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  1. Ben

    Why the crooked second L in Kweller?

    i mean, people have commented on it, but know one has inquired about the deeper meanings...
  2. Ben

    New Single-Careless!!

    @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
  3. Ben

    Top 5 Ben Kweller Songs

    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. 🤔 ❤️
  4. we finally have a forum again!!!!! i am sooooo happy. any oldschool Kwellerheadz out there???? xoxoxoxox
  5. Ben

    Got My Tickets!

    Have you ever been to this venue?
  6. Ben

    New Single-Careless!!

    It’s out yayayayaya!!! So glad you like it!
  7. 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
  8. i'm getting into mountain biking and curious if anyone on here is into it...
  9. Tell me which one is your favorite! i had to go with my Kite cuz the songs are the newest. but they're all my babies and it's hard to pick just one... On My Way was damn good though... Mike Stroud from Ratatat on lead guitar... he's in the right speaker and i'm in the left speaker. check out the solo on "Ann Disaster" and "The Rules"
  10. 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
  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. Ben

    Please follow THE GET YOU

    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!!!!
  13. 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
  14. Ben

    The New BK vid

    i'll be the only one to chime in here..... I LOVE IT! hahahahaha
  15. Ben

    Favorite Covers by BK

    @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!
  16. Ben

    Favorite Soundtracks

    Help! by the Beatles ?
  17. Ben

    What are you listening to?

    @philip Diet Cig RULE!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Ben

    What are you listening to?

    @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!
  19. Ben

    What are you listening to?

    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.
  20. Ben

    What are you listening to?

    @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.
  21. Ben

    Sha Sha Record Store Day vinyl release

    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
  23. Ben

    Piano, or Guitar?

    @Fluxcapacitor for the win. #drums!! i'm def not the best drummer in the world but shit i love playing 'em! The self-titled album was a huge milestone for me since i played all the instruments. very proud of the drumming on that there disco. bk
  24. Happy Monday!!!!! Best Friends episode 3 is up!!!!! this week....... GUSTERRRR!