WholeOtherDaydream

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WholeOtherDaydream last won the day on August 5 2013

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    Maidstone, Kent, UK
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    Art, film, doodling, writing, antiques/'vintage', sweeping about the house wrapped in a tartan blanket, and of course, Regina. :)
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  1. Thank you both for your lovely comments! Jack is indeed selling Searchlight in hard copy, it was 8.00 GBP, and a great buy. I loved her performance of YGT, I must rewatch it on Youtube - I would agree that it was a slightly 'softer' perfomance, although still packed a good punch.
  2. Stilton cheese and broccoli is probably my main favorite, although I like a standard tomato soup. I've a pea and mint soup waiting for me in the kitchen cupboard, I've tried it before, but didn't give it a good chance, so I'm giving it a second chance with some nice crusty bread on the side. I love the very idea of soup, all the images it makes me think up - it's such a student food, but also very homely - 'safe' in a strage way, comforting, no matter what flavour, but there's also the unknown quality of a soups true ingredients which makes me think up a few horror stories...
  3. That is an adorable name for a cup of 'Soup'. I love this soup sub-forum, it's so delightfully random and playful! Now I must listen to 'The Soup' (was - hot - and - split - pea - and - on ...)
  4. My Review of One Fantastic Night In spite of it being my first gig ever, I felt I half-knew what to expect from the endless amount of Youtube videos I get through of Regina's wonderful performances - it was indeed everything I'd expected and hoped, and perhaps a little more. It was quite a small theatre, with seating above the standing area. At the time, I didn't really think it that small, but looking at other venues she has performed in, especially the stunning Albert Hall in London where she performed last year (which is quite close to me), the theatre was very small in comparison, adding to a lovely, intimate feel. As me and my friend had seats, I was one of the first to hit the merch stand, finally buying myself a vinyl copy of Cheap Seats, Only Son's Searchlight album and a lovely poster, which unfortunetly didn't come in a roll (it stayed in good shape as we had a kind of ledge behind our seats where we could rest our things, but it recieved a finger-dent due to the high sea winds afterwards - it's a lovely blue one of Regi holding out her dress on A2 card with her name in red Cheap Seats font). I'm glad I had the security of seating, as on the way out, the merch stand was completely mobbed with standers hurring to get a look in with what was avalible to buy. Anyway, on to the performance! Of course, the wonderful Jack opened, performing with Regina's band - he played around seven or eight tracks, sipping whisky inbetween songs. At this time, there was a good crowd down below the seats, but a third or so of the balcony seating was empty, which I really thought unfitting for him, as well as the chatter I noticed during a few of his quieter songs. I know some people might avoid the opening act, arriving later, but still, full seats and no disrepectful chatter would have been nicer backdrop for his fantastic performance - it's just plain rude to chat away when there's someone up on stage, even if they're not performing as brilliantly as he did. All the way up in the seats, I felt a little detatched from the performance area, but by the time Regina graced the stage in a floor-length red and white number, slit down the leg and belted with a black sash, all those feelings seemed to melt away. She opened with 'Ain't No Cover', bobbing her shoulders and shuffling her feet as she hunched over the mic in song, then sat herself down at the piano for 'The Calculation'. After that came 'On the Radio', and from that point on really, I forget the set order, having slipped into the most wonderful kind of musical blur, still absorbing every song, every lyric, but concentrating more on the moment and enjoying myself rather than documenting every single little thing. She had to restart Eet, as there were a minor technical difficulty which had to be fixed, and for the second time ever, performed 'You've Got Time' live, with Jack on guitar - I'm proud to think that she debuted the song the night before in the UK, but think it unfortunate that she did so during Garden Party, which as we all know resulted in all that misguided mess. My stand-out songs would be 'The Party' which she closed her set with, launching us all into a good ten minutes of applause (and some foot-stamping and wolf-whistling) as she disapeared backstage with a brilliantly-wide smile, returning after all our noise to play a four-song encore - each of which were especially brillant and special, being (probably) my all-time favorite 'Us', best-known 'Fidelity', 'Hotel Song' and the beautiful 'Samson', perfomed under a simple white light, just Regi and the piano, closing the show - breath-takingly moving. It was also very entertaining and lovely, as well as so brilliantly honest of her, when she announced how "Fucking Awsome" our ever-building applause had been as she had waited in the wings, having just emerged back on stage for the encore - you gotta love her! Hearing 'You've Got Time' live also felt like an extra privilege, and her few 'adorable piano mishaps', which would have all gone unnoticed by the casual listener, made the music so much more human and real, unglossed but wonderful, as we should be in life. I left the venue on a high with my best friend in the cold night air, and waited for my two lovely Aunties who had driven us to Bexhill, and had dined and found a pub afterwards whilst we were at the gig. All afternoon, we had walked around Bexhill, me noticing the advertising posters for Regina in shop windows, commenting how much I'd like one - I was suprised and pleased to find they had managed to get me one off a pub notice board after getting pally with the barman, and now both the posters from that special night face me, secured proudly above my fireplace. I did think about heading to the stagedoor - we had seen her tour bus, parked very prominantly behind a low hedge at the side of the Pavillion, a big black thing with an accompanying truck, a roaring Lion-type motif and the words 'born to be wild' on the back of it, earlier in the day. We had to get back however, and it being gone eleven, with an hour and a halfs drive ahead of us, as well as my Auntie at the wheel having to get up at 5.00am for work the next day, I decided against doing so, as it wouldn't have been practical or fair, and the night had been great enough as it was. I've heard you often have to wait two hours +, and even then, there mightn't be a chance of meeting her - we passed a crowd of 20 or so at the gate, but I've seen one bitter fan criticising her for not meeting fans that night - they could be wrong, they could have waited for a while, then left, only for her to then show later, but I'd like to know if she or Jack really did meet fans that night. I find it very unfair however, for this fan to get so worked-up about it, as it's not in Regina's job-description, and if she so chooses to show her face at the stagedoor, she's going above and beyond for fans, which is brilliant of course, but she doesn't have to do so, and shouldn't be expected to do so either. On a whole, it was a fantastic night, a brilliant performance, and hopefully the first of many times I get to see her perform live - I hoped she enjoyed her time perfoming at De La Warr Pavillion as much as all us fans did. There are videos of the most prominant performances filmed by other's on Youtube which are well worth checking out - just search 'Regina Spektor Bexhill'. Dan
  5. What a wonderful review! An interesting read for someone still recovering from the buzz of my Monday night Bexhill gig! I'll do a quick write-up on the gig in the correct thread, as you have done so - unfortunetly it won't be as in-depth, as some parts of the night flew by in a kind of wonderful blur, but from the sound of things, her set list was quite similar, although she didn't perform 'Firewood' or 'The Call', neither did she perform 'The Prayer of Francois Villon', but she did however, perform 'You've Got Time' for the second ever time live, as you mentioned in your review. It was nice to hear that you got the opportunity to speak to Jack, and your photos are lovely! I too was sad to hear of the Garden Party incident, which, as all good fans would know, would've been completely out of character for Regi in the first place. It was disheartning to see the FBook page flooded with bitter and misguided comments, with some even labelling her a 'diva', a rediculous term for Regina, who I imagine to be one of the most grounded people in today's music industry. At least now there has been some statement released letting it be known that the incident was nothing personal on her part, and was instead simply the organisers choosing a headliner over a lesser-known band, which, although hard on the band and their fans, is completly understandable considering Regina is a bigger name and would've drawn in more people.
  6. Oh, thank you for your lovely comments - the Bexhill gig was wonderful - she had a couple of her 'adorable piano mishaps' and there were some very slight technical difficulties, but that didn't deter from her brilliant performance. I hope you had fun at the Wednesday gig (Amsterdam, wasn't it?)
  7. I too can relate Rainna, although my story is quite the opposite - being gay, I fell for a straight guy. I'm 17, I came out to friends back in Feb, and even though I know my family suspect my sexuality, and would have no problem with it whatsoever, they're still in the dark for the time being, so to speak. Whilst I'm certainly not ashamed of what I am, I find the matter ever so awkward when it comes to family, I'm just not ready yet when it comes to them for the time being. Anyway, I met a lovely guy on my art course, I grew to like him, he's a few years older at 20, but you wouldn't perhaps think it; at first, after a couple of months of friendship, I told myself he was 'the closest thing I had to a crush'. I'd been watching some quite influential television, which encouraged a foot out of the closet and my wanting to be more 'teenager'. I'm ever so self-aware as a person, I over-think, can be excessively analylitical and on many occasions, if not most, I find myself pretending to live some coming-of-age dramady film; I often think as if I'm looking back on my teenage years, already an adult, which I really don't think is normal. It's born out of wanting to be taken seriously by adults from a young age, I've figured, even though at the same time I've had my cringe-worthy phases and dull 'teen' moments. So, to get down to my story, I decided to let myself be more 'teenager', to let myself develop a silly crush. After a few months of thinking of him as a kind of crush, his father died in his late 50's of a heart-attack on their bathroom floor, his family desperatly flurrying around him, a scarring scene and a death too young - when he told me what had happened, I was overcome with such a feeling of compassion for him, and I knew from that point on that whatever I felt for him, it was more than just a silly crush - I cared about him. I knew I cared, but would still sometimes doubt these first-time feelings, wondering if it was him, or just the idea of him that I wanted, as it's the way my messed-up mind works - a seconds afterthought however, would often stop such nonsense thoughts. I would think of the way his eyes crinkled when he smiled, his hairy arms, his gestures, the way he moved, laughed, and for a few minutes I would stop doubting, and know it was real. In a similar situation to your's, with the end of the art course in sight, I decided to tell him how I felt about him. From the off, I knew he was straight and that he would never think of me in the way I did of him; I told myself that my telling him would be the height of our one-sided relationship, so went ahead with telling him on the last day. He was clueless, a little mortified, uncomfortable, but understanding, ever so nice about it. I haven't seen him since then, and that was over a month ago now; I do plan to see him again around college, but yesterday, for the first time, I thought I might be getting over our non-existant relationship - I still care, I'd still love a chance with him, when I find myself dreamily thinking up some generic 'couple' situation, he's by my side, but it doesn't hurt so much anymore, it doesn't ache now, even if he's still in my head. We'll both find someone, I'm sure - I'm a mess, lightly mentally ill (probably) and painfully self-concious about the extra weight I need to shed, but I never lose hope of getting somewhere, finding someone, even if everything feels so distant, so far away from me. He's shown me what it's like to love somebody, as has your guy, he's given me that beautiful, devestating gift, and I'll always remember him and be thankful. One day, I'll feel it again for the right one, the one who will feel the same way for me (what happens from that point on is a different matter! ), and hell, even if I don't, at least I've known what it feels like to love, as have you, no matter how much it can hurt.
  8. Hello! I joined the forum in the Summer of last year, and whilst I'm still a hard-core Regi fan, I drifted rather quickly off the forum. I'm back however, and very excited - I've been watching old shows and listening to demos on Youtube all night, and shall be working my way through by entire Regi CD collection tomorrow in preperation for her Bexhill gig this coming Monday - it's my first gig ever, and the fact that it's Regina makes it a thousand times more special! I thought I'd edit and repost my questionnaire answers - Stats Name or nickname: Dan Age: 17 Gender: Male Orientation: Gay Relationship status: Single (and recovering from lovesickness - the first guy I fall for is straight, and I'm quite an aquired taste as it is, I think) Location: Maidtone, Kent, England Languages: English, and trying to learn French Life Occupation: Student Hobbies/Activities: Doodling, writing/reading, collecting vintage postcards and film memorabelia, as well as surrounding myself with nice, old things, talking in swish and sweeping around the house in something outlandish, watching old movies, crying + other hormone induced activities and pretending my life is some fabulous coming-of-age dramady. Interests: Film (I'm especially interested in silent cinema, but you can't beat a good 40's melodrama!), art, history (especially social history, and I'm obsessed with the 1920's (I fell for the Jazz Age before the 'Gatsby' hype, I will say)), architecture Political Views: I am supportive of the efforts of the Green Party of England and Wales (even though I can't vote yet), and am an entirely liberal person Religious Views: Agnostic, near enough an atheist, not a believer in organised religion, but I'd say that I believe in the importance of faith Favorite Things Foods: Lot's of Italian food, pizza, pasta etc., cheeses, olives Colour: I have no particular favorite colour, however I do wear a lot of navy blue Books: 'My Mad Fat Teenage Diary', 'The Great Gatsby' (I often read non-fiction, fiction not enough!) TV: 'Spaced', 'The Returned', 'My Mad Fat Diary', 'The Review Show', 'The Culture Show', 'Coach Trip', 'Gimme Gimme Gimme', 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23', 'Two Broke Girls' (slightly trashy, but funny) as well as animated, crude and often offensive guilty pleasures such as Family Guy and American Dad, + I don't mind 'New Girl' Movies: So, so many! To list a few: 'Amelie', 'Cabaret', 'Pandora's Box', 'I Lived With You', 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?', 'The Science of Sleep', I could go on, but shan't. Music: REGINA (of course), my musical queen, her darling husband Jack, Florence + the Machine (I prefer the rawer, acoustic sessions, as on occasion their music can sound a little too overproduced, but still, it's great noise to dance about the bedroom to), A few Indie bands, Yann Tiersen (I'm in love with the piano), Paloma Faith (in my mind, 'pop' at it's finest), big-voiced female singers from yesteryear such as Edith Piaf, and I can't resist a bit of ABBA. Misc Origin or meaning of your Username: I couldn't think of much, so I went for a 'Consequence of Sounds' lyric, boring, I know First time you heard Regina: On Youtube Top 5 Regina Spektor songs: So very difficult! Can I have twenty-seven? I'll settle on 12, if that's alright, in no order - Us Mermaid A Canon Aquarious The Flowers Ave Maria Somedays Laughing With Samson Lulliby Human of the Year Loveology Favorite Album: I love them all of course, but it would have to be Soviet Kitsch Random fact about yourself: I'm a commited vegetarian Who/What inspires you: Louise Brooks, Bette Davis, and of course Regina Best thing about last year: Meeting someone I would grow to love, or alternatively, discovering Regina! Looking forward to this year: Nothing much, it seems, but jump ahead two years from now and I hope to be starting a course at Brighton university, so I can escape from my dreary, artless hometown and live amongst like-minded, arty people by the sea in a nice little flat with a fireplace and new friends - it's a dreamy vision, but It'll be my home, I just know it.
  9. That's so very difficult! Umm... Pavlov's Daughter, I loved it first. Pavlov's Daughter vs. Buildings
  10. Gap year with voluntary work, maybe some part-time paid work, then college to resit GCSE maths (have no idea what the American equivalent is to the English GCSE) and to study A level English - hoping to go into journalism if I'm good enough.
  11. Such a difficult choice! As much as I love Eet, I would say that at the moment my favorite is Human of the Year - such a powerful song.
  12. Well, at least we Brits have free health care! And indeed we do, next year however, they are making so that you have to either continue onto Sixth Form, or attend college, so you continue in your education until the age of 18.
  13. Oooh, fun game! Wallet, I think. Wallet vs. The Soup
  14. Ah, thank you.
  15. Ah, thanks for your welcome. I'm very happy to be here!