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Tour Board / Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
« on: February 24, 2017, 02:44:42 PM »
Just spotted this!  It's with Jamie Cullum - I was never a fan of his "pop" stuff but he's whizz when he's smacking the piano about like his hero.  On sale Wednesday 1 March at 1pm (or now if you're a member of the festival society).

Haven't spotted a thread about this anywhere else, apologies if I missed it.

Tour Board / Brixton - 04/12/2012
« on: December 03, 2012, 06:43:20 AM »
Time for me to start getting excited again after my first dose in Bristol.  Who's in?

Tour Board / Dublin
« on: November 27, 2012, 03:49:14 AM »
Just seen the Dublin setlist and they played Thank You For Breaking My Heart.  I'd LOVE to hear that in Brixton, although whether quiet ones will go down all that well in such a large space, I don't know.  In Bristol there was near silence for some of the quiet bits, which was ace, but Brixton will have nearly four times as many people...

Tour Board / Bristol
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:28:54 AM »
It's time!  On Monday I turn 40.  The last time I saw Ben Folds Five, I was in my 20s.  And the next time I see Ben Folds Five I'll be in my 40s (I bought tickets for Brixton before the Bristol date (which I can walk to) was announced).

Anyway, I'm trying not to get too excited yet about attending THE FIRST BEN FOLDS FIVE GIG IN THE UK IN 13 YEARS TONIGHT.  Ahem.  :)

Who's going?

Tour Board / BFF UK Tour support act
« on: November 20, 2012, 04:02:13 PM »
Does anyone know who it is?

Album Board / BFF album: complete
« on: July 09, 2012, 02:52:49 AM »
Surprised there isn't a thread or at least a post, as far as I can see, on this particular topic.

The album's done!  People have heard it!  Apparently it's great (surprise)!  Exciting, no?

News / Ben Folds Five studio video
« on: February 01, 2012, 03:56:36 PM »
Am I really the first person to post this?  OK then.

It's going well, as you can see.  :)

Ben's Old Five / Time to rename this board?
« on: January 09, 2012, 03:41:07 PM »
...and call it Ben Folds Five rather than Ben's Old Five for now, given that they're (temporarily at least) a going concern once more...

Unless people prefer everything in the existing boards.  It's not like there aren't plenty to choose from.   :)

Album Board / A new album this month?
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:27:27 PM »
Well, after a fashion...

But hey, that's three of my favourite people right there.  If anyone can do it...

If you own a PS3 and you're UK based, they've just added a new service called Vidzone, which is completely free - just go to the Store to download it.  It's got 10000 videos that you can watch at launch and apparently more will be added.

Anyway, the reason I mention this here is the small matter of there being 10 Ben Folds videos and 5 Ben Folds Five videos amongst that.  Some I had seen before - there are some of the performance videos from the Way To Normal bonus DVD - and some I hadn't.  The video to Still Fighting It is very cute.

While you're on there, have a look at the five videos by Silver Sun - pretty much my favourite band ever and... well, there's a ton of stuff... give it a pop.

Album Board / DVD edition of new album now available to order in the UK
« on: September 06, 2008, 03:06:48 PM »
... through

£10.99.  This site, of course, gets their stock from other territories, which is probably why you can get it here and not Amazon.

I'll keep people posted on whether they suddenly mail me back and say it was a mistake...

General Board / Be in Amanda Palmer's new video (if you live in London)
« on: August 28, 2008, 04:49:57 AM »
Just found this...

Our dear and extremely talented friend Amanda Palmer from the Dresden Dolls is filming a video in London this Sunday - we think you lot might be able to help her out... Please email the address below with any questions - not us!

"LEEDS UNITED" MUSIC VIDEO EXTRAS / VIDEOGRAPHER NEEDED we still need folks in london-town to be extras in the "leeds united" shoot this are the details from the mouth of danger ensemble/directing god, steven mitchell wright:

Help Amanda create the most amazing video ever for her debut solo single! The video for "Leeds United" shoots in Central London on Sunday 31 August and if you are free that day we need YOU to lend your general fabulousness (and potential videography skills) to the production! The "audience" is a big part of the story in the video, and nearly every person who comes along will be strongly featured in the finished product - which will be seen by millions worldwide. We need three sorts of folks to fill out our audience (read the way end of this section if you're strictly interested in the videographer gig):

1. Folks who think Leigh Bowery is an icon of our times and that there is no such thing as too much. The truly avant-garde/performance art dressers will be put down right at the front of the stage in comfortable seats at tables with sugary food, like the court of Gormenghast, and get the best seats to watch Amanda strut her stuff mere feet away. Note: we heart drag, transgender, big, small, old, young - our church of beauty is very large and its doors are always wide, wide open.

2. Folks who like dressing up but, hmm, latex, no - you'll be up on the balconies shouting and cheering and carrying on. Amanda and the Dolls have a reputation of having the best-looking fanbase/audience in indie music and we want to immortalize this (and you) in the video. If nothing else, to make other bands jealous.

3. Men who really can't be bothered to dress up. You will be given a Leeds United shirt and get to act like a football hooligan. So, ladies and gentlemen, if you're a big Dolls / Amanda fan but your male partner can't really be bothered to dress, he can still be a part of this.

Anyway, it'll be a laugh, from mid morning on Sunday 31st to about 5pm. If interested, please email with your email and mobile numbers.

Now the boring (but important) stuff: security reasons mean we can only let in people whose names are On The List, so you are unlikely to be able to bring friends at the last minute - make sure we have their names/contact details in advance. Also, because American lawyers are fascist pigs, we can't use anyone under 18 years old. This annoys us greatly and we are sorry. ALSO: we are looking for a videographer with camera to come and shoot (a "documentary" of the day)...we will feed you and give you tons of love and affection. e-mail steven if this is you and you are in london and free on saturday! Let's get a bunch of cool people together and make art (and friends).

General Board / Interview with Ben...
« on: May 08, 2005, 07:41:11 AM »

Apologies if someone else already spotted it.

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