Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)

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Offline Allison

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Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:36:00 AM »
So this tour is seemingly completely solo. Cool. I wasn't around back then in the ben and a piano tour, so last night was exciting for me cause it was different. And Ben treated us well with the set list, as well as debuting a brand new Foldsby track. Which I did record, will be on youtube eventually, but the upload page is not loading right now. So, watch this space.

Set list.

1 Free Coffee (no distortion or anything. I feel like it makes the song immensely sadder.)
2 Annie Waits (during which he stopped and pulled his phone out of his pocket - maybe it went off? - and let out a quiet 'shit' and then continued the song.)
3 Sentimental Guy
4 Eddie Walker
5 Used to Live Here/Rock this Bitch in Fecal Park (which RtB was not yelled for, happened naturally. some ass yelled for it later, however)
6 Effington
7 Jesusland
8 All U Can Eat (Ben talked about how they used to be called All You Can Eats, then they were All You Care to Eats, and now they're back)
9 Picture Window
10 Belinda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZRa8WPCIyw
11 Levi Johnston's Blues
12 You Don't Know Me (Featuring Kate Miller-Heidke .... who has classical training, and was hilariously awesomley fantastic with Regina's part)
13 Kate
14 Still Fighting It
15 Last Polka
16 Zak & Sara
17 Dr Yang (which without Jared - well the bass- sounds crazy. Ben talked about how he likes to write songs that can be preformed in each setting - solo, band and symphonies - but this one he had to adapt a bit to even work solo. it was different, definitely not bad, but different. so used to that blown out bass)
18 Landed
19 Such Great Heights
20 Army
21 Selfless, Cold and Composed
22 Not the Same

Encore:
23 Narcolepsy
24 Bitches Ain't Shit (which was being yelled for all night - college campus shows it's even more likely to be yelled for - and ben said he likes to make people happy even though he's tired of the song.... played it through, had us continue with the 'bitches can't hang with the streets' bit all the way through the end per usual, but told us he was gonna leave the stage to us still singing it, which he did, and then ran back on stage to conclude the whole event.)
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 09:06:40 AM »
So this tour is seemingly completely solo. Cool. I wasn't around back then in the ben and a piano tour, so last night was exciting for me cause it was different. And Ben treated us well with the set list, as well as debuting a brand new Foldsby track. Which I did record, will be on youtube eventually, but the upload page is not loading right now. So, watch this space.

Set list.

1 Free Coffee (no distortion or anything. I feel like it makes the song immensely sadder.)
2 Annie Waits (during which he stopped and pulled his phone out of his pocket - maybe it went off? - and let out a quiet 'shit' and then continued the song.)
3 Sentimental Guy
4 Eddie Walker
5 Used to Live Here/Rock this Bitch in Fecal Park (which RtB was not yelled for, happened naturally. some ass yelled for it later, however)
6 Effington
7 Jesusland
8 All U Can Eat (Ben talked about how they used to be called All You Can Eats, then they were All You Care to Eats, and now they're back)
9 Picture Window
10 Belinda
11 Levi Johnston's Blues
12 You Don't Know Me (Featuring Katie sdjfldfjg-dfjolkjdf .... who has classical training, and was hilariously awesomley fantastic with Regina's part)
13 Kate
14 Still Fighting It
15 Last Polka
16 Zak & Sara
17 Dr Yang (which without Jared - well the bass- sounds crazy. Ben talked about how he likes to write songs that can be preformed in each setting - solo, band and symphonies - but this one he had to adapt a bit to even work solo. it was different, definitely not bad, but different. so used to that blown out bass)
18 Landed
19 Such Great Heights
20 Army
21 Selfless, Cold and Composed
22 Not the Same

Encore:
23 Narcolepsy
24 Bitches Ain't Shit (which was being yelled for all night - college campus shows it's even more likely to be yelled for - and ben said he likes to make people happy even though he's tired of the song.... played it through, had us continue with the 'bitches can't hang with the streets' bit all the way through the end per usual, but told us he was gonna leave the stage to us still singing it, which he did, and then ran back on stage to conclude the whole event.)

Lucky!!!

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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 09:25:07 AM »
I believe Eddie Walker was a request from the front row.

We all kinda looked at each other in disbelief when SC&C started. First time I've heard him play that where he didn't f*ck up the words (one of the songs he screwed up at the reunion last year.)
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 01:49:22 PM »
Belinda? Is that a premier of another Foldsby song?

Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 04:46:45 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCm2-ck2y-A  why yes, yes it is. and its pretty funny shtuff.

Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 05:46:55 PM »
Haha, excellent stuff. Good quality video too. Thank you for that.

Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 08:22:37 PM »
Yeah Belinda, Picture Window, and Levi song all are really mediocre sounding.  The music has promise as even some of the songs on WTN do, but the lyrics are just sooooo bland

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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 09:28:57 PM »
Yeah Belinda, Picture Window, and Levi song all are really mediocre sounding.  The music has promise as even some of the songs on WTN do, but the lyrics are just sooooo bland
Well that's your opinion man.
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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 08:58:04 AM »
Right on. Wish I could see Ben solo one day. It will happen. Monies is all I need. And time.

Really excited for this Hornby album...not that I wasn't before. I just wants it now!!!
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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2009, 09:11:44 AM »
this is pretty similar to the st. louis show, except we managed to have a total of 25 songs (counting an improvised Coat Check and Fountain Drink song/rant about carbon monoxide tuna).  I was amazed just how long it went on.  Ben couldn't get the piano to sound quite right for Such Great Heights, flubbed the lyrics once, tried again, and then pulled someone from the audience to sing it, which was pretty awesome.

Possibly the best part was in the encore, he played Song for the Dumped.  Toward the last solo, a guy up front yelled out "now in Japanese!," and Ben did the next verse in Japanese on cue.
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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2009, 09:13:46 AM »
Uuuuggggh. I want to go to there.
He better make a surprise visit in San Diego soon.
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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2009, 02:26:03 PM »
I almost forgot, I don't know about Bloomington, but for St. Louis, since it wasn't his usual piano, he did the version of Free Coffee that he did in Tokyo.  While I like the distorted, altoid tin one, the straight piano intro is just beautiful.
"Wait, he said 'good things come to those who wait,' but you didn't wait too long" "Keep listening" Kristen, on me and "Bruised"

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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 10:58:23 PM »
I'm gonna have to stop reading this, because I'm getting insanely jealous that you all are seeing him solo like this and he's playing awesome songs.  And he's nowhere to be found south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
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Re: Bloomington, IN - September 27, 2009 (new song debut)
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2009, 10:35:07 PM »
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!