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General Board / Re: Slam Book
« Last post by Sutter on May 17, 2017, 06:17:04 AM »
1. What was the first BF/F song you ever heard? The Bitch Went Nuts
2. In what order did you obtain the BF/F CDs you own? Way to Normal, Songs for Silverman, Reinhold Messner, Whatever and Ever, Ben Folds Five, Rockin' the Suburbs, the Sound of the Life of the Mind, So There
3. When was the first time you saw BF/F live? April 2014, Princeton NJ
4. How many times have you seen BF/F live? 5 - 3 solo, 2 with yMusic
5. Most recent show? with yMusic in Huntington NY, November 2015
6. Other bands or musicians you love Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Laura Nyro, Huey Lewis
7. Do you have a Ben related website? Nope, though I tried to make a BF-themed Tumblr called sports-and-wine
8. Favorite member of the five including Ben? Uhh... Robert
9. Favorite member of Ben's touring band excluding Ben? No idea
10. Have you ever met Ben/had something signed by Ben? How many times? Nope, but I did talk to him from the front row a few times
11. Did you contribute to Crystal's pressie to Ben? No, I'm a bit late to the party
12. Where did you grow up? Where do you live? Long Island, NY
13. What do you do? (student, profession) Three days away from graduation, about to start looking for an IT job
14. Farthest you've ever travelled to see BF/F? Princeton, NJ
15. How long have you been a BF/F fan? Four years
16. Is Ben or BFF your favorite musician/band, or one of many? One of many
17. Five of your favorite BF/F songs Silver Street, Where's Summer B, Magic, Don't Change Your Plans, Sports and Wine
18. Males: You want to be Ben, true or false. Ehh... I envy his songwriting ability, but false
  Females: You want to be Frally, true or false. This is an awkward question in 2017, isn't it?
19. Your favorite B/FF song at this very moment. ONLY ONE. We all know it could change at any second. Ah crap. Sports and Wine
20. Working on a theory here. Did/do your high school activities include marching band or cheerleading? Any others you care to mention? Yes, I was the drum major of the marching band, played euphonium, tuba, a little trombone, some jazz, was involved in theatre including musical theatre, etc
21. What did you/are you/will you study in college? IT with a minor in music
22. Single? Attached? Married? Kids? Attached, no kids
23. If you could have dinner with a character from a BF/F song, who would it be? Hmm... Zak and Sara
24. Why did you choose your screen name? If it's your real name, why did you prefer to use it? it's my real name, it's what everyone called me in high school
25. Too many questions in this list or not enough? I thought too many but I'd be willing to answer more
General Board / Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
« Last post by Sutter on May 17, 2017, 06:09:35 AM »
Paul Simon - The Last Polka
His songs frequently use dialogue-driven lyrics, so I think with some stylistic changes this song would be an interesting cover from him.

The Beach Boys - Where's Summer B, Missing the War
The former sung by Mike Love and the latter sung by Brian Wilson. Imagine the harmonies! Seriously.
General Board / Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
« Last post by Allison on May 10, 2017, 10:02:16 AM »
Paul McCartney - Don't Change Your Plans
I really feel this song would fit his voice. It has the same kind of bouncy melody of many of McCartney's own tunes (I am, however, imagining a young McCartney singing the song, not modern day)

Hum, what could current Macca cover? I'd like to hear that heartfelt voice off of Early Days on something like Still Fighting It or Evaporated. Could make it hurt well.

Brandi Carlile just released an album of her friends covering one of her albums straight through. It'd be awesome to see a Whatever & Ever or Suburbs cover album with people Ben's friends with (Weird Al, Amanda Palmer, Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Regina Spektor, Eef Barezelay, Ryan Lerman, Kate Miller-Heidke, William Shatner, Ringo, etc)
Tour Board / Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
« Last post by Allison on May 01, 2017, 09:16:49 AM »
Added to our own archive! Thanks y'all. Twitter seemed to love this show. Glad Ben came to visit
Tour Board / Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
« Last post by Damian on May 01, 2017, 03:34:39 AM »
Yep, definitely one of the best solo piano shows I've ever seen him play. Given that the tickets were 38 I was surprised that so many people were evidently there as festival attendees rather than fans, and it seemed to go down brilliantly with fans and non-fans alike. The rendition of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head was lovely too. As far as setlist, I can work it out later but basically there was at least one from every album (if you discount Picture Window and Over The Hedge), which was nice.
Tour Board / Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
« Last post by drummerstu on April 30, 2017, 03:34:20 PM »
How good was that show tonight?! A strange mix of an audience, which has hopefully attracted some new fans, but Ben's playing was tight as. His voice is also probably the best I've heard in a long time. Can't remember the set list though for toffee! It was raining too, which on the tent made it sound like a warm crackly vinyl. Perfection!
General Board / Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
« Last post by ReubenH on April 28, 2017, 10:26:18 PM »
General Board / Re: The Supreme Topic of Bootlegs
« Last post by Zeek on April 28, 2017, 04:00:41 PM »
It's been awhile.  My request for the Freaking Out DVD still stands :D
Ben Folds
Featuring yMusic
27 April 2015
Bowery Ballroom
New York, New York
Ben Folds
Hart Theatre @ The Egg, Albany, NY (USA)
September 26, 2016

1. Phone In A Pool
2. The Last Polka
3. Annie Waits
4. Selfless, Cold And Composed
5. Capable Of Anything
6. Bastard
7. Cigarette
8. Fred Jones, Part 2
9. Effington
10. Landed
11. -Not A Fan intro-
12. Not A Fan
13. Uncle Walter
14. -intermission with airplane launch-
15. The Luckiest
16. Improv ("I've Never Heard Of You, Sing Something That Will Dazzle The Shit Out Of Me")
17. Bitches Ain't Shit [Dr. Dre]
18. Bitches Ain't Shit [Dr. Dre] (aborted)
19. Philosophy
20. Jesusland
21. Champagne Supernova [Oasis]
22. Song For The Dumped
23. Jane
24. The Ascent Of Stan
25. Underground
26. Carrying Cathy
27. One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces
28. -encore break-
29. Army
Ben Folds and yMusic
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Friday 26th August 2016

(recorded with a Lumia 930.  I never thought I'd see that, given that I own the Icon)

Track List:

1. Beautiful Mechanical (yMusic cover)
2. So There
3. Capable of Anything
4. Not a Fan
5. Effington
6. Rock This Bitch (St Kilda/Melbourne ad lib lyrics)
7. Ben talks
8. Still Fighting It
9. Phone in a Pool
10. Mess
11. Music in Circles (yMusic cover)
12. Evaporated
13. The Last Polka
14. Boxing
15. Ben talks (teaches the audience how to write a sad song and a happy song)
16. Erase Me
17. Adelaide
16. Army
17. Steven's Last Night in Town
18. Encore Break
19. Annie Waits
20. Cigarette
21. Fred Jones, Part 2
22. You Don't Know Me
Ben Folds with yMusic
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA 04/25/2015

Beautiful Mechanical (yMusic without Ben Folds)
So There
Long Way To Go
Rock This Bitch
Not A Fan
Music In Circles (yMusic without Ben Folds)
Yes Man
I'm Not The Man
Erase Me
Capable Of Anything
Steven's Last Night in Town
Not the Same

The Luckiest (Ben Solo)
The Secret Life of Morgan Davis (Ben Solo)
Eddie Walker (Ben Solo)
Zak and Sara (Ben Solo)
Annie Waits
You Don't Know Me

I haven't been downloading too many of these, particularly the yMusic ones, since the setlist is seemingly the same every time.  A lot of the ones posted previously that I missed myself over the months have already disappeared from DIME.  So, hopefully, one day they'll crop up again, somewhere.
Album Board / Re: Thoughts on BF/BFF vinyl
« Last post by chilliwhippet on April 28, 2017, 06:22:14 AM »
I've got the same problem. I tried to download at home and work and no such luck with either.
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