• holy jesus

    16 Oct 2005, 07:08 by flip-flops

    regina spektor where have you been all my life. this is orgasmic (Samson)
  • Regina Spektor at NYU, 10-6-05

    15 Oct 2005, 22:20 by oresteia

    I've been meaning to write this review for over a week now, but tests and other homework have kept me from being quite as productive on the Regina front as I would have liked to be. Anyway, here goes nothing.

    I met up with my friend who was attending the concert with me, and after a little bit of a mix-up on when things were actually getting started, we found ourselves smack dab in the second row. Not <i>quite</i> center, but directly in front of Regina's keyboard, which is really the most important thing, isn't it? Yes, I thought so. Anyway, we're waiting for the show to start, and this place is a pretty damn big theatre. NYU's Kimmel Center - where all my tuition money goes, and this is the first time I've seen anything in the theatre. But what are you going to do?

    The opening act was a man by the name of Michael Leviton. He sings love songs with nautical metaphors while playing the ukulele. He may be my new favorite nautical love song singer ever. …
  • the tour journal (to date)

    11 Oct 2005, 04:35 by wootam

    For my amusement only, here's a list of the shows I've been to thus far. Although, I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few.

    (Last Updated: December 2008)

    A Perfect Circle (4) - Aug. 25, 2000, Mar. 13/14/27, 2001
    Tori Amos (4) - Oct. 19, 2001, Nov. 22, 2002, March 13/Aug 13, 2003
    Erykah Badu - May 5, 2008
    Howie Day - Nov. 22, 2002
    Feist - May 12, 2008
    Great Lake Swimmers - May 12, 2008
    Final Fantasy - July 1, 2007
    Jeremy Fisher (2) - Feb. 15, 2005, March 4, 2005
    Ben Folds (2) - Aug. 13, 2003, July 3, 2004
    Sarah Harmer (2) - Sept. 20, 2001, Sept. 20, 2004
    Chantal Kreviazuk - Nov. 17, 2007
    Michael Kaeshammer - July 9, 2005
    Kid Koala - Aug. 3, 2001
    Kiss - Oct. 16, 1996
    Guster - July 3, 2004
    Iron Maiden - Aug. 15, 2000
    Ladytron - July 4, 2008
    Matthew Good Band (3) - Oct. 12, 2002, July 16/19, 2003
    Sarah McLachlan (2) - Nov. 2, 1997, July 5, 1998
    Holly McNarland - Jan. 16, 2004
    Colin Meloy - April 19, 2008
    Danny Michel - Sept. 12, 2002
    Rhett Miller - Mar. 13, 2003
    Nine Inch Nails - Nov. 14, 2008
  • About dredg, Bloc Party, Regina Spektor and Nellie McKay

    27 Sep 2005, 18:44 by medulaespinal

    Today I bought dredg's Catch Without Arms and Bloc Party's Silent Alarm. So I'll be playing them for quite a while this week.

    Also I was planning on buying Regina Spektor's and Nellie McKay's respecitive debut albums. I'd love to get some feedback about both of them. Good or bad?
  • Regina Spektor at Irving Plaza, NYC, 9-15-05

    18 Sep 2005, 02:05 by oresteia

    I should begin by saying that I've never seen Regina Spektor perform before, despite living in New York for three and something years now. No, I wasn't introduced to her considerable and impressive talent until early this summer, and I'm so ridiculously grateful for the fact that I was. I would have been missing out on something incredible if I hadn't.

    So, needless to say, I was pretty excited for this show. We showed up early enough that we could catch DeVotchka. They were rather wonderful as well. I'm not sure exactly how I'd describe their music, other than eclectic and kind of awesome. They have a tuba on stage (a tuba!) with Christmas lights decorating it. Really, does it get any better than that? No, I didn't think so either. Their set was pretty long, but enjoyable. We were up on the balcony at that point, and we could see Regina's mama right across from us. Regina herself came out at one point and hugged her, plus a few other people that were over there. …
  • Unicorn Orgy

    15 Sep 2005, 22:24 by a_c_saunders

    Well, I gave into temption last week and downloaded the leaked version of CocoRosie's new album Noah's Ark (I've got it pre-ordered on amazon ok!!??).

    On first listen i was a little worried. Where were the gorgeously saddening songs like Madonna and the stand out tracks like Good Friday? Turns out they were there all along but I had to just empty my mind of all thoughts of La maison de mon rêve and approach it for what it is, a new album. After a week of intense play I am officially once again in love with cocorosie's music <3

    It still sounds like cocorosie and it still has those little bleepy noises but you can tell imediately that this wasn't produced in a cramped bathroom like the last album. The songs have a much fuller sound to them and i think thats what threw me at first but now im totally loving near enough every track.

    Stand outs so far are: Armageddon, Brazillian Sun (Devandras track, totally in love with this one), Bisounours
  • three.

    30 Aug 2005, 11:30 by lunapuella

    Wow, that Amazon package arrived earlier than I expected. Once again, much love to Amazon.ca and the canadian dollar/euro exchange rate.

    Our Lady Peace - Healthy in Paranoid Times - I already heard this when it leaked. It's no Happiness or Spiritual Machines, but it's certainly no Gravity either, and that's good. Angels Losing Sleep, Love and Trust and Al Genina are my favourite tracks on this. It's a shame that the lead single, Where Are You, is easily the weakest track on this album.
    The DualDisc format actually works on both my ancient cd player and dvd player, so that's a pleasant surprise. I was sure I'd encounter problems there.

    Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? - This album only got better after seeing Metric live, and I'm glad to finally really own it. The artwork is incredible, and the music is very upbeat and fun, with enough slower songs to keep your attention.

    Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People - I kind of have this album to thank for my relationship. …
  • Top 5 Female Pianists

    17 Aug 2005, 06:30 by Passioneer

    So recently I've been thinking a lot about the fact that a large portion of the music I listen to consists of female pianists/singer-songwriters. It all started with Fiona Apple, then Tori Amos, and from there, many others. I have somewhat of a fetish for the piano. I find it to be such a beautiful instrument which I absolutely do not have the patience to learn. I can play about three different things one-handed - don't get me started on both. I've also always been more into female voices for some unknown reason. Probably 80% of my music consists of women. Anyway, I've been thinking about who's at the top of this group of artists and have decided my top five. Now, this list is mostly based on piano skills rather than vocals or lyrics. Keep in mind this is out of the artists whom I've heard so if you think you know of someone better point them out and I'll give them a listen. Also, this isn't in a particular order except for maybe number one. I can't really decide who's best between the rest of them.
  • Er. Title.

    11 Aug 2005, 06:23 by rhiannonrevolts

    So erm, I'm ridiculously lame. I have been to a grand total of four... count 'em, four... non-classical concerts in my life that weren't my brother's band. But all of them have been gorgy, as they say in the UK. Can you say the same?

    They are, for my benefit:
    Indigo Girls, July 2002
    Fleetwood Mac, June 2003
    Regina Spektor, May 2005
    Stevie Nicks w/Vanessa Carlton, July 2005


    I would lie/cheat/steal to see:
    Lindsey Buckingham solo
    Bruce Springsteen

    That is all.
  • Regina Spektor

    10 Aug 2005, 23:28 by Amberina

    The Last.fm change is... interesting, I suppose. I guess I prefered the old Audioscrobbler (mostly in terms of layout), but I'll get used to this.

    Meanwhile, my current musical obsession is Regina Spektor. Get ahold of Oedipus if you can, because it's absolutely fabulous - beautiful, sad, dark and catchy.

    If you like that, you also may dig Chemo Limo which manages to be both depressing and cute at the same time.