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  1. quote: Originally posted by EnglishGuyinNYC: 3 songs, in this order 1) Apres Moi - solo 2) The Sword and the Pen 3) Laughing with - (with the patti smith band and string quartet) Laughing with was really good, with acoustic guitar Oh. Wow, She did Laughing With with Patti Smith's band. If there is any justice in the world, we will all get to hear this. Please. Someone.
  2. Kate McGarrigle

    I know that many of those who cannot get enough Regina, and who treasure every morsel of her spectacular, beautiful and poetic music would, certainly if they were as old as this disciple of the world of Regina, be in serious mourning over the sad, untimely and very premature death of the great Kate McGarrigle. I suppose Kate is as well known as the mother of Martha and Rufus Wainwright as she is as one the composers of the music of long ago---music that wears very well today, even if more familiar in the voices of people such as Linda Rondstadt and Emmylou Harris. But her music---sung by Kate and her sister, Anna, has been part of me since the first note I ever heard her sing. My Ipod---obviously hearing the sad news about her death on Monday--- produced the perfect song for me this morning, without any prompting from me, called Metapedia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9s54CaK2wY a Kate McGarrigle song about a former person in her life seeing Martha and thinking she was Kate: quote: She said "No, I'm the daughter of Kate My name is Martha, who are you? Ma never told me, never told me 'bout you" He put his big middle-aged hands upon her shoulders And he looked her in the eyes Just like a boy of nineteen would do And she was not afraid No, she was not afraid My Ipod is very smart: it reminds me that she lives on, in part through her children---Martha and Rufus will keep singing to us and we will have to hear her in their beautiful voices. And I thought that people who treasure Regina---and cannot wait to see her on public television tomorrow---might want to know about Kate and join in the sadness so many of us feel today.
  3. Peter Gabriel covering Apres Moi

    Ok it's up: http://www.roomp3.com/mp3-2877...briel-Apres_Moi.html I am disappointed. I am happy that Regina will get more exposure from this and the orchestration is very good and interesting, but I think he took the guts of the song out by singing it mournfully, rather than with the force with which Regina sings it. I certainly did not expect or want Gabriel to just copy Reg's arrangement. No point would be served by that, and Gabriel is entitled to his personal touch on the song, but to sing it from the point of view of some lost figure misses the point, at least to me, of someone who fate has required to do what some might consider to be very bad things but pursues it with a vigor and intensity nonetheless. Peter Gabriel's version of this character doesn't scare me at all---his interest seems to go no further than someone named Natasha. Regina's sounds as if he is going to rule the world, or at least Europe.
  4. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    quote: Originally posted by Lost in the Sounds: Look again. I though that, too, but she actually crosses her left hand over to that side of the piano, while her right hand remains resolutely in her lap. If you have ever played the piano, you know how hard it is to play that piece.
  5. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    quote: Originally posted by tallchick: Okay so this may or may not be long I personally LOVED the entire show. I am a sucker for the violin as well and love the way it sounds when paired with music. I was anxious to see when Regina Spektor came on. I started watching it at 9:00 because I Dvred it but I did not want to fast forward it because I wanted to fully enjoy listening to the entire show. I thought Renee Fleming was fabulous. I also enjoyed when he did the set with the latin flare band. i thought that was amazingg. I love the sound of latin music with the beats combined with the classical sound of the violin. I also enjoyed the jazz vocalist Jane Monhand? with the violin. one of my favorites was the beatles song eleanor rigby. That's one of the most beatiful songs and I loved the way he mixed it. Overall, I loved the entire show. REALLY loved it. I'm such a fan of Joshua Bell now. He's not my favorite violinist (hilary hahn) but definitely one of them. Moving on the Regina. I felt like her talent was not really reflected in this performance. It was great but not amazing, as I do not know if I would search her up on gogle after seeing it. But I really liked it! I agree that it seemed that she needed a warmup prior though. The singing was fine, its more of the sharp low notes that were lacking the strength that I love from her voice. Overall I think she did an excellent job considering how nervous she can get performing on live television. One of the things I noticed was her nails looked nice because i laughed at the fact that the camera zoomed 12090219 times into her hand lol. What Joshua bell said.. I did not think it was mean at all. It seemed to me that he was trying to explain that she was a bit of an exception to his album "Joshua Bell AND FRIENDS" as she was not really her "friend" prior to making it and it sort of just happened only because she expressed interest.. He tried to explain a bit that he was not familiar with her at first but then liked some of her music later. He did mention that she was a superstar and seemed to be kind to her overall. I do think you guys are reading into this a bit much. I think he just said nicer things about his closer friends and people who he really knew before making the album and regina did not really fit into that category. And the music was VARIETY. He mentioned that prior before singing the beatles song. We had jazz, rock, latin, piano, opera etc.. He was basically restating the entire night of performance. The entire performance was very mixed as far as styles of music and maybe regina's music stuck out especially after the long classical performance he did prior and right after theres a song about birds and meatballs (how ever beautiful it may be!) So yeah over all, I loved the entire show. I'm watching it again now, and I though regina was great. But I mostly enjoyed the show in general, not just regina spektor. The "jazz vocalist" (Joshua Bell is a little out of his element with nonclassical music, I think, though he plays everything so well) is Jane Monheit. She did what Kristin Chenoweth does on the record: "My Funny Valentine." I am a sucker for Ronstadt's version but Jane Monheit was right there and equal to Kristin C. (Missed having that squeeky little talking voice of Kristin's tho). Yeh, I loved the whole show, and I love the record. If I loved classical music, I would buy a lot of Joshua Bell stuff, partly because he likes our Reg. Seeing her in that company---Sting, for crying out loud---makes me so proud I was almost in tears. I have watched this a dozen times since last night and listened to the whole album as well. Just look at Regina's face coming on and off stage. She was beaming, as well she should. I think Regina is going to be a very important person for many, many years. I really do. (She is to us already, but I meant a wider world---not necessarily the one in which she now travels.)
  6. Peter Gabriel covering Apres Moi

    quote: Originally posted by Lilly: Ok... (deep breath) Peter Gabriel is a brilliant musician and he's one of my heroes and Regina Spektor is also a great musician and also one of my heroes. So I have to say it, I was expecting something different from him, or I was too excited and had a Genesis-ish version of the song in my mind... I'm not sure how to say it and maybe I need to really listen to the song and take the time to appreciate it and take it in, I mean, it's Apres moi! On the other hand, I really liked his version of Heroes, which is one of my favorites by David Bowie, but that's another subject haha. EDIT: Third listen. LOVE. The strings add a special something, and what he does with his voice, it's different in a very good way. I really like it! That's all I needed, a calm place to listen (not my lab!) I am not going as far as you, but it does get better at every listen. I liked Genesis when I was a kid; Peter Gabriel less Genesis, not as much, but I never held his music in the same regard as I do Reg, Joni, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, James Taylor and so on. That's just where my tastes run. Still, I heard that he was doing this and had higher hopes than are realized in this track. But you are right: the more you hear it, the better it gets. Instead of Regina's powerhouse song, you get a brooding, almost scary arrangement. Very effective. Still a bit dissapointing, tho.
  7. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    quote: Originally posted by RJLupin2: I don't know, I thought the performance was great (it definitely wasn't her best), I really loved the violin (I'm a general sucker for violin), and I do think you guys are reading a bit too much into his comments. He probably thought it would sound good but it just came out wrong. I really doubt he'd purposefully insult her. Anyway, thanks for uploading, guys! I second almost everything said in this post. If the only music you can listen to is Regina and just Regina, we are not on the same page (and, frankly, I am certain you are not onthe same page as Regina either.) I suspect she was thrilled to be playing with Joshua Bell and at Lincoln Center and in front of a classical music crowd. They have all heard the album, no doubt, and knew what was coming. I have read comments on his boards: some complimentary to Reg and very much so; some not. It is not that they are "snobs": it's just that our music is not their taste, just as some of us cannot sit through opera or kabuki. Doesn't make us or them bad people. I love Josh Bell's violin, always and forever: in my opinion, really, he defines his field. Coupled with Regi, he and she were, I thought, stupendous, though the song is too short to show off her skills and, course, the use of only the left hand means her pianist skills were not fully demonstrated to this crowd. (Oh, if she could have played the beginning to Apres Mois). She seemed much less nervous than on SNL. I would love the Lincoln Center people to invite her to do a straight classical recital. I know that she plays down her skills as a classical pianist and went this direction because she did not think she could succeed there, but she has higher standards than are reasonable today and I think she would just fine. Oh Reg is going to Broadway now. Her music may not always sound the way it has. That's good: for us, for the public, for her. Joni Mitchell has complained often about her audience demanding that she sing her old songs, which we love, still, but people are allowed to grow, and should be encouraged to do so. (That said, I have a list of ten "old" songs of hers that she needs to record in a Far/Begin to Hope sort of way).
  8. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    quote: But anyway, the video is uploading to YouTube where on You Tube is it? As to what Joshua Bell said---the classical music crowd can be very judgmental. If you have ever heard them start to cough at Avery Fisher when the NY Philharmonic plays anything they have never heard before, you may not have seen this gross rudeness. I saw none of that tonight, but he may have.
  9. Peter Gabriel covering Apres Moi

    I agree with Music Lover. It's great that a guy such as Peter Gabriel is covering Regina. Millions of people will hear her stuff for the first time and the strength of the song is there. It's good for Regina and for those of us from ReginaLand. I expected more, though. Genesis and all that made me think we would have something much better from him covering this great and very intense song, and what we get is some wimp muttering, I guess, over a lost love. But really: if you watch Joshua Bell tonight and only want to see Regina, you will be missing something---and something that is integral to who Regina is and what her music is all about. She is not an artist unconnected to others, but rather someone who has taken so many things from so many places to make something of her own. You need to know that to really appreciate her work, I think, and tonight is as good a night to see and hear that. (Sting and Kristin Chenoweth alone are worth watching beyond Reg, but the whole show will be great, I am certain.)
  10. Peter Gabriel covering Apres Moi

    Ok it's up: http://www.roomp3.com/mp3-2877...briel-Apres_Moi.html I am disappointed. I am happy that Regina will get more exposure from this and the orchestration is very good and interesting, but I think he took the guts of the song out by singing it mournfully, rather than with the force with which Regina sings it. I certainly did not expect or want Gabriel to just copy Reg's arrangement. No point would be served by that, and Gabriel is entitled to his personal touch on the song, but to sing it from the point of view of some lost figure misses the point, at least to me, of someone who fate has required to do what some might consider to be very bad things but pursues it with a vigor and intensity nonetheless. Peter Gabriel's version of this character doesn't scare me at all---his interest seems to go no further than someone named Natasha. Regina's sounds as if he is going to rule the world, or at least Europe.
  11. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    quote: Originally posted by Sgtcampsalot: DAMNIT! I'll be flying to Colorado as this is airing! [Though, if it's 8pm in all time zones, I'll be landing as it begins] Bloody HMPF! The "live" part of "Live at Lincoln Center" is not as important, I guess. I would have to change my flight.
  12. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    Maybe that's what they mean when they say check local listings, but in New York it will be "live" (hence the name of the show "Live from Lincoln Center" at 8pm on Thursday. http://www.lincolncenter.org/p...%20Bell_12-21-09.pdf
  13. Kate McGarrigle

    I know that many of those who cannot get enough Regina, and who treasure every morsel of her spectacular, beautiful and poetic music would, certainly if they were as old as this disciple of the world of Regina, be in serious mourning over the sad, untimely and very premature death of the great Kate McGarrigle. I suppose Kate is as well known as the mother of Martha and Rufus Wainwright as she is as one the composers of the music of long ago---music that wears very well today, even if more familiar in the voices of people such as Linda Rondstadt and Emmylou Harris. But her music---sung by Kate and her sister, Anna, has been part of me since the first note I ever heard her sing. My Ipod---obviously hearing the sad news about her death on Monday--- produced the perfect song for me this morning, without any prompting from me, called Metapedia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9s54CaK2wY a Kate McGarrigle song about a former person in her life seeing Martha and thinking she was Kate: quote: She said "No, I'm the daughter of Kate My name is Martha, who are you? Ma never told me, never told me 'bout you" He put his big middle-aged hands upon her shoulders And he looked her in the eyes Just like a boy of nineteen would do And she was not afraid No, she was not afraid My Ipod is very smart: it reminds me that she lives on, in part through her children---Martha and Rufus will keep singing to us and we will have to hear her in their beautiful voices. And I thought that people who treasure Regina---and cannot wait to see her on public television tomorrow---might want to know about Kate and join in the sadness so many of us feel today.
  14. Joshua Bell & Friends: Live from Lincoln Center!

    I cannot imagine how amazing this will be. I have been looking forward to this, since I first heard it would happen. It will also help in mourning the death of the wonderful great and beautiful Kate McGarrigle.
  15. Before there was Regina there was Joni

    and, as mentioned, she parrots a Joni line and melody very briefly in the Bethlehem song. Regina is not mimicking Joni. I certainly don't think that, but she is combining different sounds and lyrics in a very inventive way and reminds me of the young Joni Mitchell that way. Her concert demeanor is similar, too. She is very serious as was Joni, and quite dedicated to the craft of making music. I grew up in an era where noise was king---and then there was Joni. Today noise is back---but there is Regina. What makes both of them so important is that what each is doing is not like anyone else's music (including one another) but the sight of a young woman at the piano mixing different sounds from different sources is very much the same. As Joni got older and went closer to jazz, many of her old fans complained that this was not "the Joni Mitchell I loved" suggesting that what she had to do was play the same songs over and over and over, exactly as she recorded them. I think she would rather have died than be forced to do that, and I think Reg feels the same way. And the criticism of "Far" that it doesn't sound the same as "Kitsch" or BTH or her earlier work falls in the same category, it seems to me. As some brilliant woman wrote: Everybody wants/To say that you have changed/ Of course you've changed, you've changed, you've changed/Your mind's been rearranged Or as another brilliant woman wrote: And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We're captive on the carousel of time We can't return we can only look Behind from where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game
  16. Before there was Regina there was Joni

    Well, I agree with your assessment of Regina's importance but as "styles" go there are many similarities. The most obvious is the piano, the use of classical music themes and of instruments (cello, violin, etc) more often found in orchestras than popular music, but it goes deeper than that. Both write about broad themes beyond, woe is me, my boyfriend is mean to me, I love my boyfriend, and so on.
  17. Before there was Regina there was Joni

    You may not petition the Lord with prayer, but if you laugh with God, rather than at Him, sometimes you he grants you wishes like Jimminy Cricket or Santa Claus. When I was in college a million years ago, a BBC broadcast of Joni Mitchell playing with James Taylor at Albert Hall in London in October, 1970 was re-broadcast on either WNEW-FM or WPLJ. (This was before Blue which catapulted Joni into a new place, and, for James, only a few months after his second (but first for most people) album, Sweet Baby James was released. The technology of the time allowed me to record this onto a cassette tape which I lovingly carried around for decades until it was stolen, with a bunch of other valuable cassettes from my car which I foolishly parked in midtown in the days when that was not the thing to do. Ah, but what thieves steal, the internet giveth back. (I made that up; it is not a biblical passage). This suddenly appeared on my computer today http://www.bigozine2.com/archi...ies/ARjmjtroyal.html and I am so happy to have this back in my life that I felt compelled to tell you about it. The people who posted it are obviously not my age since the stuff written around suggests an unawareness of Joni and James as a couple, something she sang about a few years later ("pack up your suspenders" on See You Sometime from For the Roses). More importantly, what makes this such a treasure is that they play together from track 8, while the internet notes identify only track 11 as a duet. In particular, James' very quiet harmony on For Free changes the song just so much, but his very distinctive guitar is all over this. Joni's introduction to The Circle Game (which has stuck in my mind all these years) is, of course, about her friend, Neil Young, though she does not mention him by name but rather the lyrics to Sugar Mountain, to which The Circle Game is Joni's rejoinder. Her explanation of how Carey came to be written is almost equally priceless, This is rock and roll history of the highest order. As for the stuff they claim was not broadcast, some of it I remember hearing but others, such as a song caled Good Samaritan which I have never heard before (this, in itself, is amazing) like finding beautiful jewelry in a barren desert. And, yes, the young Joni, her approach to her music, especially behind a keyboard, is what I remember, have always loved dearly, and is part of what has made Regina Spektor so important to me. (I will never understand what the phrase "anti-folk" is supposed to mean, especially as applied to Regina, or Jenny Owen Youngs or Bess Rogers and so forth). As I have come to see President Kennedy in President Obama, there is so much Joni in Regina (not just the obvious here: http://www.respektonline.com/songs.php?s=205 ) and, as I think of Joni as one of the musician/composers of the twentieth century (if not the single most outstanding) there is much to hope for from Regina who I treasure in much the same way as, always, Joni Mitchell. This is as great a piece of work as there is in the world of music.
  18. J.Y. Miller aka "Baby Regina"

    I love her voice and her music. Regina is inspiring quite a bit of great music, it seems to me.
  19. Jenny Owen Youngs

    Thanks. Fuck Was I sounds so different as a straight acoustic song. Almost as if it is a different song. I was wondering if Regina would do live the beginning of Voice on Tape as it is on the CD. Not really wondering. Just thinking it would be so funny. quote: Originally posted by sweetness in my lungs: From Stockholm, december 7th From Malmö, december 13th she is awesome and such a cool person!
  20. Grammys 2010

    Of course you are right about Norah Jones, but I think that means Ben Folds' late 2008 album, Way To Normal (including, of course, our Regina) would qualify and belongs right there. I don't need them to recognize Reg, Ben Folds, Jenny Owen Youngs and Nellie McKay as wonderful as they are, and neither do you. It will remain our little secret (as long as they---and Bess Rogers and Allison Weiss and so on can make a living doing this and still contribute to our wll being). quote: Originally posted by ThisIsHowItWorks: quote: Originally posted by Barth: I have no quarrel with Taylor Swift's music but, sales to very young kids aside, the idea that this album was the best of the year, in a year when, for instance, Regina, Jenny Young Owens, Norah Jones and Nellie McKay had really wonderful things out there, is stupendous. Not to disagree with you (because I don't), but Norah Jones' album wasn't eligible this year. It falls in the window for the 2011 awards.
  21. Göteborg Dec 11, 2009

    any video of the menorah thing or, for that matter the story? and, yes, Jenny Owen Youngs is very much the real deal. Sound like a really great night.
  22. Jenny Owen Youngs

    I completely agree. I would love to see a JOY/Regina concert, especially of they did a few things together. quote: Originally posted by LittleVoice: On my video of Jenny, captured at The Manchester Apollo, in the notes I recommended her album "Transmitter Failure", after barely a listen! I apologise for that impetuousness, but now I have listened to the album, several times, in many settings, I now conclude that it is: QUITE WONDERFUL!
  23. Chag Chanuka Sameach, Regina!!

    a perfectly reasonable idea. It is not the Chanukah custom, but, then again, Chanukah is such an American holiday (though in the Jewish calendar, the Israelis barely take notice of it, except on behalf of Americans) that we are really free to begin new rituals. quote: Originally posted by the monster in your closet: Reviving an old Channukah thread. Happy Channukah all! Also, last night I was wondering; ketchup and latkes? I always have them with the traditional apple sauce and/or sour cream, but I mean they really are practically hashbrowns (or not, it was only recently explained to me that REAL hashbrowns are very different from those frozen patties or the ones you get from McDonalds or some other fast food place) But, the idea is similar, and I eat those with ketchup. So has anyone tried this?
  24. The Cirkus in Stockholm Dec 7 2009

    Very nice post. You really conveyed what sound as if it were a great evening. The idea that you get to hear Jenny Owen Youngs AND Regina in one night seems too great to even imagine. (I keep thinking Regina should get on a telephone and do the beginning of Voice on Tape). That Jenny mingled with the crowd is even more incredible. I saw this tour at Radio City and Regina could never top that night, but it sounds like she matched it. Thanks. quote: Originally posted by almostspotless: quote: Originally posted by sweetness in my lungs: OK. Weirdest, coolest, most awesome, most special, most unbelievable, best day of my life so far. I was in the front row, right in front of her. I got to meet her, I got to hug her and talk to her!!! and she talked to me during the set. What more can I ask for...? Ok. I'll tell you in order, so you don't get confused. cuz I am. Still. WARNING! THIS WILL BE A LONG POST! OK. My ticket says the show starts at eight. I'm heading out to Cirkus around two, so I don't get there before half past. I am sooo nervous there will be a line and I will be last and everything will be ruined. I'm prepared for sitting on the ground outside until seven. But I get there and the doors are open. And on the floor sits the girl I stood next to at reg's show at Hultsfred festival this summer! They had been there since 8.30. Total, we're seven people and it's almost three o' clock. Half past three a girl with long hair asks if she can take a photo of us with her Polaroid camera. And we say sure. She takes two photos and gives me one. "why are you taking these?" "just documenting the tour" "wait... what's your name?" "Jenny" "jenny owen youngs?" "yeah" Didn't recognize her with glasses, and I haven't seen too many pics of her. So I get a photo and a chat with jenny, who is totally cool and awesome and rocked her set later on. So we sat there and we stood by the doors pressing our ears on them to hear the soundcheck. We heard the Machine sound on the cello, and oh my heart. At 4.30 we were asked to line up in front of the doors so that they could let people in in the right order the greatest idea ever! Didn't know it would be so organized... so we sat in line for a while They opened the doors for the restaurant guests at 5 so we could hear the soundcheck better. We heard her singing Two Birds, Machine and Dance Anthem We spent most of the time playing charades with reg songs. You should try it! People started coming around six. six thirty we walked on a line on a red carpet and then we had to wait again. When we were finally let in we had to sit down, and I was in the best spot. Jenny started playing at 8 and went on for 30 minutes. Bought her record. She was so good live! The atmosphere was just insane. People were so kind and people actually knew how to keep the beat and not just clap randomly. Jenny told us that too. That we were good at it after the first applause she said: "I have a great feeling about the next 25 minutes". There was this really annoying kid behind me and I had to tell him to stop pushing me against the security fence. He and his friends just kept talking "What? More instruments than a piano? Oh. I don't like the new album. We were at the back of the crowd before, and we pushed ourselves to the front, and I have such a great spot now and blablabla..." thinking: you don't deserve to stand on the second row. shut up. take your hand off my back and do not touch my ass again. and don't you dare to sing along later on.( he did. to blue lips. great sing-along song, right...?) but saying: "The concert has not started yet. Do you think you could take just half a step back?" HERE COMES REGINA! At 9.10 she entered the stage! OK, here it comes: SHE'S SOOO TINY! yes I saw her five months ago, but GOD! she's so tiny! She was wearing the SNL dress. (or actually it's two parts with a shirt and a skirt) The brown one with white dots. She came out, the crowd cheered like maniacs, she waved, she sat down and started playing. Set list: Calculation Eet Folding Chair Ode to Divorce *recorded video* Machine Laughing With One More Time With Feeling Blue Lips On the Radio Sailor Song *recorded video* Dance anthem (with intro) *recorded video* Silly eye colour generalizations Bobbin for Apples That Time Après Moi Poor Little Rich Boy Human of the Year *half a video* - but a great story coming up! Man of a 1000 faces encore Samson Us Fidelity Hotel Song Love You're a Whore 23 songs, around 1:45 I was right in front of her! I was so close! She didn't play Two Birds though, which we thought since she rehearsed it, but it was an awesome set list The crowd was so respectful. Waited til the last note. Then burst out cheering. When the cheering was over people waited when she prepared for the next song or talked to the band a bit - and it was dead silent. Without being unengaged. People were just respectful =) Someone shouted at one time (was that you, yaya?) "Say something! Please!" (cause she was just saying thank you...) And then she did a mime thing! You know. Like she was in a box and then she opened a "window" and leaned out. "If I knew how to speak swedish I would talk to you all the time, but all I can do is sing in english!" After Poor Little Rich boy it was really quiet. Then I asked her (I didn't even have do shout. I was so close!): "Regina? Could You please play Human of the Year?" and she looked directly at me, a bit surprised and wondering and was like: "yeah" "You could?" "Yes! It was the next one on my mental set list" "It was?" "yeah! so you're a psychic!" *she starts plyaing* "...and you're polite. So you're a polite swedish psychic" *strated singing* :O:O:O:O:O I could not stop smiling! My memory card was full before the best part of the song, but it didn't matter that much to me back then Someone threw a teddy bear up on the stage and she gave it to the cellist. "Now we all have one bear each! Bear power!!!" (and for a moment I thought she was gonna play Bear Spektor. but she didn't) But at the encore people started shouting "samson please!" and "two birds please!" It's not more polite to yell just because you add a please afterwards... I don't think so anyway. I was worried she would think it was me. She screwed up during Hotel song started singing "dear dear friend" so someone had to help her with "cocaine!!" the "Good is better than Perfect!" was magical. and "rust" and oh I could go on and on, as I think you know now... she was magical amazing and good (since it's better than perfect ) Afterwards chatting with jenny and the band, buying at the merch, and saying hello to Yaya while my card was having trouble since there was no money on it... (sorry I didn't say much more than Hi! ) Was the last one to go out. Went around the building to her bus. Three of my new friends were standing there. We were four people waiting for regina. FOUR! People came out. One guy carrying the dress of 1000 faces... A guy named tony said that "she's going into my blue car. she'll be here in five minutes". The band came out. Then Regina came out. regina. spektor. came. out. through. the. green. doors. She came down to us and hugged us all in order while everyone was all "you're such an inspiration and beautiful and so good and..." and after my hug I said "Hi. I'm the swedish psychic" and she was all: "oh that was you? That was sooo weird! I was just about to play it and then you asked for it!" "I'we alvay I--I've - argh! *slower* I've always loved that song! I can't talk right now. I think I'm too chocked" She smiled "Let me sign those!" she signed my songs CD we got a picture with her She and everyone with her was complaining about the cold. Am I just used to cold winters...? Isn't it cold in NYC? Anyway they had to go since they were freezing. me: "I'll see you Sunday!" Reg: "Oh great! Where am I going on sunday?" "malmö!" regina said: "malmo, yeah, see you there!" I hope she remembers and I'm pretty sure she'll come out afterwards. Such a big venue and only four waiting. In malmö it's much smaller. Then we left and her van drove by and honked at us. I went to my uncle's and slept for four hours and took the train 370 miles home again. The happiest I've ever been. question: is adria petty blond? I think I was too busy talking to regina to say hi... OK. sorry guys. for the length. Videos and pictures are coming soon! THE END I was smiling like an idiot that entire post. What an amazing experience!
  25. Grammys 2010

    I have no quarrel with Taylor Swift's music but, sales to very young kids aside, the idea that this album was the best of the year, in a year when, for instance, Regina, Jenny Young Owens, Norah Jones and Nellie McKay had really wonderful things out there, is stupendous. quote: Originally posted by ks1990: I was so silly for thinking Regina MIGHT have had a chance of getting at least ONE nomination. But no! The grammys are an absolute joke. Taylor Swift album of the year? WTF???????? what has the music industry come to!!!