_Mark_

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  1. Regina IN THE CINEMA and stuff

    i thought the music was totally inappropriate and a bad choice by whoever the hell produced that advert. i mean, what the fuck? regina, and danny way skateboarding, and sky? terrible combination. i saw x-men yesterday actually, and not having seen the first two, it seemed pretty awesome (for an action film). obviously halle berry sucked, and i can't see her or any of the other characters having any more emotional capacity in the other two. but yeah.. .good. wish i'd stayed til after the credits. hope they don't make another sequel though, unless it's just out of pure artistic passion.
  2. Regina Covering Hallelujah.

    and john cale, who was the first one to create this adapted version of leonard cohen's original version?
  3. Regina Covering Hallelujah.

    THANK YOU MAN!!
  4. it has leaked

    my god it's different. in a not-good way, in my opinion. so far. i really think the songs were better before she went into the studio. they sounded just fine with you and piano, regina - why? why?!
  5. you spelled loveology wrong.
  6. Regina. Us. TV Commercial.

    yeah, i saw the sky ad with 'us' on it, and not only was shocked that they decided to use such an obscure choice of song, but also was surprised how badly it fit with slow-motion takes of danny way flying off various skate ramps. who the fuck decided they would fit well together? awful.
  7. new songs...

    why does everyone always request samson at shows and call it their favourite anyhow? i can't understand, i find it to be a pretty mediocre regina song... the most radio-friendly, definitely. it kinda baffles me that songs like "pavlov's daughter" or "ghost of corporate future" aren't her biggest numbers with all the folks. but maybe we'll get a re-working of it on 'begin to hope'.... we'll see, i spose..
  8. new songs...

    i don't think it's regina selling out at all - that's a retarded claim. i just think it's regina losing her own sound - all the over-produced guitar sounds and poppy drum track really doesn't sound to me like progression, even though it is a new sort of direction. listening to these songs, i'm really feeling a lack of genuine regina-ness like on the old tracks, particularly pre-soviet kitsch songs. i hope the rest of the album proves to be a little more quirky than this stuff... that's the reason i lisen to regina, even though the two new posted songs do have a catchiness, and are ok. i just never saw regina as a pop-ballad songwriter, and it seems that's kinda the vein of these songs. eek. i want more fucking stupid songs about ticker tape burritos...!
  9. Colchester show

    so, being a total nerd with nothing better to do, i'm here to give you folks a review of the show Regina played at colchester arts centre tonight (14/2/06). short version: it was one of the best shows i've ever seen, and much better than when i saw her in london in nov. longer version: man. what a damn show. regina's stage presence seems to have changed drastically and positively even since she was last on our shores. she seems less cutesy and gimmicky on stage, and more now like a performer. i think she's one of the only artists i've heard who can both give be goosebumps and make me laugh at the same time. in one song. so, the setlist includeed these: a capella thing with the mic taps (ain't no cover?) carbon monoxide pound of flesh poor little rich boy prisoners sailor song ode to divorce better genius next door the flowers 20 years of snow bobbing for apples remember that time fidelity baby jesus us field below blue lips --------------------- ghost of corporate future (by my request!!! ) overall, i was pretty impressed by the crowd's behaviour throughout the show, apart from a few assholes talking in the middle some songs which happened to be the most quiet and beautiful ones. i have the misfortune of knowing these people. god. but yes, i really really really enjoyed this show for some reason - the acoustics in the arts centre are pretty awesome, seeing as it's a church, so maybe that's what made it such a better gig than at lock 17. and also, she was using the house grand piano rather than that satisfactory-but-lame electric piano she tours with usually, so that made things awesome as well. generally i just felt she was totally on top of it, and her brief but sweet between-song banter was pretty hilariously disciplinary. i think she stopped just after beginning to play prisoners, to tell someone to stop singing along (or filming/photographing?). but anyway, something about it was so excellent. i thought the opening act (jeremy warmsley) was pretty awesome as well, so all in all, a sweet night. by the way, if anyone from colchester/ipswich is reading this, come to ipswich this saturday to premier pool club for an awesome gig -future kings of england, sleepmachines, our friend the atom, and mark coldham (me). www.fiddlercrabmusic.co.uk peace
  10. Colchester show

    hey man, if you're interested in shooting cool colchester bands, you should come to this show in ipswich on saturday night - we could use some photos for the label website. have a think about it dude, you'd definitely enjuoy the music if you like regina. well worth the journey.
  11. Colchester show

    quote: Originally posted by The Starboy: For some reason i've always thought 'Remember That Time' was called 'One String Blues'. Did I dream this? or was it maybe the title people used before it was properly introduced? i totally got confused with that as well! i originally posted it as that, but then when i looked it up on www.reginaspektor.net and downloaded "one-string blues" i noticed they are indeed different songs, even though they both suit the title. it's too bad it's not called that. i think "(remember) that time" is the working title though, it'll probably end up something different if it comes out.
  12. Begin To Hope - the new album

    ohhh man, after last night's show in colchester, she HAS HAS HAS to put that "remember that time" song on the album. so fucking funny.
  13. Colchester show

    madness! colcestrians on the message board. great to see you people. yeah, be sure to post the photos, dude/madam! i'd like to see the one with her giving you the polite-but-scolding squint. and i'm still so smug about her playing what i shouted out... hehe. lolo, were you the short bald girl in front of me then? i apologise for any deafening. i couldn't help myself though, she didn't play that song last time so she HAD to do it las night. i was hoping she'd follow up with chemo limo, but only a one-song encore this time, traditional, i guess. god that was a great show. ode to divorce made all my leg and arm hairs stand up on end. i loved the panning of the whispered part and just EVERYTHING!!! AHH!.
  14. Colchester show

    so, being a total nerd with nothing better to do, i'm here to give you folks a review of the show Regina played at colchester arts centre tonight (14/2/06). short version: it was one of the best shows i've ever seen, and much better than when i saw her in london in nov. longer version: man. what a damn show. regina's stage presence seems to have changed drastically and positively even since she was last on our shores. she seems less cutesy and gimmicky on stage, and more now like a performer. i think she's one of the only artists i've heard who can both give be goosebumps and make me laugh at the same time. in one song. so, the setlist includeed these: a capella thing with the mic taps (ain't no cover?) carbon monoxide pound of flesh poor little rich boy prisoners sailor song ode to divorce better genius next door the flowers 20 years of snow bobbing for apples remember that time fidelity baby jesus us field below blue lips --------------------- ghost of corporate future (by my request!!! ) overall, i was pretty impressed by the crowd's behaviour throughout the show, apart from a few assholes talking in the middle some songs which happened to be the most quiet and beautiful ones. i have the misfortune of knowing these people. god. but yes, i really really really enjoyed this show for some reason - the acoustics in the arts centre are pretty awesome, seeing as it's a church, so maybe that's what made it such a better gig than at lock 17. and also, she was using the house grand piano rather than that satisfactory-but-lame electric piano she tours with usually, so that made things awesome as well. generally i just felt she was totally on top of it, and her brief but sweet between-song banter was pretty hilariously disciplinary. i think she stopped just after beginning to play prisoners, to tell someone to stop singing along (or filming/photographing?). but anyway, something about it was so excellent. i thought the opening act (jeremy warmsley) was pretty awesome as well, so all in all, a sweet night. by the way, if anyone from colchester/ipswich is reading this, come to ipswich this saturday to premier pool club for an awesome gig -future kings of england, sleepmachines, our friend the atom, and mark coldham (me). www.fiddlercrabmusic.co.uk peace
  15. Dear Regina! (a plea from a Canadian boy)

    teehee.... Calgay... you said gay.
  16. On the Xfm website they have an entire live set from Regina recorded a while back in London... It's damn good, click here to see it: http://www2.xfm.co.uk/staticweb/avplayers/x-posure01/xposure44.html?playhigh Enjoy!
  17. On the Xfm website they have an entire live set from Regina recorded a while back in London... It's damn good, click here to see it: http://www2.xfm.co.uk/staticweb/avplayers/x-posure01/xposure44.html?playhigh Enjoy!
  18. Begin To Hope - the new album

    songs that should definitely be on the new album: bobbing for apples bartender reginasaurus the one with the vibes solo... one-string blues folding chair summer in the city baby jesus
  19. UK Tour 2006

    quote: Originally posted by Stuart: I do not believe it!! She's playing at the Norwich Arts Centre!!!!! This is too good to be true....... Wow!!! I'm already going to Edinburgh and London, but I never dreamed that she'd be heading for my local church-venue as well!! A bit of a Regina-fest in February then... Stuart ROCK ON! Churche venues all the way brotha! I love being surprised like that... Like the venue in your town is a piece of shit most of the year, and then some obscure American artist you LOVE graces it, and it rules..... ahhhhhhh yes.
  20. Begin To Hope - the new album

    i was so fucking confused wtih all the news for a while there. i was thinking "mary ann meets the gravediggers" WAS her new album! i was about to ask why it had a bunch of old songs on it. can i blame myself? regina hasn't exactly made it bloody clear before recently what the "mary ann" record is actually meant to be.... a greatest hits? already? i dunno. she's got too many songs and it's been too long since soviet kitsch came out.... (3 years?)
  21. UK Tour 2006

    HOLY SHIT SHE'S PLAYING IN COLCHESTER!!! ARRRGHHH THIS IS MADDD!!! MY HOMETOWN! by the way people, she's added a whole shitload of new uk dates and one of them is colchester arts centre!!! holy shit, this is mad, mad mad. no one cool EVER plays the arts centre. even though i'm gonna be at university at the time, it'll be valentine's day and i'm gonna come back to fucking see her play in my local church-venue!! i'm so fucking excited. thank thank THANK YOU regina!!! ARHHHHHHHH!!!!!
  22. last shows of the year...

    you're welcome
  23. UK Tour 2006

    quote: Originally posted by Mister Crimson: how about a fucking US tour. you've had your fun. our turn to hog all the shows. we usually don't get SHIT anyhow from most american artists!
  24. So we all agree......

    word, london was key.
  25. London (Camden) Show

    yes indeed, pretty excellent show, although i'm starting to find some of regina's songs sounding a bit samey, piano-wise especially. i was pondering during the show what progression her songs will follow on records to come. however, it was really pretty special being right up the front and seeing her in real-life 3D. she's so smiley in between songs; i woulda thought she was used to the overwhelming appreciation after all these years. i thoroughly enjoyed the song where she suddenly switches on the harpsichord-effect and then proclaims "solo." and does that hilarious choir-vibes thing. funny shit. and the 2nd second on guitar she played (one-string blues?) was awesome as well. i wonder which will be on the new record. i couldn't help but notice how flatteringly chesty the top she wore was, and just as i was caught in a rather shameful daze of bosom-gaze, i heard the lyric that goes like "staring at booooooo.........ks". how ashamed i felt. (ps: anyone know the name of that song? and the one with the harpsichord?)