2008年11月28日

終於被我找到了

今天隨便在誠品晃晃時,突然眼角瞄到一張熟悉的專輯.我二話不說把它緊緊的抓在手上.是的,這張專輯沒什麼了不起,只是放了一堆Radiohead的B-Sides而已.我曾經擁有這張專輯,卻在某日憑空不見,現在失而復得,有種說不出的爽快.

這張小EP呢,是在OK Computer時期出的,我最喜歡裡面有一首"A Reminder".每當Thom唱到"knock me out, smash out my brain, if I take a chance and start to talk shit."我就超感動的啊.

說到那個時期他們架的官方網站還真有趣,會一直像問卷調查那樣問你問題,然後隨機似的跑出一些他們自己畫的圖案或歌詞,整個就是莫名其妙.其實其他時期官網也非常有趣,很適合上班沒事做用來浪費時間.

講到上班,就讓我想到設計Radiohead封面的那位Stanley Donwood.他不只是位畫家,也喜歡寫些短篇故事.下面這篇我個人非常喜歡.


New Job by Stanley Donwood

After a tortured night I awake full of determination. I review my position, and consider with circumspect gravity my inner strength. My new job demands much, and I eat my breakfast whilst wearing a serious and adult expression. I suck the hot coffee with a professionally pained mouth, and flip the pages of my broadsheet nonchalantly.

I swoop back up the stairs in my towelling dressing-gown, and fling open my wardrobe in a manner which I assume to be casual and easy. My suit hangs in front of me, full of nothing. It is up to me to fill it with myself. I pull on the trousers, and carefully fold my penis behind the zip, fastening the button with what I hope is a manly grin. I tuck my shirt into the trousers, and spend some time with my understated tie. My jacket feels slightly small under my arms, but it is nothing anyone would notice.I wonder what my new workmates will be like, and fantasise briefly about the relationships I may possibly enjoy with other members of the organisation.

I glance once again at my digital watch, and decide that I am ready. I pull on my coat, check that I have my keys, and walk out of the front door, slamming it firmly behind me. I stand outside, looking blankly ahead, realising I don't have a new job at all.