Regina Spektor

Interview + Performance

Friday, June 26, 2009

On Regina Spektor's new record, "Far," she gets seriously existential - mentioning God 33 times in the first single, "Laughing With." She performs that song live in the studio and talks with Kurt about life, the universe, and everything.

    Music Playlist
  1. Laughing With
    Artist: Regina Spektor
    Album: Far
    Label: Sire / Wea
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Folding Chair
    Artist: Regina Spektor
    Album: Far
    Label: Sire / Wea
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. The Calculation
    Artist: Regina Spektor
    Album: Far
    Label: Sire / Wea
    Purchase: Amazon

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Regina Spektor

Comments [5]

Ellen from new york city

I'm actually surprised that the Studio 360 listeners ostensibly like the lyrics of this song. In my opinion they are maudlin at best, deeply offensive at worst.

I don't know what cocktail parties Ms. Spektor is attending where her acquaintances "laugh at God" and then pray to it later, but I can vouch for those nonbelievers who don't give credence to the bizarre concept of "God" during any scenario no matter how dark or grave. It's time our collective consciousness was raised about how the notion of god or anything like it is COMPLETELY ABSENT from a large percentage of our interior lives.

Jun. 29 2009 11:29 AM
Mary Pleier from Portland OR

,,,this from and old lady (71) REFRESHING/TOUCHING THANKS

Jun. 29 2009 12:52 AM
Ron from Toronto, ON

Thanks for putting this up.
Regina is one talented young woman.

Jun. 28 2009 11:53 PM
Martina L. from Bethesda,Maryland

Got to listen to "No One's Laughing at God" and "Folding Chair" during broacast.
Just delightful, touching and enchanting. Thanks for introducing such sparkling talent.

Jun. 27 2009 02:03 PM
Patricia Draves from Sunnyvale, CA

Haven't heard such interesting lyrics since Cole Porter. Regina Spektor's conversational lyrics drew me in to her message (No One's Laughing at God) Glad I took the time to listen to her.

Jun. 27 2009 12:24 AM

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