By the end of this post, no matter what your political leaning, you will love Regina Spektor.
I wanted to post this for the very cool looking video. And it is cool. Watch it. It was her very first video.
But then listen.
Strings and piano. And Regina Spektor's voice. And very deep, meaningful lyrics that you won't hear from any other songwriter. "The sculptor's marble sends regards." It's a cool song, full of deep meaning. And her delivery is so genuine and heartfelt.
But now watch it live. EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE. That's just whatever piano Barnes and Noble had lying around. And she's cramming a lot of piano notes in along with those very complex lyrics.
But what about something more impressive?
How about at the White House, in front of the President and Vice President, without the strings, and she screws up because even SHE gets nervous!!??? And recovers BEAUTIFULLY, in a self-effacing way. How awesome and genuine is that?!
And now you love her.