What are you listening to at the moment?Watch
Belle and Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap
Kelis - Mafia
A Tribe Called Quest (too many songs)
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Have been playing 'Final Straw' by Snow Patrol all afternoon too, may be putting it back on at this rate!
He is a God. Though I don't think his solo stuff is as good as his stuff with Ben Folds Five. I think he suffers a bit from "got married and had kids" syndrome, which, I find, tends occasionally to harm songwriting ability. Or it's just that I find songs about trying to afford nappies harder to identify with. I do like Still Fighting It though, sentimental person that I am.
Some people handle this syndrome well, ie, Dylan. But I still pull a face when I hear a musician I like is reproducing. I'm so bloody selfish.
I downloaded a bootleg of him and the Divine Comedy doing a joint show, and TDC one of - if not my actual favourite bands. I *really* wish I'd seen it at the time, alas I wasn't at the gig going age a couple of years ago.
I like Rockin' The Suburbs, though I prefer the Ben Folds Five albums. I'm not keen, really, on the new EPs. He seems to just be recycling a lot of stuff. And I don't like the stuff he's done with "The Bens", even though I like Ben Kweller a lot. Enough to chase him down the street when I saw him in Camden.
I saw it! It was ****ing awesome.
You got to chase Ben Kweller, AND see two of the best artists currently around. Grrrrr
Heehee, It was just as Sha Sha came out in the UK. He thought I was ****ing nuts, but let me take a photo anyway. He had a solid handshake, a latte from Starbucks, and a very attractive girlfriend. I'm so down with the celebrity gossip, yo.
The concert was brilliant, but I was distracted by the person next to me, who I honestly was unsure whether it was a man or a woman. In the end we concluded man, because of hairy hands. Random fact: Ben Folds and Neil Hannon dress very very well.
Did Ben Folds get you to do all the instrumental bits in Army?
Ben Folds had these great rusty red cords on, and wore cool sunglasses during a Flaming Lips cover.
Yes! And in Not the Same. We were gloriously in tune.
Are you going to see him when he tours this year?
I can't see him, because the closest place he'll be playing to Bristol is London, and I'd probably have to go alone since I don't know anyone off to Bristol
Oh, oh, oh... It was. And it was great. I have a bootleg of them doing it somewhere, if you're interested, don't have it already and I can find it, lol.
I'll have to go to London, and maybe Birmingham. Whichever dates fit
Still doesn't come close to being there though
Neil Hannon's touring next month too, with Sheffield being the closest to me, but its the night before an exam and nobody would go with me