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General => News => Topic started by: Allison on April 06, 2009, 02:47:59 PM

Title: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 06, 2009, 02:47:59 PM
Hellooooo.


admin: when you are ready....  Makiko I asks - Where is your favorite place in Japan?
benfolds: I like any of the temples I've been to.  Many in Kyoto.  That's some old ****!  haha.  Old
 **** freaks we Americans right out.

admin: Katie B asks - Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years? I've always thought you
 could write a really fun musical.

benfolds: I no longer see my career as a linear.  That is, I don't imagine a scenario where I retire from
 touring and then take on a more mature career like writing a musical. A Musical
benfolds: would be best written while still in my &apos              rime' in pop music so those things can
 happen at the same time if I juggle well.  We've started down the writing-a-musical path a few times
 but there hasn't been a focused effort yet.

Alan7524: Favorite Car Ben?
benfolds: i'm not a big car fan.  i have a mini

admin: Kristin asks - Is "Emaline" really about a horse?  If not, what is it about?
benfolds: not about a horse.  haha


So I lost my connection a bunch of times, but Mel didn't so she gave me the cliffnotes.


ChudleyCannons31 (7:17:25 PM): are you still connected to ben?
urhardcoreness1 (7:18:04 PM): yeah
urhardcoreness1 (7:18:08 PM): ?
ChudleyCannons31 (7:18:12 PM): i got kicked out!
ChudleyCannons31 (7:18:15 PM): loads of us did
urhardcoreness1 (7:18:18 PM): aww
ChudleyCannons31 (7:18:38 PM): make note that the room is full
ChudleyCannons31 (7:18:44 PM): and you're gonna have to be my copy paster
urhardcoreness1 (7:19:32 PM): what am i doing?
ChudleyCannons31 (7:19:39 PM): don't close your box
ChudleyCannons31 (7:19:42 PM): find all of ben's answers
ChudleyCannons31 (7:19:47 PM): and the questions
ChudleyCannons31 (7:19:56 PM): and just pm them to me
ChudleyCannons31 (7:19:59 PM): or something

urhardcoreness1 (7:20:37 PM): ooo... double cd of reinhold as a reissue
ChudleyCannons31 (7:20:42 PM): IS IT?
urhardcoreness1 (7:20:53 PM): in the future
urhardcoreness1 (7:21:23 PM): hope for breakup at foodcourt to come out

urhardcoreness1 (7:23:47 PM): he doesn't knwo what jackson cannery is about

urhardcoreness1 (7:24:21 PM): i'd love to do bens tour, but we're all busy

urhardcoreness1 (7:24:43 PM): carrying cathy about someone who doesn't pull their own weight i guess... constitutionally
dramatic and spoiled
urhardcoreness1 (7:25:02 PM): benfolds: dumped demo made before words
urhardcoreness1 (7:25:21 PM): admin: Robert W asks - Have you ever considered composing classically as a side project, as Paul
McCartney and Billy Joel have done?
urhardcoreness1 (7:25:36 PM): benfolds: fall tour  - orchestral with solo shows between
urhardcoreness1 (7:26:44 PM): admin: Darren L asks - "Magic" is my favorite song, but I never hear you play it during your concerts (other than the BFF reunion). Is that just because Darren Jesse wrote it?
ChudleyCannons31 (7:26:55 PM): JESSEE
ChudleyCannons31 (7:26:56 PM): JESSEE
ChudleyCannons31 (7:26:59 PM): ugh
ChudleyCannons31 (7:27:01 PM): people.
urhardcoreness1 (7:27:12 PM): benfolds: magic: er funny.  I guess Beatles analogies are good for nearly any rock band scenario and
so I'd just say that I'm sure that John Lennon didn't play "Hey Jude" much after the Beatles, or Paul probably didn't play "Dear Prudence".
urhardcoreness1 (7:27:29 PM): benfolds: I love the song and I'd even say there are other Darren songs that are at least as good.  I
concentrate on my songs because I'm a songwriter.  Darren does the song justice though I'm not sure he even does it live these days either.

urhardcoreness1 (7:28:33 PM): yes.  stems and seeds is a pot reference
urhardcoreness1 (7:28:42 PM): benfolds: though i'm not a pot fan.  my friends are and i'm a fan of happy people
urhardcoreness1 (7:28:58 PM): and says he's done pot
urhardcoreness1 (7:29:00 PM): but not anymore
ChudleyCannons31 (7:29:05 PM): yay i don't have to eat my own shit

urhardcoreness1 (7:29:17 PM): he's going to pee now
ChudleyCannons31 (7:29:22 PM): lol okay

urhardcoreness1 (7:31:49 PM): ben claims he blows the tour manager regularly
urhardcoreness1 (7:32:35 PM): danceswiththieves@yahoo.com: whoa whoa whoa, you blow Chad?  i'll have to inform his wife, Ben.

bmbradsmith: i just got an answer from administrator. there will be a transcript afterwards put up for
everyone to see.

urhardcoreness1 (7:33:52 PM): benfolds: But I believe you can musically deliver a song in whatever state you have to.  I warm up for
about 3 minutes by going mmmmmwowowowowow on a few notes which loosens my jaw a bit.  I shake my hands out a few times and wrap my fingers up and I'm ready to go.


maccapianofan: any chance on an anniversary version of Reinhold as it originally sounded
benfolds: reinhold question
benfolds: will take one second
benfolds: it was recorded as it is
benfolds: although there were session dats rolling
benfolds: the entire time
benfolds: so there is evidence of the way the song(s) were recorded
benfolds: and i haven't heard them in years
benfolds: but there were lots of sets of lyrics with totally different music
benfolds: and a song called "breakup at foodcourt"
benfolds: we want to do a double cd of reinhold as a reissue but i'm not sure that will happen
saxotillery: I'd love to hear the intro to DCYP
saxotillery: let alone all the extra goodies.
benfolds: DCYP was totally different
benfolds: and i came in and caleb had tape all over the floor
benfolds: the old version was edited and discarded
saxotillery: aw, no hope?
benfolds: some hope
copax7@yahoo.com: Any chance for another incredible "Has Been" album in the future?  There should  be one every year!
benfolds: i'd love to do another ****ner record if the timing was right
danceswiththieves@yahoo.com: haha, ****ner is a bad word
benfolds: i honestly twisted my ankle dancing to rick astley in college
marilove: hahaha hilar
benfolds: no no.  true
benfolds: was damned embarrassing
benfolds: there's a censor?
benfolds: **** **** **** ****
benfolds: did that come through?
marilove: it doesn't censor to yourself
tylorwalls: its all ******** stars
marilove: but to everyone else it is censored
danceswiththieves@yahoo.com: it doesn't sensor me, but it censors everybody else i can see
benfolds: *******
benfolds: did that come through?
relativeworld@gmail.com: nope
benfolds: really?
relativeworld@gmail.com: yep
benfolds: how bout...
benfolds: f*u*c*k*
sarah43560: yay
tylorwalls: there it is!
relativeworld@gmail.com: you win
benfolds: thanks
benfolds: there's always a way to cuss
benfolds@calgar.net: now go teach your children this!
danceswiththieves@yahoo.com: you're living proof of that
marthgirsch: there IS always a way to cuss.
bboswell@utk.edu: Ben - What short stories and zak and sara based off of?
tylorwalls: by the way, did they not assume the foul words would be alright with you?
benfolds: fran and zoe
benfolds: children need to learn to cuss, but in presence of their teachers and parents
benfolds: otherwise they could get hurt out in the world trying it with no boundries
kendybo: only their teachers will get fired for that
benfolds: yes, true about teachers
benfolds: i'm just being silly
pweisberg: how's the rship with al the x-wives?
benfolds: x wives  haha
benfolds: who said that?
pweisberg: me
benfolds: stand up !
benfolds: haha
benfolds: well.
benfolds: i'll tell you
benfolds: anna goodman is my best friend.  we've known eaach other since five years old
benfolds: we were married at twenty years old
benfolds: and decided it was a bad idea after five years since we felt like brother and sister
benfolds: she and i get along wonderfully
benfolds: i just saw her.  her picture is on our fridge with her kids and husband
benfolds: it was nearly an arranged marriage.  we were clueless
benfolds: but despite everything i'm sure anna's husband and children are glad we decided to split
benfolds: kate rosen is in denver and i speak to her regularl
benfolds: she's going to start a yoga studio
benfolds: we were married for less than six months and never lived together and decided that we must be out of our minds
benfolds: impulse yes but to put into perspective most of my peers at that time, who'd suddenly become famous had serious drug problems and a few friends died
benfolds: so my feeling is that i got off easy by going nuts and getting married with kate and she felt the same way
benfolds: we may not have been in love
benfolds: we don't know hah
benfolds: honestly, we sat down and had the same thought the same day
benfolds: which was' what the hell were we thinking?'
benfolds: and kate's was a BIG wedding with famous people there.  it was insane
dustin91@aol.com: like who
benfolds: i just sat with ed norton at the wedding
benfolds: we had some bowl from robert redford that i think i might stil have
linkaneo: Edward norton the actor?
benfolds: yeah, ed norton actor.  good fellow
benfolds: but that was kate and me.  her father is a big movie producer
benfolds: and the kate song makes me happy cause its very her
adopted1egend: so ben how many guys have said your sexy?
benfolds: dudes think i'm sexy
norajane: Do you want some mentos?
benfolds: mentos yes
drummerstu: are you re signing with Sony? they have done you no justice solo - when there is rubbish  like Keane out there, you should expect better from a record company - go to an indie who will love you!
benfolds@calgar.net: i do think you're sexy.  i wouldn't want to do you, but i do look up to you, even how you dress and your hair, etc.
benfolds: epic records deal finished soon
i_basically_rock1: I named my daughter Emaline. I wanna know what it's about!
benfolds: kate music video ****ED OFF the international video woman at sony!  haha.  very funny  phone call i had with her
benfolds@calgar.net: got a confession, ben.  when i first met you, i didn't know where to put my arm. it should've gone over your shoulder but it ended up at your waist.  i want to apologize for that!  i was just really nervous.
benfolds@calgar.net: that is for a photo shoot, of course.
benfolds: forgiven benfolds
benfolds: she'd authorized us to make a video while in japan
benfolds: for kate of course
benfolds: and had authorized a fairly small budget
benfolds: and so we made it on a camcorder for the cost of the video tape in one shot
benfolds: tour manager hovering over us and laughing
benfolds: we turned it in and this woman called me screaming!
benfolds: she said, you think you're so ****ing smart ben folds but you've never had to tangle with me and don't think the rest of the label doesn't know you're a ****ing ******* etc
benfolds: and then she informed me that she wasn't footing the bill
benfolds: and so i said... well.... i really think you should
benfolds: and she kept saying no
benfolds: so i told her it was 30 dollars and i'd be submitting it
benfolds: i'm not sure why she called me "beatles folds five"
benfolds: i never got my money so she had the last laugh (if she ever laughs)
benfolds: i run into her sometimes and she acts like it didn't happen haha
benfolds: they refused to service it to the UK
benfolds: and finally we did it ourselves but we missed the release so it got minimal play   however the outlets told us they thought it'd have been a hit
benfolds: its on youtube probably
benfolds: the label told us they wanted a specific director for landed
benfolds: and i was fine with that.  they were great
benfolds: and they told the label they were going to put a monkey in it
benfolds: then when this one guy at the label saw the monkey he axed the video because of the monkey
benfolds: i had nothing against the monkey
benfolds: we did video again with people who did 'still fighting it' with us
benfolds: monkey was my best friend for one day
benfolds: we were both being exploited he felt
benfolds: they were mean to the monkey though.  it seems that they have to be? but i didn't like it
benfolds: we did the kate video in a few passes.  we took take three.  i totally remember because we did a fourth one and it wasn't as good.  the other passes we laughed yes
benfolds: i spanked the pirate though
benfolds: yeah.  i wasn't happy to find out that johnny depp did a pirate thing too.
zildjianfan: Have you always played drums left-handed, or did you start right-handed?
benfolds: started drums right handed and switched after a couple of weeks of *******
benfolds: depp was alright.  i mean, he had more money to work with.  but i was pretty good
pweisberg: how's working with Joe Jackon
benfolds: i love joe jackson.  was a big fan so i was nervous
benfolds: killing a dog requires skill
ericthederek: ben, what's your favorite fairy tale or children's story?
benfolds: childrens story... giving tree
drummerstu: but he lived that part - I can't help but feel you just got a cheap outfit and - well, y'know
alikat91190: well depp never rode on a tricycle
benfolds: i'm not a fan of method acting drummerstu
benfolds: i feel its unneccessary to BE a pirate
benfolds: but hey, depp seems to have a pretty good career so i'm not going to get bitter about it. godd*mn it
adopted1egend: whatever happened to that theatre thing anyway
benfolds: theater thing.. i'll do it.  i will.  it keeps starting and stopping.  i get busy
i_basically_rock1: Ben, what is Emaline about?
benfolds: its about a horse!
linkaneo: Ben are you ever gonna do orchestra music in England?
benfolds@calgar.net: lol we've come full circle
marthgirsch: emaline's not really about a horse, is it?
benfolds: orchestra in england if possible.  no offers
i_basically_rock1: a horse?
benfolds: no its not about a horse
benfolds: sorry
benfolds: no horses in my song
maccapianofan: it was Ben's first question
benfolds: its about some girl named emaline.  honestly i wrote it when i was really young and it FELT right.  i was learning to make a song and it was the first time i got lucky at it.
admin: another admin question?  Amy J asks - What do your kids think of their dad being a musician and being on the road all the time?  Do they show any interest in playing an instrument?
benfolds: admin question: tour dad... well
benfolds: 'm lucky because when I'm home they're with me most all of the time until I get on the tour bus to go back to work.  So they get plenty of 'dada' time only in bigger quantities at a time with times of touring.
benfolds: I suppose its just normal for them.  They are interested in music but not with the obsessive intensity that I had when I was a kid.  They are very talented if they chose to make music.  Its up to them.
benfolds: say, we
benfolds: re about out of time huh?
benfolds: why don't you send me questions i missed
benfolds: and i'll band em out and send em in?
benfolds: it was a pleasure typing my ass off with you all
benfolds: f*u*c*k  yeah
benfolds: we should do this more often
benfolds: hope my answers came through and made sense
benfolds: sorry to have gotten caught up talking about horses
benfolds: i just love writing about them and i can't stop
allison: admin you might wanna check out how amanda palmer does her things like this "parties on the internet" it'd be less chaos for you
admin: ha!  you did great.
benfolds: amanda might have this down, but i kinda liked the randomness of this
allison: she webcams her's
allison: it's (still) pretty chaotic
marthgirsch: oh ben.  webcam next time! please!
benfolds: you'll see the horse in the hotel room!
benfolds: but we're doing another chat with the suburbs
allison: you are?
allison: since when?
benfolds: so we could try it differently
marthgirsch: yes! q & a with thesuburbs, please
allison: andy doesn't know this yet/i don't
benfolds: although i won't do the webcam
benfolds: unless i can see everyone else too
allison: i'm not getting you a webcam
benfolds: like a big ass brady bunch screen
sarah43560: yes - one huge ichat
drummerstu: damn - i look good on webcam!
allison: but if you are doing a burbain chat thing we'll make sure more than 80 us can particiapte
benfolds: second life still around? that'd work
allison: secondlife sucks cause you have to "win" to participate
theheadhoncho27: let's just organize a party and get togethe
benfolds: see ya!  gotta go make an ass of myself in mobile
Title: webchat
Post by: drummerstu on April 06, 2009, 05:08:59 PM
That was freakin' sweeeet - I'll leave Allison to be the bearer of great news though - there were horses, musicals and love for the Burbs all round....and it was mayhem....

So come on Allison - big Burbs news.....
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 06, 2009, 05:16:01 PM
"i wasn't happy to find out that johnny depp did a pirate thing too."

That made my life.
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: Saskia on April 06, 2009, 05:18:38 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5946/benchaminfolders.png)

He's so modest.
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: Eric on April 06, 2009, 05:20:25 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5946/benchaminfolders.png)

He's so modest.
hey.. i'm in there :D


i'm so glad to have had a question answered. anyone happen to have a screenshot? i got kicked out before i could get one.

i asked what his favorite fairy tale or children's book is. he said the Giving Tree. :)
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: celtic745 on April 06, 2009, 05:27:48 PM
also...

ben has a mini? hahaha
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: Aaron on April 06, 2009, 05:34:10 PM
Wow, this is the most people I've seen online at once.
Title: Re: PFofJ Chat With Ben
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 06, 2009, 05:34:13 PM
haha, thanks so far allison! have fun, guys!
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 06, 2009, 05:59:58 PM
I'm surprised this thread isn't taking off, as chaotic as the chat was. How many Burbians were there?
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 06, 2009, 06:03:56 PM
is it still going on, or is it over?
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: drummerstu on April 06, 2009, 06:04:57 PM
I was there!! He answered a bit of my stuff bout Ipswich (cancelled due to poor ticket sales) and the thing with Sony - doesn't look like he's signing a new deal, and johnny Depp banter - and he wrote my name - oh yeah....it means nothing...really...How cool was it though?!
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 06, 2009, 06:06:18 PM
he wrote my name - oh yeah....it means nothing...really...How cool was it though?!


I saw that! It was SO cool! I was so jealous!
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: airofabsurdity on April 06, 2009, 06:33:12 PM
I was there! It was excellent chaos. I still have it open but I can't figure out how to copy it to save the transcript. Did anyone get it?
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 06, 2009, 06:37:39 PM
I know it will only let you highlight one line at a time. I don't have the patience to copy and paste each line, but maybe somebody's crazy enough to do it. Maybe the admin will do it, as absent as he/she/it was.
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 06, 2009, 06:52:10 PM
Noice! Ben drives my dream car.
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: airofabsurdity on April 06, 2009, 06:54:39 PM
Noice! Ben drives my dream car.

Mine toooooooooooo!
Title: Re: webchat
Post by: Aaron on April 06, 2009, 07:31:21 PM
admin of the chat promised a transcript

Did they say when we'll get it?
Title: Re: PFofJ Chat With Ben
Post by: Aaron on April 06, 2009, 07:56:40 PM
benfolds: but we're doing another chat with the suburbs

Am I the only one that was 100% shocked/overjoyed when I read that?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Seth on April 06, 2009, 07:57:27 PM
Oh, I really hope that chat happens.  I missed it tonight.... couldn't afford to rejoin the fanclub right now.
Title: Re: PFofJ Chat With Ben
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 06, 2009, 07:59:44 PM
benfolds: but we're doing another chat with the suburbs

Am I the only one that was 100% shocked/overjoyed when I read that?

oh, of course not
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Aaron on April 06, 2009, 08:21:12 PM
Haha, I love the censor bit. :)

Maybe someone could give Ben a title (e.g Rent-A-Cop, Benvivor Quizmaster,...) over here. We could call him "King of the Censors". :P
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 06, 2009, 08:44:28 PM
*claps and does a little jig*

BURBS CHAT. HELL YES!

I'll go on webcam for Ben, no problem. I'll even wear a funny hat.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 06, 2009, 08:47:42 PM
Haha, I love the censor bit. :)

Maybe someone could give Ben a title (e.g Rent-A-Cop, Benvivor Quizmaster,...) over here. We could call him "King of the Censors". :P



No I think it should be f*u*c*k*i*n*g a*s*s*h*o*l*e :P
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 06, 2009, 08:53:42 PM
Haaa!

He might not have to f*cking worry about that here on the burbs, too.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 06, 2009, 08:54:36 PM
I dunno, does ben folds have his filter checked off? It's an option for every account.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 06, 2009, 08:58:14 PM
Hmmm... Probably should have told him about that.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 06, 2009, 09:01:53 PM
Also, I should also ask him if the PFoJ name sprang from his deep deep love of The Life of Brian. Just to go off on a tangent. And if so, if he prefers it to Meaning of Life and/or The Holy Grail.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 06, 2009, 09:22:16 PM
we're pretty sure it sprang from life of brian...

and maybe cause... well... click http://www.benfoldsfanclub.com
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 06, 2009, 10:42:40 PM
I'm pretty damn sure it came from Life of Brian. I just want to know if it came from his own personal love of it. Like. "I love Monty Python so godd*mn much I'm going to name my fanclub "The People's Front of Judea."

Being a HUGE Python fan myself, I can totaly understand. 
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Brooooke on April 06, 2009, 11:03:07 PM
i'm sorry i missed it, Ben!  i had to go teach the kiddies how to play the keys.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Hanny on April 07, 2009, 04:31:01 AM
I was there, me and Dean(o) were huddled around a laptop. I got kicked out to start with but got in eventually. It did seem a bit hectic! and as for the admin...but yes fun times, looking forward to burbs chat! Got the impression there were a few of us in there!
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: progress city model on April 07, 2009, 04:34:41 AM
Did anyone ask Ben about the BFF reunion DVD?   :-\

I've lost all hope that I'll ever hold this in my hands.  I know we can see it on this site but I want those all important encores!

If Myspace want to trade, I'll give them back the Myspace gig from a couple of years back.   ;)
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: makiko on April 07, 2009, 05:58:45 AM
I don't know why Sony (or Ben) had changed his mind at the last moment, and didn't include reunion footage in "Best of..." DVD too.


I'm just back from Ben Kweller show in Tokyo. After the show, I met Ben Kweller and told him that what Mr. Folds said about "The Bens" in chat. Kweller was excited and told me that he wants to do "The Bens" again.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 07, 2009, 07:14:40 AM
Aww! Way to give me some hope, Makiko! Nothing in the world would please me more than to find out that "The Bens" were getting back together to make a full album and tour.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Terp02 on April 07, 2009, 11:16:14 AM
So when is this suburbs chat? Will it be more open as in will my GOOD questions actually get answered?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 07, 2009, 11:24:19 AM
yeah, some people asked some pretty silly questions...
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: melissa on April 07, 2009, 12:36:03 PM
one of my questions was one of the very few admin asked questions.  yay!
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 07, 2009, 02:24:16 PM
we're pretty sure it sprang from life of brian...

and maybe cause... well... click http://www.benfoldsfanclub.com
i remember talking to you about this after the reunion. i wonder if he knows about this?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: perthgirl on April 07, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
Nice work Ben!  I see you're back to almost no caps - that made me smile.  Assuming you were the one typing (let's face it folks...why wouldn't you get a subordinate to do it for you it you could?).

Burbian chat would be fab but I am technologically impaired when it comes to webcam.  IE: I don't have one.

No word on Oz tour I see. Sigh.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 07, 2009, 05:52:18 PM
Looks like I didn't miss much.  :P
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 07, 2009, 08:52:35 PM

Burbian chat would be fab but I am technologically impaired when it comes to webcam.  IE: I don't have one.

Same, Colleen. (Figures)
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: perthgirl on April 07, 2009, 10:02:32 PM

Burbian chat would be fab but I am technologically impaired when it comes to webcam.  IE: I don't have one.

Same, Colleen. (Figures)
Yes, it does!
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Erica on April 08, 2009, 04:42:53 AM
I was really annoyed by the chat.  I did my part and submitted a question like the good little rule-follower I am and of course it never got asked.   :'(

I would LIKE to think it was a fine question but with all the "What does Emaline mean?" and "Do you like to play Pacman" I feel like I got freaking blocked.  I'm really rather bitter... and I am not really sure why.  My question was all about Ben's lyrics-- I wanted to know (from his perspective) if there was ever a lyric he wrote he particularly adored--like was impressed by his own genius.  I thought that would have been interesting, but alas, it was not meant to be.


I assume a Suburbs chat would have a much higher level of discourse than "i luv u ben!" and stuff like that.  You seem to be a more discerning crowd than the fanclub.  :P
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 08, 2009, 05:46:00 AM
Didn't he say he would answer the other questions later?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Andy on April 08, 2009, 06:33:59 AM
He did! Plus we're sorting out a 'burbs chat to take place later this month.

~A
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 08, 2009, 07:56:10 AM
He did! Plus we're sorting out a 'burbs chat to take place later this month.

~A
;D

They sure were fast.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 08:46:41 PM
Here's the full transcript.

The PF of J Chat - April 6th, 2009
16:56 benfolds godd*mn
16:56 linkaneo Hey-Ho!
16:56 relativeworldgmail.com hi ben!
16:56 marthgirsch wow okay hello!
16:56 adopted1egend yo!
16:56 benfolds hi
16:56 amelia420 hi ben
16:56 duke75b hi!!
16:56 marilove sup!
16:56 audiodile Hey Ben!
16:57 linkaneo lol, that was a stupid comment
16:57 ktlebakergmail.com Hello!
16:57 ericthederek howdy
16:57 mullimann2004 whats up?
16:57 Alan7524 hey
16:57 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp hi ben!
16:57 jmulia hi ben
16:57 allison who. we just boomed in people in this thing
16:57 Vanessa_Ryan hey :)
16:57 danceswiththievesyahoo.com hey, short bus!
16:57 maccapianofan hey Ben
16:57 linkaneo yeaha
16:57 allison lololol
16:57 admin hey ben!! you ready to do this?
16:57 jjmkempgmail.com Aloha!
16:57 strangeling Hi, Ben. ^_^
16:57 LandedinVa hi ben!!!
16:57 benfolds this moves so quickly that soon what people have said is out of the
window
16:57 buzzandrox G’day Ben
16:57 marthgirsch got that right.
16:57 benfolds anyway i can see a larger window?
16:57 audiodile you’ll have approximentally 3 seconds to read Ben’s replies ;)
16:57 linkaneo Ah, we can follow =D
16:57 allison shhhh quieter typers
16:57 relativeworldgmail.com everyone type... slow
16:57 jimbo I know. Too many people say hi:)
16:57 rpaynter too much chatter
16:57 marilove you can scroll up :)
16:57 marthgirsch slowly. alex - grammar!
16:57 Alan7524 enjoy the Starbucks card Ben???
16:57 rpaynter Go Heels!
16:57 benfolds oh, right. srolling. that. thanks
16:57 kicks4fun Try: http://widget-cdn.meebo.com/mcr.swf?eurl&id=PlOaPUVsIT
16:58 linkaneo hahaha
16:58 benfolds yes, thanks for the starbucks card
16:58 drummerstu so - this is for five minutes when the converstaion catches up with
me.....no
16:58 duke75b spartans
16:58 benfoldscalgar.net mr. benfolds.... right click an empty area, hit view source...
find the link that looks like widget-cdn.meebo.com and copy that into your browser.
16:58 benfoldscalgar.net but you can’t use the one that kicks4fun used because that ID
number is only valid for him.
16:58 benfolds okay. well. hello all.
16:58 admin BEN - want to get rolling?
16:58 linkaneo Hey Ben - think back to London in November for me - do you remember
a grl getting you to make a heart with your hands?
16:58 trevorsggmail.com hi!
16:58 jimbo Man, it is 1am in London. I am trying to keep awake.
16:58 rpaynter It was Pennsylvania where you ran and took tennis balls
16:58 benfolds heck yes admin
16:58 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Hello!!
16:58 benfoldscalgar.net ben - want to go bowling? lo
16:58 benfolds hello london
16:58 linkaneo haha
16:58 admin rock... Nick K asks - What is your favorite song of yours?
16:58 linkaneo that was me
16:58 benfolds my bowling is ****
16:58 linkaneo :D
16:58 drummerstu WOOOOHOOOO - well, Ipswich. Close?
16:58 jimbo Hey Ben. Hello from Wembley!
16:59 Alan7524 Ben did you see that guy jump on stage in Fredricksburg,va
16:59 swayne724 Hello from Dallas, TX!
16:59 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Hello From Michigan
16:59 marthgirsch hello from ann arbor. of course!
16:59 dancetech_in is it time yet?!?!!?
16:59 jmulia hello from missouri
16:59 jimbo I missed you at the Arena in December.
16:59 benfolds ah... well... i don’t really have a favorite. some nights i have a favorite or
something that i can lock into
16:59 allison oh jeeze. i’m never gonna keep up on archiving this.
16:59 audiodile (shhhhh!)
16:59 lapras53 Kalamazoo deserves so much more stage time Ben
16:59 amelia420 West michigan here
16:59 supercellearthlink.net oh the chaos
16:59 benfolds i didn’t see the dude on stage in va
16:59 linkaneo hahaha, gl with that ali
16:59 filmmunkeymac.com Howdy chat room peoples, jpar in KC checking in! Cheers
to Mr Folds!
16:59 dancetech_in hello form lovely La Porte Indiana!~
16:59 ericthederek Ben, have you seen Charlie the Unicorn?
16:59 allison justin!!!
16:59 duke75b QUIET TIME IN THE CAHTROOM!!!!!!!!!!!
16:59 allison hiiiiiiii
16:59 benfolds haha
16:59 dancetech_in shhhh
16:59 linkaneo lol
16:59 benfolds come on people! work with me
16:59 adopted1egend lets plat the quiet game yay
16:59 aynsley13 im fron indiana dancetech!!!
16:59 danceswiththievesyahoo.com that was kind of a cop out, mr folds
16:59 danceswiththievesyahoo.com don’t you think?
17:00 allison oh good news folks. the entire things archives itself.
17:00 dancetech_in Hey aynsley!!
17:00 rebsbelhotmail.com i’m throwing my bra at you ben
17:00 aynsley13 hey!!!!
17:00 linkaneo haha, thank god ali
17:00 allison i was gonna be ****in doomed otherwise
17:00 Alan7524 Ben I gave you the Starbucks card...VA is for lovers shirt...you rock!
17:00 linkaneo yeah
17:00 benfoldscalgar.net looks like it’s time...
17:00 Alan7524 now I’ll be quiet
17:00 meecrofilm ok ,to quote the ultimate sacrfice... the hour approaches
17:00 linkaneo whoo, lets get this show on the... screen
17:00 allison mel - are you on aim?
17:00 danceswiththievesyahoo.com nope
17:00 benfolds does everyone get to chose their color?
17:00 danceswiththievesyahoo.com should i be?
17:01 allison booo to you. yes. i wanna make sidecomments
17:01 audiodile Ben, what’s your favorite alcoholic drink?
17:01 linkaneo i dont think so, i think its randomly assigned
17:01 jimbo Next time you should get a webcam. That would be cool.
17:01 drummerstu No - i would have chosen magnolia - its easier to sell
17:01 alikat91190 no, or I would not be orange
17:01 benfoldscalgar.net i dunno, but i’m happy with my red. (assuming it’s red for
everyone)
17:01 linkaneo i changed to green when i refreshed my page
17:01 arod138 great show in Orlando on the 1st, good memories for me and your newest
fan my Godson
17:01 Alan7524 play morgan davis tonight :)
17:01 benfolds i like wine that people tell me is good. guinness is my standard though.
shoe polish.
17:01 arod138 set list was fantastic
17:01 marthgirsch 23 oct. 2008, dallas - that show was the best night of my life. so far, at
least.
17:01 admin when you are ready.... Makiko I asks - Where is your favorite place in
Japan?
17:01 linkaneo haha, class
17:01 supercellearthlink.net motor oil
17:01 benfolds oh... i like the temples
17:01 dancetech_in good stuff!
17:01 drummerstu Oh go for a Penfolds bin 389 - best red ever!
17:02 lapras53 Did you get to pick the songs you sang at the Yellow Brick Road tribute
for Elton or did he ask you?
17:02 Ballhead87 do you fancy irish car bombs then?
17:02 duke75b hey ben: did you ever talk to the lonely policeman again after your show
at xavier??
17:02 benfolds I like any of the temples I’ve been to. Many in Kyoto. That’s some old
****! haha. Old **** freaks we Americans right out.
17:02 bboswellutk.edu how come you and the band almost always drink stella when
you are on stage?
17:02 tylorwalls who was the guy that played the saw on kimmell?
17:02 jimbo Ben play in ***uoka. My friend is waiting for you there.
17:02 admin Katie B asks - Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years? I’ve
always thought you could write a really fun musical.
17:02 ktlebakergmail.com that’s me!
17:02 benfolds guinness isn’t so good for singing, so yeah. stella is a good one.
17:02 ktlebakergmail.com Hi Ben!
17:02 marthgirsch old **** DOES freak americans out. we can’t handle it.
17:02 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp Wow, I thought that your fov was Hiroshima’s
shirine..:)
17:02 jondy1703 kiyomizu deru in kyoto is amazing
17:02 jondy1703 dera**
17:02 copax7yahoo.com Hi Ben...would you ever consider doing a full on score and
songs for a movie musical?
17:03 dancetech_in I think I need to choreograph a Ben Folds Ballet.... :-D
17:03 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Will we ever see Rocky or Half Alseep on a studio
record?
17:03 linkaneo oh god thatd be insane
17:03 dancetech_in it’s be GREAT!
17:03 allison there’s a has been ballet
17:03 danceswiththievesyahoo.com has been!
17:03 dancetech_in really
17:03 allison sure is
17:03 benfoldscalgar.net has been!
17:03 marthgirsch will i ever see dog live? how about in between days? or adelaide?
17:03 allison documentary is coming out in april
17:03 benfolds I no longer see my career as a linear. That is, I don’t imagine a scenario
where I retire from touring and then take on a more mature career like writing a musical.
A musical
17:03 benfoldscalgar.net damn you beat me, dances.
17:03 dancetech_in not like ours! ;-)
17:03 linkaneo AW MAN i forgot to ask if Ben’d ever do an prchestra thing over here in
England - that’d be AWESOME- will you? =D
17:03 supercellearthlink.net Ben, what do you do when you just flat out get tired of the
piano? Even though it’s your bread and butter surely you must have days when must
loathe the piano.
17:04 Alan7524 Favorite Car Ben?
17:04 benfolds would be best written while still in my ‘prime’ in pop music so those
things can happen at the same time if I juggle well. We’ve started down the writing-amusical
path a few times but there hasn’t been a focused effort yet.
17:04 ktlebakergmail.com well, you’re doing pretty great right now
17:04 benfolds i’m not a big car fan. i have a mini
17:04 ktlebakergmail.com we met in
17:04 ktlebakergmail.com Chicago last Oct.
17:04 ktlebakergmail.com you’re super cool!
17:04 admin Kristin asks - Is "Emaline" really about a horse? If not, what is it about?
17:04 ktlebakergmail.com Thanks!!
17:04 tylorwalls ben, who played the saw on kimmell?
17:04 relativeworldgmail.com minis are my favorite. as you are. :-)
17:04 danceswiththievesyahoo.com why’d the Saved! musical fall through? i was really looking forward to that. one of my favorite movies.
17:04 duke75b hey ben: did you ever talk to the lonely policeman again after your show
at xavier?
17:04 jondy1703 Hey Ben, ever considered playing with the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra?
17:04 benfolds not about a horse. haha
17:04 copax7yahoo.com Yes, I think a musical with pop songs was what I was
envisioning. I think you have that in you!
17:04 benfolds wrote it a long time ago
17:04 pweisberg When’s the DVD for the Normal tour coming out?
17:05 benfolds my friend evan olson suggested the name emaline
17:05 drummerstu Maybe you could write a musical about a horse...
17:05 aynsley13 i wonder where that horse rumor came from
17:05 benfolds i could do musical. i just need to have time
17:05 benfoldscalgar.net ben... i saw you with the boston pops orchestra. that was a strange night... do you remember anything about that?
17:05 linkaneo thatd be really cool
17:05 rpaynter I was eating with Jerry Chapman and we want you to come play with the symphony here at Reynolds Auditorium
17:05 benfolds horses make their way into rumors somehow. catherine the great...
17:05 linkaneo Hahaha
17:05 maccapianofan lol
17:05 dancetech_in lol
17:05 emerald Lol. :)
17:05 adopted1egend lol
17:05 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com lol
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 08:50:48 PM
17:05 admin Melissa L asks - What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
17:05 benfoldscalgar.net hahaha catherine th egreat... died in a tragic way? lol
17:05 maccapianofan good question
17:05 benfolds i liked the boston pops
17:05 danceswiththievesyahoo.com that’s me!
17:06 arod138 and into songs, like wildfire
17:06 filmmunkeymac.com melly mel!
17:06 benfolds elvis costello with nick lowe
17:06 danceswiththievesyahoo.com pretty classy of you, mr folds.
17:06 linkaneo ah, thats cool
17:06 maccapianofan pump it up
17:06 ktlebakermail.com do you get time to read? if so, what are you reading now?
17:06 Ballhead87 elvis costello is the man
17:06 alikat91190 come back to the boston pops then!
17:06 thebigc Hey Ben have you considered releasing Stems of any of your other
albums?
17:06 allison hahah costello - alexis will be happy to read that
17:06 marthgirsch ben! how did you hear about tom peterson?! i thought i was the only
person who knew about tom peterson and his excellent furniture. i have the same tom
peterson shirt as you.
17:06 benfolds boston pops was hard because of no amplifiers but sounded better
17:06 aynsley13 catherine the great was a horse?
17:06 benfolds i was given tom peterson shirt
17:07 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Will we ever see Rocky or Half Alseep on a studio record?
17:07 duke75b Hey Ben: what’s your faveorite key to play in?
17:07 benfolds and i’m lazy
17:07 linkaneo no - catherine the great was allegedly killed during an accident involving
horse - beastiality-crane-thing
17:07 allison (this is chaotic)
17:07 Alan7524 Wear your VA is for lovers shirt tonight... :-)
17:07 swayne724 Ben, have you ever considered trying to work with Nick Lowe? It
seems the two of you could write well together.
17:07 jondy1703 ben -- would you ever come play with the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra?
17:07 dustin91aol.com any chance on releasing more songs in GarageBand, like in Stems & Seeds? Possible Rent-A-Cop? (from the guy who’s Chick-fil-A shirt you signed in NYC 1997)
17:07 maccapianofan I would agree allison
17:07 marthgirsch i second that about the detroit symphony.
17:07 linkaneo (allison - it is indeed)
17:07 benfolds each song gets its own key you know
17:07 copax7yahoo.com Aside from the elusive musical...will you ever do another "The Bens" tour? The show I saw in Sydney was amazing.
17:07 benfoldscalgar.net thanks, ben... it was good.... just wished the orchestra was more into it... and the crowd didn’t interrupt with that fight!
17:07 emerald (I agree--can barely keep up.)
17:07 admin Ali K asks - Will there ever be another attempt to do the Ben Folds cruise or
some sort of other fan get-together?
17:07 allison Chicago Symphony. Seriously. Saw them with the decemberists two summers ago. tho the NSO did a fine job.
17:08 rebsbelhotmail.com how’d you come up with doing ******* ain’t ****??????
17:08 marthgirsch ben folds cruise! please.
17:08 benfolds well, the orchestras are paid to be there and they check in and play and leave
17:08 marilove :(
17:08 benfolds hang on
17:08 nyydes Are you going to play in New York City this summer??
17:08 benfolds i’m reading
17:08 ktlebakergmail.com Yes, would love the Ben Folds cruise!
17:08 jimbo yes the cruise. We want the cruise!!
17:08 marilove poor ben
17:08 linkaneo Aw man - d’you know what’d rule? London Symphony. I’d give a leg to
see an rchestra show live
17:08 alikat91190 yes! or if not a cruise, some other gathering of ben folds fans
17:08 LandedinVa a cruise would rock!!!
17:08 benfolds ******* ain’t ****? someone asked?
17:08 Vanessa_Ryan haha
17:08 danceswiththievesyahoo.com why did someone have to mention the BenFoldsSexperience? i had already paid when they bailed. :-(
17:08 marilove si
17:08 rebsbelhotmail.com me, that’s me
17:08 allison cruise was gonna be great - but i think a different thing’d be more feesible
17:08 drummerstu pub?!
17:09 benfolds a few times its been appropriate lately with crowds who’ve never seen
show
17:09 Alan7524 Are Jared and Sam looking over your shoulder???
17:09 allison :’( Sexsperience. I miss you being on my to-do list.
17:09 benfolds sorry bout the cruise
17:09 jimbo Bring back BFE.
17:09 benfolds haha
17:09 rpaynter I can tell from a chatter that a cruise would be chaos
17:09 benfolds i hate boats
17:09 rpaynter please
17:09 jjmkempgmail.com Ben, speaking of cruises, when are you coming to Hawaii???
17:09 ktlebakergmail.com hahaha
17:09 benfolds but that’s not the reason it didn’t happen
17:09 benfolds it only didn’t happen because it didn’t sell well
17:09 danceswiththieveyahoo.com poor turnout?
17:09 buzzandrox And back to Australia
17:09 marthgirsch i hate boats too. but i’d brave one for ben.
17:09 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp cruise w/guster!
17:09 danceswiththievesyahoo.com figured.
17:09 allison well your fans generally are poor as ****
17:09 linkaneo lol ali
17:09 jimbo it was only on sale for about 1 month or so
17:09 marilove yes. poor.
17:09 sarah43560 martha... ditto!
17:09 allison we’re gernerally college kids.
17:10 benfolds yeah, well i was going to brave one for this because it was supposed to
have been a good idea. but my ‘demo’ it seems isn’t the boat ‘demo’
17:10 allison who cxan’t spell
17:10 pweisberg i’m 43
17:10 alikat91190 so why I say it should be some other sort of gathering
17:10 linkaneo Ditto, marth - i hate boats but itd be wort it
17:10 rebsbelhotmail.com i’m 40
17:10 allison wow. i win today.
17:10 arod138 i’m 42
17:10 dustin91aol.com hey, 40 y/o here...
17:10 marilove i like boats, but not that kinda boat
17:10 drummerstu You could do the cruise thing on the woolwich ferry here in london -
it’s free and everything - but a bit ****
17:10 benfolds well, we could do a blimp
17:10 amelia420 51
17:10 allison a blimp??
17:10 amelia420 gotch
17:10 marthgirsch win at being youngest? i think i win that. seventeen.
17:10 aynsley13 BLIMP!!! PIMP
17:10 relativeworldgmail.com blimp! please!
17:10 danceswiththievesyahoo.com i’m down for a blimp ride
17:10 trevorsggmail.com haha
17:10 LandedinVa blimps are cool :)
17:10 gadget blimps only hold like a dozenpeople or so
17:10 benfolds is there something i didn’t answer? i’m lost
17:10 Vanessa_Ryan flying scares you less than boating?
17:10 adopted1egend wow i feel so young in here
17:10 arod138 old fans!
17:10 marthgirsch blimp! hell to the yes.
17:10 marilove did admin give up? i think admin gave up.
17:10 rebsbelhotmail.com yes to the blimp
17:10 lildrummer99 I live near the goodyear blimp... we could hook it up
17:10 strangeling I’m 15. =P
17:10 linkaneo hahaha a blimp would be legend
17:10 pweisberg Hindenberg
17:10 buzzandrox Yes, when are you coming back to Australia
17:10 admin you’re good so far... hitting you up with the next question
17:10 benfolds yeah, well we’ll have a dozen people for ten thousand bucks a piece
17:10 strangeling And the blimp is an awesome idea.
17:10 benfolds okay
17:10 admin Shane R asks - Ben, just wondering in the Song Fred Jones Pt. 2, does Fred commit suicide at the end?
17:10 rometodetroit guys chill out! i can’t even keep up- imagine what ben is going through!
17:10 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Will we ever see Rocky or Half Alseep on a studio record? Im very curious Ben, best songs by far in my opinion
17:10 jimbo Get a gathering organised. Be it cruise, or mountain retreat
17:11 marilove shhh
17:11 copax7yahoo.com The Bens...any plans for another tour?
17:11 drummerstu the blimps happening you heard it! spread the word - anarchy!!!!!
17:11 allison ten housand bucks? are you buying my ticket?
17:11 benfolds oh. i don’t think i’ll do those songs in studio
17:11 saxotillery i hope he doesn’t. that’s the song I played to test out of a year of piano at Indiana State
17:11 benfolds not cause i don’t like them
17:11 kendybo holy cow this is chaos- do we still get to talk to Ben or are we all just talking amongst ourselves?
17:11 benfolds i just think they sound fine and i think the expiration date passed
17:11 linkaneo no he’s here alright
17:11 rebsbehotmail.com did you hang out with snoop dogg?
17:11 emerald Ben’s here, Kendy. Just read frantically.
17:11 kendybo this tour seemed so different from the last- why the change?
17:11 benfoldscalgar.net it’s ok, ben... i like the demos just how they are... even the
ones that play too fast and are in the wrong key because of it.
17:12 linkaneo although i don’t know which songs are being talked about
17:12 rebsbelhotmail.com and husband wants to know, do you like pac man?
17:12 duke75b Did you ever talk to the lonely policeman after your xavier concert in cincinnati
17:12 bboswellutk.edu how about amelia bright, I know darren did it, would you ever contribute your version?
17:12 gadget id love to know how bette midler came about to cover "boxing" if you ever get a chance
17:12 benfolds tour doesn’t seem that different to me?
17:12 marthgirsch f you got invited to play in the vatican for the pope, what would your setlist be?
17:12 rometodetroit it’s not
17:12 linkaneo lol marth
17:12 allison it’s different tech wise
17:12 relativeworldgmail.com answer martha’s question!
17:12 relativeworldgmail.com please!
17:12 saxotillery I gotta say I didn’t expect the horn in Alice Childress, but it was very mnice
17:12 kendybo more musicians- more sad, less personal- maybe it was the venue and the Thursday night=old crowd?
17:13 allison and not "quite" so wtn heavy - meaning not every song
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 08:51:54 PM
17:13 benfolds ah reading
17:13 linkaneo haha
17:13 aynsley13 how about a joke
17:13 rpaynter Love John McRae in Fred Jones -- talk him into touring with you!
17:13 benfoldscalgar.net ben... surviving suburbia is premiering tonight... is Rockin’ the Suburbs going to the theme song?
17:13 benfolds okay. yeah, well. the album push period is over so the WTN songs fit into the set
17:13 tylorwalls lol i feel bad for ben, this is hard as **** just trying to read it, not even trying to pick **** out to answer like this
17:13 alikat91190 ben can you give more instruction before you play Army as to what side should sing what? It’s always very chaotic, much like this
17:13 linkaneo :d
17:13 maccapianofan I agree, can everyone slow down a little
17:13 benfolds i just talked to McCrea. he seems good
17:14 arod138 i always imagine you covering "I don’t like Mondays" by the Boomtown
Rats, lots of Piano, Harmony, any other 80’s bands influence you?
17:14 marilove shhhh let admin ask him questions
17:14 benfolds no reason to give crowd instructions. more fun to watch the train wreck
17:14 linkaneo thatd be cool!
17:14 marilove ahahaha
17:14 amelia420 lol
17:14 marilove tru
17:14 drummerstu yeah, we want summer of 69!
17:14 benfolds i love i don’t like mondays
17:14 linkaneo whooo
17:14 marthgirsch i’ve ben wondering about ben and the pope for a while now. what
would you play for pope benedict? who knows.
17:14 saxotillery haha the crowd picks it up fine anyway
17:14 duke75b I think our fury of talking has killed the admiin
17:14 meecrofilm Hey Ben... what’s the latest on the Nick Hornby collab? I think everyone’s pretty psyched to hear the results.
17:14 danceswiththievesyahoo.com my brain hurts. make it stop.
17:14 benfolds summer of 69 is of course a superior composition
17:14 marthgirsch this IS pretty ridiculous. i can’t keep up.
17:14 tamtammyhocking.com don’t like mondays live would be brilliant
17:14 benfolds nick’s written lyrics. its my turn to work now but i’ve been on tour’
17:14 drummerstu gotta figure out that 4th chord though...
17:15 linkaneo thatd be well cool/
17:15 tylorwalls who was the guy who played the saw with you on kimmell?
17:15 benfolds there are four chords? ****
17:15 benfoldscalgar.net lol
17:15 thebigc Lol
17:15 benfolds saw man: andrew higley who’s on tour
17:15 danceswiththievesyahoo.com the saw guy is andrew
17:15 swayne724 seriously! SO we will see a Ben and NIck Collaboration sometime
soon?
17:15 linkaneo Ben you must come back to England soon! please do, you promised me
‘Brick’ =D
17:15 benfolds though he hasn’t gotten out the saw yet
17:15 admin Mike O asks - How does the distortion pedal on your piano (acoustic) work?
If I were invite you to a home cooked meal at my house when you were on tour in Buffalo would you come? It would only be like 5 people and you could bring Jared and Sam.
17:15 drummerstu its the magic hidden 4th chord - you will hear it one day and you will be rewarded
17:15 benfolds nick and i will be done with record in the summer sometime
17:15 bboswellutk.edu how did andrew come about joining the group?
17:15 benfolds june is slated for recording
17:15 Vanessa_Ryan Any plans to come back to Canada anytime soon?
17:15 marilove admin is a slow typist, me thinks.
17:15 benfolds distortion is a RAT pedal.
17:15 benfoldscalgar.net i have a self-serving question if you don’t mind. would you be willing to put these photos into an album liner?
http://www.calgar.net/benpic.html
17:16 strangeling Either a slow typist or we’re making his brain explode.
17:16 benfolds electromagetic pickups in piano put through pedal. mics remain clean
17:16 benfolds dude I’m a fast typist!
17:16 swayne724 HOw did you and Nick come together to collaborate?
17:16 benfolds its my brain
17:16 linkaneo hehehe
17:16 benfolds asd;flkjasdf;lkajsdf;lkajsdf;lakdfjs;aldsfja;klsdjf;aldfjk
17:16 benfolds adsf;ljkasd;fj
17:16 benfolds asd;flkjasdf;lkasdf
17:16 tylorwalls how did you get hooked up with inara george?
17:16 gadget not you, the admin
17:16 benfolds asd;flkjasdf;lakdjsf
17:16 benfolds ;lkjasdf
17:16 peasoup92 haha
17:16 LandedinVa :)
17:16 tamtammyhocking.com nice work
17:16 meecrofilm hahahah
17:16 adopted1egend ya you always admitted you were a little slow
17:16 lehne1ea lol
17:16 meecrofilm i agree
17:16 linkaneo :D he touchtypes
17:16 sarah43560 even though i adore u and ur music, i have to say, im not a fan of th distortion pedal
17:16 kendybo this is so silly
17:16 ktlebakergmail.com haha
17:16 drummerstu he’s had a stroke
17:16 marthgirsch ben, sometimes you make me laugh out loud.
17:16 jimbo benjamin, you rock!
17:16 lapras53 What’s your favorite Elton John record?
17:16 strangeling Ben, you made me and my dad LOL. ^_^
17:16 amelia420 great hands
17:16 jondy1703 a great quote from ben folds.
17:16 emerald I can barely keep up with the reading, and I’m not saying much! This is crazy.
17:16 benfoldscalgar.net short bus benny! lol
17:16 benfolds well, distortion pedal only lasts for one song
17:16 drummerstu medic
17:16 rebsbelhotmail.com pac man? yes or no?
17:17 audiodile Ben, I think what we all want to know is... when is the next Fear of Pop
album coming out?
17:17 linkaneo that should go in the archives, ali xD
17:17 peasoup92 i like the distortion pedal
17:17 benfolds i like the distortion pedal
17:17 arod138 Volume II!
17:17 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com MSU or UNC?
17:17 kendybo Ben- your music makes me feel like I’m 16 and chasing Robert Smith again.
17:17 benfolds volumn three
17:17 mullimann2004 why the change from the pie pan to the altoids tins/
17:17 tamtammyhocking.com yes when??
17:17 meecrofilm distortion pedal sounds great live
17:17 benfolds lost the pie pan
17:17 nyydes Any plans to come to NYC this summer?
17:17 gadget lol
17:17 marthgirsch that needs to happen. volume three, i mean. the first fear of pop record
kind of made my life.
17:17 jimbo Please can you play Royal Albert Hall next time in London.
17:17 marilove no, not you ben
17:17 marilove admin is slow :)
17:17 marilove you are keeping up just fine
17:17 adopted1egend i don’t even know what we’re talking aboutanymore
17:17 arod138 just like the Star Trek Movies, the odd numbers are better
17:17 linkaneo pie?
17:18 benfolds we’re talking about pie and catherine the great
17:18 jondy1703 nice arod138
17:18 aynsley13 man i love pie
17:18 adopted1egend lol
17:18 gadget together?
17:18 thebigc What is one song you always enjoy to play when you are just chillin
17:18 benfolds i love greatness
17:18 benfoldscalgar.net lol
17:18 Vanessa_Ryan fave type of pie?
17:18 adopted1egend they go together
17:18 linkaneo haha what a briliant roundup
17:18 benfolds pumpkin pie of course
17:18 aynsley13 sugar cream:) you had it
17:18 linkaneo indeed
17:18 adopted1egend cool whip
17:18 Vanessa_Ryan yum
17:18 maccapianofan any chance on an anniversary version of Reinhold as it originally sounded
17:18 danceswiththievesyahoo.com there’s a reason we all sent in questions, you know?
17:18 sarah43560 true, ben, and i like the song otherwise... and i like the stems version as
well of it
17:18 strangeling I was wondering, Ben- what sort of cartoons do you like? =P
17:18 benfolds reinhold question
17:18 linkaneo yeah but isnt this more fun?
17:18 marthgirsch ben, if you ever need a mandolinist/accordian player/banjoist for your
tour, will you please come to ann arbor and find me?
17:18 benfolds will take one second
17:18 saxotillery I’d love an anniversary edition of reinhold
17:19 homemade Any plan to come to Montreal???? Please??
17:19 meecrofilm give the man some space!
17:19 maccapianofan thank you
17:19 benfolds it was recorded as it is
17:19 saxotillery from the guy who transcribed Don’t Change Your Plans and gave it to you :P
17:19 benfolds although there were session dats rolling
17:19 benfolds the entire time
17:19 tylorwalls omg
17:19 ktlebakergmail.com BFF reunion CD/DVD?
17:19 benfolds so there is evidence of the way the song(s) were recorded
17:19 tylorwalls please release that
17:19 adopted1egend is there a bathrooom break during this?
17:19 tylorwalls PLEASE release that
17:19 benfolds and i haven’t heard them in years
17:19 ktlebakegmail.com it was an AMAZING show
17:19 benfoldscalgar.net i’m curious, too... would love a DVD of the BFF reunion.
17:19 drummerstu one for when the cash runs out!
17:19 benfolds but there were lots of sets of lyrics with totally different music
17:19 benfolds and a song called "breakup at foodcourt"
17:20 marthgirsch i would love to hear breakup at foodcourt.
17:20 Vanessa_Ryan haha me too!
17:20 marthgirsch sounds excellent!
17:20 nyydes yea same
17:20 linkaneo aw, i want to hear those now!
17:20 rpaynter your work with the a cappela groups was terrific
17:20 maccapianofan lol
17:20 benfolds we want to do a double cd of reinhold as a reissue but i’m not sure that will happen
17:20 tylorwalls we really want to hear those ben!
17:20 relativeworldgmail.com second
17:20 sarah43560 me too
17:20 saxotillery I’d love to hear the intro to DCYP
17:20 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp why the reunion movie was not included in the Best DVD?
17:20 linkaneo I’d buy that.
17:20 maccapianofan A W S E S O M E
17:20 saxotillery let alone all the extra goodies.
17:20 tylorwalls what would be on the second disk?
17:20 kendybo this tour seems like it plays into the old BFF mindset of making a small venue seem like a stadium, instead of the solo Ben mindset of making a large place seem like a living room- did you know it was feeling like that?
17:20 gadget how could it not? you have a strong fanbase
17:20 benfolds DCYP was totally different
17:20 bboswellutk.edu I would appreciate it if that happened
17:20 benfoldscalgar.net i’d buy the reinhold reissue, too.
17:20 audiodile didn’t the WAEA reissue sales justify it?
17:20 adopted1egend why didn’t the florida a cappella group travel with you more than just orlando?
17:20 benfolds and i came in and caleb had tape all over the floor
17:20 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com that would be amazing if that happened!!! Do the reissue!!
17:20 maccapianofan one of my favorite songs and I butcher it on piano daily
17:20 benfolds the old version was edited and discarded
17:20 saxotillery aw, no hope?
17:21 benfolds some hope
17:21 benfolds have we left admin behind? oh admin!
17:21 kendybo also fake Frown song is my favorite song on the new album
17:21 tylorwalls please make this happen
17:21 meecrofilm as long as there’s a chance
17:21 sarah43560 lol
17:21 benfolds thank you. i like fake frowne song
17:21 linkaneo haha
17:21 admin here i am... and Katrina B asks - What is the strangest thing a fan has ever
done to you?
17:21 duke75b admin, turn away from the light!!
17:21 benfolds hmmmm.....
17:21 benfolds strangest
17:21 kendybo it’s super happy and boppy
17:21 duke75b you can make it through!!
17:21 marthgirsch is it true that ***** went nutz is your favorite song you’ve ever
written, both lyrically and musically?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 08:58:26 PM
17:21 maccapianofan sorry for throwing my question out there guys, I didn’t know if
admin would ask it
17:21 linkaneo fake frown song was awesome when you did it with your little sadface
and your mate with the big yellow thing
17:21 adopted1egend ****ed in their pants
17:21 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Jakson Cannery is my fav song, what is it about?
17:21 benfolds haha i like ***** went nuts. not fav
17:21 benfoldscalgar.net fake frown was great live... until i realized that the concert
ended with a frown, and it’s all over.
17:22 alikat91190 what is your fav?
17:22 Vanessa_Ryan but the frown gets turned upside down!
17:22 benfolds Ah... not much to report in that category. People scream sometimes in your face. Some can be fairly inconsiderate but mostly people are polite and normal.I had a knife pulled on me backstage over the abortion stuff in Brick once. ‘
17:22 peasoup92 my mom lauhed when you played bwn live
17:22 thebigc Yeah what is your fav?
17:22 linkaneo yeah, hilarious
17:22 peasoup92 which takes a lot of skill
17:22 ktlebakergmail.com wow
17:22 sarah43560 how could one choose just one favorite ben folds song? impossible
17:22 Vanessa_Ryan woah!
17:22 maccapianofan jeesh
17:22 relativeworldgmail.com whoa!
17:22 benfolds An obsessive personality here or there. But 99 percent of my fans are pretty intelligent and respectful. In fact, I’m really proud that people who listen to my music are so overwhelmingly considerate.
17:22 danceswiththievesyahoo.com crazy right wingers!
17:22 linkaneo ouch, Ben ! thats harsh! =(
17:22 relativeworldgmail.com how did that turn out?
17:22 bboswellutk.edu is there any significance of the three headed dog thats on stage
now?
17:22 benfolds the knife?
17:22 adopted1egend i thought i was crazy
17:22 relativeworldgmail.com yeah
17:22 saxotillery What’s the most interesting gift someone has given you? I’m hoping not
the knife
17:22 linkaneo yeah
17:22 maccapianofan it ended with a horse
17:22 audiodile he was not the same after that.
17:22 duke75b i hope a very large object falls on that person
17:22 alikat91190 and we have high IQ scores according to that one study
17:23 benfolds dude was escorted violently out of the building and met by police
17:23 bboswellutk.edu and what constitutes an obsessive personality
17:23 gadget how do you feel about fans approaching you for pictures or autographs. i saw you once, but you were having dunner, so i didnt say anything. would there have been a way to have met you and not ruined your vibe?
17:23 peasoup92 i saw that study
17:23 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Jackson Cannery is my fav song, what is it about? Im quite curious?
17:23 meecrofilm good.
17:23 admin Ted S asks- I would like to know if "The Ben’s" will ever tour?
17:23 relativeworldgmail.com goody
17:23 linkaneo good
17:23 trevorsggmail.com there was a poll from Caltech recently, and those who listen to Ben Folds tend to do better on their SAT.
17:23 benfolds i don’t know about jackson cannery. wrote long ago.
17:23 tamtammyhocking.com what a nutjob... that’s song material
17:23 i_basically_rock1 What is Emaline about?
17:23 peasoup92 i showed that study to my college counselor
17:23 meecrofilm not a horse. haha
17:23 benfolds stop the bus came from a fellow i knew who stopped a bus to get off and
it was dramatic
17:23 sarah43560 audio... hence the song?1
17:23 jimbo what music are you listening to at the moment if any?
17:23 linkaneo Oh Ben this ccured to me a few weeks ago just as an aside - is Caryying
Cathy about a child?
17:23 amelia420 i am lost
17:24 benfolds i’d love to do bens tour. we’re all so damn busy though
17:24 swayne724 So, how did you and Nick Lowe come together to collaborate?
17:24 adopted1egend ahhh i need a bathroom break, brb
17:24 peasoup92 i think you guys should do it anyway
17:24 duke75b i like bruised
17:24 duke75b that’s a good song
17:24 duke75b you should do that live
17:24 Vanessa_Ryan me too! bruised is awesome
17:24 linkaneo aw, bens were awesome
17:24 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp I’ll meet with Kweller tonight. I’ll ask him!
17:24 benfolds carrying cathy about someone who doesn’t pull their own weight i guess... constitutionally dramatic and spoiled
17:24 dustin91aol.com just a note: I loved the Hammond-like organ in the Dumped demo... great sound!
17:24 arod138 I talked to your mom once Ben, she called our firm, she seemed surprised that regular people know who you are, do members of your family realize your famous or are you still just Ben to them?
17:24 jondy1703 Ben- solo tour ever again? specifically stopping at The Ark in Ann Arbor?
17:24 admin Robert W asks - Have you ever considered composing classically as a side project, as Paul McCartney and Billy Joel have done?
17:24 linkaneo ah, i see. That makes sense then
17:24 benfolds dumped demo made before words
17:24 lapras53 Any hope for solo tour? I really loved seeing you solo because you were so receptive to revisiting your older material..each show felt extra special
17:24 meecrofilm the bridge of carrying cathy has to be my favorite pice of ben folds music, perhaps
17:25 marthgirsch yes!the ark would be a fantastic venue for youl.
17:25 rebsbelhotmail.com who inspired nacolepsy? it sounds so real.
17:25 i_basically_rock1 If Emaline wasn’t about a horse, what was it about?
17:25 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com The Ark in Ann Arbor is amazing!!
17:25 benfolds fall tour - orchestral with solo shows between
17:25 relativeworldgmail.com Ben, there’s been talk of the stems & seeds cover art relating to stems & seeds of the drug variety. any comment?
17:25 copax7yahoo.com Yeah, it would be fun in the future as I saw Ben Lee recently
and he’s really matured since the first time I saw him. It would be great to do a reunion
when you’re all old and grey!
17:25 trevorsggmail.com I always thought CC was about a mentally-slow woman
17:25 benfolds i like bridge of cathy too
17:25 bboswellutk.edu thats what Im talkin about
17:25 linkaneo yeah its lovely
17:25 benfolds the other bens will grey before me
17:25 benfolds but that’s because i’ll be bald
17:25 linkaneo I really ought to get back to my learning piano
17:25 copax7yahoo.com Absolutely!
17:25 linkaneo hahaha
17:25 meecrofilm haha
17:25 maccapianofan bridge of DCYP is wonderful
17:25 admin ha
17:25 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com haha
17:25 homemade There’s a great symphonic orchestra in Montreal!!!!!!
17:25 trevorsggmail.com My favorite BF lyric ever is "And somebody says that it’s alwyas been this way"
17:25 benfolds bridge of dcyp written before song actually
17:25 kendybo I heart The Luckiest
17:25 homemade wink wink
17:25 Vanessa_Ryan Yeah! Canada loves you Ben :)
17:25 maccapianofan wow
17:26 saxotillery I played DCYP for my intro to music theory class because it switches
from 4/4 into 12/8 and 6/8
17:26 adopted1egend so what did i miss? any more beastality?
17:26 maccapianofan lol
17:26 tylorwalls thats a strange favorite lyric out of context lol
17:26 saxotillery so thanks for being musically interesting
17:26 justinfos is may 30th the last day for your spring tour?
17:26 strangeling I really hope the admin survives this.
17:26 admin Darren L asks - "Magic" is my favorite song, but I never hear you play it during your concerts (other than the BFF reunion). Is that just because Darren Jesse wrote it?
17:26 admin ;) all good
17:26 kendybo mmm and Learn to Live...
17:26 maccapianofan he will not be the same after this...
17:26 thebigc Hi ben, is there a song you never get tired of playing?
17:26 drummerstu I play a mean nose flute - we should hook up, the nose flute needs to be bought back....
17:26 linkaneo haha
17:26 dustin91aol.com or a song you’re sick of playing?
17:26 meecrofilm they played magic during the BFF days.
17:26 benfolds magic: er funny. I guess Beatles analogies are good for nearly any rock band scenario and so I’d just say that I’m sure that John Lennon didn’t play "Hey Jude" much after the Beatles, or Paul probably didn’t play "Dear Prudence".
17:27 maccapianofan well said
17:27 benfolds I love the song and I’d even say there are other Darren songs that are at least as good. I concentrate on my songs because I’m a songwriter. Darren does the song justice though I’m not sure he even does it live these days either.
17:27 ktlebakergmail.com who would you like to colloborate with? the regina spektor feature was brilliant
17:27 linkaneo its a shame i do love that song, and i’m too young to have seen a Five show =(
17:27 norajane Do you ever sing alternative lyrics to your own songs? Wheneve I listen
to "You Don"t Know Me" I sing "You Don’t Blow Me" in my head.
17:27 benfolds collaborations occur. i like to let them happen. not sure who’s the next
victim
17:27 marthgirsch Ben, there’s been talk of the stems & seeds cover art relating to stems
& seeds of the drug variety. any comment?
17:27 alikat91190 If you collaborated with Colin Meloy I would **** my pants
17:27 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Would you have Hotel Lights open shows for you on tour sometime?
17:27 gadget if you have to ask, it doesnt matter
17:27 admin Levi G asks - I was wondering if you ever studied voice or took lessons?
17:27 meecrofilm collab with me.
17:27 jmulia did you know that the luckiest is played at thousands of weddings...mine included
17:27 benfolds yes. stems and seeds pot reference.
17:28 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp Your collabo with Angela was great!
17:28 danceswiththievesyahoo.com darren doesn’t play Magic live, for the record.
17:28 marilove oh
17:28 drummerstu You should check out Duke Special - very up your street but more tim burtonesque - he just toured with Hannon
17:28 benfoldcalgar.net ben -- any chance the original trio plus the current band could have a jam recording session and see what comes of it?
17:28 benfolds old school pot reference probably
17:28 marilove why did i not get that?
17:28 marthgirsch called it!
17:28 tylorwalls do you smoke pot ben?
17:28 marilove wow i am slow
17:28 sarah43560 lol
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 09:00:28 PM
17:28 relativeworldgmail.com calllllleld it
17:28 tamtammyhocking.com Ben - did you have to beg your dad to do the on-stage
reading of Valuable Possession or was he OK with it (such a good sport)? And has he left
you any other interesting phone material lately? ;)
17:28 copax7yahoo.com Ben..."Has Been" is a work of genius. I can’t tell you how
much pleasure that album gives me. Your music is brilliant. Any future William ****ner
collaborations in the works?
17:28 benfolds though i’m not a pot fan. my friends are and i’m a fan of happy people
17:28 arod138 how about you and Wendy Carlos?
17:28 adopted1egend ben, did you ever do pot?
17:28 benfolds i had to beg papa yes
17:28 relativeworldgmail.com well said
17:28 relativeworldgmail.com happy people are the best
17:28 benfolds i don’t know wendy anymore
17:28 tamtammyhocking.com aww bless his heart... nice of him
17:29 benfolds hang on... gotta pee
17:29 adopted1egend lol
17:29 duke75b T H E L O N E L Y P O L I C E M A N H A S T H E S T R E N G T H O
F T E N M E N!!!!
17:29 linkaneo haha, fir dos
17:29 trevorsggmail.com break!
17:29 saxotillery shoulda worn your PFofJ chat depends
17:29 linkaneo I’m gonna take that and nip off to
17:29 drummerstu blimey how long that take to type?!!!
17:29 linkaneo brb
17:29 admin quote of the day
17:29 sarah43560 i need a cigarette after all this! lol
17:29 adopted1egend i asked if there was a bathroom break and noone answered!
17:29 tylorwalls any chance of you doing a cover of never gonna give you up by rick
astley?
17:29 strangeling Intermission. ;)
17:29 jackrabbit75 Wheeee!!!!!! Finally here! BF is my BFF!!!!
17:29 meecrofilm well guess there is
17:29 duke75b A L O N G T I M E
17:29 meecrofilm everyone off to the bathroom
17:29 mullimann2004 duke, i tried to find that officer recently up in norwood
17:29 Vanessa_Ryan haha tylor
17:29 drummerstu hahaha
17:29 Vanessa_Ryan rickroll, baby
17:29 duke75b really?
17:29 duke75b that’s awesome
17:29 tylorwalls lol it would be so sweet if ben rickrolled his whole audience
17:29 maccapianofan lol admin how many questions do you have?
17:29 Vanessa_Ryan haha
17:30 arod138 just don’t go changing...ala Walter/Wendy
17:30 admin a ton!!
17:30 duke75b he had no idea what was going on @mulimann
17:30 Vanessa_Ryan "hey guys check out this link" and it goes to a rick astley vid
hahaha
17:30 ktlebakergmail.com listening to Lean to Live right now
17:30 benfolds amin. have i missed any questions?
17:30 drummerstu no
17:30 adopted1egend plenty
17:30 admin i think you are rolling well
17:30 relativeworldgmail.com a ton...
17:30 jondy1703 ben - will your solo tour stop in ann arbor this fall? or at least in
michigan?
17:30 linkaneo back
17:30 admin have one you JUST missed
17:30 relativeworldgmail.com but that’s a good thing
17:30 strangeling So, Mr. Admin. We should be friends. Are you a Mr?
17:30 admin Levi G asks - I was wondering if you ever studied voice or took lessons?
17:30 danceswiththievesyahoo.com so, guys... i was thinking we could all stop asking questions and let the ones that were sent in be answered.
17:30 linkaneo what’ve i missed?
17:30 benfolds not sure where we’re booked yet.
17:30 peasoup92 please come to ann arbor
17:30 marthgirsch ann arbor is a good choice.
17:30 peasoup92 on a weekend
17:30 danceswiththievesyahoo.com how’s that sound?
17:30 benfolds orchestras coming in. will fill in blanks
17:30 sarah43560 ann arbor
17:30 adopted1egend i asked the same thing
17:30 duke75b Did you ever talk to the lonely policeman again?
17:30 adopted1egend vocal thingy
17:30 supercellearthlink.net that’s not capitalism
17:30 i_basically_rock1 Ben, what do i gotta do to meet you in Kansas City? ;)
17:30 drummerstu you never came to Ipswich - its rubbish here its just as well!
17:30 benfolds i like ann arbor. just bought my favorite piano there. looooove my piano
17:30 marthgirsch a2 symphony orchestra! then i could usher and get in free.
17:30 saxotillery ben, you doing any orchestra shows in Indiana?
17:30 benfoldscalgar.net if you’re doing college stops, please try to convince them to let general public in... i was locked out of two local shows becaus i wasn’t a student.
17:31 benfolds you’ve gotta blow the tour manager
17:31 ktlebakergmail.com hahaha
17:31 benfolds to get into meet and greet
17:31 kraimondigmail.com ashley?
17:31 i_basically_rock1 lmao.
17:31 norajane Ashley?
17:31 benfolds yes. i’m serious
17:31 jondy1703 ann arbor is awesome! i met you at starbucks beforehand
17:31 kraimondigmail.com hes adorable
17:31 linkaneo hahaha
17:31 saxotillery it’s a good thing my 18th birthday was the night I met you
17:31 maccapianofan that’s not in the fan club description
17:31 benfolds i’m not joking. its disgusting, but what can i do? he’s in charge
17:31 saxotillery that could’ve been all sorts of dangerous
17:31 i_basically_rock1 Get me the hookup, i guess. ;)
17:31 jimbo I wonder why you cancelled Ispwich and ended with London lsat year.???
17:31 Vanessa_Ryan haha
17:31 adopted1egend well they didnt check my ID for a meet and greet
17:31 saxotillery for your man, anyway
17:31 drummerstu coz ipswich is a hole!!
17:31 benfolds ipswich didn’t sell well
17:31 norajane Any idea when the Fall tour dates will be known?
17:31 arod138 your mom got me tickets in Philly..she was nice
17:31 peasoup92 you don’t have to respond to this because i know that your probably like "woah" right now, but i’m 17 and i play the piano and your music pretty much changed my life. i know that sounds like bull, but it’s not
17:31 jimbo Thank you Ben.
17:31 admin LEVI G ASKS - I was wondering if you ever studied voice or took lessons?
17:31 alikat91190 ben, thank you for coming to Boston three times in one month, but I hope that doesn’t mean you won’t be back for three years
17:31 benfolds but i’ll tell you, i looked into getting a bus for ipswich people and it got complicated. i did try
17:31 bboswellutk.edu what short stories are zak and sarah based on?
17:32 linkaneo Ben when’re you next in England? Knowledge yet?
17:32 danceswiththievesyahoo.com whoa whoa whoa, you blow Chad? i’ll have to inform his wife, Ben.
17:32 marthgirsch doesn’t sound like bull. ben, your music changed my life too.
17:32 adopted1egend i have that same story but im 15
17:32 benfolds okay. voice question:
17:32 drummerstu try Norwich - much better!
17:32 peasoup92 i honestly wanted to quit when i was like 8 and my sister played me a ben folds five cd and i was "not the same" to be really cheesy. mostly because the piano was so cool, but also partly because of song for the dumped. so thanks
17:32 linkaneo Come to Canterbury! that’d own!
17:32 audiodile it was 94, in his basement
17:32 bboswellutk.edu Ben - What short stories are zak and sara based off of?
17:32 adopted1egend ben should make a piano hero
17:32 strangeling Me and my dad met you backstage in Lakewood. We wanted to gush but didn’t. Regrets.
17:33 duke75b synthesia.com
17:33 homemade What do you think of nudity on stage as a musician?
17:33 duke75b that’s piano hero
17:33 meecrofilm haha.. ‘Piano Hero’ that’s awesome
17:33 relativeworldgmail.com ben, could you settle what brainwascht is about?
17:33 kendybo HEY_ Jukebox the Ghost are terrific- how did find them?
17:33 drummerstu only if its integral to the performance!
17:33 duke75b http://www.synthesia.com/<--- piano hero
17:33 audiodile relative: check the burbs.org thread.
17:33 marthgirsch good call alex. brainwascht - there are lots of theories.
17:33 adopted1egend im listening to tyhem now
17:33 benfolds But I believe you can musically deliver a song in whatever state you have to. I warm up for about 3 minutes by going mmmmmwowowowowow on a few notes which loosens my jaw a bit. I shake my hands out a few times and wrap my fingers up and I’m ready to go.
17:33 hanny If you could play at any venue in the world, where would it be?
17:33 marthgirsch hey i have synesthesia! cool.
17:33 allison ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
17:33 jackrabbit75 Hey Ben.... How much would you charge a guy for a half hour personal concert at your studio right before I propose to my girlfriend? We’re both rediculous fans and she would just die if I was able to pull something like this together...
17:33 allison I’m back
17:33 allison finaaaaaaaaalyyyy
17:33 allison whoever left, i thank you.
17:33 i_basically_rock1 yay allison
17:33 benfolds haha. i don’t charge for **** like that.
17:33 copax7yahoo.com Any chance for another incredible "Has Been" album in the future? There should be one every year!
17:34 linkaneo HEY ali =D
17:34 allison ps. thanks mel for IMing me what i was missing.
17:34 benfolds i’d love to do another ****ner record if the timing was right
17:34 linkaneo I have synaesthesia too - Bens music makes it go mental sometimes! =D
17:34 tylorwalls ben, will you cover "never gonna give you up" by rick astley?
17:34 marilove i love that ****ner
17:34 danceswiththievesyahoo.com you’re certainly welcome
17:34 linkaneo thats fab
17:34 tylorwalls rofl
17:34 marilove wait mine didn’t get ****’d out
17:34 tylorwalls it censors the past tense of ****
17:34 marilove ****ner
17:34 danceswiththievesyahoo.com haha, ****ner is a bad word
17:34 benfolds i honestly twisted my ankle dancing to rick astley in college
17:34 marilove hahaha hilar
17:34 maccapianofan lol
17:34 marthgirsch ben’s music blows my mind because of all the colors it makes me see
17:34 benfoldscalgar.net **** **** shut
17:34 allison dear i love that they’re sensoring a ben folds chat
17:34 linkaneo lol at you.
17:34 admin PHILLIP J ASKS - Hey Ben, when are you going to get some songs on Rock Band/Guitar Hero so that we can pretend to be you?
17:34 benfolds no no. true
17:34 tylorwalls hahaha
17:34 ericthederek ben, have you seen Charlie the Unicorn?
17:34 adopted1egend lol
17:34 benfolds was damned embarrassing
17:34 ktlebakergmail.com wow
17:34 benfoldscalgar.net oops.... i thought that would get censored.
17:34 tylorwalls thats sick
17:35 meecrofilm hah, that’s awesome
17:35 linkaneo marth-iagree it makes such pretty pictures
17:35 benfolds there’s a censor?
17:35 tylorwalls evidently
17:35 benfolds **** **** **** ****
17:35 marilove ****ner
17:35 benfolds did that come through?
17:35 marthgirsch ****
17:35 ktlebakergmail.com ****
17:35 relativeworldgmail.com robo sensor
17:35 tylorwalls nope
17:35 duke75b no
17:35 marthgirsch oops!
17:35 marilove it doesn’t censor to yourself
17:35 ktlebakergmail.com oh
17:35 relativeworldgmail.com censor
17:35 tylorwalls its all ******** stars
17:35 marilove but to everyone else it is censored
17:35 danceswiththievesyahoo.com it doesn’t sensor me, but it censors everybody else i can see
17:35 marilove and thus
17:35 ktlebakergmail.com that didn’t censor
17:35 marilove ****ner
17:35 sarah43560 let me ****ing try
17:35 tylorwalls you can see your own things
17:35 marthgirsch weird. okay, let’s move on.
17:35 benfoldscalgar.net oh good, it did censor what i said then.
17:35 sarah43560 oh
17:35 benfolds *******
17:35 allison right
17:35 allison i can type **** **** **** **** all i want
17:35 benfolds did that come through?
17:35 linkaneo hahaha
17:35 relativeworldgmail.com nope
17:35 gadget hahaha
17:35 marthgirsch **********
17:35 tylorwalls nope
17:35 allison but you can’t see it
17:35 benfolds really?
17:35 maccapianofan no
17:35 i_basically_rock1 *
17:35 relativeworldgmail.com yep
17:35 benfolds how bout...
17:35 tylorwalls really
17:35 drummerstu pig****er - did that work?
17:35 gadget really
17:35 danceswiththievesyahoo.com keep going!
17:35 jimbo no, slow down.....
17:35 sarah43560 wow that’s too much
17:35 supercellearthlink.net Mr. Folds, do you ever wake up and just want to set the piano on fire and then drive across the country for no apparent reason?
17:35 i_basically_rock1 O.O
17:35 benfolds f*u*c*k*
17:35 relativeworldgmail.com yay
17:35 sarah43560 yay
17:35 tylorwalls there it is!
17:35 relativeworldgmail.com you win
17:35 allison cheater
17:35 gadget that worked
17:36 marilove good job, ben
17:36 dustin91aol.com worked!
17:36 jondy1703 hahaha
17:36 Vanessa_Ryan yay!
17:36 linkaneo whoo ben
17:36 adopted1egend that works
17:36 sarah43560 he figured it out
17:36 ericthederek haha.. nice
17:36 benfolds thanks
17:36 mollyvicksburg ben is brilliant
17:36 i_basically_rock1 haha ben
17:36 benfoldscalgar.net benfolds defeats a censor.
17:36 linkaneo you fooled the censor
17:36 benfolds there’s always a way to cuss
17:36 benfoldscalgar.net now go teach your children this! :)
17:36 copax7yahoo.com You did it!
17:36 gadget wow, are we all 12? awesome!
17:36 danceswiththievesyahoo.com you’re living proof of that
17:36 jimbo testing ****
17:36 linkaneo you should write a song about that xD
17:36 meecrofilm at heart, yes.
17:36 marthgirsch there IS always a way to cuss.
17:36 Vanessa_Ryan if you put your mind to it you can do anything. ben has shown usthis.
17:36 bboswellutk.edu Ben - What short stories and zak and sara based off of?
17:36 tylorwalls by the way, did they not assume the foul words would be alright with you?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 09:04:40 PM
17:36 benfolds fran and zoe
17:36 relativeworldgmail.com ben, I need to try this again: will you tell us what
brainwascht is about?
17:36 adopted1egend **** with it
17:36 gadget im waiting for the rude emoticons
17:36 benfoldscalgar.net hey ben - do your children express musical interest? sports?
17:36 bboswelutk.edu thanks!
17:36 Ballhead87 i jusy read that
17:36 benfolds oh. won’t say who brainwascht is about
17:36 kendybo speaking of children- can you produce clean version of your albums so i
can listen with my son and students?
17:36 relativeworldmail.com darn
17:36 linkaneo oh dear
17:36 relativeworldgmail.com damn
17:36 relativeworldgmail.com there we go
17:36 adopted1egend i prefer brainwashed
17:36 linkaneo that sounds ominous
17:37 allison ooo you can say damn?
17:37 bboswelltk.edu oh we know
17:37 rebsbelhotmail.com would you help me to help kids with autism?
17:37 relativeworldgmail.com apparently
17:37 linkaneo yes, you cam ali
17:37 allison oh i wanted to know, why did you **** with the spelling of brainwashed?
17:37 Ballhead87 salinger is amazing
17:37 emerald Yep. Damn.
17:37 benfolds children need to learn to cuss, but in presence of their teachers and parents
17:37 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Will we see another live EP like thing like Songs For Goldfish anytime soon?
17:37 jackrabbit75 is there anyway to get other tracks in garageband format to play with??
17:37 ktlebakergmail.com agreed
17:37 marthgirsch ! i called it. i knew zak and sara must have beeen based on a salinger story.
17:37 benfolds otherwise they could get hurt out in the world trying it with no boundries
17:37 relativeworldgmail.com well said
17:37 kendybo only their teachers will get fired for that
17:37 audiodile marth you are truly a god
17:37 lildrummer99 Right, you like quality cussing.
17:37 benfolds yes, true about teachers
17:37 benfolds i’m just being silly
17:37 pweisberg how’s the rship with al the x-wives?
17:37 benfoldscalgar.net i agree. plus, even a small child every now and then does something that warrants "awwwwww ********"
17:37 marthgirsch audiodile, you got that right.
17:37 admin Amy J asks - What do your kids think of their dad being a musician and being on the road all the time? Do they show any interest in playing an instrument?
17:37 allison or slapped at the kitchen table for asking what the fword meant. whoops.
17:37 benfolds x wives haha
17:37 benfolds who said that?
17:37 benfoldscalgar.net just like from the christmas story
17:37 tedzepverizon.net Hey Ben! Are you ever going to tour with "The Bens"?
17:37 pweisberg me
17:38 marilove awww kids
17:38 benfolds stand up !
17:38 benfolds haha
17:38 benfolds well.
17:38 benfolds i’ll tell you
17:38 marilove he already answered that tedzep; too busy
17:38 maccapianofan can’t stand in here
17:38 tylorwalls lol
17:38 tamammyhocking.com rude rude rude
17:38 benfolds anna goodman is my best friend. we’ve known eaach other since five years old
17:38 kendybo lucky girl
17:38 benfolds we were married at twenty years old
17:38 tylorwalls ....
17:38 gadget omg just BABIES
17:38 adopted1egend which reminds me could i ever play lullabye with you when you come back to FL
17:38 adopted1egend ?
17:38 jimbo that is very young
17:38 kendybo sorry- must flirt with Ben when I get the chance...
17:38 benfolds and decided it was a bad idea after five years since we felt like brother and sister
17:38 marthgirsch dang that’s young. only 3 years older than me
17:38 linkaneo ha
17:39 sarah43560 awww
17:39 marilove oooops
17:39 benfolds she and i get along wonderfully
17:39 marilove yeah awww :)
17:39 jimbo Glad it was amicable
17:39 meecrofilm that’s good though then.
17:39 ktlebakergmail.com that’s great
17:39 linkaneo thats cute ^_^
17:39 benfolds i just saw her. her picture is on our fridge with her kids and husband
17:39 benfoldscalgar.net dare i ask.... how are things with you and your children’s mother?
17:39 rebsbelhotmail.com sweet
17:39 allison so army is a lie. i am so shocked. (sarcasm)
17:39 pweisberg i hope you can figure it out ..you get lonely?
17:39 benfolds it was nearly an arranged marriage. we were clueless
17:39 tedzepverizon.net My bad!
17:39 linkaneo ha, aw.
17:39 meecrofilm makes me think of alice childress
17:39 sarah43560 yeah
17:39 LandedinVa me 2
17:40 benfolds but despite everything i’m sure anna’s husband and children are glad we decided to split
17:40 bboswellutk.edu an arranged marriage is not so good
17:40 meecrofilm did you put that in there because she had a lot to do with the song?
17:40 marilove awwww that’s adorable
17:40 duke75b an arranged marriage is not so good....
17:40 benfolds kate rosen is in denver and i speak to her regularly
17:40 saxotillery so is that the story behind You to Thank?
17:40 duke75b haha nice bboswell
17:40 benfolds she’s going to start a yoga studio
17:40 meecrofilm that’s also good! Cool
17:40 kendybo do you practice- yoga I mean?
17:40 adopted1egend do you really meditate?
17:40 benfolds we were married for less than six months and never lived together and decided that we must be out of our minds
17:40 kendybo I was diggin the Krishna Das before the concert
17:40 ktlebakergmail.com impulse then?
17:40 linkaneo yoga hurts my selfs =(
17:40 tedzepverizon.net When you sing "All you can Eat", do you thinl of LA?
17:41 norajane I hear they have really cheap Yoga mats in Fredericksburg, VA
17:41 duke75b how old were you when you started playing piano?
17:41 linkaneo nine
17:41 marilove oh ben, i thought i made dumb relationship decisions :D
17:41 kendybo I think All You Can Eat applies to all of America
17:41 benfolds impulse yes but to put into perspective most of my peers at that time, who’d suddenly become famous had serious drug problems and a few friends died
17:41 danceswiththievesyahoo.com coping mechanism?
17:41 adopted1egend what question was that?
17:41 pweisberg all future songs should come with an asterick indicating real story or fiction
17:41 benfolds so my feeling is that i got off easy by going nuts and getting married with kate and she felt the same way
17:41 relativeworldgmail.com well we’re glad you’re so well off, ben.
17:41 tamtammyhocking.com sorry to hear that :(
17:41 jmulia you were just into love
17:41 linkaneo aw =( sorry
17:41 tedzepverizon.net You’ve got that right!
17:41 benfolds we may not have been in love
17:41 benfolds we don’t knowhaha
17:41 ktlebakergmail.com much better than meth though
17:41 i_basically_rock1 haha
17:42 maccapianofan you don’t know me
17:42 benfolds honestly, we sat down and had the same thought the same day
17:42 benfolds which was’ what the hell were we thinking?’
17:42 linkaneo heh
17:42 LandedinVa :)
17:42 supercellearthlink.net it happens
17:42 benfolds and kate’s was a BIG wedding with famous people there. it was insane
17:42 dustin91aol.com like who?
17:42 kendybo Yowch
17:42 jmulia happened to me after 23 years
17:42 audiodile Ben, how come you aren’t on TWITTER yet?
17:42 supercelearthlink.net at least you’re not cynical
17:42 benfolds i just sat with ed norton at the wedding
17:42 jondy1703 yes ben, please get a twitter!
17:42 i_basically_rock1 I agree with audio!
17:42 linkaneo Yeah Ben you should Twitterise instantly.
17:42 allison how come the fake ben folds twitter had to die :’(
17:42 relativeworldgmail.com no twitter. this is better.
17:42 jimbo man, why are Relationshops so hard!
17:42 ktlebakergmail.com Nice!
17:42 pdodge07mail.com Ben - Name 3 favorite movies, one from childhood, one from adolescence and one from adulthood
17:43 ktlebakergmail.com Love fight club
17:43 linkaneo Edward norton the actor?
17:43 benfolds we had some bowl from robert redford that i think i might stil have
17:43 lildrummer99 Please. Let the Admin do their job!!!!!
17:43 linkaneo awwwwww that must have been an awesome party
17:43 benfolds yeah, ed norton actor. good fellow
17:43 Vanessa_Ryan crazy! that’s awesome
17:43 marthgirsch good looking fellow.
17:43 m_ishikawahte.highway.ne.jp Ben, do you have any plan to hold a photo exhibition again? Last time you held it in Tokyo. I love your photographs.
17:43 benfolds but that was kate and me. her father is a big movie producer
17:43 linkaneo thats cool!
17:43 benfoldscalgar.net i love ed norton (platonic, lol)
17:43 benfolds and we just had FUN
17:43 marilove crap i love him
17:43 allison aha, i was wondering where that connection was
17:43 marilove (not so platonic)
17:43 asw70 Hey Ben, when are you playing the Blind Tiger next?
17:43 benfolds and the kate song makes me happy cause its very her
17:44 benfolds blind tiger! haha
17:44 pweisberg so you going to try the marriage thing again ..or are you done
17:44 linkaneo i wanna hear teh rest of what he’s talking about!
17:44 adopted1egend so ben how many guys have said your sexy?
17:44 sarah43560 cool
17:44 benfolds hell yeah
17:44 marilove Kate is my faaaavorite song :)
17:44 benfolds dudes think i’m sexy
17:44 marthgirsch aww! somebody just compared me to kate a few days ago. that makes me happy
17:44 i_basically_rock1 lol
17:44 ktlebakergmail.com it’s the glasses
17:44 jondy1703 ben, please play the ark in ann arbor!
17:44 gadget my cousin named her daughter kate after the song
17:44 norajane Do you want some mentos?
17:44 linkaneo My best friend Kate adores the song Kate for obv. reasons
17:44 adopted1egend ya i was there when the guy said he wanted to have your baby
17:44 tedzepverizon.net Have you ever watched "The Adventures of Pete and " Pete?
17:44 benfolds mentos yes
17:44 linkaneo I taught her how to play Wipe Out on the drums.
17:44 drummerstu are you re signing with Sony? they have done you no justice solo - when there is rubbish like Keane out there, you should expect better from a record company - go to an indie who will love you!
17:44 benfoldscalgar.net i do think you’re sexy. i wouldn’t want to do you, but i do look up to you, even how you dress and your hair, etc.
17:44 i_basically_rock1 I named my daughter Emaline. I wanna know what it’s about!
17:44 allison there was a show i was at where the people behind me informed each other that you were both on their "list" of being okay to have an affair with..... that was the Exit/In
17:44 benfolds epic records deal finished soon
17:45 meecrofilm Kate music video was ridiculous, haha.
17:45 marilove mancrush alert
17:45 shmu824 ben cds or vinyls?
17:45 linkaneo yeah it was odd
17:45 Vanessa_Ryan yeah i love the music vid for Kate!
17:45 homemade Do a greatest **** and leave Epic!@
17:45 jondy1703 ben, you should have a business model like Jonathan Coulton after your record deal is up
17:45 meecrofilm especially Darren gets very touchy with Robert. It’s awesome
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 09:05:09 PM
17:45 marthgirsch ben, will you please play in between days at your kansas city concert?
random, i know, but still.
17:45 benfolds kate music video ****ED OFF the international video woman at sony!
haha. very funny phone call i had with her
17:45 benfoldscalgar.net got a confession, ben. when i first met you, i didn’t know where to put my arm. it should’ve gone over your shoulder but it ended up at your waist. i want to apologize for that! i was just really nervous.
17:45 meecrofilm nice! haha
17:45 benfoldscalgar.net that is for a photo shoot, of course.
17:45 linkaneo haha - what happened with the phone
17:45 linkaneo ?
17:45 benfolds forgiven benfolds
17:45 relativeworldgmail.com what a great video though. priceless.
17:46 allison we never heard about wife number 3, btw
17:46 i_basically_rock1 lol
17:46 benfolds she’d authorized us to make a video while in japan
17:46 benfolds for kate of course
17:46 supercellearthlink.net What happened to Titler?
17:46 relativeworldmail.com never a good idea
17:46 benfolds and had authorized a fairly small budget
17:46 gadget haha and thats what you turned in? awesome
17:46 audiodile too soon, allison ;)
17:46 marthgirsch ben, i came all the way to dallas from ann arbor for your october show. you heard me shouting at you from the stage. thank you for not being thrown off by me/my sister’s enthusiasm.
17:46 linkaneo thats ingenius =D
17:46 meecrofilm small budget indeed. haha
17:46 benfolds and so we made it on a camcorder for the cost of the video tape in one shot
17:46 kraimondigmail.com do you ever get freaked out that all of these people and fans know all about your personal life?
17:46 meecrofilm i wondered if it was the lowest budgeted music video of all time
17:46 maccapianofan lol
17:46 allison lololol. not after i talked to eef last week.....
17:46 jackrabbit75 Did that guy really jump off the balcony during your MySpace taping?
17:46 norajane How did you come to know Elliot Smith? (allison edit - ElliotT)
17:46 drummerstu My fave story was a journalist pretended to be Robert in Germany and ****ed of the record company
17:46 allison no
17:46 benfolds tour manager hovering over us and laughing
17:46 sarah43560 lol
17:46 benfolds we turned it in and this woman called me screaming!
17:46 dustin91aol.com any further work with Al Yankovic?
17:46 danceswiththievesyahoo.com eeeeeeeeeeeef. i miss that guy.
17:46 allison jackrabbit - we practiced that for hours and hours
17:47 i_basically_rock1 haha
17:47 bboswellutk.edu wassup ashely
17:47 allison okay more like 20 min
17:47 jackrabbit75 i thought it was staged.....
17:47 benfolds she said, you think you’re so ****ing smart ben folds but you’ve never had to tangle with me and don’t think the rest of the label doesn’t know you’re a ****ing ******* etc
17:47 allison mel, you shoulda been there. we had total request time with clem snide
17:47 linkaneo hehe thats brilliant
17:47 ktlebakergmail.com wow
17:47 tylorwalls oh no
17:47 Vanessa_Ryan haha
17:47 i_basically_rock1 hahaha. that’s amazing. Go ben! :D
17:47 benfolds and then she informed me that she wasn’t footing the bill
17:47 jackrabbit75 thanks allison.
17:47 tylorwalls not a ***ing *******
17:47 adopted1egend what was that last word?
17:47 rebsbelhotmail.com **** her!
17:47 gadget this is a most excellent story
17:47 lildrummer99 The cost of a tape?
17:47 maccapianofan one down and 3.6 tomorrow and I’m out of here
17:47 relativeworldgmail.com yeah, what was the bill?
17:47 benfolds and so i said... well.... i really think you should
17:47 meecrofilm hahaha
17:47 linkaneo the bill of what - $10? =D
17:47 LandedinVa LOVE it!!!!
17:47 tamtammyhocking.com LOL! What a cow
17:47 benfolds and she kept saying no
17:47 danceswiththievesyahoo.com for the record, i hate allison for living in the north, where people tour
17:48 linkaneo god, crazy woman
17:48 benfolds so i told her it was 30 dollars and i’d be submitting it
17:48 allison well, for the record, mel needs to move her ass up here
17:48 lildrummer99 lol
17:48 pweisberg speaking of bills ..did the x’***** you up for money?
17:48 allison graduate from college woam
17:48 benfolds i’m not sure why she called me "beatles folds five"
17:48 allison or woman
17:48 meecrofilm haha
17:48 Vanessa_Ryan lol
17:48 ktlebakergmail.com hahaha
17:48 meecrofilm what?
17:48 ktlebakergmail.com that’s hilarious
17:48 i_basically_rock1 lmao
17:48 rebsbelhotmail.com hahahaha
17:48 relativeworldgmail.com that’s a compliment.
17:48 tylorwalls hhahaha
17:48 sarah43560 wow
17:48 benfolds i never got my money so she had the last laugh (if she ever laughs)
17:48 audiodile Is the recording "Ben Folds Telemarketed" actually you?
17:48 meecrofilm ha. doubt it.
17:48 allison no
17:48 meecrofilm awesome. thanks for the backstory!
17:48 allison it’s not
17:48 benfolds i run into her sometimes and she acts like it didn’t happen haha
17:48 maccapianofan you never give me your money>
17:48 meecrofilm awwwkward.
17:48 benfolds they refused to service it to the UK
17:48 meecrofilm like a one night stand
17:48 allison i mean it’s ben but the guy Eric something somthing spliced it together
17:48 kendybo will you ever do a children’s record or contribute to one?
17:48 peasoup92 are there any young artists that you want to tour with really badly?
17:49 audiodile thanks, ali.
17:49 linkaneo i saw it on youtube
17:49 meecrofilm ben folds. childrens record?
17:49 jimbo where can I see this 30 dollar video>
17:49 benfolds and finally we did it ourselves but we missed the release so it got minimal play however the outlets told us they thought it’d have been a hit
17:49 relativeworldgmail.com oh I get it. "you never give me you money, you only give me your funny papers"
17:49 Vanessa_Ryan speaking of beatles folds five.....any fave beatles songs you’d like to share?
17:49 audiodile just ask you ben questions when ben leaves ;)
17:49 allison You can get a Chuck Folds children’s record
17:49 dancetech_in over the hedge... duh
17:49 tedzepverizon.net I love the video for "Landed". Did you do it because you thought the Shantner Monkey video was lame?
17:49 rebsbelhotmail.com ben folds, i love you, had to say it
17:49 duke75b lonely police man
17:49 pweisberg f** children record
17:49 benfolds its on youtube probably
17:49 tylorwalls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLkVOvHn-sUBen Folds Five - Kate is the kate video
17:49 relativeworldgmail.com it is
17:49 marthgirsch you should tour with radiohead. especially in ann arbor. like you should coume to ann arbor multiple times. no lie
17:49 tylorwalls i was just showing it to a friend
17:49 adopted1egend will you be touring in the next five years? if so could i open for you?
17:49 drummerstu chioldrens record then get done snorting coke off hookers and split with yourself dammit]
17:49 danceswiththievesyahoo.com yeah. buy chuck’s children’s record!
17:49 sarah43560 i got it on itunes
17:49 meecrofilm last time he contributed a song to childrens movie. grinch stole christmas. bizzare christmas wasnt very children-friendly, haha
17:49 pweisberg we want rock not mr. rogers
17:49 duke75b lonely police man.
17:49 benfolds the label told us they wanted a specific director for landed
17:49 danceswiththievesyahoo.com it’s fantastical
17:49 benfolds and i was fine with that. they were great
17:49 allison Big Bang Boom. great freaking record
17:49 peasoup92 ann arbor freaking loves you
17:49 relativeworldgmail.com yes ben. you+radiohead would be amazing.
17:49 benfolds and they told the label they were going to put a monkey in it
17:49 allison brothers doesn’t mention squirting your brother with pee though
17:49 maccapianofan lol
17:49 i_basically_rock1 did you like working with tim and eric for you don’t know me?
17:49 duke75b ben, do u like the lonely ppoice man
17:49 ktlebakegmail.com and ****ner
17:50 linkaneo In my haed I have a really solid vision for videos of loads of your songs, esp landed
17:50 maccapianofan so random
17:50 aynsley13 a monkey!/
17:50 duke75b police**
17:50 benfolds then when this one guy at the label saw the monkey he axed the video because of the monkey
17:50 peasoup92 i love the monkey
17:50 aynsley13 aww
17:50 linkaneo Will you hate me if when i finish learning piano i do covers and put the videos on youtube?
17:50 marthgirsch the landed/monkey video was excellent! it made me tear up a bit. no lie.
17:50 jackrabbit75 axe the monkey!!!
17:50 drummerstu they have their thumb on the pulse of youth!
17:50 maccapianofan don’t hate the monkey hate the game
17:50 relativeworldgmail.com the monkey is my favorite Ben moment, in a video.
17:50 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Poor Monkey, it was his break through vid!!!
17:50 kendybo ben does some lovely songs too- don’t sell him short or limit him to a genre, please
17:50 peasoup92 and i like that video because you actually get to see your hands
17:50 benfolds i had nothing against the monkey
17:50 tylorwalls i really think that the battle of who could care less video was one of the coolest videos ive seen ben
17:50 drummerstu the monkey is now on crack
17:50 relativeworldmail.com still. you were there. with a monkey.
17:50 jmulia who would
17:50 norajane What was the moneky’s name?
17:50 adopted1egend i thought he was your bestfriend or something
17:50 jondy1703 ben, will you ever release a music video compilation DVD?
17:50 benfolds we did video again with people who did ‘still fighting it’ with us
17:51 aynsley13 nora jane!! i was gona ask the same thing!! ha
17:51 linkaneo haha, i didn’t see the monkey video till last month and was really confused :d
17:51 linkaneo :D
17:51 benfolds monkey was my best friend for one day
17:51 ktlebakegmail.com loved that Tim/Eric directed You Don’t Know Me
17:51 peasoup92 the garage one is cool too
17:51 i_basically_rock1 aww! <3
17:51 benfolds we were both being exploited he felt
17:51 maccapianofan lol
17:51 tylorwalls haha
17:51 linkaneo lol
17:51 relativewgmail.com ha
17:51 emerald :)
17:51 Vanessa_Ryan tee hee
17:51 benfoldsalgar.net lol
17:51 adopted1egend damn i wish my best friend was a monkey (or ben folds)
17:51 drummerstu he does straight to video movies now...sad
17:51 maccapianofan he was just monkin around?
17:51 i_basically_rock1 this room is crazy at times
17:51 marthgirsch i still don’t get how you managed to do the kate video in one take without laugihng.
17:51 ericthederek ben- favorite fairy tale?
17:51 allison poor monkey’s probably on unemployment
17:51 benfolds they were mean to the monkey though. it seems that they have to be? but i didn’t like it.
17:51 audiodile Ben, you should get Spike Jonze to do a video
17:51 drummerstu william morris dumped him
17:51 relagmail.com ok maybe the pirate was my favorite ben video moment. how did that come about?
17:51 linkaneo aw =(
17:52 jackrabbit75 Can I get your studio address so I can set up a personal 30 minute "concert" when you’re not touring??
17:52 linkaneo aw yeah! pirate! that was mental
17:52 norajane Did you spank the monkey?
17:52 LandedinVa love Ben the pirate!!! :)
17:52 benfolds we did the kate video in a few passes. we took take three. i totally remember because we did a fourth one and it wasn’t as good. the other passes we laughed yes
17:52 jacob_bridlemanhotmail.com Will you fly out and do the Tonight Show with Conan?
17:52 jimbo Ben Fold(S), Ever thought of doing a FAN CLUB gig?
17:52 benfolds i spanked the pirate though
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 09:05:37 PM
17:52 peasoup92 can i intern at your studio lol
17:52 meecrofilm hahah
17:52 rolypolyrally ben- 3 random things: we have the same b-day and i make u a card
evry year ^_^, i’d be ecstatic if u made a song with my name (erica), and do you see the
audience or notice specific ppl? love you!
17:52 benfolds@calgar.net it’s drivin’ me nuts!
17:52 dancetech_in arrrgg
17:52 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com Will you fly out and do the Tonight Show with
Conan? you did lots on his show you guys must of had some kind of bond
17:53 adopted1egend so you got any other advice besides music first?
17:53 benfolds yeah. i wasn’t happy to find out that johnny depp did a pirate thing too.
17:53 danceswiththieves@yahoo.com i’ve gotta go watch Heroes with my boyfriend
now. bye, Ben! - Mel
17:53 allison conan’s off the air right now
17:53 maccapianofan lol
17:53 linkaneo hahahaha
17:53 trevorsg@gmail.com That’s a good question: do you ever notice specific people in
your audience?
17:53 zildjianfan Have you always played drums left-handed, or did you start righthanded?
17:53 aynsley13 erica!! my bday is the next day...im sorta cool
17:53 LandedinVa u r much better than depp!!!!
17:53 tedzep@verizon.net I heard the monkey ate ****ners toop
17:53 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com i know allison, iwas thinking maybe for the first
show?
17:53 marthgirsch he noticed me and my sister in the audience in dallas, oct. 2008~
17:53 drummerstu i prefer depp
17:53 benfolds started drums right handed and switched after a couple of weeks of
*******
17:53 sarah43560 of? lol
17:53 linkaneo Ben - I’m exactly the same with drums! =O
17:53 shmu824 between TGIFridays and Applebee’s which would you pick?
17:53 peasoup92 one time i tried to play a right handed kit left handed
17:53 pweisberg how’s working with Joe Jackon
17:53 peasoup92 it didn’t work
17:53 marthgirsch APPLEBEE’S. duh.
17:53 allison Applebees. Oh wait i’m not ben.
17:53 linkaneo Are you actually right or left-handed?
17:53 benfolds depp was alright. i mean, he had more money to work with. but i was
pretty good.
17:53 i_basically_rock1 Fridays
17:53 allison i also happen to work there. x.x
17:54 maccapianofan killed a dog real classy
17:54 benfolds@calgar.net fridays is awful.
17:54 allison depp also didn’t have to keep it a secret
17:54 benfolds i love joe jackson. was a big fan so i was nervous
17:54 benfolds@calgar.net steppin’ out is a great song.
17:54 kendybo you were way better- and the brindge double entendre was precious
17:54 sarah43560 i liked the "bridge" part of hte pirate video
17:54 benfolds killing a dog requires skill
17:54 ericthederek ben, what’s your favorite fairy tale or children’s story?
17:54 i_basically_rock1 Ben, my daughter Emaline says hi. :D
17:54 pweisberg yeah me too ..knew him from Look Sharp days
17:54 drummerstu but he lived that part - I can’t help but feel you just got a cheap outfit
and - well, y’know
17:54 benfolds childrens story... giving tree
17:54 maccapianofan especially with a sword in your mouth
17:54 adopted1egend where do i put my altoid can you sogned in my piano?
17:54 jjmkemp@gmail.com Ben - what do you think of Night and Day II?
17:54 tam@tammyhocking.com Any more drumming from you coming up on
recordings? And hope you don’t mind, when our kid is born in Sept. he’s getting your
namesake :)
17:54 pweisberg he’s pretty tall and lanky
17:54 marthgirsch weren’t you originally left handed?
17:54 alikat91190 well depp never rode on a tricycle
17:54 tylorwalls here’s the real question
17:54 benfolds i’m not a fan of method acting drummerstu
17:54 Vanessa_Ryan giving tree is amazing! shel silverstein!
17:54 norajane Who is your favorite Golden Girl?
17:55 benfolds i feel its unneccessary to BE a pirate
17:55 drummerstu shame..
17:55 jackrabbit75 Hey Allison... how can I get a visit to the studio in between tours?
17:55 tylorwalls what is your favorite ****?
17:55 rebsbel@hotmail.com have you seen Slither?
17:55 allison don’t look at me
17:55 Vanessa_Ryan do you like a light in the attic
17:55 jackrabbit75 i’ll pay whatever.
17:55 benfolds@calgar.net ben - will the reunion show up on dvd/cd?
17:55 benfolds but hey, depp seems to have a pretty good career so i’m not going to get
bitter about it. godd*mn it
17:55 jondy1703 ben, can you put out a music video compilation DVD? with both
versions of landed?
17:55 linkaneo hehe
17:55 pweisberg you should cover a Joe song
17:55 rebsbel@hotmail.com Ben, see slither. You’ll like it.
17:55 allison just cause i know where it is doesnt mean i pay it a visit (unless it’s to chalk
the pavement outside of it)
17:55 maccapianofan cover Todd Rundgren
17:55 marthgirsch you should cover a rufus wainwright song! actually you guys should
just tour together again.
17:55 homemade What do you think of bootlegs??
17:55 adopted1egend whatever happened to that theatre thing anyway?
17:55 benfolds studio is now an orchestral studio with clients etc
17:55 tedzep@verizon.net Hey Ben! What do you think about "Bright Eyes?
17:55 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com Loved workingon the Cologne music video with
you Ben!!
17:56 marthgirsch you, rufus, radiohead, andrew bird, and elliot smith - all i need.
17:56 benfolds theater thing.. i’ll do it. i will. it keeps starting and stopping. i get busy
17:56 drummerstu put him in your musical - kerching - everyones a winner
17:56 i_basically_rock1 Ben, what is Emaline about?
17:56 relativeworld@gmail.com ben, how well did you you know elliot smith?
17:56 meecrofilm Philosophy made me want to relearn piano. I can a bunch of your
songs now. just sharin. haha
17:56 jackrabbit75 Allison...can you tell me where it is offline so i can try to set up a
meet?
17:56 meecrofilm not a horse. hah
17:56 benfolds its about a horse!
17:56 allison google my friend
17:56 marthgirsch what.
17:56 linkaneo Ben are you ever gonna do orchestra music in England?
17:56 benfolds@calgar.net lol we’ve come full circle.
17:56 maccapianofan lol
17:56 zildjianfan ben + andrew bird would be pretty amazing
17:56 dancetech_in I would LOVE to be your choreographer for the theater thing, Ben~
17:56 adopted1egend lol
17:56 aynsley13 your children ever go on tour with you??
17:56 marthgirsch emaline’s not really about a horse, is it?
17:56 meecrofilm hahaha
17:56 benfolds orchestra in england if possible. no offers
17:56 i_basically_rock1 a horse?
17:56 benfolds no its not about a horse
17:56 marthgirsch what!i’m so confused.
17:56 linkaneo whoo
17:56 jackrabbit75 google.... hmmm.........
17:56 benfolds sorry
17:56 allison ben/andrew bird who would open??
17:56 marthgirsch good.
17:56 benfolds no horses in my song
17:56 shmu824 i need to eat soon
17:56 i_basically_rock1 my daughter is named Emaline. I’d like to know. :)
17:56 maccapianofan it was Ben’s first question
17:56 linkaneo :D
17:57 benfolds@calgar.net ben - what’s your favorite TV show?
17:57 i_basically_rock1 I missed it. :(
17:57 i_basically_rock1 sorry
17:57 allison i’m seeing andrew bird this friday, for the record. freakin sold out back to
back nights
17:57 meecrofilm might as well write a song about a horse and jockey now.
17:57 kendybo yo gabba gabba
17:57 allison i have dreadful seats
17:57 linkaneo =(
17:57 admin another admin question? Amy J asks - What do your kids think of their dad
being a musician and being on the road all the time? Do they show any interest in playing
an instrument?
17:57 benfolds its about some girl named emaline. honestly i wrote it when i was really
young and it FELT right. i was learning to make a song and it was the first time i got
lucky at it.
17:57 marthgirsch andrew and ben - i could be the opener. with my mandolin.
17:57 allison but i love that guy too, so who cares.
17:57 adopted1egend i tried to get my science teacher to name his kid emaline
17:57 zildjianfan at least you get to seem him allison, he nevers comes to NC
17:57 meecrofilm its’ a fantastic song
17:57 marthgirsch you did get lucky. emaline is so lovely.
17:57 lukesmannequin Are there any plans for another record with William ****ner?
17:57 benfolds admin question: tour dad... well
17:57 allison hahaha bird lives in Illinois.
17:57 i_basically_rock1 Aww. Thank you Ben. :) I’m proud to have my daughter named
after one of your songs. :D
17:57 kicks4fun the song or with the girl?
17:58 peasoup92 haha that’s hilarious with william’s last name
17:58 linkaneo it never gets old
17:58 rebsbel@hotmail.com thanks ben. this was fun.
17:58 allison you can damn but you can’t ****
17:58 tylorwalls ass
17:58 linkaneo -ner
17:58 allison and yes, ****ner he said he’d love to earlier
17:58 rebsbel@hotmail.com do we get an encore after the hour?
17:58 tylorwalls can you say a*s*s*?
17:58 jackrabbit75 NOOO!!!! please don’t leave us yet!! BF my BFF!!!
17:58 adopted1egend anyone on dial up?
17:58 benfolds ‘m lucky because when I’m home they’re with me most all of the time
until I get on the tour bus to go back to work. So they get plenty of ‘dada’ time only in
bigger quantities at a time with times of touring.
17:58 marilove awww i missed the end :)
17:59 tedzep@verizon.net Do you like "Bright Eyes"?
17:59 LandedinVa LOVE U BEN!!!!!
17:59 benfolds I suppose its just normal for them. They are interested in music but not
with the obsessive intensity that I had when I was a kid. They are very talented if they
chose to make music. Its up to them.
17:59 smk562@yahoo.com whats your favorite dinosaur?
17:59 pweisberg take them with you
17:59 benfolds say, we
17:59 benfolds re about out of time huh?
17:59 benfolds admin!
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 09:06:26 PM
17:59 sarah43560 i love ben more! lol
17:59 marthgirsch ben, i love your music. it has changed my life.
17:59 lukesmannequin Please pick me for the May 15th meet and greet!
17:59 admin i think so
17:59 benfolds why don’t you send me questions i missed
17:59 LandedinVa not possible!
17:59 jackrabbit75 love you ben!!!
17:59 LandedinVa :)
17:59 allison hey ben- the addition of the horn in sentimenal guy is pretty genius,
youtubed it, it was awesome.
17:59 benfolds and i’ll band em out and send em in?
17:59 meecrofilm aw. f*u*c*k.
17:59 admin you were awesome... i’ll send you the ones you missed
17:59 admin perfect
17:59 lildrummer99 Please do try to answer more questions in a less frenetic way...
17:59 jackrabbit75 in a completely hetero way of course
17:59 admin thanks, ben!
17:59 meecrofilm thanks for spending time with us
17:59 audiodile Thanks, Ben. See you in Oakland in May!
17:59 maccapianofan sounds good to me, thank you very much for answering mine
17:59 lildrummer99 Thank you :)
17:59 ericthederek thank you ben!
17:59 marthgirsch oh wow, ben. you are the bomb.
17:59 peasoup92 thank you!
17:59 jondy1703 thank you ben!
17:59 lukesmannequin thank you
17:59 meecrofilm and keeping up with the bombardment of questions
17:59 pweisberg tempe az ..one more time please ben
18:00 LandedinVa thanks ben!!!
18:00 benfolds it was a pleasure typing my ass off with you all
18:00 dustin91@aol.com Ben, I said this after an NYC show 12,13 years ago when you
signed my Chick-fil-A shirt, and I’ll say it again – you made music fun again. Thanks for
that!
18:00 Vanessa_Ryan thanks a lot ben, this was awesome :)
18:00 amelia420 thanks ben
18:00 allison this probably would have been less chaos with emails
18:00 tylorwalls thanks ben!
18:00 aynsley13 thanks that was great! cheers
18:00 gadget you rock
18:00 kendybo thank you- love you!
18:00 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com thank you so much, you are the best
18:00 linkaneo oh!!!
18:00 shmu824 so long
18:00 adopted1egend PS ben is sexy]
18:00 relativeworld@gmail.com bye ben thanks!
18:00 smk562@yahoo.com thanks!
18:00 justinfos thank you
18:00 trevorsg@gmail.com thanks!!
18:00 tam@tammyhocking.com thanks :)
18:00 lapras53 thanks ben
18:00 maccapianofan thanks for telling me how to beat a sensor
18:00 linkaneo BEn! Make a heart wth your hands
18:00 sarah43560 love you!
18:00 zildjianfan thanks ben!
18:00 admin have a great show!
18:00 dancetech_in rock this b*i*t*c*h
18:00 marthgirsch ben, see you in kansas city!please stay after and sign autographs!
18:00 meecrofilm keep on rockin the s-h-i-t
18:00 linkaneo and remember me next time you’re in london ;)
18:00 arod138 hi?
18:00 benfolds f*u*c*k yeah
18:00 strangeling Thank you. By, Ben. Bye admin dude. Sorry for making your brain
explode!
18:00 zildjianfan and play NC State...not Duke
18:00 benfolds admin did a fine job
18:00 rgans24 iloveyou
18:00 rgans24 dasidj
18:00 benfolds we should do this more often
18:00 Ballhead87 my head hurts. thanks though
18:00 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com go Admin!!!
18:00 adopted1egend hand job that is
18:00 marthgirsch ben, my sister says hi.
18:00 norajane You don’t blow me at all...
18:00 linkaneo we so should
18:00 tylorwalls is admin mr. reynolds himself?
18:00 maccapianofan I agree thanks admin, it was an impossible endeavor
18:00 sarah43560 yes, more often!
18:00 alikat91190 we definitely should
18:00 admin thank you
18:00 trevorsg@gmail.com hell yes we should!
18:00 pdodge07@gmail.com thanks ben - see you in May
18:00 sarah43560 every monday night!
18:00 marilove love ya ben!
18:00 benfolds hope my answers came through and made sense
18:00 saxotillery thanks ben! all my friends are totally jealous of my signed Indiana State
sweatshirt
18:00 meecrofilm i wanna axe you.. do you ever sit and wonder =p
18:00 arod138 aw you’re kidding, i was in room 4 in the wilderness!
18:01 admin we will def do it again
18:01 meecrofilm they did!
18:01 marilove you did great ben
18:01 rebsbel@hotmail.com pac man?
18:01 linkaneo thatd be cool
18:01 benfolds sorry to have gotten caught up talking about horses
18:01 meecrofilm hahaha
18:01 linkaneo that was great!
18:01 benfolds i just love writing about them and i can’t stop
18:01 amelia420 lol
18:01 marilove loool
18:01 aynsley13 ha!!!
18:01 allison admin you might wanna check out how amanda palmer does her things like
this "parties on the internet" it’d be less chaos for you
18:01 linkaneo We want to hear the rest of the wife story
18:01 trevorsg@gmail.com lula
18:01 marthgirsch horses... no one can resist.
18:01 kendybo would like to see Krisha Das BF together
18:01 arod138 oh Ben, do you recall what MOS you would have enlisted for?
18:01 admin ha! you did great.
18:01 linkaneo next time! =D
18:01 marilove i kinda like this free-for-all
18:01 marilove it was fun
18:01 benfolds buy me a beer and i’ll tell you the rest of the wife story
18:01 marilove and ****ner gets censored
18:01 sarah43560 @ arod - lol
18:01 marthgirsch let’s do this again sometime!
18:01 marilove which is somehow appropriate
18:01 linkaneo I Will!
18:01 pweisberg dvd, tempe. and cover joe
18:01 tam@tammyhocking.com done
18:01 maccapianofan lol
18:01 meecrofilm i have 4 guinesses in my fridge right now
18:01 marthgirsch i would buy you a beer, ben!come on.
18:01 meecrofilm i’ll mail one over
18:01 arod138 I was in the Army 84 to 93, so it would have been cool to have served
with you
18:01 marthgirsch and i’m not even 18 yet.
18:01 linkaneo Next time you’re in London! Promise? =D
18:01 jackrabbit75 i’ll buy you a beer just to buy you a beer!!! no story necessary!!!
18:01 benfolds amanda might have this down, but i kinda liked the randomness of this
18:01 audiodile I’ll buy you a case of Guiness :)
18:01 strangeling I’ll send you shoe polish.
18:02 arod138 well, i’m glad you became a musician
18:02 allison she webcams her
18:02 marilove i agree with ben
18:02 allison it’s pretty chaotic
18:02 gadget do it again!
18:02 lildrummer99 How about a horse drunk on guiness?
18:02 benfolds i won’t webcam!
18:02 marthgirsch oh ben. webcam next time! please!
18:02 linkaneo haha
18:02 aynsley13 ill buy you a beer on our bday!!
18:02 benfolds you’ll see the horse in the hotel room!
18:02 alikat91190 aww
18:02 rebsbel@hotmail.com yes cam!
18:02 audiodile Twitter, Ben!
18:02 tylorwalls lol ben when you come to tulsa in may we’ll go grab a beer
18:02 jmelrose i’m so bummed i finally got in in time to see the goodbye :-)
18:02 Vanessa_Ryan haha
18:02 allison Oh no!
18:02 adopted1egend lol\
18:02 meecrofilm hahaha
18:02 audiodile You know you want to.
18:02 homemade See ya in Montreal???
18:02 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com Scandalous!!
18:02 benfolds but we’re doing another chat with the suburbs
18:02 linkaneo Yeah Ben, get TwiitteR!
18:02 bboswell@utk.edu so allison did you get a complete transcript of this ******?
18:02 gadget oh eff them
18:02 rebsbel@hotmail.com northampton mass loves you!
18:02 meecrofilm i think you dont know me is actually him talking to a horse
18:02 gadget chat with us again1
18:02 allison no i got kicked out a lot
18:02 meecrofilm which would make a lot of sense
18:02 allison you are?
18:02 Vanessa_Ryan yeah, Canada’’s got some fine beer. i’d split a pitcher with ya
18:02 tylorwalls when will the burbs chat be?
18:02 allison since when?
18:02 maccapianofan lol @ gadget
18:02 benfolds so we could try it differently
18:02 rebsbel@hotmail.com so does Easthampton.
18:02 marthgirsch yes! q & a with thesuburbs, please.
18:02 allison andy doesn’t know this yet/i don’t
18:02 benfolds although i won’t do the webcam
18:02 zildjianfan go on stickam or something
18:02 linkaneo no
18:02 benfolds unless i can see everyone else too
18:03 linkaneo this is a great method!
18:03 allison i’m not getting you a webcam
18:03 tylorwalls deal!
18:03 rebsbel@hotmail.com why? u in pjs?
18:03 drummerstu damn - i look good on webcam!
18:03 maccapianofan that would be insame
18:03 benfolds like a big ass brady bunch screen
18:03 allison so don’t look at me
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 09:06:35 PM
17:59 sarah43560 i love ben more! lol
17:59 marthgirsch ben, i love your music. it has changed my life.
17:59 lukesmannequin Please pick me for the May 15th meet and greet!
17:59 admin i think so
17:59 benfolds why don’t you send me questions i missed
17:59 LandedinVa not possible!
17:59 jackrabbit75 love you ben!!!
17:59 LandedinVa :)
17:59 allison hey ben- the addition of the horn in sentimenal guy is pretty genius,
youtubed it, it was awesome.
17:59 benfolds and i’ll band em out and send em in?
17:59 meecrofilm aw. f*u*c*k.
17:59 admin you were awesome... i’ll send you the ones you missed
17:59 admin perfect
17:59 lildrummer99 Please do try to answer more questions in a less frenetic way...
17:59 jackrabbit75 in a completely hetero way of course
17:59 admin thanks, ben!
17:59 meecrofilm thanks for spending time with us
17:59 audiodile Thanks, Ben. See you in Oakland in May!
17:59 maccapianofan sounds good to me, thank you very much for answering mine
17:59 lildrummer99 Thank you :)
17:59 ericthederek thank you ben!
17:59 marthgirsch oh wow, ben. you are the bomb.
17:59 peasoup92 thank you!
17:59 jondy1703 thank you ben!
17:59 lukesmannequin thank you
17:59 meecrofilm and keeping up with the bombardment of questions
17:59 pweisberg tempe az ..one more time please ben
18:00 LandedinVa thanks ben!!!
18:00 benfolds it was a pleasure typing my ass off with you all
18:00 dustin91@aol.com Ben, I said this after an NYC show 12,13 years ago when you
signed my Chick-fil-A shirt, and I’ll say it again – you made music fun again. Thanks for
that!
18:00 Vanessa_Ryan thanks a lot ben, this was awesome :)
18:00 amelia420 thanks ben
18:00 allison this probably would have been less chaos with emails
18:00 tylorwalls thanks ben!
18:00 aynsley13 thanks that was great! cheers
18:00 gadget you rock
18:00 kendybo thank you- love you!
18:00 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com thank you so much, you are the best
18:00 linkaneo oh!!!
18:00 shmu824 so long
18:00 adopted1egend PS ben is sexy]
18:00 relativeworld@gmail.com bye ben thanks!
18:00 smk562@yahoo.com thanks!
18:00 justinfos thank you
18:00 trevorsg@gmail.com thanks!!
18:00 tam@tammyhocking.com thanks :)
18:00 lapras53 thanks ben
18:00 maccapianofan thanks for telling me how to beat a sensor
18:00 linkaneo BEn! Make a heart wth your hands
18:00 sarah43560 love you!
18:00 zildjianfan thanks ben!
18:00 admin have a great show!
18:00 dancetech_in rock this b*i*t*c*h
18:00 marthgirsch ben, see you in kansas city!please stay after and sign autographs!
18:00 meecrofilm keep on rockin the s-h-i-t
18:00 linkaneo and remember me next time you’re in london ;)
18:00 arod138 hi?
18:00 benfolds f*u*c*k yeah
18:00 strangeling Thank you. By, Ben. Bye admin dude. Sorry for making your brain
explode!
18:00 zildjianfan and play NC State...not Duke
18:00 benfolds admin did a fine job
18:00 rgans24 iloveyou
18:00 rgans24 dasidj
18:00 benfolds we should do this more often
18:00 Ballhead87 my head hurts. thanks though
18:00 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com go Admin!!!
18:00 adopted1egend hand job that is
18:00 marthgirsch ben, my sister says hi.
18:00 norajane You don’t blow me at all...
18:00 linkaneo we so should
18:00 tylorwalls is admin mr. reynolds himself?
18:00 maccapianofan I agree thanks admin, it was an impossible endeavor
18:00 sarah43560 yes, more often!
18:00 alikat91190 we definitely should
18:00 admin thank you
18:00 trevorsg@gmail.com hell yes we should!
18:00 pdodge07@gmail.com thanks ben - see you in May
18:00 sarah43560 every monday night!
18:00 marilove love ya ben!
18:00 benfolds hope my answers came through and made sense
18:00 saxotillery thanks ben! all my friends are totally jealous of my signed Indiana State
sweatshirt
18:00 meecrofilm i wanna axe you.. do you ever sit and wonder =p
18:00 arod138 aw you’re kidding, i was in room 4 in the wilderness!
18:01 admin we will def do it again
18:01 meecrofilm they did!
18:01 marilove you did great ben
18:01 rebsbel@hotmail.com pac man?
18:01 linkaneo thatd be cool
18:01 benfolds sorry to have gotten caught up talking about horses
18:01 meecrofilm hahaha
18:01 linkaneo that was great!
18:01 benfolds i just love writing about them and i can’t stop
18:01 amelia420 lol
18:01 marilove loool
18:01 aynsley13 ha!!!
18:01 allison admin you might wanna check out how amanda palmer does her things like
this "parties on the internet" it’d be less chaos for you
18:01 linkaneo We want to hear the rest of the wife story
18:01 trevorsg@gmail.com lula
18:01 marthgirsch horses... no one can resist.
18:01 kendybo would like to see Krisha Das BF together
18:01 arod138 oh Ben, do you recall what MOS you would have enlisted for?
18:01 admin ha! you did great.
18:01 linkaneo next time! =D
18:01 marilove i kinda like this free-for-all
18:01 marilove it was fun
18:01 benfolds buy me a beer and i’ll tell you the rest of the wife story
18:01 marilove and ****ner gets censored
18:01 sarah43560 @ arod - lol
18:01 marthgirsch let’s do this again sometime!
18:01 marilove which is somehow appropriate
18:01 linkaneo I Will!
18:01 pweisberg dvd, tempe. and cover joe
18:01 tam@tammyhocking.com done
18:01 maccapianofan lol
18:01 meecrofilm i have 4 guinesses in my fridge right now
18:01 marthgirsch i would buy you a beer, ben!come on.
18:01 meecrofilm i’ll mail one over
18:01 arod138 I was in the Army 84 to 93, so it would have been cool to have served
with you
18:01 marthgirsch and i’m not even 18 yet.
18:01 linkaneo Next time you’re in London! Promise? =D
18:01 jackrabbit75 i’ll buy you a beer just to buy you a beer!!! no story necessary!!!
18:01 benfolds amanda might have this down, but i kinda liked the randomness of this
18:01 audiodile I’ll buy you a case of Guiness :)
18:01 strangeling I’ll send you shoe polish.
18:02 arod138 well, i’m glad you became a musician
18:02 allison she webcams her
18:02 marilove i agree with ben
18:02 allison it’s pretty chaotic
18:02 gadget do it again!
18:02 lildrummer99 How about a horse drunk on guiness?
18:02 benfolds i won’t webcam!
18:02 marthgirsch oh ben. webcam next time! please!
18:02 linkaneo haha
18:02 aynsley13 ill buy you a beer on our bday!!
18:02 benfolds you’ll see the horse in the hotel room!
18:02 alikat91190 aww
18:02 rebsbel@hotmail.com yes cam!
18:02 audiodile Twitter, Ben!
18:02 tylorwalls lol ben when you come to tulsa in may we’ll go grab a beer
18:02 jmelrose i’m so bummed i finally got in in time to see the goodbye :-)
18:02 Vanessa_Ryan haha
18:02 allison Oh no!
18:02 adopted1egend lol\
18:02 meecrofilm hahaha
18:02 audiodile You know you want to.
18:02 homemade See ya in Montreal???
18:02 jacob_bridleman@hotmail.com Scandalous!!
18:02 benfolds but we’re doing another chat with the suburbs
18:02 linkaneo Yeah Ben, get TwiitteR!
18:02 bboswell@utk.edu so allison did you get a complete transcript of this ******?
18:02 gadget oh eff them
18:02 rebsbel@hotmail.com northampton mass loves you!
18:02 meecrofilm i think you dont know me is actually him talking to a horse
18:02 gadget chat with us again1
18:02 allison no i got kicked out a lot
18:02 meecrofilm which would make a lot of sense
18:02 allison you are?
18:02 Vanessa_Ryan yeah, Canada’’s got some fine beer. i’d split a pitcher with ya
18:02 tylorwalls when will the burbs chat be?
18:02 allison since when?
18:02 maccapianofan lol @ gadget
18:02 benfolds so we could try it differently
18:02 rebsbel@hotmail.com so does Easthampton.
18:02 marthgirsch yes! q & a with thesuburbs, please.
18:02 allison andy doesn’t know this yet/i don’t
18:02 benfolds although i won’t do the webcam
18:02 zildjianfan go on stickam or something
18:02 linkaneo no
18:02 benfolds unless i can see everyone else too
18:03 linkaneo this is a great method!
18:03 allison i’m not getting you a webcam
18:03 tylorwalls deal!
18:03 rebsbel@hotmail.com why? u in pjs?
18:03 drummerstu damn - i look good on webcam!
18:03 maccapianofan that would be insame
18:03 benfolds like a big ass brady bunch screen
18:03 allison so don’t look at me
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Galona on April 14, 2009, 10:08:33 AM
"17:56 benfolds orchestra in england if possible. no offers"

At the risk of sounding phenomenally self-centred....that would be absolutely awesome! Somebody has got to be able to make it happen!  :'(
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 15, 2009, 10:47:48 PM
Additional Questions Answered;

Since Ben didn't have a chance to answer all of your questions in the live chat, he’s started to finish them up on his own time. We'll be posting them over the next few weeks, as he sends them to us, so stay tuned. To start, check out Ben’s answers to both Katie and Justin...

Katie L. asks:
When will you come to South Florida- south of West Palm
I don't know... I'd love to book some gigs in Cuba!

Justin P. asks:
A) Please discuss the origins of 'Black Glasses,' and why the exclusive Folds track on your "Ben-leaning-on-a-piano" greatest hits package is a single for another artist? Surly that was a label thing, right? Your pennance for getting to do Stems and Seeds AND the University album?
Haha! Well, Japan is Japan and I've learned not to question their techniques in their own territory. My record guy there, Hiro, is a great dude and it has bothered him for quite some time that I didn't sell many records over there. This is part of his plan to get things going and he'd put a lot of thought and work into it with all kinds of distribution considerations, timing, press. Angela Aki is a big artist in Japan and seriously talented and kind and wanted to help. I admit I scratched my head a bit and questioned the plan as anyone outside Japan would have done. At the end of the day I humbly agreed as all it required was spending a few days with a really talented Japanese singer and making some music with her. She sings and plays her ass off. I just backed her up and helped her get the song down, played piano and some other stuff and had a few lattes. As for the leaning on a piano bit. Between me and you (and the couple of people who read this) I'm on a mild (but probably losing) campaign to avoid a greatest hits in America, or to put it off a few more years. I'd rather revisit my material with records like the a cappella record, or a possible orchestral record because I feel that's more dignified, especially considering I've not been a big hit maker. But the business will do what it will do and I'm not always right.

B) Around October and November you were posting some fantastic links on your MySpace blog helping to educate your fans on the dangers of voter fraud and other matters not highlighted in the mainstream press. Some of your fans were upset by this and as I recall one went so far to tell you to "shut up and sing." I say do both. In the tradition of Boxing, Fair, and Cigarette, why not set articles of that nature to music? It SOUNDS like a terrible idea, but really, if it's tongue in cheek enough, it could work. A cross between Guthrie and Newman. Okay, maybe Rage Against the Machine and Weird Al.
Not a bad idea. The posts I made were just links to stuff I thought should be circulated. I wasn't the author. Some people got really angry and told me not to mix music with politics. I wasn't mixing them at all. I didn't write a song telling people to vote for anyone, I just posted a link that had some valid information which they could take or leave. I would have welcomed alternate views or links to contradicting evidence. But of course we're losing the art of debate in favor of arguing and calling people names.

And I think that for many people, hearing a hint of politics in music sets off a conditioned response. The message gets overlooked or rounded down to the broadest generalization and people are robbed of simple enjoyment of the music. Its not like you're going to sneak a message to someone with good music. You just lose the music part.

Musicians were effectively marginalized I suppose once it became obvious that music can have an impact. Music was shuffled over to being the soundtrack for movies and commercials instead - it pays better to be the voice of the Gap than the voice of a generation of course. And you can suck and be vapid (its encouraged of course) writing commercials. But the sad thing is that most recording artists have a unique position which might lend some valuable perspective (from those of us who are generally lucid). And that is we have relationships directly with corporate bodies whilst running small businesses. We also generally work ourselves up through difficult conditions with very little money, sleeping on sofas, floors, holding down multiple jobs, before getting lucky. The process of becoming a professional musician requires believing in yourself enough to buck the system and take a risk. A recording artist is familiar and even jaded with the joke that is the mainstream media - we see firsthand how it can be manipulated, what kind of people 'rise' to the 'top', so I find that most musicians are a bit more resistant to media conditioning and at the same time recognizing how effective media conditioning is. We're marketing people and politicians by necessity who do a lot of traveling and talking to people. So I think we do have valid points of view but I'm hesitant to divide an audience with political songs. I say... they say I've written a couple of political songs, but they're the tip of the iceberg. If i really wrote a political song without editing myself and restraining myself I'd probably alienate everyone and get in some kind of trouble. You can say what you want as long as it upholds the two party framework but common sense - which is protected by neither party - will get you stoned in the town square. And to what end? GIve me a f*cking Gap commercial...

C) Every wedding I've attended since late 2001 has featured "The Luckiest" at some point in the ceremony. When will you pen the ultimate funeral song?
Good idea.

D) Frank Maynard once told me you were the most humble and charming fellow. Then he twitched. A lot. What did you do to him, and why does he fear you?
He probably twitched because as you were talking he was getting hit in the eyes with droplets of spit.

E) Is there any chance the lost studio sessions for the 4th Ben Folds Five studio album will see the light of day? Perhaps on a Reinhold re- issue? It has long been rumored in the fan community 3-5 tracks were at the very least demo'd. If you can remember, would you please put to rest the rumors and let us know how far you guys got before parting?
I'll tell you what we recorded in the FINAL DAYS(!):

At Mitch Easter's studio in NC in late 1999 we recorded a piece of a song of mine called "Alright With God", Darren's song "Amelia Bright" which was recorded with live vocal as I read his lyrics on the piano, and a fairly realized version of a Robert song called "Prince Charming". Robert sang this one and there's quite a bit of production. They can't locate the multi tracks but there were all rough mixed as we recorded and they sound pretty decent. They also sound kinda tired and we'd all agreed that we wanted people to remember us for our energy and not to soil that memory by putting out lethargic recordings - that we could do as solo artists. haha. We also recorded a version of Honey Don't at Mitch's and a version of that song in Nashville for a TV show. We had a rehearsal one day where we gave each other song titles and were required to come to practice the next day with finished songs based on them. I gave Robert the title "Tell Me What I Did" which he finished and we played live some but split before we recorded. Darren and I were much lazier and didn't do ours.








Allison: Alright With God.... isn't that what the opening bit of the My Space DVD is credited as??
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: jpar on April 15, 2009, 10:58:06 PM
He's right, I do spit when I talk. Damn.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Aaron on April 16, 2009, 09:05:59 AM
I kind of like having the questions answered this way better. A lot less hectic. This makes me more excited about the aforementioned "chat with the suburbs".
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 16, 2009, 02:24:56 PM
I gave Robert the title "Tell Me What I Did" which he finished and we played live some but split before we recorded.
this is my favorite song that IO did. robert is such a badass song writer.

Darren and I were much lazier and didn't do ours.
bad, bad, ben.

I kind of like having the questions answered this way better. A lot less hectic. This makes me more excited about the aforementioned "chat with the suburbs".
yea, the 'burbs chat is going to rock. hopefully, it doesn't get promoted that well so it will be a more private experience. does that sound bad?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: TrashSpork on April 16, 2009, 02:26:56 PM
I kind of like having the questions answered this way better. A lot less hectic. This makes me more excited about the aforementioned "chat with the suburbs".

I second this...I'm sure there was substantial scrolling going on in the live chat which would be a distraction in shape/form.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 16, 2009, 11:20:57 PM
I gave Robert the title "Tell Me What I Did" which he finished and we played live some but split before we recorded.
this is my favorite song that IO did. robert is such a badass song writer.

Darren and I were much lazier and didn't do ours.
bad, bad, ben.

I kind of like having the questions answered this way better. A lot less hectic. This makes me more excited about the aforementioned "chat with the suburbs".
yea, the 'burbs chat is going to rock. hopefully, it doesn't get promoted that well so it will be a more private experience. does that sound bad?
The date they are looking at (will announce when it gets confirmed) is sooooooon.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 17, 2009, 02:08:00 PM
The date they are looking at (will announce when it gets confirmed) is sooooooon.
sweet.

this time i'll actually make an effort to attend this one.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: melissa on April 17, 2009, 02:12:48 PM
The date they are looking at (will announce when it gets confirmed) is sooooooon.
sweet.

this time i'll actually make an effort to attend this one.
I thought they already said it was gonna be the day the a cappella record came out...
Maybe I dreamed that though.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 17, 2009, 02:21:38 PM
The date they are looking at (will announce when it gets confirmed) is sooooooon.
sweet.

this time i'll actually make an effort to attend this one.
I thought they already said it was gonna be the day the a cappella record came out...
Maybe I dreamed that though.
i think you dreamed that.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: melissa on April 17, 2009, 02:42:40 PM
Well, it would be a logical date to choose, no?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 17, 2009, 02:47:44 PM
yea i can see that.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 17, 2009, 10:48:25 PM
we've only ever been discussing one day. the time frame kinda sucks for our ukbretheren. y'all have to stay up!


i will let you know (or andy will... he's on vacation currently) as SOON as we know 100%

MORE Q&A
After seeing a reissue of "Whatever and Ever, Amen" will we get a reissue of "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner"? (this is my question!)
There's no telling what Sony will decide to do now that I'm getting to the end of my contract. I would be happy for them to put that out, possibly with the extra tracks that I just described in the prior question. A double album with the Myspace show version would be interesting. The mixes of that sound amazing. They did not sound amazing on the broadcast which was a shame but probably necessary to compress files or whatever. I'd also like to reissue some of those records on proper vinyl some day.

 Have you ever met Jon Bon Jovi?
Don't remind me of the dreams I haven't lived yet.

I have a 6 month old now and my son loves your music, but he doesn't know what you're saying yet (e.g., They Give No *#$@, #$*& ain't @#!*). Would you consider putting together an expletive free Ben Folds for Kids album or mp3's so I can listen with him?
Don't you want to teach him to cuss?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on April 18, 2009, 01:35:14 AM
we've only ever been discussing one day.
April 27th, perchance?
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 19, 2009, 11:56:36 PM
you will know once it's certain.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2009, 12:30:33 AM
04-24 - MORE CHAT ACTION


If you had stuck purely to drumming, which band's tubs would you most like to be thumping?
I'll tell you, I'm a drum slut and will play with the worst band in the world given a chance.  I just love to play.

Do you ever get writer's/ composer's block? And if so, how do you deal with it?
Writers block just means you can still write but you write stuff you don't want to hear or finish.  Of course I always run into that.  It can be worked through and then the pipeline is clear for the inspired ideas.  Much of being a writer is constantly setting your editing threshold.  Set it too strictly and you'll never write;  leave it on auto pilot and you'll litter the world with crap.

Ben, are you a Woody Allen fan?
Of course!

'Would Ben ever consider releasing a remastered re-issue of The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner in it's original format (i.e. one song with transitions)? Are there any plans to write and record another album with William Shatner?
There are no plans to make another Bill record as of now.  I'd be happy if it happened but its all up to circumstance.

Did you come across the name Emaline from the old Perkins/Parish song or somewhere else?
I needed a name because I didn't want to use the real person's name.  My friend Evan Olsen suggested it as he came across it in a name book.

Do you remember your high school French teacher's name?
Unfortunately I never took French.  I took Spanish and I can't remember her name...
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 25, 2009, 01:30:54 AM
04-24 - MORE CHAT ACTION


Ben, are you a Woody Allen fan?
Of course!


OH MY GOD, I GET IT NOW.

this:
 (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/ClareQuilty/woodyallen.jpg)

Plus this:
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/ClareQuilty/sCostelloThis-1.jpg)

Divied by:
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/ClareQuilty/realandy.jpg)

Equals Ben Folds!:
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/ClareQuilty/beninmirror.jpg)
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2009, 01:34:40 AM
throw in a dash of

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Weasleyaholic/1204.jpg)
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 25, 2009, 07:44:09 AM
Yes, of course! It all makes so much sense now!
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Allison on May 07, 2009, 01:43:39 AM
When you were younger, what were you like? What did you want to be when you grew up?
I knew I was constitutionally a musician but I wished I wasn't and thought I should be a scientist.  I was told after vocational testing that I should be a social worker.

Will you be doing any more concerts with a full orchestra?
Absolutely.  This coming fall we already have plans with the Boston Pops, the National at the Kennedy Center, Minneapolis among others. I'll sprinkle small solo gigs between.

Between the 4 Beatles, who is the best in your opinion?
A great group doesn't have a best in my opinion.  I don't even have a favorite.

Boxers or briefs (my friend wants to know)?
Your friends weren't at the John Mayer shows or they'd have known its boxers!

"Prison Food."  What's it about?
It comes down to the lines about how the biggest things all come down to being alone in your shell.  You've got to live with yourself and even in the best relationship, they can hold your hand, but you're living your experience.  Something like that.

How much fun did you have with Dre's Bitches Ain't Shit?  Did he and/or Snoop have anything memorable to say about it?
I really like that song and I'm proud of my musical contribution to that version and of the recording.  Snoop is alleged to have liked it but I never met the man.
Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: ClareQuilty on May 07, 2009, 12:49:04 PM
All they would have to do is do a quick image search on flickr and they'd know. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaywestphotography/651438266/

Title: Re: PFofJChat With Ben (now commentable) and BURBS NEWS
Post by: Altoids on May 08, 2009, 07:04:42 AM
All they would have to do is do a quick image search on flickr and they'd know. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaywestphotography/651438266/




hahahaha........gotta show my wife that one   ;D ;D ;D