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  1. Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Here's a photo from the concert.
  2. Beth Nielsen Chapman

    "Little Voice," if you were not aware of this, Beth just have a huge concert on Radio 2 on Friday night, which is still available on "listen again" through next Friday. Link and my reactions to the concert here: http://morricone1900.livejournal.com/124705.html
  3. Beth Nielsen Chapman

    I love Beth. I've been a fan of hers for something like 12 or 15 years (and met her once at an outdoor concert where she was opening for someone else, possibly Iris deMent -- I don't really remember who the headliner was because I just went to see Beth). I think that "Back to Love" is her best CD since "Sand and Water" and is filled with great songs. She's an unusual person, seemingly as great a human being as she is a songwriter. I'm glad to find someone else here on the forum who really loves her work. She has a bit of a history of asking for videos of her songs to be removed from YouTube, so let's see if she lets yours stay up -- I hope so!
  4. Human of the Year

    You know, somehow or another I guess I had never gotten around to hearing Regina's Town Hall edition of "Human of the Year" from last September, until tonight. Man, girlfriend be WAILING in that night's performance! I've never heard her really go full-tilt R&B belt before, ever! The other version I've had of the song is from the Edinburgh Festival, and while she does kick into more voice during the last chorus in that performance, too, it's nothing like the vocal passion that came pouring out of her in the Town Hall version. Wow. That was some amazing singing there! Has she done that song much on this current tour -- and has it often reached the kind of intensity that was captured on that Town Hall recording?
  5. Imogen Heap on KCRW Friday July 10, 2009

    For anyone interested, Imogen Heap made a brief appearance on Jason Bentley's show on KCRW Radio in LA on Friday the 10th. She talked with Jason about the new album and had the world premiere of the opening track from her new album "Ellipse," due out on August 25th. I uploaded the appearance here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5ng6ph Because the audio quality of the stream wasn't so great (and seemed to be in mono), if you want to hear the new song in higher quality and in stereo, it's posted here: http://stereogum.com/archives/...ain-home_078841.html
  6. Imogen Heap on KCRW Friday July 10, 2009

    For anyone interested, Imogen Heap made a brief appearance on Jason Bentley's show on KCRW Radio in LA on Friday the 10th. She talked with Jason about the new album and had the world premiere of the opening track from her new album "Ellipse," due out on August 25th. I uploaded the appearance here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5ng6ph Because the audio quality of the stream wasn't so great (and seemed to be in mono), if you want to hear the new song in higher quality and in stereo, it's posted here: http://stereogum.com/archives/...ain-home_078841.html
  7. ingrid michaelson is the shit....

    Even with the distortion (and I have a Marantz portable digital recorder with different mic sensitivity settings and I TOTALLY understand how you accidentally wind up with the wrong one), this is a beautiful document of the concert, and very rewarding to have as part of our 2008 Holidays. Thanks for all the work and for posting all of it. You rock! Dare I say that this is the kind of concert I wish Regina would do every so often (guest performers, collaborations, a cellist). Not a Christmas-oriented show of course, but this kind of community-esque-feeling show. She used to do that, and with any luck we'll see more of that in the future, after the new album *crosses fingers* Anyway, this has been a joy to listen to on this wintry Sunday-before-Xmas, and I'm really grateful for all the effort you went to to share it with us. :]
  8. 2003 Tonic show

    *sigh* the parakeet sitting inside the gazebo was sighing, though she shouldn’t=a known how to do anything except tweet tweet tweet this really is the only performance of this song ever documented, it seems. i have several mp3s with slightly different labeling, but they're all exactly this same recording. I guess we should consider ourselves lucky to have this one. It's interesting to see "Summer in the City" on this setlist. I think I didn't really realize she was performing that song as far back as then.
  9. Prince Caspian Soundtrack

    I'm assuming that she did not write the song or perhaps collaborated somewhat with Harry Gregson-Williams or someone else. Certainly the orchestration must be Mr. Gregson-Williams' (though I'd be happy to see Ms. Spektor adopt more orchestration for her own music in the future!). I'm pretty sure Imogen Heap did not write "Can't Take It In," which she sang on the first Narnia soundtrack. I would guess the same to be true here -- the composer of the film score writing the song, with some existing singer whom he admires in mind, hence some of the Regina-isms in the melody (though not, as Mooebon points out) in the lyrics. But we'll see! Disney has also sometimes commissioned songs from people (Jonatha Brooke in "Return to Neverland" or some of those dreadful songs in Mulan II or Aladdin II, which were admittedly direct-to-DVD). It being Disney, I'm sure that the CD itself will include copious credits so that we'll know just exactly who was responsible for what, though I'm surprised it hasn't been clearer on Amazon or other websites. Oh well!
  10. Joanna Newsom at Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Just a quick post to tell you how overwhelmingly great this concert was tonight. The first half was shared with members of the Brookyn Philharmonic and consisted of all the material from 'Ys.' The second half (which was even better) was just with a 4-piece version of her band (with violinst Lila Sklar instead of the accordionist and backup singer), and the wealth of artisty and beauty with which they all played together made the evening one of the finest concerts in recent memory (and even memory not so recent). I will probably post more about it later, but I'm just so stunned after how great this concert was (and in such a beautiful venue, and with wonderful sound) that I wanted to say something here. Also fascinating is that it seems somewhere along the line in the last couple of years she has moved away from that harsher "little girl" singing voice that was so noticeable when she started, and now is singing with a warmer, more celtic-sounding voice. It helped make the performances of older material rather fascinating, because it's like rediscovering them in a new way -- a way that's just as intense, but not quite as strident. She also did two new songs on the concert. The last one (with which she ended the show) was long (like some of the Ys material has been) and haunting, sure to become one of her new best-loved songs once it comes out officially. I know we have some Joanna Newsom fans here -- I've long been a fan in a kind of respectful way, not always at ease with the sound of her voice but hugely impressed by the integrity and uniqueness of the songwriting. But after tonight the level of my fandom has been transformed. Her presence, her incredibly accomplished harp playing, the new warmth to her singing and the intelligent and subtle contributions of her really talented band all added up to something much more than I would have expected. She's no longer the quirkily strange acquired taste she was 4 years ago. Seemingly she has blossomed into a great artist, confident and poised, compelling and lovely. The evening was a revelation.
  11. If Regina would ever do a cover song.....

    Weill/Brecht: "Pirate Jenny" or Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson: "Lost in the Stars" Simon & Garfunkel: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (a distant kin to "field below" already) Joni Mitchell: "Both Sides Now", "Urge for Going" or any number of other choices.
  12. What are you listening to right now?

    quote: Originally posted by mooebon: new song by Joanna Newsom, Esme (?) new JN song (courtesy of Morricone) I'm SO OUTRAGED you posted that new Joanna Newsom song, mooebon! JK. It's really beautiful, I hope more people hear it. In fact, it continues to evolve...here's another recording of it from The Royal Albert Hall, in September of 2007. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4ZDZAS2N Stepped On A Syringe, I agree about "Sawdust and Diamonds." So haunting! And fiendishly difficult-seeming to play -- in the whole first half of the NY concert last week (when they played the entire Ys album, with orchestra), the highlight was unquestionably S&D, when no-one played but Joanna, and even the orchestral musicians seemed stunned by the intensity of the song and her performance. :]
  13. i have searched EVERYWHERE! help!

    That Tonic show is so adorable! I haven't seen it in a long time, as I was never able to download it via Google back in the day. But what a great document of a particularly endearing performance. :]
  14. Blue Lips full song

    Thanks for posting that. This is much easier to hear than the previous Blue Lips I had, plus it's a "warmer" performance, and has a real piano (the other one I have is a keyboard). Anyway, I made an mp3 of it, hopefully slightly enhancing the audio quality along the way, and uploaded it it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4YNTG5MD There is a strange "skip" at around 1:30 into the song, but that was on the YouTube file so I couldn't really do anything about it. Anyway, with so little "new Regina" around, this is quite exciting to have. Not a new song, but a better quality version of a pretty rare song. Yay! Thanks again.
  15. Joanna Newsom at Brooklyn Academy of Music

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nhqd9hbwTsc
  16. Joanna Newsom at Brooklyn Academy of Music

    From the actual concert -- first half with the orchestra: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyledeanreinford/223349941...t-72157603832152251/ And in her surprisingly pink 2nd half dress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyledeanreinford/223428840...t-72157603832152251/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyledeanreinford/223350032...t-72157603832152251/ Courtesy of Kyle Dean Reinford at Flickr.
  17. Joanna Newsom at Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Just a quick post to tell you how overwhelmingly great this concert was tonight. The first half was shared with members of the Brookyn Philharmonic and consisted of all the material from 'Ys.' The second half (which was even better) was just with a 4-piece version of her band (with violinst Lila Sklar instead of the accordionist and backup singer), and the wealth of artisty and beauty with which they all played together made the evening one of the finest concerts in recent memory (and even memory not so recent). I will probably post more about it later, but I'm just so stunned after how great this concert was (and in such a beautiful venue, and with wonderful sound) that I wanted to say something here. Also fascinating is that it seems somewhere along the line in the last couple of years she has moved away from that harsher "little girl" singing voice that was so noticeable when she started, and now is singing with a warmer, more celtic-sounding voice. It helped make the performances of older material rather fascinating, because it's like rediscovering them in a new way -- a way that's just as intense, but not quite as strident. She also did two new songs on the concert. The last one (with which she ended the show) was long (like some of the Ys material has been) and haunting, sure to become one of her new best-loved songs once it comes out officially. I know we have some Joanna Newsom fans here -- I've long been a fan in a kind of respectful way, not always at ease with the sound of her voice but hugely impressed by the integrity and uniqueness of the songwriting. But after tonight the level of my fandom has been transformed. Her presence, her incredibly accomplished harp playing, the new warmth to her singing and the intelligent and subtle contributions of her really talented band all added up to something much more than I would have expected. She's no longer the quirkily strange acquired taste she was 4 years ago. Seemingly she has blossomed into a great artist, confident and poised, compelling and lovely. The evening was a revelation.
  18. 1000 Albums to Hear

    Of course Regina, especially "Songs" and a few more that come to mind: Imogen Heap - I Megaphone Sting - Nothing Like the Sun Ulvaeus/Andersson/Rice - CHESS (musical) (Broadway version) Prokofiev Symphony #6 (NHK Symphony recording) The Beatles - Abbey Road or the White Album Tori Amos - Boys for Pele or the Librarian compilation Beth Nielsen Chapman - Sand & Water certainly some Bjork album, but which one? same for Ani. or Ennio Morricone. or Randy Newman. or Rasputina. or David Byrne. or Sinatra. I think entire albums don't really have the power they once did -- we process music a lot more as individual songs now. I'm having a hard time really coming up with a list here because most of the "entire albums" I listen to as a unit would be either movie soundtracks or symphonic classical works. I'm sure I'm totally forgetting entire albums from the distant past that I used to enjoy in their entirety (like, say, Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" which came up in another post) or David Wilcox's first album. I'm in sympathy with Perks on Jesca Hoop's "Kismet" album though. Enjoyable from start to finish. Still, it ultimately comes down to, for me, that the albums I couldn't live without are probably mostly not ones that "everyone should hear before they die."
  19. Music from the past

    Oops! Well, can't say I'm not disappointed! But in honour of the Bonzos, I'll post this video I've just found of one my favorites of their songs, "Canyons of your Mind." http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=q0XnqWGhjo8&feature=related The video quality is godawful, but it's definitely a different vocal from the album version, and the lyrics are TOTALLY RIDICULOUS. I've loved this song since I was a teenager. I know, it's completely stupid. I admit it. But there's just something anarchically endearing about the Bonzos. This is really rather lowbrow company for the other more distinguished bands being cited on this thread.
  20. Music from the past

    quote: Originally posted by Bonzomaniac: Jethro Tull My God Velvet Green Minstrel In the Gallery And of course "Aqualung." Whatever-the-hell it's about, but a great song. So, Bonzomaniac, is your Stix name a reference to the Bonzo Dog Band, a great guilty pleasure among my own musical favorites? If not, here's an example of them at their most respectable: http://rapidshare.com/files/82871460/14_UrbanSpaceman-altBBC.mp3.html And one at their most irreverent (which was more what they were about, although this is actually a completely ridiculous Beatles "cover" from a TV appearance circa about 1970). http://rapidshare.com/files/82872198/04_BonzosGiveBoozeAChance.mp3.html Neil Innes (who wrote and sings on the first song, above) was actually a good friend of both the Monty Python people (he wrote some songs for the "Holy Grail" movie) and with George Harrison. He wound up being one of the major creative forces behind that strange parody mock-documentary film of the Beatles called "The Rutles" back in the late 70s. But in their brief heyday (mostly the late 60s) the Bonzos were a half-novelty/half-psychedelic band whose live performances were reportedly crazily chaotic.
  21. post your favorite photos of regina

    and George, thanks for posting those screencaps of her childhood pictures. They are so adorable...and how nice to be able to save them as jpgs. It's interesting to ponder: if it hadn't been for CBS, it seems unlikely we'd ever have seen those. And lost out on the incredible "awwwwwwww" factor!
  22. post your favorite photos of regina

    quote: Originally posted by SoundAsleep: [/url] I SO love this picture. I think it's my absolutely favorite picture of Regina, and I use it as one of my desktop pictures on my Powerbook. Yay! (For some reason I think this was taken outside of the old, now defunct Tower Records in the East Village, somewhere around 8th Avenue. Is that true? I guess I think that because I would often walk past there, and thought I remembered all these posters being on the windows. This was also the Tower location where Regina performed on the day "Begin To Hope" was released...)
  23. Happy New Year 2008

    Happy New Year to you all!! I haven't been around much this past month, but still glad to know everyone here. I hope everyone has a productive, happy, successful 2008-that-doesn't-suck!
  24. I'm checkin' it twice

    LOL. Thanks, George!
  25. foreign singer kinda like regina..

    Spektology, thanks for all the interesting links! I liked "How Does It Feel" much better than "God in a Cage." I just downloaded that HUGE file of Camille's radio appearance and will start listening to it now. It's very exciting to acquire that, so merci beaucoup for sharing it with us.