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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. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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
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  6. 2 points
    kvcheban

    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    Full version
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 1 point
    kvcheban

    Russian fairy tale read by Regina

    I also wonder it. And how it's been existed unnoticed. It's studio quality and I've never heard anything like that from Regina
  11. 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
  12. 1 point
    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!
  13. 1 point
    Hi! Most of the links in this forum are dead... I need help gathering all the album art for her singles and live albums. Upload them to https://www.reginasaurus.net/gallery/category/3-album-art/ I need some stixers to write album descriptions for far and soviet kitsch for album pages on the site. I am working on a spektography and am starting with all albums. The spektography album pages will look like this: https://www.reginasaurus.net/albums/begin-to-hope/ Help by adding lyrics on this forum: https://www.reginasaurus.net/forums/forum/12-lyrics/
  14. 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
  15. 1 point
    so here is the story... At the lunchtable me and my bestie were jamming out to Small Bill$. When lunch was over I closed my laptop and went to class with my friend. We had an assignment online, i open my laptop and HERE COMES REGINA LALA LA LA LA LADADA LA LA LALA LA LA LA LADAA DOMM DA DOO I WAS IN TEARS BUT IT GETS BETTER I KID YOU NOT MY TEACHER SAID- "THE ONLY PERSON THAT MATTERS IS THE ONE THAT IS NOT LAUGHING" THE CLASS WAS SHOOKETH why did she have to put everyone down like that she was throwing daggers anyway i was laughing so hard and my bestie was on the floor to top it all off mermaid Regina was swimming around the ocean in the music video on the bright side... atleast it wast The Trapper and the Furrier MORE MORE MORE MORE
  16. 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.
  17. 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'
  18. 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:
  19. 1 point
    mxplusme

    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    She stood at the far end of the piano and hit the lid!
  20. 1 point
    I recorded the full show in audio of Regina performing at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, NE 11-1-17... enjoy! https://youtu.be/6JgsxL3ERHA
  21. 1 point
    sweetness in my lungs

    PLAY LOVEOLOGY

    Well........................... https://arqueete.tumblr.com/post/167074738920/ive-listened-to-this-old-live-recording (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)
  22. 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
  23. 1 point
    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! :-)
  24. 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?
  25. 1 point
    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
  26. 1 point
    Regarding Regina's show in Sweden Great review: http://musik.aftonbladet.se/2017/08/regina-spektor-ar-oklanderlig/ Interview: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/rockbjornen/a/LVwGV/det-gor-mig-galen-nar-folk-pratar-illa-om-flyktingar There were a few bad reviews as well. People not getting it and saying she shouldn't play guitar (well those people clearly shouldn't be allowed to voice their opinion :P), but I decided to exclude them here beacuse reading them just made me sad. Hurray for just sharing good stuff and getting a false image of reality! And of course as always, if you want me to transalte, just say so!
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 1 point