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Album Board / Re: Thoughts on BF/BFF vinyl
« on: April 27, 2017, 03:01:57 PM »
I was able to get it to load with Firefox but not with Chrome. But then I ended up getting an access denied error when I put in the code. Refreshed and got an error saying my download limit had been reached.

Ended up emailing support and getting a Wetransfer link from them.

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Album Board / Re: Thoughts on BF/BFF vinyl
« on: March 26, 2017, 03:54:34 PM »
I did the same. I've been slowly building up my vinyl collection so it made sense that I pick them up. No regrets. If I remember correctly these were the first Folds cds I owned so they're pretty special.

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Album Board / Re: Thoughts on BF/BFF vinyl
« on: March 21, 2017, 01:06:15 PM »
Not sure if anyone's gotten the Songs For Silverman reissue or listened yet, but I just noticed something quite interesting. In "Jesusland," the line, "Town to town, broadcast to each house..." is now "From town to town..."

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Tour Board / Re: Ben Folds w/ Regina Spektor - Vienna, VA July 26th
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:26:32 PM »
I'm super excited for this, too. It may be a 3.5 hour drive, but that's fine with me! ;D
I'm putting my brother in charge of getting my ticket because I have work when they go on sale. He better not let me down!

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News / Re: Ben Folds to appear on Ringo Starr tribute album (Dec 4)
« on: November 25, 2015, 04:46:45 AM »
Try it again. I was getting the copyright message the other day too but it's working just fine now.

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Album Board / Re: Super Deluxe version
« on: September 15, 2015, 04:03:45 AM »
Well, technically it's not #1. It's just 1 of 300. There are 300 total, we each have one of those. It makes sense, but it's definitely a misleading.
I do wish the download was flac (or that the dvd had exportable files), but I've, ahem, found a way to make it work out.

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News / Re: Ben Folds on Late Show (9/8)
« on: September 09, 2015, 03:34:07 AM »
I had tickets to the taping, but ended up not going because I had work. Regretting that now.

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Album Board / Re: 'So There' streams on NPR
« on: September 04, 2015, 02:49:34 AM »
I resisted for about 4 hours, then I listened. Loved it. Now to resist the urge to re-listen.

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Album Board / Re: Another album cut: Phone in a Pool
« on: July 26, 2015, 03:02:41 AM »
I find the tempo to be way too slow during the verses.  When yMusic joins in on the refrains, it's not as strikingly slow/forced.

It's kind of funny because if you take a listen to the tempo of the song during the Temple U performance back in May (here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDBanOvrqHo) it actually matches up well with the studio track.

When you listen to the song at Bonnaroo, kind of like a number of the songs during that gig, it's faster.
That video is a pretty great video of the back of my head :)

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News / Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
« on: July 17, 2015, 07:21:30 AM »
Oops. Obviously I meant the Premium Deluxe. Got my words mixed up there. ;)

I'm always a sucker for deluxe versions of things. Somehow I've managed to never get the WtN box. Over the years, though, I've been less and less interested in picking it up. Maybe some day...

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News / Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
« on: July 17, 2015, 07:04:48 AM »
Threw my money at the Limited Deluxe. I couldn't pass up being 1 of 250. \m/

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I was in the lobby briefly, but decided to see what was going on outside. There was an open gate/alley with a white van, engine running, and a group of 10 or so people standing around a side door. I headed down there and, it couldn't have been 10 minutes later, a couple security people opened the door, radioed that "there's a group of lovely people waiting out here" (or something to that effect) and closed the door again, saying "We don't know," after being asked if Ben would come out that door. (Obviously they knew.) Another 10 minutes (probably less), the door swings open and Ben came out. He posed for pictures with everyone and chatted a bit. After all the pictures were taken he said, "I'll be back in a minute. I need to go inside. For something." I was going to stick around to get my ticket signed, but literally everyone else started walking away and I didn't want to be the only one left. Haha...

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I'm a bit late to this thread and I don't have much to add, but as far as my memory goes, the setlist is correct. It was a damn good show. Hearing the new songs for the first time was very cool and I had a big goofy smile on my face when "Ain't Got No Words" finally had words! That tune has been stuck in my head for years and now it's a completed song. Very cool. And then of course that big goofy smile stayed on my face during "Long Way To Go," recognizing it from the leak. Okay, let's face it... That big goofy smile was on my face the entire night!

This was my 6th time seeing Ben and I was finally able to meet the man himself afterwards and got a picture with him (a misleading one, at that. I'm pretty dang tall and he stood on tip toes for the picture. Ha!) Of course, I completely forgot to bring along the s/t BFF cassette that I've been bringing with me every other show to get signed, so that was missed opportunity. I have no idea how that slipped my mind. Oh well. There's always next time!

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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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Tour Board / Re: Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center - 7/18/2013
« on: July 19, 2013, 09:07:41 PM »
-Michael Praytor
-One Angry Dwarf
-Alice Childress
-Erase Me
-Sky High
-Brick
-Do It Anyway
-Underground
-Landed
-Song for the Dumped
-Army

I've got a near unlistenable recording from my iphone that I'll probably throw online at some point if anyone's interested. Hah...
Hopefully a better recording will appear somewhere in the meantime.

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