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News / My little Ben Folds article
« on: January 10, 2011, 11:01:59 AM »
Just a shameless plug for a little article I wrote to plug the UK tour...

Ten Reasons To Love Ben Folds

Though the title kinda got mangled and reads Ten Reasons To Love Ben Folds Five and contains glaring, glaring grammatical errors...ignore those!

The song choices are also a bit populist - had to choose some with vids so...there you go. Read it, like the hell out of it tell your friends and convert the world one by one people!


Tour Board / Re: UK Tour Feb/March 2011
« on: November 16, 2010, 11:13:00 AM »
I'd go for standing at Hammersmith - It's a raked auditorium so it's sloped so all views are good, unlike the Empire where you are screwed if you are not right at the front!

This will be the first time I'm not seeing Ben in London - I'm off to Brum instead...It's gonna be strange!

Tour Board / Re: UK Tour Feb/March 2011
« on: November 10, 2010, 02:13:37 PM »
Hell yeah! Now which show...

 "Members of the Ben Folds Fan Club will have advance access to presale tickets" Damn - that means the first twenty tickets are gone then...

Very, very excited now!

Album Board / UK Chart position
« on: October 04, 2010, 07:06:43 AM »
A new record label, a new hope that they may know how to market him - a collaboration with a high profile author, aaaand it charts at....


Oh dear.

Who is doing the mans PR over here? Sort it out.

News / Re: Ben on UK Radio 2 this Saturday
« on: July 10, 2010, 04:08:46 AM »
That was a good interview I think...Can't remember what the hell was said- it was chit chat mostly, but Jonathan Ross played a song from the album early in the show (I'm rubbish - something about Claire or something?!)

Then Ben and Nick performed live with Ben playing an accoustic guitar. Again, I'm rubbish, can't remember the song!

BUT Ben is touring the UK in January / February 2011 - that bit I remember! I'm guessing the interview will be on the BBC Iplayer for those in the UK. I'm in no way technology literate, so couldn't record it...

I wonder how you become a tour photographer?......

Rentacop is cool.

End of.

Now Errant Dog or Julianne on the other hand...

I wish I could get up to 2000 posts. Is there a competition for the least amount of posts? Nearly six years and counting aaaand, about 60 posts..Whoop whoop!

Album Board / Could this be the album to break Ben here in the UK?!
« on: June 15, 2010, 03:22:01 AM »
A new label (which, by looking at the artists they have looks a pretty good home for Ben), and a new album with a profilic novelist, especially here in Blighty - I can see this getting a bucketload of press and, hopefully, getting Ben the coverage he deserves (and some UK dates - lots of them please!)

Don't know about anyone else, but I am so glad that he ditched Sony, who didn't know how the hell to market him and obviously didn't give a rats arse what he did (how else can you explain some of the guff on Way to Normal?!)

Hopefully, with Nonesuch, he will get the guidance and support to get the best out of him and bring him to the attention of the wider public. They have artsists like Randy Newman, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, David Byrne, Bjork - All prestige artists - maybe this is a label that cares about it's roster as much as about the money they can make.

I'm excited - who's with me?!

Tour Board / Re: Nearest TRAVEL LODGE to Brixton Academy?
« on: March 15, 2010, 07:42:24 AM »
Damn you all! I got more than a bit excited for about five minutes until I realised this is a five year old thread.



Tour Board / Re: Australia show - Sydney Opera House
« on: August 31, 2009, 05:04:03 AM »
ARRRRGGGGHHHHH - Claire, my lovely wife who is in Australia while I am stuck here in the UK just saw the opera house show, second row, and it sounds as though it was awesome. three brand new hornby songs AND One Down....damn!!

You know what makes it worse? She's on the phone to me as I write this booking for Sunday's isn't fair. not one frickin bit. You think this is grounds for divorce?

Tour Board / Re: Australia show - Sydney Opera House
« on: June 04, 2009, 01:10:44 AM »

My wife is moving out to Sydney next week so gets to see Ben, I'm not going til September so won't get to see him for another four years or so - Thanks Ben! You watch, he'll announce UK dates for the day I fly out now...grrrrrr

General Board / Who is going to see Clem Snide in London next week?
« on: May 01, 2009, 06:13:12 AM »
Say what you see! Who else is going apart from me?! Wednesday at the Borderline on Charing Cross Road

General Board / Re: The Suburbs... A Cappella?
« on: May 01, 2009, 06:01:55 AM »
yeah - I'd be up for that! Again, not sure how...maybe if we think it in our heads - and ALL of us do that, it would be most excellent!!

if we can work out logistics - i'm in!

General Board / lets get Ben and the orchestra to the UK
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:02:20 AM »
An idea occurred to me last night when I was trying to may be a brilliant one!

Ben said in the webchat that the reason he hasn't done the orchestra thing in the UK is because no one has asked him to...well, lets all write to the BBC to get the BBC concert orchestra to team up with him? It would easily sell out somewhere like the Barbican or the Festival Hall or The Albert Hall

It would be awesome and don't we own them anyway?!

Lets make it happen people -


General Board / Re: So I'm curious.
« on: April 12, 2009, 03:28:49 PM »
I guess its the upside of being a fan of a niche artist - the people with the power know that whatever they put out, we'll all buy legitimately anyway, which probably allows a fair amount of leaway with bootlegs and all that jazz...  ;)

Just noticed that luke has just said the exact same thing...damn the demon drink.... sorry!

Carry on....

News / Re: webchat
« on: April 06, 2009, 06:04:57 PM »
I was there!! He answered a bit of my stuff bout Ipswich (cancelled due to poor ticket sales) and the thing with Sony - doesn't look like he's signing a new deal, and johnny Depp banter - and he wrote my name - oh means nothing...really...How cool was it though?!

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