Regina Spektor-part 2
Regina was the subject of my first blog post, but she is certainly worth my revisiting. Last night I saw her perform at Tonic in NYC. It was a benefit for PAX an organization against gun violence and I neglected to procure a ticket ahead of time. But then the magic of craigslist came through and after a brief moment of panic that the seller wasn't showing up to meet me, I obtained my pass and headed over to the show.
I can't overstate just what a talent Regina Spektor is. She is that rare performer that can hold the attention of a packed room and while she is singing a song, a listener becomes almost hypnotized, thinking that they must be dreaming since no one actually is this good.
It was encouraging to see that her personality appears to be largely unchanged since the first time I saw her perform a few years ago. She is very self-effacing, shy and modest when talking to the audience, but when shhe turns to the piano and opens her mouth to sing, a tiger is released. ROWWWR!
On this night, not only did she break out her simultaneous "chair-drumming"/piano-playing/singing for "Poor Little Rich Boy" but she actually strapped on a guitar for a few numbers. If you haven't checked her out already, what are you waiting for?