thefinalfling

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    thefinalfling reacted to kvcheban in Hi-Res (or best available) versions of Regina's album art?   
    Hi!
    The album page looks very cool! It's great to have everything at once.
    Regarding lyrics: recently I've noticed lyrics on the official website. Just straight text, no division into verse, chorus. But it's a primary source comparing to popular lyrics websites which mess up from time to time.

    P.S. keep on developing your website! It already offers so many features and contains different kind of well-structured content. What it really lacks is the amount of users as passionate as you. Hope it changes in future!
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    thefinalfling reacted to Regismemory in Gathering recordings   
    Hi! I’m not sure about the stream, but You can listen to the song on my Regina Spektor fansite here: Moon River
    Feel free to check out the site while you’re there. Make an account and contribute to the community!
    Thanks!
    -Regis Memory / https://reginasaurus.net
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    thefinalfling reacted to p4patricia in A Very Special Solo Performance Set List   
    Hi all, Regina kicked off the Special Solo Tour last night in Tucson, AZ and I want to share the setlist from the show.She was amazing! She took some requests from the crowd and she was her usual foul-mouthed/adorable-self! She's battling bronchitis so she didn't sing as much as she would have liked, but she did not disappoint! She started promptly at 8:00pm; no opening band and no encore.  It would be cool to see what songs she plays in other cities, please share! 
    Folding Chair
    The One Who Stayed & The One Who Left
    Prisoners
    Grand Hotel
    The Light
    On the Radio
    Left Hand Song
    Bobbing for Apples 
    That Time 
    Ballad of A Politician
    Apres Moi
    Older and Taller 
    Music Box
    Sailor Song
    Obsolete
    Blue Lips
    Ne Me Quitte Pas
    Samson
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    thefinalfling reacted to sweetness in my lungs in Way Out West festival, Gothenburg/Göteborg, August 12th, 2017 - story   
    So I got to see Regina last Saturday! She came to the festival Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden. I was so completely unprepared for this concert. Had just come home from a vacation and had to repack to go away again. Forgot both camera and ear plugs. And additionally I had lost my phone on the vacation… So the pictures and videos I have are mostly taken by my husband on his phone. And there are not many because it was raining pretty hard … BUT I befriended two concert goers standing next to me and they agreed to send their photos and videos, so we’ll see. One of them were Russian and the other a Jewish New Yorker. What are the odds? Well… probabaly higher at a Regina concert than elsewhere now that I think about it… This was the first time I was not in the first row at a Reggie concert. I was in the second behind the New Yorker who was this short wonderful person that didn’t block my view at all (although she couldn’t see anything herself for the first three songs when the press took their photos ).
    Regina was (as always) enchanting, graceful and mesmerizingly good musically. The setlist was very approachable. It felt very suitable for a festival. Mostly upbeat, better known songs. It’s amazing how she can almost fill an entire show with only hits now. I was very happy to hear Tornadoland again (probably my favorite on RUTL), The Calculation was a welcome returner as well as Eet, That Time and Bobbin’ for Apples. I was surprised that she didn’t play On the Radio or Bleeding heart, but I can’t say I missed them terribly.

    She had a new cellist. She didn’t introduce the band, so I didn’t catch his name. But he was very… passionate. Hehe. Had a few funny expressions and was very vivid in his movements etc. He forgot how to play Blue Lips though. During the second verse he looked at the sheets, at the piano, back at the sheets, to Brady and so on while playing a few uncertain notes. But he did a good job otherwise! Courageous to bring an acoustic cello in that weather.

    Some anecdotes:

             She improvised a great deal at the end of Better this time too! I have a bit of it on video.
             High pitch ”juicy” x 3 on That Time.
             Before Ballad of a Politician she referred to the White House and said that the Statue of Liberty stood before them and will stand after them. It was very moving and brought down huge applause.
              During the outro of Small Bill$ she imitated a a wild animal, like scaring the crowd and then backing off looking hesitant. I thought of a bear because of the lyrics.
             During Ne Me Quitte Pas she added how she loved Göteborg in the rain (with a really good accent with a rolling R!).
    You guys. Samson this time. I have never ever sung along to that song. I sing it a lot by myself but I wouldn’t want to bother Regina or the people around me if they’re having a moment. I just think it’s too delicate. Haha. No one in the crowd agreed with me. Everyone sang along. Regina exclaimed ”You sing beautifully!” after the first verse. And then again after one more bit ”You’re gonna make me cry!”. So then I sang along. With Regina and everyone else. It was wonderful. At the end she actually sounded and looked like she was going to cry, she looked very moved. After she said ”You broke me heart! In the best possible way”. And she didn’t seem like she wanted to leave the stage. Many thank yous and blowing kisses plus an air hug.
    It was a wonderful concert. It could’ve felt impersonal because of the setlist and the setting, but it was an experience I wouldn’t have wanted to miss. I’m so glad I went.




    I’ll probably just post the videos in the facebook group, since they’re not good enough to put on youtube. Or maybe I'll find out how to attach them here...



    Folding Chair
    Eet
    Grand Hotel
    Tornadoland
    The Calculation
    Better
    Bobbin’ for Apples
    That Time
    Après Moi
    Ballad of a Politician
    Dance Anthem of the 80s’
    Small Bill$
    You’ve Got Time
    Blue Lips
    Ne Me Quitte Pas
    Us
    Fidelity
    Sailor Song
    Hotel Song
    Samson
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    thefinalfling got a reaction from robertaxel in Edinburgh show and The New Colossus   

    I saw Regina in Edinburgh this week after what seemed like forever since I saw her last.
    The show was great as always, but especially noteworthy was her recital of The New Colossus to start the show. This was in response to there being 'a new asshole in The White House' who had dismissed the poem and its imortance as it was only added to the Statue of Liberty later. Obviously as an immigrant to New York it means a lot to Regina and her speech beforehand, and the recital itself was very moving. I wish I could have recorded it but the venue had a very strict no photo/video policy.
    (The show that followed was amazing too, and it was fun to see the guitar back!)
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    thefinalfling got a reaction from robertaxel in Edinburgh show and The New Colossus   

    I saw Regina in Edinburgh this week after what seemed like forever since I saw her last.
    The show was great as always, but especially noteworthy was her recital of The New Colossus to start the show. This was in response to there being 'a new asshole in The White House' who had dismissed the poem and its imortance as it was only added to the Statue of Liberty later. Obviously as an immigrant to New York it means a lot to Regina and her speech beforehand, and the recital itself was very moving. I wish I could have recorded it but the venue had a very strict no photo/video policy.
    (The show that followed was amazing too, and it was fun to see the guitar back!)
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    thefinalfling reacted to Regismemory in Regina KEXP Album   
    i know many were disappointed in Live On Soundstage, and nothing has been released about the removal of the record on itunes. I purchased the physical dvd cd bundle so i could get it a week early, and i was so exited. Regina always delivers, and given that it was her first time performing these songs live, i admire the album. anyway for those of you who are still looking for live Remember Us To Life, i put together her KEXP preformance, as a live album. listen on my soundcloud below. to download the album visit www.regismemory.weebly.com check out my other stuff on the site too!
     
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    thefinalfling reacted to BeginToHope in Order "Live On Soundstage"!   
    (Autographed CD/DVD is now out of stock! Sorry if you didn't get this :-( )
    Hello, fellow Respektors!
    I am pleased to announce you can now order Regina's latest live album "Live On Soundstage" (In either CD/DVD or Standalone Blu-ray format)! 
    The tracklisting includes:
    1. On The Radio  
    2. Better
    3. Bleeding Heart 
    4. Older And Taller 
    5. Grand Hotel  
    6. Small Bill$  
    7. Black and White  
    8. Hotel Song 
    9. The Trapper and the Furrier
    10. Sellers Of Flowers  
    11. Obsolete  
    12. Tornadoland (DVD only)
    13. You’ve Got The Time  
    14. New Year  
    15. Us  
    16. The Visit  
    17. The Light  
    18. Fidelity 
    19. Samson
    (All songs were taped on July 29, 2016 at WTTW's Grainger Studio in Chicago, IL)
    It is now avaliable on Amazon and other major retailers! 
    Buy Blu-ray here.
    Buy CD + DVD here.
    Until next time!
    Noah 
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    thefinalfling reacted to HerSweetestDownfall in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
     
    Dude, this made me laugh so freakin' hard! I love it!
     
    Thing is, you don't get to choose your Regina. Your Regina chooses you.
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    thefinalfling got a reaction from robertaxel in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    I've got a heart of stone (I didn't even cry at Marley & Me ) but The Light almost moved me to tears!
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    thefinalfling reacted to howardlouis in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    Used to be active on Brümstix several years ago. Came to here to say that, first, I love the album. And second..."The Light" is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Ugly tears coming out of me in public when I first heard it. <3 her.
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    thefinalfling reacted to Lilyfloss in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    My favorite as of right now is Tornadoland! I lovelovelove the sway of the song, and the way she smashes down that scale in octaves during the chorus... chills! That track is sonically very exciting. Yay regiinaaaaa
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    thefinalfling reacted to himynameism in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    Just finished my first listen! Love it so so much! I needed this so much right now    The Trapper and the Furrier is my favorite for now. Followed by Tornadoland....so many cool sounds in that one!
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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    The Light is like a novel set to music, the melody and lyrics rank with the most beautiful she has written in my book...
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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    For those who don't do the itunes thing... This seems like an instant classic to me..
     

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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    For those missing the 'old Regina'; a somber ballad from the new album has just been released.  
     

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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    Regi is scheduled to be on the BBC next Saturday; not sure of the time zone, but they usually have audio available afterwards...
     

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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in What would you like to see on the new record?   
    Some encouraging news.. (emphasis added)
     
    COLDPLAY MUSICAL COLLABORATOR DAVIDE ROSSI PERFORMS WITH BAND IN A RARE ON-STAGE APPEARANCE AT GLASTONBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL Davide Rossi Joined Barry Gibb and Coldplay in Epic Rendition of Bee Gees Iconic Song Stayn' Alive   June 28, 2016 18:54 ET | Source: Davide Rossi  photo-release (Photo Credit: Matthew Miller)
    (L-R: Davide Rossi, Chris Martin, Barry Gibb, Glastonbury Music Festival 2016)

    LONDON and LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grammy Award-winning violinist, and orchestral composer and arranger, Davide Rossi, performed the Bee Gee's classic Stayin' Alive Sunday with Coldplay and Barry Gibb at the Glastonbury Music Festival. Rossi is Coldplay's long-time musical collaborator who helped establish the full-spectrum, orchestral sound that has become a musical signature for the superstar group. For Sunday night's Glastonbury performance, Rossi brought to life the original string arrangement of the Bee Gees iconic song, and performed it live playing violin on-stage with Coldplay and Gibb.

    "Davide has lent us his incredible talents on a number of songs over the past 10 years, from Viva la Vida to Paradise. It was fantastic to share the stage with him Sunday night," said Coldplay.

    Rossi's work with Coldplay began with their first collaborative efforts on the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning album Viva la Vida.He contributed to six tracks including the title track, which became the band's first UK and US #1 single. Rossi continued to collaborate with Coldplay on the 2010 follow-up Mylo Xiloto, the 2014's Ghost Stories, and the latest release, A Head Full Of Dreams.

    In addition, Rossi was part of the core artistic production team behind the 50th Super Bowl Half Time Show, which took place in Santa Clara, California in February 2016.  He scored the arrangements for Coldplay's medley of Viva La Vida/Paradise/Fix You, etc., and was also responsible for all coaching, rehearsals and the overall final performance of the YOLA string orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and the University of California Berkeley marching band.

    Rossi's career highlights also include 13 years as band member with Goldfrapp and an intense creative partnership with The Verve, working on their last album Forth and headlining Glastonbury, the V Festival and other major festivals in Europe to promote it.  He has contributed Grammy–award winning arrangements to Alicia Keys' latest two albums, and his work can also be heard on recent albums from Neil Diamond, One Direction, Jake Bugg, Röyksopp, Dido, Jon Hopkins, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, and many others.

    Later this year, Rossi's distinctive sound will be on new albums from Bat For Lashes, Twin Atlantic, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and Arion.  He is also collaborating with musician/producer Matt Hales of Aqualung, with a new album for the duo in the works.
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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in reg in the news   
    Wise words and a super cute picture from Regi via her FB
     
     
    Happy Purim! A celebration of an ancient avoided Holocaust of the Jewish people. Watch out for new prejudices... Don't let people spread their viruses of hate... We are all made of the same stuff... Love will win, love will unite and love and kindness are what this world needs from us... To life, L'chayim!!! regina
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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in reg in the news   
    New Regina releases for Record Store day!
     
    Hi Everyone!
    Happy International Women's Day!
    It's a fun day to announce that in a little over a month- April 16th,2016 we will be releasing 2 vinyl exclusives at indie record stores to celebrate Record Store Day!
    They will be:
    -"Soviet Kitsch" on Red Vinyl with a bonus 7"!
    -A Deluxe 10th Anniversary 2-LP "Begin To Hope" vinyl with a special gold jacket!
    Check out and support your local record stores and for more info visit
    http://www.recordstoreday.com
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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in reg in the news   
    At the Holocaust Museum Gala last night..
     
     

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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel in reg in the news   
    Very nice detailed and appreciative article from The Guardian today...
     
     
    http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/jan/26/cult-heroes-regina-spektor-off-kilter-songwriter
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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel6 in pictures and videos of interest...   
    From the Orpheum show last night..
     
     

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    thefinalfling reacted to robertaxel6 in pictures and videos of interest...   
    From Tumblr; Regina making a point: