Friday, September 14, 2012

Ben Folds Five Friday

Up until recently, I had never been a fan of Ben Folds. In terms of Singer/Songwriter I had put my energies into much more solemn examples like Elliott Smith, John Lennon, Jim Sullivan and the occassional Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam. My girlfriend however, SWEARS by her adolescence on a copy of Whatever and Ever Amen. When the news broke that Ben Folds Five was reuniting for their first tour since the 1999, I knew I had to buy tickets.

A few weeks ago I burned this album onto a CD and took it on a road trip up to Boston. DAMN was I impressed. Talk about being 15 years late to the party, but in this case (as in most cases) better late than never. Something about the hard percussive piano and raucous fuzzy bass played over jazzy drums just brings Folds' storytelling to a beautiful life. Here are a few jams from one of the better Composers of our generation. 

I am beyond excited for tonight's show in Central Park. 

Ben Folds Five - Underground

Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces

Thursday, September 13, 2012

No Need for Words: Ronnie Foster

In a previous EDAS lifetime, I featured instrumental tracks as a "Last Minute" afterthought. It's time they get their own featured header. You can still find the previous wordless jams under the LMI label but from now on they will also be categorized under No Need for Words. Drink up a cup of Mystic Brew.

Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 Part XI

9/11/01 From Space
I'm pretty sure I got all my thoughts out in my rant from last year and the year before it, but there is just something about this September day that make things so painfully somber and introspective. Through this psychosomatic plume, I can barely get my fingers to type and the only thing swirling around in my head is this one line from the refrain of the most beautiful Blind Melon song. 
"I can't tell you how many ways that I've sat and viewed my life today" 
 It just feels applicable.

Strength to all from #EDAS.

Blind Melon - St. Andrew's Fall