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General => Album Board => Topic started by: Allison on September 13, 2015, 01:50:01 AM

Title: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Allison on September 13, 2015, 01:50:01 AM
I am NOT giving you an option for all of the above. Sorry friends. I have set it up where you can change your vote, but I'm curious about what song grabbed your attention the most in the initial week with the record.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Steady As She Goes on September 13, 2015, 06:25:30 AM
I voted "So There" because its so catchy, but part of me wanted to go with I'm Not the Man. That song is so god damn personal. All of Ben's songs have characters, but they aren't always HIM, and they aren't always broken  :'(
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: dogofthetemple on September 13, 2015, 06:32:35 AM
I voted "So There" because its so catchy, but part of me wanted to go with I'm Not the Man. That song is so god damn personal. All of Ben's songs have characters, but they aren't always HIM, and they aren't always broken  :'(

Exactly my feelings!!
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: meecrofilm on September 13, 2015, 10:28:26 AM
He actually wrote that song for the movie "Danny Collins" (about an aging rockstar looking to make a comeback) from which it was rejected.  Not saying he also didn't put a part of himself into it, but the lyrics also make even more sense in that context.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: dogofthetemple on September 13, 2015, 11:23:55 AM
He actually wrote that song for the movie "Danny Collins" (about an aging rockstar looking to make a comeback) from which it was rejected.  Not saying he also didn't put a part of himself into it, but the lyrics also make even more sense in that context.

Huh, I never saw that movie when it was released but I may have to give it a watch now.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: ViaChicago on September 13, 2015, 06:46:12 PM
So There.  I refrained from searching for live clips or spoilers before the tour with Y Music this summer, so the Chicago Fourth Presbyterian Church show ended up being my first exposure to the new Y Music material.  That was the first time in a very long time that I've gone into a BF show not knowing what to expect at all.  So There was the first song they played, so it's stuck with me ever since.  Also, I'm always fascinated by "lost" songs like Break Up At Food Court, New York Times, and Ain't Got No Words, so I was happy to have a final studio version of the latter.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Sutter on September 14, 2015, 12:42:27 PM
Initially my favorite off this record was Not a Fan, from what I had heard of the live shows. Now that I've heard the actual record, I think my favorite is a tie between Long Way to Go and I'm Not the Man.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Playhouse on September 16, 2015, 04:31:04 PM
I took the bait on I'm Not the Man. So many great songs to choose from, though.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Sutter on September 16, 2015, 05:14:25 PM
No, I changed my mind, now it's Yes Man. Oh I don't know
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: AmateurHour1999 on September 17, 2015, 02:06:23 PM
IMHO
Tie between Yes Man and I'm Not the Man...
So There and Long Way to Go tied for 2nd
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Allison on September 17, 2015, 08:21:43 PM
I'm a I'm Not the Man fan (don't care if it was written for a film first) and So There. I gave I'm Not the Fan because it's behind in the polls ;)
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Steady As She Goes on September 18, 2015, 07:10:09 AM
I'm a I'm Not the Man fan (don't care if it was written for a film first) and So There. I gave I'm Not the Fan because it's behind in the polls ;)

No shame in being written for a film first. Ben's arguably most famous song was written for a film before it was tacked on the end of Rockin the Suburbs


And while we're at it, who's diggin' the Folds beard?! If this album charts top 10 and he keeps it, I say it's time for a new look. If 1995-2002 was short hair, no glasses, and 2003-2015 was shaggy hair with glasses, I say 2015 - ? should be full beard, shaved head, no glasses.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: meecrofilm on September 18, 2015, 08:22:43 AM
Holy jesus.  That would be amazing, haha :D
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Allison on September 19, 2015, 11:22:17 AM
I think the glasses have to stay - almost 50 :P
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: AliKat4392 on September 19, 2015, 11:31:22 AM
I'm the first one for Capable of Anything?!
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: maccapianofan on September 20, 2015, 11:07:51 AM
So hard to choose beyond So There and I'm not the Man, both fantastic songs. I love the first break in So There.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Allison on September 21, 2015, 10:47:15 PM
So hard to choose beyond So There and I'm not the Man, both fantastic songs. I love the first break in So There.

I totally agree. I voted for the underdog. Which is I'm Not the Man currently.
Title: Re: For Giggles: Favorite Song off of "So There"
Post by: Adrienne on September 22, 2015, 05:29:11 PM
"So There" is one of my favorite Ben Folds songs ever. It seems so thoughtfully arranged and perfectly "fleshed out;" maybe that's the result of the song (or at least the piano part) floating around in his head for years before he released it.

I also like third movement of the concerto, which has a catchy piano hook starting at 0:46 when Ben plays with one hand on the strings (not sure of the technical term for what he's doing, but it sounds cool).

As for F10-D-A... I know it shows Ben has the same sense of humor he's always had, and I could totally see it as a Rock This Bitch song, but I think it's sort of a cheesy ditty to ask a classical group to record for a chamber rock album. Just my opinion.

And I agree with Steady As She Goes that Ben should keep the beard ;).