沿着瞭望塔(1)

小说修改得差不多了,现在可以一边改一边贴了。有耐心的就慢慢看吧,一共有19万字左右,如果修改顺利的话,每天可以贴出来两千来字。没耐心的不用耽误时间,可以去做点感谢国家的事情。

 

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“约翰,你一直心不在焉!”保罗·麦卡特尼摘下耳机,脸上露出愠色,“和声部分应该是‘啦——啦——啦’,不是‘啊——啊——啊’,你一直低半度”。

“对这种小女生才会喜欢的歌曲,我确实没感觉。”约翰·列侬轻轻摘下耳机,耸了耸肩,用一副挑衅的口吻说,“你可以找克利夫·理查德来跟你和声。”

“你这样我们没法继续下去了。”麦卡特尼使劲敲着面前的麦克风说。

“保罗、约翰,你们冷静一下。”菲尔·斯佩克特在外面通过麦克风对他们说。做为制作人,斯佩克特在制作这张专辑过程中,已经无法控制某些局面了,列侬和麦卡特尼一直互相拆台,乔治·哈里森和林格·斯塔尔也很消极。

列侬转身走出录音间,在外面的沙发上坐了下。旁边的乔治·哈里森似乎根本没有意识到刚才的争吵,专心致志地看着报纸。

斯佩克特走过来,“约翰,我想跟你谈谈这张专辑的事情。你们出于对我的信任,才选择了我,并且希望我能带给你们一些帮助,现在我有些爱莫能助。”

“这个保罗最清楚。”列侬冷冷地说。

“也有你的责任,约翰。”斯佩克特皱着眉,“全世界最牛的摇滚乐队确实很牛。”

“菲尔,这怪谁呢?”

“我现在好像不是在给伟大的‘披头士’录音,而是在给四个傲慢的英国人录音。想想你们第一次登陆美国的情景,也许你们会放下自己各自的想法。”

“我们都长大了,菲尔,但是还没有老去,还不用靠那些回忆活着。”

“难道你们想在下一张专辑里告诉歌迷,这是一张由四个人而不是‘披头士’创作的一张拼盘?”

“从现在的情况看是这样。我不明白,为什么把我写的《革命#2》和《那些发生在街上的事》两首歌拿掉,你作为制作人,并没有给我一个合理的解释。”

“约翰,这两首歌曲也许放在《白色专辑》里更合适,放在这张专辑里有点太不协调,你知道,制作人最怕出现这样的事情。”

“对,有人对革命不感兴趣,包括那些门外的歌迷,他们希望我们永远唱《我要握住你的手》《你所需要的都是爱》。但我不喜欢哄那些小孩了。”

“约翰,”一直专心看报纸的哈里森突然指着报纸说,“你应该去中国,那里正在进行一场革命,”

列侬侧过脸,瞟了一眼报纸,“乔治,那上面说的是什么?”

“中国有百万红卫兵参加革命,但是他们好像还吃不饱饭。”

“乔治,你别听他胡扯。”菲尔说。

“我此时此刻真应该出现在中国的街道上,跟红卫兵一起呼喊口号,这才是我的理想,而不是唱那些直起鸡皮疙瘩的歌曲。”列侬说。

“约翰,你的最大的理想主义已经完美地实现了,你和你的伙伴成了世界上最伟大的摇滚乐队。”

“我不喜欢走到哪里都听到这样的话:你们是最牛的摇滚乐队,我爱你们。我受够了。”

“约翰,你的电话。”录音助理过来示意列侬去接电话。

列侬站起身,推门出去了。菲尔看着列侬的背影,摇摇头,“他怎么还是跟个孩子一样?”

电话是鲍勃·迪伦从美国打来的。

“约翰,没有耽误你录音吧?”

“没有,一点也没有,现在是休息时间。”

“什么时候出片?”

“不知道,我根本不关心这些。”

“那我们聊聊天吧,我现在烦死了。”迪伦懒洋洋地说。

“你还烦?你可不知道我有多烦。”

“怎么了?约翰。”

“保罗还在唱那些泡妞歌曲,我一听就要吐。你烦什么?我昨天还在报纸上看到你戏弄记者了。”

“我讨厌那些狗仔队,他们像影子一样跟着我,我就像在纳粹占领区的犹太人一样。我不想在美国待着了,想去一个没有狗仔队的地方,连迈阿密这种没文化的地方呆着都不踏实。”

“那我们去中国,他们正在革命,没有狗仔队。”

“这倒是个不错的主意。”

“明天我就去美国找你。”

迪伦哈哈大笑:“那三个人会杀死你的。”

迪伦确实有些烦躁,列侬故意拿着电话不放下,两个人有话没话胡聊了起来,半个小时过去了,助理进来示意列侬去录音,列侬像什么都没发生一样,继续跟迪伦聊天。

录音间里,麦卡特尼不停地看着手表,这是第几次看表他已经记不清了,他把耳机摘下来,扔在桌子上,推门从里面出来。

“菲尔,你看到了吧,有人在拆台。”

“保罗,”菲尔站了起来,把一叠曲谱摔在调音台上,“你告诉我,这是为什么?”

“没什么,可能有人要去当首相了。”

斯佩克特沉默了一下,“我很担心这张专辑无法按期完成。”

“我也无能为力,”麦卡特尼说,“事实上就是这么回事。‘披头士’是一支全世界最赚钱的乐队,但是他们向全世界宣布,他们不再进行巡回演出,他们要专心创作一些更有思想的作品,让自己像政治家一样。我早看出来了,它就是一支赚钱的乐队,除此之外它狗屁不是。”说完,麦卡特尼拿起外衣,头也不回地走了。”

 

2

迈阿密。列侬见到了迪伦。

“你不会真的让我跟你一起去中国吧?”迪伦冷冷地问。

“是的。”

“你们英国佬真会开玩笑,我们两个到了中国,一句中国话都不会说,会马上被他们抓起来,然后扔到河里喂鱼吃,你只能跟鱼革命。”

“你听我解释,是这样……”

“不,不,约翰,我确实不是一个习惯当明星的人,但我也不想到那么一个连汉堡都没有的地方去。”

列侬没有想到,电话里跟他无话不说的迪伦,见面后态度竟是这么冷淡,让他有些尴尬。

迪伦坐在酒店阳台躺椅上,他好像根本没有意识到列侬的存在,他喝着咖啡,抽着万宝路香烟,或者向眼前走过的穿泳装的女孩瞟一眼。偶尔,他会把墨镜摘下来,冲着阳光晃一下,然后再戴上。

列侬看着这位有点傲慢的美国人,一时不知该怎么说。他疑惑,难道这家伙在电话里只是随便说说?

“你为什么会选中我?为什么不带一个会说中国话的人?”迪伦终于说话了。

“鲍勃,那天通完电话,我很认真想了一下,中国之行,我需要你。”

“我对革命没有任何兴趣。我喜欢看看书,唱唱歌,或者有一件漂亮的皮夹克,我讨厌周围全是人,这是我一生的追求。”

“你答应过跟我去中国。”

“我以为你那是喝醉了说胡话,我也信口说了一句胡话,你别当真。”

“我因为你那句胡话就飞过来了。”

“你太冲动了。你为什么不去找格瓦拉?我只会制造一些交通事故。”

“鲍勃,只要你还留在美国,你就会不停地制造交通事故,就会有八卦记者跟在你的后面,还有那些无聊的乐评人,天天分析你的那些歌词,探索你的心灵,你很享受这些吗?你跟一只废弃的可口可乐瓶子没什么区别。”

“哦,不,我讨厌这些,这让我很烦。”

“这就是为什么时代代言人可怜兮兮地躲在迈阿密的海滩边上偷看那些姑娘大腿的原因。”

迪伦瞟了一眼列侬,“我在成为代言人之前就喜欢了。”

“在中国,没有人会认识你,你是最自由的。”

“约翰,这是大事,至少我要跟经纪人和唱片公司或者家人商量一下。”

“那就泡汤了,我们最好的方式是不辞而别。”

“别扯淡了,我们去吃饭,晚上去看‘大门’乐队的演出。你知道吉姆吧?这家伙现在很有意思,我在盼着他取代我成为新的代言人。”

“他是个诗人对不?”

(未完待续) 

90 thoughts on “沿着瞭望塔(1)”

  1. 自己更正一下,历史上最后放了那首是《Let It Be》,而不是《Hey Jude》,最后《Let Lt Be》其实也意味着随它去吧,之后也就是当年1970年,Beatles乐队解散。

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  2. 先感谢,感谢祖国,领导的关怀,要不活不到现在(早饿死了),感谢丝丝丝微,感谢挨木踢微,感谢踢微感谢拆脑微.还有什么微?
    感谢带三个表哥走亲穷路线,免费贴.这样我就不用买书看了
    表哥,其实你挺旧派的,现在书中的对白哪有用引号说话地呀,都是豆号隔一下另起一行就行了.
    每次看到人家挂海报都是三个人,甘地,伟大领袖,还有就是切!格瓦拉,不过我每次都没看到他的名,或者是看不清…终于在n次回眸这种海报后,读出了他的名字.就是那种红色黑色相混的海报呢.

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  3. 三表哥你好
    我一直挺欣赏你的,我想把你的 沿着瞭望塔 翻译成英语
    当然 你不同意我也会翻 如果你要那啥我就跟帖的形式把英语的也搞出来 和大家一起研究 当然啦 和谐社会 感谢国家 感谢党 感谢所有TV
    谢谢
    赖小海

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  4. 怎么说都是牛叉
    如果这是翻译的话 三表哥的功力不简单了
    如果是原创都能TMD这么有外国人讲话的感觉 那真TMD不简单了
    不管了,就当练习吧~
    三表哥 你这个文章我拿去翻译了

    就算是有英文版的更好,到时候对照着看
    不过专业名词估计够呛

    起床 吃早餐

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  5. Along the watchertowers
    –带三个表 著(赖小海 译)
    1
    “John,what the hell is this!”Paul•McCartney put the headphone away ,looking
    angrily “harmony part should be la-la-la’,
    not‘ah-ah-ah’,you are a limma lower”
    “I’m not really in the freaking mood towards these girly songs”John•Lennon put the headphone down slowly,shrugged his shoulder,provocatively said,“You may find Cliff• Richard to do the harmony for you。”
    “We can’t go on like this”McCartney knocked at the mic while speaking。
    “Paul、John,chill out!。”Phil•Specter talked to them through the microphone outside 。As a producer,Specter had lost the control of the situation when doing this album,Lennon and McCartney kept picking up on each other,George•Harrison and Ringo •Starr were down as well。
    Lennon turned and walked out the recording room ,sat on the sofa outside。George•Harrison didn’t seem to realize the argument just now, focusing on his newspapers。
    Specter went up ,“John want to talk to you about this album。Out of trust ,you guys chose me as your producer, wishing that I could give you some help. I’m afraid things are out of my hand now. ”
    “No one knows better than Paul。”Lennon said icily。
    “You as well, John。”Specter frowned,“The most tremendous Rock and Roll band does rock。”
    “Phil who are you blaming?”
    “I don’t look like recording for the great Beetles. I’m actually doing it for four arrogant British 。Recall the first when you arrived in America ,maybe you’ll put aside your prejudice”
    “We’re grown-up Phil,but not old. we don’t need those memories to live on.”
    “So you wanna tell your fans in the album that this is just a collection of four people rather than Beetles?”
    “For now,yes.I don’t get it ,why do you get rid of my 《The Second Revolution》和《things happening in the street》as a producer ,you owe me an explanation.”
    “John,these two songs may fit《The white album》better. It’s not so appropriate here. You know,It’s a nightmare to producers”
    “Yes, you’re right .Some people are just not fond of revolutions,including those fans outside. They wish we could always sing《I want to hold your hand》《All you need is love》。I’m done with pleasing those kids。”
    “John,”Harrison who kept reading the newspaper said,“Maybe you should go to China .There is a revolution being maken out there”
    Lennon glanced through his shoulder ,scan on the paper,“George,what does it say?”
    “There are millions Red Guards taking part in it,but they don’t seem to have enough food to feed themselves。”
    “George,don’t listen to that crap。”Phil said.
    “I should really be standing in the streets of China,shouting slogans with those Red Guards. That’s my dream ,which is not singing these silly songs .”Lennon said。
    “John,your biggest ideal has been realized that you and your mates 。”
    “I hate it when I go to anywhere people keep saying:You guys rock ! I love you!”
    “John,you are wanted on the phone。”The assistant asked Lennon to answer the call。
    Lennon stood up ,pushed the door, went out。Phil looked at Lennon’s back,shook his head,“what a freaking child!”
    The call was from Bob•Dylen in America。
    “John,am I interrupting ?”
    “No ,no. Not at all. It’s the break”
    “when will it be released?”
    “I have no idea, I don’t give a damn”
    “Let’s have a conversation, I’m totally frustrated 。”Dylen said lazily。
    “Come on ,you don’t even know what frustration is!”
    “what happened?John。”
    “Paul’s still singing those girly songs. It makes me sick。What is your story?I saw you tease those journalists on the paper yesterday”“I hate those paparazzi. They are just like ghosts haunting me. There’s not difference between me and a Jew in Nazi ruled areas。I don’t wanna stay in America .I wanna go somewhere without paparazzi .Even a cultureless place like Miami is not a right place to stay at”
    “We shall go to China where there are no paparazzi. And Chinese are making a revolution”
    “Sounds good。”
    “I’ll meet you in America tomorrow。”
    Dylen laughed out loud:“The other three will just kill you。”
    Dylen was truly annoyed ,and Lennon deliberately kept the conversation going. They chitchatted for half an hour before the assistant came in and asked him to do the recording ,Lennon acting like nothing going on,just continued to talk。
    Inside the recording room,McCartney kept watching his watch,he put the headphone down,threw it on the desk, pushed the door and came out.
    “Phil,see? Someone is starting to betray us.。”
    “Paul,”Phil stood up,slammed a set of opern on the mixer,“tell me ,what is this?”
    “Nothing ,Someone is going to be prime minister。”
    Specter was quiet for seconds,“I’m worrying that this album may not be finished on time。”
    “There’s nothing I can do,”McCartney said,“It’s the fact that Beetles is the most profitable band in the world. However, they declare that they will not tour because they wanna create something more meaningful. Sounding like a freaking politician. I’ve seen through it that this is just a money-making band, aside that, It’s just bullshit.”After that,McCartney grabbed his overcoat,left without hesitation。”

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  6. Along the watchertowers
    –带三个表 著(赖海 译)
    1
    “John,what the hell is this!”Paul•McCartney put the headphone away ,looking
    angrily “harmony part should be la-la-la’,
    not‘ah-ah-ah’,you are a limma lower”
    “I’m not really in the freaking mood towards these girly songs”John•Lennon put the headphone down slowly,shrugged his shoulder,provocatively said,“You may find Cliff• Richard to do the harmony for you。”
    “We can’t go on like this”McCartney knocked at the mic while speaking。
    “Paul、John,chill out!。”Phil•Specter talked to them through the microphone outside 。As a producer,Specter had lost the control of the situation when doing this album,Lennon and McCartney kept picking up on each other,George•Harrison and Ringo •Starr were down as well。
    Lennon turned and walked out the recording room ,sat on the sofa outside。George•Harrison didn’t seem to realize the argument just now, focusing on his newspapers。
    Specter went up ,“John want to talk to you about this album。Out of trust ,you guys chose me as your producer, wishing that I could give you some help. I’m afraid things are out of my hand now. ”
    “No one knows better than Paul。”Lennon said icily。
    “You as well, John。”Specter frowned,“The most tremendous Rock and Roll band does rock。”
    “Phil who are you blaming?”
    “I don’t look like recording for the great Beetles. I’m actually doing it for four arrogant British 。Recall the first when you arrived in America ,maybe you’ll put aside your prejudice”
    “We’re grown-up Phil,but not old. we don’t need those memories to live on.”
    “So you wanna tell your fans in the album that this is just a collection of four people rather than Beetles?”
    “For now,yes.I don’t get it ,why do you get rid of my 《The Second Revolution》和《things happening in the street》as a producer ,you owe me an explanation.”
    “John,these two songs may fit《The white album》better. It’s not so appropriate here. You know,It’s a nightmare to producers”
    “Yes, you’re right .Some people are just not fond of revolutions,including those fans outside. They wish we could always sing《I want to hold your hand》《All you need is love》。I’m done with pleasing those kids。”
    “John,”Harrison who kept reading the newspaper said,“Maybe you should go to China .There is a revolution being maken out there”
    Lennon glanced through his shoulder ,scan on the paper,“George,what does it say?”
    “There are millions Red Guards taking part in it,but they don’t seem to have enough food to feed themselves。”
    “George,don’t listen to that crap。”Phil said.
    “I should really be standing in the streets of China,shouting slogans with those Red Guards. That’s my dream ,which is not singing these silly songs .”Lennon said。
    “John,your biggest ideal has been realized that you and your mates 。”
    “I hate it when I go to anywhere people keep saying:You guys rock ! I love you!”
    “John,you are wanted on the phone。”The assistant asked Lennon to answer the call。
    Lennon stood up ,pushed the door, went out。Phil looked at Lennon’s back,shook his head,“what a freaking child!”
    The call was from Bob•Dylen in America。
    “John,am I interrupting ?”
    “No ,no. Not at all. It’s the break”
    “when will it be released?”
    “I have no idea, I don’t give a damn”
    “Let’s have a conversation, I’m totally frustrated 。”Dylen said lazily。
    “Come on ,you don’t even know what frustration is!”
    “what happened?John。”
    “Paul’s still singing those girly songs. It makes me sick。What is your story?I saw you tease those journalists on the paper yesterday”“I hate those paparazzi. They are just like ghosts haunting me. There’s not difference between me and a Jew in Nazi ruled areas。I don’t wanna stay in America .I wanna go somewhere without paparazzi .Even a cultureless place like Miami is not a right place to stay at”
    “We shall go to China where there are no paparazzi. And Chinese are making a revolution”
    “Sounds good。”
    “I’ll meet you in America tomorrow。”
    Dylen laughed out loud:“The other three will just kill you。”
    Dylen was truly annoyed ,and Lennon deliberately kept the conversation going. They chitchatted for half an hour before the assistant came in and asked him to do the recording ,Lennon acting like nothing going on,just continued to talk。
    Inside the recording room,McCartney kept watching his watch,he put the headphone down,threw it on the desk, pushed the door and came out.
    “Phil,see? Someone is starting to betray us.。”
    “Paul,”Phil stood up,slammed a set of opern on the mixer,“tell me ,what is this?”
    “Nothing ,Someone is going to be prime minister。”
    Specter was quiet for seconds,“I’m worrying that this album may not be finished on time。”
    “There’s nothing I can do,”McCartney said,“It’s the fact that Beetles is the most profitable band in the world. However, they declare that they will not tour because they wanna create something more meaningful. Sounding like a freaking politician. I’ve seen through it that this is just a money-making band, aside that, It’s just bullshit.”After that,McCartney grabbed his overcoat,left without hesitation。”

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  7. 我个人觉得之所以说话外国腔,是因为里面的人都是外国人。我是学英语的,我理解,外国人要是老丫丫的那才怪呢

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  8. 三表哥,你的这个《沿着瞭望塔》能不能全文转帖到我的勃渴上面?所有文章都有你的署名和引用地址。PS:我的勃渴所有东西都流亡在国外,所以无所谓墙不墙的,地址见上。如果可以的话回复一下,如果不可以,那我就Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V到我的记事本里面。

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