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September 27, 2010 7:42 AM   Subscribe

MeFi favorites Ben Folds and Nick Hornby have recorded an album together: Lonely Avenue.

From the record: From Above
Levi Johnson's Blues
Picture Window
Belinda

Bonus video-song with Pomplamoose: Things You Think
posted by Potomac Avenue (14 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
This combines far too many of my favorite things.
posted by moviehawk at 8:00 AM on September 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Levi Johnston's Blues: Wish the whole song was the bridge. That's some classic angry Ben dialogue there (even if it is actually from Levi Johnston's MySpace, as suggested by a YT commenter, but it's hard to believe a YT comment.)
posted by maryr at 8:28 AM on September 27, 2010


Don't anthropomorphize MeFi. It hates it when you do that.
posted by spock at 9:14 AM on September 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


o/~ and I'm going to seeee them next month... o/~

Haters, form a line!
posted by Eideteker at 9:47 AM on September 27, 2010


*queues up*

A few months back I was listening to the radio and I heard Regina Spektor singing and had that "Oooh, new Regina Spektor!" sensation but rapidly became aware that there was something about the music that bothered me. "No no no, Ben Folds has touched this, hasn't he?" And then he comes in on the track, ugh.

He's taken Ladytron's "Destroy Everything You Touch" as advice, but in Hornsby's case, he's probably just blowing schmaltz-in-a-can over rubble.

Some things will never change.
posted by adipocere at 9:56 AM on September 27, 2010


Awesome. Putting this on the ol' wish list, thanks.

Meanwhile...

Some things will never change.

You mean things like people coming into a thread about a musician to complain about how that musician sucks? Yeah, you're probably right.
posted by pts at 10:03 AM on September 27, 2010


Maybe we owe the unlucky ones.
posted by newdaddy at 10:43 AM on September 27, 2010


Hornsby and Folds! A keyboard Dream Team! Woo!

Ummm, adipocere, I think you've added an unnecessary 'S' to Hornby, as you've confused the keyboard player from the US with the writer from the UK.

That's just the way it is...
posted by Shike at 11:15 AM on September 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


It'll be so kewl cuz they can gaze deep, deep into each other's navels.
posted by applemeat at 11:22 AM on September 27, 2010


I liked them before they did the thing and your favorite band sucks.
posted by Fleebnork at 12:20 PM on September 27, 2010


Hey, nobody consulted ME about Ben Folds.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:25 PM on September 27, 2010


I thought we agreed Lady Gaga was our only favorite?
posted by chairface at 5:34 PM on September 27, 2010


maryr - ben folds has said it was from levi johnston's myspace after perez hilton complimented him on the lyrics. (why do i know that?)
posted by nadawi at 8:30 PM on September 27, 2010


The liner notes for the album erroneously attribute the Levi Johnston quotes from his Facebook page. Oops.

Also on the subject: I bought the deluxe edition, which contains a bound volume of four Hornby short stories and photographs by Joel Meyerowitz. In a separate envelope inside the box was a sheet of card-stock music notation paper that features the first few bars of "Picture Window" scrawled in black permanent marker. I'm trying to find out if that was done by hand, or if it was an autopen. Does anyone know?
posted by emelenjr at 11:23 AM on September 29, 2010


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