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  1. 3 points
    Help! by the Beatles ?
  2. 3 points
    Meet the Deedles...featuring Radish!
  3. 2 points
    The first time I saw Radish they played "Mickey" (the big Toni Basil hit from the 80s) which morphed into a song that went "When I grow up I wanna be a surfer" which sounded like a cover, but I can't confirm. @Ben, what song was that?
  4. 2 points
    yooooooo!!! people have been requesting baby onsies for a long time and finally, finally, finally they are here!!! my sister just had a baby and i'm definitely getting him one. then it dawned on me that we should do a whole line of baby products called "BK BABY". Gives a whole new meaning to my dayz of covering Vanilla Ice. hahaha! we do also have some new items for big people - NEW tank top, NEW hoodie. all items feature the Crooked L logo. NEW MERCH => New Ben Kweller Merch xoxoBK
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    Great question my man. My musical awakening or opening was around 3 years ago. I had a playlist of "pop" songs that actually aren't bad still today like I'm Yours by Jason Mraz or Brian Fennell (musician now of Barcelona) and others. I found this song called Hey There Delilah by The Plain White T's and fell in love. It's pretty poppy to me now, but it still has a spot in my heart. It's the sound I wanted to replicate for my own stuff at the time. With that sound, my dad suggested listening to a song called Lizzy which we all know by BK himself. Instead of me going to listen to it, my dad had to play it for me. I fell even more in love. The guys voice was amazing. I pulled out the rest of Sha Sha and fell in love w songs such as Walk On Me and Falling and Wasted and Ready and basically the whole album (the entire album is on my bk playlist). This got me to buy all the rest of his albums. Then I got into artists such as Todd Snider with the album "Songs For The Daily Planet" and Bob Dylan with "Blonde on Blonde" and The Beatles with "The Beatles" or The White Album. It changed my music (I play guitar now). It changed my lyrics that I write a WHOLE lot. And it changed how I live life thinking and making my own philosophies from other artists for better more rounded actions. It changed my life and I can thank the owner of this site for that. Thanks BK!
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    I've also been listening to a bit of Twang Twang Shock-a-boom and Davíd Garza, another Texas musician. Davíd's album "This Euphoria" is definitely worth checking out. He also appeared on Rhett Miller's album "The Instigator." Out of curiosity... @Ben, have you ever met Davíd Garza?
  7. 2 points
    I’m still into the new Lees of Memory album. @Ben did you ever get to meet John Davis, former Superdrag lead singer, who is now with the Lees? https://theleesofmemory.bandcamp.com/
  8. 1 point
    What are your favorite covers Ben has done over the years? I'm quite fond of Sorry Signs on Cash Machines. Of course, there can't be a BK covers thread without mentioning BK Baby. A classic!
  9. 1 point
    The first time I heard Ben was when Radish played "Little Pink Stars" on the Weird Al Show. I was about 14 and thought the song was really cool, but I didn't have money then so I couldn't buy the album. The only music I was exposed to was what came on the radio and since our local rock station sucks, I never heard any of Ben's solo stuff (I listened to a lot of music, but was kind of in a bubble). Flash forward to about a year ago I was like "Hey, whatever happened to that band Radish?" I Wikipedia searched, found out about Ben's solo albums, went on Spotify and listened to "Go Fly A Kite". What an awesome album! I bought all of his solo albums within the next couple of weeks and love them all. So really I'm a new fan.
  10. 1 point
    In terms of more orchestral scores, anything that Jon Brion has ever put his hands on is pure gold-- Eternal Sunshine, I Heart Huckabees, Punch Drunk Love... and most recently Lady Bird
  11. 1 point
    The Almost Famous soundtrack is basically perfect: No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length 1. "America" Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel 3:37 2. "Sparks" Pete Townshend The Who 3:48 3. "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" Rundgren Todd Rundgren 3:51 4. "I've Seen All Good People: Your Move" Jon Anderson Yes 3:33 5. "Feel Flows" Carl Wilson, Jack Rieley The Beach Boys 4:44 6. "Fever Dog" Nancy Wilson Stillwater 3:10 7. "Every Picture Tells a Story" Stewart, Ron Wood Rod Stewart 5:55 8. "Mr. Farmer" Sky Saxon The Seeds 2:51 9. "One Way Out (Live)" Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn, Sonny Boy Williamson II The Allman Brothers Band 4:59 10. "Simple Man" Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:56 11. "That's the Way" Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Led Zeppelin 5:37 12. "Tiny Dancer" John, Bernie Taupin Elton John 6:15 13. "Lucky Trumble" Wilson Nancy Wilson 2:42 14. "I'm Waiting for the Man" (from Live Santa Monica '72) Lou Reed David Bowie 5:43 15. "The Wind" Stevens Cat Stevens 1:40 16. "Slip Away" William Armstrong, Marcus Lewis Daniel, Wilbur Terrell Clarence Carter 2:32 17. "Something in the Air" Speedy Keen Thunderclap Newman Forgive the copy-paste from wikipedia-- it was just so much easier haha
  12. 1 point
    Retreat From The Sun is such an incredible album-- @Christopher start with that one
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    I would definitely give this a listen too: https://courtneybarnett.bandcamp.com/album/the-double-ep-a-sea-of-split-peas -- Avant Gardner, if you haven't heard it, is an honest to goodness classic. (This was all pre-first-album material.)
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    Man, that's a great one and I always forget that "Help" and "A Hard Day's Night" are soundtracks for some reason. I love the "Head" soundtrack by the Monkees too!
  15. 1 point
    I have never been a big soundtrack guy. The only soundtrack that I own is the one for Josie and the Pussycats. That sounds super lame, but it is a pretty good disc. If you like female pop rock, you should check it out.
  16. 1 point
    Yeah, it's one of those albums where every song is great. No filler at all. I don't really know much about her, I'd only heard a couple of songs off of her first album. Now I've gotta go and buy that record too!
  17. 1 point
    Sorry Signs on Cash Machines is definitely my favorite. By a wide margin.
  18. 1 point
    Forever in love with his God Only Knows cover
  19. 1 point
    @Seth me and Davíd Garza are verrrrry tight homies. he's one of the most talented and prolific guys i know. i need to do a Best Friends episode on him!
  20. 1 point
    Rivers loves the idea of having a hit record. It’s really his passion. So he is doing what he loves. Sadly those efforts are largely bad. EWBAITE wouldn’t have been good if the album wasn’t focus grouped with hardcore fans. White wouldn’t have been good if it wasn’t produced by a hardcore fan (Jake Sinclair)
  21. 1 point
    Yes! This! I went to multiple stores yesterday with no luck. All I want is to own one of the key albums to my life's soundtrack. Is that too much to ask?
  22. 1 point
    Hi all fellow BKers Just wondering for those in the know (here's looking at you Ben) whether BK would ever consider playing any of his albums in their entirety? While this seems to be a trend of late, it is a great opportunity for the long-time fans of an artist to hear those songs that don't often get a public airing (and that they would love to hear). (Sorry to rehash but I also just have to say how great it is to have this forum and regular updates from BK back - here's hoping for a world tour soon! )
  23. 1 point
    Weeeelll, EPKs were a thing before DVDs were a thing. We definitely got some EPKs on VHS at the radio station back in the day. I've got a Bad 4 Good one for sure. I think the closest thing we got for a Radish EPK from Mercury was an official-looking VHS of "My Guitar" from Letterman. Damn, that's not on YouTube either! Is that something you can legally put up or nah? I'm guessing nah.
  24. 1 point
    I don't really listen to new music. The only new thing that I like and recommend is Diet Cig.
  25. 1 point
    It's super rare that there are new bands that I like. I'm all about KISS and 80s metal (Motley Crue, Def Leppard, etc.). In the late 90s I was a DJ on the "alternative" station here in Houston, 107.5 The Buzz. I got into silverchair. Then one of my fellow DJs came back from hosting one of our Wednesday Night Concert Series shows at Urban Art Bar (tickets were $1.07 for these shows), and she's like "Jarod, you're going to like this band" (knowing that I was a silverchair fan), and gave me the Dear Aunt Arctica single from Radish. I did like it! And it turned out for the Wednesday night concert the next week, there was a cancellation, so they invited Radish back. I made sure I was the DJ "host" for that show. I saw the show, talked to Ben, his dad, and the rest of the band, and have been a fan ever since. Over the years I met other Radish fans, and my buddy Jack and I would drive to Dallas to see shows since they didn't make it down our way that often. One time a band named Bowling For Soup was opening up for Radish at a place called The Door. We were standing outside chatting, and I was like, hey let's go check out this opening band for a bit (not thinking I'd like them, because I don't like any new bands except silverchair and Radish). Well Bowling For Soup blew us the fuck away! So I like 3 "new" bands. And it pretty much stayed that way till 2013 when I happened to see this local Houston band called Waterparks opening for someone else I was going to see. They kind of had that pop-punk thing going on, but the songs weren't all that catchy. Just OK. But they were good enough (and funny enough) that I started following them on Twitter. They put out a few really good quality videos for a local band. Fast forward 2015...Waterparks had signed to a record label and were being managed by the Madden brothers from Good Charlotte. They released an EP, and it was light years ahead of their previous stuff. Well-produced and every song had a hook and were great. They put out two full-length albums after that, and both are perfect as well. I can't for the life of me turn any of my friends on to this band. They can't get past that the songs sound so "pop". I'm surprised I like it too, but they're catchy as fuck. And once I read the lyrics along while listening to the songs, I knew the lyrics are genius as well. tl;dr WATERPARKS
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