Today's made of win

>> Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Let me just say up front: the fact that Ben Folds is a North Carolinian (and Ben Folds Five was a Chapel Hill band around the time I was in law school there, though I never saw them live on their home turf) fills me with inordinate pride.

But that's a tangent before the subject of the post, even, which is this: Ben Folds, Pompaloose and Nick "High Fidelity" Hornsby win the Internet this week. "Things You Think":


Carol Elaine Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1:27:00 AM EDT  

The only thing that could make that more fantabulous is hearing more of Nataly Dawn's lovely ethereal voice - it would've been a very nice counterpoint to Ben Folds' voice.

But yeah, this is super awesome as Nick Hornby is one of my favorite authors, I love Pomplamoose and Ben Folds is just too much fun.

rbird,  Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 11:29:00 AM EDT  

I thought you saw Ben Folds Five (or was it just Ben Folds?) with me when they opened up for Neil Young in Raleigh. You did. You were there. So was Jewel.

Eric Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:08:00 PM EDT  

We all saw Ben Folds Five open for Neil Young in '97, though I was so stressed about law school graduation matters I don't remember the show at all. And I've seen Ben Folds Five in Charlotte at least once (possibly twice) and you were with me (and a group of friends) when I saw Folds (post BFF) with Tori Amos on the Lottapianos Tour they did together. But I never saw Folds in Chapel Hill or Carboro--hence the comment that I never saw them on their home turf. They formed around '94 and their first album came out maybe a year or two after that--overlapping my years on the Hill ('94-'97).

Folds himself is from Winston-Salem; at least one of his former bandmates was from Charlotte and I'm not sure if Folds himself spent any time there. I remember seeing them in Charlotte--it was outdoors and downtown, so it must've been Cityfest one year--and they were joking about one of them going to high school up the road. Not to mention, of course, the reference to the parents being in Charlotte in the poignant "Brick".

rbird,  Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1:07:00 PM EDT  

Raleigh-Chapel Hill..same thing. haha.

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