保留著一些原始的感動,這也許是唱片標題的本意───“愛原色,在感動之初,流行之前。
  這一首首
DEMO,猶如浮出水面的音符,有些創作歌手因而轉入了幕前為聽者所熟悉,變得有點商業味道而少了在沒有流行前的獨立與冷感。但這一切都是當然的事,如果不流行,我們還能聽得到嗎?我們口口聲聲支持原創,這就是我們需要寬容的地方,讓流行的感動來得更直接。因為這樣才讓我們認識原創,才能堅持對音樂的嚮往和熱愛,也更珍惜一切最原始的感動,讓那些熟悉旋律在你心中留下印象的調子。


馬來西亞 & 新加坡簽書會 @Kinokuniya Bookstore

photos and text by天地蝦頭
5/7 馬來西亞簽書會在書店二樓咖啡店小角落舉行
大約有
60-70 名歌迷排隊
憶蓮比預定時間遲了二十分鐘約
6:20 左右到達
6:50 左右就結束
5/8 新加坡簽書會人潮較多
起碼有
2 - 300 人排隊
憶蓮遲了四十分鐘左右才到達
簽足一小時才離開
簽書時憶蓮態度親切笑容滿面
不時與歌迷握手後才簽書
很多歌迷趁簽書時把頭湊過去拍照憶蓮都會抬頭望鏡頭
也有一些歌迷想憶蓮在
CD 上簽名
不過都被工作人員拒絕
憶蓮記憶力超驚人
幫我們簽書時看到一些歌迷名字時可以說出該歌迷的外貌特徵
我問到國內演唱會憶蓮答北京是尾站
沒有打算在其他地區開個唱
新加坡管絃樂演唱會應該不會辦
"雪狼湖"方面憶蓮說學友沒有與她接觸
時間配合的話她會有興趣再演
唯一落實的是明年將會在香港開
20 周年演唱會
真希望
05 年早點來臨


14 May 2004


太陽報 : 古巨基留鬚唱好周慧敏 
2004-05-14 
古巨基昨天為《拉闊音樂會》綵排,諸事姐見他留了鬚,基仔就話這叫做「拉闊鬚」,他知道今次音樂會的票在網上炒得好犀利,炒到成千幾二千蚊添!
基仔說今次個唱會唱很多女人歌,周慧敏(
Vivian)、林憶蓮同王菲歌都會唱,實行唱好女人,基仔說:「最高難度是唱Vivian《自作多情》,我有同佢通過電話,佢話會來看!」


16 May 2004


The Star Online: Sandy’s Shanghai treats

http://www.star-ecentral.com/news/story.asp?file=/2004/5/14/music/7961439&sec=music 

"I have always loved food and cooking," said Sandy Lam who came from a family in which the women were good cooks. 


Her nostalgia for the Shanghainese food she used to savour during her childhood has spurred Sandy Lam to come up with a cookbook. 
THAM AI MEI had the rare opportunity to talk to this enterprising songbird during her promotional book tour in Kuala Lumpur. 
REMEMBER the Hong Kong singer who has the most adorable small eyes, a disarmingly sweet smile and a lilting voice that brings to life many memorable songs? Songbird Sandy Lam has made a comeback of a different sort with the launch of her first book, a cookbook entitled My Shanghai: Through Tastes and Memories. 
The meeting room in Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur practically lit up when Lam strolled in last Friday afternoon. Looking much younger than her 38 years, Lam who was clad in a white blouse, black pants with an apron over it, was all smiles. To add to the delight of the eager reporters, the emcee announced that the affable star would be demonstrating her cooking skills. 
“I have always loved food and cooking,” said Lam in her soft voice. Throughout the interview, Lam effortlessly switched between Mandarin and English. 
“All the recipes in the cookbook are based on my childhood memories and I feel really privileged to be able to share them with my readers.” 
This cookbook means a lot to the mother of a five-year-old girl, as food had always been an important part of her family. Throughout the book, there are many fond remembrances and anecdotes taken from Lam’s life. Numerous mouth-watering dishes from famous chefs around Shanghai are also included especially for the experienced cook. 
The doll-like Lam opined: “I think it is important to look back at our lives once in a while and think about our relationships with our parents. My relationship with my family is an important part of the whole book.” 
In the 180-page book, there are sprinkles of Lam’s childhood pictures of her with her brothers and parents. The women in Lam’s family were all good cooks, as her granny made wonderful pork chops and potatoes while her mum’s famous wontons (meat dumplings) were one of the palate delights during Lam’s childhood. 
“Today, I will be demonstrating the dish Russian Borscht. It was a regular feature on our family dining table because my mother loved it. She tasted this soup in Queen’s Cafe in Hong Kong and thereafter she tried to come up with her own version that is closest to it. It became a staple food for us ever since,” explained Lam with a grin as she proceeded to the makeshift stove to prepare the simple soup of cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots and beef. 
While stirring the soup, Lam accommodatingly chatted with her audience, who were close to salivating as the fragrant aroma drifted across the room. 
“My favourite dish in the entire cookbook is the Shanghainese wonton,” she declared. She also expressed her love for some of Malaysia’s famous dishes such as curry fish head and nasi lemak. 
With the soup done, the enthusiastic Lam finally sat down to a proper interview. Cheeks flushed and eyes twinkling, she narrated her experience in coming up with a cookbook. 
“I was very excited when I was approached to come up with a book. I was like, ‘Really? I can actually come up with a book?’ After that we spent a lot of time sitting through meetings to come up with concepts. I was so excited that I even wanted to do some of the photography,” Lam recalled with a laugh. 
She continued: “I wanted to feature dishes that meant a lot to me. Towards the end of the meeting, I dug up a huge pile of my old pictures and that was when it hit me that it was all meant to be. Firstly, I love Shanghai food and secondly, I have come to a stage of my life whereby I wanted to examine my growing up and my relationship with my family. This whole book was a way to bring everything together. 
“The whole process, for me, was very reflective and touching because with every recipe I had to recall how it felt like tasting it. The taste of the food and the memories behind it were all very meaningful to me.” 
The gastronomically curious Lam traipsed around Shanghai’s best kitchens and sought out food personalities in her quest to savour the best of Shanghainese cuisine. The book took about 1? years to complete and every one took a break during the outbreak of SARS. 
According to Lam, the most difficult part was having to quantify the ingredients as “we were so used to just cooking based on our gut feelings!” 
Unfortunately, fans of Lam will not see her in action on TV anytime soon as she admitted: “I think that cooking in front of a camera is really nerve-wracking. I mean, even if you were to be cooking in a friend’s kitchen you might still feel a bit uncomfortable because you are too used to being in the comfort of your own kitchen. So, perhaps, a cooking programme might not be such a good idea for me.” 
Lam who enjoys entertaining at home said she prefers cooking simple dishes for her guests. 
“I think that when you have friends over, it’s important to be relaxed and enjoy each other’s good company. There is no point getting so worked up when the dishes do not turn out perfect. I usually just have loads of drinks ready so that every one will have a good time,” she admitted with a smile. 
With all the delicious food around her, it is a wonder how the svelte Lam maintains her figure. 
“Trust me, it’s very hard. Usually I don’t stop myself from eating something that I really, really want. But after that, I would fast for three days,” she quipped. “Well, either that or I try my best to eat light for the rest of the day.” 
Looking at those glowing cheeks and her infectious smile, I couldn’t help but asked: What is Sandy Lam’s recipe for happiness? 
There was a moment of thoughtful silence before Lam said: “It’s important to have a clear perspective of who you are and what you have. I used to be a perfectionist and in trying to be that, I became unhappy and made others around me feel the same way. It’s important to accept people the way they are and if you learn to appreciate things as they are, you become more positive.” 
All too soon the interview came to an end and the author obligingly signed my copy of her cookbook. I couldn’t wait to get a little glimpse into the childhood life of one of Hong Kong’s most loved stars. 
My Shanghai: Through Tastes & Memories by Sandy Lam is available at all leading bookstores in Malaysia and retails at RM99 (English edition) and RM88 (Chinese edition). 


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515日拉闊音樂會rundown
鄭中基部份
01. 猛龍特警隊
02. 只要你愛我 
03. 飛女正傳(楊千嬅)
古巨基部份
04. 奇洛李維斯回信(薛凱琪)
05. 自作多情(周慧敏)
06. 垃圾(盧巧音)
07. 愛神
08. 神蹟
09. 任天堂流淚
10. 透視(莫文蔚)
11.
遇見(孫燕姿)
12. 我願意(王菲)
13. 約定(王菲)
14. 暗湧(王菲)
15. 赤子(葉德嫻)
16.
(林憶蓮)
古巨基說很喜歡憶蓮這首歌中三句歌詞
"我自信有日如願, 縱使天高地厚, 仍被我逆轉"
像他一樣......
17.
至叻小人類
18. 我愛毛查查
19. 大雄
20. 其實我.........
21.
我對門匙說
22. SANTA CLAUS
23. CAN WE TRY
24.
第二最愛
25. 羅馬假期
26. 悟空
27. 煞科(鄭秀文)
28. 假如(杜麗莎)
29. 我的驕傲(容祖兒)
30. 必殺技
ENCORE
31. 歡樂今宵
32. 友共情