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  1. I was wondering if y'all would be interested in rating, on a simple 1-5 scale, how much you like or dislike various Regina songs. You can do as many or as few as you want, but I think it'd be really interesting to see where people's opinions tend to diverge and converge, plus it'd give us our first comprehensive idea of which songs are the "community favorites". The scale is: 5 - Favorite. "It's one of my favorites ever!" 4 - Great. "I love it!" 3 - Good. "I like it a lot." 2 - Fair. "It's pretty good." 1 - Mediocre. "Eh, I don't especially care for it." 0 - Poor. "I hate it." I made this poll because I wanted to get a more thorough and nuanced understanding of Regina fans' relative opinions on Regina's songs. I've found that most Regina fans have trouble choosing just one "favorite"--myself included. A system like this would allow for more flexibility than most "favorite" polls, allowing people to choose how they distribute various songs--for example, one person might have just one song rated "5", while another might have 30 songs rated "5". We've had lots of polls on people's favorite Regina songs, but I've never seen a poll for people's least favorite ones. This will simultaneously fulfill both roles: it will tell us what songs tend to average at "1", at "3", at "5", etc. It will tell us if most people agree on a certain song's rating (be it low or high), or whether a certain song is a "love it or hate it" one that sharply splits people's opinions. It will tell us what songs people tend to like in groups (e.g., "if you like Apres Moi, you'll probably like Pound of Flesh", or the like), giving us a good method to recommend certain songs to new listeners who have only heard a few Regina songs and just need one more "push" to become fans. And, if people want to give a little personal info about themselves, we will also be able to identify what songs different groups of fans tend to like: whether teenaged fans or middle-aged ones gravitate towards certain songs, whether there's a male/female divide, whether newer fans tend to like certain songs more or less than older ones, etc. You can give as much or as little personal info as you wish to; I may remove this option if people aren't interested in the extra work, or encourage everyone to do it if people agree that it would be very interesting: - What's your date of birth? - When did you become a Regina fan? - What are your favorite musicians and/or music genres and/or albums? - What's your gender and/or sexual orientation? - Where do you live and/or where are you from? - On a scale of 1 to 10, how obsessed/in love with Regina's music are you? - Anything else of note you'd like to say about yourself, such as interests and hobbies, religion and politics, ... To help people remember which songs they can choose from, here is a list of all the Regina songs known to have available recordings. You can rate as many or as few of them as you wish. If you want, you can also give different ratings to different versions of certain songs--for example, you can opt to give distinct ratings for the Begin to Hope "Samson" vs. the Songs "Samson", or for a live version of a song vs. a studio-recorded one. It's up to you. 2.99 Cent Blues 20 Years of Snow 8th Floor A Cannon A Cooler Version A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is AB Aching to Pupate Ain't No Cover All is Love All the Rowboats Another Town Après Moi Aquarius Ave Maria Baby Jesus Back of a Truck Baobabs Bartender Begin to Hope Belt Better Blue Lips Bobbing for Apples Bon Idée Braille Buildings BYOS Carbon Monoxide Chelsea Hotel #2 Chemo Limo Consequence of Sounds Dance Anthem of the 80s Daniel Cowman December Dog and Pony Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori Düsseldorf Dust to Dust Edit Fidelity Field Below Flyin' Folding Chair Genius Next Door Ghost of Corporate Future Halikha LeKesariya Hallelujah Happy Hooker Hero Hotel Song Human of the Year I Cut Off My Hair I Want to Sing In the Studio Just Like the Movies Kids Lacrimosa Lady Little Boxes Long Brown Hair Lounge Loveology Love Affair Love Profusion Love, You're a Whore Lucky Penny Lulliby Making Records Mary Ann Mermaid Mockingbird Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men Music Box My Man Ne Me Quitte Pas Ode to Divorce Oedipus On The Radio One-String Blues Open Opposite Ends Paris Patron Saint Pavlov's Daughter Poor Little Rich Boy Pound of Flesh Prisoners Raindrops Reading Time with Pickle Reginasaurus Rejazz Rockland County Sailor Song Samson Scarecrow & Fungus Secret Stash Silly Eye Color Generalizations Small Town Moon Soho Somedays Summer in the City Sunshine That Time The Bronx The Clocks Were Asleep The Devil Come to Bethlehem The Flowers The Mustard Musketeers The Noise The Soup The Virgin Queen The Wallet Time is All Around Uh-Merica Uncle Bobby Us You Your Honor Wasteside If you don't have some of these songs and want to listen to them, you can find them at sites like http://www.reginaspektor.net and http://brottishluv.multiply.com/music/item/1.
  2. I've been wondering, recently, about the possibility of either creating, or reorganizing and updating, a fansite for Regina Spektor news and info. reginaspektor.com is infrequently updated and is missing a lot of important information (particularly about unreleased songs), while reginaspektor.net, by far the best fan-site I've found for her, is years out-of-date in a lot of respects and could have so much more content--like a listing of articles and interviews, the chronology and songlists we've been working on on this forum, links to other download sites, etc. I'd have offered my services to that site's webmaster already, but there doesn't seem to be any method for contacting "SRG" on the page. Does anyone know such a method, or whether or not SRG might be interested in my assistance in updating and/or expanding that site's contents? If not, then what do y'all think of the possibility of making a new fansite for us all to contribute to? There are a lot of limitations to this forum (and to the other site I've been making use of, http://lyricwiki.org/Regina_Spektor), especially in terms of organizing and keeping track of important info, that having an actively-updated fan-run website would solve. I have no preferences at all regarding whether to make a brand-new site or just work on an existing one, though I'd prefer to handle the content-related dirty work rather than running the website myself. So, any interest?
  3. An up-to-date Regina fansite?

    I should have more time to help work on this (or any other Regina fansite, if these plans have been scrapped in favor of something else?) soon, as classes will be over soon. Any updates on the status of this very worthy endeavor?
  4. Changing opinions?

    Since most of the people on this forum have probably been Regina fans longer than I, I was wondering: how much have your opinions of various Regina songs changed over time, and which have changed the most? Which ones have grown on you, which have you gotten sick of, etc.?
  5. Song chronology

    Is there any timeline, or anything similar, noting approximately when Regina first performed various songs? If not, would anyone be interested in helping make one? If we could "compare notes" regarding the earliest performances or recordings of various songs, we could get a reasonably accurate idea of what sorts of themes, styles, and recurring elements have changed at different times over the last 6 years or so. Exact dates aren't needed--even if it's nothing more specific than "early 2001" and the like, and even though it'd surely be a work in progress as we gathered more fans' info and thus accumulated earlier and earlier attestations for various songs, I think it would be a very interesting and useful thing to make, to provide us (and especially newer fans) with a better idea of how Regina's songwriting has evolved and changed over the years. And to keep that interesting information recorded safely in case it's needed at a later date. After all, simply looking at when songs were officially released doesn't paint an accurate picture at all of Regina's changing styles: "20 Years of Snow", for example, was around back in 2001 or 2002 (EDIT: 1997 or 1998!), while "Fidelity" didn't show up until January 2005, yet a new fan might think that both songs were composed in 2006, when they were first officially released on "Begin to Hope". I think it'd be really cool to give at least a simple song timeline a try, if there's any interest. ___________________________________________________ EDIT - The current list (with confirmed debuts in bold, provisional "earliest" dates in non-bold, and songs not written by Regina in italics) is: 1998: 20 Years of Snow, Better, Lady, Samson May 2000: Mockingbird March 2001: 2.99 Cent Blues, Back of a Truck, Braille, Buildings, Flyin', I Want to Sing, Love Affair, One-String Blues, Rejazz, Mary Ann, Pavlov's Daughter, Sunshine, Wasteside Dec 25, 2001: Aching to Pupate, Bon Idee, Consequence of Sounds, Daniel Cowman, December, Lacrimosa, Lounge, Lulliby, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Oedipus, Prisoners, Reading Time with Pickle, Scarecrow and Fungus 2002: All is Love, Kids Mar 13, 2002: 8th Floor, A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is, Baobabs, Soho, The Mustard Musketeers May 01, 2002: Belt May 04, 2002: AB, In the Studio, Poor Little Rich Boy Nov 30, 2002: Chemo Limo Dec 19, 2002: The Flowers 2003: Summer in the City Early 2003: The Big Towns Jan 28, 2003: Carbon Monoxide Feb 13, 2003: The Bronx Feb 15, 2003: Dance Anthem of the '80s May 05, 2003: Ave Maria, Dusseldorf, Happy Hooker, Making Records, Ode to Divorce, Sailor Song, Somedays, Your Honor May 31, 2003: Dust to Dust, Uh-Merica Aug 08, 2003: Folding Chair, Genius Next Door, Patron Saint, Secret Stash, The Devil Come to Bethlehem Aug 19, 2003: Ghost of Corporate Future, Us Oct 03, 2003: Stop Right Now Oct 29, 2003: Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men Dec 29, 2003: A Cannon, A Cooler Version of Yourself, Music Box, Time is All Around 2004: BYOS, Movies, Paris, Raindrops, Soup, The List Feb 14, 2004: Baby Jesus, Bobbing for Apples, Dog and Pony, Mermaid, My Man Jun 29, 2004: Aquarius Jul 10, 2004: Ain't No Cover, Apres Moi, Bartender, Definition of a Crazy Person, Hero, Lucky Penny, Reginasaurus, The Wallet Sep 09, 2004: Uncle Bobby Oct 15, 2004: Blue Lips, Edit, Long Brown Hair, Loveology, You Nov 15, 2004: The Virgin Queen 2005: Be Like a Cloud, Bear Spektor, By the Time You Read This Letter, Oh Marcello!, Rockland County, Sundown, The Floor Heard Everything, Woolen Gloves Jan 12, 2005: Fidelity Jan 21, 2005: Open, Pound of Flesh Jan 26, 2005: All the Rowboats Feb 04, 2005: That Time Mar 30, 2005: Begin to Hope, Hotel Song, Silly Eye Color Generalizations Jul 27, 2005: Field Below Jun 05, 2005: The Noise Jun 07, 2005: On The Radio Aug 23, 2005: Another Town Sep 13, 2005: Chelsea Hotel, Hallelujah, Love Profusion Feb 01, 2006: Small Town Moon Apr 08, 2006: Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori, Human of the Year Jun 01, 2006: Halikha LeKesariya Oct 16, 2006: Little Boxes Nov 20, 2006: Love You're a Whore
  6. Regina Song Opinion Poll

    NOTE: I forgot to add "Small Town Moon" to the above list, and I made some typos: "Mermaid" was mislabeled as "Mermaids", and "I Cut Off My Hair" (a.k.a. "Definition of a Crazy Person") was mislabeled as "She Cut Off Her Hair". Corrections made. DOB: Dec. 29, 1986 Fan since: June 2006 Favorite musicians: The Beatles, Yuki Kajiura, Regina Spektor, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Queen, Cake, Yoko Kanno, Nina Simone, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, etc. Favorite genres: Alternative rock, indie rock, classic rock, show tunes, operatic pop, j-pop; dabble in folk, jazz, gospel, etc. Gender: Male (Straight) Location: Indiana, United States; from Virginia, United States Reginameter: 7 5: Aprés Moi, Baby Jesus, Braille, Daniel Cowman, Dog and Pony, Folding Chair, Making Records, On The Radio 4: Aching to Pupate, Belt, Better, Blue Lips, Bon Ideé, Chemo Limo, Consequence of Sounds, Fidelity, Halikha LeKesariya, Human of the Year, Love Affair, Loveology, Music Box, Ode to Divorce, Pavlov's Daughter, Pound of Flesh, Raindrops, Reginasaurus 3: A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is, Ain't No Cover, All the Rowboats, Ave Maria, Begin to Hope, Bobbing for Apples, Buildings, Ghost of Corporate Future, Hallelujah, Hotel Song, In the Studio, Just Like the Movies, Lacrimosa, Love Profusion, Lucky Penny, Mockingbird, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Opposite Ends, Patron Saint, Poor Little Rich Boy, Rejazz, Samson, Silly Eye Color Generalizations, Small Town Moon, Somedays, That Time, Time is All Around, Your Honor 2: 8th Floor, A Cannon, A Cooler Version, Another Town, Back of a Truck, BYOS, Carbon Monoxide, Dance Anthem of the 80s, Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori, Dust to Dust, Flyin', Happy Hooker, Hero, I Cut Off My Hair, Lady, Long Brown Hair, Lounge, Love You're a Whore, Mary Ann, Mermaid, My Man, Open, Reading Time with Pickle, Sailor Song, Secret Stash, Summer in the City, The Devil Come to Bethlehem, The Flowers, The Noise, Uncle Bobby, Us, You 1: 2.99 Cent Blues, 20 Years of Snow, AB, All is Love, Aquarius, Baobabs, Bartender, Chelsea Hotel No.2, December, Düsseldorf, Edit, Field Below, Genius Next Door, I Want to Sing, Kids, Little Boxes, Lulliby, Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men, Oedipus, One-String Blues, Paris, Prisoners, Rockland County, Scarecrow & Fungus, Soho, Sunshine, The Bronx, The Clocks Were Asleep, The Mustard Musketeers, The Soup, The Virgin Queen, The Wallet, Uh-Merica, Wasteside
  7. Regina Song Opinion Poll

    I was wondering if y'all would be interested in rating, on a simple 1-5 scale, how much you like or dislike various Regina songs. You can do as many or as few as you want, but I think it'd be really interesting to see where people's opinions tend to diverge and converge, plus it'd give us our first comprehensive idea of which songs are the "community favorites". The scale is: 5 - Favorite. "It's one of my favorites ever!" 4 - Great. "I love it!" 3 - Good. "I like it a lot." 2 - Fair. "It's pretty good." 1 - Mediocre. "Eh, I don't especially care for it." 0 - Poor. "I hate it." I made this poll because I wanted to get a more thorough and nuanced understanding of Regina fans' relative opinions on Regina's songs. I've found that most Regina fans have trouble choosing just one "favorite"--myself included. A system like this would allow for more flexibility than most "favorite" polls, allowing people to choose how they distribute various songs--for example, one person might have just one song rated "5", while another might have 30 songs rated "5". We've had lots of polls on people's favorite Regina songs, but I've never seen a poll for people's least favorite ones. This will simultaneously fulfill both roles: it will tell us what songs tend to average at "1", at "3", at "5", etc. It will tell us if most people agree on a certain song's rating (be it low or high), or whether a certain song is a "love it or hate it" one that sharply splits people's opinions. It will tell us what songs people tend to like in groups (e.g., "if you like Apres Moi, you'll probably like Pound of Flesh", or the like), giving us a good method to recommend certain songs to new listeners who have only heard a few Regina songs and just need one more "push" to become fans. And, if people want to give a little personal info about themselves, we will also be able to identify what songs different groups of fans tend to like: whether teenaged fans or middle-aged ones gravitate towards certain songs, whether there's a male/female divide, whether newer fans tend to like certain songs more or less than older ones, etc. You can give as much or as little personal info as you wish to; I may remove this option if people aren't interested in the extra work, or encourage everyone to do it if people agree that it would be very interesting: - What's your date of birth? - When did you become a Regina fan? - What are your favorite musicians and/or music genres and/or albums? - What's your gender and/or sexual orientation? - Where do you live and/or where are you from? - On a scale of 1 to 10, how obsessed/in love with Regina's music are you? - Anything else of note you'd like to say about yourself, such as interests and hobbies, religion and politics, ... To help people remember which songs they can choose from, here is a list of all the Regina songs known to have available recordings. You can rate as many or as few of them as you wish. If you want, you can also give different ratings to different versions of certain songs--for example, you can opt to give distinct ratings for the Begin to Hope "Samson" vs. the Songs "Samson", or for a live version of a song vs. a studio-recorded one. It's up to you. 2.99 Cent Blues 20 Years of Snow 8th Floor A Cannon A Cooler Version A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is AB Aching to Pupate Ain't No Cover All is Love All the Rowboats Another Town Après Moi Aquarius Ave Maria Baby Jesus Back of a Truck Baobabs Bartender Begin to Hope Belt Better Blue Lips Bobbing for Apples Bon Idée Braille Buildings BYOS Carbon Monoxide Chelsea Hotel #2 Chemo Limo Consequence of Sounds Dance Anthem of the 80s Daniel Cowman December Dog and Pony Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori Düsseldorf Dust to Dust Edit Fidelity Field Below Flyin' Folding Chair Genius Next Door Ghost of Corporate Future Halikha LeKesariya Hallelujah Happy Hooker Hero Hotel Song Human of the Year I Cut Off My Hair I Want to Sing In the Studio Just Like the Movies Kids Lacrimosa Lady Little Boxes Long Brown Hair Lounge Loveology Love Affair Love Profusion Love, You're a Whore Lucky Penny Lulliby Making Records Mary Ann Mermaid Mockingbird Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men Music Box My Man Ne Me Quitte Pas Ode to Divorce Oedipus On The Radio One-String Blues Open Opposite Ends Paris Patron Saint Pavlov's Daughter Poor Little Rich Boy Pound of Flesh Prisoners Raindrops Reading Time with Pickle Reginasaurus Rejazz Rockland County Sailor Song Samson Scarecrow & Fungus Secret Stash Silly Eye Color Generalizations Small Town Moon Soho Somedays Summer in the City Sunshine That Time The Bronx The Clocks Were Asleep The Devil Come to Bethlehem The Flowers The Mustard Musketeers The Noise The Soup The Virgin Queen The Wallet Time is All Around Uh-Merica Uncle Bobby Us You Your Honor Wasteside If you don't have some of these songs and want to listen to them, you can find them at sites like http://www.reginaspektor.net and http://brottishluv.multiply.com/music/item/1.
  8. Tears and Regina

    By far the Regina song that evokes the most emotion in me is "Braille". Other songs that stir me some include "Chemo Limo", "Human of the Year", "Dog and Pony", "On The Radio", and "Small Town Moon".
  9. DOWNLOAD Regina 2006-04-09 Boston, MA

    Read the post directly above yours. Also, please be a little more polite when requesting seeds or downloads.
  10. This is an ambitious expansion on the Complete Spektography list: an attempt to list every single known recording of a song performed by Regina. It will serve to consolidate the entire fanbase's knowledge of what songs are available, and I expect it to eventually be transferred to Reginapolis, along with links to download as many of the unreleased songs as possible. For now, though, we're in the basic information-gathering stage. Anyone and everyone can contribute: go to http://lyricwiki.org/User:Silence/Spektorsongs to see the current listing. While there, if you wish, you can hit the "edit" button to make any changes you wish to the list directly; simply make whatever changes or additions to the listing you wish. Alternatively, feel equally free to post the song information here, and I'll update the list myself. The song information consists of the title, the recording date (format Y-MM-DD; e.g., 1-07-09 is July 9, 2001), the source (album/demo name for studio-made, location for live performances), the time (i.e., song length), and various notes (which, again, feel free to change or expand on). The current list seems long (it's got over 500 songs at this point), but I know it is only a small fraction of the body of recordings that we all have, if we pool our knowledge. With your help, I'd love to get a more comprehensive listing ready, to clear up various misconceptions and misunderstandings about what recordings are and aren't known to exist.
  11. Regigantic List of Song Recordings

    Yeah. I'm just using it for the sake of simplicity. Anyone is free to go through the list and either edit it directly, or post here with changes or additions.
  12. More news from that cutting-edge LJ community: Regina has updated her MySpace blog with info about her experiences on tour and lots of news about upcoming appearances! View Blog Here
  13. Regigantic List of Song Recordings

    quote: I think a more practical approach would be to do something like this: http://bliss.its-official.com/songdetail.php?songId=52 But that site isn't user-edited. And it seems overly complicated and labyrinthine for a simple starting list. The only purpose of the Wiki is to allow anyone to contribute it to it freely in a simple and easy way, so we have all that fan input to start from when we move it to a more solid, aesthetically-pleasing site. The Wiki listing is just a provisional, temporary one until the list expansion has reached a plateau. quote: If you would want to follow this kind of example, the pages can be altered to include links to recordings. I never planned to add links to recordings on the Wiki site. As I stated above, I planned to start adding multi-page formatting, and links to downloads and the like, after Reginapolis is up and running and we have some sort of system like the one eschbach set up at http://aaron.doomray.com/aaron/reginapolis/Songs.aspx quote: I just don't think a page with listing every recording available is the best way to go about this sort of thing. It could be divided more cohesively. I only wanted to start it off this way to make it easy for people to glance over and expand on, for starters, because I expect there to be a huge number of recordings not on the list yet. Once the list's a little more comprehensive, and thus not in a constant state of flux from new additions (.. wishful thinking on my part?), it'll make more sense to settle it down on a more static, formal website. Do you think that was a bad plan? I'll gladly switch to another place if you think there's a more convenient, user-friendly, or easy-to-update location for us to start from in making this list. The only real reason I went with the Wiki is because it was the simplest "anyone can edit it" site that was readily at hand, I'm open to switching if necessary.
  14. Mini-rant.

    The last time Regina updated the site herself was March 7th, 2006 (or at least, that's the last time Regina was referred to here in the first person, rather than the third person). Presumably she's been busy since then promoting "Begin to Hope" and touring. However, she's made up for that with personal updates to her MySpace page (which she first linked to in the March 7th post). That's essentially been her place for cute, personal update messages ever since March 2006, whereas reginaspektor.com has been more of an "official" site, with the bare-bones news. To give a sense of context, here's a timeline of site updates from 2005 until Regina's last personal post (all subsequent updates to reginaspektor.com, as opposed to myspace, are third-person and so aren't listed), followed by the MySpace updates: 2006-12-13: Regina (MySpace) 2006-10-24: Non-Regina (MySpace) 2006-06-23: Regina (MySpace) 2006-06-11: Regina (MySpace) 2006-04-21: Non-Regina (MySpace) 2006-04-16: Regina (MySpace) 2006-04-10: Regina (MySpace) 2006-03-23: Regina (MySpace) 2006-03-08: Regina (MySpace) 2006-03-07: Regina 2006-03-02: Regina (MySpace) 2006-02-06: Non-Regina 2006-02-02: Non-Regina 2006-01-17: Non-Regina 2006-01-11: Non-Regina 2006-01-05: Regina 2005-11-29: Non-Regina 2005-11-28: Regina 2005-10-14: Non-Regina 2005-09-16: Regina 2005-09-03: Regina 2005-08-24: Non-Regina? 2005-08-12: Regina 2005-08-10: Non-Regina? 2005-07-28: Non-Regina 2005-07-27: Non-Regina 2005-07-22: Non-Regina 2005-07-18: Non-Regina 2005-07-08: Regina 2005-07-07: Non-Regina 2005-07-07: Non-Regina 2005-06-04: Regina 2005-05-24: Regina 2005-05-12: Non-Regina 2005-04-20: Regina 2005-04-20: Non-Regina 2005-03-01: Regina 2005-02-18: Regina 2005-02-07: Regina 2005-01-29: Regina 2005-01-09: Regina There were no non-Regina updates from 2004, and few or none before that.
  15. Regigantic List of Song Recordings

    Thanks for the suggestion! The problem is that if I add any more digits to the "year" column, I'll have to move every other column an extra tab over, which will waste considerable space and scroll more of the "notes" section off the page (and the "title" and "source" sections already need another tab or two, to fit all the necessary information in). All of these format problems will be fixed when we make the move to Reginapolis, but if you think it will make a big difference to add "200" to the start of every year section, I suppose I can give it a try. Tell me what you think of the result: http://lyricwiki.org/User:Silence/Spektorsongs Anyway, anyone have any songs they'd like to add? Or sites where there are songs available that aren't yet listed?
  16. Regigantic List of Song Recordings

    This is an ambitious expansion on the Complete Spektography list: an attempt to list every single known recording of a song performed by Regina. It will serve to consolidate the entire fanbase's knowledge of what songs are available, and I expect it to eventually be transferred to Reginapolis, along with links to download as many of the unreleased songs as possible. For now, though, we're in the basic information-gathering stage. Anyone and everyone can contribute: go to http://lyricwiki.org/User:Silence/Spektorsongs to see the current listing. While there, if you wish, you can hit the "edit" button to make any changes you wish to the list directly; simply make whatever changes or additions to the listing you wish. Alternatively, feel equally free to post the song information here, and I'll update the list myself. The song information consists of the title, the recording date (format Y-MM-DD; e.g., 1-07-09 is July 9, 2001), the source (album/demo name for studio-made, location for live performances), the time (i.e., song length), and various notes (which, again, feel free to change or expand on). The current list seems long (it's got over 500 songs at this point), but I know it is only a small fraction of the body of recordings that we all have, if we pool our knowledge. With your help, I'd love to get a more comprehensive listing ready, to clear up various misconceptions and misunderstandings about what recordings are and aren't known to exist.
  17. Matzoh ball soup is absolutely amazing. Latkes are amazing too, try them if you haven't!
  18. Regina #4 on Subterranean's top ten of 2006

    I don't usually watch it, but I randomly happened to see it on MTV2 last night. Very cool to see Regina's video in-between the Dresden Dolls and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
  19. Apres Moi Russian Lyrics?

    http://www.lyricwiki.org/Regina_Spektor:8th_Floor
  20. An up-to-date Regina fansite?

    quote: It felt very repetitive, and very utilitarian, rather than polite and simple. You seem very concerned with politeness, but I find I don't entirely agree with how you apply it. "Utilitarian" means "concerned with usefulness/practicality/utility". Isn't it more polite to be concerned with the page being useful for readers, than to be more concerned with cosmetic issues like how repetitive it is? However, I agree with you that this format isn't for everyone. My suggestion is: have more than one format available. Using the database system, it is exceedingly simple to provide the output in a variety of different ways without requiring any extra effort, is it not? Whenever someone adds a new song file, we can have it appear both on the more "utilitarian", detail-oriented page, and on a more spartan, simple page for people who don't want to know all the details. That seems like the best option to me, as it would be a win-win for people with different preferences. quote: I don't think we need a huge table for each song. In fact, I think if we host shows we should offer entire shows in .zip files, with instructions for opening them for those unfamiliar with them. But that would be inconsiderate to people who don't want the whole show, just a certain song. (For example, someone might just want as many versions as possible of the "Baby Jesus" song. Under my system, he could just download them individually and immediately get what he wants; under yours, he would have to download twenty times as much to get the same amount of value. That's a bigger burden both on the fan and on our bandwidth, isn't it?) We should only do that if it's a necessity, for bandwidth reasons; if possible, we should provide access to both .zip files and individual files, especially for shows or individual songs that are extremely popular. I agree with you that we should provide .zip files, and if we need to provide only .zip files for certain shows because of space/bandwidth concerns, then that's perfectly acceptable. But we shouldn't force users to always download the .zip files when they want an mp3 of a performance from a certain show. We should handle it on a case-by-case basis. quote: That way people don't get stuck with a large number of random mp3s strewn about their computers. Surely we should permit users to choose for themselves how they wish to download, if at all possible. Personally, I prefer (at least in general) to download individual files rather than .zips because I store them all in a select number of folders, and it's much more convenient to me than having to deal with new folders and unzipping every time I want a certain song. Everyone has different file-managing preferences; we should do as much as possible to accomodate the majority, rather than trying to restrict everyone to a "one-size-fits-all" system. The only time when we should be that worried about "one-size-fits-all" should be when we decide on a consistent format for file-naming (which will help resolve the problem of "files being strewn around"). quote: Additionally, it'll stop mp3 blogs and other websites from directly linking to mp3s, which has already happened with my own website. ... And it'll stop Regina Spektor forums from directly linking to mp3s, thus cutting most of the benefit out of providing the songs in a centralized location to begin with! quote: Other sites offer direct links to the mp3s, Which is why we should ask permission to link directly to those sites' mp3s from our site. We can all share the bandwidth burden. It is nonsensical to withhold direct links to Regina mp3s hosted on other sites, unless the webmaster of those sites doesn't want us to for some reason. quote: and people just click the links and don't visit, or get the rest of the songs. ... So what? That's their prerogative. We should let people get as many or as few songs as they want, as long as it is practical to do so. quote: With each show offered as a complete download, we could just have a page with a complete information on each show, instead of repeating it for each track. I don't understand what you mean. Why couldn't we have a page for complete information on each show and a track-by-track listing? It's more convenient to our users, and no more effort to do. If you need someone to put in the extra work to have both, I'll gladly do it. As mentioned, I already have a listing of over 500 Regina songs in essentially the same format that the database would use. quote: Additionally, I'm not comfortable with that coding, and I'd rather not use it when a much simpler alternative is available, particularly one I can go ahead and work with readily. Not comfortable with which coding? The entire database idea? If the simpler alternative can't give us the same functionality (e.g. allowing easy access to many different users, allowing automatic cross-listing in different formats on different pages, etc.), then it's not worth it. Surely in the long run it makes more sense to spend a little extra time to get comfortable with a new coding system, if that system will provide us with dramatically better ease-of-use and benefit for fans once everything's set up.
  21. MySpace Blog Update

    More news from that cutting-edge LJ community: Regina has updated her MySpace blog with info about her experiences on tour and lots of news about upcoming appearances! View Blog Here
  22. New Regina Videos

    Spreading the word from the iheartregina LJ community: Regina now has her own YouTube account/channel, which will be updated with new videos of her. Go to YouTube and you can already see two new live videos of her, "Regina at the market" (walking around and talking) and "Regina at Easy Street" (performing "Us"). Additionally, VH1 has a new page on Regina Spektor where you can see a new "Take 2" video of Regina performing "Fidelity" live and discussing the song and official music video. Topics include how the movie "High Fidelity" influenced her writing the song, the experience of acting with a mannequin and a human, the source of the pigment powder idea, and the feeling of performing live to small audiences.
  23. New Regina Videos

    Spreading the word from the iheartregina LJ community: Regina now has her own YouTube account/channel, which will be updated with new videos of her. Go to YouTube and you can already see two new live videos of her, "Regina at the market" (walking around and talking) and "Regina at Easy Street" (performing "Us"). Additionally, VH1 has a new page on Regina Spektor where you can see a new "Take 2" video of Regina performing "Fidelity" live and discussing the song and official music video. Topics include how the movie "High Fidelity" influenced her writing the song, the experience of acting with a mannequin and a human, the source of the pigment powder idea, and the feeling of performing live to small audiences.
  24. an old memory

    The three stages of magic are always thus: 1. Delight - the realization that you have been touched by something mysterious, amazing, beautiful, and wholely unique, and that you are in turn "special" for having experienced it. Often followed by the conflicting desires to share and horde the magic. 2. Disillusionment - the return to the mundane world, when the magic is realized either to have vanished, or to never have been there in the first place. Accompanied by a sense of profound loss, bitterness, and nostalgia, and sometimes by a futile desire to recapture the original magic. In the case of musicians, it is often thought that the magic has become dilute, artificial, or commercialized: in the process of popularization, the magic has lost what made it "special", and thus you have lost part of what made you special. (Your post is an example of trying to recapture that lost experience of participating in rare beauty, and to soothe your disillusionment through the consolation, sympathy, and agreement of others.) 3. Acceptance - coming to terms with one's disillusionment, either through the distance of time or through reconsidering one's feelings of loss. In this case, acceptance often comes about in the form of acknowledging "well, she's only human" or otherwise rationalizing or dismissing the magic. (This very post is an example of that, incidentally.) With acceptance, a measure of beauty and appreciation can be recaptured, but never of the same sort as the original, unfiltered wonder. The only way to ever stop this cycle is to not dig deep enough.
  25. Dear Regina! (a plea from a Canadian boy)

    That sounds kind of like how people managed to get Regina to come all the way over to Indiana on her last tour. The music group here or something organized fundraisers, called Regina's people, etc., to get her to come and play at the theatre here, and it was awesome.