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Musical discovery / BK goes country
« on: February 09, 2009, 04:46:43 PM »
Haven't seen this one mentioned. What do ya'll think about Ben Kweller's transition to country. (atleast for this album)
I personally think his new album is fantastic, and I was lucky enough for it to come out right when I'm in the middle of my little alt country music tirade.

The next album of his is supposed to be back to the Sha Sha sound, but I'm really diggin' Changing Horses right now.

General Board / BFF Reference
« on: April 13, 2007, 03:34:50 PM »
I got a good kick out of this. Bascially, the celtics are playing meaningless games, because its been a bad year, and they are about to play another team thats playing meaningless games. So up comes the BFF Reference.

It just always makes me happy when a ben reference pops up.

Musical discovery / Steve Burns
« on: June 14, 2006, 07:45:13 AM »
yes, thats right, the guy from blues clues...I think I might have mentoned him once already on this message board...

here's his myspace...

and then his normal website...

I thought I'd mention him because of his good relationship with the good people of the flaming lips...

Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins helped musically on the album/produce. And the longtime producer of The Flaming Lips, David Fridmann, produced the album as well.

steve's debut album is really actually pretty good. make sure you check out the songs "Mighty Little Man" and "Maintain", those are my favorites.

News / New Recordings?!
« on: April 29, 2006, 06:22:08 PM »
Saw this posted over at the .com

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2006--Ben Folds is a peerless phenomenon with today's quickest songwriting wit, and it shows in his contributions to the upcoming DreamWorks film, Over the Hedge. Contributing three original new songs such as the ballad "Still," as well as a rewrite of his appropriately titled hit, "Rockin' the Suburbs," with special guest vocals by cast member and friend, William Shatner, and a cover of the Clash's "Lost in the Supermarket," Ben Folds brings his signature humanism to the film in a way no other artist can. It's Ben's inventive tunes and lyrical humility that make these new and reworked tracks some of his most exciting to date.
The soundtrack to this smart, animated comedy will be released on May 16th through Epic Records. In the form of both score and songs, this musical marriage helps contribute to the storytelling of the film about how we live from the point of view of the animals, told by the voices of today's most irreverent and loved comic performers; Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Steve Carrell, Gary Shandling, among many others.
Ben Folds teamed up with composer Rupert Gregson-Williams who wrote the score and Academy Award(R)-winning composer Hans Zimmer who served as the executive music producer for the film. Gregson-Williams comments on Ben's involvement:
"I could have written this sweet orchestral score for the movie, but with Ben's sound, we could do something different, something a bit more rock 'n' roll. We had never even met each other before this, but when he came in to work, there was no ego with him. He just loves music, so it was great fun working with him."
Ben Folds will continue to demonstrate his musical progression, this summer he will once again join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. As a testament to the loyalty for his fans he will layer in the complexity of orchestrated stings to his collection of live EPs, which will be released later this year along with a new studio album in 2007. Ben Folds' contributions on the Over The Hedge soundtrack and to the music community confirms he is one of the most prolific alternative artists of his time.

sounds like pretty exciting news...2007 seems so far
well, looks like we'll have some EP's to look forward to inbetween that. Can't wait!

General Board / Modern skirts
« on: April 02, 2006, 06:17:32 PM »
hey, I usually don't usually like promoting some band that I don't even know but...I had to.
I actually just heard about these guys 30 mins ago, and then I looked them up.
They're called, "modern skirts", and I just got one of there songs off of iTunes...and it's awesome. Very Ben Foldyish piano in there, which makes it cool. And there are some other cool, very catchy beats in there as well. The tyrics aren't half bad either.
so, check out
I think they're worth a look for sure...these guys need to be heard

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