Sorry, I didn't check this thread again until late last night.
Philosopher: I just listened to 壞人 and 暗示, but they were a little soft for my tastes. Does 方炯鑌 have any rock songs? I'm inclined to be skeptical of the tastes of the artists I like, considering that 張震嶽 likes 方大同 (Khalil Fong) but I saw his concert at Simple Life last year and didn't like it at all. And speaking of odd combinations, at his last concert, Wu Bai sang a song he wrote for 王心凌 (Cyndi Wang), of all people. Now that's
GRC22: I'm envious that you got to see Kimbo play live! I would love to see him perform. But I've never thought about whether he's similar to Elton John--I guess maybe they do play the piano in the same 隨興 sort of way, but it seems like Kimbo has a deeper, more resonant voice than baritone Elton. Also, it's hard to separate them from their respective cultural contexts, which are very different. By the way, what album did you buy? I'm really curious.
catfish13: Agreed. It's so catchy! I've only listened to it once, but the chorus is already stuck in my head.
candro: If you were in Taiwan, I'd tell you to go to a record store and ask for recommendations, but since you're not, I'm not sure what to tell you. Kimbo is the only aboriginal singer I know. His album, "In a Flash" (匆匆), is very much worth buying, but besides one song in Puyuma, one in Taiwanese and one in English, all the songs are in Mandarin, although the style still feels very aboriginal. I particularly like "Pacific Wind" (太平洋的風), "Flying Fish, Clouded Leopard, Taipei Basin" (飛魚 雲豹 台北盆地), and "Why?" (為什麼). Also, the liner notes have pictures, background info and English translations of all the songs. If you google the album online, I assume you'll be able to find a way to buy it.
Here are a few more song links. The theme for today is songs Wu Bai wrote for other singers and then "recycled" (利賽可, he calls it) for himself at concerts.
我不是天使 (I'm No Angel), sung by 那英 (Na Ying): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50bgS6e-1t0
And the Wu Bai version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXTzC15prS8
(I love the guitar riff!)
如果這都不算愛 (If None of This Counts as Love), sung by 張學友 (Jacky Cheung): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWO82hVkJiE
And the Wu Bai version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d7VpEkBf1c
世界第一等 (Number One in the World, in Taiwanese), sung by 劉德華 (Andy Lau): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpg4QoFR1OY
And the Wu Bai version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_OVDrnurcc
I'll leave you to figure out for yourselves which song he wrote for 王心凌. (I don't particularly like it.)