Dez 1 2008, 1h08 por jwheare
Jun 12 2008, 13h01 por DrAlexHaleIIIHow I got into my top 20.
My first piece of advice before reading this is that, if you don't feel like sitting through almost 20 "Ben Folds got me into ____ because ______" stories, this is probably not the journal for you. I feel it's worth pointing out here that Ben was the first artist I was ever "really" into, so, while he may no longer be right at the top of the list, he's bound to have had an impact of sorts. Secondly, a lot of these stories I only vaguely remember, so don't shout at me or anything.
The strange thing with Guillemots is that they literally WERE the first "band" (by which I mean a real band, not any of the actors in the pop "bands" my sister used to drag me to see) that I ever saw live. I hadn't heard of them at the time, but they were supporting Rufus Wainwright (who, you will note, is sitting way down at #20 on this list) so they were first on. I remember being pretty impressed (though I wouldn't say blown…
Mar 4 2008, 21h18 por ChudleyCannonsFri 29 Feb – Ben Folds, Eef Barzelay
Sat 1 Mar – Ben Folds, Eef Barzelay
Sun 2 Mar – Ben Folds, Eef Barzelay
Mon 3 Mar – Ben Folds, Eef Barzelay
Ben FoldsEef Barzelay
the shows at the tour went on got better and better. I think it was probably just a matter of loosening up and getting used to being in front of all these fucking people. New stuff is fantastic. I know I'm pretty biased- but so are all y'all. Cause this is a Folds comm. So you should be a fan if you're reading this. Overall for the tour the sets were short. For Ben shows at least. Ranging in the low 20s instead of SUPERMAN powers of nearly 30 songs that I've seen in my day... these were only my 16, 17, 18, and 19th Folds shows. ONLY. And don't think I would have done all four if it hadn't been for new tunes. Otherwise it would have been; trusted, bastard, you to thank, gone.... etc..... again. but there is new music. which is such a good thing!
Speaking of losing things in Indiana. …
Set 1 2007, 20h50 por DrAlexHaleIIIThu 12 Jul – CAKE, Ruarri joseph
As with my last blog on my Midlake gig the night before, I don't want to drag this one out too much. The surrounding story will eventually be known by the world in my London blog, coming soon-ish to Myspace.
Anyway, I've liked Cake for ages. I discovered them when John McCrea appeared on Ben Folds' "Fred Jones, Part 2" and bought "Pressure Chief" as a result. Loved it. Bought all the rest. Fell in love with CAKE. Couldn't get enough. Wrote short, sharp sentences. Wanted to see them live.
Then my friends, The Old Ceremony, managed to land a few US support slots! Imagine my excitement! Django promised me he'd seduce the band and trick them into playing a show in Birmingham for me. However, literally days before these shows took place, disaster struck and CAKE announced a European tour on their own. Why was this a disaster…
Fev 25 2006, 3h00 por srrgolf718TOP TEN ARTISTS:
9-Panic! at the Disco
10-Death Cab for Cutie
NOW ANSWER QUESTIONS ACCORDING TO NUMBER:
What was the first song you heard by #6?
What is your favorite album from #2?
What are your favorite lyrics from #5?
"Bottle up and explode, over and over. Keep the troublemaker below." From: Bottle Up And Explode!
How many times have you seen #4 live?
None. I Suck.
What is your favorite song from #7?
One Ray of Sunlight
What is a good memory you get from #10?
When I first heard DCFC. I just fell in love with their music.
What song from #3 makes you sad?
Fred Jones, Part 2
What are your favorite lyrics from #2?
"Say anything, but say what you mean." From: Suspension
What is your favorite song from #9?
The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage
Fev 21 2006, 4h10 por ronimrmollehMeloncoly happiness... coming home from a long day that started exhilirating, and ended with a deflating seemed to tune me into this song a little more that it would have. Still, nice overlay of vocals and simple background with the cello/bass keeping up with the piano.
Jan 24 2006, 23h25 por FromFarAwayI saw that all the cool kids were doing this one, so I decided to hop on that train.
# - 405 (acoustic)
A - As Lovers Go
B - Bubbletoes
C - Clark Gable
D - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
E - Elizabeth, You Were Born To Play That Part
F - Fred Jones, Part 2
G - Gravity
H - Helicopters
I - If I Were Gay
J - The Jeep Song
K - Killer Queen
L - The Luckiest
M - Maybe, This Time
N - (Nothing But) Flowers
O - Off The Hook
P - Pour Some Sugar on Me
Q - Quasimodo
R - Rocking The Suburbs
S - Sleeping In
T - Tourniquet
U - Unfinished
V - Volcano
W - World War 24
X - There are no "X" songs. Arg.
Y - You & A Promise
Z - Zak And Sara