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  1. 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
  2. 3 points

    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    I'll message you (-:
  3. 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
  4. 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
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    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! :-)
  6. 2 points

    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
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    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!)
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    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!
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    New York Rhapsody on PBS

    Streaming here: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365898003
  10. 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!
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    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    Hello, Respektors! In case you haven't heard, Regina is having a solo tour this fall! Here is the article that was posted on her official website "Hi dear friends! I am very happy to announce that in the fall, (October 20,2017-November 19th, 2017) I will go on a small and special tour around the USA! I haven't done a tour like this in a long while, and it will be just me and a piano (and probably my little blue guitar too:-) I'll be traveling and playing songs from all over the place and time, some have been recorded on records, and some never really out there except thanks to kind souls who recorded my shows (thanks, you know who y'all are:-) Will play some new and never before heard songs too probably, cause that'll be fun! I'll be stopping in cities the band and I didn't get to visit the first time around. Tickets for most shows go on sale to the general public on July 14. If you are in any of the cities below, or have friends and family you want to visit (road trip!!!) then please click on the links and get your tickets! 10/20 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre | TICKETS 10/22 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues | TICKETS 10/23 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre 10/25 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre 10/26 - Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall 10/29 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater | TICKETS 10/30 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place | TICKETS 11/1 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre 11/2 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater | TICKETS 11/4 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live | TICKETS 11/5 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre | TICKETS 11/7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theatre | TICKETS 11/8 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center | TICKETS 11/10 - Wilmington, DE - The Queen | TICKETS 11/11 - Baltimore, MD - The Hippodrome 11/13 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre | TICKETS 11/14 - Northampton, MA - John M Greene Hall at Smith College | TICKETS 11/16 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre | TICKETS 11/17 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC | TICKETS 11/19 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall | TICKETS For now- I hope this letter finds you doing well, or if not super well, then at least on your way to well, you know? See you out there, and sending all best summer wishes, regina-pianina spektorina" If you subscribed to the newsletter, pre-sale is tomorrow at 10 AM local time. I am so excited for this!
  12. 1 point
    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) Official Instrumentals (Note that I created a separate channel called "Spektorology Projektorinski" due to concerns of copyright strikes) Fidelity Better Après Moi (Not offical, but still high quality. Sorry for how short it is!) The Calculation Eet Blue Lips Folding Chair Machine Laughing With Human Of The Year Two Birds Dance Anthem Of The 80's Genius Next Door Wallet One More Time With Feeling Man Of A Thousand Faces More videos! (Thank "fnord23" at Discogs.com for having these!) VH1 "You Oughta Know" Segment (2006) "Begin To Hope" Sizzle Reel (2006)
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    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    Presale code, for that that are wondering, is "thevisit". I don't know why this is being kept hush hush. The scalpers are just going to get them all if we don't...
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    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    Hi All! Apologies for repeating a question, but I'm trying to figure out the presale code situation. Is the code being released tomorrow to correspond with the sale or is it something I missed in the newsletter? I've been inundated with work emails lately and I'm wondering if I deleted it. Thanks!
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    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    I just read the announcement! Sounds very exciting, I hope lots of brumstixers will be able to attend (I probably won't because I'm too far away - but fingers crossed for some youtube videos ;))
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    Apres Moi

    I think that this song is about communism in the Soviet Union. The narrator seems to be a member of the Russian aristocracy, someone who might be exiled or killed as a result of the Bolshevik Revolution (specifically Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia). I must go on standing You can't break that which isn't yours I must go on standing I'm not my own, it's not my choice This first verse is told from the point of view of Nicholas II, during the Romanov family's imprisonment in the Ipatiev House. He seems to be telling himself "I must go on standing" in hopes of staying alive and perhaps one day returning to power, despite the hard conditions and obvious threat of death he and his family are facing. The lines "You can't break that which isn't yours" and "I'm not my own, it's not my choice" imply that he is considering suicide, but decides that he can't because he no longer belongs to himself. This is an interesting observation; because according to the basic ideology of communism, everything belongs to everyone. So in a way, you own nothing, not even yourself. Be afraid of the lame, they'll inherit your legs Be afraid of the old, they'll inherit your souls Be afraid of the cold, they'll inherit your blood This verse expands the "You can't break that which isn't yours" idea in the previous one; in a communist society, the underprivileged (the old, the lame, and the cold) inherit things from the aristocracy. Therefore, Nicholas II is telling himself to "be afraid of the lame" because it is for their sake he is being killed. Apres moi, le deluge After me comes the flood This is a quote from the King of France, Louis XV, who said it just before his death in 1774. 15 years later, the French Revolution broke out. It's easy to compare the French Revolution to Bolshevik Revolution. Although one resulted in a republic and the another in socialism, both involved the assassination of a monarchy by the proletariat. So it makes sense that Regina would put the words of Louis XV into Nicholas II's mouth. Also, Karl Marx (one of the main influences of Lenin) refers to the phrase in his book Das Kapital: "Apres moi le deluge! is the watchword of every capitalist and of every capitalist nation." Февраль. Достать чернил и плакать! Писать о феврале навзрыд, Пока грохочущая слякоть Весною черною горит. (Translation: February. Get ink. Weep. Write the heart out about it, sing Another song of February While raucous slush burns black with spring.) This verse is taken from Russian poet Boris Pasternak's poem "February", which was written in 1912. The fact that Regina chooses to recite it in its original Russian version furthers the connection between Apres Moi and the Soviet Union. I used to think that Regina decided to reference "February" in her song just because it was one of her favorite poems, since I didn't really see the connection between it and the Soviet Union (after all, it was written before the Soviet Union was even formed). But I just realized something; the first Russian revolution-- the one that ended the Russian Empire and caused the abdication of Nicholas II-- took place in February! In fact, it was called the "February Revolution" and was a major turning point in the formation of the Soviet Union. Anyways, that's my interpretation of Apres Moi. What do you guys think about this song?
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    Order "Live On Soundstage"!

    UPDATE! "Live On Soundstage" is now on Qello Concerts! https://qello.com/concert/Live-on-Soundstage-7323
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    Try this. http://redemptions.warnermusic.com/rememberustolife?eml=2016November4/3790493/6128938&etsubid=171522746
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    Order "Live On Soundstage"!

    I honestly thought since I ordered the autographed CD/DVD the postcard would be in that pocket but it wasn't, lol.
  20. 1 point

    Dublin performance

    Sent you a message
  21. 1 point
    Hi - I'm a teacher at Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Island, Washington. Some of our Winterguard students liked "Us" so much they decided to do their performance piece to it. Each student is a different statue (Shakespeare, Hillary Clinton, James Dean, a Roman warrior, a Greek goddess, a 50's housewife, Elvis, etc) striking poses. I'll try to attach the facebook video...If it doesn't work, I'll see if I can get the photographer to post it. It's a beautiful, silly, fun performance!! Thanks for letting me share! www.facebook.com.url
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    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!
  23. 1 point

    Your Regina Collection!

    my regina spektor collection :-)
  24. 1 point

    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.
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    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.
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    New York Rhapsody on PBS

    Bought the dvd since the stream will not be there forever and, for some reason (probably SIre) she is not on the CD. Someone more talented than me will have to rip Moon River to pass along to all of us. It was and is incredible and proves again that we need an album of standards from her
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    Regina on PBS Soundstage

    shared on reg fb group. thought id post here
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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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    Here's a Swedish interview by Spotify. Let me know if you want me to translate it. Maybe google translate is good enough. https://news.spotify.com/se/2016/09/30/regina-spektor-jag-ar-omringad-av-berattelser/ https://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.spotify.com%2Fse%2F2016%2F09%2F30%2Fregina-spektor-jag-ar-omringad-av-berattelser%2F&edit-text=&act=url
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    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!
  33. 1 point
    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!!
  34. 1 point

    Boston Orpheum Fan Presale Code?

  35. 1 point

    Remember Us To Life tour!

    Yay! Can't wait to finally see a Regina Spektor concert!!!
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    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
  37. 1 point

    Downloading Regina Songs?

    Hmm. I actually don't know aside from peer to peer.
  38. 1 point

    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!
  39. 1 point

    Town Hall, NYC, October 17, 2016

    I bought a pair of tickets for friends who cannot attend this show, so I'm selling them. Ticketmaster charged me: $162.90 (including fees). Bring $160.00 in cash & they are yours. These are hard-copy, physical paper tickets located next to each other in the center section of the Balcony, Row G. I will be going to the show as well (sitting elsewhere), so we can meet up outside Town Hall before the show around 7:30pm, which is when the doors open. At the New Haven, CT show on Saturday, Regina came on stage just after 8:15pm and there was no opening act, so you'll be there in plenty of time. Anyone interested can notify me privately with a message through this board. Don't forget to give me your contact info! Thanks Edit: It really would be too bad for these tickets to go to waste. I'm flexible on the price. So if anyone is interested, make me an offer.
  40. 1 point
    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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    http://www.reginaspektor.nicewebsite.info/music/2002-05-04/2002-05-04_02_%27in_the_studio%27_%28Sidewalk_Cafe,_aborted%29.mp3 from http://reginaspektor.net/blog/2005/10/hey-remember-that-time-when-i-would.html
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    favorite song from each album

    I can't choose 1, so I will choose my 2 favorites of each album: 11:11: Buildings, Pavlov's Daughter Songs: Samson, Oedipus Soviet Kitsch (in this one, three): Chemo Limo, Poor Little Rich Boy, Ode to Divorce Begin to Hope (In this one, three): Uh-Merica, This Time, Hero Far: Human Of The Year, Laughing With What We Saw From The Cheap Seats: Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas), How Unreleased: Bobbing For Apples, Silly Eye Color Generalizations
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    Consequence of Sounds

    Just as a reminder. Due check out this gem. Consequence of Sounds Jam. http://audio.theguardian.tv/sys-audio/Guardian/arts/2006/01/05/JamRegina.mp3
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    thanks! You're one lucky ducky, getting to write on such a masterpiece as CoS. It's one of those special regina songs, imho.
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    Earlier today I was wondering, if Regina went to Hogwarts, what house would she belong in? I thought Ravenclaw, and my sister thought Hufflepuff. What do the Harry Potter fans on here think? and what's your house?
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    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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    quote: Originally posted by PerksOfAWallflower: it keeps you guessing with words that sound very similar. using deux and de, and trois, and toi. also in un homme desertee she plays with une ame and un homme very similar sounding. also les ex has alot of word play. <3 PerksOfAWallflower you're definitely right : there is a lot of word play and they are sometimes well hidden. For example "Pourquoi tu m'appelles Ardèche alors que j'm'appelle corrèse ?" Ardèche and Corrèze are both french departments... but you can also hear "Pourquoi tu m'appelles art dèche ("bad art") alors que j'm'appelle corps aise (something like "well feeling in my body") ?". Another subtle example in the song Lumière (this song is part of the radio-gig) : Le jour n'existait pas et l'on ignorait l'or, Le monde était un puits, sombre, tel l'eau qui dort Une femme épuisée, sur les flancs de la ville, Accoucha d'un garçon. Mais que faire de ce fil ? Soudain elle refusa qu'il fût simple mortel qu'il vive dans le noir, comme moi, comme vous, comme elle. Au milieu du ciel, elle suspendit son fils. L'homme sans ombre est né. L'homme sans ombre est triste Instead of "Mais que faire de ce fil (wire) ?", one would be waiting for "Mais que faire de ce fils (son) ?". But maybe she wants to refer to the wire between a mother and her child (in a litteral or metaphoric meaning). And the same word play occurs later (but upside down) with "elle suspendit son fils." That means something like "she hanged her son (in the sky)" but there is a french idiom "le temps suspend son fil" that means "time stops". I find that this word play is particularly elegant. quote: Originally posted by mooebon: OK, Spektology, if you are willing...I am wondering how to translate the following. In some cases, I have an idea but think there's an idiom I don't get. I put the words that confuse me in bold. Mooebon, that's so interesting ! You pointed to the most subtle sentences ! You're right, there is a lot of idioms. quote: FROM AU PORT The main theme in this song (one can listen to it here ) seems to be the difficulty to travel from the children's world to the adults's one. Another theme is the theme of "huge lover" ("amant monument"), which one can find in Regina's "Ain't no cover". quote: "tu as beau avoir pied tu coules au port" "Avoir pied" means to be tall enough to touch the sea floor with your feets. However, the girl is drowning... Maybe Camille wants to mean that this girl (probably herself) is now adult in her body but not in her mind. quote: "il t'aurait fallu des epaules du corps" "Avoir des épaules" means to be strong. Camille wants probably to explain that this girl is not strong enough to cross the sea between child's age and adult's age. quote: "on est jamais deux a partir" (something like "two for the road"?) That means probably something like "In a couple, there's always one person who quits and one which is abandonned" quote: "suis l'Au-delà si tu le trouves/le ramène pas au cardinal pour qu'il te l'ouvre encore" I think that this sentence is the most difficult in the song... "L'au-delà" is the world that exists (or not, it depends on your faith) after the death. A cardinal is a "Priest-boss" (I don't know the world in english). So maybe "Ouvrir l'au delà" means commit suicide ? That's a very dark interpretation and one can choose another... Maybe this girl (petite "nonne" : a very religious woman) is lost in her faith and her thoughts. It also reminds me of the myth of the pandora's box... Then it could symbolize (like the myth of the snake and the apple) women's culpability in the jewish-christian tradition. quote: FROM LA DOULEUR It's possible to listen to this great song here . quote: " La virer de la recree" It means litterally "to throw the pain out of the playground". The pain seems to play in the person's body and enjoy it. Camille wants her to go out ! quote: "Dans l'eau tiède de tes reins ? " The pain seems to be very confortable in the lukewarm water in the person's Kidneys and she doesn't want to go out. What a bastard ! quote: " Dites moi que fout la science " What the hell is doing science !? Why science can't cure this person !? The next sentence is interesting too : "A quand ce pont entre nos panses ?" ("When will exist a bridge between our bellies ?") When science will be able to transmit pain from a person to another (Camille wants to take it to cure the other person) ? But one can hear "A quand ce pont entre nos pensées" too ("When will exist a bridge between our thoughts ?") Since she can't act concretely, Camille is begining to hope that maybe her mind (or her song) can make something for the person who is suffering...) quote: "Le beurre ou l'argent du beurre " (the butter or the butter money??) That's a french idiom. It is the french equivalent of the "Have a cake and eat two" english one... Some rude people add sometimes "Le beurre, l'argent du beurre et le cul de la fermière " Maybe the pain is a sort of cancer. So it wants the person to suffer but it wants her (or him) to keep alive too (if the person disappear, the pain will disappear too), so she wants to have a cake and eat two. quote: "Ou qu'elle change de godasses " Godasses is just a rude word for "chaussures" (shoes). I apologize for my bad english. I hope that my sentences make sens but i'm affraid that some of them don't. Tell me about it and I will try to correct them
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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!
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    Song chronology

    Is there any timeline, or anything similar, noting approximately when Regina first performed various songs? If not, would anyone be interested in helping make one? If we could "compare notes" regarding the earliest performances or recordings of various songs, we could get a reasonably accurate idea of what sorts of themes, styles, and recurring elements have changed at different times over the last 6 years or so. Exact dates aren't needed--even if it's nothing more specific than "early 2001" and the like, and even though it'd surely be a work in progress as we gathered more fans' info and thus accumulated earlier and earlier attestations for various songs, I think it would be a very interesting and useful thing to make, to provide us (and especially newer fans) with a better idea of how Regina's songwriting has evolved and changed over the years. And to keep that interesting information recorded safely in case it's needed at a later date. After all, simply looking at when songs were officially released doesn't paint an accurate picture at all of Regina's changing styles: "20 Years of Snow", for example, was around back in 2001 or 2002 (EDIT: 1997 or 1998!), while "Fidelity" didn't show up until January 2005, yet a new fan might think that both songs were composed in 2006, when they were first officially released on "Begin to Hope". I think it'd be really cool to give at least a simple song timeline a try, if there's any interest. ___________________________________________________ EDIT - The current list (with confirmed debuts in bold, provisional "earliest" dates in non-bold, and songs not written by Regina in italics) is: 1998: 20 Years of Snow, Better, Lady, Samson May 2000: Mockingbird March 2001: 2.99 Cent Blues, Back of a Truck, Braille, Buildings, Flyin', I Want to Sing, Love Affair, One-String Blues, Rejazz, Mary Ann, Pavlov's Daughter, Sunshine, Wasteside Dec 25, 2001: Aching to Pupate, Bon Idee, Consequence of Sounds, Daniel Cowman, December, Lacrimosa, Lounge, Lulliby, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Oedipus, Prisoners, Reading Time with Pickle, Scarecrow and Fungus 2002: All is Love, Kids Mar 13, 2002: 8th Floor, A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is, Baobabs, Soho, The Mustard Musketeers May 01, 2002: Belt May 04, 2002: AB, In the Studio, Poor Little Rich Boy Nov 30, 2002: Chemo Limo Dec 19, 2002: The Flowers 2003: Summer in the City Early 2003: The Big Towns Jan 28, 2003: Carbon Monoxide Feb 13, 2003: The Bronx Feb 15, 2003: Dance Anthem of the '80s May 05, 2003: Ave Maria, Dusseldorf, Happy Hooker, Making Records, Ode to Divorce, Sailor Song, Somedays, Your Honor May 31, 2003: Dust to Dust, Uh-Merica Aug 08, 2003: Folding Chair, Genius Next Door, Patron Saint, Secret Stash, The Devil Come to Bethlehem Aug 19, 2003: Ghost of Corporate Future, Us Oct 03, 2003: Stop Right Now Oct 29, 2003: Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men Dec 29, 2003: A Cannon, A Cooler Version of Yourself, Music Box, Time is All Around 2004: BYOS, Movies, Paris, Raindrops, Soup, The List Feb 14, 2004: Baby Jesus, Bobbing for Apples, Dog and Pony, Mermaid, My Man Jun 29, 2004: Aquarius Jul 10, 2004: Ain't No Cover, Apres Moi, Bartender, Definition of a Crazy Person, Hero, Lucky Penny, Reginasaurus, The Wallet Sep 09, 2004: Uncle Bobby Oct 15, 2004: Blue Lips, Edit, Long Brown Hair, Loveology, You Nov 15, 2004: The Virgin Queen 2005: Be Like a Cloud, Bear Spektor, By the Time You Read This Letter, Oh Marcello!, Rockland County, Sundown, The Floor Heard Everything, Woolen Gloves Jan 12, 2005: Fidelity Jan 21, 2005: Open, Pound of Flesh Jan 26, 2005: All the Rowboats Feb 04, 2005: That Time Mar 30, 2005: Begin to Hope, Hotel Song, Silly Eye Color Generalizations Jul 27, 2005: Field Below Jun 05, 2005: The Noise Jun 07, 2005: On The Radio Aug 23, 2005: Another Town Sep 13, 2005: Chelsea Hotel, Hallelujah, Love Profusion Feb 01, 2006: Small Town Moon Apr 08, 2006: Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori, Human of the Year Jun 01, 2006: Halikha LeKesariya Oct 16, 2006: Little Boxes Nov 20, 2006: Love You're a Whore