More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)

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Offline SinginJen

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More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« on: September 24, 2006, 06:54:19 PM »
So I'm listening online to this recent interview/music session with Ben Kweller by a Texas radio station.  They were talking about The Bens, and BK said that there is a "STRONG possiblity" (his emphasis) of another Bens tour, that the three have talked about it a lot, and that "there are a lot of kids" who felt jipped because they only went to Australia.  He actually used the phrase 'world tour,' too.  Also, he said a couple of times that an actual recording would/could happen.

He said there isn't anything specially being planned now, but again, "STRONG possibility" that it's going to happen.

Bascially made my night.
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Offline Allison

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 06:57:05 PM »
Uh, linkage?

Because, damn, that'd be freaking sweet.
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Offline SinginJen

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 07:12:54 PM »
ok, it's streaming right now, and you're actually in luck, it ran over, so there's a bit more of the interview, then they are playing ben lee and bff tracks for the rest of the hour!!!

http://www.streamaudio.com/stations/player/pages/newplayer/index_win.asp?Owner=&public=&headertext=FM%20News%20Channel%2097.5&Station=KFNC_FM&Mac=No&OptIn=&Streamtype=&filename=
(http://from http://supertalk975.com)
go, go!

EDIT: ooh, nope not really, they stopped at half the hour; only "Pop Queen" and "Battle of Who".  ah well, this was cool, maybe they'll replay it. i just found out about it about two hours ago.
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Offline Allison

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 09:34:59 PM »
Ah, well thanks anyway! It'd be nice if they toured here in the states together. And a studio LP would be great.
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Offline general_apathy (Chloe)

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2006, 06:06:37 AM »
i say they do a city tour of Eugene, Oregon and stay at my house....


I could try to ask BK about it on weds when i see him.....hopefully i'll get the d-l on the situation. i'm going undercover.
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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2006, 06:17:59 AM »
ok, but only if I am invited to the slumberparty.
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Offline general_apathy (Chloe)

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 06:18:57 AM »
of course you're invited Jenny. my house isnt that big, so only limited guests can stay. ;)
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Offline SinginJen

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006, 06:34:55 AM »
YAY! I'll bring cookies!
haha
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Offline Fongolia

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006, 02:43:20 PM »
For what it's worth, I was at a Ben Lee gig last month in Edmonton and I asked him when the Bens would reunite (I was tempted to ask about his Mix Tape project...).  Ben told me "Soon... when the timing's right".  He told me "Kweller's just had a baby," but he definitely said they'd get back together at some point.  I hope they do a full album next time and Ben (Lee) tells the other Bens to come on up to Canada.  Ben Folds rarely, if ever, plays gigs up here.

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Offline holly

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006, 05:00:11 PM »
fongolia, i just said the exact same thing to my brother! i live in canada too and said "well ben lee did just play a small club show in london, ontario so maybe he had such an awesome time that he'll want the bens to play there too..."

you're only the second canadian ben fan i've heard of, which is sad... there should be more of us!
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Offline Allison

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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2006, 07:50:36 PM »
Sweet deal. BK did just have a baby. I'll ask B'Fo about it in November. If I remember. Anyone notice yet if he's gotten those apparently new glasses from Adelaide? Or has he not been there yet in the tour?
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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2006, 01:39:48 AM »
New specs???
Adelaide gigs are this weekend but as that's home away from home I'm guessing he's spent a bit of time there in between doing the other cities.

Another Oz tour for the Bens please!  Yes, I'm that greedy and I missed then last time...
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Re: More talk of Bens reunion (and album?!!)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2006, 12:29:09 AM »
I missed last time as well.
Pleasepleaspleaseplease let there be another Bens tour.