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Tour Board / Re: April 13th 2010- Town Hall, NYC night 2
« on: April 15, 2010, 02:35:31 PM »
Oh I never noticed even though I really like that lyric. Shows how much I listen to the SFS version ;)

Tour Board / Re: April 13th 2010- Town Hall, NYC night 2
« on: April 15, 2010, 08:56:03 AM »
he did the Speed Graphic version of Judy?!?  God damn, Ben, save some of that for Chicago

when it comes to speedgraphic version of judy.... did it have the 'being loved by defualt' line in it?

hmmm... I referred to it as the "Speed Graphic" version because it was just him and the piano.  Are there different lyrics in the SFS version??  I should listen more closely. 

Tour Board / Re: April 13th 2010- Town Hall, NYC night 2
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:02:40 PM »
What was the song he played where he talked about how he wrote in in 20 mins. to make a publishing deadline to get paid? I can't recall.

That would be Morgan Davis.  Always fun to see that one live.

Tour Board / Re: April 13th 2010- Town Hall, NYC night 2
« on: April 14, 2010, 07:59:14 AM »
Oh ok, I thought I had heard the lyric about being able to watch tv before but wasn't sure.  Almost positive he didn't play Narcolepsy unless I blacked out or something. 

Tour Board / April 13th 2010- Town Hall, NYC night 2
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:42:52 AM »
Hey all, it's been a while since I've posted but wanted to share the awesome setlist of this show.  This is from memory so the order may be off and I may be missing some, but here goes...

Sentimental Guy
Zak and Sara
Time !! 
Morgan Davis
Steven's Last Night in Town (ending with drum solo)
Hiro's Song (played solely on the drums)
Levi Johnston's Blues
Picture Window
Still Fighting It
The Bitch Went Nutz (leaked version)
Give Judy My Notice
Annie Waits
Jackson Cannery !!
Don't Change Your Plans
You Don't Know Me
Philosophy into Dr. Pyser
Chopsticks at the end of Philosophy right into another Hornsby Song?

Rockin' the Suburbs
The Luckiest
Not the Same (typical 3-part harmony with an added octave I believe for those sopranos in the crowd)

I think that about does it.  The first time I saw Ben was at the Town Hall about five years ago so it was really cool to come back.  This was the first time I saw him solo and I loved it.  The songs take a whole new form when you've only heard them played by the band.  Time was so awesome to hear, and Steven's Last Night in Town into Hiro's Song was definitely a highlight.  At the end of Steven's a roadie came out with a tom drum and sticks and Ben started playing the recognizable drum riff in the song.  The crew then built an entire drum set around him adding one piece at a time while Ben was playing.  It was really awesome.  He then told us the story of Hiro's song and played it entirely on drums.  I finally got to check Jackson Cannery off my list!!  The Bitch Went Nutz was also really cool because he played it with a maraca in his left hand and the base riff on the piano with his right.  He kept saying he wanted to make this show different from the night before and looking at the previous set, there were some similarities but some awesome differences.  Good Job Ben!  That was his justification for playing Give Judy My Notice which he said he never plays.  I thought I heard him play it at one of the 15 or so shows at I've been to in the last five years, but it was definitely cool to hear the Speed Graphic version.  Awesome awesome show!   

Tour Board / Re: HL/Folds AC, NJ 4.24.09
« on: April 26, 2009, 07:35:02 AM »
This was a great show, but I was surprised Ben didn't do a solo set.  I have been waiting so long to see Sentimental Guy live, kudos Allison. 

Tour Board / Re: 2009 Tour Dates
« on: March 13, 2009, 09:07:01 AM »
I was just in Atlantic City and saw three promos, one an awesome video on one of the big billboard screens, for the show at House of Blues.  I'm sure it's been mentioned but I didn't know Hotel Lights would be opening! Thought I would express my enthusiasm as I have never Darren in action.  Maybe I'll get to play some blackjack with Ben. 

Tour Board / Re: 2-11 Princeton.
« on: February 14, 2009, 11:49:42 AM »
That review pretty much sums it up.  I usually write a review when I get back from the show but I had a lot of school work to do, sorry this is late.  The Miniature Tigers were great, I got to meet them and they signed the record I bought.  The Princeton Nassoons acapella group was very talented, they did Time and a few other non-Ben songs.  I don't remember the exact order, but it was very similar to the Baltimore setlist.  No wild light show, however he's still using the meditating "ohmm" voice as an intro.  Maybe it was the fact that this was their first show in a while, but the band sounded extra extra tight.  Not that they don't normally sound tight, because they do, but the harmonies just seemed spot on and everything sounded great.  I love the random French horn bits in songs, especially during Alice Childress and Army.  Here it is to the best of my memory... 

You Don't Know Me
Annie Waits
Alice Childress
Way To Normal
Lovesick Diagnostician
Dr. Yang
Before Cologne
Free Coffee
Free Coffee Town
You to Thank


Fred Jones pt. 2
Last Polka
Kylie From Connecticut (Band comes back halfway through)

Still Fighting It
Rockin' the Suburbs
Zak and Sara
Bitch Went Nutz (Fake)



Tickets For Sale/Wanted / [FS] Princeton, NJ 2/11/09
« on: February 09, 2009, 05:54:28 AM »
Hi all, a friend of mine purchased a bunch of tickets for this show and we have a few that are up for grabs.  They're in the 14th row and the price would be face value as printed on the ticket.  I will be at the show so I could personally meet and exchange the tickets or we could work something else out.

Tour Board / Re: Terminal 5 New York (Day 2) 10/2/2008
« on: October 02, 2008, 06:36:13 AM »
I've been asking myself that same question

Tour Board / Re: New York Show - Terminal 5 (Day 1)
« on: October 01, 2008, 07:10:15 AM »
I thought I read elsewhere that he did Cooler than You?

He did indeed.  It was a very large set.

Tour Board / Re: New York Show - Terminal 5 (Day 1)
« on: September 30, 2008, 09:32:20 PM »
Just got back and I'm exhausted.  I must say, of the 20 or so Ben shows I've seen, this one definitely had the most energy.  Main set was pretty standard of the tour, but he threw in Landed and Annie Waits in between the new songs. Encore consisted of Bastard, Still Fighting It, Battle of Who Could Care Less, Kate, Army, Not the Same, Fake Frown Song, then second encore had Hava Nagila and Philosophy/Dr. Pyser.  I don't recall whether or not Rockin' the Suburbs was part of the first encore.  I'm sure someone out there has a more accurate list.  Missy Higgins was pretty great to and she did Regina's part on You Don't Know Me which was pretty cool. 

News / Re: The Bens Re-uniting?!?
« on: July 23, 2007, 07:27:04 PM »
Well I'll be seeing BK along with Guster Friday and Sunday and I hope to meet him and ask him about it.

Tour Board / Re: Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ 7/20/07
« on: July 22, 2007, 05:39:14 PM »
It was definitely a string he gave to the audience member.  He tied it in a knot first, like a balloon animal.  How cool would it be to have that!?  The piano was definitely his because it had the faded Baldwin logo.  I got an amazing picture of the stool throw after the top came off, but sadly I lost my digital camera and lost and found doesn't seem to have it. 

Tour Board / Re: Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ 7/20/07
« on: July 21, 2007, 06:45:58 PM »
I was there as well.  That looks about right.  I was pretty happy to see underground and kate thrown in there.  He broke a string during all u can eat I believe and the top of the stool came off after the stool throw finale. 

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