Podsafe音樂特區#212 – 迷糊

過去兩星期狀態不佳,有啲迷糊。反之,今晚節目選曲則毫不迷糊。

歌曲列表:
Geoff Smith – Here Nowhere
Mary Lemanski – City Lights
Green Apple Independent Group – Linda
Matthew Ebel – Get Over It
Mike Errico – Whatever You Say
Allison Crowe – By Your Side

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Podsafe音樂特區#211 – Guys singing love songs

今晚除咗最後嘅一首tango外,全部都係一班麻甩佬唱情歌。

歌曲列表:
Geoff Smith – Gravity
Mike Errico – Ever Since
Matthew Ebel – An Ordinary Guy
Jonathan Coulton – Drinking with You
Mike Errico – When She Walks By
Boleros En Femen – Desde el Alma

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Podsafe音樂特區#210 – Peace on the New Year’s Eve

新年將至,為大家送上七首與新年有關的歌曲。希望大家新年快樂!

歌曲列表:
Denise Moser – It’s A New Year’s Day
Loretta Hagen – As We Count On New Year’s Eve
Scott Andrew – A New Year
Lisa Redford – New Year’s Day
Maria Daines – New Year’s Eve
Tracy Jane Comer – In This New Year
Kevin Reeves – Peace

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Podsafe音樂特區#209 – 2011聖誕特輯

咁又一年。今次節目選曲以傳統曲目為主,盡量包括最多歌手。

歌曲列表:
Natalie Brown – Jingle Bells
Geoff Smith – Some Christmas Huggin’ and Kissin’
Candy Butchers – Give Me A Second Chance For Christmas
Derek K. Miller – What Child is This
Allison Crowe – Silent Night
Rayko/KRB – 12 Strippers of Christmas
Jonathan Coulton – Chiron Beta Prime
Jill Parr – Do You Hear What I Hear?
Rusty Bladen – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The New Autonomous Folksingers – O Holy Night
Darrell Smith – There’s a Light/O Come All Ye Faithful
Shauna Burns – White Christmas
Matthew Ebel – Walk A Thousand Miles
Uncle Seth – O Come All Ye Faithful
Kati Mac – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Podsafe for Peace – If Every Day were Christmas

Podsafe for Peace網站
聯合國兒童基金會「禮物布施」

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Podsafe音樂特區#208 – 雜錦紛陳

今集各種類型的歌都有,更加插兩首聖誕歌,繼續推動聖誕氣氛!

歌曲列表:
Cellophane Rain – Good Morning Light
Aluminum Forest – Cold
rice seabird – Love is what you want for Christmas
Melissa Forbes – Rising Up?
The Flavor Foundation – Velvet Dreams and Moonbeams
Doug Boldt – Deck the Halls with We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Podsafe音樂特區#207 – 一年一度聖誔月開始!

聖誕月開始!今集只有一首聖誕歌,之後陸續有來!

歌曲列表:
Black Lab – The Real You
Sinfonia Electronique – Rhapsody in Red
Linda Holzer – [Debussy] Reflections in the Water
smiling cynic – found on a napkin
Aryn Michelle – Kindness
Matthew Ebel – Away in a Manger

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A couple of things about tango

[Sorry for having to write in English, but I think more eloquently and exact in English.]

Today is exactly one year since I started taking Argentine Tango lessons, and had my first milonga (tango dance party, for those of you who don’t speak tango). It’s been a roller coaster ride of a year.

I still remember my first few classes, where I was literally in a daze, unable to decipher how the sequences work, let alone duplicate them. And the first milonga (on the same day of the first class), where I saw all the fellow dancers flew on the dance floor, and wonder if I could do that myself at all.

Somtimes people gave in to their doubts. This time, I didn’t, and that had made all the difference.

On this particular occasion, I would like to share three things about tango to me, from this year of learning and playing, which is one of the best year of my life.

Fun

To me, learning and dancing tango is not no longer about mastering a form of dance. At the beginning, maybe, but the idea gradually changed. The turning point was after one milonga, one of the fellow guys danced with me for 2 minutes. It was exhilarating. I forgot that I was dancing with a guy, or what had I danced. I only remember being very happy afterwards, even though I knew I can’t keep up with him, despite trying really hard.

It dawned on me that why the ladies were smiling after a particularly well tanda. The dance was difficult, It requires large doses of self discipline and trust, but it was exceptionally fun. I want to have such fun with people.

Life

Tango gain strength thru principles of life. As a leader, you have to be dependable (stand talk and straight). You have to have integrity (motion comes from the core). You have to lead with clear direction (direction and distance). You can change your mind, but you must not hesitate (same goes for the dance). You have to trust people to do their best, while you work on your part (just like you trust your partner to do all the above). It takes endurance, the will to practice the skills time and time and time again, knowing that boring it might be, the practice will matter when you need it (alas for tango). And you take care of the people that trust you, just as they take care of you (we navigate with the partner in mind, make sure no harm is done to them).

I am the kind of people that really don’t pay too much attention to details, unless the subject interests me. In learning tango, that attitude changed somewhat. I realised that the dance create an opportunity for me to really re-examine how I treat people in general. I found myself lacking in a lot of aspects. I will take a while to get them fixed, but like so many things in life, it take time to get well.

Togetherness
I was going through a breakup around the time I learnt of Argentine Tango. I was emotionally confused and hurt back then, and thought meeting new people would help ease the pain. While my confusion was solved through the re-examination of myself, I realized the togetherness of Tango healed me beyond my expectation.

Argentine Tango emphasise on togetherness: we dance while maintaining the face-to-face stance as much as possible, and we dance to the beat together. That requires a lot of hard work, especially when you understand the mechanism, but the reward is magical. I still remember when I realised I was walking synchronously with my partner. And to catch my partner’s foot with mine at the exact time when she shift weight, it is nothing less than a miracle. Created by us, two people, while nobody else know the magic. You can’t be more close to your partner than this.

Yet it is as much close as to distant: you can be dancing with someone that you see a lot, yet with no relationship at all. Or you can be dancing with one that you will never meet anymore. Circumstances will be different, and feelings changed. Every dance is different, and the togetherness is what keep it comforting. It’s a “once in a lifetime” experience (or as Japanese would say, “一期一會”).

Going forth…
With all these feelings, I think I will keep dancing until I can’t move anymore (which should be a long while later, hopefully). My only hope is that more people figure out they can dance and join us. After all, it is only walking, just with a lot of delicate interactions. If a crazy sprinter like me can learn it, anyone can.

So, see you on a dance floor!

p.s.
Thanks to my tango teachers, Candy and Anita, for teaching me so much. I am looking forward to more classes with both of you!
Thanks to S for introducing me to Argentine Tango, and H for really opening my eyes to wonder after wonder.
Thanks to the wonderful community that is Trio Spin. All of you are the reason I keep coming back week after week.

Podsafe音樂特區#206 – All Music

今集全部係音樂,一啲人聲都冇。

歌曲列表:
Linda Holzer – Clair de lune
smiling cynic – It’s a Jazz Thing
Ken Kurland – Peace for our childen
Sinfonia Electronique – Quasar
CEBE – I am on the countryside
Alex C – Chill it out

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Podsafe音樂特區#205 – Tango and Electronic

今個星期有Jazz,有電子,亦有探弋。

歌曲列表:
Matthew Ebel – Sally Went Down
Norma Jean Martine – Your Heart Keeps Knocking at My Skin
Tokyo507 – Winter
Linda Holzer – Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Dan Tharp – Almost
Allison Crowe – This Little Bird

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Podsafe音樂特區#204 – I’m back~

終於擺脫工作、學舞的繁忙,回歸戰線。

歌曲列表:
bill – Sound Scientist
Jane Lui – Edelweiss & Jailcard
Merry Ellen Kirk – This Little Light
Kristin Porter – Light of the Moon
Matthew Ebel – I Know You’re There
bill – Panacea

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