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In an old bootleg recording of "Bobbing for Apples" played on acoustic guitar, what key part of the guitar does Regina say is broken, and what did she do to remedey this problem?

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Give the date and location of this performance.

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Originally posted by Shawn:

The forum seems to have come to a screeching hault as of late. If there is another repeat day of no posts I'll use this thread as a way to save the forum from a day which would otherwise lack wholesome posting goodness.

Later peeps

Shawn

I know. When I first came to this forum, I had to check the site everyday for new posts because I didn't want to miss out. Now, I check back every once in a while if I have no other blog/site to check. I don't think I've posted in almost a month. =/ I'm not even anxious to start a new topic because most likely they'll be no response.

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Originally posted by stwongbad85:

Q:

In an old bootleg recording of "Bobbing for Apples" played on acoustic guitar, what key part of the guitar does Regina say is broken, and what did she do to remedey this problem?

**bonus**,

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Give the date and location of this performance.

Oh, and I have no idea what the answer to this question is. I've had a few recordings of "Bopping for Apples" but they were all bad copies until a recent one so I never listened to it. Jeez, that's a really hard question. HAh.

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Hey David,

I didn't really specify in terms of professionally, and childhood, so in the professional aspect your spot on.

He bought his very first guitar when he was 12 with the money he made working on his fathers truck. It was a Silvertone guitar from Sears(Roebuck). I'm not sure if the guitar that was traded in for his Martin was the Silvertone, but I highly doubt it since that's a fairly shitty trade.

He wrote his first song for a French actress named Brigitte Bardot. He said he couldn't recall the lyrics but that it had only one chord.

As for your question, I think you wrote about it at one time on these forums but I could never find the recording of that particular bootleg nor the post you may or not have made, so I'm stumped. The only show I've seen of her playing the acoustic was the Live Barfly show, but don't remember any talk of the guitar being broken, though a remedied fix of a main part would explain why the guitar was way out of tune by the end of the song.

Great question, hope someone gets it.

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*!!!FOR AMERICANS ONLY!!!* (not really, that is more just a little banner illustrating an impression that many foriegners may take of us here is an interesting article on the subject of national identity ( written by a Canadian) )

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in this time of Giving Thanks, i would like us all to remember what it means to be Americans, and how this holiday has given its citizens strength and hope even in our nations darker moments. In 1863 in the midst of the American civil war Abraham Lincon gave us these words:

"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, 3 October 1863." .

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I find this speech of Lincon to hold a lot of significance to our lives today. what that significance is, i will let you determine. I don't feel i should use this post as a platform for my unquestionabley unpopular political views among brumstickers. I would like to leave you with licons words this holiday season, that remind us how special this country is, and that no matter how much people fight over how this country should be run, there is no where in the world I would rather live. we enjoy a ridiculously high standard of living that affords us to create a whole industry and class of musicians. That people are able to make a living entertaining us and simpley writting beautiful music. i guess living in a place where people have the lesuire time to write music and share music and art is what I am thankful for. (I should have just started a dining room table thread, so we can go around the table saying wat we are thankful for)

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interesting history about thanks giving.

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every year a turkey is pardoned by the president. The origin of this tradition can be found in the presidency of Harry S. truman, but is sometimes credited to Lincon for pardoning the life of a turkey kept as a pet by his son Thad.

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the turkey that is pardoned lives out the remainder of its life in frying pan park, Herndon Virginia (in the very town i attended high school, and now currently work!!!!!)

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After 1863 thanksgiving has been celebrated on a set day nationally every year. Thanksgiving was previously observed on random days of the year often in the spring, and was observed in some states and not others.

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FDR moved thnaksGiving (Franksgiving; as the congress at the time deemed it) from the fourth thur. of Nov, back to the 3rd Thur. of Nov. to increase the shopping period before Xmas in an attempt to stimulate the economy.

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Love,

David

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well since the board created to alleviate (spelling?) boredom has not been seeing too much love the past few days i thought i would go ahead and answer my own trivia question (how unsporting, I know) regarding the malfunction with her guitar.

before she plays Regina informs the audience that a friend (forget his name will edit later) had to tune her guitar with a pair pliers due to the fact that the tuning pegs were lost in a mysterious "accident". I forget the date/venue off the top of my head but will edit this post wen i get off work and have the file on my cpu.

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and with that done with i believe i will move on to a new regina question of some historic (as in like 3 years ago) manner. ......wow...my brain froze and i cant get to the website i was gunna use to formulate this next question......hmmm....ok new question.........uuummm..... Under what circumstances...wait wait...rephrase...man i am bad at this.

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Q: where were the vocal tracks for "modern girls and old fashioned men" recorded ( i am going to need the state/city, and a general geophysical location for a correct answer here)

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I am turning 20 years old this week and there is snow falling to the ground.

Q: What could be more appropriate?

*20 years of snow will be the official Regina song of the week*

*Stay tuned for next weeks official Song

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I had no idea you were so mature Stwongbad85... or should I say Mr. Stwongbad85.

* My song of the week in the non-Regina category is Chemistry by Kimya Dawson

Later days

Shawn

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Kimya rocks, (i bought Hidden Vagenda about a month ago and love it)

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An interesting 6 degrees thingie, thaty is less triviA, and more triviAL

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I downloaded strokes video diary type (called "In Transit" i think) thing of them on some leg of their first tour through Europe (mostly the UK/GB wateva all those islands are called) . And in almost every seen on their tourbus/van, hanging out where ever, Kimya Dawson is hanging around, and soemtimes behind the camera. THEN i also noticed that in a Kimmy D song, ("5 Years") she dedicates about a verse and a half to Nick Valensi (Stokes Ryhthm guitar player)THEN on that Same album Regina Spektor is featured playing piano on a song, and singing backup vocals on one or two more. (the album also features a photo of Regina and Kimya together) Regina has also written a song (accordign to the Srg. interpretation of "bobbin' for apples") referencing her time with the strokes. *SIIIIGHHHHH* and my brain has run out of gas....(ohh and the drum stylings of Anders G. is also featured on hidden vagenda on numerous tracks. Anders has been at times in the past, Regina's "band" for many live shows). .

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Dangit Sean (with an -awn)...Look what you Started. ^

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Good lored i am bored

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_____________________________David

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