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Album Board / Re: General Lonely Avenue Discussion
« on: October 02, 2010, 04:31:37 AM »
I'm fairly sure the signed manuscript for pre-orders had some caveat like "while they last" or "limited number."  It was my understanding that only a small percentage of them would be signed.

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Album Board / Re: General Lonely Avenue Discussion
« on: September 30, 2010, 08:48:23 AM »
I have to listen a couple more times to get a concise opinion.  Iffy on the first listen, but it's growing on me exponentially.  initial thoughts:
* Loving Working Day and the stretch of tracks 7-10
* Liked the striped down Picture Window better.  This one isn't bad, but the strings seem... too heavy-handed for that delicate of a song, like on "The Long and Winding Road"
* Gotta sit down with the lyrics for Doc Pomus before I get an opinion
* So far it's not my favorite album, but I definitely dig how complex some of the arrangements are and still enjoy it a lot (gotta say my favorite is still WtN, which I know is a minority thought here)

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Album Board / Re: Ben and Nick Introduce Lonely Avenue and Pre-Order
« on: September 14, 2010, 06:39:14 PM »
I hate rebuying albums, just for one or two new tracks.  Different formats, understandable.  But, of course, this little bit exclusivity is where they get you...

Here's to hoping some yet-to-be-released singles pack these bonus tracks.

(Unless From Above is the only one?...)
Companies are releasing singles less and less these days. You'll sometimes see them for foreign markets, but the only singles released for Way to Normal were promo singles for Hiroshima and You Don't Know Me, not counting the indie-record store exclusive EP. The Japanese release for Way to Normal had lots of bonus stuff, and the packaging for Japanese releases is always worth the extra money. For me at least.

What kind of bonus stuff?  Color me intrigued.

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Tour Board / Re: ben really needs to post his fall tour dates.
« on: September 14, 2010, 06:37:45 PM »
Hooray for Columbus!

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News / Re: Interview with AFP and Neil Gaiman
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:32:23 PM »
I only got to tune in for a few moments. 

Ben told a story about some dude trying to stab him backstage once.  That's the only thing that really sticks out in my memory.

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General Board / Re: PFofJ Subscription
« on: August 20, 2010, 06:09:49 PM »
I have a Bay City Rollers LP. Do I qualify for the Groove Troop? ;)

Totally.  Alright then, it's official.  I'm the president of the Bay City Rollers Groove Troop of Spokane, Washington, and you can be the VP. 

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General Board / Re: PFofJ Subscription
« on: August 20, 2010, 06:38:16 AM »
You'd think BF would have a couple of friends who would be willing to run a real fanclub for him instead of the corporate fanclub companies he's been using that charge so much for not a lot....

I think his fanbase is way too big for that to be feasible  Also, I think the internet kind of killed the whole "President of the Spokane, WA Bay City Rollers Groove Troop" style fan club. 

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Album Board / Re: Ben and Nick Introduce Lonely Avenue and Pre-Order
« on: August 17, 2010, 09:31:23 AM »
also, i'd like to point out how this album/ topic has brought out some old school members i think.... i'm recognizing some old usernames

I was thinking the same thing... I think this is a good omen for the album.

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Tour Board / Re: Tour...
« on: August 17, 2010, 06:59:31 AM »
Don't quote me on this, but I'll just bet the later tour is because they'll be filming the Sing-Off Season Two this September/October.  (and technically, November is still fall, so it still counts.) 

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General Board / Re: Random Ramblings IV
« on: August 16, 2010, 07:38:00 PM »
I'm so confused...did Dean and Scotty divorce?

http://twitpic.com/2deofb

And did he marry this new woman Peggy?  I hope I'm wrong but that's what the picture implies...

I just assumed it was one of his wifey's relatives.

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Album Board / Re: Ben and Nick Introduce Lonely Avenue and Pre-Order
« on: August 16, 2010, 07:35:59 PM »
SO PUMPED!!!!!!!

Wish I could be a little more eloquent, but there you have it.

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Man, this song gives me goosebumps.  Reminds me of hearing a pretty choppy early leak of Landed and just sitting there amazed.  Wave of nostalgia, same sense of awe, but definitely glad that technology has advanced. 

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Album Board / Re: "From Above" Studio version
« on: August 06, 2010, 06:50:58 PM »
Totally awesome. Just reblogged it on my Tumblr!

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Tour Board / Re: Hullabalou setlist (7/24 Louisville)
« on: July 28, 2010, 06:26:07 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5cALL0Qf4M&feature=youtube_gdata
Ben folds at hullabalou press conference. Kinda funny at points :)

That's an awesome find!  Thanks!

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General Board / Re: Literal vs Story
« on: July 28, 2010, 06:24:15 PM »
Emaline is the real-life story of Ben dating a horse.  I read it on the internet. 

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