Re-updated and re-rebumped....
(If you're worried about having something to say if you get to talk to her, print this out and bring it with you.)
Thought I’d bump all the questions (minus the marry/adopt/hug me and already answered questions) up so they’re in one place. And here they are:
I love Austin City Limits and was really looking forward to seeing you perform on it, but your performance was never aired. I heard you asked that it not be shown because you didn't like your performance. What's the scoop?
Any plans to be on ACL again?
Would you ever consider redoing some songs that are already on earlier albums, such as 11:11 or Songs? I know you have done this in the past, but would you consider it now that you have grown so much and acquired more fans?
Do you speak fluent Hebrew or just have a really good accent?
What are some of your favorite places in New York (since she writes about New York so much)?
What's your favorite Beatles album?
Is 11:11 ever coming out again?
Who would you REALLY like to work with?
Conan loved your performance of Fidelity on his show and was gesticulating like mad as the show played out. What was he saying?
What was Pete Townshend like? (She performed "Music Box" on his/his girlfriend's 'In the Attic' show. Scroll down to episode 4.)
Was someone next door really fucking to one of your songs? If so, which song!?!?!?
I'd ask her why the song "begin to hope" wasn't on the [eponymous] album?
What does brumstix mean ?
Do you picture the "little kid" in Lucky Penny as a boy or a girl?
If Regina hadn't been a singer songwriter/musician for a living, what would she have liked to have done for a career?
I'd ask her about what selections she'd recommend from Russian Literature, considering that's my favourite genre.Then I'd ask for her opinion on Bulgakov, pasternak, chukovskaya,tolstoy, nabokov and Akhmatova.
I know Reg doesn't like talking about the lyrics to her songs, but if she did, I'd ask her who she is talking about in Long Brown Hair.
I'd want to know what annoys Regina the most... What puts her over the edge?
Not sure if it'd be my first question but given "laughing with" Do you believe in God?
The "far" version of One More Time With Feeling" is a LOT different than the live version that you performed several times. I can't think of another song that changed so much from live to the studio: Can you tell me the story of how OMTWF changed from the concert version to the studio version?
Maybe someone already knows the answer, but, I would want to know: What was the first song you wrote? What inspired you to write it? In what way has the experience you had with that song shaped you as a songwriter?
I'd ask her if she plans on a long-form symphonic/piano composition, something 9-10 minutes long.
If you weren't a musician, which job would you like to have and why?
Out of all the characters you have created in your songs, who is your favorite?
Regina, do you have any pets?
What's your secret to happiness and how do you fight off dark thoughts(sad ones)?
In The Bronx, when she says "they don't even believe it exists in other places, but especially not in the Bronx." I want to know if she means the people in the Bronx don't believe magical realism exists in other places, or if she means people in other places also don't believe magical realism exists.
If you could be someone else for one day (even a character from a book) who would you like to be and what would you do?￼
What are the things you cannot live without?
If you ever thought about writing a book what would the title be?
Do you like puzzles or scrabble?
What’s a play that you've been to that really impressed you?
I really want to know the story behind her guitar….
Have you ever played Spektris? (If you've played, what is your high score?)
What does she look at (or avoid looking at) on those rare occasions she opens her eyes while playing for television?
I'd love to ask her if she'd be totally insulted if I gave her a copy of those lovingly made sheet music transcriptions of her songs. That way she could get the basic feeling of her old songs so she could replay them.