ben folds

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  1. bobbarker70

    bobbarker70 New Member

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    to me hes one of the best songwriters out there right now in rock music. any thoughts?
     
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    i'm down with that assessment. but i've found he's hit-or-miss live.
     
  3. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    he's up there, yeah.
     
  4. BrentRS1985

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    he did a song with william shatner......yea, I couldn't believe it either
     
  5. jorban

    jorban Guest

    ben folds is great. good call.
     
  6. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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  7. ledzep73

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    He is pretty cool live I think. I got the chance to talk with him for a few minutes after a show at Centre once. It was fun.
     
  8. TedKennedy

    TedKennedy Yo DJ, this one's a killer...

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    hes up there, definatly in the top 5
     
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    I agree his lyrics are not bad, but he's not great live. Sorta got the tom petty syndrome... just can't carry the show without personality or a strong voice.
     
  10. eurotrash

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    I dunno about in rock music, I mean the old stuff with the 'five was pretty rock-ish but Landed is more like a beautiful piano ballad or something!

    He's coming to Aus soon but I don't want to see him as I don't like it when an artist's live performance puts me off their recorded music... that said it's normally a pre-requisite of mine that any musicians I like have to be good live, lol

    I find his stuff is very emotional too, I love Smoke and Brick from Whatever and Ever... but I love One Angry Dwarf too, I remember jumping on my bed years ago now, shouting the lyrics... KISS MY ASS :booty:

    lol
     
  11. intoxique1

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    ben folds = awesome!!
     
  12. meeker

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    The live version of "Brick" is one of my favorite songs...
     
  13. mildsauce04

    mildsauce04 Take off, you hosers!

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    I just saw him live last week, fucking awesome. Its insane how well he plays the piano, and he's pretty damn funny too. Great stage presence
     
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    Ben Folds is a role model....

    Ben Folds is an amazing musician. I really enjoy almost all of his work. His music has definitely changed over the years, but that's to be expected from any growing artist. I've seen him live twice (once w/BFF and once by himself) and he brought it both times. I would see him live again any day....
     
  15. radiohead84

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    Yeah he came to my college at the end of this year. I was in the front row standing right against the stage next to his piano(you know just a little bit behind him so i could see his hands). WOW is he amazing..just watching his hands go and with the pasion he played makes me want to learn to play. He also played the crowd VERY well. It might have been because we were all college kids and he was more relaxed with us, but he deff talked a a lot and joked around..even improvising at one point.

    Some of the highlights are when he played bitches aint shit..thats just hilarious. And for 2 of the songs since he didnt have the band with him he had the crowd sing the trombone, sax, or trumpet parts. Let me tell you when you get the whole crowd singing the parts to army its freakin awesome.

    Deff go see him..is is as good live as he is on cd
     
  16. planb

    planb itches in my teeth

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    ? He is hillarious live, I dont know what you people are talking about.
     
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    yeah he's absolutely brilliant.

    i hope everyone's heard his version of bitches ain't shit :bowdown:
     
  19. Carzy

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    I've posted link to it above :)
     

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