Crispy Crispy Benjamin Franklin

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  1. Portland Show on August 8th

    I'm a regina fan of about 5 years now and this was the first time I've gotten to see her. It was an incredibly emotional experience for me. I cried so much, and danced in my chair with no care of judgment. While at times I felt like the most giggly, dorky fan in the world, others I just rested my hand on my chin and stared knowingly at one of my greatest heroes, finally believing that she was real. It was almost like reconnecting with an old friend. I've had this plan for all those five years to ask her if I can buy her soup and talk music with her. Maybe a pipe dream to some, but I've always been very serious about it (with a giggly, self-mocking, mostly, non-delusional undertone to that seriousness. ) In any case, I acted a bit too brashly when I went up to talk to Jack. Told him that I liked his set, but quickly went on to ask him if there was any chance I could... uh... chat up regina. "Umm...Naww... I don't think so man." He said to me. "Ah, I understand," I retorted, "but I promise I wouldn't cause a scene or anything... just want to hang out!" "Uhh, no, I don't think so, she's got family here tonight, and..." I felt really dumb, super humiliated too. Was I really that stupid fan-boy I had always feared I was? The only thing I could do was humiliate myself even more "Well, in that case, can I at least get a picture with you?" I asked him: Yes, twas a sad ending to such an incredible experience. But I will meet her someday yet! Perhaps I'll just have to become a famous musician first. quote: Originally posted by bum bum bum: Kimya Dawson is at this show livetweeting! Funny that you should mention this, right when I was getting up from my seat I ran into her. Just patted her on the shoulder and said "Hey Kimya, how you doing?" We chatted for a short minute about which songs made us cry.
  2. Portland Show on August 8th

    Anyone cool going?
  3. Portland Show on August 8th

    Anyone cool going?
  4. My Regina Art

    This may not belong in this thread, but I just wanted you guys to see this little dubstep-rap remix of chemo limo i did recently. I'm writing a song every day of the year and I'm doing genre ABCs at the moment... so my usual style is much more folky; I'm delving here.
  5. Next album

    I'm still holding out that she's going to completely change her style and take everyone by surprise. Though I doubt that from the next album. But she did say she'd go hip hop at some point... which would be my dream come true. Because, her new studio stuff is awesome, but it just doesn't do justice to the wild-spirited childlike monster that I know hides inside of her... She needs to get her hands all dirty again.
  6. Good News Thread!

    I feel in a good news mood because I just finished a response to a rap battle with my friend sampling the flowers. http://vimeo.com/16762446
  7. Obama's assassination list

    quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: quote: Originally posted by Crispy Crispy Benjamin Franklin: quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: I don't pretend to be unbiased or a big-time musical artist where I have 1000s hanging on my every word. Regina as a popular figure should choose her words more carefully, no? That's true, having lots of influence does grant more responsibility. But part of that responsibility should also be truth to self. It's not as if regina hates conservatives. I would deduct that she see's fox news as something that is damaging to the country, and feels strongly that she should stand up for her beliefs. I really don't think she did it just to get an applause. Yes, it is a bit divisive, but surely it comes out of no hate for any individual or group of people. The world is always going to be biased. And music, like in your 'Bohemian-Mystique' post, is supposed to speak to the inner passions and suppressed feelings. The left feels just as oppressed as you dude. I think Toby Keith is great. What the left feel oppressed about? If you are a left-wing artist you can attend SUNY Purchase and everyone will think like you do. Then you become a professional and everyone you meet in the industry is a left-winger. What oppression? Thought you might completely miss the point. Everyone feels the weight of oppression in one way or another, it's an inescapable facet of the human condition. If they didn't, the whole world would just get along. Surely also the people on the left with causes as impassioned as yours feel the same, no?
  8. Obama's assassination list

    quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: I don't pretend to be unbiased or a big-time musical artist where I have 1000s hanging on my every word. Regina as a popular figure should choose her words more carefully, no? That's true, having lots of influence does grant more responsibility. But part of that responsibility should also be truth to self. It's not as if regina hates conservatives. I would deduct that she see's fox news as something that is damaging to the country, and feels strongly that she should stand up for her beliefs. I really don't think she did it just to get an applause. Yes, it is a bit divisive, but surely it comes out of no hate for any individual or group of people. The world is always going to be biased. And music, like in your 'Bohemian-Mystique' post, is supposed to speak to the inner passions and suppressed feelings. The left feels just as oppressed as you dude. I think Toby Keith is great.
  9. Obama's assassination list

    quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: quote: Hey, even regina knows it. "People are just people, they shouldn't make you nervous... people are just people like you." Did she really mean that when she snarks about Fox News in live performances of "Ghost of Corporate Future"? She could have easily left that out. After all MSNBC is far more toxic to the daily discussion then Fox News, but she didn't see fit to mention that. Good point. People are just people, but surely no person is perfect. It really is all too easy to get caught up in political bias and forget how subjective your perspective really is. I should think you of all people should have quite the accumulation of personal experience in this area, musiclover.
  10. Obama's assassination list

    Oh, political debate. It's just a bunch of impassioned people siting their own infinitely subjective experience as absolute truth. And then what little objective truth there actually is gets lost, smeared, and blurred beyond reason. When will we realize that we are just like everyone else? Love and compassion for everyone, even 'rednecks' (which is a pretty hatefully used term in my opinion), even communists, even even idiots, even nazis, terrorists, pedophiles and murderers, is the only way to fight injustice. And of course we have to uphold our rights to life and freedom, but anger and hatred, in all forms, directly cloud our ability to uphold those things indiscriminately and unabashedly. Jesus knew it. Right up there with "turn the other cheek" was "love your enemy." MLK knew it. "When we allow freedom to ring,... black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" Hey, even regina knows it. "People are just people, they shouldn't make you nervous... people are just people like you." Why can't we realize that absolute, unapologetic empathy is the only true path to peace and prosperity?
  11. Alex Heffes ft. Regina "Balloon Girl"

    Woah, pretty! And adorable as usual. The artwork is really dope too.
  12. Another 'Us' Cover

    So, I finally made a whole albums worth of recordings! I'd really like to hear what the stix has to say about it! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pag...9720399398559?ref=ts or myspace.com/artedelcentanni (although the recordings here are worse quality) !!!
  13. Never Forget

    quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: Woah. Wait a second... Okay, I remember september 11th morning clearly as most. I was sitting in the car with my dad and listening to the news. It just, startled me, slowly, you know. The feeling grew, and I began to see more and more just how powerful this day had been. I think the reason all of us United Staters remember it so well is because it broke the flow of our world for weeks. It changed how everyone interacted with eachother for a while. And I think that this is just a rude awakening for many to the possibility of the cruel, the malicious, the greedy, for all these dark things suddenly came knocking at our front door all at once. Yet... there are SO many gut-wrenchingly sad things happening in the world all the time. And still, anger and hate never solve the deep sadness we feel in our bodies. It saddens me to see christian america ignoring such central themes to jesus' teachings, you know, love your enemy, turn the other cheek. I believe these things very deep down in my stomach, without believing in god. In any completely tangible form, at least. Very simply, I believe that pure love, even when excessive, even when shameful, even in situations as dark as September 11th, always overcomes, for it overcomes justification itself, and never fails to heal. I don't expect you to change your opinion, and especially not your perspective, that would be impossible. But please reconsider reciprocating hatred to the extremists, they will always respond to that, it feeds them. And I'm not sure you meant it, but your statement came off as if all muslims are part of a "cult religion". I feel this is a kind of racism that goes relatively unnoticed in too many parts of our country.
  14. Quotes by Regina.

    This is the part of the night where, like, my ears start to hurt from smiling so hard. Just changed my quote to this. It's from the video of her accepting the Brumstix book.
  15. The Butterfly Peddler

    I'm very anxious to see what you've come up with. The synopsis makes it sound wonderful. If you change your mind, send it my way: roadbasket at hotmail dot com I understand why you wouldn't want to send it out to too many people though, so no worries if not. It's a good practice to take extra precaution when it comes to your work.