Although I often post here about how much I love Regina Spektor (an awful lot), I don’t do it without good reason. Tonight, she’ll be playing at the Paramount and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
She’s an unconventional songwriter whose songs don’t always follow a structure and she can go from abrasive to sweet and gentle and back in matter of a seconds. One of her concerts is like reading a series of short stories – each song has a different perspective or tone or ideology; although her newest album, Far, is the most emotional, it’s tough to say that it’s the most personal. Live, she’s perfectly lovely and charming and isn’t afraid to pull songs out of her entire catalogue (I think each time I’ve seen her play, she’s performed “Baby Jesus” – see below – although it hasn’t appeared on one of her albums).
Have I also mentioned that she’s really lovely?[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_cOkWjYEiE]