Just now over at work, viv and I had a ball of a time reminiscing the good old SBC shows and songs.
She told me that she has 3 CDs of SBC and TCS songs and asked me if I wanna listen to them. I was like “bring it on man”. I can do a guessing game with the songs.
I used to be a TV fanatic.
Ask me ANY 6.30 cartoons theme song of the 80s and early 90s and I can either sing it or hum it for you.
Care Bears, Gummi Bears, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Captain Planet, My Little Ponies, Denver the Last Dinosaur, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dennis the Menace, Ducktales, Dark Wing Duck, Rescue Rangers, Transformers etc etc etc… …
Armed with an old but trusty walkman recorder, my er jie and I used to rush to the TV speaker to tape cartoon songs.
Same goes for all the SBC shows 主题曲 and 插曲.
Last episode night would always be frantic coz it would be the last chance to tape the songs.
Yup, so back to the topic.
Viv is good. She really wins hands down. She should go and take part in games and quiz that test the participants’ knowledge of Channel 8 shows.
Wanna do some reminiscing of old shows and songs? Wikipedia has them!
I only remember from 咖啡乌 and 青春123 onwards.
As we listened (and worked), we would sing and hum and recall what the shows were about and who acted in them. We also started talking about other shows and songs which weren’t in her CD. Then we talked about all the so called handsome actors at that time. She is the 1st person I know who knows all the names of the past artistes and even know which artistes I was referring too just by describing their pattern.
Do you all recall these names?
Lin Mingzhe… Lin Yisheng… Cao Jianping… Shen Jingxing… Wu Kaishen… Chunyu Shan Shan.
These are actors we find not too bad looking and who can act too but we don’t see them on screen anymore. There are also some actresses whom we don’t see onscreen anymore but we can’t really remember their names. Only could recall Ye Shumei, Tang Miaoling and Huang Peiru. The actors were definitely more prominent than the actresses.
Her song list was pretty impressive. She has the very old songs like:
(du du du du du…青春123 la la la)
(the wayward kids have since morphed into the likes of uncle like Li Nanxing and aunty like Yang Libing)
(that happy fair ladies show with Zoe, Aileen and Jazreel)
(NICE songs! Chen Liping with 3 handsome guys singing all the way. Who are the 3 guys ah? Chen Jianhui? Lin Yisheng? Li Nanxing?)
(I can’t really remember the plot)
(I super hate that show coz Ye Shumei’s reel life was so sad!)
(That one that got everyone liking volleyball)
(My ultimate favourite!)
While I could remember most of the songs, my ultimate favourite is 出人头地 theme song 生命过客 by 童安格. Great tune. Meaningful lyrics.
I also like all the songs from 生活歌手. It was one of my favourite shows. I will never forget that xtina lost my tape in primary school. I was devastated. She was so apologetic that she replaced it with another xin yao ge shou tape. Haha… I bet you've forgotten about this incident.
Here's the 主题曲 titled 黎明的心.
VIV I FOUND THE HE2 CHANG4 VERSION!!! Must click muct click!
The 插曲 titled 你的倒影.
I had this impression that Chen Liping's voice was very high pitched and sweet because of this show.
Another favourite is 谭咏麟’s 让爱继续. I forgot what show was that. Any of you remember?
锦绣前程 (I forgot if that's the song or the show's title but it's sung by 关德辉) and Purple rain anyone? Those were good too.
70s and 80s babies… Do all these songs ring a bell?
Gosh I feel so nostalgic now.
Were the shows and songs really better back then or what?
I’ve been sleeping at 5am, 6am and 8.30am for the past 3 nights/ mornings because of Mark Ryden.
Mark Ryden’s morbid paintings repulse yet attract and I was really enthralled by them. They filled me with awe and wonder that I just had to spend the time unravelling their representations and doing my own interpretation.
Some of them spooked me. The expressions and mystified gaze of the cherubically evil children seem to penetrate deep into the heart. I looked away, only to find myself staring back into their eyes again.
I don’t know why I’m so drawn to his works. All I know is he is one artist who has successfully blend the cute and the creepy and takes it to a whole new level.
I smsed kh:
I’ve officially idolised Mark Ryden. If you dunno who he is, go and google. You’ll wonder if your angelic darling is actually a devil in disguise.
Oh is ryan [sic] the one who is into the morbid arts?
Somehow I felt it sounded like “Oh is Sirius the one who is into the dark arts?”
The most un-morbid painting of Ryden which happens to be my favourite is ‘Saint Barbie’.
Barbie worshipping? Idols and celebrities worshipping? Literal or metaphorical? The values that youngster place on nowadays are certainly frowned upon and is brilliantly portrayed by Ryden here.
And this is just one of the slightly morbid ones. ‘Butcher Bunny’.
Feminine bunny butchering meat? Jesus on the counter top? I've spotted tons of implications in this painting but I shan't say them out.