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  1. an old memory

    When I was a freshman in high school (so this was a good few years ago) I went with a friend of mine to Hoboken NJ. We went to see this band we had heard of called the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players at a little cafe called Maxwell's. It was a free show for anyone under 16 and there were maybe...50 people in the audience. It was a bare kind of place, just a back room without any chairs or seating of any kind. Everyone was just sitting around on the floor and it was hot as hell. So my friend and I got there late and I dont remember who played first, but we ended up catching a few songs of Regina's. Regina was this goofy girl, who seemed to me like she had done way to many drugs in her life. Actually, and im not sure if its p.c. to say this, but i swear she was stoned or something when she played. She was kind of spacy, but incredibly sincere, quirky, and seemingly kind-hearted. she sang absolutly unique songs and made beeping and splurting and all sorts of weird songs. her lyrics pretty much didnt make any sense, but you didnt really care. her personality captivated you. she played the piano, and played drums on garbage cans and trash. she was dressed kind of like a hippie-hobo, nothing fancy, an odd collection. she finished her set and some friend of hers in the audience yelled "play samson" and everyone cheered. kind of shyly she agreed. she sang samson and at the end of the song, i knew how it felt to love someone. I had a boyfriend at the time who was getting more and more serious by the day and by the end of the song i knew i was ready to throw my heart on the line and give loving someone a chance. Regina has blown me away. My friend and I both bought her c.d. at the end of the show, I think it cost 5 dollars and for a cover it had a little slip of paper with the track list slipped into the inside of one of those thin c.d. holders you can buy at any Staples. Hardly "professional." But thats what made you love her and her music. She wasnt manufactured or designed by any music label. She was just a girl sitting up on a stage throwing her heart out to the world. She was sincere. She was real. My friend and I listened to "samson" over and over on the way home and we went back the next weekend to hear her again. I gave her c.d. to the first boy I ever fell in love with. I was driving around Boston maybe two weekends ago and we were listening to the radio and a song came on and I instantly recognized regina's voice though I didnt no the song. I freaked because I hadnt know how much her career had progressed. Then I was watching televison tonight and I flipped to VH1. They were broadcasting their "You oughta know" artists so i listened up. Regina Spektor was the most recent. I couldnt believe it. I was curious as to what had happened to her so I hit her website. I watched some of her videos and frankly got upset. I know all fans that have been there since the beginning tend to the voice the "sold out" claim but I guess I just couldnt help but be dissapointed. Her new(ish?) song "on the radio" was catchy but it didnt have the same randomness and quirkyness that her older songs have. I know artists have to progress with their music, but more then her music was her. It was regina herself that made me fall in love with her music, that made me feel what she felt when she wrote it and she was missing. She was all done up with perfect hair and nice trendy clothes that looked way to much like her publicists told her she "needed an image", all the excessive make-up, the eye shadow and red lipstick, it was all too much. I dunno...I guess disapointed was all i felt. So I can on here to write my story. I guess I just felt like the whole world doesn't really know her but I do and i wanted to share her because apprently, she won't anymore. So don't get me wrong, Im still a Regina fan through and through but I hope that in the future, she shares herself with the rest of you. You guys are all real fans and i think itd be wonderful if you got to know like I did.
  2. an old memory

    When I was a freshman in high school (so this was a good few years ago) I went with a friend of mine to Hoboken NJ. We went to see this band we had heard of called the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players at a little cafe called Maxwell's. It was a free show for anyone under 16 and there were maybe...50 people in the audience. It was a bare kind of place, just a back room without any chairs or seating of any kind. Everyone was just sitting around on the floor and it was hot as hell. So my friend and I got there late and I dont remember who played first, but we ended up catching a few songs of Regina's. Regina was this goofy girl, who seemed to me like she had done way to many drugs in her life. Actually, and im not sure if its p.c. to say this, but i swear she was stoned or something when she played. She was kind of spacy, but incredibly sincere, quirky, and seemingly kind-hearted. she sang absolutly unique songs and made beeping and splurting and all sorts of weird songs. her lyrics pretty much didnt make any sense, but you didnt really care. her personality captivated you. she played the piano, and played drums on garbage cans and trash. she was dressed kind of like a hippie-hobo, nothing fancy, an odd collection. she finished her set and some friend of hers in the audience yelled "play samson" and everyone cheered. kind of shyly she agreed. she sang samson and at the end of the song, i knew how it felt to love someone. I had a boyfriend at the time who was getting more and more serious by the day and by the end of the song i knew i was ready to throw my heart on the line and give loving someone a chance. Regina has blown me away. My friend and I both bought her c.d. at the end of the show, I think it cost 5 dollars and for a cover it had a little slip of paper with the track list slipped into the inside of one of those thin c.d. holders you can buy at any Staples. Hardly "professional." But thats what made you love her and her music. She wasnt manufactured or designed by any music label. She was just a girl sitting up on a stage throwing her heart out to the world. She was sincere. She was real. My friend and I listened to "samson" over and over on the way home and we went back the next weekend to hear her again. I gave her c.d. to the first boy I ever fell in love with. I was driving around Boston maybe two weekends ago and we were listening to the radio and a song came on and I instantly recognized regina's voice though I didnt no the song. I freaked because I hadnt know how much her career had progressed. Then I was watching televison tonight and I flipped to VH1. They were broadcasting their "You oughta know" artists so i listened up. Regina Spektor was the most recent. I couldnt believe it. I was curious as to what had happened to her so I hit her website. I watched some of her videos and frankly got upset. I know all fans that have been there since the beginning tend to the voice the "sold out" claim but I guess I just couldnt help but be dissapointed. Her new(ish?) song "on the radio" was catchy but it didnt have the same randomness and quirkyness that her older songs have. I know artists have to progress with their music, but more then her music was her. It was regina herself that made me fall in love with her music, that made me feel what she felt when she wrote it and she was missing. She was all done up with perfect hair and nice trendy clothes that looked way to much like her publicists told her she "needed an image", all the excessive make-up, the eye shadow and red lipstick, it was all too much. I dunno...I guess disapointed was all i felt. So I can on here to write my story. I guess I just felt like the whole world doesn't really know her but I do and i wanted to share her because apprently, she won't anymore. So don't get me wrong, Im still a Regina fan through and through but I hope that in the future, she shares herself with the rest of you. You guys are all real fans and i think itd be wonderful if you got to know like I did.