History Trivia / BenFolds

29th Aug '16 10:49:34 AM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Or rather "what little you know." "Too Late," his tribute to the late Eliot Smith, doesn't go into much more detail about him other than Ben's love of his music (and Smith's love of basketball) because Ben didn't know him all that well personally.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Or rather "what little you know." "Too Late," his tribute to the late Eliot Smith, doesn't go into much more detail about him other than Ben's love of his music (and and Smith's love of basketball) basketball because Ben didn't know him all that well personally.
29th Aug '16 10:45:47 AM NWolfman
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* BlackSheepHit: "Rockin' The Suburbs" is his highest-charting single to date. It's also [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent the complete opposite]] of a typical Ben Folds song in every way, not only for the presence of guitars but for it's compressed mixing and multi-tracking, [[StealthParody made to sound like exactly the kind of corporate sell-out modern rock it's making fun of]].

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* BlackSheepHit: "Rockin' The Suburbs" is his highest-charting single to date. It's also [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent [[PlayingAgainstType the complete opposite]] of a typical Ben Folds song in every way, not only for the presence of guitars but for it's compressed mixing and multi-tracking, [[StealthParody made to sound like exactly the kind of corporate sell-out modern rock it's making fun of]].
29th Aug '16 10:35:37 AM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf Which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song do you want]]?" They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version for the album, they learned never to ask him for a single again.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and and, so far only) far, only time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf Which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song do you want]]?" They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which strings, which the label had paid a large sum of money for) for, in favor of the straightforward "band" version for the album, they learned never to ask him for a single again.
28th Aug '16 8:11:07 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version for the album, they learned never to ask him for a single again.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". do you want]]?" They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version for the album, they learned never to ask him for a single again.
27th Aug '16 2:37:05 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version, they learned never to ask him for a single again.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version, version for the album, they learned never to ask him for a single again.
27th Aug '16 2:36:37 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single, the only time he was. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version, they learned never to ask him for a single again.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single, the only time he was.single. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed." However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version, they learned never to ask him for a single again.
27th Aug '16 2:35:38 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single, the only time he was. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed."

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single, the only time he was. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed."" However, when he rejected the version of the song recorded with strings (which the label had paid a large sum of money for) in favor of the straightforward "band" version, they learned never to ask him for a single again.
27th Aug '16 12:07:31 PM NWolfman
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* BlackSheepHit: "Rockin' The Suburbs" is his highest-charting single to date. It's also [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent the complete opposite]] of a typical Ben Folds song in every way, not only for the presence of guitars but for it's compressed mixing and multi-tracking, [[StealthParody made to sound like exactly the kind of corporate sell-out modern rock it's making fun of]].
27th Aug '16 12:04:37 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A minor one with ''Songs For Silverman''. It was the very first (and so far only) time the label asked that Ben write a song that could be released as a single, the only time he was. After well over fifty songs were rejected, Ben simply asked "[[InTheStyleOf which]] Music/EltonJohn [[InTheStyleOf song they wanted]]". They responded "Tiny Dancer." The result was "Landed."
12th Jul '16 10:06:50 PM NWolfman
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* OldShame: The 4.6 songs he had to write for a music publishing company, discussed in "One Down," were so awful that he's made no effort to even remember how the go.
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