Thursday, March 19, 2009


I saw Ben Folds in concert last night, and yeah, I could do the obvious and post a clip. And I am, but not of Folds solo. No, kids, this features the well-loved nerd rocker as sideman and arranger (also songwriter) in support of The Shat himself. Much as I tend to make fun of William Shatner (and it's not as much fun as it used to be, now that he's in on the joke), there's no irony here: this song from the album Has Been is genuinely touching, and Folds' piano work is absolutely gorgeous. This sounds like a lost Ennio Morricone track, which is about as high as praise can get around here.