Regina Spektor was born in Moscow, USSR to a musical Jewish family. Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and violinist. Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Russian college of music and now teaches at a public elementary school in New York. Spektor learned how to play piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that was given to her mother by her grandfather...See full bio »
(writer: "Dance Anthem of the 80's" / performer: "Dance Anthem of the 80's")
2010Regina Spektor Live in London
(performer: "Introduction November Rain", "On The Radio", "Eet", "Laughing With", "Folding Chair", "Après Moi", "Blue Lips", "Machine", "Dance Anthem Of The 80's", "Silly Eye-Color Generalizations", "Wallet", "The Calculation", "Man Of A Thousand Faces", "That Time", "Hotel Song", "Sailor Song", "Us", "Fidelity", "Samson")
Usually, I write it all together. The words and the piano part just come to find where they sit together, and the sounds and everything just kind of roll around over and over, until it all settles as a song. Sometimes I'll hum while walking and write a song, but usually I can never figure out a piano part to it later. It just stays an a Capella song.
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Moved to the Bronx from Moscow and had to leave the family piano behind.
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