Sunday, September 7, 2008
I was listening to KGSR the other day when I heard a new song by Ben Folds, featuring Regina Spektor. My love of Ben Folds comes and goes over the years. I still remember the first time I heard One Angry Dwarf on, the short lived, MTV Live. It was so clever and so catchy, and I think these are things you can almost always say about Ben Folds.
Even if nowadays he doesn't play with Darren or Jesse, from Ben Folds Five. He is still a very clever song writer and lots of times he still plays with a trio. In any case, he has an album due out September 30th called, Way To Normal
Here is the first single:
Ben Folds ft. Regina Spektor - You Don't Know Me
Tour info and video after the jump...
Ben Folds will be here in Austin, playing Stubb's on October 25th. If you want to know if he is playing near you, there is a tour section on his webpage. Get your tickets for the Stubb's show early.
It's also pretty exciting to note that Ben Folds Five will be re-uniting for at least one show this year. They will be playing The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner on September 28th in Chapel Hill, NC. I had the chance to catch Ben Folds Five in Maine on their last tour, which was for the Reinhold Messner album and it was a fantastic show. To this day I still listen to that album I think Narcolepsy is one of the greatest songs of all time.
Ben Folds w/West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Narcolepsy video via YouTube
Ben Folds - Landed video via YouTube
Ben Folds - Such Great Heights (cover song) video via YouTube
I stumbled upon this Ben Folds fan page that has all kinds of cool media to check out including this little nugget. But head on over to Woke Up Way Too Late for all kinds of cool, rare Ben Folds media for free download.