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I liked the review. I like looking for the things said about her that I haven't heard before or things I didn't know before. This article had a few:

Rock and Classical cocktail

Czech fan web page (talented but out of money)

Between Russia and New York, there is only ONE Regina Spektor

Her songs offer homely, almost handmade style. (sounds negative, but I liked it. I know what they mean)

Regina Spektor eludes usual forms (loved that one)

Every one of her songs are sliced into the music pie from a different angle

Nice article and love the picture. I've always loved that picture. But I don't know what 'chanson' means

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quote:
Originally posted by Anthony Minsky:

But I don't know what 'chanson' means

I was wondering if that word is used to describe the form. Chanson is a French form, Edith Piaf is probably the most famous representative.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanson#Modern_chanson

From a Czech point of view I understand why the guy chose that word to describe Regina but she doesn't sing chansons and I'm afraid that that particular form is dead.

@ Brianna, thanks, I'm glad to see you too & I know! no matter the song the singing is always 100%!

Frankly, I don't read Czech reviews because they always make me angry. The reviewers tend to accept someone only after a huge delay from the rest of the world, plus they all think they are the shakespeares of journalism - seriously, "omnivores"? and even "flavour and spark" - for a moment there I though he's talking about wine...

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I'm such a white dude from the west. I wouldn't know to dislike Czech reviews from anything else. It's so cool to get perspective from others throughout the world. But I did kinda like the review. 'chanson is a french form', that's all you said. Any more on the subject? I'm a vocabulary nut. I just have to know. Smiler

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It would make sense. According to Wikipedia: "A singer specialising in chansons is known as a 'chanteur.'" And we have all heard so many reviews calling Reg a "chanteuse."

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'Chanson' is French for 'song' and can also refer to a type of French song. 'Chanteur' = Male singer/vocalist, 'chanteuse' = female singer/vocalist.

"New York based singer-songwriter Regina Spektor mixes chansons(songs) with rock and classical music, with this cocktail she gains more and more fans"

"They are a mix of Russia and USA, chanson(refering to a type of French song ), rock and classical music."

"A global chanson singer(refering to 'chanteuse')? - Maybe. Let's look forward to the next album."

Hope this makes any sense Smiler

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omg... i just made a very exciting post and then i accidentally deleted it FrownerFrownerFrowner

it was a post of the regina pictures I took when I saw her a few years ago... I forgot I had the pictures and was very happy when i found them on my computer.. FrownerFrowner

i'll try again later. i have to go study now

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