Slimjimmy

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  1. Entertainment Weekly Review

    Here is a partial review of the CD Instant Karma from the new issue of EW that talks about Regina: Regina Spektor's ''Real Love'' outstrips the modest original — blasphemous as that is to say — by introducing rich undercurrents. Her nearly classical piano arrangement adds a run of fearsome, dark chords around the ''No need to be afraid'' section, so that when she breaks into the chorus' tender promise, it's a fantastic sunburst. I've never been a huge Spektor booster before, but for these three minutes and 56 seconds, she's my new American idol Can't believe that he REALLY wasn't a "Spektor booster", but at least there is another convert out there to the magic of Regina!
  2. Entertainment Weekly Review

    Here is a partial review of the CD Instant Karma from the new issue of EW that talks about Regina: Regina Spektor's ''Real Love'' outstrips the modest original — blasphemous as that is to say — by introducing rich undercurrents. Her nearly classical piano arrangement adds a run of fearsome, dark chords around the ''No need to be afraid'' section, so that when she breaks into the chorus' tender promise, it's a fantastic sunburst. I've never been a huge Spektor booster before, but for these three minutes and 56 seconds, she's my new American idol Can't believe that he REALLY wasn't a "Spektor booster", but at least there is another convert out there to the magic of Regina!
  3. how did you get into regina?

    I read some great reviews for Begin To Hope and read the article in Rolling Stone on her. I went on itunes and previewed the songs from Hope. By the 4th song (On the Radio), I knew I had to buy this CD. Bought the CD the next day, and now I'm hooked!
  4. Instant Karma CD - Tracklisting

    Hopefully it's just Regina on piano for "Real Love", like she did here in SD live. It is a great version, and hopefully the studio version will be the same, and not a full band one.
  5. San Diego Show

    Thanks for all the feedback so far. Thanks to PAT for posting a set list. May not be in order, and incomplete, but better than nothing. Agree with you Kailee about the assholes. I was lucky to see Radiohead in SD last year, and the same thing happened there: people talking during quiet parts and just being f***king drunk. I think this is par for the course here in SD. You get a lot of people that just want to hear certain songs, and don't care for the rest of the concert. Luckily I just blocked them out and concentrated on Regina. Once again, thanks for all the input. Keep 'em coming if possible. P.S. - I was thinking this morning that I SHOULD have written grand instead of baby grand. Thanks for the catch, PAT. P.S.S. - Among live performers today, I would rank Regina and Ani as the BEST when it's just them on stage (or in Ani's case, her and a bass guitarist). How about a double bill of those two? Goosebumps!!
  6. San Diego Show

    Just came home from the SD show. I am a new convert to Regina, having picked up Begin to Hope just about 6 months ago and just buying Soviet Kitsch two weeks ago. I had seen her on Letterman and online from Coachella, but I was a Regina newbie, having never seen her live. Well all I can say is: WOW!! I didn't expect just her and a baby grand, and the songs sounded even better with just her on piano. Her piano skills and vocal skills blew me and the rest of the crowd away!! I hope she considers putting out a live DVD of this tour, so more people can see what they're missing out on. I should have written the set list down, but I'm sure someone will post it, as I wasn't sure if some songs were new, or I've never heard. If any Regina fans know the set list, write here, I would appreciate it. Once again, terrific show. P.S. - Her version of "Real Love" was fantastic. I hope this is released someday, as it outdoes BOTH the Beatles AND Lennon's demo version.
  7. San Diego Show

    Just came home from the SD show. I am a new convert to Regina, having picked up Begin to Hope just about 6 months ago and just buying Soviet Kitsch two weeks ago. I had seen her on Letterman and online from Coachella, but I was a Regina newbie, having never seen her live. Well all I can say is: WOW!! I didn't expect just her and a baby grand, and the songs sounded even better with just her on piano. Her piano skills and vocal skills blew me and the rest of the crowd away!! I hope she considers putting out a live DVD of this tour, so more people can see what they're missing out on. I should have written the set list down, but I'm sure someone will post it, as I wasn't sure if some songs were new, or I've never heard. If any Regina fans know the set list, write here, I would appreciate it. Once again, terrific show. P.S. - Her version of "Real Love" was fantastic. I hope this is released someday, as it outdoes BOTH the Beatles AND Lennon's demo version.