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  1. Human of the Year

    Okay, so in my previous post introducing myself I explained how Regina and her music opened up a whole new world of interpretation for me. I explained how her music, lyrics, and they way she composes her music relate to theater and drama in numerous ways. Well, the song Human of the Year holds this type of interpretation with me. I would assume that to most this song has quite a concrete meaning. There isn't much in it to analyze and what Regina is trying to say with the song is apparent and lacks ambiguity. This is definitely true, but when I listen to the song I believe it can be interpreted in many ways. We all see that Karl is a man that does not expect to be receiving the "Human of the Year" award and that he feels apprehensive and out of place. I think that this song can also be compared to an awards show. Whether it be the Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Tony Awards, you name it, it works with the song. For now I will explain my opinion on terms of the Oscars. "Hello, hello Calling a Karl Projectorinski To the front, over the cathedral You have won, dear sir May I congratulate you first Human, human of the year (Think of the "Human of the Year" award as the highest award at the Oscars for actors. Best Actor; Best Actress. The way that awards are celebrated in our country it can be related to being a human of the year.) You won Why are you so scared You stand their shaking in your pew The icons are whispering to you They're just old men Like on the benches on the park Except their balding spots are glistening with gold This verse is my absolute favorite to compare to drama. I see Karl as an very under-celebrated, maybe even amateur actor. He probably doesn't feel that he deserves the awards and never thought he had a chance of winning in the first place. I see his trepidation and "shaking in his pew" to be his nerves about being in front of all the peers and actors that are successful, confident, and celebrated much more than he. When she says "The icons are whispering to you" I see this as older more experienced actors giving him advice and mentoring him. "They're just old men; except their balding spots are glistening with gold" refers again to experienced, celebrated actors, but it is explaining that they were once in his shoes, and that they are just normal actors just like him, except they have won awards before and are revered in their craft as very successful and talented. Human, human of the year You won [x2] You have won Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Outside the cars are beeping Out of sun Just in your honor This simply symbolizes that when you win a major acting awards such as an Oscar it is major and celebrated in circles all around the country. You even see the top winners at the show on the front of newspapers the next day. So this shows peoples appreciation for the awards and that when you win everyone is celebrating "in your honor." And even though they do not know it All mankind are now your brothers I see "all mankind" as symbolism for the rest of the actors that have one the same award. The winners of Oscars is a very select, small group of individuals and the fact that Karl has now won such a high award makes the rest of patrons that have won his "brothers" and that he is now apart of this elite group. And as the cathedral has spoken Wishing well to all us sinners And where the sight grew silent Til next year's big human winner I believe that this verse directly refers to the anticipation of who is going to win the highest award having disappeared with the announcement of the winner. The other nominees are wished well in their future endeavors, and there hopes have grown silent, until next years award show where they very well might have another chance to win. Outside the cars are beeping Out of sun Just in your honor And even though they do not know it All mankind are now your brothers All mankind are now your brothers Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hello, hello Calling a Karl Projectorinski To the front, over the cathedral You have won" I hope this made at least some sense. This is the way I have interpreted this song for a while now, and while it is rather unconventional I believe that is the beauty of Regina's music. The beauty is that anyone from anywhere can listen to her music and create their own story. Use their own imaginative thinking to construct a whole new meaning that is fully and solely their own. She leaves so much a mystery that everyone can become their own songwriter, there own storyteller. Regina's intelligence and ability to create this concept, whether she means to or not, is incredible to those that listen to her music, and a big reason why I love listening to her as well.
  2. Human of the Year

    Okay, so in my previous post introducing myself I explained how Regina and her music opened up a whole new world of interpretation for me. I explained how her music, lyrics, and they way she composes her music relate to theater and drama in numerous ways. Well, the song Human of the Year holds this type of interpretation with me. I would assume that to most this song has quite a concrete meaning. There isn't much in it to analyze and what Regina is trying to say with the song is apparent and lacks ambiguity. This is definitely true, but when I listen to the song I believe it can be interpreted in many ways. We all see that Karl is a man that does not expect to be receiving the "Human of the Year" award and that he feels apprehensive and out of place. I think that this song can also be compared to an awards show. Whether it be the Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Tony Awards, you name it, it works with the song. For now I will explain my opinion on terms of the Oscars. "Hello, hello Calling a Karl Projectorinski To the front, over the cathedral You have won, dear sir May I congratulate you first Human, human of the year (Think of the "Human of the Year" award as the highest award at the Oscars for actors. Best Actor; Best Actress. The way that awards are celebrated in our country it can be related to being a human of the year.) You won Why are you so scared You stand their shaking in your pew The icons are whispering to you They're just old men Like on the benches on the park Except their balding spots are glistening with gold This verse is my absolute favorite to compare to drama. I see Karl as an very under-celebrated, maybe even amateur actor. He probably doesn't feel that he deserves the awards and never thought he had a chance of winning in the first place. I see his trepidation and "shaking in his pew" to be his nerves about being in front of all the peers and actors that are successful, confident, and celebrated much more than he. When she says "The icons are whispering to you" I see this as older more experienced actors giving him advice and mentoring him. "They're just old men; except their balding spots are glistening with gold" refers again to experienced, celebrated actors, but it is explaining that they were once in his shoes, and that they are just normal actors just like him, except they have won awards before and are revered in their craft as very successful and talented. Human, human of the year You won [x2] You have won Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Outside the cars are beeping Out of sun Just in your honor This simply symbolizes that when you win a major acting awards such as an Oscar it is major and celebrated in circles all around the country. You even see the top winners at the show on the front of newspapers the next day. So this shows peoples appreciation for the awards and that when you win everyone is celebrating "in your honor." And even though they do not know it All mankind are now your brothers I see "all mankind" as symbolism for the rest of the actors that have one the same award. The winners of Oscars is a very select, small group of individuals and the fact that Karl has now won such a high award makes the rest of patrons that have won his "brothers" and that he is now apart of this elite group. And as the cathedral has spoken Wishing well to all us sinners And where the sight grew silent Til next year's big human winner I believe that this verse directly refers to the anticipation of who is going to win the highest award having disappeared with the announcement of the winner. The other nominees are wished well in their future endeavors, and there hopes have grown silent, until next years award show where they very well might have another chance to win. Outside the cars are beeping Out of sun Just in your honor And even though they do not know it All mankind are now your brothers All mankind are now your brothers Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hello, hello Calling a Karl Projectorinski To the front, over the cathedral You have won" I hope this made at least some sense. This is the way I have interpreted this song for a while now, and while it is rather unconventional I believe that is the beauty of Regina's music. The beauty is that anyone from anywhere can listen to her music and create their own story. Use their own imaginative thinking to construct a whole new meaning that is fully and solely their own. She leaves so much a mystery that everyone can become their own songwriter, there own storyteller. Regina's intelligence and ability to create this concept, whether she means to or not, is incredible to those that listen to her music, and a big reason why I love listening to her as well.
  3. Regina songs you're digging right now?

    One More Time with Feeling is continuously playing on my iPod and in my head.
  4. Hello! I just joined the forums about a couple weeks ago, and I am finally getting around to my first post. Let me start this post out appropriately and say what everyone here will agree with, Regina Spektor is undeniably fabulous. My college roommate is someone you are probably familiar with and almost the entire reason I became such a fan of Regina in the first place. Alicia (reginaoverdose) constantly has her music playing in our dorm room and my liking for Regina started out slow and then progressed at rapid speeds. Alicia takes obsessed to an entirely new level. Her singing of Reginas songs and talking about Regina and looking at pictures of Regina and posting posts on forums dedicated to Regina was something that I accepted and loved about her, but I did not completely understand it. Boy, do I now! The first song that really caught my attention was "Human of the Year." She left her iPod in my stereo and being lazy I decided to just leave it in and listen to her songs. Human of the Year was the first song that came on, and I immediately thought "I love this!" and secondly "Oh, it's Regina!" Alicia was filled with exuberant joy (as she always is when Regina's name is mentioned) when I said that I liked the song. This turned into a turbulent spin into a new love for an artist. Alicia continued to show me songs and have me go to websites and download. Basically, she was brainwashing me. Quickly, Regina became the artist on my iTunes that I had the most songs of. I was learning all her lyrics and singing along with Alicia when we were together. The other day however, my appreciation for Regina came to a whole new level, and this event made me realize it was time to join the forums. Alicia was listening to Regina on her computer (surprise?) and Pavlov's Daughter came on shuffle. When she said (and we sang along) "My name is Lucille, and I know how you feel" I involuntarily hit my hand on my desk and shouted "OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG!" My reaction was so ridiculous that Alicia and I fell into a pit of laughter for the next 5 minutes. Her first words to be after, "That's it, you're obsessed. Welcome to the club." So, that's why I am here posting. That event is also why my username is what it is. Let me tell you next why I love Regina in the first place. I have been doing various forms of theatre and acting since middle school. It's what I love to do most of all, and I one of my majors in college. The above love coincides with my love for Regina as an artist. Her songs, to me, are theatre. They are filled with dialogue, stories, characters, tragedy, comedy, dialects, improv and so much more. I know that every artist is trying to tell stories with their music, and most succeed in doing so, but Regina takes it to a whole new level for me. Her songs are like scripts. Full of plot, and reason. Like scripts, some are concrete and you know the meaning of the piece right away. Also like scripts, however, some are open-ended and leave the audience to decide what it means and what the morals are. Everytime I hear a song by her, I interpret it in the way of theatre and drama. That's how it was the first time I heard her music, and that's how it is now. And that's why I love her. So, thanks to my awesome roommate helping me sign up, I have concluded my first post. I hope it made sense and you enjoyed reading it. And I can't wait to "meet" all of you! Oh, and by the way, My name is Samantha. And I know how you feel.
  5. Confessions of a New Reginaholic.

    Hello! I just joined the forums about a couple weeks ago, and I am finally getting around to my first post. Let me start this post out appropriately and say what everyone here will agree with, Regina Spektor is undeniably fabulous. My college roommate is someone you are probably familiar with and almost the entire reason I became such a fan of Regina in the first place. Alicia (reginaoverdose) constantly has her music playing in our dorm room and my liking for Regina started out slow and then progressed at rapid speeds. Alicia takes obsessed to an entirely new level. Her singing of Reginas songs and talking about Regina and looking at pictures of Regina and posting posts on forums dedicated to Regina was something that I accepted and loved about her, but I did not completely understand it. Boy, do I now! The first song that really caught my attention was "Human of the Year." She left her iPod in my stereo and being lazy I decided to just leave it in and listen to her songs. Human of the Year was the first song that came on, and I immediately thought "I love this!" and secondly "Oh, it's Regina!" Alicia was filled with exuberant joy (as she always is when Regina's name is mentioned) when I said that I liked the song. This turned into a turbulent spin into a new love for an artist. Alicia continued to show me songs and have me go to websites and download. Basically, she was brainwashing me. Quickly, Regina became the artist on my iTunes that I had the most songs of. I was learning all her lyrics and singing along with Alicia when we were together. The other day however, my appreciation for Regina came to a whole new level, and this event made me realize it was time to join the forums. Alicia was listening to Regina on her computer (surprise?) and Pavlov's Daughter came on shuffle. When she said (and we sang along) "My name is Lucille, and I know how you feel" I involuntarily hit my hand on my desk and shouted "OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG!" My reaction was so ridiculous that Alicia and I fell into a pit of laughter for the next 5 minutes. Her first words to be after, "That's it, you're obsessed. Welcome to the club." So, that's why I am here posting. That event is also why my username is what it is. Let me tell you next why I love Regina in the first place. I have been doing various forms of theatre and acting since middle school. It's what I love to do most of all, and I one of my majors in college. The above love coincides with my love for Regina as an artist. Her songs, to me, are theatre. They are filled with dialogue, stories, characters, tragedy, comedy, dialects, improv and so much more. I know that every artist is trying to tell stories with their music, and most succeed in doing so, but Regina takes it to a whole new level for me. Her songs are like scripts. Full of plot, and reason. Like scripts, some are concrete and you know the meaning of the piece right away. Also like scripts, however, some are open-ended and leave the audience to decide what it means and what the morals are. Everytime I hear a song by her, I interpret it in the way of theatre and drama. That's how it was the first time I heard her music, and that's how it is now. And that's why I love her. So, thanks to my awesome roommate helping me sign up, I have concluded my first post. I hope it made sense and you enjoyed reading it. And I can't wait to "meet" all of you! Oh, and by the way, My name is Samantha. And I know how you feel.