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  1. Demos

    Anyone know what year the demos were released? Organizing my iPod is hard work.
  2. We now have a title...Begin To Hope. I'm guessing that means "Begin To Hope" (you can listen to it at http://www.reginaspektor.net/) is going to be on it...and we also know that "Après Moi" and "Fidelity" are on it. You can see Regina's entry at the news page or her MySpace page.
  3. On The Radio

    It's a song about life. Pure and simple. I remember a radio interview in which the interviewer asked Regina about the song, but she diverted the question and said, "I can tell you about the video I did for it...". We all know Regina prefers not to talk about the story behind the song, and I'm with her on that. The personal interpretations are much more interesting. But you've gotta think she had a pretty amazing, intense epiphany about life the day she wrote this song. The lyrics are just totally spot-on... a song full of universal truths. Some of the best lyrics ever written, for sure.
  4. Underrated Regina Song Showdown

    You know, I could do the process of elimination thing, but I know what my final pick would be anyway... The Noise Everyone seems to have forgotten about this one. It's such a beautiful song.
  5. 11:11 Liner Notes?

    Does anyone have a scan of the inside cover of 11:11 (and a larger picture of the cover)? I'm assuming it's a double-sided cover, like Songs. I've been wanting to burn this on CD, I was hoping to print out the artwork too. The CD would be nice too, but now I'm just being greedy.
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  9. New song on iTunes (edit: it's up now)

    quote: Originally posted by Bonzomaniac: Looks like Reg is using the layered vocals again like she did with Real Love. For some reason, it reminds me of Judee Sill. A fellow Judee fan! I guess I can hear the resemblance (especially with the choir in "The Donor", now that I think about it), but I would have never made the connection myself. I really like the choir vocals in this song, but I could do without the gunfire noises.
  10. regina's tributes.

    Regina interpolates the Sugarcubes song in "Soho". She's also covered Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
  11. Vocal Chords of Steel i tell you!

    Regina has an absoutely amazing, strong, powerful voice. She has great, great control and has so many unique nuances in it. I've always said that Regina uses her voice like a piano (wheras most of us would use our voices more like violins). The way she seperates the notes, portamento, near the end of "Us" (the last two "contagious"), or in the middle of "Time Is All Around" (when she sings "around") right before the second verse, or at the end of "Better" (the final time she sings "better"). Also, the many trills she does. Like when she sings "Fidelity" live ("I hear in my mind"), or at the end of "My Man" ("when I know I'll come back"). It's almost mechanical. As mentioned before, that part in "Back of a Truck" when she sings "mi-mi-mi-mi-mine". (Generally, her vocal in that song is fantastic.) She does the same thing in "You" and "Long Brown Hair", alternating between the chest and head voice.Once again, great control. She could sing "Dance Anthem of the '80s" at double-tempo and would have no vocal limitation. I agree with kaysntrees about"The Virgin Queen". The vocals are great, the gibberish singing is great... there's just an amazing energy in that entire performance. "2.99¢ Blues" is another song that really displays Regina's vocal ability. She does something really cool near the end, at around 3:13. And of course, the song's climax is also a notable vocal feat. Need I mentioned when she belts it out? "Us", "Making Records", "Fidelity", "20 Years of Snow", "A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is", "Your Honor", "human of the year", "open", "Carbon Monoxide", the list goes on and on...
  12. Is it me or does she sound a lot like Regina?

    Casey Dienel is a true talent. There are some similarities between her and Regina, but she is definitely her own artist. I find she's a bit more candid in her singing and playing than Regina is. Check this article out for an interview and some good songs.
  13. MONTRÉAL: DOWNLOAD the Show here! (plus reviews & pics)

    Hate to dig up this old topic again, but it's been almost a year, so I think it's safe to say that we can share the songs. I really would like to have the whole show, and especially these versions of the new songs. Thanks in advance, Johnny.
  14. AHHH! Has anyone else noticed?!

    It is a possibility that Regina was familiar with Björk's music at the time. It certainly would have made discovering the song a lot easier. Who deliberately searches for a song with their name for the title?
  15. Demos

    I found some information on the original topic at hand. Looking at the December 22, 2002 entry in an old version of Regina's website (here) she says she is going to her "second annual 'two Jews on Christmas session' with Joe Mendelson." So I'd assume that all fifteen songs from the demo were from this session. (It didn't make sense to me that "20 Years of Snow" was recorded for the Songs session at a fast tempo when, three months later, it is being performed at almost half that speed and with a missing outro.) As for contacting semilit, typing the username in Google search engine yields a few more registrations on other websites... maybe someone who has an account on any of them can contact him/her from there...?
  16. Regigantic List of Song Recordings

    I didn't know you were referring exclusively to the Wiki page; I was talking about Reginapolis. Now I understand that the Wiki page is only temporary, to collect all known recordings.
  17. Regigantic List of Song Recordings

    I think a more practical approach would be to do something like this: http://bliss.its-official.com/songdetail.php?songId=52 (Click on a date at the bottom of that page to see an example of a setlist page.) If you would want to follow this kind of example, the pages can be altered to include links to recordings. I just don't think a page with listing every recording available is the best way to go about this sort of thing. It could be divided more cohesively.
  18. An up-to-date Regina fansite?

    I have a few small things to say: I'm glad to see the fansite up and all the thoughts and ideas that are being put into it. Seems like it's going to be great. I'd be happy to contribute to the website occasionally (news, lyrics, timeline) if any help is needed. Just a little, mostly unrelated complaint: I don't like the new fabricated songtitles i.e. "Stop Right Now" and "Defintion of a Crazy Person". I've always known these songs as "the clocks were asleep" and "I cut off my hair". Since when were these new titles the accepted ones? Regina never confirmed the titles to these songs (among others) anyway.
  19. Song chronology

    Considering Soviet Kitsch was originally released in 2003, all the songs from that album should be placed within that year or before it. Regina stated in this interview that "Better", "20 Years of Snow", "Lady" and "Samson" "go back to '98, maybe even '97." "The Flowers" was premiered at a Tonic show on December 19, 2002. "Another Town" was first played at Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh on August 23, 2005. "Fidelity" was written on January 12, 2005. Regina played it for the first time on an NPR radio show taping the next day. "My Man" was performed earlier than the Bull Moose show. It was part of the February 14, 2004 show. "Us" and "The Ghost of Corporate Future" were played at a Sin-é show on August 19, 2003. "Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori" and "Human of the Year" were premiered on April 8, 2006. "Field Below" was played at Tonic on July 27, 2005. "Small Town Moon" was premiered on February 1, 2006. "The Virgin Queen"'s first and only performance was on November 15, 2004. "Edit" and "Loveology" were also performed on October 15, 2004. "Summer in the City" dates back to 2003... there was a thread containing a link to a recording of a short set with the song on it somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Anyone else remember it?
  20. What is your dream setlist?

    SOLO Patron Saint Lounge Another Town Dog & Pony "the clocks were asleep" Düsseldorf Dance Anthem of the '80s One-String Blues Chemo Limo Somedays ENTER BEN & CHRIS Back of a Truck Buildings Pavlov's Daughter You Long Brown Hair Loveology BEN & CHRIS EXIT, ENTER ANDERS AB Soho 8th Floor ENCORE, SOLO The Virgin Queen And in the off-chance of a thirty-song marathon set à la Bowery, I'd add: Oedipus Daniel Cowman Happy Hooker Secret Stash The Wallet The Bronx The Noise Mermaid "by the time you read this letter" Sunset (w/ Anders) (The last two are contenders because I've never heard them.) And that's that.
  21. Regina on Carson Daly - Halloween!

    Conan, twice. This is her second time on Carson Daly as well.
  22. Where have they gone?

    Here's where we talk about posters who have been away for a very long time, and question their wherabouts (if unknown)... Shawn - Last spotted in April. Where did he go?! Who else would like to see him come back? Geogaddi. - Last told us he was going to "get [his] shit together", after telling us the long and complicated story of his connection to Regina. When will his next surprise appearance be? regina - Yeah, um... last I heard, she was in Europe. But she doesn't post here anymore, does she? Discuss and add your own selections of (long-)gone posters of the board, if you so desire!
  23. Montreal show at le national, october 8th

    It's always different seeing a show than listening to a recording with a similar setlist. So, the show was amazing.
  24. live band, yes or no?

    No, because I think Regina's performances are more captivating without this band, and the musicians she's played with before added more to the performances. For her, I find this band doesn't seem to fit. Her shows with Ben and Chris were amazing, as well as those with Anders (these are the ones I've heard). They just seem more engaged... it seems as if they should be there than the performance would be just as good or better if they were not involved. I think the performances in general are getting kind of boring, basically because of the same songs every night. The webcast yesterday was more or less the show I will be going to this coming Sunday, and it doesn't excite me too much. Some performances with the band aren't too bad... I enjoyed "Fidelity" and "Your Honor" from yesterday's webcast, but that was about it. I wish Regina would add at least one surprise in the setlist, or at least whip out a semi-recent one that she probably does still remember how to play. "Dance Anthem of the '80s" (although nowadays that depends on whether she's equipped with a keyboard or not), "Another Town", "The Noise"... she has so many great songs, why limit the setlist so much?
  25. Where have they gone?

    Here's where we talk about posters who have been away for a very long time, and question their wherabouts (if unknown)... Shawn - Last spotted in April. Where did he go?! Who else would like to see him come back? Geogaddi. - Last told us he was going to "get [his] shit together", after telling us the long and complicated story of his connection to Regina. When will his next surprise appearance be? regina - Yeah, um... last I heard, she was in Europe. But she doesn't post here anymore, does she? Discuss and add your own selections of (long-)gone posters of the board, if you so desire!