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Album Board / Re: Ben Folds Five talk break-up, reunion, and future.
« on: December 23, 2012, 06:59:54 PM »
Very nice job! Really sheds some new light on the band.

News / Re: Two awesome interviews (not yet posted here I think)
« on: December 15, 2012, 07:57:37 PM »
Also, this great video of him chatting and playing drums with this young pianist Ethan B.:

News / Two awesome interviews (not yet posted here I think)
« on: December 15, 2012, 07:47:57 PM »
An awesome improv interview about the future:

And a longer intimate interview about some of the history of the reunion that might not be so well covered in other interviews:

News / Re: BF5 on BBC6 Music 6/12/12 10am
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:55:47 AM » The clip does not play for me...

Is anyone able to copy it, record it, etc.?

News / Re: Ben Folds' strings on Ke$ha's Warrior
« on: November 27, 2012, 08:53:35 AM »
Ben Folds just tweeted back to me. Apparently, "Past Lives" (I think its been renamed "Love Into the Light"), the last track, has his strings.

News / Ben Folds' strings on Ke$ha's Warrior
« on: November 27, 2012, 08:20:27 AM »
Americans can stream the album now on iTunes. Does anyone know which track it was for which Ben did the strings?

I'm listening now...

News / Re: TSOTLOTM Official Hal Leonard Transcription Book
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:01:36 PM »
Mine came the other day. It's a great book. The transcriptions are great: very clear about when distinguishing between an arrangement of another instrument for piano, and adding extra bars on occasion (i.e. "Draw a Crowd" has electric piano and acoustic piano separated in a few parts).

If I had one, then my one grievance with the sheet music would be the transcription of "Do It Anyway." It's accurate I think, but they wrote in 4/4 what I would transcribed in only one measure of 4/4 for the sake of simplicity (1 1/4 note = 256 or something like that; way too fast on the page turning, etc.).

General Board / Alicia Witt?
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:26:27 AM »
I've noticed that Ben has been promoting/mentioning Alicia Witt a lot on Twitter. Anyone know if they've collaborated on something, or the heavy Twitter activity is account of their being fans/friends/something similar?

General Board / Re: I'm a DAM VP
« on: September 28, 2012, 06:59:37 AM »
Tim Reynolds is listed second name, about 33 lines in on "Vice-Presidents of Promotion cont'd." Is this Tim Reynolds of DMB fame?

Album Board / Nataly Dawn song for BF5 album?
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:57:02 PM »
Does anyone else remember Ben mentioning a collaboration/Sonny & Cher style song with Nataly Dawn on the new record? Is this the song they didn't release?

I have not yet received and therefore read the liner notes. It's possible that she's singing background on some track ("Hold That Thought"?), and I just can't tell.

News / Re: Ben apologized to Robert before reunion
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:28:04 PM »
"Sentimental Guy" to the best of my memory is from the Whatever and Ever Amen era. I forget where I read that, but I remember this coming up a few times.

Transcription / Do It Anyway Chords
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:52:12 PM »
Just was playing around and noticed it's almost all

Dm and then F

The bridge is something like Gm Bb Gm Bb C

Also there's a fun piano riff in the right hand in upper registers that basically goes like G#AF over and over really fast.

News / Live Chat & Listening Party with BF5
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:25:39 AM »

I'll be in class, but I hope someone can record this somehow.

News / New Chuck Folds Band Site
« on: August 26, 2012, 02:22:29 PM »

He just tweeted it. Eddie Walker (the real one) is a band member, and so is Steve Willard.

Adult-friendly kids music.

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