Shane D.

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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in post your favorite photos of regina   
     
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    Shane D. reacted to robertaxel in regina is going to be a mommy!   
    The happy Dad from Facebook:
    Regina and I have a baby boy! And it's not an April Fool's joke! Thanks to everyone for all the good vibes and support We're gonna keep photos and stuff as private as we can in this camera-happy world but we wanted to share the good news...... Woohoo!!!!!
    Papa Jack

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    Shane D. reacted to Lilyfloss in Regina is everywhere   
    About pianos once again... I have my own one now, that is an actual real piano! Not just an electric one. I've been playing a lot of Regina on it!
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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in regina is going to be a mommy!   
    Just imagine all the songs Regina will make up to sing to the baby! 
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    Shane D. got a reaction from robertaxel in regina is going to be a mommy!   
    One thing's for sure, that is going to be the most awesome child ever.
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    Shane D. reacted to Stepped On A Syringe in regina is going to be a mommy!   
    From her official Facebook page:
     
    "Hi there friends!
    I was so happy to be nominated for my first Grammy! I would have definitely gone to LA for all the fun, in a party dress and with bells on, if I wasn't so super pregnant at the moment. (!!!!!!!!!!). Jack and I are very excited to be expecting a brand new human together!!! I've been spending most of my time writing songs, dreaming up the new record, cooking soup, eating soup, and being very grateful for the people in my life- family, friends, and you…
    So I'm glad to share the news, and I wish everyone who is going to the Grammys an amazing night!
    Thank you to the Grammy peeps for nominating "You've Got Time!"
    I'll see you from the couch 
    regi"      
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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in regina is going to be a mommy!   
    I have never been so happy for two people to have a baby! Congrats Regi and Jack!!!!!
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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in post your favorite photos of regina   
    Also found these cute ones
     

     

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    Shane D. reacted to Lilyfloss in Regina is everywhere   
    I know how you feel! I only own an electric piano... But we went looking for a real one just yesterday and I'm so excited.
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    Shane D. reacted to Lilyfloss in Regina is everywhere   
    Totally off topic, but I had a piano recital yesterday and I was playing on a Steinway Grand! Made me feel really fancy and gave me confidence because of how Steinway remind me of Regina, naturally. And Regina makes me happy.
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    Shane D. reacted to Emmerrrrrrr in What are you listening to right now?   
    Bumping the thread..
     
    Listing to good old Back Of A Truck. I need to hear this song every once in a while and appreciate it again. There are roadway maps sellin' the back of a head.
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    Shane D. reacted to bum bum bum in Regina is everywhere   
    I walked to my local gas station to pick up some snacks after a rough morning. As soon as I walked in Fidelity started playing. Instantly put me in a much better mood. I browsed around just to hear the entire song.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from Universal Edibility in Old Photos from Original Website   
    So cool!
     
    It looks like that the one of her next to the window was done on the same day that the cover of 11:11 was shot.
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    Shane D. reacted to Universal Edibility in Old Photos from Original Website   
    Recently I found some awesome pictures from Regina's original website that I'd like to share! Some are from the concert with Renate Hug in Switzerland where she sang the "unknown song" a.k.a. "Eternal Life" as I've named it for myself. (It's a drag, you know.) It's always fun to find a new-old Regina thing. I can't really do pictures well on here, but here are some. If any of you are interested in seeing any more, just shoot me a message! —Universal Edibility

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    Shane D. reacted to Lilyfloss in Regina in special NYC appearance   
    I agree! Especially in the case of "Ballad of a Politician".. that song is so much better without a bunch of other instruments there. Just the piano and her voice is so pure and looovely.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from robertaxel in Regina in special NYC appearance   
    Someone on that Instagram thread said to look at http://primaryfashionmagazine.com, and that site says she played How, Ink Stains, and The Party.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from robertaxel in Regina in special NYC appearance   
    Someone on that Instagram thread said to look at http://primaryfashionmagazine.com, and that site says she played How, Ink Stains, and The Party.
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    Shane D. reacted to Emmerrrrrrr in post your favorite photos of regina   
    Look what Shervin Lainez just posted on his Tumblr

    "some hitchhikers I picked up" <3
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    Shane D. reacted to Be like the water, people. in New Song - Blood Of Eden   
    This speaks my heart perfectly about Regina's newer work. Before I go on, I want to give a disclaimer: they always were and always will be her songs. She can play and produce, ignore or exalt them at her discretion. I am not at all speaking of Regina's choices as an artist, whether she's still honest, creative, independent, and unique. I don't believe these qualities can truly be taken from a person; that's part of who she is. No, my trouble is, I don’t connect as much with her newer works. We all seem to see a change happening, but where, and how? Is it for the better? Will she ever again make something that grips my heart and makes my imagination dance?
    I have never understood what's so special about her music to me, but I think perhaps ChooSum has nailed it: her personality. It leaked, oozed, sobbed, lilted from her old work because personality is all she had to work with. It wasn't about the instruments used. Whoever complained of the drums on 8th Floor and AB? The strings behind You and Hero? What about the echo on Flyin’? Not me; I did not fall in love with her production, but with the artistry of its execution. Regina would render herself an instrument: the canvas was silence (or crowd chatter, sometimes!) and with her voice and musical instruments she became her own paint to produce a million tiny worlds, portraying both the subtleties and the broadest of strokes, of humans living life. Because her production studio was a ways off, she pressured herself to transcend. Those songs were performed with precision and class, staving off mockery and enriching those who listened closely enough to hear. And this brings me to my point: these newer releases lack that sweet balance between personality and mechanized processes that caused me to become a fan in the first place. Even her unparalleled melodies, when sung without her heart, become as much a computer's contribution to a track as autotune and drum machines. In other words, they contain nothing of Regina. There are few moments where I, personally, saw Regina, just Regina, on far. There were more of them on Cheap Seats.
    I bring this up because I am not trying to eulogize my fandom. I still believe I’ll fall for her work again; she's still herself, and she could never be anyone else. So why in the world would I not have a fair shot at loving what she makes down the road? What I hope to see from Regina is to remain a soul first, and a singer/producer/industry player second. No drumbeat or “gloss” could ruin my favorite fan recordings because production in those recordings is irrelevant: what grabs me about her work is her personality.
    The more personality that surfaces, the happier I am with the track, plain and simple.
    And I'm not hating on far or Cheap Seats: I do love both albums, but it's not the full brunt of the love I have for her work on the whole. Even a "throwaway" from Regina's songs beats the 'top-40' list by a mile! I'm not saying the new stuff stinks, I'm saying that in my experience it is lackluster for Regina, and by comparison makes me worry that, for me, her best years are behind her.
    Time will tell. This Blood of Eden cover is quite nice, and I believe it will grow on me; it does not showcase what I love about her work, but hey, it's still a solid performance of a great song. So props to Regi, even if it didn't change my life. How many artists have fans who would even dream of such a notion?
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    Shane D. reacted to bum bum bum in Regina is everywhere   
    It just crosses the line... and honestly it was uncomfortable to listen to. I think most women would find it creepy if a stranger wrote a song about sleeping with them. Even if it was based on a dream. I would never want to meet that guy, you know?
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    Shane D. reacted to robertaxel in pictures and videos of interest...   
    perfection:

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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in Hey I dreamt about Regina!   
    Last night I had a dream that Regina was putting out a new movie! It wasn't exactly a tour movie but more a combination of lots of little scenes. It was so cool! The movie was being shown in this theatre in NY and they would show a different segment every day for a weekend and then on the last day Regi was going to perform after the movie. The only part I really remember from this movie was she was all dressed up in this big poofy cream colored dress with black swirls and she had her makeup done and everything and her hair was in hair rollers! She was walking around this fancy hotel doing funny things while she was getting ready. She was also wearing this head band:

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    Shane D. reacted to thefinalfling in pictures and videos of interest...   
    I love that photo. The two guys behind obviously don't realise who's right in front of them, just another tourist posing for a picture.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from robertaxel in New Song - Blood Of Eden   
    I actually think Cheap Seats had much better production on the songs than Far did, but I know what you mean.
    I think it's not so much that the quality of the songs has decreased - after all, many of the songs from Cheap Seats (and Far) were many years old. It's more just that the production on them is "poppier," for lack of a better term, than the original solo versions of those same songs. For example, I think Folding Chair and One More Time with Feeling are terrific songs when played solo, but I really dislike the production on the album version of both of them. It's not the songs themselves.
    So I really think, for the most part, her songs are just as good as they ever were. It's just that, for whatever reason, Regina feels the need for the songs on the records to have somewhat of a glossy production... at least some of them.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from robertaxel in New Song - Blood Of Eden   
    I actually think Cheap Seats had much better production on the songs than Far did, but I know what you mean.
    I think it's not so much that the quality of the songs has decreased - after all, many of the songs from Cheap Seats (and Far) were many years old. It's more just that the production on them is "poppier," for lack of a better term, than the original solo versions of those same songs. For example, I think Folding Chair and One More Time with Feeling are terrific songs when played solo, but I really dislike the production on the album version of both of them. It's not the songs themselves.
    So I really think, for the most part, her songs are just as good as they ever were. It's just that, for whatever reason, Regina feels the need for the songs on the records to have somewhat of a glossy production... at least some of them.