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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2003, 03:07:14 PM »
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Rockin' the Suburbs is fucking wondrous.  His stuff with "the five" is better.

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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2003, 03:21:21 PM »
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He's okay. I wish his stuff had more bite. He seems clever enough to pull it off. He should listen to some punk rock.


Or some Morrissey (and pay attention this time, Ben!). Get a few good Smiths/Morrissey albums, you eliminate the need for 75% of your standing record collection. Guaranteed. Especially on the Ben Folds front. Morrissey's funnier, sadder, AND more clever.
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« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2003, 03:28:52 PM »
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He's okay. I wish his stuff had more bite. He seems clever enough to pull it off. He should listen to some punk rock.


Or some Morrissey (and pay attention this time, Ben!). Get a few good Smiths/Morrissey albums, you eliminate the need for 75% of your standing record collection. Guaranteed. Especially on the Ben Folds front. Morrissey's funnier, sadder, AND more clever.


did you just quote yourself ?

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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2003, 08:45:59 PM »
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Really like Ben Folds. I think his stuff with the band was better: it had more energy.

Anyone heard/like Fear Of Pop (Ben's piss-take electronica/funk/monologue album)? William Shatner performs one of my favourite songs of all time on that record.
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« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2003, 08:50:40 PM »
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I prefer the solo album. It has so many great songs....Annie Waits, The Ascent Of Stan...and then The Luckiest, which is just so beautifully sincere. Listening to his music makes me want to get better at the piano...while simultaneously making me think "Why bother?" because he's just so darn good.

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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2003, 08:57:22 PM »
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Oh yeah, the solo album's great, but there's someting about the production of it: it sounds so smooth, as if every little bump and quirk has been ironed out. The songs are generally still great, but Ben Folds Five's albums had a slightly more live, energetic feel about them to me. And most of my favourite songs he's written are on the older albums: Philosophy, Underground, Evaporated, Smoke, Narcolepsy, Song For The Dumped... ahh: too many to name. However: Still Fighting It, from Rockin', = one of the best songs ever (that = slight overstatement for dramatic effect).
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« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2003, 09:14:53 PM »
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I prefer the solo album. It has so many great songs....Annie Waits, The Ascent Of Stan...and then The Luckiest, which is just so beautifully sincere.


I'm gonna get my ass kicked for saying something like this on the playground, but we played "The Luckiest" at our wedding.  It's a great fucking song.

(for the record, we also played "Anyway you want it" by Journey)

I agree, the solo stuff is prime.

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« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2003, 09:27:35 PM »
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we played "The Luckiest" at our wedding.


That's beautiful, man!
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« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2003, 09:55:28 PM »
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I prefer the solo album. It has so many great songs....Annie Waits, The Ascent Of Stan...and then The Luckiest, which is just so beautifully sincere. Listening to his music makes me want to get better at the piano...while simultaneously making me think "Why bother?" because he's just so darn good.


i'm right with you man   :(

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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2003, 10:24:27 PM »
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I prefer the solo album. It has so many great songs....Annie Waits, The Ascent Of Stan...and then The Luckiest, which is just so beautifully sincere.


I'm gonna get my ass kicked for saying something like this on the playground, but we played "The Luckiest" at our wedding.  It's a great fucking song.

(for the record, we also played "Anyway you want it" by Journey)

I agree, the solo stuff is prime.


no i think thats kind of cool, there are other things in this world worthy of ridicule

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« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2003, 10:46:15 PM »
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I'm glad we got off that Miles Davis and SNL tangeant for a second.

(Of course when I say 'Got off that Miles Davis' anything you'd auotmatically presume trouble...or quite a weekend.)
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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2003, 09:33:15 PM »
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And that's enough to kill a thread 2 months old.
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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2003, 09:41:49 PM »
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I'm gonna get my ass kicked for saying something like this on the playground, but we played "The Luckiest" at our wedding.  It's a great fucking song.

(for the record, we also played "Anyway you want it" by Journey)


Couldn't find any Radiohead wedding songs?  :(
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« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2003, 10:21:50 AM »
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I'm gonna get my ass kicked for saying something like this on the playground, but we played "The Luckiest" at our wedding.  It's a great fucking song.

(for the record, we also played "Anyway you want it" by Journey)


Couldn't find any Radiohead wedding songs?  :(


"Punch up at a Wedding" wasn't available at the time.

We really did go through a lot of music to decide what we used where... Radiohead just make the cut.  Not because we don't like radiohead, because we love them (it took me a couple years to convince her how good they were), but you know...

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« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2003, 07:59:50 PM »
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Thought I'd ressurect this sumbitch by saying that I had 80 some Ben Folds songs, and recently found out i'm missing a whole bunch more.  Does anyone know when the new CD comes out?
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