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  1. Portland Show on August 8th

    Anyone cool going?
  2. 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.
  3. Portland Show on August 8th

    Anyone cool going?
  4. Halloween!

    So what are all you all out there dressing up as for Halloween?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. Alex Heffes ft. Regina "Balloon Girl"

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

    Hey all! I know I haven't been around these parts much lately, but I am going to try to fix that. Anyway, if you have some extra time, you all should check out my new cover of Us on my own personal space: myspace.com/artedelcentanni It's nothing too special, but I thought it turned out decent. Tell me what you think! Talk to you all soon, ~Tyler
  14. 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) !!!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Death threat against South Park creators about depicting Allah

    BLTWP, that was one of the more beautiful statements about faith I have ever heard. Thank you. I hope someday I can be that confident and content with my own personal beliefs. It seems that one of our main differences is that I am more of a humanist. My spirituality springs from the discovery of life, the adventure of finding myself. Or not necessarily finding myself, but moreover being myself. You do make a very interesting point. If you have a companion who loves you your whole life unconditionally you always have somewhere to turn, and so you can always be at peace. I see this in you through your words more than the vast majority of Christians I meet, and don’t take that in the wrong way, because some of the people I love most are Christains. But I retain that humans are much stronger and able than they realize when it comes to doing good and finding peace with themselves and nature. Not only am I a humanist, but an optimist. In terms of my calling The Bible mythology, I'm sorry if that was offensive, I certainly didn't mean it to be. I do view it that way, but it’s because I just see it from a slightly different cultural standpoint. Once again, our varying perspectives. I see the similarities between the Bible and mythology while you see the beauty and truth in Christianity, and were both probably ignoring some things, but it seems to me we also both have some really valid arguments. Really, though, that is all beside the point! If you have achieved beauty and happiness, through whatever truth, then I envy you. Still, I need to find my own truth, and I am quite sure it is a different one than yours. Again, thank you for that beautiful poem of spirituality. I think we would be good friends.
  19. Death threat against South Park creators about depicting Allah

    quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: Then why bother with it? It's all stories. You need to have faith in them, or they fall apart. Stories! Faith! This is the point exactly! There is, as you have said, just as much blind faith in adhering to the authoritative scientific consensus as there is in adhering to the authoritative religious doctrine. But there you have it! It’s the same thing, just a different perspective. And yes, it's just as easy to point to bible phrases and say they can be made to support every single scientific finding that humanity has ever observed as it is to say that science is inflawable, but when it comes down to it you’re both worshiping a god (Yaweh or the Scientfic consensus) in the same closed-minded manner, it’s just that your diverse philosophies destructively interfere. Having said this, I generally trust science over religion, and not because I blindly accept the scientific doctrine, but because it seems logically sound, even logically inherent to me that real world observations should be trusted over thousand-year old manuscripts. (In my opinion, the bible is no different than Greek Mythology, which has characters divinely intervening in mortal affairs, [i.e. the battle of Troy] in the same way that the Christian god divinely interferes with historical figures in the old testament like Noah and Abraham.) You can point to as many reasons as you want why science might be wrong, but you can never point to one piece of evidence that God exists. And believe me, I know the power of faith, how binding structure makes you feel safe and secure, and I greatly value this superstition. In fact, in my subjective opinion being raised catholic was one of the most beautiful things that ever happened to me; it taught me how to imagine intangible things, how to create worlds that exist only in my head and pursue them passionately and lovingly, loving towards the infinite uncertainty. But now, having somewhat 'evolved' if you will into an even more deeply passionate agnostic, I can tell you almost for certain that you do not need blind faith to hold your world together. You definitely do need faith, faith in god, faith in science, faith in yourself, faith in something, but never so much faith that you cannot empathize with a different perspective. There are infinite perspectives, don’t you see it! This is what makes everyone beautiful. So know this, I have as much deep respect for your perspective as I do for Brady’s perspective, my own, and every conceivable perspective, even the inconceivable perspectives that I cannot comprehend because I know that the only thing in the universe I can be sure of is my own existence. You’re right, you know. Science accounts for an infinitely small percentage of reality, but that’s because reality is infinitely complex, and infinitely simple. Maybe I’m getting a bit too esoteric. But the point is, how can you possibly assume that your own perspective is so infallible? You’ve been asking Brady the same question. P.S. Sorry I decided to pick on you instead of Brady, I was more passionate about arguing with you because, from what I can tell, my perspective tends to be more similar to his.
  20. (Almost) Everything Regina Give-Away!

    Here it is: IkncENcZpUXgUwuacgD1Dw+7/O8GmTNR8GFUyHldNso= Yaaaaay!!
  21. (Almost) Everything Regina Give-Away!

    Oh my god! I had a busy week and was totally absent from the boards! Thanks to rawin, I just checked this thread! I'm so excited! I've wanted Begin to Hope on Vinyl for so long!!!! I'll send that e-mail right now!
  22. (Almost) Everything Regina Give-Away!

    This is a beautiful gesture. An inspiring gesture.
  23. i love you all.

    Hahaha. I swear that wasn't a Freudian slip! I really do love you all. But I'm sure glad that my stillness as well is reciprocated.
  24. school = :(

    I've always wanted to get into quantum physics. But I don't because I don't like the actual application of it, just the theory. I'm pretty much interested in conceptual anything... If you get a good teacher though they could keep you motivated! It would be a challenge worth pursuing in that case!
  25. So which is your #1 song on Far?

    Dance Anthem is totally my favorite on Far. It's one of the ones that really captures that spirit of regina for me. That ability to make you laugh and then cry all at once.