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The Urban Coyote试译6

(2009-08-19 10:43:32)
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哈罗德

明尼苏达州

文化

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I lie in bed, moving only enough to laugh out loud or sing along. I warm up with Jean Redpath’s reedy Scottish soprano singing about food from Roget’s Thesaurus and the Canadian Brass  Ensemble playing Bach’s little fugue in some key or other followed by a tuba rag. Then Greg Brown sings his mournful deep bass melodies and another Scottish group does a positively funky bagpipe number, followed by the Department of Folksong’s zany rounds. And Garrison’s parody advertisements. And finally his monologue. His story. His sermon.

It’s about Harold Staee, editor of the community newspaper of the same name if probably not the same spelling, and how Harold, due to a run of bad luck, has developed a nasty mood that encourages him to sound off against Minnesota in general and Lake Wobegon in particular in his weekly editorial. Which is unusual for Harold.

Harold opines that “there’s a lot too much talk about ‘quality of life’ up here…” And Garrison himself gets into the act, telling people who have moved away from small towns but who are nostaglic and don’t want anything to change back there, Garrison tells them, well, to “shove it.” It’s an instructive story. Clearly, however, Minnesota’s bad weather is affecting moods behinf the story as well as inside it.

But not in my bed. Not this Saturday. Not dring this Minnesota winter, bad as this day is. The theater of seasons, like dramas in other theaters, really plays out inside the heads od the audience. My head is in the right spot. Right on the pillow, surrounded by warm magazines and warming airwaves.

When you’re in the right spot, engoying warmth and peace and quite, then all the neighborhood women are strong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are sbove average, even your own. And the nastiest of weather brings you right back home where you belong.

我躺在床上,只有放声大笑和引吭高歌的时候才动一动。我享受着简—瑞德帕斯那高扬的苏格兰女高音,唱着关于美食的歌曲,以及加拿大管弦乐队演奏的巴赫小赋格曲的调调,或者是其他人的大号协奏。之后是格瑞戈—布朗哀伤的低音曲和了一个苏格兰乐团的十分新潮前卫的风笛曲,紧接着是民歌乐团滑稽圆舞曲.继而是加里森搞笑的广告。最后是他的独白剧,他的故事,他的说教。

故事是关于哈罗德—斯泰因,名字应该是这么写的,他是社区报纸的编辑。故事讲了哈罗德如何因为运气糟糕二导致脾气变坏,从而使他在他的周报上贬低明尼苏达州和沃贝根湖。这对他来说不同寻常。

哈罗德认为“关于‘生活质量’的谈论太多了”。加里森自己身体力行,告诉那些从大老远的小镇上搬来,十分在乎家乡并不希望那里有改变的人们说:“离开它。”这是个有教育意义的故事。很显然,明尼苏达州的坏天气在故事内外都能影响着人们的情绪。

但不是在我床上,不是这个周六,也不是这个坏天气的明尼苏达冬天。四季剧院的节目,和其他剧院的一样深入人心。我脑袋舒服的搁着,恰好在枕头上,周围是暖暖的杂志和温馨的广播。

当你处在合适位置的时候,享受温暖,和平和宁静,那所有的邻家大姐都是女能人,所有的男人都赛过潘安,所有的孩子都智超仲永,你自己也一样。恶劣的天气带你回到你所属的家。

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