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The Unbearable Heaviness of Being

My quest for the eternal lightness

Category Archives: music

I thought that Jay Chou’s fusion of the Golden Oldie Lover’s Tears into his movie ‘Secret’ was brilliant. It has certainly renewed some long forgotten love for this beautiful song. For me, it has also reignited a craving for songs from the same era. Sung with sort of a lethargical but addictive piano accompaniment, and tunes from drowsy strings and sombre horns.

Songs which bring a picture of a middle age woman, in clogs, sitting on a little stool in her kitchen, cigarette in mouth and a fan in her hand fanning off the heat in a hot lazy afternoon – a big contrast to the impact which Jay intended to create.