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General Board / Ben Folds Master Class At Cox Convention Center, OKC
« on: November 02, 2011, 09:44:13 PM »
Hey guys! it's been a while since I've posted on here, although I read frequently. Anyway, I went to this master class tonight! Was anyone else on The Burbs there?

Benfolds.com was a little misleading; while the headline states that it was at UCO, it was in fact at the Cox Center (although UCO was affiliated). I have an audio recording of the entire thing which turned out pretty good, and I'll have it posted on here as soon as I import it and clean it up a bit! There were other cameras there, though, so a better recording may see the light of day eventually.

I'll post more detailed notes later when I get a chance to really listen to the recording, but some basic info about it:

- I sat on the front row, right in front of Ben. I have some pretty decent pictures I can put up later.
- The master class and interview was run by Scott Booker, who is the manager for The Flaming Lips (who operate here in OKC). I was lucky enough to attend another master class of his at my school 2 years ago. Other members of The Flaming Lips, including Wayne Coyne, were in attendance and sitting very closely. I managed to get both Wayne and Ben in the same picture!
- It was Q&A format, about 2 hours long, and was VERY informative and interesting. There were lots of things we've heard in interviews before, and lots of interesting things I didn't know. He talked about his fascination with music at an early age (stuff we've heard on his iTunes Originals interview), early music projects (he mentions Majosha!), and when he failed his drum jury at the University of Miami and threw his drums in the lake. There's tons more-- seriously, some good stuff. Can't wait to share it with you guys!

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot to mention this, but I actually got to ask him a question! It was about his interest in writing a musical in the future and what his vision for a musical is (I study music theatre at OCU, so I planned this question ahead of time. You know I'll be auditioning for that shit when he writes it!)

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The streams won't work for me either :(

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Tour Board / Re: Australia show - Sydney Opera House
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:39:00 PM »
Your Dogs?  I hope someone recorded this show.

P.S.  This Ben guy sure does like writing songs about Dogs.  And cream of wheat.

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General Board / Re: Picture Window Demo - In Studio
« on: August 29, 2009, 11:35:50 AM »
Can someone rip the audio of this?  I don't see why we couldn't have it on WUWTL since it's a demo.

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Tour Board / 5/28/09 - Tulsa, OK
« on: May 29, 2009, 12:40:46 PM »
The setlist:

1. Effington
2. Brainwaschd
3. Sentimental Guy
4. Alice Childress
5. You To Thank
6. Annie Waits
7. Bitch Went NutZ
8. Improv - "Oklahoma's Alright With Me"
9. Lovesick Diagnostician
10. Dr. Yang
11. Hiroshima
12. Free Coffee
13. Landed
14. Brick
15. Jesusland
16. You Don't Know Me
17. Narcolepsy
18. Errant Dog
19. Zak & Sara
20. Steven's Last Night In Town (solo)
21. Underground
22. Rockin' The Suburbs
23. Not The Same
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encore
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24. Kate
25. Army

What a great show!  I met Allison and Jpar... the latter of who was recognized by Ben as going to his 60th show, and got to request Steven's Last Night in Town!  Thanks for that request... Ben's drum solo was killer.

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I always assumed that "Stems and Seeds" was a reference to marijuana.  I'm not sure Ben smokes now, but I'm SURE he did in the BFF days.

Look at the S&S album art.  The stripes get smaller as they move in-- it looks like the album "Way to Normal" is being rolled in a giant striped rolling paper (anyone familiar with pot culture knows you roll them from the middle and work your way out).

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Album Board / Re: The "Hey I like Songs for Silverman" Thread
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:34:08 AM »
I also am in the camp that loves Songs for Silverman.  It's definitely not as "fun" as his other albums, but it's very good musically.  Also, there is great vocal harmonies in almost every track.

At the Dallas concert last week, I actually heard someone near me groan when he started to play "You To Thank."  I thought it was pretty cool, though, because he hasn't played that in a while, to my knowledge.

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General Board / Re: Dr. Yang Rolling Papers
« on: October 20, 2008, 07:26:55 AM »
I saw those Dr. Yang rolling papers a couple of weeks ago, and I already have them :)

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General Board / Re: Your wish Ben Folds setlist?
« on: October 17, 2008, 10:05:52 AM »
Ah! I forgot the Boston Pops or WASO. I coulda had them come out for the second encore!

You also left out "Boxing," featuring Bette Midler.

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General Board / Re: Your wish Ben Folds setlist?
« on: October 16, 2008, 08:27:48 AM »
1. One Angry Dwarf & 200 Solemn Faces
2. The Frown Song
3. Dr. Yang
4. Underground
5. Fair
6. Hiro's Song
7. Protection
8. Where's Summer B?
9. You Don't Know Me
10. Don't Change Your Plans
11. Jackson Cannery

--solo set--
12. Army
13. Rocky
14. Half Asleep
15. The Secret Life of Morgan Davis
16. Emaline
--end solo set--

17.Battle of Who Could Care Less
18. Cologne
19. The Last Polka
20. Guilty
21. Video
22. Air

--encore--
23. Your Redneck Past
24. I Paid My Money (FOP version)

I decided to go with a 24 song setlist because I have been to a show (2005-2-10, Norman, OK @ Lloyd Noble) where he played that many.  Incredible show.

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General Board / Re: My Skyroo order shipped today!
« on: September 30, 2008, 10:58:25 AM »
Same here!  I just came back from the mail room at my school... nothing.

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Album Board / Re: Spelling of Brainwashed/Brainwascht
« on: September 28, 2008, 10:39:21 AM »
It really bothers me that Brainwashed/Brainwascht is not consistent with the rest of the "fake" and real song spellings.

It should be the other way around.

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News / Re: Way To normal - leaked again it seems
« on: September 25, 2008, 04:58:05 PM »
There are 4 bonus tracks on the Japanese disc, but they're all from the 'fake' album.

But at a much better bitrate.
Are they fully mastered, that's really what I want now?

The bonus 'fake' tracks sound MUCH better on the Japanese import than they did on the download. Lots of background stuff going on I hadn't heard before.

Anyone want to put those on WUWTL? :)

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Tour Board / Re: BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.
« on: September 25, 2008, 10:31:06 AM »
Someone should have requested "I Paid My Money"...

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General Board / My Skyroo order shipped today!
« on: September 23, 2008, 10:42:09 AM »
Anyone else?  I got the Deluxe edition.

Also, how long does it take to receive your order?  I remember last time I got Songs For Silverman a day early.

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