Monday, August 18, 2008

I SPOTTED SPEKTOR

I did!

I was walking to MP's place this past Saturday morning, minding my own business, when I saw Regina-fun-and-quirky-but-with-oodles-of-sick-range-and-talent-Spektor standing outside The Spotted Pig.

I tried to walk away but I couldn't.

I tried not to jump up and down, but I did. Briefly.

I tried to walk over to her but I couldn't.

I mean, what would I say, without coming across as a crazy, stalker fan. We all know I'm very clearly not a crazy stalker fan, but I'll be the first to admit that I can easily be mistaken for one while under extreme levels of anxiety and stress (oh, and then I break out into hives, adding yet another--and very special--dimension to the crazy stalker persona).

And, so I stood cater-corner to her, watching her surreptitiously over my phone as I pretended to text somebody, "Fidelity" running circles inside my head. She seems nice, I told myself, as I watched her laugh and talking with another girl. She'll be so flattered and humbled if you walk right on over and tell her how much you absolutely love her music. But you don't want to do away with your cool as a cucumber New York City persona so you can throw in a "I walk by celebrities all day and couldn't give a rat's ass about them, because, you know, the city's crawling with them and who wants to bother them as they go about their daily lives but you, apparently, bring out the raving, out-of-town groupie in me. Ahem." And you can talk about going to her show at Town Hall and, wow, how fun was that! You saw Martha Plimpton in the audience, even! Well, you could probably leave the Martha Plimpton part out because who cares, really, right? What you could talk about is hearing Fidelity on Grey's Anatomy, which was such a pleasant surprise and emphasize that you're not a stalker or anything. You're cool. Cool as a cucumber. Walking to your boyfriend's place, like any other day and, bam, there's Regina Spektor! Surprise!

Luckily, Regina Spektor walked inside the restaurant with her friend as I was practicing what was sure to be a terrifying for her and humiliating for me hi-I'm-your-fan experience.

7 comments:

Terra Shield said...

Oh, I love Fidelity as well. It's one of my favourite songs by Spektor!!

I think I might have run towards her and jumped up and down and most probably said something stupid as well :p

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sabila, my ears are bleeding now from listening to Regina Spektor today for the first time after hearing about her on your blog. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

anonymous: you obviously know sh*&t about music, making a comment like that. My name is Austin Wallace, and you can quote me.

Anonymous said...

I have VERY good taste in music. For one thing I am a Pakistani women, so right there should be a giveaway to me probably having better taste in music than you "Austin Wallace." Also I find it funny how everyone keeps telling me that I probably don't know what good music is. Well, I can't help it that I am MATURE and I find her sounding like an immature child singing about love. I mean people really need to think for a second on what they are listening too. Most of the stuff she sings don't even make sense, and if they do or she is trying to make them to make sense, I don't have the time decode her little hidden messages. Also I must say her face is nauseating to look at. I feel ill. I am just giving my point of view, I am not trying to be rude or mean or try to punk on other people's likes, I mean everyone has their own choices of music. I guess it is so easy to punk on someone for hating something but people don't bother to get to know that person and why they hate it. I am also a very religous person (I am a Muslim) so I guess that explains a lot in terms of what kinds of music I like...

Rubes said...

oh boy.

Sabila's Canadian Fa said...

Anon 10:26

Puh-lease! Cry me a bleeding river. Stop playing the religion card. Also "I guess it is so easy to punk on someone for hating something but people don't bother to get to know that person and why they hate it."

The same could be said about how easy it is to punk on someone (eg Sabila) for *liking* something (eg Regina Spektor - who I really don't know myself but SO WHAT.. its Sabila's choice), but people (like yourself) don't bother to get to know that person (Sabila) and why they love/like it (Regina).

Throw stones in glass houses, much?

Anonymous said...

Sabila. Are you alive. What the shit are you doing these days...