TheQuickestBoyInTheFryingPan

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  1. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    Anthony Minsky: I got fired up? Really? By not insulting Regina Spektor and by making an observation most of her fans make when comparing (or not) her music to Tori Amos'? Isn't it common for people who follow Regina to note how free and child-like and innocent and light she is? That she tells stories and wonderful anecdotes (something I've begun to observe myself) through both her music and live? And haven't the same people who criticize Amos' music on here, criticize it for being too "deep" and too "undecipherable"? That's what I meant by "cute" (although I'm sure you meant something much more derogatory towards Tori when you referenced her music as such). Also, I like sharing music, not "recruiting fans" (although, I do do that too). Tori's music isn't just subjectively good. She's got the album sales and the critical acclaim to back it up. But, now I feel myself just being sucked in to your passive aggressive behavior. Anyway, it's all good
  2. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    quote: Originally posted by Lost in the Sounds: See, we can all be friends! /speaking of seeing Tori live, I hope the ADP dvd comes out this year! There's no vids on youtube of Oakland's smokey joe, but it was the coolest. After she did the pushups/rape reacting/writhing scary thingy, she played the piano from underneath it while she was still on the ground. I want the freaking dvd so bad. So still you're still not 100% familiar with Regina's music, can I make a few recommendations? Because last night I was listening to my ipod on shuffle and I mostly have Tori and Regina anyway so it was pretty much alternating, and there were some songs that came up that complemented each other really nicely. Here's how my listening session went: Putting the Damage On (album version) --> Somedays (from Soviet Kitsch) Dark Side of the Sun (album version) --> Real Love (John Lennon cover, from Instant Karma album) Smokey Joe (live in Boston) --> Chemo Limo (from Soviet Kitsch) Lust (album version) --> Another Town (from Begin To Hope, disc 2) Amazing little playlist. I didn't know about all of those antics @ Oakland. Wow. I know about the DVD (but we got "The Road Chronicles"), and I'm still definitely looking forward to it. Your description has me more intrigued (that's what I love about this woman: even as a "hardcore fan" you still discover new things about her). As for the playlist, I'm actually putting it together right now. I'm curious now. I really do love "The Flowers".
  3. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    quote: Originally posted by TheQuickestBoyInTheFryingPan: ^ True. Actually, though, the reason I didn't "exhume" an old Tori thread is b/c I thought I'd get bashed for doing so. But I'll take your advise. Yeah, "Ophelia" is like "Marianne" for the 2000's. Um, okay. :shrug: lol. See? That was easy. I'm not angry, disheartened or even in the slightest bit perturbed by your views on Tori. She's already a legend (in some circles, "a goddess", but I don't usually 'go there' unless I've seen her live and she reminds me what she can truly do). The point is, she's already an established icon to both solo performers and bands alike. See, this time around I have no need nor inclination to put down Regina. (What I will say, though, and this is sincerely not an insult, but a true observation: I would label more of Regina's music "cute" than I would Tori's music - just based on subject matter alone, but Tori does have her "cute songs", albeit with undertones: Mr. Zebra, Agent Orange, Happy Phantom, Leather, etc.) But in regards to how I see Tori and Regina in relation to one another, I'll just use a quote of Tori's when asked how she felt about being constantly compared to Kate Bush: "The comparisons between me and her doesn't trouble me at all. She's a great artist, and this is just a game. Maybe, one day someone will say that that new singer looks and sounds like me". -- Tori; Musica Magazine, 1996 That's how I see them relating to each other. It's a game. And who cares. In terms of being 'gaga' over Tori - no pun intended - that'll never change Just as I'm sure some of your voracious love for Spektor won't change. And, yes, I have had a year (although I didn't think anyone would have the audacity to count how much time I "had" to get into an artist), but it is only now that I've decided to take a closer look. Now, I've let go of a grudge and a nasty way of thinking when re-entering this forum. Kindly do the same
  4. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    ^ True. Actually, though, the reason I didn't "exhume" an old Tori thread is b/c I thought I'd get bashed for doing so. But I'll take your advise. Yeah, "Ophelia" is like "Marianne" for the 2000's.
  5. POLL: Which Album and Why?

    quote: Originally posted by Anthony Minsky: I would like to give an answer based on Regina's own words when she says that she does NOT write for an album. She says that fact practically on EVERY interview she does. She says that she writes songs to be their OWN thing all by themselves. And she's right, because when I put the album '11:11' thru the album 'far' on shuffle, every song is just Regina Spektor being brilliant at EVERY stage of her career during EVERY album. I love it ALL. Interesting bit about the songs "being their own thing, by themselves". Very familiar But thanks, this actually makes it easier to get into her work if she herself hasn't highlighted a "threadline" through each album. I will admit, my intrigue with Spektor is growing with each new tidbit I read. It's easier, in my opinion, to access an artist's work you may have been "hesistant about" in the past through their fans' POV's. It usually opens up the artist's world for you.
  6. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    Thanks so much for the back-up Lost in the Sounds... ::hug:: And what if I wanted to start another T-thread in the "other" section? Is that bad? Is it hard to grasp that I have a deep personal attachment to Tori Amos and that I like sharing her music - both studio and live - with others too while still getting into someone new (Regina Spektor) and checking out other similar likes and dislikes between fans? Lighten up. Or is it because she's playing a piano too? Also, thought I'd share these two fabulous performances from the same Free, Online-Only Concert Tori gave us a few weeks ago. Ophelia (stunning, really; you will have your mouth open): Wednesday (the improvised intro is just dark, baroque and yummy; and the "fuck-up" - priceless ):
  7. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    In a good way (but still).
  8. Okay, homegirl is crazy...

    In a good way (but still).
  9. POLL: Which Album and Why?

    quote: Originally posted by jellybeanjules: quote: Well, let's start of with this: Based on what people know of Regina - reading and watching interviews, etc. - what is her most *personal* album? I would argue Begin to Hope is her most personal. Better, Summer in the City, Field Below, Lady are all her most personal songs in my opinion. Thanks for this. If this is the "general consensus" regarding her albums, I may just start off with really studying and getting into this one. I love any "personal" works - from most artist/musicians.
  10. Boys for Pele

    quote: Originally posted by fidelity377: Got it. One of her best albums! Here are my top 5 favorites: Blood Roses Father Lucifer Marianne Caught A Lite Sneeze Talula That's exciting! I believe I remember talking to you. And, as for the "tops" - excellent choices. Marianne is my favorite song by anyone (hence my username ). Did you check out "the commentary"? It's all Tori's words (except what's bracketted; I had to add and clarify some words here and there). If you do happen to read, I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think.
  11. POLL: Which Album and Why?

    quote: Originally posted by Rosa!: There's been a thread about this before, and it might not be the only one: http://reginaspektor.infopop.c...598/m/6221087821/p/1 "Find" is your friend. Thank you for this bit... Also, when I asked what's everyone's favorite, I mean... Well, let's start of with this: Based on what people know of Regina - reading and watching interviews, etc. - what is her most *personal* album?
  12. Boys for Pele

    Here's a track-by-track commentary by T.A. regarding one of the most important albums in the last two decades or so. http://boys4pele.blogspot.com Enjoy
  13. Boys for Pele

    Here's a track-by-track commentary by T.A. regarding one of the most important albums in the last two decades or so. http://boys4pele.blogspot.com Enjoy
  14. MIDWINTER GRACES

    ^ Don't worry. It's something called "a joke". Also, to respect some wishes, I've posted something of interest in the "other" section. Enjoy.
  15. POLL: Which Album and Why?

    quote: Originally posted by RaelNYC: why does everyone keep leaving mary ann meets the gravediggers out of the mix? aren't songs, SK, and gravediggers actually eligible for complete album status, and at once ineligible, as all three have repeating songs? anyway, that's my favorite, if i HAVE to choose one. i listened to it last night, and this morning. love affair and mary ann are on it. and lacrimosa. they aren't on the others. they cannot be left out of the mix. let's get with the program. lol. This just reminded me of trying to "school" someone on Tori's discography (which is hard with 12 albums - one people don't like admitting even exits - lol). Anyway, where can these be found? I'm being a bit lazy, so forgive me for asking these questions, but, also, why aren't they considered "proper albums"?