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Tour Board / Berlin, Huyley's Neue Welt, 3rd March 2011
« on: March 08, 2011, 01:57:57 AM »
Hi folks,

it's been a great show on Thursday though the sound was quite poor, especially the grand piano. Kate is really amazing and pleased the crowd very well.

Ryan seemed kinda insecure on the bass for the first 40 minutes or so. Ben and Sam made one or two jokes about him. Anyway it was a really good setlist though I wished Ben would play some more stuff from "Silverman" (what about Jesusland or Prison Food, it feels like ages when he last played them  :( )

Here's the setlist but not in chronological order, sorry:

Levi Johnston Blues
Doc Pomus
You To Thank
Still Fighting It
Song of Love (with Kate Miller Heidke)
You Don't Know Me (with Kate)
From Above (with Kate)
Annie Waits
Claire's Ninth


Fred Jones Part 2 (only the first few bars cause some idiot yelled the unloved "Rock This Bitch" and Ben made a - quite nice one, I must admit - Rock This Schlampe in Berlin out of it, but afterward he decided not to play Fred again, same thing happened in Hamburg in 2008  >:( )
Picture Window

-with band-

The Bitch Went Nutz
Zak and Sara

Not The Same

Album Board / Best piano solo by Ben
« on: November 11, 2008, 04:36:13 AM »
Hi folks, this time it's quite a difficult poll. What's in your opinion his finest hour at the piano playing a solo? I didn't count intros, outros or little interludes to the poll, only specific solos in the particular song. So, I'm sorry if you're missing some songs.

I voted for OAD cause there's so much energy in this solo.

@Andy: sorry, I forgot Eddie Walker but I only took the album and EP songs into the poll...

Album Board / Best BEN FOLDS FIVE release?
« on: October 10, 2008, 05:13:07 AM »
Hi there,

another poll dealing with the BF5 releases. What's their best in your opinion.

I hardly couldn't decide between WAEA and TUBORM but WAEA made it in the end cause I love its rawness, energy and sadness.

Album Board / Best BEN FOLDS SOLO release?
« on: October 10, 2008, 05:07:52 AM »
Hi folks, time for a new poll. This time it deals with Ben's solo efforts. What's his best one in your opinion and why?

I guess my favourite is Songs For Silverman because I think it's his most mature one. I took some time til I got behind it but now I really love it, especially because of "Late" and "Prison Food".

General Board / Live absence of "Late" and "Prison Food"
« on: July 07, 2008, 06:11:24 AM »
I was just wondering why Ben dropped Late and Prison Food from his setlists. He hadn't played both songs for more than 2 years,I guess. But why? They are true gems in my opinion and especially Late would fit in current sets very well. Too bad that he doesn't them play anymore. I'm fine with Ben playing almost every song from RTS but I think he could put some more of the Silverman stuff into his shows (what about Sentimental Guy and Judy??) and A LOT more Ben Folds Five songs!!! :)

Any idea why he dropped Late and Prison Food  ???

Tour Board / Hamburg 30/7
« on: July 03, 2008, 10:46:45 AM »
Hi everyone, it seems that Hamburg was very much the same as Amsterdam,concerning the setlists. There was no solo set and THERE WAS NO ONE ANGRY DWARF!!!! >:(

Anyway the gig was great as usualand the guys had a lot of fun on stage though it was awesome hot in the "Gr√ľnspan". Here's an unordered setlist

Free Coffee
Errant Dog
Kylie from Connecticut
Bastard (without instrumental ending)
You To Thank
Bitches Ain't Shit
Annie Waits
Zak and Sara
Still Fighting It
Losing Lisa
Not the Same
Rockin' the Suburbs
Narcolepsy (about 8 or 9 minutes with great jazzy interludes)
Battle of Who Could Care Less
Hava Nagila!!!

I was so happy that he played BOWCCL and Underground. But I felt a bit sad because when he plays the old Ben Folds Five stuff I really miss Darren and Robert very much. Sam and Jared are okay but they can't compare to his old bandmates. Those BFF sings just don't have they same energy when they are played by Sam and Jared.

But I won't give up the hope that they'll reunite someday  :)

Album Board / Best Ben Folds solo B-side/rare song
« on: April 12, 2008, 02:43:58 AM »
Hey everyone,

what's your favourite non-album track/B-side/rare song by Ben Folds? I decided for "One Down", tho I prefer the live version a bit more. Which one do you like most?

Album Board / Best BF5 B-Side/"Rare" song
« on: April 12, 2008, 02:18:10 AM »
Hi folks,

this time you can choose your favourite B-Side/rare song from the good ol' Ben Folds Five. I didn't take the miscellaneous remixes and live versions of songs that already existed into the poll. So some songs you would have liked to choose may not appear here, sorry. I had a tough time choosing between "Jelly" and "For all the Pretty People" but I decided for the latter cause I love the chattings and escpecially pissed-off Mr Folds  ;D

PS: Oh no, I just realized that I forgot "Barrytown" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head". Shame on me...

Album Board / Best song from NAKED BABY PHOTOS
« on: January 11, 2008, 03:36:09 AM »

this one deals with Naked Baby Photos. I had a tough time choosing between "Twin Falls" and "Eddie Walker" but I decided for the first one. So what's your fav?

General Board / Ben's voice over the years
« on: January 05, 2008, 05:10:52 AM »
Hi folks,

I was just listening to the album version "Kate" and to the myspace-concert version and realized that Ben's voice changed quite a lot over the past years. But why did that happen. Does it have something to do with his throat problems?

Until RTS I really loved his voice, very distinctive and smooth. But it seems like something happened with his voice between RTS and the EPs. Am I right? I sometimes do no like his current voice, cause live he's often out of tune. I know this already happened before. Nonetheless he's the best (but he would be GOD if he'd be playing with Darren and Robert again  ;) ).

So, what do you think bout his voice?

Album Board / Best song from SUPER D
« on: December 27, 2007, 02:55:48 AM »

time for the final EP "Speed Graphic". That's the one I like least of all. But nonetheless "Adelaide" is awesome. So that's my choice. What's yours?

Album Board / Best song from SUNNY 16
« on: December 27, 2007, 02:51:55 AM »

the second Ep has some great tunes as well and with "Songs of Love" a great Divine Comedy-cover. But I decided for "Learn To Live..." though I love "Rockstar" as well.

Album Board / Best song from SPEED GRAPHIC
« on: December 27, 2007, 02:46:54 AM »
Hi folks,

now it's time for the EPs. I must admit that "Speed Graphic" is my favourite one and this time the decision was really easy. I chose "Wandering" cause IMO it's one of his saddest and most haunting songs   :'( and of course because Darren wrote the chorus to it.

What's your choice?

Album Board / Best song from SONGS FROM SILVERMAN
« on: December 26, 2007, 09:29:37 AM »
Hey folks,

so this poll is for ben's latest studio release (if you don't count Over The Hedge and supersunnyspeedgraphic). Silverman gave me a tough time because in the beginning I was a bit disappointed with the songs and the overall feeling. But like every Folds/BFF release it grew on me and now I love it just like all his other stuff. My personal favourite at the moment is "Late" cause I'm a big fan off Elliott's music and for me it's the high point of the whole album and one of Ben's best and saddest ballads.

Keep on choosing!

Album Board / Best song from ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS
« on: December 26, 2007, 09:11:56 AM »
Now it's time for Ben's solo records. "Suburbs" was my first experience with Ben and I immediately fell in love with it. My choice is Zak and Sara cause that was the song that stuck with me for weeks.

What's yours?

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