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  1. Regina is everywhere

    Wow, Rosa! It's good to see you on here!! I hope all is well As far as your post, I understand where you are coming from, and I agree that cultural appropriation is a real thing. I just think applying terms like racist, cultural appropriation, etc are completely uncalled for when it comes to halloween costumes, specifically Regina's last year. The aim is to portray a new identity for a night, some people are witches, hopefully this is not an example of religious insensitivity. Others are police officers, and I would like to think that this does not descriminate against actual law officers. I would like to ask these "activists" how geishas or any other individual, of any race is at all affected by a costume? It is a nonsequiter in my mind. I think it's possible to have a tasteless halloween costume, but simply dressing as someone/something does not automatically translate to being offensive, otherwise we should outlaw halloween. Besides, to me it is clear Regina had no such intention. It's not her politics, her demeanor, or her typical behavior. It's fine for people to stick up against injustice, but in this case, there was none, so they just picked on regina with hashtags, it's nonsense imo.
  2. Regina is everywhere

    I am sick of these people who have no connection with a social/cultural group, taking upon themselves the task of speaking for that group. A halloween costume can be anything, that's the point of halloween. Do they honestly think someone dressing as a member of another culture is promoting some kind of racism? That is absurd. A costume is just a costume. There is no cultural context for "YELLOWFACE" and frankly as a black woman I am mildly offended by that suggestion. Blackface was actually a thing, but there is no ethnic group who has been openly mocked with GEISHA COSTUMES. These people need to find something productive and meaningful to do with their lives, rather than villanizing random people for random behavior and attacking innocent people's character. It makes me sick. The comments are annoying as well, they might was well say "I HATE WHEN ARTISTS GET THINGS SO WROOOONG," "CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IS THE SCARIEST THING I'M WITNESSING THIS HALLOWEEN" "WHO CALLS THEM GEISHAS? THAT'S HOMOPHOBIC" The level of willful ignorance these people display is vexing. Sorry for the rant, guys. I just hate when self-righteous ignorant people prey on the openness created by the internet. I think if people are going to express offense or hurt, it should have an ounce of genuine feature to it. Don't "be outraged" on someone else's behalf, because in the end it's just about having a hobby and making yourself look important to other political correctness nazis.
  3. Hey I dreamt about Regina!

    Omg, just recently i had a Regi dream! It was a concert, of course lol and she played a new song. I actually was able to remember it when i woke up! I was able to sing it and i swear i wrote down some lyrics. It was a duet with Jack. But who am i to say anything my brain would dream up would be worthy of the title of Regina? No chance in hell i could write something on her level, that's part of the magic of her work, and why we are all so eager for the next release!
  4. "stay"

    not that I don't appreciate the chance to brush up on my russian, but does the above post have anything to do with regi? Why the random clothing ad?
  5. Party Upstairs

    This song makes me think about the strange relationship between being an individual and conforming. There is an aspect of being fully yourself that includes being influenced, shaped, and tailored by a group, who are all having the same effect on one another. But that's never all of anyone, there is no such thing as simply being a face in a crowd, because each person is still, well, a person! So you shouldn't lose your past, your unique qualities, or your volition just because you've found a crowd. Anyway, I love the melody on this one, it's super catchy and fun to sing! I hope it makes its way onto an album someday soon!
  6. New songs posted on youtube

    I hear "delis," as well. "Stay" will grow on me over time, it's a captivating song, but right now, i am all about "Party Upstairs," I had it memorized before the day was out lol! Thanks for the tip, Robert! You always seem to find these little Regina tidbits around the internet that I never would have known about otherwise
  7. New songs posted on youtube

    thanks, guys! I was partial to the word "pack," but both interpretations seem to fit the song. I'll re-listen and see! ChooSum, I believe she says, "stop the meter, sir." I wonder how long ago "Stay" was written. She specifies that the song isn't necessarily new, but new to us. I love that there are so many gems just waiting their turn to surface from her repertoire.
  8. New songs posted on youtube

    I am wondering, in "Party Upstairs," does anyone know what the line is during the bridge: You can dance right through the danger ??? Wild strangers Doesn't even matter where you are I have no guesses myself, just curious if anyone else happens to have caught it. Thanks either way! Edit: PS, I'm obsessed with this song, can't get enough of it!
  9. Irving Plaza - 19 November 2014

    New song!!!!!!!!!!!! "Stay." it's really interesting, I liked hearing a lighter/more positive song referencing God. I am excited to hear what everyone thinks about it! Mandatory speculation: might this appear on a new album? And does that mean Lucky Penny could, too? I adore that song, a studio version would be so neat to hear!
  10. Love Me or Leave Me

    I swear I have a 6th sense. It alerts me to new Regina material lol! I haven't been spending much time with her music, maybe the past year or so. But then, I began checking daily for updates about Regina for about a week before discovering this release, and then boom, there it was! Anyway, this is a great performance, I love that Love Me or Leave Me and My Man for Boardwalk Empire both have an authentic old-school, classic vocal style, without losing Regina's own flair. What a talent it takes to pull that off! I think she'll always be one of my favorite vocalists and songwriters, as long as I live haha Here's to a new record! I have been craving one from her lately. I've been spending time rediscovering old gems like the live Dance Anthem (with the winding-down ending) and Daniel Cowman. Or a produced version of Lacrimosa, can you imagine?! I have new hope for these songs since WWSFTCS brought us a new version of Ne Me Quitte Pas!
  11. New Song - Blood Of Eden

    This speaks my heart perfectly about Regina's newer work. Before I go on, I want to give a disclaimer: they always were and always will be her songs. She can play and produce, ignore or exalt them at her discretion. I am not at all speaking of Regina's choices as an artist, whether she's still honest, creative, independent, and unique. I don't believe these qualities can truly be taken from a person; that's part of who she is. No, my trouble is, I don’t connect as much with her newer works. We all seem to see a change happening, but where, and how? Is it for the better? Will she ever again make something that grips my heart and makes my imagination dance? I have never understood what's so special about her music to me, but I think perhaps ChooSum has nailed it: her personality. It leaked, oozed, sobbed, lilted from her old work because personality is all she had to work with. It wasn't about the instruments used. Whoever complained of the drums on 8th Floor and AB? The strings behind You and Hero? What about the echo on Flyin’? Not me; I did not fall in love with her production, but with the artistry of its execution. Regina would render herself an instrument: the canvas was silence (or crowd chatter, sometimes!) and with her voice and musical instruments she became her own paint to produce a million tiny worlds, portraying both the subtleties and the broadest of strokes, of humans living life. Because her production studio was a ways off, she pressured herself to transcend. Those songs were performed with precision and class, staving off mockery and enriching those who listened closely enough to hear. And this brings me to my point: these newer releases lack that sweet balance between personality and mechanized processes that caused me to become a fan in the first place. Even her unparalleled melodies, when sung without her heart, become as much a computer's contribution to a track as autotune and drum machines. In other words, they contain nothing of Regina. There are few moments where I, personally, saw Regina, just Regina, on far. There were more of them on Cheap Seats. I bring this up because I am not trying to eulogize my fandom. I still believe I’ll fall for her work again; she's still herself, and she could never be anyone else. So why in the world would I not have a fair shot at loving what she makes down the road? What I hope to see from Regina is to remain a soul first, and a singer/producer/industry player second. No drumbeat or “gloss” could ruin my favorite fan recordings because production in those recordings is irrelevant: what grabs me about her work is her personality. The more personality that surfaces, the happier I am with the track, plain and simple. And I'm not hating on far or Cheap Seats: I do love both albums, but it's not the full brunt of the love I have for her work on the whole. Even a "throwaway" from Regina's songs beats the 'top-40' list by a mile! I'm not saying the new stuff stinks, I'm saying that in my experience it is lackluster for Regina, and by comparison makes me worry that, for me, her best years are behind her. Time will tell. This Blood of Eden cover is quite nice, and I believe it will grow on me; it does not showcase what I love about her work, but hey, it's still a solid performance of a great song. So props to Regi, even if it didn't change my life. How many artists have fans who would even dream of such a notion?
  12. Daniel Cowman

    I love what people have written so far about this song! I agree, it's full of stream-of-consciousness, and is not really about the plot. However, I have to disagree that Daniel dies in the end(?!?!) I read heroin boy as being different from Daniel, and even the narrator. I think they're supposed to be (at least to the narrator) three separate people. It's heroin boy who "goes swimming..." which, by the way, is not his term, but the narrator's, and possibly Daniel's. Heroin Boy simply wants to take a bath. Heroin Boy makes an important logical falacy: he says that, because a person has sentenced him to hang, it becomes physically impossible to drown. I don't think he does drown in the end, and that's the point. Everyone else is concerned with how he will die, but he just wants to enjoy the time he has left. I'd say heroin boy and Daniel Cowman are distinct, despite the fact that both apparently faced death sentences, because all of the bathtub drama is taking place in Daniel's memory. He's thinking back to experiences he had with someone the narrator calls "(the) heroin boy," so he is not the one who bathed, and certainly hasn't drowned, at least in my opinion! Either way, I think this song is just too awesome: the narrator constantly blurs past and present, self and other, and alternates between self-awareness and getting lost in reverie. The coolest thing about it is, it causes me to do the same thing as I listen. Another masterfully written song by Regi! One of my earliest loves from her catalogue, like many others here. kaoir, solipsism hits the nail on the head! Absolutely, that would explain the poor distinction between charater and narrator: they're all figments of his imagination, as far as he's concerned. Then he experiences reverse-solipsism when Daniel dies... now the narrator himself doesn't exist, becauase he is a figment of Daniel's imagination, since there is no actual "self" in solipsism, as it's been explained to me, at least xD I don't know, just a thought. I won't ramble any more!
  13. Early fan Recordings

    hey, josefgabriel, It sounds like you're facing some tough times, I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope things turn around for you! God bless, keep your chin up, as they say!
  14. Oops! Google Chrome could not find respektonline.com

    Hey, Aaron! (I hope it's okay to call you by your first name!) I'm making headway with transcribing the lyrics. What's the most convenient way to get them to you? Posting here? E-mail? Submit somewhere on RSO?
  15. Oops! Google Chrome could not find respektonline.com

    I'm all about this, Mr Eshbach! Anything i can do to help, I'd be pleased to do so. Which songs need lyrics?