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Album Board / Ben Folds/Blur
« on: September 24, 2006, 12:59:20 PM »
Everyone knows Hiro's Song by Ben Folds, ja?  About a chap called Hiro who has an affair with a younger woman called Yuko?

Right, so I was iPodding a load of CDs today, and I noticed that the last track on Blur's The Great Escape is called Yuko & Hiro.

Can anyone provide an explanation?  Am I being colossally ignorant about some well-known cultural reference?

For sale: Two stalls standing tickets for Ben Folds at Carling Academy Brixton, 7.00pm Tuesday 13 December 2005.

Selling at cost (25 plus 3.60 p&p each) - total: 57.20.

Though it pains me greatly I must part with these tickets. Prefer to meet in central London on Monday or Tuesday.

Email me - - please don't reply to this because I won't check it as often.


General Board / Poll of polls
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:32:51 PM »
There hasn't been a poll on here for, well, as long as I can remember, so I thought I'd change that.


P.S.  Procrastinate, procrastinate...  I'm really bored.   ::)

General Board / Lyrical mishearings.
« on: June 28, 2005, 01:09:39 PM »
There used to be a section on the Belle & Sebastian website for mishearings in lyrics of B&S songs (it may still be there).  I thought that was a good idea, because everyone has misheard songs in their time, and often the mishearings can be as interesting as the real words.  Anyway, I thought I'd start a thread for the same purpose, in case anyone has had interesting/obscure/funny mishearings of BF/F songs.

I'll start you off with one of mine from a while ago: I used to think that the "Cafeteria, Harrison..." in Twin Falls was "Careful, dear - your hair is sun".  I thought it was heartbreakingly romantic the idea that someone's hair could be so beautiful that it was compared to the sun, and so she had to be careful because its beauty could have dangerous power over people.  The actual words are much more mundane.  I liked my version for a while, though it is pretty weird, especially given the context of the rest of the lyrics.

News / Ben Folds in Guardian Weekend magazine
« on: June 26, 2005, 10:48:58 AM »
Is this news? I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet (I did a search for "guardian", and it didn't come up). Ben Folds was featured (briefly) in the Guardian Weekend magazine's Q&A interview on Saturday. Here it is.

General Board / A question for Musicians (and anyone else)
« on: June 26, 2005, 10:01:38 AM »
Right, so I was chatting with my girlfriend this morning, pondering the mud and poo (portaloos tip over, apparently) -encrusted Glastonbury crowd, and how most of them didn't think it spoilt their experience much at all, and she said to me that she really wouldn't enjoy that much because, although she loved going to see Ben Folds last month, Glastonbury is really just a collection of mediocre bands playing mediocre music, and you'd constantly be getting crushed in the crowd, and if it was rainy and muddy too, then, really, where's the fun? Now, although I've been to a few festivals in my time and loved it in spite of the above issues, she has a point. The difference between Ben Folds and most pop stars is that, while they are merely in bands, Ben Folds Is A Musician. It's true, he is a real musician, which means that the discerning listener is prepared to put up with a lot more for the experience of seeing and hearing him play, while a connoisseur would not see much merit in wading through mud and poo to see most other bands. So the question I'm asking, in a very long-winded way (which I addressed to musicians, partly because my girlfriend is one), is: "do you agree that Ben Folds is a proper Musician, more so than other popular "musicians" in the various genres, and which other popular "musicians" would you also consider to be actual Musicians, because I really can't think of any current ones, or even that many past ones, and does Ben Folds appeal more to real musicians than other bands?"

Album Board / Majosha's version of Video
« on: June 21, 2005, 06:26:01 AM »
If you haven't already listened to this you must - it's awesome.  I really like it.  It has such a different feel from the BFF version - so naive and jingly-jangly.  OK, that's all I wanted to say.

News / Ben Folds on Channel 4 tonight!!!!
« on: June 06, 2005, 02:35:24 PM »
My girlfriend randomly spotted Ben Folds' name on the Channel 4 listings.  There's apparently an "Exclusive performance and interview with singer/ songwriter Ben Folds" on 4Play at 12.20am (20 past midnight) tonight.  Check it out.

General Board / Where is Lindsay Jamieson from?
« on: June 06, 2005, 03:32:29 AM »
Apologies for my ignorance, or if this has been discussed to death before, but does anyone know where Ben Folds' new drummer Lindsay Jamieson is from?  His accent in his verse of Bitches Ain't Shit sounds distinctly English middle class country boy, and I could swear that Ben introduced him at the Hammersmith gig last week as "Lindsay Jamieson from Church Crookham".  That's in Hampshire  My friend comes from Church Crookham.  Am I imagining things?

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