從大學畢業後離開台灣到現在已經快十年了
離開台灣後就越來越少聽台灣的音樂
一方面是因為不在台灣了
沒有被台灣的媒體轟炸
也沒有要唱KTV的壓力
所以漸漸的就跟台灣的音樂脫節了
另一方面是因為老公本身是做音樂的
他在家裡放什麼我就聽什麼
漸漸的我的耳朵也被訓練得習慣聽他聽得音樂
自己在找音樂聽得時候也都老是找些R&B啦,Gospel不然就是soul的聽
以後再來慢慢的分享我都聽些什麼音樂吧

我跟老公的硬碟裡面大概有差不多快要100GB的音樂
不過有幾張專輯是我常常都會翻出來聽得
像是Desree, India Arie, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Lauryn Hill and Mint Condition etc..
今天來說說India Arie吧

India Arie 的第一張專輯是2001年的Acoustic Soul,這張專輯獲得七項葛萊美獎提名,銷售逾兩百萬張,在2002年又推出第二張專輯Voyage to India,得到葛萊美的最佳節奏藍調專輯(R&B Album),這張專輯裡的The Little Things也得到葛萊美最佳城市/另類歌手(Urban/Alternative Performance)獎項。在距離這張唱片推出將近四年之後,India Arie的最新專輯Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship在推出後又榮登Billboard排行榜第一名。

好吧,這些都是官方的介紹,我喜歡聽她的慵懶低沈的嗓音,讓人感覺很誠摯的音樂,內容沒有很多的傷春悲秋,確有很多很樂觀的很平實的內容,是會讓人聽了身心舒爽的那種音樂,尤其是Testimony: Vol. 1, Life& Relationship裡的這首There's Hope更是讓我聽了感動的掉眼淚(好吧,我真的是很容易感動....),尤其副歌裡面的
It doesn't cost a thing to smile
You don't have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that
說的真的是太棒了,很多時候生活裡面這些小小的細節我們都當作了理所當然,有這樣棒的歌手用這樣棒的音樂來提醒我們這些平凡的道理真是很值得快樂的一件事呢

大家可以按下面的按鈕欣賞這首歌

India Arie - Testi...

歌詞如下:
(Verse 1):
Back when I had a little
I thought that I needed a lot
A little was over rated,
but a lot was a little too complicated
You see-Zero didn't satisfy me
A million didn't make me happy
That's when I learned a lesson
That it's all about your perception
Hey-are you a papa or a superstar
So you act, so you feel, so you are
It ain't about the size of your car
It's about the size of the faith in your heart

(Chorus)
There's hope
It doesn't cost a thing to smile
You don't have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that
(repeat)

There's hope

(Verse 2):
Off in the back country of Brazil
I met a young brotha that made me feel
That I could accomplish anything.
You see just like me he wanted to sing
He had no windows and no doors
He lived a simple life and was extremely poor
On top of all of that he had no eye sight,
but that didn't keep him from seein' the light
He said, what's it like in the USA,
and all I did was complain
He said-living here is Paradise
He taught me paradise is in your mind
You know that

(Chorus)

(Bridge):
Every time I turn on the T.V. (There's Hope)
Somebody's acting crazy (There's Hope)
If you let it, it will drive you crazy (There's Hope)
but I'm takin' back my power today (There's Hope)
Gas prices they just keep on rising (There's Hope)
The government they keep on lying
but we gotta keep on surviving
Keep living our truth and do the best we can do

(Chorus)

Stand up for your rights (echo)
Keep shining your light (echo)
And show the world your smile (echo)
2x



**曼谷的噪音實在太多,車聲人聲音樂聲通通混雜在一起實在是很恐怖的虐待,所以我習慣在手機裡放一堆歌(是的,我至今仍舊是沒有一台ipod),走路聽坐車聽逛街買菜聽,有一天在整理首機裡的音樂的時候突然發現怎麼我在聽的歌全部都是黑人音樂啊......真的不是故意挑的,很多時候上網找音樂廳,也不知道歌手長啥模樣,直到在電視上看到video才知道歌手的長相,可能是耳朵已經習慣了黑人淳厚又中氣十足的嗓音吧

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