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  1. On 9/20/2019 at 10:22 AM, EdCadyRoss said:

    New to all this but big Ben Kweller Fan and just like to see if there are any hidden gems amongst his discography, and see what songs are the die-hard BK fans favourites.

    My favourite is Homeward Bound, its simple yet beautiful and so soulful. What love to know what this is about and it really helps me over grieving and heartbreak. love it love it love it. Would also love to hear what everyone else has to say about this song becasue I think its his best overall

    2. Lizzy

    3. Thirteen

    4. Sawdust Man

    5. Full Circle

    Dang. I had a reply all typed out and POOF it disappeared!  Anyway, can’t listen to Homeward Bound. I cry every...single...time. Top 5 faces for me would be Believer, Free, Wasted & Ready, Nothing Happening, and Different But the Same. These aren’t necessarily in order but they do start every BK playlist. If I rounded up to a top 10, I’d include Thirteen, Fight, Commerce TX, My Apartment, and The Rainbow. 
     

    Can’t wait to see BK 11/9 in DC!  It’s been about 12 years for me since I’ve since Kweller at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. Way too long!!

     

    Sha Sha. 


  2. On 2/10/2018 at 8:20 AM, tgreene83 said:

    Hey Ben and BK fans,  I'm long time super-fan, discovered Kweller after my High School teacher slid me Ben Lee's "Grandpaw Would" album for a listen, many moons ago. One Ben lead to another...(already being a fan of Ben Folds Five, saw them open for Beck on his epic Odelay tour).

    Anyway, I'd like to know more fun small facts about the formation (and disbanding) of The Bens in 2003, especially the song Bruised and what that was like to lyrically compose and record. Though I'm quite current with all Lee and Kweller's discography (pulling away slightly from Lee-- Ayahuasca album I couldn't dig into...) The Bens EP is something super special, especially when I look back on their work as individuals.

    Bruised is a track that has stuck with me and I'm still listening to it...almost 15 years later. Ben -- Do dish!!

    Another other die-hard "Benners" in the house?

    Tiffany

    Yep. I think I have that EP on every playlist-Driving, Chillin’, Sleeping....


  3. On 2/10/2018 at 8:20 AM, tgreene83 said:

    Hey Ben and BK fans,  I'm long time super-fan, discovered Kweller after my High School teacher slid me Ben Lee's "Grandpaw Would" album for a listen, many moons ago. One Ben lead to another...(already being a fan of Ben Folds Five, saw them open for Beck on his epic Odelay tour).

    Anyway, I'd like to know more fun small facts about the formation (and disbanding) of The Bens in 2003, especially the song Bruised and what that was like to lyrically compose and record. Though I'm quite current with all Lee and Kweller's discography (pulling away slightly from Lee-- Ayahuasca album I couldn't dig into...) The Bens EP is something super special, especially when I look back on their work as individuals.

    Bruised is a track that has stuck with me and I'm still listening to it...almost 15 years later. Ben -- Do dish!!

    Another other die-hard "Benners" in the house?

    Tiffany

    I only have The Bens EP that has Bruised, X-fire, Just Pretend, and Stop! on it. Some or all songs make it onto most of my playlists. 


  4. On 2/11/2018 at 9:04 AM, Connor said:

    Go to town everyone. I personally like all of it, but I'd probably choose mellow. I love it all, but there are some days where I'm sitting on my porch and Mean To Me doesn't sit the scene. Still love it all.

    which do you like more? Mellow or Rocky Ben? 

     

    P.S. I'd make this a poll, but I don't know how. Any help?

    I think I’d say mellow Ben too, simply because that’s sort of where I’m at in my life right now. Seeking more mellowness in this crazy world. But when I want to rawk out there’s plenty of BK to choose from!


  5. On 2/11/2018 at 8:38 PM, dylanvandals said:

    @OldHat Thanks for starting this tread! Was surprised by "Changing Horses" when I first listened to it, but really enjoyed it. Love "Gypsy Rose" and "Ballad of Wendy Baker". I remember when I bought the album, it came with a little signed poster; thought that was awesome. Immediately hung it up, front and center in my dorm room. :)

    I was quite skeptical of Changing Horses when Ben talked about it at the merch table after a concert. At the time I was like “naw, I don’t do country”, even though I’m originally from North Carolina LOL. Well, fastforward a few months to a year later when I decided to try it out and was thrilled!  I learned a valuable lesson. Yes, there are genres and styles of music, but no one (artist or appreciator) has to box themself in to one particular style. I’m now much more open to music of all styles and truly appreciate artists’ ability to exhibit the finest qualities of each style even if it’s not a “style” I would listen to on a regular basis (I’m looking at you, Screamo). When the artist is authentic and able to represent the style (or even music that doesn’t even have a defined style/label) it’s so exciting!  I think it’s one reason I’m such a strong supporter of local music now. Music I wouldn’t necessary download is so much different when performed during a live show and I just love seeing artists give it there all day in and day out, even for tiny crowds of 30-50 at a local eatery. I’m always enjoy the energy and the music, even you Screamos 🙂


  6. On 2/8/2018 at 7:25 PM, OldHat said:

    Forums are back!  These 8 questions are proven to define what kind of human you are.  Ben, you have to answer too.

    1) Favorite Ben Kweller song?

    2) Favorite member of the Beatles?

    3) Favorite Electric Light Orchestra song?

    4) Pinkerton or Blue Album?

    5) West Coast or East Coast rap?

    6) Favorite Ninja Turtle?

     

    Nothing Happening

    George

    Nightrider

    Blue

    West Coast

    Donatello

     

     

    Different But The Same

    I’d have to say John Lennon because (gasp!) I don’t really listen to the Beatles but Imagine is one of my all time favorite songs. 

    Strange Magic

    Blue Album

    Don’t force me to choose!  But if you do, I’d say East Coast.

    Donatello

     


  7. On 2/10/2018 at 1:05 AM, AlexDeeley said:

    Crazy. This was the only message board I was on back in the day. I wonder how many of those folks will turn up. I think my name was the same... it may have been Alexander. 

     

    Great to see some life! 

    I wonder if this is the same forum I mentioned a few moments ago, just new and improved?  It was around 2008 that I was on one. 

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