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Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« on: May 09, 2005, 07:58:00 am »
The setlist was inspired by the great releases from  Tallboy Records, it's superb roster of artists and the fab weekend weather.  Links to band websites forthcoming...
 
 Ben Folds / Corn Mo 9:30 Club 5/9/05
 
 Ron Sexsmith ‚?? ‚??Hope on Earth‚?Ě
 The Dears ‚?? ‚??Warm & Sunny Day‚?Ě
 Splitsville ‚?? ‚??Sunshiny Day Dream‚?Ě
 Delgados ‚?? ‚??Mr. Blue Sky‚?Ě
 Cherry Twister ‚?? ‚??Charlotte B.‚?Ě
 John Hoskinson ‚?? ‚??Waiting for Someone to Call‚?Ě
 Semisonic ‚?? ‚??F.N,T‚?Ě
 Ocean Colour Scene - ‚??The Riverboat Song‚?Ě
 Doug Powell ‚?? ‚??Torn‚?Ě
 Bigger Lovers ‚?? ‚??A Simple ‚??How Are You‚?? ?‚?Ě
 Del Amitri ‚?? ‚??Hammering Heart‚?Ě
 The Greys ‚?? ‚??Very Best Years‚?Ě
 Brendan Benson ‚?? ‚??Biggest Fan‚?Ě
 Starbelly ‚?? ‚??Are You‚?Ě
 The Features ‚?? ‚??The Idea of Growing Old‚?Ě
 Big Star ‚?? ‚??Back of a Car‚?Ě
 The Shazam ‚?? ‚??Calling Sydney‚?Ě
 The Beatifics ‚?? ‚??Almost Something There‚?Ě
 De Novo Dahl ‚?? ‚??Monsterproof‚?Ě
 Self ‚?? ‚??I Am A Little Explosion‚?Ě
 Your Pal ‚?? ‚??Mercer‚?Ě
 Cliff Hillis ‚?? ‚??Better Than Myself‚?Ě
 The Decemberists ‚?? ‚??16 Military Wives‚?Ě
 
 Corn Mo
 
 Tommy Keene ‚?? ‚??Going Out Again‚?Ě
 Kenny Howes ‚?? ‚??Girls With Glasses
 Charlotte Hatherley ‚?? Kim Wilde
 Gladhands ‚?? Southern Girls
 Hoodoo Gurus ‚?? ‚??I Want You Back‚?Ě
 Eugene Edwards ‚?? ‚??All About You‚?Ě
 Millard Powers ‚?? ‚??She‚??s So Close‚?Ě
 The Records ‚?? ‚??Starry Eyes‚?Ě
 Soft Boys ‚?? ‚??Positive Vibrations‚?Ě
 The Sugarplastic  - ‚??The Runaround‚?Ě
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 08:01:00 am »
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  Hoodoo Gurus ‚?? ‚??I Want You Back‚?Ě
 
My hero.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 08:30:00 am »
Further linkage can be found here
 
 http://www.hi-fipop.com/p44.html
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 08:46:00 am »
who cares.  all we can hear is bass anyways.

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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 08:54:00 am »
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  who cares.  all we can hear is bass anyways.
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2005, 09:21:00 am »
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Charlotte Hatherley ‚?? Kim Wilde
Kosmo - do you have her album ? Any good?

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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2005, 09:25:00 am »
not yet.. got that song via an mp3 from her website.  it's a pretty catchy song dunno about the rest.  It has  come out in the States along with the reisue of the early Ash EP.
 http://www.zambooie.com/storehome.tpl?st_id=98
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2005, 04:56:00 pm »
We were really digging the DJ'd music - great job! Though I have to admit, the PolySpree's "Its The Sun" would have fit perfectly right after the Splittsville song.

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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2005, 09:38:00 pm »
it was an awesome set!
 i must commend you on the ELO cover and the features.
 excellent.

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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2005, 10:29:00 pm »
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 Cliff Hillis ‚?? ‚??Better Than Myself‚?Ě
 
wow!  that's amazing, that you played cliff.

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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2005, 08:38:00 am »
The Poly Spree would have worked after the Splitsville, but I dont carry them in my DJ bag.  Of the "Sunny" songs the only planned one was the Delgado's cover. The others were "hey look a mini theme". I was inspired by looking out the window while pulling together my CDs, I actually think thier version "Mr. Blue Sky's" is better than the orginial.
 
 When I got the nod to DJ the show, I decided to spin what a DC area power pop fan might want to hear before Ben. And it must have worked because it got mentioned on a power pop email list.  Seeing as the Eugene Edwards and John Hopkinson were already in heavy rotation it was a no-brainer to extend it to a Tallboy Records festival.  A friend of mine started Tallyboy while living in the area and is nowing running in LA.  They also introduced me to many of the indie Power Pop artists from the region, etc in late 90's.
 
 If you like the Cliff Hillis besure to checkout the
  John Hoskinson think Crowded House or Elliot Smith.  As mentioned in another thread the  Eugene Edwards CD is great as well, think Squeeze, Elvis Costello and Rockpile.  Both CDs got four star reviews in Uncut.  Of course I think everyone should run out and buy all the CDs on my list  :D
 
 Cliff's old band Starbelly have a new CD forthcoming and hopefully it will mean more gigs other than the ones in Annapolis which I always seem to miss..
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2005, 09:38:00 am »
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  When I got the nod to DJ the show, I decided to spin what a DC area power pop fan might want to hear before Ben. And it must have worked because it got mentioned on a power pop email list.  
a very noble goal, but i'd venture to guess that 95% of the crowd would have loved some more counting crows and john mayer =)
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2005, 09:57:00 am »
well they should turn on thier radios then   ;)  or expand their horizons....
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Re: Ben Fold - DJ Setlist
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2005, 01:05:00 pm »
When Time Softens Fury of a Piano Man Scorned
 By JON PARELES
 The New York Times
 
 Kindliness can creep up on a guy. A decade ago, Ben Folds was a piano-man and songwriter who sang about being snubbed in high school, dumped by girlfriends or kicked out of his own band. He was the nerd who had made it through but hadn't forgotten a single slight, and he pounded his frustrations into songs full of big splashy chords and rippling arpeggios, with the bass and drums of the Ben Folds Five socking along with every left-hand chord.
 
 The trio Mr. Folds led at Town Hall on Tuesday night punched out the older songs with the same gusto, as Mr. Folds applied fingers, fists and eventually his piano stool to the keyboard. But now, at 38, Mr. Folds is a family man with children, and he's taking a more reflective view. His songs look at multiple generations; his music is no longer so reluctant to let a ballad breathe. His new album, "Songs for Silverman" (Epic), starts with a father's death and ends with a couple thinking about "who'll be the first to go." Mortality was on his mind at Town Hall; he started his set with the Cure's "In Between Days," which insists, "Yesterday I got so old I felt like I could die."
 
 His tone now is wry, not self-pitying. "There's always someone cooler than you," he cheerfully admits in one recent song, and his set Tuesday moved easily between his old resentful bravado and his new empathy. He writes about family life with fondness and a few loving barbs, watching himself turn into someone like his parents.
 
 While his music is steeped in the 1970's pop of Billy Joel, Elton John and Randy Newman, Mr. Folds is amused by hip-hop, and perhaps a little jealous. In a sidelong tribute, he remade a Dr. Dre song about loose women, whose title is vulgar, into an earnest piano ballad. His "Rockin' the Suburbs" mocked a white rapper, but one of its punch lines - "Y'all just don't know what it's like/ Being male, middle-class and white" - was also candid.
 
 His audience was mixed, seemed middle-class and was almost entirely white, and cheered and sang along with Mr. Folds's rueful tales. He was happy to let them share, and in two of the concert's best stretches - including a grand finale - he turned his fans into a big contrapuntal choir, filling in the harmonies that were the songs' triumph over past mishaps overcome.