• 2010-07-29

    听歌记Ⅲ⊙鲍勃•迪伦

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    里尔克讲:不要冷嘲。

    小俏讲:如得其情,哀矜勿喜。

    陈寅恪讲:同情之理解,理解之同情。

    总之——写诗也好,做人也好,研究历史也好,冷嘲热讽总是不好的,品质不高,“怜悯”高于“嘲讽”。

    认同这看法,但鲍勃·迪伦(Bob Dylan)让我有些动摇。

    以前听过他的《答案就在风中飘》,反战歌曲,触动不大。

    比较喜欢:《Like a rolling stone》、《Ballad of a Thin Man》、《Don't Think Twice, It's All Right》、《My Back Pages》等。

    琢磨了一下,这些歌都在热讽冷嘲。《Like a rolling stone》挖苦好友琼·贝兹,《Ballad of a Thin Man》攻击保守派,《Don't Think Twice, It's All Right》嘲讽的应是他的妻子或者情人。

    歌词虽尖酸刻薄,但写得真好:

     

    Because something is happening here
    But you don't know what it is
    Do you, Mister Jones?
    (《Ballad of a Thin Man》)

     

    An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
    I'm on the dark side of the road
    (《Don't Think Twice, It's All Right》)

     

    Goodbye is too good a word, babe

    So I'll just say fare thee well

    I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind

    You could have done better but I don't mind(《Don't Think Twice, It's All Right》)

     

    写得好,因为融入了迪伦自己的情绪,有细节,一点都不空洞,不程式化。

    新的结论:尖酸刻薄/冷嘲热讽与同情/怜悯一样,也是人类的情感一种,运用得好,一样可以写出好东西。

     

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