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  1. Hello, and welcome to the Brümstix. Help yourself to some hot soup, and introduce yourself! Feel free to share whatever you feel safe or comfortable sharing and be as open or reserved as you want. All fields are optional. Feel free to omit or add categories or whatever. Feel free to be verbose or laconic. And if you're so inclined, feel free to introduce yourself in essay-format, but the list is encouraged and pretty comprehensive. I don't see any other threads of this type, so I guess this can be the official 'Introduce Yourself' thread. I tried to keep this as simple and non-intimidating as possible to get maximum participation, and hopefully everyone will fill this out. So come out of your shadows, those who lurk, and answer this survey. Just copy and paste this and fill it out!: [i]Stats[/i] [b]Name or nickname:[/b] [b]Age:[/b] [b]Gender:[/b] [b]Orientation:[/b] [b]Relationship status:[/b] [b]Location:[/b] [b]Languages:[/b] [i]Life[/i] [b]Occupation:[/b] [b]Hobbies:[/b] [b]Interests:[/b] [b]Political Views:[/b] [b]Religious Views:[/b] [i]Favorite Things[/i] [b]Foods:[/b] [b]Color:[/b] [b]Books:[/b] [b]TV:[/b] [b]Movies:[/b] [b]Music:[/b] [i]Misc[/i] [b]Origin or meaning of your Username:[/b] [b]First time you heard Regina:[/b] [b]Top 5 Regina Spektor songs:[/b] [b]Random fact about yourself:[/b] [b]Who/What inspires you:[/b] [b]Best thing about last year:[/b] [b]Looking forward to this year:[/b]
  2. Happy Holidays to all. Since I'm super cheap, can't afford anything, and am way too bored, I made this Kristmas-y playlist for you: Regina Spektor - "My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)" (2008) Coldplay - Christmas Lights (2010) St. Vincent - "Jesus Saves, I Spend" (2007) (official vid) Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time (1979) (official vid) (lyrics in description) The Moody Blues - "December Snow" (2003) (lyrics in description) Bob Dylan - "Must Be Santa" (2009) John Lennon - "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (1971) John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (Very Rare) The Moody Blues - "Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (2003) The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (1981) --- best Christmas song after Lennon's and McCartney's creative video (w/ lyrics) --- old nostalgic jingles: Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (1980) The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick (1963) Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (1944) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4lY8Y3eoo The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (1983) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzVqDIzvCeI Flying Pickets – Only You (1983) Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (1973) Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody (1973) Mud – Lonely This Christmas (1974) --- I'll be watching the Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC America, "A Christmas Carol" alone. Delicious Digital - Down The Rabbit Hole (2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Eqj2zGKkw Doctor Who's theme song - I am The Doctor (2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I80pc9jZ_t8 11th Doctor's theme - Every Star, Every planet (2010) --- May spaghetti be upon all your plates. Have a Merry Xmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Rocking Ramadan (which happened way earlier this year), a Happy Kwanzaa (whatever the hell that is), and/or have a HAPPY 2011!
  3. WE HAVE SOME BRUMSTIX BIRTHDAYS TODAY!!!!!!

    It's Raphael's (RJLupin2) birthday! Have a wonderful birthday, Raph! Adulthood is a social construct. Just because you're 18 now doesn't mean you weren't wise before. Cheers!
  4. Regina Spektor @ Riverside Theater, Milwaukee - Sat Oct 20, 2012 1. Ain't No Cover 2. The Calculation 3. On the Radio 4. Small Town Moon 5. Ode to Divorce (Regina: "This one's an old song, I have to remember how to play it" Audience member: "I believe in you" Regina: "That seems to work...") 6. Patron Saint 7. How 8. Blue Lips 9. Call Them Brothers (with Only Son) 10. The Prayer of Francois Villon (someone in audience said: "Spasibo" [thank you in Russian], to which Regina responded: "Pojaluysta" [you're welcome]) 11. Dance Anthem of the 80's 12. Better (she introduces the band at this point, Mathias Kingsley on the drums, some hard name on cello, and Brad Whitten(?) on keyboards) (Regina: "You guys are great whistlers, I wish I could whistle like that, I'd get more cabs" Audience member: "You're good at everything else" Regina: "well....") 13. Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas) 14. Firewood 15. Oh Marcello 16. Ballad of a Politician 17. Sailor Song 18. All the Rowboats 19. Open 20. The Party Encore: 21. Us 22. Hotel Song (no Jack Dishel beatboxing) 23. Fidelity 24. Samson
  5. 2012-10-20 Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI

    Thank you Robert for that blog post, really enjoyed that. And THANKS SRG! That's really neat and interesting. I got a brumstix hug Sugardrive from here! We met during the intermission by the merch table. She's so nice! I didn't get the hug or picture from Regina that I wanted, but at least I got to meet her on the day before my birthday!! Made the wait out in the cold past midnight for her to come out worth it. I talked to a few cool fans and hipped them to here, so you're all welcome if a few new members arrive here.
  6. 2012-10-20 Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI

    some crappy phone pics... WHAT I SAW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS http://imgur.com/a/grMm8 pic of hardcore fans at the end, Regina coming out from the back exit, her tour bus, Jack's signature on ticket stub, Regina's respekt on her live album (that I won in an online Reginapolis contest that was mailed to me for free), and some pin buttons (4 for $5, so cheap)
  7. WE HAVE SOME BRUMSTIX BIRTHDAYS TODAY!!!!!!

    I'm logging in for the first time in how long ... since Jan 5th (since then, I fell in love, got my heart fractured, and alternate between feeling depressed and being numb now), to wish our rainna a happy happy birthday! Since I'm not creative, here's my fb post: HELLO Riikka/rainna!! Happy birthday, you! Cheers! Have a fantastic 21st! Here's your birthday song: Jay Jay Pistolet - Happy Birthday You Well, if I had my way We'd have a birthday every week And you'd choose to spend them all with me I'd come down to the bus stop, Say you can't go to work You'd take my hand faithfully Then I'd gift wrap my heart And I'd write you a new song I'd try to right all your wrongs I would play with your hair And suggest what to wear And I'd paint a smile where it belongs (http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858754022/)
  8. Which song verse do you feel like?

    Instead of "What Regina song(s) best describe(s) your mood at the moment?" I think this question can convey your disposition better. Right now this song verse from "Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori" encapsulates my feelings pretty well: "The things that used to comfort me don't comfort me. Not anymore." The reason I feel like this is because the songs that lent me comfort and provided a welcome distraction don't momentarily quell my worries as much as they do. It's hard it's hard to live to live. It's harder than it's ever been before. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
  9. What are you listening to right now?

    Ra Ra Riot - Dying is Fine
  10. say something nice...

    hi, first of all, learn to english better, and secondly, don't spam the forums on your first post - looks bad, bro. Skip me in the complimenting game and compliment Emelie or Riikka. Keep the chain going.
  11. wow, that was great! The Pavlov cover made me smile. I think your peers were snickering at first, but then your performance won them over and they started getting into it. The Samson cover is great too. I applaud your courage for picking such a quirky song and your commitment to performing music. I think you could do an awesome cover of "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane, especially with the supplemental drums - Keep up the awesome. Cheers.
  12. Where do the Regifans come from???

    Hello Wehody. So glad you've found your way to these forums. Just so you know, I have a fun survey of sorts (that includes age, sex, country of origin) that you and others can fill out as a means of an introduction: http://reginaspektor.infopop.c...107688/m/57010644621 Cheers.
  13. Good News Thread!

    Congrats Jamie! Being an aunt or uncle is awesome. There's no better joy than holding and spending time with your baby niece or nephew. =^)
  14. new year's resolutions

    Thanks Shira! That means more to me than you know. Please do kick my ass if I don't accomplish them. You are a good friend. =^) I have a lot of goals in my life. I swear to the ghost of Elliot Smith that I will learn to play and sing some songs by The Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel, Noah & The Whale and hopefully Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, and Led Zeppelin too. I hope that on when I'm old and weary, I am not plagued by regret, but can say that I lived and did some good and can play "I Did It My Way" by Frank Sinatra for myself: And I'll hold you to at least some of your goals. Writing a novel is ambitious. (I think I could do a short-story or a novella, but that's probably it.) Have you heard of NaNoWriMo.org - National Novel Writing Month is November 1-30, in which people try to write 50,000 words of a novel, about 2000 words per day. A subset of the nerdfighteria community (based around John Green's books and vlog) is very into it. There's also Script Frenzy April for screenwriting and stage plays. Whelp, can't believe it's finally 2012. My hand has been accidently writing 2012 on papers and now it is. Let's make this year better than the previous ones. ---------- pastebin: j3kGKiBb So my New Year's resolution is to make a New Year's resolution... Okay, all right. My goals and resolutions for 2012. - live. - achieve things. - snooze less. - develop a morning routine. - speak better. think better. write better. act better. talk better. - be nicer. be smoother. be suave. be sexy. be charming and clever. be awesome. - emulate Woody Gurthie - http://boingboing.net/wp-conte.../2011/12/woody1.jpeg - exercise more. - be present. stop avoiding experiencing emotions and events by being clinical and dispassionate and looking at things like an outsider or a tourist. - take responsibility. - procrastinate less, but also allow myself creative free time by getting obligatory shit done first. - stay focused. Be present during moment. Control my wandering mind. Without use of stimulants or pills or drugs. - get therapy somehow. - find some way to enjoy myself in the midst of the loads and loads of work I'll be doing next semester, lest I lose my mind. Having unpleasant surroundings makes it all the more difficult to survive there. (stealing this from Henry Gale) - continue being celibate and sober. Observe teetotalism. - participate in the weekly Project Enrichment challenges - http://www.reddit.com/r/ProjectEnrichment/ - compliment people more. - learn something anything every fucking day. - drink more milk and orange juice. - blog / journal / diary more. - write more courtesy thank-you and follow-up notes or messages. - get on top of things and stay on top. - waste less time. - start using planner again. - apply for more internships/scholarships. - do exercises when not unassigned, actually do recommended/optional homework. - study more in advance. Keep up with class instead of pushing it off and then cramming. - go to concerts I want to. - regret not doing things less. - develop and sustain a platonic relationship with someone. - quit fapping. (sorry that you have to see this) - be a better friend. - dress better. feel better about myself. - be less awkward and self-conscious. - be less lonesome. - learn to whistle. - improve posture. - work on desk more instead of camping on my bed. - improve handwriting. - donate my time to venerable causes. Summer goals: - read literature. Read John Green. Read 'Submarine'. Read hipster cult favorites. - clean my room (lol). - organize, catalog, and file my shit. - practice guitar/piano (for real). - learn French. - reconnect with old friends. *These goals are so vague that I'm bound to not fulfill them. It's best to break down goals into specific smaller goals.
  15. new year's resolutions

    Thanks for that 3-minute TED Talk, but I've tried that. I keep a lot of goals to myself. Like wanting to travel across Europe. I'm telling it to you, but I haven't let on my family. I don't want to go to Europe for a week to attend a relative's wedding or funeral or whatever, I want to participate in a foreign exchange program and immerse myself in different cultures while I'm still young and single. The excercise of posting on here isn't to get people to think better of you for your ambitious goals. The point is for yourself to actually set goals for yourself and recognize what those goals are and take steps to be conscientious about them and realize them. Also, I think it can be helpful to tell people your goals, because then they can advise you. Maybe they can tell you it's not a practical goal or maybe they can give you tips or advice or whatever. An awesome and true quote by Mark Twain: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American author The key is to break up your goals into smaller tasks. Otherwise, you'll feel like it's a gargantuan burden and you'll be intimidated by it. Don't wait for the perfect moment to arise. It won't come. There never will be a perfect time for anything. Don't wait for moods. Just go do. Go forth and do good. Newton's First Law applies as much to your action and inaction as it does to a train. "All objects in motion will stay in motion and all objects at rest will stay at rest, unless an unbalanced force acts upon them." In the beginning, it's not about results! It's about not stopping. If you're having trouble, don't worry about it. Just remember the Law of Intertia and keep going. Too many people focus to much on the spark that ignites the flame, when really its the kindling of the flame that keeps the fire going. When the wind gets rough, you gotta keep the flame going. Kindle that fire you have, and your fire inside will eventually become a roaring flame.
  16. What are you listening to right now?

    Camera Obscura - "French Navy" Relationships were something I used to do Convince me, they are better for me and you We met by a trick of fate French navy, my sailor edit: White Lies - "Death" (Live from Hollywood Forever cemetery) I love the quiet of the night time when the sun is drowning in the deathly sea I can feel my heart beating as I speed from then sense of time catching up with me The sky set out like a pathway but who decides which route we take as people drift into a dream world I close my eyes as my hands shake
  17. Some music of mine

    meant to comment on this way earlier... Woah dude. This is electrifying. I like it. Very ambient. It's like post-rock. I frickin love the sparkling fountain of chimes in "Plum Trees".
  18. What are you listening to right now?

    quote: Originally posted by thefinalfling: quote: Originally posted by andreseng: - Lana Del Rey I love this song. There are so many great cover versions already and this is my favourite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP4Q6fSI30o Came across this unlikely article about how music culture changed in 2011: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...6&title=Lana_Del_Rey with a live version of 'Video Games'. Also, from the 'New music we should all listen to' thread: quote: Originally posted by lennonist: Lana Del Rey - Born To Die [official music video] HOLY WOW. I'm calling it right now. Lana Del Rey is going to blow up big-time next year. She's not wow-worthy live, but her studio releases have great production. Plus, P4K is promoting her like crazy. I think Lana Del Rey (real name: Elizabeth Grant and daughter of a millionaire) may turn out to be a flash in the pan. She's very manufactured, right down to her stage name, which was chosen by a marketing team. Her performance on Later... with Jools Holland was subpar. Her album 'Born to Die' is coming out January 31, 2012. I guess we'll be getting acquainted with her more soon.
  19. And a Happy New Year!

    Whelp, so it is. See you guys in the future when it'll be 2012 and yeah.
  20. new year's resolutions

    Okay, all right. My goals and resolutions for 2012. - live. - achieve things. - snooze less. - develop a morning routine. - speak better. think better. write better. act better. talk better. - be nicer. be smoother. be suave. be charming and clever. be awesome. - emulate Woody Guthrie - http://boingboing.net/wp-conte.../2011/12/woody1.jpeg - exercise more. - be present. stop avoiding experiencing emotions and events by being clinical and dispassionate and looking at things like an outsider or a tourist. - take responsibility. - procrastinate less, but also allow myself creative free time by getting obligatory shit done first. - stay focused. Be present during moments. Control my wandering mind. - try to fix myself without use of stimulants or pills or drugs. - get therapy somehow. - find some way to enjoy myself in the midst of the loads and loads of work I'll be doing next semester, lest I lose my mind. Having unpleasant surroundings makes it all the more difficult to survive there. (stealing this from Henry Gale) - continue being celibate and sober. Observe teetotalism. - participate in the weekly Project Enrichment challenges - http://www.reddit.com/r/ProjectEnrichment/ - compliment people more. - learn something anything every fucking day. - drink more water or milk and orange juice. - blog / journal / diary more. - write more courtesy thank-you and follow-up notes or messages. - get on top of things and stay on top. - waste less time. - start using planner again. - apply for more internships/scholarships. - do exercises when not unassigned, actually do recommended/optional homework. - study more in advance. Keep up with class instead of pushing it off and then cramming. - go to concerts I want to. - regret not doing things less. - develop and sustain a platonic relationship with someone. - quit fapping. (sorry that you have to see this) - be a better friend. - dress better. feel better about myself. - be less awkward and self-conscious. - be less lonesome. - learn to whistle. - improve posture. - work on desk more instead of camping on my bed. - improve handwriting. - donate my time to venerable causes. Summer goals: - read literature. Read rest of John Green. Read Submarine by Joe Dunthorne. Read hipster cult favorites. - make a dent on my to-read and to-watch list. Read at least 20 books this summer. - clean my room (lol). - organize, catalog, and file my shit. - practice guitar/piano (for real). - learn French. - reconnect with old friends. *These goals are so vague that I'm bound to not fulfill them. It's best to break down goals into specific smaller goals.
  21. new year's resolutions

    So my New Year's resolution is to make a New Year's resolution...
  22. WE HAVE SOME BRUMSTIX BIRTHDAYS TODAY!!!!!!

    Happy birthday to Jordane (kaoir) of France who turned 21! Have a lovely 2012. =^)
  23. Which song verse do you feel like?

    I feel at once so bright like a rusty vessel, a manifestation of my past. I need someone to re-activate my soul, please. I am yearning to reclaim my fading youth. Just shut up and float with the flow. And I will bequeath from you a hysterical hallelujah. A sweet orgasm of divine pleasure. A most perfect moaning of truth. This song is heavenly. Youth Lagoon - Montana // Album: The Year of Hibernation (2011)
  24. And a Happy New Year!

    wrote this earlier, but I'll share it anyway: Went to the Zoo on XXX-mas Eve. 'Why?' I said. My family replies: 'Cause it's free on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's'. So we went and I drove. As it was Christmas, it was mostly Indians/Pakistanis and Jews there. We saw the penguins, the monkeys, gorillas, bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans, fishes, bears, the rhinoceros, polar bears, wolves, birds, the Big Cat Country - tigers, jaguars, cheetahs, leopards, and lions. At this point, I overheard a little girl say to her daddy, "Lions are not kosher, right?!" Despite my gloomy demeanor, I couldn't help smiling at that. It made my week. Is 20-yo too young to start as a paedobear-apprentice? Moving on, we saw elephants, giraffes, seal, sea lions, camels, kangaroos, some birds, more fishes. Most of the animals were sleeping and indoors cause it was kinda chilly. On the way back to the parking lot, we're walking across some play set and children's swings in the Diary Farm with a few cows, and my brother says: "Oh, look at the humans! See them play."
  25. And a Happy New Year!

    For those who celebrate, have a Happy Christmas if you are Christian, Happy Yule if you're pagan which you probably aren't, Happy Santa-Day if you just celebrate gift-exchanging, and/or a Happy New Year. The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (1981) So excited for the Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe.