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***Ben Harper Appreciation Thread***

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  • EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-TrentPosts: 2,635
    Loved Ben opening for PJ on the Oz tour. Amazing support.
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,904
    conman wrote:
    afroannnie wrote:
    :thumbup:

    That was lovely, I wonder if that was shot in jamaica?

    Love this comment below the video...
    31 people have no hands and tried to hit the "like" button with their head..

    Peace
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,572
    one of the best songwriters around.....love his music.
    I LOVE MUSIC.
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  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    mfc2006 wrote:
    one of the best songwriters around.....love his music.

    totally agree... love his music and lyrics... :D
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,283
    Love him!! Hoping to see him live in Virginia this September! Hoping my roommate's boyfriend can drive us!! :)
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
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  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    samjam wrote:
    Love him!! Hoping to see him live in Virginia this September! Hoping my roommate's boyfriend can drive us!! :)

    Cool! Have you seen him before?
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,283
    afroannnie wrote:
    samjam wrote:
    Love him!! Hoping to see him live in Virginia this September! Hoping my roommate's boyfriend can drive us!! :)

    Cool! Have you seen him before?
    Nope! Wanted to see him at 9:30 last October but just never got around to it (which was DUMB)!! I neeeed to see him live! What an amazing musician.
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    samjam wrote:
    afroannnie wrote:
    samjam wrote:
    Love him!! Hoping to see him live in Virginia this September! Hoping my roommate's boyfriend can drive us!! :)

    Cool! Have you seen him before?
    Nope! Wanted to see him at 9:30 last October but just never got around to it (which was DUMB)!! I neeeed to see him live! What an amazing musician.

    You'll have a blast! I've seen him probably 7-8 times (a couple of those he opened for PJ) and every time I'm blown away :D Enjoy!
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,572
    still haven't seen him live, though....i was close a couple of times, but life got in the way. almost saw him at ACL in 2009, but we didn't want to lose our spot for PJ. so we saw The Dead Weather instead & they kicked ass.
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    mfc2006 wrote:
    still haven't seen him live, though....i was close a couple of times, but life got in the way. almost saw him at ACL in 2009, but we didn't want to lose our spot for PJ. so we saw The Dead Weather instead & they kicked ass.
    Took me a long time to catch him live. First was in 2009, and thankfully once per year since. He's a workhorse so I'm sure you will get another shot soon.
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    mfc2006 wrote:
    still haven't seen him live, though....i was close a couple of times, but life got in the way. almost saw him at ACL in 2009, but we didn't want to lose our spot for PJ. so we saw The Dead Weather instead & they kicked ass.
    Took me a long time to catch him live. First was in 2009, and thankfully once per year since. He's a workhorse so I'm sure you will get another shot soon.

    I've been lucky that I've gotten to see him a bunch of times and with multiple bands...when he tours, he usually visits D.C. so I always make sure I get tickets. He really mixes things up and I love that there's such a range in his music.

    I hope you get to see him soon Matt! :D
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • bindy123bindy123 Posts: 210
    wow, thanks everyone on this thread, I have just spent the last hour or so reading all the posts and clicking most of the links....such a cool time, am a huge fan of Ben Harper. One of those rare artists that just doesnt write a bad song (in my humble opinion)

    I am not very computer literate so I dont know how to get those links sorry...and I sincerely apologise if this has been posted already and I missed it, but can someone please post a link to Ben and Eddie singing Indifference...I really love it

    Probably a dumb question but do all you BH fans also get into John Butler Trio...they have a really similar vibe about them...live they are both just incredible...

    Hope the thread continues :corn:
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,234
    bindy123 wrote:

    I am not very computer literate so I dont know how to get those links sorry...and I sincerely apologise if this has been posted already and I missed it, but can someone please post a link to Ben and Eddie singing Indifference...I really love it
    here you go:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQvD99aItg

    I love this version too
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  • bindy123bindy123 Posts: 210
    Thanks so much Lukinfan, really appreciate that.

    Love the little George W exchange on the intro..."you shouldnt insult Boy George like that" 8-)
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  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    I heard this on my way to work this morning :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeLZCo1qaG8
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • pirlo21pirlo21 Posts: 534
    Don't know if someone else has posted it, but there's a great acoustic version he does of 'Woman In You' that's truely awseome.
    Just him, his guitar & his voice. Cool guy. Ultra talented.
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    http://www.benharper.com/news/2012/24-h ... chine-shop
    24 Hour Free Download: Ben Harper & Tom Freund "Here Comes the Sun (live from the Machine Shop)"

    In celebration of The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app featuring Ben playing George's guitars we are pleased to offer, for 24 hours only, a free download of Ben Harper and Tom Freund performing the George Harrison classic "Here the Comes the Sun" live from the Machine Shop. This link will expire Friday, April 27 at 4pm PDT.
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    http://www.benharper.com/news/2012/24-hour-free-download-ben-harper-tom-freund-here-comes-the-sun-live-from-the-machine-shop
    24 Hour Free Download: Ben Harper & Tom Freund "Here Comes the Sun (live from the Machine Shop)"

    In celebration of The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app featuring Ben playing George's guitars we are pleased to offer, for 24 hours only, a free download of Ben Harper and Tom Freund performing the George Harrison classic "Here the Comes the Sun" live from the Machine Shop. This link will expire Friday, April 27 at 4pm PDT.

    cool! :thumbup:
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    http://www.benharper.com/news/2012/24-hour-free-download-ben-harper-tom-freund-here-comes-the-sun-live-from-the-machine-shop
    24 Hour Free Download: Ben Harper & Tom Freund "Here Comes the Sun (live from the Machine Shop)"

    In celebration of The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app featuring Ben playing George's guitars we are pleased to offer, for 24 hours only, a free download of Ben Harper and Tom Freund performing the George Harrison classic "Here the Comes the Sun" live from the Machine Shop. This link will expire Friday, April 27 at 4pm PDT.

    listening to this now :)
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    heard this one on the way home...great lyrics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCsPIs0t ... re=related
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,363


    This has been a long time in the making, and today my instrumental album "Winter Is For Lovers" is available on limited edition signed and numbered 180 gram vinyl.

    The album is meant to be one composition, an A-side and B-side, comprised of 15 movements.

    Formatting this album for digital was a unique challenge, and in doing so, I have named the individual pieces within the body of work after some of the places that have influenced the album, or where the pieces themselves were written.

    To order go to the Ben Harper Shop. We expect to start shipping on or around September 10, 2020. Select USPS Media Mail for cheapest shipping! A standard vinyl and digital version will be available later this fall.


    SIDE A:

    1. Istanbul
    2. Manhattan
    3. Joshua Tree
    4. Inland Empire
    5. Harlem

    SIDE B:

    1. Lebanon
    2. London
    3. Toronto
    4. Verona
    5. Brittany
    6. Montreal
    7. Bizanet
    8. Toronto (Reprise)
    9. Islip
    10. Paris


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,919
    Sweet. I love Harp. Seen him in Detroit a few times, in Chicago at the riv, and Lollapalooza when Ed came out. Always liked his instrumentals, slide guitar, and I enjoyed the first single off this.
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,234
    Stoked for the new album! 
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,363
    "Here is my next track, "London," off "Winter Is For Lovers," which will be out on October 23. This track is influenced by the great British guitar players, such as Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Jimmy Page. It’s got that driving push and pulse, a jingling jangling rumble, and to me it felt like London specifically."


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    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 2,448
    white vinyl is available on anti-records website
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,234
    Anyone know when the vinyl will be shipping from Ben's website? No tracking yet. 
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    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,234
    My signed and numbered Winter is for Lovers arrived yesterday! It's beautiful. Sounds great on vinyl.

    I got number 420/2000 (very fitting for a Ben Harper album)
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    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,330
    edited November 2020
    "White Lies For Dark Times" is full of Ben's wit and wisdom, such as:
    • Never underestimate how complicated a simple life can be...
    • Never pretend to be a gambler..
    • You can run away from home, but you can't run away from your pain...
    • Arms that hold you close are the arms that hold you back while your whole world is under attack...
    • You may be a cheap date, but my therapy's expensive as hell...
    • People they don't take advice they only give it, and the only way you ever gonna learn is to live it...
    • If you have to lie do it quickly, and as thoroughly as you can...
    • She wore high heels the ones that can pierce your heart...
    I love that album!
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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