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Thread: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

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    Born That Way
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    Default Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    I'm kinda digging her album "Soviet Kitsch."

    It took me several listens to start liking it, but I've decided it's pretty good and she has it in her to make a truly great album next time around.

    I was just Googling around to see what the consensus of the critcs is and it seems very mixed, with her being called a cross between Tori Amos, Bjork, and Patti Smith, and too "precious" and "self-indulgant." Someome was also attacking her for passing out chocolates at shows, but I find that adorable!

    I didn't notice the Patti Smith influence myself, but now that I think of it, I do hear it now. I don't like Tori Amos at all and that caused my initial resistance to the album. And yes, sometimes she does channel a bit of Bjork in her vocal stylings.

    My initial resistance was also caused by the self-indulgance. But I've now decided that's a plus. It makes the album playful and loose...and without the kind of generic cookie cutter songs so many other new artists are putting out these days.

    As I played the CD while laying in bed this morning, I also realized how beautifully produced it is. It almost felt like Regina was in the same room as me playing around on my piano. In one song she has a cute human beat box moment and that's when I really fell for her. As she sings on one song, "Yeah I'm so cool I'm so cool I'm so cool...." Yes you are, Regina.

    It has a few tracks that aren't up to par (in particular, her attempt at a rocker comes off pathetically), but I recommend the album if you want something fun and different.

    She's also easy on the eyes.

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    birdie
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    Default Re: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    i went to high school with regina.

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    billybudd
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    Default Re: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    > I'm kinda digging her album "Soviet Kitsch."

    > It took me several listens to start liking it, but I've decided it's
    > pretty good and she has it in her to make a truly great album next time
    > around.

    > I was just Googling around to see what the consensus of the critcs is and
    > it seems very mixed, with her being called a cross between Tori Amos,
    > Bjork, and Patti Smith, and too "precious" and
    > "self-indulgant." Someome was also attacking her for passing out
    > chocolates at shows, but I find that adorable!

    > I didn't notice the Patti Smith influence myself, but now that I think of
    > it, I do hear it now. I don't like Tori Amos at all and that caused my
    > initial resistance to the album. And yes, sometimes she does channel a bit
    > of Bjork in her vocal stylings.

    > My initial resistance was also caused by the self-indulgance. But I've now
    > decided that's a plus. It makes the album playful and loose...and without
    > the kind of generic cookie cutter songs so many other new artists are
    > putting out these days.

    > As I played the CD while laying in bed this morning, I also realized how
    > beautifully produced it is. It almost felt like Regina was in the same
    > room as me playing around on my piano. In one song she has a cute human
    > beat box moment and that's when I really fell for her. As she sings on one
    > song, "Yeah I'm so cool I'm so cool I'm so cool...." Yes you
    > are, Regina.

    > It has a few tracks that aren't up to par (in particular, her attempt at a
    > rocker comes off pathetically), but I recommend the album if you want
    > something fun and different.

    > She's also easy on the eyes.

    Why don't you post as belligerent ghoul anymore? It isn't like we can't tell it is you.

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    Born That Way
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    Default Say, Billy Budd.......

    > Why don't you post as belligerent ghoul anymore? It isn't like we can't
    > tell it is you.

    Say, Billy Budd
    So you think you found me out?
    BornThatWay is laughing!
    Since you couldn't be more wrong....

    Why don't you post as "Fatheaded Fool"?

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    Born That Way
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    Default Re: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    > i went to high school with regina.

    Really? And you're not gonna say more than THAT?

    Tell me more, tell me more.....

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    Bertie
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    Default Re: Say, Billy Budd.......

    > Say, Billy Budd
    > So you think you found me out?
    > BornThatWay is laughing!
    > Since you couldn't be more wrong....

    > Why don't you post as "Fatheaded Fool"?

    Hey Cleveland, I was thinking that you were Belligerent Ghoul as well -- even when you were posting as Theo. I thought the name "Theo Van Gogh's Martyrs Brigade" was a ruse to distract people from the fact that you are BG, who is a Muslim. Haha. I don't know what to think. Your info regarding Cleveland seemed to be info from Google rather than someone who actually lived in that city.

    Well, if you are BG, than there is no doubt in my mind that you have multiple personality disorder, lmao. The name sybil comes to mind. But, if you are not him, than my deepest apologies.

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    Born That Way
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    Default Re: Say, Billy Budd.......

    > Hey Cleveland, I was thinking that you were Belligerent Ghoul as well --

    So you're saying you were being false to me? Oh yeah, I have so much in common with Ghoul. He only spent most of last year harassing me (when I was LoafingOaf)!

    > even when you were posting as Theo. I thought the name "Theo Van
    > Gogh's Martyrs Brigade" was a ruse to distract people from the fact
    > that you are BG, who is a Muslim. Haha. I don't know what to think. Your
    > info regarding Cleveland seemed to be info from Google rather than someone
    > who actually lived in that city.

    Well, I really do live in Cleveland Heights, and most of my childhood I lived in Shaker near the border of Beachwood (by the intersection of Green Road and Shaker Blvd.). As a teenager I lifeguarded at Thornton Park.

    > Well, if you are BG, than there is no doubt in my mind that you have
    > multiple personality disorder, lmao. The name sybil comes to mind. But, if
    > you are not him, than my deepest apologies.

    Apology not accepted.

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    birdie
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    Default ummm, anyway...

    In all her bios is says she was "raised in the bronx" but actually she went to Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn New Jersey.

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    Running from the I.R.S.
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    Default Re: ummm, anyway...

    > In all her bios is says she was "raised in the bronx" but
    > actually she went to Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn New Jersey.

    Does she think the bronx sounds cooler? psh

    What was she like?

    Do you dig her music?

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    birdie
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    Default Re: ummm, anyway...

    she is really super nice. we were pretty good friends towards the end of high school. she had that artsy lesbian vibe...even though she hung out with us "punk rockers"

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    Running from the I.R.S.
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    Default Re: ummm, anyway...

    > she is really super nice. we were pretty good friends towards the end of
    > high school. she had that artsy lesbian vibe...even though she hung out
    > with us "punk rockers"

    Yeah, you can kinda tell she's super nice from the album...and the DVD that comes with it.

    Do you know if her previous releases are any good? I think she did two other albums, but only one is still available. I wonder if it's worth getting.

    I hope "Soviet Kitsch" catches on. She's a breath of fresh air if you ask me.

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    birdie
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    Default Re: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    hahah....you must be her label rep.....what an asshole. dont post on the morrissey board to advertise regina's bullshit

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    Running from the I.R.S.
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    Default Re: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    > hahah....you must be her label rep.....what an asshole. dont post on the
    > morrissey board to advertise regina's bullshit

    Don't be mean, i have a crush on her obviously. I'll probably be sick of her soon enough.

    But thanks for putting my ad back up on the list!

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    Bertie
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    Default Re: Do you guys like New York's new pop star, Regina Spektor?

    > Don't be mean, i have a crush on her obviously. I'll probably be sick of
    > her soon enough.

    > But thanks for putting my ad back up on the list!

    I am listening to "Us" at the moment. I love the piano combined with her strong vocals. I like it.

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    Running from the I.R.S.
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    Default Regina Spektor should open for Morrissey

    > I am listening to "Us" at the moment. I love the piano combined
    > with her strong vocals. I like it.

    Ohhh did you buy the whole CD or did you just download that one single?

    If you have the whole CD, the song that's my fave today is the one right before "Us." Called Flowers something, I forget. The ending of that song turns me on almost as much as her adorable human beat box thing around the word "style" in the middle of "Chemo Limo."

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    Bertie
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    Default Re: Regina Spektor should open for Morrissey

    > Ohhh did you buy the whole CD or did you just download that one single?

    > If you have the whole CD, the song that's my fave today is the one right
    > before "Us." Called Flowers something, I forget. The ending of
    > that song turns me on almost as much as her adorable human beat box thing
    > around the word "style" in the middle of "Chemo Limo."

    I just heard the one song. I'll checkout the rest. "Chemo Limo" -- what a clever name for a song.

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    Running from the I.R.S.
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    Default Re: Regina Spektor should open for Morrissey

    > I just heard the one song. I'll checkout the rest. "Chemo Limo"
    > -- what a clever name for a song.

    Just make sure you let the CD grow on ya.

    It's a grower!

    I wish I was better at piano. I have a piano, Bertie. I inherited it. It's the nicest thing I own probably, and I can barely play anything on it at all. I keep sitting at it pretending I'm on stage and am about to play something marvelous. But then I can't. I wish I could play it. Do you play anything? I feel like if I could play it I'd finally be a happy person. Who cares what bad things happen to me, I could come home and play lovely music on my piano. I wonder if Regina would come over and give me private lessons. She owes me, don't ya think? Because I just sold her CD to you! But she'd be prejudice against me because I did an evil thing and voted for Bush. I saw on her web site blog she was all upset when Bush won. It made me feel guilty. I felt like a real shitter. I helped Bush win and Bush's win upset Regina. I didn't know about her when I voted! I'll have to keep that hush-hush if I meet her. I should just swear off politics for the rest of my life and dedicate myself to my piano. But I'm lazy and it seems hopeless to learn it. Hmm, oh well, I'll deciate myself to television then. I'm good at that.

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    Running from the I.R.S.
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    Default Re: Regina Spektor should open for Morrissey

    > Hmm, oh well, I'll deciate myself
    > to television then. I'm good at that.

    deciate = dedicate

    my fingers get tangled on my keyboard a lot. i have the same problem on that piano. it's hopeless.

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    Bertie
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    Default Re: Regina Spektor should open for Morrissey

    > deciate = dedicate

    > my fingers get tangled on my keyboard a lot. i have the same problem on
    > that piano. it's hopeless.

    Hey at least you can play the piano.

    Can you sing as well?

    I can't even touch-type. I am 'two fingers plus thumbs' on the keyboard.

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    Bertie
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    Default Re: Regina Spektor should open for Morrissey

    > Hey at least you can play the piano.

    > Can you sing as well?

    > I can't even touch-type. I am 'two fingers plus thumbs' on the keyboard.

    Oops, I should have read the other post first.

    It states that you 'can't' play the piano.

    I will reply to that one now.

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