one of many monkeys

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  1. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    and I love the Beatles chord!
  2. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    Listening to Folding Chair - Holy Sh**, I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Regina on Jools next Tuesday

    listen to Blue Lips on the jools holland show, then listen to the studio recording... i'm sorry, the studio recording BLOWS. no magic whatsoever. it's epic live - it breathes, it builds, it resounds. how come the studio version sounds like it was recorded in a small room with too little oxygen???
  4. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    I download Regina's stuff from wherever I can get it the fastest, but then I buy it legit later on. It hurts too much to wait
  5. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    I just listened to a clip of Blue Lips on Amazon for the first time and frankly, I'm a little scared. I f'in love that song. But I love the spacey, distant, nebulous feel it has. Please someone tell me it hasn't been irrevocable deformed by a mutant ELO gene...
  6. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    and I love the title. what's "the calculation". sounds brillinat already!
  7. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    wonderful, wonderful news. i'm glad the whole world will finally know about "genius next door". it's so refreshing to read regina on pitchfork - so many of the "ultra-cool" bands they interview are slick to the point of boring. regina is a breath of resh air ("Ding!")
  8. Songs you hope to see in the next album

    a little off topic, but not really... anyone else feel like Human of the Year is very sci-fi, very Twilight Zone? look at Regina's eyes in the Stockholm video: . she looks like a Fembot, or a Replicant. so cool
  9. What are you listening to right now?

    cat power – names
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    I made a radio station on Pandora based on Antony and The Johnsons. I'm hearing Rufus Wainright, Nina Simone, John Cale, Regina, Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian... very nice
  11. Explain Your Name Here!!

    My last name – Lesseraux – is "Lesser" + "aux". we believe my Jewish ancestors added the aux to avoid persecution in France. They had already been pogrommed out of Russia
  12. Explain Your Name Here!!

    "oneofmanymonkeys" is an attempt to be less self-absorbed
  13. Songs you hope to see in the next album

    As much as I love Blue Lips, Rowboats, Loveology, and all the other stuff that hasn't appeared on an album yet, what I most want to hear is COMPLETELY NEW stuff! How many new songs do you guys think there will be? And by "new" I mean never before recorded or played live. How many completely new songs are there on a typical Regina album?
  14. NEW blog post for Israel!

    Me too. Jewish on my dad's side, anyway (so I don't qualify according to the state of Israel, but to the Nazis, I would have)
  15. NEW blog post for Israel!

    Regina's words are beautiful, as always. Hamas is not Palestine – Hamas is a death cult, Palestinians are people like you and me. But when i read something so in depth i wonder why there is no mention of the Israeli settler movement. Hard-line Israeli settlers - many of whom view Palestinians as little more than bugs - have been carving up the Palestinian territories for years. It's a big prison. And from the point of view of Palestinians, Israel is the obvious cause of all this. In such a situation, people radicalize, and the Hamases of the world thrive. ...And in saying this, I am not being "anti-semitic," as Regina might believe. Nationalism and the seemingly innate urge to protect one's homeland are stronger forces than politics, ideology, even religion. Imagine what would happen if Mexico tried to take back even an inch of Texas (which used to be theirs) – you better believe this country would quickly develop its own good ol' boy version of Hamas, with insane Christianity in place of insane Islam. And while I'd be the first to critique this development, I wouldn't let Mexico off the hook. Hamas is an evil death cult – about as well-intentioned as the Manson cult. But Israel and the U.S. have to tell the Meir Kahane's of the world that enough is enough. I still love you, Regina!
  16. New Album Predictions

    If you had to guess, what Regina songs that you already know will wind up on the new album (if any)? I BET ON... 1. One More Time with Feeling I WOULDN'T MIND SEEING... 1. Genius Next Door 2. Movies 3. All The Rowboats 4. Loveology 5. Hero (of the Story) 6. Blue Lips 7. Long Brown Hair
  17. If Regina would ever do a cover song.....

    Happiness Is A Warm Gun!
  18. Regina Spektor NEW ALBUM!!!

    How about Album Titles? Has anyone posted a thread on this yet? Guessing at titles, or rather, titles that would be appropriate for a Regina album? Here are a few ideas, derived from songs I wouldn't mind seeing on the album: • Incurable Humanist • Porcupineology • Beneath the Knowledge Tree • Smile Real Wide
  19. What are you listening to right now?

    Bon Iver - Stacks
  20. Is Regina "rock"?

    yeah, she's beyond classification. but it's fun to try. different songs can be classified differently. i have fun with my personal regina library. here are some labels i've used: anti-folk, anti-rock, avant-pop, über-pop, unclassifiable, freeform, betterthaneverybodyelse
  21. Crossing Borders.

    anyone know anything about Danish death rituals?
  22. the synechdote of it all

    saw synechdote yesterday - not sure there's anything left to do in filmmaking. only see it if you're not in a moment of crisis - Schopenhauer is light and fun-filled by comparison. i'm struck by how some "brilliant artists" (many of them actually) can't get away from their "pain bodies", from their own scrumptious sadness(R1). then you have the reginas of the world - just as "in the know" about mankind's inherent existential dilemma, life's impermanence, human frailty and so on(R2 & R3) - who manage to stay positive and weave such beautiful tapestries of sound, imagery, and imagination(R4). for me, regina's music touches on everything - literally everything. i close my eyes and think about where we came from - primitive hunter-gatherers traversing an unknown landscape, learning languages, building fires, making shells into jewelry, building monoliths(R5), fighting wars, saying sorry(R6), inventing "love", creating god(R7) ... to say nothing of the speciation phase before that. so much in such a short time. the internet is still a child. imagine where we'll be in 20 years? what will the soundtrack be? i hope it is regina spektor. because that will mean we chose the path of creative understanding instead of war and nihilism and death(R8). P.S. in the words of che, "2,3, many reginas!"(R9). in the words of mao, "let 100 reginas bloom!"(R10). R1: "The muscles of the intellectuals are atrophying" R2: "they started off beneath the knowledge tree then they chopped it down to make white picket fences" R3: "Hey, open wide, here comes original sin..." R4: read any freakin' song lyric by Regina. for example... "they come in all quiet sweep up and then they leave and you don't hear a single floor board creak they're so much stronger than the friends you try to keep by your side" or... "and then you take that love you made and stick it into some someone else's heart pumping someone else's blood and walking arm in arm you hope it don't get harmed but even if it does you'll just do it all again" R5: "oh they build buildings, they build buildings so tall these days" R6: "love-ology, I'm sorry-ology, forgive me-ology" R7: "he stumbled into faith and thought, this is all there is the pictures in his mind arose and began to breathe and all the gods in all the worlds began colliding on a backdrop of blue" R8: "The world is everlasting, it's coming and it's going..." R9: che guevarra (slightly altered from the original: "2, 3, many vietnams!") R10: mao zedong (slightly altered from the original: "let 100 flowers bloom!")
  23. the synechdote of it all

    saw synechdote yesterday - not sure there's anything left to do in filmmaking. only see it if you're not in a moment of crisis - Schopenhauer is light and fun-filled by comparison. i'm struck by how some "brilliant artists" (many of them actually) can't get away from their "pain bodies", from their own scrumptious sadness(R1). then you have the reginas of the world - just as "in the know" about mankind's inherent existential dilemma, life's impermanence, human frailty and so on(R2 & R3) - who manage to stay positive and weave such beautiful tapestries of sound, imagery, and imagination(R4). for me, regina's music touches on everything - literally everything. i close my eyes and think about where we came from - primitive hunter-gatherers traversing an unknown landscape, learning languages, building fires, making shells into jewelry, building monoliths(R5), fighting wars, saying sorry(R6), inventing "love", creating god(R7) ... to say nothing of the speciation phase before that. so much in such a short time. the internet is still a child. imagine where we'll be in 20 years? what will the soundtrack be? i hope it is regina spektor. because that will mean we chose the path of creative understanding instead of war and nihilism and death(R8). P.S. in the words of che, "2,3, many reginas!"(R9). in the words of mao, "let 100 reginas bloom!"(R10). R1: "The muscles of the intellectuals are atrophying" R2: "they started off beneath the knowledge tree then they chopped it down to make white picket fences" R3: "Hey, open wide, here comes original sin..." R4: read any freakin' song lyric by Regina. for example... "they come in all quiet sweep up and then they leave and you don't hear a single floor board creak they're so much stronger than the friends you try to keep by your side" or... "and then you take that love you made and stick it into some someone else's heart pumping someone else's blood and walking arm in arm you hope it don't get harmed but even if it does you'll just do it all again" R5: "oh they build buildings, they build buildings so tall these days" R6: "love-ology, I'm sorry-ology, forgive me-ology" R7: "he stumbled into faith and thought, this is all there is the pictures in his mind arose and began to breathe and all the gods in all the worlds began colliding on a backdrop of blue" R8: "The world is everlasting, it's coming and it's going..." R9: che guevarra (slightly altered from the original: "2, 3, many vietnams!") R10: mao zedong (slightly altered from the original: "let 100 flowers bloom!")
  24. New Album Predictions

    i don't know. i myself could care less about grey's anatomy or most tv shows in general. i'd prefer to listen to an obscure poorly recorded regina song than hear her music layered over a corny montage of weepy doctors any day. but different people are different. new and unique artists like regina are first appreciated by people with an ear for unusual talent and a willingness to buck the trend, but then the buzz buzzes and the layperson gets involved. and this is good! what's the alternative? more mariah carey? i'm sure lots of people caught reginitis from tv shows or VH1 for that matter, then went on to explore her music in more depth. as far as i'm concerned, let regina's music conquer the world - it would be a better place!
  25. New Album Predictions

    wow, you guys cover a lot of ground here's a question i don't think anyone has asked: assuming One More Time with Feeling is on the new album, how long after the album release before we hear it on Grey's Anatomy? I picture a near-death experience (perhaps Dr. Meredith Yang?), her life - and old episodes - flashing before our eyes, fellow doctors gathered around the bedside, and of course, a helium balloon pushing up at the ceiling... all building towards a grand climax at the second chorus: "this is why we fight!"... amazingly, the Dr. Yang pulls through, all thanks to Regina!