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  1. Lady

    Am I making this up, or has Regina said that this song is ABOUT Billie Holiday? I thought that was confirmed for some reason.
  2. I don't, but if it makes you feel any better, I'm pretty sure she only played like 5 seconds of Daniel before changing her mind
  3. "The Call" and "My Man"

    1) She was asked to write a song for the movie. I think part of the deal was probably that it had to be something that hadn't been heard/released previously. 2) Coincidence I think
  4. Best Live Version Of

    i've played with editing mostly every unreleased song once or twice, with mixed results. if it's possible, it would be really cool to get some flacs of the older recordings. it's not a hugely noticeable difference but i think some nice things could come out of it. i don't know srg or anyone but would anyone know how to go about finding out about this?
  5. Unknown song from 2001?

    ahhh the slower older belt is awesome
  6. Regina Song Showdown!

    i want to sing vs one string blues
  7. so i've stumbled upon another interesting (i think) thing after the songs from far, but before left hand song, 'raindrops' was registered with some music publishing companies. i don't remember regina's 2009 well enough outside of far to think of any great explanations for what this song could have been intended to be used for, but i was wondering if anything else was "released" then? i know soviet kitsch was "re-released" on itunes at one point, but don't remember when, so maybe raindrops could have been a potential bonus track? the other two, scarecrow/december, were from the same sk demo as raindrops. or maybe it was an alternate idea for the joshua bell album? i feel like i remember hearing that regina chose left hand song right away for that, but don't actually know if that's true. i'm thinking that it also might have something to do with this video: it got fairly popular for a fan video, so maybe regina or the label just wanted to ensure that they had control over the song? either way i'm sure that it's not hugely important, but things are slow in regina-land so i figured it was worth posting about.
  8. i just stumbled upon this http://www.ebay.com/...=item27c9db0b4c ... Does this strike anyone else as odd? I don't really understand why this would even exist, nevermind find its way into the hands of someone with an entire store of similar products. It was an independantly produced album distributed exlclusively by Regina/cdbaby, wasn't it? It seems weird to me that there would have been a promo version, as she wasnt on a label and wouldnt have had any reason to wait before "releasing" a cd. And if I understand what a testpressing is, how exactly would this end up there? I would imagine only Regina would have had it, not anyone through whom it would be receieved/purchased by someone who deals in these things? eta: also just noticed this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Regina-Spektor-Soviet-Kitsch-Sire-U-S-PROMO-cd-RARE-/180955899923?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item2a21cfe813
  9. Open (Down the road & up the hill)

    upon reading over the lyrics just now, i had a very different interpretation. the first line that really sticks out to me is "wires around my fingers," and i don't really see how it works into the piano idea. i don't mean to say that every lyric must have a concrete explanation for a particular interpretation, but for me personally i just don't feel that one as much. one image that "wires around my fingers" really brings to mind for me is someone in a hospital bed, connected to various machines. "potentially lovely, perpetually human, suspended and open;" an immobile, "frozen," possibly comatose or braindead person. i'm not sure if this is true for non-americans, but the most well-known example of a person like that in my memory is terri shiavo. and, as it happens, it seems that regina debuted this song in january 2005. this was around the time that the terri shiavo case was a really big story, and it's very likely regina would have also been hearing about it. i wonder if it's possible that there's a connection there? the story was very public, which connects with the verse about everybody staring, and also with the narrator being "open." "potentially lovely;" the 'what-if' factor. what if the comatose person wakes up. what if one day there is a solution. the person still exists and is still "alive," and thus the potential for them somehow regaining their life still exists, at least in the eyes of some people. "perpetually human," the other side of that, which is the argument that a person is just being kept alive to ease the suffering of their loved ones, and is trapped and powerless. 'perpetually' has a negative connotation, especially next to 'potentially lovely,' and so it seems like this is being cited as a bad or tragic thing. and again, either way the person is just in 'suspended' animation, and 'open;' laying on their back, vulnerable, and immobile. the second verse seems to switch narrators, and could refer to a lover, or just loved one, of the person. 'waiting in vain' for the person to return, so to speak, 'scrubbing out the stains again (i.e. cleaning up after/caring for the person monotonously).' just like the first person, they too are only 'potentially' lovely, 'perpetually' human, and 'suspended,' as their life has mostly become devoted to this situation. the fourth verse may be the first person again. the gasps, like the wires, again conjure up for me images of someone in a [hospital] bed. the 'room i built myself' makes me think of something mental rather than physical. not actually a room someone literally built, but one they've created in their mind. the "open" parts seem to follow a shift from the description preceding them ('suspended and open') to a more affirmative tone, and asking/commanding/calling for another person to "open." the last verse completes the thought, adding '...up your eyes.' in the context of this interpretation i guess that one would be self-explanitory.
  10. it was mostly a joke :x i am still a little curious though about how newer fans feel about it versus older, though, as it's hard for me to be unbiased.
  11. did anyone else notice the missing album in the music section of the new website? I can't say I'm surprised, as I know Regina has said she's embarassed of this CD and that it's basically just live recordings, but it really is my favorite. :'(
  12. Re-Activation Emails

    not sure where to post this, but I changed my email address a few days ago because the board was moving etc. It doesn't seem to have worked, though, and I had to use the old email address to re-activate. It wasn't a problem or anything, but I figured I might not be the only person to have an issue with that
  13. hi everyone i'm able to share a little bit of information right now, so i'm gonna, since it's interesting i think. i'm fairly sure this isn't common knowledge, but if it is i look like an idiot rofl. regina had at least 9 songs prepared for the demo she submitted in 1999. braille may have been the title track, but the fact that it comes first in alphabetical order is apparently an equally likely explanation for the evidence that suggested this. the six from the demo: braille chicken song love affair, which dates back to 1997 cinderella school is out sunshine and at least three more that she didnt use, two of them were quarters canvass and then in 1999 two more songs, probably 11:11 outtakes pyromania, which was on a 2004 setlist with school is out amplifiers not very much, but someone will probably find it entertaining. i'll report back if/when i have more i can post!
  14. if i had to guess, i'd guess that the song was called "slowly" or maybe "know," but "walk on water" is much nicer i think. "eternal life?" "some people?" it could be anything!
  15. oh my goddd, this new old song sounds incredible. 11:11 was recorded over her entire 4 years at college, and i've always thought there must have been so many outtakes... ugh, it's crazy to think there could be a studio version somewhere! do we have any unaccounted for songtitles aside from the list, pyromania, and the big towns?