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    TC reacted to dunnogr in Royal Festival Hall, London - 14,15/11/2016   
    Hello everyone, I'm a long time follower of the forum, but only just decided to register because tomorrow for the first time ever, I will be seeing Regina live at her show in London and I'm beyond excited. I've been a fan for almost a decade now, but I never had the chance to see her live in he past. As I will be taking my wife and daughter with me and we'll be driving down to London after work, I was wondering if anyone attending tonight's concert could post some informaion about the show afterwards. I'd really like to know what time you were able to get in the venue, and what time Regina gets onstage as I'm not really sure If we'll make it on time. Also if you could tell em roughly what time the show finishes, so at least we know what time we're meant to be driving back, so I can deal with parking.
     
    Thanks in advance! Hopefully I'll have a nice story to share after that as well!
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    TC reacted to robertaxel in Interviews & Appearances   
    Regina is the musical guest tonite on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
     
    CBS 12:37 AM EST
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    TC reacted to Emmerrrrrrr in Your Regina Collection!   
    Hey everyone, I've been reorganizing a bit, sorting through the stuff I barely use.. and I was wondering if anyone is interested in either of these 2 Regina posters that I never found a spot for. If you're okay with paying for the shipping costs from the Netherlands to your place, I can send them to you Let me know.
     

     
    Update: The posters are on their way to TC
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    TC got a reaction from robertaxel in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    This is such a beautiful song. The strings are gorgeous.
    So hummable, too!
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    TC reacted to Czech it out in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    Just saw this, so excited! Entered into the Rough Trade lottery and am getting Town Hall tickets. I will gladly give someone my extra Town Hall ticket for their Rough Trade ticket. Or my kidney or anything youd like haha. Don't write on here much Bc I feel I have nothing much to add, but I can't contain my excitement!!
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    TC got a reaction from Universal Edibility in The Chicago show!   
    I know people have posted about the show here on the Stix and on Facebook groups, but I wanted to type up my thoughts about the new material as well...
     
    The show itself was capital "I" incredible. It was like 3 hours long because Regina was nervous as shit and kept messing up -- which was awesome for us because, like, then we could hear the stuff again...and sometimes again and again -- but I felt awful for her! She was real freaked out, but powered through was characteristically badass. I can't wait to watch it again!
     
    Pretty sure she played the whole album, and at least one song from the deluxe version. Some Begin to Hope songs were played as well, and Us. This is the setlist as far as I can remember. It's sort of in chronological order, but don't take it for gospel. I think she followed the tracklisting of the CD for the most part.
     
    On the Radio
    Better (after Better and before Bleeding Heart, Regina hilariously issued "Not a warning...and not a disclaimer...but this is the first time we've ever played these new songs...")
    Bleeding Heart
    Older and Taller
    Grand Hotel
    Small Bill$
    Black and White
    Hotel Song
    The Light
    The Trapper and the Furrier
    Tornadoland (maaaybe...)
    Us
    Obsolete
    Sellers of Flowers
    The Visit
    New Year
    You've Got Time
    Fidelity
    On the Radio (again)
    Trapper and the Furrier (again)
    Bleeding Heart (again)
    Samson!
     
    The new stuff is so good. These are my rambly thoughts about each new song:
    Bleeding Heart: Sound much more "classically" Regina live, with a string section. Go figure. The song has grown on me a whole lot since it came out, so hearing it live was, like, triply joyous. The second time she played it she forgot the words to the final part "How long must I cry...till you know that you really tried..." The whole evening she was talking about how things seemed so surreal and looked weird, so I hope she felt all right! Eventually Jack told her the words through her headset, prompting a "Thank God for Jack Dishel" from Regina and copious cheers from the audience. Older and Taller: IS SO GOOD. "I remember you older and taller, but you're really younger and smaller..." (Not exact lyrics, but gisty.) It's real fun and beautiful. Grand Hotel: One of my standouts for the evening. All about a hotel with an "elevator to hell" underneath. Small Bill$: This song was craaazy. It's Regina at the mic with a very sinister sounding string part (I think, in that video of Regina dancing while her orchestra practiced, they were rehearsing Small Bill$.) She does this cool "La la la la..." part, and exaggerates the pronunciation of "Coca Coooooola." I loved it! Black and White: This was a pretty song, but I don't remember it very well, unfortunately. (I guess my memory can only fit in so much awesome shit for one night. ) Kind of How-y. I'm excited to hear it again! The Light: Oh my God, guys. This song is so, so beautiful... Lines I remember: "I know that the morning is wiser than the evening..." "You and your daddy look like poets..." and an incredible chorus of "The light is shining in my eyes, the light is shining in my eyes..." with Regina going real high. The Trapper and the Furrier: HOLY SHIT DUDES. THIS SONG. BALLS TO THE WALL. Song starts with Regina standing at the mic, singing about a trapper and a furrier taking a walk through paradise and collecting the pelts of "clawless and toothless" animals. The chorus/bridge thing is Regina balladry, ending with her yelling "More, more, more, MORE!" before the song EXPLODED into this incredible drum/cello driven part...I've had this song stuck in my head. There's a line about PowerPoint presentations, which Regina calls "power presentations" and reminds me of that line in The Clocks Were Asleep ("The gentleman giving the power presentation felt a bayonet scar on his shoulder reopen...")  Tornadoland: The song I think is Tornadoland may or may not be Tornadoland. The lyrics of the song in question dealt with storms. Another song I don't remember very well, but not because it wasn't incredible! Again, my memory, I guess, has an awesome quota. Obsolete: Man, this was heartwrenching. All about feeling useless. It reminded me of how I felt when I was struggling with depression. Pretty sure Regina was crying by the end...could have been my mind playing tricks, though. She also played it after she fucked "Us" up and had to take a couple-minute breather, so I think she was feeling kind of shitty, too. Regardless, she knocked this song out of the park. Fuck, it was good. Sellers of Flowers: Very pretty! About roses surviving winter in street lights. That's all I really remember, along with some stuff about fathers and daughters... The Visit: Another pretty ballad! Don't remember a lot -- the narrator is glad someone came to visit because "You always make me smile." New Year: A knockout song. "She sets her alarm for five minutes to midnight" so she can wake up and greet the New Year. The narrator is reflective and glad to be alive, to see another spring "come to this town." Kind of love-lettery to New York City. Very, very pretty.  
    In general, the new stuff seems really concerned with light, specifically light shining in your eyes. Lots of songs have lines about opening eyes and seeing light...I'm sensing a theme?
     
    Neither Stay nor Party Upstairs made an appearance. I was hopeful when Jack came onstage and grabbed his guitar, but it ended up being You've Got Time. I talked to Jack after the show, and mentioned Party Upstairs and he said they haven't even recorded it yet! Regina did say they're thinking about playing it later in the tour, though.
     
    Phillipa Soo (of Hamilton fame) was present, and we (the group of 9 who waited to meet Reg at the end of the show) saw her leave the parking lot. None of us knew her name at the time, though, and we weren't totally confidant it was her, prompting us to joke about calling "the Hamilton girl" over for a picture.
     
    Regina came out about 2 hours after the show, and she was so damn awesome. She totally used my Sharpie to sign everyone's shit...I got a pic with her and a funny one with Jack (I asked him to look bored, because hey, funny!).
     
    I hung out with a fellow Stixer (Czenia! Did I spell that right? Probably not. ) who was wearing a bomb "Never never mind" shirt (the one from the Bleeding Heart single cover) that Regina and Jack loved. I think Jack pointed it out to Regina first, who went "WHAT! You made it real!"
     
    Everyone was so awesome and the show was awesome and awesomeawesomeawesome. This was real rambly, but I'm tired and wired and was temporarily homeless in Chicago after getting locked out after the show but...man. What. An. Experience.
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    TC got a reaction from Universal Edibility in The Chicago show!   
    Nope -- nothing! Since it was a taping, they put all our phones in these locked pouches. For the whole three hours, no one had access to their phones...we had to -- shudder -- talk to each other!
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    TC got a reaction from bum bum bum in Interviews & Appearances   
    Thank you, bum³! Regina is always so awesome and thoughtful in interviews -- I'm just excited for her to do some as I am the new music!
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    TC got a reaction from Universal Edibility in The Chicago show!   
    I know people have posted about the show here on the Stix and on Facebook groups, but I wanted to type up my thoughts about the new material as well...
     
    The show itself was capital "I" incredible. It was like 3 hours long because Regina was nervous as shit and kept messing up -- which was awesome for us because, like, then we could hear the stuff again...and sometimes again and again -- but I felt awful for her! She was real freaked out, but powered through was characteristically badass. I can't wait to watch it again!
     
    Pretty sure she played the whole album, and at least one song from the deluxe version. Some Begin to Hope songs were played as well, and Us. This is the setlist as far as I can remember. It's sort of in chronological order, but don't take it for gospel. I think she followed the tracklisting of the CD for the most part.
     
    On the Radio
    Better (after Better and before Bleeding Heart, Regina hilariously issued "Not a warning...and not a disclaimer...but this is the first time we've ever played these new songs...")
    Bleeding Heart
    Older and Taller
    Grand Hotel
    Small Bill$
    Black and White
    Hotel Song
    The Light
    The Trapper and the Furrier
    Tornadoland (maaaybe...)
    Us
    Obsolete
    Sellers of Flowers
    The Visit
    New Year
    You've Got Time
    Fidelity
    On the Radio (again)
    Trapper and the Furrier (again)
    Bleeding Heart (again)
    Samson!
     
    The new stuff is so good. These are my rambly thoughts about each new song:
    Bleeding Heart: Sound much more "classically" Regina live, with a string section. Go figure. The song has grown on me a whole lot since it came out, so hearing it live was, like, triply joyous. The second time she played it she forgot the words to the final part "How long must I cry...till you know that you really tried..." The whole evening she was talking about how things seemed so surreal and looked weird, so I hope she felt all right! Eventually Jack told her the words through her headset, prompting a "Thank God for Jack Dishel" from Regina and copious cheers from the audience. Older and Taller: IS SO GOOD. "I remember you older and taller, but you're really younger and smaller..." (Not exact lyrics, but gisty.) It's real fun and beautiful. Grand Hotel: One of my standouts for the evening. All about a hotel with an "elevator to hell" underneath. Small Bill$: This song was craaazy. It's Regina at the mic with a very sinister sounding string part (I think, in that video of Regina dancing while her orchestra practiced, they were rehearsing Small Bill$.) She does this cool "La la la la..." part, and exaggerates the pronunciation of "Coca Coooooola." I loved it! Black and White: This was a pretty song, but I don't remember it very well, unfortunately. (I guess my memory can only fit in so much awesome shit for one night. ) Kind of How-y. I'm excited to hear it again! The Light: Oh my God, guys. This song is so, so beautiful... Lines I remember: "I know that the morning is wiser than the evening..." "You and your daddy look like poets..." and an incredible chorus of "The light is shining in my eyes, the light is shining in my eyes..." with Regina going real high. The Trapper and the Furrier: HOLY SHIT DUDES. THIS SONG. BALLS TO THE WALL. Song starts with Regina standing at the mic, singing about a trapper and a furrier taking a walk through paradise and collecting the pelts of "clawless and toothless" animals. The chorus/bridge thing is Regina balladry, ending with her yelling "More, more, more, MORE!" before the song EXPLODED into this incredible drum/cello driven part...I've had this song stuck in my head. There's a line about PowerPoint presentations, which Regina calls "power presentations" and reminds me of that line in The Clocks Were Asleep ("The gentleman giving the power presentation felt a bayonet scar on his shoulder reopen...")  Tornadoland: The song I think is Tornadoland may or may not be Tornadoland. The lyrics of the song in question dealt with storms. Another song I don't remember very well, but not because it wasn't incredible! Again, my memory, I guess, has an awesome quota. Obsolete: Man, this was heartwrenching. All about feeling useless. It reminded me of how I felt when I was struggling with depression. Pretty sure Regina was crying by the end...could have been my mind playing tricks, though. She also played it after she fucked "Us" up and had to take a couple-minute breather, so I think she was feeling kind of shitty, too. Regardless, she knocked this song out of the park. Fuck, it was good. Sellers of Flowers: Very pretty! About roses surviving winter in street lights. That's all I really remember, along with some stuff about fathers and daughters... The Visit: Another pretty ballad! Don't remember a lot -- the narrator is glad someone came to visit because "You always make me smile." New Year: A knockout song. "She sets her alarm for five minutes to midnight" so she can wake up and greet the New Year. The narrator is reflective and glad to be alive, to see another spring "come to this town." Kind of love-lettery to New York City. Very, very pretty.  
    In general, the new stuff seems really concerned with light, specifically light shining in your eyes. Lots of songs have lines about opening eyes and seeing light...I'm sensing a theme?
     
    Neither Stay nor Party Upstairs made an appearance. I was hopeful when Jack came onstage and grabbed his guitar, but it ended up being You've Got Time. I talked to Jack after the show, and mentioned Party Upstairs and he said they haven't even recorded it yet! Regina did say they're thinking about playing it later in the tour, though.
     
    Phillipa Soo (of Hamilton fame) was present, and we (the group of 9 who waited to meet Reg at the end of the show) saw her leave the parking lot. None of us knew her name at the time, though, and we weren't totally confidant it was her, prompting us to joke about calling "the Hamilton girl" over for a picture.
     
    Regina came out about 2 hours after the show, and she was so damn awesome. She totally used my Sharpie to sign everyone's shit...I got a pic with her and a funny one with Jack (I asked him to look bored, because hey, funny!).
     
    I hung out with a fellow Stixer (Czenia! Did I spell that right? Probably not. ) who was wearing a bomb "Never never mind" shirt (the one from the Bleeding Heart single cover) that Regina and Jack loved. I think Jack pointed it out to Regina first, who went "WHAT! You made it real!"
     
    Everyone was so awesome and the show was awesome and awesomeawesomeawesome. This was real rambly, but I'm tired and wired and was temporarily homeless in Chicago after getting locked out after the show but...man. What. An. Experience.
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    TC reacted to billymagnum in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    wow. I don't know if im more surprised by this new album being announced or the fact that I remembered my username and password AND logged in on the first try! its been a while....in more ways than one!
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    TC got a reaction from Universal Edibility in Remember Us To Life (Album Coming Sep 30, 2016)   
    I'm still not convinced Stay won't make an appearance as either "The Visit" or "The One Who Stayed and the One Who Left!"
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    TC got a reaction from robertaxel in NEW ALBUM/TOUR: WHAT IS REGINA HIDING?   
    I'm so excited! It's been far too long...
    Stay and Party Upstairs would be neat. I have a feeling this one will have mostly new stuff...I remember Regina saying she felt like she'd done her older catalogue proud with WWSFTCS, that she mo longer felt as beholden to them.
    Best day ever!
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    TC got a reaction from Lilyfloss in The New Record   
    I hope it's a quintuple LP with 45 songs!
    But really I'd be ecstatic for just one new song.
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    TC got a reaction from robertaxel in NEW ALBUM/TOUR: WHAT IS REGINA HIDING?   
    I'm so excited! It's been far too long...
    Stay and Party Upstairs would be neat. I have a feeling this one will have mostly new stuff...I remember Regina saying she felt like she'd done her older catalogue proud with WWSFTCS, that she mo longer felt as beholden to them.
    Best day ever!
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    TC got a reaction from Emmerrrrrrr in Record Store Day 2016 + Regina!   
    Check this out!
     
    http://music.mxdwn.com/2016/03/10/news/warner-bros-records-announce-limited-edition-record-store-day-vinyl-releases-including-deftones-the-flaming-lips-and-regina-spektor/
     
     
    BABY JESUS?!
     
    Very cool. I wonder what the other 10 tracks on the BTH release will be? I assume the tracks from the deluxe CD's EP will be included, but that still leaves 5 whole songs.
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    TC reacted to robertaxel in The New Record   
    Since it's been so quiet here, I figured it was time for a bit of encouraging news...
     
    This item:
     
    LPs are expected this year from the following artists: The Strokes, Beck, Loretta Lynn, The Jayhawks, Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Regina Spektor, Sam Smith, Devo and Ty Segall.
     
    The article URL:
     
    www.gjsentinel.com/entertainment/articles/bowie-will-be-greatly-missed-new-vinyl-releases-fo
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    TC reacted to Stepped On A Syringe in The New Record   
    From Jack's Facebook, posted today:
     
    "Last night Regina and I performed at the Littlest Tumor Foundation benefit with Judd Apatow, Zach Galafianakis and John Mulaney at Largo. It was a super fun show (they were all hilarious). Regina played a bunch of great new songs and we did a duet of "Space Oddity" in tribute to David Bowie."
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    TC reacted to robertaxel in The New Record   
    From the benefit last night:
     
     

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    TC reacted to robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
    Regina just posted this Happy Hanukkah post via FB and instagram:
     
     
    https://www.instagram.com/p/_QnUXIJAM7/
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    TC got a reaction from Rosa! in The New Record   
    Welcome back!
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    TC reacted to Rosa! in The New Record   
    Hello guys...not sure if anyone will remember me, but I used to be active here. Hope you all are doing great. I feel like I've rediscovered Regina! I joined this forum when I was 13...I've now graduated college and for now I'm working at a newspaper, and I decided on a whim to re-listen to 11:11 the other day. Now I'm obsessed with Regina all over again. Whatever she does on this next album, I'm so ready.
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    TC got a reaction from robertaxel6 in pictures and videos of interest...   
    I found an interview I'd never seen before. Some interesting stuff about 20 Years of Snow and Samson.
     

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    TC got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Hey I dreamt about Regina!   
    YOU GUYS I HAD ANOTHER REGINA CONCERT DREAM.
     
    It was tiny again, and she played a new song and I had to leave the room because it made me so emotional hahahaha.
     
    Why can't my Regina dreams be real?!
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    TC got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Hey I dreamt about Regina!   
    YOU GUYS I HAD ANOTHER REGINA CONCERT DREAM.
     
    It was tiny again, and she played a new song and I had to leave the room because it made me so emotional hahahaha.
     
    Why can't my Regina dreams be real?!
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    TC got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Hey I dreamt about Regina!   
    YOU GUYS I HAD ANOTHER REGINA CONCERT DREAM.
     
    It was tiny again, and she played a new song and I had to leave the room because it made me so emotional hahahaha.
     
    Why can't my Regina dreams be real?!