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  1. 3 points
    Regismemory

    I'll remember this for life

    Hi! I'm glad there are new members on Brumstix, this place has been a little lonely lately. I've never formally introduced myself.. so here it goes. My name is Jacob Prince, I live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and I'm probably the youngest Brumstix member there is. I am 15 years old. (pause for effect) I am a cellist and want to study the cello professionally. I am currently homeschooled & practice around 3-4 hours a day. I also code websites, compose music, and write poetry. I have listened to Regina for six years, ever since cheap seats was released, and I have been to one of her concerts. Brumstix users know me for creating reginasaurus.net, a Regina Spektor fansite where you can download regina's old recordings. Read my poetry on my personal website, jprince.net. I first found Regina when my nine-year-old-self was curious about the notorious iPod advertisement, which featured the Cheap Seats album art. The first song I heard was Don't Leave Me. After listening to Cheap Seats for a while, I progressed to Live in London. I learned to appreciate Regina's artistry and talent in that album. Next I listened to 11:11 then Begin to Hope, and eventually far. I didn't hear Songs until Remember us to Life was released. Since I discovered Regina I have listened to her for countless hours, admired her, and built my collection of her unreleased songs. I even have a Regina shrine in my room. I visited the Sidewalk Cafe last summer, and got a little postcard with a drawing of the cafe. I dream of Regina signing it. When I got my picture taken in front of the building the employees got a little freaked out. I've never once cried at Samson, neither do I think the song is emotional. I have cried at Sellers of Flowers, her cover of Moon River, and Dead of Night (From the beauty musical). I think Somedays, Braille, and obsolete are the most emotional songs. I never could have a favourite song or album, but there are moments in her music that I truly admire and that amaze me. One moment is in Daniel Cowman when she sings, "And he start remembering And remembering And remembering Remembering Remembering..." And when she refers to Shakesphere's the temptest in the same song "A man destined to drown can never burn A man destined to drown can never burn A man destined to drown can never ever burn" Another moment I admire, the same moment I knew I was absolutely obsessed with her, is the opening of better. I heard her play the song live on Saint Patricks day 2017. In the stage fog, she opened the concert with those first few chords of better. It was the most amazing feeling in the world. I never had listened to better much; I felt the song was over-produced, but I fell in love with it after the experience. Another moment that I love is the magestical sound of 20 Years of Snow, and the glissening guitar in Another Town. I also love the cello solo in Sellers of Flowers and orchestration in the song. I also love the marimba at the beginning of Don't Leave Me, but only because regina plays the marimba on the track. I imagine her being so cute playing it . The image of her lauging as she hits the wooden keys will never leave my brain. Recently I have been sad over Regina. It may be years before she releases any new music, and even longer before she tours again. She is taking time to be a great mother to her son, who may possibly be the greatest musician of our time. I am also sad for Regina. Her most popular songs like Fidelity & You've Got Time, don't feature her playing piano. It just shows how crappy mainstream music is. Even if those songs rock, I'd much rather hear the authenticity and talent of Regina soaring through her amazing piano ballads. I think I've somewhat introduced myself. I love you all, I only want the best for the community. I hope my website preserves Regina's music for years to come. I also hope we can find old missing recordings through contributions to the site. Already we have uncovered & shared the missing 2009 White Session. Recently user cmarez93 upoaded Regina's Amazon Music session, which was previously no where to be found. If you have any recordings that are not already on the site, please upload them! They may be missing! I had the 2009 White session sitting around on my computer, little did I know it was missing. Please check out the site! make an account! contribute to the community! reginasaurus.net Thanks, Regis Memory
  2. 3 points
    So I got to see Regina last Saturday! She came to the festival Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden. I was so completely unprepared for this concert. Had just come home from a vacation and had to repack to go away again. Forgot both camera and ear plugs. And additionally I had lost my phone on the vacation… So the pictures and videos I have are mostly taken by my husband on his phone. And there are not many because it was raining pretty hard … BUT I befriended two concert goers standing next to me and they agreed to send their photos and videos, so we’ll see. One of them were Russian and the other a Jewish New Yorker. What are the odds? Well… probabaly higher at a Regina concert than elsewhere now that I think about it… This was the first time I was not in the first row at a Reggie concert. I was in the second behind the New Yorker who was this short wonderful person that didn’t block my view at all (although she couldn’t see anything herself for the first three songs when the press took their photos ). Regina was (as always) enchanting, graceful and mesmerizingly good musically. The setlist was very approachable. It felt very suitable for a festival. Mostly upbeat, better known songs. It’s amazing how she can almost fill an entire show with only hits now. I was very happy to hear Tornadoland again (probably my favorite on RUTL), The Calculation was a welcome returner as well as Eet, That Time and Bobbin’ for Apples. I was surprised that she didn’t play On the Radio or Bleeding heart, but I can’t say I missed them terribly. She had a new cellist. She didn’t introduce the band, so I didn’t catch his name. But he was very… passionate. Hehe. Had a few funny expressions and was very vivid in his movements etc. He forgot how to play Blue Lips though. During the second verse he looked at the sheets, at the piano, back at the sheets, to Brady and so on while playing a few uncertain notes. But he did a good job otherwise! Courageous to bring an acoustic cello in that weather. Some anecdotes: She improvised a great deal at the end of Better this time too! I have a bit of it on video. High pitch ”juicy” x 3 on That Time. Before Ballad of a Politician she referred to the White House and said that the Statue of Liberty stood before them and will stand after them. It was very moving and brought down huge applause. During the outro of Small Bill$ she imitated a a wild animal, like scaring the crowd and then backing off looking hesitant. I thought of a bear because of the lyrics. During Ne Me Quitte Pas she added how she loved Göteborg in the rain (with a really good accent with a rolling R!). You guys. Samson this time. I have never ever sung along to that song. I sing it a lot by myself but I wouldn’t want to bother Regina or the people around me if they’re having a moment. I just think it’s too delicate. Haha. No one in the crowd agreed with me. Everyone sang along. Regina exclaimed ”You sing beautifully!” after the first verse. And then again after one more bit ”You’re gonna make me cry!”. So then I sang along. With Regina and everyone else. It was wonderful. At the end she actually sounded and looked like she was going to cry, she looked very moved. After she said ”You broke me heart! In the best possible way”. And she didn’t seem like she wanted to leave the stage. Many thank yous and blowing kisses plus an air hug. It was a wonderful concert. It could’ve felt impersonal because of the setlist and the setting, but it was an experience I wouldn’t have wanted to miss. I’m so glad I went. I’ll probably just post the videos in the facebook group, since they’re not good enough to put on youtube. Or maybe I'll find out how to attach them here... Folding Chair Eet Grand Hotel Tornadoland The Calculation Better Bobbin’ for Apples That Time Après Moi Ballad of a Politician Dance Anthem of the 80s’ Small Bill$ You’ve Got Time Blue Lips Ne Me Quitte Pas Us Fidelity Sailor Song Hotel Song Samson
  3. 3 points
    BeginToHope

    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    I'll message you (-:
  4. 3 points
    So I went to the show 6 days ago and wanted to share the story, some pics and videos WOT ahead. I was so happy when they added a show in Sweden. As you all can imagine... I dragged my now husband along. He has come with me once before for a Reggie concert, but the long wait was kinder then because it was summer. We arrived super early. Super. Ridiculously. But hey. If you're going to another city to see the best artist, musician and one of the top people in the world you might as well go all in. So we did. We were there at one. The doors would open at five. We thought. Turned out that it was seven. As we waited it got colder and colder. We actually went to buy some blankets to wrap around us. The people who walked by us thought we were homeless. But that's an interesting experience in its own. The next people who came and stayed in line with us arrived at four. They were four first-timers. Really fun to be able to tell them all about her concerts and songs and stuff! A very nice security guard let us in at like 5:30 and promised us we'd be first in line and would be able to hang our coats without falling back. So from then on everything was great She was a bit late out on stage, and I think she played like 90 minutes. People were so slow at filling their seats... They dropped in like 40 minutes after it was supposed to start. We had fun watching the stage crew set up reggie's water bottles and mugs and towels. They must've been out like 3-4 times each fixing the placing of things a cm at a time. I saw a guitar amplifier and realised we would be hearing You've Got Time (Jack wasn't there, it was someone else playing). She finally came out on stage and she was dressed up as a cat! Can you imagine? You haven't seen her in 3 years and expect a certain thing and out comes a cat-Regina. It was awesome though. The whole show was filled with jokes about her tail and ears. She was so talkative! And she had her eyes open more than she used to. Especially during the Trapper verses. It was so cool. I've known all of her little gestures and faces and sounds when playing the old songs. But I didn't have that information with the new songs. It was like watching someone totally new at some points. She looked up at the cieling, looked down with a thoughtful face at the keys (have a photo of that), did things with her feet and so on... So it was a very special show. I spent most of it just listening and watching. Didn't photograph that much either. It was a real treat hearing old songs like SECG and Sailor Song too. Like visiting old friends. She has kept the moves for SECG. And Better was a nice surprise. The audience clapped really well too. We kept the tempo for a very long time. I have never heard the ending that long. She really dragged it out, improvising singing while we clapped. So much fun... The highlights for me were Small Bill$, Sellers of Flowers, The Trapper and the Furrier, Obsolete (which was SO beautiful. I think it might be the song where she sings the prettiest. Not pretty as in boring. Pretty as in long clean notes and a lot of feeling)... And Après Moi. I had somehow forgotten about the song. It didn't occur to me that she might play it. It was marvellous. It was perfect. Some people I talked to afterwards said the same thing. Oh, how I would have liked to have it recorded...but maybe it's better that I don't. I wanna remember the feeling of that performance as it was. It was obvious he was having so much fun during this show! She was more vibrant than I have ever seen her. At one point I told her (I was right in front of her, and the audience was quiet) that we were having such a great time and she responded that she was too and I feel like she really connected to the audience. She was so open and honest and we all just loved being there. She also seemed very connected to her band. She and Yoed looked into eachothers' eyes during both the NMQP interludes. She seemed to joke with Brad when he forgot to start the same song. Laughed with Mattias when they didn't manage to start at the exact same beat... As you might have already seen on the brümstix facebook group she had some things to say about Karlsson på taket - a fictional character by Astrid Lindgren. That she - like all Russians - loved him and that she always tried to get some Karlson stuff when she was in Sweden, but that she couldn't find it anywhere. And she was asking us if anyone had any connections so that we could lift the copyright. It was very funny. But I actually don't think that there's something going on with the copyright. I just think he isn't that popular so that it's too expensive for the stores to get stuff in stock. I read someone had told her it was expensive in an interview I will be posting in that thread. It also says she wanted to buy the stuff for her son, which I had already guessed Some anecdotes: When she stood up to go to the mic for SB she was like "Aaah, she walks", because everyone clapped. "She's not just over there... Oh, and she's got a tail. Life is so much harder with a tail. Or well... I guess if you have a tail you're used to it and it isn't that hard...". When talking about Karlsson she asked to dim the lights and was like "Let's always play shows in the dark. I'm a cat anyway. You know what a cat looks like." She forgot the words for Us. She made the second line "and later say it's all our fault" and got lost. So we helped her quote the correct line and she was like "okok, then what?" and we ended up quoting the whole verse. She asked us to sing along, and when we did she shouted smiling "That helps a lot!" (Ah, she was so FUNNY!) After playing the intro to Samson (the last song) shew said: "Maybe I should take my ears of for this one..." Like this was the only serious song and then: "Without them I think I look like a mouse..." Afterwards only my husband and I waited by the back door. We still had to stand behind a security fence. The guards didn't want to answer if she had left, and I understood they weren't allowed. The bus was still there. And then she came out after we had only waited for 10 minutes! I had been so relaxed until then. Like it was just Regina. I have met her three times before. I had some irrational feeling of wanting to tell her how I had been, that I got married and is studying medicine now. But then I realised we hadn't met in 6 years, that she had no idea who I was and that I hadn't thought about what to say. I went all Poussey meets Judy King. She was walking towards us and all I could do was wave. And when she came up to us I rambled something about what a great show. The first thing she did was offer us fruit. Said they had plenty. So I had some Regina tour-fruit while my husband dug out the playlist we had gotten for her to sign. We got two pictures with a horrible flash. She joked about us being in jail like Karlsson because you could see the fence in the picture. I told her we had met before, and that the first time was in the same spot after the "polite Swedish psychic"-thing. And she remembered. That made me feel cool. At least she knows she's got a Swedish fan that's been with her since then. Then she said she needed to get back to the bus because of the cold. Probably didn't want to get ill. I asked her for a hug, she said of course, and then she was gone. And we alked off. Me questioning everything I had said, wishing I would have let her known how much her music has meant to me and how much it has shaped me. And congratulated her on the baby. --- The setlist is listed below. Links to youtube videos. The thing is they had told us that we absolutely were not allowed to tape. And to my face since I was in the front. They were really on about it. Like "If you take a photo - make it quick and then bring the camera down. Otherwise it might look like you're filming". So most of it is recorded from between me and my husbands elbows and sometimes I point the camera at different directions. And I didn't record much. Small Bill$ and The Trapper and the Furrier are really worth watching though. Cut the very low and very high frequiencies on your speakers...I will need to buy a new camera with a better mic for next time. On the Radio Grand Hotel Older and Taller Bleeding Heart Tornadoland Sailor Song Small Bill$ Sellers of Flowers Black and White You've Got Time Après Moi Silly Eye Color Generalizations Trapper and the Furrier Obsolete Blue Lips Better Ne Me Quitte Pas Us *encore* The Visit Fidelity Hotel Song Samson
  5. 2 points
    Hi! The album page looks very cool! It's great to have everything at once. Regarding lyrics: recently I've noticed lyrics on the official website. Just straight text, no division into verse, chorus. But it's a primary source comparing to popular lyrics websites which mess up from time to time. P.S. keep on developing your website! It already offers so many features and contains different kind of well-structured content. What it really lacks is the amount of users as passionate as you. Hope it changes in future!
  6. 2 points
    ReSpektor

    I'll remember this for life

    I'm new to this sight, so I just want to make a shout out to all of you Regina fans. I am one of you and am so happy to have found a sight where fans as passionate as us can communicate. I am so thankful that I get to read your opinions and reflections on this wonderful, talented, and brilliant artist's music. I can't wait to hear more from you guys! Unfortunately I only discovered Regina Spektor about 2 years ago. I am completely obsessed. Her music never gets old to me and I am always discovering new songs. Back in 2016 I had the opportunity to go to her Remember Us to Life Tour opening concert in LA. I have been to many great concerts, but this will always be my favorite. I wasn't close to the stage and tickets were extremely pricey, but I can say confidently that it was worth every penny. I will always remember that night. She is such an amazing artist and her music makes me smile, makes me cry, makes me believe, allows me to reflect, and inspires me to dream. I have always felt drawn towards music, but it wasn't until I discovered Regina Spektor that I realized how much I actually love music. I have recently decided to minor in music and it is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Now that I have moved away for college it is harder for me to find a way to go to her concerts, but if she goes on tour again, I will do whatever I can to get the opportunity to witness her magic again. Until then, I'll continue listening to her recordings and continue to annoy my friends with my obsession. I look forward to chatting with all of you and expressing love and appreciation that this queen deserves!
  7. 2 points
    kvcheban

    I'll remember this for life

    Welcome on board! I discovered Regina 1.5 years ago and I also obsessed! I've also been on her concert just once (it was a reason to travel abroad for the first time) and I'm looking forward to her shows in Europe ever since. And I can also say that Regina brought my perception of music to the next level. All the different moods her songs have, all the things she does with piano, all the unusual vocal techniques she includes, all the stories, problems and situations she puts in her lyrics - everything makes her and her music so special. And she is even more special for me because I speak russian (by the way we made a video with birthday wishes for her latest birthday in russian, she liked it, I'm so happy we could bring some love back to her). I agree, Regina deserves everything, including a horde of active fans in this forum
  8. 2 points
    Regismemory

    Reginasaurus.net redesign

    Exciting news for the Brumstix community! Me and Brumstix user Universal Edibility are now running the new site. We haven't uploaded all the recordings that were on the old site but we will soon. The new site allows you to upload recordings from your own collectio. You can also upload pictures, and connect with other users on the forum page. Please make an account and upload your recordings! Illegal sharing of her music will not be tolerated. Only upload live recordings for now. I have already uploaded most unreleased studio recordings, Any new recordings uploaded to the studio category must be verified by me before going public. Go make an account, explore, and contribute!!! http://reginasaurus.net
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    kvcheban

    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    Full version
  11. 2 points
    Hi all, Regina kicked off the Special Solo Tour last night in Tucson, AZ and I want to share the setlist from the show.She was amazing! She took some requests from the crowd and she was her usual foul-mouthed/adorable-self! She's battling bronchitis so she didn't sing as much as she would have liked, but she did not disappoint! She started promptly at 8:00pm; no opening band and no encore. It would be cool to see what songs she plays in other cities, please share! Folding Chair The One Who Stayed & The One Who Left Prisoners Grand Hotel The Light On the Radio Left Hand Song Bobbing for Apples That Time Ballad of A Politician Apres Moi Older and Taller Music Box Sailor Song Obsolete Blue Lips Ne Me Quitte Pas Samson
  12. 2 points
    Okay i want some thoughts on this... Soundstage was removed from Itunes with no explaination, and there was no publicity for the album whatsoever. For this new special solo tour, do you think she might release a new album or live album featuring oldies like loveology. I want this to be a thing so bad! respond your thoughts please! Regina if you read this, PLAY BELT ON YOUR TOUR!! IT ROCKS MORE THAN SMALL BILL$ AND THATS SAYING ALOT
  13. 2 points
    Hey all! I downloaded and organized ALL of the files from the yahoo group into a neat little collection. Take a look! I'm continually updating it by adding new files (check readme.txt for the change log). Feel free to share this link or download the entire collection (58.6 MB). Keep in mind that if you download you may not know when I add new files. Enjoy! :-)
  14. 2 points
    BeginToHope

    Order "Live On Soundstage"!

    (Autographed CD/DVD is now out of stock! Sorry if you didn't get this :-( ) Hello, fellow Respektors! I am pleased to announce you can now order Regina's latest live album "Live On Soundstage" (In either CD/DVD or Standalone Blu-ray format)! The tracklisting includes: 1. On The Radio 2. Better3. Bleeding Heart 4. Older And Taller 5. Grand Hotel 6. Small Bill$ 7. Black and White 8. Hotel Song 9. The Trapper and the Furrier10. Sellers Of Flowers 11. Obsolete 12. Tornadoland (DVD only)13. You’ve Got The Time 14. New Year 15. Us 16. The Visit 17. The Light 18. Fidelity 19. Samson (All songs were taped on July 29, 2016 at WTTW's Grainger Studio in Chicago, IL) It is now avaliable on Amazon and other major retailers! Buy Blu-ray here. Buy CD + DVD here. Until next time! Noah
  15. 2 points
    I saw Regina in Edinburgh this week after what seemed like forever since I saw her last. The show was great as always, but especially noteworthy was her recital of The New Colossus to start the show. This was in response to there being 'a new asshole in The White House' who had dismissed the poem and its imortance as it was only added to the Statue of Liberty later. Obviously as an immigrant to New York it means a lot to Regina and her speech beforehand, and the recital itself was very moving. I wish I could have recorded it but the venue had a very strict no photo/video policy. (The show that followed was amazing too, and it was fun to see the guitar back!)
  16. 2 points
    Regismemory

    Regina KEXP Album

    i know many were disappointed in Live On Soundstage, and nothing has been released about the removal of the record on itunes. I purchased the physical dvd cd bundle so i could get it a week early, and i was so exited. Regina always delivers, and given that it was her first time performing these songs live, i admire the album. anyway for those of you who are still looking for live Remember Us To Life, i put together her KEXP preformance, as a live album. listen on my soundcloud below. to download the album visit www.regismemory.weebly.com check out my other stuff on the site too!
  17. 2 points
    srg

    New York Rhapsody on PBS

    Streaming here: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365898003
  18. 1 point
    Patrick Balsamo

    Survival Guide to Soviet Kitsch

    You are amazing. Thank you so much!!! ♥️
  19. 1 point
    Regismemory

    Black and White music vid bts

    I post too much but I couldn't pass up sharing these gems.. http://danielryanvideo.com/black_and_white_bts.html
  20. 1 point
    Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind when I add more lyrics... I don’t really like how the chorus is divided now. I’ll fix it eventually. It really means alot to me that someone likes my site Thanks for adding those lyrics on Songs btw! If you or anyone else has suggestions please do tell me... I found this recording of Regina talking in Russian. It’s not an interview... I’m not really sure what it is. Does anyone have any info on it? http://m.zk.fm/song/4304729 - Jacob Prince / Reginasaurus.net
  21. 1 point
    Regismemory

    Gathering recordings

    Hi! I’m not sure about the stream, but You can listen to the song on my Regina Spektor fansite here: Moon River Feel free to check out the site while you’re there. Make an account and contribute to the community! Thanks! -Regis Memory / https://reginasaurus.net
  22. 1 point
    Bartender

    New York Rhapsody on PBS

    Regina will cover one song ("Moon River") in the New York Rhapsody concert with pianist Lang Lang in Lincoln Center on Friday, November 25, PBS Channel 13 at 9PM in NYC. Check local programming in your local area.
  23. 1 point
    Regismemory

    Loveology

    There are a few recordings of loveology now and as far as quality goes I think this is the best one... As of today it only has 21 views on YouTube so I think it hasn’t been “found” yet https://youtu.be/vMWw95sMqt
  24. 1 point
    kimrailey

    MY MUSIC WENT OFF IN CLASS

    The story is written so messy, so I decided you were really excited I just found out I should do a lot of homework without using a dissertation service. So, your story really cheered me up.
  25. 1 point
    mxplusme

    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    Here is my less-than-great recording of Regina's performance of Flyin' from the 11/11 show in Baltimore (+ a bit of extra content of Regina discussing recent events)! Sorry for the rustling in the beginning. I was rushing to get my phone out and set up once she said "So, it's 11/11..." Flyin'
  26. 1 point
    Emmerrrrrrr

    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    Thanks for sharing the full song and her introduction to it! There's a short clip of her performance on Youtube that shows how she did the percussion:
  27. 1 point
    sweetness in my lungs

    PLAY LOVEOLOGY

    Well........................... https://arqueete.tumblr.com/post/167074738920/ive-listened-to-this-old-live-recording (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)
  28. 1 point
    Regismemory

    Yer So Bad - Tom Petty Cover

    I love this so much <3 yesterday from her Anaheim concert. https://youtu.be/vFLP-0RVXAg
  29. 1 point
    TisketTasket

    Love

    Love is such a lovely thing when it wants to be. What are your thoughts, stories, or any lyrics that relate?
  30. 1 point
    **IMPORTANT UPDATE** Due to worries of being striked on YouTube for copyright infringement, I deleted the whole Far & some Begin to Hope instrumentals from my second YouTube channel. I do not have any plans to reupload them. I am very sorry. —————————————————————— Hello, Respektors! I might be a year late (sorry ), but I uploaded some rare Regina songs, and instrumentals, and videos onto my YouTube channel! Check them out now! The Sword & The Pen (Acoustic Version) Carbon Monoxide (Live at Bull Moose) The Flowers (Live, Begin to Hope tour) Uh-Merica (Live at Irving Plaza, NYC) One More Time With Feeling (Live in London Bonus Track) Folding Chair (iTunes Live From Soho) Laughing With (iTunes Live From Soho) One More Time With Feeling (iTunes Live From Soho) Blue Lips (iTunes Live From Soho) Man Of A Thousand Faces (iTunes Live From Soho) Après Moi (iTunes Live From Soho) More videos! (Thank "fnord23" at Discogs.com for having these!) I VH1 "You Oughta Know" Segment (2006) "Begin To Hope" Sizzle Reel (2006)
  31. 1 point
    understands.sum

    Consequence of Sounds

    We leave the sound on because Silence is harder is one of my favorite lines from any song ever. We want to be slaves because to be our own master is terrifying; one can't even open a newspaper without being overwhelmed and we cough/ we are affected by everything in that newspaper. We cannot be separate from the world or we will become sicker.
  32. 1 point
    BeginToHope

    Order "Live On Soundstage"!

    UPDATE! "Live On Soundstage" is now on Qello Concerts! https://qello.com/concert/Live-on-Soundstage-7323
  33. 1 point
    Hi Catalina, First of all, breathe in and breathe out. Don't stress too much, this sounds like a fun assignment and you've already given it a lot of thought! Regina's music has been so important for me in getting acquainted with the English language, and I always enjoyed using examples from her work in assignments for high school/university. So I hope I can help you with this.. About the corpus: You mentioned both Songs and the song Mary Ann, so then I have to mention that Regina released a compilation CD at some point that is called Mary Ann Meets The Gravediggers And Other Short Stories. Which contains some songs from Songs (Oedipus, Prisoners, Consequence of Sounds, Daniel Cowman, Lacrimosa) but also some from 11:11 (including Mary Ann) and Soviet Kitsch. I've been thinking about overarching themes and the first thing I thought about was capitalism and money. I think it comes back in many of her songs, including: Small Bill$, Trapper and the Furrier, Hotel Song ('a smile I've bought with a couple of gold coins'), Chemo Limo, Back of a Truck ( there's a back of a truck selling smoke free lungs / There's a back of a truck selling alien pods / There's a back of a truck selling game show hosts / There's a back of a truck selling the souls of the dead/ There's a back of a truck selling crumb free bread' etc. until they're even selling the back of someone's head!), Mermaid, Sellers of Flowers ('who's the winner? not the roses, not the sellers, not the buyers'), Scarecrow and Fungus ('he's got enough money to buy a new father'). And I can go on and on (and am tempted to keep going haha). And perhaps you could link this to her perspective of someone who moved from Russia to the US, a country of abudance where you could buy almost anything? Just my two cents, hope it's of some use for you, and if I can think of other themes I'll write an update I do think picking a specific topic or overarching theme will make it easier for you to structure the text. Like: Regina Spektor makes ordinary everyday things extraordinary in her songs, and here are three ways in which she does it (E.g. because rhetorical devices or vocal quirks make you think of a word or expression differently, or because the songs put a spin on familiar situations by highlighting new aspects). Good luck!
  34. 1 point
    BeginToHope

    Newly found 11:11 CD

    So I bought this 11:11 off of eBay for an offer price of $85! It is a limited edition promo CD from 2001 that Regina made for her family and friends. The CD is painted and varnished. Only 50 copies were made!
  35. 1 point
    BeginToHope

    Your Regina Collection!

    my regina spektor collection :-)
  36. 1 point
    william

    Remember us to life

    Lost in a hotel lobby listening to remember us to romance on endless loop whether I am listening to it or not. Every track. over and over. It’s the only thing that reminds me there must be some version of romance left in the world.
  37. 1 point
    tallchick

    Regina on PBS Soundstage

    shared on reg fb group. thought id post here
  38. 1 point
    dunnogr

    Royal Festival Hall, London - 14,15/11/2016

    Hello everyone, I'm a long time follower of the forum, but only just decided to register because tomorrow for the first time ever, I will be seeing Regina live at her show in London and I'm beyond excited. I've been a fan for almost a decade now, but I never had the chance to see her live in he past. As I will be taking my wife and daughter with me and we'll be driving down to London after work, I was wondering if anyone attending tonight's concert could post some informaion about the show afterwards. I'd really like to know what time you were able to get in the venue, and what time Regina gets onstage as I'm not really sure If we'll make it on time. Also if you could tell em roughly what time the show finishes, so at least we know what time we're meant to be driving back, so I can deal with parking. Thanks in advance! Hopefully I'll have a nice story to share after that as well!
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    I'm happy to report that we made it on time, and Regina was a bit late anyway. The show was amazing. It was a dream come true for me. And my baby daughter was moving along to the bit, and clapping away at the end of each song!
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    Thank youu for the write-up! Haha I love her outfit. And it's such a Regina thing to offer you fruit. I'm seeing her tomorrow night, really excited
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    brayd13

    Remember Us To Life tour!

    Just saw her in toronto a couple weeks ago and she was amazing! Decided i'm going to make the trip and see her at Radio City!
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    Hi - I just heard Regina is coming to Boston in March! I'm really excited, never have been able to see her before. I saw tickets go on pre sale, but have been searching my email and her website for the pre sale code, but don't think I ever got it? Does anyone know if it was already sent out (or what the code was?) or if I'm out of luck? Thanks!!
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    brittanyemily

    Remember Us To Life tour!

    Yay! Can't wait to finally see a Regina Spektor concert!!!
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    robertaxel

    Remember Us To Life tour!

    Spring tour dates ! Hi dear humans (and their pets, if you're reading this aloud) I'm very excited to announce this spring's tour of the US (and Montreal!). All the dates announced so far are below. Everyone on my mailing list (that’s you!) will have the first opportunity to get tickets using a special password beginning this Tuesday November 1st at 10am local venue time. The password is: thelight Links to the ticket pages for each show are below, some links won't be live until Monday morning. If you miss the presale, tickets go on sale to the public on Friday November 4th. It's been so fun playing all these shows so far. Cheers from the European Tour! See you on the road! regi ps: If you haven’t gotten my new album Rememeber Us To Life yet, every pair of tickets includes a CD or download copy of it! MAR 5 Metropolis Montreal Get Tickets MAR 6 Lupo's Heartbreak Providence, RI Get Tickets MAR 8 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA Get Tickets MAR 9 State Theatre Portland, ME Get Tickets MAR 11 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY Get Tickets MAR 13 Fillmore Philadelphia, PA Get Tickets MAR 14 DAR Constitution Washington, D.C. Get Tickets MAR 16 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA Get Tickets MAR 17 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC Get Tickets MAR 20 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN Get Tickets MAR 23 Fillmore Detroit, MI Get Tickets MAR 24 Chicago Theater Chicago, IL Get Tickets MAR 26 The Palace St. Paul, MN Get Tickets MAR 29 Fillmore Denver, CO Get Tickets MAR 31 The Complex-Rockwell Salt Lake City, UT Get Tickets APR 2 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR Get Tickets APR 3 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA Get Tickets APR 7 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA Get Tickets
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    RJLupin2

    Downloading Regina Songs?

    Hmm. I actually don't know aside from peer to peer.
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    pwburney

    Town Hall Show Monday Night

    It was an incredible show. So much heart and passion. I found someone to take the ticket who had missed an opportunity to see Regina back in 2009 and regretted it. She was thrilled with the experience so my work here is done. :-) P.S. I would love for Regina to come to New England. We love her up here too!
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    if someone could get 8th floor BYOS/Bring Your Own Shovel Belt AB Making Records A Cannon I'd die of happiness. Ive been looking for 8th floor for so long...
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    ThisIsHowItWorks

    Regina's Recurring Motifs

    Maybe that was the wrong title for this thread... But anyway, I think this could be interesting to discuss: Has anyone else noticed that several very specific objects, concepts, etc. are seen in multiple Regina songs? Just to keep it easier if this thread gets too long, here's a list of the motifs that have been mentioned so far, and the songs associated therewith: *Bed: 2.99 Cent Blues, A Cannon, Aching to Pupate, Carbon Monoxide, Dusseldorf, Hotel Song, Love You're a Whore, Pound of Flesh, Samson,Reading Time with Pickle, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Virgin Queen, Wasteside, You *Birds: 8th Floor, I Want to Sing, Left Hand Song, Rejazz, Two Birds *Blue: Belt, Blue Lips, Ink Stains, My Man, One-String Blues, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Wallet *Brother: Bear Spektor, Dog and Pony, Eet, Human of the Year, Scarecrow and Fungus, Ode to Divorce *Blood: 2.99 Cent Blues, AB, Apres Moi, Better, The Calculation, Consequence of Sounds, The Clocks were Asleep, The Devil Came to Bethlehem, I Cut off my Hair, The Man of a Thousand Faces, On the Radio, Sailor Song, Uncle Bobby, Your Honor *Cats: Braille, I Want to Sing, Lucky Penny, That Time, Time is All Around *Cinderella: Back of a Truck, Cinderella, Rockland County *City: Boababs, Dance Anthem of the 80s Dusseldorf, Field Below, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Summer in the City, Us (See also New York City *Death: Back of a Truck, Bartender, Carbon Monoxide, Consequence of Sounds, Daniel Cowman, Dead Rat, Ghost of Corporate Future, Firewood, Lacrimosa, Lounge, On the Radio, Pound of Flesh, Time is All Around, Wasteside *Dreams/Hallucinations: 2.99 Cent Blues, Chemo Limo, Folding Chair, Hotel Song, I Cut off my Hair, Love You're a Whore, Pavlov's Daughter, Riot Gear, That Time, Time is all Around *Drinking/Being Drunk: Aching to Pupate, Another Town, Back of a Truck, Bartender, Bobbin' for Apples, Buildings, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Daniel Cowman, Dusseldorf, Genius Next Door, Laughing With, Making Records, Pavlov's Daughter, Summer in the City, Wasteside see also Whiskey *Drugs: Daniel Cowman, Dusseldorf, Hotel Song, Mermaid, That Time *Eyes: 20 Years of Snow, A Cannon, Consequence of Sounds, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, Folding Chair, Happy Hooker, Hotel Song, Laughing With, Mermaid, Music Box, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Oedipus, One More Time with Feeling, One-String Blues, Patron Saint, Reading Time with Pickle, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Summer in the City, Sunshine, Your Honor *False Rain: 8th Floor, Pavlov's Daughter (see also Rain) *Feet: A Cannon, Carbon Monoxide, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Eet, Flyin', Folding Chair, Mermaid, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Two Sisters *Finding/Discovery: Blue Lips, Lucky Penny, Mermaid, Reading Time with Pickle, School is Out, Soho, Wallet *Flesh (Human): Consequence of Sounds, Pound of Flesh, Secret Stash *Friendship: Better, Fidelity, On the Radio, Pound of Flesh *Fruit: Begin to Hope, Bobbin' for Apples, That Time *Future: Ghost of Corporate Future, Long Brown Hair, Lucky Penny, Machine, Marry Ann, The Virgin Queen, You *Gravedigger: BYOS, Consequence of Sounds, Pavlov's Daughter *Grocery Store: Love You're a Whore, Reading Time with Pickle *Hair: Back of a Truck, Buildings, BYOS, I Cut off my Hair, Ghost of Corporate Future, Long Brown Hair, Love Affair, Lounge, Marry Ann, Making Records, Oedipus, Samson, Wallet, Wasteside *Illness: Better, Chemo Limo, Laughing With On the Radio, One More Time With Feeling, Reginasaurus *Intercourse, pressure to engage in: A Cooler Version of Yourself, Dusseldorf, Flyin' (see also Prostitution, Masturbation, Love/Relationships) *Kissing/Lips: A Cannon, Aching to Pupate, Aquarius, Baby Jesus, Belt, Blue Lips, The Bronx, Better, The Devil Come to Bethlehem, Dog and Pony, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, Fidelity, Flyin', Ghost of Corporate Future, Happy Hooker, I Cut off my Hair, Love You're a Whore, Loveology, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Ode to Divorce, Paris, One-String Blues, Poor Little Rich Boy, Sailor Song, Samson, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, That Time, The Virgin Queen, Uh-Merica, Your Honor *Knowledge Tree: Begin to Hope, Blue Lips *Languages, Foreign (sings in): 8th Floor, Apres Moi, Ave Maria, Dulce et Decorum Est Por Patria Mori, Dusseldorf, Lacrimosa, Making Records, Ne Me Quitte Pas *Languages, Foreign (mentioned): 8th Floor, All the Rowboats, Genius Next Door *Light: A Cannon, All the Rowboats, Ave Maria, Begin to Hope, Belt, Bobbin' for Apples, The Devil Come to Bethlehem, Lulliby, One More Time with Feeling, One-String Blues, Paris, Patron Saint, Reading Time with Pickle, Samson, Sunshine, Time is All Around, Wallet *Literature/Bible: 2.99 Cent Blues, Apres Moi, Braille, Daniel Cowman, The Devil Come to Bethlehem Long Brown Hair, Oedipus, Pound of Flesh, Samson, The Virgin Queen, Wasteside *Love/Relationships: 20 Years of Snow, 2.99 Cent Blues, Another Town, Bartender, Better, Belt, Bobbin' for Apples, Bon Idee, Braille, Buildings, The Calculation, Carbon Monoxide, Dance Anthem of the 80s, December, Fidelity, Field Below, The Flowers, Flyin', Folding Chair, I Want to Sing, Laughing With, Lounge, Love Affair, Love You're a Whore, Loveology, Lulliby, Marry Ann, Ode to Divorce, On the Radio, Pavlov's Daughter, Poor Little Rich Boy, Reading Time with Pickle, Raindrops, Rejazz, Sailor Song, Samson, The Sword and the Pen, Summer in the City, That Time, Time is All Around, Two Birds, Us, You, Your Honor *Lucky Pennies: Lucky Penny, School is Out *Masturbation: Chicken Song, Pavlov's Daughter *Mary Ann: Marry Ann, Sailor Song *Music (listening to, singing, etc.): All the Rowboats, Bobbin' for Apples, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Eet, Fidelity, Firewood, Mockingbird, Music Box, On the Radio, Raindrops *Musical Allusions (specific): BYOS, The Devil Come to Bethelehem, Ne Me Quitte Pas, On the Radio, Poor Little Rich Boy, Raindrops, Somedays *Moon: Braille, Man of a Thousand Faces, Sailor Song, Rejazz, Small Town Moon *New York City: Back of a Truck, The Bronx, Dusseldorf, I Cut Off My Hair, Ne Me Quitte Pas, One-String Blues, That Time, Soho, Woolen Gloves *Picket Fences: Blue Lips, Consequence of Sounds *Porcupines and Antlers: Loveology, Marry Ann *Prostitution: Dance Anthem of the 80s, Happy Hooker, Hotel Song *Rain: 8th Floor, Aquarius, Be Like a Cloud, Braille, Ghost of Corporate Future, Lacrimosa, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Pavlov's Daughter, Raindrops, Secret Stash, Silly Eye-Color Generalizations, Sunshine *'Regina' (name): Begin to Hope, The Flowers, One-String Blues, Pavlov's Daughter, Reginasaurus, Soho *Religion/Faith/Clergy: Baby Jesus, Bon Idee, Blue Lips, Genius Next Door, Human of the Year, Laughing With, Man of a Thousand Faces, Prisoners, Reginasaurus *Removal of Clothing: Daniel Cowman, I Want to Sing, Genius Next Door, Ghost of Corporate Future *Royalty: Oedipus, The Virgin Queen *Salivation: Daniel Cowman, Pavlov's Daughter, Wasteside *Shoes: Aching to Pupate, Cinderella, Daniel Cowman, Happy Hooker, I Cut off my Hair, I Want to Sing, Ghost of Corporate Future, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Riot Gear *Smoking/Cigarettes: Back of a Truck, Dusseldorf, Hotel Song, Lady, Mockingbird, Ne Me Quitte Pas, One-String Blues, Soho, That Time *Snow: 2.99 Cent Blues, 20 Years of Snow, 8th Floor, Lulliby, Ne Me Quitte Pas *Spoken Word, Power of: Better, Consequence of Sounds *Stairs: AB, Belt, The Bronx, Bobbin' for Apples, Pavlov's Daughter, Reading Time With Pickle, Rockland County, Woolen Gloves *Statue: All the Rowboats, Baby Jesus, Rockland County, Us *Summer:Love You're a Whore, Summer in the City, Sunshine *Time: All the Rowboats, Buildings, The Clocks Were Asleep, Daniel Cowman, Firewood, That Time, Time is All Around *Transportation: Ave Maria, Buildings, Chemo Limo, Ghost of Corporate Future, Loveology, One-String Blues, Scarecrow and Fungus *Whiskey: Back of a Truck, Bartender, Bobbin' for Apples, Pavlov's Daughter see also Drinking *Window: 8th Floor, Baby Jesus, Braille, Buildings, Chemo Limo, Dead Rat, Eet, Flyin', I Cut off my Hair, Love Affair, Lulliby, Mermaid, Open, Paris, Patron Saint See something missing? Curious as to how a song fits into a motif? Well then jump right into the discussion!
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    not to be persnickity... because i don't think she (camille) is much of a comparison to regina....BUT my friends and i have been talking and here's the similarities we've drawn! music via camille and music via regina 1.) breakdown of words/ seperation of syllables phrase: casque---tte bi---ke song:'Janine 1' 'Just Like The Movies' 2.) unusual use of instruments bangs on chast bangs on stool like king kong with stick 'Au Port' 'Poor Little Rich Boy' 3.) intense lyrics 'Pale Septembre' 'Blue Lips' 4.) improve noises with mouth 'Janine 3' 'All the Row Boats' 5.) Speak-sing style in certain songs 'Janine 1,2,3' 'One-String Blues' 6.) songs with repeatative phrasing 'Janine 1,2,3' 'That Time' 7.) mimicking objects noises carousel broken record 'Vertige' 'Dance Athem of the 80's' *i am only utilizing the 'Le Fil' album of camille so there are may repeating songs on this list, and i am very familiar with regina's music so i had more songs of hers to work with. this was a fun little list... but i suppose you can compare any two artists... i just think maybe the simmilarities help me to gradually come of my 6 month regina fix.. frequent relapsing comforts me to know i will never be bored with regina!