Shane D.

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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in post your favorite photos of regina   
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    Shane D. got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Er..."Mad Libs" from Regina and Jack? What's this?   
    Well, yeah, that's true. But a lot of us, me included, really like Songs, despite of (or perhaps because of) its roughness. And yeah, she definitely uses production in her songs very effectively, but I do think there's some stuff (like the stuff on Songs) that is perfect with just piano and voice.
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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in post your favorite photos of regina   
    Another beautiful picture!

    http://jenmarigliano.tumblr.com/
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    Shane D. reacted to Greg in post your favorite photos of regina   
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    Shane D. reacted to Greg in post your favorite photos of regina   
    Is there a way to upload a photo directly from your hard drive? I took a screen cap from a photo on the Sidewalk website because it wouldnt let me copy the image.
    These are from http://www.lippemanufacturing.org/
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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in Er..."Mad Libs" from Regina and Jack? What's this?   
    I hope she still plays with legos
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    Shane D. reacted to robertaxel in Regina is everywhere   
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/week-in-instagigs-regina-spektor-street-art-buenos-aires_n_2759872.html
    Damn, I wish I were in Buenos Aires!
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    Shane D. reacted to robertaxel in post your favorite photos of regina   
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    Shane D. got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Regina is everywhere   
    At my local Apple Store...

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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in HAPPY BIRTHDAY REGINA!   
    happy happy birthday Regina!!!!! hope you have an amazing birthday! we are all so grateful that you exist
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    Shane D. reacted to dentistgirl in HAPPY BIRTHDAY REGINA!   
    Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest most talented people I know! Thank you for everything. Hope your day is wonderful and this year is the best yet! Much love always!
    -Jamie
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    Shane D. reacted to RJLupin2 in Regina is everywhere   
    On the front page of Spotify.

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    Shane D. reacted to himynameism in Hey I dreamt about Regina!   
    ^That sounds like an amazing dream! I've had dreams about her playing I cut off my hair before. I wake up feeling slightly sad because I REALLY wish she would play that song live now
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    Shane D. got a reaction from Pavlov's Stepson in Regina is everywhere   
    Another song used by Girls last night, this time it was Ne Me Quitte Pas.
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    Shane D. reacted to kaoir in Good News Thread!   
    Yay, congrats! It's good to see an "old" member around here.
    My good news : This little girl has been abandonned and we rescued her! We called her Echo (because when you meow at her she always meows back). Isn't she adorable?

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    Shane D. reacted to RJLupin2 in post your favorite photos of regina   
    I found this on reddit!

    Thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/Colorization/comments/14ldke/regina_spektor_6_years_old/
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    Shane D. got a reaction from Emmerrrrrrr in Artists you'd like to see Reg play with...   
    I'd love to see her do something with Fiona Apple. We now know she sang Criminal once, so... if they did a duet of that or something, that would be the greatest thing ever.
    I know they did Uh-Merica together once, but I'd also love to see her do more stuff with Amanda Palmer.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from Emmerrrrrrr in Artists you'd like to see Reg play with...   
    I'd love to see her do something with Fiona Apple. We now know she sang Criminal once, so... if they did a duet of that or something, that would be the greatest thing ever.
    I know they did Uh-Merica together once, but I'd also love to see her do more stuff with Amanda Palmer.
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    Shane D. reacted to jesse in Unknown song from 2001?   
    ahhh the slower older belt is awesome
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    Shane D. got a reaction from himynameism in Good News Thread!   
    I was very relieved to hear recently that, after a rough first semester with an unfortunate roommate, I'm going to have a single room next semester. College did not exactly start out great for me, and I'm really hoping that this will help to turn things around.
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    Shane D. got a reaction from RJLupin2 in post your favorite photos of regina   
    I love this one..
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    Shane D. got a reaction from RJLupin2 in Regina Song Showdown!   
    Just Like the Movies vs. December
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    Shane D. reacted to robertaxel in post your favorite photos of regina   
    Rack 'em up!

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    Shane D. reacted to Emmerrrrrrr in Regina is everywhere   
    I don't know if anyone remembers this, when Human of the Year was featured in the HBO show Enlightened? That was the reason I started watching the show, and I've actually become a big fan of it :] So I bought the dvd of season 1, which features audio commentaries for a couple of episodes. I've just watched the pilot (featuring Human of the Year) with commentary, and as the song comes on, this is what Mike White (the writer, co-creator and one of the actors) and Laura Dern (co-creator, lead actress) say about it:
    Mike White: This is that Regina Spektor song.. I was listening to it when I was writing the pilot.
    Laura Dern: Yeah, you knew from the beginning you wanted to..
    Mike White: It was one of those songs where you walk around and you're like: this inspires me, this needs to be in the show. I need this song in the show.
    I thought that was pretty cool :]
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    Shane D. reacted to Ron Stewart in 11/11/2012 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium   
    No one has written about Regina's Nashville concert last November. That hardly seems right, so I thought I'd de-lurk and share some random thoughts and memories about it.
    In a word (an overused and cliched one, so sorry...), it was awesome. It was my first time seeing either the Ryman or Regina, but I hope it's not the last.
    The Ryman is a neat place. It's an old church, with pews for seats, and you get a real sense of history when you walk in. My wife and I had great seats: second row (not counting the two temporary rows of folding chairs pushed right up to the stage), slightly left of center, and we could clearly see Regina's face as she performed. The sound was perfect, so kudos to all of faceless, nameless behind-the-scenes people who made that happen. The "floating sheets of paper" set decoration and lighting were ethereal and well-suited to her music. (My wife said it reminded her of the end of a graduation, when all the students toss their caps in the air, and that's a joyous image that fits well too.)
    In some ways, it reminded me of a very different show. Last summer, we saw "Wicked" in New York City. While it may seem nonsensical to compare a Broadway show to a Regina Spektor concert, there were the common elements, namely, supremely talented performers on stage connecting with--really connecting with, not just going through the motions before--wildly appreciative audiences. In both venues, there was real magic.
    The most educational moment of the night for me came after Jack Dishel's (Only Son) set, while we we were waiting, impatiently, for Regina to take the stage. I had never heard of Jack Dishel before. (I assumed he was some local NYC performer that she decided to support.) I was talking to my wife about how hard it must have been for him, performing for an audience that, while receptive and polite, was mostly just waiting for him to finish so the "real" show could start. A young woman sitting in the row ahead overheard, turned around, and said (nicely), "Yes, but he's her husband, so he wins in the end." Outwardly, I was cool, and thanked her for that new bit of information, Inwardly, things were different. "WHAT? When did that happen? Why wasn't I informed? Did I approve that?" Fortunately, the quality of Regina's writing doesn't appear to depend on her being miserable, as it seems to for so many other songwriters, so I hope they share a long and happy life together, and maybe even get a silver bullet trailer and have a baby boy...
    Speaking of Jack Dishel, I don't remember much about his songs, but I do remember his good humor. He was alone on stage, but introduced his "band in these tough times"--a recording of a drummer and other musicians. He also told a story about once leading into a song with, "This song is about your stupid kids," and later having to reply to a letter from a concerned/mildly upset father about that comment. He then finished his story, said, "This song is about your ****ing kids," and started singing. He's an engaging performer, and I think I would have appreciated him more with a real band backing him.
    I love how Regina started her performance. She strode purposefully to the front of the stage, grabbed the mike, bent over, stood up, and Bam!, started belting out "Ain't No Cover." It was mesmerizing... just that big voice and the insistent percussion of her tapping on the mike. It was like she was putting the audience on notice, "I'm gonna sing, you're going to listen, and you're going to love it!" (I don't really think she has sort of ego.) What a great start!
    The funniest and most charming part happened a few songs into her set. She apologized to the half of the audience who sees only her back. But she said they weren't really missing much, and then gave a demonstration. She turned around in her seat, hunched over with her hands in playing position (looking sort of like kid pretending to be a T-Rex), closed her eyes, and made a goofy face. She also said, tongue-in-cheek, that they've discussed some solutions, like a glass piano or a rotating platform, adding that the worry with the latter is her throwing up after a few songs.
    The show was peppered with the usual, "I love you, Regina!" and "I love you more!" shout-outs from the crowd. The best one was slightly more original. A guy shouted, "Hey Regina, remember that time?!" She gave him a coy smile, said, "I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about," and went right into her next song.
    Her band is excellent, and complemented her playing and singing very well. I liked how the drums helped her piano propel the more rhythmic songs and added a nice shimmer to that extended piano part near the end the "Firewood." Isn't that a perfect song? (And, as an aside, Mathias Kunzli has some of the coolest hair I've ever seen. Think weeping willow, only with more volume.) I also really liked the cello on "Ne Me Quitte Pas." It gave that song sort of a swing feel, rather than the Carribean feel of the album version.
    I won't say much about her songs. You know the story already. The songs are great, and she sings and plays them beautifully and with great expression; they obviously mean a great deal to her. The crowd loved them, typically breaking into thunderous applause of recognition after just a few notes. Regina came across as very genuine and humble. She acted like she was happy to be there, and she seemed to appreciate the audience. It was a pleasure, and rare privilege, to hear musicians of that caliber at such close range.
    The concert ended far too soon, even with the encore. I didn't realize until later, when I saw the set list, that she sang 25 songs.
    In case you're interested, here are some links:
    Set List: http://www.setlist.f...n-7bda96a0.html

    Some professional photos (not mine, but similar to what I saw from my seat): http://www.americans...m-nashville-tn/

    A review: http://www.nashville...he-ryman-111112

    Another review (with more photos): http://www.insidevan...9bb30f31a.html/

    Cheers everyone! And, like everyone says, if you get a chance to see her, do it (even if you have to drive two hours to get there like we did). She is that good, and it's well worth it.
    Ron