He may be in his 70s and some people are already suffering from dementia or senility at that age, but 刘家昌 still has it. He is really a master when it comes to handling the media. There is so much that people (supposedly scholars) who say the darndest things on TV can all learn from him.
刘家昌 is one of the many Taiwanese songwriters I admire. He started off as a director of what he admitted were “lousy films”烂片. The scripts were so bad and the actors couldn’t act, but 刘家昌 saw these films as stepping stones for him to release his songs. Over time, nobody remembers (or want to remember) the films, but the songs captivated youngsters of the 1970s and 1980s and till this day, 刘家昌 is still writing and producing songs, living on royalties. He couldn’t have made it if he hadn’t condescended to direct “lousy films”烂片. There is also something to be learned here.
My favourite 刘家昌 song? You can probably guess that it won’t be his most popular or well-known. 刘家昌 has declared this as his most difficult song. Handled with great skill and talent here by his student 刘文正.