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  • Mar 13, 2009
    Ben Folds: Rockin' the Des Moines Suburbs Metromix: By Joe Lawler http://desmoines.metromix.com/music/article/ben-folds-rockin-the/1014706... When Ben Folds sees a couple approaching him in a coffee shop, he knows what's coming next. After making his name with unhappy relationship songs ranging from maudlin ("Brick") to hilarious ("Song for the Dumped"), his song "The Luckiest," off 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," has become a first dance staple at weddings. Folds originally wrote the song for a scene in the forgotten comedy "Loser." That scene was cut, so he took it back to rework. He was Read more»
  • Feb 10, 2009
    Note from Ben on the New Stems and Seeds Album.... One disc is a remix, remaster, re-sequence of "Way To Normal" along with the now legendary (in our own minds) 'fake' tracks, the Japanese version of "Hiroshima," the Conan Rehearsal of "You Don't Know Me" (with Regina Spektor) and the Piano Orchestra version of "Cologne" - a total of 20 tracks. The other is a disc of files, called stems, which will pop up in Garageband and allow you to mix the album yourselves. Just click on the file of the song you want to mix and you'll quickly understand how it works. If you'd like to turn the drums off Read more»
  • Feb 05, 2009
    Check out Ben Folds’ piano lesson available for purchase from Apple’s GarageBand Lesson Store In his lesson Ben offers step-by-step instructions for chords, finger positions, and techniques for his hit song “Brick.” Play along with your instructor, Ben, or take your skills to the next level and jam with the band. You can even select and listen to individual instruments from multitrack recordings available only on GarageBand. You can control the mix and instrumentation, so you can hear or play whatever you want — even slow things down to make learning easier. This lesson and other artist Read more»
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