Dizzy

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  1. "Words of Love" by Mama Cass and the Mamas and the Papas. Big shiny tinkertoypiano glissandos; full-throated, bloody-nosed lyrics; the bright, painty taste of ennui with a pinch of self-loathing... Certified gold, Baby!
  2. JennyG you speak truth and are very wise to boot. I haven't been to an "all ages" show in a million years; I forgot about the rugrats. So glad you enjoyed her work last night!
  3. I drove down from Worcester, Massachusetts. Her Boston gig long sold out, I was planning on visiting the DC area anyway this week to care for a friend who recently endured rather invasive surgery, will be bedridden for three weeks, and has 6 cats. Yes, she is one of the Crazy Cat People. But friends are friends, yes? So when I saw that La Spek would be playing close by, I thought it providential. I'm actually quite embarrased, actually; I hadn't read any other posts when I first threw out my rant--it turns out admirers of La Spek have been complaining FOREVER about rude crowds of non-fans(!) Here I was, so embarrased for the DC area; turns out there are rude peeps everywhere! Sigh. Years later, many miles on our backs and our hands in fraternal clasps, we'll all just laugh and call this the "RSPHDPSE"-- Regina-Spektor- Paying-Her-Dues-Pre-Superstardom-Era. (Still think that venue took its psychic toll, however-- she didn't play "Us"-- probably sick of it by now, and I didn't mention in my initial post how the lazy roadies screwed up her microphone cords at the very top and after what seemed like an eternity some scruffy intern sauntered out to fix it. Regina smiling but I'd be dying inside...)
  4. I drove seven hours to see Regina play tonight. I love her albums. I send them to my friends. I'm a fan. Yet I was deeply embarrased by tonight's performance. I'm not angry at Ms. Spektor; I'm angry at the AUDIENCE. There were perhaps twenty-five 15 year olds in the pit closest to the stage--they were all wearing their "Killers" tour shirts, and they were there not to get a taste of the opening act but to get prime real estate for the headliners. Fair enough-- this happens all the time. But they were exceedingly rude to the singer pouring her heart out at them not ten feet away-- yelling on their cell-phones, flirting with the security guys, or just flat out not even pretending to pay attention, as if Regina was a music video and not a real live person. And in the pavillion itself, there were maybe 50 of us. I have never seen such poise and playfulness in so young a talent. But it had to HURT. The few watching were way too far to connect with, and the rugrats with the best views turned their backs and waited for the loud boyz. She played 6 (?) songs, was gone in about 40 minutes, and was gracious the entire time. Sounded confident,looked stunning, played guitar (I didn't know she could do that!), bashed away at her keyboard and was a true pro. But God please know that your admirers who drink in your performance respectfully would love to smack those little ones upside the head-- if we could just get past the ushers!
  5. I drove seven hours to see Regina play tonight. I love her albums. I send them to my friends. I'm a fan. Yet I was deeply embarrased by tonight's performance. I'm not angry at Ms. Spektor; I'm angry at the AUDIENCE. There were perhaps twenty-five 15 year olds in the pit closest to the stage--they were all wearing their "Killers" tour shirts, and they were there not to get a taste of the opening act but to get prime real estate for the headliners. Fair enough-- this happens all the time. But they were exceedingly rude to the singer pouring her heart out at them not ten feet away-- yelling on their cell-phones, flirting with the security guys, or just flat out not even pretending to pay attention, as if Regina was a music video and not a real live person. And in the pavillion itself, there were maybe 50 of us. I have never seen such poise and playfulness in so young a talent. But it had to HURT. The few watching were way too far to connect with, and the rugrats with the best views turned their backs and waited for the loud boyz. She played 6 (?) songs, was gone in about 40 minutes, and was gracious the entire time. Sounded confident,looked stunning, played guitar (I didn't know she could do that!), bashed away at her keyboard and was a true pro. But God please know that your admirers who drink in your performance respectfully would love to smack those little ones upside the head-- if we could just get past the ushers!