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  1. @rp27 im working on it!!!
  2. hey party people, I really love this forum, but I've been thinking about switching us over to a different platform called Muut. Do any of you web developers have any experience with Muut? What I really love about Muut is that it integrates with Shopify in a way that lets us use 1 login for all of BK.com. That is really appealing to me. Especially with the new Bright and Early club, I want all of us to have one simple BK account - whether someone is just a guest buying a tshirt, someone who loves posting on the forum, or a B&E member that wants to manage guest list spots or chat with other members, etc..... This forum is built in InvisionCommunity which is cool, but..... OK nerd friends, please chime in - or if you aren't a nerd like us, chime in if you have an opinion either way from a usability standpoint. xoBK
  3. Starz!!!!!! So glad you like this jam. indeed it is not out yet, but it will be coming out in the next few months as is the whole freakin album!!!!!!
  4. i mean, people have commented on it, but know one has inquired about the deeper meanings...
  5. @philip it's called a Fender Swinger - also known as Arrow or Musiclander. only made in 1969 with left over Mustang and Duo Sonic parts!!!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Swinger
  6. nice list! they are all babies of mine so it's hard to pick my fave. i also like them for different reasons - like, some i'm really proud of the songwriting, some i'm proud of the energy, or the way a lyrics came together, or the feel... Sometimes it's a sick solo that someone else played that totally made the song 1,000x better (see Kitt Kitterman and Mike Stroud!). it's heard to say. As a general rule, I know I would definitely put "Thirteen" in the top 5. Probably also "Full Circle" and "Penny on the Train Track". Would be a tough tie between "Falling" and "In Other Words".... But then there's songs like "The Rules" and "Down".... i might have to make a list of favorite Ballads and a list of favorite rockerz.... hmmmmmmm. 🤔 ❤️
  7. Have you ever been to this venue?
  8. It’s out yayayayaya!!! So glad you like it!
  9. Yo @Denverick !!! Thank you for telling me!! it's totally temporary. NoiseCo is switching distributors and it will be back sooooooon. Sorry you could't enjoy my spreadsheet jamz... ?xoxoBK
  10. Thanks everyone who liked the page! We got well over 25 likes and now the band has the official URL www.fb.com/thegetyou @philip yes it will totally be on Spotify! If you dig it please consider buying it on iTunes or sharing the Spotify link with your friends. Thanks for supporting cool musicccc!!!!
  11. Hey guys! You probably remember the amazing, Fred Eltringham, who played drums in the Sha Sha band and also recorded On My Way with me. He’s got a really cool band called The Get You. FB has a new rule where you need 25 likes before you can have your own URL. Please go over to Facebook and be one of the first to follow them. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Get-You-2160599297552224 Thanks for the support! BK
  12. Hey y'all! sorry I was away for awhile. I've been working on so much stuff. prepping new album for 2019. NoiseCo has a ton of cool stuff lined up as well. We have 3 new artists on the roster... Modern Love Child, Amy Cook, and The Get You. Some of you may remember the Fred Eltringham, drummer of all Sha Sha tours and drummer on half the On My Way recordings. He can be seen in the "Wasted & Ready" video. Well, The Get You is Fred's new cover band. Their album comes out this Friday. I'll post a link on here once it's available. I sing on one of the songs, as does Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves. Amy Cook, you'll know from the Austin scene and maybe from our collabo, "Getting To You". She's one of my favorite singers evah... Her new album kicks major ass and will be released in a few months. Modern Love Child is a brand new artist from Venice, Cali. His real name is Jonny Shane and he's raaaaad. All he has at the moment is an Instagram account. I'll keep you posted on this cool musik. xo
  13. i'll be the only one to chime in here..... I LOVE IT! hahahahaha
  14. @jfra duuuuude! I forgot about that!!!!!! i think that was an original but I'll have to ask JK! I'll get him to chime in!
  15. i'm getting into mountain biking and curious if anyone on here is into it...
  16. @philip Diet Cig RULE!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. @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!
  18. here's an ecclectic assortment of shizzz i'm listening to.... Loving all of Kurt Vile's stuff King Krule 6 Feet Beneath The Moon Twenty One Pilots Blurryface Golden Dawn Arkestra Children of the Sun The Get You (unreleased - coming soon on NoiseCo) New Amy Cook (unreleased - coming soon on NoiseCo) Bill Withers Still Bill Otis Redding Pain in My Heart i'm also on a steady diet of books on tape, podcasts and youtube videos. i listen to "The Daily" every morning as i prep for the day.
  19. @OldHat no i didn't! but shit, i lovvvvved "Sucked Out". haven't heard that song in yeeeeeears. i need to pull that one up. maybe along with some vintage Placebo.
  20. 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
  21. it's TRUE! ATO is releasing a special Record Store Day Sha Sha! :-) @OldHat you can totally call your local shop and tell them to order one for you. then you don't have to wait in line or miss out!!! haha!
  22. @jfra good observation about the drum sound on Ben Kweller. there are a few reasons... #1 reason: Sha Sha and On My Way were both recorded on 2" analog tape. Ben Kweller was the first album i made with Pro Tools. the digital realm is by nature more punchier. BUT, the micing techniques were different on all 3 albums. Sha Sha had sort-of a 90's micing style, On My Way had a 60's micing style - which is very distant sounding... and Ben Kweller was a more "modern" micing style, fo lack of a better word. and yes, while the drums from Ben Kweller may sound the best... i do agree that my playing could never come close to John David Kent or Fred Eltringham. xoBK
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