NBC's The Sing-Off - Celebrity Judge?

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Re: NBC's The Sing-Off - Celebrity Judge?
« Reply #120 on: March 28, 2010, 07:10:31 AM »
"Folds also served as a judge on last year's NBC reality show "The Sing Off," where a cappella groups competed for $100,000 and a recording contract.

The singer-songwriter said he is in negotiations to judge the show again this year."

http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/7298778/
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« Reply #121 on: March 29, 2010, 06:43:43 AM »
:'(


i mean, it was fun to share ben for a week with the national public - but i'm not sure i want to annually.
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« Reply #122 on: March 29, 2010, 06:47:39 AM »
My grandma is going to be so pumped!
/ me too
/don't want to admit I'm a reality show addict now
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Re: NBC's The Sing-Off - Celebrity Judge?
« Reply #123 on: March 31, 2010, 06:00:22 PM »
I'm a huge, huge Ben Folds fan. I love his music, love seeing him on tour. That being said, I think the music business is a tuff one indeed. Ben's been lucky enough that his talent has made him far outlast his fellow 90's hitmakers. You won't see Fastball selling out Boston Symphony Hall. Ben has made a name for himself among the TRUE music fans out there.

But it can't last forever. I'm certain that Ben could continue to sell out shows for years to come, pleasing his loyal fanbase. But a little more public exposure sure wouldn't hurt. A season of a show like this wouldn't even get in the way of new material. His current 3-4 years in between records wouldnt be affected at all. So he takes a break from touring for a little bit. I certainly wouldn't care. He will tour again. So many acts out there only tour to promote the album, then take great deals of time off until the next one comes out. Ben's spoiled us with all his touring. Taking a few months to be a fantastic and fair judge on a show that will make the general masses more aware of the brilliance that is Ben Folds certainly wouldn't bother me.

I know that doing this show wouldn't end up making him the next flavor of the month. It certainly also wouldnt make him the next Beatles. But deep down in my heart it bothers me a bit that he isn't looked at like one of the greats. Theres lots of stuff I listen to that I love, but I realize that isn't good enough to be considered classic. Ben is not one of them. I listen to stuff like Billy Joel or Queen, and while they're good and all and have their hits, I think Ben has accomplished more great songs than either of them. His albums are more consistant than so many artists that are three times as popular as him. It just doesnt make sense.

You can all say what you want about how I look at this show, but if theres a way for Ben to be able to get more public exposure, I say take it. He's tasteful and would never agree to anything that would hurt his career or bother his true fans at the end of the day. I hate those kind of shows, but Ben is a pleasure to watch. I hope he does it. I like having him as my own personal favorite, but I'd love to one day be able to walk into a room of strangers and say "hey, im seeing Ben Folds tonight" and have them say "oh yeah, hes great!." because he is.

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Re: NBC's The Sing-Off - Celebrity Judge?
« Reply #124 on: March 31, 2010, 06:11:29 PM »
Yeah, I hate it when people have never heard of him. Besides, it's not like it's a very long show. It didn't take a whole season and involve all the auditions like American Idol. It was four episodes.
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Re: NBC's The Sing-Off - Celebrity Judge?
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2010, 06:35:27 AM »
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You can all say what you want about how I look at this show, but if theres a way for Ben to be able to get more public exposure, I say take it. He's tasteful and would never agree to anything that would hurt his career or bother his true fans at the end of the day. I hate those kind of shows, but Ben is a pleasure to watch. I hope he does it. I like having him as my own personal favorite, but I'd love to one day be able to walk into a room of strangers and say "hey, im seeing Ben Folds tonight" and have them say "oh yeah, hes great!." because he is.

Amen to that. It really bothers me when fans presume they OWN an artist, or that he OWES them something. If the man wants to judge a reality TV show, who are we to get all pissy about it? If it nets Mr Folds more fans, excellent. More fans means he gets to keep creating and working with other talented artists, employing some awesome folks, touring, supporting his family, and generally being a force of laser-guided awesome.

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« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2010, 07:14:27 AM »
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You can all say what you want about how I look at this show, but if theres a way for Ben to be able to get more public exposure, I say take it. He's tasteful and would never agree to anything that would hurt his career or bother his true fans at the end of the day. I hate those kind of shows, but Ben is a pleasure to watch. I hope he does it. I like having him as my own personal favorite, but I'd love to one day be able to walk into a room of strangers and say "hey, im seeing Ben Folds tonight" and have them say "oh yeah, hes great!." because he is.

Amen to that. It really bothers me when fans presume they OWN an artist, or that he OWES them something. If the man wants to judge a reality TV show, who are we to get all pissy about it? If it nets Mr Folds more fans, excellent. More fans means he gets to keep creating and working with other talented artists, employing some awesome folks, touring, supporting his family, and generally being a force of laser-guided awesome.

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Re: NBC's The Sing-Off - Celebrity Judge?
« Reply #127 on: April 02, 2010, 04:38:05 AM »
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You can all say what you want about how I look at this show, but if theres a way for Ben to be able to get more public exposure, I say take it. He's tasteful and would never agree to anything that would hurt his career or bother his true fans at the end of the day. I hate those kind of shows, but Ben is a pleasure to watch. I hope he does it. I like having him as my own personal favorite, but I'd love to one day be able to walk into a room of strangers and say "hey, im seeing Ben Folds tonight" and have them say "oh yeah, hes great!." because he is.

Amen to that. It really bothers me when fans presume they OWN an artist, or that he OWES them something. If the man wants to judge a reality TV show, who are we to get all pissy about it? If it nets Mr Folds more fans, excellent. More fans means he gets to keep creating and working with other talented artists, employing some awesome folks, touring, supporting his family, and generally being a force of laser-guided awesome.

Quoted for truth.

Yes.  Part of the fun in being a fan of Ben is (apart the obvious) the fact he DOES seem to branch out outside of the 'office'.  And enjoy it.  How many artists are interested enough to follow up on a capella versions of their material, and give that a huge amount of exposure?  Or have the guts to front a pissy small city orchestra (apologies to WASO, some of whom are friends, but Perth isn't NYC and you guys aren't the London Philharmonic) and then take that to the masses?

I could be wrong, maybe he hates this stuff and bows to outside pressures, but I like seeing where he turns up next.  He's like the Where's Wally (or Waldo, for my North American friends) of the music world.
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NBCs The Sing Off Celebrity Judge
« Reply #128 on: May 21, 2010, 09:31:20 PM »
It will be fun then. To add, there should be a "None of the above button". And if "None of the above".. win... then, there is temporary Presidents rule till  the CBI ,Election Commission, The President of India and Times of India Campaign selects members for a new party.

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