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Tour Board / Muhlenberg College, March 29, 2014
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:16:57 AM »
Originally announced as an orchestra show, it turned out to be solo (and all the posts concerning it have been edited, so someone must have messed up). A bit disappointing, but, hey, it's Ben. How can I complain about that? (I can, however, complain about the awful couple who showed up over an hour late, shoved their way to the front, and then proceeded to make out and talk the whole time, calling out for songs that Ben had already played, and telling him to "just play the song" while he was trying to tell a story. Then the boyfriend called me and my mom assh*les for telling them to "please be quiet" and then told me specifically that he'd "f*cking kill [me]." On the way out, the girlfriend even ran up behind me and gave me a nice shove... I digress...)

It was a great show. Lots of energy from Ben and the audience (singing along to every song and filling in background vocals quite nicely). A number of lyrics flubbed or totally forgotten, but that's all part of the fun as far as I'm concerned.

Set List:
- Annie Waits
- Effington
- Eddie Walker
- Jesusland
- Concerto talk and then played over the PA while Ben mimed the various instruments
- Love In This Club (Usher cover)
- Still Fighting It
- Best Imitation of Myself
- Sentimental Guy
- Zak and Sara
- Landed
- Steven's Last Night In Town w/drum solo
- You Don't Know Me (impressively playing bass drum placed behind the stool and piano simultaneously.)
- Kate
- Fred Jones Part 2
- Emaline
- Rockin the Suburbs
- "I failed my juries"/Rock This Bitch
- Army

Encore
- The Luckiest
- One Angry Dwarf
- Not the Same

I recorded semi-decent audio on my phone that I'll fiddle with on my computer for a while. I'll post it eventually.

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News / Ben Folds FIVE tour(?)
« on: September 05, 2011, 06:29:10 PM »
http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/music/an-interview-with-ben-folds-on-retrospectives-reunions-and-tv-stardom/

"Iím going to be out there with Robert and Darren doing some gigs probably next year."

 ;D

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General Board / Hotel Lights guitar chords?
« on: January 12, 2009, 09:52:02 AM »
anyone have any? specifically Norina? i wrote a parody for a book report and i need to record it. also, i'd very much like to actually record a cover. please and thank you.

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Album Board / This is a joke, right?
« on: December 08, 2008, 11:50:37 AM »
http://www.ridiculopathy.com/news_detail.php?id=2224

i'm not sure if it's all really really sarcastic... or really really dumb. :-\

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News / Nick Hornby Album
« on: October 29, 2008, 10:53:31 AM »
finally some news on this, if only just a smidgen: http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/living-with-music-a-playlist-by-nick-hornby/?hp

for those of you who are lazy (i am too) i'll quote it for ya.

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4) Jen and Justin, Ben Folds. You canít hear this song at the moment, and Iím hoping you never will. Ö One of my side-projects this year (and itís been more fun than I want to admit) is to attempt lyrics for Ben Foldsís next album, and even if nothing comes of it, I have learned more about the craft of songwriting from the e-mails Iíve been getting than from just about anything Iíve ever read. Most of the time Iíve been sending over words that heís going to try to set to music; occasionally weíre working the other way around, and Iíll try to fit a lyric to an existing melody. This tune has one of Foldsís most heart-melting choruses, which, considering his melodic gifts, means itís as pretty as a pop song can be. In his version ó he got halfway through some words, and on my mp3 he hums the verses and sings the chorus ó this song is about throwing up at a John Meyer concert, but I beg to differ. It doesnít sound like that to me. My version is entitled ďClaireís Ninth,Ē which is why I hope you never hear a song called ďJen and Justin.Ē I want to WIN.

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General Board / Ben Folds/Robert Sledge Autograph in the mail
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:25:14 PM »
about a week ago i ordered Naked Baby Photos "used" from amazon, signed by Ben and Robert. just got it in the mail today. the seller said it was signed after a show. wondering if it's legit.




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General Board / Autograph Requests
« on: October 21, 2008, 11:00:10 AM »
i was thinking of writing to Darren Jessee about getting an autograph. i was wondering what would be a fair thing to do. i was thinking maybe two things for him to sign (cd artwork and a regular photo). is that asking too much? i don't want to seem like a jerk or anything. :P

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Album Board / Way to Normal Japan Import
« on: September 17, 2008, 12:45:41 PM »
not sure if anyone's done this already, but i used google translator to find out the track listing of the Japan import of Way to Normal. i can't get a link to work, so i'll just paste it all here. obviously some of the translation is wrong, but it's still relatively understandable.

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List
1. Hiroshima (His head hit Benny Bee Bee Bee)
2. Dr. Yang
3. Flown Song
4. You Do not Know Me featuring Regina Spektor)
5. Before Colon
6. Colon
7. ERANTO Dog
8. Free coffee
9. Bitch Went Nuts
10. BUREINUOSSHU
11. EFINTON
12. Kiley From Connecticut
13. Way To Normal
14. Free coffee town
15. Flown Song (Feeble anthem)
16. Colon (piano orchestra version)
Product Description
Content new generation of Piano Man, Ben Falls "bang on Creation."
Songs For Silverman's Ben Falls, since the three and a half years and the long-awaited album. Each works, music of every story TERINGU冴え渡るBen Falls. The incident in his own divorce nudity, but a very melodious pop and綴った, Ben FORUZURASHII "concept" album soon. Of course, he also PIANOPUREI a unique PAKASSHIVU well. ROCK fans are also expected POPS fans please! Currently scheduled for first single is the "HIROSHIMA (tentative)". Hiroshima, Japan last tour performances, stage lighting was dark and come down in the end unawares, falling from the stage, broke his masterpiece歌い上げたhappy things. 笑い飛ばしmasochistic happy to get the story, listen to all the people to give up tunes. Also, Ben Falls is still living in NASSHUBIRU Ben formed the Five Falls, a 15-year anniversary in 2009. 10 years to go to war with Fuji Rock Festival (Green stage!) Beginning with the new album release, and 15 Year Anniversary

Album Details
JAPANESE PRESSING INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL. SONY. 2008.


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General Board / Normal People Do It Too
« on: September 03, 2008, 01:30:13 PM »
not sure if this has been posted about, but i didn't see it so here we go. the trailer for the new album/dvd.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=42060562

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General Board / quick question about wokeupwaytoolate.com
« on: April 10, 2008, 01:40:40 PM »
so i, uh.. kinda got in trouble for file sharing.  :'( and my ISP said they'd terminate our internet if it happens again. so my dad had me clear the computer of everything questionable, and Ben Folds concerts came up. he said that i can't download stuff from wokeupwaytoolate.com anymore. is wuwtl legal? i absolutely love that website, and everyone who's contributed to it, but is there a legal reason that i should stay away? it makes me incredibly sad that i can't get anymore stuff from there.  :'(

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General Board / Ben Folds in Birmingham Dec 12 05?
« on: February 17, 2008, 01:17:15 PM »
i was on wokeupwaytoolate.com and i noticed that the files in "Ben Folds in Birmingham Dec 12 05" are nonexistent. i was wondering if anyone had this and could either put it up there again, or some other place. i'd love to get the show. thanks.

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General Board / ben folds on leno...
« on: September 07, 2007, 03:33:39 PM »
hey everyone. i've been looking for the video of Ben and Weird Al on Leno from back in 05 (http://thesuburbs.org.uk/news/Ben_performs_on_The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/) if anyone has it, i would very much appreciate it if you could put it up on youtube... or rapidshare.. or something like that. i'd really like to see it.

or if it's already out there somewhere please point me in the right direction.

thanks.

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