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  1. Regina never forgot about Loveology! From her recent reddit AMA: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5600u0/im_regina_spektor_ask_me_anything/d8f5rzx
  2. I personally think that this is Regina's most 'cinematic' album to date (which may have been a result of her involvement in Beauty), if that makes sense. Especially "Sellers of Flowers", such vivid and affecting imagery! Definitely my favorite track by far.
  3. Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but Regina got together with Ben Folds to sing the super fun "You Don't Know Me" three days ago. Here's a video: Gosh, look at that smile!
  4. For me it was 'and come back a wild stranger'. Utterly enthralled by the lyrics of both songs. For "stay", anyone catch the line between 'this whole world, it makes me carsick' and 'you have a heart, why don't you use it' ?
  5. Saw a person mention this in the comments of one of her Facebook posts. From the facebook page of the awards: "Regina Spektor was chosen by the Advisory Board as one of the finalists for the Performer of the Year Award. Ms. Spektor is a renowned Russian born American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her family moved to the United States from Moscow when she was nine years old. In 2004 Ms. Spektor's song "You've Got Time," made widely popular as the theme to the Netflix Original Series Orange Is the New Black, was nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Song Written For Visual Media." Ms. Spektor also performed at the benefit concert for HIAS, an organization committed to the protection of refugees." Vote here http://personoftheyear.us/vote/ or through Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russian-American-Person-of-the-Year/673202549400887?sk=app_745834312144959 Russian American Person of The Year Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russian-American-Person-of-the-Year/673202549400887
  6. That was spellbinding! I'm sure Regina will be delighted if she ever watches this. I remember her saying how she loves synchronised performances like this when she expressed her fondness for the music video of Feist's '1234'. Thanks for sharing!
  7. Anyone here a fan of Julia Holter ? Her album 'Loud City Song' is otherworldly. I've been looking and looking and looking for this kind of ethereal, spectral and hypnotic music ever since I've listened to 'Lounge' and 'Just Like The Movies' for the first time . I can't believe it took me so long to find out about her.
  8. I agree. It's really quite astounding how close Regina sounds like Billie Holiday in this song. I listen to 'Lady' right after Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit' all the time just to marvel at the similarities and connections between the two. I also absolutely loved the part in the end here Regina stops singing and the music kicks in. The piano and the saxophone sounded like they were battling each other for attention while unknowingly merging into one hauntingly beautiful composition.
  9. With Adele's "Skyfall" squeezed in the same category, I guess Regina's chances of winning are pretty slim. Not that I care that much about the Grammy's anyways. Still, it's great for her to be recognized and that itself is a cause for celebration. Alleluia !
  10. Thank you, Shane D. ! That was exactly what I meant. I wholeheartedly agree. I actually liked Far better than WWSFTCS. It was my first sample of Regina's music. The lost wallet, the hearts of stone which sparked, The Human of The Year, I will never get tired of these modern fairy tales no matter how much I listen to the songs. When I first saw the tracklist of WWSFTCS I knew at once that only 'Jessica', 'How' and 'The Party' are new, and got myself very excited about new poignant,heartwarming worlds and stories that only Regina could create. I guess that was where my disappointment of WWSFTCS came from. Daniel Cowman, Marry Ann, Karl Projectorinski, I missed these characters, these reflections of our vast and ever-changing human nature, so much. Most of all, I miss Reginapolis. And I hope, no, I know Regina will bring us back there one day. On a different and much lighter note, kudos to the other artists who worked on the album ! They all did a smashing job of their covers. I especially liked Feist and Timber Timbre's rendition of 'Don't Give Up'
  11. I agree with Shane D. and sweetness . This song is pretty enough to like but too safe for me to fall in love with. And although it breaks my heart to admit it, I felt the same with 'You've Got Time' and WWSFTCS. Don't get me wrong, I still love Regina's music to the point of heartache. Perhaps this snippet of a Far review from Popmatters put it more aptly : But as she gets more widely known, more popular, Regina Spektor will paradoxically have to work harder to maintain that persona she’s built up over the past eight years. The old fans want that feeling of discovery again, the new ones can have their sweet melodies. It’s not as if Spektor’s lost it all, though—truth is, she doesn’t have to do too much. Just say in that childlike voice, “Hello, hello, calling a Karl Projectorinski to the front " I am a late bloomer to Regina's music ( post - Far ) , so I might be totally wrong here, but I feel the entrancing quality in her past songs are harder to find in her recent songs. It was as if her personality is being overshadowed by the lush productions of her recent releases. I still remember the feeling of utter serenity and bliss when I first heard "Lounge" and "Just Like The Movies", and I hope (oh god how I hope!) to rediscover that feeling again in her future releases.
  12. " It kind of felt to me like, if somebody is really oppressed and trapped, you still have this ability to internally feel free and let your mind stay free and get excited, have fun and get swept up. You know? And so, I sort of think that was a big part of the song." Wow ! That was the first time I've seen her describe any of her songs to anybody ! I thought discussions of concepts and ideas of her art is a definite no-go zone for her? Not that I'm complaining, though.
  13. I was disconnected from the internet for a week up until now. (intentionally. I was reading Allen Ginsberg's "Deliberate Prose" and the way he kept going on about how our minds are conditioned by mass media really depresses me) When my sister told me about this new song during dinner, I literally choked on my food. And then I went and broke every mental vow I made the last week about reducing my dependency on the internet. Bloody great song, by the way. Sorry, Mr. Ginsberg.
  14. Not sure if this is the place to post this, but anyways : http://www.thejewish...be-honored-here Was anyone there? I'd die for a recording of the film tribute, even if it's just a small part...
  15. I think the link Jack tweeted has a better quality. Great find by the way, robertaxel!