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Album Board / Re: Live 2003 show to download
« on: November 24, 2006, 11:19:33 AM »
Hola from an .org-exile (the one and only walken).

Just finished this last nigt... wow, what a great show. Excellent quality for not being a soundboard recording, though the vocals are a little quiet at times.

The highlight was finding out that the 'La Da Da' song is actually a medly between an early no-words version of 'You to Thank' and the ever-awesome 'Ain't Got No Words'!!! Ben says that AGNW was supposed to be on the upright, and open the new album... too bad that never came to be.

A definate pick up for this track and Rocky, in addition to a really solid show.

BTW, it's 600+ megs of FLAC - so there's no way I'd be able to email the show... the 324kbps mp3 version that I converted is somwhere around 250+ megs, so even that's pretty huge. If anyone wants single tracks, I'd be able to shoot those over.

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General Board / Re: Fred Jones video
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:45:24 AM »
With the literal / non-literal debate... I think the reason it bothered me so much in this particular video was the fact that technically, it was pretty terrible. Everything from the acting to the cinematography was pretty rotten - especially taking into account that this was someone's thesis film. Ugh. I think that literal can (and frequently does) work, as long as it's done properly.

I second the call for more fan-made videos.

As with the cathy one, I'll be happy to host them too.
Who'd be interested in doing one? Any style, software, webcam, whatever. Any takers?

~A

I'm in, that way, I can at least put my money where my mouth is.

No telling when it'll be done, as I'm in currently post-production on my short - but I'm definatley intrested.

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General Board / Re: Fred Jones video
« on: July 26, 2006, 04:33:10 PM »
Meh, I didn't really care for it too much.

I could go on and on about why it was terrible for all of the technical reasons, but most of all, it didn't engage me in any way... Seems like a bit of a wasted oppertunity with such a potentially cinematic song and all.

This was a thesis film? A music video? I'm almost afraid to ask what film school this was made at...


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Tour Board / Re: Brum Recording MP3s
« on: February 24, 2006, 06:23:37 PM »
Just another humble request for a re-seed on this...

Thanks! :)

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Tour Board / Re: Brum Recording MP3s
« on: January 17, 2006, 07:25:11 PM »
Any chance on getting another seed going?

Much appreciated! :)

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Tour Board / Re: Ben Folds 2/17/05 UCONN now available!
« on: June 12, 2005, 09:49:30 AM »
Thanks for the heads up! I could've sworn that I've heard bits of this show from somewhere else before, but I might just be insane.

Also, since Andy decided to make a 'ticket sales' sub-forum, perhaps he could dedicate another one to torrents of live shows and other odds & ends? I think that'd be rockin'!

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General Board / Re: Temporary .Org Forum
« on: June 12, 2005, 09:43:35 AM »
I must say, it is a special treat to be able to post a reply to THE Yonner... I loved your work man, it's a shame you stopped. From one filmmaker to another, I understood your dilemma, but it still sucks.

FenBolds.org, eh? The whole thing seems a little wierd...

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News / Re: SMF?
« on: June 12, 2005, 09:36:11 AM »
Andy, is there any end to your heinous mind games? First a new and improved site, then this latest 'incident'?

I blame it on the fact that he's English, and doesn't know any better. :)

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General Board / Re: .org down?
« on: June 11, 2005, 11:15:28 PM »
It'll be a cold day in hell when the .org allows new users...

... yes, I'm a very bitter soul.

At least Andy has his act together! :)

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News / Re: BF on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross this Friday!
« on: May 16, 2005, 05:51:11 AM »
Ok, thats cool then.

I think I was recalling some old interview with Ben where he said that he liked playing in the UK, because he got a better response. I think that because of that quote, I assumed he was bigger there than over here - which I guess is not the case.

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Transcription / Re: time chords
« on: May 15, 2005, 01:07:32 PM »

or you're just a whore.

That made me laugh.

Bump.

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General Board / Re: Post your Piano
« on: May 15, 2005, 11:18:08 AM »
1) Wurlitzer Spinnet... pretty crappy, but it works.

2) Wurlitzer Full Upright - fuller sound, better action than the spinnet. It has a brighter sound, so it's more appropriate for Ben's music than the Steinway. Currently sitting unused at my ex-girlfriends house, in need of a good tuning / regulation.

3) Steinway Upright Grand - very old, but awesome sounding family heirloom-type piano. I used to have a Steinway model M from the 1920's, but we had to sell it. My dad used to be the local Steinway dealer, so these are the pianos that I grew up playing. From time to time, I go to the new dealer and bash around the Concert Grand... at first I thought they'd be pissed, but they're always entertained by Ben's music, as opposed to the million and one versions of 'chopsticks' or 'moonlight sonata' that they hear everyday by customers. :)

Anyhow, everything else is trash, in my humble opinion (yes, including my two wurlitzers.. lol). The only problem is that it needs tons of work on the action - so it's very difficult to bash around on.

4) Roland digital - have it hooked up to my giga setup on my PC, where I have some awesome piano libraries. My current library that I'm using is the Steiny-D, which is a subset of the Black Grand. Unless you're into digital music composition, I doubt you know what I'm talking about. This is the setup that I use for most of my recordings, as it's sampled off of a Steinway D and it requires no tuning... heh


I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who 'makes use' of the school's practice rooms... technically, a key is needed, but the fools never shut the doors behind them, so I can always get in. Good job fellow music-school breaker-inners! :)

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Tour Board / Re: Where are the bootleggers?
« on: May 14, 2005, 11:45:42 PM »
Honestly, I wouldn't even bother using the camera recorder... those mics are generally crap-tastic. The only way to get audio that you'd want to listen to later is to use an external mic with a recorder of some kind.

If you're going for small and cheap, there are some good MD recorders out there, and you can pick up a decent mic for it as well. Sure, you'll spend a few hundred on the package, but hey, you'll get better audio than through the camera.

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News / Re: BF on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross this Friday!
« on: May 14, 2005, 05:43:00 PM »
Fair enough... though, before you start complaining too much, realize that pretty much everyone else on the planet (UK included) got Silverman before we did, which sucked.

And while I realize the excitement, it's not as though he's been touring over here that extensively either... he's pretty much an east-coast guy, excluding us on the west-coast (no, the triple billing in LA does not count).

I am curious to see how they perform the song though. Perhaps they'll do the ending of the song this time?

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News / Re: BF on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross this Friday!
« on: May 14, 2005, 03:57:00 PM »
Is Ben never on UK Television? As an ignorant American, I fail to see why this is such a big deal.  :)

Come on guys, he'll just be playing landed again for the 54,000,000 x 10^82 time... ;)

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