They Got the Band Back Together

More Ben Folds News!

His band Ben Folds Five reunited recently for one show to pay tribute to their album The Autobiography of Reinhold Messner!

It must be good if I’m willing to link to Myspace!


You Don’t Know Me (at ALL)

Ben Folds has a new album!  It’s called Way To Normal.

The way I learned about this is through the modern technology of Tivo.  I’ve told my Tivo to record any show on which Ben Folds appears, and he was on Conan last week.  You can watch him perform “You Don’t Know Me” feat. Regina Spektor on, though you probably have to watch a commercial first, then fast forward to the fifth section of the show.

Anyway, I picked up Way To Normal today and have listened to it twice so far.  It seems to be about Ben’s divorce and how to get over it and get back to normal and, as you can imagine from the post immediately below, you can see how that would resonate with me.

Anyway, so you should watch the performance.  Ben is my favorite musician and Regina Spektor is also on that list.

Emo Greg is emo.

I spent a good deal of today putting together a mix CD. I know, I know, it sounds like I’m fourteen years old. That’s okay! Sometimes I feel that way.

I started off with a plan to put all sort of fun and funny and really good songs on it, but as it was developing, it turned to be a good deal more emo than that.  I guess that’s understandable, though.

I didn’t choose the best song for each artist, just the one that most captures my recent mood over the past few weeks.  If you want to listen, I can make one for you!

Here is the playlist:

  1. Relient K – The Thief
  2. Wilco – Hate It Here
  3. The Mountain Goats – This Year
  4. Fiona Apple – Across the Universe
  5. Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling Into Pieces
  6. Ben Folds – Sentimental Guy
  7. The Flaming Lips – Waitin’ for a Superman
  8. Coldplay – The Scientist
  9. Ben Folds Five – Smoke
  10. Cake – The End of the Movie
  11. Guster – The Captain
  12. Carly Comando – Every Day

Other than that, I haven’t done too much today.  I might go to a movie later.