JohnnyC

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  1. Hey all. I understand there has been some... "activity" as of late :-) My most recent update was on page 45... I'll have to go back through the posts since then and consolidate the changes to be made... stay tuned I guess. I'll get to it this weekend. ~j!
  2. post your favorite photos of regina

    She looks oddly thin/young in that last one... I like the ear poking out though. It's cute. Here's some Pop Art Regina that I found on a fan site. Does anyone know who made it?
  3. Thanks! I actually have that live in Soho disc, I guess that I just forgot that track was on there! Joshua Bell, eh? Neva hoid of 'em!
  4. Thanks for the update Aprés Moi! I've actually updated this ridiculous thread! Huzzah! There are some songs in here that I've let slip under my radar and now I need to seek them out, stat! All you lucky devils have already heard them! What is the official release of Left Hand Song (formerly ALIHFPI)? Ballad of a Politician! Sounds epic! Man of a Thousand Faces, official release! WHAT?! Must hear! Oh, Marcello! WHAAAT! WHAT WHAAAT! Talk about missing out! The Call, Live! Holy Crap! It's like my birthday! This is making my day/year! No Surprises cover! WOW. I'm off to search out that happy place that we all know as new Regina content for our ears! Love & Miss ya, Brümstix! ~j!
  5. Just popping in for a quick hello from work. This was on CBC radio this morning, airs again tonight, and will be podcasted shortly (likely tomorrow). http://www.cbc.ca/q/ (look at Wednesday)
  6. Interview on Q with Jian Ghomeshi

    Just popping in for a quick hello from work. This was on CBC radio this morning, airs again tonight, and will be podcasted shortly (likely tomorrow). http://www.cbc.ca/q/ (look at Wednesday)
  7. I just read this and thought of a few 'stixers :-) The last line just floors me. I want to hear it. QUOTED FROM THE BBC: Two newly discovered pieces of piano music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are to be performed in the Austrian city of his birth, Salzburg. The pieces had long been in the archive of the International Mozarteum Foundation but only recently were they identified as compositions by Mozart. The foundation has released very few details about the music. It is to be played at a house where the composer lived from 1773-1780, which is now the Mozart's Residence museum. Posthumous discoveries of Mozart works are rare but not unknown, the BBC's Bethany Bell reports from Salzburg. In January, a piece by Mozart that had lain undiscovered in a French library for years had its first performance. Mozart wrote more than 600 known pieces of music before his death in 1791 at the age of 35. He began composing at the age of five and his works include operas, chamber music, choral pieces and piano concertos. An official at the International Mozarteum Foundation told the Associated Press news agency that the compositions to be played on Sunday were "substantial pieces" composed before Mozart's 10th birthday.
  8. I just read this and thought of a few 'stixers :-) The last line just floors me. I want to hear it. QUOTED FROM THE BBC: Two newly discovered pieces of piano music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are to be performed in the Austrian city of his birth, Salzburg. The pieces had long been in the archive of the International Mozarteum Foundation but only recently were they identified as compositions by Mozart. The foundation has released very few details about the music. It is to be played at a house where the composer lived from 1773-1780, which is now the Mozart's Residence museum. Posthumous discoveries of Mozart works are rare but not unknown, the BBC's Bethany Bell reports from Salzburg. In January, a piece by Mozart that had lain undiscovered in a French library for years had its first performance. Mozart wrote more than 600 known pieces of music before his death in 1791 at the age of 35. He began composing at the age of five and his works include operas, chamber music, choral pieces and piano concertos. An official at the International Mozarteum Foundation told the Associated Press news agency that the compositions to be played on Sunday were "substantial pieces" composed before Mozart's 10th birthday.
  9. Face The Music / Jeff Lynne

    If you visit this ELO info-website, you'll see that a new splash page and article about Jeff's work with Regina has been posted (there are a few photos as well). http://www.ftmusic.com/
  10. 1999 demo tape

    quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: So I want to understand something. I've downloaded many live songs that have not yet been recorded(Virgin Queen, Small Town Moon, Soho, Mermaid, etc..). Should I wipe them from my hard drive? No way. I'm not sure who that was directed at, but I certainly didn't suggest such stupidity. Also, I've just realized that people are trying to let this thread die, so I won't post in it anymore! Promise!
  11. 1999 demo tape

    Hey! Emotional people! Please calm yourselves! Lives are not at stake here. Let's be mature and relaxed. (Jesse, I apologize for the presumption. Please read on if you'd like to understand my perspective better) I am in the unique position of being the only other person that Regina asked not to share songs at one time (that I know of). From this perspective, I can relate to Peter Pan very well. I never shared my recordings with anyone, because it was the right thing to do. Not because it was selfish, or elitist, but because it was respectful. When I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the 1999 Demo Tape, as a person "trusted" not to post it in the wild (a trust that I think I earned through the aforementioned experience) I was stunned and fearful of being on-the-hook for maintaining Regina's trust in her fans. The sheer reverence that I have for her as an artist and a person compelled me to never dare tell anyone that I had the songs. Not even my closest friends or fellow stixers. I zipped it, and locked it up. Being elitist was never a factor - it was complete awe and respect for a great artist and her wishes. I didn't want to be the one to do wrong by her. NOW, knowing how it made me feel - I can't even comprehend why someone else would've decided to upload the tape to be shared en masse. It just doesn't compute for me. There is no social justice in it. It is not anyone's right to hear these songs - it is a profound privilege. As happened the first time that Regina made such a request, someone eventually showed up with a self-righteous attitude and a misguided idea that they were "empowering the people". That person succeeded in breaking Regina's trust and potentially harmed her career - those songs may have been disqualified from a movie soundtrack because they were leaked. This place has become far more juvenile than I ever expected when I first joined. It's not due to an elitist attitude from the long-time stixers (who are among the most level headed and kind people that I know), but rather to a feeling of entitlement from the new members. Nobody here has entitlement, most notably those who have not yet earned trust, or built a relationship with anybody. Do not condemn those who are close friends for treating each other as such. Do not complain about not being included in a friendship that you have not made the effort to build. This negative portrayal of old-stixers paints a picture: Walk into a shopping mall, find a random group of friends, jump into the middle of their conversation. You will not be treated as well as those who have been friends for years. Are these people elitist because they treat their close friends better than newcomers? No, but if you make an effort to be friendly, you will also make friends yourself. This is common sense in life, as well as on the internet.
  12. 1999 demo tape

    quote: Originally posted by Ficky: 1) I think Peter's really being a jerk. I mean he obviously digitized these songs, and shared them with enough people that someone got a hold of them and posted them. So ultimately the songs got leaked because of what HE did, yet he is pointing the finger at everyone else and saying "you aren't considerate, you aren't respectful." Only HE should get to listen to them and only HE should get to choose who they should be shared with. I think it's crazy and I think that's not what Regina would want at all. Peter Pan was asked not to post them online. He didn't. Someone betrayed both his and Regina's wishes. quote: Originally posted by Ficky: Regina's overarching message seems to be : share the love, be real, be good to each other. Regardless of what "overarching message" you believe applies, Regina's actual words were in-fact, "please don't post them on the internet. Deliberately betraying that isn't being good to each other. quote: Originally posted by jesse: We are listening to her unreleased songs not out of disrespect, or negativity, but rather because we really love her music, her creativity, we are listening out of love, and sharing out of love, and despite her sheepishness about her early stuff I don't see how that can be wrong. Classic straw man argument, and not the issue. Nobody said that it's wrong to listen to them. It was wrong to post them on youtube, and wherever else. It's been done, and it's unfortunate. It only serves to distance the fans from Regina even more. quote: Originally posted by jesse: agree 100000000% So you posted the songs, eh?
  13. Interviews

    I'm sure you could add some links to this thread by searching all of the posts by Bartender: the undisputed champion of finding and sharing news & interviews. I'm sure the BrooklynVegan site did some good coverage back in the day. I can't remember if any had interviews though.
  14. BLUE LIPS!!

    Dear three minutes and thirteen seconds into the song, Thank you for melting me. I can now begin my new life as the happiest melty-blob of viscous liquid to ever ooze around the earth.
  15. Very Bizzare Version of Fidelity.

    The musical arrangement is bad enough, but the singing leaves me confused as to how someone could have let this happen. I can't believe it's a professional singer. It sounds like someone in a Karaoke room. Now I have to go back and listen to Blue Lips again, it's the antidote.