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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in New York Rhapsody on PBS   
    Bought the dvd since the stream will not be there forever and, for some reason (probably SIre) she is not on the CD.  Someone more talented than me will have to rip Moon River to pass along to all of us.  It was and is incredible and proves again that we need an album of standards from her
     
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    Barth reacted to srg in New York Rhapsody on PBS   
    Streaming here: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365898003
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    Barth reacted to Mary Ann in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    She played what felt like the entire album at the Chicago show. The songs are absolutely stellar. I mean, I knew I was going to be taken with new Spektor, but these songs really floored me, to the point of tears at some points. Also, one of the major highlights was a song that featured her beat-boxing.
     
    I can't wait to be able to hear it again. I had certain lyrics stuck in my head all day.
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    Barth reacted to tallchick in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    I just love how she plopped all new songs on us. she's basically like, "brumstix people, not even you guys are gonna see this coming." its so surprising! How crazy is this? How do yall feel about this?
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel6 in reg in the news   
    Except for the last one, which I will now look into, each one of these artists and songs are among my all time favorites.  It is stunning.  Thanks.  (This is headed for FB).
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    Barth reacted to robertaxel6 in reg in the news   
    Regina is named with some impressive company here:
     
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/9-of-the-best-songs-by-female-writers-this-fun-home-star-shares-her-list-355093?r=n
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    Barth reacted to robertaxel6 in post your favorite photos of regina   
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    Barth reacted to himynameism in post your favorite photos of regina   

     
    Posted by Shervin on his tumblr and instagram! From 2012! 
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    Barth reacted to porcupine-ologist in Regina is everywhere   
    I had never seen that "All I Have To Do Is Dream" video before, it's such a treat! 
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    Barth reacted to robertaxel6 in Regina is everywhere   
    Here is one I haven't heard about.. Regina along with Jakob Dylan and Steven Stills (what a combination!) in the Everly Brothers classic at the Troubadour...
     
     

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    Barth reacted to robertaxel6 in Regina is everywhere   
    Regina is mentioned as a possible artist to sing at the Tampa Bay Rays baseball field at the Trop....
     
     
    http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/rays-owner-stuart-sternberg-on-pickles-peeps-and-plenty-more/2224018
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
    I am a huge, lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, (and love my Bruins and Celtics, too) but football has never meant that much to me.  But I am a New Englander by birth and the Patriots are playing, so I feel required to have it on.  It was not going well, the Pats down 14-0, and my general disnterest in the whole thing starting to come on, when suddenly a commercial, with Ben Folds' You Don't Know Me, featuring one Regina Spektor popped on, I became much happier and the Patriots scored a quick touchdown.  (As always, I missed what product was being sold, so pleased was I to hear Regina singing).
     
    I may start to watch more football.
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
    I am a huge, lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, (and love my Bruins and Celtics, too) but football has never meant that much to me.  But I am a New Englander by birth and the Patriots are playing, so I feel required to have it on.  It was not going well, the Pats down 14-0, and my general disnterest in the whole thing starting to come on, when suddenly a commercial, with Ben Folds' You Don't Know Me, featuring one Regina Spektor popped on, I became much happier and the Patriots scored a quick touchdown.  (As always, I missed what product was being sold, so pleased was I to hear Regina singing).
     
    I may start to watch more football.
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    Barth reacted to robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
    Nice article which points out the wisdom of Regi's 'perfect body' reference from 'Folding Chair' 
     
     
    http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2014/12/10/three-easy-steps-not-overspending-december
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Love Me or Leave Me   
    Yes.  I hear the Holliday influence but Giordano and the Night Hawks (who, I think, are as perfect at what they do as anyone can be) has Regina singing it much more up tempo than Billie's version (at least the one I have on my Ipod).  But I so remember the 1960s Nina Simone with the semi-classical piano break in the middle.  In those days, a female singer playing the piano as she sang, and doing so with great skill, was very rare and, well, that describes Someone Else quite well.
     
    This thing is just so great.
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    Barth reacted to Emmerrrrrrr in Love Me or Leave Me   
    Wowww. That is one powerful voice. I love it so much. The you-ooh-ooh-ooh part (you know what I mean right?) is filling me with joy and yeah, I know it's not exactly a feel good song, but I'm reminded what it's like to be blown away by a new Regina song.
     
    It's so cool that Randall Poster is so enthusiastic about her. He's the music supervisor of all the Wes Anderson films, Boyhood, and a lot of other stuff. I hope he'll sneak in a song of hers into a Wes Anderson movie once
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    Barth reacted to robertaxel in Love Me or Leave Me   
    I hear more Billie Holiday (another Regina influence) in the interpretation...(high praise indeed)... and yes, an album of standards would be a lovely idea..
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    Barth got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Love Me or Leave Me   
    Aside from being the first new Regina recording in way too long a time (motherhood probably does that to a person), this abso-bleeping-lutely spectacular recording of a much recorded well known standard (and, yes, I know the Nina Simone version probably attracted Regina to it) is another reminder (as with My Man, her previous Boardwalk Empire/Vince Giordano recording) of how incredibly versatile and talented our Regi is:
     
     http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/10/24/regina-spektor-boardwalk-empire-final-episode/
     
    I love her own stuff, beyond all words, but, if she does not record a full album of standards, with that incredible voice she has, the world will be poorer beyond belief.
     
    I am not a fan of this expression, but it applies to this recording in all of its meanings:  Oh, my God!!!
     
     
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Barnes & Noble (NYC), August 18, 2009   
    It was five years ago.  The first time I saw Regina live and in person.  Many, many times since.  But five years ago tonight was the first time.  I was a Reginaholic before then, but incurably so after the event at Barnes & Noble five years ago right now, or so.  Just thought I should mention a momentous occasion.
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Barnes & Noble (NYC), August 18, 2009   
    It was five years ago.  The first time I saw Regina live and in person.  Many, many times since.  But five years ago tonight was the first time.  I was a Reginaholic before then, but incurably so after the event at Barnes & Noble five years ago right now, or so.  Just thought I should mention a momentous occasion.
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Barnes & Noble (NYC), August 18, 2009   
    It was five years ago.  The first time I saw Regina live and in person.  Many, many times since.  But five years ago tonight was the first time.  I was a Reginaholic before then, but incurably so after the event at Barnes & Noble five years ago right now, or so.  Just thought I should mention a momentous occasion.
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Barnes & Noble (NYC), August 18, 2009   
    It was five years ago.  The first time I saw Regina live and in person.  Many, many times since.  But five years ago tonight was the first time.  I was a Reginaholic before then, but incurably so after the event at Barnes & Noble five years ago right now, or so.  Just thought I should mention a momentous occasion.
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Barnes & Noble (NYC), August 18, 2009   
    It was five years ago.  The first time I saw Regina live and in person.  Many, many times since.  But five years ago tonight was the first time.  I was a Reginaholic before then, but incurably so after the event at Barnes & Noble five years ago right now, or so.  Just thought I should mention a momentous occasion.
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    Barth got a reaction from robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
     
    Not that I expect her to tell us about every concert she attends, she had so many nice things to say about Neil Young's show at Carnegie Hall in January, I am slightly surprised she said nothing about Tori Amos'.  The album, in my opinion, is quite interesting as all of Tori Amos' are, but, not always easy to follow.  But the woman loves her piano, and her classical past and, well, you know....
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    Barth reacted to robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
    It has been 10 years since Soviet Kitsch (where does the time go)?.. An excellent piece on the
    album and Regina as an artist:
    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/russian-doll/Content?oid=21088