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Lonely Avenue by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby

30 Oct

The latest album by Ben Folds, Lonely Avenue,  is a little different than his previous efforts. This album was a collaboration between Ben and Nick Hornby. Nick wrote all the lyrics and Ben put the music around it and performed it.

I didn’t know it when I first heard the name, but I am a fan of Nick Hornby! He is an English writer who happened to write the book that one of my favorite movies of all time was based off of, High Fidelity with John Cusack. I’ve actually contemplated purchasing the book (since I’ve started reading actual books!). Every song seems to do a great job telling a story, this shouldn’t be a surprise when you see how many great novels Hornby has written!

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Awesome Year of Concerts

19 Jun

2010 will be a banner year in my concert going life. I normally go to one, maybe two concerts a year.

This year already I’ve seen Pat Benatar, Ben Folds and Train!

That is just the beginning as we already have tickets to see “Weird Al” Yankovic in July at the Hard Rock Live and John Mayer with Owl City in September at the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa.

Oh yea, I have struck through the name because that was the name of the Amphitheater when I bought the tickets. Since then there has been a new corporate deal. I will now be seeing John Mayer at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater. I wish I was joking.

I can’t even say the name of that company without thinking of the word “Aks” because that commercial with “Roz” that plays all the damn time and she can’t even say the damn company name right.

I expect John Mayer and every other artist who ever plays there to make fun of the name and the residents of the city where the amphitheater sits.

Well, when I think about it that way I guess it makes sense. These are the same people who have sports teams that apparently don’t come from the city, but from the body of water nearby. The city is Tampa people. This isn’t Green Bay we are talking about. It is Tampa. It is like if we renamed the Magic the “Lake Eola Magic.” It makes that much sense! (Which is to say it makes no damn sense at all)

The ONLY sports team in Tampa that I support is also the only one that I can SORT OF stretch the “Bay” part of their name. If this whole global climate change continues and we get some cold winters the Lightning could maybe play some games on the Bay!

But I digress. I’m having an amazing year of concerts. Probably the best ever!

Ben Folds Chatroulette

22 Mar

So the other day I told you about the AWESOME Ben Folds concert I attended in Orlando. That concert was on March 22nd. Two days prior Ben Folds was in Charlotte, NC and he went live during his concert on Chatroulette!

If you don’t know what Chatroulette is, you don’t read the internets much. Chatroulette is a chat program where you turn on your web cam and are randomly connected to others around the world. Seems cool right? Well, unfortunately like most things on the internet it has become at least 75% naked males. So prepare yourself before you connect to your first partner. There is a good chance you will see naked males.

Here is a video of Ben’s Chatroulette performance. There is some NSFW language, but luckily they say they edited out the male genitalia. Enjoy!

I think that was pretty darn cool. Go Ben!

Ben Folds and a Piano

18 Mar

On Tuesday night JC and I went to the House of Blues at Downtown Disney to see Ben Folds and a Piano. This was my first time seeing Ben Folds live and I will say up front…it was awesome! We found out about the concert only last week and I drove over to the HOB box office and saved about $10 a ticket in crappy Ticketmaster/Live Nation fees. How can you charge me to use my own paper and ink to print the ticket? But I digress…

Our tickets!

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