Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album

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On Chris Hardwick's "Nerdist" podcast, Ben plays some seeds (as he calls them) of some songs he is thinking about for the new Ben Folds FIve album. Chords, melodies, etc., that he has bouncing around in his head. Pretty cool, and a great podcast to boot. Almost two solid hours with Ben. Enjoy

http://www.nerdist.com/2011/10/nerdist-podcast-132-ben-folds/

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Re: Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 01:59:49 PM »
Thanks for that - a great listen!!

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Re: Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 10:39:50 PM »
HAHAHA. Underage drinking at Folds shows.

Show of hands?




(mine!)


Also. I wish I could just shoot the shit with Ben for two hours of my life.


And how do they pick up Racine, WI. Though. People from Racine say RAYcine. The rest of us don't. (it's like 35 minutes from me).
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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 10:08:28 AM »
Yes, I saw that.  Very good listen!

Also, a request for all the good tech savvy people we have here:  Would anyone mind ripping the audio from Ben's performance of "Cigarette" ? Would be much appreciated -- don't know how many live recordings of that song are out there.

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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 11:40:33 AM »
Also, a request for all the good tech savvy people we have here:  Would anyone mind ripping the audio from Ben's performance of "Cigarette" ? Would be much appreciated -- don't know how many live recordings of that song are out there.

Sure thing. He hadn't really prepped so not one for the next Retrospective, but here you are anyway.

(Tech nerds, I did this without recoding, so it's the best we're getting)

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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
I was at a show in 08 which Ben played Cigarette per Brooke and mine's shouting (we'd heard FJP2 238034059 times that tour so it was time to FINALLY hear part 1).... annnnd we've got it up on WUWTL cause someone bootleged it! How kind of whoever that person was who did those two MN shows. :)


http://wokeupwaytoolate.com/filedump/Solo%20Folds%20Bootlegs/MP3/2008-04-20%20Duluth,%20MN/21%20Cigarette.mp3
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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 11:51:28 AM »
I have a few bootlegs that I was just going though (including an old radio performance) where he does Cigarette.

Screws up every time. The least screwy-uppy one was when he was with the Houston Symphony Orchestra (don't get excited, he played it solo):

http://wokeupwaytoolate.com/filedump/Ben%20Folds%20With%20Symphonies/FLAC/2006-11-01%20Houston%20Symphony%20Orchestra/Ben_Folds_HSO_2006-11-01_t09_Steven's%20Last%20Night%20In%20Town.flac

It's the second song in that file after Steven's Last Night, and starts at at 04:49.

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Re: Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 12:29:25 PM »
Also. I wish I could just shoot the shit with Ben for two hours of my life.

It IS pretty awesome.  That reminds me, he still owes me lunch...
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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 01:52:31 PM »
I have a few bootlegs that I was just going though (including an old radio performance) where he does Cigarette.

Screws up every time. The least screwy-uppy one was when he was with the Houston Symphony Orchestra (don't get excited, he played it solo~A

Twas there that night with my wife and kids.  Turned to my daughter and told her she had just heard Fred Jones Part I.

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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 02:28:31 PM »
Also. I wish I could just shoot the shit with Ben for two hours of my life.

It IS pretty awesome.  That reminds me, he still owes me lunch...
Reminds you? I don't think you need reminding. He does. ;)
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Re: Nerdist Podcast in which Ben reveals some ideas for new BFF album
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 06:49:07 PM »
Also, a request for all the good tech savvy people we have here:  Would anyone mind ripping the audio from Ben's performance of "Cigarette" ? Would be much appreciated -- don't know how many live recordings of that song are out there.

Sure thing. He hadn't really prepped so not one for the next Retrospective, but here you are anyway.

(Tech nerds, I did this without recoding, so it's the best we're getting)

~A

Awesome, thanks!  I didn't the performance was that bad all things considered.