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    sweetness in my lungs

    Stikcy?

    I just wanted to point out that it was spelled "stikcy?" and not "stickcy?". Yep.
  2. 1 point
    almostspotless

    Brümstix Group Photos!

    I thought it might be nice to have a place to compile all the group photos that are taken of all of us at various shows so we can easily look back and reminisce. So here are a few... add any you have! Irving Plaza - New York, NY United Palace - New York, NY Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts - Storrs, CT Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA Apple Store - New York, NY McCarren Park Pool - Brooklyn, NY
  3. 1 point
    dentistgirl

    Cleveland HoB October 12, 2012

    Oh Cleveland, Cleveland… At roughly 3.5 hours drive this was physically the closest show of the entire tour to where I actually live. Plus after having lived in Cleveland for 4 years, I can pretend to be from there if I want, but then again why would I want to? Lol jk/ kinda. An easy familiar drive and I was at the venue just before 3pm trying to get the box office to hold a ticket for a friend who was going to arrive after doors. They refused (really!??!?!?!?!) because it was a sold out show. Whatever the heck that has to do with anything. :/ Super frustrated at that moment, but I did see reg’s band coming in for soundcheck. I left the venue to go make sure everyone else was accounted for and, driving around the city on a gorgeously sunny afternoon I saw a bunch of newly constructed townhouses, I watched a guy leaving the dental school after an interview, I noticed that my old apartment building had new windows, and I began to feel excessively nostalgic. Apparently, this night was going to be more emotional than I expected. We arrived a little late for our 5pm dinner reservation, but managed to eat and get in the early entry line before 6:45. Despite having been to this venue numerous times, I’ve never come in the side door like that before. When I walked in, all I could think was “whoa, this place is WAY smaller than I remember.” According to the box office it holds 1200, so definitely smaller than some of the other recent venues. Anyway, after chatting with some girls from Kent State, I managed to wedge myself into the front row next to them. It was their first time and they were really hoping for Folding Chair. We informed them that chances were good, and luckily regina didn’t make me a liar. As the wait grew longer and people began absolutely crushing in, the room was hot and loud and jostling and all the things the last 3 seated venues had almost made me forget about. I was thankful when Jack began to play, but felt excessively tense, a lump already in my throat. I wasn’t liking where this was headed (for me, in my own headspace). As he played along with the ipod, my weeping commenced at the first line of Kick ‘em Out. “I could never pay this debt I owe…” which pretty much sums up how I feel about the last 5 years. There are no words of gratitude adequate enough for regina or to explain how lucky I feel to have been handed such a positive life altering experience in this very city. It still just blows my mind. I smiled hard though, when immediately after Jack played It’s A Boy, my friend leaned up to me and said, “Wow! THAT was such a good song.” My response exactly the first time I heard it too so…now I know why we are friends. yeahhh More teary eyes, and cursing Jack for doing this to me, during Long Live the Future. Honestly, it’s Jack! I shouldn’t be like this! Sometimes he just kills me. As ridiculous as it sounds this show felt a little like the Dan Cho benefit to me. I’m sure not to anyone else, but I was so overwrought reflecting on the last 5 years of my life that I could barely keep it together. The wait until 9:20 was borderline painful amid the sea of people, but my mind was going a mile a minute. I was close to breaking down from limbic system overload. When regina finally stepped out, hair again straightened, red nail polish now chipping (the way I like it best), wearing a super-cute short black and white striped lace dress over opaque black tights and her black patent leather tuxedo shoes she was only 3 arm lengths from me as she sang Ain’t No Cover. Really really close! The stage was pleasantly TINY and I could hear everything so well- each instrument incredibly distinctly. So props to the HOB for that I suppose. The crowd was rowdy and loud with excessive singalongs. You could tell regina was basking in it for a while, she smiled along through The Calculation and On the Radio at the crowd’s exuberance. But by Small Town Moon I was seriously over the crowd noise and perhaps regina was getting there too because she sort of retreated INTO the songs. I pressed my body forward firmly into the barrier and closed off the rest of the world; the entire maddening crowd fell away, until it was only she and I there. Worked like a charm. I was overwhelmed by thoughts that wouldn’t stop and found myself crying during How and All the Rowboats. All the rowboats?! Really???? Yes, there was something unbelievably striking about the way she writhed into the green light with the most achingly vacant expressions during the instrumental bit between verses. Like her body was there, but she’d left her own consciousness entirely to be IN that song. It was one of the highlights of the night for me. People cheered excessively (into the beginning of the song) and continued singing relentlessly during Blue Lips. Meanwhile, other people berated them for doing so. Regina kept looking out at us surely questioning wtf was happening? I mean…it’s Blue Lips STFU! Call them Brothers was the best, as usual, particularly when she made at eyes at me. Luckily I was smiling then. Thank goodness for The Prayer since the vast majority of annoying Ohioans can’t sing in Russian. It was mercifully almost silent for once, except for my crying and that of the girl next to me. When did I turn into such a freak?!! I think I was so preoccupied with organizing friends and tickets and traveling and all that practical stuff that I failed to consider how monumental this show might feel. Only when I was in there did it start hitting me like a ton of bricks. Last time, or rather, the FIRST time I saw her, from up in the Agora Theater balcony she was this teeny little figure and now she was right there, life size. She was looking at me, smiling at ME. But more than that, it was all the stuff I’d done, all the growing up that happened, all the feelings I’d really let myself feel, all the trips to New York and everywhere else that I never would’ve made if it weren’t for her, all the friends I have now because she helped me find them, all the dark scary walks home alone at night that she sang to me, all of the desperately demoralizing days of dental school I survived nourished by her voice. I hadn’t sought her that first time. I hadn’t expected anything, let alone all this; yet, without regina, who/what/where would I even be now? Impact incalculable. Moving right along... the continuance of more horrific singalongs. I think the girl on my right sang along for EVERY song except Prayer of Francois Villion. I wanted to smother her by the end. I mean oversinging regina is bad enough, but when you do it incredibly poorly, it’s is even more irritating. The girl actually said “frozen toes-es”, ugh. Overly hostile much? nah…not me… I was just oh-so wishing regina had opted for the Russian version of that song at that moment. Next, other people were being super loud and obnoxious during Firewood. My emotions during that song were ragingly bipolar. Dying crying, PEOPLE TALKING, death sadness, Regina looking around for the offenders- pissed but smiling, back to seriousnessssss, girl on my left bawling, me bawling…and oh god, I think I need a psychiatrist. More crying etc., then Sailor Song. Yesss!!! I was so surprised when she didn’t play it at UConn, but I finally got it this tour. I was happy. Folding Chair; reg delivered for the girls next to me. Their excitement palpable as they raised nearly dead iphones to capture the song they’d been waiting practically all show for. Security was reasonably cool. They didn’t yell at me for taking videos, which I’ve gotten reamed out for doing at this venue in the past. However, very oddly, at one point some guy a few rows back and to the right yelled out, in Russian, “I love regina spektor” and a security guy came and pointed him out and sternly told him “NO” complete with throat cutting motions. Confused the guy replied, “wait…seriously?” which was my thought also, considering all the other far more stupid/inappropriate/loud/annoying things that had been shouted out all night and gone unpunished. Nevertheless, security was serious, and responded with a firm look before returning to his post. Things were winding down with Open when a decent way into the intro some girl loudly blurted out “This is my heaven right here!” Yeah, well it’s mine too, minus YOU. Gahhh! Regina gave her a look, wondering if it might be ok to proceed. I was kind of amazed, the whole show, she never had one harsh word for the audience despite their impolite and downright bad behavior at times. Even when she attempted to quiet the people with a look she was always smiling, never stern. The encore is always just a total breakdown of singalongs, I expect that and clearly so does regina. Tonight they were out in full force for Us and Fidelity. Obviously live recs of Fidelity are not topping people’s playlists since they were butchering that one all over the place. Then regina unexpectedly, it seemed, sent the band away. As if she was going, but decided not, to do Hotel song. The musicians rather abruptly moved off the stage and Regina finished, alone, with Samson. Although partway through, she yanked the in-ear monitor out with a confused/pained expression and finished the song without it. She smiled and bowed and smiled some more and just as she was about to walk off, she waved at me, which elicited screeches of jealousy from some girls nearby. Oh my…I never thought I’d see the day when someone (other than my little sister) was jealous of me. This was, by far, the shittiest audience of the shows I’ve been to for quite some time. Friday night drunk people in Cleveland at a GA show, what else would anyone expect? At least nobody got up on stage this time. I think I would’ve been far more distressed over this had I not been off in my own little world of wonderment and reflection on my life, largely shutting everyone else out. Regina was gracious, and handled whatever came, as usual. I don’t know how she deals with it, how she plays through, how she smiles when she must want to scream at people. I think based on this show she must be able to remove herself from the annoyance and leave us bothersome people standing there, while she goes away, into the song. Talking to Jack afterward he asked, “so does it bother you when the audience does that?” I think 4 of us in unison responded with an emphatic, “YES!” Obviously…haha. While waiting for regina in the near freezing Cleveland night, we were accosted by quite a steady flow of homeless people asking for money. Most notably one guy who just needed 40cents so he could get to East Cleveland, hilarious. For those of you who don’t know, East Cleveland is SUPER ghetto (gas gets 20cents cheaper per gallon there, and your car will be consumed by the immense potholes in the road if you don’t drive <10mph, which you don’t want to do, lest you be shot). Also I don’t know what 40 cents gets you these days, but alright. Eventually regina came out and talked to us. She was still enthusiastic about the book. She said she admires it on the bus and it makes her so happy. Also the title is peeling up, but she is going to glue it back down. <3 Another amazing night, which was capped off back at a friend’s house with wine and homemade tiramisu and talking until 3am. Vids (for the record the only sounds on these vids I take responsibility for are the laughing and the crying. NONE of the singing/talk is mine.) @ 0:56 that was for me. (aka SHUT UP CLEVELAND)
  4. 1 point
    I know, I'm the slowest person on earth. Love me anyway? Of all the shows I planned to go to, I was probably most excited about this one. Regina shows at colleges are just awesome. There’s something about the atmosphere that’s a little more lax. It’s more fun and less “professional” (not in terms of her performance, but like the venue is just not as well-oiled a machine as a regular venue and college students are not, like, HIAS benefactors, if you get my drift) and regina talks a lot because she needs to impart wisdom on the young’ens. Plus it’s just really fun to go to colleges. After relaxing all day in Connecticut we gathered for a brumstix dinner in the slightly grey, but very pretty fall evening. As always, it was a pleasure getting together. Already so happy and the night was just beginning. After eating, we set off toward the venue and met up with a few more stixers, always a bonus. The Jorgensen was smaller and more rectangular than expected. As I took my seat in the second row, I couldn’t help but notice how exceptionally comfortable it was. Those suckers were green and thickly padded and even had cup holders. Huge thumbs up for this venue. Winner in the comfort department hands down. I fortuitously overheard the school reporter talking to some girls nearby. I truly love eavesdropping on journalist types to see what their angle is going to be. It’s almost guaranteed to be hilarious because they usually just wikipedia-ed regina 10 minutes ago and enjoy sharing their “wealth” of knowledge with people overexuberantly. This guy was just happy that he had a good seat in the 5th row and was getting PAID to be there. Sounds good to me. The best part was when he told the girls, “I’m not even a good writer.” He was cute. It made me miss college for a second. LOL You can see his review HERE. Jack came out alone, no band except the ipod at this show. Apparently it’s more affordable to transport than 5 guys, who knew? He was still getting used to being alone with the ipod, so his awkward rambling act between songs was extra funny. And yes, I’m a big fan the animal called crickets, especially if they get us Kick ‘em Out. I was quite excited to hear that one. The audience was pretty quiet and receptive of Jack. Although before playing his last song he made the requisite announcement that he was going to do one more song, and after that Regina would be coming out. Someone in the balcony shouted down, “Hurry Up!” Jack paused and then retorted, “I heard you, and I will break you.” Hahahahaha. perfect. There was that, and the girl in front of me, with a massive amount of blonde hair which she kept pushing back, leaning continuously to the right on the arm rest, like she was the most bored person on earth who just wanted to sleep. Odd, considering she had one of the best seats in the front row…hmm maybe regina would perk her up. Between sets we utilized the excessively wide floorspace between the stage and the front row for a brumstix gathering & unveiling of the new book. The book was as impressive as it was heartwarming, so much love for regina and for everyone who made pages. We’re a pretty creative bunch. =) I love these shows when a ton of you are there with me. It’s kind of incredible, like a hug that doesn’t end. <3 Anyway, back in my seat, I noticed the bored girl had now, thankfully, put her hair up, so no more blonde flyaways obscuring my sight. However, nobody had come to sit next to her and I seriously considered moving up there I decided against it since she clearly needed that seat to lean over into for her nap! I didn’t get it. Even when regina did come out she didn’t perk up all that much, it was strange. When regina made her appearance, she was wearing a knee-length dark blue dress trimmed with sequins (ohhhh how I’m a sucker for navy blue) belted with a black bow in the middle, plus the usual black tights and shoes. Her nails were freshly polished in red, hair curly and again pinned back! My excitement was out of control. Seeing her two nights in a row?! Crazy, the best kind. Staff was a little bipolar regarding cameras. Some people were yelling at audience members for using them, others TOLD us it was fine as long as no flash, I honestly couldn’t tell what the climate was, so after they yelled at someone near me I kept mine mostly hidden underneath a jacket so please forgive some of my horrible filming. After Ain’t No Cover regina went to the piano and discussed the Connecticut Repertory Theater whose members were missing her show to perform UNDERNEATH us (honestly whose idea was that? It just seemed slightly doomed). In addition, she pointed out that people who were students last time they played this venue would be considered superseniors if they were still there today. Nevertheless, she gave them props for delaying reality. lol As Regina continued on, playing rather flawlessly, I was impressed by the sound in the venue, it was really very good. It made the songs feel huge, as if you were inside them. Difficult to describe and definitely unique. All the Rowboats, especially, sounded incredible and reverberous (is that even a word? If not blame JOY…). And as I physically vibrated in my seat I mused, “this is what the song FEELS like, WOW!” Intense. It was an experience. Regina thought so too, apparently, because afterward she commented about the hollowness of the stage and how the song “just vibrated the fuck” out of her foot. We were totally on the same wavelength. The crowd was generally respectful, but with zillions of shout outs. A guy in the balcony yelled down that he had shaved for her. She smiled, and then a GIRL also made the same comment. Regina responded wistfully, “Ah, college.” As she was readying for Call them Brothers, an onslaught of song requests began filing in (I heard at least Chemo Limo, Buildings, and several Samsons) and then some guy, of course, yelled, “play whatever YOU want!” She took a shine to that, and informed the audience that there’s always one nice person who says it. “Do you the rest of you feel guilty?” she asked with a mock pensive squint and the most perfectly coy tilt of her head. “It’s alright, I’m Jewish from New York; I’m allowed to make you feel guilty.” Jack came out, and nobody missed a beat when regina matter-of-factly introduced the song as “Call them Bros.” I had to laugh, because it was cute, and because nobody else responded. A short way into the song there came an abnormal pause as Jack’s hand took leave of strumming the guitar to adjust his microphone. Regina’s face transformed into a wide expectant smile, urging the next chord. Oh subtlety, how unbearably sweet. Back at the piano, some guy yelled a cringeworthy remark about returning to russia to spread their seed, and regina acknowledged it as convenient transition to the next song, The Prayer. She made some comments to the effect of how impressed she’d be if anyone there had actually learned Russian in school- she doesn’t “understand how you did that” because she wouldn’t know it if she wasn’t born there. So funny. And yeah, for the record, learning russian is freaking difficult. I work on it in my car all the time when I’m driving. Anyway, at some point during this song two random guys walked right up to the front and planted themselves in the center of the floor with an open mug of something I’m sure wasn’t water. After the song, the one kid decided to start up a conversation with regina about the water (Uconn labeled bottled water she was drinking), if it was good, if they [the school] were good. I’m sure it was a little strange, at least momentarily, for her to look down and have two boys just sitting on the floor in front of her in this grand theater. After a few tentative comments to them and another gulp of water, she leaned into the microphone firmly stating, “Yeah it’s FUCKIN’ good, it’s water!” Then she got up and walked to the keyboard. Meanwhile, security came over and shined a bright light into the kid’s face and gave him a stern talking to (which I believe consisted of, “be quiet or else”), but didn’t remove him from the floor. Since security failed to make an example of him, there was a mass exodus of other people flooding into the floorspace in front of the stage during Dance Anthem. Apparently Dance Anthem= free for all time at every show. It was all just a big question mark as to what was about to go down, I didn’t know and regina didn’t either as we each watched, from our respective sides, the space between us fill up with people during the course of the song. Roughly 40 people were there by the end of Dance Anthem, and more continued to trickle down for the rest of the show. Security didn’t seem to care as long as they stayed sitting down, which was fine with me too. Regina was amused, but made sure we were all ok before proceeding with Better. The whole scene was far from conventional, but it’s a college show that’s what makes it awesome. Random shit is bound to go down. Somewhere during The Party I was taken by the thought that I’d just heard Regina sing All the Rowboats, Folding Chair, Open, and now The Party- 4 songs with “weird” noises in them all at one show. To me it was nothing (well not nothing, but it wasn’t strange, it was just regina). But it was fun trying to imagine how overwhelmed some “quirky pop-chanteuse” writing journalist might be with that setlist. I guess it’s hard for some people to comprehend that sounds are just sounds. Just because something isn’t an English word that Taylor Swift or Justin Beiber would use doesn’t mean it’s a “quirk.” But, ehh, I digress. The Encore went into total breakdown when loads of people took over the front and remained standing. Funnily enough, the bored girl who’d been leaning over even during regina’s set perked right up and bolted out of her seat during the encore just to get several feet closer to the stage. I still have no idea what to make of her. Haha The original floor guy was at the very front, right by regina, clapping along very poorly and unnecessarily during Us, to the point of making regina mess up. Smiling with amusement she informed him that he was too tipsy to keep time and then finished the song. The rest of the Encore, I just had to go with it and have fun. People were dancing and walking around and I couldn’t help but be entertained and invigorated by the energy in the room. It was a blast. Afterwards we hung out in the lobby and talked to Jack for a bit. Killing time before heading out into the chilly night, we watched on the screens as the crew packed the piano into a humongous box (I’ve always wondered exactly how they did that). Luckily it wasn’t raining out, but there were a ton of people waiting for regina. We waited our turn, and the book hand off couldn’t have gone more perfectly. She was soooo happy. She hugged it. We took a group picture. The whole thing- it was truly the embodiment of love. I hugged her and told her I was bringing my dentist friends to the next show (in Cleveland). Her fist shot into the air and she cheered “Fight Cavities!” =D Every now and then something that seems too good to be true, can actually be true. This was one of those times. Walking back to the car I felt lighter, I felt like I was being lifted up, like I was being hugged. As I drove home the next day the feeling was still with me I didn’t ever want it to ever go away. Amazing, amazing weekend. Love to you all who were there and who were there in the book and who were just there in spirit. Can’t wait to do it again! Videos- Only Son ------------------- <----w/ intro talking <---w/ talking about vibrating the stage <---just watch it because I said so <--- w/ talking about russian <---yeah, it's fucking good it's water (intro only, but it's still awesome)
  5. 1 point
    This section can be used to discuss a great mystery in Brümstix history - Stikcy?
  6. 1 point
    Definitely one of the best pictures ever! Posted on her facebook with the caption " Bouncing in Detroit!!! Weeeeeeeee!!!"
  7. 1 point
    Reginaoverdose

    Quotes by Regina.

    "We are all lucky that we can’t see the future, because if we did, we’d never be care free... We’d treasure everything and everyone too much. The knowledge of loss would anchor us at all times, chain us to each other, and we’d all be stuck together, motionless for all time..." :'( Omg this is so true. Just the way she can put things into words... things that I often think about but can't. *sigh*
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    Reginaoverdose

    Quotes by Regina.

    Can you please not take pictures of me? Every picture will look the same.. like *this*
  9. 1 point
    C.J. Mc Girr

    Quotes by Regina.

    quote: Originally posted by almostspotless: ^ I LOVE those. Hahah. Along the same lines, I remember hearing this but I don't remember the show it was from... Guy #1: I love your boobs! Guy #2: Dude, that's not cool! Guy #3: Her grandmother's here! Regina: But you don't know them... It's from the Warsaw concert in 2006. http://www.respektonline.com/a...%20Interlude%208.mp3 I was just listening to the concert there now. She handled it so non-chalantly which was totally awesome.
  10. 1 point
    dentistgirl

    Bear spektor ??

    First of all. The Spektors didn't leave Russia until 1989. Regina was 9 "and a half" she always says. quote: Originally posted by RJLupin2: how do you know for certain? Second, Regina has made various comments at earlier shows about her brother, going to camp etc. The most recent and informative being in Feb 2007 when some asshole photog flipped her off. In her response to him she said that her brother was 16, "and the only one allowed to give her the finger." See THREAD. So it's all perfectly reasonable that he was born in 1990, in America. The voice on Soviet Kitsch, recorded in the early 2000s or whenever that may have been exactly, has his little boy voice on it. If you're still skeptical think about it in terms of logic. Regina was born in 1980, to parents that were certainly not a teen mom & dad. For regina to be 23 and have a "baby" brother is, well, not particularly reasonable.
  11. 1 point
    lennonist

    Quotes by Regina.

    From 2003-12-29 Living Room in the Interlude before "Dance Anthem of the 80's": Audience member: What are you drinking? Regina Spektor: I'm drinking vodka cranberry... uhm, it's a girly drink. Audience member: I drink the same thing. Regina Spektor: Uhm, you should get that checked out. Lawls. +1 Respekt for that guy. Later on... after "Carbon Monoxide": Regina Spektor: ... How long have I been playing? Someone: Five minutes! Regina Spektor: You guys are tricky. I have to have at least three more drinks to believe you.
  12. 1 point
    Reginaoverdose

    Quotes by Regina.

    "We were watching LCD Soundsystem by the side of the stage and she said, 'I know this is not hygienic, but...' and then offered to share her wine with me. I was thinking, 'Are you kidding? I want you to spit on me!'" — Regina Spektor on meeting Bjork for the first time. <3 I love this.
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    Be like the water, people.

    Quotes by Regina.

    We go on to Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village, where she played her first proper gig, aged 19. "I'd come here for the open mic night but never got picked. So I got the number of the booker and called him up. It happened a woman was covering for him that day, and so I lied to her, 'I had a show booked and I don't remember when it was. Would you mind checking?' and she looked in the diary and of course it wasn't there. 'He said he wrote it down,' I said, and so she put me down for a slot. I begged every single person I knew to come. The place was full of Russian adults. They did such good business they had me back, and slowly I started to have some real fans." She inspires a particular kind of fervent devotion among her fans, who all seem to want to be her best friend or boyfriend. She's embarrassed. "That is so weird - I think I'm such a dork." lol!
  14. 1 point
    Reginaoverdose

    Quotes by Regina.

    "People expect the truth, or they expect accesible, one-size-fits-all love songs. What happens is, if you're not writing the truth or you're not writin one-size-fits-all accessible love songs, they don't know what to do with you. That's why I end up having the word 'quirky' in every fucking article about me."
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    Ксения

    Quotes by Regina.

    -When were you happiest? - I think it would be a sad life if I'd already had a moment that I knew was the happiest. -Who would play you in the film of your life? - I would get Audrey Hepburn when she was old. She was so beautiful when she was old and I look forward to being a little old lady. -What keeps you awake at night? - YouTube - I'm completely addicted. (The Guardian, Saturday 18 August 2007) I don't remember when and where she said this: " I think it became a tradition that i fuck up on every show." Toad's Place/New Haven, CT Sept 20, 2006. Regina stopped playing "On the radio" and said "Hey, security guy, don't talk on the phone on my show!"
  16. 1 point
    ThisIsHowItWorks

    Quotes by Regina.

    " Let's start a charitable organization to save Blockbuster before it goes extinct. We can make this sweet, sentimental documentary, in which people are constantly falling in love in Blockbuster." "I love making noises." "I have no grip on reality. I'm so non-objective. Ah, the world is sooooooooo cool. " " Sometimes I'm really positive about religion, but, you know, sometimes I'm really sarcastic about it , too. Hey, that's God, that's life!" -(all above from Spin Magazine Q&A May 18, 2009) "I'm such a sissy. I can't even handle Animal Planet. The world is too much. " - (Spin Magazine, "Regina Spektor's Joy Ride," June 20, 2009)
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    Reginaoverdose

    Quotes by Regina.

    "I mean, in this book, it's music criticism from the 19th century, and they're ripping Tchaikovsky a new asshole, but the thing that really gets me is that it's written so beautifully. It's nasty reviews in beautiful language, and that's what I want. My dad will forward me some of the stuff people write about me, and I think it's all bullshit. It's all, 'Oh, this sucks, that sucks, blah.' I don't want that. I want you to write poetically about how bad I suck." ~ MTV article, June 2009