Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Not dead? Not yet quite dead?

So, uh, I don't know if you've heard, but Regina's got, like, a new album coming out today and stuff...maybe you were tipped off by New York magazine, or anthem, or American Songwriter, or Alternative Press...maybe it won't really sink in until you watch her on Conan Wednesday night.

For my part, you can probably guess what I have to say about the new record...but just in case: I think that Begin to Hope is not only the best work Regina's ever done, but also among the greatest things ever. I'm talking Master of Puppets-, The Godfather Part II-, tattered blue jeans- levels of awesomeness here.

Don't believe me? Such absurd heights of hyperbole strain my credibility, you say?

::menacing glare::

I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. I think you'd better buy the album and get the hell out of here before I get upset.


p.s., I'll have another old show recording of questionable quality up later this week.

p.p.s., You'd do well to pick up a copy of Dayna Kurtz's record Another Black Feather (for the Wings of a Sinner), also released today.


Anonymous said...

ps you can fix some of the lyrics now (ie Dusseldorf)

Anonymous said...

Dear regina fan whom helps complete my life,

I agree with you wholeheartedly.
The most incredible thing.
Better than sunshine, coffee, and old people holding hands combined.
Thank you for everything that you do.

<3 happy regina listening.

Anonymous said...

I just heard Regina perform Fidelity on Conan tonight - and wow! - I'm actually tempted to believe you! I've never heard her before, but this is incredible!

Anonymous said...

hi. does anyone know if any websites will have regina's conan performance online? i was taping it but the tape ran out part way through. thanks

Anonymous said... might have 'em in a few days.

Anonymous said...

Hola. Soy Amadeo desde Barcelona (España), 47 años. He oído esta mañana en la radio, por primera vez, una canción de Regina Spektor. Me ha encantado. Un saludo.

Anonymous said...

Hurry with the show, the week ends tonight.

Anonymous said...

i really hate the album cover, and the special edition one is even worse.

i still love her anyway.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about polished- her looks have changed likewise. It is verrry presumptuous of me to question, but I wonder if Regina gets sad that she's changed. Ah, maybe we can look at it as growing up- her childlike charm is replaced by a more womanly style! And we, the doting grandparents, sigh on.

Before, it felt like no one else knew her. The gigs' audience seemed a group of friends. Now I feel like she's left me for the rest of the world; she's flown the nest... (!)

Psst. I'm not even twenty years old