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The Music of The Night - The Phantom of the Opera

It’s had be over 10 years I last watch The Phantom of the Opera. I even seen twice when they came to Hong Kong. But indeed, I’m not pretty touch by this Musical esp. I watch Les Miserable later. I don’t enjoy the song The Phantom of the Opera coz it use to much electronic music. The only song in the Musical still mark in my heart up to now is The Music of the Night. The original theatre version was perform only by Phantom but I found one from Gnuella which performed by both Phantom (Michael Crawford) and Christine (Barbara Streisand) is really excellent.

Michael
Night-time sharpens,
Heightens each sensation . . .
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination.
Silently the senses abandon their defenses
Helpless to resist the notes I write
For I composed the music of the night!

Barbra
Slowly, gently
Night unfurls it’s splendor.
Grasp it, sense it tremulous and tender.

Both
Hearing is believing, music is deceiving,
Hard as lightning, soft as candle light,

Michael
There you trust the music of the night…

Barbra
Close your eyes,
For your eyes will only tell the truth,

Both
And the truth isn’t what you want to see.
In the dark it is easy to pretend
That the truth is what it ought to be…

Michael
Softly,

Barbra
Deafening,

Both
Music shall caress you.

Barbra
Hear it,

Michael
Feel it,

Both
Secretly posses you…
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind,
In this darkness which you know you cannot fight,
The darkness of the music of the night…

Close your eyes start a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before!
Close your eyes and let music set you free!

Only then can you belong to me…

Floating (floating), falling (falling)
Sweet intoxication!
Touch me (touch me), trust me (trust me)
Savour each sensation!

Let the dream begin,
Let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write,
The power of the music of the night!

Barbra
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah…
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah…
Ah-ah-ah…
Aaaaaaaaaah…oooh…

Michael
You alone can make my song take flight,
Help me make the music of the night…

Barbra
Help me make the music of the night…

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I’m back

Yes, I’m back but now in Zhuhai again. I had arrived HK around 4:30am on 5th July (I saw Greece holding the cup when I back home) and online around 6:00am. But I’m busy to setup my photo gallery and haven’t wrote anything til now. So, I haven’t mention that where I have gone. I take some AL and goto Silk Road for vacation. From 26th June to 4th July, “9″ days trip. And I haven’t online for more then 9×24 hours - my new record.

Indeed, I decided I should have a vacation this summer long time ago but never confirm the date and location. One of my choice is London. Coz I would like to watch Les Miserable again. A Musical trip which is attractive enough to make me throw out everything and take a real rest. But Raymond and Danny, my friends in PolyU Drama Society, ask me if I would like to goto Silk Road with them in mid-June. Then I decide postpone my Musical trip to next year.


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第十大行星及 LoTR Musical

有留意其他新聞都知終於成功發現第十大行星 Sendra 。和冥王星一樣,Sedra 的軌道並非和其他八行星同一平面。

Sedna 本身是 Inuit (住在加拿大北部,即愛斯基摩人)神話中的女海神,亦掌管動物, 特別是海豹之類。而神話中,海豹、海獅及鯨魚是由 Sedna 的手指變成。

另一樣有趣的是 Lord of The Rings 會被改編成三小時半的音樂劇, 預計將在明天於倫敦公映。原著中有很多詩和短歌,改編成音樂劇也可能不 錯。不過 orkut 有不少人都覺得難以想像如 LoTR 變成意樂劇會變成怎樣, 有人亦不敢想像 Orcs 唱歌的情景。

另外,我在上周六把手上的 notebook ,換了 2.6.4 。


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孤獨

「孤獨是沉溺過去和逃避現實,也是因缺乏勇氣而自欺出來的一份執著。其實是對生命的一種 浪實。」

擇自 《我和春天有個約會》歌集中《孤燕》歌詞的一段話


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