Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"

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Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:46:09 AM »
Great and insightful article albeit kind of a downer. Didn't know him and Fleur split : (

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/what-i-know-about-women-20120904-25c81.html

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Offline AlexKintzle

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Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:13:18 AM »
NOOOOOO HOW COULD HE AND FLEUR SPLIT?!
"I'd like to say f*ck you in the nose, but i'm too evolved for that kind of thing now."-Ben Folds

Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 10:20:14 AM »
My spidey sense has been tingling about this for a while. Just hadn't seen or heard about her at all in a long time, whereas she was almost a constant presence before.

Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 10:27:41 AM »
Well, I guess the answer is "nothing," but if he's finally realized that and is at peace with it, then that's a positive step.

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Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 11:29:41 AM »
Great and insightful article albeit kind of a downer. Didn't know him and Fleur split : (

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/what-i-know-about-women-20120904-25c81.html

I kind of figured they did. It was either that or a severe backlash from the last stalker thing that happened, which seemed unlike them.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 11:45:11 AM »
What "stalker" thing are you talking about?

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 12:26:13 PM »
I never got to meet her.... :(
"I'd like to say f*ck you in the nose, but i'm too evolved for that kind of thing now."-Ben Folds

Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 02:18:48 PM »
wow. i did notice that she wasn't mentioned at all recently. i wonder what went wrong. they seemed SO happy during the Lonely Ave days.

I honestly wonder if Ben is just to into his work, his creations, to give his full attention to a woman. I know that feeling. Maybe that's another reason I can relate to his music

Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
also, i'm looking back to his twitter account as far back as august of 2011. the final posts and links concerning fleur seem to be dead. perhaps she deleted her twitter?

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 02:30:29 PM »
Yeah she did. She only has Facebook left. Was friends with her for a while then she changed her last name on there and disappeared.
"I'd like to say f*ck you in the nose, but i'm too evolved for that kind of thing now."-Ben Folds

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 05:58:03 PM »
but as i start to think about this, there's no way it was a year ago. It would've had to have been earlier this year
"I'd like to say f*ck you in the nose, but i'm too evolved for that kind of thing now."-Ben Folds

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 06:40:50 PM »
There's rarely ever one single, defined endpoint.

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Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012, 07:58:45 PM »
damn.  I was just tihnking today when I saw the Gracie review on iTunes how it was posted from Frally's username.  Makes me feel bad for Ben.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2012, 10:10:12 PM »
god. how long have i suspected this, and then figured it out?
about six months. a year seems a bit far. six months ago fleur was asking me happy birthday on facebook.  i never met her - whilst knowing her - she and i were in the same room at the same time in 2008, but she was brand f*ckin new then, and i didn't have the relationship i would develop with her yet.
sucks that the man can't seem to keep something steady for too terribly long. however. i am the opposite. i'm really good at keeping nothing. wooo
haaa.
i did notice a few months ago that the wedding band was gone. poor guy. poor fleur. whatever the reasons are, i am sad for both of them. seems like it was good for a long time. i was hoping ben'd finally found someone to be with for a long time.
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« Reply #14 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]