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  1. post your favorite photos of regina

    quote: I believe it's a big plastic bow! and she pulls it off hehe This is from the Greek last month, correct? quote: Originally posted by Reginaoverdose: By the way, favorite picture ever.
  2. Dream regina album!

    quote: Originally posted by jellybeanjules: AN ALL RAP ALBUM!!!!! That would be amazing if she would release another themed album--i.e. like 11:11 being jazz-centered and Soviet Kitsch being really punky.
  3. quote: Originally posted by almostspotless: DEFINITELY an excellent addition. Unfortunately only the "your momma special x-treme better than yours aren't you jealous SUPER fan edition" comes with all 23 songs and Regina, herself, in a box. What about a sky-painted piano?
  4. Genius Next Door

    quote: Originally posted by tourniquet737: This might be a simple, literal interpretation of the song, but I think it has to do with autoerotic asphyxia. The asphyxia that occurs before drowning is said to cause an orgasm. So, the "enchanted" lake is only enchanted because of the euphoria produced from the hypocapnia (lack of oxygen to the brain that makes you feel "high")....just hold your breath 'til you come back up in full. The kids play that game to experience a euphoric feeling. The genius next door's secret is the fact that he's into autoerotic asphyxia, hence his stripping his clothes off by the dumpster while everyone was sleeping. He's ashamed so he does it at night (the embarrassment goes hand in hand with the "neighbors were trying to keep it quiet" line...it's something people don't like to talk about). By the final verse, one of the local kids eventually died via this "enchanted" lake, hence the arrival of the film crews. The genius next door is as "genius" because he thinks he has the antidote for life's problems...orgasm through the enchanted, though thick as butter (ew), lake. I never considered these possibilities, though I did assume that the genius next door drowns. Fantastic! I always wonder with some of her more difficult lyrics if there are obscure allusions that I'm just missing, since RS has such a diverse cultural background.
  5. hi! I'm new here

    quote: well, I've been around the forum like a ghost (eeh, a guest, my bad Razzer) and I decided finally to join... well, this place seems fun lol, and there are a lot of threads that are super-interesting (There may be some good people, hahaha) Hey Emiliano! I likewise haunted this forum often and just recently decided to join. You can call me whatever you want. "Me Myself" has been used so far, but if that is confusing my real name is Andrew.
  6. Regina is everywhere

    I heard "Left Hand Song" in a bookstore before I knew that it had been recorded on the Joshua Bell album. It was uncanny.
  7. There's nothing wrong with making criticisms and disliking an artist that many other people consider great, however--if you have intelligent, coherent arguments to make--or at least "if you are poetic about it," quoth Regina. For example, Tolstoy despised Shakespeare, but was nevertheless a phenomenal writer himself.
  8. Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    If the NPP is intended to reward actual efforts, then awarding it to Pres. Obama was probably premature. Do remember, though, that Al Gore also won a Nobel Peace Prize. It's not acknowledging anything rigorous like a discovery in particle physics or the writing of Ulysses, so I really don't think it's a huge issue that he won.
  9. Recommend a book here...

    Richard Powers, The Gold Bug Variations for music lovers. Or geneticists. Nathaniel West's novels are also really good.
  10. What are you Eeting right now?

    Honey mustard pretzels.... This has been my snack for the past three days xD. Go college.
  11. Genius Next Door

    Some said the local lake had been enchanted Others said it must have been the weather The neighbors were trying to keep it quiet But I swear that I could hear the laughter So they jokingly nicknamed it the porridge 'Cause overnight that lake had turned as thick as butter But the local kids would still go swimming, drinking, Saying that to them it doesn’t matter If you just hold in your breath 'til you come back up in full Hold in your breath 'til you've thought it through, you fool The genius next door was bussing tables Wiping clean the ketchup bottle labels Getting high and mumbling German fables Didn’t care as long as he was able To strip his clothes off by the dumpsters At night while everyone was sleeping And to wade midway into that porridge just him and the secret he was keeping If you just hold in your breath 'til you come back up in full Hold in your breath 'til you've thought it through, you foolish child In the morning the film crews start arriving With donuts, coffee, and reporters The kids were waking up hungover The neighbors were starting up their cars The garbagemen were emptying the dumpsters Atheists were praying full of sarcasm And the genius next door was sleeping Dreaming that the antidote is orgasm If you just hold in your breath til you come back up in full Hold in your breath 'til you've thought it through, you foolish child I've had a lot of free time on my hands, so I have been posting pretty often in this thread--I hope this is not bothersome to anyone. So, "Genius Next Door." A rarely mentioned song that has been around for a while, which was deemed important enough to show up on the present album. Some people say it is pure nonsense, but others, though agnostic about the precise meaning of the lyrics, find the piece astoundingly beautiful. Many people listening to the performance at the last concert I attended were literally moved to tears by the piece. What has been accomplished by the music in this situation if the lyrics remain opaque? I think "Genius Next Door" represents the mastery of one of RS's particular styles. The lyrics evoke certain images in a sequence with powerfully moving effects, but present a dead end to literal interpretation. Spektor has mentioned in interviews that she writes songs as if writing short stories. This brought to mind the adage of Edgar Allen Poe that the short story serves the purpose of instilling a single emotion in the reader--e.g., terror*. Thoughts? *look into the short stories of Franz Kafka, specifically The Metamorphosis. That story literally made me feel an emotion I had never felt before.
  12. Genius Next Door

    Some said the local lake had been enchanted Others said it must have been the weather The neighbors were trying to keep it quiet But I swear that I could hear the laughter So they jokingly nicknamed it the porridge 'Cause overnight that lake had turned as thick as butter But the local kids would still go swimming, drinking, Saying that to them it doesn’t matter If you just hold in your breath 'til you come back up in full Hold in your breath 'til you've thought it through, you fool The genius next door was bussing tables Wiping clean the ketchup bottle labels Getting high and mumbling German fables Didn’t care as long as he was able To strip his clothes off by the dumpsters At night while everyone was sleeping And to wade midway into that porridge just him and the secret he was keeping If you just hold in your breath 'til you come back up in full Hold in your breath 'til you've thought it through, you foolish child In the morning the film crews start arriving With donuts, coffee, and reporters The kids were waking up hungover The neighbors were starting up their cars The garbagemen were emptying the dumpsters Atheists were praying full of sarcasm And the genius next door was sleeping Dreaming that the antidote is orgasm If you just hold in your breath til you come back up in full Hold in your breath 'til you've thought it through, you foolish child I've had a lot of free time on my hands, so I have been posting pretty often in this thread--I hope this is not bothersome to anyone. So, "Genius Next Door." A rarely mentioned song that has been around for a while, which was deemed important enough to show up on the present album. Some people say it is pure nonsense, but others, though agnostic about the precise meaning of the lyrics, find the piece astoundingly beautiful. Many people listening to the performance at the last concert I attended were literally moved to tears by the piece. What has been accomplished by the music in this situation if the lyrics remain opaque? I think "Genius Next Door" represents the mastery of one of RS's particular styles. The lyrics evoke certain images in a sequence with powerfully moving effects, but present a dead end to literal interpretation. Spektor has mentioned in interviews that she writes songs as if writing short stories. This brought to mind the adage of Edgar Allen Poe that the short story serves the purpose of instilling a single emotion in the reader--e.g., terror*. Thoughts? *look into the short stories of Franz Kafka, specifically The Metamorphosis. That story literally made me feel an emotion I had never felt before.
  13. does Regina have a boyfriend?

    quote: Ahhh, the power of lyrics and music. Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Up and coming: Reginaphilia: Tales of Genius and the Music Box (just kidding)
  14. Good questions for Regina

    I agree, Briana--I also like quieter concerts--at least with regard to the actual music. I don't mind how loud people get between songs, I just can't stand it when people scream during songs at any time--that applies to any type of performance (you certainly would not hear someone shout at a classical recital). However, since there are lyrics and everyone (probably) knows them all, I wouldn't say singing along is disruptive unless it's off-key . People usually don't sing along to entire songs, anyway.
  15. Good questions for Regina

    quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: ^^i wish for an oldies revival as well, Rosa. i have to say, if i got the chance of actually being heard, and regina asked for requests, i'd shout something mildly insane as well. worst case scenario, she ignores me, or hears, but says, "oh i forget that one. but it's cool of you to know it!" best-case? she goes, "Virgin Queen? Sure!" and then i go down in Stix history as a friggin' legend lol I've considered the viability of making a posterboard with a favorite song since fans are so notoriously loud between songs.