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General => News => Topic started by: AnnaWaits on July 13, 2005, 01:25:43 AM

Title: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: AnnaWaits on July 13, 2005, 01:25:43 AM
IT'S A DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD! Hell yeah! Titled "Little Britain vs. Big Ben" with the header "yeah, but, no, but, really, but leave off! Comedy superstar Matt Lucas chats to his piano-tinkling indie idol Ben Folds".

There's a kick ass pic of Ben and Matt in Ben together (mmmmm) and questions about Shatner, Bitches Aint Shit, influences etc etc. NME, all is forgiven.

 \m/
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: James H on July 13, 2005, 03:31:51 AM
There's a kick ass pic of Ben and Matt in Ben together (mmmmm) and questions about Shatner, Bitches Aint Shit, influences etc etc. NME, all is forgiven.

Matt IN Ben?  I didn't know NME was a top shelf magazine?!

Thanks for that - will pick it up this evening!!

J...smutty

Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: AnnaWaits on July 13, 2005, 04:30:33 AM
HAHA! Ok, got a little ahead of myself there - what I should have said was 'Matt and Ben in bed together' which isn't, let's face it, a whole lot better... ;)
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: ___evaporated on July 13, 2005, 04:38:49 AM
Ooh ooh am going out now, so will look for it. Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Andy on July 13, 2005, 04:56:17 AM
Just popped out and got it. Thanks for the heads up Anna!

~A
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: bezley on July 13, 2005, 07:49:24 AM
Awesome! Going out to buy it now. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: melanor_rigby on July 13, 2005, 07:54:28 AM
*curses not being able to afford overseas NME prices*

Mayhaps it is at Plan 9 Records here in Richmond though ... must check ... 
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on July 13, 2005, 08:24:32 AM
where can i read this?!? i hate being a bloody American....
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: malemiddleclassandwhite on July 13, 2005, 09:04:08 AM
Well, I think NME put all their material on their website www.nme.co.uk, but this article isn't there now, so maybe it'll go up when the next issue comes out next week.  That would make sense.  I'm just guessing though.

And I do pity you greatly for being American.  It must be crap in every sense imaginable.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on July 13, 2005, 09:11:43 AM
thank you......

Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: malemiddleclassandwhite on July 13, 2005, 09:54:17 AM
You'll thank me even more in a minute...

(Andy, if this is really naughty and violates copyright laws or board regs please take it down and accept my apologies)
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on July 13, 2005, 10:05:52 AM
you are so awesome...thank you very much.

btw, those are some hot pics ;)
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: NickD on July 13, 2005, 10:57:28 AM
Great to read and another great example of Ben's gradual building of popularity (esp since so many people love Lucas that he's a household name). Also, I'm surprised that Little Britain in so popular in the US...though I hear it is.

I wonder when this interview was done, certainly they met at the Hammersmith gig but I can confirm that they didn't go home together that night so...
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Damian on July 13, 2005, 11:18:48 AM
Aw, you all beat me to it.  I wanted to started this thread so I could title it 'NME remembers who Ben Folds is'.

It'll be because of Matt Lucas rather than Ben that they ran it, but at least they did.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: melanor_rigby on July 13, 2005, 11:59:03 AM
Yay!  Thanks mmcaw!


It's not all bad being American (at least if one has travelled and knows a little bit about the world) ... it's just that the people in charge of our gov't suck ... I know you brits can relate to that!! ;)
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: malemiddleclassandwhite on July 13, 2005, 01:10:30 PM
We can indeed.  >:(

I was exaggerating a little when I said "crap in every sense imaginable".  There are positive things about America.

Er...

There's a lot of open space (to get away from the other Americans ;) ).

And Ben Folds lives there.

Some of the time.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: NickD on July 13, 2005, 03:39:14 PM
Nicely put... :P
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: zinefiend on July 14, 2005, 06:36:27 AM
how often does NME come out - weekly, monthly, bimonthly?  I might be able to snag a copy in a week or two, so I was just wondering. 
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Agent Zero on July 14, 2005, 06:55:03 AM
Huh.

Well I still hate Little Britain. Good interview though.

And NME's Army review made me laugh. Lots. There's a reson I never buy the magazine. :-D
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Carolyn on July 14, 2005, 08:19:26 AM
how often does NME come out - weekly, monthly, bimonthly?  I might be able to snag a copy in a week or two, so I was just wondering. 

I think it is Weekly
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: zinefiend on July 14, 2005, 09:10:30 AM
shite.  well then. 
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: bezley on July 14, 2005, 09:11:14 AM
It is weekly. Good article although I can't help feeling a bit short with a devoid lack of detail. However at least it is a fairly big spread and most people will struggle to avoid it. Also NME is a pretty popular magazine, so this should dramatically increase word on the streets.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: AnnaWaits on July 14, 2005, 09:42:17 AM
yeah, we really shouldn't have any beef with this article, I reckon. It's the biggest spread in the magazine, save the festival coverage. You can't buy this kinda exposure! Heehee.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: melanor_rigby on July 14, 2005, 10:18:53 AM
MMCAW, America gets better concerts sometimes (cf the Weezer/Ben,  Ben/Rufus gigs coming soon)

then again, the UK gets all the nifty outdoor festivals ...
 8)
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: NickD on July 14, 2005, 11:20:49 AM
...and apparantly, alot more Ben considering the UK's size.  ;)

For the record, NME can imbibe my phallus.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: livi on July 14, 2005, 01:01:06 PM
Got my NME... I buy it most weeks, but didn't get round to it this week until today. Ok, so I live Matt Lucas but the article was, as someone said, more about him than about Ben. NME clearly don't like Ben much at the beggining I thought they were trying to make out Ben was full of himself and didn't really care a lot his fans. Otherwise the article was ok, just didn't go into much detail about anything, but I love the pictures...
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: NickD on July 14, 2005, 01:33:45 PM
livi, I pray, buy no more.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: livi on July 15, 2005, 06:18:00 AM
lol, no its alright, they did advertise Bens gig a while back in there gigs pages at the back. The only problem I have with it is that they do just talk about the smae bands most of the time: Foo's, Mystery Jets, Art Brut, and lots bands like the kings of leon, wow, when I put it like that it sounds rubbish. But the magazine isn't that bad, just something to keep me occupied in my ten weeks off, and much cheaper than when I keep buying cd's.
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on July 15, 2005, 12:19:42 PM
I like Matt Lucas. They should've done a "Rock Profile" of Ben Folds Five. They were awesome!!!
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: NickD on July 15, 2005, 02:03:45 PM
Now now, they couldn't go on and be that hypocritical could they?
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Hanny on July 17, 2005, 05:06:56 AM
NME *sigh* u know right ive written a couple of articles for them on request not that they bothered doin anything with them, though i do want to mention, i gave them a folds review from hammersmith lol. i have to try adn buy this nme!
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Hanny on July 17, 2005, 05:07:27 AM
and bens so not indie
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: Brian Golley on July 18, 2005, 04:23:31 AM
he's not? i guess not now but i thought ben folds five were the definition of indie, just like korn is the definition of suck :P
Title: Re: Matt Lucas interviews Ben in NME!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on July 18, 2005, 08:26:56 AM
BURRRNNNNNN!