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[*] posted on 2008-8-31 at 06:45 PM
new Fountains of Wayne date


this on the main site.

<<<< Fountains of Wayne will be performing Saturday, October 4, 2008 at The Kellogg Centennial Global Arts Festival Fountain Square in Evanston, IL. Follow this link for more information.

On Wednesday, September 10, Fountains of Wayne will participate in a benefit show at NYC's Knitting Factory for Kelly Buchanan, a friend and singer/songwriter who was recently injured and is suffering from traumatic brain damage. Also appearing will be Nada Surf, Measure, and an "All-Star Band" featuring Mike Viola and others. Each artist will play approximately four to five songs and also cover one of Kelly's songs. Doors at 7pm. Tickets are $25, All Ages. for more info see kellybuchanan.com. >>>>


I read the story.I feel for that girl. what a freak accident.we just dont know what twists life has in store for all us.




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[*] posted on 2008-8-31 at 08:30 PM


shame i'll never be able to get to this (like most Fountains of Wayne gigs)

It's for a good cause though and if anyone one does go i hope they get some videos




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[*] posted on 2008-8-31 at 08:49 PM


May have to make a trip to downtown Chicago. MEOWZAH!



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[*] posted on 2008-10-6 at 05:32 AM


Awesome interview on "North by Northwestern". I loled:rotfl:
http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/2008/10/11991/fountains-o...


Chris Collingwood, guitarist and singer of Fountains of Wayne. Photo by Jared Miller / NBN


Fountains of Wayne performs live from Evanston
By Emma Rabinovich

A seemingly impromptu interview in a small white tent with white lawn chairs is hardly how I expected to meet the members of the New York-based band Fountains of Wayne. But the atmosphere matched the band members’ relaxed dynamic. Composed of Chris Collingwood (lead vocals), Adam Schlesinger (bass and backing vocals), Jody Porter (guitar and backing vocals), and Brian Young (drums), Fountains of Wayne first became a household name in 2003 with their hit “Stacy’s Mom.”

Although they have since released five singles, they have so far not been able to recapture the commercial success of their smash hit. In the music biz, such a phenomenon is often considered a “one-hit wonder.” To call them that, however, would be a great injustice to their three other albums, especially their latest, Traffic and Weather, which generated plenty of critical acclaim.

Fountains of Wayne released albums long before “Stacy’s Mom” — Collingwood and Schlesinger first formed the band in 1996. While their songs are often denied airplay, they continue to be used to bring lovers together and break up the silence on moping television dramas like Scrubs, The OC and One Tree Hill as well as on the big screen (Just Friends, Music and Lyrics).

The band performed at the Kellogg Centennial Festival on a chilly Saturday night. According to the Northwestern students that attended the concert, braving the cold was a small price to pay. “It was worth standing out here for an hour to hear ‘Stacy’s Mom,’” said Weinberg freshman Chase Jackson.

Others were pleasantly surprised to discover that “Stacy’s Mom” wasn’t the only song they enjoyed. According to Terri Shih, a Communications sophomore, “I didn’t know any other of their songs but I’m glad I came because I liked all of their music.”

Do you like hearing your songs used in movies or on TV?
Schlesinger: Yeah, for one thing, it’s a lot more exposure than radio even. That Scrubs thing, a lot of people heard the song because of that.
Collingwood: This is the first I’ve heard of that.
Schlesinger: You never saw that? It was with Mandy Moore. There’s like a two minute montage. Check it out on YouTube. They actually act out the lyrics. Mandy Moore and Zach Braff. Although I have a little bone to pick with Zach Braff. He made that movie called Garden State and he didn’t put our music in it. What the hell was that about? That record sold a billion copies and we’re not on it.
Porter: They did put it in my favorite movie of all time, which is called Just Friends. “Hackensack” is in that.

What’s your favorite song?
Young: My favorite is “Dude looks like a Lady.” The lyrics just really stick with you.
Schlesinger: It’s about a dude who looks like a lady. [laughs] It’s a metaphor.
Porter: The dude’s a metaphor for a lady.

What’s your favorite song that you’ve written?
Schlesinger: Uh, I don’t know if I really have a favorite.
NBN: “Stacy’s Mom”?
Collingwood: It’s definitely “Stacy’s Mom.”
[laughter]
Schlesinger: Chris loves “Stacy’s Mom.”
Porter: I like the one they wrote in college. It called “Sasquatch.”
Schlesinger: Oh, yeah. That’s unreleased. It’s about Sasquatch. We were about nineteen when we wrote that.
Porter: Tenacious D ripped them off.
Young: What about the one were wrote as a band when we were in Holland called “Pretty Flowers”? Remember that?
Schlesinger: Smoke a lot of pot…
Collingwood: That’s another good one.
Porter: Eat a lot of food.
Schlesinger: That’s the second verse.
[Collingwood plays the song on the guitar. It sounds like it would be an instant classic.]
NBN: That’s better than “Stacy’s Mom.”
Porter: It’s just as good.

What direction do you want to go in with your next album?
Schlesinger: [laughs] We never really talk about direction all that much, you know. Usually we just get in and see what we’ve got, rhythm, and then it kinda gels after a while. Eventually we start eliminating songs and whatever, but in the beginning we just bring in whatever we’ve got.

Have the dynamics within the band changed?
Schlesinger: Not really.
Young: It’s exactly the same.
Schlesinger: Same jokes, same guys….
Collingwood: Same songs.
Porter: Actually, we’re going on two years now without a work-related injury. That’s pretty good.

Have you had a lot of injuries?
Porter: I broke my heart once. On a tour bus. See it bounces and I sleep on my fist so I broke my own heart once. That was the last tour related injury we had. It couldn’t heal because I had to go to sleep again the next night.
Schlesinger: We find that if we all wear sunglasses we look the same as we used to. Brian used to do this thing when were on tour where he’d go into an electronics store and he’d ask some guy, “Does this computer have Yahoo?” And this guy would go into this twenty minute explanation, “Well, you see sir, Yahoo is not something that comes with a computer…” and Brian would wait until the guy was done with the who thing and say, “Well, I was told I need one with Yahoo, so I’m gonna go look at another store…”
Porter: I also remember he would say, “So it doesn’t have Yahoo?” He got a big kick out of that one.
NBN: You must have been really bored.
Schlesinger: We often are.

What was your inspiration for “Someone to Love”?
Schlesinger: It was originally based off of “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles.
[Collingwood starts playing and they all join in.]
Schlesinger: It’s kind of a rip off that idea. Actually, originally I didn’t have a chorus for “Someone to Love” so I was using that chorus and our manager was like, “Well, if you use that chorus, you’re going to have to give Paul McCartney all your money.” So I decided to write my own chorus.

Any specific ambitions for your next album?
Schlesinger: We would like to make one. We’d like it to be good. That’s about it.
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[*] posted on 2008-10-6 at 08:45 AM


Nice Interview

I want to hear "Pretty Flowers" it sounds awesome




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[*] posted on 2008-10-6 at 10:06 AM


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Nice Interview

I want to hear "Pretty Flowers" it sounds awesome


Awesome interview lol.
I actually have a recording of that song, it's about 10 seconds long though and the only lyrics are "Smoke a lot of pot, yeah. Drink a lot of beer." From a gig in London, 1999. I wish I could hear the full version. Same for 'Sasquatch', I have a live recording of that, also short. The only lyrics sung are "Sasquatch! Stop acting crazy, sasquatch! Stop eating my friends."

I know more about Fountains Of Wayne than I do about my own life. :erm:
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[*] posted on 2008-10-6 at 01:05 PM


That interview was wonderful.
I miss my Fountains of Wayne. :( I haven't listened to them in a while. And that interview made me miss them. Sorry to get all mushy on you, guys. :rotfl: And I'm already getting insanely excited for the next album, whenever it will be here.
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[*] posted on 2008-10-6 at 07:10 PM


Oh my Lanta.......JoPo is so Sparrowish. I'm glad he explained how one can break their own heart. I wonder if he even knows what that means. ;)



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[*] posted on 2008-10-7 at 06:30 PM


That's so funny. I'll be singing "all the lonely people" next time I hear Someone To Love!



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[*] posted on 2008-10-18 at 01:25 PM


On the official myspace

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frien...

lots more tour dates, and new songs have obviously been penned.

Acoustic Fountains shows. Oh how I wish I could see one. :(
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[*] posted on 2008-10-18 at 05:08 PM


NEW SONGS?!?!?!
You're on the wrong coast, Fountains of Wayne! :godwhy:
(Still, it's exciting that they actually have songs, and it wasn't just talk about a new album...)
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[*] posted on 2008-10-18 at 06:34 PM


banana dance for the new songs!

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[*] posted on 2008-10-18 at 07:24 PM


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NEW SONGS?!?!?!
You're on the wrong coast, Fountains of Wayne! :godwhy:
(Still, it's exciting that they actually have songs, and it wasn't just talk about a new album...)

To some of us sooper, they are on the wrong continent. ;)

I will still leave a comment on MySpace saying I am an apology for the shows though. :bigsmile:

Oh, and regarding the new songs/upcoming album bit: yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!




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[*] posted on 2008-10-18 at 09:18 PM


hopefully "upcoming album" doesn't mean "still a year away" :rolleyes:



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[*] posted on 2008-10-22 at 05:11 AM


yay



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[*] posted on 2008-10-29 at 06:30 AM


Woohoo! Mike Viola is opening for Fountains of Wayne on San Francisco and Los Angeles shows!
Hopefully they will play together:clap: cause I really love this video...

Adam Schlesinger & Mike Viola - That Thing You Do!
http://www.independentfilm.com/festivals/videogalleryfest/as...
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[*] posted on 2008-11-9 at 08:37 AM


Just noticed Jon Auer (of Brian's former band The Posies) is opening on some of the nights when Viola isn't. If you haven't already, you should check out The Posies, and also Auer's solo stuff, it's very good.
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