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  1. 3 points

    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

    US Solo Tour Fall 2017!

    I'll message you (-:
  4. 2 points

    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!
  5. 2 points

    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
  6. 2 points

    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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    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    Full version
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    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
  10. 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
  11. 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!)
  12. 2 points

    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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    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
  14. 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
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    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.
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    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'
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    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:
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    Baltimore 11/11-- An 11:11 treat

    She stood at the far end of the piano and hit the lid!
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    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
  20. 1 point
    sweetness in my lungs


    Well........................... https://arqueete.tumblr.com/post/167074738920/ive-listened-to-this-old-live-recording (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)
  21. 1 point

    Yer So Bad - Tom Petty Cover

    I love this so much <3 yesterday from her Anaheim concert. https://youtu.be/vFLP-0RVXAg
  22. 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! :-)
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    Love is such a lovely thing when it wants to be. What are your thoughts, stories, or any lyrics that relate?
  24. 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!
  25. 1 point

    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!
  26. 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)
  27. 1 point

    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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    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.
  31. 1 point

    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?
  32. 1 point

    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.
  35. 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!
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    Dublin performance

    Sent you a message
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    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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    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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    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