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General Board / Ben Folds Five on Japan's Top Music
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:36:53 PM »
I happened upon this old gem that I hadn't ever seen before.  Thought I would share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BES4pLBtoE8&list=WL31D83B170AD7FBCD

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News / Re: Ben Folds: "What I Know About Women"
« on: November 17, 2012, 05:35:44 AM »
This seemed like the appropriate thread to post this article:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/singer-songwriter-ben-folds-finds-love-with-us-actor-alicia-witt/story-fndo471r-1226517668898

Quite a few hints of future projects in this article including an acting cameo.

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News / Re: Do It Anyway Music Video!
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:07:55 PM »
I came across this video from the storyboard editor for the Do It Anyway video.  Pretty cool:

http://vimeo.com/50433181

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Tour Board / Re: BFF Live - Nashville Ryman Auditorium 9-17-2012
« on: September 23, 2012, 10:23:45 AM »
There are plenty of videos of this collaboration on YouTube.  Here is one I thought had pretty decent audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PThwR-5knf4&feature=player_embedded

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Nice interview with a few less standard questions:

http://www.papermag.com/2012/09/ben_folds_on_90s_nostalgia_chi.php



Also, a recent interview with standard questions:

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/18/ben-folds-a-man-of-sound-mind

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Tour Board / Re: BFF Live - Nashville Ryman Auditorium 9-17-2012
« on: September 23, 2012, 09:44:35 AM »
Here is a Rolling Stone review of the show that also provides a little more insight into the Coyne & Ke$ha performance:

Wayne Coyne, Ke$ha Join Ben Folds Five in Nashville



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News / Do It Anyway Music Video!
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:26:47 PM »

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Album Board / Re: TSOTLOTM Reviews
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:18:20 AM »
http://somethingelsereviews.com/2012/09/15/one-track-mind-ben-folds-five-the-sound-of-the-life-of-the-mind-2012/

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I wasn’t expecting that kind of complexity, not after so long away. “The Sound of the Life of the Mind” sounds like a band completely in the moment again.

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A nice interview with Ben:

Q&A: Ben Folds On The Ben Folds Five Reunion And Taking A John Lennon-Like Approach To Life

Some good quotes:

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Does Ben Folds sit down while he pees?

f*ck no, man! I hang from the ceiling with a massive splash guard.

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Getting the guys back together, you know, it's actually a pay cut for me. But I'm into it because this is inspiring.
This surprised me.  Given how quickly the reunion show sold out and how good the new record is (in my opinion), I thought BFF reuniting would be a cash cow (relatively speaking).

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I'd played solo gigs before [BFF got together], so even though, I don't know, I had 100 fans, that was our fanbase. So we put my name in it, but I don't think we wanted to do it too earnestly.
Never knew this.

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News / Re: New Ke$ha Album
« on: September 13, 2012, 12:18:30 PM »
I know we have much bigger things to care about these days but this video popped up recently.  Looks like Ben is getting his hands dirty introducing string arrangements to Ke$ha.

Kesha "Past Life" sessions - Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Ben Folds arranges strings

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News / Re: Live Chat & Listening Party with BF5
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:05:27 AM »
For anyone who missed this, you can still watch a recording of it at the link.  Thanks livestream!

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News / Ben Folds Eats Humble Pie
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:12:21 AM »
Interesting article/interview:

Ben Folds eats humble pie

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"You would have never heard me in an interview in 1999 [the year before the breakup of the Five] say that I played with the best bass player in rock and roll, but I did. Why didn't I say that? It's true now, too," Folds says. On the live recordings, Folds says, "I would hear myself talking at the shows and just go, 'Who in the hell was this guy? This guy's just a jackass.' And then I would hear the band play together, and it would seem so evolved."

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"I've given up my ego enough to be able to submit myself to the band, and I think it's been really rewarding," Folds says.

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