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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

// November 5th, 2010 // 5 Comments » // Music & Show

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

上周末又去看了出百老汇音乐剧,Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson。这戏之前是在 Off-Broadway 小剧场,显然很成功,于是这个秋天转战 Broadway 大剧场。Andrew Jackson 是美国第七任总统,本人就很富争议很传奇,推行平民主义,但同时又支持黑奴制和移除印第安人。当然这部剧不是历史正剧,而是真把 Jackson 搞成一 rock star,且既反讽又搞笑死,用编剧的话说,是 funny political theater。快200年前的政治原来真和现在还没那么大差别,加上正好美国中期选举,气氛很是契合。看之前我其实莫名觉得不会喜欢,结果看完就觉得相当不错,尤其头一次转场华盛顿时,乐死个人。演员都演得超级卖力,我其实觉得这部剧的风格更适合小剧场,大剧场总就容易有冷的危险,但每一个演员从头至尾充满热情的表演就愣是彻底把感觉撑了起来。反正看来小剧场也有很多优秀剧,下次去找个 Off-Broadway的来看。下面奉上开场曲 Populism Yea Yea,很充分体现此剧的讽刺又搞笑的风格哪。当然我其实也很想放男主角超用力大唱 “Life sucks, and my life sucks in particular” 那首来着,哈哈。

Populism Yea Yea

Populism Yea Yea

Why wouldn’t you ever go out with me in school?
You always went out with those guys,
Who thought they were so cool.
But I was just nobody to you, nobody to you, nobody to you.

But it’s the early nineteenth century,
And we’re gonna take this country back.
For people like us who don’t just think about things,
People who make things happen.
Sometimes with guns, sometimes with speeches too.
And also other things.

1, 2, 3, 4
Populism, yea yea. Populism, yea yea.
Populism, yea yea. Populism, yea yea.
This is the age of, this is the age of, this is the age of Jackson.

Take a stand against the elite.
They don’t care anything for us.
And we will eat sweet democracy,
And let them eat our dust, eat our dust, eat our dust.

Cause it’s the early nineteenth century.
We’ll take the land back from the Indians.
We’ll take the land back from the French and Spanish,
And other people in other European countries.
And other countries too,
And also other places.
I’m pretty sure it’s our land anyway.

Populism, yea yea. Populism, yea yea.
Populism, yea yea. Populism, yea yea.
This is the age of Jackson, the age of Jackson
The age of Jackson, the age of Jackson
The age of, this is the age of Jackson.

Of Montreal @ Terminal 5

// September 29th, 2010 // 13 Comments » // Life, Music & Show