Mai 7 2010, 18h54 por ScReaMaS
Mar 15 2009, 1h17 por catchingsignalsFri 27 Feb – Ben Folds, Miniature Tigers
Believe it or not, this was the first time I've seen Ben at the Tabernacle. He seems to have been enjoying Savannah more in recent years. Ironically, now that I'm closer to Savannah, he comes to Atlanta. But, no complaints, because this was easily the best show of his that I've personally witnessed.
Steph and I were late to the show, so we missed Minature Tigers, which is unfortunate because I had been prepping for the show by listening to their stuff, which is quite good. Ben came out for a sec to introduce the second opening act (who were not on the bill): UGA's a cappella group With Someone Else's Money. Ben was apparently inspired by the many YouTube videos of a cappella groups interpreting his songs, so he held a contest, selected the best groups, trekked around to the various high schools and universities to record them, and will be releasing all of these recordings on a record that's set to release pretty soon. …
Fev 18 2009, 6h32 por coregamerTue 17 Feb – Ben Folds, Miniature Tigers
Though it's the first concert in my life. Okay, so let's start with the basics.
The Miniature Tigers opened, then Wibi did an acapella cover of Underground, which was decent, followed by an unknown song, then an acapella cover of Don't Stop Believin, with a vocal guitar solo. Good opener, in my opinion.
After about a half hour (with a show starting supposedly at 7pm, they hit the stage at 9:30pm...), the three came onto the stage and immediately began playing Bitch Went Nutz. Here's the entire setlist:
Bitch Went Nutz
You Don't Know Me (with Jared doing Regina Spektor's part. Remarkable vocal capabilities on this man!)
Annie Waits (thank god! old songs!)
Alice Childress (half the crowd didn't know this)
Army (albeit a fake, improv version. I have a vid)
Way to Normal
Zak And Sara
Fred Jones, Part 2
Lullabye (only piano)
Kylie From Connecticut
Jan 26 2009, 0h16 por YourGetawayCarFoo Fighters
First Song Heard: Best of You
Fell In Love With: DOA
Favorite Song: Hey, Johnny Park!
Favorite Album: The Colour and the Shape
Jimmy Eat World
First Song Heard: The World You Love
Fell In Love With: Kill
Favorite Song A Sunday and For Me This Is Heaven
Favorite Album: Clarity
First Song Heard: A Hard Day's Night
Fell In Love With: Golden Slumbers
Favorite Song: The Long and Winding Road
Favorite Album: Let It Be
First Song Heard: Enter Sandman
Fell In Love With: Sad But True
Favorite Song: Hero of the Day
Favorite Album: Load
Queens of the Stone Age
First Song Heard: First It Giveth
Fell In Love With: In My Head
Favorite Song: Tangled Up in Plaid
Favorite Album: Lullabies to Paralyze
First Song Heard: Burden in My Hand
Fell In Love With: Mailman
Favorite Song: Burden in My Hand
Favorite Album: Superunknown
Ben Folds Five
First Song Heard: Army
Fell In Love With: Steven's Last Night In…
Dez 27 2008, 2h52 por cataphoresisI've decided to cross-post my old "Best Of" lists that I had on my website retarsia.com. Here's 1995:
After the musical gift that was the year 1994, 1995 was a bit of a let down. Not exactly solid from top to bottom, it did have a couple gems. In the end, 1995 was just the bridge between two great years for music. Here's my best of 1995...
10. God Bless Satan - Mephiskapheles
Reflections: Yes, I know. You're probably wondering what in the hell satanic ska is doing on this list, but I'll tell you - it's great. This is one of the funniest albums I've ever heard, but unfortunately, it suffers from the common ska-problem of keeping up the quality through the whole album.
Best tracks: The Bumble Bee Tuna Song (a must listen)
9. Me Against the World - 2Pac
Reflections: While others probably would rate this album a lot higher than I do, I was never really a big fan of 2pac. I do admit that his lyrics are among the best ever by a rapper, and that this album is his best work. …
Dez 1 2008, 1h08 por jwheare
Out 15 2008, 6h54 por Trossles1. What's your favorite song by 14?
Guster: Satellite. It's my most played song on last.fm!
2. How did you get into 20?
Voxtrot: I knew I'd be seeing them at the Pitchfork festival last year, so I decided to check them out. Fortunately I loved them.
The Hood Internet: Kristine had a special LJ post dedicated to how awesome they were, and how they were tiding her over till the new Girl Talk album. I also loved them immediately.
3. Who is your favorite member in 8?
Architecture in Helsinki: I don't really care. I guess the singer/songwriter, Cameron Bird.
4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
The Arcade Fire: "Un, deux, trois, de mirror noir!"
5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
The Smashing Pumpkins: yes! I saw them at the Virgin Fest '07.
6. What's your favorite album from 10?
of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? for sure. Nothing beats "We Were Born the Mutants Again With Leafling"
7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
Out 10 2008, 12h06 por tadmasterWe all cruise along through life at various levels of awareness. Some of us are acutely aware of every nuance of every situation, and some are clueless about the signals they send out and that they receive in return. I've always leaned more toward the latter category. A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that my world was not working the way I thought it was.
When your world is suddenly not where you expected, you start looking around for it. It's a painful and scary experience, not knowing what's real and what's just a self-imposed delusion, but I'm lucky, because I have people around me who aren't afraid to tell me the truth. They anchor me, and help me fix the problems I create.
And in the midst of all of this, there's music. (As if you expected me to write about travel or architecture...)
One dangerous, yet thrilling, thing about a personal crisis is the new meaning that old familiar songs take on. Suddenly, So Much To Say has a depth I never recognized before; the sassy…
Abr 27 2008, 20h51 por ChudleyCannonsSat 19 Apr – Ben Folds, Ari Herstand
Friday Brooke and I loaded up my mom's van (she was nice enough to buy a lot of food and sodas for our drive) and went to go get Melissa and Jo from Parkside to start our adventure. On this bit of the drive Brooke wanted to make a list of all the Ben shows she's been to. And while we did this, we missed the exit to Kenosha, and ended up in Waukeegan. WHOOPS. I am not allowed to do math while driving ever again. :P
So picked Melissa and Jo up 25 minutes later than we were supposed to, so poor Rachel had to sit at East longer than she needed to. Whoops. But then we headed up to Eau Claire. After some nasty rain we made it there- but not after we unfortunately discovered that Brooke's GPS doesn't work there.... weird thing. And so we couldn't find Jim's house. And he was gone. :| But we found a pizza place. So we ate some gourmet pizza. It was pretty tasty. Then we got mapquested to Jim's via the telephone.
Abr 25 2008, 9h03 por ChudleyCannonsThu 17 Apr – Ben Folds, Jack's Mannequin, Ben Lee
Brooke came to get me. We headed up to Oshkosh, got there around 3, and there was already a line. But not exactly the kind of people I suspected to see at a FOLDS show... and literally within seconds of us arriving who other than Jesus123/Ryan shows up after. Flash from the past. Well. Not really all that much, saw him at the Summerfest/Mayer gig. Chris/Benfolio joined up with us not too much later. And I called Natalie to tell her I was there. And eventually we found each other, and I guess the Johnny Depp movie was being filmed in Oshkosh at the time- and right outside Natalie's apartment. So she wakes up to gunshots.
SO this was the Ben/Jack's Mannequin gig. Everyone in front of us in line was there for Jack's Mannequin. I prayed to the gods of piano rock that the JM (john mayer? :P) piano would face the opposite direction. cause those emo kids were getting on my nerves. not kidding. …