robertaxel6 reacted to Rosa! in The New Record
Hello guys...not sure if anyone will remember me, but I used to be active here. Hope you all are doing great. I feel like I've rediscovered Regina! I joined this forum when I was 13...I've now graduated college and for now I'm working at a newspaper, and I decided on a whim to re-listen to 11:11 the other day. Now I'm obsessed with Regina all over again. Whatever she does on this next album, I'm so ready.
robertaxel6 got a reaction from Lilyfloss in Regina on West Coast Next Month
I thought this warranted a separate thread.. Those of you lucky enough to be on the West Coast (where Regina seems to be spending a lot of time lately) can catch her next month, and she is also featured on a new album by Jakob Dylan!
From her Facebook Page
Hi everyone! I'm excited to be singing a couple of songs I recorded withJakob Dylan for his new record on October 12th in LA! The record is all beautiful covers of California folk rock songs from the 60's and there will be lots of great musicians playing that night! More info below!
Echo In The Canyon – Oct 12 at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles
Tickets On Sale Friday at 10AM here: http://bit.ly/1FylBaA
robertaxel6 reacted to Justamelodyinquartz in Regina is everywhere
Was listening to Kimya Dawson's Thunder Thighs album, track 6 "Zero Or Zillion sports the following lyrics:
As I sit and listen to a kid you clearly influenced
I text and say I'm glad that you're my friend (yay!)
Then leave another perfect time show, feeling inspired and powerful
"The Ghost of Corporate Future" in my head (my fucking head!)
And as I count the ways that I've said "fuck you" to the man
I don't care who thinks that I've sold out or not
Since going barefoot I feel better
That Regina fucking Spektor is a name I'll never be ashamed to drop (Go Regina!)
I saw that little weirdo walk into the open mic, sit down shyly at the piano and then start (Wow!)
Singing songs we'll start to knowing, silly, sad and so mind blowing
They were undeniably straight from the heart (Right from the heart!)
P.S. I'm new here, is there some sort of an introduction topic? :-)
robertaxel6 got a reaction from porcupine-ologist in Regina and Ben Folds together again!! You Don't Know Me live
I am adding this on to the thread.... Interesting tidbit from Ben Folds about Regina and Miley Cyrus of all people...
What do you think about Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift? How do you feel about women in this generation of music?
I think the people making that music are pretty smart and they know it. I have been in a text/email/pen pal relationship with Miley Cyrus since she was 14. I think she’s a really smart chick, and she’s really talented and bright, too. When we first started talking, she wanted to know about Regina Spektor. She’s obviously not gone in the same way. Intelligence and independence in a female voice, lyrically and vocally, is nothing but attractive. For girls, it doesn’t need to be “F--k you, I’m my own person. Hear my roar and growl.” What I hear is them being themselves and not having to be overtly feminist. I want to hear girls sing with their whole voice more. Not just the top part. Don’t hide behind girly shit. Sing with your alto range! I like schizophrenic artists. They make me happy.
The entire interview:
robertaxel6 got a reaction from porcupine-ologist in reg in the news
It looks like one of Regi's fans down under (I read somewhere she is very popular in Australia) wrote a new song and tagged the song #regina spektor.
robertaxel6 reacted to Emmerrrrrrr in What would you like to see on the new record?
I can't come up with a short list so here's my train of thought for this:
First of all I'm definitely hoping for new songs. I love many of these old ones and know them so well, have listened to them so many times over the years, in the versions we already know.. so at first thought I'm like: it's okay, leave them as they are. Especially when there are demo recordings available, like for Just Like The Movies, or A Cannon.
It's weird, but I've noticed that once there is a studio version of a song, I'll listen to it much more often and will rarely seek out the live/demo version with just Regina and her piano, even if I like that early version better. Just a matter of convenience I guess. But I also love being surprised by the studio recordings. I remember being so overjoyed with Dance Anthem of The 80s, and Time Is All Around, and All The Rowboats, Patron Saint, Small Town Moon.. so why not make a list?
I would love to hear a version of Rockland County that isn't cut off at the end. And that sounds like a song where you could add some interesting, disorienting sounds.
8th floor is so beautiful, and we only have live recordings of it, right? More people should get to know that song.
I've wondered how a studio version of You sounds. I think the way she belts out you-ou-ou in the live recordings is so raw and haunting, it might be hard to beat, but I think it would be so awesome with beautiful classical instrumentation.
I definitely want to a studio version of Party Upstairs! Whether it's on Jack's or Regina's next album I think there's a good chance it will get its release.
No one has mentioned Soho or AB and I love them both. "It's surprising how little things we lose.." So good.
Begin to hope is also a very long-time favorite of mine.
OK, that's 7 songs, guess that leaves more room for new stuff..
robertaxel6 got a reaction from Universal Edibility in What would you like to see on the new record?
Of course I am hoping for something new and amazing...I'm not sure I have anything new to add than what it is already listed, but Virgin Queen would be on my list. Since Regina introduced Party Upstairs and Stay recently, I would expect them to be included which is OK by me. I would also like to hear a new version of Dusseldorf, and what the heck, also include the two songs she did so well for Boardwalk Empire (My Man and Love Me or Leave Me)....
robertaxel6 reacted to Universal Edibility in What would you like to see on the new record?
There are currently 36 songs Regina has sung live but never put on an album. I was just wondering what would be your top, lets say... 9 songs of the 44 and ½ songs. I wouldn't be surprised if Party Upstairs and Stay were on the upcoming album, but I'll include them anyway.
The 44 and ½ are: (Year is of earliest known recording)
1. Eternal Life (2001)
2. 8th Floor (2002)
3. The Mustard Musketeers (2002)
4. SoHo (2002)
5. Raindrops (2002)
6. Belt (2002)
7. Dead Rat (2002)
8. One-String Blues (2002)
9. Bear Spektor (2002)
10. AB (2002)
10½. In the Studio (2002)
11. Just Like the Movies (2002)
12. The Soup (2002)
13. Ave Maria (2002)
14. Paris (2002)
15. BYOS (2002)
16. The Bronx (2003)
17. The Floor Heard Everything (2003)
18. Making Records (2003)
19. Happy Hooker (2003)
20. Woolen Gloves (2003)
21. Dust to Dust (2003)
22. Be Like a Cloud (2003)
23. The Devil Come to Bethlehem (2003)
24. Secret Stash (2003)
25. The Clocks Were Asleep (2003)
26. A Cooler Version of Yourself (2003)
27. A Canon (2003)
28. Mermaid (2004)
29. Dog and Pony (2004)
30. Aquarius (2004)
31. Reginasaurus (2004)
32. Lucky Penny (2004)
33. I Cut Off My Hair (2004)
34. Baby Jesus (2004)
35. Uncle Bobby (2004)
36. You (2004)
37. Loveology (2004)
38. Long Brown Hair (2004)
39. The Virgin Queen (2004)
40. Begin to Hope (2005)
41. Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori (2006)
42. Ink Stains (2009)
43. Party Upstairs (2014)
44. Stay (2014)
Also I'll include Chicken Song, Cinderella, School is Out, and Rockland Country, 4 songs that were recorded but never performed live.
Personally, my top 9 would probably be (in no particular order):
1. Dog and Pony
2. Begin to Hope
5. Dust to Dust
6. Secret Stash
7. Ink Stains
8. Baby Jesus (which was recorded for Begin to Hope but didn't end up in the album...)
What would your 9 be?