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Tour Board / Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« on: October 27, 2012, 04:14:31 PM »
I really dig your music!  Hope the Man is paying attention to this thread and gives your stuff a listen! 

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General Board / Re: Alicia Witt?
« on: October 21, 2012, 05:55:48 PM »
Well they have similar shoes, so... clearly.  #highschoolreasoning  :P

Indeed.  So all you have to do is promote someone online and you're their significant other? I had no idea I was such a polygamist! or is that only when celebrities do it?  Do you have to be in a photo with someone AND talk about them to start dating them?  Because I have photos with a few creative folks I've promoted, and now I fear that I have multiple significant others.  I'll have to break the news to my husband gently. 

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News / Re: Ben Folds Five get interviewed and fraggle-ized @ Comic-Con
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:39:05 PM »
(A) OMG Neil and Ben EP!
(B) I would totally buy a t-shirt with those Fraggle designs

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General Board / Re: Similar Bands to Ben Folds Five
« on: October 10, 2012, 03:42:34 PM »
Heck, so I broke down and made a playlist of the stuff I suggested and the stuff previous posters suggested that I was familiar with and was on Spotify, plus some others I thought of.  I approached it by thinking "what were the bands I liked once I discovered there was more to life than the Ramones?"  The first two bands I dug that weren't punk were Ben Folds Five and the Zombies, and all the other bands kind of fell like dominoes.  

Folks in the States can check it out here: http://open.spotify.com/user/bqueenbandit/playlist/0N90eKBmtiF4tOPun65I0m

It's now a collaborative playlist so add stuff as you see fit. 

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General Board / Re: Similar Bands to Ben Folds Five
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:56:15 PM »
If you're a fan of 90s style alt-pop, try Fleming and John's The Way We Are.  Ben does backing vocals on one of the songs and co-wrote another.  It's one of my favorite albums.  There's a theory that "Brainwashed" off Way to Normal is about them, but as far as I know, nobody's got solid proof.  

If you're just wanting some straight up piano-based rock/alt bands, here are some to check out: Fluid Ounces, The Hush Sound, Parachute Musical, Something Corporate, and the album Catalogue of Generous Men by Modern Skirts.  Also highly highly recommend anything by the Argument from Morgantown, WV.  They were a really awesome key-based power pop band that actually met at a BF5 show.  Scott Simon, the lead singer, has a new band called Teammate that isn't so piano-y but is still pretty rad.  

Oh, and not quite so keyboardy but if you're looking for good solid proto-Ben pop music, check out Jellyfish.  And if you dig that, look into some of the baroque pop bands of the 60s like the Zombies and the Left Banke.

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News / Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« on: September 23, 2012, 02:31:24 PM »
Yeah, the .org used to be a great place to get together and discuss things years ago.  Lots of passion that, unfortunately, turned to lots of crazy and eventually became less about Ben, BFF, or anything the guys were doing and more about its own drama and negativity.  I popped in over there the other day and I don't think I saw a single thing about TSOTLOTM there.  Everything was about other music people were listening to and other inane stuff.

Yep.  I was a .orger for a good couple of years, their token young dumb ska fan.  Then when it started getting bitchy, I defected to here. 

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Album Board / Re: The Sound of the Life of the Mind - What do you think?
« on: September 21, 2012, 05:13:26 PM »
Everyone has given all sorts of intellectual analytically-deep insight into the new album, and I feel like I'd be farting all over everyone else's reviews if I tried that.  So here's my not-so-deep review.

 - Robert Sledge plays bass like a f*cking Centaur on this album.  Double so live.
 - this album was released on my birthday. The day before, they make a video with Fraggles.  I must have done a lot of good this past year for the universe to be so nice to me.
 - half these songs keep getting stuck in my head
 - Not a fan of "Sky High" but Darren's songs have never really been my cup of tea in my decade+ years of fandom
 - in my "buzzkill overly-PC leftybutthurt" moment of the day, the line "you not smile at him" in "Hold That Thought" sort of rubbed me the wrong way
 - I cried the first time I heard "Thank You for Breaking My Heart" because I totally related to it and the chords hit my cry-button.  This was unfortunate as I was on a public sidewalk going to work at the time.
 - wasn't keen on "Micheal Praytor" the first few spins but it's grown on me
 - "Draw a Crowd" is becoming a quick favorite
 - I watched the Sessions DVD a few nights ago, and I'm 90% sure Darren is a vampire because he hasn't aged AT ALL


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News / Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« on: September 21, 2012, 05:01:13 PM »
What "stalker" thing are you talking about?

There's actually a thread on here a few years back where Ben talks about it.  I can't remember the details about it, but it seemed like a pretty scary situation.

[Edit: Here's a link to the thread: http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4421.msg61978#msg61978]

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News / Re: 'Michael Praytor' stream
« on: September 06, 2012, 02:47:10 PM »
Holy cats, Batman, do you see that first comment on soundcloud?  if that's legit, I can die happy.

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General Board / Re: selling Ben Folds/Five piano books
« on: June 11, 2012, 06:08:07 PM »
dang, guys, that was quick!

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General Board / selling Ben Folds/Five piano books
« on: June 11, 2012, 12:53:16 PM »
Hey gang.  I'm selling off my Ben Folds +/- Five piano books.  I know TUBRM is a little hard to find, so wanted to give you a heads up.  There's some more assorted piano books and goodies up for grabs as well:

http://shops.half.ebay.com/costellofolds_W0QQ

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News / Re: New PopMatter Intervew
« on: December 07, 2011, 05:34:52 PM »
So Ben did an interview with Pop Matters.  Here are some interesting quotes:

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I would have loved to put some Shatner stuff on it, I would have loved to put some Fear of Pop on it, but the answer is just to make another Fear of Pop record.
Yes please

SECONDED. 

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General Board / Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« on: November 09, 2011, 08:48:21 PM »
I want Pentatonics GONE. same with urban method.

THANK YOU.  I thought I was the only person on earth that didn't like Pentatonix.  I thought it was one of those human deficiency things I tend to have with... eh, pretty much everything in life.  I dug their Britney medley, but that's been it so far. 

Urban Method has very slowly won me over ("Poison" sealed it for me), but I'm not too terribly attached to them.

I'm still rooting for Afro Blue.  I'd love to hear any album of theirs, whether it'd be jazz standards or modern songs.  I dug American Girl because it made me like a Tom Petty song, which is a pretty huge feat.

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General Board / Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« on: October 19, 2011, 05:45:51 AM »
I totally flipped out when North Shore said they were doing Hanson at first.  Disappointed they didn't.  I was rooting for those grandpaps. 

The group I'm rooting now for is Afro-Blue.  I"m really digging their arrangements and jazziness. 

One group that totally turned me off the first episode but has sense won me over is Urban Method.  I though the whole "oooo, we have a rapper! rapapella!" was gimmicky, but they proved they have some serious chops in the 60s challenge.  And then this week, they blew the roof off the place with that Bel Biv Devoe cover.  (never thought I'd ever say the words "blew the roof off" and "Bel Bic Bevoe" in the same sentence)   

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News / Re: Retrospective: Best Imitation of Myself 1995-2011
« on: October 14, 2011, 09:19:30 AM »
I think my favorite track off the entire album is the demo for Losing Lisa.  It sounds like it could be a Monkees single.  It didn't take a lot of effort for me to imagine Mickey Dolenz singing it.  Huge compliment from me. 

I think I've said this before, and I may be in the minority, but I like the International Orange version of Tell Me What I Did better.

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