i'm having the biggest regina spektor crush right now.
i adore the song "fidelity" and find it looped in my head a lot, along with "on the radio" (uh-oh!). oh, you so need to click and watch her do it on "conan" - it's such a fabulous performance. i really love the way she sings, and the way she is able to replicate all her little bits of scales and breaths and stutters into her live performances.
also? pretty, pretty, pretty. the little smiles, the young tori-esque mouth - adore it, haha. i'm such a sucker for the gorgeous piano ladies. to me, she looks like a quirky blend of tori and fiona apple, and yet not. so, thank you, anja, for regina. :)
however, the song that really has my heart right now is aprés moi (yousendit).
the first few minutes are just, y'know, nice, but then she steps it up and starts singing strongly in russian, and then the last minute just absolutely kicks my ass every time with the really hard "UH"'s and repetition and the overly dramatic bells and i just love it. she played it at the show i was at last year (i just put up loads more pictures from it here earlier tonight) and it was just so huge and booming and great.
i'm most sad i can't go see her play stockholm thursday. she's doing a one-day festival thing and i have to work. meh. i do hope she comes back later this year.
and outside, a couple of cats are fighting very loudly. the hot summer weather really does seem to bring out the worst in some of us... anyway.i think that's my cue to finally go to bed. cin cin!
(and happy 4th july :D)