10.26.2016

Barry Gibb - Ngay lúc này (In The Now)

Bạn,

Có một ban nhạc tôi ít khi nhắc đến trong blog, đó là ban nhạc The Bee Gees. Thời mới lớn ở Sài Gòn, Bee Gees là một ban nhạc tôi mê lắm: How Deep Is Your Love, Tragedy, When Someone Belonging To Someone, Living Eyes, Wildflower, rồi đến những bản nhạc họ viết cho Barbra Streisand và Diana Ross: Woman In Love, Guilty, Chain Reaction, v.v.

Well, trong khi ban ABBA mỗi người mỗi ngả tuy vẫn đủ 4 người, Ban Bee Gees từ 3 anh em, nay chỉ còn lại người anh cả là Barry. Vậy mà Barry vẫn can đảm tiếp tục sáng tác và trình diễn, mặc dù tuổi đã "thất thập cổ lai hy"! Lòng yêu nhạc thật say mê, tận tụy của ông khiến tôi thật cảm động. Ông rũ bỏ quá khứ - "it's time to grow up"- như ông tự sự gần đây, trong video #3.

Hai video sau sẽ làm những người từng yêu nhạc Bee Gees rùng mình, vì chất Bee Gees vẫn còn đó, nhưng hiện đại hơn và thấm vào giới trung niên hơn, làm họ không chỉ hoài niệm về quá khứ mà còn dư niềm tin vào một tương lai, với những "in the now" liên tiếp từng bước chân. Wow, đây là zen qua lăng kính Barry Gibb!

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Dear friend,

There is a music band I rarely talk about, that is the Bee Gees. When I grew up in Saigon (Vietnam), Bee Gees was one of my favorite bands with songs such as How Deep Is Your Love, Tragedy, When Someone Belonging To Someone, Living Eyes, Wildflower, or the songs they wrote for others such as Barbra Streisand  and Diana Ross: Woman In Love, Guilty, Chain Reaction, etc.

Well, while the four members of ABBA are still alive but rarely have a union party (let alone play some music!), the Bee Gees from the three brothers now are down to just one: Barry Gibb. He is such a courageous man, in my mind, by continuing to compose and perform new materials, albeit he is now 70 years of age! I'm so moved by his dedication to his passion: music. He lets go of the past - "it's time to grow up" - as he explains in the following third video.

In the mean time, the first two videos will bring goose bumps to his fans, because the familiar Bee Gees musical traits are still there, but in a more modernized way, making very much sense to the baby boomers and the X-gen like myself more now so. His songs will bring to his fans not only nostalgic feelings about the past, but also give them more strength to live in the future, by successive "in the now", one step at a time. Wow, this is Zen though the mind of Barry Gibb!

 They say tomorrow is another day
 I'm only here in the now
 In my heart
 In my soul
 In the now

(Barry Gibb)

See you next time!
Hoctro.



In The Now

You're the epitome of innocence
 You're only my destination
 And all I think about is yesterday
 I need you here in the now

 In my heart
 In my soul
 In the now
[x2]


 I said it baby
 All my life was so wrapped up in you
 And I could only wish
 That you could feel the way I do

 I found a love
 And I can't get enough
 To have you suddenly
 Standing right in front of me

 I may be lonely but I'm not alone
 And we don't need conversation
 I'm only happy when I hear you moan
 You speak the pleasure within

 In my heart
 In my soul
 In the now
[x2]


 We claimed last summer darlin'
 You began to slowly bend my way
 Love is like it, we got no shame
 And time is standing still

 All my life,
 I never felt this way before,
 Learning what I never,
 You were what I'm searching for

 In my heart
 In my soul
 In the now
[x2]


 This is the story of what might have been
 It's just my imagination
 I made it up instead of givin' in
 ...in the now

 I may be crazy but I'm not alone
 I call it intoxication
 They say tomorrow is another day
 I'm only here in the now

 In my heart
 In my soul
 In the now
[x2]


 I may be lonely but I'm not alone
 And we don't need conversation
 I'm only happy when I hear you moan
 You speak the pleasure within

 You're the epitome of innocence
 You're only my destination
 And all I think about is yesterday
 I need you here in the now

 I may be lonely but I'm not alone
 And we don't need conversation
 I'm only happy when I hear you moan
 You speak the pleasure within

 You're the epitome of innocence
 You're only my destination
 And all I think about is yesterday...


http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/barrygibb/inthenow.html
Thanks to Chris Armstrong for adding these lyrics




Star Crossed Lovers

Star crossed lovers, waiting to begin
 Don't you know something beautiful has passed you by
 Star crossed lovers
 Too much in love to say goodbye

 Star crossed lovers, waiting to be heard
 No we can't be together if we never try
 Star crossed lovers,
 You know I hate to see you cry


 I used to hang around, waiting on the chance
 You could be everything to me
 But you just turn away, leading me the dance
 I'd be the lonely one inside the sun


 Star crossed lovers written on the wind
 Don't you know something beautiful has passed you by
 Star crossed lovers,
 Too much in love to say goodbye


 I used to be the judge
 I know you were right, we came to feel as lovers do
 I knew just looking in, waiting for the smile
 I'd be the lonely one, inside the sun


 Star crossed lovers, never to begin
 Don't you know something beautiful has passed you by
 Star crossed lovers, too much in love to say goodbye
 Star crossed lovers, you know I hate to see you cry
 Star crossed lovers, too much in love to say goodbye


http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/barrygibb/starcrossedlovers.html
Thanks to Chris Armstrong for adding these lyrics.