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  1. reg in the news

    This isn't exactly news, but I wasn't sure where it would go (or if someone has posted it already; I checked). I don't know if anyone around here is a fan of Chance the Rapper, but he tweeted this a few weeks ago: Listening to old versions of the songs from Coloring Book. Same Drugs had Regina Spektor on it. Not using this may be my biggest mistake. Here's the version of the song Same Drugs from his album Coloring Book, which came out in May: The album is so good, and I wish we could hear the version of Same Drugs with Regina!
  2. Regina is everywhere

    As far as the reference to police officer costumes, I would hardly compare a profession to a culture. And I know Regina didn't want to offend anyone, just like most people in tasteless costumes aren't dressing up that way with the intent to offend someone. The problem lies in the ignorance of what you're representing, like when someone dresses as a Native American but the costume sexualizes the culture/makes it generic, as if thousands of tribes with their own distinct aspects don't exist. It's a shame when people take their criticism too far, to the point that their reactions are more damaging than the costumes themselves, and I know Regina doesn't deserve that—not disagreeing with anyone on that front. But it's valid to acknowledge that her costume wasn't in the best taste. And it's good to see you around here too, I hope you've been doing well!
  3. Regina is everywhere

    To be fair, an example of yellowface that I can think of offhand is when white actors portrayed Asian characters in old movies; I know that's not specifically a geisha costume, but yellowface did/does exist, and it took away opportunities for Asian actors to portray their own culture/history. And as a Mexican American I definitely get irritated when I see people wearing sombreros and ponchos when they're out drinking, etc. Ultimately I find it strange when anyone sees an aspect of someone else's culture as a costume rather than a real part of their ethnicity or culture/a stigma they live with, but some people absolutely take it too far when they condemn appropriation. To be honest I was disappointed when I saw Regina's costume last year, but she hardly deserved the criticism she received.
  4. The New Record

    Hello guys...not sure if anyone will remember me, but I used to be active here. Hope you all are doing great. I feel like I've rediscovered Regina! I joined this forum when I was 13...I've now graduated college and for now I'm working at a newspaper, and I decided on a whim to re-listen to 11:11 the other day. Now I'm obsessed with Regina all over again. Whatever she does on this next album, I'm so ready.
  5. I feel like I've done this several times, but WOW the Stix is all spiffy and new now, so I feel like doing this again! You care Stats Name or nickname: Vicky Age: 19 Gender: female Orientation: straight Relationship status: single Location: New Mexico at the moment, but I'm from Texas Languages: English, Spanish Life Occupation: full-time student Hobbies: eating, sleeping, watching movies, procrastinating wow I'm boring Interests: movies, music, writing Political Views: minimal if I'm being honest with you Religious Views: pretty complicated. I used to be more sure than I am now about what I believe. Favorite Things Foods: pizza, bacon, anything sweet. I have a perpetual sweet tooth. Color: blue Books: Harry Potter, A Visit from the Goon Squad, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Harriet the Spy, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Brave New World TV: Breaking Bad, The Office, Parks and Recreation, So You Think You Can Dance, virtually any competitive cooking shows Movies: The Social Network, Pride and Prejudice, Young Adult, Submarine, Mean Girls, Wes Anderson movies even though that makes me feel pretentious Music: Regina of course, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Fiona Apple, and uh plenty more Misc Origin or meaning of your Username: lol. When I was 12/13 I used "rosa" for a lot of online things because rose is the flower of June, which is the month I was born First time you heard Regina: :') summer 2006, when Fidelity was everywhere Top 5 Regina Spektor songs: Human of the Year ALWAYS (I think that's officially my favorite song of hers), 8th Floor, 20 Years of Snow, Pavlov's Daughter, Bartender (but we all know these things change daily) Random fact about yourself: hmm well I'm a sophomore in college? Who/What inspires you: people who are confident in themselves. I know that's vague, but that's something I've always struggled with and I'm still in the "fake it until you make it" phase. Best thing about last year: I successfully made it through my first year of college! It was such a tough year because I went so far away from home and I'm truly a homebody. Looking forward to this year: A lot of good movies and music. Also I'm turning 20 this year, I'm completely in disbelief.
  6. regina lyric chain game!

    ^ I think that's how the game was supposed to go, but no one really did that "But you got away, didn't you babe? You just turned your back on the crowd." - Chelsea Hotel No. 2 (not really Regina's song, I know, but she sang it, so HEY)

    Happy birthday!
  8. quote: Originally posted by jesse: and i'm pretty sure the gnd demo is not actually a demo. is it from the same set as the bartender "demo?" i thought it might have been. As far as I know, the "demo" of Genius Next Door is not actually a demo, just a really good live recording.
  9. quote: Originally posted by Alarmclock: Any opinions on the best recording of Small Town Moon? I haven't heard every recording of Small Town Moon, but the one I have, which I love, is from her 2009 show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York.
  10. Regina's most poetic/descriptive song?

    When I was in the ninth grade, my English class got to play songs that involved metaphors and stuff like that, and I brought "A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is" (or Left Hand Song, although I still don't really call it that).
  11. Favorite Soup

    quote: Originally posted by Niall: I think the best tasting soup is the soup that takes three hours to make, cook, strain out the chunky bits, cook the chunky bits a bit more, put them back in to the soup, decide to add more chunky bits, cook some more, think that it's getting too chunky now, put in blender, forget lid, make mess, saved most of it, all smooth now though, add yet more chunky bits, cook, simmer, get exhausted, sit down just as family comes in, they see mess, get in trouble, not too much trouble, but enough to get your family annoyed at you, clean up mess, reheat and serve. Because, at the end of the day, you have a gaint pot of soup that can last for days and can comfort you for a long while. And you made it. You. This post is perfect.
  12. What are you listening to right now?

    quote: Originally posted by lennonist: I think Lana Del Rey (real name: Elizabeth Grant and daughter of a millionaire) may turn out to be a flash in the pan. She's very manufactured, right down to her stage name, which was chosen by a marketing team. Her performance on Later... with Jools Holland was subpar. Her album 'Born to Die' is coming out January 31, 2012. I guess we'll be getting acquainted with her more soon. I kind of agree with you...I don't like to try to predict things like that, but I find Lana Del Rey so underwhelming. In August I downloaded "Video Games" and listened to it all the time, which was confusing even to me at the time because the song is not exciting to me, and I'm not talking about how slow it is because I have nothing against slow songs. A lot of people seem to love her, but her music and voice just do nothing for me. I am genuinely confused as to why people like her so much. If anyone would like to explain her appeal, please go for it...
  13. 1999 demo tape

    quote: Originally posted by Wild Child: quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: But the disc says "demo" with the copyright symbol on it. is it really legally protected? Hello! I know this is from 2011, but I just wanted to let you know that yes, it is copyrighted. Once a work is created, it is automatically copyrighted to the artist whether there is a symbol or not. And although it is wise to register the copyright, it is also not needed. Go draw a picture on a piece of paper. Is it an original piece of art? Yes? Good. It's copyrighted to you. See? Easy. From When is my work protected? Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Do I have to register with your office to be protected? No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.” Interesting!
  14. say something nice...

    Aw, lennonist! That was so thoughtful and heartwarming! I know I don't post a lot anymore, but I still visit occasionally and read your posts, which I find entertaining and well thought-out.
  15. AJ!! How have you been? I was actually thinking about you recently, about how we would talk about tennis all the time. Hahaha.
  16. Tumblr Anyone?

    Just wanted to bring this back because I have recently become addicted to Tumblr, haha. Mine is Does anyone want to share?
  17. What are you listening to right now?

    ^ YES! St. Vincent. I'm in love with her new album, particularly the title track. It breaks my heart a little bit.
  18. New song! "Pure Perfection"

    I missed this and kind of wish I could have heard this new song, but if Regina doesn't want people to hear it yet, I don't feel too bad.

    RAPH! Happy birthday! I hope it was great.
  20. Regina Song Showdown!

    I love this game. Back of a Truck vs. Happy Hooker
  21. Wee Rants

    quote: Originally posted by the monster in your closet: I just need to have this wee rant out somewhere. I've gained about 10 pounds since this time last year, and about half of that since the end of the school year in June/July. It's freaking me out. Now, I've had a lot of body-image issues in the past, and I really don't want to go back to that place. It bothers me that my pants are tight and then I have to think to myself: it's okay, you're not fifteen anymore. You bought these pants when you were fifteen. I know that it shouldn't be a big deal and I know that I'm at a pretty ideal weight now, I know that teetering on the edge of underweight wasn't going to last and wasn't a healthy place to be anyhow. But goddamnit, I just don't even feel comfortable in my own skin anymore. It's stressing me out. I need to get in shape, at least. There's a pool and a little gym type thing in my building. I really have no excuse. Sigh. Duuuude, I can relate entirely. Well, I'm not sure exactly how much I weigh because the last time I went to the doctor I didn't want to know, so I didn't look, but I know I've gained weight since this time last year. My senior year was really stressful and I lost weight, but I gained it back during the summer. I've had body image issues since I was probably 10 years old (I know that sounds insane), but in the last couple of years it hasn't bothered me. Now that I'm in my freshman year of college, it's becoming an issue again. It's unnerving to be around all of these pretty and thin girls. Now I'm trying to eat less, which is an effort because I love food, and I'm walking for an hour every day. I don't think it's making a difference yet, but it's like Be like the water, people said, it does make you feel better to know you're doing something.
  22. What are you listening to right now?

    I'm listening to "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey. Has anyone heard this song? It's really beautiful. Up next: "Surgeon" by St. Vincent. I've been listening to this song nonstop. Her album comes out next month, I'm so excited!
  23. Regina Song Showdown!

    Rejazz vs. Chicken Song
  24. Soured on Regina Spektor?

    quote: Originally posted by bum bum bum: I'm afraid of becoming burnt out on Regina's music. Sometimes I think I am, and I don't listen to her for a while. It doesn't usually last long though. I start getting the urge to listen to certain songs and then I go through all her albums in a day. I try not to listen to her too much. I listen to a lot of other music. I am ready for some new material from her.. Soured though? Never. She's still my favorite artist, and I can't see that changing anytime soon. Dude, that's me exactly! But for me, that doesn't just apply to Regina. I don't like to overplay any music I love. But then a random song will pop into my head and I have to listen to it. That happened recently with Making Records--the part when she sings "corazon" came to me out of nowhere, and it was like being thirsty and wanting a drink, I had to listen to it. Then that led to listening to a bunch of her songs for the next hour. There's nothing like listening to a really amazing song that you haven't listened to in a while.
  25. Regina Song Showdown!

    I miss this game! I'm choosing Dog and Pony just because I never fell in love with Loveology like a lot of people have...I definitely think it's a charming and pretty song, but I prefer Dog and Pony. So, Dog and Pony vs. The Noise