Monday, May 09, 2005

New MP3s: A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is, and more

Considering how little I do and have done with my life, it's kind of remarkable that the time to do proper updates on the site still somehow eludes me. Anyway...added the following MP3s to the recordings section ("the wires"):

"all the rowboats"
Unreleased song (title unknown), performed at Hotel Cafe (Hollywood, CA) on January 26, 2005 (thanks again to Jenn and Keith) As far as I know, this show was the song's debut performance.

Ode to Divorce
Song from Soviet Kitsch, performed at the Knitting Factory (NY) on September 9, 2004 (with Chris Kuffner on bass and Ben Kalb on cello) By request of Ben the Cellist's Mom (that is, the mother of Ben the Cellist, not the cellist's mom named Ben), although not from the same show.

Chemo Limo
Song from Soviet Kitsch, performed at Sidewalk Cafe on November 30, 2002 I'm pretty sure this is the first public performance of this oft-requested but rarely-played song (first time I heard it, anyway)

A Lesson in How Fleeting Preservation Is
Unreleased song, performed at the Living Room on May 15, 2002 Regina almost always places a disclaimer in front of this song to the effect of "this next one's kind of weird"...what's weirder is that I recall she had jet black hair done up in a bun at this show. The significance of this, I don't know. Or perhaps I dreamt it all.


Jenn S. said...

Serge, we gotta talk soon, cause I need some CDs from you. :)

In return, I will give you Reg posters and copies of the CD, and promo dvds, which is I believe all I have. Fair enough? ;)

Call me sometime soon, dude...

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, srg!
Ben's Mom

Anonymous said...

Hey there,
A couple of things.. First, obviously, thankx so much for sharing all this stuff!
Secondly I made a bootleg of the Islington show just gone (posted a setlist on Brumstix) and have also been transcribing SK songs into piano/vocal/guitar sheet music.. If you want either of these things to congribute to, just email me :)


Anonymous said...

thanks so so sosoooooo much for posting all the row boats! it's such a fantasic song - lyrics are awesome. really cool simple backing piano - tabbed it on the guitar! so i can sing it! hurrah! and a lesson on how fleeting... is awesome too and thank you SOOSOSOSOSOO much for putting up loveology - i think all the row boats and loveololgy are 2 of my favourite regina songs ever! i wander what will go onto her next album - very muich hope she does loveology properly! epically! x

Anonymous said...

Lacrimosa means tearful, sorrowful... sad. I was looking for lyrics to it, no lyrics sites have them. :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent, excellent ... more, more!

I eagerly await any unreleased downloads still to come ... just don't make me wait too long!

Thank you, really. I'm glad to have stumbled upon some new Regina songs ... each one I listen to makes my smile a little bigger. Peace.

Anonymous said...

I saw you asked for help with Russian lyrics for Après Moi

So here it is

Февраль. Достать чернил и плакать.
Писать о феврале навзрыд,
Пока грохочущая слякоть
Весною черною горит.

(it's by Boris Pasternak, famous Russian poet)

If you are curious, this is translation

February. Get ink, shed tears.
Write of it, sob your heart out, sing,
While torrential slush that roars
Burns in the blackness of the spring.

ps I am not sure that Rusian font will work, so here is the link

first 4 lines.

Anonymous said...

ohh it's cool knowing the meaning behind the Russian lyrics of Après moi le déluge but i'd also interested in having like, the phonetics pronunciation of it. anyone?
thaaanks :)