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News / Re: My little Ben Folds article
« on: January 16, 2011, 06:12:21 PM »
i really don't agree with that. ben has said that silverman was more angry, that it was more of the divorce record, but i really don't believe that in the slightest bit. nearly every song on WTN is about a bad relationship, or a negative view on someone. "they're talkin down at the spa, now the word is out", "tred slowly from the car to the spa" "now we know who's been f*ckin the guru" "stick your nose in a boy and girl fight, hear both sides first" "4,3,2,1, im letting you go" "you dont know me at all" "such a painful trip to find out this is it" "ex wives and children" "the bitch went nuts" "why do they all go?" "but everyone said she might" "they're burning their own memories" if you had to say it all in a pop song, couldnt you at least have written a good one" "was there a funnel from your mind to her mouth" " there seems to be a lot of specific things in those songs that make me wonder if theres more truth to the lyrics than ben wants you to think. silverman had breakup songs, but way to normal seems to document HIS breakup. even the songs that dont have to do with that subject are related. "they're watching me fall" can be taken more than one way, and ben has admitted this. effington is about wanting to just up and leave and start a whole new life, which is what one would want to do in a horrible relationship. WTN is a powerfully honest and truthful record, and i think people dont appreciate the chance he took by making the album the way he did. its like pinkerton by weezer, only the music on WTN is mostly upbeat and poppy, which kinda hides the dark undertones..brilliant. i love the album to death.
Yeah, but SfS was literally recorded at the time he was going through with the break up so I see it differently. WtN being poppy and upbeat is like his celebration of being free of that.

But I try not to speculate about the man's life, I just love the music he produces and I do quite like WtN as well. The songs were good at to me.

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Musical discovery / Re: 2010 favorites?
« on: January 16, 2011, 02:44:01 PM »
Yeah I didn't much care for LA either until recently. Claire's Ninth is amazingly accurate in describing the feelings of children of divorce to me so that song stands out as one of the best of the year.

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Tour Board / Re: Tour...
« on: January 13, 2011, 08:59:14 PM »
writing anything close to another waea would require the input of darren and rob.  i think ben's shown that what he writes by himself pales in comparison to anything bff.  regardless, any news of a new album ALREADY is absolutely shocking unless he'd been secretly working on it at the time of LA.
I really disagree with that. RtS and WaEA both stand together at his fore front to me.

Really wish he'd tour the south again. I missed him last tour. Suucks.

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News / Re: My little Ben Folds article
« on: January 10, 2011, 09:16:02 PM »
Fair point - Just can't get past Free Coffee....it hurts my ears! Why?!!
Because it was recorded badly. That whole album was.

Still, it's gonna have special in my heart for being my first Ben release that I was around for.

I generally enjoy that album. Haven't listened to it in a while but I enjoy it quite a bit.

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News / Re: My little Ben Folds article
« on: January 10, 2011, 01:00:23 PM »
I liked it, but the only thing I didn't really agree with was the whole:
 "Taken from ‘Way To Normal’ in 2008, for my money, not one of Folds’ best albums. Too angry and shouty for my liking."

That album wasn't really angry. Silverman was more angry than that one.

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Album Board / Re: General Lonely Avenue Discussion
« on: January 08, 2011, 09:55:06 PM »
I would just like to say that this album has made me want to play bass for Ben a lot more.

Seriously, the simplicity of the bass line on "Doc Pomus" gets me. It's so great but it's got a great rhythm to it.

"Saskia" and "Your Dogs" are fun to break out to as well.

Kinda sad that Jared's gone but I think the new guy works well. Hope Ben tours the south again soon.

Also, "Claire's Ninth" is one of the best lyrical songs I've ever heard.

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Musical discovery / Re: Happenings In Room 23
« on: November 09, 2010, 08:10:26 PM »
the vocals sound a little 'left behind'. As in, they are not out in front like you'd expect. Drowned out by the guitar effects. whether that is intentional or not  :P
I actually like that this is like this.

Also I gotta say this is a great demo all around. keep it up.

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News / Re: Ben on Jimmy Fallon Oct 14th
« on: October 27, 2010, 02:02:37 AM »
I'm bummed that Ben's been ditching the Baldwin as of late, although I understand that its mostly for timbre reasons as opposed to becoming a "keyboard" guy.  Still, his music loses a lot with the piano so low in the mix.  And I don't think that Yamaha (its one of the CP models that Billy Joel used to play I think) is a great sounding board to begin with.

I thought the infamous Baldwin was lost in the flood?  I know he mentioned that they lost most of their touring gear.

Sure he could've gotten another, but still.
That thing was worth $10,000 or more I doubt he could really just instantly replace it. But yes he lost it in the flood.

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News / Re: Ben on Jimmy Fallon Oct 14th
« on: October 16, 2010, 10:22:28 AM »
Since they were playing Saskia, I felt they could've looked a little more energetic while playing.  Watching it felt like a funeral dirge compared to the album version.
plus it felt like they slowed the tempo down and it sounded WAY different and gross i thought. i hope thats not how he performs it in concert...
Yeah they didn't slow it down. At all. It may have been sped up a little and the only reason it sounds gross is because of ben's piano being turned WAY down.

It was a great performance for him.

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Album Board / Re: General Lonely Avenue Discussion
« on: October 16, 2010, 10:15:12 AM »
Gotta say, I'm really, really digging the album. Working Day and Saskia being my two favorite tracks on it.

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I really want to know if the demo's the Five recorded right before their break up are still in existence. Like Amelia Bright and what not.

Also I wonder if he ever listens to The Mountain Goats.

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General Board / Re: Random Ramblings IV
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:33:29 PM »
Possibly on Hulu, but I'm pretty sure that's an American only site. I'll put a link up if I find a video of it though anyway.

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General Board / Re: Random Ramblings IV
« on: August 19, 2010, 03:29:57 AM »
The Five is in the newest episode of pysch playing Bad Idea during a drag race. Wow. This is awesome.

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Tour Board / Re: Live in Kansas City July 23rd
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:40:19 AM »
Here in Knoxville Flogging Molly opened for Passion Pit. I mean on the bill and everything it was Passion Pit in big bold letters but as I talked to everyone around me in the line the response I got the most after mentioning them was, "Who the f*ck is Passion Pit?"

Seriously, they got to play for like two hours or so I think and Flogging Molly only got an hour. I was a little miffed at this but at the same I kept wondering who UT put in charge of that. That guy should be fired seriously.

Ben played that exact same concert thing too in '06. UT's end of the year celebration thing. I can't remember what it's called.



Wait, yes I do, it's called Volapalooza. So lame.

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General Board / Re: Random Ramblings IV
« on: July 20, 2010, 02:20:23 PM »
I've been neglecting my burbian life too. I haven't listened to the man in forever. I'm just waiting on the new album to come out.

Mainly I think my Ben mania has been replaced with an obsession over the mountain goats.

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