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« on: December 23, 2012, 06:14:24 PM »

Wrote this article a few months ago. I was pretty proud of it, but it didn't get a lot of circulation.

Still, as a huge fan, I think it's a pretty insightful article. I thought maybe some of you guys might like to check it out.

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/09/the-rebirth-of-ben-folds-five/


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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 06:59:54 PM »

Very nice job! Really sheds some new light on the band.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 12:37:27 AM »

Wow, this is about as telling as anything I've ever read about the band.  Thanks for this.  If you have any more tidbits about the breakup, I'd love to hear it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 10:52:40 AM »

Gee, thanks guys. That alone made it worth writing. Seriously.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 01:46:53 PM »

I have no idea why I didn't see this before?

Great insight is right. Sounds like the guys were actually honest with you. It's nice to hear./read.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 07:46:53 PM »

I really enjoyed reading that.  Good stuff.   Suburbs Rock Hand
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 06:00:16 AM »

I've always assumed this of the breakup
1.) Darren and Ben have very different artistic ideas
2.) Darren was probably not "feeling" the band, Ben's creation
3.) Darren broke up the band
4.) Robert had nothing to do with it
5.) They called it mutual to be respectful to one another

This interview makes me think im correct

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 11:23:42 PM »

I've always assumed this of the breakup
1.) Darren and Ben have very different artistic ideas
2.) Darren was probably not "feeling" the band, Ben's creation
3.) Darren broke up the band
4.) Robert had nothing to do with it
5.) They called it mutual to be respectful to one another

This interview makes me think im correct



Yeah, I always assumed it had some part to do with Darren and Ben both being, in my opinion, fantastic songwriters, and Darren not getting a whole hell of a lot of voice in the band.
AND Ben living in Australia probably only made things more difficult. I did NOT know those New York shows were booked pre-break-up. Means a lot of the songs on the first Hotel Lights album had been in Darren's head for quite some time.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 05:50:53 PM »

Great interview; nice work. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 03:34:43 PM »

Great article.  Thanks for posting it.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 07:55:38 AM »

Best article/insight I think I've ever read about Ben/BF5. Thank you for posting.  Suburbs Rock Hand
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 11:49:17 AM »

Nicely done.  Great read.

I've always found it odd how these guys weren't necessarily drawn together like so many bands where they knew each other and discovered music together.  They were musicians on the scene and were pieced together by circumstance.  That made them less friends than we realized back then, which is so incongruous with how well they play together as a band.

Nice to hear them appreciating each other more.
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