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News / Re: Retrospective: Best Imitation of Myself 1995-2011
« on: October 13, 2011, 09:49:18 PM »
Have you heard some of Ben's oldest recordings? Like the demo for Kalamazoo? Seriously. Thank God Ben met Darren and Robert and whoever else changed him along the way. Kalamazoo back then is funny to me, but if he had released it like that? Thank you for the EP version. :D

Yeah yeah Allison, I've heard the old demos but I figured the sound just progressed over the years. But that was a BFF record made mere months before the self-titled, and it's an entirely different energy, different sound, different band. It's shocking how it changed so drastically in such a short amount of time...

News / Re: Retrospective: Best Imitation of Myself 1995-2011
« on: October 13, 2011, 01:50:25 AM »
Also, is anyone else utterly blown away by how much BFF's sound changed b/t the unreleased 1st album and the ST? Good call on the shelving.

News / Re: Retrospective: Best Imitation of Myself 1995-2011
« on: October 13, 2011, 01:29:14 AM »
Does anyone know the complete history of Ben's demo tapes? Going through the liner notes, underneath "Wandering" there's a picture of what I assume is the 1992 demo. However, Protection and Evaporated are also listed as 1992 demo in the vault but aren't on the tracklist in the picture. I assume those were recorded in the "Sony/Tree" era and just not put on that tape. But in terms of full demo tapes, I know there's the 1990 demo, the 1992 demo, and the 1994 BFF demo, am I missing something?

Album Board / Re: Those other 55 tracks...
« on: October 11, 2011, 04:56:41 AM »
Smoke is listed in iTunes as a ben folds track, not BFF which is interesting.  Definitely BFF.

Isn't the Smoke demo pre-BFF?

News / Re: New Ben Folds Five song released!
« on: August 27, 2011, 09:27:48 PM »
Anyone else notice that that has had the same TUBORM theme for 12 years has recently gone down for maintenance? New site soon perhaps?

News / Re: Retrospective: Best Imitation of Myself 1995-2011
« on: August 27, 2011, 03:10:58 PM »
wonder if he'll release this on vinyl

yeah I feel like that's what would make the 1st disc worth my money...

News / Re: New Ben Folds Five song released!
« on: August 27, 2011, 03:08:44 PM »
I can tell he used auto-tune, yes, but it was done tastefully. I have no problem with someone using it, as long as it doesn't take away from the rawness of the vocals. In this case, I dont think it did. The vocal take is far from perfect. And I kinda like it that way. Ben's voice has deepened and lost a bit of power, but he still goes out there every night and sings. He still writes songs that might be just a tad bit out of his vocal range, simply because that's how the song HAS TO BE to be perfect. He isn't taking short cuts to hide  imperfections, and I respect him so much for that. A little auto tune here and there done tastefully, I have no issue with

Can you cite a specific place in the song where you tell it's autotuned?

General Board / Re: the last time you heard a Ben Folds song?
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:04:31 AM »
Ben was on ESPN! I was watching SportsCenter when anchor commenting on Carmelo Anthony shot says: "He's rockin' the suburbs, just like Arcade Fire does." Never thought I would hear a Ben reference on a sports network...

Album Board / Re: Ben and Nick Introduce Lonely Avenue and Pre-Order
« on: August 14, 2010, 11:52:20 PM »
So according to the clip, Ben didn't write the lyrics to "Smoke." I was not aware of this. Does anyone know the who did what on the Ben Folds/Anna Goodman collaborations?

General Board / Re: Ben on old Loveline episodes
« on: November 12, 2009, 11:45:49 AM »
Can you repost the 1999 episode, the link's broken.  thanks!

General Board / Re: Random Ramblings III
« on: August 15, 2009, 11:23:14 PM »
so I know none of you really know me, but I've lurked for so long that I feel like I know some of you.  and i just want to say thanks for being such an awesome, informative, would you call it?...message board community.  I recently posted on and learned the hard way that they're basically like those zombies from I Am Legend.  they just want to suck the life out of me and anyone else who crosses their path.  And The Suburbs is Will Smith.  Or something...

Album Board / Re: Ben Folds Presents:University a Cappella!
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:35:57 PM »

something that's been weirding me out. Jesusland is track 2 on silverman, brick is 3 on whatever, you don't know me is 4 on wtn, time is ten on silverman, evaporated is 12 on whatever. and the luckiest closes out rts.

Jesusland is track 3 on Silverman...

General Board / You Don't Know Me Lip Dub
« on: January 23, 2009, 03:53:54 AM »
Hey guys.  So I'm a long time lurker, very very occasional poster.  I got bored the other night and made a lip dub of me doing both Ben and Regina's parts on "You Don't Know Me."  I thought this would be the best place to come to see if it was any good.  Hopefully you'll enjoy it...


General Board / Re: the last time you heard a Ben Folds song?
« on: July 16, 2008, 11:32:53 AM »
I heard Ben's version of "Doctor My Eyes" at a Cold Stone ice cream palor once, that was weird...

Musical discovery / Re: SUFJAN
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:18:03 PM »
If you recall, Mr. Folds enjoys Mr. Stevens as well.  A quote from his myspace post about supersunnyspeedgraphic: "feel free to leave a message with your address if you have any criticism of the dresden doll's music at all. and i will come draw a dick on your wall.
same goes for anyone who doesn't like the streets new record. or anything sufjan stevens does."

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